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U.S. Senatorial Candidate Heather Wilson Wins New Mexico Pre-Primary Convention by a Landslide

Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., at a Town Hall meeting this week in Los Alamos, today garnered 83 percent of the vote at the State Pre-Primary Convention in Albuqueruqe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

GOP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, won the New Mexico Republican Pre-Primary Convention by a landslide today, garnering 83 percent of the vote and demonstrating strong grassroots support from the conservative wing of the party.

In failing to get 20 percent of the vote, Wilson’s opponent Las Cruces businessman Greg Soward


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Changing Signals at Rover and N.M. 4

Work crews recently changed out traffic signals at the intersection of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Friday’s Leadership Los Alamos Session Focused on Regional Issues

Rep. Nick Salazar and Rep. Jim Trujillo take a lunch break during Friday’s Leadership Los Alamos regional issues meeting at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


By Carol A. Clark


The 2012 class of Leadership Los Alamos participants met at Fire Station 3 in White Rock Friday to learn about issues impacting the region.


“The purpose of this session is to increase knowledge and understanding of our neighboring communities including their accomplishments and challenges,” said County Council Chair/Leadership Los Alamos cofounder Sharon Stover. “We’ll


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SFI Seminar: Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute is presenting the seminar, Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions at 12:15 p.m., Monday in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Abstract: There has been a recent explosion of writing by neuroscientists and psychologists about how “science shows us” that we don’t have free will.

The problem with this work is that it confuses several quite different issues.

Once we sort it out, we find that there have been in fact some important discoveries


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Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillps: Reining in the Rio Grande

 
Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips
 
Authors of Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water

Thursday, March 22, 2012   7:00 PM   Upstairs Rotunda    Mesa Public Library

“ Reining in the Rio Grande has brought many benefits to those who live in its valley, but the benefits have come at a price. The following chapters…examine the long span of river between its headwaters and where it reaches the borders of Texas and New Mexico, exploring what is gained, what is lost, and what possibilities remain for a desert river

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Call for Artists: Naked

Amy Bjarke

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News

As the season warms up and life starts bursting forth, Fuller Lodge Art Center challenges you to explore your vulnerabilities.

The Art Center will host an exhibit called Naked between from May 18 – June 23. Strip away the mask, expose the hidden, and pare off the extra frills.

Uncover hidden beauty and help us come face to face with the world around us. All media are welcome. If you have questions, give Ken Nebel a call at 662-1635. Download the application at  http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103899759177-299/CFA_Naked_form.pdf


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Drinking and Driving? Nope, Get on the Bus!

ATOMIC CITY TRANSIT News

Don’t take chances driving on Saturday if you’re doing any St. Patrick’s Day celebrating – ride the bus instead! Atomic City Transit will provide FREE bus service to and from any location in Los Alamos and White Rock on March 17th from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. – just call 661-RIDE (7433) anytime to request a ride. Don’t drink and drive – dial-a-ride!

Visit the Atomic City Transit webpage http://www.losalamosnm.us/transit/Pages/default.aspx


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Posse Lodge Breakfast to Benefit Friends of the Shelter

FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER News

 

On Sunday, April 1st, the Posse Lodge Breakfast will benefit the Friends of the Shelter. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with your friends and neighbors. All proceeds go to help the animals. You can register early for the Dog Jog which will be held on April 28th. There will also be a doggie kissing booth and mobile adoption event.

When:   Sunday, April 1 – 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where:  650 North Mesa Rd. (near the horse stables)

 

2012 Dog Jog Update

And The Winner Is…

A big congratulation to Kaylee Rogers for creating the winning design


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A Quick Weekend Getaway to Taos

 

San Francisco de Asis Church

My wife and I decided we needed to get out of town overnight. We didn't want to spend a lot of time in the car so we decided to head to Taos and hit some of the museums we hadn't seen yet.

