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MOWW Features Speaker Joe Bergstein June 20

on June 13, 2017 - 12:54pm

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars Chapter 229 is Tuesday, June 20. The speaker is Joe Bergstein who will talk about his life in Bataan and as a Death March survivor and a POW.

The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east of the fire station (accessible from southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez road). Entrance to

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith's In White Rock

on June 13, 2017 - 12:51pm

On the Job in Los Alamos At Smith’s In White Rock: Kimberly Waldschmidt and David Garcia work to keep the shelves stocked on a busy Sunday afternoon. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 11 And Final

on June 13, 2017 - 12:42pm

Yekwan Sunwoo of South Korea with his gold medal and the Van Cliburn trophy. Courtesy photo

Americans Daniel Hsu (bronze medalist) and Kenneth Broberg (silver medalist) share their excitement with gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo. Courtesy photo

Gold medalist Yekown Sunwoo hugs his host mom. Courtesy photo

 

By Ann McLaughlin
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

Fort Worth, proudly known as Cow Town, has been Piano Town for three weeks. The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition came to a close there Saturday and what a close it was!

Bass Performance Hall was sold out

Daily Postcard: Sky View From Los Alamos

on June 13, 2017 - 12:22pm

Daily Postcard: Sky View From Los Alamos. Photo by Avery Neal

Daily Post Transfer To Dedicated Server Is Completed!

on June 13, 2017 - 12:09pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post website transfer to a dedicated server has just completed. We thank all of our readers in Los Alamos, across the United States and around the world for their patience and understanding while our site was offline during this two-day process. It is a true privilege for us to bring you the news ... from, about and related to this very special community! (Note: We will add the stories, published on our Facebook page over the last two days, to our upgraded website to keep our historical archive intact before we begin adding new stories.) Courtesy photo

Scenes From Los Alamos Girl Scouts Twilight Camp

on June 11, 2017 - 6:39am

Girls Scouts Twilight Camp was held at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area this week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Emily Green, left, and Alice Pearson attended Twilight Camp at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Sarah Haaser, left, and Rachel Pearson at Twilight Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Getting ready for dinner Friday night at Twilight Camp are, from left, Isabella Aguilera, Amelia Ingles and Anna Kerstiens.Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Preparing Friday night's dinner at Twilight Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

APP Board - Notice Of Possible Quorum June 15

on June 11, 2017 - 6:37am
COUNTY News:
 
Notice of a possible quorum of the Art in Public Places Board at the Dedication of "Denizens of the Deep" by Richard Swenson at Aquatic Center June 15 has been published and is available online at: http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert At Pond

on June 11, 2017 - 6:34am
A big crowd turned out for Friday's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Western Centuries from Seattle perform on stage Friday night at the Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Queen of the night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mother-daughter waltz. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On the dance floor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A perfect evening for the weekly Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

New Church Opens Doors In Los Alamos

on June 11, 2017 - 6:31am

When Pastor Paul Jaramillo’s Open Door Bible Ministry holds its first service at 10:30 a.m. today, his flock will enter a small church led by a man with a huge heart. Jaramillo is well known in Los Alamos as he was Pastor of Los Alamos Christian Fellowship Church for five years. Today’s service is an open house and the official grand opening is 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18. The address is 2010 Trinity Dr., Suite A-2. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Pastor Paul Jaramillo Friday morning in his Open Door Bible Ministry Church. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Free Alzheimer’s Presentation Offered In Santa Fe

on June 11, 2017 - 6:30am
HEALTH News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Santa Fe, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, hosted by the Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM, 87507. The class is free and open to all citizens of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
 
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis at 505.473.1297 or dldavis@alz.org. The event is free of

C'YA Cookies & Conversation June 12

on June 11, 2017 - 6:30am
C'YA News:
 
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) will host Cookies and Conversation at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 12 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
 
Light hearted conversation and cookies will be provided for his intergenerational event. Local youth are welcome to spend time with local seniors as part of a goal to serve 100 cookies during the local 100 Days of Summer.
 
The event is FREE. Questions can be directed to 505.695.9139.
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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Utilities Department

on June 11, 2017 - 6:28am

On the job in Los Alamos: Senior Building/Service Specialist Tracey Alarid is always a friendly face at the Los Alamos Public Utilities counter at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Rodeo de Santa Fe Kids Exceptional Rodeo June 17

on June 11, 2017 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: Friendly Face On Area Trail

on June 11, 2017 - 6:23am

Daily Postcard: A relatively new face carved in a rock along an area trail. Photo by Lori Kelley

Chamberfest Draws Mobs To Downtown Los Alamos

on June 10, 2017 - 5:31pm

Youngsters fish for rubber duckies during today's Chamberfest in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

CB FOX's spinner offers customers discounts in the store during Chamberfest today in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank provides its gigantic sandpile for the kids, which is a staple feature during the annual Chamberfest. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

KRSN showcases its antique car during Chamberfest. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

Rebecca Burg gets into her 'Trolls' costume at the Children's Dentistry

Doghouse PHD Offers Top Service To Furry Customers

on June 10, 2017 - 3:47pm

Los Alamos Doghouse PHD owners Ruth Scott, left, and Amanda Robertson. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

If pet owners choose to board their animals at Ruth Scott’s and Amanda Robertson’s Los Alamos Doghouse PHD (Pet Hotel and Daycare), 127 EastGate Dr., they can rest assured their dog or cat will stay in a lap of luxury.

