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Martin Salazar Of Los Alamos Graduates With Honors From New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology

on May 14, 2017 - 8:08am

Martin Salazar of Los Alamos graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology. The commencement ceremony was Saturday, May 13 in Socorro. After graduation, Salazar plans to spend time at home  while he starts his application for medical school in the fall of 2018. New Mexico Tech serves the state and beyond through education, research and service, focused in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, visit www.nmt.edu. Courtesy photo

Couple Camps Out To Be First In Line For Mothers' Day Brunch Buffet At Cottonwood On The Greens Today

on May 14, 2017 - 7:34am

A local couple pitched their tent at the front door of Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant at the Los Alamos Golf Course to ensure their place at the front of the line at this morning's Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. The couple, who asked to remain anonymous, said the food is 'absolutely delicious and we heard they had nearly 300 reservations so we really want to be sure we are at the front of the line.' Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LA Cares Seeks Volunteers For Food Drive, Distribution

on May 14, 2017 - 6:04am

Jean Butler of Los Alamos has volunteered for LA Cares for some 20 years. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LA Cares volunteers Pat Daun, left, and Joyce Eyster. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

LA Cares is a small, independent organization, providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County. Volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming food drive and ongoing food distribution activities.

LA Cares offers supplemental food assistance, with distributions on the second Thursday and Friday of every month at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road.

Happy Mothers’ Day Los Alamos!

on May 14, 2017 - 5:30am

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers in Los Alamos! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Daily Postcard: Colorful Hummingbird In Quemazon

on May 14, 2017 - 5:29am

Daily Postcard: A colorful hummingbird is spotted in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

County Reminds Residents To Support Property Clean Up Efforts To Combat High Weed Growth, Rubbish Piles

on May 13, 2017 - 4:05pm
Illustration of a home surrounded by debris. Courtesy photo
 
By MICHAEL ARELLANO
Building Safety Manager/Chief Building Official

It’s that time of year again and staff in Los Alamos County’s Building Safety Division and the Los Alamos Fire Department are reminding citizens to help address property-related issues such as weed overgrowth, excessive rubbish, and rodent issues being found on private and commercial properties around the County.

Property owners can help the County ensure a safe, continuous sidewalk path for pedestrians by trimming back their own vegetation growing onto or

Del Norte Credit Union Announces 2017-18 DNCU Scholarship Winners

on May 13, 2017 - 3:33pm
DNCU News:
 
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2017-18.
 
The 10 winners each will receive $1,000 toward their higher education for the 2017-18 school year.
 
“Our DNCU Scholarship program demonstrates our commitment to supporting young people in New Mexico, in line with our mission of Improving Lives,” DNCU President and CEO Chuck Valenti said. “We are very pleased this year to offer 10 scholarships to deserving students in Northern New Mexico.”
 
DNCU increased

UWNNM Mental Health Month Education Continues

on May 13, 2017 - 7:04am

Clean Up Los Alamos Day Is Today!

on May 13, 2017 - 7:02am
COUNTY News:
 
Due to inclement weather on April 29, Clean Up Los Alamos Day has been rescheduled for today, Saturday, May 13.
 
Let’s keep Los Alamos litter free. Join the fun and help tidy up the community by collecting trash and recyclables from your neighborhoods and public places. An appreciation lunch will be provided to volunteers noon - 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond.
 
Free gloves and bags will be provided upon registration. The Eco Station will allow free trash disposal to all Los Alamos County residents.
 
Register Now!

Pajarito Greenhouse Has Huge Selection Of Flowers And Plants For Mother's Day

on May 13, 2017 - 6:48am
Beautiful blooms at Pajarito Greenhouse. The Greenhouse has the most selection for the season right now, just in time for Mother's Day. The Greenhouse is at 238 Rio Bravo in Pajarito Acres. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 505.695.4640. Visit online at www.cbfox.com/pajaritogreenhouse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin advises Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox on the proper care of his trees. This one certainly looks happy! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Boys And Girls Golf Are 3rd Place State Champs

on May 13, 2017 - 6:45am

Both the boys and girls golf teams placed 3rd at the 5A State Golf Championship May 8-9 at Canyon Club in Albuquerque. Results can be found on the NMAA website at nmact.org. The boys, paced by four freshmen and a junior, were only one shot out of 2nd and 10 shots out of the championship won by Artesia. It was a very close competition. Jessica Osden and Leah Mountain were in the top-6 individuals on the girls side. Thus, they both made the all-tournament team. Sean Rau was the top player for the Hilltopper boys. He placed 7th individually--one position out of the all-tournament team.

Daily Postcard: Rainbow Appears Sideways In Clouds

on May 13, 2017 - 6:29am
Daily Postcard: A rainbow appears sideways in the clouds Wednesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Dawn Cline
 
Photo by Dawn Cline

Community Invited To Show Support For Police Week

on May 12, 2017 - 4:46pm

LAPD Cpl. Jaime Gonzales places a strip of blue tape on a vehicle in support of law enforcement for Police Week, which is May 14-20. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone and Cpl. Jaime Gonzales. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is inviting the community to drop by the Central Avenue side of the stateion 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to get a blue stripe placed on the back window of their vehicles, in support of law enforcement for Police Week, which is May 14-20.

The event is sponsored by LAPD Law Enforcement spouses.

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run May 18

on May 12, 2017 - 4:28pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will begin running the torch Thursda, May 18, for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

There may be slight traffic delays as officers begin to run the torch from LAPD along Trinity toward the back-gate and on to Jemez Springs.

LAPD partners with Special Olympics New Mexico to raise money and awareness for local athletes to participate in New Mexico State sponsored athletic competitions.

