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DPU; Customer Care Center Closes At Lunch June 18

on June 12, 2019 - 6:36am
COUNTY News:
 
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed during the lunch hour Tuesday, June 18.
 
DPU is holding a summer appreciation luncheon for its employees.
 
The office at 1000 Central Ave. Suite 130 will close at 11:30 a.m. and reopen at 1 p.m.

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

on June 12, 2019 - 6:07am

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

Daily Postcard: Ladybug Spotted On Potato Leaf

on June 12, 2019 - 6:05am

Daily Postcard: A ladybug basks in the warm sunshine Tuesday morning on a potato leaf growing in the garden of a residence in White Rock. One ladybug can eat up to 5,000 insects in its lifetime, according to nationalgeographic.com. Photo by Geoff Rodgers

Young Business People Sell Otter Pops On Busy Los Alamos Corner

on June 11, 2019 - 2:51pm
Young entrepreneurs, from left, Abby, Caris and Justin, are doing a brisk business selling Otter Pops on the corner of Diamond Dr. and Orange/Sandia Street today. The pops are 25 cents each. Stop by and cool off! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Lunch With A Leader: Terry Priestly June 18

on June 11, 2019 - 2:49pm
LWV News:
 
The League’s monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader is at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, in Mesa Library. The speaker-leader will be Terry Priestly.
 
Terry and his wife, Robin, along with their 3 kids, have been Los Alamos residents for just over 20 years. Terry is currently the Chair of the Los Alamos County Personnel Board and the Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
 
Growing up, Terry had the opportunity to live in several states and Puerto Rico. Moving every 2-3 years, Terry attended 12 schools before graduating High School.
 
Terry has a BS in
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LAAC Features The Moipei Triplets In Concert Today!

on June 11, 2019 - 11:30am

The Moipei sisters will perform at 6 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is bringing Taos Opera Institute’s “Cantos De Taos 2019” in a concert at 6 p.m. today in Fuller Lodge. The concert will showcase the Moipei triplets– Mary, Maggie and Marta.

The sisters will be accompanied by pianist Billie Whittaker. The concert is free but donations will be accepted.

The Moipei triplets from Nairobi, Kenya, are recent music graduates of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Their musical journey began in 2002 when they competed in the Kenya

LAAC Hosts Annual Meeting Tonight At Fuller Lodge!

on June 11, 2019 - 11:06am

Brian Billow's 'New Mexican Flag on Map' is one of two paintings that will be raffled during the Los Alamos Arts Council's annual meeting at  7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

'Red Range' is one of the paintings that will be raffled during the Los Alamos Arts Council's annual meeting. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Arts Council announces its annual meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

Scenes From Local 2019 JFK Dinner; Schultz Honored

on June 11, 2019 - 11:03am

Members and guests of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County and local and state elected officials gathered Sunday for the annual JFK Dinner at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The sold out crowd honored recently retired longtime and beloved local Party Chair Robyn Schultz pictured here with her husband Larry Schultz, for her Outstanding Leadership of the local Democratic Party. The annual JFK Dinner is the local Party’s largest fundraiser of the year, which helps pay for its 2020 campaign headquarters and ongoing expenses. Courtesy photo

A sold out crowd gathered Sunday for the Democratic

Los Alamos Jazz Project Summer Camp June 17-21

on June 11, 2019 - 11:02am

The Los Alamos Jazz Project is hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School June 17-21. Courtesy photo

 

 
By LINDSAY ALEXANDER
LAMS
Los Alamos Jazz Project
 
During the week of June 17-21, the Los Alamos Jazz Project will be hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School.

 

As the camp kicks off on Monday, June 17, Mariano Morales and Friends, a seven-piece salsa jazz group from Albuquerque, headed by pianist Mariano Morales, will be performing 7-8:30 p.m., at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

 

This event is open to the public, and concert admission is $10

On The Job In Los Alamos: Rotarians And Guests

on June 11, 2019 - 10:52am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Wednesday Group meeting at projectY in Central Park Square from left, Doug Mowrer, Gloria Brehm, friend Aaron Purtzer, Jim O’Donnell, Laura Gonzales, Kyuhee Bussod, Alison Pannell, guest speaker Melissa Arias of Lemonade Living and Skip King. To learn more about the local Rotary Club, click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Los Alamos Creative District: Downtown Crawl Friday

on June 11, 2019 - 9:20am

 

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

 

The Los Alamos Creative District is once again teaming up with local organizations to host a Downtown Creative Crawl Friday, June 14.

 

Schedule for Downtown Creative Crawl:

 

3-4 p.m. Los Alamos Nature Center/PEEC

Come pet a snake or ask questions about the animal exhibits with a member of the critter team. Critters are fed and available to be held.

 

4-7 p.m. Pride Festival

Pride Festival, presented by Friends of Los Alamos Pride, is a family-friendly festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Taps Cindy Padilla As New Executive Director

on June 11, 2019 - 8:45am

Cindy Padilla

UWNNM News:

The United Way of Northern New Mexico has hired Cindy Padilla as its new executive director. She replaces Mary Beth Maassen who moved last month to Arizona.

