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Local Students Win State Music Awards

on November 2, 2012 - 8:19am
Olivia Koo, 1st place winner in level I ages 8-9 piano performance, is a 3rd grade student at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Her piano teacher is Aejin Chang. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico have a yearly competition before their State Conference.
 
The six districts each have an Honors competition. Los Alamos is in the Northeast I district.
 
A student enters according to their age and instrument (voice, piano strings.) They play one piece.
 
Winners then compete with Honors winners from the other districts.
 
This year the Conference
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Ocean Salinity Trends Show Human Fingerprint

on November 2, 2012 - 8:17am

AGU News:

WASHINGTON - Changes in ocean salinity over the second half of the 20th Century are consistent with the influence of human activities and inconsistent with natural climate variations, according to a new study.

Observed changes agree with computer modeling of salinity trends in a steadily warming world, said Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, climate researcher David Pierce, the study's lead author.

Ocean salinity changes are driven by the world's patterns of evaporation and rainfall, which themselves are changing.

Observations over recent decades have found a

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Jan McDonald Plays for LAHS Marching Band Fundraising Dinner

on November 2, 2012 - 8:16am
Los Alamos High School Marching Band. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

BAND BOOSTER News:

Nationally recognized trumpeter Jan McDonald will join Los Alamos High School Marching Band Boosters for a fundraiser Italian dinner Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Trinity on the Hill Church's Kelly Hall.

The fundraiser will benefit the LAHS Marching Band.

"Jan McDonald continues to support the Topper Band, which he directed for almost 30 years," event organizer Karen Mehlin said. "We are so excited that he will play for this event."

McDonald received his BA and MA degrees in music education and pursued

Annual Turkey Trot Set for Nov. 18

on November 2, 2012 - 8:14am
Aaron Goldman, founder of the Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk. Church World Service Courtesy Photo
 
ATOMIC RUNNERS News:
 
The CROP Organization and the Atomic City Road Runners Club will co-sponsor the Annual Turkey Trot event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Los Alamos Middle School.
 
All proceeds will be split with 25 percent going to LA Cares and 75 percent going to the CROP Organization, one of the late Aaron Goldman's favorite charities.
 
The top 25 fastest runners will be recognized and all participants will have a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies in a random drawing.
 

Dive-In Movie at the Aquatic Center Friday

on November 2, 2012 - 8:09am

AQUATIC CENTER News:

Tickets: $5

Location: Walkup Aquatic Center

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Movie starts at 7 p.m.

Maximum: 125 Participants

It’s not too late to get your Dive-In Movie tickets at the Aquatic Center. Tickets include movie popcorn, treats, complementary Coca Cola drinks, swim admission and more.

It’s movie time at the pool! Join the Walkup Aquatic Center for a theater-like movie IN the pool.

We heat the water up, have a bunch of fun treats, put the float toys out, and have a blast with our favorite characters from Madagascar 3.

Fee includes treats, the movie,

Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Saturday Craft Fair

on November 2, 2012 - 8:08am

XI NU News:

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is holding its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

Fifty vendors are participating in the event, which includes a raffle to win one of many items including a handmade quilt by a Xi Nu member.

 

 

Heather Wilson Jams with Al Hurricane in Northern New Mexico

on November 2, 2012 - 8:07am

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson performs on banjo with the 'Godfather of New Mexican Music' Al Hurricane Thursday in Las Vegas, N.M. Wilson is traveling through Northern New Mexico campaigning with New Mexico's favorite musician. Courtesy photo
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Volleyball Defeats Capital 3-0 Senior Night

on November 1, 2012 - 11:57pm

Seniors from left, Morgan Schake, Savannah Romero, Erin Kirk and Danielle Ortiz before the game. Photo by Alan Kirk

Seniors enter gym. Photo by Alan Kirk

Savannah Romero serving. Photo by Alan Kirk

Morgan Schake return pass. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 2

on November 1, 2012 - 9:56pm

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

The Los Alamos Daily Post will provide live election coverage Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Get out the Vote Event - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov 2 at Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square. Questions, call 661-9002

