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Scenes From Pinon Elementary School Science Fair

on January 17, 2018 - 4:14pm

Pinon Elementary School held its annual Science Fair this morning in the gymnasium at the school in White Rock. The exhibits represented a great deal of research and many will be shown 1-2 p.m., Saturday at the County Science Fair at Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Lots of excitement as students wander through the science fair exhibits this morning at Pinon School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Instructional Assistant Angela Smelt checks out a toy car exhibit. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mrs.

LANB Replacing Drive-Up ATM At 1200 Trinity

on January 17, 2018 - 2:54pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank will be replacing one of the drive-up ATMs at its 1200 Trinity Dr., location in Los Alamos. The current ATM has experienced a malfunction, but a new machine has been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible.

The walk up ATM located inside the entrance of the building and the other drive-up ATM at that location are both still available for use.

There also are six other LANB ATM locations in Los Alamos County along with several in Santa Fe, Espanola and Albuquerque for your convenience.

Visit the LANB website for more details:

Los Alamos Association Of Realtors Elects New Board

on January 17, 2018 - 1:55pm
LAAOR 2018 Board of Directors, from left, Past President David Horpedahl, President Carrie Montoya-Pegg, President Elect Trish Maes, RANM Director Pearl White, Secretary Brian Tyson and Director Lance Eaton. Not pictured are Treasurer Jessica Hoffer and directors Sarah Keane and Jeanette Metzger-Thorp. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® (LAAOR) held its annual meeting this morning at UNM-LA.

Members elected their new Board of Directors for 2018 including new president Carrie

Fabian Lepsch Tours Fire Station 4

on January 17, 2018 - 11:24am

Fabian Lepsch, 2, of Los Alamos and his grandmother had a fantastic visit Monday at Firestation 4. After meeting the fire station chief he was lead on a tour through the station by firefighters Allen and Josh. Both firefighters were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in showing Fabian how fire engines work and what they do. They placed Fabian in the driver seat and he seemed amazed. They introduced Fabian to the large firetruck, the grass firetruck and the ambulance. They told Fabian that they were both firefighters and that Allen is a Paramedic and Josh is an EMT.

EVOG Presents ‘Posole Mio’ At The Delta Sunday

on January 17, 2018 - 8:32am

EVOG News:

It's a new year but you know old friends are the best, so come and catch up with long-time friends ... that's right ... the Espanola Valley Opera Guild has been bringing opera to the community for 50 years at The DELTA.

“Posole Mio” is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at The Delta at 224 N. Paseo de Ornate in Espanola. The community is invited to gather together to eat fabulous posole and celebrate arts and music -- including Spanish music, Broadway tunes, and a youth performance.

Charles MacKay, the outgoing general director of The Santa Fe Opera, will be joining the event.

Tell

SFCC Bond Election Early Voting Starts Today

on January 17, 2018 - 7:59am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Bond Election SFCC seeks $17 million in bond funding to:
  • Build a new automotive technology center
  • Renovate the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center
  • Upgrade technology, improve Wi-Fi
  • Improve arts, fashion design and film classrooms 
  • Make critical facility and infrastructure improvements.
 
The SFCC bond will benefit the entire community without raising tax rates and will enhance learning and career opportunities for good-paying, in-demand jobs. Vote at SFCC, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Jan. 17-Feb. 3. Jan. 12-Feb. 2: Absentee Voting. Feb.

Dementia Caregiving Course Offered To Families

on January 17, 2018 - 6:55am
Alzheimer's Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free, education course in Pojoaque offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Skills for Dementia Caregiving 101” (aka The Savvy Caregiver Program) is a FREE seven-session program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter.
 
The course will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. once a week, Tuesdays, from Feb.

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets Jan. 17

on January 17, 2018 - 6:49am

PAC 8 TV Schedule For The Remainder Of January

on January 17, 2018 - 6:17am
PAC 8 TV schedule for the remainder of January:
 
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 1-09-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Forest & Fire History in the Jemez
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
 
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 
  • Free Speech TV
 
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The

Daily Postcard: Rio Grande At Buckman Mesa

on January 17, 2018 - 6:17am

Evening at the Rio Grande River in front of Buckman Mesa (left). Photo by Robert Beberniss

NNSA Manager Updates Regional Coalition Board

on January 16, 2018 - 4:28pm

NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager William S. 'Steve' Goodrum addresses the RCLC board Friday at Ohkay Owingeh. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

“I’m a firm believer in transparency. I’m a firm believer in partnering,” said William S. “Steve” Goodrum, manager of the National Nuclear Safety Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office, at the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board meeting Friday at Ohkay Owingeh Casino and Resort Hotel.

Goodrum was responding to comments and questions from Coalition Chair and Santa

Hayley Schake Makes Hastings College Dean’s List

on January 16, 2018 - 3:26pm
EDUCATIONAL News:
 
HASTINGS, Neb.  Hastings Collegein Nebraska has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2017 semester including Hayley Schake of Los Alamos.
 
For the semester, 397 students from 24 states and three countries were named to the Dean’s List, with 246 students achieving a 4.0 grade point average.
 
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.

Los Alamos On Forbes List Of Richest Counties In 2017

on January 16, 2018 - 1:28pm

Los Alamos is number six on Forbes list of the top 10 richest counties in America for 2017. Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County again made the Forbes annual list of the top 10 richest counties in America for 2017. This year Los Alamos has a reported median household income of $107,126 and comes in at number 6 on the list.

