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The Legal Tender is Open

By Inez Ross

Courtesy Photo

The restaurant in the little village of Lamy, 18 miles south of Santa Fe, has reopened for weekends after being closed for many years. It’s being run as a non-profit venture with proceeds going to the Lamy Railroad and History Museum located in the same building. Lamy is the Amtrak stop for Santa Fe, the first New Mexico place the early scientists saw when they arrived to work on the Manhattan Project.

The Legal Tender is Lamy’s oldest structure. It was built in 1881 as a general merchandise store, and the bar was added in 1894.  In 1953 it became

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Kiwanis Club Garners Awards

Kiwanis Club Secretary Jim Baran, Past President Fran Berting, President Kristy Ortega and Southwest District Lt. Governor Ray Valdez. Courtesy Photo

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was recognized by the Kiwanis Southwest District today for excellence. Lt Governor Ray Valdez attended the Tuesday lunch meeting to hand out the awards. The Club received the 5-Star Award for Growth, Outstanding Service Award, Interclub Inner Circle Award and Distinguished Club Award. Past President Fran Berting received the Distinguished Club President Pin and Secretary Jim Baran received the Distinguished


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Lots of Filing Day Action at Clerk’s Office

ELECTION 2012 News:

By Carol A. Clark

By 10 a.m. this morning, Republican candidates for county council had all paid their $50 fee and filed to run for one of three available seats.

Roger Waterman arrived first followed by Marc Clay and Vincent Chiravalle filed third.

County Council Chair, Sharon Stover was unable to file in person, but sent a proxy, her husband Steve Girrens. She is seeking the position of County Clerk.

The Clerks Office will draw for ballot position immediately after the filing closes at 5:00 pm.

Check back throughout the day for more news on this developing story.


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Katya Skurikhin Struck Gold

 

Atomic Tumbler Katya Skurikhin struck gold four times at the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ) optional meet on March 3rd. She and Los Alamos School of Gymnastics teammate Luvina Lucero traveled to Precision Gymnastics in Albuquerque, competing against Level 7 gymnasts from both New Mexico and Texas.

Katya Skurikhin performs a one and a half jump turn during her gold medal floor exercise at the NAWGJ meet./Courtesy

Skurikhin dominated the Level 7 junior division, earning first place on vault (9.30), uneven bars (9.35), and floor exercise (9.15), as


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Learn the Art of Writing

The Art of Writing
Saturday 3/24 at 11am
Free

 
Local poet and UNM-LA creative writing instructor, Jane Lin, will lead a free introductory session on ekphrasis: writing inspired by art. The Art Center celebrates this tradition with a workshop on ekphrastic writing during the show Beauty in the Beast. We will look at examples of different strategies for ekphrastic writing and use the Beauty in the Beast show as inspiration for our own writing.
 
For centuries poets and painters have turned to one another for inspiration. Both make the familiar unfamiliar, encouraging us to look again,

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Wireless @ Mesa Public Library-All over the Place!

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

Mesa Public Library has several multiuse spaces: meeting rooms, art gallery, Southwest Room, upstairs and downstairs rotundas, as well as many quiet nooks with fabulous views. So what’s been missing? Wireless! Now, instead of clustering only in the periodicals area and delving deeply into connection menus on wireless devices to find the correct network, patrons may access the internet from just about anywhere in the library, on any floor, any time during regular hours, and without an access code. While both White Rock Branch library and Mesa have had free, wireless


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Marc Clay Gives GOP a Full Slate for Council

Marc Clay

Longtime Los Alamos resident Marc Clay told the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening that he is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

“Ever since I went through the Leadership Los Alamos program (2005-2006) I’ve been grooming myself to serve in a leadership position. I’ve taken several obligations off my plate and my family is behind me in this decision,” Clay said. “Through the Leadership Los Alamos program, I’ve gained a well-rounded understanding of the issues and I believe our town really needs ideas to get through these troubling


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Roger Waterman Throws Hat in County Council Race

Roger Waterman. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos native Roger Waterman announced today that he is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

Waterman is a Republican and partner in TRK Management, a family business.

“I served three terms on council a long time ago and now have more time to spend (on public service),” Waterman said. “I feel that perhaps with my prior experience on council and my business experience, I can bring a healthy perspective to the council.”

Three seats are coming vacant on county council this year.

Councilor Vincent


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Local governments to Discuss Funding for LANL, Environmental Liabilities, Jobs

WHAT: Press conference to discuss funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory and the impacts on jobs, environmental cleanup and national security.

Proposed funding cuts are resulting in a reduction of jobs at LANL, missed environmental cleanup deadlines, and significant changes in LANL’s nuclear mission.