Padilla has a background in community organization, environmental protection and volunteer mobilization. For more than two years, she served as an appointee of President Barack Obama, as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Aging in the Administration of Aging, Department of Health and Human Services.

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What’s At The Bradbury This Month

on June 11, 2019 - 7:43am
BSM News:
 
Night with a Nerd
 
Each summer, monsoon season arrives in New Mexico, bringing torrential rains, intense thunderstorms, damaging hail storms, and deadly tornados with it. In spite of these extreme and intimidating weather events, locals are generally glad to see the start of the monsoon. As the source of over half the year’s precipitation, the monsoon brings life-giving water to a state which is often parched.
 
The Bradbury’s National Outreach Traveling Exhibits Program (NOTEs)
 
Over the course of 4 months, Building Immunityguided over 200,000 visitors through the amazing and often

Grief Support Community Lecture June 27

on June 11, 2019 - 7:37am

NWS: Today’s High Near 79; Tonight’s Low Around 51

on June 11, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 79 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 51. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Old Ponderosa Spotted On Hike

on June 11, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: The top of an old ponderosa is spotted during a hike on Deer Trap Mesa. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes From 2019 Chamber Awards Celebration

on June 10, 2019 - 3:49pm
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2019 Chamber Awards Celebration Friday evening under an elegant white tent at Ashley Pond Park to honor the outstanding citizens, businesses and organizations that continually make a difference in the community. To see all of the winners, click here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware receives the 2019 Chamber Retail Business of the Year Award. From left, Metzger's Assistant Manager Prescilla Johnson, Metzger's General Manager David Jolley, Chamber Membership Coordinator Ufemia Bernal Rios and Chamber

Lauritzen: ‘Life After 50’ In Los Alamos And White Rock

on June 10, 2019 - 1:59pm

Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 505.662.8920. Courtesy/BESC photo

The White Rock Senior Center at 133 Longview Dr. is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 505.672.2034. Courtesy/WRSC

 

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

There are two great events for those 50 and over taking place in the near future and we hope that you will spread

N3B Forum On Accessing Nonprofit Funding June 12

on June 10, 2019 - 1:56pm

N3B News:

Northern New Mexico nonprofit agencies will learn how to access funds from Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) at a community forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Fuller Lodge.

The purpose of the meeting is to present funding guidelines for N3B’s Community Contributions Program and to answer questions about how to submit a request for funding.

A similar meeting will be held in Espanola at a later date.

N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management’s Los Alamos Field Office.

The company has

New Mexico Game And Fish: Deer, Elk And Bighorn Enhancement Raffle Tickets Now Available

on June 10, 2019 - 12:49pm
Courtesy/NMG&F
 
NMG&F News:
 
The New Mexico Game and Fish Department has announced that deer, elk and bighorn enhancement raffle tickets are now available.
 
All proceeds from enhancement hunts are used solely for habitat enhancement, conservation, research and management projects in New Mexico for the species raffled.
 
Authorizations may be used either by the recipient or any individual of the recipient’s choice through sale, barter or gift. These hunts do not count as Once-in-a-Lifetime Hunts.
 
Deer Enhancement Licenses
 
One deer authorization will be raffled with the

Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

on June 10, 2019 - 12:15pm
Scene from the Los Alamos Arts Council 22nd annual Kite Festival May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Scene from Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Claire Sander’s daughter Emily, 4, knows that running is an essential part of getting her kite airborne. Courtesy photo
 
By TAMMY JIMINES
Los Alamos
 
There's something special about flying kites. There aren't any electronics involved, no modern technology, and no gaming console required. Just a kite, some string, and Mother Nature's wind.
 
I think flying a kite is the

BCBSNM Grant Supports PEEC Nature Playtimes

on June 10, 2019 - 11:41am
Children during winter at Los Alamos Nature Center practice swooping silently like owls do while looking for prey. Courtesy photo
 
Children listen to an owl puppet explain that it likes to eat mice. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) announced they received a $8,500 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative.
 
PEEC and NMWC’s commitment to getting kids active outside in nature aligns with the vision of

‘World’s Greatest Trumpeter’ Shamarr Allen Performs Los Alamos Summer Concert At Pond Pavilion Friday

on June 10, 2019 - 11:13am

Shamarr Allen

Summer Concert News:

The greatest Summer Concert Series in the state rolls on as Sancre Productions welcomes Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs Friday night to the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion.

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans. Hailing from the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harry Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.

Shamarr

Regular School Board Meeting 5:30 P.M. Tuesday

on June 10, 2019 - 11:09am

Project Heart Start: Crash Course In Saving A Life ... Three Sessions At Fuller Lodge Saturday June 15

on June 10, 2019 - 10:38am

Scene of a Project Heart Start training session. Courtesy/New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation

LAFD News:

For the 6th year in a row, the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is offering a free Project Heart Start course.

The community is invited to attend one of three sessions starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Fuller Lodge and learn to save a life in 30 minutes.

Because 70-80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home, it is important to learn CPR. Children as young as elementary school age have provided CPR that saved a family member.

LAPD also teaches a

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