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Nineteen New Mexico True Adventures To Experience During 2017 Balloon Fiesta

on October 7, 2017 - 4:56am
Courtesy/NMTD
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Tourism Department created a list of 19 things for travelers to do during Balloon Fiesta week, to encourage extended stays for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that travel to see New Mexico’s sky burst with color in early October.

The list, titled “19 New Mexico True Adventures You Need to Experience During Balloon Fiesta,” showcases the wide variety of cultural activities and authentic experiences visitors can encounter before, during and after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
 
Suggestions include “Fill Your Tank”

County Council To Discuss Old Smith's Building

on October 7, 2017 - 4:51am

County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary

 

STAFF REPORT

 

A discussion of the former Smith’s building at 535 Central Ave., is being placed on the agenda of a Los Alamos County Council meeting in November.

During the Sept. 26 council meeting, Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary asked that the topic be put on a future agenda.

“I would like to ask that a council item be added that has a discussion that might be a work session topic about the old Smith’s location and I would suggest that the item include a review by the county manager on the partnership between the County, the public schools

Letter To The Editor: It Starts With Me!

on October 7, 2017 - 4:29am
By MIKE LIPPIATT
2017 Campaign Chair
UWNNM Board of Directors

Fellow Los Alamos Community Members,

IT STARTS WITH ME! Such a true statement in all that we set out to do, and because of that I am extremely honored to serve our community through the United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM), as one of our 2017 campaign chairs. I have stepped up to the plate in this capacity because I whole heartedly believe in the critical services our United Way of Northern New Mexico helps to make possible in our community.

In addition to my individual support, and the cornerstone partnership my company

Los Alamos Art Tour Preview: Part Five

on October 7, 2017 - 3:37am
Sculpture by David Trujillo. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

This free, self-guided tour will take visiters into the studios of nine of Los Alamos and White Rock’s talented artists, in addition to two art classes from UNM-Los Alamos. Each stop offers something new and exciting.

At ProjectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square, guest will see a sample of each artist’s work during the hours of the Tour, or come to the reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct.

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on October 7, 2017 - 3:34am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public. 

Agenda:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Update on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park from Charlie Strickfaden, Los Alamos Site Manager of Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Presenters: Linda Matteson, Assistant to the County Manager
6. PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS ON

RE/MAX First – New Name, Same Great Service

on October 7, 2017 - 3:25am
The community gathers Thursday at 116 Central Park Square to celebrate the launch of RE/MAX of Los Alamos' new name: RE/MAX First! Courtesy photo
 
RE/MAX FIRST News:
 
RE/MAX of Los Alamos is changing names ... RE/MAX of Los Alamos is now RE/MAX First!
 
Buyers and sellers can expect the same great service and expertise that made RE/MAX the number one real estate company in Los Alamos. 
 
“We feel that RE/MAX First better represents who we have been, who we are, and who we will continue to be,” said Chris Ortega, owner of RE/MAX First.
 
As RE/MAX International revealed a refreshed

Daily Postcard: Golden Evening At Pajarito

on October 7, 2017 - 2:45am

Daily Postcard: Silver skies and a golden landscape just below the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Friday evening near Aspenola Loop Trail. Photo by Josh Smith

County: Trinity Drive Lane Closure Update

on October 6, 2017 - 4:31pm

COUNTY News:

As part of 20th Street Extension Project, the utility connections on Trinity Drive that were scheduled for this week have had to be postponed due to heavy rainfall received at the project site.

This work will require the existing eastbound right lane temporary lane closure to stay in place through the weekend and into next week. Weather permitting, the temporary lane closure on Trinity Drive should be removed by Friday, Oct. 13.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Thank you for your continued

DWI Planning Council Meeting Oct. 12

on October 6, 2017 - 2:17pm

LANL Foundation Announces Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship Winners

on October 6, 2017 - 2:16pm

Pennie Ballinger

LANL FOUNDATION News: 

Pennie Ballinger of Pojoaque Pueblo, Justina Coriz of Cochiti Pueblo and Jahneah Martinez of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo are the 2017 recipients of Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships provided by the LANL Foundation through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

 ​Justina Coriz 

Scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 for members of a local Pueblo or Tribe majoring in accounting, business administration, finance or management information systems degree programs or other business-related field.

LANL Foundation administers

Free Legacy Planning Workshop Oct. 21

on October 6, 2017 - 2:12pm
LACF News:
 
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Animal Protection Voters, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, and the Los Alamos Community Foundation are teaming up to offer a Practical Legacy Planning Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Nature Center. The workshop will be presented by Susan M. Morrison, JD, CFP®, APMA®

RSVP to elizabeth@apnm.org or 505.933.1123.
 
The workshop will offer an opportunity to discover answers to estate planning questions and to begin the process of writing your own last will and testament.
 
Issues to be discussed:
  • Who needs a will?
  • What

Section Of NM 4 To Close For 24 Hours Near Tsankawi

on October 6, 2017 - 10:03am

COUNTY News:

The  Department of Public Utilities is drilling a new water well in Los Alamos Canyon and is extending the new water transmission line across N.M. 4 to tie into the existing line that takes water to White Rock.

