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Barbara Calef Honored by League of Women Voters

on May 2, 2012 - 11:54pm

A tribute on behalf of all the members of the League of Women Voters was presented to President Barbara Calef, left, for her leadership and inspiration by Becky Shankland, second vice president during the group's annual meeting April 14. The League is a non-partisan group of men and women who do civic events for the community and research topics on which they want to take a position. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

The speaker for the event was Steve Laurent who gave a "fascinating speech and answered tough questions from the audience." Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster




Learn Local Wildflowers with PEEC

on May 2, 2012 - 11:15pm

PEEC News:

PEEC’s popular evening wildflower walks with Chick Keller are starting again. The first walk with be 5:30 p.m., Thursday May 10. Participants can meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., to carpool to the trailhead. The walks are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

Flax (Linum Puberulum). Photo by Jennifer Macke

PEEC will offer wildflower walks once a month from May to September.  Participants on these easy walks on local trails learn the names of whichever flowers are blooming that month. 

A plant list is always provided, so that participants can remember which

Clean Up Los Alamos Day a Great Success!

on May 2, 2012 - 11:11pm

Photo by County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki

By Tom Nagawiecki

Los Alamos County Environmental Services would first like to thank the other event sponsors that make this wonderful community event possible; Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos County Community Wildfire Protection, and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe.

Photo by County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki

For nine years, the residents of Los Alamos County have been coming together to beautify our community and help prepare for wildfire season. 

This year we had around 600 participants.


Celebrate Spring at the 45th Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 10:02pm


By Marlane Hamilton

Join regional artists at the Los Alamos Arts Council Spring Arts and Crafts Fair.

The fair will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 on the Fuller Lodge lawn.

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented its Spring Fair every year since 1967.

Featuring nearly 100 of the finest artisans in New Mexico, the Arts and Crafts Fair offers both traditional and contemporary art forms.

All of the items displayed are handmade or handcrafted.

Enjoy items that include pottery, weavings, clothing, wood-working, jewelry and more, while enjoying the pleasure


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Community Winds and Los Niños de Santa Fe

on May 2, 2012 - 9:44pm

By Bonnie Gordon

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Los Alamos Community Winds and their special guests Los Niños de Santa Fe by attending “Cinco de May - Celebrating a Century of the Music and Dance of Mexico and New Mexico,” at 7 p.m., Saturday May 5, at Crossroads Bible Church.

“I saw Los Niños de Santa Fe perform at the Museum of International Folk Art and it was a wonderful experience,” Winds Director Ted Vives said. “This seemed like a perfect opportunity to do something together.”

The performance has been selected as an Official New Mexico Centennial Event.

“We want to celebrate our


Los Alamos Daily Post - Candidates Forum Live on PAC 8 at 6 p.m. Thursday

on May 2, 2012 - 8:30pm

John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon participate in a 1960 presidential debate.

Tune into PAC 8 (on Comcast cable TV channel 8 or online) 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday May 3 for the live "Los Alamos Daily Post - Los Alamos County Council Candidates Forum."

All six council candidates, including Pete Sheehey, Ken Johnson, Kristin Henderson, Marc Clay, Vincent Chiravalle and Roger Waterman will answer questions on a range of critical topics. 

This forum will afford local citizens an opportunity to learn where each candidate stands on the issues.

The broadcast will be digitally recorded and available

Runaway Vehicle Crashes into White Rock Visitor Center

on May 2, 2012 - 8:24pm

Police arrived at the scene of an accident in which an unoccupied vehicle rolled away from the Shell Gas Station at Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 at about 5 p.m. today, picked up speed through the adjacent parking lot and plowed into the White Rock Visitor Center. According to police, the driver went inside the station to prepay her gas.

Police Charge Main Hill Road Speeder

on May 2, 2012 - 5:48pm

Los Alamos Police arrested the driver of a vehicle seen speeding down the Main Hill Road Tuesday night.

Officers stopped Aaron Victor D. Lopez, 25, of Espanola at 10:11 p.m. before Anderson Overlook and administered a Field Sobriety Test to him, which he failed, according to police.

Lopez has been charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

Police issued criminal citations at the scene to two passengers riding in the vehicle, Julia Gonzalez-Marquez, 19, of Espanola and Daniel Cruz-Chafino, 19, of Espanola.

Gonzalez-Marquez is charged with

LAYL Students Mentor the Younger Set

on May 2, 2012 - 3:59pm

Older and younger students share a fun-filled day together through the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

LAYL News:

Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL), a longtime program of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, sponsored an event for elementary age students last Saturday, April 28 at Los Alamos High School.

LAYL members were the "big brother and sisters" to local elementary school students.

The students played tag games, made art projects and seed planters, ate, decorated with sidewalk chalk, interacted with police officers and played with the Los Alamos


Sixty-five Students Receive Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Scholarships

on May 2, 2012 - 3:24pm

LAHS senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Scholarship campaign began Tuesday for 2013 scholarship awards

Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties are recipients of Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships, funded through more than $500,000 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the company that manages the Laboratory.

Los Alamos High School senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, the platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial

Bandelier Seeks Public Input on Management of Tsankawi Unit

on May 2, 2012 - 3:01pm

At Tsankawi you can hike the same trails used by the Ancestral Pueblo people. Photo by NPS Photo by Sally King


Bandelier National Monument is initiating a planning effort to improve resource protection and visitor understanding of the unique Tsankawi Unit.

The resulting decisions will provide guidance and direction for managing visitor safety, accessibility and resource protection for the next 10 years.

“We invite everyone who is interested in the future of Tsankawi to participate in the 30-day scoping period," said Park Superintendent Jason Lott in a news release.

