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Volunteers Pitch In At Sullivan Field

on November 1, 2013 - 7:40am
The newly redone track shed and concrete pad for soccer goals at Sullivan Field were completed with the help of volunteer labor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The help of volunteers has saved the Los Alamos School District thousands of dollars on two projects at Sullivan Field. The track shed has been refurbished and a new concrete pad put in place for the storage of soccer goals.

“The Athletic Department bought the materials and volunteers did the work,” said Los Alamos High School Athletics and Activities Director Vicki Nelms,

Learn Teen Parenting Skills Over Coffee and Bagels

on November 1, 2013 - 7:27am

FSN News:

“Joe’s” 14-year-old son wasn’t in trouble with the law, didn’t smoke or do drugs, and wasn’t skipping school. So why did Joe enroll in one of Family Strength’s Network’s parenting classes?

“It gives us more insight into the mind of teenagers ... and we want to do our best to avoid problems," Joe said.

At the bagel breakfast and parenting program being offered by the Family Strengths Network (FSN) in partnership with Los Alamos High School, instructor Michelangelo Lobato will use Parenting the Love and Logic Way™, an evidence-based program, to spearhead discussions that address

Panel Targets Adoption and Foster Care Nov. 4

on November 1, 2013 - 7:20am

FSN News:

Have you ever thought of adopting or fostering a child? Learn more from this panel of experts:

  • Marianne Wallin has adopted two children over the last four years. She has one son from Uganda and one from Ethiopia, as well as one biological daughter. She is currently working on adopting an older girl from Uganda.
  • Patty Shure fostered 12 children and adopted three over 22 years. She also has one biological son. She finished her Master’s in Social Work in 2009 and is now the director of child and family services at Las Cumbres.
  • LeAnne Parsons, LC, CPC, ELI-MP, is a certified life coach.
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YMCA's Boots, Band and BBQ Benefit Nets $15k for Espanola Teen Center

on October 31, 2013 - 2:38pm

YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly, Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero, Johanna Jiron and her husband CEO Feliciano Jiron of Los Alamos Medical Center at Saturday night's Boots and BBQ fundraiser at the Rodeo in El Rito, which raised $15,000 for the Espanola Teen Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, LANL's Community Programs Office Executive Director Kurt Steinhaus, Program Manager Eric Vasquez of the Regional Economic Development Initiative and Los Alamos County Clerk and YMCA Board member Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A.
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Smith's Marketplace Construction in Full Swing

on October 31, 2013 - 10:55am

Progress on the new Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive can be seen daily as workers and machines shift into high gear ahead of the onset of winter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

Fusion Cafe Grand Opening 5-7 p.m. Friday

on October 31, 2013 - 10:34am

Dash to Elk's Pumpkin Smash Saturday

on October 31, 2013 - 10:30am

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County's Tom Nagawiecki Moving to Pennsylvania

on October 31, 2013 - 8:51am

Tom Nagawiecki, management analyst for Los Alamos County Environmental Services, spoke to the Los Alamos Rotary Club Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. During his talk, Nagawiecki announced that he is engaged to a woman who lives in Pennsylvania and he will be leaving Los Alamos at Thanksgiving time to join her and begin a new job working for a company in the private sector. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Ashley Pond Improvements Project Nearly Complete

on October 31, 2013 - 8:02am

All of the improvements to Ashley Pond Park are nearly complete. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

A new water feature installed at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

The new covered stage. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The project team on the Ashley Pond Park Improvements Project has met with the contractor and conducted a “substantial completion walk through” of the site.
 
Several panals of the construction area fencing have been removed to allow public access, and complete removal of the fence should be completed today.

Don't Drink And Fly

on October 31, 2013 - 7:37am

Take heed - a witch has again smashed into a tree on Rover Boulevard in White Rock after drinking and flying - that's gotta hurt. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com
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Have You Heard of Coyote Hazing?

on October 31, 2013 - 7:35am
PEEC News:
 
Coyote Hazing: it sounds like a menacing practice, but actually it's what the experts recommend for handling unexpected coyote encounters.

David Parsons of Project Coyote came to PEEC Oct. 1 to present a program about coexisting with coyotes. Coyotes are extremely adaptable and have learned to live in human-dominated landscapes. Conflicts can be managed through changes to both human and coyote behaviors. Keeping coyotes wild and wary of humans helps avoid conflicts.

The method recommended for changing coyote behavior is "coyote hazing": do whatever you can to scare coyotes away

Youth Resource Advocate Reaches Out to Kids and Families in Trouble

on October 30, 2013 - 12:06pm
Youth Resource Advocate Troy Palmer. Palmer holds a master's  degree in clinical psychology. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

When young people are struggling or in trouble, families often don’t know how to cope. The immediate problems can seem so overwhelming that finding a way out of the situation seems impossible. Things can escalate until they are out of control. Troy Palmer is here to help.

Palmer is a Youth Resource Advocate.

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FIRST Robotics Team 4153 Project Y Thanks Community

on October 30, 2013 - 12:00pm

FIRST Robotics Team 4153 members. Courtesy photo

LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt and his wife Wendy, standing, with former school board member Jody Benson and County Councilor Pete Sheehey at right. Courtesy photo

Ranking chili flavor and spiciness. Courtesy photo

TEAM 4153 News:

FIRST Robotics Team 4153 Project Y kicked off its fundraising campaign Oct. 23 with a Chili Cook-off from which proceeds go toward the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competitions in Lubbock, Texas and Denver, Colo., this Spring.

The Team would like to thank the community for their support at last Wednesday’s chili

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YMCA Hires New Member Services Director

on October 30, 2013 - 10:58am

YMCA News:

After an extensive search, which resulted in more than 20 applications, local and outside of New Mexico, the Los Alamos Family YMCA has selected Stephanie Beguin as its new Member Services Director.

