Six New Firefighters Swear to Protect Community
Six new members of the Los Alamos Fire Department, Ernesto Polson, Daniel Martinez, Kenny Martinez, David Apodaca, Sam Meyersick and Nathan Sisneros, were sworn in during the Fire Recruit Academy Graduation Ceremony for Fire Recruit Class #24, Friday at the White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By Carol A. Clark
Days at the Academy can be long and difficult for individuals seeking to become firefighters with the internationally accredited Los Alamos Fire Department.
While many who attempt the school do not complete it, the LAFD on Friday Read More
NMSU, NMBC, Beef Industry Experts Host National Beef Academy for Youth at Valles Caldera July 8-13
June 20 Utilities Board Meeting Recap
BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES News:
Talley Completes Board Term, Anderson Begins, PNM Electric Transmission Rates Rise, Conservation Plan Update and More…
Board Changes: Board Member Thurman Talley served his last Board of Public Utilities meeting June 20 and new Board Member Kevin Anderson was in attendance.
Utility Manager Report: Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith reported that environmental work at the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) was proceeding while the PNM‐led stay continued to be considered.
On behalf of the County, the Los Alamos Department Read More
Katie Stavert Returns Home and Applies her Education to Help Others
Photo: Business Advisor Katie Stavert at the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center Thursday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By Carol A. Clark
She went away to college to study accounting and last spring, Katie Stavert returned home and is helping business people through her work as a business advisor at the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center in downtown Los Alamos.
“Meeting people and helping them is so great,” she said. “A business is a living, breathing thing that must be nurtured and my clients are all very busy running their own businesses Read More
Photography & Films Coming to Local Libraries
Three Local Organizations Partner to Promote Literacy
Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club, and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren.
The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program in which the books will be distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors.
Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and the Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.
The objectives of the “Book of My Very Own” Read More
Espanola YMCA Teen Center Celebrates Tournament
FAMILY YMCA News:
Team members gathered with their trophies at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center
The Espanola YMCA Teen Center hosted its fourth annual Str8 Ballin’ Basketball Tournament Saturday, June 16.
The event drew 150 audience members and 44 youth-age participants.
The youth of Espanola were given a chance to shine and that is what we, the Espanola YMCA Teen Center are all about. The teens love it when they have a passion and interest in something whether it’s big or small and are given Read More
Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of July 2
Kiwanis Club Speaker Schedule for July
KIWANIS CLUB OF LOS ALAMOS News:
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road. Guests are always welcome!
July 10-Kiwanian Paul Cunningham will speak on a recent trip to Alaska that he and his wife, Mary, took. He says he will “focus on dogs
Chamber’s FAN44 Helps Local Owners Build Business One Lunch at a Time
No Fireworks Allowed on Santa Fe National Forest
SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST News:
Forest Supervisor Maria Garcia reminds visitors and campers that the use of fireworks is prohibited on the Santa Fe National Forest.
Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays.
Forest visitors also are reminded about the importance of recreating safely and responsibly and to keep in mind the following:
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Prohibit: Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire. The use of petroleum-fueled Read More
Men Build Cross at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos
Three men stand on the back of a pick up truck Friday as they take measurements on a large cross they are constructing using part of a tall tree near the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Additional measurements are needed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The men stand back to assess their progress. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Prophet Headlines County’s Pajarito Mountain Concert
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played at Pajarito Mountain Friday night as part of Gordons Summer Concert Series sponsored by Los Alamos County. Friday’s concert was “KTAOS Night.” Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Guitarist James DePrato of Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express. Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played at Pajarito Mountain as part of the Gordon Summer Concert Series. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express in concert Friday at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com Read More
Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet Fills Fuller Lodge
Fuller Lodge was jammed Friday night with concert goers eager to hear the Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlene Hamilton introduces the Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
The Ryan Finn Jazz Quartet played a mixture of New Orleans Jazz, Caribbean, and Brazilian music at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Crowd Packs Opening Night at Fuller Lodge Art Center
TK Thompson, left, chats with patrons during Friday night’s opening of his photography exhibit, “Faces of Jazz” in the Portal Gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Director Ken Nebel of Fuller Lodge Art Center discusses an exhibit at Friday night’s opening of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Patrick Brenner, dressed in a civil war uniform stands next to a photo of himself titled “Blue Captain, Battle of Valverde, 2011.” Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com Read More
LANL Honors its Employee and Retiree Volunteers
Virginia Stovall, volunteer with the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, listens to Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers deliver the keynote speech at the annual LANL Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony Thursday morning at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
LANL Deputy Director Beth Sellers commends the many Laboratory employees who perform community volunteer service. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
More than 120 people attended the LANL Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony held Thursday on the lawn at Fuller Read More
Thank You Los Alamos For Helping the Los Alamos Daily Post Reach a Major Milestone: 100,000 Page Views Since June 1, 2012!
The Los Alamos Daily Post News Team extends a grateful thank you to the residents and business owners of Los Alamos County for their incredible support since the recent launch of our online newspaper. The Los Alamos Daily Post reached a major milestone today, for which we are very proud and appreciative to this community. Google Analytics reveals that from June 1 through noon today, page views on the Los Alamos Daily Post surpassed 100,000. With just over three months in operation, this is quite an exciting accomplishment. We want to thank all of the community members who have contributed to this Read More
School Board Addresses LAMS, LAHS Projects
School Board Secretary Melanie McKinley, left, and Los Alamos Middle School Teacher Allison Washburn, both former LAMS students, joined Superintendent Gene Schmidt in knocking down walls Thursday at the middle school. Demolition is moving along with asbestos removal from the 100 and 500 wings nearing completion. Construction of the portable classroom complex is advancing with four portables already on site. Classroom portables from Los Alamos High School will be transferred to LAMS soon. Construction fencing is in place and the portable classroom complex will be operational in time Read More
Chamber Executive Addresses Local Entrepreneurs’ Group at The Hive in White Rock
Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation speaks to members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network (LAEN) at The Hive on N.M. 4 in White Rock Thursday. Holsapple detailed resources and advantages available to businesses that belong to the local Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
LAEN President Andy Andrews, right, Julie Williams Hill of the Department of Public Utilities and Pawel Listwan of the Pajarito Brew Pub and Grill are among the business people who turned out Read More
Meeting with the Elders in Afghanistan
Dr. Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos, foreground, with Dr. Mohammad Kharoti, center, during meeting with elders from Helmand Province village in Afghanistan recently. Courtesy photo
Not knowing the language of the people you are visiting obviously slows the process of getting to know one another.
At the GVS-AEC, however, the language barrier didn’t keep the staff and students from making us feel at home.
Any meeting was accompanied by smiles and tea served by someone who worked in some capacity in the compound that housed the AEC: the cook, the watchman, Read More