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Los Alamos County Airport Hosts ‘Science of Flight’

Thomas Spickermann of the Experimental Aircraft Association is assisted by Mariam Tracy in demonstrating how airplane flight works during the Civil Air Patrol and EAA presentation of ‘The Science of Flight’ this morning at Los Alamos County Airport as part of ScienceFest. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Visitors check out personal aircraft and talk with pilots this morning at the Los Alamos County Airport. Some of the planes on display were built by their owners. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Civil Air Patrol cadets with their plane. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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Today’s Los Alamos ScienceFest Schedule

The White Rock rock features ScienceFest. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

COMMUNITY News:

Today is the final day of this year’s weeklong ScienceFest with innovative, action-packed activities, music and food throughout the day.

Saturday, Sept. 13

9 a.m.–noon – Exploring the Science of Flight, Los Alamos County Airport, 1040 Airport Road

9 a.m.–4 p.m. – Exhibit Opening: Early Photographs of Berlyn Brixner, Los Alamos Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row

10 a.m.–3 p.m. – Convergance in the Dome: Science, Art, Experiences, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Detonography:


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Pets of the Week: Milo and Otis

Milo, 8, and Otis, 8, have never been apart and are looking for a home that will take both of them. Courtesy photo

SHELTER News:

Milo and Otis are recent transfers from Rancho de Chihuahua rescue in Albuquerque. They are being featured together as the Pets of the Week since they would do best in a home together.

The 8-year-old dogs are very bonded, having never been apart since birth. They are still a little shy and cautious, but are quickly learning to enjoy new human and dog friends. Stop by to meet these two cuties or contact thier sponsor Bonnie at 505.672.3944, for more information.

The Los


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Municipal Building’s West Plaza ‘Call For Art’ Draws Innovative Submissions

Artist Bill Wiener with a model of his submission of a 3-D Zia sculpture combined with an atom. ‘Los Alamos is the only place in the country for this sculpture,’ Wiener said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artists, Art in Public Places board members, County staff and the public gathered Thursday for a special event at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artist Peter Swedenborg with a model of his submission. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artist Eric Thelander holds a model of his submission.


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Los Alamos Sciencefest Schedule Today and Saturday

Los Alamos Sciencefest Schedule for today and Saturday:

Friday, Sept. 12

10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

4–5 p.m. – Smart House Tour, Los Alamos Smart House, 1925-D Trinity Drive

4–6 p.m. – Exhibit Opening: Early Photographs of Berlyn Brixner, Los Alamos Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row

5:30–6:30 p.m. – Smart House Tour, Los Alamos Smart House, 1925-D Trinity Drive

5:30–7 p.m. – Overview of Recent Climate Change Science Development & Actions for Resilience, Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 4, to Sept. 10, 2014

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Sept. 4 at 8:08 p.m. / A 56-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was battered by a household member on Ensenada Drive.

Sept. 4 at 8:11 p.m. / A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that her vehicle was burglarized while parked on 43rd Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

LISA WILKINSON

Sept. 4 at 9:02 p.m. / Police arrested Lisa Wilkinson, 41, of Los Alamos at 79 Ensenada Dr., and charged


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LAPD Holds Drug Take Back Day Sept. 27

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will hold its bi-annual DEA Drug Take Back initiative, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 27 at two locations:

  • Site 1: Los Alamos Medical Center Parking Lot, 3917 West Road in the  specifically the parking lot along Trinity Drive; and
  • Site 2: White Rock Visitors Center Parking Lot, 115 N.M. 4.

Collection sites are registered on the DEA’s website: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

Residents are encouraged to drop off unused or unwanted prescription medications as well as medications from a lost loved one or other circumstances with no questions asked. 


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Today’s ScienceFest Schedule

Here’s today’s ScienceFest schedule: 

Thursday, Sept. 11

9 a.m.–4 p.m. – LAVA Elevator Pitch Contest, Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue

9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Doctorate Career Fair, Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road

10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

10:30–11 a.m. – Science in Action, Toddler Storytime, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

2–4 p.m. – Eco Tours (Eco Station & Landfill Solar Array), Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road

3:30–4:30 p.m.


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Scenes From ScienceFest’s Atomic Ant Sand Talk

Robb Hermes provided a presentation about sand from ant hills titled, ‘Atomic Ant Sand,’ Tuesday evening at Los Alamos National Bank as part of this week’s ScienceFest events. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Coummunity members observe different samples of sand from ant hills Tuesday night at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Ant hill sand samples were collected from numerous locations including speaker Robb Hermes’ own background and Shark’s Tooth Ridge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Tour Eco Station 2-4 p.m. Today

Eco Tour guests, wearing yellow vests for safety visit the Los Alamos Eco Station and solar array Monday. Tour leaders are Public Works Director Philo Sheldon, Utilities Department Public Information Officer Julie-Williams Hill and Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule. The next Eco Tour is 2-4 p.m. today, Sept. 11. The Eco Tours are part of ScienceFest 2014. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
The Los Alamos solar array provides power to North Mesa and Barranca Mesa. The array includes test panels from a number of companies. They were gifted to the County after a study

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Downtown Los Alamos Gas Leak Has Been Repaired

First responders arrived on the scene this morning after a contractor breached an underground gas line while working on the Central Avenue Improvements Project. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Work came to a hault this morning after a contractor breached an underground gas line while working on the Central Avenue Improvements Project. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Gas/Water/Sewer crews have repaired the gas leak that occurred this morning outside the Los Alamos Post Office on Central Avenue.

