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Volunteers Repair Section of Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail Loop ... Help Needed for Final 300-Foot Stretch

on June 24, 2012 - 10:48am
Before Saturday's work party, a half-mile stretch of the Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail Loop was narrow, overgrown, and shaped to trap water and further damage the trail. Photo by Craig Martin
 
By Craig Martin
Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist

On Saturday, eight volunteers took on the task of making a runoff-damaged stretch of the Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail Loop usable again.

With Pulaskis and McLeods, the group re-established a trail bench that allows hikers, runners, and mountain bike riders to complete the popular 4-mile loop trail.

After volunteers worked the stretch, the trail
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The Crown Jewel of Manhattan Project Properties: The Oppenheimer House

on June 24, 2012 - 9:24am

Exterior of Master Cottage #2, when May Connell lived there. Courtesy/LA Historical Society

 

By Heather McClenahan, Executive Director
Los Alamos Historical Society

When conducting school tours of the Los Alamos Historic District and the Oppenheimer House, I like to tell kids that A. J. Connell, director of the Los Alamos Ranch School, thought girls had cooties. Most third and fourth graders love that!

Even the hard-headed Connell had to give in a bit, though, realizing that if he intended to prepare his young male students for Ivy League schools, he would have to offer art education, a

Glass Drop-off Recycling Coming to Los Alamos

on June 24, 2012 - 8:50am

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

At the June evening meeting of the Environmental Sustainability Board, staff discussed the addition of a glass drop-off recycling program in the near future. 

This program will allow residents to drop-off glass bottles and jars at Sullivan Field, Overlook Convenience Center or the Eco Station to be recycled.

Note: GLASS CANNOT BE PLACED IN BLUE RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING ROLL CARTS. 

Glass placed in the blue residential recycling roll cart will contaminant the mixed recycling stream; resulting in the need to send the entire mixed recycling load to the landfill. 

All

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County Line Details Upcoming Events

on June 24, 2012 - 8:38am

County Events:

Los Alamos County Council meets Tuesday evening...

The Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in Los Alamos - one of the items includes the public hearing on the Charter election resolution for the November ballot. The County will also begin using a NEW video streaming service that allows the public to better follow along with the meeting agenda. The meeting also is broadcast on cable PAC-8. See the agenda at http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

NEWS:

The Return of Glass Recycling...

You asked, we listened.

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LAAC Presents Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet

on June 24, 2012 - 8:19am

LOS ALAMOS ARTS COUNCIL News:

As part of FRIDAY NIGHT OUT LOS ALAMOS, the Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet with Very Special Guests:

Los Alamos Students Return to U.S. Following 12-Day Educational Tour of Europe

on June 23, 2012 - 11:30am

Recent high school graduates from Los Alamos feign sadness that their educational trip through Europe has come to an end Friday as they enter the U.S. airpirt in Atlanta. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

The travelers share their final meal together in the Atlanta Airport Friday before returning to Los Alamos and are delighted to be surrounded by "free refills, free toilets and free wifi" following their trip to Europe.
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Massive Crowd Attends County's Summer Concert

on June 23, 2012 - 9:55am
Not only does Guy Forsyth sing and play guitar, he also played a musical saw on the "Summertime" ballad for nearly 3,000 people who packed Ashley Pond for the County's Summer Concert Series with Russ Gordon Friday Night. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Guy Forsyth Trio from Austin, Texas entertained the crowd with their cowboy blues style music Friday. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Friday's summer concert was sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com
Victoria Rygh of Los Alamos shows off her new ballon pet at Friday's concert at Ashley

Police Stand Prepared to Find Missing Persons

on June 22, 2012 - 1:37pm

Investigations Division Supervisor Sgt. Oliver Morris, right, and Det. Daniel Roberts display a tracking antenna during Project Lifesaver training at Los Alamos Police Department Headquarters Wednesday. The antenna is used to track the frequency of transmitting bracelets worn by people who tend to wander off and become lost. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police Officers took part in an all-day training program at Police Headquarters Wednesday, specifically geared toward adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia

County's Sandra Quintana Honors Husband's Memory

on June 22, 2012 - 12:31pm

Sandra Quintana, left, is surrounded by friends and colleagues from Los Alamos County this morning as she rededicates the elk sculpture at the entrance to Los Alamos in the memory of her husband Julian Quintana. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Longtime Los Alamos Police Department Records Specialist Sandra J. Quintana lost her husband Julian eight years ago.

