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Manhattan National Park Conference Serves Atomic Pretzels

on April 28, 2012 - 8:13am

Members of the Energy Community Committee, including several people from Los Alamos, attending a Manhattan National Park conference in Richland, Wash., this week toured the B Reactor in Handford and were treated to an "atomic pretzel." Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - April 27, 2012

on April 27, 2012 - 5:21pm

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar audio webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."  Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 16 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council

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Bandelier Superintendent Addresses Energy Community Alliance Saying Manhattan Project Sites Will Have to be Clear with Visitors

on April 27, 2012 - 1:22pm

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott addresses members of the Energy Community Alliance this morning in Richland, Wash. He cautioned that the park service is in the business of telling stories, and it may tell stories that some in the community don't want told. That could include Nagasaki and the environmental contamination left by plutonium production, Lott said, adding that the park service also can discredit the bad information that circulates.

Police Charge Local Man in Child Molestation Case

on April 27, 2012 - 1:06pm
By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police have arrested Stephen M. Geisik of Los Alamos and charged him with criminal sexual penetration of a child less than 13 years of age.

Police also charged Geisik, 21, with contributing to the delinquency of a child.

The charges stem from a March 29 report by the child's father that she asked him three weeks prior if he could take her to the doctor for a birth control prescription. She reportedly told her father that she was concerned that she may be pregnant by a 21-year-old man.

According to the girl's initial report, she said that

Latest Developments on Trinity Site Project

on April 27, 2012 - 11:05am

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

By Carol A. Clark

Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith's Marketplace store.

“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.

Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development Group.

“As

LAPS Hires Assets Manager to Find Cost Savings

on April 27, 2012 - 9:11am

LAPS Assets Manager Joan Ahlers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Public Schools has created an “assets manager” position in an effort to find cost savings opportunities for the district.

Superintendent Gene Schmidt has hired Joan Ahlers in the new post.

Ahlers was instrumental in negotiating contracts beneficial to the district during her four-year tenure on the Los Alamos Board of Education from 2007-2011.

“The need for this position is something that has been talked about for at least six years,” Schmidt said.

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Sheriff Files Proposed Amendment to Charter

on April 27, 2012 - 8:46am

Sheriff Marco Valentino Lucero filed in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office Thursday a proposed amendment to Los Alamos County Charter 304.3 “Duties of the Sheriff and Police.”

Current Charter Reading:

Duties of the Sheriff, Police department and Peace Officers. The Council shall establish as a department of the County, [sic] a Police Department to be charged with conserving the peace and enforcing the laws of the State and the enforcing the laws of the State and the ordinances of the County.

LANL Grounds Crew Begins Fire Prevention Efforts

on April 27, 2012 - 8:08am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Grounds and Roads crews work along the truck route this week thinning tree branches and shubbery ahead of this year's fire season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Tree and shrubbery branches line the terrain on either side of the truck route as workers thin out area ahead of this year's fire season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Springtime 2012: 50 Hikes in the Los Alamos Area

on April 27, 2012 - 7:06am

COUNTY News:
 

Many years ago, Frances Arnold, Carol Carlson and Maxine Ellis created a 50 Hikes trail list for friends who wanted to explore our beautiful mesas, canyons, and mountains. The Santa Fe National Forest later adopted the list as a convenience for visitors.
 

Despite subsequent publication of a number of hiking books for the area, the list still serves its purpose as a quick introduction to the east side of the Jemez Mountains. As years go by, changing conditions require that the list be revised periodically.

This edition of 2012, updated by Dorothy Hoard and Craig Martin,

Upcoming Kiwanis Programs and Events

on April 26, 2012 - 10:12pm
Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Drive.
 
Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.
 
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
 
Programs:

May 1 - Rose Montoya will speak on Boys and Girls Club and the Lunch Buddy Program.

May 8 - The Democrats running for Los Alamos County offices in the June 5 Primary Election will be invited to speak.

