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UNM-LA's Accelerate Program Helps Students Prepare for Future Careers

on June 9, 2012 - 8:23am

From left, Fatima Pino, Jeff Bold and Ivette Jimenez. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

By Bonnie Gordon

The Accelerate Technical Training Program brings students a new approach to academic success. 

It offers ongoing coaching that quickly prepares people of all ages and educational backgrounds for enhanced employment opportunities in science technology engineering, mathematics (STEM), and business.

Accelerate provides a step toward obtaining jobs, as well as a flexible foundation for retraining as industries and employers innovate in the future.

The program is available at six regional colleges

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‘Dixie Girl’ Restaurant Targets June 19 Opening

on June 9, 2012 - 7:58am

Chef Greg Hoch, owner Denise Lane, and General Manager Susanne Meredith pose for a group photo during the Greg Abate and Peter Amahl Trio concert. The three were greeting residents and handing out menus. They hope to open the Dixie Girl June 19. Photo by Salvador Zapien

The nearly completed main bar will provide 24 feet of seating for the Dixie Girl. Photo by Salvador Zapien

The main dining room waits to be filled with chairs and tables. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Chef Greg Hoch and Sous Chef Leví Guarello in their kitchen. Photo by Salvador Zapien
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Rotary Club Concert to Feature Beene Memorial Music Competition Winners June 17 at Fuller Lodge

on June 9, 2012 - 7:14am

ROTARY News:

Monica Poston (First Prize 2012)

Fuller Lodge will resonate with music on June 17 when the Los Alamos Rotary Club presents a Fathers’ Day concert performed by 12 award winners of the annual Deborah Beene Memorial Music Competitions.

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. and admission is free.

These popular annual concerts showcase the superb musical talents developed by young Los Alamos musicians, a number of whom pursue professional careers in music.

Dalton Smith (Second Prize 2012)

The June 17 concert will include performances by the three winners of the 2012 Beene Music

I = IR + SE Innovation Results from Intelligent Risk Taking and a Supportive Environment

on June 9, 2012 - 6:13am

Column by Dr. Harry Hertz 

Like many people in many companies and organizations, I have been thinking a lot about innovation lately.

In my case, the effort has been a prelude to thinking about upcoming revisions to the Baldrige Program’s 2013–2014 Criteria for Performance Excellence.

I consulted works by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Clayton Christensen, Jeff Dyer, and Hal Gergersen, as well as numerous articles and blogs.

And my conclusion was that innovation (I) is the result of intelligent risk taking (IR) and a supportive environment (SE): I =IR + SE.

In this column, I will explore each

Portable Building Moves Smoothly Through Town

on June 8, 2012 - 10:46pm

A new portable building made its way up the truck route and through the town to Los Alamos Middle School today. Traffic interruptions were minimal due to the efficient planning and skill of the over size load crew and Los Alamos County Traffic Engineering personnel, police said. Photo by N.S. Mills

Crews guided the portable building up Diamond Drive and onto San Ildefonso Road as it headed toward the middle school. Los Alamos Public Schools will bring in about five more portable buildings throughout the summer. Photo by N.S. Mills

The portable moves up Hawk Drive, coming to rest in its new

BREAKING NEWS: Los Alamos Fire Department Imposes Local Restrictions Effective this Evening

on June 8, 2012 - 4:55pm

LAFD News:

Effective this evening, the Los Alamos Fire Department will be posting signs and taping off fire rings and grills in locations throughout Los Alamos County.

Some locations in specific parks that are yet to be determined may remain open due to the location of such device in relation to safety distances from combustible and flammable material.

These will be marked accordingly.

State Restriction Notice:

SMOKING, FIREWORK, CAMPFIRE, AND OPEN FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR NORTHWEST, NORTH CENTRAL, CENTRAL, SOUTHWEST, AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.

Due to abnormally warm

Obituary: Mae T. Cagliostro 1943 - 2012

on June 8, 2012 - 4:05pm

Mae T. Cagliostro, 68, a resident of Los Alamos passed away on June 6, 2012 after bravely battling leukemia for 6 years. She passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones. Mae’s husband, Dominic was always by her side, caring for her during her battle with leukemia.  Mae was a hero and inspiration to all who knew her. Mae was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a kind, loving, compassionate and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her.
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Examples of Bizarre Book Art Make the Rounds

on June 8, 2012 - 3:00pm

Alicia Martín's Biografias is a series of giant sculptures in which books seem to pour out of three buildings’ windows — one of 10 incredibly bizarre works of book art at http://www.flavorwire.com/292899/10-incredibly-bizarre-works-of-book-art.
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Journey Through Indian Country Part 2: Making an Impact on the Reservation

on June 8, 2012 - 12:10pm

Special Agent Mac McCaskill visits a home on the Tohajiilee Reservation, a satellite reservation of the Navajo Nation where many homes lack electricity and running water. Courtesy/FBI

FBI Series Part 2:

Driving along a remote dirt road on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico recently, a rancher crested a ridge and noticed two animals intent on something in a nearby ditch.

