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Sidewalk Work: Yucca At Arkansas Begins Tuesday

on August 9, 2019 - 9:56am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Public Works crews will be replacing sidewalks and handicap ramps at the intersection of Arkansas Avenue and Yucca Street beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. 

Crews also will be replacing a section of sidewalk at the entrance to Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Road.

This entire project is anticipated to be complete by Aug. 21.

Vehicles and pedestrians are advised to follow all traffic control devices and slowdown in the work zone.

Direct questions to Public Works Traffic & Streets Division at 505.662.8113.

LA Cares Celebrates 25 Years Of Service!

on August 9, 2019 - 9:37am

Los Alamos Cares celebrates 25 years of service to Los Alamos County residents who qualify for the food pantry and all residents in need of rent and utilities assistance. Food distribution is the second Thursday and Friday of the month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road in the Gibson Fellowship Hall. LA Cares has more than 50 volunteers serving more than 70 families. For more information, call 505.661.8015. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

2019 County Fair & Rodeo Schedule Of Events

on August 9, 2019 - 9:33am

2019 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Contacts

on August 9, 2019 - 9:25am

2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade Map For Saturday

on August 9, 2019 - 9:04am

It’s Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Time!

on August 9, 2019 - 8:46am

Photo by Leslie Bucklin/County

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to head downtown Saturday for the the Annual Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m., then stay to meander through Ashley Pond Park with its fair booths, bouncy houses and exhibits (at Mesa Public Library).

Also, shop the beautiful artwork offered during the 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. There will be plenty of food vendors on site so stay and enjoy a picnic lunch by the pond.

Los Alamos County Councilors will once again host a booth featuring County projects,

Santa Fe Music Week Returns To The City Different

on August 9, 2019 - 8:28am

Santa Fe Music Week News:

  • Annual celebration brings 10 days of live music from national and local artists to venues across Santa Fe

SANTA FE Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more ... tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air later this month with Santa Fe Music Week, which returns Aug. 23 through Sept. 2.

Attendees will experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard,

Leftover Salmon Debuts At Summer Concert Tonight!

on August 9, 2019 - 7:28am
Courtesy photo
 
SUMMER CONCERT News:
 
The 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series continues it's historic run of bands and record-breaking concert attendance.
 
With more than 50,000, and counting, concertgoers enjoying free shows in the family friendly atmosphere at Ashley Pond Pavilion, the Sancre Productions team presents its 12 concert of the series featuring Leftover Salmon.
 
For the past quarter-century, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll,

Birds Of The Neighborhood On Barranca Mesa

on August 9, 2019 - 7:10am

As summer progresses, the early blooming flowers have gone to seed, much to the delight of the finches. Photo by Ken Hanson

Pine siskin devouring one of its favorite seeds, those of the tall phlox. Apparently, there is some debate about who has first dibs. Photo by Ken Hanson

Pine siskin on a bending Gaillardia (Blanket flower) plant, pulling seeds from the seed head, even before they are barely ripe in a garden in Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Hummingbirds find flowers in bloom all summer long. Photo by Ken Hanson

Hummingbird living the sweet life. Photo by Ken Hanson

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on August 9, 2019 - 7:03am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sundrop Flower At Unitarian Church

on August 9, 2019 - 7:03am

A Sundrop flower is spotted Thursday in the wilderness backyard of the Unitarian Church at 1738 N Sage St. A member of the evening primrose, its petals form a square with an extended ovary sticking out of the center. Botanical name flips between Oenothera hartwegii and Calylophus Hartwegii. Photo by KokHeong McNaughton

On The Job In Los Alamos: Victor Maldonado

on August 8, 2019 - 9:00pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Victor Maldonado, owner of Victor's Landscaping LLC, checking out a yard project on Aster Street today in White Rock. Maldonado opened his business in 2005 and focused first on lawn maintenance, but quickly grew into a full service company. With more than 25 years of experience, Maldonado has the knowledge and experience to tackle the most intricate landscaping projects. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call 505.661.9680. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Meet BMX Racer Kyrina Deschamp Of Los Alamos

on August 8, 2019 - 8:16pm
Kyrina Deschamp. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Kyrina Deschamp has been working hard this summer on her BMX bike
 
This past summer Deschamp spent most her time racing her BMx bike at Duke City BMX as well as other tracks throughout New Mexico and the southwest.
 
In March she competed in the USABMX spring nationals in Albuquerque and took home the first place title in her first nationals event.
 
She began the summer race season competing at Duke City BMX, she traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the USABMX Las Vegas Nationals in July.

