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Dance Arts Los Alamos to Feature Graduating Seniors

DANCE ARTS LOS ALAMOS News:

Erin Burr (Odile) and Megan Kelley (Odette) in DALA’s production of Swan Lake. Photo and design by Paulo T. Photography.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is celebrating 20 years of bringing professional dance training and high quality performances to the community.

This weekend, three distinct programs will highlight the accomplishments of dancers ages 3 through adult as well as the talent and diversity of the DALA faculty.

Intermediate and advanced level ballet students will present an abridged version of Swan Lake at 7 p.m., May 18 and 19. All performances will take


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Summer in Taos is Chamber Music Heaven

 
TAOS SCHOOL OF MUSIC News:
 
CELEBRATE OPUS 50, TAOS SCHOOL OF MUSIC’S 50th ANNIVERSARY
 
 
The Smithsonian calls it the #2 “Best Small Town” in America. Forbes says the “stunningly beautiful mountain community north of Santa Fe” is the #3 “Prettiest Town in America.” 
And we’re here to tell you when it comes to experiencing exquisite chamber music, Taos, New Mexico is #1 by far.
This summer, 19 talented young performers, students from the nation’s leading conservatories, will be in residence for eight weeks. They will perform a stunning Young Artists concert series

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Public Comment is Underway

Joy Beery is first to be called up to speak as public comment begins this evening. Beery is speaking in support of the White Rock Civic Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Reid Griffith speaks in support of the Golf Course project. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Students advocate for Nature Center along with the Teen Center and Pool. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Local youth speak in support of the Teen Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark.ladailypost.com

Residents listen to their neighbors address Council during public comment in support of various projects under


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Thirty Citizens Selected to Speak at Tonight’s CIP Mtg.

County Communications Manager Julie Habiger calls out ticket numbers for the 30 residents who will speak during the 90 minutes set aside for public comment, which starts in a few minutes. Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson is drawing the numbers from a bowl behind the podium. Nickerson is on hand this evening to ensure the massive crowd does not exceed the maximum capacity allowed by law for Council Chambers, which is 124, according to a sign posted on the wall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

These five chairs are reserved for the citizens who will be called, five at a time, to sit near the podium


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Public Packs Council Chambers!

A crowd of citizens lines up to pull a ticket out of a bowl, from the County’s Julie Habiger, for a chance to speak during tonight’s public comment portion of the special CIP meeting in Council Chambers. Speakers hope to sway councilors to approve their project. Six main projects are being considered tonight although other projects may ba considered as well. Tonight’s meeting format allows for 30 speakers given 3 minutes each before Council decides on which projects to approve. There are some $100 million worth of projects and only $22 million in available funds so Council


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Legendary Black Hole is Liquidating Inventory

The Black Hole/Courtesy

The Black Hole of Los Alamos is holding a liquidation sale. The legendary enterprise has the world’s most diverse stock of used scientific equipment, electronics, lab supplies, nuclear by-products, surplus items and materials.

Located at 4015 Arkansas St., the Black Hole has more than 17,000-square-feet of pre-owned test equipment and laboratory supplies.

The Black Hole has provided materials to more than 500 Universities and Research Institutions around the world as well as technical props for eight major motion pictures.

Average Annual Sales the past


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County Announces CIP Public Comment Process

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY COUNCIL News:



Los Alamos County has announced the process for CIP public comment for tonight’s (Wednesday, May 16) County Council meeting:



  1. Beginning at 5:45 p.m. (the meeting starts at 6 p.m.) anyone wishing to give comments should plan to line up in Chambers and draw a ticket (a number) out of a bowl. One ticket can be drawn per person. Members of the public may arrive earlier than 5:45 to get a seat in Chambers, but, should note that the drawing won’t begin until 5:45 p.m. – no early ticket distribution.

  2. As each ticket is drawn out of the bowl, one half of the ticket

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A Neutron and Proton Go Into a Bar…

SFI News:

Alaina Levine will conduct a seminar at 12:15 p.m., July 17 in the Noyce Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Abstract. What did the bartender say to the neutron? What’s the difference between an introverted and an extraverted scientist?

When you think about it, being a scientist is, well, kind of funny.

In this boring, monotonous, time-wasting lecture, science journalist and comedian Alaina Levine will explore humor in science, probe the most comedic aspects of the scientific profession, and relate real-life anecdotes from a science communicator and wannabe nerd who worked


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Bandelier Offers Spectacular Viewing of Solar Eclipse

Bandelier National Monument News


Courtesy Poster By Tyler Nordgren


Bandelier National Monument, located in Northern New Mexico, will offer an amazing opportunity to witness a solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20.  “The last solar eclipse in the United States occurred in 1994, this will truly be a once in a lifetime experience,” said Superintendent Jason Lott.

