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On The Job In Los Alamos: Artist Paul S. Torres

On the job in Los Alamos Monday is traditional contemporary digital artist Paul S. Torres of San Ildefonso Pueblo with his work now available at the Secret City Kitchen on the UNM-LA campus, 4000 University Dr. His prints (8×10 and 13×17), cards and logos are available framed and unframed. For information, visit medina.torres.23@gmail.com or call 505.423.2985. Torres also works at Secret City Kitchen, which will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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Food Columnist Liddie Martinez Signs Contract With Pajarito Press To Produce And Market ‘The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexico Recipes’ Cookbook

Los Alamos Daily Post food columnist Liddie Martinez, right, signs a publishing contract this morning at Secret City Kitchen with Pajarito Press co-owners Nancy Bartlit and Marc Rayburn to produce and market her cookbook ‘The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexico Recipes’. The new cookbook is anticipated to be available in time for the upcoming Christmas season. Pajarito Press LLC is a member of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo


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Fr. Glenn: Our Feast Day

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

(Sigh)….57 years old and still reading the comics. But … it brings a little levity early in the day, and helps set a good mood. Maybe all of us sneak a peek at our old favorites now and again. I mean … how can you not like “Dilbert”?! And then there’s the golden oldies like Dennis the Menace, Peanuts, and even ol’ Garfield is getting a little long in the tooth. I can’t help but marvel at times at the cleverness of some of the writers. They are pretty good observers of the human scene.

A good one on Saturday with “Curtis”, centering on a couple of young brothers. The younger, frustrated that


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Posts From The Road: Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

‘Posts from the Road’ is a new feature appearing in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he is sharing scenes they encounter while on the road. Today’s submission features Poppy Fields: Colorful orange poppies blanket the hills earlier this spring at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster, Calif. A wet winter and spring created abundant flowers and colorful blooms throughout the southwest this year. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Poppy Hillside:


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Introducing Calvary Chapel Of Los Alamos

Senior Pastor Pat Kestell of Calvary Chapel. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
Calvary Chapel at 580 North Mesa Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
By Senior Pastor Pat Kestell
Calvary Chapel

The world is full of broken individuals; the church is no different. Rather than hide behind masks of pretentious righteousness or of, “having it all together”, our goal is to continue the work of Jesus and, “Mend the Broken”, beginning with ourselves and reaching to all.

Calvary Chapels endeavor to “Simply teach the Bible simply” as we search the heart of God. We do this


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 1

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Central Avenue Closure for Independence Day events:

Pedestrians and motorists are to be advised that Central Avenue from Oppenheimer to 15th will be closed the morning of July 4 for the Y adult 5K run and then the children’s firecracker parade. Farmer’s Market will be OPEN at the library overflow lot July 4; market-goers are asked to use Rose or Canyon and access Farmer’s Market from the north side. Parking will be available for the market at the Betty Ehart Senior Center or the Fuller Lodge lot; both of these facilities are closed on the holiday.


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Public Notice: Road Closure On Woodland July 4th

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PUBLIC NOTICE:
 
There will be a road closure 2-9 p.m. Thursday, July 4th at the end of Woodland Road adjacent to Club Road due to a family event and block party. 
 
Access to Woodland can be made by traveling up Arizona and cutting through Country Lane.
 
Please be advised that your route may take 1 minute longer, and there may be more children than usual running around the area.

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Council Hears Presentation On Trinity Drive Projects

The future location of  The Hill Apartments. To accomodate the new development, County staff are considering a road diet  project from east of Diamond Drive near Los Alamos Medical Center entrance to west of Oppenheimer Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

One of the main thoroughfares in Los Alamos could see a few transformations. Los Alamos County Council was updated on projects planned for Trinity Drive and N.M. 502 during its meeting Tuesday night.

Work to construct a roundabout as well as


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Traffic Alert: Forest Road 289 Closed South Of Santa Fe National Forest Boundary

TRAFFIC ALERT: 

SANTA FE – Forest Road (FR) 289 is closed approximately 2 miles south of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) boundary at the junction of FR 268 and FR 289.

Forest visitors who want to access the southeastern Jemez Mountains, including the Dome Wilderness, are advised to approach from the north, using N.M. 4, which intersects with the north end of FR 289.

FR 289 is open from N.M. 4 to the forest boundary, but the road is closed to through traffic on land owned by the Pueblo of Cochiti.

