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Altherr Receives Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award

on March 21, 2017 - 11:50pm
Friends of Bandelier Board members from left, Jonathan Creel, President Craig Martin, award recipient Michele Altherr and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott. Courtesy photo

Michele Altherr with a painting by Dorothy Hoard entitle 'Thunderstorm over Bandelier.' Courtesy photo

 

By TERRY FOXX
Friends of Bandelier
 
The Board of Friends of Bandelier have chosen Mountain Elementary School teacher Michele Altherr of Los Alamos to receive the 2017 Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award.
 
Altherr was selected for her work with the children of Los Alamos and her many contributions to the

Local Democrats Hold County Convention

on March 21, 2017 - 10:53pm
The Los Alamos County Democratic Party held its annual convention Monday at UNM-LA. Officers were elected for two year terms for the three wards and at the County level. Current County Chair Robyn Schulz was elected chair and Grant Harding vice-chair. Taryn Nix and Michael Redondo were elected as representatives to the State Central Committee. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Democratic Party Vice Chair Michael Redondo and Chair Robyn Schulz conduct Monday's Convention. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, left, and

Los Alamos Community Foundation Presents Media Communications Training For Nonprofits Thursday

on March 21, 2017 - 7:29am

Daily Postcard: Deer Trap Mesa At Dusk

on March 21, 2017 - 5:47am

Daily Postcard: Deer Trap Mesa during a hike Monday at dusk. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scenes From YMCA’s Annual Red & Black Ball

on March 20, 2017 - 9:26pm
The Los Alamos YMCA Annual Red & Black Ball took place Saturday at Buffalo Thunder Resort. The evening included dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction. Family YMCA Board President Lou Santoro, center, thanks major donors for their contributions. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Shay Kendricks, Roger Waterman and YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly and Y staff attempt to decipher the name of the winner of a vaction to Kona from the raffle ticket. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from Los Alamos Medical Center, including Marketing Director Mary Beth

History On Tap: Robert Oppenheimer ... A Life Inside The Center Tuesday At Unquarked

on March 20, 2017 - 8:36pm

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

Don’t miss History On Tap 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at UnQuarked in Central Park Square.

The speaker is Ray Monk, author of Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center. He also has written award-winning biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, with research interests in the history of analytic philosophy, the philosophy of mathematics, and philosophical issues arising from the practice of biography. Professor Monk is the 2017 Miller Scholar at the Santa Fe Institute.

History On

LAFD Firefighter Kenny Martinez Wins Charity Fight

on March 20, 2017 - 7:53pm

Los Alamos Firefighter Kenny Martinez holds up his newly won belt following his win against Albuquerque police officer Thomas Zaleski. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Trainers celebrate LAFD Firefighter Kenny Martinez' win Saturday night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAPD Firefighter Kenny Martinez lands a punch against APD Ofc. Thomas Zaleski during Saturday's fight to knock out poverty for kids. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – Los Alamos Firefighter Kenny Martinez took on Albuquerque Police Ofc.

Los Alamos Native Rose Evans Crowned Mrs. New Mexico

on March 20, 2017 - 6:56pm

Rose Evans, a Los Alamos native, was crowned Mrs. New Mexico United States 2017 Sunday night at the New Mexico United States Pageant at the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque. She will continue on to compete for New Mexico at the Mrs. United States National Competion in July in Orlando, Fla. She plans to spend her year as Mrs. New Mexico advocating for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and youth facing adversity in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos native Rose Evans was crowned Mrs. New Mexico United States 2017. Courtesy photo

Newly crowned Mrs.

Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium Features Phantoms And Exoplanets At Planetarium This Weekend

on March 20, 2017 - 6:44pm
 
PEEC News:
 
How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? 
 
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium is showing Exoplanets, which reveals plants found outside our solar system along with the science behind how we find them and what we know about their composition. The Friday, March 24, show was cancelled. 
 
The nature center is ending March with an exciting astronomy show and film exploring dark matter at 7 p.m., Friday, March 31, with Dr. Galen Gisler.
 
This special show includes a talk by Dr.

RTD ‘Blue Buses’ Designated ‘Safe Places’

on March 20, 2017 - 9:08am

NCRTD Chair and Town of Taos Mayor Daniel Barrone and and NCRTD Planning, Projects & Grants Manager Stacey McGuire display a copy of the Safe Place sign now installed on the RTD fleet of buses. Courtesy photo

RTD News:

  • Launch Coincides with National Safe Place Week

Starting today, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), RTD “Blue Buses,” will provide northern New Mexico victimized youth with a fleet of safe places to help connect them to life-changing resources through its participation in the national “Safe Place” program and in partnership with Taos-based DreamTree Project.

Meet David Williams Of White Rock

on March 20, 2017 - 8:58am
David Williams of White Rock takes a break at the Pig & Fig. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

During a recent stop at the Pig & Fig in White Rock, the Post bumped into local resident David Williams while he was enjoying his usual cup of cappuccino. Of Welsh heritage, he was born in Watford, just north of London, England, in 1936. His father worked on the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, which served during and after World War II. Constructed almost entirely of wood, it was nicknamed “The Wooden Wonder”, and affectionately known as the “Mossie”.

Museum Of Natural History & Science Opens Registration For Summer Science Camps 2017

on March 20, 2017 - 6:39am
Courtesy photo
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Enrich your child’s summer this year with mind-expanding fun at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s (NMMNHS) popular Young Explorers Summer Camp program.
 
Registration is now open for children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Each Summer Camp session is one week long, with activities 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every weekday. Each week is theme-based, with the first session beginning the week of June 12 and the last beginning the week of July 30.
 
