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Chris Carson Talks On A History Of Los Alamos Schools At UnQuarked Tonight

on February 21, 2018 - 7:29am
The community is invited to hear a School Talk by Chris Carson, A History of Los Alamos Schools. The talk is 5-6 pm today at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. Courtesy image

Cookie Plate Challenge Underway In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2018 - 6:41am

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has revived its annual Cookie Plate Challenge. They encourage community members to bake a plate of cookies for someone, snap a photo and send it to C’YA. Tell them about your recipient and then challenge a friend or co-worker to do the same. If you don't like to bake, they ask that you consider donating $5 to their program. The C’YA Board of Directors has been challenged in the first round including Claire Swinhoe, Pauline Powell Schneider, Megan Pfeffer, Karen Greenfield and Valerie Harris. Send photos to cya.org@att.net. C’YA provides free elementary

United Church Of Los Alamos Mexico Mission Auction In March

on February 21, 2018 - 6:30am
Members of the United Church of Los Alamos and Unitarian Church will travel to Mexico during spring break to build homes for the poor. Courtesy/UCLA
 
UCLA News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos is seeking donations for its Mexico Mission community auction in March.
 
Adults from the United Church and the Unitarian Church will build homes during spring break for the poor.
 
Items can be brought to 2525 Canyon Road.
 
Requests may be made for pick up of large items. For information, call 505.662.2971.

Venue Change For Olions Spring Musical: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!’

on February 21, 2018 - 6:03am

OLIONS News:

Can you spell M-U-S-I-C-A-L? The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Society proudly presents, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!”

The community is invited to watch (and perhaps join the spellers with an audience participation opportunity) as the contestants try to spell their way to victory and learn a little bit about their wacky lives with some E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y songs.

Note Venue change: Performances will be in the LAHS Blackbox at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays March 14-18, 22-23 and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Daily Postcard: Deer Grazes On Walnut Street

on February 21, 2018 - 5:35am

Daily Postcard: Deer grazing Saturday near a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

LAMTA/UNM-LA Spring Piano Recital Sunday

on February 20, 2018 - 3:35pm

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney, right, with LAMTA pianists and their teachers in October 2017. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News:

In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

Fifteen students from the age of 8 through 14 will be

Utility Tree Trimming In Western Area

on February 20, 2018 - 3:17pm

COUNTY News:

Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees from around power lines in the Western Area neighborhood of Los Alamos. 

Crews will start on Trinity Drive, Fairway and Sandia, working through the Western Area.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program supports the

MOWW Meeting Tonight Is Canceled!

on February 20, 2018 - 11:50am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting of the Military Order Of The World Wars scheduled for this evening has been canceled.
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Hand Precision Machining, LLC Celebrates 25 Years

on February 20, 2018 - 10:52am

Robert Hand, founder of Hand Precision Machining LLC celebrates the success of his first 25 years in business Monday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Hand Precision Machining LLC staff are celebrating the company's 25th anniversary this week at their 127 Eastgate Road location. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Enjoying a celebration lunch at Hand Precision Machining LLC Monday, from left, Bryce Templeton, Steven Hand and founder Robert Hand. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Robert Hand and his staff at Hand Precision Machining, LLC, celebrated their

Public Meeting: Camp May Water Pipeline March 1

on February 20, 2018 - 10:51am

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Officials with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invite interested persons and organizations to a public meeting on the proposed Camp May Water Pipeline project as part of the environmental assessment process.

The meeting is 6 p.m. March 1 in Room 230, Building 2, at UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University in Los Alamos.

Representatives from Los Alamos County will explain the project and answer questions.

Designed to extend potable water service to the facilities at the Pajarito Mountain Ski area, the project will provide sufficient water for recreational snow

Middle School Baseball Meeting Wednesday

on February 20, 2018 - 10:18am
 
LAMS News:
 
There will be a meeting for all interested 7th and 8th grade baseball players and their parents 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the White Rock Branch Library.
 
We will discuss the expectations, practice and play schedule and the expected costs and for the spring program.

Leadership Los Alamos Inaugural Focus Session ‘Reflective Leadership’ Delivers Success

on February 20, 2018 - 7:17am

From left, Speaker Phil Bryson, Leadership Los Alamos Board Chair Brian D'Andrea and Speaker Dr. John Bedker gather Jan. 17 for the organization's first Focus Group at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA Board members, program class participants and alumni gather at UNM-LA for the first Focus Group hosted by the organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) held its first Focus Session Jan. 17 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

The highly successful inaugural Focus Session on “Reflective Leadership” was made possible

On The Job In Los Alamos: Friends Of MPNHP Board

on February 20, 2018 - 6:24am

On the job in Los Alamos is the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos, from left, Treasurer Ron Wilkins, Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly, Facilitator Felicia Orth, Vice President Rick Reiss, Karen Henderson, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and President Kristin Henderson. Board members not pictured, former Councilor Fran Berting, Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher/Editor Carol A. Clark who is taking the photo, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, Dr.

