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Rotary Club Program and Highlights

on March 25, 2012 - 3:39pm

LAPS Reading Coordinator Suzanne Lynne will present a program at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill on Teach Like A Champion, effective teaching methods designed to help all teachers, especially those new to the classroom. Introduction by Karen Hawkins.

Also, March Student of the Month: Nathan Robbins, will join the luncheon meeting with his parents and mentor, Gary Washburn. Introduction by Allison Majure.

LA Cares Collection: Remember to bring donations of canned foods or personal hygiene products as the Rotary Club continues its support this year of LA Cares, the local food

United Way Executive Director has Retired

on March 25, 2012 - 2:44pm

Donna Schroeder

United Way News:

Donna Schroeder has told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that she has retired from her position as executive director of the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

"I've been here almost six years and I've seen a lot of changes and a lot of things happen during that time," Schroeder said. "My dream was to put 2-1-1 in Los Alamos and that has been accomplished. Also, my mother is 92 years old and lives in North Carolina and she is having some challenges and I really don't want to be this for away from her now."

The 2-1-1 Schroeder refers to is a new service to

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Residents in Action at the Betty Ehart Senior Center

on March 25, 2012 - 9:07am

Patrica Rathbone works a puzzle at BESC. She claims the best way to do this is to leave the unfinished puzzle out on the table so that people will fit in pieces as they pass by. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Tom Feiertag attempts a "bridge shot" in a friendly game of 8 ball as Ed Foley looks on awaiting his turn. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Atomic City Road Runners To Begin 39th Season

on March 24, 2012 - 11:11pm
 
 
The Atomic City Road Runners (ACRR) will open the 2012 season at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Canyon Rim Trail off East Road (Route # 502).
 
ACRR is a family-oriented running and walking club that meets every Tuesday during the Daylight Saving Time season for a pace race in which members predict their own time. 
 
Anyone can be a winner if his/her finish time is closest to that predicted.
 
Members who participate in at least 10 runs get a special club T-shirt at the end of the season, (Members who choose to sponsor a race receive double credit for that run.)
 
Dues are

PEEC’s Star, Planet and Telescope Party Set for Monday

on March 24, 2012 - 11:27am

Crescent moon of four days old. Courtesy Photo

For all those adults, kids and families who missed last week’s PEEC Star Party or would like to see more, PEEC astronomers are going to repeat it at 7 p.m. Monday March 26.

One highlight will be the crescent Moon of four days old, which should be pretty spectacular through the telescope.  

Venus, Jupiter and Mars will still be there, and the Orion Nebula will be well placed for a great view including its “arms.”  

Venus is best seen in twilight because its extreme brightness dazzles the telescope viewer.  

It should be quite a sight since

Gas Pumps Removed at Shamrock Gas Station

on March 24, 2012 - 12:20am

Gas pumps have been removed from the islands at Shamrock on Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan for a Smith’s fuel center to be built at the existing Shamrock gas station site at 1239 Trinity Dr.

Smith’s will lease the property at the corner of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street from Polk JT Properties.

Smith’s new fuel center will be adjacent to the Smith’s Marketplace store in Trinity Place.

The new fuel center will allow Smith’s reward cardholders to purchase discounted gas.

Photo by Carol A.

N.M. 4 Paving Falls Behind Due to Hot Mix Plant Problem

on March 23, 2012 - 10:03am
This is the back end of a machine called the "Shuttle Buggy" that has been parked at La Vista and N.M. 4. Bottom-dump semi trucks drop a line of the asphalt mix down the center of the road they are about to pave. The Shuttle Buggy comes along and scoops the asphalt up, mixes it, and deposits the prepared asphalt mix out the conveyor on the back end into the waiting maw of the paving (lay-down) machine. This way the delivery truck schedule is not dependent on the rate of paving lay-down. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Crews were scheduled to begin paving the south two lanes of N.M.

Curves 14th Annual Food Drive

on March 22, 2012 - 9:55pm

Three Days Left in Food Drive

Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International is kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year's donations. Each club, including Curves of Los Alamos, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank.

