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Daily Postcard: Unique Clouds Float Over Los Alamos

on May 18, 2017 - 7:42am

Daily Postcard: Unique cloud formations spotted floating above Los Alamos Wednesday morning from North Mesa. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Connor Dale Receives Community Youth Award

on May 17, 2017 - 5:24pm

Mike Dale, son Connor Dale and C'YA Board Member Claire Swinhoe pose to celebrate Connor's good work in the community. He received a gift bag and certificate. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

The Community Youth Award for April was presented to Los Alamos High School student Connor Dale.

Dale was recognized for his giving nature to benefit a fundraising event for a local community member, kindness extended to neighbors and for being a good role model for neighborhood children.

Clean Up Los Alamos Day Another Sweeping Success!

on May 17, 2017 - 12:57pm
Clean Up Los Alamos Day Appreciation Luncheon May 13 at Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Courtesy photo
 
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Environmental Services would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the 14th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday May 13.
 
It was a great success again this year with 339 participants collecting trash and brush around the Los Alamos and White Rock area.
 
The county collected approximately 10.5 tons of solid waste and 156 residents utilized the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center Saturday for free disposal.
 
The event

Duane Marr And William Strothers Best Predictors In This Week’s Atomic City Roadrunner’s Pace Race

on May 17, 2017 - 12:55pm
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in Tuesday's 1-mile pace race. Courtesy photo
 

SPORTS News:

 
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in the 1-mile pace race, being 2.3 and 8 seconds off their predictions in Tuesday's pace race on paved roads in Pajarito Acres that started on Acoma Lane.
 
In the 2.8-mile race, Zach Medin was 2.4 seconds off and Ted Romero was 6 seconds off. Gayle Cunningham was 37 seconds off for 29:53 on the 2.05-mile course.
 
Other good predictors for the 1-mile course (and the times that they were off their prediction)

Community Invited To Cheer On Special Olympics Athletes And Police In Torch Run Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 12:31pm

SPORTS News:

The community is invited to cheer on Special Olympics Los Alamos athletes and Los Alamos Police Department personnel as they head out towards the Jemez Thursday morning on the Law Enforcement Torch Run, according to local organizer LAPD Cdr. Oliver Morris.

Participants will leave the Justice Center at approximately 7:30 a.m. and head west on Trinity Drive and onto West Jemez Road and the members of the public can show their support along the way. Park Rangers from Bandelier National Monument will join the run this year.

LAPD is raising funds again this year for the annual

Los Alamos Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Dog That Attacked Another Dog At Rover Park Sunday

on May 17, 2017 - 11:28am

This dog is not the dog suspected of attacking another dog but rather the image of a dog that strongly resembles the dog in question. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying the owners of a dog that attacked another dog last weekend.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. Sunday at Rover Park. The suspect dog was described as possibly a male “cane corso” or a very similar looking mastiff type dog, black in color and weighing about 100 pounds.

It appears that a couple with a stroller came to get the dog under control after

Community Invited To Chat With Two Councilors At Los Alamos Farmers Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 10:57am

COUNTY News:

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will host a booth 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Farmer’s Market. 

This is an informal setting open to residents who would like to stop by with comments, concerns or questions. Voter Information Booklets for the upcoming May 23 Recreation Bond Election will be available at the booth.

Other Council-hosted booth dates include:

  • June 15;
  • July 20;
  • Sept. 14; and
  • Oct. 19.

The Council also hosts a booth during the County Fair, which is Saturday, Aug. 12.

Los Alamos Adult Softball League Seeks Umpires

on May 17, 2017 - 9:48am
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Adult Softball League is looking for both full-time and substitute umpires.
 
The umpires will be paid $25 per game via direct deposit within the week.
 
Anyone interested should contact losalamossoftball@yahoo.com for more information.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Daniel’s Cafe ...

on May 17, 2017 - 9:18am

On the job in Los Alamos: Ready to serve great sandwiches and delicious gelato at Daniel’s Cafe and Mary’s Gelato at 800 Trinity Dr., from left, Kole Kotter, Savannah Manzanares and Kayden Rivera. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladaliypost.com

Famous And Unusual Gravesites In New Mexico

on May 17, 2017 - 9:11am
Gravesite for Billy the Kid. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society has announced its program on “Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico” by Dr. Richard Melzer, Professor of History at UNM-Valencia, 2 p.m., June 3, at 118 Cruz Alta Road., in the Boardroom of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.
 
The program is open to the public and free of charge. This talk is part of the Taos Arts and Cultural Consortium 2017 theme, Taos Stories and Legends.
 
The talk will include the graves of Billy the Kid, perhaps one of the most well-known in New Mexico, Pat

SBDC: 'Understanding Your Financials' Workshop Today

on May 17, 2017 - 8:47am
 
SBDC News:
 
The Small Business Development Center at UNM-LA will be hosting an "Understanding Your Financials" workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, May 17 at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square.
 