There are 33 national parks positioned for a great view of the eclipse.  At Bandelier, visitors will see an annular eclipse where a thin ring of the sun is visible around the moon.  Since the sun is not completely blocked, participants


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Campaign Season Becoming More Visible

Volunteers Charlie and Max Hermann place campaign yard signs on a public site in White Rock. Volunteers for County Council Candidate Kristin Henderson distributed more than 60 yard signs on a recent evening in neighborhoods throughout Los Alamos, kicking off a flurry of campaign activity that included the candidate’s Facebook page launch that same day. Photo by Ryn Hermann

Political signs are popping up at a public site near Rocket Park in White Rock. Photo by Ryn Hermann

 


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Art Center gets ‘Naked’ in New Show

“Tomorrow’s Excuse” by Los Alamos Artist Amy Bjarke

By Kirsten Laskey

There is not just one way to interpret a theme. Finding an interpretation, in fact, can be an art form.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center has challenged artists with a real hefty theme to illustrate. Eighty artists responded to the challenge and their work will be unveiled to the public starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the Art Center.

The Art Center’s newest show, “Naked,” reveals numerous ways artists envision this theme.

Some saw “naked” as being the human figure. For instance, Irene Berenstein photographed herself


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New White Rock Visitor Center Update

Progress is being made on the new Visitor Center in White Rock. The parking lots are being paved, windows are going in, and stone facing is being added to the exterior. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com.


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Local Teens Heading to World Championships

Los Alamos teens Natalie Smith and Maria Jones are traveling to Wexford, Ireland to compete in the CRN World Open Championships June 2-3. The girls are students at the Belisama Irish Dance, founded in 2006 in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Smith won the Regional Championships in the under-19 category this spring, and Jones was the 2010 North American Champion in the under-14 category. Both are Craobh Grad dancers, the highest level of dance in the CRN organization. The girls will compete in one soft-shoe and two hardshoe dances, and will also join Santa Fe dancers Shannon and Caitlyn Kossmann and instructor


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The Bradbury Joins Blue Star Program

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LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum is partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families Foundation and the Department of Defense in the Blue Star Museums program to host active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day May 28, through Labor Day Sept. 3.

Joining more than 1,500 participating museums throughout the United States, “Bradbury Science Museum is excited and proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums program as a way to thank our nation’s military personnel – and their families – for their service,”


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Girls Track and Field Wins State!

The Hilltoppers Girls Team with their State Championship banner and trophy. The girls team took the 4A state title for the fourth straight year, despite only having a #3 seed going in. “The overall ‘theme’ of the State Meet was that all our athletes came through with spectacular performances when it really counted. All us coaches couldn’t be more proud of them!” Asistant Coach Blake Wood said. Photo by Blake Wood

Amy Neal hands off to Chase Ealey in the 4×100 m relay final. Chase Ealey was 4A high point athlete of the meet, winning individual State Championships


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Youth Entrepreneur Program Seeks Mentors

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) in conjunction with UNM-LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is providing a unique opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque to experience the rewards of starting a business.

The Youth Business Grant Program will provide up to $400 to enterprising young business people, ages 13-19, who want to start a business this summer.

Will You Support the Youth Business Grant Program? This program relies on the support of local business people. We are seeking volunteers to support


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Council Meets Again at 6 p.m. Wednesday

No action was taken tonight. The County Council will its second special Capital Improvement Project meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at 475 20th Street. At tomorrow’s (May 16) meeting, Council plans to take action on the Phase 2 applications including Ashley Pond Park Improvements, Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Cover and Improvements, Nature Center, Teen Center and the White Rock Civic Center or they could also consider any other requests for funding capital projects beyond those listed. Opportunities for public comment will be provided at the May 16 Council meeting.


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White Rock Civic Center Rounds Out Project Hearings

Denny Erickson, right, explains details of the White Rock Civic Center Project – calling it the capstone of the White Rock Masterplan. The project involves relocating the White Rock Branch Library, Senior Center, Youth Activity Center and Town Hall into a single site with shared and multi-functional areas. The project cost ranges from $8.4 million to $15 million. Robert Repass of the Library Board and Pauline Schneider of the senior centers join Erickson in his presentation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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