Charlotte Serber’s badge photo. Courtesy/Project Y
By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society
Many stories about women in the Manhattan Project, such as those of the “Calutron Girls” of Oak Ridge and the “Computers” of Los Alamos, report that the women did not realize the enormity of the project they were working on.
Whether turning dials on big machines or crunching huge mathematical calculations, the women knew they were contributing to the “war effort” but did not know they were assisting in the making of an atomic bomb.
That is not the case with Charlotte Serber, who had an important
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Visitors are welcomed to a snowy Los Alamos Wednesday near the entrance to town. Photo by Ron Roybal
Oppie is spotted sporting a stylish snowy fedora Wednesday near Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol Hogsett.
Snow scene Wednesday along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Anne Nobile
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Santa Fe Community College Library Presents: ‘A Peek Inside: The Process Of Novel Writing With Miriam Sagan’
Miriam Sagan’s new novel ‘Shadow on the Minotaur’. Courtesy/SFCC
What: Online talk sponsored by the SFCC Library “A Peek Inside: The Process of Novel Writing with Miriam Sagan”
“A Peek Inside: The Process of Novel Writing with Miriam Sagan”
Description: Miriam Sagan will read from her new novel, “Shadow on the Minotaur” (Red Mountain Press, 2021) and discuss sources of inspiration, structural challenges, and getting inside a character’s head. The heroine of the book, Thea, has survived the war in Bosnia only to find herself isolated and unable to cross the street in Brooklyn.
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LAHS Topper Girls Volleyball vs. Española Valley Sundevils at 6 p.m. today!
The game will be streamed live on the Los Alamos Daily Post website here.
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone in his office Monday at the LAPD. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone marked 30-years of service in law enforcement March 17. He told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is grateful for having had the opportunity to serve in this way and alongside some amazing people.
“It has always been important to me to be in a career that made a difference,” he said. “And while there have been many challenges along the way, both personally and professionally, I believe I can
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By Chair Randall Ryti
Los Alamos County Council
COVID Update. Since the Jan. 26 Council meeting, I have asked that Manager Burgess arrange for Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson to present a report to Council at the beginning of each Council Meeting. Ms. Simpson has also made these reports available on the Los Alamos County pandemic web page. These reports will continue so that Council and the public can be informed on trends and progress in cases and vaccinations.
We have good news on both the number of cases and the number of vaccine doses available in Los Alamos County. The cases have been low
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By Jenny McCumber
LAPS Foundation News:
Next month, as students and teachers return to school facilities to finish out this unusual school year, the LAPS Foundation is sponsoring a campaign to shower teachers with appreciation for all they have done this year to help their students.
We are inviting the community of Los Alamos to join us in saying “Thank you!” to the staff at LAPS.
What can you do? Beginning April 5, go to https://showers.givesmart.com to donate towards teacher wish list items. Let’s show them we care by donating so they can get items they need to help students
Airport Manager Geoff Rodgers
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
Geoff Rodgers has been hired to manage the Los Alamos County Airport. Previous manager Cameron Humphries moved out of town in 2020.
“I’ve known for a long time that the county has a talented and dedicated team working on behalf of the community. I’m humbled to be joining them and really look forward to the opportunity,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers is a pilot and has worked for Classic Air Medical transporting patients around the state since 2015. He also is a former county councilor and managed the transportation
Jenna Harris makes an offensive move in front of the goal. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
Aliya Richins kicks the ball down field. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
Katie Osburn sprints down the field after the ball. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos High School Varsity Soccer Team traveled Monday to Santa Fe High to face off against the rival Demons.
The game remained deadlocked for most of the game until Jenna Harris kicked a laser from just inside Demon territory to take the lead.
Goal tended by Annika Fox and the whole Topper defense was outstanding
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Registration has opened for the Y’s enriching child care programs, including Summer Camp and After School. The registration fee of $25 will be waived for parents who registering by April 19. Additionally, the Y is hiring staff to deliver exceptional programming now and this summer.
Child Enrichment Coordinator Janine Morales said all childcare programs have adopted Covid-19 safe protocols, which are available on the Y’s website, laymca.org. The programs require participants to wear a mask and follow numerous safety guidelines, she said.
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For information on FB4K-NM or to donate or volunteer, visit fb4knm.org. Courtesy/FB4K
SANTA FE — Free Bikes 4 Kidz New Mexico is hosting three drive-thru bike collection days in April including one in Los Alamos, with the goal of collecting 500 bicycles to be refurbished then distributed to partner organizations around the state and placed with kids and adults in need.
New Mexico is the 11th state to join a national growing movement called Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K.) Since its founding in Minnesota in 2008, FB4K has given away more than 100,000 refurbished bikes. One weekend a year, volunteers
Crews with GM Emulsion will restart construction of pedestrian and ADA improvements along Trinity Drive Monday, April 5, from Oppenheimer to 39th Street.
Late last year, crews completed similar work on the north side of this segment of Trinity Drive. Comparable improvements are now scheduled for the southern side which, include replacement of damaged curb, gutter and sidewalks.
Work is scheduled 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting.
Traffic signs and devices will be installed to shift vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic around the work zones. Access
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Daily Postcard: Scene at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday as snow falls in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Hibbs
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) is hosting a virtual hiring event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, Eastern Daylight Time.
Jobs are available at Los Alamos, Sandia and more than six other locations nationwide.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, although candidates will have the opportunity to register and submit resumes up until the day of the event.
Registration available here.
NNSA and contractor personnel will review resumes submitted in advance to help determine which candidates can be pre-scheduled
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Have you voted for the Chamber Business Awards yet?
The top 5 nominated businesses in each category are on the ballot.
To vote visit ChamberVote. Voting is open to the public, but only Chamber members in good standing were eligible for nomination or to win. Voting closes at 10 p.m. today.
Award winners will be announced Friday, April 16 in a Facebook live event, and will be celebrated at a future reception, both sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union.
- Now 13 New Mexico counties are at the Turquoise Level …10 are at Green
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The Topper girls volleyball game vs. Pojoaque is a go after all at 6 p.m. today! The game will be streamed live on the Los Alamos Daily Post website here.
A bobcat is spotted this morning strolling around a snowy backyard on North Mesa. Photo by Rashi Iyer
A bobcat strolls around in the snow in a backyard this morning on North Mesa. Photo by Rashi Iyer
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