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LANL Foundation Awards $53,000 In Education And Community Grants

on April 28, 2017 - 6:35pm
LANL FOUNDATION News:
 
ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation awarded 21 grants totaling $53,000 to support education and community programs in Northern New Mexico during the first-quarter grantmaking period.
 
Twelve programs received Education Outreach funding that directly supports K–12 public school children. An additional nine Community Outreach Grants were awarded to programs aligned with the LANL Foundation’s mission and vision of innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning but are not directly tied to K–12 public education.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale: 'Night Songs' This Weekend

on April 28, 2017 - 6:32pm
Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will cap its 39th season with performances on April 29 in Santa Fe and April 30 in Los Alamos with Night Songs. This concert features works inspired by the night … of lovers finding their heart’s desire or heartbreak … of being enveloped by twinkling stars, lush scents and reflection. At the Los Alamos concert, graduating seniors who are winners of the chorale’s Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship will be announced.

The centerpiece of the performance will be Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore,” 

Bandelier Seeks Summer Youth Work Crew Applicants

on April 28, 2017 - 6:28pm
Bandelier Preservation Corps crew with National Park Service preservationists. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
For several summers, crews of young people have done valuable service for Bandelier National Monument, working on trails, archeological sites, and other projects. 
 
The Bandelier Conservation Corps and the Bandelier Preservation Corps are organized through the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and supervised by park staff. Both crews are now seeking applicants for this summer.
 
Bandelier Conservation Corps members will work on trails and other park improvements, performing

Star Workshop And Phantoms At Planetarium

on April 28, 2017 - 6:18pm
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is ending the month with a star workshop at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 and an exciting astronomy film Phantom of the Universe at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.
 
The Friday star workshop is a family-friendly two-hour program that starts by charting the major constellations in the planetarium. Then, weather permitting, participants will practice identifying objects and constellations outside the nature center. Educator Jon Lorenz will weave Greek and Southwest Native American star legends of the visible constellations in view.

Scenes From Pajarito Green House Grand Opening

on April 28, 2017 - 6:13pm

Owner Dave Fox at the opening Wednesday morning of his newly remodeled and well stocked Pajarito Greenhouse at 238 Rio Bravo Dr. Photo by Carl Newton

Where Green thumbers can plan with the pros. Photo by Carl Newton

Vegetable plants with space for future deliveries. Photo by Carl Newton

The floral version of 6-packs. Photo by Carl Newton

Something for every garden. Photo by Carl Newton

Pretty pansies. Photo by Carl Newton

Layout of remodeled greenhouse. Photo by Carl Newton

Flats and hanging baskets. Photo by Carl Newton

Controlled climate for tomato plants. Photo by Carl Newton

Letter To The Editor: Russ Gordon For Living Treasure

on April 28, 2017 - 5:53pm
By KATHY WILLCUTT
Los Alamos
 
Dear Los Alamos Community,
 
While it may not be quite saint-hood, it is close! There is a way we can celebrate all the good that Russ Gordon has done for the community and for the music he brings to us. He has been a moving force in more than music, but that is how many of us know him. Maybe you even remember his store as being a safe place for kids to hang out when it was located in White Rock.
 
I have nominated Russ Gordon to be named a Los Alamos Living Treasure.

Natasha Paremski To Replace Ingrid Fliter In Los Alamos Performance

on April 28, 2017 - 5:50pm
Natasha Paremski. Courtesy photo
 
LACA News:
 
The Los Alamos Concert Association has engaged a rising young star, pianist Natasha Paremski, to replace Ingrid Fliter who has regretfully cancelled her performance May 7 for family reasons.
 
Ms. Paremski’s program will include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini and three mazurkas and the Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 by Chopin.
 
Hailed by the Washington Post as “a pianist of prodigious technique and striking stage presence”, Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4 with

May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month

on April 28, 2017 - 5:46pm
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
LANL’s Motorcycle Safety Committee would like to remind the residents of Los Alamos that May is “Motorcycle Awareness Month.” 
 
This year, the Committee is driving safety awareness throughout our local community in the form of kid’s motorcycle safety awareness activity and coloring sheets. 
 
Committee members designed and have distributed the sheets to local restaurants in the Los Alamos area and beyond. We hope that as you visit these establishments, you will take advantage of the safety sheets to promote motorcycle awareness among your family and friends.
 

