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Gear Up for Hershey's Track & Field and Pickleball

on April 24, 2012 - 9:02am

COUNTY RECREATION DIVISION News:



Hershey’s Track & Field Program

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program
from 10 a.m.–noon, Wednesday June 6 at Sullivan Field (NO SPIKE SHOES).

For all who like to run, jump, or throw, join with friends and sign up now ... No special equipment or uniform is needed.

Local meet winners will advance to the state final meet.

Qualifiers may earn an opportunity to attend an all expense paid trip to the National Hershey Track and Field Meet in Hershey, PA.

The Hershey Track and Field Youth Program is open to

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Earth Day Activities Clean Up Countryside

on April 24, 2012 - 8:51am

Evelyn Simons works with volunteers during Saturday's Earth Day event in the Jemez celebrated with participants picking up trash along N.M. 4. Each party of people or person signed up for a mile and collected bags of recyclable debris and trash. A strong turnout of volunteers filled bags with trash from the countryside that comprised more than six truckloads. Courtesy Photo

Volunteers begin to sign in for duty in the Jemez. Courtesy Photo

Rep. Jim Hall of White Rock joins the volunteer effort in honor of Earth Day. Courtesy photo

Rep.
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CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meets Thursday

on April 24, 2012 - 8:16am

COUNTY News:

The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in Council Chambers, located inside the Community Building at 475 20thSt.

The Committee will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process, as well as discuss the update about CIP discussions at the recent budget meeting held by the County Council.

All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public comment is accepted at the

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'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

Painters Restripe Canyon Road and Central Avenue

on April 24, 2012 - 7:52am

COUNTY News:

Along with the many residents busy sprucing up their yards throughout the community this spring, Los Alamos County crews are out in force doing the same. This crew applied fresh paint to the traffic lane stripes along Canyon Road and Central Avenue Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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LAHS Students Introduce Officials at Rededication Ceremony

on April 24, 2012 - 7:26am

Erin Kirk introduces Los Alamos School Board President  Dr. Kevin Honnell at Monday's rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony at Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Alan Kirk

Marlie Apperson introduces a speaker at the event. Photo by Alan Kirk

Jodi-Cull Host introduces military representatives at the ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick Baker introduces Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Scenes From Tonight's Ribbon Cutting and Rededication Ceremony of Griffith Gymnasium

on April 23, 2012 - 8:39pm

LAPS News:

Officials cut the ribbon during this evening's rededication of Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Alan Kirk

The Los Alamos High School Color Guard. Photo by Alan Kirk

Los Alamos High School Athletic Director Vicki Nelms addresses the audience during the rededication ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Military representatives light candles during the ceremony. From left, representing the Coast Guard: Capt. David Swingle, U.S. Navy (no CG servicemen available,) Air Force: Major Robert W. Hull, Navy: Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger Brewer, Marine Corps: Sgt.
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School Board Business Targets Bus Loop and Budget

on April 23, 2012 - 8:01pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School for a work session immediately following a special school board meeting.

The agendas include an update from the LAHS Bus Loop Committee and discussion on the LAPS 2012-13 budget.

The meetings are open to the public.

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 12 to April 18, 2012

on April 23, 2012 - 6:51pm

The following information was provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

April 12 at 9:46 a.m. / Los Alamos National Laboratory reported that it was the victim of larceny in the 800 block of Mesita Del Buy. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

 

 

 

CHRIS QUINTANA

April 12 at 8:07 p.m. / police arrested Chris Quintana, 42, of Los Alamos on Ridgeway Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant.

April 15 at 10:53 a.m.

Property Tax Bills Due May 10

on April 23, 2012 - 5:56pm

COUNTY News:

The second-half installment of the 2011 Property Tax Bills became due Tuesday, April 10 and will be considered delinquent after Thursday, May 10. 

Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on May 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The 311 Customer Care Center is located at 150 Central Park Square and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Payments also can be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

 

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Pajarito Enviromental Education Center - Earth Day Video

on April 23, 2012 - 4:54pm

Video footage from PEEC's Earth Day 2012 Celebration. By Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Death & Destruction on Main Hill Road

on April 23, 2012 - 11:10am

How long will it be before something is done about the dangerous conditions on the Main Hill Road at the Anderson Memorial Lookout S-curve? How many times have you heard about a crash shutting down the Main Hill Road? How many more crosses will be erected on the S-curve? How many people will we carted off in ambulances from the S-curve?

Just yesterday, four members of the Dominguez family of Los Alamos where driving up New Mexico State Route 502 on a wonderful warm spring day. At the S-Curve a motorcycle driven by Peter M.

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Participants Help Shape Next Five Years of LAPS's Goal to Become a Top U.S. School

on April 23, 2012 - 7:24am

LAPS News:

Linda Anderman of LANL’s Community Programs Office facilitated Saturday's Community Strategic Plan update meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School students, school staff, parents and community members attended a “Strategic Plan” update meeting Saturday morning in the high school Speech Theater. 

Strategic Plan Thrust Captains provided briefings on progress made of the work completed over the past seven months as well as updates on the path forward in five key areas:

  • Student Achievement
  • Effective Teachers
  • Aligned Resources and Support Systems
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Public can Operate Robot at Open House

on April 23, 2012 - 7:09am

UNM-LA News:

Members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y. Courtesy Photo

The community is invited to join members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y at an open house where Los Alamos High School team members will demonstrate the robot they built, answer questions about FIRST robotics, and help the public try its hands at the controls.
 

