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Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band

on August 11, 2012 - 6:41am

The Los Alamos contingent of the Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band perform several numbers at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church after evening mass Wednesday evening. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band played several tunes after the Wednesday evening mass, both in the Sanctuary and the Reception Hall. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Coaches Gather at Griffith Gym

on August 11, 2012 - 6:33am

LAPS News:

More than 75 Los Alamos Public Schools coaches met Sunday, Aug. 5 at Griffith Gym to hear presentations by County Transportation Director Keith Rosenbaum; Los Alamos High School Principal Sandra Warnock, Athletic Secretary Kim Smith, Athletic Director Vicki Nelms and Wade Salem from Character Matters who presented Professional Development to the coaches on the Character Matters program. Courtesy/LAPS

Courtesy/LAPS

Courtesy/LAPS

Trinity Drive Curb and Gutter Work Begins Aug. 13

on August 11, 2012 - 6:31am

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) crews will begin work on a curb and gutter replacement project on westbound Trinity Drive Monday, Aug. 13.

The work area will extend from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 1.0, or from the intersection of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive to the Ashley Pond area.

Pedestrian sidewalks along westbound Trinity Drive will be closed as crews remove and replace crumbling and damaged curb and gutters.

The project is scheduled for completion within three weeks, weather permitting.

Motorists may encounter temporary lane drops and minor

Volunteers Needed to Repair Homes

on August 11, 2012 - 6:29am

BUILDING KINDNESS News:

Building Kindness, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, needs volunteers to help repair homes in neighboring communities.

Be a good neighbor while learning new skills. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers welcome.

This ongoing program meets starting at 8 a.m. every Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Espanola.

However, this Saturday, Aug. 11, there will be no work scheduled so is advised to call David Canfield prior to volunteering to get on his email list for a schedule of work days.

Canfield also notifies people of carpooling opportunities, so

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Los Alamos County Princess Honors Horses for Heroes

on August 11, 2012 - 3:50am

Julia Montoya, 2012 LA County Rodeo Princess, carries the flag of New Mexico into Brewer Arena at the start of the Los Alamos County Horse Show. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com.

After relocating to New Mexico from Maryland in 2010, the incoming Los Alamos County Princess, Julia Montoya, continued to pursue her passion for horses and interest in horsemanship with the Turquoise Trail Wranglers 4-H Club. 

The club leaders, Rick Iannucci and Nancy DeSantis, also operate the non-profit Horses for Heroes - New Mexico Inc. Cowboy Up! program for wounded veterans.

One of the program's

Romney Picks Ryan as Running Mate

on August 11, 2012 - 12:31am

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, according to reports. Ryan, 42, has served in Congress since 1999.and is chairman of the House Budget Committee. Courtesy photo

Aspen Fire Burning Northeast of Santa Fe

on August 11, 2012 - 12:06am

SFNF News:

The Aspen Fire is burning on the Espanola Ranger District half a mile south of the Medio Trail, northeast of Santa Fe.

The Aspen Fire is half an acre and putting up smoke visible to residents of Santa Fe.

One crew is on scene.

Aspen Fire, Espanola Ranger District:

  • Fire Name: Aspen Fire
  • Time/Date Reported: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Time/Date Discovered: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Location: Approximately half a mile south of Medio Trail
  • Legal Description: 18N, 10E, Section 11
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
  • Size: 1/2 acre
  • Containment: 0 percent
  • Resources Committed: One crew on scene
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El Rigobertos Opening Soon in Central Park Square

on August 10, 2012 - 1:55pm

El Rigobertos Restaurant is opening in the next few weeks in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Hut in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers renovating the interior space in Central Park Square to make way for El Rigobertos Mexican Food Restaurant said Thursday that owner Gladys Loya of El Rigobertos Mexican Food, 810 N Paseo De Onate in Espanola, intends to open her Los Alamos restaurant sometime in September. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Conscious Aging: How Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life?

on August 10, 2012 - 1:50pm

 

Column by Ann Shafer

Those of you who have retired recently or those who anticipate a retirement are faced with the same question — how will you spend the rest of your life? 