WHO: Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Espanola; Council Chair Sharon Stover, Los Alamos County; Commissioner Alfredo Montoya, Rio Arriba County; Commissioner Danny Mayfield, Santa Fe County; Mayor David Coss, City of Santa Fe; Commissioner Andrew Chavez, Taos County; Elmer Torres, San


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Suspect on the Loose after Santa Fe Branch of Bank of Albuquerque Robbery

Bank Robbery Suspect. Photo Courtesy/FBI

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred Friday, March 16, at the Bank of Albuquerque at 706 Saint Michaels Dr., #A in Santa Fe.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early 30s, 5’8” tall, with a medium build and black hair.

He wore an olive-green jacket with a hood, jeans, a dark mask, and white gloves.

Witnesses say the suspect walked into the bank at approximately 12:45 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.

The suspect displayed a weapon. Photo Courtesy/FBI

He left the bank with an undisclosed


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Lobos, Still Never Been Kissed!

The University of New Mexico Lobos Men’s Basketball team lost their bid for their first ever sweet sixteen berth. The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Lobos 59-56 in the third round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Portland Oregon on Saturday Night.

The game was a nail biter. The Lobos seemed to be in control of the ball initially and looked to be superior to Louisville but then Louisville gained their strength, leading by 15 at one point in the game.

The Lobos senior Drew Gordon had a good night with 21 points and 14 rebounds but was injured near the end of the first half. Gordon’s


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 8 to March 14, 2012

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

 

BENJAMIN BACA

March 8 at 12:45 p.m. / Police arrested Benjamin Baca, 38, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant for unknown charges.

March 8 at 2:49 p.m. / Los Alamos National Laboratory – Technical Area 50, Building 0001 reported being the victim of larceny at 683 Crossroads. The estimated loss is more than $500.

March 8 at 6:19 a.m. / Police issued a citation


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Oversight Committee Gives Collective Order of Preference to CIP Phase II Projects

County News:

On Thursday evening, the CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee reviewed the list of CIP Phase 2 projects that have applied to proceed to Council for Design/Build consideration, and gave a collective “order of preference” listing. The result is shown below.

The list was developed by first taking input from each member of the Committee on their personal order of preference, and then discussing and adjusting the listing to reach and average the total number of points per project.

This exercise was conducted twice in order to work on gaining committee consensus as members listened


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64th Annual Skiesta is Saturday, March 24

 

First the fire, then the dire La Niña forecast…Who’d a thought that Pajarito would have some of the best skiing in the Rockies this season? Come up and celebrate an unlikely and spectacular 2011-2012 ski season

Free Shuttle from LAHS Sullivan Field. Leaves on the Hour 8-5

8:00 am Pinhead Challenge  
All Mountain
Earn Your Turns – skin or skate up, ski down the mountain on established course.

10:00 am Giant Slalom Race  
Aspen Slope
Rip it, and do your best combined time from two runs

11:00 am Sloppy Slalom  
West Beginner
Shake your sillies


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Run for Her Life a Big Success Despite Fierce Winds

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Sports News:

Local runners braved cold temperatures today to participate in the second annual Run for Her Life, a 5K and 10K race to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.

The race was presented by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah and Atomic City Roadrunners.

All donations and race proceeds will be donated to Hadassah for breast cancer research, education and treatment.

Kelly Sanchez was the 5K woman’s winner with a time of 26:24.  Alexander Romero was the first male finisher as well as the overall 5K race winner with a

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Saturday’s Special Community Winds Concert Inspired Kids to Participate

These tympani are loud! Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Kids were invited to sit in front of the stage at Crossroads Bible Church Saturday night to hear Melissa Mackey narrate Peter and the Wolf with Ted Vives conducting the Community Winds. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Principal Tubist Deniece Korzekwa explains the big instrument to some young admirers after the concert. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Guest Violinist Jin Park gave an ouitstanding performance of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with Ted Vives conducting. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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Author Speaks Series: Rio Grande River’s Past and Future

 

 

 

 

Fred Phillips / Emlen Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


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Who is Running for Office and Who isn’t?

By Carol A. Clark           

Three seats are coming vacant on the Los Alamos County Council and there has been a lot of speculation about who will run and who will not.

Vincent Chiravalle

To set the record straight – Councilor Vincent Chiravalle announced Thursday night during the Los Alamos Republican Party’s monthly meeting at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel that he is definitely filing Tuesday for re-election.

Sharon Stover

During interviews with the Los Alamos Daily Post, Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor Mike


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Attendees Snacked on Soup While Helping Out Self Help Inc. at Saturday Event

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Empty bowls got filled up at the 18th annual Empty Bowl event, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

A lively crowd chose from handmade bowls and enjoyed a choice of delicious soups for a $10 donation. 

About 700 beautiful bowls were available for purchase.

All of the money raised during the Empty Bowl event goes directly to support the work of Self Help, Inc.

The nonprofit organization assists Northern New Mexico families in need of immediate emergency aid, and encourages the growth of small businesses


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