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County Notice Of Possible Quorum: April 14, 2021

COUNTY News:

Notice: Members of the Los Alamos Resiliency, Energy & Sustainability Task Force may attend the New Mexico Energy Efficiency Landscape meeting, 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 14 via Zoom.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken.


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Site Plan Detailing Location Of New Community Co-Op Park

This site plan shows the location of the Co-Op Park going in next to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union under construction at 10th and Central across the street from the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Co-Op Park will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and provide a place for food vendors, music, and community gatherings. The Co-Op Park officially opens July 3, which is World Co-Op Day. A GoFundMe campaign in underway to cover some of the construction costs for the park at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/coop-park. Courtesy image


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PEEC, Historical Society, County Library: Growing Together

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos County Library System and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are teaming up to bring programs about gardening to the community. There will be a series of five workshops, lectures, and events in April and May. 

Gardening and farming have always been part of life on the Pajarito Plateau, from Ancestral Puebloans to Homesteading Farms to Victory Gardens of WWII and the Master Gardeners and hobbyists of today.

In 1944, the community created a space for victory gardens east of the Fuller Lodge lawn. These


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Scenes From Family Softball Game In White Rock

Sys Hansana and daughter Vivien Hansana keep a close eye on the action as Ryker Black stands ready to hit an incoming pitch during a rousing family softball game outside a residence Wednesday on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Ryker Black, left, and Sys Hansana watch Vivien Hansana smack the ball during a family softball game Wednesday in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Lara Black throws the ball for son Ryker Black during a family softball game Wednesday at a residence on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Mason Updates Community Leaders On LANL Initiatives

LANL Director Thom Mason updates over 140 attendees from seven counties Wednesday on the Lab’s budget, infrastructure, recent scientific discoveries, and initiatives in education, economic development and more. Courtesy /LANL

At LANL’s Community Conversation Wednesday, Nina Lanza, team lead for Space and Planetary Exploration, spoke about her work on SuperCam, a key component of the Mars rover Perseverance developed at LANL. Courtesy/LANL

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

At the quarterly Community Conversation breakfast held remotely Wednesday,


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County Council Considers High-speed Broadband

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

High-speed broadband service is under consideration in Los Alamos and, as the Council learned Tuesday night, now might be the best time to act.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Rep. Christine Chandler presented an overview of the 2021 legislative session and said that she, along with seven other women lawmakers, successfully sponsored a bill that focuses on broadband and ensuring it is cohesive across the state.  

New Mexico is ranked at the bottom of the states in terms of connectivity, Chandler said. This really became visible when


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Scenes From Topper Girls Varsity Soccer Vs. Goddard

Meredith Brown intercepts a pass from a Goddard defender. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Robin Chartrand in a foot race against a Goddard offensive player. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Jenna Harris shows impressive ball control mid-field. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team played in Roswell Tuesday afternoon against Goddard in the quarterfinals match of the State tournament.

Goddard started the game with aggressive play, scoring early in the first half and continued their attack, beating the Toppers


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Topper Boys Soccer Wins At Taos – Heads To Semifinals

The Topper Boys Soccer Team crosses the field to share their 2-1 victory over the Tigers with the fans on the very windy and dusty day Tuesday in Taos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jaime Terrazas was the hero of the day by scoring both goals. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jaxson Martines makes a save. He showed outstanding goaltending and many critical saves to hold the Tigers to one goal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Soccer Team traveled to Taos Tuesday afternoon to play the Taos Tigers in a post season game on the journey


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Spring Colors Bloom On Barranca Mesa

Yellow Oregon grape flowers begin to open recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A  purple vinca major blooms recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

A dandelion pushes through rocks into the sun recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan


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Student Services/Dyslexia Task Force Presentation April 12

Marilyn Sprick

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Student Services and the Dyslexia Task Force are hosting a Zoom presentation with Marilyn Sprick, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12.

Sprick is an educational consultant and literacy expert. She will be presenting on scientifically-based reading instruction for preschool through 12th grade (and beyond).

Her presentation is appropriate for general education, special education and support staff members, parents, and community members. Please use this Zoom link to attend the presentation. The Zoom link will be active at the time of the


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Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder Provides Residents With Paperless Option For Obtaining Notice Of Value

COUNTY News:

Notices of Property Value (NOV) were mailed March 31, 2021. This notice informing residents of the current ownership, legal description, applicable exemptions, and valuation assigned to their property for taxation purposes is now available in a paperless option through eNotices Online.

Using this service is convenient, easy to use and completely optional. To register to receive future Notices of Value electronically, simply visit eNotices Online at enoticesonline.com. Here residents will be asked to provide the confirmation number provided with their most recent Notice


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LANL: Embed Your Start-up In The ‘Secret City’

Researchers investigate details of an astronomical simulation in the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment at LANL’s Supercomputing Center. Scientific innovators are invited to embed their companies in the technology and talent of the Laboratory for two years as part of the new NM LEEP program. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New entrepreneurship program provides financial support and access to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s resources and expertise

Innovators and start-up companies working to solve national security challenges through advanced materials, advanced computing, artificial


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Traffic Alert: Pavement Preservation Work On Canyon Road

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division crews begin today, April 7, to conduct pavement preservation work along Canyon Road, from 15th Street to Diamond Drive, and Central Avenue from Oppenheimer to Canyon Road.  

This work is scheduled to continue through April  21. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the weather and temperature are favorable.

A flagging operation will be used and pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic are urged to use caution while traveling through this work zone.

Direct questions County Streets Superintendent Scott Halder at 505.662.8113


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DCA: Watch Pottery Demonstration, Learn About New Mexico’s Early Literary Tradition, Hike Organ Mountains

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

DCA is bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into homes through its museums, historic sites and cultural institutions.

Watch pottery demonstrations, learn about New Mexico’s early literary traditions, take a hike in the Organ Mountains and more through virtual programs available to the public.

This week includes three programs:

  • The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will continue its monthly pottery demonstration series via Zoom April 14. This next episode will feature

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