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Reminder: Gilman Tunnels Are Temporarily Closed

on June 9, 2017 - 5:44pm
The Gilman Tunnels on FR 376 are closed. Courtesy/NPS
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE ― The Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) reminds visitors heading out for a weekend break that the Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road (FR) 376 are closed to motorized and foot traffic while crews remove loose rock and stabilize the cliff walls around the tunnels.
 
The work should be completed by mid-August.
 
“We regret that the timing for this work happened during our busy recreation season, but the safety of the public is always our first priority,” Jemez District Ranger Brian Riley

Former Los Alamos Resident New Executive Chef At Sandia Golf Club In Albuquerque

on June 9, 2017 - 5:06pm

Darren McHale. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Former Los Alamos resident Darren McHale has accepted a job offer to be the executive chef at the Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque.

McHale brings 20 years of experience in fine dining to his new career.

County To Host Community Bike Ride

on June 9, 2017 - 5:02pm

Route Map: ‘Dump the Pump Day’ celebrates bicycle transportation, starting at 11:30 a.m., Thursday from the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

More than 150 public transit systems and organizations are celebrating the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day Thursday, June 15. Los Alamos County will take it one step further by asking its residents to Dump the Pump and Bike It, Walk It or Bus it.

Invite your family, bring your friends and join us on a three-mile Community Ride. The ride was originally scheduled for Bike to Work Day May 19, but was postponed due to snow.

Maggiore: Safety And Security Don’t Come Cheap

on June 9, 2017 - 2:11pm
Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, right, and Khal Spencer of Los Alamos at Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board meeting Wednesday night in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com 
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore told members of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board meeting Wednesday night in Santa Fe that all safety and security requirements for future plutonium operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) must be fully funded.

“It’s crystal clear that safety and security don’t come cheap,”

LAFD Cadets Cleaning Up At Overlook Park Monday

on June 9, 2017 - 1:54pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos Fire Department Cadet Class #27 will be doing a community project at Overlook Park in White Rock on Monday, June 12 beginning at 9 a.m., and ending later in the afternoon the same day.
 
The class will be doing a general clean-up of trash and conducting wildland fire mitigation. The activities are being conducted to enhance the safety of the area in preparation for the upcoming July 4th fireworks display sponsored annually by the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club. 
 
Each LAFD cadet class is required to complete a community improvement project during their 24-week

Fiftieth Anniversary Of Vietnam War Commemorated In Special Ceremony At Ohkay Casino Resort June 14

on June 9, 2017 - 1:22pm
NMDVS News:
 
OHKAY OWINGEH  The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Vietnam War will be commemorated in a special 11 a.m. ceremony on June 14 at the Ohkay Casino & Resort, located at State Highway 68-219 in Ohkay Owingeh.
 
Ohkay Owingeh is collaborating with the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS) to honor Native American veterans from the following pueblos of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council region who served during the Vietnam War Era: Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Taos, and Tesuque.
 
The ceremony is part of an ongoing NMDVS
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Summer Family Evenings At The Los Alamos Nature Center – Rattlesnake Museum

on June 9, 2017 - 1:21pm
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center on June 14 to learn more about snakes and other reptiles. Photo by Bob Myers
 
PEEC News:
 
Living in New Mexico means sharing the outdoors with many different kinds of reptiles.
 
To help explain how humans can cohabitate with our scaly neighbors, join Bob Myers, Director of the International Rattlesnake Museum, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. He will bring reptiles from the museum and be available to share his knowledge. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

Letter To The Editor: Dog Jog Thank You

on June 9, 2017 - 1:14pm
By WENDEE BRUNISH
Los Alamos
 
On a beautiful spring day in April 1998, the first Los Alamos Dog Jog attracted about 75 participants and their canine companions. The first Dog Jog raised about $2000 for Friends of the Shelter.
 
In April 2017, for the first time in our 20-year history, the Los Alamos Dog Jog was cancelled because of 10 inches of rapidly accumulating snow in White Rock. The Dog Jog organizing committee arrived at Rover Park at 7:30 a.m.

