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Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High School. Read More

Rep. Jim Hall’s Morning at the Hive

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties visited the Los Alamos Daily Post operation inside the Hive in White Rock Thursday morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rep. Jim Hall, left, learns about a hydroponic grape plant growing project underway in the wet lab at the Hive from Jung Hong. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Richard Browning discusses technology innovations with Rep. Jim Hall during his Thursday morning visit to the Hive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Wanted: Los Alamos’ Top Engineers

Los Alamos MainStreet News

Los Alamos Next Big Idea Festival attracted the attention of James Karhu, casting producer with the new Discovery Channel competition show Top Engineer.

Karhu contacted Suzette Fox at Los Alamos MainStreet, organizer of Next Big Idea to get help identifying interested inventors, machinists and engineers to appear on the show.

“The Discovery Channel is looking for America’s most creative and daring techies, machinists, inventors and engineers to design, build, and blast their way to a Grand Prize,” Karhu said. “A handful of lucky men Read More

Los Alamos High School Students Complete Construction of Hoop Shooting Robot

Xian Eutsler welds on the frame for the robot in the UNM-LA shop. She did all the welding on the Los Alamos FIRST Robotics project. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 

By Bonnie Gordon

In six short weeks, a team of 14 Los Alamos High School students and 10 adult mentors built a robot that can shoot hoops. The team began work Jan. 7 and wrapped up the project Feb 21.

The group is competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The competition involves short games played by robots. The students build and program their robots, which are remotely controlled during the competition.

Each team receives Read More

March 8: White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Park Improvements

Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold two public hearings at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and ThursdayMarch 8 in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).

The CIP Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:

  • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
  • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Pk Improvements

The applicant will present their Phase 2 applications to the Committee, Read More

CIP Public Hearing: White Rock Civic Center; Ashley Pond Park Improvements

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Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold two public hearings at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and ThursdayMarch 8 in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).

The CIP Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:

  • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
  • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Pk Improvements

The applicant will present their Phase 2 applications to Read More

Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment

Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC is presenting a talk and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 by Katherine Ware, Exhibits and Photography Curator of the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Ware also is the author of Earth Now.

Earth Now traces the development of environmental photography beginning with  Adams and  Porter and others, and the next generation of landscape photographers whose works confronted the issues of landscape and the environment in less idealized terms.

Earth Now is a powerful commentary on global environmental issues as seen through the lens of the newest wave of environmental Read More

County Political Parties Elect Delegates

Norma Tech jots down delegate nominees during the GOP County Convention at the VFW. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

George Chandler tallies delegate votes during the Democratic County Convention at the Hilltop House Hotel Thursday evening. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey and Carol A. Clark

Both political parties held their county conventions at the same time Thursday night. The Los Alamos Democratic Party held its county convention in the upstairs meeting room at the Hilltop House Hotel on Trinity Drive. The Los Alamos Republican Party held its Read More

Pete Sheehey Announces Bid for County Council

Democrat Pete Sheehey announces his candidacy for county council Thursday night. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

County Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chair Pete Sheehey announced his candidacy for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council during Thursday night’s Los Alamos Democratic Party County Convention at the Hilltop House Hotel.

Sheehey made the following statement:

I’m Pete Sheehey, and I am running for Los Alamos County Council. I’ve lived and worked here for 25 years, and Los Alamos has been a good home for me. I think we can make it better. There are two things I would Read More

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

 

The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
 
The CIP Committee’s recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess. Burgess could
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March 8: White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Park Improvements

Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold two public hearings at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).

The CIP Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:

  • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
  • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Pk Improvements

The applicant will present their Phase 2 applications to the Committee, Read More

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

 
The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
 
The CIP Committee’s recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess. Burgess could then take
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‘Leap Into Opera’ event Set for 3-6 p.m. Sunday

Zachary Dreicer-Griego

 

The Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera will hold a “Leap Into Opera” event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at 135 La Senda Road in White Rock. Light refreshments wi1 be served.

The program features a concert by the remarkable young pianist Zachary Dreicer-Griego. He is the son of Jarad and Janet Dreicer of Dixon, NM.

Dreicer-Griego is an amazing young man who has developed his talent without reading music. He is blind and learns even the most difficult pieces by listening to music.

Dreicer-Griego has studied piano since he was four Read More

Fuller Lodge Art Center takes on the Beautiful and Beastly

Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel examines Thelma Hahn’s work through 3-D glasses. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey

Receiving the entries for the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Beauty and the Beast” was similar to awarding homework an A+, Director Ken Nebel said. Every piece made the grade.

From a bronze sculpture of a whimsical pig, “Petal” to delicate jewelry pieces made from glass and watch parts, the show reveals the artists’ creativity and imagination as they interpreted this unique topic.

Beauty in the Beast caught Read More

Co-op Market Celebrating First Anniversary

General Manager Steve Watts accepts the Co-op’s first dollar from then Board President Nancy Savoia. Looking on from left are Karen Kendall, Kathy Campbell, Marguerite McClay, Paul Frederickson, Cecile Hemez and Eduardo Santiago (current and prior board members.) Courtesy/Co-op

 

“I cannot believe that it has been nearly one year since we opened the Los Alamos Cooperative Market,” General Manager Steve Watts said. “Come help us celebrate this momentous occasion, on Saturday March 3.”

The co-op will be a flurry of activity all day with music, Read More

Los Alamos Nominations Needed for Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts!

The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts is looking for nominations – and they need Los Alamos nominations!

Categories include individuals and organizations, and can be any affiliation – artists, donors, supporters, patrons, writers, photographers, educators, whatever.

The Governor’s Arts Awards were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to honor New Mexicans who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the arts and are identified with New Mexico.

This prestigious annual award recognizes

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First Person Accounts of Los Alamos Residents Sought

n honor of its 100th year of statehood, the New Mexico Museum of History is requesting first-person accounts of life in 2012.

Los Alamos residents are invited to write a letter about:

  • Where you live and what you do
  • What worries you
  • What give you hope
  • What makes NM your home place and your heart place

The letters will be saved for future historians.

Send to: Centennial Letters Project, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Read More

UNM-LA Now Offering Microsoft IT Academy Courses

By Bonnie Gordon

UNM-Los Alamos announces a new series of courses as a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. UNM-LA is the only organization in northern New Mexico that offers Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses.

“UNM-LA offers these courses at extremely competitive pricing along with many extras,” Program Coordinator Gary Garrett said. “See the website for details about our courses.”

Visit the program website at http://mitaunmla.unm.edu/

Course 6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client will be offered beginning Wednesday, March 7. This four-day instructor-led Read More

United Way Sends Out Annual Call for Grant Applicants

 

United Way of Northern New Mexico  (UWNNM) is accepting grant applications beginning today and running through 5 p.m. March 28.

To apply for a UWNNM grant, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:

• Nonprofit 501(c)(3) status

• Serving Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba counties

• Impact one of the four focus areas: Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families, Improving Health & Healing, Enriching the Lives of our Seniors

• Administrative costs must be less than 25 percent of total organizational budget (Administrative cost Read More

Library Hosts ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ Workshop

 

Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing: Fun and simple steps to help get every child ready to read @ your library.

The Los Alamos County Library System has an exciting series of workshops underway designed to help get Every Child Ready to Read®. Mesa Public Library will present the second Every Child Ready to Read workshop for parents and caregivers from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

(Note: This workshop is for adults only; children will benefit from what their parents or caregivers learn – but not during this session; the last workshop in the series will be for both children Read More

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