When you retire, you will probably find yourself even busier than you were at work. But there is one major question — is all that activity you now have actually meaningful to you?

If not, perhaps you need to do some serious thinking about what the activities are that mean a lot to you, or what are your passions.  

To find your passions, first think about what really motivates you. 

If your life were a book,

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Kiwanis Presents Prestigious Jeannette O. Wallace Scholarship Award to Michelle Boerigter

on August 10, 2012 - 1:47pm

KIWANIS News:

Tuesday, Aug. 7, Kiwanis awarded Michelle Boerigter the prestigious Jeannette O. Wallace Scholarship award. Wallace was a longtime Kiwanian and former New Mexico State Representative for District 43. Michelle will be attending Hope College in Holland, MI and will study Bio Chemistry and Religion/Theology. From left, Key Club members Morrie Pongratz, Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega and Don Casperson; Terry Wallace, son of Jeannette Wallace; Michelle Boerigter; and parents Cathy and Steve Boerigter. Photo by Sharon Stover

 

Heather Wilson to March in Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday

on August 10, 2012 - 1:46pm

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson will be in Los Alamos Saturday to march in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade.

Following the parade, Wilson will meet with members of the local business community over lunch at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue.

After lunch, Wilson will travel to White Rock to tour The Hive at 134 N.M. 4.

While at The Hive, Wilson also will meet with members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network to discuss their work as well as the local business climate.

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Canyon Bar in Central Park Square Celebrates 15 Years

on August 10, 2012 - 1:16pm

Canyon Bar in Central Park Square is celebrating 15 years in business this week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Rotary Club Breaks Ground for LAHS Memorial Garden

on August 10, 2012 - 12:58pm

From left, Dave Foster, Sandy Warnock, Dawn Venhaus, Travis Richins, Linda Hull, Kevin Honnell, Skip King, Eric Ferm and Robyn Ladino. Courtesy/LAPS

From left, Eric Ferm, Tony Ladino, Robyn Ladino, Candy Haskins and Rick Haskins. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

“These trees and this Memorial Garden allow future generations of students to reflect, relax and remember,” said School Board President Kevin Honnell at the official ground breaking ceremony of the new memorial garden planned for Los Alamos High School.

Families and friends of students who died while in high school attended the ceremony

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Rainbow Colors Sky Above Anderson Overlook

on August 10, 2012 - 12:38pm

A large rainbow colored the sky above Anderson Overlook Tuesday. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi

Rainbow above Anderson Overlook. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi
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Appeals Hearing Held Today for Former County Supply Manager Terminated in June

on August 10, 2012 - 11:51am

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Former Los Alamos County Supply Manager Charles Pacheco, foreground, waits for his appeals hearing to begin this morning before the Los Alamos County Personnel Board in Council Chambers inside the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Pacheco is appealing his termination in June surrounding criminal charges he is facing related to alleged credit card fraud. Pacheco's brother Tim sits next to him reviewing documents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hearing Officer Tony Ortiz speaks with Employee Services Manager Valerie Park prior to the start of this morning's

County Issues Spectator Directions for Rodeo at Brewer Arena

on August 10, 2012 - 11:01am

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Be advised that spectators attending the Los Alamos County Rodeo at Brewer Arena this weekend will be directed to the Spectator Entrance off of San Ildefonso Road through the South Gate to the Rodeo grounds.

The Recreation Division’s goal is to limit traffic through the North Mesa Stables for the safety of the North Mesa Stable Lot users and their animals.

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County Assembles Fair Booths at Ashley Pond Park

on August 10, 2012 - 10:55am

Pipes, fittings and white canvas tent tops fill the grassy area at Ashley Pond this morning as workers prepare to assemble booths for community organizations registered to participate in Saturday's Festival and Fair as part of this weekend's annual Fair & Rodeo event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A worker drops a pile of rope at each booth to secure the tent tops. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fire and Police Host Final 'Movie in the Park' Event

on August 10, 2012 - 7:41am

A little girl holds the hand of a large firefighter during Wednesday's final Movie in the Park event. The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments sponsored the final Movie in the Park with the Los Alamos County Recreation Department Wednesday. The movie, “Firehouse Dog,” began at sundown. Prior to the movie, police and firefighters hosted fun activities for children including relay races, a chance to check out a police car and a fire engine from the inside out, and more.

