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Theatre Santa Fe Presents Virtual Theatre Walk April 16

Theatre News:

Many people have been craving live theatre so in the meantime, Theatre Santa Fe is offering a virtual walk of what its companies have been up to beginning April16.

 Theatre Santa Fe’s subscribing companies have prepared short videos to entertain, with dramatic content, promos of new spaces and works in progress, and nostalgic looks at what they have created in the past. 

It’s a smorgasbord of offerings to enjoy. 

Launching on www.theatresantafe.org  7 p.m., Friday, April 16 and remaining live on the website following the launch date to view anytime.


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LARSO Receives New Home Meal Delivery Vehicle

Los Alamos County employees Pete Mondragon and Raul Lujan drop off a new truck Friday to the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization for its senior center home meal deliveries. Efforts to receive this truck have been in the works for more than 3 years, LARSO’s Bernadette Lauritzen said. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Driver Tom Beyer had the honor of taking the new truck out on its first route Monday as part of the White Rock Senior Center home meal delivery program. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


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LAPS Board Appoints Jennifer Guy Interim Superintendent

LAPS Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Guy has accepted the post of Interim Superintendent effective May 30. She will serve in that role until the board installs a new superintendent. Courtesy/LAPS

By BONNIE J. GORDON
LOS Alamos Daily Post
bgordon@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos School Board members voted unanimously Thursday to name Assistant Superintendent Learning and Accountability Jennifer Guy as interim superintendent following the retirement of Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus May 29.

The Board met in closed session to discuss the terms of the interim position.

Board Vice President


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Merrick & Company Donates $3,000 To The Family YMCA!

Merrick & Company Los Alamos Office Manager Reid James, left, presents a $3,000 ‘Champion of Youth’ sponsorship donation to Y Board President Karen Easton and Y CEO Chris Daniels. Courtesy photo 

Y News:

This year would have been the 20th anniversary of The Family YMCA’s annual ball, a formal gala that helped the nonprofit organization kick-off its annual fundraising season. Each year the Y raises funds to support its financial assistance scholarship program and Española YMCA Teen Center.

Times being what they are, last year the Y was forced to postpone and then cancel its traditional


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GM Emulsion Begins Asphalt And Concrete Repairs On Various Streets Throughout Los Alamos County

COUNTY News:

Under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU), GM Emulsion will begin repairs to emergency utility asphalt and concrete cuts that occurred during the winter.

Crews will rotate to various locations throughout the Los Alamos and White Rock neighborhoods beginning as soon as today, March 29, and continuing throughout the month of April. Some minor traffic delays are expected.

Traffic control equipment, such as signage, barrels and barricades will be erected around the work zones. Flagging operations may be deployed to assist with traffic flow.

Crews


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Scenes From Topper Football Vs. Taos Tigers Friday Night

The Topper football team charges onto the field Friday evening with Antonio Vigil carrying the flag and James Rodriguez the hammer for the season final against the Taos Tigers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jose Salazar and Davidpaul Salazar go for a loose ball in Topper territory. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Topper cheerleaders are coached by Megan Parton. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Topper Football team closed out its season with a game against the Taos Tigers Friday evening on Sullivan Field.  

The Toppers were no match for the aggressive offense


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Rotary: Jennifer Turner Describes International Non-Profit

Children at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos Honduras. Courtesy/NPH USA

By LINDA HULL
Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“We are a family for children without security,” said Jennifer Turner, development manager of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA, as she described recently to the Rotary Club the mission of the international non-profit organization. “Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos is Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters.”

Founded in 1954 by Father William B. Wasson, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) “enhances the lives of vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean”


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April Is National Donate Life Month

Cathy Walters

NDLM News:

April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM) and features an entire month of activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
New in 2021: Donate Life Living Donor Day is April 7, a day to thank all living donors for their lifesaving generosity!
To learn more visit: National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Blue & Green Day is April 16.

On National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green and to engage in sharing the Donate

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Explore New Mexico Culture Through DCA Online

DCA News:

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

Discover the state’s unique blend of cultures online through its museums, historic sites and cultural institutions.

Programs this week include:

  • Take a virtual ranger tour of Jemez Historic Site and discover the unique histories and cultures of the Jemez Valley. The online field trip includes stops at the historic site’s welcome center, remains of the ancient village of Giusewa, plaza, camposanto, and original mission church. There’s also an option to learn more from a staff member

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Celebrate National Library Week Locally April 4-10

Members of the staff of Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAC

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library Board invites the community to celebrate National Library Week April 4-10.  

“This past year has been very difficult. I’m not sure I’ve ever not been in a library over the course of a year, but it helps remind us of the value and importance, not just of our libraries but of our librarians and library  workers, as well as the many ways they serve beyond just checking out books or videos,” Library Board Chair John Nash said. “We are grateful for all the ways the library serves the community, and for their


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LAPS Meal Program Begins Monday April 5

LAPS News:

Starting Monday, April 5, a standard breakfast and lunch pack provided by the State of New Mexico will be available to every student attending class on campus in the Los Alamos Public Schools.

Distribution will vary at each school site so please reach out to your student’s school administrative staff for details.

Students would be provided the opportunity to pick up a chilled grab-N-go breakfast and lunch pack during each school day.

These meals packages include a fruit, vegetable (lunch only), milk, grain, and protein (or protein alternative) as directed by the USDA.

Students do


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PEEC: Celebrate Earth Day Your Way! April 22-30

Join PEEC for the Earth Day Your Way challenge, sponsored by Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry. Participants are encouraged to spend time outdoors however they like the week of Earth Day and receive a special t-shirt to commemorate their participation in the challenge. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) for Earth Day Your Way, sponsored by Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry.

This year, PEEC is challenging community members to get outside and move “YOUR WAY” to celebrate Earth Day. Run a 5K, take a hike, plant a garden, watch the birds in the


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Cone Zone: Week Of March 29, 2021

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County provides a weekly cone zone report detailing the latest updates on road projects around the community:

Public Works Projects:

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass

Beginning Monday, March 29, crews with AUI, Inc. of Albuquerque will begin work to construct the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass. The project includes extension of the 10 ft. wide hard surface trail connecting the terminus of the Canyon Rim Trail and existing trailhead to Entrada Drive beneath N..M 502 via a reinforced concrete box structure. 

Due to the amount of construction activity that includes trenching,


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Daily Postcard: ‘Strange Trio’ Glows Beneath Supermoon

Daily Postcard: The supermoon illuminates the ‘Strange Trio’ metal sculpture very early this morning at the corner of Meadow and Overlook in White Rock. This moon has many names but is often called the Worm Moon. Indigenous tribes in the American South reportedly named it Worm Moon after earthworms that pop out around this time of year. These invertebrates were wiped out in the region by glaciers at the end of the last ice age about 12,000 years ago, but reintroduced with the arrival of Old World settlers who brought invasive species from Europe and Asia, according to NASA. Once the snowpack melts


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Los Alamos Swimmers Shine At Meet In Scottsdale

Duncan Henderson starting in the 200 yard backstroke. Photo by Kevin Henderson

Orion Henderson swimming the 100 fly. Photo by Kevin Henderson

Max Corliss swimming the 200 free. Photo by Andy Corliss

By KEVIN HENDERSON
Los Alamos

Five unattached swimmers from Los Alamos competed March 19-23, in the Four Corner Sectionals Swim Meet in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Andy and Max Corliss, Orion and Duncan Henderson and Konstantin Nelson swam a total of 26 events in five days. All swimmers managed best times or near best in at least one event—a great accomplishment considering the pandemic circumstances.

Orion


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