Varisty Football @ Sullivan Field 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Capital High School 

Dive-in Movie – Madagascar 3 7–8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 @ Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.  Enjoy a movie while floating in the main pool. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping With LALT’s The Woman in Black

on November 1, 2012 - 7:54pm

Rehearsal scenes from The Woman in Black, which opens Friday at the Los Alamos Little Theater. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie Gordon

‘Tis the season to be scary and the new play at Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) will do the job nicely.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Many people have seen the 2012 movie version starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The play opens in a small Victorian theatre.

Wilson to Visit GOP Headquarters Sunday

on November 1, 2012 - 4:31pm
ELECTION 2012
 
Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for U.S.Senate will be at the Los Alamos GOP Headquarters, 1362D-1 Trinity Dr. (behind Viola's) for coffee and dessert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
 
Supporters are encouraged to come to the GOP headquarters to meet with Heather Wilson.
 
Volunteers also are needed to make phone calls to help "Get Out The Vote."
 
For more information, contact JoAnn Johnson at 662-7981.
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Ambassador Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, Rep. Brian Egolf, Mayor David Coss Rally for Stephanie Garcia Richard

on November 1, 2012 - 4:30pm

MAYOR DAVID COSS

ELECTION 2012 News:

Saturday, Nov. 3, Stephanie Garcia Richard will be joined by Rep. Brian Egolf and Santa Fe Mayor David Coss at the La Cienega Community Center, 50-A San Jose, for a Get Out The Vote Event following the La Cienega Community Breakfast.

STEPHANIE GARCIA RICHARD

Supporters are encouraged to attend the breakfast at 9 a.m. and then join Garcia Richard, Coss and Egolf as they get ready around 11 a.m. to knock on doors in the area.

VALERIE PLAME

Sunday, Nov.

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Letter to the Editor: Experience Isn't Everything

on November 1, 2012 - 4:19pm
By Karyl Ann Armbruster
Los Alamos

Several ads list Jim Hall's experiences. It wrongly assumes that a man 31 years older than his opponent would be a better qualified legislator.

In fact, the New Mexico Legislature was set up as a citizen's legislature. The intent was for people from all walks of life and occupations to represent our diverse population.

Stephanie Garcia Richard is intelligent, already respected in the legislature, endorsed by both U.S. senators, several current legislators and came within 190 votes of unseating 20-year incumbent Jeannette Wallace in 2010.

Following

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Early Voting Ends 6 p.m. Saturday

on November 1, 2012 - 4:01pm

ELECTION 2012 News:

This is just a reminder that all Early Voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Voting locations include:

Los Alamos Community Building at 29th Street and Central Avenue;

White Rock Fire Station #3 on N.M. 4; and

Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office at Oppenheimer Drive and Central Avenue.

Nov. 6 General Election Day voting will be at three locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including Los Alamos Community Building, White Rock Fire Station #3 and Trinity on the Hill Church-Kelly Hall. 

Any registered voter in Los Alamos County may go to any one of these locations to vote.

Small Works in a Big Show

on November 1, 2012 - 3:46pm

Los Alamos artist Fran Stovall with her painting “Taos." Courtesy photo

Art News:

During the last 15 years, Fran Stoval has had six pastels accepted into the Pastel Society of New Mexico Pastel Society (PSNM) show earning her the title of signature member.

PSNM has held a national juried exhibitions annually since 1991. Over the years the show has come to be regarded as one of the best in the nation, attracting artists from states across the country, as well as Canada and Europe.

The 2009 PSNM introduced the Small Works exhibition.

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Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Opening Next Week!

on November 1, 2012 - 3:19pm

Pajarito Brew Pub & Grill dream team from left, owners Patrick Mockler-Wood, Catherine Mockler, sous chef David Tripp, executive chef Curtis Miller and owners Dorota and Pawel Listwan. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The excitement was palpable Wednesday night as invited guests filed in to get a sneak peek of the newest restaurant in Los Alamos.

