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Wray: Why Do I Teach?

on December 10, 2017 - 7:09am

Artist and gallery owner Karen Wray is teaching beginning and intermediate oil painting in January in her studio at 1247 Central Ave. Call 505.660.6382 or email kewray40@comcast.net. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
By KAREN WRAY
Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery

After opening my art gallery in 2009, aspiring artists visiting the gallery would frequently show me their paintings, ask for advice on how to improve their work, and tell me about their painting experiences.

Their most common question was: how do you get it to look like that?

My own journey into painting involved taking numerous

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Dec. 13

on December 10, 2017 - 7:08am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Throne Room at Fuller Lodge.
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
 
ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Minutes from the Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meeting Nov. 1.
 
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II.  HISTORIC PRESERVATION BUSINESS (Items for Discussion and Possible Action)
 
A.  Chairman's Report
  • Discussion of the Maintenance and Care of the Light

Mountain Choir Sings Carols Downtown Dec. 14

on December 10, 2017 - 7:07am
MOUNTAIN CHOIR News:

The Mountain School Choir, which recently sang with the Los Alamos High School choir at the Municipal Building for the Holiday Tree Lighting, is performing Christmas Carols beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the downtown post office on Central Ave.

The choir will walk down the street singing in front of businesses, cross the road and sing in CB FOX, walk on that side of the street and will finish will a few songs in Starbucks.

Mountain Choir invites the community to come downtown Thursday evening to hear the students and enjoy the holiday season with singing!

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Debbie Grothaus

on December 10, 2017 - 7:02am

Planning & Zoning Commission Meets Wednesday

on December 10, 2017 - 7:02am
COUNTY News:
 
The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. PUBLIC HEARING(S)
  • A Special Use Permit to permit the placement of an Accessory Apartment, located at 196 El Rayo Street and a Waiver to allow the accessory building to be built to 16 feet

Wisdom Of The Heart Buddhist Meditation Dec. 29

on December 10, 2017 - 7:01am

Daily Postcard: Pet Pangaea In Central Park Square

on December 10, 2017 - 6:58am

Daily Postcard: Pet Pangaea at 158 Central Park Square is decorated with sparkly lights and filled with Christmas spirit and all types of gifts for favorite pets. For more information and store hours visit www.petpangaea.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com 

Gluten-Free Holiday Baking Class Dec. 15

on December 9, 2017 - 11:15am

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz Delivers ‘State of the County’ Address Wednesday

on December 9, 2017 - 6:47am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to join Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz for the “State of the County” address noon Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Izraelevitz will discuss highlights and accomplishments from 2017, as well as touch on potential news for the coming year.

CB FOX Donates 5 Percent Of Small Business Saturday Profits To United Way Of Northern New Mexico

on December 9, 2017 - 5:42am

CB FOX owner Andy Fox, left, presents a check for 5 percent ($809) of the store's Small Business Saturday profits to United Way of Northern New Mexico Board Member Mike Lippiatt Friday evening at CB FOX’s Sip and Shop Loyalty Party. ‘Thank you Los Alamos for supporting a local business like CB FOX, and allowing us to contribute to UWNNM in such a meaningful way,’ Fox said. ‘Supporting small businesses in your community is such a win for ONE AND ALL!’ Courtesy photo

YMCA Accepts Youth Conservation Corps Applications

on December 9, 2017 - 5:23am

The YMCA is accepting applications for its Youth Conservation Corps. Courtesy photo

 

Y News:

 

Applications for summer employment with The Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corps trail crew will be taken until 8 p.m. March 13. Hiring for this program is restricted to those ages 14-25.

Application packets and job descriptions are available on the Y’s website at www.laymca.org, at the YMCA 1450 Iris St., and at the Los Alamos and Española YMCA teen centers. Completed applications require two letters of reference and may be turned in to the Y or the teen centers.

Applicants must be New

San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James Mountain Visits Los Alamos Daily Post Friday

on December 9, 2017 - 5:18am

San Ildefonso Pueblo Governor James Mountain met Friday with Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark in the newsroom at 1247 Central Ave. Governor Mountain is completing his term as leader of the Pueblo in January and during his meeting at the Post he discussed his youth growing up in Los Alamos and his commitment to continue his life of public service. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Dec. 14

on December 9, 2017 - 4:59am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 in Council Chambers in ther Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
  • 1. CALL TO ORDER
  • 2. PUBLIC COMMENT
  • 3. APP BOARD BUSINESS
    • Approval of Minutes from Nov. 16 meeting
  • 5. CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
    • Project overview for the proposed underpass for Hwy 502 near the Canyon Rim Trail head​ Presenters: Eric Martinez
    • WR Pottery Project - update on educational plaque Presenters: Libby Carlsten
    • Update on Selig artwork

Voices Of Los Alamos Targets Chromium Plume Safety

on December 9, 2017 - 4:49am
By BARBARA CALEF
League of Women Voters of Los Alamos

Because the existence of a chromium plume in the regional aquifer below Sandia and Mortendad Canyons has been a source of concern for citizens of northern New Mexico, Voices of Los Alamos asked experts to discuss the problem at a Nov. 27 meeting.