New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the Union, which makes Los Alamos County stand out. The affluent Los Alamos County makes it on the list thanks to Los Alamos National Laboratory, employing 10,500 of the 18,147 residents.

The median

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes At Purgatory

on January 16, 2018 - 1:14pm

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes at Purgatory. Members from left, Jack Harris, Chris Schembri, Koji Park, Jackson Boone, Liam Brown, Alex Pantea, Silas Brown, Coach Lisa Kimura, Aidan Ortiz, Kyle Park and not pictured Will Hamilton. Photo by RMOrtiz

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Meet Results

on January 16, 2018 - 1:05pm
Sara Gardner, left, and Colette Bibeault, second from left, at the meet. Courtesy photo
 
LAAT News:
 
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers opened their competitive season this past weekend in Rio Rancho. More than 400 gymnasts from 15 New Mexico teams competed.
 
In the Xcel competition, Los Alamos’ Diamond team won the team competition. Chantel Bibeault took the all-around gold with a 36.15. She also took silver in all four individual events with, 9.00 on vault, 8.95 on bars, 9.05 on beam, and 9.15 on floor. Team mate Hannah Gram took gold on bars and beam with 9.05 and 9.10 respectively.

Municipal Judge Alan Kirk Announces Re-Election Bid

on January 16, 2018 - 8:04am
Municipal Judge Alan Kirk announces his bid for re-election Thursday evening at a GOP meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Alex and Erin Kirk help out with their father Judge Alan Kirk's first campaign 20 years ago. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County Municipal Judge Alan S. Kirk announced his bid for re-election Thursday evening at a local Republican Party meeting at UNM-LA.

Kirk is serving his 20th year on the bench and spoke about his decision to seek a 6th term, during an interview Saturday

Posture Alignment Therapy, Another Local Resource

on January 16, 2018 - 8:03am
Sandra West offers posture alignment therapy classes and personalized sessions. Courtesy photo
 
PRI News:
 
Los Alamos has many options for supporting health and wellness, including a posture alignment coach, Sandra West, who uses exercises to retrain the body, align joints, and regain functional movements.
 
What is the result? Posture therapy reduces pain, improves mobility, and builds the body’s strength and resilience to injury. West teaches group classes and offers personalized sessions.
 
West teaches three classes each Wednesday:
  • Balance Posture meets 11-11:45 a.m.

PEEC: Explore Galaxies And Dark Matter Jan. 19-20

on January 16, 2018 - 7:26am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium has a special show about our local galaxies at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and a full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery scree ning at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. These shows are organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC).
 
What do we know about our neighbor galaxies? Paul Arendt will share answers to these and more questions about our Universe within four million light-years at 7 p.m. Jan. 19.
 
The full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery explo res our understanding of dark matter.

Shop On The Corner Reopening Wednesday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:24am
Shop on the Corner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo
 
THRIFT SHOP News:
 
The Shop on the Corner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is reopening at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, after being closed immediately after its Christmas Sale in December.
 
The Shop experienced a flood requiring it to close and address the mess. After hiring a professional cleaning company and many hours of work by volunteers, the Shop has been renovated with a new, industrial look including a concrete floor and moveable metal shelves. 
 
For the reopening, the Shop will be

Memorial Bike Run For Scott 'Spud' Wilkinson Saturday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:22am

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State Transportation Commission To Meet Wednesday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:19am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The State Transportation Commission will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the NMDOT General Office Training Rooms 1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504.  
 
The six member governor-appointed commission determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Community members are invited to attend and time will be allotted for public comment. 
 
The agenda is available on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s website http://dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en/TC_Publications.html or by calling (505).827.5258.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Jan. 27

on January 16, 2018 - 5:59am
JJAB News:
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training-openings available to the community!
 
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Saturday, Jan. 27.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis.

Española Humane Celebrates Animal Lovers With Los Lobos Concert Feb. 9

on January 16, 2018 - 5:42am
Los Lobos. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Come dance and celebrate the month of love with the legendary music of Los Angeles-based band Los Lobos.
 
This benefit concert for Española Humane kicks off the 2018 concert season 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. 201 Marcy St., Santa Fe. Tickets are $35 in advance and on sale now at https://tickets.holdmyticket.com or by calling 505.886.1251. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of show. VIP meet-and-greet tickets are $149. For 21 and over: Beer and wine is available with valid ID. Limited seating and

Daily Postcard: View Of Black Mesa From Otowi Peak

on January 16, 2018 - 5:11am

View of Black Mesa and San Ildefonso from Otowi Peak. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Los Alamos Teen Dies In Crash In Colorado

on January 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

Patrick Beauparlant

Colorado State Police News:

Patrick Beauparlant, 19, of Los Alamos died this morning in a single vehicle crash in Pueblo, Colo.

According to a news release from Colorado State Police, Beauparlant was a passenger in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven northbound on I-25 by a 19-year-old woman at around 8:30 a.m., when the driver attempted to pass a pickup and lost control due to snowy road conditions.

The Jeep crashed into a guardrail and rolled over several times down a rocky embankment before coming to a stop in a dry creek bed. Beauparlant died at the scene.

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