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Open Gym Pickleball Canceled

on September 29, 2012 - 8:28am

COUNTY NEWS:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division has canceled the Open Gym Pickleball program due to lack of participation.

This program was held 1 – 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at White Rock Baptist Church.

For additional information, contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173, lacrec@lacnm.us or www.losalamosnm.us/rec.

LANL Director Hosts R&D 100 Awards Ceremony

on September 28, 2012 - 10:38am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan addresses attendants at the R&D 100 Awards Recognition Ceremony held Wednesday evening at the Hilltop House Hotel on Trinity Drive. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Technology innovations at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been recognized with four of R&D Magazine’s 2012 "R&D 100" awards. These awards honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the year, as selected by a group of R&D Magazine’s chosen judges.

"Congratulations to this year's R&D 100 award winners," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Public Invited to International Movie Night ... TONIGHT!

on September 28, 2012 - 10:05am

DRIVING FORCE & REEL DEAL News:

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the first international movie night presented by the Driving Force and Real Deal Movie Theater.

The first international movie night will be held at 7:15 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28 at the Reel Deal Theater, 2551 Central Ave.

The film that will be presented is The Intouchables, a French movie featuring François Cluzet.

Real Deal Theater will have a special price: when you buy one ticket at the full price you get the second one for $6.50.

At 7:05 p.m., we will have a short introduction of the film in the theater.

We

YMCA Offering Flamenco Dance for Beginners

on September 28, 2012 - 9:17am

FAMILY YMCA News:

A new Flamenco Dance for Beginners class begins at the Family YMCA in October:

YMCA members and non-members, men and women, boys and girls ages 10 and up welcome.

Flamenco dance has become a popular dance form worldwide because of its powerful lines, intense rhythms, and the beautiful traditional melodies that cannot help but inspire movement.

The dance comes from Southern Spain and is the unique art of the gypsies which combines the sounds and movements of Europe, India, and Northern Africa.

Flamenco Dance is accompanied by guitar, hand-clapping, singing and the

COLUMN: Vote NO on All 4 Charter Amendments

on September 28, 2012 - 9:06am
Coulmn By Richard “Skip” Dunn
Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative (LAGRI)

Our community has seen a lot of press recently about the 4 charter amendment ballot questions. 

Citizens should vote NO on all four for three reasons: they embody logrolling, further disenfranchisement of voters and more petition exclusions.

REASON 1: LOGROLLING. The county has bundled 21 ordinances into 4 ballot questions, arguing that 1) there wasn’t space on the ballot to list them separately, and 2) they were all related within each question, such that none could stand on its own without affecting all the

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WHITE ROCK’S ARTIST & ARTISANS MARKET: Call for Exhibitors & Patrons

on September 28, 2012 - 8:50am

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

The Los Alamos Creative District is now looking for exhibitors/vendors throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Artist and Artisans Market. 

This market will be Sunday Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is a free event to participate in. 

The location will be on the outdoor space at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated. 

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle – all visitors going to Bandelier will be required to use this shuttle. 

If

Operation Hilltopper: Active Shooter Loose at School

on September 28, 2012 - 8:34am

COUNTY News:

Emergency first response organizations in Los Alamos County have for the past year been training personnel, polishing plans and tweaking equipment in a comprehensive effort aimed at preparing to deal with a scenario that nobody hopes will ever arise – an active shooter loose at a school. 

Operation Hilltopper, scheduled to commence at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, is a full-scale exercise designed to test police, fire, emergency medical support, Los Alamos Medical Center and Los Alamos High School personnel and their abilities to adequately respond to just such an event. 

Toward

Pajarito Mountain Snow, Ullr Fest, Beer Co-op Debut

on September 28, 2012 - 7:44am

By Greg Kendall

Pajarito Mountain Snowmaking to be Limited

Snowmaking will be limited at Pajarito Mountain this season as last year’s water collection proved lack-luster with disappointing snowfall totals and low water density in the snowpack, said Pajarito Mountain's Clay Paris. 

The new water retention snowmaking pond at the top of the ski hill has been repaired, however, the pond remains at a low water storage level due to the lack of a good spring runoff, Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long said. Long told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the snowmaking pond is “good to go” for

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview Sept. 28

on September 28, 2012 - 1:11am

This week's preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

United Way Youth Team Talent Show, 7 p.m. Sunday Sept. 30. Courtesy

LARSO Candidate Forum 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 28 Betty Ehart Senior Center
County Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the Los Alamos Retiree and Senior Organization.

Hilltopper Football vs. Belen H.S. 7 p.m. Friday Sept. 28 @ Sullivan Field

Family Strengths Network Home Tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29

Tour Starts at Ruby K’s
The Home Tour showcases Los Alamos as a beautiful place to live.

County Launches On-Line Public Comment Forum

on September 27, 2012 - 11:35pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has launched a new on-line public comment forum called “Open Forum.”

Open Forum will be moderated by Peak Democracy and is another tool as the County continues its efforts to expand ways that citizens can voice their opinions about a variety of topics.

The forum can be accessed on the County’s home page.

County Councilors and County Staff will review comments and incorporate them into the decision-making process.

