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Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers Bring Home Medals

Los Alamos Atomic Tumbler Alyssa Hilger performs on balance beam for judges at the gymnastics state championships. Photo by Richard Hilger

LASG News:

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers traveled to Precision Gymnastics in Albuquerque for the second weekend of the New Mexico compulsory state championships on Feb. 25-26.

Level 5 Elizabeth Lockhart, a Level 4 state champion last year, took all-around gold again this year in the older age division, medaling in all four individual events as well. 

Teammate Ramya Stevens earned a bronze for her beam routine and placed seventh

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 1 to March 7, 2012

The following information was 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.

 

PEGGY MYERS

March 1 at 8:42 p.m. / Police arrested Peggy Myers, 58, of Los Alamos on Central Avenue near Smith’s and charged her with DWI after a collision with a curb caused a flat tire to her vehicle.

March 1 at 10:08 p.m. / A 35-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was battered and his property damaged in the 1200 block of 47th Street. The estimated loss is $400.

March 1 at 10:08 p.m. / Police


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Two Forums Packed with Information and Resources for LANL Employees Eligible for Voluntary Separation Set for Thursday

UNM-LA SBDC News:

The UNM- Los Alamos Small Business Development Center is hosting two community forums this week to provide LANL employees eligible for voluntary separation with information about opportunities and resources available to them. 

Both forums take place on Thursday, March 15:

  • The first forum will is noon–1 p.m., in conference room #202A at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road.
  • The second forum is 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock.

The forums will include representatives from organizations with resources available to help scientists


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Curves 14th Annual Food Drive Now Underway

Curves News:


Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicking off the 2012 Curves Food Drive with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations.


Each club, including Curves of Los Alamos at 967 Central Ave., is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank.


In addition, Curves of Los Alamos will waive the membership fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local


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Sunday Business Spotlight: Farm Bureau Financial Services Opening Local Satellite Office

By Mandy Marksteiner


Al Aglialoro confers with Paula Glover, President of Stewart Central Title. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner


Al Aglialoro, an insurance and investment agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services, is opening a new office in the Stewart Central Title building located between Ruby K’s and El Parasol


Aglialoro is immediately looking forward to helping the Los Alamos National Laboratory employees who may or may not accept the “voluntary separation program,” and help make important decisions about their separation package and their 401Ks, so that they can feel as


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Violation Forces Central Avenue Grill to Temporarily Suspend Alcohol Sales

By Carol A. Clark


Central Avenue Grill Owner Monica Park in front of her Central Avenue restaurant Friday. Courtesy Photo


An alcohol compliance sweep by agents from the Special Investigations Division (SID) of the Department of Public Safety resulted in two local violations.


Servers at Central Avenue Grill in downtown Los Alamos and Phillips 66 in White Rock sold to underage operatives on the evening of Jan. 4.


“Katrina Butler at Central Avenue Grill and Casey Christiansen at Phillips 66 were cited for selling alcohol to minors. They will receive felony referrals to the District Attorney’s


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The Los Alamos Community Winds Presents ‘Toys and Stories’ March 17

By Bonnie Gordon

The Los Alamos Community Winds presents a fun family concert, “Toys and Stories,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos. 

Like all Winds concerts, it is offered free of charge to the community.

“The music is particularly geared to the young and the young at heart,” Musical Director T. Edward (Ted) Vives said. “This is a concert for every member of the family, including the very young.”

The concert will feature special guest, Melissa Mackey, as the narrator in a performance of Serge Prokofieff’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Mackey presents story time


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Choral Music Fit for Kings Fills the House at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday Night

Review by Bonnie Gordon

 

The King’s Singers drew a full house at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night. Patrons lined up in the lobby to purchase the ensamble’s latest CD. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The world-famous ensemble, The King’s Singers, enchanted a full house at the Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday night in a concert that was both sophisticated and fun.

The six man ensemble charmed the audience from the start with their engaging “Brit wit” and went on to enthrall them with an evening of incredible choral music.

The special night began with compositions


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Heinrich and Lujan Score Big at Democratic Pre-Primary Convention

Former New Mexico House Speaker Ben Lujan high fives son Rep. Ben Ray Lujan who won the Democratic Party Pre-Primary Convention garnering 91.91 percent of the delegate’s vote to Harry B. Montoya’s 8.09 percent at the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com


Convention results:


U.S. Senate:

Martin Heinrich907 votes (54.77%), Hector Balderas 749 votes (45.32%)

 

U.S. House of Representatives:

Congressional District 1: Michelle Lujan Grisham 179 votes (25.94%), Eric G. Griego 281 votes (40.72%), Martin J. Chavez 230 votes (33.33%)

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Second Strange Being Sighted in Los Alamos!

