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Learn Thousand Year Old Pysanky Art Form March 25

on March 13, 2017 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Moon Over Main Hill Road

on March 13, 2017 - 7:15am

Daily Postcard: The moon shines Sunday over the Main Hill Road heading up to Los Alamos. Photo by Bob Beberniss

LAHS Junior Parent Night 6 p.m. Monday

on March 12, 2017 - 10:07pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Waste Backlog May Take Years To Unload

on March 12, 2017 - 9:35am

A hazardous waste permit modification for LANL requests three storage units at Technical Area 55, including the High Efficiency Neutron Counter Pad, shown here, which would be used as an outdoor storage pad. Courtesy/LANL

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Among the many consequences of the Valentine’s Dayradiation incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico in 2014, one necessity was a significant reworking of hazardous waste storage arrangements at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Y Instructor Nalani Kimball

on March 12, 2017 - 7:47am

Los Alamos Family YMCA Instructor Nalani Kimball leads a Power-Up fitness class Thursday morning at the Family YMCA on Iris Street in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Zandree Stidham Benefit Concert At UNM-LA April 21

on March 12, 2017 - 7:45am

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COMMUNITY News:

Area musicians are very excited to share their music with the community to help support Dr. Zandree Stidham, a UNM-LA professor battling cancer.

Dr. Stidhman’s Benefit Concert is scheduled for 5-8 p.m., April 21 at UNM-LA. The musicians hope to see a large part of the community attend this important event. There will be a silent auction running with the auction.

To donate to the auction or volunteer for the concert, contact Kaylen Pocaterra at kpocaterra1@gmail.com. Courtesy photo

NNMHGG Supports Life-Skills Classes At YMCA

on March 12, 2017 - 7:14am
Española YMCA Teen Center honored as Non-profit of the Year. Courtesy photo
 

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YMCA News:
 
ESPANOLA  A group of youth, looking like EMTs, hands on the motor, hover around a motorcycle. They are in the Automotive Class at the Española YMCA Teen Center. Nearby, others move through Tae Kwon Do forms on the Center’s outdoor basketball court.
 
Con Alma’s Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group (NNMHGG) has awarded a $13,000 grant this year to the Española YMCA Teen Center in support of healthy activities for youth, mentoring support and connecting youth to health

Daily Postcard: Fox Explores Local Neighborhood

on March 12, 2017 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: A fox is spotted early Saturday morning exploring the neighborhood around 37th Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Daylight Savings Time Begins 2 a.m. Sunday!

on March 11, 2017 - 4:10pm

COMMUNITY News:

Remember to spring your clocks forward an hour tonight. Daylight savings time begins at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 12.

Many smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices will change the time automatically for you, but it’s a good idea to change your regular clocks before you go to bed.

Second Grade GATE Students Transform Class Into Ancient Egypt

on March 11, 2017 - 2:04pm

Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus chats with students at the museum March 3 at Baranca. Courtesy/LAPS

Parents, students from other classrooms, Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and Board Member Andrea Cunningham visit the museum. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

“I always use project based learning in my class,” explained Ms. Shipley, the GATE teacher at Barranca Elementary School.

So, when her second-grade students wanted to learn about Ancient Egypt, they didn’t open a textbook. Instead they transformed the classroom into a museum.

They needed artifacts and they needed to be able to answer

Co+op’s Six Year Birthday Bash Underway Until 3 p.m.!

on March 11, 2017 - 1:45pm

The Los Alamos Co+op Market at 95 Entrada Dr. is celebrating its 6th Anniversary until 3 p.m. today by showcasing its Community Partners and Vendors. The entire community is invited to celebrate and enjoy interactive booths by a variety of nonprofit organizations including PEEC, LA Animal Shelter, Bathtub Row Brewing Coop, Los Alamos County Recycling and Delancy Street Shelter. Photo by Greg Kendall

Seven Co+op vendors are on hand to offer free product samples and to show appreciation to its customers, the Co+op is providing free chair massages. Photo by Greg Kendall

Sample foods, free

Registration: Los Alamos Dog Obedience March 13-27

on March 11, 2017 - 11:10am

Registration opens Monday for the next session of dog training classes. Courtesy/LADOC

LADOC News:

Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) opens Monday, March 13 and runs through March 27.

LADOC has been serving Los Alamos Dog Owners since 1952, LADOC trainers and competitors are up to date on the latest training techniques and have helped pet owners and competitors train thousands of Los Alamos dogs over the past 64 years.

Course offerings this session include Basic Manners, Puppy Kindergarten, Agility and Canine

Meet New Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Resource Advocates

on March 11, 2017 - 8:58am

JJAB Resource Advocates from left, Cindy Koehler, William High Eagle Sandoval, Katy Fellows, Caron Inglis and Santina Shije. Courtesy photo

JJAB News:

The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) recently hired three new Resource Advocates. Caron Inglis joins William High Eagle Sandoval and Santina Shije as a Youth Resource Advocate (YRA). Cindy Koehler and Katy Fellows are new Family Resource Advocates (FRAs).

