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Breaking News: Fire 8 miles south of White Rock

on June 6, 2012 - 4:35pm

This fire is now visible from Los Alamos.

 

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Information
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Below is fire information regarding the Colorado Peak Fire that was discovered today. The fire is located in the Caja del Rio on the Santa Fe National Forest between Cochiti and Santa Fe.

Today residents from north of Albuquerque to Santa Fe will see smoke. Fuels on the ground are dry due to the lack of moisture and are creating a fair amount of smoke. The Colorado Peak Fire is at 50 acres and moving north. Firefighters and a helotanker are entroute.

Colorado Peak

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Ideas Sought for White Rock Visitor Center's Artwork

on June 6, 2012 - 11:55am
The “Strange Trio” sculpture by Tommy Hicks may be moved from Ashley Pond to White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
APPB News:
 
The Art in Public Places Board (APPB) is beginning to research and discuss possible artwork for the new White Rock Visitor Center.
 
The Board has scheduled a special meeting in White Rock from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday June 12 in the White Rock Town Hall.
 
The public is invited to attend the meeting at which the APPB will be asking for input and suggestions for appropriate artwork for the new tourist center.
 
The board also is exploring the possibility of re-locating
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Pete Amahl Trio Plays Downtown Friday

on June 6, 2012 - 11:43am

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer. Courtesy

By Russ Gordon

Things are happening this summer in Los Alamos. You haven’t noticed? Well, just follow me a minute.

The Friday night concerts have been having great crowds. Our first show was May 18 at the Kite Fest and we had about 600 folks out there.

The Red Elvises concert on May 25 drew around 2,500 people and last week’s Laurie Lewis bluegrass/folk concert drew about 1,500 folks. OK? We got more.

Last Friday was the start of what is called on Facebook as “Los Alamos Friday Night.” Check out the site.

Some businesses are

Strong Kids Classic Honors Ed Griggs

on June 6, 2012 - 10:37am

FAMILY YMCA News:

As part of the Family YMCA Annual Campaign, its 2012 Golf Tournament is set for a 1 p.m., Shotgun Start/Scramble Held at Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday, June 9. Registration is now full for this year's event.

The Family YMCA’s third Annual Strong Kids Classic Golf Tournament has changed its official name to the Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Classic to remember long-time Y friend and golf community member, Ed Griggs.

"Ed was a great man and we are so pleased to have the opportunity to honor him in this way," YMCA Executive Director Linda Daily said.

Matt Schmidt,

Bear Springs Fire June 6 Update

on June 6, 2012 - 10:34am

SFNF News:

Firefighters hope to gain the upper hand on the Bear Springs Fire with burnout operations today.

The fire, which began at 6:36 p.m. June 3 is burning in the Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, six miles northeast of Ponderosa and six mile southeast of Jemez Springs.

A lightning strike caused the fire, which has burned 400 acres of mixed conifer and ponderosa pine to date.

The fire is 10 percent contained as 190 personnel including four Type 1 crews, three Type 2 crews, three engines, one Type 1 helicopter, three Type 3 helicopters, two water tenders and two

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How Voters Ranked Local Candidates

on June 6, 2012 - 10:26am

Unofficial vote tallies hang on the window in the lobby of the Justice Center Tuesday night. Photo by Salvador Zapien.

By Carol A. Clark

Voters placed Kristen Henderson on top of the six-person race to fill three vacancies on the Los Alamos County Council, according to Tuesday's unofficial election results. Henderson, a Democrat and an attorney who works as a Realtor for REMAX received 1,077 primary election votes.

Marc Clay of Los Alamos National Laboratory came in second with 1,061 votes.

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Bandelier 'Get Outdoors Day' is Fee Free!

on June 6, 2012 - 10:12am

BANDELIER News:

Saturday, June 9, will be the first celebration of “Get Outdoors Day,” meant to encourage healthy, active outdoors fun.

Also known as GO Day, it will be a fee free day in National Park areas nationwide.

At Bandelier National Monument, Superintendent Jason Lott will be sponsoring a family hike, meeting at 8 a.m. at the Burnt Mesa trailhead.

Along with Lott’s family, participants will hike out along the established trail and come back on an off-trail return route that is being considered to make the trail a loop.

Trails Foreman and long-time ranger Dale Coker will be part

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Entrants Sought for Science and Math-based Art Contest

on June 6, 2012 - 9:54am

CHAMBER News:

A science and math-based art juried competition and exhibit (SMART) will once again be a part of The Next Big Idea festival in 2012. 

Artist entries are currently being accepted until the end of July at the www.NextBigIdeaLA.com/smart. 

Anyone may enter their art. More than $2,500 in prizes will be awarded. 

The inaugural competition last year netted more than 900 entries from throughout the world and prizes winners shared thousands of dollars in cash prizes. 

There is an online gallery of art submitted last year on the website.