Julian Quintana was killed by a drunk driver Feb. 9, 2004, on his way to work at the County's Abiqui plant. He had worked for Los Alamos County for 27 years.

County employees Darryl Tabor and Darryl Hastings embrace Sandra

Local Golf Pro Plays Around the Clock for Charity

on June 22, 2012 - 9:05am

PGA Golf Pro Donnie Torres is raising money for golfing programs for youth and the Rotary Club of Los Alamos in his "Longest Day Longest Play" fundraiser. He teed off at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and continued playing until sunset. Torres' daughter Samantha drove him around the golf course and kept his score throughout the event. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Golf Course Pro Donnie Torres prepares to tee off on his 12th 1st Hole of the day. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Donnie Torres midway through Hole #7. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Samantha Torres

Chief Congratulates County's Newest Police Officer

on June 22, 2012 - 8:45am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos County's newest Police Officer Oliver McCartney is just 18 days away from completing his probationary period with the Los Alamos Police Department and Chief Wayne Torpy let him know Wednesday at Police Headquarters that he is doing a fine job. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy thanks Ofc. Oliver McCartney Wednesday for a job well done following his successful completion of an important assignment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

McDonald's Unveils New Uniforms

on June 22, 2012 - 8:17am

Standing tall and looking proud in their newly issued uniforms.at McDonald's on Trinity Drive Thursday, Day Manager Matthew Calkins sports the spiffy blue shirt and tie now worn by management level employees. Drive-Thru Crew Member Gene Pacheco models the new black shirt - now the standard uniform for crew members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost
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Residents Work Out en Masse at Ashley Pond

on June 22, 2012 - 7:59am

Community members gather for a summer workout at Ashley Pond early Thursday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Udall: Senate Farm Bill Contains Significant Reforms

on June 22, 2012 - 5:53am
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today issued the following statement on the Senate’s 64-35 passage of the Farm Bill:
 
"Today's Farm Bill contains significant reforms that will positively impact the lives of countless Americans. It's also a rare example of how business should be done in the Senate — with bipartisan cooperation. 
 
"The reauthorization is most notably marked by a complete overhaul of an antiquated commodity subsidies program that costs about $5 billion a year and benefits some land owners who don't actually farm.
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Hikes, Talks & Walks on Tap at Bandelier

on June 22, 2012 - 1:05am
BANDELIER News:
 
An opportunity for anyone looking for a day of challenging volunteer trail work is set for Sunday, June 24 at Bandelier National Monument.
 
Volunteers, along with the Bandelier trail crew, will hike about 1.5 miles out along the trail from the Visitor Center toward mid-Alamo Canyon to reset water bars and do other needed work.
 
Be sure to call ahead to the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861 x 517, to sign up. Volunteers must be at least 13, but no experience is needed.
 
Bring at least a gallon of water, as well as lunch, sunscreen, hat, and good boots.

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Jazz Night at the Blue Window on Saturday

on June 22, 2012 - 12:58am
 
The Blue Window will host a Jazz Night featuring the Ryan Finn Jazz Trio 7-9 p.m., Saturday June 23.   
 
Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.   
 
Finn recently moved back to Northern New Mexico after seven years teaching and performing music on the island nation of St. Lucia in the West Indies.
 
He plays trombone, Andy Zadrozny will play upright bass, and Loren Bienvenue will play th drums. 
 
Finn has performed with St. Lucian jazz icons Luther Francois, Emerson Nurse, Allison Marquis, Richardo Francois, Barbara Cadet and Ronald "Boo' Hinkson.

Visitor Center Reconstruction Continues Following Runaway Vehicle Incident

on June 21, 2012 - 1:03pm

The White Rock Visitor Center on Rover Boulevard Wednesday shows reconstruction efforts are still in progress following a runaway vehicle collision on May 2. Massive damage occurred to the Visitor Center from the unoccupied vehicle that left the nearby gas station, gained speed across the adjacent parking lot and smashed with surprising force into the side of the brick building. This is the second such mishap in about a year. Cement shields are now in place to protect the Visitor Center from future incidents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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NIST: Protocols for Measurement and Dispersion of Nanoparticles

on June 21, 2012 - 12:53pm

NIST News:

This series of NIST Special Publications (SPs) consists of protocols developed by NIST researchers in conjunction with external collaborators, such as Duke University's Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) and the National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL).

