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LAHS Key Club Members Raising Funds To Attend International Convention In Baltimore

on April 18, 2019 - 3:41pm
Los Alamos High School students at recent Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
Los Alamos High School Key Club students will paint addresses on local curbs April 24 to raise funds for a trip to the Internantional Key Club Convention this summer in Baltimore. To have the students paint your address on your curb, email keyclub@laschools.net or call 505.709.0887. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
 
By AUDREY NOLEN
LAHS Key Club

Last month, six Los Alamos High School students attended the Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque.

Key Club is the high

Farewell To Los Alamos Historical Society Retiring Executive Director Heather McClenahan

on April 18, 2019 - 10:10am

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan bids farewell Monday to Oppie and Groves. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan will retire from full-time museum work April 26. She became executive director in May 2011, following the retirement of Hedy Dunn.

During an interview Monday with the Los Alamos Daily Post, McClenahan spoke about her most “spectacular day” on the job.

“I remember it well … Nov.

Crime Victims’ Rights Week Provides Empowerment

on April 18, 2019 - 9:39am
Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie discusses Crime Victim's Rights Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The mission of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, was to give empowerment. So those suffering from abuses reach for assistance and others provide help to individuals who need it.

Crime Victim’s Rights Week is a national program but locally it was recognized through a proclamation presented by the Los Alamos County Council as well as informational cards posted on Atomic City Transit buses and 14 New

Bjorklund Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on April 18, 2019 - 8:46am
A crowd gathers for the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Runners take off in the weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

 
Lynn Bjorklund had a perfect prediction of the 24:00 minute time recorded in the 3 mile distance on the course in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Ted Romero

Anne Hillerman’s ‘The Tale Teller’ Mesa Library April 24

on April 18, 2019 - 8:39am
Anne Hillerman
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Fuller Lodge, presented by the Los Alamos Public Library’s Authors Speak Series.
 
She also will show slides that illustrate the themes in her latest book, The Tale Teller.
 
Hillerman has just released the latest book in her series set in Navajo Country, featuring the detectives Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito.
 
After the death of Hillerman’s famous father, the writer Tony Hillerman, she found herself wanting to hear more stories about the people who had come to

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Metzger’s On Central

on April 18, 2019 - 8:33am

On the job in Los Alamos are Inventory Specialist Rob Trujillo and Floor Sales Specialst Anita Byrd organizing newly arrived plants Tuesday at Metzger’s Do it Best Hardware, 1607 Central Ave. Trujillo has worked at Metzger’s for 22 years and Byrd has been employed for one month. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

NWS: Today’s High Near 62, Tonight’s Low Around 39

on April 18, 2019 - 8:24am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 62 with patchy fog before 9 a.m., then otherwise sunny and tonight’s low around 39. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Can-Am Trike Out For A Spin

on April 18, 2019 - 8:23am

Daily Postcard: Taking advantage of warmer weather, John McHale takes his Can-Am trike for a spin Wednesday and pauses for a quick photo near Starbucks on Central Avenue. McHale is a photographer for the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Learn About ‘Ringing Rocks’ Of Southwest Friday

on April 17, 2019 - 3:51pm

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center Friday evening to learn about the Stone Calendar Project and the ‘Ringing Rocks’ of the Southwest. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday to hear about the “ringing rocks” found in the Southwest and northern Mexico.

 

Barber combined a love of nature and science to start the Stone Calendar Project and study rock art sites throughout the region, identifying glyphs that mark specific times of the year using light and shadow interactions.

Council Tentatively Okays Community Services Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 3:39pm

Community Services Department Director Brian Brogan presents his department budget Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Community Services Department’s approximately $13.7 million budget during Tuesday night’s hearing.

Additionally, they also tentatively approved all the suggested budget add-on options, which included:

  • $20,000 for quads and tracks for trail building and maintenance
  • $80,000 for the Public Health Office
  • $35,000 for open space improvements
  • $79,802 to hire a park maintenance

Council Tentatively Approves Public Works Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 3:36pm

Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents his department's budget during Tuesday night's hearing. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Public Works Department’s approximately $34.1 million budget during Tuesday night’s hearing.

Additionally, they tentatively approved all the budget add-on options, which included:

  • $365,655 for major facilities maintenance
  • $680,000 budgeted in the general fund and $320,000 from non-general funds for increase in interdepartmental charges
  • $16,000 to staff

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Addresses League

on April 17, 2019 - 11:49am

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales addresses the LWV Tuesday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library, touching on education, energy and other topics. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey was on hand to discuss County issues such as energy and infrastructure. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By REBECCA CHAIKEN
League of Women Voters
 
The League of Women Voters welcomed Lt. Gov. Howie Morales to its monthly Lunch with a Leader community event Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.
 
