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County Concludes Brush and Bulk Item Collection in Townsite

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has concluded its Brush and Bulk Item collection service for the Los Alamos townsite.

Disposal of any material remaining at the curb in the townsite is the responsibility of the home owner.

This weekend, (April 28-29) there is free disposal at the County Eco Station in order to help residents beautify the community and prepare for wildfire season.

Also, a special pickup can be arranged at a charge of $65 per hour by calling 662-8163.

White Rock collection service has begun, but is running more than a week behind schedule due to the high volume of residents discarding


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McKenna Places in Top 3 in Bandelier Photo Contest

Photographer Arin McKenna with her award winning photo received an annual park pass and a Bandelier movie for her second place win in the Bandelier photo contest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Local County Reporter Arin McKenna came in second among 33 photographers and artists from across the United States who submitted 96 entries in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art Contest.

During an unveiling event of the winning entries at Fuller Lodge Friday night, McKenna, who writes and photographs for the Monitor, won an annual park pass along with a copy of the award-winning


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Language Access Specialist Certificate Program Earns Creative Award for U.S. Copyright

From left, Lisa Kuuttila President and CEO of STC.UNM; Paula Couselo, Director of NMCLA; Dr. Cedric Page, Executive Director of UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

By Bonnie Gordon

PaulCouselo, director of the New Mexico Center for Language Access (NMCLA) was the recipient of a 2012 Creative Award for U.S. Copyright from the University of New Mexico, for the innovative Language Access Specialist Certificate Program.

The award was presented to Couselo at the 2012 Annual Creative Awards Reception hosted by STC.UNM Wednesday April 25.

The mission of STC is to


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Hilltopper Softball Team Drops Two Games to #2 Piedra Vista 3-9, 16-6

Ari Larkin gets a hit. Photo by Alan Kirk
Rachel Anaya hits a single. Photo by Alan Kirk
Danci Smith makes play at Short. Photo by Alan Kirk
Ari Larkin makes a catch at left field fence. Photo by Alan Kirk
Emily Lucero gets a hit. Photo by Alan Kirk
Los Alamos seniors recognized, from left, Alyssa Van Anne, Rachel Anaya, Aimee Gutierrez, Emily Lucero, Ari Larkin and Monica Teter. Photo by Alan Kirk.
Piedra Vista seniors recognized. Photo by Alan Kirk

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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview – April 27, 2012

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar audio 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 throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 16 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program


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Bandelier Superintendent Addresses Energy Community Alliance Saying Manhattan Project Sites Will Have to be Clear with Visitors

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott addresses members of the Energy Community Alliance this morning in Richland, Wash. He cautioned that the park service is in the business of telling stories, and it may tell stories that some in the community don’t want told. That could include Nagasaki and the environmental contamination left by plutonium production, Lott said, adding that the park service also can discredit the bad information that circulates. The Manhattan Project sites will have to be clear with visitors about what they will experience in facilities such as B Reactor before


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Police Charge Local Man in Child Molestation Case

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police have arrested Stephen M. Geisik of Los Alamos and charged him with criminal sexual penetration of a child less than 13 years of age.

Police also charged Geisik, 21, with contributing to the delinquency of a child.

The charges stem from a March 29 report by the child’s father that she asked him three weeks prior if he could take her to the doctor for a birth control prescription. She reportedly told her father that she was concerned that she may be pregnant by a 21-year-old man.

According to the girl’s initial report, she said that


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Latest Developments on Trinity Site Project

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

By Carol A. Clark

Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith’s Marketplace store.

“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.

Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development


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LAPS Hires Assets Manager to Find Cost Savings

LAPS Assets Manager Joan Ahlers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Public Schools has created an “assets manager” position in an effort to find cost savings opportunities for the district.

Superintendent Gene Schmidt has hired Joan Ahlers in the new post.

Ahlers was instrumental in negotiating contracts beneficial to the district during her four-year tenure on the Los Alamos Board of Education from 2007-2011.

