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PEEC’s Star, Planet and Telescope Party Set for Monday

Crescent moon of four days old. Courtesy Photo

For all those adults, kids and families who missed last week’s PEEC Star Party or would like to see more, PEEC astronomers are going to repeat it at 7 p.m. Monday March 26.

One highlight will be the crescent Moon of four days old, which should be pretty spectacular through the telescope.  

Venus, Jupiter and Mars will still be there, and the Orion Nebula will be well placed for a great view including its “arms.”  

Venus is best seen in twilight because its extreme brightness dazzles the telescope viewer.  

It should be quite a sight since


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Gas Pumps Removed at Shamrock Gas Station

Gas pumps have been removed from the islands at Shamrock on Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan for a Smith’s fuel center to be built at the existing Shamrock gas station site at 1239 Trinity Dr.

Smith’s will lease the property at the corner of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street from Polk JT Properties.

Smith’s new fuel center will be adjacent to the Smith’s Marketplace store in Trinity Place.

The new fuel center will allow Smith’s reward cardholders to purchase discounted gas.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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N.M. 4 Paving Falls Behind Due to Hot Mix Plant Problem

This is the back end of a machine called the “Shuttle Buggy” that has been parked at La Vista and N.M. 4. Bottom-dump semi trucks drop a line of the asphalt mix down the center of the road they are about to pave. The Shuttle Buggy comes along and scoops the asphalt up, mixes it, and deposits the prepared asphalt mix out the conveyor on the back end into the waiting maw of the paving (lay-down) machine. This way the delivery truck schedule is not dependent on the rate of paving lay-down. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Crews were scheduled to begin paving the south two lanes of

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Curves 14th Annual Food Drive

Three Days Left in Food Drive

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations. Each club, including Curves of Los Alamos, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Los Alamos will waive the membership fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30


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Friends of the Shelter: Animal of the Week

Who could resist this face?

Rocky – Pug/Boston Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Los Alamos, NM

Rocky has personality plus! He is a very high energy dog that loves to run and play. Petfinder says no kids but he would do okay with older kids rather than younger children.Rocky is a small 3-year-old neutered male dog who came to the shelter when his owner moved. He is friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and is probablytoo bouncy for small children. He is good with dogs. His behavior with cats is not known. Rocky loves to go to the dog park, where he runs and runs, even if there are no other dogs to play with.


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PEEC Summer Adventure Programs Open for Registration

Spectacular!  The volcanic Jemez Mountains rise up from the high desert like an island in the sky surrounded by a desert sea.  The Rio Grande rift splits the Colorado Plateau and a sparkling ribbon of water flows along its path.  Northern New Mexico’s rich diversity of ecosystems awaits the curious.  This June, PEEC offers children the opportunity to explore this wild and enchanting landscape.  Programs are for children entering grades 4-6 (Nature Odyssey) and grades 7-8 (LEAP).  Each week is a chance for them to spend their days outdoors, make new friends,


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Kiwanis Club Garners Awards

Kiwanis Club Secretary Jim Baran, Past President Fran Berting, President Kristy Ortega and Southwest District Lt. Governor Ray Valdez. Courtesy Photo

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was recognized by the Kiwanis Southwest District today for excellence. Lt Governor Ray Valdez attended the Tuesday lunch meeting to hand out the awards. The Club received the 5-Star Award for Growth, Outstanding Service Award, Interclub Inner Circle Award and Distinguished Club Award. Past President Fran Berting received the Distinguished Club President Pin and Secretary Jim Baran received the Distinguished


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64th Annual Skiesta is Saturday, March 24

 

First the fire, then the dire La Niña forecast…Who’d a thought that Pajarito would have some of the best skiing in the Rockies this season? Come up and celebrate an unlikely and spectacular 2011-2012 ski season

Free Shuttle from LAHS Sullivan Field. Leaves on the Hour 8-5

8:00 am Pinhead Challenge  
All Mountain
Earn Your Turns – skin or skate up, ski down the mountain on established course.

10:00 am Giant Slalom Race  
Aspen Slope
Rip it, and do your best combined time from two runs

11:00 am Sloppy Slalom  
West Beginner
Shake your sillies


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