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Los Alamos Family Council Hosts Social/Emotional Wellness for Children Talk

on February 3, 2013 - 10:55am

Sandy Beery. Courtesy/LAFC

LAFC News:

What ever happened to our cute little girl? To our happy little boy? A talk is coming up on Valentines Day that addresses keeping our children happy, enthusiastic, energetic and...well!

Community members of all ages, with or without children, are invited to join Sandy Beery from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 for her presentation on developing strong and resilient children.

Everyone has a role in helping kids feel appreciated and in helping them grow up to be strong and resilient.

Beery will present her social/emotional wellness for children talk

'Meetup' at Dixie Girl Every Friday Night

on February 3, 2013 - 9:54am
Several people gathered Friday night for a 'Meetup' event during Happy Hour at the Dixie Girl, 1789 Central Ave. Community members are invited to join the group or simply drop in around 5:30 p.m. each Friday, during which time the restaurant bar will offer $3 beers, $5 well drinks, $7 martinis, peel and eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell and other bar food. Anna Dillane will be facilitating the weekly Meetups, which officially start at 5:30 p.m., but don't hesitate to stop by as early as 4:30 p.m., when the bar's Happy Hour specials begin. For more information, visit

Los Alamos Photography Club Show Call For Entries

on February 3, 2013 - 8:35am

Poster from the 2012 Los Alamos Photography Club Show. Courtesy/LAPC

LAPC News:

The Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) will be hosting its annual photography show for 2013 at the Mesa Public Library from Monday, March 4 through Friday March 29.

Photos should be dropped off at the Library Saturday, March 2. Non-club members are encouraged to limit their entries to no more than three photos.

There will be LAPC representatives present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 to receive them. Participants should pick up their entries Saturday, March 30.

All photos should have a wire across the back

Los Alamos Visiting Nurses Make Permanent Move

on February 2, 2013 - 10:46am
Sarah Winton of LAVNS near the sign facing the elevator at the company's temporary office in the LATA Building on Central Avenue. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Staff report
 
Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Inc., moved Jan. 24-25 from temporary quarters on the second floor of the Los Alamos Technical Associates Building on Central Avenue to their permanent location at the former Boy Scout Cabin on Canyon Road.
 
Telephones and computer systems were up and running quickly at the new location in order for the organization to continue serving their large clientele.
 
The

Community Invited to Rotary's Crab Fest Extravaganza

on February 2, 2013 - 9:05am

Proceeds from this annual fundraising event support the Rotary Club of Los Alamos' community projects.

Council Seeks Volunteers for DPU Charter Review Committee

on February 2, 2013 - 8:36am

COUNTY News:

The County Council announced Jan. 29 that it is re-opening the process to apply for membership on the Department of Public Utilities' Charter Review Committee.

Council will appoint a five-member committee to study utilities-related sections of the County's charter.

The Committee will include one member of Council, one member of the Department of Public Utilities’ Board, and three citizens who meet any one of the following qualifications:

1) A member of the community with Management experience;

2) A member of the community with Accounting experience; and

3) A member of

UNM-LA Holds Home-School College Day

on February 2, 2013 - 7:23am
UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos invites the public to Home-School College Day. The event will introduce students in grades seven through 12 and their families to the college campus. 

Home-School College day is 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 13. An RSVP is appreciated and ensures that the campus will have sufficient food and information packets for everyone attending.

The event will begin in the Student Center, with a welcome speech.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Feb. 1

on February 1, 2013 - 11:24am

This week's preview sponsored by www.fyila.com

Topper Revue 2013 Survivor: The Ultimatum 7 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, 8 & 9
2 p.m. Feb. 2 & 9, Tickets $15 adults, $10 students/seniors

The jazz trio Paradox, with Carl Greef, Jim Ziomek, Jim Gattiker, will be playing at the Coffee House Cafe (723 Central, thecoffeebooth.com, 662-CAFE) 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1.

Behind the Scenes Art Exhibit Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
There’s a story behind every piece of artwork; something magical in the process of its creation. Have you ever been back stage at the theater?

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K2 Women's Weekend Raises Funds for Cancer Services

on February 1, 2013 - 10:38am

Last Day to Vote Early!

on February 1, 2013 - 10:35am

CLERK'S OFFICE News:

Today, Friday, Feb. 1, is the last day to cast a pre-election day vote or get an absentee ballot at the County Clerk’s Office.

