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The Marketing and Business of Dinosaurs...

on January 22, 2013 - 8:34am

Dinosaur fossil. Courtesy http://www.staff.olympia.org/external/OHSLibrary/dino5.jpg

LAEN News:

Do you have a dinosaur you want to sell? Or maybe you want to establish a Jurassic park using that speck of DNA you found in a piece of amber?

Or maybe you are searching for a research grant in order to make blueprints of a paleontological marvel? Or maybe you are just curious about how the community of dinosaur hunters gets its money?

Find out with a fascinating presentation by Ralph E. Chapman at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

In his 2012 book

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Cowboy Breakfast Set For Sunday Feb. 3

on January 22, 2013 - 8:33am

SING OUT!

on January 22, 2013 - 8:07am

TCC News:

SING OUT! The Taos Community Chorus, with Conductor Tina Sandoval, invites you to join us in singing this season in an exciting program of SPIRITUALS, arranged by Moses Hogan, William L. Dawson, Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, and many other outstanding arrangers and composers.

These stirring choral arrangements will move your soul!

Rehearsals begin Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 6:30-9 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Taos, 215 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte.

The chorus rehearses every Monday evening at this same time. Concert performances are May 4, 5, 11 and 12.

For more information

Rick Nebel Discusses DC Transformer Project Jan. 24

on January 21, 2013 - 9:25am
THE HIVE News:
 
The Hive, 134 N.M. 4, is hosting it's weekly brown-bag lunch gathering starting at about 11:30 a.m. V, Jan. 24.
 
At noon Thursday, Rick Nebel will provide a presentation on his development of a DC transformer.
 
Introduction:
 

About 100 years ago, there was a dispute between Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla about whether the United States would run on alternating current (AC) power or direct current (DC) power.

 

Tesla ended up winning that battle solely on the basis that it is easy to move the voltages and currents up and down with AC power using transformers.

 

Community Invited to Local AARP Meetings

on January 21, 2013 - 9:24am

AARP News:

Local AARP Chapter 492 is holding two meetings Tuesday, Jan. 22:

  • noon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center; and 
  • 2:30 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center.

State Director Gene Varela will speak at both meetings about chapter activities.

The community is invited to attend and to contribute their ideas on activities ... all are welcome.

 

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Perch Paperie Officially Opens for Business!

on January 20, 2013 - 9:34am

Owner Gloria Brehm cut the red ribbon on her new new business, Perch Paperie, 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock Saturday as Felicia and Pam Naugle, left, and Adam Brehm, Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and George Brehm holding son Luke grasp the ribbon. The event was packed with family fun including a bouncy house, face painting and balloon animals and included snacks and a raffle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A crowd filled the Perch Paperie, 13 Sherwood Blvd., Saturday during the store's grand opening hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Carol

Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas

on January 20, 2013 - 9:33am

At left, the ruins of Tyuonyi Village at Bandelier National Monument and Beach Day at Dry Tortugas. Photos Courtesy of the National Park Service

 

Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas
By Kirsten Laskey

In a perfect example of coincidence, Glenn Simpson, acting administrative officer at Bandelier National Monument, is preparing to leave the park’s canyons and mesas for the islands and coral reefs of Dry Tortugas, a National Park in the Florida Keys.

Meanwhile, Kelly Clark, an employee at Dry Tortugas, traveled to Bandelier National Monument for a temporary

Warmer Weather Floods Local Car Wash

on January 20, 2013 - 8:29am

The recent Los Alamos 'heat wave' brought out a flood of drivers Saturday to the car wash on Knecht Street to spray away the grime built up on their vehicles during frigid temperatures earlier in the month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Boys and Girls Invited to Participate in Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

on January 20, 2013 - 7:48am

K OF C News:

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 from at Los Alamos High School's Griffith Gymnasium.

Registration will be held onsite beginning at 12:30 p.m. and it's free of charge.

Parental consent is required, so a parent/guardian must be present during registration.

'Meetup' With Others to Experience Interesting Events

on January 20, 2013 - 7:19am

Meetup group members enjoy a tasting event Saturday at Don Quixote Winery & Distillery in White Rock. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Staff Report

The Chamber of Commerce is providing an online service to community members who are looking to meet other people and experience a variety of events with others.

