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Find It @ Your Library

on February 25, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library have books in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and more … Visit the library’s foreign language collections, in print and online.

Whether you are learning a new language, keeping up with new releases in your native language or just enjoy honing your foreign language skills, Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library aim to please.

The libraries provide all patrons, including local readers, listeners and viewers, with materials in languages from around the world.

  • The foreign language book collection has hundreds of titles in both
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Ten Artists Will Represent Los Alamos Creative District

on February 25, 2012 - 12:00am

The Los Alamos Creative District is accepting applications from artists interested in representing this community at downtown Albuquerque's Centennial Summerfest June 16.

Ten of the applicants will be selected for the 100 for 100 art show and competition.

The Centennial Summerfest is expected to be heavily attended and will include a variety of arts, food and entertainment venues.

One hundred artists from Albuquerque and New Mexico's other five state recognized arts and culture districts, including Los Alamos will form an artists market throughout the event.

More information and a link to

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Find It @ Your Library

on February 24, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library have books in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and more … Visit the library’s foreign language collections, in print and online.

Whether you are learning a new language, keeping up with new releases in your native language or just enjoy honing your foreign language skills, Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library aim to please.

The libraries provide all patrons, including local readers, listeners and viewers, with materials in languages from around the world.

  • The foreign language book collection has hundreds of titles in both

Wanted: Los Alamos' Top Engineers

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Los Alamos MainStreet News

Los Alamos Next Big Idea Festival attracted the attention of James Karhu, casting producer with the new Discovery Channel competition show Top Engineer.

Karhu contacted Suzette Fox at Los Alamos MainStreet, organizer of Next Big Idea to get help identifying interested inventors, machinists and engineers to appear on the show.

"The Discovery Channel is looking for America's most creative and daring techies, machinists, inventors and engineers to design, build, and blast their way to a Grand Prize," Karhu said.

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Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High

Donated Milling Machine is the Hive’s Newest Asset

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

This mill was donated to the Hive and is available for use. Courtesy Photo

 

By Mandy Marksteiner

Last week Chris Luchini donated a Sherline 5400 Milling Machine with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) to the Hive.

Over the weekend Richard Browning, Jung Pyo Hong and Sam Park have been working to restore the machine, which was probably made in the mid to late 80’s, so that members of the Hive can use it to create prototypes and models.

The machine has four axes; X, Y, and Z and a rotary table that you can clamp work to and rotate under computer control.

Rep. Jim Hall's Morning at the Hive

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties visited the Los Alamos Daily Post operation inside the Hive in White Rock Thursday morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rep. Jim Hall, left, learns about a hydroponic grape plant growing project underway in the wet lab at the Hive from Jung Hong. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Richard Browning discusses technology innovations with Rep. Jim Hall during his Thursday morning visit to the Hive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos High School Students Complete Construction of Hoop Shooting Robot

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Xian Eutsler welds on the frame for the robot in the UNM-LA shop. She did all the welding on the Los Alamos FIRST Robotics project. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 

By Bonnie Gordon

In six short weeks, a team of 14 Los Alamos High School students and 10 adult mentors built a robot that can shoot hoops. The team began work Jan. 7 and wrapped up the project Feb 21.

The group is competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The competition involves short games played by robots. The students build and program their robots, which are remotely controlled during the competition.

Each team

Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC is presenting a talk and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 by Katherine Ware, Exhibits and Photography Curator of the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Ware also is the author of Earth Now.

Earth Now traces the development of environmental photography beginning with  Adams and  Porter and others, and the next generation of landscape photographers whose works confronted the issues of landscape and the environment in less idealized terms.

Earth Now is a powerful commentary on global environmental issues as seen through the lens of the newest wave of environmental

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Pete Sheehey Announces Bid for County Council

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Democrat Pete Sheehey announces his candidacy for county council Thursday night. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

County Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chair Pete Sheehey announced his candidacy for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council during Thursday night’s Los Alamos Democratic Party County Convention at the Hilltop House Hotel.

Sheehey made the following statement:

I’m Pete Sheehey, and I am running for Los Alamos County Council. I’ve lived and worked here for 25 years, and Los Alamos has been a good home for me. I think we can make it better.

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The County's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
 
The CIP Committee's recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess.

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

on February 23, 2012 - 5:00pm
 
The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
 
The CIP Committee’s recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess.

Fuller Lodge Art Center takes on the Beautiful and Beastly

on February 23, 2012 - 12:00am

Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel examines Thelma Hahn's work through 3-D glasses. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey

Receiving the entries for the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Beauty and the Beast” was similar to awarding homework an A+, Director Ken Nebel said. Every piece made the grade.

From a bronze sculpture of a whimsical pig, “Petal” to delicate jewelry pieces made from glass and watch parts, the show reveals the artists’ creativity and imagination as they interpreted this unique topic.

Beauty in the Beast caught the attention of more

Library Hosts 'Every Child Ready to Read' Workshop

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing: Fun and simple steps to help get every child ready to read @ your library.

