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Precision Rifle Team Takes 2nd At Nationals

on February 23, 2017 - 4:45pm
LAHS precision rifle team members Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller, Steffie Nielsen, Jacob Torrez and Jonathan Chavez. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
This past weekend the Los Alamos High School precision rifle team traveled to Alabama to compete in the Navy National Air Rifle Championships.
 
The team finished second against a field of the top teams from across the nation. Samantha Miller placed second overall in the individual category. Stephanie Nielsen was awarded her distinguished air rifle badge which is a major accomplishment.
 
By finishing second, the team earns an invitation

LACA Presents Baltimore Consort March 5

on February 23, 2017 - 4:41pm
Baltimore Consort. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

One of America’s favorite early music ensembles, the Baltimore Consort, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5 in the Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.

Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, the Consort will explore instrumental music of the 16th and 17th centuries in a program they call “Gut, Wind, and Wire.”  

In addition to early music staples like viols, lutes and recorders, the program will introduce less familiar instruments including the gemshorn, crumhorn, Renaissance bagpipe, rebec and cittern.

Founded in 1980, the Baltimore

Community Winds Present ‘Pictures At An Exhibition’

on February 23, 2017 - 4:38pm

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Community Winds will present the first of its two spring concerts, ‘Pictures at an Exhibition,’ at 7 p.m. Saturday at White Rock Baptist Church (80 State Road 4). The concert is free ($10 donation suggested). A large ensemble of 55 musicians will perform.

The centerpiece of the concert is Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. A posthumous exhibition of drawings and water-colors by the architect Victor Hartmann, intimate friend of Moussorgsky, was held in 1874. Moussorgsky, as a tribute to his friend, wrote

Los Alamos Piano Students Perform At UNM-LA Sunday

on February 23, 2017 - 4:37pm
Performers Yunseo Kim and Julia Chen. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two planned Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26. 
 
The campus Student Services Building is accessible either by stairs on the Diamond Drive entrance, or is easily wheelchair accessible by parking in the parking lot behind the building. The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
 
Students from the age of 6 through 14 will be

Los Alamos Mountaineers Present West Canyon Traverse - An Arizona Adventure Program Feb. 28

on February 23, 2017 - 4:34pm
Ron Morgan on the Cummings Mesa saddle. Courtesy photo

MOUNTAINEERS News:

The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host a presentation by local mountaineers Norbert Ensslin and Ron Morgan Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Last May, six Mountaineers did a canyon traverse near Navajo Mountain, in the same adventurous spirit as a previous traverse of the Northern Sangres in Colorado. This new adventure began with a descent into Forbidding Canyon, followed by a traverse across Cummings Mesa using a previously unreported route.

From there they descended into West Canyon and followed

Girls High School Lacrosse Registration Today

on February 23, 2017 - 2:51pm
SPORTS News:
 
A Girls High School Lacrosse walk-up registration/meet and greet will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday February 23, at 505 Rover Blvd in White Rock.
 
Registration is open to girls in 8th-12th grades who are interested in playing on a girls-only team. Registration is $125.
 
For information, contact info@laylax.org or visit http://www.laylax.org/.

Ahoy, Los Alamos! Annual Rotary Crab Fest Is Saturday

on February 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
This aquamarine pendant, valued at $1,060, was donated to the Crab Fest fundraiser auction by Bennett's Fine Jewelry. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By LINDA HULL
Los Alamos Rotary Club

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for the 8th Annual Crab Fest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos! You are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road.

Los Alamos School Board Extends Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus' Contract Maximum Allowed By Law

on February 23, 2017 - 10:02am

Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Board of Education unanimously renewed Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus’ contract for three more years, which is the maximum amount of time allowed by state law.

 

The decision to extend the contract occurred during the Feb. 14 regular school board meeting. In addition to extending his contract, the board offered Steinhaus a raise identical to the amount offered to all other staff.

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos Holds County Convention March 20 At UNM-LA

on February 23, 2017 - 9:37am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its Democratic County Convention at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 5 (Wallace Hall), 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos, NM.

Each Ward will elect a Ward Chair, Ward Vice-Chair and additional County Central Committee members.

The County Central Committee will elect the County Chair, County Vice-Chair and two State Central Committee members. State Central Committee (SCC) members will attend the SCC meeting Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Albuquerque.

The County Credentials and Rules Revision Committee meets before

Experience A New You At ‘A New Day Pilates’

on February 23, 2017 - 8:58am

Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, left, and Christine Gurrola-Gal co-operate A New Day Pilates, which opened its doors Feb. 13 at 555 Oppenheimer, Suite 101. Courtesy photo

Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, standing, assists Christine Gurrola-Gal at their boutique studio, A New Day Pilates. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

There is a new Pilates studio in Los Alamos. A New Day Pilates opened its doors Feb. 13 at 555 Oppenheimer, Suite 101. This boutique studio is co-operated by Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT and Christine Gurrola-Gal.

A New Day Pilates offers a small, safe environment where the main focus is the individual

Joshua Ramsey Achieves Eagle Scout Honor

on February 23, 2017 - 7:19am

Eagle Scout recipient Joshua A. Ramsey, a member of Boy Scout Troop 222 of Los Alamos with some of the 44 wooden toys he designed, finished and delivered to UNM Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Joshua A. Ramsey, a member of Boy Scout Troop 222 of Los Alamos, has earned the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts of American, the rank of Eagle Scout.

He received the award in the Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Feb. 21, 2017 at the Los Alamos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Power Of Prayer…

on February 23, 2017 - 7:11am

Fr. Scott McKee survives a near death experience. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

ESPAÑOLA – Doctors placed Pastor Scott McKee on life support last week at Presbyterian Española Hospital. He was battling a grave lung infection and lay near death. Just 24 hours later, the Roman Catholic priest recovered, and perplexed doctors released him Sunday from the hospital.