The Clerk's Office is across from the Reel Deal Movie Theater, in the modular office directly behind the Demo Garden on Central Avenue at Oppenheimer Drive.

The actual voting day and last day to turn in absentee ballots is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Community Building in Los Alamos and at the Los Alamos County Fire Station in White Rock.

2013 Special & Board Elections:

Click here for a listing of candidates for the 2013

Historical Museum Unveiling Groves Portrait at LANL 70-Year Celebration

on February 1, 2013 - 9:27am

LAHM News:

The community is invited to mark their calendars now because in celebration of Los Alamos National Laboratory's 70th anniversary, April 5, 2013, the Los Alamos Historical Museum and LANL will hold a public celebration.

During this event, a magnificent portrait of Gen. Leslie Groves will be unveiled, which was recently donated to the Museum by the Groves family.

The community-wide celebration is set for 3 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. More details to come.

LANL Staff Biography / General Leslie R. Groves

The Manhattan Project extended far beyond the fences surrounding

Public Meeting on Broadband Feb. 20

on February 1, 2013 - 8:23am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County businesses are cordially invited to attend a meeting regarding recommended design of the Community Broadband Network by Los Alamos County.

An update on this last-mile, open-access, fiber optic network project as well as the finance mechanisms proposed by the business plan will be discussed.

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20
  • Location: Fuller Lodge
  • Time: 10–11:30 a.m.

County business owners are encouraged to provide their opinion by attending and/or completing an online survey for the project, which can be found at the project website by clicking here…

The CBN project

Big Game - Enjoy the Festivities and Protect Against Potential Lawsuits

on February 1, 2013 - 8:10am
STATE FARMS News:
  • The big game is almost here - do some research about your party hosting liabilities
Is it your turn to host the big game this year? As you pull together the final touches for the best party ever for friends and family, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your responsibilities as you welcome your party revelers.
 
While we intend for our guests to eat, drink, and be merry, sometimes accidents happen – and that can be a costly headache for a homeowner.
“There are a variety of situations or accidents that can occur that could put a serious damper on your party,”
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AP Night at Los Alamos High School Tuesday

on January 31, 2013 - 11:40am

LAHS News:

Students and parents are invited to attend the second annual AP Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Los Alamos High School.

The evening will begin with a brief presentation in the Topper Theater. Attendees will then be able to meet with teachers and students to learn more about AP and Honors course offerings at LAHS.

Representatives from UNM-LA will also be on hand to discuss the dual credit/concurrent enrollment program.

All LAHS students must take an AP class, an Honors class, an online class, or a dual credit class to graduate.

“AP Night provides students and parents a great

Online Survey for County Businesses

on January 31, 2013 - 10:59am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is continuing its market research to assess demand and interest in broadband services, as well as explore preferences regarding methods of financing the Community Broadband Network (CBN) project and willingness to pay for the various costs to install and operate the network.

CBN is a “last-mile” fiber network that will provide open and advanced broadband communications access to all County residents, businesses and institutions.

In an on-going effort to gather community input, an online survey is now available until Feb. 15, for Los Alamos County Businesses.

County Repairing Trash; Recycling Roll Carts Free!

on January 31, 2013 - 10:28am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County residents can get their damaged County trash or recycling roll cart repaired free of charge.

Does your trash or recycling roll cart have a broken lid? A bum wheel? Is the body cracked?

If so, just call the Environmental Services Division at 662-8163 and they will come out and get it repaired at no cost to you.

As long as the roll cart damage was not caused by negligent abuse on your part - such as placing hot ash into the roll cart and melting it - the County will fix it for free.

Broken roll carts reduce route efficiency so call today to get your damaged

PEEC Adds Fourth Camp to Summer Outdoor Adventures

on January 31, 2013 - 10:01am

Last year's Medicine Hawk's Mountain School participants learn about primitive camouflage. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Outdoor Adventure Programs consist of two weeks of day programs for students entering 4-6th grades, one week for students entering 7-8th grades, and now, a four-day overnight survival skills camp for adults and families with children 12 or older.

The new camp, titled Medicine Hawk’s Summer Survival Skills, will be run by Rourke McDermott, and will be held Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9 in the Jemez Mountains. 

Pajarito Mountain Re-opens Saturday!

on January 31, 2013 - 9:43am

Panaramic shot of Pajarito Mountain Ski lifts. Courtesy/PMSA

PMSA News:

The community is invited to Pajarito Mountain Saturday, Feb. 2 as it re-opens for skiing.