Paleontologist Ralph Chapman Virtualizes Dinosaurs

on August 10, 2012 - 7:27am

Entrepreneurs John Battles, left, and Chuck Mansfield join audience members gathered Thursday evening at The Hive in White Rock to listen to Paleontologist Ralph Chapman present a talk about virtualizing dinosaurs. Chapman is an owner/partner of New Mexico Virtualization, a Los Alamos-based company that specializes in the 3-D scanning of objects, especially for museums and educational institutions. The company’s latest project was for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and included the scanning of the whole skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton sometimes referred to as SUE.

'Lunch With A Leader' Features Police Chief Wayne Torpy

on August 10, 2012 - 7:26am

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy was Thursday's featured speaker at the League of Women Voters monthly "Lunch with a Leader" at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

League of Women Voters members Betty Ann Gunther, left, and Rosmarie Fredrickson speak with Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy following his talk Thursday at PEEC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

Mi Casita Restaurant Closing Down Friday

on August 9, 2012 - 10:40pm

Owner Oscar Duran told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that he will close down his restaurant, Mi Casita, in the VFW building on Trinity Drive at 2 p.m. Friday after serving the final lunch. "We gave it a good run but our business dried up in the spring after the Lab began laying off its contractors ... they were our main business," he said. Duran opened Mi Casita 2.5 years ago and said that initially his customers packed the restaurant and spilled over into another room in the building.
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Tools for School Ready for Delivery

on August 9, 2012 - 10:31pm

The Unitarian Church youth group that helped unload the truck with the Tools for School supplies: Back row: George Hrbek, Bobby Hrbek, Ryan Van Cleave and Grayson Venhaus. Middle row: Kai Coblentz, Devon Cantua, Rowan Cantua and Theodore Petersen. Front row: Michelle Alexander, Elannah Venhaus, De Anna Hoyle (Youth Director), Amaya Coblentz and Caleb Schultz (not pictured Sophia Galvez.) Courtesy photo

SELF HELP INC. News:

Self Help Inc. has been the sponsor of Tools for School for 15 years and once again another successful program has been completed.

With money from United Way, other

Heron Lake Paddle Festival is Aug. 10-12

on August 9, 2012 - 10:14pm

Editor's Note: This story was first published on July 29, 2012

Near the Heron Lake Paddle Festival Center at the launching site with a beach campground.in background. Courtesy photo
 

The Heron Lake Paddle Festival is set for Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via U.S. highways 64 and 84 and N.M. 95.

This three day event includes canoe and kayak clinics, demos and races among other activities such as a used gear sale.

The Paddle Festival site is in the Ridge Rock area of Heron Lake State Park - just west of the dam.

Heron Lake is a no-wake lake

LANL Protesters Plead 'Not Guilty' and Hunger Strike Continues

on August 9, 2012 - 9:59pm

Anti-nuclear peace activist, Barbara Grothus of Albuquerque, left, files a "not guilty" plea with Court Administrator Lisa Zuhn of the Los Alamos County Municipal Court. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

Not Guilty

Los Alamos County Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk presided over this morning's arraignment of six demonstrators arrested Monday for blocking traffic during a protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Protesters Janet Greenwald, Barbara Grothus, Pam Gilchrist, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Catherine Euler and Cathie Sullivan each entered a written plea of "not

Summer Art Camp Ensures Artistry Never Stops

on August 9, 2012 - 9:57pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center calls its Summer Art Camp "The Best Six Weeks of Summer" for children from Los Alamos, surrounding communities and even foreign countries. Courtesy photo

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News:

This summer 80 to 100 students age 4 through 6 grade filled the classrooms at Fuller Lodge Art Center on Central Avenue each week, while teens met for classes at Village Arts on DP Road.

Whether painting, drawing, sculpting, dying yarn and knitting or creating things from recycled materials, these young artists were exploring their creativity with enthusiasm and laughter.

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