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YCC Job Applications Open Through March 22

Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corps members work on local trail. Courtesy photo
 
Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corps members on Trail Day. Courtesy photo
 

YMCA News:

Job applications will be accepted until March 22 from youth ages 14 to 25 for hiring consideration with The Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corps. The program will employ up to 45 youth in part or full-time positions for work in the Jemez Mountains and Canyons.

The positions are based in the outdoors improving public footpaths. The Y is hiring local area youth from Pojoaque, Rio Arriba County and Los Alamos in

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Picture Perfect Photo Show at Mesa Public Library

A large crowd gathered Monday for the Los Alamos Photographers’ Show at Mesa Public Library Gallery. Photographs will remain on exhibit through March 29. The Photo Club meets 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the upstairs meeting room of Fuller Lodge Art Center. Meetings offer photo-sharing on optional themes by attendees. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Co-Chair of the Los Alamos Photography Club Doug Coombs shows his photos of Bosque del Apache. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Daily Post photographer Greg Kendall shows his photo, ‘Sunset at Wahweap Read More

King and Queen of Pajarito Mountain Crowned at Skiesta

King of Pajarito Mountain Steven Calhoun on a recent visit to Red River Ski Area. Photo by Michael P. Young
 
Queen of Pajarito Mountain JoAnna O’Neill at Saturday’s Skiesta. Photo by Glen A. Wurden
 
SKIESTA News:

Two teenagers from Los Alamos were crowned King and Queen of Pajarito Mountain at Saturday’s Skiesta.

Steven Calhoun, 15, won first place in the Rail Jam and Sloppy Slalom events. JoAnna O’Neill, 15, won first place in the Rail Jam, Sloppy Slalom, Giant Slalom and Big Air events.

O’Neill was also crowned the queen at the 2012 Skiesta. Read More

Belisama Irish Dancers Shine at North American Championships

Kyle Partin, center, wins the Mean Ghrad Award. Belisama Artistic Director Adrienne Bellis is at far right. Courtesy photo
 
Deena Rice, left), Elaina Bossert, center, wins the Ard Ghrad Award. Belisama Artistic Director Adrienne Bellis is at far right. Courtesy photo

BID News:

Belisama Irish Dance traveled to Washington, DC in February to compete in the CRN North American Irish Dance Championships.

Fifteen Belisama dancers competed over three days, and all 15 won or placed in their solo dances.

Top awardees include Kyle Partin, who won the first-place award at Mean Ghrad, and Shannon Read More

Kiwanis Clubs Host Mid‐Year Conference

From left, Sharon Allen, Katherine Elton, Neha Sadasivan, Audrey Juliani and Don Casperson (not pictured, Esperanza Tapia.) Courtesy photo
 
KIWANIS News:

The Southwest District of Kiwanis held their annual mid‐year conference Saturday, March 2 at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

Representatives from Los Alamos’ two K-Kids Clubs (Aspen and  Barranca Elementary) and Builders Club  at Los Alamos Middle School were invited to make presentations describing their club’s activities.

Representatives and their clubs are as Read More

LALT Issues Casting Call for ‘Stones in His Pockets’

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for “Stones in His Pockets” by Marie Jones, directed by Chris Monteith and produced by Jess Cullinan.

Auditions are 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 11 in the Green Room at the LALT Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

While the play is written for two men to perform all 15 characters, the director is not ruling out the possibility of casting a woman in one of these slots.

So, if you want to audition, you are welcome to do so. LALT needs versatile actors who can do American, British, Cockney, Scottish and most importantly Read More

Kindergarten Roundup Starts Soon

LAPS News:

Kindergarten Roundup is around the corner! Children who will turn age five by Sept. 1, 2013, are eligible for kindergarten next year.

See the following schedule for Roundup dates and times:

  • Aspen                       April 24           1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Barranca                   March 27        12:30 p.m.
  • Chamisa                   April 24     
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U.S. Bank ‘Rally4Rewards’ Program – Earn $2,500 for LAHS

LAHS News:

U.S Bank is a supporter of high school athletics/activities and has been a major sponsor of the NMAA for many years now.

In addition to serving as the title sponsor of the State Football, Basketball and Track Championships, U.S. Bank has also served as a large contributor to the NMAA Foundation.

Now, they are taking this even further with Monday’s launch of the “Rally4Rewards” program.

Through this program, U.S. Bank will be donating $2,500 to six different NMAA member schools. One school from each classification (B-5A) will be rewarded with a piece of this special $15,000 Read More

Letter to the Editor: On Hyping Roundabouts

BY JOEL M. WILLIAMS
Los Alamos

Recently, Councilor Kristin Henderson stated (Los Alamos Daily Post Feb. 23) that “And yes, the federal and state highway people are all good with a roundabout. New Mexico just put one in on the bypass.

