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National Volunteer Week Recognition

on April 27, 2013 - 9:11am
 
JANM News:
 
During National Volunteer Week (April 21-27), Junior Achievement of New Mexico would like to recognize our more than 300 JA volunteers, statewide, who are helping students make the connection between what they learn in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.
 
Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do! JA volunteers are part of a national network of more than 187,000 business and community representatives who are helping young people develop the competence, confidence and character needed for success in school, work and life.
 
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Boy Scout Museum Society Meets April 30

on April 27, 2013 - 8:34am

Boy Scout Troop 22 of Los Alamos completed the cavalcade at the Philmont high-adventure camp in Cimarron. Standing on top of Mount Baldy from left, Jonathan Osden, Matthew Davenport, Miles Barkley, Walter Barkley, Jack Barkley, Ben Shirey, Bridger Spearing, Alex Shirey, Robert Shirey, Brad Morley, Steven Calhoun, Devon McCleskey, Nick Greenfield and Dane Spearing. Courtesy Photo

LABSMS News:

The April meeting of the recently-formed Los Alamos Boy Scout Museum Society (LABSMS) will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the LDS Church, 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos.

The public is invited to

A View from the Stacks: Change in the Air!

on April 27, 2013 - 7:58am
Column by GWEN KALAVAZA
Electronic Services Manager, Mesa Public Library
 
Library Drive:

Over the next few weeks, you will see some changes at Mesa Public Library as plans get underway to improve the area in front of the library. 

Beginning May 1, the road in front of the library will be closed while crews make library drive into a one-way street, running from Oppenheimer Drive toward Fuller Lodge, as well as install a new, larger drive-up book drop. Improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks also are planned. 

The primary reason for this project is safety-related.

Community Invited to Help Plan 95th Anniversary

on April 27, 2013 - 7:49am

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Public Invited to Talk on Electoral Redistricting Saturday

on April 26, 2013 - 9:26am

LWVLA News:

The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos invites the community to attend a potluck lunch provided by League members at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road. 

Following the lunch, at 12:30 p.m., Michael Sharp, Vice President at Research & Polling, will give a talk on “Redistricting: Process and Principles.”

He will discuss the recently completed redistricting process in New Mexico and will provide information on the principles that impact how election district boundaries are created. 

Sharp leads the redistricting efforts at the

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: April 25

on April 26, 2013 - 8:17am

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


Authors Speak - David Noble Thursday, April 25 at Mesa Public Library
In his newest book, “In the Places of the Spirits,” photographer and author David Noble gives readers the inside scoop on his art.

Fire-Up for Scouting Cub Scout Event  6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 Station #4 in Los Alamos (4401 Diamond Dr. across from the Golf Course.)
Boys who will graduate from K through 4th grades (5-10 years old) can be registered for the Cub Scouting program, including summer activities such as June Day Camp.

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Kentucky Derby Party at Dixie Girl May 4

on April 26, 2013 - 7:51am

'A Storm Approaching' by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman will be raffled at the May 4 Derby Party for charity. Courtesy photo

KIWANIS News:

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Kentucky Derby Party 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. 

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Medical Center, is a benefit for “Project Eliminate,” a Kiwanis International-UNICEF effort to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. 

Kentucky Derby Party Chair Linda Daly says, “Put on your best Derby attire, grab a Daily Racing Form and join us for an

Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Programs

on April 26, 2013 - 7:12am

KIWANIS News:

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

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts, or weather. Visitors are welcome. Visit http://losalamos.kiwanisone.org for more information.

  • May 7-State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard will speak on the 2013 Legislative Session.
  • May 14-Julie Habiger, communications and public relations administrator for Los Alamos County, will speak on the opening of the new Municipal Building and the relocation of many
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Los Alamos Firefighters Cook For Auction Winners

on April 25, 2013 - 12:43pm

Members of the Los Alamos Daily Post news team join Los Alamos Firefighters at Station 3 in White Rock for a lasagna dinner Wednesday. The news team from left, Bonnie Gordon, Greg Kendall, Karen Kendall and Kirsten Laskey together with Zia Realty Group owner James Chrobocinski and his family Jacqueline and JJ, successfully bid on the dinner during the Rotary Club's Crab Fest fundraiser in February. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

JJ Chrobocinski, 6. chats with AFF Local 3279 Vice President Danny Archuleta. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

JJ Chrobocinski, 6, with his mom

Brotherly Love: Classic Car Raffle Aids Brain Cancer Victim

on April 25, 2013 - 10:50am
Abe Gonzales, left, hugs his brother Gilbert who is suffering from brain cancer. Courtesy photo
 
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This 'like new' classic 1967 Olds 442 will be raffled off to assist with the medical expenses of Gilbert Gonzales. See the car and buy a ticket at Smiths Gas Station on Trinity Drive Friday, May 3. Courtesy photo

Staff report

When his brother, Gilbert Gonzales, was diagnosed with brain cancer, Art Gonzales was devastated.

