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Leadership New Mexico Accepting Nominations For 2019 Distinguished Leadership And Alumnus Awards

on November 28, 2018 - 11:21am

LNM News:

Leadership New Mexico is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Distinguished Leadership and Distinguished Alumnus Awards.

The Distinguished Leadership Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognize individuals who have used their leadership skills to improve the quality of life in New Mexico. Award recipients will be honored at the 2019 Annual Dinner Friday, May 10, 2019 at Sandia Resort & Casino. 

Established in 2003, the two awards seek to recognize individuals with demonstrated exceptional leadership that has resulted in a significant positive impact on the economy and

‘Everything Christmas Sale’ At United Church Dec. 5

on November 28, 2018 - 11:09am

‘Everything Christmas Sale’ Dec. 5 at United Church. Courtesy/United Church

UNITED CHURCH News:

Whoever thought that donating something to or buying something from a thrift store had such a grand reach?

The volunteers at the United Church of Los Alamos thrift store want you to know just how far that reach goes and just how long they have been preparing for a festive event 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

Jean Picard has not only been a member of the United Church since 1981, but active in the women's programs including the Women's Christian Service Society and children's programming.

Early College Parent Meeting At UNM-LA Thursday

on November 28, 2018 - 10:45am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) is looking for Los Alamos High School students who have potential to do college coursework or technical certifications before high school graduation.

The goal of the LAECCA is to create a seamless experience for students between high school and their post-secondary goals by providing a focused pathway for a future career.

LAECCA supports students in early access to post-secondary training allowing them to graduate from high school with not only a diploma but also college credentials and credits.

Visit 25th Annual Crèche Show Dec. 7-8

on November 28, 2018 - 7:09am

Alice Mann with a few of her Crèches was instrumental in organizing the first Crèche Show 25 years ago as a gift to the Los Alamos community from the local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo by Robert Judd

COMMUNITY News:

The 25th Annual Crèche Show is WinterFest Weekend, Dec. 7-8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St.

Everyone is invited to view this display of Nativities, which is free and open to the public 1-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Treasured Crèches will be featured from many

CB FOX Shows Generosity On #GivingTuesday

on November 28, 2018 - 6:32am

CB FOX Manager Andy Fox, left, shows support to local organizations during #GivingTuesday. From left, Fox presents $500 to American Legion Riders Post 90 President Randi Moore, member Cathi Mack and Commander Linda Fox. At right, Fox presents United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen with an $814 donation. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

As part of #GivingTuesday, CB FOX showed its support for local nonprofit organizations.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge 7-11 a.m. Sunday

on November 28, 2018 - 6:27am

National Cookie Decorating Day Dec. 4

on November 28, 2018 - 5:47am
The Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Centers invite local senior citizens to decorate cookies at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4  for National Cookie Decorating Day. The Youth Activity Centers are on Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock and 20th Street Los Alamos. For information, call 505.662.9412. Courtesy photo
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Former Chamisa Student Turned Soldier Ezra Maes Recovers In Hospital From Overseas Injuries

on November 28, 2018 - 5:19am
Former Chamisa student and now soldier in the U.S. Army Ezra Maes recovers in a Texas hospital after losing a leg in September. Courtesy photo
 
Ezra Maes at his Army bootcamp graduation. Courtesy photo
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos
 
Ezra Maes was a Chamisa Cheetah, a Pack 20 Cub Scout and member of the local Youth Activity Center, before he was a member of the U.S. Army.
 
Recently injured overseas, Maes spoke about his experiences both as a young boy and now military man serving his country. Here we start with the Chamisa student on the playground.
 
“My favorite Chamisa
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Top Runners Named In 2018 Turkey Trot/Crop Walk

on November 28, 2018 - 4:55am
COMMUNITY News:
 
The following list of individuals are the top 27 finishers in the 2.57 mile distance of the 2018 Annual Turkey Trot/CROP Walk held Nov. 18.
 
Approximately 180 participants were involved.
 
Crop Walk/Turkey Trot Results:
 
#1 Sam Crooks 16:03
#2 Travis Gibson 16:07
#3 Quinn Abfalterer 16:50
#4 Grafton Urbatch 17:02
#5 Blake Wood 17:04
#6 Ryan Smeltzer 17:05
#7 Roshan Prasad 17:26
#8 Zack Medin 17:58
#9 Aaron Jackson 18:15
#10 Adam Stanier 18:25
#11 Levi Gibson 18:40
#12 Jack Williams 19:08
#13 Ethan Moody 19:52
#14 Vikki Saga 20:00
#15 Rao Garimella

Daily Postcard: Small Panhandler Spotted Downtown

on November 28, 2018 - 4:40am

Daily Postcard: Harry the panhandling raven is a regular visitor to dining establishments in downtown Los Alamos. Harry was spotted Tuesday begging for leftover crumbs from a breakfast burrito at the local McDonald's in Smith's Marketplace. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
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UbiQD Of Los Alamos Launches Quantum Dot Greenhouse Film Product

on November 27, 2018 - 4:05pm

UbiQD launched its retrofit greenhouse film product called UbiGro on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

Greenhouse Technology Engineer Damon Hebert checks on a tomato study grown under UbiGro films at the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) greenhouse in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • The company has garnered EPA approval to manufacture its first commercial product, a luminescent film called UbiGro that improves crop quality and yield

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it has launched its first commercial quantum dot

Asphalt Repair Work On Iris Moved To Wednesday

on November 27, 2018 - 4:01pm

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances with the asphalt plant, the repair on Iris Street is re-scheduled for Wednesday.

