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A Day At The Pond

on June 23, 2017 - 10:09am

Maya Zapf Seet, 6, of Los Alamos balances on the rocks at Ashley Pond. (Note: public safety officials caution against walking on these rocks.) Photo by HDR
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Registration Deadline Is June 30 For Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017-18

on June 23, 2017 - 8:23am

Jana McClure is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over Los Alamos

on June 23, 2017 - 8:05am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise today over Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale

PEEC: Summer Family Evening Offers Hands-on Fun

on June 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center June 28 for an evening of hands-on experiments courtesy of Explora Museum. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Investigate nature through hands-on activities at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. The Explora Museum of Albuquerque will share a variety of nature experiments that teach conservation principles. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

 This Summer Family Evening is a great way to delve hands-first into nature with the Explora Museum.

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Anniversary Event July 22

on June 23, 2017 - 7:32am
Los Amigos de Valles Caldera News:
 
DUe to the Cajete Fire, the Los Amigos de Valles Caldera anniversary event schedule for Saturday, June 24 has been rescheduled.
 
The Los Amigos de Valles Caldera anniversary event is now set for July 22. Watch for more details about this event soon.

Chamber Holds Golf Tournament Aug. 8

on June 23, 2017 - 7:29am

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Chamber Golf Tournament Benefitting United Way of Northern New Mexico Aug. 18 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

Early registration is $400 per foursome until Aug. 4, after that date registration is $500 per foursome. Individual golfers can register for $125. Registration includes breakfast, golf, cart and lunch. Sign up now at losalamoschamber.com/events.

Sponsorships are available for holes, beverages, lunch, breakfast and at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.

Pet Palooza Offers Week Day Fun

on June 23, 2017 - 7:24am

Tom Wyant shows a snake to some curious youngsters this week during the Pet Palooza event Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Christian Church on East Road. With the exception of the snakes, real animals were left at home in favor of stuffed animals. The Pet Palooza featured a petting zoo, games and food. The event was a chance for people to 'get to know their neighbors all in the name of love'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Karen Adams and her son, Jude, as well as Rian Shay take part in Pet Palooza Tuesday night at the Christian Church.

Three Mountaineers’ Stories: Staycation Ideas June 27

on June 23, 2017 - 7:17am
One of the magnificent views from San Juan Basin. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Everyone looking for ways to make summer exciting and accessible is invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, June 27, to hear a trio of talks about staycation ideas.
 
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will share three of their favorite local expeditions. To start, Sue Barns guidesthe audience through the San Juan Basin.

SFCC Hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

on June 23, 2017 - 7:12am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina hosts Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through Aug. 4, on campus at 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
This comprehensive five-day course is a first of its kind, a combination Spirulina and Aquaponics course. Students will get four days of hands-on Artisan spirulina farming, learning the French cultivation method, an introduction to aquaponics as well as discussions that will provide students with real life experience in what it takes to build and maintain a facility.

Local Swimmers Brave Alcatraz Sharkfest Competition

on June 23, 2017 - 7:10am
Nathan Romero, a lifeguard at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos, competing June 4 in the Alcatraz Sharkfest swimming event. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos native Daniel Preston competes in the Alcatraz Sharkfest event. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Locals Nathan Romero and Daniel Preston were strangers until a unique swimming competition tied them together. Both competed June 4 in the Alcatraz Sharkfest.

Hines Is Bandelier Employee Of The Quarter

on June 23, 2017 - 6:58am

Josh Hines has received the first Bandelier Employee of the Quarter Award. He has been a maintenance worker at Bandelier National Monument since May 2016. Superintendent Jason Lott said Hines was nominated and selected by his peers for his exceptional contributions to Bandelier's mission, support of his co-workers and for being an outstanding member of the Bandelier team. Courtesy/NPS

Taos School Of Music Presents Shanghai Quartet

on June 23, 2017 - 6:54am

Shanghai Quartet will perform July 16 at the Taos Community Auditorium. Courtesy photo

TAOS SCHOOL OF MUSIC News:

The Taos School of Music presents two stellar concerts July 16 and July 19 at the Taos Community Auditorium.

​At 7:30 p.m. July 16, the Shanghai Quartet will perform Mendelssohn String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80; Bridge String Quartet No. 1 and Brahms String Quartet Op. 51, No. 1. Following this performance, Robert McDonald will perform a solo piano recital July 19. This show also is at 7:30 p.m. McDonald's program will showcase Mozart Piano Sonata No.

County's Revised Stage II Fire Restrictions

on June 22, 2017 - 4:52pm

COUNTY News:

By order of the Los Alamos Fire Department effective immediately, Los Alamos County is under Stage II Fire Restrictions per the County Fire Prevention Code, Title 22. The Kiwanis Fireworks Show for the 4th of July is still scheduled.

