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Bake Sale To Assist Teacher Joy Handsberry Monday

on June 16, 2017 - 3:41pm
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
A bake sale to assist LAHS teacher Joy Handsberry is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday at Los Alamos National Bank.
 
Handberry, whose cancer returned at the end of the school year is undergoing treatment once again. She is seen here (4th from left), surrounded by staff members wearing their Peace, Love and Math t-shirts at a fundraiser from her first cancer battle. The t-shirts secretly reveal a message when you look under the bottom, "Kick the C words A word."
 
Anyone sporting the pink positivity will be happy to explain.
 
To help or make a donation,

Scenes From Art Dedication At Aquatic Center

on June 16, 2017 - 3:36pm

County staff, members of the Art in Public Places (APP) Board and members of the community turned out for the dedication ceremoney for the artwork 'Denizens of the Deep' Thursday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The artwork, created by local artist Richard Swenson, features sea creatures forged out of discarded machinery parts. Swenson donated the pieces to the aquatic center.

ALERT: Important Message From Los Alamos County Emergency Management

on June 16, 2017 - 2:50pm

COUNTY News:

We are aware of individuals who are organizing various food and water drives for firefighters working at the Cajete fire in the Jemez Mountains. The number of phone calls and offers to assist them, as well as your response to help Los Alamos County with the evacuated animals we are receiving at the local shelter has been truly overwhelming both yesterday and today.

With the Cerro Grande and the Las Conchas fires in our history, we understand the trauma and impact that a wildfire can have on families, friends and neighbors. We all want to help.

However, we must ask for your

Cajete Fire: Los Alamos County Responds To Request From Sandoval County For Help With Displaced Animals

on June 16, 2017 - 11:18am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Animal Shelter staff are responding to a request received overnight from the Sandoval County emergency response team to assist Animal Amigos with evacuation of animals being impacted by the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez Mountains.

Animal Shelter staff relocated animals that were being housed in the County’s shelter to the Santa Fe animal shelter this morning in preparation for intake of these evacuated animals, which are expected to be small domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits or chickens rather than large animals such as horses; however, the local stable

Take A Free Ride On Summer Concert Bus Tonight!

on June 16, 2017 - 10:56am

COUNTY News:

Don’t forget! You can catch a ride to and from the Summer Concerts using the extended services provided by the DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit. Save the hassle and stay safe.

Route schedules and maps can be found on the ACT website: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/public_works/atomic_city_transit/

Remember – regular weekday service runs until 7 p.m., so check those schedules if you want to get there early.

Star Paving At Work On Camino Uva

on June 16, 2017 - 10:48am

Workers with Star Pavng remove a driveway apron Wednesday at a residence on Camino Uva. Courtesy photo

In And Around Town: June 22

on June 16, 2017 - 10:47am

 

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

THURSDAY, June 22

 

Science, Religion and Cosmic Purpose
The Los Alamos Science and Faith Forum continues its lecture series with a presentation by John Haught, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

Art Reception At Rose Chocolatier 5 p.m. Today!

on June 16, 2017 - 10:40am
Transitions. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception Friday night for Ann Greene of Los Alamos.
 
On display will be her intricate beadweavings. The show opens at 5 p.m. and Ann will be on hand to talk about her works. Please stop in and see this incredible show and meet the artist.
 
Ann moved to Los Alamos from Indianapolis in 1984 because she had fallen in love with this place. She says, “It felt like coming home.” ‘Transitions’, her beadwork on a Bell Lap Harp, is her tribute to Los Alamos.
 
She explained that “The Pajarito Plateau has had numerous

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LANB In White Rock

on June 16, 2017 - 10:20am

Ashley Lopez greets customers with a smile at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
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A Robot Named Rasmussen

on June 16, 2017 - 9:06am

Looking into the robot Rasmussen at the Project Y STEM Center in the Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Members of the Project Y Team 4153 robotics club with their robot Rasmussen. Courtesy photo

 

Photo by MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rasmussen is a robot built at the Project Y STEM Center in Los Alamos by high school students and their adult mentors. She is named after Jane Rasmussen who was a part of the Manhattan Project and used early computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“Jane Rasmussen was not necessarily in the limelight but she

Los Alamos Daily Post Sponsors Red Elvises Tonight!

on June 16, 2017 - 7:58am
Igor and the Red Elvises play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Concert Producer

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents Igor and the Red Elvises at 7 p.m. today and we’re proud and happy to tell you it is “Los Alamos Daily Post Night!”

A whole lot of Los Alamosians have seen the Red Elvises and I imagine that many of them will be at the Pond Friday. I think they’ve played for us 17 times and I’ve reserved a date with them for next year. If you haven’t caught this band, I suggest you join their fans. This is Los Alamos’ favorite band!

Science Of The Solstice Talk At Nature Center June 20

on June 16, 2017 - 7:33am

Celebrate the longest day of the year with a talk on the Science of the Solstice June 20 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Want to learn more about the longest day of the year? Come to the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium for a presentation on the Science of the Solstice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.

Dr. Rick Wallace will discuss the astronomical significance of the sun, summer solstice, and its resulting seasons. If weather holds, he will also bring out his solar telescope.

Wallace has a Ph.D.

