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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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Letter to the Editor: What Happens When Mike Grabs George by the Ego?

on June 7, 2012 - 1:15pm

My friend Mike grabbed me by the ego, put me hard up against reality, and forced me to face my shortcomings.

Conceptually, the dialogue went something like this: “George,” he said, “you guys look like you’re hiding something. You can’t just say that signing those petitions will cost people their right to vote on the Charter Amendments. You have to explain it.” 

“But Mike,” I wailed, “this is a complicated issue. I can’t put all that information in a $68 dollar ad or a leditter. People have to do some of their own research.” 

“George,” he replied, twisting my rationality, “don’t tell me

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See Lola Run

on June 7, 2012 - 1:14pm

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

Everyone should see a German film at some point, right, so why not now?

This month the library screens "Run Lola Run" (1998, rated R), the classic German thriller about a woman who has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks before her boyfriend gets killed. It's literally run, run, run -- until the film ends a mere 81 real-time minutes later.

The movie is unabashedly action-packed, the kind of film that if it were a text would never contain an adverb. It wastes no time with wistful peering into landscapes and complex expressions of existential dilemmas.

Kiwanis Club Presents Educational Scholarships

on June 7, 2012 - 12:01pm

The Kiwanis Club presented a scholarship to Los Alamos High School graduate Jin Park Tuesday. Park will attend Stanford University to pursue a degree in economics and computer science. He is joined by his mother Monica Park and Kiwanis Club President Kristy Keane. The Kiwanis Club recognizes graduating seniors with financial support for their commitment to the community. The Club meets Tuesday's at noon at the Masonic Lodge. Photo by Sharon Stover

 

 

 

 

 

Scenes of Movies in the Park and Farmers' Market

on June 7, 2012 - 11:15am

A crowd gathers Wednesday for the first night of "Movies in the Park" put on by the Los Alamos County Recreation Department. The first movie was "Tangled" and it was shown at Rover Park in White Rock. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Onions and radishes from Rodriguez S&J Farms are in ample supply at today's Los Alamos Farmers' Market. Several Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmers' Market from 9-11 a.m., Thursday June 14 to visit with citizens about current projects, issues and other topics.
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Extreme Fire Danger Conditions Surround Forest

on June 7, 2012 - 11:00am

SFNF News:

The fire danger on the Santa Fe National Forest is currently EXTREME. During times of extreme fire danger, fires start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.

FIRE DANGER DESCRIPTIONS

A fire danger rating is established locally for each public land unit in the Southwest Area. These danger ratings are based on fuel types (i.e. grass, brush, slash, or timber), fuel moisture content (i.e. 10-hour fuel sticks), weather (i.e. precipitation, relative humidity, temperature, cloud cover, etc), station elevation, among others.

PLACE President Rolls Out Community's Wish List

on June 7, 2012 - 10:45am

During a public meeting Wednesday at UNM-LA, Board President Chris Velasco of PLACE (Projects Linking Art Community & Environment), discusses the components that Los Alamos residents and community leaders said in previous meetings that they want to see in a catalytic project developed for downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien

 President Chris Velasco explains that PLACE is a nonprofit that builds sustainable communities. To learn more, visit http://welcometoplace.com/ Photo by Salvador Zapien 

President Chris Velasco of PLACE said that local feedback placed "Housing" in the 12
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Judge Finds Probable Cause in Infant Abuse Case

on June 7, 2012 - 9:56am

Defendant Tyrell Abney during a brief break in court proceedings at the Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Magistrate Court, Judge Pat Casados found probable cause that Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos commited the crime of child abuse in the first degree last month against his infant son.

Abney, 18, faces a mandatory 18 years in prison if convicted.

It came out during the hearing that although originally reported to be 11 weeks old when the alleged abuse occurred May 16 at the family's Gold

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Colorado Peak Fire Captured Across the County

on June 7, 2012 - 8:36am

Colorado Peak Fire shot Wednesday from Overlook Park in White Rock. The fire was reported at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday in the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa Fe Airport and had grown to 360 acres as of the last report issued Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the next update on this fire as soon as it is received from the forest service, which should be soon. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Colorado Peak Fire shot Wednesday from Pajarito Acres in White Rock.
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Canyon Rim Trail: June 5, 2012

on June 7, 2012 - 7:53am

PAJARITO RAMBLER...

Column by Nina Thayer

Bone dry. Los Alamos is bone dry and there are only a few wildflowers to be found. 

But I will gladly share a “secret trail” and the wildflowers I found there this morning.

 A friend and I are both recovering from recent knee replacement surgery, so we strolled at a leisurely pace the lovely new Canyon Rim Trail that parallels N.M. 502 entering town. 

We parked at the eastern trailhead immediately across the road from the Coop. There is no sign but one turns right (south) into the paved parking lot between two yellow and black striped poles. 

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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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