The following acts are prohibited under Stage II Restrictions until further notice:

  • Building or maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, or stove fire on public or private land. Propane grills can be used.
  • Smoking.  Smoking is allowed in vehicles, homes, and on paved/cleared surfaces only.
  • Using fireworks, explosives or other

LAMC: AHCA And The Negative Impact It Will Have On Our Community

on June 22, 2017 - 4:13pm

LAMC News:

Our country’s healthcare system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will impact both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue to provide the high-quality care that we know each of you have come to expect from our physicians, nurses and staff.

As you may be aware, politicians in Washington, D.C.

NMDOH Warns Of Heat And Smoke Related Illness

on June 22, 2017 - 4:04pm

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat and smoke-related illnesses.

Temperatures over the next several days are expected be the warmest days of the year so far in several parts of New Mexico, and because of the El Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez Mountains, smoke is being released into the air, degrading air quality.

Extreme Heat                                                                                                                        
Anyone regardless of age, sex, or health status may develop heat-related

Community Honors Undersheriff John N. Horne

on June 22, 2017 - 9:12am

A long line of law enforcement vehicles follow the remains of Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne Wednesday morning to Calvary Chapel on North Mesa Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Law enforcement honor guard salute as the remains of Undersheriff John N. Horne arrive Wednesday morning at Calvary Chapel. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Sheriff Marco Lucero at Calvary Chapel Wednesday prior to services for Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Honor guards stand at attention as the remains of Undersheriff John N.

Leadership Los Alamos Registration Open Through June 30 For Class Of 2017-18

on June 22, 2017 - 8:30am

Carrie Fanning is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

Daily Postcard: Glorious Day At Camp May

on June 22, 2017 - 8:07am

Daily Postcard: Photographer Avery Neal says it's always a good day to hike at Camp May; much cooler and always beautiful. Photo by Avery Neal

Stargazing And Free Camping At Bandelier

on June 22, 2017 - 8:05am
Camping at Juniper Campground, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
PEEC News:
 
This Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, will be a great opportunity to get out, go camping at Bandelier, and take a good look at the starry heavens, as the park celebrates their Third Annual Night Sky Fiesta and also the Great American Campout.
 
For the Night Sky Fiesta, visitors will have the chance to do both daylight and nighttime astronomy. Astronomy volunteers will have solar scopes set up on the back porch of the Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bake Sale Supports LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry

on June 22, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Laura Parkison and her 12-week-old daughter Rachel Parkison sell cherry scones at a benefit bake sale Monday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. The fundraiser is for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry who has had a recurrence of her cancer and continues chemotherapy treatments this summer. Mondays benefit bake sale raised $592.55 for Handsberry and rumor has it that two White Rock angels later dropped off a $1,000 check to support her fight. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Devine Fellers And Erica Keevama Awarded Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 22, 2017 - 7:38am

Devine Fellers, left, and Erica Keevama, winners of the Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography/www.jessicabootonphotography.com/ 

 

LAPSF News:

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that Devine Fellers and Erica Keevama were chosen to receive the 2017 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr. Irene Boone and her husband, Zanas “Slim” Boone.

 

Fellers and Keevama were selected among 20 qualified applicants for their good citizenship and ability to

Outbound Youth Exchange Student Hanna Littleton Speaks At Rotary Club Of Los Alamos

on June 22, 2017 - 6:44am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently welcomed guest speaker Hanna Littleton. Littleton will spend her senior year of high school in Germany as an outbound Youth Exchange student. She is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and Rotary District 5520. Her study abroad begins in August and will conclude next summer. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is just one of many opportunities in leadership and world understanding that Rotary offers students. Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Tony Chan

County Provides Bus Services For Friday Concerts

on June 22, 2017 - 6:40am
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

The newly-initiated Summer Concert Bus service was created to fulfill a need in the community.

 

DWI Program Coordinator Kirsten Bell explained the County’s DWI Planning Council presented to County Council a strategic plan last year.

 

The plan looked at the community’s needs and what residents seemed to be saying loud and clear was there wasn’t a way to get around town in the evenings and weekends.

Howard And Joyce Cady Celebrate 60th Anniversary

on June 22, 2017 - 5:44am

Joyce and Howard Cady on their wedding day, June 22, 1957. Courtesy photo

Howard and Joyce Cady are celebrating 60 years of marriage June 22, 2017. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

They met on the tennis courts at the University of California, Berkeley. She was playing tennis with her best friend and he was playing with a friend on the next court over. He was a chemistry graduate student and she was an elementary school teacher taking classes at Berkeley in her spare time.

They were married June 22, 1957, and this weekend Cady and the former Joyce McElhinney

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Fearless Genius: Rare Photos Of Steve Jobs & Insights From Silicon Valley 1985-2000 ... The Lensic July 19

on June 22, 2017 - 5:35am
Ninety Hours a Week to Change the World. Palo Alto, California, 1986. Photo by Doug Menuez
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — Documentary photographer Doug Menuez was granted unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley innovators in the 1980s and ’90s.
 
In Fearless Genius, July 19 at The Lensic, Menuez shares rare, behind-the-scenes photos and reflects on an incredibly creative era that changed the world as we know it.
 
Menuez’s images reveal the human side of the brilliant minds that fueled the tech revolution.

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