Los Alamos County Hosts Community Bike Ride

on June 16, 2017 - 6:57am

A group of cyclists take part in Thursday's Los Alamos County community bike ride. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

STAFF REPORT: 

 

About 20 people strapped on their bicycle helmets and climbed on their bikes Thursday to take part in Los Alamos County’s community bike ride.

 

The 3-mile ride was originally scheduled for May 19 but needed to be rescheduled due to the weather. The new date coincided with the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

Daily Postcard: Huey Helicopter Refuels At Airport

on June 16, 2017 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: A Huey helicopter takes off Thursday afternoon to return to the fire in the Jemez after refueling at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Marc Bailey

Los Alamos Scientist Awarded Giuliano Preparata Medal

on June 15, 2017 - 10:35am

 

Los Alamos scientist Dr. Thomas Claytor was awarded the Giuliano Preparata Medal June 8 in Piedmont, Italy. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos
 

A Los Alamos scientist known for a modified cold fusion experiment in which he repeatedly got radioactive tritium produced in a low energy system, has been presented with the prestigious Giuliano Preparato Medal. Dr.

Bike Flow Trail By No Means A Done Deal

on June 15, 2017 - 10:32am
The June 8 Parks and Recreation Board meeting was crowded with community members waiting to give their input on the proposed bike flow trail. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the public packed the room Thursday night for the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board meeting and even spilled out into the hallway. The turnout seemed to suggest recreation is a prized commodity by this community.

“We want to have recreational opportunities for everyone,” said a member of the public.

The hot topic was the proposed bike flow trail that

Local Smoky Haze Caused By Fire In Bonita Canyon

on June 15, 2017 - 9:19am

Smoky haze from a lightning-sparked fire 19 miles north of El Rito in Bonita Canyon fills the sky this morning looking east from the Main Hill Road. The wildfire reported June 3, increased in size to approximately 280 acres, driven by wind and dry air. It is burning in a remote area of the El Rito Ranger District of the Carson National Forest. Information on air quality and protecting one's health can be found at https://nmtracking.org/fire. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Update: Police Seek Help Locating Ramon Acosta

on June 15, 2017 - 8:53am

Ramon Manuel Acosta

UPDATE: Ramon Acosta was located by the Espanola Police Department last night and taken into custody.

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Officers are searching for a 36-year-old male named Ramon Manuel Acosta.

Acosta fled from a crash scene on foot into the canyon south of Camino Cereza at approximately 4:30 p.m. today. He has an active warrant for a probation violation stemming from a robbery charge.

Acosta also has a criminal history of armed robbery and aggravated assault. He is 5’ 6” tall and 140 lbs. with brown eyes and brown hair.

LAPD Reminds Community To Follow Dog Ordinance

on June 15, 2017 - 7:47am

Los Alamos Police Department Animal Control Division Public Safety Aide Alysha Lenderman with Santos, a dog she rescued from Honduras. Santos is available for adoption at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A rash of recent attacks by unleashed dogs on humans and other dogs has spurred the Los Alamos Police Department to remind people of the provisions of the Los Alamos Municipal Code and the New Mexico Dangerous Dog Act.

“We have had several incidents in the past few months and people need to recognize how dangerous it

Quorum Notice: Board Of Public Utilities Meets June 21

on June 15, 2017 - 7:22am

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Morning Glory Cafe

on June 15, 2017 - 7:19am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Malachi Liberda and Julie Watts serve up great food to their many regular diners at Morning Glory Cafe at the 1377 Diamond Dr. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Pinon Park Pool Offers Summer Swim Lessons

on June 15, 2017 - 7:09am
Swim lessons taking place at Pinon Park Pool last year. Courtesy photo
 
PPP News:
 
“Pinon Park Pool is the perfect place for your kids to learn to swim outdoors this summer,” Manager Jeremy Goettee said.
 
Swim lessons start next week and cater to participants of all ages and abilities, from introducing babies to water, to small children becoming comfortable immersing their faces, to learning basic swim strokes, and advanced-level learning butterfly, diving, and water safety techniques.
 
“This year, we are limiting class sizes to just six participants to optimize the

Christian Church Pet Palooza June 20

on June 15, 2017 - 7:04am
Pet Palooza begins June 20. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Games, gospel and great people welcome community families to the Christian Church’s first Pet Palooza. The three nights of family fun begin at 6 p.m., June 20 in the parking lot of the Christian Church at 95 East Road in Los Alamos.
 
While family pets must remain at home for safety, stuffed pets are welcome to join the petting zoo or travel with their owners throughout the evening.

Black Hole And Church Cited For Disrepair

on June 15, 2017 - 6:45am

 

The Black Hole property on Arkansas Street has been cited by Los Alamos County for unsafe conditions due to its state of disrepair. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

The former Grace Lutheran Church on Arkansas Street has fallen into disrepair and the Grothus Family Trust, which owns the property has been cited by Los Alamos County. This is the rear view of the church building renamed the First Church of High Technology. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Two properties on Arkansas owned by the Grothus Living Trust have been cited by Los

Upcoming CaveSim Adventure At Nature Center

on June 15, 2017 - 6:36am
Try out caving at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo

ENVIRONMENT News:

Delve into a simulated world of caves 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This is the perfect opportunity to crawl through 60-foot tunnels, observe vertical rope climbing demos, and practice rescue missions. The electronic simulator will track your movements so you can learn what it takes to access some of the most remote places on Earth.

To add to the adventure, the Classic Air Medial helicopter will land at 9:30 a.m. at the nature center.

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