SFI Community Event: The Majesty Of Music And Mathematics June 19

on June 9, 2017 - 1:09pm
Courtesy photo
 
LPAC News:
 
New Mexico PBS, The Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Institute are collaborating to tape The Majesty of Music and Mathematics at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.

This multi-media production will explore the interconnectedness of music and mathematics. The evening will feature remarks by Cristopher Moore, an SFI mathematician and computer scientist, and musical selections by The Santa Fe Symphony with Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor.

The Majesty of Music and Mathematics will air on New Mexico PBS/KNME in 2018 and will be distributed to PBS stations

LALT Holds Auditions For 'Communicating Doors'

on June 9, 2017 - 1:06pm
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for the play, "Communicating Doors," by Alan Ayckbourn, which will be performed in September. Auditions are 3-5 p.m. June 18 and 5-7 p.m. June 19 at the Performing Arts Center. Please have a prepared one minute monologue – you can pick your own! Scripts will be available at the Mesa and White Rock libraries.
 
"Communicating Doors" is a murder mystery with a time travel twist. It has parts for three males and three females and takes place in a suite at the Regal Hotel, London in May 1977, October 1997, and July 2017.
 

Seattle Band Western Centuries Plays Pond Tonight

on June 9, 2017 - 10:17am
 
SUMMER CONCERT News:
 
The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the Seattle band, Western Centuries, a country band from Seattle in a free concert at 7 p.m., today at Ashley Pond Park.
 
“A country band from Seattle?” you might ask. Yeah, well Seattle ain’t Nashville! These guys are rooted in classic country but with a twist. They’re more like the great country-rock bands, The Band, the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Byrds and Gram Parsons. As Steve Teller of KSFR says, “Country music as God intended it.”
 
Western Centuries play a wide range of styles from Zydeco to

Take Out Talk With Prisca Tiasse At Noon Today!

on June 9, 2017 - 9:29am

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Los Alamos Kwik Lube Marks 30 Years In Business!

on June 9, 2017 - 9:09am

Fidel Naranjo, owner of Kwik Lube Service Center marked 30 years in business last month. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Joe Atencio, left, has worked for Fidel Naranjo for almost 29 years. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Fidel Naranjo was only 21 years old when he opened his Kwik Lube Service Center. A 1983 graduate of Los Alamos High School, he studied Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University for a while but returned to Los Alamos where he paid his first and last month’s rent and started his own business.

Scenes From Los Alamos Cub Scout Day Camp

on June 9, 2017 - 7:52am

Ammon Cardon in the Flag Class Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as den leader Lisken Mason looks on. More than 120 Cub Scouts and some of their siblings are participating in the annual event along with more than 50 volunteers. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Paul Rightley teaches flag etiquette Thursday at Cub Scouts Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com​

Joseph Dale with a bug box he built Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Jason Waterbury teaches Jace Kerstiens, left,

Sipapu Fishing Clinics, Saturdays Through Sept. 2

on June 9, 2017 - 7:34am
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
 
SIPAPU News:
 
VADITO  Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort is once again hosting its popular weekly series of free fly fishing clinics with Solitary Angler. 
 
Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through Sept. 2 (with the exception of July 22) Solitary Angler certified instructors provide a free 90-minute “Quick Start” fly casting class to the public at Sipapu.
 
Participants receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction during the free Saturday clinics.

Daily Postcard: Butterfly Shows Off Colorful Wings

on June 9, 2017 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly shows off its colorful wings as it rests on a tray in the early morning sunshine Thursday in the garden of a home on Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Atomic City Children’s Theater Announces Changes For 2017-18 Season

on June 8, 2017 - 4:16pm
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school musical theater program announced their events and shows for the 2017-18 season.
 
ACCT Summer Workshops
 
ACCT's fun-filled season begins in June with the return of their popular ACCT Summer Workshops. The Summer Workshops will be held June 26-30 from 9-11 a.m., in the Topper Theater at the high school.
 