The Pajarito Brew Pub & Grill held the private affair to put its staff through the paces of preparing and serving meals in anticipation of next week's opening to the public.

Owners Patrick

Los Alamos Schools Recommended for AdvancEd Accreditation

on November 1, 2012 - 1:11pm

Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

AdvancEd, which is the global leader in advancing excellence in education through continuous improvement, organization effectiveness and accreditation, completed its review of Los Alamos Public Schools with a recommendation for AdvancEdSystem Accreditation.

If the review team’s recommendation is accepted by AdvancEd, the district will be internationally benchmarked through an official announcement made by AdvancEd in January 2013.

Five positive themes emerged from the accreditation review. Based on information provided, the district has:

Meaningful, intentional

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Letter to the Editor: Charter Amendments Deserve Community's Support

on November 1, 2012 - 12:49pm
By Betsy Lucido
Los Alamos

I support the amendments to the County’s Charter. The current initiative and referendum provisions are disjointed and confusing.

The lack of clarity has led to a number of illegal and/or illogical petition efforts that have frustrated everyone.

The Charter Review Committee consisting of John Hopkins, Larry Warner, Harry Ettinger, Morrie Pongratz, Ralph Phelps, Chris Chandler, David Izraelevitz, Richard Dunn and Kyle Wheeler brought a diversity of views and knowledge to the effort.

They proposed these amendments after working diligently to craft clear and

NNSA Completes 50th Shipment Under Threat Reduction Program

on November 1, 2012 - 12:10pm

NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

Cooperative Program Removes Highly Enriched Uranium from Uzbekistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the successful removal of 72.8 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Today’s announcement marks the 50th shipment under NNSA’s cooperative program with Russia to return Russian-origin HEU.

Since the program began 10 years ago, NNSA and its Russian counterparts have closely cooperated to

LANL Demolishing DP Road Excavation Enclosures

on November 1, 2012 - 11:35am

Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to demolish the enclosures used to safely excavate and clean up LANL's oldest waste disposal site near DP Road in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

LANL to Demolish Excavation Enclosures

  • Work is beginning this week

Los Alamos National Laboratory is about to begin demolishing the metal enclosures used to cover the excavation and cleanup of a decades-old waste disposal site at the historic Technical Area 21.

Pre-demolition activities are beginning this week and the work should be completed by the end of March 2013.

The project brings the

Pueblo Hunting Season Starts Friday: Know Boundaries Before Venturing Into Rendija Canyon

on November 1, 2012 - 11:21am

From left, Pueblo de San Ildefonso Gov. Terry Aguilar and Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy during a meeting with the media Monday at Police Haedquarters as Pueblo de San Ildefonso Natural Resource Director Stephen Martinez points out new boundaries in Rendija Canyon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By Carol A. Clark
 
Officials called a meeting with the media Monday at Los Alamos Police Headquarters in an effort to alert the public to the fact that Pueblo de San Ildefonso now owns more than 7,000 acres of previously public lands in Rendija Canyon.

Friday, Nov.

Take County's Broadband Market Survey

on November 1, 2012 - 10:01am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County IT Department is doing a Market Survey asking for feedback on the Community Broadband Network project; a “last-mile” fiber network that will provide open and advanced broadband communications access to all Los Alamos County citizens, businesses and institutions.

As part of this survey, the County is interested in conducting market research to assess demand and interest in broadband services, as well as explore preferences regarding methods of financing the CBN project and willingness to pay for the various costs to install and operate the network. 

Los

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Los Alamos Sheriff Checks Registered Sex Offenders on Halloween

on November 1, 2012 - 10:01am

As part of his annual Halloween children's safety assurance operation, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero and his deputies Wednesday evening visited the residences of the six registered sex offenders residing within the County. Pictured here, Lucero reviews court documents before approaching the home of Henry John Meyer, a registered sex offender living in an apartment on Kiva Street near downtown Los Alamos.

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