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Welders Work on Muni Complex

on May 7, 2012 - 12:23am

Welders were busy working along the top steel beams of the County Municipal Complex construction site last week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Mitchell Trailhead Work Session Set for Monday

on May 4, 2012 - 9:42pm


IMBA's local chapter, the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (L.A.S.A) is holding a trail work session from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday May 7 at the Mitchell Trailhead.

Volunteers will work on some maintainanece items on the Perimeter Trail toward the cemetary, and are asked to wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

It will be a relatively short and easy trail work session and it will be led by Craig Martin, local trail guru and trailmaster.

L.A.S.A's goal is to help promote the Los Alamos trail community and welcome all types of trail enthusiasts.

Volunteers don't have to be a


18 Volunteers Sought for Senior Appreciation Night

on May 4, 2012 - 8:38pm
By Diana L. Martinez
Senior Program Director
The Family YMCA
Volunteers are needed for the community-sponsored graduation celebration event known as Senior Appreciation Night (SAN), including someone to wear a monkey suit.
Numerous parents have volunteered, but 18 volunteers are still needed to fill two or three-hour shifts from 6 p.m. until 2:30 a.m., Saturday May 26.
A henna tattoo artist also is needed.
SAN is an all-night, safe, supervised downtown graduation celebration sponsored by several business and community organization.
The alcohol and drug free event

Los Alamos Daily Post's Candidates Forum Spotlights Council Candidates During Thursday's Live Broadcast

on May 4, 2012 - 3:30pm

Part 1 (49 mins):


Part 2 (30 mins):


County Council Candidates from left, Ken Johnson-D, Roger Waterman-R, Pete Sheehey-D, Marc Clay-R, Vincent Chiravalle-R, and Kristin Henderson-D, at Thursday's Los Alamos Daily Post Forum broadcast live in PAC 8 Television. The forum is now podcast on and will remain accessible on the news site through the November General Election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council Candidate Roger Waterman-R. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Candidate Ken Johnson-D. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Shoppers Turned Out for Season's First Farmers Market

on May 4, 2012 - 9:49am

Plant vendor Sierra Cook from El Rito, peers through her wares at Thursday's Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library East parking lot in downtown Los Alamos, which was the first outdoor market of the season. Photo by TK Thompson/

Fresh salad greens and radishes were a hot seller at Mr. G's booth. Photo by TK Thompson/

Joel Daeschel shows a customer his selection of plants at the Farmers Market. Photo by TK Thompson/

Jessica Martinez explains to Collin Sorah what surprises the menu holds at the Coffee Booth Kitchen at Thursday's Farmers Market.

Grant Homestead Plaque Installed at Guaje Pines

on May 4, 2012 - 9:42am

Dignitaries at the dedication of the Grant Homestead plaque during a ceremony at Guaje Pines Thursday. From left, Dorthy Hoard, Isabel "Belle" Grant Hill, Joe Gutuerrez, the chair of the committee and Colleen Olinger. Photo by TK Thompson/
Joe Gutierrez and Isabel "Belle" Grant Hill look over the back fence at Guaje Pines Cemetary. A year around creek used to flow down this arroyo when her Grandfather homesteaded this piece of land. She remembered that the creek even had trout in it back then. Gutierrez is the past president of the Parajito Plateau Homesteaders Association.

Council Focuses on Six CIP Projects Next Week

on May 4, 2012 - 8:20am


The Los Alamos County Council will hold two special Capital Improvement Project meetings at 6 p.m., Tuesday May 15 and 6 p.m., Wednesday May 16 in Council Chambers, 475 20th St.

At the May 15 meeting, no action will be taken. The focus will be limited to six Phase 2 projects:

  • Ashley Pond Park Improvements
  • Golf Course Improvements
  • Ice Rink Cover and Improvements
  • Nature Center
  • Teen Center
  • White Rock Civic Center

Because of the large number of projects that must be presented in one evening, there will be no public comment at the beginning, during, or close of the meeting; instead,