KRSN AM 1490 is Crystal Radio Award Finalist

on May 2, 2012 - 2:39pm

KRSN Morning Show Co-host Nancy Coombs, left, with Station Co-owners David and Gillian Sutton. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

KRSN News:

KRSN AM 1490 station owners David and Gillian Sutton traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to attend the National Association of Broadcasting Convention April 15-17.

At the beginning of March, they learned they were finalists for the prestigious Crystal Radio Award.

Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

Crystal Radio Award finalists were chosen by a


LAPSF: Thank You Letter for Great Conversations Support

on May 2, 2012 - 1:26pm


To the Community of Los Alamos,

The Los Alamos Public School Foundation exists to raise funds to promote innovative learning in each of the seven public schools in Los Alamos.

We believe that our children are our future and that a quality education is critical to prepare them for an increasingly complex workplace and world.

The Foundation supports and invests in a successful future for all LAPS students through grants and programs.

Great Conversations, our signature fundraiser event held April 22 at LAHS, was a huge success.

The fabulous food and the terrific speakers


NM Search and Rescue Annual Conference at Buffalo Thunder Resort

on May 2, 2012 - 8:56am

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference.

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) will be hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers on May 4-6 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque, NM.  Over 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, will be attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue.

Pancakes, Arts & Crafts this Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 12:23am

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 5th at the Betty Ehart Senior Center from 7 – 11 am.  Stop by for a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes before heading over to the lawn at Fuller Lodge for the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts and Crafts Fair.  

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented arts and crafts fairs in Los Alamos since 1967. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was founded in January 1948. It is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Rick Reiss and John Arrowsmith prepare pancakes. Courtesy Photo

The cost of the Kiwanis

Police Stop Speeder on Main Hill Road - Discover Drugs, Paraphernalia

on May 1, 2012 - 11:29pm

Los Alamos Police Officers spotted a vehicle speeding down the Main Hill Road this evening at about 10:30 p.m., pulled it over and found the occupants to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Officers were in the process of conducting a Field Sobriety Test on the male driver when this photograph was taken. Police directed traffic around the area of the scene near the shoulder of the road well before Anderson Overlook where two male and one female passengers were being detained. Check the in the morning for final details and charges involved with this case.

Sunset Over Ashley Pond During Council Meeting

on May 1, 2012 - 9:58pm

Tonight during the County Council meeting, the sunset illuminated both the sky and the water at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council Adopts FY 2013 Budget

on May 1, 2012 - 9:48pm

County Budget & Grants Manager Gina Coluzzi and Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne present Council with a summary of changes to the proposed $198 million FY 2013 County Budget. Council adopted the budget by a vote of 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Passes Measure to Improve Communication with Boards and Commissions

on May 1, 2012 - 9:36pm

County Management Analyst briefs Council regarding Board and Commission communication with the County Council. Council approved 7-0 recommendations to more effectively link with the prime volunteers of the community who serve on boards and commissions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Candidate Roger Waterman Advocates for Streamlining Code Processes

on May 1, 2012 - 9:29pm

Speaking from a position of experience as both a business person and a former county councilor, council candidate Roger Waterman briefs Council on his first hand knowledge of code and permitting issues he's aware of that should be streamlined. Council voted 6-0 to make changes that will improve those processes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council candidate Roger Waterman addresses Council at tonight's meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Approves Adoption of Changes to Special Plan (SP) District and General Code Cleanups and Process Improvements

on May 1, 2012 - 9:13pm

County Planners Gary Leikness, left, and Martha Perkins join Steve Brugger of the Community Development Department who is briefing Council on the highlights of text amendments relating to the Special Plan (SP) as well as highlights of text amendments relating to general code cleanups and process improvements. Council approved the amendments 6-1 with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, who is attending tonight's meeting by telephone, cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Highlights of Text Amendments Relating to the Special Plan (SP) District:
* Allows site development

County Council Presents Proclamations and Recognitions

on May 1, 2012 - 8:36pm

Councilor David Izraelevitz presented on behalf of the Council a proclamation to members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee declaring the week of May 13-20 as "Homestead Commemoration Week" in Los Alamos and in celebration of the kick-off for the Los Alamos Homestead tour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee address the Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage, right, on behalf of the Council, presents a proclamation to Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society

County Council is Underway and First up is Public Comment

on May 1, 2012 - 8:23pm

James Rickman spoke to Council from the perspective of one who rides a bicycle around the community. He mentioned that he has observed many motorists texting while driving and said that drivers in virtually every County vehicle that he has observed are texting while driving. He asked Council to consider some type of law with meat and teeth against texting while driving that might be equivalent to, as an example, a fourth degree felony a person would be charged with for walking around with a gun. He said that texting while driving is just as dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Youth Food Project - Flash Mob Practice

on May 1, 2012 - 5:08pm

Watch as the Los Alamos Middle School Green Team practices an original song they plan to perform as a "flash mob."  When and where will the flash mob occur? So far it's a big surprise.

See the Los Alamos Daily Post "Focus - Los Alamos Youth Food Project" special section for more information on the Project and it's goals.

Summer Video Editing Classes at PAC 8

on May 1, 2012 - 3:03pm

This summer, PAC 8 is offering 20 sessions of video education classes. Classes will be for students in grades 2- 6 and additional classes will be held for middle school students. The classes are lots of fun - students make music videos, news shows, documentaries, commercials and comedies. This year we’re also offering animation classes.

There are four levels to choose from:

Beginning Classes – basic camera techniques, audio, editing with I Movie, interviewing, studio production.

Intermediate Classes – digital cameras, editing with Final Cut Pro, blue screen, special effects.