De Colores owner Joan Duran. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By Bonnie Gordon
Sopahn Kellogg is the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico vocal winner in Northeast I District competition.
Next, she will compete at the PMTNM State Conference Nov. 3 in Santa Fe with an Italian aria and a Schubert lied.
She is in 10th grade at Los Alamos High School. Her teacher and accompanist is Juanita Madland. Courtesy photo Read More
National skunk expert Dr. Jerry W. Dragoo is scheduled to present a talk at the Nature Center from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
This family talk is free to Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) members and $5 per person or $10 per family for non-members.
Dragoo will talk about his years of skunk research, and give a behind the scenes look at the PBS Nature episode, “Is That Skunk,” on which he was featured.
The skunk is one of the most recognized mammals in North America and, due to its unusual use of extremely well developed scent glands as a defense mechanism, it also Read More
Educational reviewers visiting Los Alamos from left, Dr. Clete Lipetzky, Karen Dondelinger – Assistant Lead, Claudia Coughran – Lead, Teresa Rowlison and Ron Williams. Courtesy/LAPS
A five-member team of educators from New Mexico, California and Minnesota are visiting the district to conduct an educational review of Los Alamos Public Schools.
The purpose of the visit is to provide an external and objective validation of the quality of Los Alamos’ educational system.
Over the next three days, the team will meet with School Board members, staff, students and parents Read More
“Food on the Hill” by Sue York
This week’s recipe:
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
- 4-6 chicken breasts, cut up and fried in 5 garlic cloves that have been pressed and 1 ½ tablespoons butter & 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil. After frying set aside, reserve any liquid
- 8 Tablespoons flour
- 8 Tablespoons butter
- 4 cups chicken broth or 2 cans of progressive starters (garlic flavor)
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 small jar pimentos, drained
- 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
- salt and pepper
- 3/4 of a 16 oz box of thin spaghetti, cook and drained
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
County Attorney Rebecca W. Ehler. Courtesy photo
The League of Women Voters will host its monthly Lunch with a Leader event at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Mesa Public Library.
The leader for November is new Los Alamos County Attorney Becky Ehler.
After working in Alamogordo for 19 years as the city attorney and as the legal advisor to the City’s Department of Public Safety, Ehler came to Los Alamos in June 2012 with her husband of 34 years.
They purchased a house in White Rock where they live with the animals the kids left behind when they moved out.
She has worked in Gallup and Roswell Read More
The New Beginnings Fellowship Church will hold a benefit yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
Anything that is donated to the yard sale will be greatly appreciated by the chuch, which suffered heavy fire damage in July.
Donations can be dropped off until noon Friday behind the church at 112 East Road.
“We are hoping for a community-wide response to help the New Beginnings Fellowship Church devastated by fire on the Fourth of July.”
The Utilities Board will hold a special meeting at noon, Nov. 1 in the Department of Public Utilities Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.
Call to Order
II. Public Comment
III. New Business
A. Approval of Change Order No. 2 & Revision of Project Budget for the Los Alamos Canyon Dam Modification Project
- Chair Glenn Woodwell
- Vice Chair Timothy R. Neal
- Member Kevin Anderson
- Member D. Christopher Ortega
- Member David Powell
- Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified Read More
More than 60 participating vendors from Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico provided educational information, performed free health screenings and handed out freebies such as bags, bookmarks, pens and water bottles at Saturday’s Health Fair. Photo by Ann ReVelle
HEART COUNCIL News:
Event Judge Ronald Horn with Los Alamos Middle School 8th grader Jennifer Necker and Aspen School 6th grader Tazler Smith. The students will participate in the English Setters junior showmanship competition Friday, Nov. 9 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post
English Setters Bring Lots of Spots to the Albuquerque Spotlight
The English Setter Association of America will hold its National Specialty Nov. 6-9 at the Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Road NE., in Albuquerque, finishing up the week with a Hunt Test Saturday, Nov. 10 at Founders Ranchin Read More
Co-op board members, Gale Zander Barlow and Nancy Savoia display the Terracycle Bin at a Gordon’s Concert this summer. The artistic styling was created by Marshall Jansen. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos Cooperative Market launched three green programs this summer.
Two Terracycle bins now greet shoppers at the entrance to the Co-op. Sandra West, Community Outreach at the Co-op Market, credited Gloria Brehm for suggesting the Terracycle Program.
“When I was president of Pinon Elementary PTO, I implemented this program within the school Read More
Residents who either own historic property or who may be considering securing a historic listing for their property are invited to attend a special presentation next week being sponsored by the Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board (FL/HDAB.)
Harvey Kaplan from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division will present a slide show and talk focusing on “Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Training Room of the Community Building, 475 20th St.
Kaplan will provide information about the Division’s financial Read More
Ever wonder if there is FREE MONEY available in Los Alamos? Well you are in luck, there is! Come to the Free Money Fair at 2 p.m., Nov. 7 and learn about the opportunities available and whether they are a fit for your business.
There will be multiple presenters at the fair discussing the MainStreet Curb Appeal Grant, MainStreet Small Promotions Grant, Tourism Cooperative Advertising, Los Alamos County Small LEDA Project Grants, Los Alamos County Façade Improvement Grants, Lodgers Tax Advisory Board Small Promotions Grant and Pop-Up Retail Opportunities.
The fair will start with Read More
Meet Me at Mesa – Making the Arts Accessible to People with Dementia
As director of the Betty Ehart Senior Center and as a music therapist, Pauline Schneider sees both the difficulties dementia sufferers and their caregivers face daily and also how music and the arts can help people connect and enjoy the arts’ beauty and energizing effects.
“I have worked with people in all phases of dementia and even those who seem to have stopped relating to the world around them remarkably respond to music. One person, who hadn’t spoken for quite some time, began to sing along Read More
FAMILY YMCA News:
The Family YMCA and Los Alamos Heart Council co-sponsored a Heart Smart Poster Contest for children in grades K-6th.
Posters were judged on originality and healthy message depicted and winning posters were displayed at the Los Alamos Health Fair.
The following students won prizes for their posters:
1st Place-Heidi and Wendy Sheppard
2nd Place-Sarah Taylor
3rd Place-Ryan Worley
4th Place-John Worley
1st place- Sarah Worley
2nd place-Eliana Rodriguez
3rd place-Paulina Burnside
4th place- Maarla Duffield
The Santa Fe National Forest plans to begin the Chaparral prescribed burn Monday, Oct. 29, two miles south of the Rancho del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp.
Aerial ignitions are planned to assist with treating approximately 1,365 acres over a three-day period.
This controlled burn may produce some visible/noticeable smoke in our area depending upon wind and atmospheric conditions.
Smoke will be visible from Gillman, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Cuba, Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.
Smoke from prescribed fire can be a nuisance to some people and a health concern for others, such as children, Read More
STATE FARM News:
Two Decades of Data Reveal Risks Beyond the Candy
Kids have a greater chance of being fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, including the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day.
State Farm®, the nation’s leading auto insurer, teamed up with research expert, Bert Sperling of Sperling’s BestPlaces, to better understand the risk kids face as they take to the streets in search of treats.
Sperling’s BestPlaces analyzed more than four million records in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1990 – 2010 for children 0-18 years of age on Oct. Read More