The Los Alamos County Library System has an exciting series of workshops underway designed to help get Every Child Ready to Read®. Mesa Public Library will present the second Every Child Ready to Read workshop for parents and caregivers from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

(Note: This workshop is for adults only; children will benefit from what their parents or caregivers learn – but not during this session; the last workshop in the series will be for both

Co-op Market Celebrating First Anniversary

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

General Manager Steve Watts accepts the Co-op's first dollar from then Board President Nancy Savoia. Looking on from left are Karen Kendall, Kathy Campbell, Marguerite McClay, Paul Frederickson, Cecile Hemez and Eduardo Santiago (current and prior board members.) Courtesy/Co-op

 

“I cannot believe that it has been nearly one year since we opened the Los Alamos Cooperative Market," General Manager Steve Watts said. "Come help us celebrate this momentous occasion, on Saturday March 3.”

The co-op will be a flurry of activity all day with music, food sampling, kid's activities, face painting,

Los Alamos Nominations Needed for Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts!

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts is looking for nominations - and they need Los Alamos nominations!

Categories include individuals and organizations, and can be any affiliation - artists, donors, supporters, patrons, writers, photographers, educators, whatever.

The Governor's Arts Awards were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to honor New Mexicans who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the arts and are identified with New Mexico.

This prestigious annual award recognizes both individuals and organizations and acknowledges the

First Person Accounts of Los Alamos Residents Sought

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

n honor of its 100th year of statehood, the New Mexico Museum of History is requesting first-person accounts of life in 2012.

Los Alamos residents are invited to write a letter about:

  • Where you live and what you do
  • What worries you
  • What give you hope
  • What makes NM your home place and your heart place

The letters will be saved for future historians.

Send to: Centennial Letters Project, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501.

UNM-LA Now Offering Microsoft IT Academy Courses

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

By Bonnie Gordon

UNM-Los Alamos announces a new series of courses as a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. UNM-LA is the only organization in northern New Mexico that offers Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses.

“UNM-LA offers these courses at extremely competitive pricing along with many extras,” Program Coordinator Gary Garrett said. “See the website for details about our courses.”

Visit the program website at http://mitaunmla.unm.edu/

Course 6292A: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client will be offered beginning Wednesday, March 7. This four-day instructor-led course is

United Way Sends Out Annual Call for Grant Applicants

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

United Way of Northern New Mexico  (UWNNM) is accepting grant applications beginning today and running through 5 p.m. March 28.

To apply for a UWNNM grant, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:

• Nonprofit 501(c)(3) status

• Serving Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba counties

• Impact one of the four focus areas: Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families, Improving Health & Healing, Enriching the Lives of our Seniors

• Administrative costs must be less than 25 percent of total organizational budget (Administrative cost is calculated based on the sum of management

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CIP Committee Considers Nature Center and Teen Center Thursday

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee will meet in Council Chambers at 5:15 p.m. Thursday to consider Phase 2 applications for a new nature center and a new teen center.
 
The nature center has three possible designs, all from Catalyst Architecture. The preferred site (based on community input at a public meeting in November) is on Canyon Road, formerly the skate park location just up the road from the Aquatic Center.
 
 
In addition, as a close-to-net-zero energy use building, it becomes a model for environmental sustainability.
 
The other two designs, for the current

Skate Boarders are Keeping it Clean

on February 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Skate boarders clean away snow blanketing the skating area at the downtown skate park Sunday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

TEDxPajaritoLive is Coming to the Hive!

on February 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Kevin Holsapple

Experience a stimulating day of presentations between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 29, at the Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock.

TEDx PajaritoLive is a live simulcast of sessions being presented at TED2012 in Long Beach, Calif.

The overall theme of TED2012 is “Full Spectrum.” From the TED2012 conference program: “From dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection, we are assembling our most diverse group of speakers ever for TED2012, with just this in common: they have something remarkable

White Rock Business Expands into Santa Fe

on February 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Owner Gary Knapp tends the grill inside his mobile eatery housed near Metzgers in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Knapp’s Wraps near Metzger’s in White Rock next to the Hive on N.M. 4 is rumored to make the best burritos in town if not the entire county – so say many who’ve eaten them.

Some even say that the Southwestern Chile Cheese Steak burrito, which is a takeoff on the classic Philly Cheese Steak, “is simply awesome.”

Gary and Cindy Knapp have owned the mobile eatery for several years and recently expanded their burrito empire to include a café in the Design Center in

Local Students Build Hoop Shooting Robot

on February 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

A team of 14 Los Alamos High School students are spending their spare time creating a robot that can shoot a basketball.

The three girls and 11 boys are working with 10 adult mentors in facilities at UNM-Los Alamos.

The team intends to enter their robot in the “Rebound Rumble” at the “FIRST Robotics Competition” in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Check back for the full story on this exciting project.

New White Rock Visitor Center Takes Shape

on February 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce walks with her dog Socs near the construction site of the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4., which is beginning to take shape in the background. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

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