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Scenes From Commissioner SGR And Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame Presentation To LAHS iVOTE Club

on April 5, 2019 - 9:47am

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and former CIA agent Valerie Plame talk politics with students from the newly formed non-partisan iVOTE Club Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. The women commented on how astute the students were with their questions during the q&A portion of the presentation. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and former CIA agent Valerie Plame speak with students from the newly formed non-partisan iVOTE Club Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High

Community Invited To Celebrate Completion Of Construction Project At Mesa Public Library Saturday

on April 5, 2019 - 9:30am

Los Alamos County Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust stands by the new HVAC system at Mesa Public Library. To celebrate the project's completion and the library's reopening, Mesa Public Library is hosting a party Saturday. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The Library is hosting a party, Saturday at Mesa Public Library, to celebrate the end of the construction project that began last August and to thank all the patrons for their support.

There will be stories, hard hats, music and cake! Also, the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries will host a big Bag Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LAHS Pegasus Hosts Spring Sale Saturday April 27

on April 5, 2019 - 9:01am
LAPS News:
 
Do you have too much stuff? Are your closets overflowing with clutter? Is your garage in need of some attention? Could you use some extra cash?
 
Then finish up your spring cleaning and come to the Los Alamos High School Pegasus Spring Flea Market Saturday, April 27 in the Duane Smith Auditorium parking lot.
 
For just $20, you can reserve a 10’ x 10’ space to sell your treasures. You keep the proceeds and support Pegasus at the same time.
 
Pegasus is the annual Los Alamos High School literary magazine, featuring poetry, short stories, illustrations and photos by

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Blue Window Bistro

on April 5, 2019 - 8:41am

On the job in Los Alamos are server Max Hagen, left, and Patrick Metzger with customer Laura Wouters dining Tuesday at the Blue Window Bistro. Wouters has lived in Los Alamos since 1982 and dines about once a week at the popular eatery at 1789 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Metzger has worked at the retaurant for about three years and Hagen for six years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Seventy Seven Students Take Field Trip To Visit Bradbury Science Museum Thanks To LANB

on April 5, 2019 - 8:39am
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) provided the bus transportation last week for 77 students to visit the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

BSMA News:

Students from Okhay Owingeh and Santo Domingo Pueblos lat week participated in a hands-on engineering challenge and explored the Bradbury Science Museum galleries in search of engineered artifacts.

“As the students explored the museum galleries and focus on engineered artifacts, they gain an understanding of how engineers make the world a better

Chamber Business Breakfast: Rep. Chandler April 11

on April 5, 2019 - 8:30am

Santa Fe Animal Shelter: Take $50 Off Adoption Of All Animals Weighing 50 Pounds Or More During April

on April 5, 2019 - 8:23am
CourtesySFAS
 
SFAS News:
 
Santa Fe Animal Shelter is kicking off spring with its “Spring Into Love” promotion, by offering $50 off every adoption on all animals weighing 50 pounds or more, with hopes that the community will "spring into love" with a new best friend.
 
“We have a lot of great dogs, all sizes, breeds and ages, who are looking for their second chance in life,” said Murad Kirdar, spokesperson for the shelter. “We hope the Spring into Love promotion will bring the community out to meet one of these lovebugs and take them home.”
 
The $50 off adoption special includes all

Friends Of Los Alamos Pride Seek Volunteers

on April 5, 2019 - 8:18am
North Star Psychiatric Services owner Dr. Brian Haigh at LA Pride 2018 with a volunteer-built, smoke-spewing dragon he helped fund. Courtesy photo
 
At LA Pride 2018, private donations were used to purchase T-shirts and fabric paint, inflatable pool tubes for the ‘make your own float’ station, and balloons and bubble solution for the ‘over the rainbow’ bubble challenge, among other materials for festival activities. Courtesy photo
 
FLAP News:
 
The Friends of Los Alamos Pride (FLAP) invites the community to join in the organizing of Los Alamos Pride Week 2019. Los Alamos Pride

NWS: Today’s High Near 60, Tonight’s Low Around 37

on April 5, 2019 - 7:50am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Black Bear And Cubs In Frijoles Canyon

on April 5, 2019 - 7:41am

Daily Postcard: The young black bear that first began frequenting the developed area in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument a few years ago is now grown and a mom with two cubs of her own. The park hopes she will teach her offspring the necessary wariness of humans that she learned only through several years of adverson techniques applied by diligent park rangers. The public is reminded that the survival of any wildlife, especially large wildlife like bears, in any park is largely dependent upon human visitors and park staff.

County Approaches Budget Hearings With Optimism

on April 4, 2019 - 1:16pm
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After passing a flat budget in FY2019 and preparing to do the same for FY2020, Los Alamos County received a pleasant surprise: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed SB 11, which states prime contractors operating a laboratory facility in New Mexico are indeed subject to gross receipt taxes (GRT).

This means Triad, which operates Los Alamos National Laboratory, will pay GRT to Los Alamos County.

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Rover Saturday April 6

on April 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Traffic Alert:

Weather permitting, water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will replace a section of water line on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane.

Work is scheduled for one day only beginning at 8 a.m. and wrapping up by 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Traffic control devices will be erected on the east side of the road and will block the south driveway for Del Norte Credit Union. The north driveway will remain open for ingress and egress to the credit union. Northbound traffic on Rover Rover Boulevard will be shifted to the center lane around the

Chandler: New Mexico Legislature 2019 ‘The Most Productive Session In Years’

on April 4, 2019 - 9:31am
By REP. CHRISTINE CHANDLER
New Mexico House Dist. 43

Now that the 2019 legislative session has come to an end, I wanted first to thank District 43 for the honor of serving you. I was proud to represent our district alongside hardworking staff, legislators, and advocates for the betterment of New Mexico. With a new energetic governor, the state legislature had one of the most productive sessions in years, ushering in transformative policy towards a brighter future.

