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Leadership Los Alamos Takes Working Hiatus

 

 

By Kirsten Laskey

The Leadership Los Alamos organization is taking the year off to update its program.

Leadership Los Alamos has operated for more than 10 years and things have changed, Chair-elect Mike Wismer said. The community, the economy has evolved, he said, and Leadership Los Alamos is looking at possibly retooling.

It’s something that has already begun. Under LLA Chair Wayne Torpy’s leadership, the recent graduating class was given homework assignments with regard to how leadership compares in today’s world – what worked and what did not.

“That was a good start and we


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Federal Agencies Demonstrate Response Capabilities for a Radiological Event

NNSA News:

Courtesy/NNSA

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A joint federal, state and local government workshop and demonstration of the emergency response capabilities that will be deployed in the event of a radiological accident or incident was held this week in Kansas City, Kan.

This technical workshopwas part of a series of events associated with Amber Waves 2012, a radiological dispersaldevice (RDD) exercise series sponsored by the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Personnel from the states of Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, as well as numerous federal agencies


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‘Get Green’ Poster Competition Winners Announced

COUNTY News:

Courtesy/LAC

In the “Get Green” poster competition, grade school students in Los Alamos County showed off their artistic ability and understanding of sustainability. 

The resulting entries provide insight into why preserving our environment is so important, and what actions we can all take to help create a more sustainable community. 

The Environmental Sustainability Board was given the difficult task of determining the four best entries. 

After careful consideration, entries by the following four students were selected:

  • Titus De Jong

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Scout Camp Wraps up Today

Flags fly at the the Northern New Mexico District Day Camp held this week at the Sportsmen’s Club Pavilion in Redija Canyon. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Scouts try their skill on the rope course under the watchful eye of adult volunteers. There were 137 Cub Scouts at the camp Wednesday. The camp runs through today and is an annual event held for about the last 25 years. The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club lets the Scouts use the pavilion and archery range in Rendija Canyon for the event. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Sandy Jennings provides the water supply during

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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview – June 7, 2012

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."

Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar of ladailypost.com and samples posters on the front window at Aspen Copies.

Coverage includes those events of interest to the general public.

Here is this week's raw calendar information:

Los Alamos


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County Line is Filled with Activities

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

It’s Chamberfest Weekend and that means lots of festivities downtown kicking off at 7 p.m. today with Greg Abate, beebop sax-man from Rhode Island and the Pete Amahl Trio performing live on Central Avenue at Main Street.

Eddy & the Nomads perform in concert 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same stage Saturday.

It’s all part of the Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Los Alamos County and brought to you by Russ Gordon.

Also Saturday, Bandelier is hosting a “Fee Free Day.” The event includes a guided family hike starting at 8 a.m. It’s all part of Bandelier’s


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Musical Fashion Show At Blue Window Sunday

A Musical Fashion Show: Putting on the Glitz: Guys, Gals, and Musical Divas is set for 3 p.m., Sunday June 10 at the Blue Window Bistro.

Celebrity Models include: Superintendent Gene Schmidt (Los Alamos Public Schools), Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Roland Caspersen (Caspersen Builders), Paul Cook (LANB), Denise McCoy (Aquatic Center), Samara Fellows (ENMU Student), Anny Huysman (Bethlehem Lutheran Church), Janet McMillian (LANL), Janet Bettinger (Los Alamos County Departmet of Public Utilities) and Samantha Fenner.

Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 per couple for special


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Eudora – Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Eudora is a very loving and friendly petite female kitty. orange and white long-haired kitty found by the airport. She enjoys playtime and attention from her visitors and will follow you around once she decides she belongs to you! She gets along well with other cats as well. Since we are currently offering two cats for the price of one, Eudora would be thrilled to come with a fellow shelter resident.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Others are currently off-campus in loving


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Our Lady of the Woods Has Two Upcoming Open Events.

OUR LADY OF THE WOODS News
 
Our Lady of the Woods will meet at the Pyramid Cafe on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 6 PM. Anyone interested in paganism, Wicca, or learning about OLW is welcome to join us.
 
Our Lady of the Woods, an eclectic Wiccan coven based in Los Alamos, will hold a Drumming circle in North Mesa Park on Monday June 11, 2012 at 6PM.  Bring a drum or other musical instrument if you have one. We’ll have some extra instruments, drums, or shakers on hand. Plan to spend a fun evening making music and sharing rhythms and chants. Dress for the weather.
 
 

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Park and Ride Issues Rider Alert

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

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. Refreshments, poetry reading, and a great exhibit

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Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of June 11

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


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Bestsellers at Otowi Station May 27-June 2

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

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,


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Aerial Survey of Los Alamos Townsite Begins Monday

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


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Friday Fire Restrictions Affect 21 Counties

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 communities.”


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Colorado Peak Fire 80 Percent Contained

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. Red flag conditions — hot, dry and windy conditions are expected tomorrow.


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Colorado Peak Fire 65 Percent Contained

SFNF News:

Colorado Peak Fire reported at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa Fe Airport has burned 269 acres (decrease due to better mapping) and is now 65 percent contained.

Firefighters worked through the night to contain the fire. Sparse, patchy fuels and an aggressive fire fight have helped to contain the fire.

A decrease in fire activity has also decreased smoke. Minimal smoke is expected today.

For information on how to protect yourself from smoke visit: https://nmtracking.unm.edu/eh_alerts/.

The public can obtain fire information via the following:


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

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

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


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