The second weird creature has been sighted in Los Alamos in as many weeks. “It” was sighted lurking around the Los Alamos Little Theater attempting to enter through a side door. “It” appeared to be a “Lovable Creature” but seemed to find English difficult. “It” appears to be a carrodactyl flying-carrot-type radiculose from the planet Radicule by the name of Ramseed. People are beginning to question whether Los Alamos is being invaded. Contact the Los Alamos Daily Post if you observe any unusual creatures roaming about town. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com


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Go-Green-Go!

Plants begin to sprout during an educational project getting underway at the Espanola YMCA. Courtesy Photo

Spring is on its way and that means the Espanola YMCA Teen Center, operated by the Los Alamos Family YMCA, is preparing to begin its annual Go-Green-Go! environmental project.

Youth will have the opportunity to learn about agriculture and the importance of preserving natural resources.

The teens also will gain hands-on experience through growing their choice of vegetation during the summer months.

At the end of the cycle, the novice farmers harvest their vegetation to give to a friend,


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Heinrich Receives Red Boxing Gloves

U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich-D-N.M., held a news conference with President/CEO Max Ritchman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare March 2. The event was held at the Center for Progress & Justice in Santa Fe and featured discussion on strengthening Medicare and Social Security for New Mexico’s current and future senior citizens. The NCPSSM endorsed Heinrich and presented him with a pair of red boxing gloves. Heinrich is running against Republican Heather Wilson for retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s seat. Photo by Carl Newton


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A Sneak Peak @ PEEC’s Upcoming Events

PEEC News:

 

Planetary Alignment Viewing

March 12, 7:30 p.m. @ PEEC. A rare close conjunction of two very bright planets, Jupiter and Venus, is occuring. Chick Keller and Steve Becker will have telescopes at PEEC to view the planets and discuss what is happening. Public is invited, admission is free.

YOUR Sustainable Home, Sustainable Los Alamos Series

March 14, 7 p.m. @ PEEC. so you’ve heard from the experts about how to make your home more sustainable. Now we want to hear from you! Join us for a fun, world-cafe style evening of learning and sharing ideas/actions we do to live more sustainably.


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Clairvoyance and Confusion: Some Remarks on Composite Hypothesis Testing

By James Theiler, LANL

James Theiler of the Space and Remote Sensing Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is presenting a talk at 12:15 p.m. Friday in the
Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute:

Abstract: The composite hypothesis testing problem is one of the great unsolved problems of statistics — but it is not unsolved because it is particularly hard; it is unsolved because it is fundamentally ambiguous. It is also enormously useful: it lies at the core of what it means to do science, and provides a nice framework to do target detection in multispectral imagery.

For simple


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LANL Schedules Three Community Forums

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting three Northern New Mexico community forums about the Lab’s voluntary workforce separation program now under way.

The public is invited to ask questions and get answers about Lab workforce action starting Monday, March 12.

Employees, spouses and the general public are welcome to attend.

Lab officials will be on hand to answer questions:

  • March 12 in Pojoaque, 6-7:30 p.m., Cities of Gold Conference Center
  • March 13 in Española, 6-7:30 p.m., Nick L. Salazar Center for the Arts, Northern New Mexico College
  • March 14 in Los Alamos, 6-7:30 p.m.,

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Former New York Times Reporter to Talk on State of Nuclear Threats and Possibility of a Nuclear 9-11


Phillip Taubman

Former New York Times reporter Philip Taubman talks about the current state of nuclear threats, including Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, and the possibility of a nuclear 9-11 at a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. March 15 at Los National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum.

Taubman also will talk about his newly published book, “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb.”

The talk is open to the public; seating is limited to 100.

Taubman is a former Moscow and Washington, D.C., bureau chief for the New York Times.

He worked at the Times for more than 30 years


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Arts in Public Places to Discuss Art for White Rock Visitor Center

County News:

A meeting of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board is set for 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library.

 

 

Members will discuss potential art for the White Rock Visitor Center.

Among other items on the agenda is an update of information regarding the re-location of “Strange Trio,” a brief update on the “Call for Artists” for the Animal Shelter and a discussion of the remaining work needed to develop a 5-Year Strategic Plan.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

The mission of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board is to encourage the integration of art into


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School Board Holding Several Meetings This Week

Los Alamos Public Schools News:

The Los Alamos School Board is set to meet three times this coming week:

  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater to discuss district construction, a preventative maintenance plan an Excellence for Student Achievement Award nominee, Trinity Renovations, Quality of Education Survey questions, the School Board’s meeting schedule and the donation of Los Alamos Middle School Garden Shed and agreement with the Family YMCA on the Garden Shed. Also on the agenda is the superintendent’s Professional Development Plan, the superintendent’s

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