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K2 Women's Weekend Raises Funds for Cancer Services

on February 1, 2013 - 10:38am

Last Day to Vote Early!

on February 1, 2013 - 10:35am

CLERK'S OFFICE News:

Today, Friday, Feb. 1, is the last day to cast a pre-election day vote or get an absentee ballot at the County Clerk’s Office.

The Clerk's Office is across from the Reel Deal Movie Theater, in the modular office directly behind the Demo Garden on Central Avenue at Oppenheimer Drive.

The actual voting day and last day to turn in absentee ballots is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Community Building in Los Alamos and at the Los Alamos County Fire Station in White Rock.

2013 Special & Board Elections:

Click here for a listing of candidates for the 2013

Historical Museum Unveiling Groves Portrait at LANL 70-Year Celebration

on February 1, 2013 - 9:27am

LAHM News:

The community is invited to mark their calendars now because in celebration of Los Alamos National Laboratory's 70th anniversary, April 5, 2013, the Los Alamos Historical Museum and LANL will hold a public celebration.

During this event, a magnificent portrait of Gen. Leslie Groves will be unveiled, which was recently donated to the Museum by the Groves family.

The community-wide celebration is set for 3 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. More details to come.

LANL Staff Biography / General Leslie R. Groves

The Manhattan Project extended far beyond the fences surrounding

Public Meeting on Broadband Feb. 20

on February 1, 2013 - 8:23am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County businesses are cordially invited to attend a meeting regarding recommended design of the Community Broadband Network by Los Alamos County.

An update on this last-mile, open-access, fiber optic network project as well as the finance mechanisms proposed by the business plan will be discussed.

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20
  • Location: Fuller Lodge
  • Time: 10–11:30 a.m.

County business owners are encouraged to provide their opinion by attending and/or completing an online survey for the project, which can be found at the project website by clicking here…

The CBN project is

Big Game - Enjoy the Festivities and Protect Against Potential Lawsuits

on February 1, 2013 - 8:10am
STATE FARMS News:
  • The big game is almost here - do some research about your party hosting liabilities
Is it your turn to host the big game this year? As you pull together the final touches for the best party ever for friends and family, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your responsibilities as you welcome your party revelers.
 
While we intend for our guests to eat, drink, and be merry, sometimes accidents happen – and that can be a costly headache for a homeowner.
“There are a variety of situations or accidents that can occur that could put a serious damper on your party,”
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AP Night at Los Alamos High School Tuesday

on January 31, 2013 - 11:40am

LAHS News:

Students and parents are invited to attend the second annual AP Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Los Alamos High School.

The evening will begin with a brief presentation in the Topper Theater. Attendees will then be able to meet with teachers and students to learn more about AP and Honors course offerings at LAHS.

Representatives from UNM-LA will also be on hand to discuss the dual credit/concurrent enrollment program.

All LAHS students must take an AP class, an Honors class, an online class, or a dual credit class to graduate.

“AP Night provides students and parents a great

Online Survey for County Businesses

on January 31, 2013 - 10:59am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is continuing its market research to assess demand and interest in broadband services, as well as explore preferences regarding methods of financing the Community Broadband Network (CBN) project and willingness to pay for the various costs to install and operate the network.

CBN is a “last-mile” fiber network that will provide open and advanced broadband communications access to all County residents, businesses and institutions.

In an on-going effort to gather community input, an online survey is now available until Feb. 15, for Los Alamos County Businesses.

County Repairing Trash; Recycling Roll Carts Free!

on January 31, 2013 - 10:28am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County residents can get their damaged County trash or recycling roll cart repaired free of charge.

Does your trash or recycling roll cart have a broken lid? A bum wheel? Is the body cracked?

If so, just call the Environmental Services Division at 662-8163 and they will come out and get it repaired at no cost to you.

As long as the roll cart damage was not caused by negligent abuse on your part - such as placing hot ash into the roll cart and melting it - the County will fix it for free.

Broken roll carts reduce route efficiency so call today to get your damaged

PEEC Adds Fourth Camp to Summer Outdoor Adventures

on January 31, 2013 - 10:01am

Last year's Medicine Hawk's Mountain School participants learn about primitive camouflage. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Outdoor Adventure Programs consist of two weeks of day programs for students entering 4-6th grades, one week for students entering 7-8th grades, and now, a four-day overnight survival skills camp for adults and families with children 12 or older.

The new camp, titled Medicine Hawk’s Summer Survival Skills, will be run by Rourke McDermott, and will be held Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9 in the Jemez Mountains. 

