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Proclamation Of Friendship From Los Alamos County Presented To Officials In Hiroshima, Japan

on August 6, 2017 - 6:50am

Kenji Shiga, director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, holds a Proclamation of Friendship from Los Alamos County. With him are Yasuyoshi Komizo, chairperson of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation; Judith Stauber, museum director of the Los Alamos History Museum; and Michael Redondo, member of the board of directors for the Los Alamos Historical Society. Courtesy photo

Representing Los Alamos, Michael Redondo and Judith Stauber respond to members of the Japanese media in Hiroshima. Courtesy photo

 

By SHARON SNYDER
Publications Director
Bathtub Row Press

A Los Alamos team arrived

Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Aug. 8

on August 6, 2017 - 6:16am
Enjoy activities with Melissa Mackey at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Family Night. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Tuesday, Aug. 8, is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Families can enjoy an evening of games and hands-on activities 6-7 p.m. with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center is open until 8 p.m. for exploring exhibits.
 
The second Tuesday of each month is Family Night at the nature center. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all. Next month’s Family Night is Sept. 12.
 
For more

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Spotted In Nest

on August 6, 2017 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: This hummingbird nest is spotted in a tree in Quemazon, complete with a baby bird inside. Photo by Jennifer, Andy and Nathan Seirp

Los Alamos History Museum Team Visits US Embassy In Tokyo, Japan

on August 5, 2017 - 5:23pm
Los Alamos History Museum Director Judith Stauber and Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Michael Redondo met Aug. 3 with colleagues at the US Embassy in Tokyo. Courtesy photo
 
By SHARON SNYDER
Publications Director
Bathtub Row Press

Los Alamos History Museum Director Judith Stauber and Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Michael Redondo met Aug. 3 with colleagues at the US Embassy in Tokyo. They shared news of the developing partnerships with our counterpart museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as their plans to attend the memorial ceremonies Aug. 6 and Aug.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Los Alamos Aug. 29

on August 5, 2017 - 5:13pm
JJAB News:
 
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that promotes the love of reading by giving free, age-appropriate books to children from birth until their 5 th birthday, is coming to Los Alamos.
 
The local, early childhood literacy program will begin registering children Aug. 29. A parent or legal guardian may register a child for the Imagination Library at any time up until the child turns five. There is no cost to the family.
 
Every month registered children will receive in the mail a book.

LALT: Open Reading Of 'Rocky Horror Show' Aug. 8

on August 5, 2017 - 5:03pm

LALT News:

Join Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 to read or listen to the stage version of what became "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Light refreshments will be served.

Director Deborah Magid along with producers Jim Sicilian and Gracie Cainelli, Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz and Costumer Sarah Preteska will submit this musical for consideration for the 2018-2019 theater season at LALT.

"The Rocky Horror Show" was first presented on Broadway by Lou Adler in March 1975 at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. It quickly became a cult classic.

Anderson School Of Management Offers Project Management At UNM-Los Alamos Campus

on August 5, 2017 - 7:36am

LANL's Steve Renfro and Rob Kramer, UNM-LA's Cindy Rooney and UNM Anderson School of Management's Steve Walsh met earlier this summer to discuss using UNM-LA classroom with Zoom technology for Project Management classes. UNM-LA's Bill Gilson, on screen, demonstrated the classroom. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management will offer project management classes at UNM-Los Alamos this fall, taught by professors affiliated with the Anderson School of Management.

IRS: Don’t Take The Bait, Defend Against Ransomware

on August 5, 2017 - 7:25am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry recently warned tax professionals that ransomware attacks are on the rise worldwide as bad actors here and abroad infiltrate computer systems and hold sensitive data hostage.
 
The IRS is aware of a handful of tax practitioners who have been victimized by ransomware attacks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently cautioned that ransomware attacks are a growing and evolving crime threatening the private and public sectors as well as individuals.
 
The “Don’t Take the Bait” campaign, a

DOE Completes Cleanup At Los Alamos Canyon Sites

on August 5, 2017 - 7:09am
Project team members were transported by crane in a special personnel platform to and from one of the cleanup sites on a narrow canyon shelf. Courtesy/DOE
 
DOE News:
 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) have completed the removal of contaminated soil along the south-facing slopes of Los Alamos Canyon adjacent to the Los Alamos Townsite.
 
The contaminated soil was primarily associated with legacy outfalls and surface disposal from the Manhattan Project and early Cold War research and

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on August 5, 2017 - 7:06am
The Summer Concert moved to Fuller Lodge Friday to avoid a thunderstorm. The crowd listens as Jim Lauderdale performs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Lauderdale performs one of his songs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local bluegrass band Higher Ground traded sets with Jim Lauderdale Friday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from LANB hands out glowing armbands. LANB sponsored Friday's Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on August 5, 2017 - 7:02am

COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 in Council Chambers in 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 A. 9751-17 Proclamation thanking the Friends of the Shelter for their volunteer service and donations to Los Alamos County (accepted by Wendee Brunish and representatives of Friends of the Shelter) Presenters: County Council 

Daily Postcard: Deer Visit Los Alamos Neighborhood

on August 5, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: A deer grabs a bite to eat Friday afternoon from a tree near Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr.

Deer spotted Friday afternoon at the corner of Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr.

A deer gets ready to cross the road at the corner of Sandia and 40th Street. Photo by Delbert Romero Jr. 

Abe Dispennette State Farm Agency Moving To Museum Parke In Downtown Los Alamos In October

on August 4, 2017 - 6:13pm

State Farm Agency owner Abe Dispennette, left, signed a lease with TRK Management owner Roger Waterman Thursday on a space he plans to move into in October at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 100. Photo by Bob Dispennette

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

State Farm Agent Abe Dispennette is moving his business in October to 1350 Central Ave., Suite 100, near the Bradbury Science Museum. He has been operating at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B, near Viola’s Restaurant, since starting his business five years ago.

