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Gallery Talk At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 6:33pm

LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Art Gallery will host a gallery talk 6-8 p.m., Thursday, featuring several of the photographers showing work in the “So Far From Heaven” exhibit, which hangs in the Gallery until Saturday.

David Halpern, Wendy Young, Kirk Gittings and Jan Pietrzak will talk about their work and answer questions about both their processes and their inspirations.

Halpern has created a series of photographs showing Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison, following years of on-site photography.

LAESF: 116 Northern NM Students Receive $773,500 From Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on June 24, 2019 - 5:56pm
Gold scholarship award winner Estrella Torres from Nambé Pueblo is interning in the Materials Science Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LAESF News:

Graduating seniors Estrella Torres of Pojoaque Valley High School, Zachary Ginn of Taos High School and Leina Gries of Santa Fe’s Desert Academy will head to college in the fall with an extra $5,000 per year in scholarships provided by the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

These three recipients of the top-level $20,000 Gold Scholarship are among the 116 students in Northern New Mexico receiving 122 awards

PEEC: Meet Adult And Baby Goats At Los Alamos Nature Center 6:30 P.M. Wednesday June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 5:36pm

Meet goats of all shapes and sizes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this evening of fun! Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to meet adult and baby goats at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This Summer Family Evening program features Debbie Wood of Second Bloom Farm, Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch and their goats.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see goats up close, learn about how goat milk is used and hear about what goats need to live happily on the Pajarito

Environmental Management Cleanup Forum June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 4:56pm

FOSCA Hosts Cowboy Breakfast Sunday July 7

on June 24, 2019 - 4:35pm
This handsome boy is just one of the pets that will be available for adoption July 7 during the Cowboy Breakfast at the Posse Lodge. Courtesy/FOSCA
 
FOSCA News:
 
Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA) will host the Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.
 
The menu includes, scrambled eggs, pancakes and bacon and sausage, as well as orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and younger.
 
To make this event even more of a “can’t miss” for individuals  and their families, FOSCA will also host

Enterprise Bank & Trust Hosts Reception For Seven Scholarship Recipients And Their Families

on June 24, 2019 - 1:49pm
Gathered for a special reception honoring scholarship recipients Thursday, from left, Enterprise Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey, Enterprise President - Los Alamos Region Liddie Martinez, EVHS students Amadeo Suazo and student Ryan Trujillo, PVHS student Haley Perez, LAHS students Phoenix Dendera and Anna Lemke and PVHS student Estrella Torres. Not pictured is McCurdy Charter School student Isaiah Trujillo. Courtesy photo
 
Enterprise Bank & Trust News:
 
The 2019 Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholars gathered Thursday, June 20 with their families and the Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholarship Selection

RCLC Meets At Española City Hall Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 1:38pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 in City Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate.

The meeting is open to the public.

A. Call to Order Chair Henry Roybal at 1:30 p.m.

B. Confirmation of Quorum Chair Henry Roybal at 1:32 p.m.

C. Approval of Agenda Chair Henry Roybal at 1:35 p.m.

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes Chair Henry Roybal at 1:40 p.m.
a. Draft minutes for June7meeting (Tab 1)

E. Public Comment (20 min) 1:50-2:10 p.m.

F. Treasurers ReportTreasurer Peter Ives at 2:10 p.m.
a. Treasurers

Los Alamos Makerspace Launches New Training, Collaboration And Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot

on June 24, 2019 - 11:59am

Alexandra De Lucia, a gifted LANL post-baccalaureate intern, learning how to solder and taking a stab at building hardware at the local makerspace. De Lucia researches machine learning-based monitoring tools on the LANL High Performance Computing Design team. She has been a seasonal volunteer with Los Alamos Makers since the summer of 2017. At that time, she mentored teens during the summer Coder Dojo. She has come back this year and led a weekly Python Club for teens and adults.

