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Atomic City Children's Theater Preps for Busy Year

on August 22, 2012 - 8:37am

Courtesy/Atomic City Children’s Theater

By Kirsten Laskey

For the last five years, Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) has given local students an in-depth theater education and the organization shows no signs of slowing down during the 2012-2013 school year.

In fact, this year the program is expanding to include a field trip planned for January to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., and a new program for third and fourth graders called Act II.

Director Daren Savage said ACCT has provided productions for fifth through eighth grade students but it was decided to extend to the

Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 3

on August 22, 2012 - 7:56am

Editor's note: This is part 3 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the ant as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Martin Naud.

 

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Fuller Lodge Art Center Releases Fall Class Schedule

on August 22, 2012 - 7:29am

Fuller Lodge Art Center at 2132 Central Ave., announces fall class schedule for teens and adults. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Have you always wanted to make your friends look like flesh-eating Zombies or create a stained glass snowflake? Fuller Lodge Art Center has just the class for you.

The Art Center has released its fall class schedule for teens and adults. 

Classes include: Walking Dead Workshop, Stain Glass Snowflake, Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Ceramics, Media Exploration, Stained Glass Basics, 3D Stained Glass, Ceramics, Latex, Masks, Sculpture

Council Unanimously Passes Visitor Centers Operations Contract with LACDC

on August 21, 2012 - 10:03pm

Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce smiles as County Council unanimously approves a $162.900 contract for general services with the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (dba Los Alamos Meeting & Visitor Bureau) plus applicable gross receipts tax for operations and management services of the Los Alamos and White Rock Visitor Centers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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County Council Approves Amendments to 2013 Compensation & Classification Plan

on August 21, 2012 - 8:20pm

Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel briefs Council on proposed amendments to the FY 2013 Compensation and Classification Plan including a new job description for a Social Services Manager. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Following Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel's presentation, Council voted 5-1 to approve amendments to the FY 2013 Compensation and Classification Plan including a new job description for a Social Services Manager. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voted against the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Artwork Funding Approved for NEDO Smart House

on August 21, 2012 - 8:08pm

Carolyn Bossert of the Art in Public Places Board, left, and Libby Carlsten of Los Alamos County present their recommendations of artwork for the NEDO Smart House to Council. Council voted 6-0 to aprrove $15,000 be spent on artwork for the NEDO Smart House. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Art by Alexander Scheinker approved for Nedo Smart House. Courtesy Photo

Art by Umi Raby approved for NEDO Smart House. Courtesy Photo

Art by Kevin Box approved for NEDO Smart House. Courtesy Photo

Art by Minesh Bacrania approved for NEDO Smart House. Courtesy Photo

 

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LASO Manager Kevin Smith Updates Council on Land Transfer

on August 21, 2012 - 7:55pm

Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin Smith briefs Council regarding the status of the transfer of land from the Department of Energy to Los Alamos County as Vicky Loucks from his office looks on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
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Council Proclaims September 2012 as 'Art & Culture Month' in Los Alamos County

on August 21, 2012 - 7:42pm

During tonight's Los Alamos County Council meeting in the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue, Council proclaimed September 2012 as "Art & Culture Month" in Los Alamos County. Accepting Council's proclamation from left, Executive Director Marlane Hamilton of Los Alamos Arts Council, Arts Council President Tiffany Hinojosa and Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel who also serves on the Los Alamos Art Council Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center, presents a  proclamation on behalf of Council proclaiming
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Public Invited to 'The Scale of Justice' Dedication

on August 21, 2012 - 6:21pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

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PLACE Makes Two Offers on Properties in Los Alamos

on August 21, 2012 - 3:51pm

The WAV project in Ventura, California.  Courtesy Photo.

Staff report

PLACE has made two separate offers on sites in downtown Los Alamos. Both site owners are considering the offers. 

PLACE is a nonprofit development organization that builds creative urban villages for cities.  PLACE plans to build an Urban Village project for Los Alamos. 

PLACE expects to enter into a single-source supplier of services agreement with the County once a site has been acquired.

For more information about PLACE, click HERE.

LANB Wellness Program Reaps Healthy Dividends

on August 21, 2012 - 7:09am

President Steve Wells of Los Alamos National Bank discusses the positive impact that a wellness program implemented at LANB has had on employees and productivity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Following a 12-week health and fitness program implemented at Los Alamos National Bank and Title Guarantee, participating employees lost a whopping 460 pounds collectively and added an astounding 179 years to their life expectancy.

"The whole concept is that a healthier employee is a happier employee and is a more productive employee," LANB President Steve Wells said.

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LANL Laser Research Shows Promise for Cancer Treatment

on August 21, 2012 - 7:08am

Sasi Palaniyappan, right, and Rahul Shah inside a target chamber where the TRIDENT short pulse laser is aimed at a very thin foil target. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New insights gained on how lasers generate ions in dense plasmas

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have observed for the first time how a laser penetrates dense, electron-rich plasma to generate ions.

The process has applications for developing next generation particle accelerators and new cancer treatments.

The results, published online August 19 in Nature Physics, also confirm predictions made more than 60 years

Baldrige Program Celebrates 25 Years of Performance Excellence

on August 21, 2012 - 7:08am

Commerce Secretary Malcolm "Mac" Baldrige and President Ronald Reagan return to the White House after horseback riding in June 1981. Shortly after Baldrige was killed in a rodeo accident, President Reagan honored his friend and colleague on Aug. 20, 1987, by signing the bill that established the Baldrige National Quality Award. Courtesy/The Baldrige Family

BALDRIGE News:

Not many 25-year-olds can boast that in their short lifetime they have helped thousands of organizations develop and maintain world-class operations, innovative management, efficient procedures, involved workforces and

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Mountain's Student Newspaper Project Part 2

on August 21, 2012 - 7:07am

Editor's note: This is part 2 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr's gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the African Grey Parrot as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School student Emily Krepps.