The leak


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Alert: Gas Line Leak on Central Avenue Between 15th and 20th Streets … Public Advised to Stay Clear

The County reports that there is a gas line leak on Central Avenue between 20th Street and 15th Street. The public is advised to stay clear of the area until further notice. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish more details as soon as they become available. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com


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Tonight’s P&Z Meeting Cancelled

COUNTY News:

Tonight’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is cancelled.
 
The Comprehensive Plan and Golf Course Restaurant topics will be addressed at the Sept. 24 P&Z Commission meeting at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

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Astronaut John Phillips Visits Bradbury Science Museum

Former shuttle astronaut John Phillips presented a talk at the Bradury Science Museum Saturday as part of Los Alamos ScienceFest festivities underway this week. Phillips’ talk was sponsored, along with RocketDayand the launch of 220 model rockets at Overlook Park, by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Boeing. Los Alamos ScienceFest runs through Sept. 5-13 and includes demonstrations, interactive activities, art, discussions for inquisitive minds of all ages and more. Photo by Mark Hartman

Former shuttle astronaut John Phillips presented a talk at the Bradury Science Museum


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Checkout Today’s ScienceFest Events

CHAMBER News:

Today’s ScienceFest events include:

  • Fido’s Favorite: A Parade of Painted Fire Hydrants, Central Avenue, voting begins
  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 2–4 p.m. – Eco Tours (Eco Station & Landfill Solar Array), Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road
  • 3:30–5 p.m. – Teen Mythbusters, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 5–7 p.m. – Entrepreneurial Teen Grand Challenge. UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Drive, in lecture hall, room 230
  • 6–7 p.m. – The Training Games, Bradbury Science

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Drone Giveaway, Live Music All Part of Los Alamos ScienceFest ‘ExpoDay,’ Sept. 13

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos ScienceFest saved its biggest event for last with ExpoDay Saturday, Sept. 13, featuring Quadcopter demonstrations, 3D chalk art, water rocket launches, live music, beer garden, and even a chance to win a Quadcopter drone or a robotic puppy.

ExpoDay is part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest – nine days of fun, educational demonstrations, interactive activities, art, and hands on activities for inquisitive minds of all ages, from Sept. 5–13 in Los Alamos, NM.

“If there is one day of the Los Alamos ScienceFest that simply cannot be missed, it’s ExpoDay,” said


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Free Flamenco Classes Begin In White Rock

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PSDA News:

Beginning Flamenco Dance Class resumed Saturday, Sept. 6 at the White Rock Activity Center. 

Flamenco dance has become a popular dance form worldwide because of its powerful lines, intense percussive rhythms, and the beautiful traditional melodies that cannot help but inspire movment. It comes from Southern Spain and ties together the cultures of Western Europe, Northern Africa and South Asia in its unique blend of gypsy and folk history.

Come and learn! This class is for all men and women, ages 11 and up. Ellen Walton is teaching the class under the sponsorship


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Susan O’Leary: Why I’m Running for County Council

Why I’m Running for County Council
By SUSAN O’LEARY

This November, Los Alamos residents will elect candidates to fill four of the seven seats on the Los Alamos County Council. I’m one of the eight candidates competing for a Council position, and I’d like to share my reasons for running.

First, I value our community. I have a deep appreciation for the quality of life available to Los Alamos residents. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to live with my husband and our two elementary age children in an environment that’s safe, with good schools, terrific outdoor recreation opportunities,


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Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Sept. 8

COUNTY News:

Road Construction Update: Week of Sept. 8

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Pavement Preservation Work in White Rock:

Chip material has been applied on Hamlin Court, Pruitt, Paige Loop and Paige Court in White Rock. The final sealant will be applied in mid to late September. The reason for the delay before sealing is to allow the chips to settle; any remaining loose chips will be swept up before the


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Pet of the Week: George the Cat

George. Courtesy/FOS

SHELTER News:

George is an older, distinguished gentleman who was surrendered when his owner became too sick to care for him.

He is gray and white and a little blind and a little deaf, but still very active, confident and full of life. George also is very easy going and gets along well with other cats. He came in with two other cats, Abby and Maddie, and shelter staff and volunteers would love to see them all go to a home together.

Due to his age and the fact that he is declawed, George needs to be an indoor cat only.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has


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