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Friends of the Shelter: Animal of the Week

on March 22, 2012 - 9:42pm

Who could resist this face?

Rocky - Pug/Boston Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Los Alamos, NM

Rocky has personality plus! He is a very high energy dog that loves to run and play. Petfinder says no kids but he would do okay with older kids rather than younger children.Rocky is a small 3-year-old neutered male dog who came to the shelter when his owner moved. He is friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and is probablytoo bouncy for small children. He is good with dogs. His behavior with cats is not known.

Go Green with eNews

on March 22, 2012 - 9:10pm
 
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Subscribe to one of our two email lists: Breaking News and/or Daily News Headlines.
 
We will send you a hyperlinked listing of the newest stories added to the Los Alamos Daily Post. Signing up is easy – just go to the bottom of any page and click on the envelope to subscribe.  
 
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You can also subscribe by clicking on the following link: Subscribe Link
 
We find it fascinating to see the variety of devices folks are using to read the Los Alamos Daily Post.
 
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PEEC Summer Adventure Programs Open for Registration

on March 21, 2012 - 11:30pm

Spectacular!  The volcanic Jemez Mountains rise up from the high desert like an island in the sky surrounded by a desert sea.  The Rio Grande rift splits the Colorado Plateau and a sparkling ribbon of water flows along its path.  Northern New Mexico’s rich diversity of ecosystems awaits the curious.  This June, PEEC offers children the opportunity to explore this wild and enchanting landscape.  Programs are for children entering grades 4-6 (Nature Odyssey) and grades 7-8 (LEAP).  Each week is a chance for them to spend their days outdoors, make new friends, and meet scientists in the field. 
 

White Rock Flowers Brave the Cold

on March 21, 2012 - 10:48am

A daffodil springs to life in White Rock despite the recent cold snap. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

A pansy reaches for the sunlight in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Kiwanis Club Garners Awards

on March 20, 2012 - 11:14pm

Kiwanis Club Secretary Jim Baran, Past President Fran Berting, President Kristy Ortega and Southwest District Lt. Governor Ray Valdez. Courtesy Photo

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was recognized by the Kiwanis Southwest District today for excellence. Lt Governor Ray Valdez attended the Tuesday lunch meeting to hand out the awards. The Club received the 5-Star Award for Growth, Outstanding Service Award, Interclub Inner Circle Award and Distinguished Club Award.

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64th Annual Skiesta is Saturday, March 24

on March 18, 2012 - 10:08pm

 

First the fire, then the dire La Niña forecast...Who’d a thought that Pajarito would have some of the best skiing in the Rockies this season? Come up and celebrate an unlikely and spectacular 2011-2012 ski season

Free Shuttle from LAHS Sullivan Field. Leaves on the Hour 8-5

8:00 am Pinhead Challenge  
All Mountain
Earn Your Turns - skin or skate up, ski down the mountain on established course.

10:00 am Giant Slalom Race  
Aspen Slope
Rip it, and do your best combined time from two runs

11:00 am Sloppy Slalom  
West Beginner
Shake your sillies out on this fun filled course

12:00 pm Tee

Saturday's Special Community Winds Concert Inspired Kids to Participate

on March 18, 2012 - 2:16pm

These tympani are loud! Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Kids were invited to sit in front of the stage at Crossroads Bible Church Saturday night to hear Melissa Mackey narrate Peter and the Wolf with Ted Vives conducting the Community Winds. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Principal Tubist Deniece Korzekwa explains the big instrument to some young admirers after the concert. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Guest Violinist Jin Park gave an ouitstanding performance of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with Ted Vives conducting. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Joyce Guzik,

Kid in a Tree ... Sure Sign of Spring!

on March 17, 2012 - 6:53pm

A boy was spotted high in a tree on Grand Canyon in White Rock this afternoon. Photo by Katy Korkos
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Attendees Snacked on Soup While Helping Out Self Help Inc. at Saturday Event

on March 17, 2012 - 6:37pm

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Empty bowls got filled up at the 18th annual Empty Bowl event, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

A lively crowd chose from handmade bowls and enjoyed a choice of delicious soups for a $10 donation. 

