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Scenes From ‘Our Night To Remember’ Event

on May 23, 2017 - 7:03am
All dressed up and looking beautiful for the May 6 Our Night To Remember 2017 Dinner And Dance for the Special Needs Community. Attendees include young adults and volunteers from Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Group Home and Lemonade Living, as well as others in the communities of northern New Mexico. The group posed for a picture at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo
 
Guests have some photo fun. Organizers would like to thank Tony and Tiffany Hinojosa of Party with TNT for DJing this event.

Domingos En Arte At NHCC In June

on May 23, 2017 - 6:38am

The award-winning New Mexico-based band Baracutanga explores and mixes the many danceable rhythms of South America. The eight-piece group, representing four countries, performs June 4 in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, enters its second season beginning in June.

Spend Sunday evenings 6-10 p.m.

Los Alamos Democrats Honor George And Chris Chandler At JFK Dinner For Dedication And Service

on May 22, 2017 - 7:16pm
Chris and George Chandler are the 2017 honorees at Sunday's annual Democratic Party of Los Alamos County JKF Dinner at the Betty Ehart Center. The Chandlers were honored for their contributions to the Democratic Party and the Los Alamos community. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
George and Chris Chandler, left, receive the 2017 Achievement Award at Sunday's JFK Dinner as Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan applaud at right. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local Democrats gathered Sunday to celebrate

Pajarito Mountain Announces Upcoming Events

on May 22, 2017 - 6:39pm

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area has announced several upcoming events:

  • The Pajarito Mountain Cafe re-opens for business 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be open at that time every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and on event days throughout the summer.
  • The Bike and Hike event of the season is 1-6 p.m., Saturday.
  • Summerfest is Saturday, June 10, with live music, bike races, a dozen New Mexico craft breweries and more. Details are available at skipajarito.com.
 

William O'Donnell Of Los Alamos Receives MD Degree

on May 22, 2017 - 6:08pm

LANL Foundation Kicks Off Annual LAESF Campaign

on May 22, 2017 - 5:05pm

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Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, left, speaks with scholarship winners from Los Alamos High School including Louisa Belian Andy Shen and Wilbur Wang. Belian will pursue pre-med and international relations at the University of California Berkeley. Shen will study applied mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles. Both are $5,000 Bronze Scholars. Wang is a top-level $20,000 Gold Scholar pursuing a degree in molecular biology at Princeton. Photo by Richard C. Robinson/LANL

 

Several of the 2017 Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund award winners attend the fundraising

2017 STAR Scholarship Awarded To Jennifer Necker

on May 22, 2017 - 4:55pm

Jennifer Necker. Photo by Tara Key

PEO CHAPTER AK News:

Jennifer Necker, Los Alamos High School senior, is the recipient of a 2017 STAR Scholarship. Nominated by Los Alamos PEO Chapter AK, Necker, who will graduate with honors, was successful in an extremely competitive, nation-wide field of applicants.

Recommended for her outstanding academic, leadership, extracurricular and service activities, Necker plans to study marine chemistry and environmental science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her goal is to earn a doctoral degree.

Beyond this, she said, “My career aspirations

LAFD Celebrates Six New Fire And Rescue Vehicles

on May 22, 2017 - 4:43pm

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes, left, Los Alamos Field Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego and County Council Chair David Izraelevitz speak during the ceremony. Photo by Louisa Martinez/LAFD

A ceremony Thursday at Fire Station 1 celebrates the six new vehicles added to the Los Alamos Fire Department's fleet. Photo by Louisa Martinez​/LAFD

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Los Alamos Fire Department hosted a push in ceremony Thursday afternoon at Fire Station 1 to celebrate the addition of six new vehicles to its fleet.

The six units were displayed outside the fire station and

Blue Buses Not In Service Memorial Day

on May 22, 2017 - 4:06pm

NCRTD News

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses,” with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail Line, will not be in service on Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

The RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route will be operating its weekend/holiday schedule, running three roundtrips for the day. Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service

Pinon Park Pool Prepares For May 27 Opening Day!

on May 22, 2017 - 12:34pm

Pinon Park Pool staff gather Saturday for Orientation Day. Courtesy photo

PINON PARK POOL News:

Pinon Park Pool is ready for swimmers to jump in and start the 2017 swim season this Saturday, May 27, at 104 Bryce Ave., in White Rock.

Pool Manager and lifeguard, Jeremy Goettee reports, “The water looks fantastic. It’s going to be an awesome swim season this year. The new pool pump installed in 2016 is producing crystal-clear water.”

Pool members held a work party over the weekend to complete final tasks in preparation for a fun-filled summer.

Unitarian Church Hosts Buddhist Meditation Friday

on May 22, 2017 - 11:54am

Anna Zhang Is Girl's Swimming Official Of The Year

on May 22, 2017 - 9:34am

Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang

SPORTS News:

The National Federation Officials Association has selected Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang of Los Alamos as the 2016-2017 Girl's Swimming Official of the Year for the state of New Mexico.

The National Federation of State High School Associations annually recognizes up to 20 officials in each state for the outstanding service they provide for young people participating in high school sports across the country.

Zhang is both an official for the New Mexico Activities Association and New Mexico Swimming.

Public Invited To Los Alamos County Municipal Building To View Election Night Results Tuesday

on May 22, 2017 - 9:15am

COUNTY News:

Members of the public are invited to gather Tuesday evening at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., to view election results on the Recreational Bond.