NMMNHS has been offering science-based summer camps to elementary

2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series

on March 20, 2017 - 6:37am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Local concert producer Russ Gordon has announced details of his upcoming Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series:
  • May 19: Chuchito Valdes - Afro-Cuban jazz from Havana, Cuba & Cancun, Mx. Master of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco.
  • May 26: Deke Dickerson - Alt-Indie Rock, Retro Swing, Rockabilly Revival, Roots-Rock,Hillbilly, Surf, Jump Blues & instrumental rock. The King of the Geek Guitar! From Los Angeles
  • June 2: The Coral Creek Band - Americana/Country Rock, bluegrass, Cajun, Folk & Island rock from Colorado
  • June 9: Western Centuries -

In And Around Town: March 24

on March 20, 2017 - 5:51am

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s “In and Around Town” community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com. 

 

FRIDAY, March 24

​Buddhist Meditation

​The Unitarian Church is hosting a Buddhist meditation class from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free. http://www.ladailypost.com/content/heartfelt-wisdom-buddhist-meditation-march-24

Food Depot Mobile Food Pantry

The Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

Daily Postcard: Another Beautiful Sunrise

on March 20, 2017 - 5:44am
Daily Postcard: Another beautiful sunrise spotted from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Teen Explains ‘Fugitive’ Game

on March 19, 2017 - 5:31pm
Stephanie Nielsen
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A question posted on the Keep It Local - Los Alamos Facebook page Friday by Lisa Bracy concerning a game called “Fugitive” played by local teens drew dozens of answers and comments over a 24-hour period before local teen Stephanie Nielsen explained it on the site.

Nielsen said parents who are concerned because local teenagers like to play games, should look at it from their point of view and went on to explain the game as follows:

“What happens first is that someone awesome such as Eben Bold helps organize it all.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA 2017: Donations Needed

on March 19, 2017 - 4:52pm

COMMUNITY News:

It is time again to prepare for the annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA! Last year 15,000 plastic eggs (filled with goodies) were spread over the golf course.

More than 800 kids (ages 12 and under) raced to gather. It is always a great time for all ages of kids.

All kids are invited to attend. Please arrive early.

Donations are needed to purchase eggs, goodies, fun jump and provide prizes. Make checks payable to New Beginnings Fellowship, 112 East Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Note on check "EGGSTRAVAGANZA".

For cash donations, contact Myron L. Koop at 505.577.7243, myronkoop@swbell.net

Famine To Feast Partners With California NPO Compassion Through Action

on March 19, 2017 - 11:49am

COMMUNITY News:

Famine to Feast is joining forces April 1 with the California NPO "Compassion Through Action". Founder Jeff Padilla, is in the process of expanding his organization to New Mexico and is sponsoring an event the YMCA, 808 Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Espanola.

The goal is to make 100 sack lunches and toiletry bags to be distributed at the event. The following is a list of NEW items that Famine to Feast would like your help to provide:

  • 100 each of lotion, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, moist towelettes, lip balm, tweezers, athletic socks, and shaving cream; and
  • Gently used Men’s,
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Pysanky: Learn Thousand Year Old Art Form March 25

on March 19, 2017 - 8:21am

Safety Town Registration Now Open

on March 19, 2017 - 7:42am

Safety Town fire safety instruction. Courtesy/LAC

Safety Town bicycle safety instruction. Courtesy/LAC

Safety Town crosswalk safety instruction. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Safety Town is returning to Mountain Elementary School 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 19-30. This free safety program is open to all children entering Kindergarten in the Fall or who will be five years of age by Sept. 1, 2017.

The program is limited to 80 participants and registration is being accepted at the Walkup Aquatic Center front desk or register online via WebTrac on the PROS Division’s main page

On The Job In Los Alamos: Rosalie Valdez At Cooperative Extension Office

on March 19, 2017 - 7:09am

Rosalie Valdez on her first day on the job Thursday as administrative assistant in NMSU's Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension Office with County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez. The Cooperative Extension Office on 20th Street in downtown Los Alamos provides the community with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life, including horticulture and plant problems, health and family issues and food and nutrition programs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Cabezon Peak

on March 19, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: Cabezon Peak during a recent hike. Cabezon Peak is a large volcanic plug that is a prominent feature in northwestern New Mexico. It rises to 7,785 feet in elevation. Cabezon Peak is two miles south of the old ghost town of Cabezon and the Rio Puerco. Source: wikipedia. Photo by Robert Beberniss

House Subcommittee Probes Nuclear Weapons Windfall

on March 18, 2017 - 10:41am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan appears Thursday before House Armed Services oversight and investigations subcommittee in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/HASC webcast

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

President Trump’s budget priorities were on parade in the House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Thursday, as the White House was releasing a sketch of its fiscal plans for the next 18 months. The White House projection for the nuclear security enterprise proposes strong support for a “nuclear force that is second to none.”

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan spoke

Tayra Eidenbenz Receives Community Youth Award

on March 18, 2017 - 10:13am
LAHS student Tayra Eidenbenz is honored with the Community Youth Award for February. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Tayra Eidenbenz is honored with the Community Youth Award for February from Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA).
 
Jackie Hurtle nominated the Los Alamos High School student saying, "She is an inspiration to me.

Santa Fe National Forest Seeks Site Stewards

on March 18, 2017 - 9:50am
Courtesy/SFNF
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE -- The Santa Fe National Forest is looking for new site stewards. Site stewards work in assigned areas to monitor archaeological and historical sites for evidence of deterioration due to natural causes or vandalism.
 
Steward responsibilities include visits to sites on a regular assigned basis (usually once a month, weather and roads permitting), to report damage or significant changes. This is a great way to get outdoors and become more familiar with the forest’s cultural resources.
 
The next formal training is a full-day session Saturday, April

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