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Friends of the Shelter: Animal of the Week

on March 22, 2012 - 9:42pm

Who could resist this face?

Rocky - Pug/Boston Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Los Alamos, NM

Rocky has personality plus! He is a very high energy dog that loves to run and play. Petfinder says no kids but he would do okay with older kids rather than younger children.Rocky is a small 3-year-old neutered male dog who came to the shelter when his owner moved. He is friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and is probablytoo bouncy for small children. He is good with dogs. His behavior with cats is not known.

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on March 22, 2012 - 9:10pm
 
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PEEC Summer Adventure Programs Open for Registration

on March 21, 2012 - 11:30pm

Spectacular!  The volcanic Jemez Mountains rise up from the high desert like an island in the sky surrounded by a desert sea.  The Rio Grande rift splits the Colorado Plateau and a sparkling ribbon of water flows along its path.  Northern New Mexico’s rich diversity of ecosystems awaits the curious.  This June, PEEC offers children the opportunity to explore this wild and enchanting landscape.  Programs are for children entering grades 4-6 (Nature Odyssey) and grades 7-8 (LEAP).  Each week is a chance for them to spend their days outdoors, make new friends, and meet scientists in the field. 
 

White Rock Flowers Brave the Cold

on March 21, 2012 - 10:48am

A daffodil springs to life in White Rock despite the recent cold snap. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

A pansy reaches for the sunlight in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Kiwanis Club Garners Awards

on March 20, 2012 - 11:14pm

Kiwanis Club Secretary Jim Baran, Past President Fran Berting, President Kristy Ortega and Southwest District Lt. Governor Ray Valdez. Courtesy Photo

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was recognized by the Kiwanis Southwest District today for excellence. Lt Governor Ray Valdez attended the Tuesday lunch meeting to hand out the awards. The Club received the 5-Star Award for Growth, Outstanding Service Award, Interclub Inner Circle Award and Distinguished Club Award.

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64th Annual Skiesta is Saturday, March 24

on March 18, 2012 - 10:08pm

 

First the fire, then the dire La Niña forecast...Who’d a thought that Pajarito would have some of the best skiing in the Rockies this season? Come up and celebrate an unlikely and spectacular 2011-2012 ski season

Free Shuttle from LAHS Sullivan Field. Leaves on the Hour 8-5

8:00 am Pinhead Challenge  
All Mountain
Earn Your Turns - skin or skate up, ski down the mountain on established course.

10:00 am Giant Slalom Race  
Aspen Slope
Rip it, and do your best combined time from two runs

11:00 am Sloppy Slalom  
West Beginner
Shake your sillies out on this fun filled course

12:00 pm Tee

Saturday's Special Community Winds Concert Inspired Kids to Participate

on March 18, 2012 - 2:16pm

These tympani are loud! Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Kids were invited to sit in front of the stage at Crossroads Bible Church Saturday night to hear Melissa Mackey narrate Peter and the Wolf with Ted Vives conducting the Community Winds. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Principal Tubist Deniece Korzekwa explains the big instrument to some young admirers after the concert. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Guest Violinist Jin Park gave an ouitstanding performance of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with Ted Vives conducting. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

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Kid in a Tree ... Sure Sign of Spring!

on March 17, 2012 - 6:53pm

A boy was spotted high in a tree on Grand Canyon in White Rock this afternoon. Photo by Katy Korkos
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Attendees Snacked on Soup While Helping Out Self Help Inc. at Saturday Event

on March 17, 2012 - 6:37pm

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Empty bowls got filled up at the 18th annual Empty Bowl event, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

A lively crowd chose from handmade bowls and enjoyed a choice of delicious soups for a $10 donation. 

About 700 beautiful bowls were available for purchase.

All of the money raised during the Empty Bowl event goes directly to support the work of Self Help, Inc.

The nonprofit organization assists Northern New Mexico families in need of immediate emergency aid, and encourages the growth of small

Window Washers Put a Shine on LANB

on March 17, 2012 - 11:33am

Even banks need spring housecleaning … Los Alamos National Bank has its windows washed twice annually – March and September. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Friday's Leadership Los Alamos Session Focused on Regional Issues

on March 17, 2012 - 10:13am

Rep. Nick Salazar and Rep. Jim Trujillo take a lunch break during Friday's Leadership Los Alamos regional issues meeting at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The 2012 class of Leadership Los Alamos participants met at Fire Station 3 in White Rock Friday to learn about issues impacting the region.

“The purpose of this session is to increase knowledge and understanding of our neighboring communities including their accomplishments and challenges,” said County Council Chair/Leadership Los Alamos cofounder Sharon Stover.

Mesa Public Library's Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillps: Reining in the Rio Grande

on March 16, 2012 - 10:20pm
 
Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips
 
Authors of Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water

Thursday, March 22, 2012   7:00 PM   Upstairs Rotunda    Mesa Public Library

“ Reining in the Rio Grande has brought many benefits to those who live in its valley, but the benefits have come at a price.

Posse Lodge Breakfast to Benefit Friends of the Shelter

on March 16, 2012 - 8:46pm

FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER News

 

On Sunday, April 1st, the Posse Lodge Breakfast will benefit the Friends of the Shelter. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with your friends and neighbors. All proceeds go to help the animals. You can register early for the Dog Jog which will be held on April 28th. There will also be a doggie kissing booth and mobile adoption event.

