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The Sky’s The Limit For Local Athlete Aidan Semelsberger

LAHS senior Aidan Semelsberger is training with New Mexico United in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School athlete Aidan Semelsberger has had a highly productive year despite the global pandemic. 

He was selected as a 2019-2020 National High School All-American and a regional All-Star representing the West region (Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, and South Dakota.) He was scheduled to represent the West Region All-Stars in St. Louis, Mo., May 29, however he declined to attend.

The two-time


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Pajarito Mountain Revamps Cafe For Cinco de Mayo Opening

PAJARITO News:

Pajarito Mountain Cafe opens May 5 with an all new menu, developed by the lodge’s new Food and Beverage Manager Eric Tyler.

The special Cinco de Mayo grand opening will feature 50 percent off select New Mexican selections of the menu. 

The cafe hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays for in person dining exclusively on the spectacular Pajarito deck that overlooks the Sangre de Cristos or for takeout.

Guests must order online using the mountain’s food ordering system, available at www.pajarito.ski/eat beginning May 5. After ordering, the system will alert guests


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Pajarito Astronomers Club Presents ‘Star Talk’ April 29

PAJARITO ASTRONOMERS News:

Join Pajarito Astronomers Club for its first ever free, public Zoom meeting.

‘Star Talk’ will be held 7-8:15 p.m., April 29. Six topics will be covered including the AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers), white dwarfs, radio galaxies, astro-photography, a bit of astronomy history and recent events.

Register to obtain a link to the meeting here.


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Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Volunteer Training

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

With tourist season in full swing, the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum are seeking new volunteers for a variety of positions.

A training session focusing on the community’s history and historic district will be offered 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 10.

Participants will gather in the lobby of Fuller Lodge at 4 p.m. for each Thursday training session.

The training includes engaging discussions on Los Alamos, covering the homestead era on the Pajarito Plateau, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and postwar


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Los Alamos Youth Mountain Bike Team Registration Opens

Members of the Los Alamos Youth Mountain Bike Team. Courtesy/LAMBT

Los Alamos Youth Mountain Bike Team T-Shirt

LAMBT News:

Join the Los Alamos Youth Mountain Bike Team and Support the Team by Buying A Shirt!

The weather is warming up and bikes are begging for fun in the sun, so clearly it’s time to join the Los Alamos Mountain Bike Team (LAMBT)!

LAMBT includes riders in grades 6-12 (during the 2021-2022 school year) from White Rock and Los Alamos.

The team trains and competes in cross-country style mountain biking, based on National Interscholastic Cycling League standards. All coaches and ride


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Chart 404 COVID-19 In New Mexico April 22, 2021

This map shows the percentage of registered residents in Los Alamos County who received at least one vaccine dose by priority group. Overall, 85 percent of eligible Los Alamos residents have registered for a COVID-19 vaccine. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico Secretary Of Health Participates In White House Webinar On COVID-19 Vaccine Communication

NMDOH News:

Santa Fe — New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins spoke Thursday afternoon at a White House webinar on collaboration between New Mexico state agencies and community- and faith-based organizations for effective COVID-19 vaccine communication.

The event, titled “All In: Partnering with Community and Faith Organizations in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts” – included commentary from the following participants:

  • Dr. Tracie Collins – Secretary, New Mexico Department of Health
  • Dr. Nirav Shah – Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and

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PSIA/AASI Honors Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long With Prestigious Distinguished Service Award

Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long, center, receives the Distinguished Service Award from PSIA/AAS for his many contributions to ski teaching. Courtesy/Pajarito

Pajarito Mountain News:

The Professional Ski Instructor Association/American Association of Snowboard Instructor (PSIA/AASI) recently presented Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long with the Distinguished Service Award for his many contributions to ski teaching. Long recently attended a ceremony in Breckenridge, Colo. to receive his award. 

Long has been working in the ski industry since 1966, and has


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Community Meeting With LANL Director Mason April 29

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory invites New Mexicans to attend a Community Meeting with Director Thom Mason at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.

Mason will give an update on the Laboratory’s work, science research and economic impact, and take questions from the public.

