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Scenes From St. Patrick's Day Luncheon At White Rock Senior Center

on March 17, 2017 - 4:51pm

Community members gather at the White Rock Senior Center today for the annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon. Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

 

Library's Authors Speak Presents Melissa Savage

on March 17, 2017 - 4:16pm
Cover of 'Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande' by Melissa Savage. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The author of “Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande,” Melissa Savage, will speak 7 p.m. March 23 at Mesa Public Library. Savage is a conservationist, geographer, professor emerita with UCLA, and director of the Four Corners Institute in Santa Fe. The book is published by UNM Press and contains an introduction by William de Buys, along with essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantu, Jan Reid and Dan Flores.

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Los Alamos Firefighters Give Up Hair For St. Baldrick

on March 17, 2017 - 4:14pm

Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department give up their hair for a worthy cause today during the annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving event at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Chief Joseph Candelaria gets clean shaven. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Chief Joseph Candelaria models his new do. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from today's event at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Physics World Features Article By Former Los Alamos Resident Jessamyn Fairfield

on March 17, 2017 - 3:52pm

Jessamyn Fairfield, left. Courtesy Photo 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Jessamyn Fairfield, a former Los Alamos resident, strives to offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in a variety forms. Whether it is in the classroom at the National University of Ireland in Galway where she is employed in the physics department or through her comedy routines with Bright Club, which allows researchers to tap into their funny sides on stage, Jessamyn Fairfield works ensure STEM is accessible to everyone.

 

She is getting some major assistance in this

Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry March 24

on March 17, 2017 - 3:46pm

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U-8 Hockey End Of Season Activities

on March 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
Los Alamos Rams U-8 team members pose with their 2nd Place trophy from the Taos Presidents Day Classic. Photo by Tim Jaglinski
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Rams Under-8 (“Mites”) hockey team finished their 2016-17 season with tournaments in Taos and Albuquerque on the weekends of 18 and 25 February.
 
On the weekend of 18 Feb., the Rams U-8 Travel Team took second place in the Taos Presidents Day Mites Tournament.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Blue Window Bistro Server Walter Valencia

on March 17, 2017 - 3:03pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Walter Valencia tops off a water glass during the lunch hour today at the Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Blue Window Bistro is serving a special corned beef and cabbage dinner 5-9 p.m., today while supplies last at the restaurant at 1789 Central Ave. For reservations, call 505.662.6305. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Pasta Paradiso Offers Full Meals And Buffet Items

on March 17, 2017 - 8:50am
Renee Lee, owner of Pasta Paradiso shows her extensive wine selection. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
“A bottle of red, a bottle of white
Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight
I'll meet you anytime you want
In our Italian Restaurant”
(From an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel)

Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee always looks like she is going to burst into song, so you would never know that her newest eatery is her fifth and not her first.

FSN Spring Open House March 21

on March 17, 2017 - 8:49am
FSN News:
 
The community is invited to join the Family Strengths Network (FSN) for its annual Spring Open House, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 on Orange Street.
 
As a local non-profit, FSN is invested in families and in the community. Take this opportunity to learn what they are doing to help empower families and what you can do to help.
 
This event is open to the public. Children are welcome. Come and enjoy great conversation and tasty treats with the heart of FSN.
 
FSN is a United Way Community Partner.
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PEEC: A Living And Exploding Universe This Weekend

on March 17, 2017 - 8:36am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium will kick off the weekend at 7 p.m. with an astronomy show at by Dr. Rick Wallace the explores what we know about life in the Universe. 
 
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, the film Exploding Universe will take attendees on a voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe.
 
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit www.peecnature.or g/planetarium or call 505.662.0460.
 

Painting Exhibition Against Hate Opens March 18

on March 17, 2017 - 8:31am
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ART News:

 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) students are using their art to fight for social justice. Color: A Painting Exhibition Against Hate features a group of young diverse college students from SFUAD who are using their art to fight for social justice. All profits from this show will be donated to Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF).
 
Opening night is 4 -7 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at the ART.i.factory in Art.i.Fact at 930 Baca St. in Santa Fe. The exhibition shows through March 28, with gallery hours 10 a.m. to  6 p.m.

Citizens Needed For County Board Vacancies

on March 17, 2017 - 8:26am

Senior Management Analyst Libby Carlsten encourages community members to apply for a vacancy on one of the County boards or commissions. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County is facing many issues from water rate hikes to selecting the next public art piece, and to make the right decisions the County needs its citizens’ help.  

There are a number of openings on County boards and commissions that citizens can volunteer for.

Prescribed Burn Planned On Santa Fe National Forest

on March 17, 2017 - 8:06am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning a prescribed burn near the community of Mesa Poleo on the Coyote Ranger District. 
 
Hand ignitions could begin as early as Tuesday, March 21, if conditions, including weather, winds and air quality, are favorable. 
 
The SFNF hopes to treat 300 acres of hazardous fuels located 1.5 miles southwest of the community of Mesa Poleo and 3 miles southwest of Coyote. Fire crews expect to treat 50 to 100 acres per day as long as conditions remain favorable.