May 15 - The Republicans running for Los
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Historic Homestead Markers Tour Event is May 18

on April 26, 2012 - 9:22pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY NOTICE:

FRIDAY - MAY 18

Romero Cabin  2-2:30 p.m.

Reception 2:30-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge

 

 

Members of the Los Alamos County Council May Attend the

HISTORIC HOMESTEAD MARKERS TOUR EVENT

CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION OF INSTALLATION OF THE MARKERS and START OF NEW DRIVING and BIKING TOUR

Sponsored by: County Council in cooperation with Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board and the Historical Society

 

No Council Action Will Be Taken

A Quorum May Be Present

The Public Is Invited To Attend

 

 

PEEC‘s Summer Adventure Program Offers Financial Aid

on April 26, 2012 - 5:50pm

PEEC News:

A birdwatching trip. Courtesy/PEEC

This summer parents can enroll their fourth through sixth graders on an outdoor adventure with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's Nature Center.

Youth can explore the Rio Grande, June 4-8 or the Valles Caldera June 11-15.

PEEC has established two scholarship programs for children of families with incomes that might limit their ability to participate:

  • Income-based Full Scholarship
  • Public Service Partial Scholarship for the children of policemen, firefighters and public school employees

For details, visit

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Next Big Idea Coming Downtown Sept. 14-15

on April 26, 2012 - 5:24pm

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

A useful robot showed its stuff during last year's Next Big Idea event. Courtesy photo

What is it that differentiates Los Alamos from other communities?

It is a place of big, world changing ideas.The Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery, Invention, and Innovation is an annual signature event that highlights Los Alamos’ unique creative heritage while providing an opportunity for inspiring young people from throughout the state about possible futures in science, technology,engineering, math, and innovation.

The Next Big Idea is brought to you by Los Alamos MainStreet.

Annual 8th Grade Athletic Night Set For May 22

on April 26, 2012 - 4:16pm

The Los Alamos Athletic Department is holdong its 8th grade Athletic Night at 6 p.m., Tuesday May 22 in the Smith Auditorium. 

The LAHS Athletic Department asks anyone with a son or daughter who will be in the 9th grade as of the 2012-13 school year to attend the meeting.  

The meeting will begin with general information and then each of the coaches of the LAHS sports teams will have a table in the high school lobby for parents to visit. 

The coaches will answer questions about the upcoming school year, summer questions, etc. 

Refer to the LAHS website for additional information:

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Energy Community Alliance Members Tour B Reactor

on April 26, 2012 - 2:59pm

The local contingent of community, business and civic leaders visiting Richland, Wash., this week as part of the Energy Alliance Committee conferance discussing the possible inclusion of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford as a unit in the national park system had an opportunity to tour the B Reactor at Hanford today. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

The B Reactor is one of the most historic buildings at Hanford. It was given the code name, "105-B" during World War II.

Local Events Occurring Tonight and Tomorrow

on April 26, 2012 - 2:57pm

Clark & Kendall will have the "Weekend Preview" Audio Webcast available tomorrow evening.

Events taking place tonight and tomorrow include:

Tonight & Friday, April 27  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Community Blood Drive -

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Baptist Church hall, 2200 Diamond Dr., – Call United Blood Services @ (505) 246-1457 to schedule an appointment, or log onto www.unitedbloodservices.org. Bring photo ID and donor card. Free Cholesterol testing with every donation.