The meeting will be held online and is free and open to all. No advance registration is required, just visit this link when the meeting begins:

WEBEX LINK

Password: LANL0429

To ask a question before or during the meeting, email it to: AskLANL@lanl.gov.


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Senators Heinrich And Luján Welcome $3.5 Million In CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grants For New Mexico

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $3.5 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to help the state of New Mexico prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

EDA investments announced Thursday:

  • Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), Silver City, will receive a $2.5 million EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to make roof renovations and HVAC improvements. The project, to be matched with $250,000 in local funds, is expected

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2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Presented By Toyota Of Santa Fe Announces May And June Virtual Shows

SANCRE News:

Sancre Productions, Toyota of Santa Fe and Los Alamos County are pleased to announce that the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will be a hybrid series, consisting of six virtual shows in May and June and nine potential live shows being planned for July and August.

Live show planning is underway with multiple Los Alamos County Departments and with the highest attention being paid to COVID-19 restrictions, crowd management and safety guideline adherence.

More information about the live shows will be available in the coming days and weeks. The 2021 virtual shows will be high-quality


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Daily Postcard: Female Red-winged Blackbird Nibbles Seeds

Daily Postcard: A female Red-winged Blackbird nibbles seeds from a hanging metal box Thursday in White Rock. Female Red-winged Blackbirds are remarkably different in appearance to the males of the species and often confused for very large sparrows, but the long stout bill and light line above the eye are giveaways. Source: PEEC. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 228 New Cases, 195,990 Total, With 3 New Deaths And 177,428 Recovered

  • 83 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 12 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola

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Los Alamos Police Seek Help Identifying Burglary Suspects

Anyone with information that may positively identify these burglary suspects should call L.A. Crime-stoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals may receive a reward of up to $500. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Criminal Investigation Section is investigating two commercial burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 20 in the downtown Los Alamos area.

Two suspects on foot were on surveillance video.

Anyone with information that may positively identify any of the suspects should call L.A. Crime-stoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting


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Wiemann: The Pros And Cons Of Low-Rate Borrowing As A Business Owner

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor / Branch Manager,
Raymond James Financial Services
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional

For those with high creditworthiness, low interest rates may present an opportunity to consolidate existing debt or pursue new areas of growth.

The federal funds rate has been called “the most important interest rate in the world.” This interest rate is the rate that banks pay for overnight borrowing – and it sets the stage for the prime rate and every other interest rate across the spectrum. From mortgages to credit cards, loans to car financing, the fed funds


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Nambe Drugs Los Alamos Hometown Heroes Of Pandemic

Nambe heroes include Elizabeth Maestas CPht, Ashley Zubia Clerk, Julie Ortiz Pharm D, Thomas Lovett RPh, Daniela Perez CPhT, Stacy Kuriakose Pharmacy Intern and Melissa Roybal Pharm D. Photo by Jenn  Bartram/ladailypost.com

Vaccine Clinic volunteers gathered Monday at the LAHS Gym including Nambe Co-owner Frances Lovett, County Councilor Sara Scott and County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Since opening in Los Alamos in 2015, Nambe Drugs has found a number of ways to help


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Scott: COVID And American Rescue Plan Funds Updates

By SARA SCOTT
Councilor
Los Alamos County Council

This note provides an update regarding local COVID-19 related initiatives including vaccination, testing, and the path forward for obtaining and dispersing federal American Rescue Plan funds. I hope it finds you, your friends and families well and enjoying a few more opportunities to share the refreshing days and outdoor activities that we are so lucky to have access to here in our amazing community.

We are making important progress towards getting vaccinated. Of the 15,240 residents 16 and older, 85.1% have registered for vaccination and


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County Budget And Performance Manager To Retire June 18

Karen Kendall on a recent hike, is the Los Alamos County Budget and Performance Manager and she is retiring June 18. She has worked for Los Alamos County for 13 years. Courtesy photo

Karen Kendall

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Karen Kendall has been a Los Alamos County employee for 13 years; the last six years she has worked crunching and calculating numbers as the Budget and Performance Manager.

On June 18, Kendall will retire and officially put her calculator down for good.

“The County has been extremely fortunate to have had Karen in her various roles at the


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