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'Flowers by Gillian' Opens at KRSN

on September 29, 2012 - 12:49pm

KRSN AM 1490 Station Co-owner Gillian Sutton designed all of the floral arrangements for the tables at the United Way Youth Team's "Taste the Sky" fundraiser at Los Alamos County Airport earlier this month.

Sutton was a local florist for more than 15 years before buying the radio station in 2005.

She recently placed a large floral cooler in the KRSN studio at Diamond Drive and Arkansas Street and launched "Flowers by Gillian."

Sutton now creates custom floral designs to order and delivers locally.

Contact Sutton at 663-0012, 663-1490 or flowersbygillian.net. Photo by Carol A.

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Glass Drop-off Recycling Program Starts Today

on September 29, 2012 - 12:24pm

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Starting Saturaday, Sept. 29, yellow collection dumpsters will be placed at Sullivan Field and the Overlook Park Convenience Center to accept glass bottles and jars of all colors for recycling.

Glass bottles and jars will also be accepted for recycling at the Eco Station. Yellow in-home collection containers are now available at the Eco Station.

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Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki in front of County's new glass crusher. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

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Asteroid's Troughs Suggest Stunted Planet

on September 29, 2012 - 12:09pm

An image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 24, 2011, shows troughs along the equator of the asteroid Vesta, including Divalia Fossa, which is larger than the Grand Canyon. A new study analyzing these troughs finds that they are probably graben – a dip in the surface with faults on either side that would indicate that Vesta has characteristics much like a planet or large moon. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

AGU News:

WASHINGTON—Enormous troughs that reach across the asteroid Vesta may actually be stretch marks that hint of a complexity beyond most asteroids.

Scientists

SFI: Three Lectures, Three Nights...

on September 29, 2012 - 11:33am

The Santa Fe Institute presents the Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series

Three lectures, three nights ... The Many Faces of Complexity

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, & 4.

James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.

Lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Lord Robert May

Baron May of Oxford; professor, zoology, Oxford University and Imperial College; former president of Britain's Royal Society and former chief scientific advisor to the UK Government; member, Santa Fe Institute Science Board.

Abstract: Renowned scholar,

The Wildlife Center Says Thank You Los Alamos!

on September 29, 2012 - 11:13am

The staff and critters at The Wildlife Center would like to send a giant thank you to everyone who has continued to supply us with fresh fruit tree branches and apples and pears to sustain the four mule deer fawns and elk calf in care. We greatly rely on these contributions to provide these little ones with natural forage. The current target release date for these animals is the first part of November. Please spread the word and keep these goodies coming. We also have a young porcupine in care and are in need of chewing logs for her. Thank you for your efforts from TWC.
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Hilltopper Volleyball Beats Moriority 3-0

on September 29, 2012 - 10:56am

Brianna Montano surrounded by teammates as she returns ball. Photo by Alan Kirk

Morgan Schake digs ball for return play. Photo by Alan Kirk

Savanah Romero and Samantha Fenner make block at net. Photo by Alan Kirk

Savanah Romero setting teammates. Photo by Alan Kirk

Erin Kirk prepares for hit. Photo by Alan Kirk

Danielle Ortiz returns ball. Photo by Alan Kirk

Erin Kirk digs ball for play. Photo by Alan Kirk
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'Mozart on the Rocks' at Bandelier Begins 4 p.m. Today with Tailgaiting at White Rock Visitor Center!

on September 29, 2012 - 10:06am

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Staff report

The community is invited to gather for "Mozart on the Rocks: Opera at Bandelier" with tailgaiting and music.

This special event begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 with tailgating at the new White Rock Visitor Complex on N.M. 4.

Starting at 5 p.m., Atomic City Transit will transport guests to Bandelier with an introduction to the evening's performance provided by the Los Alamos Opera Guild while in transit.

At the Bandelier Amphitheater, a complimentary wine tasting will be hosted by the Don Quixote Distillery & Winery.

The performance will include The Three

Feed Your Soul at 'Schubertiad' Benefit Concert

on September 29, 2012 - 9:54am

Mezzo Soprano Alicia Solomon and Pianists Claudia Hilko, Juanita Madland and Susan Mendel perform a benefit concert at 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 7 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Staff report

The public is invited to attend a Benefit Concert for the Los Alamos Arts Council at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at Fuller Lodge.

The event is called a "Schubertiad." These parties were popular as Franz Schubert was writing 1,200 pieces in his 31 years.

Weekly, his friends gathered with him to play the music he wrote during that week.

Oct. 7 Performers Include:

Mezzo Soprano: Alicia Solomon

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. 

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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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