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Cowboy Breakfast Aids American Cancer Society

on July 1, 2012 - 9:48pm

Mary Martucci helps out in the kitchen during this morning's Cowboy Breakfast at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Bill Casson lays down some batter for the Cowboy Breakfast held today and on the first Sunday of each month at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Blueberry pancakes cook on the griddle this morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

From left, Debe Braden, Hilde Fitzgerald, Cathy Grastataro and Jim Krone.

Six New Firefighters Swear to Protect Community

on July 1, 2012 - 9:46pm

Six new members of the Los Alamos Fire Department, Ernesto Polson, Daniel Martinez, Kenny Martinez, David Apodaca, Sam Meyersick and Nathan Sisneros, were sworn in during the Fire Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony for Fire Recruit Class #24, Friday at the White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Days at the Academy can be long and difficult for individuals seeking to become firefighters with the internationally accredited Los Alamos Fire Department.

While many who attempt the school do not complete it, the LAFD on

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NMSU, NMBC, Beef Industry Experts Host National Beef Academy for Youth at Valles Caldera July 8-13

on July 1, 2012 - 5:24pm
VALLES CALDERA News:
Valles Caldera. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
To address the concern that ranching is an aging industry, New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service will host a weeklong applied skills beef academy for youth from across the United States at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico, July 8-13.

“The average age of the New Mexico rancher is 57,” said Dina Chacon-Reitzel, executive director of the New Mexico Beef Council. “And 97 percent of New Mexico’s ranches are family owned and operated multigenerational outfits.

June 20 Utilities Board Meeting Recap

on July 1, 2012 - 4:51pm

BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES News:

Talley Completes Board Term, Anderson Begins, PNM Electric Transmission Rates Rise, Conservation Plan Update and More...
 

Board Changes: Board Member Thurman Talley served his last Board of Public Utilities meeting June 20 and new Board Member Kevin Anderson was in attendance.

Utility Manager Report: Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith reported that environmental work at the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) was proceeding while the PNM‐led stay continued to be considered.

On behalf of the County, the Los Alamos Department of Public

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Katie Stavert Returns Home and Applies her Education to Help Others

on July 1, 2012 - 4:11pm

Photo: Business Advisor Katie Stavert at the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center Thursday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

She went away to college to study accounting and last spring, Katie Stavert returned home and is helping business people through her work as a business advisor at the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center in downtown Los Alamos.

"Meeting people and helping them is so great," she said.

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Photography & Films Coming to Local Libraries

on July 1, 2012 - 3:41pm
LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC LIBRARIES News:
Celebrate America's National Parks and get into the 4th of July spirit with the opening reception of Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks, by local photographer Leslie Bucklin.
 
A gallery walk-through with the artist is included in the reception set for 5-7 p.m., Tuesday July 3 at Mesa Public Library. The show runs through Aug. 6.   
 
"Enchanted Parks” is a 100-plus piece photography show featuring the Los Alamos Historic District, Bandelier National Monument, and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, as well as several
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Three Local Organizations Partner to Promote Literacy

on July 1, 2012 - 3:26pm

Community news:

Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club, and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren.

The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program in which the books will be distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors.

Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and the Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

The objectives of the “Book of My Very

Espanola YMCA Teen Center Celebrates Tournament

on July 1, 2012 - 3:14pm

FAMILY YMCA News:

Team members gathered with their trophies at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center

 

By Gabriel Dion, Program Co-Director
Espanola YMCA Teen Center

The Espanola YMCA Teen Center hosted its fourth annual Str8 Ballin’ Basketball Tournament Saturday, June 16.

The event drew 150 audience members and 44 youth-age participants.

The youth of Espanola were given a chance to shine and that is what we, the Espanola YMCA Teen Center are all about.

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of July 2

on July 1, 2012 - 3:01pm
Public Works Projects:
For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us.
 
