By Carol A. Clark
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of six County Council candidate profiles.
Scientist Peter T. (Pete) Sheehey describes his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory as satisfying but said that he was in a financial position that enables him to accept the Laboratory’s Voluntary Separation Program – “leaving room for younger scientists.” His final day at LANL is April 5.
“This allows me to offer my time and skills to making our government work better for the people of Los Alamos,” said Sheehey who filed to place his name on the June 5 Democratic primary election ballot for Read More
Join friends and neighbors from 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Posse Shack Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and have some fun – all to benefit the animals at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.
Meet new furry friends at the shelter’s mobile adoption and get some unconditional love at the Doggy Kissing Booth – kisses are $1.
Also, breakfast goers can take the opportunity to bid on a $250 value photography package donated by Don Taylor’s Photography.
All proceeds from Sunday’s event go to benefit animals at the shelter.
Subcontract worth up to $250 million over five years:
Los Alamos National Laboratory has awarded a master task order agreement for up to $250 million to three small businesses with offices in Northern New Mexico.
The agreement is for services related to the transportation and disposal of hazardous and radioactive waste.
The companies include Portage, Inc., ARS Cavanagh Environmental Services, LLC and Navarro Research & Engineering, Inc.
“Safely handling and transporting waste containers is an important part of our environmental cleanup efforts at Los Alamos,” said Pete Maggiore, Read More
High School senior Maura Taylor has the lead singing role in “Petra and the Jay.” Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Where will Los Alamos audiences be able to spend time with a flying carrot, a dinocyborg, and a silicon-based geranium eater?
“Petra and the Jay,” a musical play with a science fiction setting, will be performed at 7 pm. Friday, April 13 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Crossroads Bible Church. The production is a benefit for Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Earth Day events.
The setting is the year 3021 and the earth’s teeming human population is in Read More
NNSA, FBI Conclude Counterterrorism Exercise in Hawaii, Marking the Completion of Radiological Security Enhancements Program
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have announced the completion of Island Thunder, a table-top counterterrorism exercise in Hawaii. Island Thunder was the latest in NNSA’s Silent Thunder series, which gives federal, state and local officials and first responders critical, hands-on experience in prioritized alarm assessment and response, crisis management, threat assessment, emergency response, consequence management and post-contingency procedures to prepare them in the event of a terrorist incident involving Read More
“Wise Fool” will help make puppets at this year’s Earth Day Festival. Courtesy/PEEC
By Terry Foxx
The community-wide Earth Day Festival on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is not only fun for children and adults but also reminds us to recycle, up-cycle, and reuse.
This year we have two student-generated projects for recycling: collecting and contributing aluminum cans and a toy exchange.
Bring aluminum beverage cans to the Earth Day Festival to help the Mountain School Green Team participate in a Read More
Los Alamos Public School News:
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt has announced that students and staff will be expected to report to school on April 13.
The day was built into the school calendar as a makeup day in the event of school closures due to snow.
Two school days, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, 2011 were missed because of bad weather.
To make up for lost instructional time, students in grades K-12 are expected to attend for one half of the day on Friday, April 13.
Morning preschool will be held, but no afternoon preschool.
Instructional staff is asked to prepare a half-day instruction for Read More
Construction on the new Municipal Building Complex on Central Avenue is beginning to take shape. Photo by Alan Kirk
Photo by Alan Kirk
Photo by Alan Kirk Read More
A robot makes a basket. Photo by Laura Fraser
By Bonnie Gordon
Team 4153 from Los Alamos High School recently traveled to the regional portion for the FIRST Robotics Competition in Salt Lake.
The Team, named Project Y after the government name for Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, came home with high honors.
Ben Schilling, left, and Nate Phillips drive the robot. Photo by Laura Fraser
The team and their hoop shooting robot made it through the quarter finals and on to the semi finals, where they weren’t eliminated until the final round.
They finished 14thout of 44, an amazing showing Read More
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 7 in the LAMC parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.
“This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year’s event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications,” Read More
UNM-Los Alamos student Samantha Bowen, 22, serves a double scoop of cookies and cream flavored Haagen Dazs Thursday afternoon at Dan’s Cafe in the Mari Mac shopping center where she has worked for two years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Easter decor brightens Dan’s Cafe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The first megawatt of the photovoltaic system installation on the County’s former landfill nears completion as seen from a vantage point on Camp May Road. This portion of the photovoltaic system is funded by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Organization (NEDO) and supports the collaborative Demonstration Smart Grid project. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Sometime before next month’s high school prom, a diverse group of local community members ranging from educators to law enforcement officials to medical personnel to clergy to students and others will conduct an emergency exercise in an effort to draw urgent awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.
The exercise is called, “Every 15 Minutes” and is an educational experience that reminds youth, parents and community members of the dangers associated with driving while impaired or texting. Read More
Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron cuts the red ribbon in honor of the medical facility’s 60th anniversary Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Medical Center celebrated 60 years of service to the community with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
Six decades of photographs depicting employees as well as facility renovations filled the lobby, which was decorated with balloons and tables topped with food, drinks and a big birthday cake.
CEO Feliciano Jiron with his wife and children, Read More
Instructor Rita Brake offers Renew Fitness Classes or Renew Boot Camp at the First Baptist Church-LA Gymnasium at 2200 Diamond Drive.
Renew Fitness Classes
This class is a boot camp style training that mixes traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. It also includes various forms of jogging, jumping rope, and interval training that involves bursts of high intensity work. This is a great work out!
These classes are comprehensive fitness programs specially designed by me to help you:
LAS CRUCES—This morning, Daud Anwar, 29, a resident of Albuquerque who is a student at New Mexico State University (NMSU), made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces on an indictment charging him with making a false bomb threat.
If convicted of the offense charged, Anwar faces up to 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
Anwar is temporarily detained pending a detention hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
According to the indictment, on March 3, 2011, Anwar used a telephone and the Internet to maliciously convey false information to the effect that buildings Read More
PNM, BHP Billiton’s San Juan Coal Company and the Sierra Club have filed a settlement that would result in an additional, larger groundwater recovery system adjacent to the San Juan Generating Station and the San Juan Coal Mine near Waterflow, N.M.
Filed today with the United States District Court for New Mexico, the settlement needs court approval for the system to be constructed.
Los Alamos owns 2 percent of the San Juan Generating Station (or 7.2 percent of Unit 4) and thus will bear 2 percent of the cost, estimated to be about $200,000.
Under the agreement, a new groundwater Read More
Drainage, lead abatement, repairs and repainting of the community water tank above 47th Street and Trinity Drive begins Thursday, according to officials at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.
Following drainage of the community water tank, which serves the southern portion of the downtown area, the “Twin” tank located a few hundred feet northward will be put into service for the downtown area between and around Oppenheimer, 9th Street and Central Avenue southward past Trinity Drive.
Businesses and residents of these areas may notice a slight decrease Read More
Krista Salazar makes a catch in Center Field during the game held in Santa Fe. Photo by Alan Kirk
Erin Kirk hits a home run. Photo by Alan Kirk
Monica Teter pitching her third District win. Photo by Alan Kirk
Kristen Christiansen gets a hit. Photo by Alan Kirk