Lt. Gov. Morales is a former Democratic state senator from

Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap At Pueblo Gym May 18

on April 17, 2019 - 11:29am

Scenes From Annual Holi Festival At Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2019 - 8:36am

Sirphey hosted the annual Holi festival Sunday at Fuller Lodge with lots of color, music, food and drinks for all ages. Holi is the most colorful festival on earth, wherein communities come together for food, music, and of course, a color fight. And Unquarked hosted a beer garden with wines and brews from New Mexico breweries and wineries. At the event, Dance Arts Los Alamos instructor Neslihan Caren-Zeytun leads the crowd in dances. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Scene from the color fight during the Holi festival Sunday behind Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

SFCC: Information Night/Talent Show April 25

on April 17, 2019 - 8:32am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will present a student talent show accompanied by information tables for prospective students to learn about SFCC programs and resources 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in the main hallway and Campus Center on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
Meet with representatives from many SFCC departments while current students show off their talents. Also learn about student support services, including financial aid.
 
Along with traditional fields of study, SFCC offers a wide range of classes including those in biofuels, game design, culinary arts,

LAPS National History Day Students Shine At State

on April 17, 2019 - 8:25am
National History Day students from Los Alamos from left, Logan Black, Kaisa Drew, Maybelle Wilson, Maybelle Wilson and Ashley Miller presented a dramatic performance on the Franklin Expedition to find a Northwest Passage. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Junior Abby Beus will represent LAHS at the NHD national competition June 10-13 in Maryland. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
National History Day students from Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School competed at the University of New Mexico Saturday to determine whose projects will represent New Mexico in the national NHD competition.
 

County Council Tentatively Approves LAPD Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 8:14am

Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris present their department budget Tuesday night during the annual hearing before the County Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Los Alamos Police Department approximately $8.8 million budget Tuesday night during the budget hearing.

Additionally, council tentatively approved the following budget add-on options:

  • $35,224 for overtime pay
  • $33,000 for lifecycle purchases
  • $231,300 for a expanded consolidated dispatch center

Deputy Chief

County Council Tentatively Approves CDD Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 8:09am

CDD Director Paul Andrus presents his department budget as County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Tuesday evening during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Community Development Department’s (CDD) approximately $1.9 million budget during Tuesday night’s budget hearing.

All the suggested budget add-on options also were tentatively approved save for $10,000 for the clean and lien program.

Los Alamos Visitor Center Grand Opening Today!

on April 17, 2019 - 8:05am

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Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers Open Registration For 3rd Through 8th Grade Students

on April 17, 2019 - 8:02am
YAC News:
 
The Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers have opened registration for new families with students in 3rd through eighth grade. Students just finishing second grade are welcome to apply now and begin when the school year ends.
 
The new process for application is available on the Facebook page at Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers. The free membership allows students to attend either the Los Alamos or White Rock Center at anytime.
 
Questions can be directed to staff members at 505.662.9412. Registration is only open to those that attend school in Los Alamos.

New And Returning Student Registration May 6

on April 17, 2019 - 7:58am
Ofc. Chris Ross sees to it that Aspen Students safely cross the street to school. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools will begin registration Monday, May 6 for returning students for the 2019-20 school year.
 
On that day, LAPS will send out an email to one parent or guardian per family with instructions for registering their student(s) online.
 
Once they receive this email, parents may log in to the student registration site to complete the online form for each child attending an LAPS school.
 
How to know if your child is a new or returning student:
  • Any

Proposed Jim Billen Trail: Last Week To Comment; Public Hearing Set For April 25

on April 17, 2019 - 7:56am
Map with highlighted section in yellow shown on the existing Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail details the proposed segment of the trail to be re-named Jim Billen Trail. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:
 
Individuals have one more week to submit comments “for” or “against” a citizen petition to re-name a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the “Jim Billen Trail.” Billen passed away April 14, 2018.
 
Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or re-naming any County facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual, and such a request can only be considered

Artist Petr Jandacek Displays Stations Of The Cross

on April 17, 2019 - 7:39am
Local artist Petr Jandacek is opening his home to the community 5-7:30 p.m. today for an outdoor display of his uniquely crafted Stations of the Cross. Photo by Lynn Finnegan
 
Created by local artist Petr Jandacek, the station ‘Jesus falls for the first time’ is depicted by a pavement stone marred with a bloodied handprint. Photo by Lynn Finnegan
 
By LYNN FINNEGAN
Los Alamos

Longtime Los Alamos resident and local artist Petr Jandacek is opening his home to the community 5-7:30 p.m. today, April 17, for an outdoor display of his uniquely crafted Stations of the Cross.

The “Stations of

NWS: Today’s High Near 53, Tonight’s Low Around 35

on April 17, 2019 - 7:25am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 53 with a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 35. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Red-Naped Sapsucker At Bandelier

on April 17, 2019 - 7:14am

Daily Postcard: A red-naped sapsucker is spotted at Bandelier. The bird has a 16-inch wingspan and is uncommon but can be seen mostly in spring and fall in Frijoles Canyon. Photo by Sally King/NPS

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