Scene From LAHS Marching Band Evening Practice

on August 8, 2019 - 11:34am

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band practicing Wednesday evening on Sullivan Field. Photo by Mark Lorenc

Los Alamos County Home Renewal Program Assists Residents In Improving Local Houses

on August 8, 2019 - 11:01am
Los Alamos Housing Partnership Executive Director Steve Brugger, center, inspects a local roof Wednesday morning along with homeowners Jess and John Cullinan. The Cullinans are among the residents who have participated in Los Alamos County's Home Renewal Program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Homeownership is a dream many people possess but even when that dream is achieved a whole new set of issues can arrive: a broken furnace, a leaking roof or a faulty electrical system.

Los Alamos County and Los Alamos

State Standing Up Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Taskforce

on August 8, 2019 - 10:56am
Destinee Alexis Atencio
 
By JAMES R. MOUNTAIN
Valley Daily Post
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tesuque Pueblo Tribal Police continue to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of Destinee Alexis Atencio whose body was found June 22 near the Camel Rock formation in Tesuque.

Atencio, 21, was last seen by a relative sometime in May in Santa Fe. Authorities believe she may have been dead for at least a couple of weeks before her body was found. The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

She is described as a Native American female,

Council Approves Purchase Of WAC Building

on August 8, 2019 - 10:55am
The former Women's Army Corp dormitory building, which is currently the Christian Science Church. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously to authorize the County to purchase the former Women’s Army Corp (WAC) dormitory at 1725 17th St. during the July 30 regular council meeting.

The approval is a bit of a milestone; during the meeting County Manager Harry Burgess said, “This, as far as I know, is one of the last potential acquisitions of Manhattan Project era property in the

PEEC: Watch ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Tonight

on August 8, 2019 - 10:18am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Watch “Shaun of the Dead” tonight in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s summer movie series “Suds & Shows”.
 
Doors will open and beer and wine will be available starting at 6 p.m. from Pajarito Brewpub & Grill. The movie starts at 7 p.m. in the planetarium.
 
Attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner, buy drinks and enjoy spending time at the nature center before the movie. Movie tickets are $5 per person and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Council Declares August Bear Month In Los Alamos

on August 8, 2019 - 10:01am

Wearing a special hat to mark the occassion, Councilor James Robinson presents Kathleen Ramsey, founder of the Wildlife Center in Espanola, with a proclamation Tuesday night, declaring August as Bear Month. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation declaring August as Bear Month during the Tuesday night regular meeting in council chambers.

Councilor James Robinson read the proclamation, which states:

 
WHEREAS: Los Alamos is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, and healthy wildlife populations have a positive impact on the

FLAC Welcomes Kathy Romero To Arts & Crafts Fair

on August 8, 2019 - 9:51am
Jewelry and Rosary Designs, handmade by artist Kathy Romero, will be available for purchase Saturday at Fuller Lodge during the 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Courtesy/FLAC
 
FLAC News:
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center welcomes Kathy Romero to its upcoming 39th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, just two days away at Fuller Lodge.
 
Kathy Romero
 
Romero was born and raised in Espanola and said she has always had an interest in fashion.
 
‘My biggest dream and joy is creating pieces that people not only love to admire but also love to wear.

EM Cleanup Forum In Española Tonight

on August 8, 2019 - 9:29am

Posts From Abroad: Gion Matsuri Festival

on August 8, 2019 - 8:56am
The Chigo. Inside these Hoko Floats are also Bayashi Musicians who play traditional instruments. Photo by Leia Roach
 
The Roof Riders - The Roof Riders keep the float safe as it maneuvers its way down town. On the top of these Hoko floats are very tall sacred poles that have to be moved past buildings and power lines. Photo by Leia Roach
 
By LEIA ROACH
Los Alamos
 
The Gion Matsuri is Kyoto's biggest festival and one of the biggest festivals in Japan.

Close Encounter With Bear On Orange Street

on August 8, 2019 - 7:18am

Early morning encounter with a bear Tuesday on Orange Street. Photo by Delaney Ulrich 

Bear spotted sniffing around a recycle cart Tuesday on Orange Street. Photo by Delaney Ulrich 

Off he goes in search of greener pastures. Photo by Delaney Ulrich

United Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Wednesday Aug. 15

on August 8, 2019 - 7:17am
United Thrift Shop News:
 
The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road in Los Alamos is having a half price sale (excluding jewelry) 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15.
 
The community is encouraged to stop by and shop.

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 59

on August 8, 2019 - 7:11am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 59. Courtesy/NWS
 
Courtesy/NWS

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