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County Clerk May Go Fulltime

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos County Clerk Janet Foster is not seeking re-election and may be the last clerk to work on a part time basis.

The idea of making the County Clerk position fulltime and salaried came as a result of the local Charter Review Committee’s government structure research work. 

State requirements are expanding the duties of the clerk to the point where the move may be necessary to keep up with demand.

This issue is scheduled to go before County Council June 12. County Council Chair Sharon Stover’s term ends Dec. 31 and she is running for County Clerk.

Stover said Read More

Speak Pashto? The FBI Wants You

The FBI is seeking to hire foreign language speakers and will host its first ever foreign language job fair in Houston on Friday, May 25.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Houston Community College’s (HCC) Conference Center, located at 3100 Main Street in Houston, Texas.

Hum Tum Radio-KLVL 1480 AM, will broadcast noon to 5 p.m. live from the job fair.

“FBI linguists play an extremely important role in keeping America safe,” said FBI Houston Foreign Language Program Manager Larry Wallace. “It’s a job opportunity that promises to be both challenging and rewarding.”

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Bicyclist Cited for Hitting Car Near Metzger’s

An adult male riding his bike about 8 a.m. today drove into a 2009 Nissan sedan at the intersection of Diamond Drive and Orange Street.

Los Alamos Police Officer Christopher Ross said that the bicyclist and the driver of the Nissan were heading south on Diamond Drive when the driver of the Nissan turned into Metzger’s and was hit by the bicyclist.

The bicyclist was cited for failure to yield, Ross said.

“It was a very low impact, low speed collison,” Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said. “The driver of the bicycle was taken by ambulance to LAMC as a precaution with what appear Read More

Bilingual Montessori Students Given ‘Undeniable Advantage’

Courtesy/Montessori

By Kirsten Laskey

The Bilingual Montessori School is on a roll. Since opening its doors in 2008, enrollment has escalated, the location has changed and expanded and Owner Odalys González Fernández has earned a Success Client Award from the Small Business Development Center in 2008

Just what are the secrets behind the school’s success?

“We are known for having a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and nurturing environment,” Fernández said. “What we give parents foremost is peace of mind. We work with parent’s needs, wants, fears and desires. We operate Read More

Bechtel and LANL Make Woman Engineer Magazine’s Top 50 Employers List

BECHTEL News:

FREDERICK, MD (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) Bechtel has been named a top employer by the readers of Woman Engineer magazine, earning a spot on the magazine’s 2012 list of Top 50 Employers.

The list is based on the magazine’s annual survey that asks readers which companies they would most prefer to work for, or believe are progressive in hiring woman engineers.

In addition, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both of which are managed by Bechtel partnerships, were named on the list of Top Government Employers.

“Bechtel works Read More

When the Wind Blew the Kites Flew

The wind was spotty during the Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park but when the wind blew, the kites sure flew. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

This colorful butterfly kite was a crowd pleasing delight. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

Debi Garcia of Albuquerque performs triage on the family’s kite. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

When the wind didn’t blow it was time for a picnic for the Allen Madsen family of White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

Up big fellow, up! Oh for even a small breeze… Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

 
 
 
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OBITUARY: James “Danny” Doss

JAMES “DANNY” DOSS 1939May 17, 2012

James “Danny” Doss, 73, of Los Alamos passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2012 with his family at his side, and is now in Paradise in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Danny Doss was a long time resident of Los Alamos, retiring in 1999 from a career as an electrical engineer with the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked on a variety of projects, including particle accelerators and biomedical technology used in cancer therapy.

Many others knew Danny Doss as the author of 17 “Charlie Moon Mysteries,” the first of which Read More

Mountain’s Green Team Are State Champs!

The Green Team at Mountain Elementary School won the Aluminum Can Roundup State Competition. Photo by Karen Henderson

MOUNTAIN News:

Schools across America recycled more than 4.5 million aluminum beverage cans in the second year of a national recycling competition sponsored by the U.S. can industry nearly doubling last year’s effort.

The Great American Can Roundup raised $100,591 for school activities and local charities across the country.

More than 790 schools from all 50 states participated in the second annual contest, which runs each year from Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day) Read More

New Mexico Rotarians Honor Local Heroes

Former Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker, left, and Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy were honored as “Heroes of the Year” by the New Mexico Rotarians at the District 5520 Annual Banquet held Friday at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Tucker and Torpy received special medals and honorary Rotary pins at the event recognizing their outstanding leadership during last summer’s Las Conchas Fire in protecting homes and keeping the community safe. Photo by Linda King Read More

County Seeks Los Pueblos Residents’ Feedback

COUNTY News:

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Los Alamos County’s Parks Division is seeking feedback from Los Pueblos residents about possible uses for a parcel of land commonly referred to as Los Pueblos Park.

The parcel is included in the adopted Parks Master Plan, which envisioned limited, low-impact improvements be made to the parcel.

