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Summer 2017 Udall Lecture Series: Frida Kahlo

on May 16, 2017 - 6:53am
Frida Kahlo
 
ART News:
 
SANTA FE  Renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—her life, self-image, friends, and thoughts on feminism—are the topics of a summer lecture series at the Udall Center on Museum Hill June 10 through Sept. 16.
 
The lecture series coincides with the Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art on Museum Hill.
 
On display Oct.

New Mexico Athletic Directors Association Announces 2017 Scholar Athlete Awards

on May 16, 2017 - 6:49am
NM ADA News:
 
The New Mexico Athletic Directors Association, interscholastic athletic directors in the state of New Mexico, is proud to announce the 2017 NMADA Male and Female Scholar Athlete Award Winners.
 
2017 NMADA Female Scholar Athlete – Sophie Long, Albuquerque Academy, nominated by Taryn Bachis, Albuquerque Academy Athletic Director. Sophie has earned 6 varsity letters, 2 in volleyball and 4 in basketball.

Daily Postcard: Rain Clouds Create Dramatic Sunset

on May 16, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: Rain clouds create a dramatic sunset Saturday over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

LAPD Hosts Memorial Ceremony For Fallen Officers

on May 15, 2017 - 9:47pm
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone speaks at this morning's Memorial Ceremony for fallen officers. Similar ceremonies took place today across the country as part of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Cpl. Pete Garcia presents scrolls with the imprint of a name plate honoring the late Chief Gary Bequette to his daughters, Diana Bequette, left, and Laura Hughes. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Police Officers and Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero at this morning's Memorial Ceremony.

LAPD Spouses Sponsor Blue Tape Event

on May 15, 2017 - 7:32pm

Kateri Morris, left, wife of Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris and Lizzy Lyons, wife of  Det. Matt Lyons place blue lines on community vehicles for two hours today at the police station in support of National Police Week. The event was sponsored by LAPD Law Enforcement Spouses. Photo by Maire O'Neill

Cindy Bingham, left, watches as Kateri Morris, Lizzy Lyons and Lisa Gonzales prepare her rear window for a blue line in support of National Police Week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Amy Strain shows off the blue stripe on the back window of her car in support of law enforcement

Study: Los Alamos County Ranks Among Best Places In New Mexico To Borrow Money

on May 15, 2017 - 7:15pm
SMARTASSET News:
 
Buying a home, going to college, and starting a new business are a few reasons why Americans take out loans.
 
We all know this, but did you know that there are places where it’s better to borrow money and easier to manage debt than others? These places generally offer a great cost of living relative to income and provide stronger legal protections for borrowers.
 
In its new study, SmartAsset dove into the numbers to uncover the best places to borrow money, and Los Alamos County ranked among the top spots in New Mexico.
 
For a look at how Los Alamos County

Nonprofit Training Session May 25, RSVP Now

on May 15, 2017 - 6:52pm
LACF News:
 
Los Alamos Community Foundation is excited to be teaming up with Leadership Los Alamos and United Way of Northern New Mexico to host the first “Volunteer Fair at Chamberfest” Saturday, June 10.

The format for this year’s “Volunteer Fair at Chamberfest” will be different than past volunteer fairs. The LACF Chamberfest booth will feature table space for nonprofits to display information about volunteer opportunities. You don’t have to staff the booth! You simply provide the materials using easy-to-use templates available at the May 25 nonprofit training session:

Preparing Your

Chamber Breakfast At UNM-LA May 17

on May 15, 2017 - 3:15pm
CHAMBER News:
 
The May 17 Chamber Breakfast in Building 2 room 230 at UNM-LA will be a discussion of what is taking place in the Los Alamos housing market.
 
The latest data compiled by the realtors will give you an accurate look at what is taking place. Presenter Teddie Sue Mooday is an Associate Broker with RE/MAX of Los Alamos and a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
 
This Chamber Breakfast will provide valuable information for bankers, mortgage brokers, employers looking to house employees, home improvement retailers and wholesalers, contractors in all fields, as well as people

Sweet Tribute To Los Alamos Police Officers

on May 15, 2017 - 2:58pm
In honor of National Police Week, the Los Alamos Police Department received a special gift this morning from U.S. Navy veteran Amy Strain. From left, Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Kateri Morris, Amy Strain and Lizzy Lyons. Photo by Julie Bennett.
 
U.S. Navy veteran Amy Strain baked a variety of cookies for the Los Alamos Police Department in recognition of National Police Week. Photo by Julie Bennett
 
Cookies created by U.S. Navy veteran Amy Strain for the Los Alamos Police Department in recognition of National Police Week. Photo by Julie Bennett
 
Cookies created by U.S.

English Teacher In Turkey Needs Help Building Library

on May 15, 2017 - 1:24pm

Students at a high school in Kozan, Adana, Turkey utilize a library created by English Teacher Nisa Yildiz. Her sister, Emine Beyza Tutar, a U.S. Postal Service worker in Los Alamos, is asking the community to donate books to the library. Courtesy photo 

 

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Got piles of books, magazines or newspapers just collecting dust? There is an opportunity to decrease those piles and give toward a great cause. Emine Beyza Tutar, a U.S.

Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners Announced

on May 15, 2017 - 11:53am
J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC
 
EDUCATION News:
 
Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.
 
The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, Capital, and Santa Fe high schools.
 
The JROMC has awarded 217 scholarships and other awards totaling $513,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several limited term endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and major contributions

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets May 17

on May 15, 2017 - 11:47am
JJAB News:
 
The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) meets at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 17 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. 
 
