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Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Hosts 6th Annual JFK Dinner May 21

on May 7, 2017 - 7:43am
 
DPLAC News:
 
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County (DPLAC) is hosting its sixth annual JFK Dinner Sunday, May 21.
 
The JFK Dinner is held each year on a date close to President John F. Kennedy's birthday (May 29, 1917). The dinner honors President Kennedy's legacy and features a local honoree.
 
Since 2012, the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County has honored Democrats who have contributed significantly to the Party. This year, Chris and George Chandler will be honored.
 
All Democrats are invited to enjoy an evening with friends and recognize this year’s honorees.

LAAC Celebrates 50 Years Of Arts And Crafts Fairs

on May 7, 2017 - 6:35am

Tito Rios serenades the crowd at the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Artist Gary Strein talks to a customer during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday. Stein has a long history of participating in the annual fair. He first participated in it between 15 and 18 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jesus Rodriguez makes a purchase from Venus Brightstar Saturday. Brightstar, who is from Santa Fe, said she has been attending the fair for about 10 years.

Rotary Hears Details Of Recreation Bond

on May 7, 2017 - 6:28am

Los Alamos Future PAC members, Tony Fox, left, and Darren Meadows discuss the 2017 recreation bond with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday in the community room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Ballots for the rec bond election were mailed to voters Tuesday and ask whether to pursue a $20 million general obligation bond, which combined with $13.4 million in capital improvement project funds, will fund five CIP projects for the community: a recreation center, a multi-generational pool, a splash pad and improvements to the golf course and softball fields in White Rock.

Rotary Club Honors LAHS Student Ethan Aulwes

on May 7, 2017 - 6:18am

Los Alamos High School junior Ethan Aulwes, center, is awarded the Distinguished Student of Service at a recent Rotary Club meeting. He is joined by, from left, teacher Catherine Purananda, Rotarians Karen Easton and Vincent Chiravelle and teacher Anita Boshier. Photo by Sheila McClees

ROTARY News:

Los Alamos High School junior Ethan Aulwes was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service. Aulwes is the son of Rob Aulwes and Sheila and Dr. Robert McClees.

Each school year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects nine high school juniors to honor as

Study: Los Alamos County Among Best Places In New Mexico For Living On Social Security

on May 7, 2017 - 6:13am
SMARTASSET News:
 
Planning where you’ll spend your retirement can be difficult, especially for folks who will be relying heavily on Social Security as a main source of income.
 
There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved in the numbers to find out where. In its third annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, and taxes across all counties to determine where people are getting the most mileage out of Social Security, and Los Alamos County ranked among the top spots in New Mexico.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pyramid Cafe

on May 7, 2017 - 5:59am

On the job in Los Alamos: The crew at Pyramid Café, from left, Ousmane Loka Sylla, Humberto Zubia, Nfaly Drame, Robert Van Lyssel and Dakoda Ami gather Saturday for a photo at the restaurant. Photo by Maire O'Nell/ladailypost.com
Off the job in Los Alamos: Acrobats Nfaly Drame, top, and Ousmane Loko Sylla take a few minutes away from their job Saturday at the Pyramide Cafe to prove they are acrobats from Guinea, West Africa. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Nfaly Drame in the middle of a somersault Saturday outside Pyramid Café. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Nfaly Drame holds

Step Into Spring With Santa Fe National Forest

on May 7, 2017 - 5:39am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) invites the public to reconnect with nature and learn more about local trees, wildflowers and geology by “stepping into spring” with Forest Service staff and volunteer experts Sunday, May 21.
 
The May 21 event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Trailhead just before the Holy Ghost Campground in the Pecos Canyon, is part of the SFNF’s conservation education program to help people of all ages better understand their connection to natural resources and how to conserve those resources for future generations.
 

Daily Postcard: Deer Nibbles Seeds In Western Area

on May 7, 2017 - 5:27am

Daily Postcard: A deer is spotted nibbling seeds Saturday morning in Western Area. Photo by Julie Smith

UNM-LA Invites Community To 2017 Commencement

on May 6, 2017 - 3:03pm

Scene from the 2016 UNM-LA graduation event. Photos by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico – Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will host its commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12 to recognize students earning degrees.

This spring, 128 students completed a recognized level of study at UNM-LA, with 19 students completing degrees in more than one field. Sixty-nine students earned Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degrees. Forty-eight students completed a Certificate program.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Film Festival

on May 6, 2017 - 2:52pm

On the Job in Los Alamos: Jordan Hammock pours a cappuccino Tuesday at Film Festival at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAAC’s Arts & Crafts Fair Underway Until 4 p.m. Today

on May 6, 2017 - 2:37pm

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) annual Arts and Crafts Fair is underway until 4 p.m. today on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. This is LAAC’s 50th year of putting on this fair and this year there are about 75 vendors participating. In addition to supporting the vendors at the fair, participants can purchase a 50th anniversary tote bag from LAAC for $5 and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a sculpture donated to the organization by artist Greg Gowen. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn during LAAC’s annual meeting in June.

Youth Resiliency Committee Meets Monday

on May 6, 2017 - 2:25pm
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Youth Resiliency Committee meets 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 8 at the Los Alamos Teen Center.
 
The meetings are open to the public.
 