The workshop, with Los Alamos National Bank's Guy Gaffney, will cover the basics of income statements, balance sheet mechanics, cash flow and calculating business break-even points. 
 
There is a $20 registration fee. To register, visit http://www.nmsbdc.org/ los-alamos.aspx
 
Direct questions to Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or lantrip@unm.edu

Karen Wray Gallery Hosts Grand Opening Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 8:22am

ART News:

The community is invited to the grand opening celebration of The Karen Wray Art Gallery, 5-7  p.m. Thursday at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2.

The event includes refreshments, live music by local musician Richard Hannemann and an opportunity to meet artists and friends in this lovely new gallery!

Since opening its doors in December 2016, the one comment most frequently uttered by visitors to the new Karen Wray Gallery is, “I don’t remember this space being here before!

Free Training In Los Alamos History

on May 17, 2017 - 8:06am
LAHS News:
 
With tourist season in full swing, the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum are seeking new volunteers for a variety of positions.
 
Training will begin with an introduction session 1-2 p.m., Monday, June 12. A training session focusing on the community’s history and historic district will be offered 1-5 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Both sessions will be in the Nambe Room, upstairs in the west wing of Fuller Lodge.
 
The training includes engaging discussions on Los Alamos, covering the homestead era on the Pajarito Plateau, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan

projectY cowork Hosts Open Office Hours With State Economic Development Department Representative

on May 17, 2017 - 8:04am
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork is launching the first Office Hours in a series that will allow the Northern New Mexico community to meet one-on-one with Ryan Eustice, Community Business & Rural Development Team Region 2 representative for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department.
 
Eustice will be available to meet with individuals 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Bike To Work Day Friday

on May 17, 2017 - 7:54am

PEEC Offers New Forest Explorers Program

on May 17, 2017 - 7:48am

PEEC’s new summer program takes kids out in nature to play, hike and be creative. Photo by Denise Matthews

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering a new program this summer for 5 to 8 year olds, called Forest Explorers. This hike-and-play club will take children on weekly hikes, every Wednesday beginning June 14 through Aug. 9, with ample time for child-directed play in nature.

Forest Explorers is a 9-week drop off program that meets 9:30-11 a.m.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunset Over North Mesa

on May 17, 2017 - 7:12am
Daily Postcard: A colorful sunset fills the sky Saturday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Science On Tap: Discovering Boron On Mars May 18

on May 16, 2017 - 7:09pm
LACD News:
 
Although the NASA Curiosity rover has investigated Mars since August 2012, it has only recently detected boron on the planet.
 
The presence of this element has implications for questions about abundant water, prebiotic chemistry, and the habitability of Mars. The ChemCam instrument, which has been vital to this research, was a joint effort between Los Alamos and the French Space Agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales.
 
Come and hear Patrick Gasda, of the Lab’s Space and Remote Sensing group, talk about what has been learned through this special and unique equipment

Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday

on May 16, 2017 - 7:07pm
Astronomy News:
 
The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.
 
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Mars, Jupiter and its moons and Saturn with its rings and moons will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the spring constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
 
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At El Parasol

on May 16, 2017 - 4:41pm
On the job in Los Alamos: Bernardo Torres is a familiar face at El Parasol at 1903 Central Ave., where he has worked since 2006. Photo by Maire O'Neill@ladailypost.com

2017’s Best & Worst Places To Start A Career – WalletHub Study

on May 16, 2017 - 11:57am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With graduation season upon us, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career

To help recent graduates launch their careers in the right place, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest markets in the U.S. based on 23 key indicators of career-friendliness. The data set ranges from availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to housing affordability.

 
Best Places to Start a Career
 
Worst Places to Start a Career
1
Salt Lake City, UT
 
141
Jackson, MS
2
Orlando, FL
 
142
Chesapeake, VA
3
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Los Alamos County Quorum Notice Thursday

on May 16, 2017 - 11:55am

Local Expert To Lead Wildflower Walk Monday

on May 16, 2017 - 7:19am

Wildflowers are important for pollinators like this swallowtail butterfly. Photo Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Would you like to learn more about wildflowers on the Pajarito Plateau? Starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller will lead a Wildflower Walk.

These popular monthly outings are easy walks to identify some of the wildflowers in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum Launches 2017 Summer Series

on May 16, 2017 - 7:07am

COMMUNITY News:

Again this summer the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum will present a series of talks by local speakers during May, June and July. The theme of the talks is “Hope: Science, Religion and the Future”. There will be seven Wednesday evening meetings including May 31; June 7, 14, 28 and July 12, 19, 26.

The meetings will follow the usual format: light supper at 6 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions for the speaker and then table discussions.

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