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Food on the Hill: Pizza

on August 21, 2012 - 7:06am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe...

Pizza

Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com

Things that are a MUST have for this recipe:

You must have a pizza stone (also called a baking stone) for the inside of the oven. The only way you are going to get a crispy crust and the right pizza taste is if you can put a lot of heat to the crust in a fast way (pizza stone.)

The other thing you must have is parchment paper.

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SFI Seminar - Models.Behaving.Badly: On Theories, Models, Intuition and Finance

on August 21, 2012 - 7:05am

SFI News:

Models.Behaving.Badly: On Theories, Models, Intuition and Finance

By Emanuel Derman
Columbia University

Thursday, Aug. 23 • 12:15 p.m. • Medium Conference Room

Abstract: Models are metaphors that explain the world we don’t understand in terms of worlds we do.

They are merely analogies, provide partial insight, stand on someone else's feet.

Theories stand on their own feet, and rely on no analogies.

Models tell you what something is more or less like; theories try to tell you what something is.

Financial models are not theories; they are analogies, idealizations that always

Northern New Mexico's First-Ever Regional Encyclopedia

on August 21, 2012 - 7:04am

Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. Courtesy

A book signing for the Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, written by Mark H. Cross is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Otowi Station in Los Alamos.

Cross also will be interviewed at 8:30 a.m. Thursday on KRSN 1490 AM.

The Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico is a catalog of the people, places, arts, cultures and colloquialisms unique to the City Different and the Land of Enchantment.

The publication contains:

  • 1,000+ alphabetical entries, fully indexed
  • 180 illustrations -- photographs, maps and charts

DOE Hosts Public Hearing Tonight at Holiday Inn Express

on August 21, 2012 - 7:04am

DOE News:

The Department of Energy is holding public hearings on a Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

The hearings are scheduled for:

  • Los Alamos on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Holiday Inn Express, 60 Entrada Drive;
  • Santa Fe on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Road; and
  • Carlsbad on Aug. 28 hearing at the Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel Avenue.

The hearings will be 5:30-8 p.m. with a presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. and public comments beginning around 6:45 p.m.

The comment period ends Sept. 25.

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Public Invited to Tour Six Special Gardens Saturday!

on August 21, 2012 - 7:03am
Courtesy/LAMG
 
LOS ALAMOS MASTER GARDNERS News:
 
August brings harvest time to gardeners and a time to enjoy their labors. Join the Los Alamos Master Gardeners' Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 and learn some secrets to success in vegetable and flower gardening.
 
Six very beautiful and very different gardens illustrate how personal style and family needs influence design.
 
The tour is free; brochures are available at the library or at the extension office or http://lamgonline.org/docs/2012_MG_brochure.pdf.
 
Be sure to visit the stable gardens where three master

What's at Thursday's Los Alamos Farmers Market?

on August 21, 2012 - 7:02am

FARMERS MARKET News:

Courtesy/LAFM

This week's Los Alamos Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library parking lot is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and packed by 1 p.m.

What’s at Market:

Salad greens / Kale / Chard / Bell peppers / Shishito peppers / Potatoes of every color / Green beans / Waxed beans / Carrots / Tomatoes / Cucumbers all types / Okra Beets / Squash / Diakon Radish / Green Onions / Parsley / Basil both types / Corn / Green Tomatoes / Squash Blossoms / Patty pan squash / Chinese Red noodle beans / Egg Plant / Celery / Heads Lettuce / Fennel / Dill / Yellow Hot Peppers / Roasted

Local Tech Support Company Issues Scam Warning!

on August 21, 2012 - 7:02am

ECS / Piñon PC Support News: 

By Heather Burke

Recently I have been hearing from several of our clients of a determined effort by phone-based help-desk vendors pushing services in addition to the ones requested by the caller.   

My clients are certain that they are calling the actual companies of AOL, Dell, McAfee, etc. 

But it turns out that they are actually calling one of many rogue companies that then push for additional services by demonstrating false errors on your pc. 

Scenario: You search on Google for the tech-support phone number for AOL, Dell, etc.

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No Dog Should Be Alone During Golden Years

on August 21, 2012 - 7:01am

Nanny, 9, is an orphan living at the shelter. Photo by Don Taylor

Staff report

Nanny is a 9-year-old hound mix looking for someone with whom to share her golden years. 
 
She is brown and white with black-rimmed eyes brimming with sad wisdom.

Nanny resides at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter where she exhibits polite indoor manners.

She enjoys rawhide chews and belly rubs, children and friendly dogs and cats.

Most of all Nanny seems to crave someone who will take her home and give her a family again.

Call Mary at 920-8203 for more information.

Longtime Los Alamos photographer Don Taylor

NMDOT Sponsors Statewide Child Safety Seat Clinic

on August 21, 2012 - 7:00am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE–The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is pleased to sponsor a statewide child safety seat clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25.

The clinics will take place in four cities and six different locations as part of the “100 Days and Nights of Summer” campaign that was kicked off late last month. 

The clinics are held on a first-come, first-served basis and the service is free and open to the public.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 to 14. Whether they’re taking short trips or long vacations, we want New

Community of Atheists Host Discussion Wednesday

on August 21, 2012 - 6:59am

LOS ALAMOS COMMUNITY OF ATHEISTS News:

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a discussion from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 in meeting room one of Mesa Public Library.

This month's topic is: Mormonism, Morality and Mitt. How benign are Mormon beliefs? How would a Mormon in the White House affect you? 

Please direct questions to losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com. All are welcome.

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