About 700 beautiful bowls were available for purchase.

All of the money raised during the Empty Bowl event goes directly to support the work of Self Help, Inc.

The nonprofit organization assists Northern New Mexico families in need of immediate emergency aid, and encourages the growth of small

Window Washers Put a Shine on LANB

on March 17, 2012 - 11:33am

Even banks need spring housecleaning … Los Alamos National Bank has its windows washed twice annually – March and September. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Friday's Leadership Los Alamos Session Focused on Regional Issues

on March 17, 2012 - 10:13am

Rep. Nick Salazar and Rep. Jim Trujillo take a lunch break during Friday's Leadership Los Alamos regional issues meeting at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The 2012 class of Leadership Los Alamos participants met at Fire Station 3 in White Rock Friday to learn about issues impacting the region.

“The purpose of this session is to increase knowledge and understanding of our neighboring communities including their accomplishments and challenges,” said County Council Chair/Leadership Los Alamos cofounder Sharon Stover.

Mesa Public Library's Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillps: Reining in the Rio Grande

on March 16, 2012 - 10:20pm
 
Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips
 
Authors of Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water

Thursday, March 22, 2012   7:00 PM   Upstairs Rotunda    Mesa Public Library

“ Reining in the Rio Grande has brought many benefits to those who live in its valley, but the benefits have come at a price.

Posse Lodge Breakfast to Benefit Friends of the Shelter

on March 16, 2012 - 8:46pm

FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER News

 

On Sunday, April 1st, the Posse Lodge Breakfast will benefit the Friends of the Shelter. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with your friends and neighbors. All proceeds go to help the animals. You can register early for the Dog Jog which will be held on April 28th. There will also be a doggie kissing booth and mobile adoption event.

When:   Sunday, April 1 - 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where:  650 North Mesa Rd. (near the horse stables)

 

2012 Dog Jog Update

And The Winner Is…

A big congratulation to Kaylee Rogers for creating the winning design for the 2012 Dog

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View Los Alamos Robotics Team Competition Live

on March 16, 2012 - 1:18pm

Click on Education on the top menu to view the competition in real time.
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Upcoming Rotary Meetings

on March 16, 2012 - 12:57am

Rotary Club News:

March 20: Bob Parmenter, chief scientist, will speak about the status of the Valles Caldera, with an introduction by former County Councilor Nona Bowman.

March 27: Los Alamos Public Schools Reading Coordinator Suzanne Lynne will present the program, Teach Like a Champion.

This program focuses on effective teaching methods designed to help all teachers, especially those new to the classroom, with an introduction by Karen Hawkins.

The Rotary Club meets at 11:45 a.m. each Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

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Local GOP Elects New Officers

on March 15, 2012 - 11:36pm

Members of the Los Alamos Republican Party. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos Republican Party News:

The Los Alamos Republican Party elected new officers during its monthly meeting this evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

Jordan Redmond was elected chair of the Los Alamos Republican Party, replacing Ron Dolin who resigned last month after serving nearly three terms.

Bill McKerley was elected 1st vice chair, filling the vacancy created when Redmond became chair.

Joe Archuleta remains 2nd vice chair.

Norma Tech continues to serve as treasurer and Mike Weaver as secretary.

The

Traffic Control has been Revised on Westbound N.M. 4

on March 15, 2012 - 10:52pm

Traffic control has been revised on westbound N.M. 4 at the Pajarito Road intersection near White Rock.

The white stop bar pavement marking on N.M. 4 will be moved west approximately 30 feet, clearing the intersection approach to provide a free right turn onto Pajarito Road.

Vertical lane markers have been placed along the free right curve to help motorists maintain their lane.

Motorists intending to turn right onto Pajarito Road are asked to slow down and use their turning signals to indicate their intentions to other drivers.

REMINDER: The speed limit through the construction area is 30

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