When:   Sunday, April 1 - 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where:  650 North Mesa Rd. (near the horse stables)

 

2012 Dog Jog Update

And The Winner Is…

A big congratulation to Kaylee Rogers for creating the winning design for the 2012 Dog

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View Los Alamos Robotics Team Competition Live

on March 16, 2012 - 1:18pm

Click on Education on the top menu to view the competition in real time.
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Upcoming Rotary Meetings

on March 16, 2012 - 12:57am

Rotary Club News:

March 20: Bob Parmenter, chief scientist, will speak about the status of the Valles Caldera, with an introduction by former County Councilor Nona Bowman.

March 27: Los Alamos Public Schools Reading Coordinator Suzanne Lynne will present the program, Teach Like a Champion.

This program focuses on effective teaching methods designed to help all teachers, especially those new to the classroom, with an introduction by Karen Hawkins.

The Rotary Club meets at 11:45 a.m. each Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

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Local GOP Elects New Officers

on March 15, 2012 - 11:36pm

Members of the Los Alamos Republican Party. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Republican Party News:

The Los Alamos Republican Party elected new officers during its monthly meeting this evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

Jordan Redmond was elected chair of the Los Alamos Republican Party, replacing Ron Dolin who resigned last month after serving nearly three terms.

Bill McKerley was elected 1st vice chair, filling the vacancy created when Redmond became chair.

Joe Archuleta remains 2nd vice chair.

Norma Tech continues to serve as treasurer and Mike Weaver as secretary.

The

Traffic Control has been Revised on Westbound N.M. 4

on March 15, 2012 - 10:52pm

Traffic control has been revised on westbound N.M. 4 at the Pajarito Road intersection near White Rock.

The white stop bar pavement marking on N.M. 4 will be moved west approximately 30 feet, clearing the intersection approach to provide a free right turn onto Pajarito Road.

Vertical lane markers have been placed along the free right curve to help motorists maintain their lane.

Motorists intending to turn right onto Pajarito Road are asked to slow down and use their turning signals to indicate their intentions to other drivers.

REMINDER: The speed limit through the construction area is 30

Building a Downtown Creative Community Moves Closer to Fruition

on March 15, 2012 - 10:35pm

LACDC News:

Following is a trip report from last week's visit by PLACE representatives:

Welcome to PLACE, and to our first communication about Los Alamos. We will use this communication tool to keep you up-to-date on our efforts to build a new Creative Community in downtown Los Alamos.

We just returned from a very successful site visit. We were there to determine if the necessary ingredients were in place for us to build a successful new multi-use, sustainable community within the downtown, and more specifically, the downtown Creative District.

Here is a very brief overview of our

Working at Church

on March 15, 2012 - 8:45pm

A worker takes to his knees to plant small flag markers in front of the church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Community Garden Takes Root

on March 15, 2012 - 5:57pm

By Kirsten Laskey

An idea was planted in a Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) classroom and through the efforts of community organizations such as the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB), has sprouted into a full-fledged program – the Los Alamos Youth Food Project.

Photo: Sylvan Argo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

The program continued to germinate during Tuesday night’s Los Alamos Board of Education meeting as members unanimously approved a memorandum of agreement to provide a piece of land on the middle school grounds for the program’s community garden.

In the general conditions of

Brownell's Closeout Sale Draws Mixed Feelings

on March 14, 2012 - 11:01am

Brownell's Hallmark Owner Steve Brownell, center, shares with customers the website that shows where he is moving to in Kansas once he closes the store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Brownell's Hallmark store's final days are marked with a store sale. 

With Steve Brownell's looming retirement, customers were pleased for the opportunity to purchase items marked down as much as 75 percent but expressed sadness to see a local treasure closing down. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hallmark Manager Peggy Rustin rings up sales Tuesday and tells customers that the store will

Pinon's Chihuly Exhibit Reveals Student's Artistic Talents

on March 14, 2012 - 10:38am

The source of inspiration for the show and some of the pieces. TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Monday's Dale Chihuly Art Exhibit at Pinon Elementary School in White Rock revealed a wealth of talent within the local student community.

The event wasn't an exhibit of renowned artist Chihuly’s work, but he served as an inspiration to the students to create artworks resembling his style.

Students used a plastic sheet media that could be softened in warm water and bent into any desired shape, which was then painted/stained using special colored materials.

Pinon Art Teacher Stephanie Rittner, who

Early Los Alamos National Laboratory Video from the Hugh Bradner Collection

on March 14, 2012 - 10:20am

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has recently released a new ten minute portion of physicist Hugh Bradner's amazing "peak-at-life" home movie clips from early Laboratory days, filmed from 1943 to 1945.

Bradner, a physicist at Los Alamos, was granted informal permission to use his video camera inside the New Mexico town that didn't official exist. Bradner took home movies of some of the top secret work being conducted at Los Alamos. It was likely that Army Officials were unaware that Bradner was taking home movies of these laboratory experiments.

Town Hall on Future of LANL Set for Wednesday

on March 13, 2012 - 5:00pm

WHO: Heather WIlson, Candidate for U.S. Senate

WHAT: Heather Wilson Hosts Town Hall on the Future of Los Alamos National Laboratory

WHERE: Best Western Hilltop House Hotel, 400 Trinity Dr.

WHEN: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14

“The Obama Administration’s decision to eliminate nearly 800 jobs at Los Alamos Labs jeopardizes our national security and our economy. New Mexico needs someone who will fight for our laboratories —someone who understands our state’s unique contribution to national security.” -Heather Wilson, candidate for the U.S. Senate

Signs of Spring are Sprouting

on March 13, 2012 - 4:49pm

A rhubarb plant wakes up from a long winter nap in a garden in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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