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Renovations Close 37th Street Play Lot

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY PARKS News

The 37th Street Play Lot near Villa Street is closed for the next two weeks so that the Los Alamos County’s contractor, LA Landscaping & More, can make renovations to the park.

Renovations include:

  • remove the sand safety zone material in the designated play areas and replace with engineered wood fiber, bringing the safety/fall zone into compliance
  • add a merry-go-around  with fall/safety zone material and borders (similar to the one at Community Park or North Mesa Park)
  • replace the asphalt entry walk with concrete and an approach that is not as steep as the
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Friends of the Shelter Pet of the Week

LOS ALAMOS ANIMAL SHELTER News:

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 foster homes.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website: www.lafos.org, to obtain information about volunteering, adopting and donating.  

Also check out the FOS Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about adoptable pets.

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

All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and come microchipped. Read More

Quality New Mexico Accepting Applications for 2012 NM Performance Excellence Awards

QUALITY NEW MEXICO News

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2012 NM Performance Excellence Awards. The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:

  • Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance excellence
  • Roadrunner Recognition, progress toward performance excellence
  • Zia Award for Performance Excellence, best-in-class results

Organizations wishing to participate in the awards program must send in an intent to apply form by June 15. It can be obtained at  www.qualitynewmexico.org. 

Applications are due on July 20. 

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Kiwanis Tuesday Lunch Meeting Schedule

KIWANIS CLUB OF LOS ALAMOS News:

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.

June 5-John Bass, photo/video manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will share recently discovered film footage showing key members of the Manhattan Project.

June 12-Dr. Paul Daly will speak on his recent experiences serving in Iraq and Kuwait. 

June 19-Melinda Fuller of Del Norte Credit Union will discuss Read More

Libraries Offer Hands On Clinics for Downloadable Books

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARAY News:
 
The libraries are doing hands on clinics to help patrons learn how to use the fabulous new service for downloadable audio books and eBooks.
 
The following dates and times are for Mesa Public Library and White Rock patrons are encouraged to call the WR Branch to schedule a convenient time.
 
Patrons should bring their own devices on which they plan to use the service with them for the most effective session.
 
Los Alamos County Libraries’ upcoming Overdrive clinics for May and June:
 
  • Tuesday May 29, 4-6 p.m.
  • Thursday May 31, 4-6 p.m.
  • Saturday
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Five Coyotes Attack Local Pets

By Wendee Brunish

Photo by Ty Smedes

I wanted to let folks know that Calli (55-pound Labrador Retriever) was attacked by five coyotes in Bayo Canyon.

Steve Becker was walking with her and his dog Fido at about 7 p.m., Wednesday when the attack occurred.

They were on the north side of the canyon near the coyote watering hole when the coyotes appeared from the south side of the canyon.

Soon all hell broke loose.

Fortunately, two mountain bikers appeared and helped chase off the coyotes, and Steve was able to retrieve the two dogs.

Fido escaped with a couple of scratches, but Calli (5 years old) got a deep Read More

Tonight’s Public Hearing Venue on Satch Cowan Nature Trail Changed to Fuller Lodge

COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County is considering a citizen petition to name or rename the Quemazon Nature Trail to the “Satch Cowan Nature Trail” after Helen “Satch” Cowan.
 
Or, the County may name one of the newly created/expanded trails in the Nature Trail Complex as the ‘Satch Cowan Canyon Rim Trail.”
 
Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or renaming any County facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual.
 
Members of the public are invited to attend a public hearing about this matter at 5:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.
 
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Branding Expert Shares Secrets with Local Entrepreneurs

Branding, marketing and media expert Jim Glover of The Idea Group speaks to entrepreneurs gathered at The Hive in White Rock Thursday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs fail for many reasons,” Jim Glover said. “One of the leading causes is lack of attention to marketing.”

Glover is a founding partner of The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, one of the top strategic marketing and media companies in New Mexico.

Over the last 10 years, he has worked with many New Mexico clients to develop strategic plans and branding initiatives. Read More

Sprawling Tree is Trimmed

Low hanging branches are trimmed Friday afternoon from a large tree growing in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Thousands Cycle Through Red River Rally

Photo by Gary Warren

Nearly 30,000 motorcycle riders rallied at Red River over the Memorial Day weekend.

The annual springtime event jump starts the tourist season in the Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado region.

Red River is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to its scenic location and mild climate.

Centrally located in the north central mountains of New Mexico, Red River is the closest resort area to Texas and Oklahoma, as well as a short drive from Southern Colorado.

At 8,750 feet above sea level, Red River is in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and surrounded by 1.5 million Read More

Happy Times @ White Rock Baptist Church

The Craig Martin Jazz Experience Band. Photo by Minesh Bacrania

Happy times with friends, jumping feet, summer time, music, crafts and snacks … is this Vacation Bible School or a fun time with the Craig Martin Jazz Experience Band? 

