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Brownell’s Closeout Sale Draws Mixed Feelings

Brownell’s Hallmark Owner Steve Brownell, center, shares with customers the website that shows where he is moving to in Kansas once he closes the store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Brownell’s Hallmark store’s final days are marked with a store sale. 

With Steve Brownell’s looming retirement, customers were pleased for the opportunity to purchase items marked down as much as 75 percent but expressed sadness to see a local treasure closing down. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hallmark Manager Peggy Rustin rings up sales Tuesday


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Pinon’s Chihuly Exhibit Reveals Student’s Artistic Talents

The source of inspiration for the show and some of the pieces. TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Monday’s Dale Chihuly Art Exhibit at Pinon Elementary School in White Rock revealed a wealth of talent within the local student community.

The event wasn’t an exhibit of renowned artist Chihuly’s work, but he served as an inspiration to the students to create artworks resembling his style.

Students used a plastic sheet media that could be softened in warm water and bent into any desired shape, which was then painted/stained using special colored materials.

Pinon Art Teacher Stephanie


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Early Los Alamos National Laboratory Video from the Hugh Bradner Collection

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has recently released a new ten minute portion of physicist Hugh Bradner's amazing "peak-at-life" home movie clips from early Laboratory days, filmed from 1943 to 1945.

Bradner, a physicist at Los Alamos, was granted informal permission to use his video camera inside the New Mexico town that didn't official exist. Bradner took home movies of some of the top secret work being conducted at Los Alamos. It was likely that Army Officials were unaware that Bradner was taking home movies of these laboratory experiments. One clip shows


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Town Hall on Future of LANL Set for Wednesday

WHO: Heather WIlson, Candidate for U.S. Senate

WHAT: Heather Wilson Hosts Town Hall on the Future of Los Alamos National Laboratory

WHERE: Best Western Hilltop House Hotel, 400 Trinity Dr.

WHEN: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14

“The Obama Administration’s decision to eliminate nearly 800 jobs at Los Alamos Labs jeopardizes our national security and our economy. New Mexico needs someone who will fight for our laboratories —someone who understands our state’s unique contribution to national security.” -Heather Wilson, candidate for the U.S. Senate


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What the Community Read the Week of March 6-12

Otowi Station Bookstore Bestsellers:


  1. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

  2. American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen, Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer and and Amy B. Middleman

  3. Wonder, R. J. Palacio

  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

  5. Mal and Chad: the Biggest, Bestest Time Ever! Stephen McCranie*

  6. The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb, Philip Taubman

  7. The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages

  8. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant

  9. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*

  10. True Brit: Beatrice – 1940, Rosemary Zibart

*local or regional author

 


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Brave New Brass Plays Saturday for Empty Bowls at Betty Ehart Center

Brave New Brass will perform at the Empty Bowls Fundraiser noon – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17at the Betty Ehart Center. Members of the brass quintet include Deniece Korzekwa (tuba), Dave Korzekwa (trumpet), James Beinke (French horn), Bruce Warren (trombone) and Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet). The musicians are members of the Los Alamos Community Winds, who will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday March 17 at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy Photo


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Betty Yearns for a Family

Los Alamos County Shelter News:


Betty the Cat. Courtesy Photo


Betty is a gentle, friendly, large female domestic medium hair cat with a soft purr.


Although just 2 years old, Betty has had weight problems and is on weight-control food.


The vet has assured the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter that Betty is otherwise healthy.


She likes adults, gentle children and toys – especially if a human shares playtime with her.


Betty is now energetic and playful in the cat room and is house trained.


Betty is spayed and up-to-date on all routine shots.


Contact the Animal Shelter at 662-8179 for more information.


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Get Funky with the Craig Martin Experience

The Craig Martin Experience. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Photography

By Bonnie J. Gordon

It’s swingin’ on Arizona Street in Los Alamos every Thursday night when the Craig Martin Experience (CME) gets together to jam. The seven-piece jazz combo has been together since December 2010. CME is Craig Martin on tenor saxophone, Quinn Marksteiner on alto saxophone, Carl Hagelberg on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards, John Frary on drums and Rob Heineman on bass.

The group emphasizes a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can develop their skills and have a great time doing it.


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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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