“The location is the number one reason I am moving and the access in and out is

Reception For Watercolorist Allen Brown At Karen Wray Gallery Underway Until 7 p.m. Today!

on August 4, 2017 - 6:12pm
Gallery owner Karen Wray with watercolorist Allen Brown. Brown is presenting his first solo art show with a reception at the Karen Wray Gallery 5-7 p.m. today at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Guests begin to gather at the reception for Alan Brown's solo show today at the Karen Wray Gallery on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Community Members Needed For LALT Work Party

on August 4, 2017 - 6:01pm

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites all interested community members to attend a work party 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, as theatre members undertake projects to spruce up and maintain the building and grounds of the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St., where LALT productions are performed.

LALT manages the Performing Arts Center under a license agreement with Los Alamos County and is responsible for general maintenance of the facility.

In addition to general yard and building maintenance, a couple of the major undertakings for this work party are to winnow and organize the

Royal Manticoran Navy Raises Funds For Cancer Treatment Of Youngest Midshipman Elijah Dimas

on August 4, 2017 - 4:26pm
Elijah Dimas of Santa Fe, the RMN's youngest midshipman, is battleing cancer. Courtesy photo

Community News:

Elijah Dimas (HMS Implacable the Sante Fe chapter of The Royal Manticoran Navy, the Official Honor Harrington Fan Club) is the RMN's youngest midshipman. Elijah is 9 years old, entering fifth grade grade, and fond of math, science and especially art.

He is an avid fan of science-fiction (especially David Weber's Honor Harrington series), Pokémon, and the Oakland Raiders.

Jim Lauderdale Performs Summer Concert In Fuller Lodge

on August 4, 2017 - 4:06pm

Jim Lauderdale performs tonight at the Summer Concert. Courtesy photo
 
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. 

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The great singer-songwriter-performer Jim Lauderdale returns to Los Alamos for tonight's Summer Concert at 7 p.m. sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

Lauderdale performs country, bluegrass, roots rock and R&B. He is the winner of the Americana Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and host of the Music City Roots TV show.
 

State Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel In Los Alamos For MainStreet Meeting

on August 4, 2017 - 11:20am

State Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel fields questions from MainStreet directors from around the state at the State's MainStreet quarterly meeting today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Letter To The Editor: ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ Drive Underway Through Aug. 11

on August 4, 2017 - 9:05am
By Sarah and Madelyn Crotzer
Lindsey Thalmann and Pippa Fung
Ashley and Anthony Lestone
Jacob and Richard Thompson

A “youth helping refugee youth” initiative to collect a few items for refugee students recently resettled in Albuquerque is taking place right now, and we invite all our community’s youth to participate.

A local church is collecting 40 new solid-color backpacks sized for middle to high school students (no sports team logos or other logos allowed), along with the necessary basic school supplies to fill those backpacks, such as 2-inch binders, loose leaf paper, pencils and

Get On The Bus! Free Summer Concert ACT Rides

on August 4, 2017 - 8:40am

UPDATE: Hummingbird Monitoring Research Aug. 12

on August 4, 2017 - 6:34am
Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Photo by Bob Walker
 
Update: The time of the first session is changed to 7:30 a.m. Aug.12.
 
PEEC News:
 
Curious about the effects of climate change on hummingbird populations? Researcher Bob Walker will lead two groups, one at 7:30 a.m. and one at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, to the hummingbird monitoring site in Bandelier National Monument.
 
This location is one of a network of sites in the Western U.S. that tracks the impact of climate change on the movement and behavior of hummingbirds. To join one of the groups, visit peecnature.org to register.

Scenes From Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive

on August 4, 2017 - 6:07am

Donors wait their turn Thursday at the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. The blood drive continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Volunteer Association member Florence Riebe volunteers at the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Volunteer Association member Nancy Kurnath makes sandwiches for donors and United Blood Services staff at the blood drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

United Blood Services donor recruiter Monica Herrera checks in donors at

Nominations Open For Los Alamos History Award

on August 4, 2017 - 6:05am
Georgia and Gerry Strickfaden, left, were the winners of the Los Alamos Hisotry Award in 2016. Historical Society President Mike Wheeler is on the right. Courtesy photo
 

By LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY STAFF

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Los Alamos History Award, an annual prize that recognizes significant contributions to preserving the world-changing history of the community.
 
“Winners of the Los Alamos History Award have made meaningful contributions to our community through their time and efforts,” said Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical

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Enchanted Island Populated By Amazing Singers And Actors

on August 4, 2017 - 6:03am
Ensemble Cast. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Anna Christy (Morgana) and Alek Shrader (Oronte). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

Handel’s “'Alcina' is one of his “magic” operas which is based on an ancient epic poem. Handel’s traditional operatic style is a mixture of recitatives and da capo areas (the opening A section is repeated after an intervening B section). The arias may express amorous intention, sorrow, pity, despair or determination. In the repeated A section, feelings are usually intensified.

What is most appealing about

PEEC: Guided, Family-Friendly Backpacking Trip

on August 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Kids and adults enjoyed backpacking to Name Lake last year with Tony Hinojosa and Beth Cortright, PEEC’s first family backpacking trip. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Have you wanted to go backpacking, but didn’t have the gear or experience? Well, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has the adventure you’ve been waiting for!

Adults and families will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a short orientation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16
Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 will then be spent hiking up to five miles a day in the backcountry.

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