Monica Poston (First Prize 2012)
Fuller Lodge will resonate with music on June 17 when the Los Alamos Rotary Club presents a Fathers’ Day concert performed by 12 award winners of the annual Deborah Beene Memorial Music Competitions.
The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. and admission is free.
These popular annual concerts showcase the superb musical talents developed by young Los Alamos musicians, a number of whom pursue professional careers in music.
Dalton Smith (Second Prize 2012)
The June 17 concert will include performances by the three winners of the 2012 Beene Music Competition Read More
Column by Dr. Harry Hertz
Like many people in many companies and organizations, I have been thinking a lot about innovation lately.
In my case, the effort has been a prelude to thinking about upcoming revisions to the Baldrige Program’s 2013–2014 Criteria for Performance Excellence.
I consulted works by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Clayton Christensen, Jeff Dyer, and Hal Gergersen, as well as numerous articles and blogs.
And my conclusion was that innovation (I) is the result of intelligent risk taking (IR) and a supportive environment (SE): I =IR + SE.
In this column, I will explore each of Read More
A new portable building made its way up the truck route and through the town to Los Alamos Middle School today. Traffic interruptions were minimal due to the efficient planning and skill of the over size load crew and Los Alamos County Traffic Engineering personnel, police said. Photo by N.S. Mills
Crews guided the portable building up Diamond Drive and onto San Ildefonso Road as it headed toward the middle school. Los Alamos Public Schools will bring in about five more portable buildings throughout the summer. Photo by N.S. Mills
The portable moves up Hawk Drive, coming to rest in its new home on Read More
Effective this evening, the Los Alamos Fire Department will be posting signs and taping off fire rings and grills in locations throughout Los Alamos County.
Some locations in specific parks that are yet to be determined may remain open due to the location of such device in relation to safety distances from combustible and flammable material.
These will be marked accordingly.
State Restriction Notice:
SMOKING, FIREWORK, CAMPFIRE, AND OPEN FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR NORTHWEST, NORTH CENTRAL, CENTRAL, SOUTHWEST, AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.
Due to abnormally warm temperatures, Read More
Mae T. Cagliostro, 68, a resident of Los Alamos passed away on June 6, 2012 after bravely battling leukemia for 6 years. She passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her loved ones. Mae’s husband, Dominic was always by her side, caring for her during her battle with leukemia. Mae was a hero and inspiration to all who knew her. Mae was a wonderful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a kind, loving, compassionate and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her. Mae was close to all her children and grandchildren – one of her real passions was spending time with Read More
Alicia Martín’s Biografias is a series of giant sculptures in which books seem to pour out of three buildings’ windows — one of 10 incredibly bizarre works of book art at http://www.flavorwire.com/292899/10-incredibly-bizarre-works-of-book-art. Read More
Special Agent Mac McCaskill visits a home on the Tohajiilee Reservation, a satellite reservation of the Navajo Nation where many homes lack electricity and running water. Courtesy/FBI
FBI Series Part 2:
Driving along a remote dirt road on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico recently, a rancher crested a ridge and noticed two animals intent on something in a nearby ditch.
Snow swirled in New Mexico’s high plains as Special Agent Mac McCaskill slowed his vehicle at the bottom of a hill on the Tohajiilee Reservation.
He engaged the four-wheel drive before continuing slowly up the steep, bumpy Read More
By Kirsten Laskey
The Leadership Los Alamos organization is taking the year off to update its program.
Leadership Los Alamos has operated for more than 10 years and things have changed, Chair-elect Mike Wismer said. The community, the economy has evolved, he said, and Leadership Los Alamos is looking at possibly retooling.
It’s something that has already begun. Under LLA Chair Wayne Torpy’s leadership, the recent graduating class was given homework assignments with regard to how leadership compares in today’s world – what worked and what did not.
“That was a good start and we Read More
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A joint federal, state and local government workshop and demonstration of the emergency response capabilities that will be deployed in the event of a radiological accident or incident was held this week in Kansas City, Kan.
