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Santa Fe Animal Shelter Hosts ‘New Hope For New Lives’ Virtual Kitten And Puppy Shower Sunday April 11

Santa Fe Animal Shelter hosts virtual kitten and puppy shower Sunday. Courtesy/SFAS

The no-kill Santa Fe Animal Shelter prepares for kitten and puppy season. Courtesy/SFAS

SFAS News:

Did you know the Santa Fe Animal Shelter (SFAS) cares for more than 400 puppies and kittens every year, and a majority of them arrive in the spring?

The no-kill shelter is getting ready for kitten and puppy season, and they need everyone’s help with the resources to save all of the animals in need.

This year the SFAS will hold its annual kitten and puppy shower on the shelter’s website and Facebook page,


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Daily Postcard: Robin Spends Time At Backyard Pond

Daily Postcard: An American Robin appears Tuesday morning to sip water from a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa confirming that spring is here! Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Robin spends time Tuesday at a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Robin spends time Tuesday at a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan


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Community Invited To Rose Pruning Workshop April 17

 
Carlos Valdez, second from right, conducts a rose pruning workshop. Courtesy/LAGC
LAGC News:
The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) invites the public to attend a rose pruning workshop with Carlos Valdez from the County Extension Office.
This is an excellent workshop for anyone interested in learning how to properly prune roses. Valdez will teach attendees how to prune, clean and care for roses.
Participants should wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Gloves will be necessary and anyone with pruners should bring them. It

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Y Sports And Recreation Programs Taking Registrations … Summer Middle School Program Is Hiring

Youth sports programs at the Y adhere to COVID-19 safe protocols. Courtesy/Y

The Y’s Junior Roller Derby co-ed program has resumed after a winter break. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

Registration has opened for several sports and recreation programs at The Family YMCA, including the summer’s Y Earth Service Corps (YESC) program for middle schoolers.

Each program has adapted COVID-19 safe protocols.

The Y is hiring two YESC leaders/educators to guide and supervise 8-12 youth in its half-day program, and is also recruiting volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. No experience is necessary for the


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County, Nambe Drugs Host Mass Vaccination Clinic April 25

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is partnering with Nambe Drugs to conduct a large-scale vaccination clinic 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at Griffith Gymnasium on the Los Alamos High School campus.

The event is open to anyone to register for an appointment with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), according to County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson.

Simpson said she anticipates several hundred youth ages 16 to 18 may be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the event.

“Now that the State of New Mexico has opened the availability of the vaccine up to all phases, we have enough supply


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2021 Official Zozobra Art Contest Is Now Open!

Courtesy/Kiwanis

ZOZOBRA News:

SANTA FE — It’s THAT time of year! The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is excited to announce a CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Official 2021 Zozobra Adult and Student Poster and T-shirt images.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a temporary halt to the Zozobra Decades Project but it’s back for 2021. Zozobra will celebrate 2021 in full-on 1980s style, and we invite you to get into your best Ferris Bueller mood and take a day off to create some great Zozobra art!

“Everyone in Santa Fe wants to be involved in Zozobra. What better way is there than an art contest for New


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NMDOT: Wednesday April 7 Is National Walking Day

Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval

NMDOT News:

…NMDOT encourages pedestrian safety

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) celebrates National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 7.

The event takes place every year on the first Wednesday in April.

The annual event is a call-to-action for Americans of all ages to increase physical activity by taking a walk.

During the Victorian era there was a little fad called pedestrianism, where walking became one of the major spectator sports in America and Europe until baseball usurped it. Individuals would wager massive


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Wiemann Wealth Strategies, Raymond James Marks First Anniversary In Los Alamos

Shelly A. Wiemann of Wiemann Wealth Strategies, LLC, right, with her Office Manager Cathy Shisler celebrating the company’s first year anniversary on March 5. Courtesy photo

By SHELLY WIEMANN, CFP®
Financial Advisor, Raymond James

Wiemann Wealth Strategies, LLC

Wiemann Wealth Strategies LLC, the office of Shelly A. Wiemann CFP®, celebrated its one year anniversary March 5 in Los Alamos.

The first year in business has been extremely successful and several, Wiemann said.

Milestones reached:

  • New office at 2101 Trinity Dr., Ste. T, with client-focused amenities and convenient adjacent

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Los Alamos High School Senior Karin Ebey Selected To Attend 2021 National Youth Science Camp

NYSF News:

The New Mexico Academy of Science (NYSF), in conjunction with the National Youth Science Foundation has selected Los Alamos High School senior Karin Ebey a delegate to represent New Mexico at the 2021 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp).

Ebey has distinguished herself locally and nationally with her research on population dynamics in crocodilians.

High school seniors with demonstrated accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as leadership skills are invited to apply. Each state selects two delegates from qualified applicants.


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Birds Eye View Of New Co-Op Park Opening On Central

New rendering shows a birds eye view of the Co-Op Park being built on Central Avenue. Courtesy image

Staff Report

A newly released architectural rendering shows a birds eye view of the Co-Op Park being built on a portion of the parking lot of the Municipal Building on Central Avenue.

