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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.

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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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Trees Now Line White Rock Roadway

on April 25, 2012 - 5:59pm

N.M. 4 along several blocks through White Rock is now lined with trees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A new sidewalk winds along the N.M. 4 area from Rover Boulevard as well. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Rotary Crab Fest Fundraiser Breaks Record

on April 25, 2012 - 7:49am

The Los Alamos Rotary Club's thrid annual “All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest” fundraiser held Feb. 26 at Central Avenue Grill drew a record crowd and topped previous years in terms of proceeds from the dinner and silent and live auction events. Crab Fest Chair Skip King, center, and Queen Crab Linda Hull present Rotary President Thurman Talley with a check for $14,412.16 during Tuesday's Rotary Club luncheon meeting at Fuller Lodge. Last year's Crab Fest extravaganza raised about $11,000. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit local scholarships and the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden.
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Opposing Party's Embrace

on April 25, 2012 - 7:18am

Regardless of the fact that Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage, left, is a Republican and Councilor David Izraelevitz is a Democrat and as such may not always agree on the issues, they clearly get along fine as seen during a break in Tuesday night's County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
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$400 to Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business

on April 24, 2012 - 10:58pm

Summer 2012 Youth Business Grant Program

If you are between the ages of 13 and 19 and have a great business idea then this unique opportunity is for you.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) in conjunction with UNM-LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is providing a fantastic opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque.

The Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) provides youth the opportunity to experience the rewards of starting and running a business.

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The Family YMCA Encourages Kids to Play and Learn at Healthy Kids Day, April 28

on April 24, 2012 - 10:53pm

FAMILY YMCA News:

On April 28, The Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event for kids and families.
More than 1,900 Ys across that country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout the summer.
 
Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of kids, is filled with fun, active play and educational activities that will help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term.
Research shows that without access to activities that stimulate the mind and body,

Enriching the Picture of the Immigrant Experience

on April 24, 2012 - 10:27pm

Stephanie Sydoriak will sign the biography of her parents, An Ocean Between: 100% American – 100% Ukrainian, on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at Otowi Station Bookstore.

In a recent interview, Sydoriak discussed her approach to writing the biography of her parents. Her main sources were her father’s scrapbook and the stories her parents told her. “The only research I did was to look through my father’s thin scrapbook which held some newspaper articles concerning him or the Ukrainian community in Boston.

County Council Tables Amending LAPS Leases

on April 24, 2012 - 10:04pm

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle proposed an ordinance amending and restating both the Master Ground Lease Agreement and the Airport Basin Lease Agreement between the County and Los Alamos Public Schools. If approved, the changes would result in some $200,000 annually to the schools. Council voted 6-1 to table the measure until the Trinity Site Project is solidified. Chiravalle voted against tabling the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

School Board member Melanie McKinley spoke in support of an ordinance to amend the lease agreements between the County and LAPS. Photo by Carol A.
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Council Unanamously Passes Creative District Plan

on April 24, 2012 - 9:28pm

Associate Director Jay Johnson of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Maintenance and Infrastructure Planning spoke in support of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan. Council appoved the plan 6-0 and asked the Creative District Committee to work with the County Administrator and staff and to return to Council with a detailed path forward in 90 days. Sharon Stover was absent and arrived shortley after the vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local resident Eric Fairfield spoke against the Creative District Plan saying the details are unclear and that he thinks that it will cost the
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Bilingual Montessori School Demonstrates Earth Day Spirit

on April 24, 2012 - 8:39pm

Students, staff and parents from the Bilingual Montessori School, 115 Longview Dr., in White Rock picked up trash for Earth Day. (Student names intentionally withheld) Courtesy Photo

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Creative District Plan Adoption is Under Discussion

on April 24, 2012 - 8:16pm

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Stewart of the County's Economic Development Department and County Senior Planner Martha Perkins presented information about the  Los Alamos Creative District, which was designated in the downtown area in 2009. The designation brings Los Alamos into a statewide network of six cultural districts organized through the New Mexico Arts and Cultural District Program.
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NNSA/DOE Deputy Director Juan Griego of LASO Discusses Rendija Canyon Property

on April 24, 2012 - 7:38pm

Los Alamos Site Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego addressed the Los Alamos County Council this evening ragarding the Departments of Energy's 885 acres of land in Rendija Canyon slated to be conveyed to Los Alamos County within  a year's time. Griego explained that a portion of the property is leased to the Los Alamos Sportsman's Club. Much of the area in that area dubbed "the Poorman's Shooting Range," has been littered by tresspassers and the area has been used for illegal shooting practice.
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Crowd Packs Party for PEEC Benefitting Nature Programs

on April 24, 2012 - 5:35pm

Applause rang out for Pajarito Environmental Education Center Board President Becky Shankland, left, and Board Vice-president and Earth Day Chair Teralene Foxx during the PEEC Party to Benefit Nature Programs held Sunday evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The annual "Party for PEEC" benefit dinner supports the Nature Center at 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC Board President Becky Shankland and Patron Dave Schiferl chat with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Carol A. Claek.ladailypost.com

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Local Detectives Collecting Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday

on April 24, 2012 - 5:06pm

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. April 28 in the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

"This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year's event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications," Sgt. Det.

LAMS Student Wins Second Place in Supercomputing Challenge

on April 24, 2012 - 4:53pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos Middle School student Cole Kendrick took second place for his project, “Computer Simulation of Dark Matter Effects on Galaxy Collisions.”

Kendrick received a check for $500. He also received the $100 Crowd Favorite Award chosen by teachers and students and the Best Presentation Award.

Kendrick took the top prize in last year’s Supercomputing Challenge for his computer program to model the rotation of a galaxy including dark matter.

Jordan Medlock of Albuquerque’s Manzano High School took the top prize in the 22nd New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge for his computer

Contestants Sought for Queen’s Court Competition

on April 24, 2012 - 4:25pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Queen’s Court Competition on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

The competition will determine the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Princess and Sweetheart.

Categories include:

 

  • Queen Contestants (Ages 17-25)
  • Princess Contestants (Ages 14-16)
  • Sweetheart Contestants (Ages 10-13)


Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 7.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec.
 

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LAHS Olions Thespian Club Presents 'RAGS'

on April 24, 2012 - 10:37am
LAHS News:
 
Kicking up your heels in the big new city. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club proudly presents the musical "RAGS"opening 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
The play about Jewish immigrants dealing with politics and the breaking of sweatshops in New York City at the turn of the century is directed by Jillian Clay Morse.
 
It's a music machine! Every home should have one. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The orchestra is conducted by Zane Meek, music direction by Greg Henderson and Bruce Letellier and

Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You

on April 24, 2012 - 10:15am

A presentation by distinguished patent attorney Rod D. Baker takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

 

Baker's presentation, "Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You" is sponsored by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and is open to the public.

Baker attended Los Alamos High School and has 24 years of experience in the law.

For the past 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related matters.

His experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a

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