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On The Job In Los Alamos: At David’s Dogs

on August 13, 2017 - 7:28am

On the job in Los Alamos serving lunch to a hungry Fair and Rodeo crowd Saturday at Ashley Pond Park, from left, David’s Dogs staff Megan Martinez, Mark Martinez, James Kershner and Francisco Montoya. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

More Scenes From 2017 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 13, 2017 - 7:09am

Los Alamos High School Marching Band. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band drummer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAHS Marching Band members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Parade spectators. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NJROTC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Classic. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rodeo royalty. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds Over Los Alamos

on August 13, 2017 - 7:03am

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds fill the sky earlier in the week over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Community Shows Talents At County Fair Exhibits

on August 12, 2017 - 5:13pm

Food exhibits are on display at Mesa Public Library. The library is displaying numerous County Fair exhibits including fiber arts, horticulture, photography and arts and craft as as part of the 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo weekend. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Fair exhibits at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Horticulture entries for the County Fair are on display at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Marian Kirchner's quilt, 'Circle Log Cabin', earned first place and a special award in the County Fair exhibits

Scenes From 2017 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Festivities Today At Ashley Pond Park

on August 12, 2017 - 5:08pm

Ashley Middleton and her dog, Loki, help operate the Los Alamos Dog Obedience booth today at Ashley Pond. Various businesses, organizations and County departments set up booths around the pond to take part in the Fair and Rodeo festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Rotarians Dan Castille and Chris Sierk help spread the word about Rotary's upcoming fundraiser, Fiesta Los Alamos!, during Fair and Rodeo today at Ashley Pond. Fiesta Los Alamos! is 5-9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Fuller Lodge.

Country Star Dale Watson Takes Selfie With Enthusiastic Fans During Friday Night Summer Concert At The Pond!

on August 12, 2017 - 4:57pm
Country music star Dale Watson of Ausitn, Texas gave an energetic performance the Friday night Summer Concert at Ashley Pond singing a non-stop variety of favorites that seemed to delight the crowd, no matter their musical taste. Not only was Watson a stand-out performer, he also was fun-loving and delighted a couple of enthusiastic local fans, KayLinda Crawford and Marcie Johnson with a group selfie during one of his songs. Watson called the pair to the stage, grabbed a phone and took the picture ... to be treaured for sure! Courtesy photo

Selfie photo from left, KayLinda Crawford and

Scenes From 2017 Arts And Crafts Fair

on August 12, 2017 - 2:07pm

From left, Tracy Durland shows Carolyn and Andy Stewart her husband Garret's work during the Fuller Lodge Art Center's arts and crafts fair this morning at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Sandra Moench sets up her booth during this morning's Fuller Lodge Art Center arts and crafts fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Merriman works on a wind chime during the arts and crafts fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Michael Harvey and his son Jacob sell their glass art during today's arts and crafts fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Red Hat Riders Take First In 2017 Fair & Rodeo Parade!

on August 12, 2017 - 2:03pm

The Red Hat Riders won first place in the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade held Saturday morning along Central Avenue. Los Alamos MainStreet sponsored the event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The Red Hat Riders and their horses wore their finest duds during the Fair and Rodeo Parade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Zia Credit Union earned second place in the Fair and Rodeo Parade held Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Participants celebrating individualism won third place in the parade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos History Museum Celebrates Ranch School

on August 12, 2017 - 7:57am

The 100th anniversary of the Ranch School is being celebrated throughout Los Alamos. The newest exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center pays tribute to the Ranch School and right down the street, the Los Alamos History Museum also is celebrating the school in one of its exhibits. Museum Shop Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Todd Nichols explained that the exhibit started in the beginning of August and should be displayed for at least the next three months. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

One of the pieces in the exhibit is a portion of a tree trunk that belonged to one of two ponderosa

Collared Lizard Guards Onion Patch In White Rock

on August 12, 2017 - 7:46am

This collared lizard that residents affectionately call Lizzy has been guarding the family onion and chives patch for weeks at a home on Rio Bravo in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. The family reports that Lizzy hunts every day for grasshoppers and butterflies near sunset, and avoids encounters with various birds (roadrunners and towhees) and a resident bull snake (about 6-feet long). Photo by Patrick Neher

Lizzy the collared lizard has taken up residence at a home in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Patrick Neher

Lizzy gets in some afternoon rock climbing at her new home in Pajarito Acres.

Scenes From ‘Meanwhile Back At The Ranch’ Opening Reception At Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday Evening

on August 12, 2017 - 7:32am

Artist Cherie Trottier, left, stands beside her work, ‘Peggy Pond Church’s Poetry Cabin’along with writer, Sharon Snyder. Snyder’s biography on Peggy Pond Church inspired Trottier’s piece. The work is on display in the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit, ‘Meanwhile Back at the Ranch’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Artist Wendi Dunn checks out one of the exhibits at the Fuller Lodge Art Center's newest show, ‘Meanwhile Back At The Ranch’, during Friday’s opening reception. Dunn’s own work, ‘Dinosaur Ranch’, is a part of the show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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County Council Thanks Friends Of Shelter For Service

on August 12, 2017 - 6:42am

County Councilor Chris Chandler, third from the left, presents members of the Friends of Shelter with a proclamation thanking the organization for its services to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

COUNTY News: 

​During the regular Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night, Councilor Chris Chandler read and presented a proclamation to the Friends of the Shelter:

WHEREAS: Friends of the Shelter is a local non-profit organization founded in 1999 who has worked with the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and communities across Northern New

Documentary ‘Blood Road’ In Los Alamos Sept. 7

on August 12, 2017 - 6:37am
Lookout. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail with ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch, as Red Bull Media House’s award-winning documentary Blood Road premieres Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Reel Deal Theater, 2551 Central Ave.