“The need for this position is something that has been talked about for at least six years,” Schmidt said. “Now it’s more important than ever with


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Sheriff Files Proposed Amendment to Charter

Sheriff Marco Valentino Lucero filed in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office Thursday a proposed amendment to Los Alamos County Charter 304.3 “Duties of the Sheriff and Police.”

Current Charter Reading:

Duties of the Sheriff, Police department and Peace Officers. The Council shall establish as a department of the County, [sic] a Police Department to be charged with conserving the peace and enforcing the laws of the State and the enforcing the laws of the State and the ordinances of the County. The Sheriff Shall have those powers and duties assigned to sheriffs by state statutes, including


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LANL Grounds Crew Begins Fire Prevention Efforts

Los Alamos National Laboratory Grounds and Roads crews work along the truck route this week thinning tree branches and shubbery ahead of this year’s fire season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Tree and shrubbery branches line the terrain on either side of the truck route as workers thin out area ahead of this year’s fire season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Springtime 2012: 50 Hikes in the Los Alamos Area

COUNTY News:
 

Many years ago, Frances Arnold, Carol Carlson and Maxine Ellis created a 50 Hikes trail list for friends who wanted to explore our beautiful mesas, canyons, and mountains. The Santa Fe National Forest later adopted the list as a convenience for visitors.
 

Despite subsequent publication of a number of hiking books for the area, the list still serves its purpose as a quick introduction to the east side of the Jemez Mountains. As years go by, changing conditions require that the list be revised periodically.

This edition of 2012, updated by Dorothy Hoard and Craig Martin,


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Stacio – Pet of the Week

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 foster homes.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: www.lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets.

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

Stacio is the Friends of the Shelter’s Pet of the Week

Stacio is a German Shepherd


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Upcoming Kiwanis Programs and Events

Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Drive.
 
Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.
 
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
 
Programs:
May 1 – Rose Montoya will speak on Boys and Girls Club and the Lunch Buddy Program.

May 8 – The Democrats running for Los Alamos County offices in the June 5 Primary Election will be invited to speak.

May 15


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Montoya is Top Predictor in North Mesa Pace Race

ATOMIC CITY RUNNERS News
 
Theresa Montoya was the top predictor with a 15 second differential in this past Tuesday night’s pace race held out on North Mesa on the trail by Brewer Arena next to the horse stables. Other top predictors included Ted Romero at 17 seconds off, Tom Sandford coming in at 20 seconds from his stated time, and Bob Edgar having a 32 second difference.
 
Roy Cope was the fastest participant on the 1 mile course with a time of 11:44.  The top 1 mile female runner was Georgia Pedicini at 14:12.
 
On the 3 mile course Nathan Romero recorded a

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Historic Homestead Markers Tour Event is May 18

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY NOTICE:

FRIDAY – MAY 18

Romero Cabin  2-2:30 p.m.

Reception 2:30-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge

 

 

Members of the Los Alamos County Council May Attend the

HISTORIC HOMESTEAD MARKERS TOUR EVENT

CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION OF INSTALLATION OF THE MARKERS and START OF NEW DRIVING and BIKING TOUR

Sponsored by: County Council in cooperation with Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board and the Historical Society

 

No Council Action Will Be Taken

A Quorum May Be Present

The Public Is Invited To Attend

 

 


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PEEC‘s Summer Adventure Program Offers Financial Aid

PEEC News:

A birdwatching trip. Courtesy/PEEC

This summer parents can enroll their fourth through sixth graders on an outdoor adventure with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Nature Center.

Youth can explore the Rio Grande, June 4-8 or the Valles Caldera June 11-15.

PEEC has established two scholarship programs for children of families with incomes that might limit their ability to participate:

  • Income-based Full Scholarship
  • Public Service Partial Scholarship for the children of policemen, firefighters and public school employees

For details, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org/programs/summer_camp.php


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