The service is built on the popular social network, “Meetup.com” and more than 40 people have signed up so far. The web address for the group is www.meetup.com/Los-Alamos-Yours-to-Discover.

There is a bit of expense involved to set up a Meetup group, so the Chamber is sponsoring the group to

¡COLORES! Returns to New Mexico PBS

on January 20, 2013 - 7:03am

NM PBS News:

¡COLORES! returns to New Mexico PBS as a weekly local and national art series beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 on CH. 5.1.

The popular art series presents stories devoted to the creative spirit, featuring local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.

¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.

Descriptions of the first eight episodes are listed below with air dates:

Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• One of New

Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America to Sponsor 'Gentle Zephyr' Class

on January 20, 2013 - 6:37am

PCEGA News:

Local embroiderers have a unique opportunity to learn Romanian Point Lace and Surface Embroidery from guest teacher Sylvia Murariu at a workshop on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.

The class, Gentle Zephyr, is sponsored by the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America and is open to non-members.

It will be held in the classroom of the Fuller Lodge Art Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Registration with a deposit for $70 must be received by Feb. 15.

The cost of the two-day session will be less than $90; the exact amount depends on expenses and number of

Kiwanis: Katherine Gauntt to Speak on Horse Rescue

on January 20, 2013 - 6:19am

KIWANIS News:

Kiwanis meets noon to 1 p.m., each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage Street near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.

Katherine Gauntt

Programs

Jan. 22 - Katherine Gauntt of the Walkin N Circles Ranch, Inc., in Edgewood, will speak on the ranch's program of horse rescue.

Jan. 29 - Committee Meetings.

Feb. 5 - Kiwanian Pat Soran will speak on Project Eliminate, a joint project of Kiwanis International and UNICEF that is aimed at wiping out maternal and neonatal

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Pet of the Week: Yoda the Cat

on January 19, 2013 - 6:51am

Yoda the cat. Courtesy/Shelter

SHELTER News:

Pet of the Week: Yoda – a handsome orange tabby sporting tufts on his ears, is a sensitive and affectionate 6-year-old neutered male.

Yoda can be possessive of his person and a bit persnickety - not wanting to share with cats, dogs or children - so he is recommended as a loving companion to an adult.

When you pet Yoda, you will enjoy the feel of a very sleek and solid cat.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for adoption.

Others are currently off-campus in

2013 FIRST Robotic Project Gets Underway

on January 18, 2013 - 10:10am
Steve Anton discusses the robotics project schedule in which the team must design, build, debug and learn to operate their robot by Feb. 19. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Heads start spinning with ideas as soon as the 2013 rules presentation ended at UNM-LA earlier this month. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Students and mentors held a kickoff meeting of the 2013 FIRST Robotic Project in Los Alamos Jan. 5, where they learned the rules for the competition, which include 45 days to design, build, program, debug and learn to operate their robot.

Los Alamos Team 4153,

Cameras Sought for Local Photography Students

on January 18, 2013 - 9:26am

Light painting long exposure. Photo by Los Alamos High School student Erin Kober.

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Photography Department still teaches the art of black and white photography and film and is in need of 35mm SLR film cameras.

These camera donations will help students learn about the art of photography and gain an appreciation for the process. The donations are tax deductable.

Contact Brittany Felton at b.felton@laschools.net to donate a camera for the students. 

Back-lit trees. Photo by Los Alamos High School student Gabriel Montoya

Surrealism deer, created by

Submit Beef Recipe for Chance to Win $25,000

on January 18, 2013 - 8:49am

NMBC News:

Cooks, start your ovens ... the New Mexico Beef Council is calling for home cooks throughout New Mexico to submit their favorite recipes to the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off for a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C. in November, 2013.

New Mexico home cooks can submit their best beef recipes through April 15, online at www.beefcookoff.org.

This is the  30th National Beef Cook-Off® competion and this   year’s contest theme is “Making the Most of MyPlate,” which encourages delicious, healthy recipes from a variety of food

Survey Reveals Only One in 10 Drivers Keep Essential Emergency Supplies in Vehicle

on January 18, 2013 - 7:34am

STATE FARM News:

Bloomington, Ill., — Finding yourself stranded in your car due to treacherous conditions like snow, ice, poor visibility and slick roads only to discover you have junk in the trunk, rather than the necessary roadside emergency supplies, can place you and your family in jeopardy.