Danny Katzman is the Technical Program Director for LANL’s chromium project and a hydrogeologist. Katzman began by saying that he was working on a way to explain the complicated technical project, putting together FAQs (frequently asked questions) for the DOE website. This is now posted here.

LAPS Statement On Tragic News In Aztec

on December 8, 2017 - 5:17pm

By LAPS Board of Education 
 
Jenny McCumber, President
Andrea Cunningham, Vice President
Ellen Ben-Naim, Secretary
Bill Hargraves, Member
Steven Boerigter, Member
Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent

The School Board and I are deeply troubled by the tragic news from Aztec, New Mexico. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We are keeping the students, parents, staff, and the entire Aztec community in our thoughts and prayers. We want to also acknowledge and appreciate the quick actions of the school staff and first responders in Aztec.

While school shootings are rare, we

Interfaith Christmas Concert Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:55pm
Booklynn with her violin. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
An Interfaith Christmas Concert is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Mormon Church at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos. 
 
This free event will have musical numbers from members of White Rock and Los Alamos communities. Performances include a variety of instruments, including piano, cello, ukulele and a bell choir. There also will be soloist and singing performances and opportunities for the audience to sing some classic Christmas music. The performers vary in age from 9 years to adults. Families and children are encouraged to attend. 

Arts And Crafts Fair At IHM Parish Hall Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 4:50pm

K of C Ladies Auxiliary News:

The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary is holding its Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road.

"With more than 30 vendors selling everything from jewelry to handmade Christmas ornaments, this is a perfect opportunity to get some of your Christmas shopping done right here in Los Alamos," organizer Gloria Lopez said.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered, including breakfast burritos, green chili stew, coffee, sodas and baked goods.

Papa Murphy's Donates To LAPS Foundation

on December 8, 2017 - 1:36pm

Gayle Cunningham of Papa Murphy's presents Laura Loy, executive director of the LAPS Foundation, with a check for a portion of their Small Business Saturday earnings. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. www.lapsfoundation.com. Courtesy photo

LAPS Weather Delay, Cancellation, Early Dismissal

on December 8, 2017 - 7:45am
From Superintent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

This message is to help us prepare for winter weather and focus on safety for students and staff. 

  • The decision to close LAPS or delay the start of school due to weather will usually be made by 5:30 a.m. 
  • Official announcements will be made via the media, district web page, LAPS School Messenger email and text, the school district’s information telephone line and each individual school line (see list below)
  • We will coordinate with LANL and the County on all decisions about a delayed start, cancellation, or early dismissal
  • In

'Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day' At Legislature Jan. 18

on December 8, 2017 - 7:05am
ALZHEIMER'S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is inviting all caregivers, supporters and concerned community members to join them for a day of advocacy and awareness-building with New Mexico’s policy-makers at the Santa Fe Capitol Building for Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day.
 
Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day is 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Legislature. There will be a Press Conference at 11 a.m. The Capitol Building (aka “The Roundhouse”) is located at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

County Snips Ribbon On 20th Street Extension

on December 8, 2017 - 7:01am
County Councilors, County staff and the public gather Thursday afternoon to help snip the ceremonial red ribbon on the 20th Street Extension Project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

Director Philo Shelton speaks at Thursday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Council Chair David Izraelevitz speaks during Thursday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilors, County staff and the public gather Thursday afternoon to help snip the ceremonial red

Santa Fe Community College And Santa Fe Higher Education Center Winter Break Closure

on December 8, 2017 - 6:53am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close for Winter Break Saturday, Dec. 18  through Monday, Jan. 1.
 
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available during this time. Snow removal and grounds maintenance will not be operational during this time. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
 
The SFCC main campus at 6401 Richards Ave., and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center at 1950 Siringo Road

Los Alamos Unable to Complete Comeback At Santa Fe

on December 8, 2017 - 6:50am

Assistant Coach Jacob Archuleta has a final cheer before sending the Topper Girls onto the court to face the Santa Fe Demonettes in the Tony Roybal Memorial Gym Tuesday evening. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Rebecca Green tries for a shot but is fouled by a Demonette defender under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post

rjmontano@ladailypost.com

 

SANTA FE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper girl’s basketball team dropped a non-district game to Santa Fe High School 46-35 on Tuesday night.

The ‘Toppers plagued with turnovers and

LAMS Hawks Sweep Robotics Tournament

on December 8, 2017 - 6:44am
Alpha Hawks are generally on the left and top row and the Beta Hawks are on the right middle and bottom in similar T-shirt styles and Logos. Photograph by Heath Watkins
 
By ANN COOKE
Los Alamos
 
Los Alamos Middle School’s two robotics teams travelled to Phoenix over the weekend to compete in Glendale’s FIRST Technical Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament.
 
The Alpha Hawks, a team comprised of mostly eight graders, and the Beta Hawks, a team comprised of seventh graders, competed in a field of over twenty robotics teams, and were two of only three middle school teams attending in

Shashi Light Charles Performs At Library Saturday

on December 8, 2017 - 6:39am
Shashi Light Charles. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Shashi Light Charles will play and sing a free concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
 
Her program will include holiday songs and some original work, all presented in her unique jazz-folk fusion style.
 
Charles fell in love with music at an early age, which beckoned her into singing (badly but passionately) and plinking on the piano and plucking on the guitar.

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