This technical workshopwas part of a series of events associated with Amber Waves 2012, a radiological dispersaldevice (RDD) exercise series sponsored by the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Personnel from the states of Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, as well as numerous federal agencies Read More
In the “Get Green” poster competition, grade school students in Los Alamos County showed off their artistic ability and understanding of sustainability.
The resulting entries provide insight into why preserving our environment is so important, and what actions we can all take to help create a more sustainable community.
The Environmental Sustainability Board was given the difficult task of determining the four best entries.
After careful consideration, entries by the following four students were selected:
- Titus De Jong
The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar 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 for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.
To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar of ladailypost.com and samples posters on the front window at Aspen Copies.
Coverage includes those events of interest to the general public.
Here is this week's raw calendar information:
Los Alamos Read More
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:
It’s Chamberfest Weekend and that means lots of festivities downtown kicking off at 7 p.m. today with Greg Abate, beebop sax-man from Rhode Island and the Pete Amahl Trio performing live on Central Avenue at Main Street.
Eddy & the Nomads perform in concert 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same stage Saturday.
It’s all part of the Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Los Alamos County and brought to you by Russ Gordon.
Also Saturday, Bandelier is hosting a “Fee Free Day.” The event includes a guided family hike starting at 8 a.m. It’s all part of Bandelier’s Read More
A Musical Fashion Show: Putting on the Glitz: Guys, Gals, and Musical Divas is set for 3 p.m., Sunday June 10 at the Blue Window Bistro.
Celebrity Models include: Superintendent Gene Schmidt (Los Alamos Public Schools), Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Roland Caspersen (Caspersen Builders), Paul Cook (LANB), Denise McCoy (Aquatic Center), Samara Fellows (ENMU Student), Anny Huysman (Bethlehem Lutheran Church), Janet McMillian (LANL), Janet Bettinger (Los Alamos County Departmet of Public Utilities) and Samantha Fenner.
Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 per couple for special Read More
Pet of the Week
Eudora is a very loving and friendly petite female kitty. orange and white long-haired kitty found by the airport. She enjoys playtime and attention from her visitors and will follow you around once she decides she belongs to you! She gets along well with other cats as well. Since we are currently offering two cats for the price of one, Eudora would be thrilled to come with a fellow shelter resident.
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 Read More
ATOMIC CITY TRANSIT News:
Park and Ride has issued a Rider Alert summarizing additional Blue Route adjustments, tentativley scheduled to begin June 18.
Riders are asked to review the Rider Alert and the Draft Schedule and provide comments by noon Tuesday, June 12.
Comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review proposed changes and draft bus schedule at www.AtomicCityTransit.com
In response to input from riders, departure times will be changed on the following runs of the Blue Route:
• Los Alamos 20th and Central stop has been re-named Mesa Public Library to more accurately Read More
MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:
Kick off a summer full of programs and events at the library during its special Summer Faire Friday June 8.
All ages are welcome to stop by Mesa Public Library from 3-9 p.m. for full library services and a wide variety of activities and events.
- Learn about the library’s new eBooks and eAudiobook selections. Bring in your eReader or other mobile device to have library staff walk you through checking out digital media.
- Stop by the gallery opening for Henry C. Finney’s new exhibit, Images for the Fire Gate Poems. Refreshments, poetry reading, and a great exhibit
Public Works Projects:
There are no changes in traffic conditions expected next week. For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail email@example.com, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us.
Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1
Canyon Rd between East Road (NM502) and the Myrtle Green continues to be closed to through traffic.
Residential access to this area will be maintained; however, residents who park on Canyon Road are asked to park off-street or on a nearby side street.
Residents can expect flagging operations Read More
OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News:
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore for the week of May 27-June 2, 2012
- Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
- They Say, I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
- The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
- Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
- Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
- The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages
- Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James
- Fifty Shades Darker, E. L. James
- How to Build Spaceships, Doug Stillinger