Entrants Sought for Science and Math-based Art Contest


A science and math-based art juried competition and exhibit (SMART) will once again be a part of The Next Big Idea festival in 2012. 

Artist entries are currently being accepted until the end of July at the www.NextBigIdeaLA.com/smart. 

Anyone may enter their art. More than $2,500 in prizes will be awarded. 

The inaugural competition last year netted more than 900 entries from throughout the world and prizes winners shared thousands of dollars in cash prizes. 

There is an online gallery of art submitted last year on the website.

Science and math-based art


Bear Springs Fire Update – June 5 Evening


Today, crews prepared indirect containment lines for tomorrow’s activity, which will consist of introducing fire on ridge tops north of the fire, and allowing the fire to back downhill to the indirect containment lines. This tactic, called a burnout, will reduce or remove fuel in advance of the fire front, leaving little or nothing to burn.

The historical Bear Springs cabins have survived the fire thus far, although fire approached the cabins today. Structure protection crews removed fuel around the cabins yesterday,


Los Alamos Daily Post News Team

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team presented up to the minute coverage of Tuesday’s Primary Election live from the Justice Center in downtown Los Alamos.

The team published vote totals as they came in from the Los Alamos County Clerk’s office throughout the evening, streamed video interviews with the candidates and published photos of election night activities on ladailypost.com.

The Los Alamos Daily Post election night news team included from left, Greg Kendall, Salvador Zapien, Bonnie Gordon, Karen Kendall and Publisher Carol A. Clark (seated.) Photo by Sharon Stover.


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For example: TV Networks are predicting Walker will win his recall election in Wisconsin.


Early & Preliminary June 5th Votes Not Including White Rock

      Early Voting Subtotal June 5th  Comm. Center June 5th  White Rock June 5th  Trinity on Hill Preliminary Total
Dem President Barrack Obama 578 301   196 1075
Dem US Senate Martin Heinrich 487 238   163 888
    Hector Balderas 145 97   50 292
Dem US Rep # 3 Ben R. Lujan 561 279   179 1019
Dem Judge – Court


Early Voting & June 5 Community Center Votes

      Early Voting Subtotal June 5th  Comm. Center June 5th  White Rock June 5th  Trinity on Hill Preliminary Total
Dem President Barrack Obama 578 301     879
Dem US Senate Martin Heinrich 487 238     725
    Hector Balderas 145 97     242
Dem US Rep # 3 Ben R. Lujan 561 279     840
Dem Judge


Scenes From Tonight’s Primary Election

County Council Candidate Pete Sheehey discusses the issues with the Los Alamos Daily Post in the lobby of the Justice Center this evening. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Jeff Casados and his wife Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados check out the early returns posted in the Justice Center lobby by County Clerk Janet Foster. Photo by Salvador Zapien

A crowd begins to gather as returns come in for the 2012 Primary Election. Photo by Salvador Zapien

County Council Chair Sharon Stover talks about her run for Los Alamos County Clerk. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Los Alamos County Clerk Janet Foster prepares to