COUNTY News:

Crews with the Los Alamos County Public Works Department will repair asphalt displaced during recent utility work on Iris Street.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Note: Parking on Iris Street is prohibited until work is complete.

Full access to Iris Street will be restored by late afternoon Tuesday.

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Today Is #GivingTuesday 2018 Around The Globe

on November 27, 2018 - 8:12am

Today is #GivingTuesday around the world. Courtesy/#GivingTuesday.org

COMMUNITY News:

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in the local community. Here is a directory listing some of the organizations, charities, events and more in Los Alamos.

Izraelevitz: We Are All Part Of Los Alamos County...

on November 27, 2018 - 7:53am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
County Council Chair
 
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
 
Although the campaigning is over and we are getting ready for the holiday season and the New Year, I wanted to give a final thank you to all my friends who supported me through this, my last campaign for public office. I look forward to a productive next four years with my new partners on Council, Sara Scott, James Robinson and Randy Ryti.
 
I also want to acknowledge the generosity of those who provided financial support to my campaign.

Holiday Game Jam For Kids At Los Alamos Makers

on November 27, 2018 - 7:23am
James Wernicke guides young coders at Los Alamos Makers, at 3540 Orange St., Suite LV1. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos Makers News:
 
Almost a year ago, Los Alamos Makers hosted the first Global Kids Game Jam teams in Los Alamos.
 
During that Global Game Jam, kids from all over the world came together with their local clubs to create, experiment, socialize and create video games, not just play them. One of the Los Alamos teams was selected for the world finale and invited to Turin, Italy.
 
This year, Los Alamos Makers is hosting a local game jam for kids 7 to 12, with a holiday

The Food Depot Receives Top National Ranking

on November 27, 2018 - 6:51am
FOOD DEPOT News:
 
SANTA FE — The Food Depot has been named one of “The 40 Best Food Banks in America,” by 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion website.
 
The Food Depot at 1222 Siler Road in Santa Fe, ranked 26 out of 40, with 24/7 Wall St. utilizing data from the charity-rating website, Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator evaluates nonprofits annually based on several factors including information on the organization’s website and their IRS 990 form.
 
“We are incredibly proud of this recognition,” Sherry Hooper, executive director of The Food Depot said.

Author Hampton Sides At Fuller Lodge Tuesday Dec. 4

on November 27, 2018 - 6:50am
Hampton Sides. Photo by Gary Oakley
 
Author Hampton Sides will speak about his latest book On Desperate Ground - the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/hamptonsides.com
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Hampton Sides, the author of the bestselling histories In the Kingdom of Ice, Hellhound on His Trail, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers, will speak about his latest book On Desperate Ground - the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Fuller Lodge.
 
Sides’ talk is

SFCC: Dance, Drama And Choral Concert Dec. 2 & 4

on November 27, 2018 - 6:47am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Dance and Drama classes will present an end-of-semester showcase of their work beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at El Museo at 555 Camino de la Familia.
 
In addition to drama, students will perform belly dance, jazz, flamenco and hip-hop. An SFCC Music Showcase will feature students from chorus, voice and guitar classes. The performance includes a wide variety of music 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
The instructors are Fred Graham and Corey Jones. Call 505.428.1731 for information.

Daily Postcard: Saturday Afternoon At Ashley Pond

on November 27, 2018 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: Fall scene Saturday afternoon at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Finance New Mexico: Even A Small Management Team Is Essential To Startup Success

on November 26, 2018 - 3:32pm
Business collaboration. Courtesy/rawpixel
 
By SANDY NELSON
Finance New Mexico

While it’s normal for the owner of a new business to go the do-it-yourself route, either for lack of money or sparse human resources, no one individual can perform every task associated with nurturing a startup and do all of them well.

The person who sets the idea in motion might not have a clue how to keep books and end up avoiding this essential skill in pursuit of more interesting or gratifying activities, such as networking and prototype creation.

For that reason, an aspiring entrepreneur should undertake

Derby Dames Host Fundraiser At Tub Wednesday

on November 26, 2018 - 3:09pm

DALA Offers Photos With Santa Dec. 1-2

on November 26, 2018 - 3:01pm

DALA will offer photos with Santa Claus 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

DALA News:

Santa is making himself available for photos this weekend!

Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Duane Smith Auditorium, Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) will offer audience members seeing "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" the chance to get their picture taken with Santa.

The cost is $5 for per photo. Photos will be taken with a digital camera and emailed to participants.

Voices Of Los Alamos Meets Today

on November 26, 2018 - 2:51pm

John L. House

COMMUNITY News:

John L. House, vice president of New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics, will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at the Unitarian Church during the monthly Voices of Los Alamos meeting.

New Mexicans for Money Out of Politics (NM MOP) is a non-partisan, grassroots organization whose mission is to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics and make government work for all the people of New Mexico and our country.

House will talk about New Mexicans with Money Out of Politics and American Promise, the national organization with whom Voices of Los Alamos partner working

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair At IHM Saturday Dec. 1

on November 26, 2018 - 11:56am

Farmington Holiday Traditions Have Deep Roots

on November 26, 2018 - 7:02am

Riverglo, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30 in Farmington, features hundreds of traditional luminarias on the trails in Berg Park, along the Animas River. Courtesy/FarmingtonNM.org

Farmington News:

FARMINGTON—well known as the place where active families and outdoor lovers thrive—provides a unique holiday experience, complete with longstanding annual events that draw intrigue from locals and visitors.

Farmington’s annual events have deep roots, most dating back several decades.

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