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LANL Foundation: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Selects RJ Martinez Community Leadership Network Fellow

on February 13, 2019 - 6:34pm

Richard Julian (RJ) Martinez III. Courtesy/LANLF

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA — LANL Foundation is proud to announce that Richard Julian (RJ) Martinez III was selected by the Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) as a fellow in Class Two of the WKKF Community Leadership Network. This 18-month fellowship program develops leaders from across the United States and sovereign tribes who can unite people to create transformational change toward a more equitable society.

From a pool of more than 800 national applicants, Martinez was selected as one of 17

LAVNS Hosts Daffodils For Hospice Fundraiser

on February 13, 2019 - 4:12pm

Central Park Square volunteers, from left, Caesar Perez, Antonio Medina and Raul Ramirez prep daffodils for last year's annual sale to benefit Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

COMMUINITY News:

The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program (LAVNS) is having its annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale.

Proceeds from the sale support the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice program for terminally ill individuals.

Mike Grimler Of Desert Aeronautical Speaks At Rotary

on February 13, 2019 - 9:30am
Michael Grimler, co-owner with wife Kathy, of Desert Wind Aeronautical, recently told the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about their company's work in the rapidly-emerging commercial use of drones. In addition to military use, drones are now prominent in civilian use by hobbyists and by commercial enterprises providing aerial photography for the movie industry, mining, real estate, insurance claims, inspections, golfing, agriculture, security, land surveys, security, weddings and other special events, as well as search and rescue efforts with thermal cameras. Photo by Linda Hull.
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Los Alamos Farmers Market Open Valentines Day

on February 13, 2019 - 9:28am
LAFM News:
 
Come see what's at Los Alamos Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
 
Nothing says I love you like good food. EBT, DUFB accepted. Foods raised, grown, processed locally! You can taste the difference!
 
Sponsored by Los Alamos Main Street & Los Alamos County.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Pasta Paradiso Delivers!

on February 13, 2019 - 7:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Clay Staley delivering dinner Tuesday evening to the Los Alamos Daily Post news team from Pasta Paradiso Fine Italian Ristorante, Steakhouse & Lunch Buffet on Trinity Drive. Pasta Paradiso has just launched its dinner delivery service, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To place an order for delivery, visit pastaparadisola.com or call 505.662.0552. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com

LACF Nonprofit Training Session Thursday Feb. 21

on February 13, 2019 - 7:39am
LACF News:
 
RSVP today for Los Alamos Community Foundation's upcoming nonprofit training session: Creating an 8-Step Strategic Communication Plan for Nonprofits 5-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Lecture Hall (Room 230), Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
Light refreshments will be served. Cost is free. Register: https://alamos.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/ticket
 
Do you ever wonder about the best way to use your marketing resources?

Church Of Christ Hosts Seventh Annual ‘Women2Women’ Mini-Conference March 2

on February 13, 2019 - 7:39am

SPIRITUALITY News:

“Framed by Faithfulness” is the theme for the seventh annual county-wide “Women2Women” mini-conference.

The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.

The morning of Christian fellowship, mutual encouragement, and spiritual strengthening is open to all women of the community. The event is free. Beverages and finger foods will be served.

The church began sponsoring the county-wide conference in 2013 and has followed up every year

Daily Postcard: View From Anderson Overlook

on February 13, 2019 - 6:33am
Daily Postcard: The view Monday from Anderson Overlook with a snow flurry underway in the valley. Photo by Ken Hanson

NWS: Today’s High Near 48, Tonight’s Low Around 33

on February 13, 2019 - 6:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 48 with partly sunny skies. Tonight’s low around 33. Courtesy/NWS

LAPS: Online Open Enrollment For 2019-20 School Year Begins 8 a.m. Monday, March 4

on February 12, 2019 - 6:45pm

Open Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year begins at 8 a.m. March 4. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will open the online Open Enrollment Application process for the 2019-20 school year at 8 a.m. Monday, March 4.

The Open Enrollment Application process for 2019-20 will differ from previous years. This year, there will be no requirement to complete the Open Enrollment Application in person.

The application will be available online at http://laschools.net/home/registration and may be completed on a smartphone or computer.

If you do not have access to a smartphone or

UNM-LA Late Start Classes Explore Variety Of Topics

on February 12, 2019 - 6:17pm
UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs
 
UNM-LA News:
 
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a number of late-start classes exploring subjects of cultural, personal, business and organizational interest.
 
Classes are available in both face-to-face and online formats. Start dates range from the end of February to April and there is also an intersession class which runs between the spring and summer semesters. Students and community members may register for these classes without a late fee through the day prior to each class’s start date.

Los Alamos Police Chief Releases 2018 Crime Statistics

on February 12, 2019 - 11:56am

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released calls for service and crime statistics for the 12 months of 2018, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. Simple assault is not included in UCR.

Community Invited To DWI Planning Council Thursday

on February 12, 2019 - 11:11am

DWI Planning Council News:

The community is welcome to attend the monthly DWI Planning Council meeting, which is Thursday.

New Mexico State Epidemiologist Gwendolyn Gallagher, Ph.D., Community Health Epidemiologist will present the most recent alcohol morbidity and mortality data.