Blood Road captures Rebecca and her Vietnamese riding partner Huyen Nguyen’s 1,200-mile search for the place where Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was shot down in Laos more than 40 years earlier.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Nambe Pharmacy

on August 12, 2017 - 6:29am

On the job in Los Alamos at Nambe Pharmacy in Central Park Square, from left, Daniela Perez, Amanda Kedge and Melissa Roybal. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Sunrise From Walnut Street

on August 12, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: A sunrise Friday lights the sky from Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Tents Go Up At Ashley Pond For Fair And Rodeo

on August 11, 2017 - 6:49pm

Workers erect tents this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park in preparation for the wide variety of of organizations and agencies that will occupy them Saturday as part of the 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo festivities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Tents going up this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SF Opera's Apprentice Scene Program Begins Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 6:40pm
A past performance from the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Scene Program. Courtesy/Santa Fe Opera
 
By CARL NEWTON 
Los Alamos 
 

On the path down to the Dapples Pavilion Cantina at the Santa Fe Opera there is a paver with the inscription, “The SFO Apprentice Singers/ May Our Dreamers Become Our Stars." Stardom was in Joyce DiDonato’s future when she was an apprentice in 1995. She speaks with authority when she said, “The wonderful performing opportunities and intensive instructions the young artists receive here are invaluable and could very well be the building blocks to their own

Summer Concert Is On Tonight … Rain Or Shine!

on August 11, 2017 - 5:26pm

Dale Watson and the Lonestars perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond regardless of the weather. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert is on tonight regardless of whether it continues to rain!

Country music star Dale Watson and his band the Lonestars from Austin, Texas perform at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Watson has been dubbed by the Austin Chronicle as the “silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser.” He also plays rockabilly and Texas swing.

Bandelier Law Enforcement Rangers Offer Reward For Information On Elk Poaching

on August 11, 2017 - 3:28pm
NPS News:
 
Between the evening of Aug. 3 and morning of Aug. 4, an elk was poached within Bandelier National Monument. 
 
Evidence was collected at the scene and some parts of the poached elk were taken by the suspects. 
 
The incident occurred along N.M. 4 near milepost 44 near Cerro Grande. The elk was on the south side of the road. If you observed a vehicle stopped along the road during this time, Bandelier law enforcement rangers want to know about it. 
 
If you have any information you believe may be related, call 505.672.3861 extension 401 or 402. Bandelier National Monument

PEEC: Painting Class With Lisa Coddington Aug. 31

on August 11, 2017 - 2:59pm
Rufous hummingbird and Indian paintbrush flowers by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on painting using botanical and natural subjects Aug. 31 at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. 
 
This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life, and nature-inspired art.
 
Participants will explore watercolor techniques

Family Fun Gets Underway Today At 2017 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo ... Festivities Through Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 9:41am
The 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo kicks off today and runs through Sunday. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

 

COUNTY News:
 
As summer vacations begin to wrap up, Los Alamos—the place where discoveries are made and the palce of “100 Aha Moments”—offers one more opportunity for families to get outdoors and enjoy a fun-filled weekend trip with the Annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo kicking off today and running through Sunday.
 
“The County Fair and Rodeo is always a fun-filled time for families to enjoy right before the start of the school year,” said Kelly Stewart, marketing specialist

Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol Cadets Conduct Change Of Command And Promotion Ceremony

on August 11, 2017 - 9:01am

Cadet Cmdr. 2nd Lt. Stafford receives a flag from outgoing Cadet Cmdr. 2nd Lt. J.D. Downing. Courtesy/CAP

Cadet promotions, front row from left, C/Amn Adam Pacheco, C/Amn Gavin Robles, C/A1C Ty Swavely and C/SrA Malcolm Olsen, C/SMSgt Bryce Gentile. Second row is Deputy Commander for Cadets Lt. Col. Annette Peters. Courtesy/CAP

Cadets receiving certificates for their first Cadet Orientation Flight, front row from left, C/Amn Adam Pacheco, C/Amn Gavin Robles, C/A1C Ty Swavely and C/AB Kyle Gentile. Second row is Cadet Orientation Pilot Maj. Mark Peters. Courtesy/CAP

CIVIL AIR PATROL News:

Performers Rehearse For 'Aladdin'

on August 11, 2017 - 8:03am

Cast members of the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin' rehearse for the big show earlier this week. The performance is 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 or $7 for children ages 12 and younger. For LAAC members, tickets cost $10 or $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Los Alamos Arts Council sponsors Missoula Children's Theater. Courtesy/Patrick Neher 

Rehearsals for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of 'Aladdin' have been held throughout the week at Crossroads Bible Church.

Did You Get Your Check?

on August 11, 2017 - 7:58am

Staff Report

If you live in the Valley or the Jemez mountains, you really want to pay attention to this story. The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC), which serves most of the communities surrounding Los Alamos County has issued capital credit checks for members who paid an electric bill in 1985, 1986 and 1987, but some have been returned as undeliverable.

The JMEC Board of Trustees met March 31 of this year and agreed to pay $2,000,000 in Capital Credits to the coop membership.

Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Presents Dale Watson And The Lonestars At Pond Tonight!

on August 11, 2017 - 7:43am

Outlaw country music star Dale Watson performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the Austin, Texas King of Honky-tonk and tremendous outlaw country music star, Dale Watson at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park.

Even if you think you don’t like country, let me tell you about Dale Watson and the Lonestars. Dale’s been dubbed by the Austin Chronicle as the “silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser.” He also plays rockabilly and Texas swing.

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