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Empty Bowl Event Benefits Self Help Inc

KRSN owners Gillian Sutton and David Sutton hosted the annual Empty Bowl event Thursday that benefits Self Help Inc. They also hosted this month’s Chamber FAN Club. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Katy Korkos, left, of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Debbie Gill from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board attended Thursday’s Empty Bowl and FAN Club event at KRSN. Photo By TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More

One Alone is not Enough…

A scene from “Mulan, Jr.” performed in 2011. Courtesy/Daren Savage

One alone is not enough … Atomic City Children’s Theater proudly presents Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 and 3 p.m.Saturday,  Feb. 25 at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

Disney “Mulan, Jr.” is based upon the 1998 Disney film “Mulan” and the story “Fa Mulan” by Robert D. San Souci.

This production features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Julia Fair and Daren Savage were both very pleased with the level of talent that tried Read More

Annual Rotary Crab Fest Extravaganza Set for Sunday and You’re invited!

The Los Alamos Rotarians are set to host their third annual “All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest” fundraiser, which includes prawns and chicken (for those who don’t eat seafood) Sunday Feb. 26 at Central Avenue Grill.

Festivities for the club’s fundraiser begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar followed at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, music and silent and live auctions featuring golf with a pro, salmon and Asian dinners for eight, spring yard-cleaning, computer consulting, artwork, California wines, jewelry and gift certificates

Proceeds benefit local scholarships and the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden. Read More

Kids Raising Money for Animal Rescue

Kaity Burke, a member of Mountain School’s Green Team, shows a bin full of aluminum cans. The school is competing to collect the most aluminum cans in the state as part of the Great American Can Roundup. During the first week, students brought in over 2,000 cans. If they win, the team will receive a cash prize, which will be donated to the Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary in Pecos. The competition runs until Earth Day, April 22, and donated cans may be dropped off at Mountain School or at the PEEC Nature Center. Courtesy Photo Read More

Los Alamos Operated Espanola YMCA Teen Center Hums with Activities

Car modeling class. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center

Teen News

Car Modeling Class

Volunteer instructors Lorenzo Martinez and Fabian Valdez of Espanola are volunteering their time and expertise to teach students at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center (EYTC)  how to build “show-worthy” model cars.

 Every Wednesday through March, students are meeting to bring their creative spirits to life by building, designing and painting their unique car models.

“We are excited to be working with this creative duo this year and are looking forward to what our students will create,” Co-Director Read More

FY 2013 Budget Request Seeks $11.5 Billion to Achieve President Obama’s Nuclear Security Objectives, Shape Future of Nuclear Security

NNSA News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino today highlighted the strong support for NNSA in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request, which was delivered to Congress earlier today. The $11.5 billion budget request will help NNSA achieve the President’s nuclear security objectives, including his four-year goal to secure vulnerable nuclear material around the world. The request represents an increase of 4.9 percent over the FY 2012 appropriation.

“The President’s budget continues Read More

PEEC’s Earth Day to Reflect New Mexico’s 100 Years of Statehood

By Terry Foxx

New Mexico became a state 100 years ago, Jan. 6, 1912, after 60 years as a Territory. In those 100 years and before, the land that encompasses the Jemez Mountains and Pajarito Plateau has undergone many changes from open and lightly inhabited  lands, to grazing land for thousands of livestock, to population development and urbanization. But even without these changes, the ecosystem is constantly changing in response to both natural and human impacts.

Over the past 100 years, many people have been dedicated to helping us understand our land and our influence. Aldo Leopold Read More

County’s Sign Code Issue Resurfaces

County Planner Gary Leikness briefed local businesses in council chambers Thursday on data gathered at public meetings over a lengthy period. The intention is to move proposed sign changes through the process for final presentation to the county council this spring or summer. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More

Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Solving Navajo Man’s Death

The FBI and Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations are asking the public for information regarding an apparent hit-and-run death that occurred last Saturday night in Fruitland, N.M.

Stanley Begay, a 51-year-old Navajo man, was found dead on Navajo Route 36, near Mile Post 17, about 15 miles southwest of Farmington, at about 8:46 p.m. Saturday.