As a result, DPU needs to completely close a section of N.M. 4 for a period of 24 hours (near Tsankawi), however, East Jemez Road (Truck Route) will remain open.

The plan is to complete this work beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 through 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. While work is underway Sunday, Oct. 22, the road will be open for two-way traffic.

County: Parks & Recreation Board Set To Discuss Capital Projects At Oct. 12 Meeting

on October 6, 2017 - 9:43am

COUNTY News:

Capital projects for Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Improvements, Pinon Park Splash Pad and a Kiddie Pool that were moved forward by County Council at its Aug. 8 meeting will be discussed by the Parks and Recreation Board next Thursday, Oct. 12.

This will be the public's opportunity to see what is now being considered for these four projects, and the public is welcome to attend the meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. No action will be taken; the Oct. 12 meeting is for Board discussion only and public comments will be accepted.

The next step in the process will

LWVLA Lunch With A Leader: County Clerk Naomi Maestas And Elections Manager Gloria Maestas Oct. 17

on October 6, 2017 - 8:24am

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas

LWVLA News:

The League of Women Voters presents its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Mesa Public Library.

The speakers this month are County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas from the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office.  They will discuss the voting process.

Los Alamos County Elections Manager Gloria Maestas

County Clerk Naomi Maestas moved to Los Alamos 15 years ago when her husband, Sammy, accepted a job offer from Los Alamos County. She began her career in local government in

Books For Houston – A Community Book Drive

on October 6, 2017 - 7:42am
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Elks Lodge, Barranca PTO and #BooksforHouston are hosting a community book drive from Oct. 2-13 to benefit Houston schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
 
They are requesting new and nearly books for ages preschool through 12th grade. Drop-off locations are at Family Strengths Network, Los Alamos Senior Center, the YMCA,the Teen Center and Barranca Elementary School.
 
Becky Wallace, a young adult author who lives in Houston originally started #BooksforHouston when she discovered her close friend, a teacher, had lost all of her classroom
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Asteroid Films And Presentation At Nature Center

on October 6, 2017 - 7:31am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a special planetarium show with Dr. Galen Gisler on asteroid threats at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and will show the popular full-dome film Incoming at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. 
 
These shows reveal the realities about asteroid threats to Earth. The planetarium, inside the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
Dr. Galen Gisler will reveal the realities of asteroids: the close calls, current risk, and how we know what to expect.

LANL: Four Entrepreneurial Fellows Announced In New Postdoctoral Training Program

on October 6, 2017 - 7:26am

The four postdoctoral researchers named Entrepreneurial Fellows at LANL include Vamshi Chillara, Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, Anand Kumar and Maruti Mudunuru. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Four postdoctoral researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been named Entrepreneurial Fellows as part of a new joint initiative of the University of California and Los Alamos.

The researchers will participate in a six-month pilot program designed to help early-career scientists think about their technologies from a commercial perspective and bring them to the marketplace faster.

“These postdoctoral

SFCC: 2017 Edition Of Santa Fe Literary Review

on October 6, 2017 - 7:26am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College will host a free reading and reception to launch the 2017 edition of the Santa Fe Literary Review and to recognize the contributors, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Contributor readings begin at 5:30 p.m.
 
SFCC students and local, regional, national and international writers will read their work, and contributing artists and authors will sign copies of the Review. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend. 
     
Pick up a free copy

Daily Postcard: Leaves Turn Colors Around Downtown

on October 6, 2017 - 7:23am

Daily Postcard: The leaves on trees around downtown Los Alamos are changing colors for the season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NBC Series ‘The Brave’ Filming On Pajarito Mountain

on October 5, 2017 - 2:58pm

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays. Courtesy photo

Rain pouring down Wednesday at the intersection of Camp May Road. Courtesy photo

MOVIE News:

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays.

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Begin Tonight

on October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Act Plays are slated for tonight through Saturday in the Blackbox Theatre, which is inside the main high school building. Courtesy image

County Council Litigation Subcommittee Nixed

on October 5, 2017 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County Council, from left, Chair David Izraelevitz, Chris Chandler, James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, Pete Sheehey, Vice Chair Susan O’Leary and Antonio Maggiore. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/LAC

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

An announcement by Los Alamos County Council Chair David Israelevitz at the end of the Sept. 26 Council meeting prompted a lengthy discussion with his fellow councilors and has ultimately been nixed.

Under the Council Chair’s Report item on the agenda, Israelevitz announced that a subcommittee was being started to work with

Jennet Conant To Hold Lecture And Book Signing

on October 5, 2017 - 10:14am
Courtesy image
 
NMHM News:
 
For over a decade, the best-selling book in the Los Alamos History Museum Shop has been Jennet Conant’s 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.
 
Conant, the granddaughter of Harvard President and Manhattan Project science advisor James Conant, has an abiding interest in World War II that was inspired by her grandfather.
 
Now she has written a new biography, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist, which was released Sept. 19. Jennet Conant will be in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

Laser Concerts Light Up Museum Planetarium

on October 5, 2017 - 10:12am
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light! 
 
Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser concerts light up the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science October 21-November 3. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.
 
“We are only able to bring laser concerts to the planetarium once a year, and this time we’re especially excited to have the shows

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