County: Public Presentation On Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 Improvements Related To Hill Apartments Tuesday

on June 24, 2019 - 11:55am

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to attend a presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday on the Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 improvements associated with a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) state grant for pedestrian and ADA improvements, NMDOT pavement preservation project and “The Hill” Apartments Housing Development.

This presentation will take place during the County Council meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The Council approved a resolution June 11 supporting an application for state funding assistance of these various projects through

LAPS: Kindergarten Online Registration Now Open

on June 24, 2019 - 11:39am

LAPS News:

Online registration for kindergarten at Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools is now available through the Los Alamos Public Schools website.

Registration is an important step to ensure your student has a spot in an elementary school for the upcoming school year.

For more information on how to enroll, go to http://laschools.net/home/registration/.

Children who turn five before 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. The first day of school is Aug. 15.

Direct questions to Sandra Osborn at

Upcoming Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Events

on June 24, 2019 - 9:50am
 
SFSS News:
 
Here’s what’s happening this weekend and next during the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival—a staged reading of a new play based on Henry the Fourth; an open rehearsal; editing Shakespeare; and of course the ongoing community readings out loud.
 
Courage! To The Field!
7 p.m., Sunday, June 23
 
Courage! To the Field! is a new play written by Else C. Went.
 
Directed by Ariana Karp.
 
Courage! To The Field! is an alternate-history play, a good old-fashioned party, and a story told with music.

Taste Of Knowledge Offers Two Opportunities This Year

on June 24, 2019 - 8:28am
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
LAPSF News:
 
Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge.
 
The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit

Los Alamos Early College And Career Academy Receives ECHS Designation Certificate From PED

on June 24, 2019 - 8:14am
Louise Williams, of PED's College and Career Readiness Bureau, presents Coordinator Brent Collom with LAECCA’s Early College High School certification. Courtesy photo
 
Mentors met with students in the LAECCA program to offer support and networking opportunities. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) recently received its official Early College High School certification from the College and Career Readiness Bureau of New Mexico’s Public Education Department.
 
This certification is the culmination of 13 months of work to obtain this

LAF&SF Features Bob Fuselier 6 P.M. Wednesday

on June 24, 2019 - 7:41am

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak on ‘Neuroscience and Emotions’ this Wednesday at the LAF&SF at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy/LAF&SF

LAF&SF News:

Los Alamos scientist Nels Hoffman spoke to a full house Wednesday at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series (LAF&SF).

The theme of the summer series is “Are You a Robot? Brain, Mind and Soul” and Hoffman spoke on the topic of “Neuroplasticity: How the Mind Changes the Brain”.

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak this Wednesday on “Neuroscience and Emotions”.

Fuselier’s abstract states: In his landmark publication

Construction Underway At Century Bank In Los Alamos

on June 24, 2019 - 7:20am

Rendering of Century Bank’s Los Alamos branch expected to open in late summer at 751 Trinity Dr. Suite 301 in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. Courtesy image

Century Bank News:

Century Bank recently began construction on its first Los Alamos branch. The branch, at 751 Trinity Dr. Suite 301 in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center, is expected to open in late summer.

The office will have an urban, modern feeling to it and feature Universal Bankers for personalized client needs.

Carved & Cast: 20th Century NM Sculpture, On View At New Mexico Museum Of Art Through July 28

on June 24, 2019 - 6:51am
Raymond Lopez, Carreta de la Muerte, May 1999, ash, pine and basswood with paint, fiber and a ribbon, 17 × 11 3/8 × 24 3/4 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of James and Margie Krebs, 2005 (2004.2.8). Photo by Blair Clark © Raymond Lopez
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Museum of Art’s (NMMoA) 20th-century sculpture exhibition, Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture, will extend its run through the summer until July 28.
 
The exhibition takes a look at regional sculpture styles specific to the Southwest, centering the medium in its own conversation

NWS: Today’s High Near 76, Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 24, 2019 - 5:47am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... It Takes A Village

on June 23, 2019 - 6:33am
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO
 
According to, www.sheknows.com , the saying, “It takes a village,” is a portion of an old African proverb. They also say that may be up for debate, too. Many times it does take a village to get things accomplished and I am thankful for my village.
 