Council Chambers and the lobby will be open. Results are not expected to be posted until after 7:30 p.m. Once available, the unofficial results will be projected onto the screen in Council Chambers and the LCDs in the lobby. Printouts also will be made available.

Unofficial results also will be posted to the Clerk’s webpage and Facebook.

For additional information, contact the County Clerk’s office at

Healing America's Heroes: Women's Summer Program

on May 22, 2017 - 8:25am

Healing America's Heroes Founder Eddie Crain with two of the program's partcipants. Courtesy photo

VETERANS News: 

Healing America's Heroes (HAH) is accepting applications for its Summer Program. The program provides up to six women veterans an opportunity to enrich their lives through horsemanship, fly fishing and skills building.

All meals, lodging and therapeutic programs are provided at no cost to veterans during this one-week program June 25-30 at a private, 10-acre retreat in Plaza Blanca.

"We are very pleased to announce our Summer Program ... it has been a long process to reach

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Chris And George Chandler Honored At JFK Dinner

on May 21, 2017 - 9:46pm

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos honors George and Chris Chandler this evening at the annual Kennedy Day Dinner at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for their longtime contributions to the Party and the community. Read full details of this evening's event in Monday's edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ldailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig & Fig Cafe

on May 21, 2017 - 4:42pm
New employee Cody Ulibarri and Chef Laura Crucet serve tapas Saturday night at Pig & Fig Cafe. The new tapas menu, served 4-8 p.m. has been very popular since it began a few weeks ago, Crucet said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

More Scenes From LAAC's 2017 Kite Festival

on May 21, 2017 - 4:40pm

A young kite flyer gets some assistance during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Kite Festival Saturday in Overlook Park. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite enthusiast works to get her kite to take flight. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite gets a colorful design put on it during the kite building workshop Saturday at Overlook Park. The workshop was part of Los Alamos Arts Council's annual Kite Festival. Photo by Mairen Hoch

The kite workshop was busy Saturday. Photo by Mairen Hoch

Vivian Sintay flies her kite high during the Kite Festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Yuma Wang runs

Crowd Packs First Summer Concert Of 2017

on May 21, 2017 - 7:48am

The audience filled the ground floor of Fuller Lodge and the rafters to hear jazz music Friday at the first show of the 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert series. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Fuller Lodge was packed to the rafters Friday night with community members checking out the Los Alamos Middle School Big Jazz Band.

The show kicked off this year's Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Overlook Park in White Rock, was moved indoors due to the weather.

The middle school jazz band's performance was followed

Column: Your New Reality

on May 21, 2017 - 7:21am

By Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service

How do you start a new life after the loss of a significant person? Your life is changed forever. You have lost the experience of spending time with your loved one.  

Your loved one’s presence in your life is now based on memories, photos, writings and shared experiences. Pictures, letters, cards, videos and dreams keep that person alive in a secondary fashion, but how do you fill the space that was occupied by that person in real time? Does this mean letting go of some of your activities that were shared exclusively with that person?

African Library Project Founder To Address Aspen Students And Community Members Monday Morning

on May 21, 2017 - 6:58am

African Library Project Founder Chris Bradshaw

EDUCATION News:

African Library Project Founder Chris Bradshaw is conducting a presentation Monday morning for all Aspen Elementary School students.

Her presentation is 9:15-10 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

Community members interested in hearing her inspirational talk about making a difference in the world by sending 1,000-book libraries to schools all over Africa are welcome to attend.

The Los Alamos community has supported the project over the past year by donating enough books (more than 11,000) and funds ($5,500) to create 11 libraries

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Meets June 7

on May 21, 2017 - 6:47am

DNFSB News:

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is holding a hear beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

The hearing goal is to gather information on:

  • Risk associated with current and future Plutonium Facility inventory levels;
  • Actions taken by the NNSA and LANL to address opportunities identified by the Board to minimize material-at-risk,
  • Actions to reduce facility risk for long-term operations; and
  • Adequacy and status of safety systems to support current and long-term operations.

The hearing is open to the public.

Children’s Grief Center Hosts Free Summer Activities For Grieving Youth And Families

on May 21, 2017 - 6:06am
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, which offers free support groups during the school year, is providing free summer activities for children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
  • Good Grief Day Camp: June 17 – The Children’s Grief Center is hosting a six hour day camp for children aged seven to high school senior who have had someone they love die. Good Grief Day Camp offers fun and healing through outdoor activities/challenges, sharing circles/crafts, a closing presentation and butterfly release.

LANB Resurfaces Parking Lot In White Rock

on May 21, 2017 - 5:58am

The parking lot is resurfaced Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Another Reason To Love LA

on May 21, 2017 - 5:58am
By JARET and JEN MCDONALD
Los Alamos

Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you to Los Alamos National Security for providing the LANL Employee Giving Campaign.

We received just shy by a couple of bucks to pay for an Android app for Famine to Feast.

To the individuals who individually donated ... you are amazing! If you didn't hear it before, THANKS!!!! You really are helping other people with your donations.

An Android app is on the way and will be available for download by Friday, May 26. www.faminetofeastnow.org.

Art Of Icon Painting Workshop June 12-17

on May 21, 2017 - 5:49am

Participants at an icon painting workshop display their work. Courtesy photo​

COMMUNITY News:

An icon painting workshop in the Byzantine-Russian tradition is June 12-17 in Santa Fe. The Prosopon School of Iconology introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition.

In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials. Tuition for the six-day workshop is $675, which includes tuition, a traditionally gessoed icon board and all materials.

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