“I want to help in any way I can,” he said, adding that his classic 1967 Olds 442 provided a way to assist with medical expenses.

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Cindy Rooney, Alexandra Hehlen and Alan and Alex Kirk Join Great Conversations!

on April 25, 2013 - 9:01am

LAPSF News:

This is the final opportunity to register for Great Conversations an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. 

This is the 4th Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and takes place 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at Los Alamos High School. 

Cindy Rooney: Higher Education; Looking into the Future

Associate Dean and Chair of Business at UNM-Los Alamos, Dr. Cynthia Rooney, will discuss the outlook for higher education.

'Expedition Caving Basics' Talk/Video April 30

on April 25, 2013 - 8:13am

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The public is invited to attend "Expedition Caving Basics" at 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Mesa Public Library.

Caver Beth Cortright of the Pajarito Environmental Education center will provide details, pictures, and video of a typical caving expedition where a small team of highly-trained cavers spend about one week underground.

During this time, the group lives and works together inside the cave. Based out of a camp, teams travel to predetermined areas in the cave every day to map it within a few degrees of error.

The end goal can be related to geology,

Local Author Distributes Books in Honor of World Book Night

on April 24, 2013 - 9:35am
Local author Inez Ross distributed free books, including one of her own novels in honor of World Book Night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Tuesday, April 23, Shakespeare's birthday, volunteers across the U.S. and in Europe gave away thousands of paperback books with the goal of increasing interest in reading for light or non-readers.

An independent panel chooses the books, which are in any genre, modern or classic. Authors waive their royalties, and publishers agree to pay the cost of producing the special editions for World Book Night.   

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YAC's Director Paul Martinez Hits Milestone!

on April 24, 2013 - 8:39am
"Happy 60th Birthday to a very special Dad and Grandpa!" -Love, from all of your family!
 
Staff report
 
Paul Martinez turns 60 today and his family wanted to surprise him with "Happy Birthday Wishes" in the Los Alamos Daily Post.
 
Martinez has been the director of the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock since 1982.

The Youth Activity Centers are operated through Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) as a natural part of LAFC's mission to enhance the quality of life through prevention of substance use and abuse.

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Possibly First Ever Sighting of Long-billed Curlews in Los Alamos

on April 24, 2013 - 7:45am
Long-billed curlews in grassy areas north of San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Dave Yeamans
 
Long-billed curlews in grassy areas north of San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Dave Yeamans
 
Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, one day after Earth Day and two days after his installation as a Living Treasure of Los Alamos, crowned the occasion with what may be the first ever sighting of eight long-billed curlews in the grassy areas north of San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa.
 
He spotted them at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, photographed them and alerted the PEEC

Terry Wallace, Mike Wismer Join Great Conversations!

on April 23, 2013 - 9:56am

LAPSF News:

Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. 

This is the 4th Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and it takes place 2-5 p.m., April 28 at Los Alamos High School in the new building. 

This is the sixth in a series about the conversations that will take place:

Terry Wallace: Earthquakes, Meteorites and Hurricanes Rockin’ the Crowded Planet!

Terry Wallace is the Principal Associate Director for Global Security at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Newest Los Alamos Living Treasures Honored

on April 23, 2013 - 8:20am
The audience listens to Living Treasures Board Member Pauline Schneiders. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff report

The three newest Los Alamos Living Treasures were honored at an Awards Ceremony Sunday. Lee Builta, Rosmarie Frederickson and Craig Martin join a distinguished group of Los Alamos citizens honored since 1999 for their contributions to the community.

Friends, colleges and fellow volunteers stepped forward to tell stories of how the three Treasures had impacted the community and their own lives. Read biographies of the three new Living Treasures here.