Jaret McDonald will be presenting a talk on his nonprofit organization, Famine to Feast.
 
 The public is welcome to attend.
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Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Meet Friday

on May 15, 2017 - 10:43am
LAFRW News:
 
The next meeting for the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women is 1-3 p.m., Friday, May 19 at the Chamber of Commerce Office.
 
The guest speaker is Michael Grimler, a local National Rifle Association (NRA) Training Counselor who holds multiple firearm instructor certifications from the NRA. He will speak to firearm safety in general, defensive use of firearms both inside the home and out, and considerations needed if interested in becoming a concealed carry permit holder. 
 
Seating is limited so come early. For further information, call Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001.

Excitement Fills 2017 UNM-LA Graduation Convocation

on May 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Graduates, family members and friends fill the Crossroads Bible Church for  UNM-LA's 36th Annual Graduation Convocation Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney speaks to the graduates at Friday's ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Zandree Stidham delivers the Convocation Address to UNM-LA graduates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Excitement filled the air at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos' (UNM-LA) 36th Annual Graduation Convocation Friday evening at Crossroads

Los Alamos Auto Club Draws Cool Cars Downtown

on May 15, 2017 - 8:36am

Owner Tim Cox with his Caterham 7, which he purchased in 2014 in Ohio. He explains that the Caterham 7 is a street car with a lineage that goes back to race cars and has been in production since 1957. Cox co-founded the Los Alamos Auto Club seven years ago with Pat Yeamans. The group gathers in the parking lot at 15th Street and Central Avenue, 9-11 a.m. every Saturday, except the first Saturday of each month when they participate in the Cars and Coffee event in Santa Fe. The club will be out in force with their cars Aug.
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Daily Postcard: Butterfly On Hummingbird Feeder

on May 15, 2017 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly is spotted Saturday on a hummingbird feeder at a home in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mothers Gather For Special Lunch At La Vista Church

on May 14, 2017 - 9:07pm

Mothers and daughters gather for a group photo Saturday following a special 1950s style luncheon at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Emily Chavez, 6 weeks old, with her mom DeeAnn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Isabel Gill is styling a 1950s look. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Naomie Garrett, 18 months, with her mom Becky. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hanna Granillo, left, and Sierra Morris. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pastor Raul Granillo, left, and his assistant Steve Harbert serve moms and

McDonald: What A Great Town!

on May 14, 2017 - 6:41pm
Jaret and Jen McDonald give Los Alamos an enthusiastic thumbs up. Courtesy photo
 
By JARET MCDONALD
Los Alamos

Maybe we could all take a step back ... Los Alamos is amazing ... just look what happened today ... regardless of your opinion of the Rec Bond.

This is just the best place! My wife Jen and I love Los Alamos! We love our firefighters and police department!

That is all. Carry on!

Responders Rush To Distress Call On Blue Dot Trail

on May 14, 2017 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs on the scene near the Blue Dot Trail in White Rock where a call was apparently made this afternoon by a hiker in distress. Initial reports indicate that EMTs are now walking the hiker out to safety. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

An LAFD ambulance and fire engine stand ready this afternoon at Overlook Park in White Rock to assist a distressed hiker on the Blue Dot Trail. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Classic Air Medical helicopter lands at Overlook Park this afternoon after making several passovers searching for a distressed hiker along

Engagement Announcement: McAdams - Bonner

on May 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Charles and Deirdre Bonner of White Rock are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Nicole Bonner to Matthew Caleb McAdams, son of J.C. and Robin Wilson of Broaddus, Texas. The couple met in Fort Worth, Texas where Ashley attends Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing her Masters of Biblical Counseling. Matthew works as a Security Technician traveling throughout the southern United States. The couple plan a June wedding officiated by Pastor Chuck McCullough in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
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Dion’s Pizza CEO Delivers Keynote Address At Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017 Graduation

on May 14, 2017 - 12:18pm
Keynote Speaker Mark Herman, CEO of Dion's Pizza inspires the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 at their graduation Friday at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Photo by Martha Katko
 
Don Casperson, left, receives the 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award from LLA Chair Elect Brian D'Andrea. Photo by Martha Katko
 
Representatives of major Leadership Los Alamos sponsors from left, Director Brian Brogan of Los Alamos County Community Services Department, LANB Market President Liddie Martinez and Fire Chief Troy Hughes with LLA Board Chairman Terry Priestley are ready to congratulate each of the

Players Sought For Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament June 2

on May 14, 2017 - 11:44am

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Special Olympics Los Alamos is gearing up for the Special Olympics Charity Golf Tournament slated for June 2 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The format will be four-person scramble and singles and doubles are welcome. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes cart, green fees lunch and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, longest drive and more.

Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in

Five Los Alamos Young Guns Members Qualify For 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics

on May 14, 2017 - 9:14am
Five members of the Los Alamos Young Guns qualified Saturday during trials at the at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club to compete in the 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics June 11-13 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Los Alamos Young Guns members in front row from left, Alison Pimentel, Cade Pimentel and Lauren Williams. Back row from left, Sam Bond and Kevin Dors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Young Guns members, parents and coaches celebrate the team members qualifying for Junior Olympics. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School NJROTC Car Wash May 20

on May 14, 2017 - 9:09am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Firefighters At Station 4

on May 14, 2017 - 8:43am

On the Job in Los Alamos: Firefighters Zach Shriver, left, and Matt Austin wash a medical response truck Saturday morning at Firestation 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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