 

Wed.-Sat., April 25, 26, 27 and 28 Rags: The Musical
7 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium

The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian

'Great Conversations' Filled Los Alamos High School

on April 26, 2012 - 10:34am
Executive Director Joanna Gillespie of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation thanks all of the participants, sponsors and community members who participated in this year's "Great Conversations" fundraising event. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation leverages time, talent and funds to promote innovative learning for the local schools and last Sunday was no exeption. Its annual "Great Conversations" was packed with people interested in supporting the schools as well as learning something interesting and new from a broad spectrum of experts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
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Fuller Lodge Gets New Sidewalk

on April 26, 2012 - 9:38am

Workers guide cement pouring from a truck onto a new sidewalk formation in front of Fuller Lodge Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A worker signals the truck driver to shut off the spicket and give them time to spread the cement piled at their feet. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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LAFD Assists Resident in Need of Medical Help

on April 26, 2012 - 9:11am

Los Alamos Firefighters are called out on medical emergencies at all times of the day and night throughout White Rock and Los Alamos. Early this morning, firefighters and paramedics responded to a call to help a person feeling unwell on Aster Street near Yarrow in White Rock. Fire officials said the ailment did not appear life threatening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladaily/post.com

Los Alamos Community Winds Collaborates with Los Niños de Santa Fe

on April 25, 2012 - 11:48pm

By Mandy Marksteiner

Los Nños de Santa Fe. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Community Winds will present "Cinco de Mayo Celebrating a Century of the Music and Dance of Mexico and New Mexico,” at 7 p.m., Saturday May 5, at Crossroads Bible Church.

Los Nños de Santa Fe will perform traditional Mexican dances, directed and choreographed by Antonina Valdez Romp, on three pieces (Danzón no. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo, and La Bamba de Vera Cruz by Terig Tucci).

Los Niños de Santa Fe (LNSF) is a local program dedicated to preserving traditional dances of Mexico.

Romp, a

Friends of the Shelter Dog Jog is Saturday

on April 25, 2012 - 11:10pm

YMCA Scholarships Fund Camp, Health - Support Drive Targets $23,000

on April 25, 2012 - 10:46pm

FAMILY YMCA News

In 2011, three people a week requested financial assistance at The Family YMCA so their children could participate in after school, or camp, or so they could participate in healthy programs.

In the end, 148 people were awarded more than $75,000 in assistance.

The Y is running its annual Strong Kids Campaign, a fundraising drive to support these scholarships.

“Of these 148 people, 74 were kids in our camp or afterschool program,” said volunteer campaign chair Emily McGay, “these 74 kids require seven staff.

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Local Contingent Joins Manhattan National Park Conference in Richland, Wash.

on April 25, 2012 - 9:00pm

A contingent of community, business and civic leaders arrived in Richland, Wash., today to confer on the possible inclusion of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford as a unit in the national park system. Participants belong to the Energy Community Alliance and were treated to a local  Richland theater group's performance of the historical skit "Tale of Three Cities" at the conference opening event.
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Hilltopper Softball Comes from Behind to Beat Kirtland Central 5-4 with 7th Inning Rally!

on April 25, 2012 - 6:48pm
Monika Teter coninues solid pitching performance. Photo by Alan Kirk
Micaela Christensen slides in to score. Photo by Alan Kirk
Play at First. Photo by Alan Kirk

Kristin Christensen hits single driving in run. Photo by Alan Kirk

Ari Larkin slides into 3rd. Photo by Alan Kirk

Micaela Christensen hit double. Photo by Alan Kirk
Kiana Zerr starts 7th inning rally with double. Photo by Alan Kirk
Erin Kirk puts ball in play in 7th inning to drive in final run. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Stimulating the Sustainability Discussion

on April 25, 2012 - 6:06pm

Column by Tom Nagawiecki

The lights dim. The bass beat is thumping. The spotlight flashes to life and the announcer roars “Here is the starting lineup for your Environmental Sustainability Board. 

Serving as Board Chair is White Rock resident Liza Ermeling. 

Assisting as Vice-Chair is Stephen Tenbrink. 

Rounding out the Board lineup are Larry Warner, Brooke Davis, Walter Tuzel, Steve Boerigter and Don Machen.” 

Okay, so the Environmental Sustainability Board members may not be as famous as the starting five of your favorite sports team but we want to change that, at least within the

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