Several neighbors indicated during Master Plan meetings that they desired little or no improvements be made to the parcel.

Recently, a group of citizens has requested that the County install a new dog park at this location.

The Parks Division is interested in gathering feedback Read More

Fire Recovery is a Spectacular Site

Fire recovery is abundantly evident from these lush and vibrant photos shot in and around Las Conchas and Cerro Grande over the weekend. Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills

Photo by N.S. Mills 

 

 

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Bandelier Closure for Bridge Installation is Thursday

BANDELIER News:

Superintendent Jason Lott of Bandelier National Monument, just announced that the main Visitor Center area in Frijoles Canyon will be closed Thursday, May 24, for installation of a temporary bridge across Frijoles Creek.

This closure had originally been expected to occur today or tomorrow.

“The bridge is being brought from Michigan, and we now expect it to be ready to install on Thursday, May 24,” Lott said. “Other parts of the park, including the Tsankawi section and trails that begin at locations outside of the canyon, such as Burnt Mesa and Cerro Grande, will remain open for Read More

Los Alamos Daily Post Providing Complete Election Night Coverage

The Justice Center lobby will remain open 7-9 p.m., during the June 5 Primary Election for the public to gather and watch as the Los Alamos County Clerk posts election results.
 
For those community members unable to attend, the Los Alamos Daily Post news team will be out in force providing complete election night coverage live from the Justice Center.
 
Find up to the minute election results, photos and candidate interviews on video, which will be broadcast throughout the evening on ladailypost.com.
 
 
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NNSA Training Attracts 27 Countries

NNSA News:

Members from the NNSA’s Office of Emergency Operations and the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) from the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) continue to conduct consequence management training around the globe. Most recently the RSL and NNSA team conducted training for the international community with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Courtesy/NNSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that the NNSA Office of Emergency Operations is conducting an International Consequence Management Read More

Early Voting Underway Throughout County

Residents turned out this morning at the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue for early voting, which continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for the June 5 Primary Election. Photo by Greg Kendall.ladailypost.com

Preview Sample Ballots:

Republican – All Precincts (1-17):  www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Documents/Sample%20Ballot%20REP.pdf 

Democrat – Senator District 5 (Precincts 7-17): www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Documents/Sample%20Ballot%20DEM%20Senator%205.pdf

Democrat – Senator District 6 (Precincts 1-6): Read More

Local Door to Door Campaining in Full Swing

Los Alamos High School graduate Patty Plank Maki with her husband Butch campaigned around Los Alamos Saturday for their son, Danny Maki, who is running for a seat on the Public Regulation Commission. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. and worked with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan both in Washington and when the congressman chaired the PRC. Residents are seeing more and more candidates coming to their door as the June 5 Primary Election draws near. Courtesy photo Read More

Animal Advocates Gather at Coffee Booth

Representatives from the Animal Protection of New Mexico organization made a presentation at the Coffee Booth Saturday to a group of people interested in protecting and caring for animals. Board President Anne Coller, right, with Los Alamos animal advocate Amy Storey. Anne explained that because of the recent announcement by the National Institutes of Health to accept the results of an independent report requested by Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the use of chimpanzees in research will stop. The senators are asking NIH to move the surviving chimpanzees at the Alamogordo Primate Read More

Chamisa Students Host Leadership Assembly

Chamisa Elementary School Student Leader Robyn Hollis passes out bracelets to students and adults gathered in Chamisa’s Gymnasium for a leadership rally Monday spotlighting awareness that all students have amazing potential. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

By Karyl Ann Armbruster

Living Skills teacher Jennifer Keiltyka at Chamisa was given a grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation to eradicate the “R” word.
 
With the help of the 6th grade leadership group composed of Sean Collins, Priyanka Velappan, Jenny Paige, Colin Hehlen, Youssef Amin and Robyn
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‘Naked’ Draws Big Opening Night Crowd

Hal Davis explains his art to scientist Bill Wadt, left, and Ann McLaughlin, Artistic Director for the Los Alamos Concert Association, during the Friday night opening reception of “Naked” at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Davis has a one-man show in the Portal Gallery of his photgraphs taken during his world travels. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Artist Jim Gautier and Art Center Director Ken Nebel discuss the merits of a piece in the show. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Patty Kokesh makes a sale for the gallery at Friday’s opening reception. Photo by
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Local Community of Atheists Hosts Talk Wednesday

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a public discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday May 23 at Mesa Public Library in Meeting Room #1.
 
The title of the discussion is, “Challenges to Memetic Progress in an Age of Insecurity.”

The discussion includes:

  • A brief overview of Memetics, and an explanation of classical religions as faith based Memeplexes,
  • Advantages and disadvantages of classical religious structures in the current environment,
  • A discussion of some of the pros and cons of faith basing, and alternatives, and
  • Corresponding challenges facing Atheists/Agnostics/Humanists.
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