Snow swirled in New Mexico’s high plains as Special Agent Mac McCaskill slowed his vehicle at the bottom of a hill on the Tohajiilee Reservation.

He engaged the four-wheel drive before continuing slowly up the steep,

Leadership Los Alamos Takes Working Hiatus

on June 8, 2012 - 11:46am

 

 

By Kirsten Laskey

The Leadership Los Alamos organization is taking the year off to update its program.

Leadership Los Alamos has operated for more than 10 years and things have changed, Chair-elect Mike Wismer said. The community, the economy has evolved, he said, and Leadership Los Alamos is looking at possibly retooling.

It’s something that has already begun. Under LLA Chair Wayne Torpy’s leadership, the recent graduating class was given homework assignments with regard to how leadership compares in today’s world – what worked and what did not.

“That was a good start and we need

Federal Agencies Demonstrate Response Capabilities for a Radiological Event

on June 8, 2012 - 10:17am

NNSA News:

Courtesy/NNSA

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A joint federal, state and local government workshop and demonstration of the emergency response capabilities that will be deployed in the event of a radiological accident or incident was held this week in Kansas City, Kan.

This technical workshopwas part of a series of events associated with Amber Waves 2012, a radiological dispersaldevice (RDD) exercise series sponsored by the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Personnel from the states of Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, as well as numerous federal agencies

'Get Green' Poster Competition Winners Announced

on June 8, 2012 - 10:07am

COUNTY News:

Courtesy/LAC

In the "Get Green" poster competition, grade school students in Los Alamos County showed off their artistic ability and understanding of sustainability. 

The resulting entries provide insight into why preserving our environment is so important, and what actions we can all take to help create a more sustainable community. 

The Environmental Sustainability Board was given the difficult task of determining the four best entries. 

After careful consideration, entries by the following four students were selected:

  • Titus De Jong, first grade student from Canyoncito
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Scout Camp Wraps up Today

on June 8, 2012 - 9:48am
Flags fly at the the Northern New Mexico District Day Camp held this week at the Sportsmen's Club Pavilion in Redija Canyon. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Scouts try their skill on the rope course under the watchful eye of adult volunteers. There were 137 Cub Scouts at the camp Wednesday. The camp runs through today and is an annual event held for about the last 25 years. The Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club lets the Scouts use the pavilion and archery range in Rendija Canyon for the event. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Sandy Jennings provides the water supply during a

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - June 7, 2012

on June 8, 2012 - 8:53am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."

Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar of ladailypost.com and samples posters on the front window at Aspen Copies.

Coverage includes those events of interest to the general public.

Here is this week's raw calendar information:

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by

County Line is Filled with Activities

on June 8, 2012 - 7:28am

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

It's Chamberfest Weekend and that means lots of festivities downtown kicking off at 7 p.m. today with Greg Abate, beebop sax-man from Rhode Island and the Pete Amahl Trio performing live on Central Avenue at Main Street.

Eddy & the Nomads perform in concert 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same stage Saturday.

It's all part of the Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Los Alamos County and brought to you by Russ Gordon.

Also Saturday, Bandelier is hosting a "Fee Free Day." The event includes a guided family hike starting at 8 a.m.

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Musical Fashion Show At Blue Window Sunday

on June 8, 2012 - 1:14am

A Musical Fashion Show: Putting on the Glitz: Guys, Gals, and Musical Divas is set for 3 p.m., Sunday June 10 at the Blue Window Bistro.

Celebrity Models include: Superintendent Gene Schmidt (Los Alamos Public Schools), Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Roland Caspersen (Caspersen Builders), Paul Cook (LANB), Denise McCoy (Aquatic Center), Samara Fellows (ENMU Student), Anny Huysman (Bethlehem Lutheran Church), Janet McMillian (LANL), Janet Bettinger (Los Alamos County Departmet of Public Utilities) and Samantha Fenner.

Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 per couple for special hors

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Eudora - Pet of the Week

on June 7, 2012 - 11:51pm

Pet of the Week

Eudora is a very loving and friendly petite female kitty. orange and white long-haired kitty found by the airport. She enjoys playtime and attention from her visitors and will follow you around once she decides she belongs to you! She gets along well with other cats as well. Since we are currently offering two cats for the price of one, Eudora would be thrilled to come with a fellow shelter resident.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home!

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Park and Ride Issues Rider Alert

on June 7, 2012 - 11:17pm

ATOMIC CITY TRANSIT News:

Park and Ride has issued a Rider Alert summarizing additional Blue Route adjustments, tentativley scheduled to begin June 18.

Riders are asked to review the Rider Alert and the Draft Schedule and provide comments by noon Tuesday, June 12.

Comments may be sent to nmparkandride@state.nm.us.

Review proposed changes and draft bus schedule at www.AtomicCityTransit.com


In response to input from riders, departure times will be changed on the following runs of the Blue Route:

• Los Alamos 20th and Central stop has been re-named Mesa Public  Library to more accurately

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Friday Night Out Events at the Library

on June 7, 2012 - 11:07pm

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

Kick off a summer full of programs and events at the library during its special Summer Faire Friday June 8.

All ages are welcome to stop by Mesa Public Library from 3-9 p.m. for full library services and a wide variety of activities and events. 

  • Learn about the library’s new eBooks and eAudiobook selections. Bring in your eReader or other mobile device to have library staff walk you through checking out digital media. 
  • Stop by the gallery opening for Henry C. Finney’s new exhibit, Images for the Fire Gate Poems.

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of June 11

on June 7, 2012 - 10:57pm

Public Works Projects:

There are no changes in traffic conditions expected next week. 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.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1
Canyon Rd between East Road (NM502) and the Myrtle Green continues to be closed to through traffic.

Residential access to this area will be maintained; however, residents who park on Canyon Road are asked to park off-street or on a nearby side street.

Residents can expect flagging operations on

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Bestsellers at Otowi Station May 27-June 2

on June 7, 2012 - 10:56pm

OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News:

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore for the week of May 27-June 2, 2012
  1. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  2. They Say, I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff
  3. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  4. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  5. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  6. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  7. The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James
  9. Fifty Shades Darker, E. L. James
  10. How to Build Spaceships, Doug Stillinger
*local or regional author
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Bike Swap at Los Alamos Co-op Sunday

on June 7, 2012 - 10:47pm

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host its inaugural Bike Swap from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday June 10.

Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA), an International Mountain Biking Association affiliated club is sponsoring the event.

The Bike Swap is an opportunity for bicycle enthusiasts to sell and buy quality used (and new) bicycles, parts and accessories.

The Bike Swap includes:

  • FREE Bike Safety Checks;
  • Bike Related Raffles;
  • Grilled Food for Purchase;
  • Youth Activities (tyke bike course); and
  • Acceptable payment: cash, check, or credit/debit.

Fashioned after the Santa Fe Ski Swap, the

Aerial Survey of Los Alamos Townsite Begins Monday

on June 7, 2012 - 9:27pm

Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration plans this week to complete a high-fidelity aerial survey of Los Alamos town site, a dual-step project initiated last fall.

The survey is scheduled for June 11-13. Residents may notice the silver and blue Bell 412 helicopter flying overhead.

NNSA arranged for the Remote Sensing Laboratory/National Aerial Measuring System (RSL) of Las Vegas, Nev., to conduct this second flyover following a similar survey of lab property in August 2011, after the Las Conchas Fire.

“The objective of the flyover is to ensure that any and

Friday Fire Restrictions Affect 21 Counties

on June 7, 2012 - 9:18pm

NM State Forestry Wildland News:

Due to high fire danger across parts of the state, New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary John Bemis and State Forester Tony Delfin today announced restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfire and open-fires for all or portions of 21 counties.

The restrictions will go into effect at 8 a.m. Friday, June 8.

“Very high fire danger exists across much of western and parts of central New Mexico,” Delfin
said. “I’m urging all residents in the areas affected to follow the restriction guidelines to protect lives and property in their

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Colorado Peak Fire 80 Percent Contained

on June 7, 2012 - 9:00pm

SFNF News:

Colorado Peak Fire: 245 acres (decrease in size due to better mapping), 80 percent contained. The Colorado Peak fire is located on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa Fe Airport

Bear Springs Fire: 622 acres, 90 percent contained. The Bear Springs fire is located on the Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; six miles northeast of Ponderosa and six miles southeast of Jemez Springs.

The Santa Fe National Forest had no new fires today.

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