Pajarito Mountain Re-opens Saturday!

on January 31, 2013 - 9:43am

Panaramic shot of Pajarito Mountain Ski lifts. Courtesy/PMSA

PMSA News:

The community is invited to Pajarito Mountain Saturday, Feb. 2 as it re-opens for skiing.

Significant snowfall from the recent storm has resulted in very good snow conditions on the mountain, so lift operations will resume with Beginner, Aspen and Mother lifts on Saturday.

All facilities, including the Cafe, Rental Shop and Snowsports School will be open as well.

Guided Hike at Valles Caldera this President’s Day

on January 31, 2013 - 9:07am

The Valles Caldera Rim. Photo by Yvonne Delameter

LAVC News:

Join Los Amigos de Valles Caldera on a two-mile guided snowshoe hike of Cerro la Jara at the Valles Calder Preserve. The hike will take place 10 a.m – noon, President’s Day, Feb. 18.

The group will meet at the Valle Grande Staging Area for registration, snowshoe rentals, and hot refreshments. Arrive as early as 9 a.m. to secure snowshoes, as equipment is limited.

Adult rentals are $15 and youth rentals are $10. The cost is  $20 for Los Amigos members and $25 for non-members. The fee includes full-day trail permit.

RSVP to Jim

School Board Approves $1,000 Reward for Information on Vandals

on January 31, 2013 - 9:01am
School Board President Kevin Honnell and Board Member Judy Bjarke-McKenzie discuss vandalism at Piňon Elementary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By Kirsten Laskey

On Saturday evening, Jan. 25, Piňon Elementary School was “tagged” by vandals. The graffiti consisted of a number of vulgar and inappropriate words and phrases.

The Los Alamos Public School Board is working to make sure the Piňon Elementary School vandals are caught.

During a special meeting Wednesday, Jan.

Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band Resumes Saturday

on January 31, 2013 - 8:44am

The Squash Mountain Boys. Courtesy photo

Staff report:

The popular Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band is back! The next event will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

The beer will be offered by the Santa Fe Brewing Company and from 3-5 p.m., the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque will provide the music.

Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home.

Beginning as a garage rock band, the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque

Aspen Art Teacher Receives LAPSF Grant

on January 31, 2013 - 8:38am

Britt Williams

LAPSF News:

Britt Williams, art teacher at Aspen Elementary School, received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. 

Williams’ grant will impact 55 6th grade students. The students will learn about the Empty Bowls events from Gillian Sutton. 

Then, they will learn about clay process, see examples from other artists and do the preliminary sketches of their bowls. 

After constructing their bowls using slabs and forms, the students can add texture to their bowls or build up features on the bowl’s surface. 

Once their pieces have dried and been

Free Piano Recital by Beau Gerard Sunday

on January 31, 2013 - 8:35am

LOS ALAMOS FRIENDS News:

This is the final in a series of Beau Gerard's Piano Recitals and Compositions hosted by Los Alamos Friends. Gerard is back from the first round of eliminations for America's Got Talent and is expected to make it to round II. 

Gerard will play his compositions on his Yamaha Grand Conservatory Piano in his living room at 3711 Trinity Ave. in Los Alamos, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. The event is free.

Light refreshments and wine will be served at 3 p.m. The piano recital will commence at 3:30 p.m. 

Drop-ins are okay until 3:30 p.m., after which there will be no

School Bond Passes By Wide Margin

on January 30, 2013 - 8:47am

Members of the ballot counting committee were hard at work in the County Clerk's Office late Tuesday afternoon tallying more than 6,000 ballots for the Los Alamos School Bond Election, which ended at 7 p.m. Tuesday. From left, John Puckett, Linda Fox, Ken Thomas, Norma Puckett, Elections Manager Gloria Maestas, Kim Thomas, Deputy Clerk Naomi Maestas, County Clerk Sharon Stover and Cookie Halsted. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Warren Houghting cast his vote Tuesday afternoon for the School Bond. How did he vote? 'Both my wife and I voted for the bond,' he told the Los Alamos Daily

Los Alamos' Own Andy Thoma Wins Huskies Most Improved Player Award

on January 30, 2013 - 7:00am

Andy Thoma on the soccer field. Courtesy/gohuskies.com

Staff Report

SEATTLE The 2012 University of Washington Men's Soccer Team held their annual post-season awards banquet Jan. 18, honoring Husky players and alumni.

Sophomore Andy Thoma from Los Alamos finished a successful season on the backline. He started every game and earned two assists, garnering him this year's Most Improved Player Award.