The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. in Room 330 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Additional information is available from DWI Program Coordinator Donna Casados with the Social Services Division at 505.662.8312.

On The Job In Los Alamos: 100+ Women Who Care...

on February 12, 2019 - 10:28am

On the job in Los Alamos is the 100+ Women Who Care Advisory Board meeting Monday evening at the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Advisory Board members from left, Angela Bratton, Cate Nickless, Cathy Hadley, Terry Izraelevitz, April Wheeler, Susan Cazaux, Diana Martinez, Kristin Carmichael, Mandy Marksteiner and 100+ Women Who Care co-founder Carol A. Clark (taking the photo). The group discussed various aspects of the organization, which hosts quarterly gatherings to raise and donate money to local nonprofit organizations.
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Moving Arts Española Gala Draws Mayors; Lab Officials

on February 12, 2019 - 9:18am

Welcoming 80 guests to the annual Moving Arts Española fundraising gala are Executive/School Director and Co-founder Salvador Ruiz-Esquivel, right, and his partner Artistic Director/Co-founder Roger Montoya Feb. 2 at Los Luceros Ranch north of Española near the village of Alcalde. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The gala was a joyful event attended by Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, center, and Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey, third from left, who introduced Mason to educators including Española Superintendent of Schools Bobbie Gutierrez, left,

Daily Postcard: Colorful Clouds Above White Rock

on February 12, 2019 - 5:11am

Daily Postcard: Dark gray clouds tinged in a fiery shade of orange color the sky early Monday morning above White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

NWS: Today’s High Near 43, Tonight’s Low Around 22

on February 12, 2019 - 4:57am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS

Services For Larry Gibbons Saturday Feb. 16

on February 11, 2019 - 10:29am

COMMUNITY News:

Larry Brent “Tiny” Gibbons, 67, a resident of White Rock, born on April 28, 1951, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Public visitation for Larry will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Grand Canyon in White Rock, followed at 11 a.m. with a Funeral service.

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Public Hearing: Proposed Water Rate Increase Feb. 20

on February 11, 2019 - 10:27am

COUNTY News:

The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave., to consider a proposed ordinance to increase water rates by 6.25 percent.

If approved, the proposed ordinance will be introduced to the Los Alamos County Council to be scheduled for a second public hearing in March or April. Council will consider adoption of the ordinance at that time.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) seeks to increase wholesale, non-potable and retail water rates to recover costs necessary to maintain reliable

New Class Trains For Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol

on February 11, 2019 - 9:31am
Volunteer Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol group photo in front of Aspen House on Pajarito Mountain, back row from left, instructors Bart Daly, Kathy Brooks, Greg Cagle, patroller Jonathan Doorn and candidates Hermann Geppert-Kleinrath, Malcolm Burns, Jon Dempster and Eva Tourangeau. Front row from left, candidates Kelsey Beisman, Fritz Devendorf and instructor Roman Gallegos. Photo by Verena Geppert-Kleinrath
 
Celebratory gathering in the lodge, from left, Patroller Allison Chan and candidates Jon Dempster, Malcolm Burns, Dana Duke, Kelsey Beisman, Eva Tourangeau and Hermann Geppert-Kleinrath.

Spectators Urged To Wear Green For Lady Hilltoppers

on February 11, 2019 - 8:49am

The Topper girls following their game Thursday night in the Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Pojoaque. The Toppers and Elkettes were in a tie for first place in the district before the game. The Toppers won 55-48, taking over the top spot in the district. They are encouraging spectators to wear green at their big game Saturday at Griffith Gym. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Lady Hilltoppers have a big game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in Griffith Gymnasium against the Espanola Lady Sundevils.

The Lady Hilltoppers would like everyone to show their support for the home

Scenes From IWF-NM Legislative Luncheon

on February 11, 2019 - 8:24am

International Women’s Forum of New Mexico members from Los Alamos, Historian Nancy Bartlit, left, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark (taking the photo) traveled Wednesday to the annual IWF-NM Legislative Luncheon at Hotel Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

IWF-NM Board President Diane Harrison Ogawa welcomes members and guests to the Legislative Luncheon Wednesday at Hotel Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Legislators from left, Sen.

Daily Postcard: Bucks Spend Night On Yucca Street

on February 11, 2019 - 7:33am

Daily Postcard: Four bucks spent Friday night behind a building on Yucca Street. The bucks are fairly well known in the area having been seen traveling together for several years. Photo by Laurie Waters

NWS: Today’s High Near 36, Tonight’s Low Around 15

on February 11, 2019 - 7:29am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 36 with windy conditions and a 60 percent chance of about an inch of snow possible. Tonight’s low around 15. Courtesy/NWS

League Of Women Voters Spend Day At Legislature; Honor Former Rep. Jim Dines

on February 10, 2019 - 10:53am

LWV officers Dick Mason and Judith Williams present former Rep. Jim Dines with an award for his tireless efforts to create an Independent Ethics Commission in New Mexico. Photo by Rebecca Shankland

New Mexico State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard welcomes the League to the State Land Office. Photo by Rebecca Shankland

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver speaks to the League’s Legislative Reception. Photo by Rebecca Shankland

 

By REBECCA SHANKLAND
League of Women Voters of Los Alamos

A large contingent of members from the League of Women Voters of New Mexico,

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