ACCT Director Daren Savage said, "This is a great way for students to start their musical theater summer break.

Free Entries For Atomic Man Duathlon

on June 8, 2017 - 4:10pm
SPORTS News:
 
Two lucky athletes or relay teams will get to race the Atomic Man Duathlon for free.  
 
How will this work you ask? At 10 a.m., on race morning, the race director or his designee will pull two numbers from a hat (one solo Little Boy competitor or relay team + one solo Fat Man competitor or relay team). 
 
No need to be present at the drawing to win, all you have to do is register for this great local race! So delay no more & go to this registration link at New Mexico Sports online: http://www.newmexicosportsonline.com/Duathlon/Atomic-Man-Duathlon-2017/55195

Los Alamos Middle School WEB Crew Honored

on June 8, 2017 - 3:22pm

Student leaders from the Los Alamos Middle School WEB Crew transition program were recently honored by former Los Alamos Scientist and Laboratory Fellow, Dr. Mudundi Raju and wife Devi, also of the Mahatma Gandhi Medical Trust. Pictured from left, LAMS Assistant Principal Anna Vargas-Gutierrez, Principal Mike Johnson, Logan Black, Dr. Mudundi Raju, Kevin Clarke, Dr. Mudundi Raju's wife Devi, Ignatius Kuropatwinski, Esperanza Chavarria, Bernadette Lauritzen, Evelyn Berninger, Gabriela Segundo-Canales and Dr. Mudundi Raju's neice. Dr.

Pajarito Celebrates SummerFest June 10

on June 8, 2017 - 2:54pm
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
SUMMERFEST News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area’s most popular event, SummerFest is this Saturday, June 10. Pajarito kicked off its summer season Memorial Day weekend with lift-served mountain biking and hiking and features exciting events all summer.
 
Brewfests, Live Music and More Great Events!
 
SummerFest is the first of several events happening at the Los Alamos ski area this summer and one of Pajarito’s biggest events of the year.

County's Great American Campout Is Canceled

on June 8, 2017 - 2:43pm

COUNTY News:

The Great American Campout event scheduled June 10 at Overlook Park has been canceled due to low participation numbers.

It is an unfortunate turn of events, yet with so many other community events occurring this weekend – Chamberfest, SummerFest, the Family Camp Out at Mesa Public Library, Tuff Riders Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap, and Bike and Hike Pajarito Mountain – it appears that people are double, triple, and quadruple booked!

The PROS Division plans on holding this event in 2018 on a date that isn’t jam packed with other exciting community activities.

Los Alamos Badminton Players Bring Home 2017 NM Games Gold

on June 8, 2017 - 2:29pm
Doubles pair Po-E (Paul) Li and Blake Hovde from Los Alamos, took home the gold in the Men’s Doubles. Courtesy photo
 
By TIM BROGUS
Los Alamos
 
Los Alamos Badminton players dominated the field in the 2017 New Mexico Games Badminton tournament, bringing home gold and silver medals in men’s singles and gold and bronze in men’s doubles competition.
 
In the men’s singles tournament, Blake Hovde was victorious over fellow Los Alamos teammate Po-E (Paul) Li in a dramatic final, taking the championship match 17-21, 29-27, 21-14.
 
In men’s doubles Paul Li and Blake Hovde also took home

Notice Of Possible Quorum Historical Preservation Advisory Board June 15

on June 8, 2017 - 2:28pm

Strother Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 8, 2017 - 2:26pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACRC News:
 
William Strother, 8, was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held in White Rock on the upcoming Atomic Man Dualthlon course with a 60 second error. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Pavel Semin at 62 seconds off, Bob Weeks with a 78 second differential, and Sue Elkins recording a 120 second difference as well as the first female finisher on the 1 mile course.
 
Diego Leonard, 7, was the top finisher on the 1 mile course at 9:11.
 
On the 3 mile course Aaron Jackson was the top finisher recording a 24:39 and Sanna Sevanto was the first female

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