Science and math-based art demonstrates

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Unofficial Results for the 2012 Primary Election in Los Alamos County

on June 6, 2012 - 8:21am
    Unofficial Final 
    
DemPresidentBarrack Obama           1,331
    
DemUS SenateMartin Heinrich           1,099
  Hector Balderas              376
    
DemUS Rep # 3Ben R. Lujan           1,262
    
DemJudge - Court of AppealsMonica Zamora              960
  Victor Lopez              289
    
DemState Senate #5Richard Martinez              449
  Alfredo Montoya              400
    
DemState Senate #6Carlos Cisneros              380
    
DemState Representative #43Stephanie Richard           1,248
    
DemPRC Brad Gallegos              121
  Valerie Espinoza              351
  Daniel Maki              345
  
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Bear Springs Fire Update - June 5 Evening

on June 6, 2012 - 12:01am

FIREFIGHTERS PREPARE CONTINGENCY LINES FOR BURNOUT OPERATIONS ON WEDNESDAY

Today, crews prepared indirect containment lines for tomorrow’s activity, which will consist of introducing fire on ridge tops north of the fire, and allowing the fire to back downhill to the indirect containment lines. This tactic, called a burnout, will reduce or remove fuel in advance of the fire front, leaving little or nothing to burn.

The historical Bear Springs cabins have survived the fire thus far, although fire approached the cabins today.

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Los Alamos Daily Post News Team

on June 5, 2012 - 9:21pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team presented up to the minute coverage of Tuesday's Primary Election live from the Justice Center in downtown Los Alamos.

The team published vote totals as they came in from the Los Alamos County Clerk's office throughout the evening, streamed video interviews with the candidates and published photos of election night activities on ladailypost.com.

The Los Alamos Daily Post election night news team included from left, Greg Kendall, Salvador Zapien, Bonnie Gordon, Karen Kendall and Publisher Carol A. Clark (seated.) Photo by Sharon Stover.

 

 

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Los Alamos Attorney, George Chandler

on June 5, 2012 - 9:11pm
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Check our "Social" page for Breaking State / Nation News

on June 5, 2012 - 8:44pm

Check our Social page for breaking state and national news. We are monitoring news source breaking tweets and will "re-tweet" them to our social page.  Click the social button in our menu at the top each page to see the latest breaking news statewide and nationally.

For example: TV Networks are predicting Walker will win his recall election in Wisconsin.

County Council Candidate Marc Clay

on June 5, 2012 - 8:25pm

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Scenes From Tonight's Primary Election

on June 5, 2012 - 8:12pm

County Council Candidate Pete Sheehey discusses the issues with the Los Alamos Daily Post in the lobby of the Justice Center this evening. Photo by Salvador Zapien


Jeff Casados and his wife Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados check out the early returns posted in the Justice Center lobby by County Clerk Janet Foster. Photo by Salvador Zapien

A crowd begins to gather as returns come in for the 2012 Primary Election. Photo by Salvador Zapien

County Council Chair Sharon Stover talks about her run for Los Alamos County Clerk. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Los Alamos County Clerk Janet Foster
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County Council Chair Sharon Stover

on June 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

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Los Alamos County Council Candidate, Pete Sheehey

on June 5, 2012 - 7:40pm

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Magistrate Judge, Pat Casados

on June 5, 2012 - 7:29pm
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Los Alamos County Councilor, David Izraelevitz

on June 5, 2012 - 7:20pm
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Los Alamos County Clerk, Janet Foster

on June 5, 2012 - 7:12pm
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Dave Sutton, KRSN AM 1490 Owner at the Justice Center

on June 5, 2012 - 7:03pm

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Local Boy Confesses to Lighting Stable Fires

on June 5, 2012 - 7:02pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police report that three local boys ranging in age from 10 to 12 are implicated in three small fires started today at the Los Alamos Horse Stables on North Mesa.

One of the boys has confessed and all three boys have been referred to the juvenile probation officer.

Police began investigating the fires that broke out within minutes of each other this afternoon.

"It seems too much of a coincidence in the way the fires broke out and the close proximity to each other," Capt. Randy Foster said earlier today.

Watch NASA live with Transit of Venus

on June 5, 2012 - 6:49pm

View the live feed from NASA as they watch the Transit of Venus on a large screen.

http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/

Los Alamos Daily Post Live News Coverage Now Underway at the Justice Center [Photos & Video]

on June 5, 2012 - 6:36pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team is set up in the lobby of the Justice Center to bring the community live coverage of today's Primary Election. Greg Kendall has the video camera ready to upload candidate interviews beginning in a few minutes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Marti Griego, left, and Summer Sandoval are big Alfredo Montoya supporters. They just stopped by the ladailypost.com booth inside the Justice Center lobby to see if race results were in for the District 5 Senate race in which Montoya is running against incumbent Sen. Richard Martinez.

Police Probe Suspicious Fires at Horse Stables

on June 5, 2012 - 5:59pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police are investigating three small fires that broke out within minutes of each other this afternoon at the Los Alamos Horse Stables on North Mesa.

"It seems too much of a coincidence in the way the fires broke out and the close proximity to each other," Capt. Randy Foster said. "The largest of the three fires grew to about 10 feet by 10 feet in size."

Foster added that the fires were put out quickly and no animals or property were harmed.

 

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