This award was presented by former Husky and ex-MLS player Bill Sleeth (2002.)

Last season, Thoma received the Rookie of the Year Award.

Read about Thoma’s soccer record and see photos of

TOTH Hosts Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

on January 30, 2013 - 6:52am

TOTH News:

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper from 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 12.

There will be beads, masks and Dixieland music. The menu includes ham, pancakes, a variety of syrups, fruit, eggs cooked to order, and orange juice. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door at $4 for children, $8 for adults, and $20 for a family. All proceeds go toward the Juarez House Build Mission trips, which take place this fall.

Come hungry and you will be fed!

Sumners Foundation Supports Española YMCA Teen Center Program

on January 30, 2013 - 6:47am

Teens work on projects at the  Española YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/Family YMCA

FAMILY YMCA News:

Española –The Española YMCA Teen Center is launching a middle school mock-government program thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

The grant is also supporting life-skills classes and tutoring.

“We’re in the process of finding the right person to engage the kids,” Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval said. “We have the kids, we have a model program, we just need a dynamic mentor to facilitate meetings once a week.

Mariel Nanasi Speaks on ‘Securing a Future Without Coal in NM’

on January 30, 2013 - 6:41am

Mariel Nanasi

LASE NETWORK/SIERRA CLUB News:

Executive Director and President of New Energy Economy Mariel Nanasi will be speaking on the topic "Securing a Future Without Coal in NM” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the UNM-LA Media Room (Room 203, Bldg.) in the UNM-Los Alamos Student Center.

Her talk is sponsored by the LASE (Los Alamos Sustainable Energy) Network and the Sierra Club.

New Energy Economy’s Native Power Initiative, located in Santa Fe, is bringing community-scale energy efficiency and renewable energy to the Navajo Nation and New Mexico’s Pueblos.

In addition to the

Brown Bag Concert Features Lads of Enchantment; Hot Flashes Two Piano Quartet

on January 30, 2013 - 6:37am

The Lads of Enchantment perform a Christmas Concert in Espanola. Courtesy photo

By Maxine Schmidt

The Los Alamos Arts Council will present The Lads of Enchantment Chorus and The Hot Flashes Two Piano Quartet at the February Brown Bag concert.

The concert will begin at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. The Brown Bag Series is free and open to the public.

The Hot Flashes. Courtesy photo

The Lads of Enchantment Chorus is the Los Alamos Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). The Los Alamos Area Chapter was granted a charter in 1993.

The founding

YMCA Beginning Fencing Classes Start Feb. 5

on January 30, 2013 - 6:29am

FAMILY YMCA News:

The new Los Alamos Family YMCA Beginning Fencing class will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.5.

The class is intended for those with no previous fencing experience. Enrollment is for adults and children above the age of 10.

Parent/child pairs are encouraged.

The class will cover basic footwork, fundamental blade skills, rules of engagement and some bouting. All necessary equipment is provided by the YMCA.

Registration cone be done at the YMCA front desk or on-line at www.laymca.org.

For further information or questions, contact Tom Hill, 672-1058

Entrepreneur Nicholas Seet Speaks at Hive Thursday

on January 30, 2013 - 6:05am
Nicolas Seet. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

HIVE News

Nicholas Seet will give a presentation tilled "From Engineer to Entrepreneur" Thursday, Jan. 31 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock. 

The brown-bag will start at 11:30 a.m. and Seet’s presentation will begin at noon. The lunch and presentation are free of charge and open to the public.

Seet is a successful entrepreneur and founder of Auditude® , a venture-backed online video advertising platform that was acquired by Adobe® in November 2011.

In 2005, he won the Rice University Business Plan Competition for his business concept.

Community Invited to UNM-LA / Los Alamos Daily Post College Board Forum 7 p.m. Wednesday

on January 29, 2013 - 9:11am

Staff Report

UNM-Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Daily Post will co-host a "UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidates Forum" from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 30 in Building 2, Room 230 on the college campus.

The public is invited to attend the forum, which will feature Position 1 incumbent Ron Dolin and challenger Michelle Hall in the only contested position among the three seats coming up in this year's race.

Below, the candidates share brief details of why they decided to either seek reelection or run for the first time to serve on the UNM-LA Advisory Board for the next four years:

Incumbent Ronald

Hopi Artist Presents Kachina Doll Talk to Rotary

on January 29, 2013 - 8:19am

Hopi artist Glenn Fred, an accomplished kachina doll carver, presented a program about kachina doll traditions and carving during the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kachina dolls and carving tools used by Hopi artist Glenn Fred to create his art was on display at the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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