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Celebrate New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month: Walking Tour Of Ancestral Pueblo Site

on May 6, 2017 - 2:03pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest invites you to celebrate New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month by joining a Forest Service archaeologist Friday, May 19, for a walking tour of the Ancestral Pueblo site of Poshuouinge along the banks of the Rio Chama near Abiquiu.
 
Poshuouinge is a Tewa word that translates as “village above the muddy river.” The 23-acre site is a large Classic Period pueblo occupied from ca.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Turns 40!

on May 6, 2017 - 12:23pm
Fuller Lodge Art Center (FLAC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new look and a special exhibit
Look Whos 40!, which opened Friday with an artists reception. The shopping area of the gallery has been reshaped and updated. FLAC was founded in 1977. The County Council approved an agreement for the Los Alamaos Arts Council to operate the gallery at Fuller Lodge with a $2,400 subsidy. FLAC became independent from the Arts Council in 1982. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Look Whos 40! features work by 40 artists, including all of the living former directors of FLAC

FAQ: Los Alamos Recreation Bond Election

on May 6, 2017 - 7:31am

COUNTY News:

Voting questions from the community and answers from the County regarding the Los Alamos Recreation Bond Election:

Q: Did the County consider having each recreation project listed separately on the ballot so that voters could vote YES or NO on each one?

A: The Council discussed the formation of the ballot in December and in a public hearing in February, after consulting with Bond Counsel to develop the ballot question.

The question stated on the ballot is “Shall the Incorporated County of Los Alamos issue up to $20 million of general obligation bonds, to be repaid from

Daily Postcard: Sunrise At Saint Peters Dome

on May 6, 2017 - 6:18am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise at Saint Peters Dome on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains. Photo by Jaret McDonald

Saint Peters Dome

Saint Peters Dome is the highest of the small group of 8,000-foot peaks on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains rising above Cochit Lake, Cochiti Pueblo and the Rio Grande River. It serves as the foundation for a watchtower from which forest management can keep an eye out for fires in the eastern portions of the Jemez Mountains.

This peak as well as the rest of the Jemez Mountains were once part of a massive supervolcano that collapsed around a million

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

on May 5, 2017 - 4:58pm

COMMUNITY News:

Today is Cinco de Mayo ... Spanish for “Fifth of May”. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes

Explore Moon, Solar System, Universe At Planetarium

on May 5, 2017 - 3:48pm
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center has a special planetarium show at 7 p.m., Friday, May 5, about the moon with Dave North and Akkana Peck.
 
This moon-focused show will take participants on a tour of our satellite: its phases, features, geology (actually the term is "selenology"), and an assortment of fun facts about our moon.

Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7 at 2 p.m., the film From Earth to the Universe will let attendees embark on a colorful and inspiring journey through the universe.
 
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, please visit 

SBDC, LANB And Project Y Cowork Present: Understanding Your Financials

on May 5, 2017 - 3:29pm
SBDC News:
 
Learn the basics of:
  • Income statements
  • Balance sheet mechanics
  • Cash flow
  • Calculating business break-even points
 
Instructor: Guy Gaffney, VP Credit at LANB
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: project Y cowork, 150 Central Square Park, Los Alamos
  • Fee is $20
Call Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or email lantrip@unm.edu with any questions.

Cheri Host Memorial Golf Tournament May 20

on May 5, 2017 - 11:05am

The Cheri Host Memorial Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, May 20. An avid golfer and director of Sage Cottage Montessori School, Host passed away in 2012. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Cheri Host was a die-hard golfer. She used to get up early in the morning and play nine holes while it was barely light outside using glow-in-the-dark golf balls. Her other passion was Sage Cottage Montessori School in White Rock.

Host passed away in 2012 but many people still recall that she got non-profit status for the preschool in 2011 so that she could continue to take

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Special Olympics Sunday

on May 5, 2017 - 10:56am
Special Olympics athlete Sam Zimmerly trains for the 400 meters event with Coach Art Montoya. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Special Olympics volunteers and athletes. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

Special Olympics Los Alamos will kick off their 2017 fundraisers Sunday, May 7 with a Cowboy Breakfast at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge, located at 650 North Mesa Road near the stables.

Breakfast will be served from 7- 11 a.m. at a cost of $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 years old and under.

UWNNM: Mental Health Awareness Initiatives Continue

on May 5, 2017 - 10:56am

Separating fact from myth as part of the series running in the Los Alamos Daily Post throughout May from the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative. Courtesy image

Local meeting information as part of the series running in the Los Alamos Daily Post throughout May from the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative. Courtesy image

It’s OK To Ask: Hand Hygiene As A Frontline Defense Against Infection

on May 5, 2017 - 10:35am
By JOYCE RICHINS, RN, Infection Control Specialist
Los Alamos Medical Center

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.

And not without reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch.

‘Mary Poppins’ Actors Take Show To The Popejoys

on May 5, 2017 - 10:10am
From left, Jessica Erkkila, Nora Cullinon, Eleanor Henderson, Ben Hanlon, Shay, Eben Bold and Laurin Partin. The group are part of the cast and crew of ‘Mary Poppins’. They will travel with the company to participate in the Popejoy Awards next week. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The cast of the Los Alamos High School Olions production of “Mary Poppins” will travel to Albuquerque next week to compete in the 2017 Popejoy Awards, which take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at Popejoy Hall.

Elks Swap Meet & Rummage Sale Saturday

on May 5, 2017 - 9:22am

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