The Squash Mountain Boys. Courtesy photo
The popular Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band is back! The next event will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.
The beer will be offered by the Santa Fe Brewing Company and from 3-5 p.m., the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque will provide the music.
Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home.
Beginning as a garage rock band, the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque have played everything Read More
Britt Williams, art teacher at Aspen Elementary School, received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
Williams’ grant will impact 55 6th grade students. The students will learn about the Empty Bowls events from Gillian Sutton.
Then, they will learn about clay process, see examples from other artists and do the preliminary sketches of their bowls.
After constructing their bowls using slabs and forms, the students can add texture to their bowls or build up features on the bowl’s surface.
Once their pieces have Read More
LOS ALAMOS FRIENDS News:
This is the final in a series of Beau Gerard’s Piano Recitals and Compositions hosted by Los Alamos Friends. Gerard is back from the first round of eliminations for America’s Got Talent and is expected to make it to round II.
Gerard will play his compositions on his Yamaha Grand Conservatory Piano in his living room at 3711 Trinity Ave. in Los Alamos, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. The event is free.
Light refreshments and wine will be served at 3 p.m. The piano recital will commence at 3:30 p.m.
Drop-ins are okay until 3:30 p.m., after which there will be Read More
BENJAMIN WHITMORE July 18, 1980 – Jan. 18, 2013
Benjamin David (Ben) Whitmore, age 32, died unexpectedly at his home in Albuquerque Jan. 18, 2013.
Ben was born in Bozeman, Mont., July 18, 1980. He attended public school in Bozeman and Los Alamos, N.M. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1999 and attended UNM receiving bachelors degrees in Biology and Chemistry and an associate degree in Applied Science in Applied Technologies.
He had worked as a technician at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute.
Ben was preceded in death by grandparents David E. Swanson (Butte), Gordon and Read More
Members of the canvassing board this morning at the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office reviewed vote tabulations from Tuesday’s School Bond Election before signing documents to render the final count – 4,283 For and 1,784 Against as official. The canvassing board learned that of the 7,378 ballots/envelopes received, 40 were rejected because they were unsigned, 4 were rejected because the outer envelope was received with no ballot inside and another one had no name. Also, 1,259 were returned by the post office as undeliverable and another seven were rejected because Read More
By Kevin Honnell
LA School Board President
On behalf of your School Board, I would like to thank the citizens of White Rock and Los Alamos for their resounding endorsement of our public schools in the recent referendum.
Whether you voted yea or nay, we appreciate that you took time to contemplate the future of your schools and provide us with direction, by way of your ballot.
From the Ranch School days, though the Manhattan Project and into the present, Los Alamos has always been a community that values education.
This endorsement of the schools-revitalization program by our citizens underscores Read More
Members of the ballot counting committee were hard at work in the County Clerk’s Office late Tuesday afternoon tallying more than 6,000 ballots for the Los Alamos School Bond Election, which ended at 7 p.m. Tuesday. From left, John Puckett, Linda Fox, Ken Thomas, Norma Puckett, Elections Manager Gloria Maestas, Kim Thomas, Deputy Clerk Naomi Maestas, County Clerk Sharon Stover and Cookie Halsted. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Warren Houghting cast his vote Tuesday afternoon for the School Bond. How did he vote? ‘Both my wife and I voted for the bond,’ he told Read More
SBA 504 Loans
The U.S. Government offers a number of business assistance programs through various entities, the most well-known of which is the Small Business Administration (SBA.)
The SBA offers direct, indirect, sponsored and guaranteed loan programs largely through existing lending institutions in your community and throughout the country.
This column is going to focus on just one of the many SBA products, the SBA 504 Loan program.
For small businesses that are currently paying rent, outgrowing their current space or even needing to downsize, the SBA’s Read More
Deputy County Administrator Steven Lynne answers Council questions about the budget guidance while County Administrator Harry Burgess looks on. Photo from PAC 8 streaming video
During Tuesday’s County Council meeting, County Budget and Grants Manager Gina Coluzzi presented the current fiscal year mid-year budget review highlighting revenue shortages.
Deputy County Administrator Steven Lynne and County Administrator Harry Burgess reviewed the draft Budget Guidance and shared their suggestions for creating the FY 2014 budget.