Fr. Scott McKee, 56, serves three Northern New Mexico parishes: St. Patrick in Chama, San José in Los Ojos and Santo Niño in Tierra Amarilla.

Daily Postcard: Dramatic Scene At Nightfall

on February 23, 2017 - 6:53am

Daily Postcard: A dramatic picture emerges Wednesday as night falls on Los Alamos. Photo by Carl Newton

Update On Pursuit Of USS Los Alamos

on February 22, 2017 - 11:00pm

James Nesmith testifying Dec. 15, 2015 to Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

On Dec. 15, 2015, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously passed and adopted a resolution endorsing the naming of a United States Navy Submarine as the U.S.S. Los Alamos. 

That was the beginning of an intensive yearlong effort by the USS Los Alamos Commissioning Committee to gather documentation from across the state substantiating the wide spread support for our effort.

In that year, memorials were passed by both houses of the State legislature, and letters of support were obtained from

Los Alamos Rams Hockey Team Squirts Division Takes Fourth In Colorado Presidents' Day Tournament

on February 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

The Los Alamos Rams hockey team took fourth place in the Littleton, Colo., Presidents' Day Tournament for the Squirts Division. Darren Meadows and Kevin Mitchell watch their sons play on the Los Alamos Rams Peewees team. Photo by Jennifer Davidson

Peewees player Cameron Meadows advances the puck. Photo by Jennifer Davidson 

Squirts player Aryn Ward defends the blue line. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts player Cody Thomas defends the goal. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts players Gavin Mitchel and Tyron Pietryga on defense. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts player Jack

Councilor Rick Reiss At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meeting In Washington, D.C.

on February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

From left, Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives, Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss and Santa Fe County Commissioner Robert Anaya at today's Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Federal Legislative Agenda meetings in Washington, D.C.Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Golf Shop Hours Announced

on February 22, 2017 - 3:36pm

BBBS's Dawn Brown Moves To New Job

on February 22, 2017 - 2:11pm
BBBS News:
 
After many years with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Dawn Brown is moving to a new job, but not before she highlights some great work done by some really great volunteers.
 
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program saluted their volunteers during January, which is nationally celebrated as mentoring month, and our region had some pretty wonderful participation.
 
Los Alamos volunteers Donnie Torres and Peggy Durbin were selected as the top choices for Big Brother and Sister of the Year.

LAHS Band Director Attends Midwest Clinic: International Band & Orchestra Conference

on February 22, 2017 - 1:43pm
Zane Meeks directs a class of students in the newly remodeled Los Alamos High School music wing. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Director Zane Meek was awarded a Professional Development Grant by Los Alamos Public Schools to attend the Midwest Band & Orchestra Festival and Conference in Chicago, IL.
 
This annual conference provides many opportunities for professional development, including sessions about advocacy, recruiting and retention, teaching techniques, instrumental music techniques for specific instruments, music technology in the classroom, student assessments, and so much more.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

Community Invited To Grand Re-Opening Of White Rock Municipal Complex 3 p.m. Thursday

on February 22, 2017 - 10:55am
COUNTY News:
 
The County of Los Alamos celebrates the grand re-opening of the White Rock Municipal Complex with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., Thursday.
 
The community is invited to come revel in one of White Rock’s finest assets now improved with several upgrades made over the past 10 months to be unveiled at this celebration. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 3 p.m., in the courtyard of the Municipal Complex at 133 Longview Dr. Refreshments will be provided.
 
“We are extremely excited to open up this beautiful expansion,” County Project Manager Anthony

Cheer On High Flyers At Invitational This Weekend!

on February 22, 2017 - 8:58am

Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics athletes compete this weekend in the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

This weekend, area residents can experience an exciting, live gymnastics competition with Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics up close at Buffalo Thunder Resort. More than 500 athletes and 2,500 spectators are expected at the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational.

Female athletes representing 21 teams from throughout New Mexico as well as Colorado Springs, Colo., Amarillo, Texas and El

Helen Idzorek Presents Healthy Hearts Talk March 9

on February 22, 2017 - 7:41am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Aspen Ridge Assisted Living hosts a Healthy Hearts presentation with speaker Helen Idzorek, at 2 p.m., Thursday March 9, in the first floor sun room at Aspen Ridge, 1010 Sombrillo Court in Los Alamos.
 
Idzorek is the Family Sciences Agent for the New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service.

Los Alamos community members are invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Community Liaison Cynthia Goldblatt at 505.695.8981.

Local Kids Book Authors Host Reading Event

on February 22, 2017 - 7:34am
Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:

Two local authors, Charlotte Cummings and Janice M. Lovato, gathered at projectY cowork Los Alamos Saturday, Feb. 18, to host a book reading event featuring their latest publications.

Cummings is author of the newly released "Frankenstein Teaches Yoga" and Lovato wrote "A Journey for Felix." The event, which was free and open to the public, featured book readings by the authors, yoga demonstrations for kids, snacks, and art activities.
 
Both books are available on Amazon and the community also can obtain copies locally.

Authors Speak: Claude Phipps Still Wondering…. Mesa Public Library Feb. 23

on February 21, 2017 - 6:13pm

LIBRARY News:

“Why is the day sky blue? Why is the night sky black?” These are just two of the many questions explored by Dr. Claude Phipps in his book “No Wonder You Wonder!” published by Springer International in 2016. Phipps will speak at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda. The talk will be followed by a book-signing.

Dr. Claude Phipps

Phipps has degrees from MIT and Stanford, and has spent his career in plasma physics and lasers, working for the national laboratories and then founding his own company, Photonics Associates LLC.

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