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Perch Paperie to Hold Scrapbooking Day Event

on April 23, 2013 - 7:45am

PERCH PAPERIE News:

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Day, May 4, Perch Paperie is now taking reservations for its National Scrapbook Day Event.

This Ladies’ Retreat will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Participants are not required to stay the entire time, but with the full agenda planned, just might want to stay!

Tickets are $30 and registration for the event includes snacks, lunch, drinks, giveaways, registration gift and techniques.

The Perch Paperie will be teaming up with Tonya Collins from Tonya's Paperazzi to put on this fun all day event.

Free Activities for Families Saturday at YMCA

on April 23, 2013 - 7:27am
Kids create seed balls at the Family YMCA. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

In support of families keeping children physically active, The Family YMCA will offer free activities 10 a.m.- noon Saturday, April 27 for Healthy Kids Day.

Y’s across the nation are participating in “Get a JUMP on Summer.” Outdoor fun will include a variety of jumpy-hop-tastic activities, as well as unique crafts and healthy snacks.

Participants also have an opportunity to get a bit dirty making seed balls for future planting at Los Alamos Middle School.

Pajarito Greenhouse Opens 9 a.m. Sharp Wednesday!

on April 22, 2013 - 2:58pm

Dave Fox of Pajarito Greenhouse. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock will open for the season at 9 a.m. sharp Wednesday, April 24.

There will be 234 combinations of plant species and colors packed into the greenhouse's 3,600 square feet of display area.

"The Santa Fe Greenhouses closed over the winter so we are going to carry as many items as we possibly can to help take up the slack," owner Dave Fox said. "We're going to carry all of the popular vegetables including peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, lettuce,

Actress Marsha Mason Visits Los Alamos Rotary Club

on April 22, 2013 - 10:45am

Rotary Club President Linda Hull, center, and her husband Robert Hull with actress Marsha Mason Tuesday at the Rotary Club meeting in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Actress Marsha Mason shares aspects of her acting career and talks about the 'Resting in the River' natural products she creates at her certified organic farm in Abiquiu. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarians gather at the Dixie Girl Restaurant Tuesday and listen to guest speaker Marsha Mason. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Marsha

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Community Packs PEEC's Earth Day Festival

on April 21, 2013 - 12:16pm

This small mountain of dirt was a particular favorite of the younger set attending Saturday's Earth Day Festival at PEEC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Environmentally friendly vendors occupied more than 20 booths at Saturday's Earth Day Festival. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Children learn about caring for small animals such as rabbits and goats. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff report:

Community members packed into Saturday's Earth Day Festival at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.

The Earth Day Festival is PEEC's biggest

Annual Rose Pruning Workshop Set For April 27

on April 21, 2013 - 9:39am

Hybrid Tea Rose. Courtesy/YV

LAGC News:

The public is invited to the Annual Los Alamos Rose Garden Pruning Workshop to learn about growing roses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Lee Builta, a long time Los Alamos master gardener, and 2013 Living Treasure, will conduct the workshop, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Los Alamos Memorial Rose Garden,near Fuller Lodge. In the case of inclement weather, it will be held in the Nambé Room at Fuller Lodge.

Builta will be available to answer questions on planning and caring of roses.

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Tails Are Wagging For 17 Annual Dog Jog

on April 21, 2013 - 9:11am

FOS News:

The 17 Annual Friends of the Shelter (FOS) Dog Jog is set to kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27.

The starting line is at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. The registration desk opens at 8 a.m., and the event includes a sanctioned 5K run and a 3.5K walk. 

This is a family friendly event and dogs of all sizes and shapes are welcome to participate - entrants with pets are eligible for fun prizes.

Nice shelter dogs will be available to rent on a first come basis for the race or walk and also will be available for adoption.

FOS is sponsoring a $20 reduced fee microchip

Hive Holds Linux 'Install Fest'

on April 21, 2013 - 8:58am

HIVE News:

A Linux “Install Fest” workshop is set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock, just east of Metzgers.

Geoff Chesshire, Roy Nielsen, John Battles and Kerri Thurston will advise, guide and assist with this hands-on workshop. Plan to bring a computer (no Apples, please) and a USB flash drive of at least 8GB (16GB preferred) to install Linux on. 

If you prefer, you can use an external hard drive instead of a flash drive. Another USB flash drive of at least 4GB as installation medium would be helpful. Otherwise you will need a DVD reader. 

A 6 to 12 foot Ethernet cable

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