Significant snowfall from the recent storm has resulted in very good snow conditions on the mountain, so lift operations will resume with Beginner, Aspen and Mother lifts on Saturday.

All facilities, including the Cafe, Rental Shop and Snowsports School will be open as well.

Guided Hike at Valles Caldera this President’s Day

on January 31, 2013 - 9:07am

The Valles Caldera Rim. Photo by Yvonne Delameter

LAVC News:

Join Los Amigos de Valles Caldera on a two-mile guided snowshoe hike of Cerro la Jara at the Valles Calder Preserve. The hike will take place 10 a.m – noon, President’s Day, Feb. 18.

The group will meet at the Valle Grande Staging Area for registration, snowshoe rentals, and hot refreshments. Arrive as early as 9 a.m. to secure snowshoes, as equipment is limited.

Adult rentals are $15 and youth rentals are $10. The cost is  $20 for Los Amigos members and $25 for non-members. The fee includes full-day trail permit.

RSVP to Jim

School Board Approves $1,000 Reward for Information on Vandals

on January 31, 2013 - 9:01am
School Board President Kevin Honnell and Board Member Judy Bjarke-McKenzie discuss vandalism at Piňon Elementary. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By Kirsten Laskey

On Saturday evening, Jan. 25, Piňon Elementary School was “tagged” by vandals. The graffiti consisted of a number of vulgar and inappropriate words and phrases.

The Los Alamos Public School Board is working to make sure the Piňon Elementary School vandals are caught.

During a special meeting Wednesday, Jan.

Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band Resumes Saturday

on January 31, 2013 - 8:44am

The Squash Mountain Boys. Courtesy photo

Staff report:

The popular Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band is back! The next event will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

The beer will be offered by the Santa Fe Brewing Company and from 3-5 p.m., the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque will provide the music.

Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home.

Beginning as a garage rock band, the Squash Blossom Boys from Albuquerque

Aspen Art Teacher Receives LAPSF Grant

on January 31, 2013 - 8:38am

Britt Williams

LAPSF News:

Britt Williams, art teacher at Aspen Elementary School, received a Great Ideas Grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. 

Williams’ grant will impact 55 6th grade students. The students will learn about the Empty Bowls events from Gillian Sutton. 

Then, they will learn about clay process, see examples from other artists and do the preliminary sketches of their bowls. 

After constructing their bowls using slabs and forms, the students can add texture to their bowls or build up features on the bowl’s surface. 

Once their pieces have dried and been

Free Piano Recital by Beau Gerard Sunday

on January 31, 2013 - 8:35am

LOS ALAMOS FRIENDS News:

This is the final in a series of Beau Gerard's Piano Recitals and Compositions hosted by Los Alamos Friends. Gerard is back from the first round of eliminations for America's Got Talent and is expected to make it to round II. 

Gerard will play his compositions on his Yamaha Grand Conservatory Piano in his living room at 3711 Trinity Ave. in Los Alamos, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. The event is free.

Light refreshments and wine will be served at 3 p.m. The piano recital will commence at 3:30 p.m. 

Drop-ins are okay until 3:30 p.m., after which there will be no

School Bond Passes By Wide Margin

on January 30, 2013 - 8:47am

Members of the ballot counting committee were hard at work in the County Clerk's Office late Tuesday afternoon tallying more than 6,000 ballots for the Los Alamos School Bond Election, which ended at 7 p.m. Tuesday. From left, John Puckett, Linda Fox, Ken Thomas, Norma Puckett, Elections Manager Gloria Maestas, Kim Thomas, Deputy Clerk Naomi Maestas, County Clerk Sharon Stover and Cookie Halsted. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Warren Houghting cast his vote Tuesday afternoon for the School Bond. How did he vote? 'Both my wife and I voted for the bond,' he told the Los Alamos Daily

Los Alamos' Own Andy Thoma Wins Huskies Most Improved Player Award

on January 30, 2013 - 7:00am

Andy Thoma on the soccer field. Courtesy/gohuskies.com

Staff Report

SEATTLE The 2012 University of Washington Men's Soccer Team held their annual post-season awards banquet Jan. 18, honoring Husky players and alumni.

Sophomore Andy Thoma from Los Alamos finished a successful season on the backline. He started every game and earned two assists, garnering him this year's Most Improved Player Award.

This award was presented by former Husky and ex-MLS player Bill Sleeth (2002.)

Last season, Thoma received the Rookie of the Year Award.

Read about Thoma’s soccer record and see photos of

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