We called and got last minute reservations at the Sagebrush Inn, which is a funky historic adobe hotel on the left as you are driving into Taos from the South (a little before the Wal-Mart). We got a last minute room rate of $89 bucks for a suite, which included a nice hot breakfast with eggs, bacon, hash browns and juice/coffee. (Mmmmmm Bacon and such a deal!)  Editors Note:


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Watch Los Alamos Compete in FIRST Robotics Competition

The team from Los Alamos competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition in Salt Lake City, had a fantastic day yesterday. People at the competetition were shocked to learn they are a rookie team.  To watch the matches in real time, click on the link below.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/utah-s-2012-regional-first-robotics-competition

The match schedule is below (Match, Time – all times Mountain Standard):

4    9:51

14  11:01

18  11:29

25  1:38

32  2:34

41  3:46

44  4:07

52 5:03

 

 


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Lobos Move On To Third Round While Aggies Are Out At March Madness


The University of New Mexico Lobos have won their second round game in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Lobos, in a closely contested game, beat Long Beach 75-68 in Portland Oregon.  The fifth seed Lobos, with a record of 28-6, will move on to the third round of the Western Division Tournament when they take on the fourth seed Louisville Cardinals, with a record of 27-9, in a game scheduled for Saturday at 7:40 PM in Portland Oregon.


Meanwhile, the New Mexico State Aggies where eliminated from the tournament  in a defeated by the University of Indiana. The score was 66-79.


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Los Alamos Democrats Travel to Martin Heinrich Event in Espanola

U.S. Senatorial candidate Rep. Martin Heinrich, left, with Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz Tuesday night at a fundraiser at  Anthony’s on the Delta in Espanola. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Democratic Party News:

U.S. Senatorial candidate Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., addressed supporters from Los Alamos and Santa Fe at a fundraiser at Anthony’s on the Delta in Espanola Tuesday night.

A large crowd listened to the Congressman talk about what can be done to help Los Alamos and the nation.

Los Alamos residents Ann McLaughlin and Bill Wadt attended Tuesday’s fundraiser for


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Education Department Secretary-designate Joins LAMS for Pi Day

LAPS News:

Pi-rates Amy Bartlett and Sharon Fogle, math teachers at LAMS, compare notes on how to measure eggs at Tuesday’s Pi Day event. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera was a special guest at Los Alamos Middle School for the fourth annual PI Day to celebrate the birthday of Albert Einstein.

Secretary Hanna Skandera creates a mask at Pi Day. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Skandera expressed enthusiasm for the staff’s effort to celebrate math in such a fun fashion.

Los Alamos Public Schools Board Secretary


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Upcoming Rotary Meetings

Rotary Club News:

March 20: Bob Parmenter, chief scientist, will speak about the status of the Valles Caldera, with an introduction by former County Councilor Nona Bowman.

March 27: Los Alamos Public Schools Reading Coordinator Suzanne Lynne will present the program, Teach Like a Champion.

This program focuses on effective teaching methods designed to help all teachers, especially those new to the classroom, with an introduction by Karen Hawkins.

The Rotary Club meets at 11:45 a.m. each Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.


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Local GOP Elects New Officers

Members of the Los Alamos Republican Party. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Republican Party News:

The Los Alamos Republican Party elected new officers during its monthly meeting this evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

Jordan Redmond was elected chair of the Los Alamos Republican Party, replacing Ron Dolin who resigned last month after serving nearly three terms.

Bill McKerley was elected 1st vice chair, filling the vacancy created when Redmond became chair.

Joe Archuleta remains 2nd vice chair.

Norma Tech continues to serve as treasurer and Mike Weaver as secretary.

The officers


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Traffic Control has been Revised on Westbound N.M. 4

Traffic control has been revised on westbound N.M. 4 at the Pajarito Road intersection near White Rock.

The white stop bar pavement marking on N.M. 4 will be moved west approximately 30 feet, clearing the intersection approach to provide a free right turn onto Pajarito Road.

Vertical lane markers have been placed along the free right curve to help motorists maintain their lane.

Motorists intending to turn right onto Pajarito Road are asked to slow down and use their turning signals to indicate their intentions to other drivers.

REMINDER: The speed limit through the construction area is 30 miles


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Building a Downtown Creative Community Moves Closer to Fruition

LACDC News:

Following is a trip report from last week’s visit by PLACE representatives:

Welcome to PLACE, and to our first communication about Los Alamos. We will use this communication tool to keep you up-to-date on our efforts to build a new Creative Community in downtown Los Alamos.

We just returned from a very successful site visit. We were there to determine if the necessary ingredients were in place for us to build a successful new multi-use, sustainable community within the downtown, and more specifically, the downtown Creative District.

Here is a very brief overview of our findings:


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Working at Church

A worker takes to his knees to plant small flag markers in front of the church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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