The SFNF will notify the public if the status of FR 289 south of the forest boundary changes.


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NCRTD Blue Buses Not In Service Thursday July 4

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The exception will be the 255 RTD Mountain Trail to the Santa Fe National Forest, which will be in operation that day.

 


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Experience Taste Of Guatemala At WRSC Thursday

Adults 50 and older are invited to experience a taste and tour of Guatemala during lunch Thursday at the White Rock Senior Center. Courtesy/WRSC

WRSC News:

Adults 50 and over can experience a taste and tour of Guatemala during lunch Thursday at the White Rock Senior Center.

Chef Michael Mason, along with Beverly and Martin Cooper, will transport diners on a virtual trip to Spanish and Mayan cultures. The local dress is described as among the most colorful in the world and the area is busy with market life, archeological sites and brightly colored birds.

Chef Mason is preparing a special lunch


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FOSCA Hosts Cowboy Breakfast Sunday July 7

This handsome boy is just one of the pets that will be available for adoption July 7 during the Cowboy Breakfast at the Posse Lodge. Courtesy/FOSCA
 
FOSCA News:
 
Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA) will host the Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.
 
The menu includes, scrambled eggs, pancakes and bacon and sausage, as well as orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and younger.
 
To make this event even more of a “can’t miss” for individuals  and their families, FOSCA will also

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County: Public Presentation On Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 Improvements Related To Hill Apartments Tuesday

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to attend a presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday on the Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 improvements associated with a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) state grant for pedestrian and ADA improvements, NMDOT pavement preservation project and “The Hill” Apartments Housing Development.

This presentation will take place during the County Council meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The Council approved a resolution June 11 supporting an application for state funding assistance of these various projects through


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Home Country: It Just Happened

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It just happened, you know? One of those serendipitous coincidences that occur when planets line up or you foolishly store oily rags together. It just … happened.
 
Ardis Richardson was looking through the Soup ‘R Market for an egg beater for her mom. Not the electric kind. The turn-the-handle kind. She picked one up and tried it out, causing the friendly little metallic whir that good egg beaters make.
 
What was serendipitous, however, was Anita Campbell not six feet away in the next row thumping pumpkins. As Anita thumped and Ardis whirred, they

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How The Hen House Turns: Shared Emotion

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By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
In his Great Course on animals, Donald Moore gives us this definition of animal: “a multicellular organism that eats other animals.”
 
Of course that includes us humans. His first session begins by noting shared characteristics in animals, then different methods of reproduction, then various ways animals have devised in order to raise their offspring safely.
 
Most go to great lengths–like fish who use their own mouths to protect their young. Others retain the fetus until it is quite alert. I’ll never forget

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Taste Of Knowledge Offers Two Opportunities This Year

Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
LAPSF News:
 
Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge.
 
The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit www.tok.givesmart.com

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LAF&SF Features Bob Fuselier 6 P.M. Wednesday

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak on ‘Neuroscience and Emotions’ this Wednesday at the LAF&SF at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy/LAF&SF

LAF&SF News:

Los Alamos scientist Nels Hoffman spoke to a full house Wednesday at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series (LAF&SF).

The theme of the summer series is “Are You a Robot? Brain, Mind and Soul” and Hoffman spoke on the topic of “Neuroplasticity: How the Mind Changes the Brain”.

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak this Wednesday on “Neuroscience and Emotions”.

Fuselier’s abstract states: In his landmark


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Posts From The Road: City Of Rocks State Park

‘Posts from the Road’ is a new feature that beginning today will appear in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he will share scenes they encounter while on the road. Today’s submission features the City of Rocks State Park in southwestern New Mexico between Deming and Silver City. In approaching the park entrance, visitors have a panoramic view of the ‘city of rocks’. The city is made up of hundreds of huge boulders, which provide a scenic drive, hiking trails, camping and picnicking


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Lauritzen: Life After 50 … It Takes A Village

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO
 
According to, www.sheknows.com , the saying, “It takes a village,” is a portion of an old African proverb. They also say that may be up for debate, too. Many times it does take a village to get things accomplished and I am thankful for my village.
 
This week, I wanted to focus on one of our many project partners at the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization. The community partner I have selected is Los Alamos County. Now, I realize that thanking a funder publicly may come across as being grossly obsequious, according to Bing.com. Come

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