Together, we passed education reforms including allocating more monies for schools and higher teacher pay, expanding trade

Enterprise Bank & Trust Continues LANB’s Legacy Of Community Support

on April 4, 2019 - 9:26am
Jim Lally, President and CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp, discusses his community commitment with UWNNM Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen, left, and newly elected UWNNM Board President Liddie Martinez who also is the Los Alamos Market President for LANB, during a meeting March 25 at the bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Jim Lally, President and CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp,  sat down with local United Way of Northern New Mexico officials following Enterprise’s recent merger with Trinity Capital

Roger Montoya Of Moving Arts Espanola Shares Program Success At Los Alamos Rotary Club Meeting

on April 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Roger Montoya, co-founder and artistic director of Moving Arts Espanola (MAE), spoke Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Montoya described the growth and success of the nonprofit since it opened its doors in 2008 to the children and youth of the Española Valley and the surrounding communities. MAE provides ‘high quality, affordable performing and visual arts education’ plus free meals and academic support for ages 3-18. MAE programs promote ‘the creative, physical, academic, social and emotional health and well-being’ of its many participants.

Los Alamos Democratic Party Meets April 8

on April 4, 2019 - 8:50am
LADP News:
 
The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
New Mexico Democratic State Party Chair Marg Elliston is scheduled to attend.
 
The meeting is open to the public.

Atomic Film Series Launches First Film Of 2019 April 10

on April 4, 2019 - 8:48am
The community is invited to watch the first film of this year’s Atomic Film Series at 7 p.m., April 10 in historic Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
Historical Society News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Historical Society April 10 for the first film of this year’s Atomic Film Series at 7 p.m. in historic Fuller Lodge. The Atomic Film Series fosters discussion about the ways we continue to live with atomic legacies. Grab some fresh-popped popcorn in the lobby when you arrive, and then settle in for a great movie you won’t see anywhere else. There is a suggested donation of $5.
 
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PEEC: Explore April’s Night Skies Friday

on April 4, 2019 - 8:46am
Learn what is coming up in April’s night skies at a talk at 6 p.m., Friday, April 5 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn what is coming up in April’s night skies this Friday, April 5 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.
 
Astronomer Steve Becker will give audience members an interactive tour of the heavens that will highlight the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month. The talk begins at 6 p.m. and is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more.
 
The April Night Sky

On The Job In Los Alamos: At History Museum Gift Shop

on April 4, 2019 - 8:41am

On the job in Los Alamos is weekend staff member Pam Sutton assisting visitor Matthew Myers in town recently from Alabama and shopping at the Los Alamos History Museum Gift Shop. The Los Alamos History Museum Shop at 1050 Bathtub Row in downtown Los Alamos, the gift shop offers visitors and residents alike a wide selection of Manhattan Project and World War II related books, local outdoor guides, southwestern cookbooks, children’s books, hats, shirts, mugs and other gift items. The shop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekend. #worklosalamos
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NWS: Today’s High Near 57, Tonight’s Low Around 37

on April 4, 2019 - 8:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 57 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Spring Weather Dusted With Snow

on April 4, 2019 - 8:26am

Daily Postcard: A dusting of snow covers the area early Sunday evening looking northeast from the turnoff to White Rock at the bottom of the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPS Offers Assessment System Webinars Participation

on April 3, 2019 - 4:07pm

LAPS News:

As part of its “Re-envisioning New Mexico’s Statewide Assessment System” process, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED) is gathering input on best practices for measuring student success within New Mexico’s statewide assessment system.

This covers all tests, including PARCC, SBA, NMASR, NMAPA, Istation, and ACCESS, as well as the frequency of testing and what educators and PED do with test scores.

There have been ten in-person meetings and now, in order to gather information from people who were not able to attend those in person meetings, PED Director of

County Summer Concert Series Vendor Meeting April 11

on April 3, 2019 - 3:21pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County PROS Division invites any and all potential Summer Concert Series vendors to sign up Thursday April 11 at the front desk at the Aquatic Center for the 2019 Summer Concert Series.

PROS Division is hosting an open community meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 to go over the schedule for this summer’s concert series. The meeting will start with an introduction to the Summer Concert Series and how to sign up, then move in to changes that have taken place from the previous year and answer questions.

Council Proclaims Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 7-13

on April 3, 2019 - 3:03pm

Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt presents Sgt. Chris Ross with a proclamation at Tuesday's Council meeting recognizing April 7-13 as Crime Victims' Rights Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt presented Sgt. Chris Ross with a proclamation during Tuesday night's regular council meeting recognizing April 7-13 as Crime Victims' Rights Week.

The proclamation:

WHEREAS: President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed “Victim’s Rights Week” in 1981, observing that “we need a renewed emphasis on, and an enhanced sensitivity to,

Aaron Jackson Is Top Predictor In Atomic City Road Runners Club First Pace Race Of 46th Season

on April 3, 2019 - 10:28am

Nearly 50 people of all ages and capabilities participated in the Atomic City Road Runners first pace race of the 2019  season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Aaron Jackson is the best predictor at 2 seconds off his stated time in the opening pace race of the 2019 season held on the

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