Scenes From Los Alamos Museum Of Art Reception

on March 17, 2017 - 8:00am
The Board of Directors of the  Los Alamos Museum of Art hosted a  special reception Thursday evening at the Karen Wray Gallery on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. The Board is pictured in front of their own artwork, which was displayed at the event. Many of the board members are artists themselves. LAMOA is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. The group has developed a mission statement and devised educational programs for students, adults and seniors, as well as an outreach program. The museum has been promised several art collections and is seeking donations of both art and funds.

School Board Honors Departing LAPS Foundation Executive Director

on March 17, 2017 - 7:50am
LAPS Foundation Executive Director Joanna Gillespie, left, and Foundation Board President Cheryl Pongratz address the Los Alamos School Board Tuesday. Gillespie is leaving her post as executive director after a 12-year tenure. She has been the director of the organization since its inception in 2005. The Foundation has raised $1 million to benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools in that time. Pongratz said Gillespie has done 'a phenonimal job' as director.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

on March 17, 2017 - 7:43am

A St. Patrick's Day religious procession in March of 2010 in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, where Saint Patrick is said to be buried. Photo by Ardfern

COMMUNITY News:

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held March 17, which is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick depicted in a stained glass window at Saint Benin's Church, Ireland. Courtesy image

Saint Patrick's Day was made an

Science On Tap: What Travels At 84 Percent The Speed Of Light And Is Used By Researchers At Los Alamos?

on March 16, 2017 - 5:09pm

COMMUNITY News:

In response to requests from previous Science on Tap attendees, this month’s topic will be LANSCE. That acronym stands for Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. Housed at Los Alamos, it’s one of the most powerful linear accelerators in the country. During this Science on Tap event, Gus Sinnis, both a deputy associate director for Experimental Physical Science and the facility’s user director, will introduce you to the technology that attracts more than 500 researchers here each year.

Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time.

Los Alamos Sportsmens Club Hosts First Cowboy Shoot Of The Year March 18

on March 16, 2017 - 4:43pm
LASC News:
 
The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its first “Cowboy Shoot” of the year at at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Pistol Pits. 
 
This SASS ruled event occurs every third Saturday of each month March until November (weather permitting).
 
The shooting competition is staged in a unique, characterized, "Old West" style. Clothing attire and accoutrements, as well as the guns used, that reflects this period of the American West is required/encouraged to shoot in these events.

LAPS Announces The Healthy Schools Initiative Community Book Read

on March 16, 2017 - 4:03pm
 
LAPS News:
 
The LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative invites parents, teachers, and community members to join a Community Book Read sponsored by 100+ Women Who Care and the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
 
LAPS staff gather on a regular basis in professional learning circles to read and discuss the latest developments in educational research and practice. These book groups have been supported by the LAPS Foundation and other generous funders. They provide a venue for exchanging ideas and building mutual support.
 
The Healthy Schools Initiative would like to extend this

PEEC: Last Two Guided Snowshoe Hikes Of Season

on March 16, 2017 - 3:59pm
Each snowshoe hike explores a different part of the Valles Caldera and allows participants to explore, observe, and learn about the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Winter is winding down, but there is still time to explore the Valles Caldera in the snow.
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) are partnering to offer two educational, family-friendly, hikes this month.
 
These Saturday hikes will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on March 18 and 25 and be led by a VALL ranger and a PEEC representative.

Atomic City Hotel Inches Toward Eventual Opening

on March 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Atomic City Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr. moves slowly toward an evental opening date. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

While it may not look like anything is happening at the former Hilltop House these days, a spokesman for Atomic City Investments who bought the property in July 2015 said Tuesday that there is lots going on behind the scene.

The property at 400 Trinity Dr., which has been renamed Atomic City Hotel, went into foreclosure in the fall of 2012. During a public auction in March 2013, LANB entered a cash bid of $2.9 million and

Public Meeting: North Road Traffic Calming Concerns

on March 16, 2017 - 8:30am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Public Works Traffic and Streets Division is hosting a Public Meeting regarding Traffic Calming Concerns on North Road.

The Public Meeting is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Fuller Lodge. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.

For questions regarding the meeting, call the Traffic and Streets Division office at 505.662.8113 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Community Invited To IHM’s Fish Fry Dinner Friday

on March 16, 2017 - 7:02am

Daily Postcard: Cooper’s Hawk Spotted In Local Yard

on March 16, 2017 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: A Cooper’s Hawk with attitude is spotted recently in a backyard in White Rock. Photo by Cathe Ragsdale

Officials Brief County Council On Library System

on March 15, 2017 - 11:27am

Library Board Chair Jennifer Baker and Library Manager Steven Thomas present the board's Fiscal Year 2017 work plan and details about the County library system and board to the Los Alamos County Council during its regular meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. During the presentation, Baker reported that in FY 2017, more than 391,000 items were checked out of the libraries and the library system had more than 333,000 visitors. Councilor Antonio Maggiore commended the library board for its work. ''ou guys run some fantastic libraries here," he said.

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