There has been no roundabout put on the N.M. 599 bypass. The roundabouts are on a low-traffic, feeder road on either side of the bypass and not on N.M. 599 itself.

And while it is considering the County’s desire to have a roundabout at Central Avenue, NMDOT has long been on-record favoring a signalized intersection there.

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Udall Issues Statement on DOE and EPA Nominations

DOE Secretary Nominee Dr. Ernest Moniz
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall,D-N.M., issued the following statement after President Obama nominated Dr. Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy to lead Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), respectively:
 
“I look forward to meeting with the two candidates President Obama has put forth to lead the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. These critical agencies ensure that America benefits from our diverse energy resources in a manner that is economically
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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 22– Feb.27, 2013

LAPD News:

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.

ROGELIO ANAYA

Feb. 22 at 3:26 a.m. / Police arrested Rogelio Anaya, 20, of Los Alamos at 9th Street and Central Avenue and charged him with speeding, driving with an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license, driving without insurance Read More

Pajarito Reads: ‘Blaize Castle’ a Fun Read in the Style of Jane Austen

Column by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamso Daily Post

“This hat sells books,” said local author Inez Ross when I admired her bright red fedora.

Ross, who has a life-long love affair with trains and rides often, finds her hat is a great conversation starter onboard the train.

“People ask me if I’m in the Red Hat Society and I say I belong to the Black Feather Authors’ Society,” Ross said. This often leads directly to a sale.

The other secret of Ross’ success in selling her books on the train is the size. Smaller than an average paperback, her books are the perfect size for a pocket or purse and just the right length Read More

County Planner Speaks at ‘Lunch With a Leader’ March 14

LWV News:

League of Women Voters “Lunch with a Leader” is 11:40 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at Mesa Public  Library.  

As always, the entire community is welcome to attend. The speaker is Gary Leikness, principal planner of the Los Alamos Community and Economic Development Department.

Leikness has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon.

He moved to Los Alamos in June 2010, from Rexburg, Ida. where he was a planning and zoning administrator. Prior to that, he was a planner for Read More

Thoughts From the Big Chair: The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Thoughts From the Big Chair
Comments on Television and Associated Media From a Lifelong Addict
Column by RALPH E. CHAPMAN (Twitter @RalphEChapman)
©2013, Ralph E. Chapman
 
The Dramatic Renaissance of TV Drama

Hey gang! Let me first mention that today is the first anniversary of the entrance into our (My Lovely Bride and I) lives of Lola, our beautiful brindle Chihuahua, that we adopted from the Los Alamos shelter.

Adding her to family – along with our cats Ray and Lena  (from the Española shelter) – has completed our family. I can highly recommend that, if you have room Read More

Column: Great Skis, Great Skiing, to Great Organizations Part II

Great Skis, Great Skiing, to Great Organizations – From Personal Development to Organizational Development Part II

Column by ELENA YANG

From “hedgehog” of last week to “flywheel” of this week; these are some of the principles in Jim Collins’ “Good To Great.”

The “flywheel” is about steady improvement over time; with momentum gradually building up, the wheel/organization eventually transforms and takes off. 

There is no flashy launching of some product/program or momentous announcement. Every delivery of result builds for the next step and on and on, so that when looking back, people Read More

Lobos Clinch Mountain West Conference Title

From left, Kevin McCurdy recognized at Senior Day, stands with Tyler Pientka, right, and Alex Kirk after Lobos clinch Mountain West Conference Title Saturday. Photo by Alan Kirk Read More

Junior Parent Night is March 11

LAHS News:

Parents of current Los Alamos High School juniors are invited to attend Junior Parent Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 in the Speech Theater.

“Junior Parent Night is an evening presentation for the parents of current juniors which provides information on post-secondary options,” said Cindy Black, one of four guidance counselors at the high school. “We cover the college admission process, including two- and four-year colleges, technical and vocational schools, and military options. Information is available on college searches, SAT and ACT tests, admissions, financial aid Read More

Local Company Donates to Youth Activity Center

Executive Director Paul Martinez of the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock thanks Program Manager Jim Weeks of Weidlinger Navarro Joint Venture, right and Vice President Scott Den Baars of Navarro Research and Engineering for their donation that paid to resurface pool tables at the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center. Courtesy/YAC

Executive Director Paul Martinez of the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock thanks Program Manager Jim Weeks for the Weidlinger Navarro Joint Venture, right and Vice President Scott Den Baars for Navarro Research and Engineering Read More

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