The answer is both … so bring your jumping feet to the White Rock Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m., Saturday June 2 and enjoy the free and informal event.

The Craig Martin Jazz Experience Band will play until 8:30 p.m., and there will be homemade ice cream and other delicious desserts.

Video and still picture highlights of the church’s first mission trip to Mexico several Read More

Elk’s Lodge Hosts Memorial Day Events

Marilynn and Barry Smith stop at the grave of a deceased friend at Guaje Pines Cemetery during today’s Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Three Cub Scouts listen as James Hay delivers his speech at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Salvador Zapien

James Hay, Commission for the Governor’s Commission on Disability and disabled U.S. Army Sargent, delivers a speech at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Steven Aumack of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 waits Read More

Healing Field Honors Soldiers with 1,000 Flags

The Healing Field in Questa, a few miles north of Taos, is the site of a Memorial Day service today. There are 1,000 flags in the field honoring all who have served for America’s freedom. Photo by Gary Warren

The Healing Field in Questa, N.M. Photo by Gary Warren Read More

Memorial Day 2012 Observed

In Memorium

Have you ever looked, really looked, at a soldier’s face? Sometimes it’s young, barely an adult the hopes of youth still painted in its features.

Sometimes it’s old older than faith, older than wisdom, older than time. And sometimes … sometimes it’s a bit of both all at once.

Sometimes it’s gritty and pained, remembering the face of another who has fallen.

Sometimes it’s laughing, pleased to have a moment of peace. Most of the time it’s proud because it knows, oh yes it knows, the world is a different place a better place because of Read More

No Trash or Recycling Collection Today [Memorial Day]!

COUNTY News:

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection today.

If today is your normal pickup day, place your trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday May 30 for collection. Read More

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 17 to May 23, 2012

The following information is 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.

 

 

JERRY GALLEGOS

May 17 at 3:15 p.m. / Police arrested Jerry Gallegos, 46, of Los Alamos near Diamond Drive and Ridgeway Drive on an outstanding District Court Warrant.

 

 

 

 

SONJA MARTINEZ

May 18 at 5:22 p.m. / Police arrested Sonja Martinez, 34, of Los Alamos near 20th Street and Deacon Street and charged her with driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Read More

Karen Wray Fine Art Celebrates and Nurtures Local Artists

By Bonnie Gordon

Eighteen artists are represented at Karen Wray Fine Art–Gallery and Studio including many well-known in this community such as Secundino Sandoval, Janice Parker Muir, Sheridan Brown and gallery owner Karen Wray herself.

Wray has been providing local artists with a place to show and sell their work in her gallery at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite B for the past three years.

“We’re celebrating Los Alamos with our own gallery and our own artists,” Wray said, adding that five new artists joined her gallery in April.

The gallery is bright and cheerful with great lighting to showcase Read More

Senior Appreciation Night Ends with French Toast & Prizes

The Kiwanis crew made eggs, sausage and french toast for Saturday’s graduating seniors to cap off Senior Appreciation Night early this morning. Photo by Karen Kendall

Senior Appreciation Night ended this morning with students heading to the Betty Ehart Senior Center for breakfast prepared by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

County Recreation personnel drew names of seniors who attended all events of the evening.

The prizes won by those seniors included $500 cash, a lap top, Kindle Fire, TV/DVD player, docking audio system, Wii, $200 Best Buy gift card, $300 REI gift card, $200 REI gift Read More

Senior Appreciation Night Packed with Fun

Alicia Bowyer and Kurt Schramm duke it out in the bouncy ring during Senior Appreciation Night at the Family YMCA on Iris Street. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Students who graduated from los Alamos High School Saturday morning were invited along with their friends to celebrate begining at 6 p.m., the 30th year of Senior Appreciation Night (SAN.)

The event began with a BBQ at Fuller Lodge and ended Sunday morning with breakfast at the Senior Center.

The Los Alamos Recreation Division and the Family YMCA co-chair the annual celebration.

Chris Calhoun tackles the rock wall at the Family Y during Senior Read More

Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire Update

NEW MEXICO STATE FORESTRY News:

Fire Facts:

Date Started: 05/16/2012 Number of Personnel: 907 personnel including
Location: Approximately 15 miles E of Glenwood, NM 11 hotshot crews, 10 hand crews
Cause: Lightning Equipment: 39 Engines, 19 Water Tenders, 6 Dozers
Size: 122,388 Aircraft: 5 Helicopters
Percent Contained: 0 Injuries to Date: Five

Special Announcement The Gila National Forest has reported a new fire approximately 15 miles northeast of Reserve near Aragon, N.M.

Fire crews and helicopters are providing assistance with initial attack efforts on the Wagon Tongue Fire.

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