Unexpected Encounter Leads To Interview With Manhattan Project Veteran Reid Cameron

on February 20, 2018 - 5:43am
Reid Cameron and his Manhattan Project service patch. Photo by Sharon Snyder
 
By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
Sometimes a chance encounter can result in something unexpected. That was the case last August when I visited Mesa Verde National Park. I was wearing my Los Alamos Ranch School shirt with the embroidered logo when I met a volunteer ranger in the park.
 
We were enjoying a nice conversation when she noticed the logo and said, excitedly, “My husband’s uncle was at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project!”
 
I immediately asked, “Is he still living?”
 

LAHS Graduates Olguin And Kirk In Tokyo

on February 20, 2018 - 5:32am

Two Los Alamos High School graduates, each making the community proud in very different ways, meet up at Disney Tokyo in Japan; A1C Danekah Olguin who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Tokyo and Alex Kirk who is playing professional basketball with Alvark Tokyo. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Blini Breakfast At St. Job Saturday

on February 20, 2018 - 5:28am

From left, Barbara Addessio, Father Theophan and Christine Peters greet a hungry crowd during their annual blini breakfast Saturday at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Theophan said the church has hosted the breakfast for 15 to 20 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ferrin Bullock attends the blini breakfast Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church hosted its annual Blini Breakfast Saturday for the community.

The first Blini Breakfast was served in 1999 and the event has continued each year since.

Memorial Service For Sherry Lynn Reninger March 10

on February 20, 2018 - 5:24am
SHERRY LYNN (TUTTLE) RENINGER July 16, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2018
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
A memorial service for Sherry Lynn Reninger will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
 
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Daily Postcard: Evening Clouds Color Los Alamos Sky

on February 20, 2018 - 5:23am

Daily Postcard: Clouds color the sky Sunday evening over Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

The Finishing Touch Moving To Larger Space

on February 19, 2018 - 4:13pm
The Finishing Touch owners Marcelo Ruano, left, and Julio Gaytan stand in their new space just one storefront up from their current location in Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Finishing Touch is moving up ... one storefront to be exact. It may be just a short walk from its original location, but The Finishing Touch’s future site offers double the space. This means more products and services will be featured in the store.
 
Owners Marcelo Ruano and Julio Gaytan said they will begin

70th Annual Skiesta At Pajarito March 17

on February 19, 2018 - 3:17pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta.

Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain.  The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

Since it’s very humble beginnings, Skiesta has been a wacky spring event that celebrates the unique mountain culture of Los Alamos and the wonderful sport of skiing (all types—snowboarding included!).

This year there will be beer from six New Mexico Craft Breweries, a costume contest,

‘Guys and Dolls’ Back On Track To Open March 22

on February 19, 2018 - 2:50pm
LALO News:

The gamblers of “Guys and Dolls” beat the odds and found a venue and a schedule that can accommodate the principal actors!

Los Alamos Light Opera presents “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 22, 23, and 24, at Crossroads Bible Church on East Road, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the church.

SFI Public Lecture: Randomness Everywhere Feb. 27

on February 19, 2018 - 2:05pm

‘Cardsharps’ by Michelangelo Caravaggio. Courtesy/SFI

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents a Community Event: Randomness Everywhere with Sid Redner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

Randomness underlies events that we encounter every day. From the ups and downs of stock prices to the likelihood of winning at gambling, understanding randomness can help us make sense of our experiences and resolve apparent paradoxes.

In the first community lecture of SFI's 2018 series, Sid Redner  presents an introduction to

Los Alamos Community Winds Presents ‘Joyride!’

on February 19, 2018 - 1:09pm
Los Alamos Community Winds Artistic Director Ted Vives conducts a recent rehearsal. Courtesy photo
 
By HEIDI MORNING and TED VIVES 
Los Alamos Community Winds

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) would like to invite you to, “Joyride! A Journey in Music” at 7 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 24 at Crossroads Bible Church.

The Winds will perform selections from several renowned composers including Leonard Bernstein, Percy Grainger, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, John Philip Sousa, Robert W. Smith, Franz von Suppé and Michael Markowski.

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centenary, LACW will continue

Los Alamos Chamber Ribbon Cutting Feb. 22

on February 19, 2018 - 1:04pm

Calling Young Artists For 2018 Dog Jog Logo Contest

on February 19, 2018 - 12:56pm

Courtesy/FOSCA

FOSCA News:

Tails are wagging all over Los Alamos in anticipation of the 2018 Los Alamos Dog Jog and Fun Walk, Saturday, April 28 at Rover Park in White Rock.

The Dog Jog is an annual fundraiser for the Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA), that provides funding for spay/neuter surgeries and for catastrophic veterinary care for pets.

The Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put their imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2018 Dog Jog Logo Contest!

The Logo Contest is open to youngsters in third through sixth grades

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