This week, I wanted to focus on one of our many project partners at the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization. The community partner I have selected is Los Alamos County. Now, I realize that thanking a funder publicly may come across as being grossly obsequious, according to Bing.com. Come on,

Ashley Pond And His Profound Effect On Our Destiny

on June 23, 2019 - 6:25am

Ashley Pond Jr. in Pajarito Canyon, ca. 1915. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society

Ashley Pond and Fuller Lodge, ca. 1930s. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society

By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society

On Friday evenings this spring, people have gathered at Ashley Pond to sit on the grass and enjoy the concerts. I wonder how many of those people listening to the music and occasionally looking out over the pond know the history related to that small body of water.

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United Church Thrift Shop $6 Bag Sale Wednesday

on June 23, 2019 - 6:21am
UNITED CHURCH News:

The Thrift Shop at the United Church of Los Alamos is holding a $6 bag sale, (jewelry excluded), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at 2525 Canyon Road.

The United Church Thrift Shop is operated by the Womens Christian Service Society (WCSS).

Donations are accepted of gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books. No large appliances, furniture, books or VHS tapes can be accepted. Donations may be dropped off any time at the bins near the door at the lower level of Craig Hall.

All proceeds of the Thrift Shop go to Mission

Scenes From Manzanares Show At Summer Concert

on June 23, 2019 - 6:11am

Manzanares wows the crowd during the Friday night Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Manzanares is lead by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and features the virtuosic rhythms of their Latin/Worldbeat band. David and Michael grew up in Abiquiu, according to a press release and their Nuevo Latino style delivers an aggressive approach to the very danceable Rumba Flamenca style mixed with exotic, progressive blends of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Friday night concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Family Fun On Fourth Of July At The YMCA

on June 23, 2019 - 5:56am
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run Thursday, July 4. The 5K is open to all ages that want to walk, run, or jog in this festive event.
 
Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in Kid, Youth, Adult, Adult 60+, Stroller (with a kid), and Dog Jogger. The best Costumed Participant will win Bagels-for-a-Year from Ruby K’s. All participants will get the annual Fun Run t-shirt and are eligible to win one of many great door prizes.
 
The 5K race route starts in the YMCA parking lot, turns north on 15th Street to

Dark Sky Star Party At Fort Union June 29

on June 23, 2019 - 5:55am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS Fort Union will take advantage of its natural dark sky to host a star party 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.
 
The solitude, remoteness and arid landscapes of Fort Union National Monument make it an ideal place for observing a natural dark sky. After sunset, the sky over the high prairie gives way to the glow of celestial bodies unaffected by the artificial light of distant communities.
 
Attendees will be immersed in the culture and science of a natural night sky as rangers guide them through the remains of the old fort, and help to identify distant stars and

Rotary: Distinguished Student Of Service Joshua Shevitz

on June 23, 2019 - 5:52am
Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle with Distinguished Student of Service Joshua Shevitz with his father Danny Shevitz and high school language arts teacher Lori Thompson. Photo by Linda Hull
 
ROTARY News:
 
The Motto of Rotary is Service Above Self. To support this, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honors nine “Distinguished Students of Service” in their junior year of high school each academic year. Students are first nominated by their teachers who are asked to select those who:
  • have given positive contributions to their high school and/or in the community,
  • have a good attitude toward
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DPU Issues Drinking Water Quality Report

on June 23, 2019 - 5:51am
COUNTY News:
 
Water customers in Los Alamos County should expect to receive a copy of the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities by mail prior to July 1.
 
The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report describes drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water, substances detected and other information of interest.
 
“We consider it a tremendous responsibility and honor to provide Los Alamos County with high-quality drinking water,” Utilities Manager Tim Glasco said.

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