People & Community

People & Community

Customers Honor Automotive Professionals For Integrity

With their truck in the background, from left, customers Peter and Olivia Hakel, Automotive Professionals co-owner Jordan Durose and Olivia’s parents Russell and Mary Anderson with the 2020 Champion of Guaranteed Quality of Service trophy presented Friday to Durose. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT:

About a year ago, Automotive Professionals co-owner Jordan Durose serviced Los Alamos resident Olivia Hakel’s 1996 F350 7.3L Diesel Dually pickup.

Durose did such a good job that Olivia, her husband Peter and her parents Russell and Mary Anderson decided to thank him


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100+ Women Who Care Donates To PEEC

Enterprise Bank & Trust Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez, right, speaks to the crowd gathered for the 100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos meeting Thursday at Cottonwood on the Greens. EB&T sponsored the event. Photo by Kristen Carmichael
Scene of 100+ Women Who Care – Los Alamos Thursday at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kristen Carmichael

From left, EB&T Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez, PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell and parent Desta Parkinson with her children McKindrey, 7, and Calise, 5, who helped Bruell deliver the evening’s winning presentation.


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Patrick Metzger Of Century Bank Loves Los Alamos

Patrick Metzger of Century Bank in the Smith’s Marketplace shopping center partners with Oppie to show his love for Los Alamos Friday as part of the annual ‘Love Los Alamos’ campaign. Residents and visitors are encouraged to show their love for Los Alamos throughout February by taking a selfie with one of many heart-themed frames or posters available at various County and other participating facilities and sharing the post on social media with the hashtag #lovelosalamos. Participants are encouraged to state ‘why’ they love Los Alamos along with posting their photo. Those who participate


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Exit Realty Associate Brokers Show Love For Los Alamos

Showing their love for Los Alamos today at Exit Realty, associate brokers from left, Lance Eaton, Janet Lovato, Mike Griego and Missy Schroeder. Residents and visitors are encouraged to show their love for Los Alamos throughout February by taking a selfie with one of many heart-themed frames or posters available at various County and other participating facilities and sharing the post on social media with the hashtag #lovelosalamos. Participants are encouraged to state ‘why’ they love Los Alamos along with posting their photo. Those who participate with public posts will be collected and


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Scenes From CD3 Candidate Valerie Plame Event

Los Alamos Democrats Andrea Determan, left, and Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster, right, host a meet & greet for Congressional District 3 candidate Valerie Plame, center, Wednesday at Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op. Courtesy photo
The crowd listens as CD3 candidate Valerie Plame speaks during the meet & greet Wednesday evening at Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op for. Courtesy photo
Another crowd scene from the meet & greet for CD3 candidate Valerie Plame Wednesday evening at Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op. Courtesy photo
Earlier in the day Wednesday, CD3 candidate Valerie

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Marilyn Wightman Demonstrates Pastel Painting Feb. 22

‘In The Moment’. Courtesy/Marilyn Wightman

ART News:

Plein air painter Marilyn Wightman will be doing a Pastel Painting demonstration at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

As a participant in the “Six of One” Exhibition underway at Fuller Lodge Art Center, Wightman is known for her pastel landscapes and has used the pastel medium since she was a teenager.

Using her plein air set-up but working from a photo, participants can observe the steps she takes to complete a successful painting.

Wightman is happy to answer questions so feel free to come and see her in action.

Fuller Lodge


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League Lunch With A Leader Feb. 18

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters is hosting its Lunch with a Leader community event, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Mesa Public Library.

Ishwarl Sollohub, a concerned citizen and political activist is working to restore American democracy by working toward a 28th amendment to the US Constitution that will reverse the effects of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United.

John Hous joins Sollohub in her presentation. They will be discussing the reasons behind the proposed 28th amendment, strategies to pursue, and how to help the Los Alamos County Council pass a Resolution.

A reminder: It is


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Inside Arts Series Features Petr & Louise Jandacek

Inside Arts series begins with an interview with local artists Petr and Louise Jandacek. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Museum of Art kicks off its Inside Arts series on PAC 8 with an interview with local artists Petr and Louise Jandacek.

Meeting Petr and Louise, individuals soon realize that their story has ever expanding chapters. Their energy, curiosity and creative spirit seem to have no limits. Arriving in this area in the late 1970s, Petr and Louise built the first and possibly only geodesic dome house in White Rock and filled it with children, art and a continuously growing


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In And Around Town: Feb. 19, 2020

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements

WEDNESDAY Feb. 19

JJAB Meeting

The next meeting of Los Alamos JJAB 5:30 p.m.  in Building 2 at UNM-LA. The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com. The public is welcome to attend.

 

THURDAY Feb. 20 and Friday Feb 21

 

LALT Auditions for ‘Calendar Girls’

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its May production, “Calendar Girls”, written by Tim Firth and directed for LALT by Bev

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Snyder: Prisoner Of War Camp History Continued

Distribution of the major POW camps across the United States as of June 1944. Courtesy/U.S. Army

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

After writing an article recently about a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp in Kansas, I received several comments and questions that led me to do a sequel and bring the topic closer to home.

Not long after the United States entered World War II, Britain requested American assistance with the housing prisoners of war. They were running out of resources. Their call for help eventually resulted in more than 425,000 POWs in approximately 400 camps in


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Wine, Chocolate & Dancing At Pajarito Saturday

Wine, chocolate and dancing 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Pajarito. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Pajarito is showing the love this Valentine’s Day with wine, chocolate and dancing.

The event is actually 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and includes: 

  • Chocolate from Rose Chocolatier;
  • Wine from Unquarked; and
  • Music and dancing from El Duo del Sabor “Sol Y Luna” featuring Carlos Fontana the lead singer for Nosotros.

This event is FREE for skiers and snowboarders with a $7 cover charge for nonskiing or snowboarding guests.


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