Begay was walking along Navajo Route 36 when he apparently was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene.

No witnesses have come forward.

Investigators would like to talk to anyone who may have driven in the area on Navajo Route 36 around Read More

Alternative Voting Measures

League of Women Voters President Barbara Calef introduces speakers Kathy Campbell and Terry Goldman at Mesa Public Library Thursday evening. The League sponsored the talk, “How are we represented?” that looked at alternative voting methods used in New Mexico, the U.S. and other countries. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

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2012 Legislative Session Could Have Been Worse

Rep. Jim Hall

By Carol A. Clark

Just before returning home to White Rock after the close of the 2012 Legislative Session Thursday, Rep. Jim Hall shared his thoughts on the last 30 days at the state capitol.

“While you’re in the midst of it, it’s sort of a blur,” Hall said. “The primary purpose of the 30-day session is to get a budget passed and we got a pretty good budget passed ($5.65 billion.) There are always other things you would like to see in there but it’s a pretty good budget – it could have been worse.”

To the relief of many, lawmakers passed the balanced Read More

UNM-LA Fairy Tale Thursdays Featuring La Belle et la Bete

UNM-LA News 

UNM-Los Alamos is hosting the free film series, “Fairy Tale Thursdays” at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday through May in the UNM-LA Student Center Lecture Hall.

The series will explore the rich tradition of fairy tales in film.

On Feb. 23, host, Dr. Mickey Marsee, will show the 1946 Jean Cocteau cult classic, “La Belle et la Bete” (Beauty and the Beast, NR/ 97 min) in the Building 5 Lecture Hall. Marsee hosted the popular Monster Film Series in 2010.

Deemed one of the best dramatic presentations of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, Cocteau’s direction mixes fantasy with Read More

County’s Sign Code Issue Resurfaces

County Planner Gary Leikness briefed local businesses in council chambers Thursday on data gathered at public meetings over a lengthy period. The intention is to move proposed sign changes through the process for final presentation to the county council this spring or summer. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More

Huge Storewide Sale as Brownell’s Hallmark Says Goodbye

In its final weeks of operation, Brownell’s Hallmark in the Mari Mac Shopping Center is closing its doors after 20 years serving the communty. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Twenty two years ago this month, Steve and Judy Brownell moved to Los Alamos and opened the doors of Brownell’s Hallmark at 609 Central Park Square.

On Monday, everything in the store goes on sale at a minimum of 20 percent off and as high as 75 percent.

“As time goes by we’ll increase the minimum percentage and depending on how successful we are at selling things off, we’ll Read More

Original Ballet “Dracula” is a valentine of a different kind

Alicia Bowyer as Mina Harker in Dracula 2012. Photo by Holger Waschinski

By Bonnie Gordon

Get ready for heart stopping romance, action and drama this weekend, as The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT–PC), under the direction of Susan Baker-Dillingham presents “Dracula.”

NMDT–PC is a non-profit training ground for pre-professional dancers located in Los Alamos. During its seven years history, NMDT has gained acclaim for its original story ballets choreographed by Baker-Dillingham, including “Dracula,” “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” “Alice,” Read More

Five LAFD Firefighters Promoted

The Los Alamos Fire Department held a special ceremony Friday at Station 3 in White Rock to honor five firefighters who were promoted earlier this month. Seated from right, Justin Grider promoted to deputy fire chief, Steven Dawald promoted to captain, Chris Bartlit promoted to captain, Dan Duval promoted to captain and Adrian Martinez promoted to driver engineer. Standing at right, Fire Chief Troy Hughes congratulated each firefighter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Los Alamos Democratic Party Holding County Convention

The Los Alamos Democratic Party will hold its County Convention at 7 p.m., Feb. 23 in the upstairs meeting room at the Hilltop House Hotel on Trinity Drive.

Members will divide into wards to select 20 delegates and one alternate to attend the State Democratic Pre-Primary Convention March 10 in Albuquerque.

Democratic candidates have been invited to attend the convention. Read More

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