This is the second half of a two-year Read More
Don McEachern President/CEO of North Star Destination Strategies, Inc.
Los Alamos County’s Economic Development Division announced today that it has selected Nashville, Tenn., based North Star Destination Strategies, Inc. to conduct targeted research to define and develop a unified brand for the community of Los Alamos.
This six to eight-month project is scheduled to kick-off next week with the Research and Planning phase, starting with the collection and assessment of existing data, including research, plans, communication and media, as well as an “in-market” visit Read More
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the New Mexico Legislature Tuesday. Courtesy photo
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján greets lawmakers at the New Mexico Legislature Tuesday. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE — U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District addressed the New Mexico State Legislature Tuesday afternoon.
Below are his remarks as prepared:
“Distinguished members of the New Mexico House of Representatives, the New Mexico Senate, Gov. Martinez, Speaker Martinez, President Pro-Tem Papen, tribal leaders, honored guests, family and friends, thank you for inviting Read More
Andy Thoma on the soccer field. Courtesy/gohuskies.com
SEATTLE — The 2012 University of Washington Men’s Soccer Team held their annual post-season awards banquet Jan. 18, honoring Husky players and alumni.
Sophomore Andy Thoma from Los Alamos finished a successful season on the backline. He started every game and earned two assists, garnering him this year’s Most Improved Player Award.
This award was presented by former Husky and ex-MLS player Bill Sleeth (2002.)
Last season, Thoma received the Rookie of the Year Award.
Read about Thoma’s soccer record and see Read More
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper from 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 12.
There will be beads, masks and Dixieland music. The menu includes ham, pancakes, a variety of syrups, fruit, eggs cooked to order, and orange juice.
Tickets can be purchased at the door at $4 for children, $8 for adults, and $20 for a family. All proceeds go toward the Juarez House Build Mission trips, which take place this fall.
Come hungry and you will be fed! Read More
Teens work on projects at the Española YMCA Teen Center. Courtesy/Family YMCA
FAMILY YMCA News:
Española –The Española YMCA Teen Center is launching a middle school mock-government program thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
The grant is also supporting life-skills classes and tutoring.
“We’re in the process of finding the right person to engage the kids,” Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval said. “We have the kids, we have a model program, we just need a dynamic mentor to facilitate meetings once a week. We’re paying well, and it might be a great opportunity Read More
LASE NETWORK/SIERRA CLUB News:
Executive Director and President of New Energy Economy Mariel Nanasi will be speaking on the topic “Securing a Future Without Coal in NM” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the UNM-LA Media Room (Room 203, Bldg.) in the UNM-Los Alamos Student Center.
Her talk is sponsored by the LASE (Los Alamos Sustainable Energy) Network and the Sierra Club.
New Energy Economy’s Native Power Initiative, located in Santa Fe, is bringing community-scale energy efficiency and renewable energy to the Navajo Nation and New Mexico’s Pueblos.
In addition to the immediate Read More
The Lads of Enchantment perform a Christmas Concert in Espanola. Courtesy photo
By Maxine Schmidt
The Los Alamos Arts Council will present The Lads of Enchantment Chorus and The Hot Flashes Two Piano Quartet at the February Brown Bag concert.
The concert will begin at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. The Brown Bag Series is free and open to the public.
The Hot Flashes. Courtesy photo
The Lads of Enchantment Chorus is the Los Alamos Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). The Los Alamos Area Chapter was granted a charter in 1993.
The founding group, of which Read More
FAMILY YMCA News:
The new Los Alamos Family YMCA Beginning Fencing class will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.5.
The class is intended for those with no previous fencing experience. Enrollment is for adults and children above the age of 10.
Parent/child pairs are encouraged.
The class will cover basic footwork, fundamental blade skills, rules of engagement and some bouting. All necessary equipment is provided by the YMCA.
Registration cone be done at the YMCA front desk or on-line at www.laymca.org.
For further information or questions, contact Tom Hill, 672-1058 Read More
Sidney Drell. Courtesy/LLNL
Sidney Drell, physicist, arms control expert and adviser, is one of 12 eminent researchers recently named by President Obama as a recipient of the National Medal of Science.
In addition, 11 inventors are recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Both awards represent the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers and inventors.
“I am proud to honor these inspiring American innovators,” President Obama said. “They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has Read More