Furthermore, the County aims to empower citizens by providing them information on each issue to enrich online comment and provide more

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LAMS New Bus Loop Officially Opens

on September 27, 2012 - 8:58pm

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn and Transportation Coordinator Keith Rosenbaum welcomed the first buses as they arrive Wednesday morning at LAMS new bus loop. Buses now arrive to the much anticipated bus loop through Hawks Drive rather than North Mesa. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Public Schools bus drivers Kevin Herron and John Stam chat with Los Alamos Middle School Assistant Principal Anna Vargas-Gutierrez, Construction Manager, Ron Zorcher and Curtis Dehaas. Courtesy Photo

Buses lined up perfectly in the Los Alamos Middle School bus lane Wednesday afternoon.
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Autumn Turns Aspens Golden

on September 27, 2012 - 10:37am

Aspens are turning to gold in the mountains around Los Alamos. Photo by Alan Kirk

Photo by Alan Kirk

Photo by Alan Kirk

Trinity & Oppenheimer Intersection Operating as 4-Way Stop Tuesday Oct. 2

on September 27, 2012 - 10:04am

COUNTY News:

Tuesday Oct. 2, the Los Alamos County Public Works Traffic Division staff will replace the traffic signal control cabinet at the Trinity and Oppenheimer intersection.

Work will begin at 8:30 a.m. with an expected completion of no later than 1 p.m. the same day.

During the replacement, the traffic signal will be dark and the intersection will operate as a four-way stop. Motorists should expect minor delays.

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Garcia Richard: State Education Reform Must Start with Early Reading

on September 27, 2012 - 10:03am

Column by Stephanie Garcia Richard, Democratic Candidate for State Rep, District 43

As kids from Los Alamos and around the state get back to school, and the election season begins to gear up, the important role of education in our state’s future becomes more and more apparent. 

Schools and classrooms may not share top billing in this season’s political debates, but it’s one of the most important issues for me.

Maybe that’s because I’m on the front lines. I teach third grade and have been a classroom teacher for over ten years.

Science Education Solutions Awarded $2.6 Million Grant

on September 27, 2012 - 10:01am
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced Wednesday that Science Education Solutions of Los Alamos will receive a $2.6 million award from the National Science Foundation. 
 
Science Education Solutions, owned by Michelle Hall of Los Alamos, is active in a wide range of programs to help learners of all ages discover and understand the world through science, will use the funding to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with high school students.
 
“Educating students in the STEM fields is vital to a stronger

Australian Shepherd Nestles in Garden

on September 27, 2012 - 10:00am

Australian Shepherd Socs Korkos, 5, of White Rock frolicks among the flora and fauna in his backyard garden recently. Socs belongs to longtime residents David and Katy Korkos. Photo by Katy Korkos
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McCain, Graham and Ayotte Stump for Heather Wilson

on September 27, 2012 - 9:40am

From left, Heather Wilson's husband Jay Hone, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, US. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson, Wilson's son Josh Hone and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-NC. Courtesy photo

News release:

ALBUQUERQUE — Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte stumped for Heather Wilson Tuesday, telling New Mexico voters that she is the only candidate who will stand up to protect jobs at New Mexico's labs and bases.

"Massive across-the-board cuts in defense spending would have a devastating effect here in New Mexico — 20,000 jobs lost here in New Mexico,” Sen.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29

on September 27, 2012 - 9:06am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON As New Mexico continues to battle alarming prescription drug abuse rates, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is encouraging citizens to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, Sept. 29 and turn in unused or expired medication to locations in their communities.
 
The event, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will provide free, anonymous drop-off sites throughout the state for safe medication disposal.
 
The Los Alamos Police Department is not participating in this

JetBlue President to Speak at Quality New Mexico Learning Summit

on September 27, 2012 - 8:51am

QUALITY NEW MEXICO News:

The public is invited to attend the 19 annual Quality New Mexico Learning Summit April 22-23 at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Albuquerque.

David Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Barger founded JetBlue in August 1998 as president and chief operating officer and was named chief executive officer in May 2007. He assumed the additional role of president in June 2009.

JetBlue began operations in February 2000 from its base at New York’s John F.

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Rotary Exchange Student Shares Denmark Life

on September 27, 2012 - 7:37am

Los Alamos Rotary Club exchange student Mille Nicolajsen speaks about her life in Denmark during Tuesday's Rotary Club lunch meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Workers Calculate Cement Bill

on September 27, 2012 - 7:27am

These workers were taking measurements Monday along 15th Street near Deacon to determine how much they will charge for laying cement on this apron and sidewalk during the summer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bandelier Shuttle Moves to the New Visitor Center!

on September 26, 2012 - 10:42pm

ATOMIC CITY TRANSIT News

Effective Saturday, Sept. 29, the free Atomic City Transit shuttle service to Bandelier National Monument pick up/drop off location is moving from the corner of N.M. 4/Rover Boulevard to the new White Rock Visitor Center Complex at 115 N.M. 4. Just follow the Bandelier Shuttle signs to the new location. For additional information, contact Atomic City Transit at 505-661-RIDE (7433) Courtesy/LAC

CLARIFICATION: Democratic Senators Expressed Support of - But Have Not Endorsed Republican Rep. Jim Hall

on September 26, 2012 - 7:40pm

UPDATE: Sen. Richard Martinez has responded to the Los Alamos Daily Post request for comment regarding information from a Hall Campaign news release published here Tuesday:

"I haven't endorsed anyone in that race. I like Jim Hall a lot. He is a very nice gentleman and he works well with both parties. I used to be Democratic Party Chair and I am not supporting anyone in that race."

Staff report

After receiving calls from area democrats insisting that Democratic State Senators Carlos Cisneros and Richard Martinez have not endorsed Republican Rep. Jim Hall for Dist. 43, the Los Alamos Daily Post

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Stephanie Garcia Richard Lectures at UNM-LA

on September 26, 2012 - 7:13pm

House District 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard explains to Los Alamos County Councilor Mike Wismer's American Politics Class recently that the New Mexico Constitution specifically calls for an unpaid citizen's legislature so that working mothers and fathers, and every sort of profession could be represented, not just the wealthy or retired. Courtesy photo
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