Chamber Take Out Talk Noon Today

on May 12, 2017 - 8:06am

CHAMBER News:

The monthly Take Out Talk is noon to 1 p.m. today in the Chamber Conference Room at 109 Central Park Square.

The featured speaker is Cynthia Goldblatt who will talk about "​Dementia Friendly Business Practices".

The community is invited to this free talk.

NMED Seeks Appointees For Recycling And Illegal Dumping Alliance

on May 12, 2017 - 7:58am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is seeking appointees for the Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Alliance that supports a cleaner, healthier environment for New Mexicans.
 
The industry waste generator seat, the nonprofit organization seat, and the solid waste authority seat are open.
 
The RAID Alliance, established by the 2005 New Mexico RAID Act, provides recommendations to NMED to award grants designed to protect the health and welfare of the environment and current and future residents of New Mexico by preventing and abating illegal

Zach Medin Best Predictor In Pace Race

on May 12, 2017 - 7:57am
SPORTS News:
 
Fifteen runners waited out the rain and lightning and enjoyed a dust-free jaunt for a one mile or three mile run on Barranca Mesa and in Bayo Canyon.
 
On the short course, Beth Davenport and Billy Strother had the best predictions being off by 81 seconds (normalized to the three mile course). Savanna Strother was the first finisher at 8:11.
 
For the long course, on which runners ran around Barranca Mesa Elementary School and then down the horse trail into Bayo Canyon to the point and back Gonzales Road to Barranca School, Zachary Medin was the best predictor, being only

'I Get By With A Little HEP From My Friends': Lives Changed By High School Equivalency Program

on May 12, 2017 - 5:59am
NNMC students Aida Saucedo and Marina Lopez. Courtesy photo
 
NNMC News:
 
Marina Lopez has a hectic schedule. After working a graveyard shift as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Aspen Ridge Lodge in Los Alamos, she barely gets a few hours rest before rushing off to a full day of classes.
 
What the 26-year-old student lacks in sleep, she makes up for in drive and enthusiasm. Her life didn’t always look like this. She had been out of school for 10 years. After realizing that being a high school student was just not for her, she decided to drop out and enter the real world.
 

Daily Postcard: Grey Fox Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on May 12, 2017 - 5:12am

Daily Postcard: This grey fox is spotted eating spelt bird seed Thursday afternoon in the yard of a Barranca Mesa home. The grey fox, is a carnivorous mammal of the family Canidae ranging throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to the northern part of South America. No other canid's natural range spans both North and South America and it is the only American canid that can climb trees. Source wikipedia.com. Photo by Ken Hanson

Coro de Cámara Presents ‘Rhapsody’ May 20-21

on May 11, 2017 - 9:19pm

Pianist Nate Salazar, second from left, and the string quartet who will accompany the chorus during the ‘Rhapsody’ concert May 20-21 in Los Alamos. From left, violist Brian Newnam, Salazar, cellist Dana Winograd, violinist Kay Newnam and violinist Ari Le. Courtesy photo

 

Coro de Camara News:
 
The Coro de Cámara 2016-2017 Season continues with the “Rhapsody”concert:
  • Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at The United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road; and 
  • Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N. Sage St.

Chorus, piano, and guest string quartet perform the music of

County Invites Scouts, Other Organizations To Be Color Guard For Council Meetings

on May 11, 2017 - 5:08pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council invites Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, along with other local organizations, to serve as Color Guard at any Council Regular or Work Session.

Presentation of the flags by a Color Guard can occur at the beginning of any Council meeting at 6 p.m. on a Tuesday evening in either Council Chambers or White Rock Fire Station 3. The presentation is followed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The name of the troop or organization presenting Color Guard will be included on the agenda and announced at the meeting.

To reserve a date, the troop

Patrick Neher Named New Executive Director Of Los Alamos Arts Council

on May 11, 2017 - 4:24pm

Patrick Neher. Courtesy photo

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos has the potential to be a destination for the arts and the new Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher hopes to tap into that potential to make it a reality.

Neher will officially take on the position starting July 10. His predecessor, Marlane Hamilton, will retire at the end of June. She has served as the executive director for 18 years.  

Neher, who resides in Bellingham, Wash., is excited to come to Los Alamos. He explained it is his hometown.

“I’m very excited about returning home and

Healing America’s Heroes Fights PTSD With Outdoor Adventures

on May 11, 2017 - 3:48pm
 
From left, Healing America’s Heroes Board Member Don Brooks, Volunteer Shae Reinecke and Healing America’s Heroes Founder Eddie Crain discuss the nonprofit organization with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may find aid in an unconventional place: the great outdoors.

Healing America’s Heroes Founder Eddie Crain said he started the nonprofit organization eight years ago. To date, there have been 40 veterans who have completed the program.

Pearce Meets With Local Leaders In Los Alamos

on May 11, 2017 - 8:17am
During a meeting in a Zia Realty Group conference room Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, left, shows Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski a video clip on his cell of his plane as it takes off from Grants Tuesday morning as he headed to Los Alamos to meet with local leaders. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce visited Los Alamos Tuesday as part of a sweeping trip through Northern New Mexico this week.

Council Proclaims May 14-20 Police Week, May 15 Peace Officers' Memorial Day In Los Alamos County

on May 11, 2017 - 8:13am

On behalf of the County Council during the May 2 regular Council meeting, Councilor Pete Sheehey presents Police Chief Dino Sgambellone with a proclamation declaring the Week of May 14-20, 2017 as ‘Police Week’ and Monday, May 15, 2017 as ‘Peace Officers’ Memorial Day’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

On behalf of the Los Alamos County Council during the May 2 regular Council meeting, Councilor Pete Sheehey presents Police Chief Dino Sgambellone with a proclamation declaring the Week of May 14-20, 2017 as “Police Week” and Monday, May 15, 2017 as

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