Beguin has been a Los Alamos resident for more than 33 years, After graduating from Los Alamos High School, she briefly moved to California to pursue a career in sales. 

Following the birth of her son, Beguin chose to move back to Los Alamos to give her son the benefit of a small community and family that she had always valued growing up in Los Alamos. She developed a love for the

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Tom Bowles Speaks at Sierra Club Open Meeting Nov. 6

on October 30, 2013 - 10:23am

SIERRA CLUB News:

U.S. Chair Tom Bowles - MUSEIC Technology Commercialization will present the talk: “Creating Clean High-Tech Jobs in the U.S. and Mexico”The Sierra Club will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at UNM-LA in Bldg 2, Room 220.

Mexico City has long had environmental problems due to its location and its 21 million inhabitants. The city is working to resolve its issues and is making progress but still has quite a long way to go. Part of any full solution has to be creating higher wage jobs that can also address the problems the city is facing.

In May, President Barack Obama

Los Alamos Pony Club Hosts Horse Show

on October 30, 2013 - 10:08am
Los Alamos Pony Club hosted a horse show at the rodeo arena on North Mesa Saturday, Oct. 26 and among the features was a costume class in which both horses and riders were decorated for the season. In this photo, Kaitlyn Dover and Erin Kober, on Mattie and Lola, represent Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The show was a success, providing operating funds for the educational and leadership programs of Los Alamos Pony Club, which is a member organization of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (www.ponyclub.org). Photo by Joanna Casson
 

Kay Burick Receives Community Hero Award

on October 30, 2013 - 8:35am

Agnes Vallejo, executive director of the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, left, presented Kay Burick of Los Alamos with the Community Hero Award during a lunchtime celebration at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Tuesday. The award is presented to one outstanding volunteer statewide each year. The organizing committee of the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®  in Los Alamos, nominated Burick for her tireless work on the event, this year and in the past, and her other contributions to fighting Alzheimer’s Disease. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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MOWW Holds Cowboy Breakfast

on October 30, 2013 - 7:26am

LAVNS Hosts Community Memorial Service Sunday

on October 30, 2013 - 7:20am

LAVNS News:

Each year the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) holds an annual Community Memorial Service to honor those loved ones who have died. LAVNS would like to invite everyone in the community to the 18th annual memorial program.

A simple non-denominational service is held with a ceremony of flowers, when family members and friends have an opportunity to briefly remember their loved ones and place a flower into a memorial vase. Flowers will be provided by Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service.

This year, the memorial will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

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LANL Invites Community to 'Cruis'n to Campaign' Car Show Wednesday

on October 29, 2013 - 9:21am

LANL News:

Classic cars and motorcycles spanning seven decades will be on display at the "Cruis'n to Campaign" car show at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the public is invited to attend 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30.

"Cruis'n to Campaign" is LANL's 2014 Employee Giving Campaign kick off event and Lab employees and the public are invited to visit the car show, which has nearly 90 vehicles registered, and also meet representatives from United Way of Northern New Mexico and United Way of Santa Fe County.

Public Invited to Enjoy Tapas y Vino Saturday

on October 29, 2013 - 9:00am
By LINDA HULL
Rotary Past President

“Wine is only as good as the company you share it with, so drink great wine,” quips Mark Johnson, the Santa Fe sommelier who will be leading the wine-tasting and tapas event Saturday, Nov. 2 at Dixie Girl restaurant, 1789 Central Ave. 

The Spanish Table is Rotary’s autumn fundraiser and the fun starts at 5:30 p.m. as the first of five courses of tapas, including dessert, will be paired with five different Spanish wines carefully selected by Johnson, who will engage diners with his vast knowledge of wine and food pairings. 

The menu features:

1st Course

Local Residents Participate in October Prayer Chain

on October 29, 2013 - 8:33am

As part of the National Life Chain's annual 90 Minutes October prayer chain, more than a dozen Los Alamos citizens prayed from 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday in downtown Los Alamos for the life of unborn children and an end to abortion. Photo by Kenneth Lee

Unicorn's Head Stolen From Downtown Los Alamos

on October 28, 2013 - 3:51pm

A thief stole the head of this unicorn scarecrow on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos over the weekend. A kindergarten class at Mountain Elementary School created the unicorn for this year's MainStreet contest. The class had chosen the name Unicorns for themselves at the beginning of the school year. Sadly, when a father of one of the students drove by Saturday afternoon, he saw that the unicorn's head was missing. Reports indicate that there are some pretty upset kindergarteners.

Los Alamos Baby in KOB Halloween Contest

on October 28, 2013 - 9:38am

Two-month-old Renee Ramsey 'Renee Red Hots' of Los Alamos in her hot dog costume. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Renee Ramsey, born Aug. 17, 2013 in Los Alamos, has entered a cutest kid Halloween contest with KOB News. Ramsey is the only child from Los Alamos entered in the contest.

The top five entries with the most votes will be finalists. Voting runs through noon, Oct. 30 and people may vote once per day on each device they have.

To see a photograph and vote for Ramsey, click here.

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‘Do Hair, Do Good’ Fashion Show Benefits Kids

on October 28, 2013 - 9:08am

CTHF News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Mark Pardo SalonSpa will bring cutting-edge global hair trends to New Mexico with their “Do Hair, Do Good” high fashion hair show on Nov. 9, with proceeds directly benefitting the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation (“Foundation”) – the only foundation of its kind in New Mexico solely dedicated to improving the quality of lives for children with disabilities and their families.

“Mark Pardo SalonSpa has partnered with several nonprofits in the past six years who help women and children; we opted to partner with the Foundation for the second year in a row because they have
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