NM4 Improvements Project
Starting Monday, traffic will be switched to one lane of traffic on each side of the road. Work will continue in the middle median area. Speed limit within the construction area is 30 mph. Expect modifications to the work zone as work progresses Please drive defensively and watch for construction vehicles. The contractor plans to work on Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and 31.
 
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Kiwanis Club Speaker Schedule for July

on July 1, 2012 - 2:14pm

KIWANIS CLUB OF LOS ALAMOS News:

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road. Guests are always welcome!

 

July 3-Los Alamos Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega is arranging to show a Kiwanis International movie on Project Eliminate, the Kiwanis-UNICEF effort to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus, a major killer of mothers and babies in 34 nations.

July 10-Kiwanian Paul Cunningham will speak on a recent trip to Alaska that he and his wife, Mary, took.
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Chamber's FAN44 Helps Local Owners Build Business One Lunch at a Time

on July 1, 2012 - 1:22pm
Bob's Bodacious BBQ co-owners Pam Hushman and Frank Goode, foreground, take a moment to chat with Sue Wilson, who serves on the Los Alamos Opera Guild and other organizations and civic committees; Seva Khalsa of Khalsa Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Stan Primak of Primak Builders during Friday's FAN44 business networking event. FAN44 is a business opportunity for Chamber members that was held for the first time Friday at Bob's Bodacious BBQ, 3801 Arkansas St., and 14 other restaurants throughout the community Friday. Photo by Carol A.
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No Fireworks Allowed on Santa Fe National Forest

on July 1, 2012 - 12:18pm

SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST News:

Forest Supervisor Maria Garcia reminds visitors and campers that the use of fireworks is prohibited on the Santa Fe National Forest.

Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays.

Forest visitors also are reminded about the importance of recreating safely and responsibly and to keep in mind the following:

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Prohibit: Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire.

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Men Build Cross at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos

on July 1, 2012 - 8:08am

Three men stand on the back of a pick up truck Friday as they take measurements on a large cross they are constructing using part of a tall tree near the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Additional measurements are needed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The men stand back to assess their progress. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

Prophet Headlines County's Pajarito Mountain Concert

on June 30, 2012 - 9:45am

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played at Pajarito Mountain Friday night as part of Gordons Summer Concert Series sponsored by Los Alamos County. Friday's concert was "KTAOS Night." Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Guitarist James DePrato of Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express. Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played at Pajarito Mountain as part of the Gordon Summer Concert Series. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express in concert Friday at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Bassist Kevin White of Chuck

Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet Fills Fuller Lodge

on June 30, 2012 - 9:19am

Fuller Lodge was jammed Friday night with concert goers eager to hear the Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlene Hamilton introduces the Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet played a mixture of New Orleans Jazz, Caribbean, and Brazilian music at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 

Crowd Packs Opening Night at Fuller Lodge Art Center

on June 30, 2012 - 9:04am

TK Thompson, left, chats with patrons during Friday night's opening of his photography exhibit, "Faces of Jazz" in the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Director Ken Nebel of Fuller Lodge Art Center discusses an exhibit at Friday night's opening of "Rhapsody in Blue." Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Patrick Brenner, dressed in a civil war uniform stands next to a photo of himself titled "Blue Captain, Battle of Valverde, 2011." Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 
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LANL Honors its Employee and Retiree Volunteers

on June 30, 2012 - 8:44am

Virginia Stovall, volunteer with the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, listens to Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers deliver the keynote speech at the annual LANL Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony Thursday morning at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

LANL Deputy Director Beth Sellers commends the many Laboratory employees who perform community volunteer service. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

More than 120 people attended the LANL Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony held Thursday on the lawn at Fuller Lodge.