When: 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24
 

Where: UNM-LA Bldg. 2 (4000 University Dr., Los Alamos)
 

Who: Open to the public

The robot built by members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y. Courtesy Photo

 

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Hilltoppers Take Capital 27-0, 20-0 Saturday Clinching Fourth District Championship!

on April 22, 2012 - 10:56pm
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers won over Capital High School 27-0 and 20-0 on Saturday to clinch their fourth District Championship in a row. Steven Williams pitching in the first game gave up only one hit in four innings pitched. Photo by Randy Parks
 

Austin Aslin getting a hit in the first game of the Saturday double hitter. Photo by Randy Parks

Thomas Russell adding another hit as the Hilltoppers score 27 runs in the first game. Photo by Randy Parks

Kyle Parks runs to first following a hit to left field. Photo by Randy Parks

 

 


 

 
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Crash Shuts Down Main Hill Road Today

on April 22, 2012 - 9:56pm

Santa Fe County Sheriff's Traffic Homicide Investigations Team processes the scene of a collision near Anderson Overlook late this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Following a two-vehicle crash on the Main Hill Road about 4 p.m. today, Santa Fe County Sheriff' deputies charged the driver of a silver 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle with DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and driving without a license.

Lt. Joe McLaughlin said that Peter M. Padilla, 47, of El Prado was airlifted to CHRISTUS St.

Long Term Nutrition and Weight Management Tips

on April 22, 2012 - 12:42pm

Column by Kent Pegg

With warmer weather approaching, now might be a good time to think about your nutrition plan and the role it plays in your life.

Daily, I address this issue with people who are looking to change the way they eat and who want to develop a nutrition plan that helps them achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Proper nutrition, combined with an exercise program consisting of muscle strengthening, cardiovascular endurance training, and increased flexibility, will help you reach your goals and enjoy a better life.

For the most part, your calories come from three sources:

'HATS ON' Adds Colorful Support for Creative District

on April 22, 2012 - 12:15pm

Jeff Favorite models his creative hat in support of adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we'll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Photo by Katy Korkos

Horizons Preschool Becoming Own Entity

on April 22, 2012 - 12:03pm

A classroom at Horizons Preschool and Daycare inside White Rock United Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane. Courtesy/Horizons

By Kirsten Laskey

After 19 years as a preschool and 29 years as an afterschool program through White Rock United Methodist Church (WRUMC), Horizons Preschool and Daycare is becoming its own entity.

“Horizons is becoming a separate entity from WRUMC financially, for tax purposes, but will continue the strong Christian and proven academic curriculum that it now uses,” Horizons Board President Nancy Ferenbaugh said.   

This Christian-based day care takes children from

Expect Surprises at LASO's Spring Concert Friday

on April 22, 2012 - 11:02am

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra violinist Jane Duan. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie Gordon

Beautiful music was wafting from the band room at Los Alamos High School as the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) rehearsed for their Spring Concert, but a passerby may not have recognized the melodies.

LASO will perform “Polonaise” by Antonin Dvorak.

The performance is almost certainly the New Mexico premiere of the work, said Dr. Ivan Shulman, music director of LASO.

The piece was originally suggested to Shulman by his mother, and when he heard it a few years later, “I thought,

Parks Manager Seeks Public Input on Younger, Older and Tired Dog Safety Issues

on April 22, 2012 - 10:50am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Parks Manager Dick McIntyre will meet with users of the east side dog park at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting is in regard to recent requests to add space at the park for younger, older and tired dogs to play safely.

To meet these requests would require adding more fencing, at a relatively minor expense, to the existing dog park located inside East Park.

The public is invited to stop by East Park at 6 p.m. Thursday and visit with McIntyre and share any dog-related concerns.

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Classic Cars Take Tour Through Bandelier

on April 22, 2012 - 9:23am
All lined up in the Bandelier parking lot, these classic cars drew a lot of admirers Friday. The cars were Cord and Auburn automobiles from the 1930s and made in America. They were quite ahead of their time with front wheel drive, supercharged V8 engines, very aerodynamic styling, concealed door hinges ... some even had headlights that turned direction along with the front wheels when turning a corner.

Perfect Weather, Large Crowd, Loads of Fun Surrounded PEEC's Earth Day 2012

on April 21, 2012 - 10:24pm

Community members of all ages soaked in the sunshine, activities and music at today's Earth Day Festival at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Ever-Changing Land of Enchantment is this year's Earth Day theme. PEEC's Earth Day logo connects people to the land they live in and its changes over the past 100 years since New Mexico's Centennial. It also reminds people that they must live gently on this beautiful and vulnerable land. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank employees Keely Garrity and

Los Alamos Softball Sweeps Capital 16-7, 18-0!

on April 21, 2012 - 10:05pm

Kiana Zerr slides into second. Photo by Alan Kirk

Danci Smith and Aimee Gutierrez Chase grounder. Photo by Alan Kirk

Danci Smith fields ground ball. Photo by Alan Kirk

Alyssa Mojica catches pop up. Photo by Alan Kirk

 

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