In many cases, the original version of these protocols was posted on external collaborator web sites; all previous versions are superseded by these SP versions.

Updates to the SP version of the protocols may be released in the future.

Rodeo de Santa Fe is in Full Swing

on June 21, 2012 - 12:36pm

A contestant of the Mutton Busting competition clings to her lamb as it comes out of the chute during the Rodeo de Santa Fe. The Rodeo runs through June the 24 at the Rodeo Grounds in Santa Fe. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe County Queen Sara Czmyrid watches the Mutton Busting competition at the Rodeo de Santa Fe. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

A cowgirl pushes her horse hard during the barrel race portion of the Rodeo de Santa Fe. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Miss Rodeo New Mexico Danika Jackson leads the opening procession of riders at the 63rd
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Federal Agencies Join to Build Permanent Local Interagency Fire Center

on June 21, 2012 - 12:01pm

NNSA News:

As the one-year anniversary of New Mexico’s second largest wildfire on record approaches, a focused multi-federal agency effort is underway to build a permanent Interagency Fire Center in the heart of Northern New Mexico’s fire country.

Building upon the success of last year’s multi-agency coordination during the Las Conchas Fire, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Bandelier National Monument (BAND), and Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have again partnered to greatly enhance northern New Mexico fire protection efforts by building a 6,400 square foot facility to

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: June 21, 2012

on June 21, 2012 - 11:39am

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.

The crew is out celebrating the longest day of the year, so this week's preview is in written form ... but join Carol and Greg for their usual webcast next week.

Weekend Preview:

Los Alamos Daily Post Night at the Summer Concert Series is Friday, June 22 at Ashley Pond and will feature Texas rock and country blues with the Guy Forsyth Band.

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Friday is Los Alamos Daily Post Night at Los Alamos County Concert Series at Ashley Pond!

on June 21, 2012 - 11:19am
By Russ Gordon
 
This Friday night, June 22 is Los Alamos Daily Post Night. This fantastic new website that specializes in local news is a new sponsor to our Series.
 
Please check out their site www.ladailypost.com and come and meet their staff Friday.
 
This Friday we’ll be at Ashley Pond with one of the great Texas entertainers of our time. Guy Forsyth is known for his great live shows.
 
He’s outrageously funny, as well as raucous, rowdy, gritty and full of hope. Guy plays folk, country, rock, blues, Americana and Tin Pan Alley.
 
Check out his website at www.guyforsyth.com

Local YCC Transforms Canon de Valle

on June 21, 2012 - 11:18am

After indoor safety trainings, members of The Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corp trained on repairing a trail in Canon de Valle, focusing on a trail completely destroyed by last summer's Las Conchas Fire and subsequent watershed issues. Courtesy/YMCA

Family YMCA News:

The status report sent to the State of New Mexico for The Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corp program details tremendous accomplishments achieved by the local organization, which employs 24 youth during the summer.

Trainer Zach Close and Educator Craig Martin discuss Canyon de Valle trail work progress as members of the

Rep. Jim Hall Meets with Gallina School Officials

on June 21, 2012 - 9:01am

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties speaks with Superintendent Dr. Manuel Medrano and Vice Chair Randy Cordova while attending the Gallina School Board Meeting on June 19. Courtesy photo.

Rep. Jim Hall attended the Gallina School Board meeting Tuesday and visited with a number of the board members as well as members of the audience.

"Having been on the Los Alamos Public Schools Board, it was interesting to draw parallels and distinctions between our respective board meetings," Hall said.

He described typical similarities such as approval of minutes and the

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LANL Proposes to Submit Interim Work Plan on Chromium Contamination Monitoring

on June 21, 2012 - 8:10am

LANL News:

On Monday, Los Alamos National Laboratory sent the following letter to Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief John Kieling at the New Mexico Environment Department.

In the letter, LANL proposes to develop by Dec. 15, a work plan to perform interim measure alternatives analysis for chromium in Mortandad and Sandia canyons.

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