Thank You Los Alamos For Helping the Los Alamos Daily Post Reach a Major Milestone: 100,000 Page Views Since June 1, 2012!

on June 30, 2012 - 8:43am

The Los Alamos Daily Post News Team extends a grateful thank you to the residents and business owners of Los Alamos County for their incredible support since the recent launch of our online newspaper. The Los Alamos Daily Post reached a major milestone today, for which we are very proud and appreciative to this community. Google Analytics reveals that from June 1 through noon today, page views on the Los Alamos Daily Post surpassed 100,000. With just over three months in operation, this is quite an exciting accomplishment.
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School Board Addresses LAMS, LAHS Projects

on June 30, 2012 - 5:55am

School Board Secretary Melanie McKinley, left, and Los Alamos Middle School Teacher Allison Washburn, both former LAMS students, joined Superintendent Gene Schmidt in knocking down walls Thursday at the middle school. Demolition is moving along with asbestos removal from the 100 and 500 wings nearing completion. Construction of the portable classroom complex is advancing with four portables already on site. Classroom portables from Los Alamos High School will be transferred to LAMS soon.
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Chamber Executive Addresses Local Entrepreneurs' Group at The Hive in White Rock

on June 30, 2012 - 4:57am

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation speaks to members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network (LAEN) at The Hive on N.M. 4 in White Rock Thursday. Holsapple detailed resources and advantages available to businesses that belong to the local Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAEN President Andy Andrews, right, Julie Williams Hill of the Department of Public Utilities and Pawel Listwan of the Pajarito Brew Pub and Grill are among the business people who turned out to hear
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Meeting with the Elders in Afghanistan

on June 29, 2012 - 9:49am

Dr. Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos, foreground, with Dr. Mohammad Kharoti, center, during meeting with elders from Helmand Province village in Afghanistan recently. Courtesy photo
 
By Dr. Bob Fuselier
Report from Afghanistan

Not knowing the language of the people you are visiting obviously slows the process of getting to know one another.

At the GVS-AEC, however, the language barrier didn’t keep the staff and students from making us feel at home.

Any meeting was accompanied by smiles and tea served by someone who worked in some capacity in the compound that housed the AEC: the cook, the

Youth Business Grant Program Says Thanks!

on June 29, 2012 - 8:08am

LACDC News:

The Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation would like to extend a large thank you to the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2012 Youth Business Grant Program. 

We wish to thank the Laboratory Retiree Program, Plateau Property Management, Neptune and Company, Inc., Rotary Club of Los Alamos, TRK Management, Zia Credit Union, and Louisa Stavert for their generous financial support of this year’s program. 

We also want to thank and recognize the Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Monitor

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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - June 28, 2012

on June 29, 2012 - 8:07am

Editor's Note: The Kiwanis fireworks display has been cancelled due to dangerous fire conditions in Los Alamos County. The 4th of July celebration at Overlook Park in White Rock will go on as planned, sans the fireworks, but all the other great activities will go on as schedule ... so don't miss the great fun at Overlook Park on the 4th.

 

Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall of the Los Alamos Daily Post co-host the weekly calendar program, Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview, which details events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

The program is sponsored by www.fyila.com.

 

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Friday Night Features Art and Music

on June 29, 2012 - 7:38am

“Rhapsody in Blue” is the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

It’s a commonly asked question – what is there to do in Los Alamos? As it turns out – lots.

Friday, artistic endeavors will burst at the seams. It begins with the opening reception of “Rhapsody in Blue,” the newest show at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The reception is 5-7 p.m. and the show runs through Aug. 4.

About 40 artists, including one participant from Canada, have revealed their interpretations of this theme.

In addition, local photographer TK

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County Horse Show July 7 at Brewer Arena

on June 29, 2012 - 12:46am

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY RECREATION News:

Courtesy/LAC

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division will present the Los Alamos County Horse Show at 9 a.m., Saturday July 7 at Brewer Arena.

Horse Show registration forms are available at the Aquatic Center or www.losalamosnm.us/rec.

All registration forms must be returned to the Aquatic Center. The deadline for pre-registration is 5 p.m., Thursday July 5.

Pre-Registration: $5 class entry per participant (by July 5.)

Late Registration: $8 class entry per participant (after July 5.)

Family Registration: $30 per family.

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