The community park is being created in cooperation with the members of Keep It Co-Op, the association of New Mexico credit unions and co-operative businesses.

“Working together, they are investing in their communities, serving their members, and now they are all coming together to create Los Alamos’ new Co-Op Park,


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Scenes From Easter Sunday At Pig+Fig Café

Kids at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock showing off their Easter eggs. Photo by Laura Crucet

The Easter Bunny makes an appearance Sunday at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Child all dressed up for Easter at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Deserts served Easter Sunday at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Hand-dipped strawberries in festive colors on the menu Sunday at Pig+Fig Café. Photo by Laura Crucet

One of the festive drinks served Sunday at Pig+Fig Café. Photo by Laura Crucet


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PAC 8 Annual Online Auction Fundraiser Underway

Gadgets Gift Package: Einstein scientist stress reliever, vest with LANL logo, mug and travel tumbler. Courtesy/PAC 8

Jasper bib pendant strung with multi-colored seed beads donated by Jill Arps. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Looking for a gift for someone? Or maybe something for yourself? PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser.

PAC 8 is a non-profit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 Internships and other worthy programs. 

The auction runs until April 12. To bid on an item, email bids to pac8@losalamos.com


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UNM-LA Student Danna Mayer-Llamas Named Coca Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Danna Mayer-Llamas

UNM-LA News:

Danna Mayer-Llamas, a student at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship administered by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).

Earlier this year, Mayer-Llamas was nominated to the New Mexico PTK All-State Academic Team. PTK is an international honor society that celebrates the academic achievements of students at 2-year schools and provides opportunities for students to grow as scholars and leaders. Students are nominated to the academic team by their college


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Daily Postcard: Condensation Trails Lace Sky Monday

Daily Postcard: Looking up during the drive down the hill to Santa Fe Monday the sky is laced with condensation trails. Contrails or vapor trails are line-shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust or changes in air pressure, typically at aircraft cruising altitudes several miles above the earth’s surface. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. The combination of water vapor in aircraft engine exhaust and the low ambient temperatures that exist at high altitudes allows the formation of the trails. Source: Wikimedia Foundation. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


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New Mexico Governor Greets Students At Aspen School

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and student greeters 6th grader Analise Natal and fifth grader MJ Martinez welcome Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this morning to Aspen Elementary School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Aspen Elementary Principal Michele Alther, center, Sen. Leo Jaramillo, second from right, and others walk with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, left, and Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, right, this morning as she tours Aspen. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham


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LACF Announces ‘Community Endowment For Music Organizations’ Honoring Lifetime Passion Of Judy Dudziak!

Judy Dudziak is honored by her husband with Community Endowment for Music Organizations. Courtesy/Don Dudziak

LACF News:

Judy Dudziak of Los Alamos had a strong passion for music, which she pursued from childhood throughout the rest of her life. She played piano and violin in her youth. Then later, the recorder and French horn, the latter in the Los Alamos Symphony, the Municipal Band, and as a member of the orchestra for many theatrical plays. 

Dudziak also encouraged all her children to play instruments and often supported the Los Alamos High School Band and Orchestra.

To honor her lifelong


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Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts Brown Bag Performance Featuring Renowned Pianist Juanita Madland Wednesday

Pianist Juanita Madland

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) presents Juanita Madland performing, via a musical recording, pieces from Bach, Mozart, Chopin and others noon Wednesday for the Brown Bag Performance Series.

The links to the recording can be found at https://losalamosartscouncil.org/ as well as LAAC’s Facebook page  and YouTube.

This music is from one of six concerts Madland performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Since age 3, Madland has played hundreds of concerts in the USA, Carribbean and Europe. Just some of her winning contests were the New Mexico concerto


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PEEC Hosts DPU Manager Philo Shelton In Live-Streamed Talk Reviewing County Sustainability Goals For Community

Join PEEC and DPU Manager Philo Shelton for a live-streamed presentation 7 p.m. Wednesday to review Board of Public Utilities FY22 Environmental Sustainability Goals, including community survey results. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to hear the latest updates on Los Alamos County’s sustainability goals at a live-streamed talk hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Utilities Manager Philo Shelton will give this presentation and review the Board of Public Utilities FY22 Environmental Sustainability Goals, including the


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Mexican Spotted Owl Protected In Los Alamos Cleanup

The Mexican spotted owl, which finds a home in Northern New Mexico’s canyons and forests, is a threatened species that N3B strives to protect. Courtesy/Don Ulrich, taken in Flagstaff, Ariz.

N3B News:

To protect a treasured ecological species of Northern New Mexico, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) recently began its annual task of modifying legacy waste cleanup activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) ahead of the Mexican spotted owl breeding season.

N3B cleans up hazardous and radiological waste generated at LANL during the Manhattan Project and Cold War eras for the


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