The Resource Advocates provide wraparound case management services to youth and their families who live or attend school in Los Alamos County.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Postal Worker John Duran

on March 11, 2017 - 7:43am

John Duran of the Los Alamos Post Office delivers mail Friday afternoon around downtown Los Alamos including the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters on Central Avenue. Duran has worked for the Los Alamos Post Office for 14 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Historical Society Hosts ‘Visual Peace: War Transformed’ At Fuller Lodge 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

on March 11, 2017 - 7:29am

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

 

As part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s annual lecture series on the theme Multiple Perspectives on the Atomic Bomb, the Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community for Visual Peace: War Transformed, a special cross-cultural evening of art, film and dialogue. The event is Tuesday in Fuller Lodge. 

 

Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be an exhibit and reception for Artists Masaru Tanaka, a photographer born in Hiroshima, and Betsie Miller-Kusz, a painter born in Los Alamos.

Fisherman Bill Orr Teaches Two-Day Fly Tying Class

on March 11, 2017 - 7:19am
Each participant in the upcoming fly tying class receives a copy of Fly Patterns of Northern New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with fisherman Bill Orr, who co-authored the book Fly Patterns of Northern New Mexico, to offer another two-day fly tying class, 1:30-3:30 p.m., March 19 and 26. 
 
Participants will create their own ties designed for local fishing and receive a free copy of Orr's book. All experience levels are welcome, even those who think they are all thumbs.
 
In this class, Orr will cover flies that were

IRS: Protect Personal, Financial, Tax Information

on March 11, 2017 - 7:11am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to be cautious and protect personal, financial and tax information, particularly at tax time.
 
This is the sixth in a series of 10 IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide, designed to help taxpayers navigate common tax issues. This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 18.
 
The IRS urges taxpayers to be safe online and reminds them to take steps to help protect personal information and guard against identity theft.

Sipapu Offers Events And Extra Hour Of Skiing

on March 11, 2017 - 7:04am
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SKI News:
 
VADITO  Sipapu Ski Resort officials announced that operating hours will change with Sunday's Daylight Saving Time, providing skiers with an extra hour on the slopes. 
 
Sunday, March 12 through Saturday, March 18, lifts will turn 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Sunday, March 19 through Sunday, March 26, Sipapu will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
 
Sipapu will then be open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.weekends only, April 1 and 2 and April 8 and 9. For the latest conditions, visit Sipapu’s snow report
 
Springtime means sunny, bluebird days, great skiing and fun

PAC 8 Community Media Center Online Auction

on March 11, 2017 - 7:00am
Students enrolled in a PAC 8 class learn video making and are shown here working on location at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
PAC8 News:
 
PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser. The auction this year is not as fancy as previous years due to limited resources. PAC 8 is a nonprofit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 internships and other worthy programs.
 
The auction ends at midnight Sunday, March 12. The community is invited to email bids to pac8@lsalamos.com. Include, phone number,

Local Trumpet Recital By Miriam Wallstrom Sunday

on March 11, 2017 - 6:45am

MUSIC News: 

Miriam Wallstrom, a high school junior, will present her first trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Fuller Lodge. Playing pieces on both a b flat trumpet and a piccolo trumpet, Wallstrom will perform works by Haydn, Albinoni, Sasche and a Dixieland jazz piece.

Jan McDonald is her music teacher and will accompany her on trumpet for several of her recital pieces. Cindy Little, well-known piano player, also will accompany her on the piano, and her friend Jenny Paige will play duets with her on the euphonium.

Wallstrom has studied the trumpet for almost six years, played

Daily Postcard: Roaring Sunrise Over Los Alamos

on March 11, 2017 - 6:41am

Daily Postcard: A roaring sunrise lights up the sky last week over Los Alamos. Photo by Sarah Eells

Daily Postcard: Full Sunrise. Photo by Sarah Eells

Daily Postcard: Sky moving along. Photo by Sarah Eells

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on March 10, 2017 - 4:03pm
REAL ESTATE News:
 
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Scenes From Los Alamos ‘Day Without A Woman’

on March 10, 2017 - 11:14am
Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler speaks to a crowd of some 200 people gathered Wednesday at Ashley Pond Park for the Day Without A Woman! event as part of International Women's Day. The goal of the rally was to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women continue to face. ‘No doubt many of you are worried about the things that are happening in our country,’ Chandler said.

Scenes From County’s Emergency Tabletop Exercise

on March 10, 2017 - 10:12am

Los Alamos County staff worked through an emergency tabletop exercise this morning in Council Chambers, testing its updated emergency operations plan. Courtesy photo

County Utilities Manager Tim Glasco and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone participate in this morning's exercise. Courtesy photo

From left, County employees Bryan Aragon, Chris Wilson and Dan Erickson participate in discussions during this morning's drill. Courtesy photo

Mobility Scooter Now Available At Mesa Public Library

on March 10, 2017 - 9:00am

LIBRARY News:

Patrons who may feel daunted by the size of Mesa Public Library can now use a mobility scooter to get around. The library also has a walker for patron use.

The scooter can be checked out from the reference desk by anyone with a library card.

There are a number of assistive services available at the Library, including magnifying readers at both libraries. There is an extensive and growing collection of large print books and newspapers. Reader’s Digest and the New York Times Weekly are both available in large print.

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