According to a new survey by State Farm® and KRC Research, more than 60 percent of drivers had some sort of “junk” (non-emergency supplies) in their trunk ranging from extra clothes and shoes to used food or drink containers.

While 99 percent of drivers had at least one emergency supply in their

Crowd Packs Metal Menagerie Show at Mesa Library

on January 17, 2013 - 12:23pm

Community members filled the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library for Wednesday's opening reception of the Metal Menagerie Show. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scrap Metal Artists Richard Swenson, left, and David Trujillo speak with Marsha Gilford, vice president public affairs for Smith’s Food and Drug Centers. Gilford is in Los Alamos visiting County officials and local business owners. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Metal Menagerie, showcasing the work of two Los Alamos metal sculptors, David Trujillo and Richard Swenson, opened Wednesday, Jan.

Public Has Two More Opportunities to Weigh in on Muni Building Name

on January 17, 2013 - 12:22pm

COUNTY News:

Two public hearings have been set for residents to give their comments to the “Committee to Consider a Request to name the New Municipal Building after State Representative Jeannette Wallace.”

  • 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, Fuller Lodge, Pajarito Room; and 
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, White Rock Town Hall

Councilor Fran Berting brought the request to name the building after Wallace to the Council during its meeting Jan. 8. The Los Alamos County Code governs the process the County must use when this kind of request to name a facility after an individual is received.

No Trash or Recycling Service Monday Jan. 21

on January 17, 2013 - 10:10am

COUNTY News:

In observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection Monday Jan. 21.

If Monday is your normal pickup day, please place your trash and recycling out  by 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 for collection.

For more information, visit the Environmental Services website.

 

Stilwell Leads Way for Atomic Tumblers’ at Gold Cup Classic

on January 17, 2013 - 8:31am

Caden Stilwell earns silver on parallel bars. Courtesy photo

Philo Shelton takes silver on still rings. Courtesy photo

LASG News:

The boys’ competitive team from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics competed in the Men’s Gold Cup Classic in Albuquerque on Jan. 5-6.

The Atomic Tumblers’ competed against 115 gymnasts from 11 teams from New Mexico and Texas.

The Atomic Tumblers’ highest scorer was Caden Stilwell, in the Level 4 Junior Division, who scored a 54.75 and earned fourth place in the all-around competition.

Dr. Anastasia Steffen Presents Talk at PEEC

on January 16, 2013 - 7:17am

Dr. Anastasia Steffen examining an archaeological site post-burn. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Come to PEEC from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 to learn about how archaeologists study ancient sites in the wake of forest fires. 

Dr. Anastasia Steffen will give a hands-on introduction to archaeological obsidian analyses and an overview of current projects underway at the VCNP.

The large forest fires of the last few decades have burned a much of the eastern Jemez Mountains including about one third of the Valles Caldera. 

Culminating with the recent Las Conchas Fire, this spate of wildfires

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Jan. 16

on January 16, 2013 - 6:47am

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

During Warm Water Weekend at the Aquatic Center the main pool temperature is raised to 84-85 degrees. The Inflatable Obstacle Course is also set up for everyone to enjoy. Courtesy Photo

FAN Club at Library Gallery - partnering with Friends of the Library 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16
Los Alamos' finest cultural providers will host the January FAN Club, in conjunction with the opening reception in the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library. Wonderful, whimisical, inventive and sometimes on a grand scale, join sculptors Richard Swenson and

Wednesday's FAN Club Coincides With Library's Metal Menagerie Opening Reception

on January 15, 2013 - 10:43pm

Scrap metal fish by David Trujillo. Courtesy photo

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce has a "really fun" FAN (Food and Networking) Club planned for Wednesday evening Jan. 16: it will be held in conjunction with the opening reception for the Metal Menagerie show in Mesa Public Library's upstairs gallery.

The hosts are the Friends of the Library ... the caterer is Peggy Pendergast ... the artists are David Trujillo and Richard Swenson who are represented by Karen Wray Gallery ... if you don't know at least some of these people, you need to get out more!

  • Time: 5:30-7 p.m.,

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