 

The business is in operation but will have a grand opening celebration June 17-18. The celebration will feature a ribbon cutting, cake, champagne, barbecue and pet photography with a July 4 theme.

New Mexico Children’s Foundation Makes Grant To Self Help, Inc. Of Los Alamos

on June 10, 2017 - 3:24pm

COMMUNITY News:

The New Mexico Children’s Foundation has made a $1,500 grant to Self Help, Inc. to assist families with children experiencing lack of basic needs such as shelter, clothing, food, and medical care.

Since 1992 the NM Children’s Foundation has funded community non-profits that help children and families. The Foundation supports small organizations in New Mexico that serve the physical, mental, educational and social needs of children and their families.

Winner of the prestigious Piñon Award, Self Help, Inc.

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Lunch With A Leader Features SGR June 20

on June 10, 2017 - 3:20pm
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
 
LWVLA News:
 
This month’s League of Women Voter’s community event, Lunch with a Leader, is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 20 in Mesa Public Library.
 
This month's leader is Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (SGR), a  Los Alamos League member. She has been District 43’s representative, which includes Los Alamos,  Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties since 2012.
 
SGR will discuss three sessons of the Legislature. The first is the Special Session called last fall, then the regular  60-day session, and finally the last Special Session in May.

Chamberfest Festivities Downtown Los Alamos Today!

on June 10, 2017 - 7:35am

Rubber ducky fishing at Chamberfest 2013. Courtesy/LACC

CHAMBER News:

The community is invited to come downtown 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to enjoy music, dance, shop, dig in a giant sand pile, look at 4x4 vehicles, and explore other family-friendly entertainment.

Chamberfest is expected to draw more than 2,000 residents to the downtown area. Businesses and nonprofits utilize this opportunity to provide giveaways and games for attendees as well as sell merchandise and distribute information.

Chamberfest is the annual Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce event featuring Chamber Members.

This Year National History Day Is June 15

on June 10, 2017 - 7:30am
NHD News:
 
National History Day – the day thousands of students celebrate history and are awarded thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. Everyone is encouraged to post on social media about their favorite moments in history.
 
The awards ceremony is 8:30 a.m. to noon ET June 15, at The Xfinity Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park and live-streamed at nhd.org/webcast. (All live-stream video is available to be used in any newscast. Please credit National History Day®.)
 
It’s a day to celebrate history!

Physicist Speaks On 'No Wonder You Wonder!'

on June 10, 2017 - 7:26am
Cover of 'No Wonder You Wonder!' by Claude Phipps. Phipps will speak Thursday, June 15 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

Claude Phipps

LIBRARY News:

What holds a satellite up while it goes around the earth? Why can’t you travel back in time? These are just two of the many questions explored by Claude Phipps in his book “No Wonder You Wonder!” published by Springer International in 2016. Phipps will speak at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 15 in the Upstairs Rotunda. The talk will be followed by a book-signing.

Phipps has degrees from MIT and Stanford, and has spent his

Youth Invited To Share Art For Pollinator Party

on June 10, 2017 - 7:25am

A pollinator visits a flower. Photo by Katherine Eagleson 
 

NMWC News: 

 

New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) invites area youth, K-12, to create a piece of "hangable" art centered on the theme "pollinators." All media accepted. Winners receive free admission to NMWC's Pollinator Party on July 8 to view their art hanging in the center!

 

New Mexico Wildlife Center will hold a special celebration in honor of pollinators – bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats, moths and more – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  July 8 at NMWC, 19 Wheat St. in Espanola. Fun activities will include:

 

  • Kids’ Art Station –

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 10

on June 10, 2017 - 7:20am
American Daniel Hsu brings the chamber music portion of the Cliburn to a close. Courtesy photo 
 
Rachel Cheung, the finalist from Hong Kong, enjoys the audience's response to her performance of Brahms. Courtesy photo 
 
Russia's Gregory Tchaidze performs with the Brentano String Quartet. Courtesy photo 
 
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

Following a practice that began with the very first Cliburn Competition, all competitors are required to learn a brand new work written especially for the competition.

C’YA Provides Science Education To Students

on June 10, 2017 - 7:19am
Chad Lauritzen, seen here at Dixon Elementary School, volunteered to teach science through Champions of Youth Ambitions. The organization celebrates its third anniversary this weekend since gaining its non-profit status in 2014. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
The very first LANL Foundation grant funded this opportunity for the Future PhDs of Dixon Elementary. Lauritzen still teaches there more than three years later. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN 
​Los Alamos 
 

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), a local non-profit will celebrate its third anniversary this

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Rainbow

on June 10, 2017 - 7:06am

Daily Postcard: A rainbow shines Tuesday over Los Alamos as seen from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

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