Winter Returns To Los Alamos ... For A Few Hours!

on April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

This morning Los Alamos got a surprise snowstorm as shown here on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cars get a thick coating of snow during this morning's snowstorm. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The eagle sculpture at the entrance to Cental Park Square is dusted with with snow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A wintery scene this morning in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

An unusual snow scene in late April is spotted this morning outside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Central Avenue

Atomic City Children's Theater Presents Disney The Aristocats KIDS At Mountain Tonight & Tomorrow

on April 28, 2017 - 3:43pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater is proud to present their production of Disney The Aristocats KIDS.
 
All of your favorite characters from the classic Disney film are here – Thomas O’Malley, Duchess, the Aristokittens, Madame, Edgar and more!
 
Disney Aristocats Jr. will be presented at 7 p.m., tonight, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Mountain Elementary School.
 
ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline are very proud of their young cast.

It's Bliss...New Gift Emporium Opens In Los Alamos

on April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

Owner David Tinkham of the newly opened gift emporium, Bliss, at 919 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Tea items are a specialty at Bliss. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEIL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When David Tinkham moved to Los Alamos from the Hudson Valley in New York state six months ago, he brought his own oasis with him. His new gift emporium, Bliss, brings a touch of elegance for those with a taste for finer things.

Several vintage tables laden with everything from fine china tea sets to elegant silk flower arrangements dot the

Time Out Pizzeria Finds New Home In Los Alamos!

on April 28, 2017 - 11:10am
Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez are moving their popular restaurant to Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ldailypost.com
 
 
By MAIRE O'Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos has barely been closed for two weeks but today owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez announced that they have found a new location and hope to open there in September. The new location is next to Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square, across the parking lot from the Beer Co-op.

Omar Sanchez said they had been looking for a smaller affordable location for the pizzeria and

History Museum Explores Turn-Of-The-Century Syria In A Post-ISIS World

on April 28, 2017 - 11:10am
Album of Mideast archaeology explorations conducted by Howard Crosby Butler. Courtesy/NMHM
 
NMHM News:
 
SANTA FE  As Syria’s ongoing civil war, staggering death toll, and displacement of thousands of refugees threatens to destroy Syrian culture, the Palace of the Governors will display seven albums of photographs of historic sites in Syria taken between 1899 and 1909.
 
Entitled Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat, the exhibition will include multi-functional information kiosks with insights into Syrian people and culture.

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on April 28, 2017 - 11:09am
REAL ESTATE News:
 
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Forest Service Plea To Visitors: Put Out Your Campfire

on April 28, 2017 - 11:09am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  For the second weekend in a row, irresponsible campers left multiple unattended and abandoned campfires on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). 
 
Luckily, 11 still-burning campfires were discovered and extinguished before they could spark or spread.
 
But with the fire danger level on the SFNF at HIGH and most of northern and central New Mexico under a fire weather watch, it takes very little for a campfire to become a human-caused wildfire, putting lives and property at unnecessary risk. 
 
Current conditions include temperatures

AG: Brutal Rapist Gets 36 Years Behind Bars

on April 28, 2017 - 11:06am

Joseph Apodaca to send 36 years in prison. Courtesy photo

From the Office of the Attorney General:

---Victim Left For Dead in Parking Lot

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Joseph Apodaca was sentenced to 36 years in prison for the extremely violent rape of a young woman he left for dead in Valencia County in 2014.

The victim almost died and will suffer medical issues for the rest of her life due to the brutal rape.

New Mexicans March For Climate, Jobs And Justice

on April 28, 2017 - 10:54am
SIERRA CLUB News:
 
New Mexicans are invited to take to the streets Saturday, April 29, to call for a strong government response to the global climate crisis.
 
People’s Climate Marches are planned in the state’s largest three cities: Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. New Mexicans will join more than 100,000 people nationwide in more than 300 cities, representing a growing popular movement for climate justice.
 
From the disruption of ecosystems, a loss of biodiversity, an increase in extreme weather, rising seas, and the spread of new diseases, to resource scarcity that exacerbates

DPU Kicks Off Customer Survey

on April 28, 2017 - 10:15am

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are encouraging customers to devote 10 minutes to rate the DPU’s performance in providing electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater services. The seventh biennial customer satisfaction survey is kicking off this week.

An independent firm, Southwest Planning & Marketing is conducting a phone survey with some online options. Data from DPU’s residential and commercial customers will be compiled, interpreted and presented in a report. DPU will post the report in June on the DPU website

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on April 28, 2017 - 10:09am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon is Edward Grant, PA-C, D.O.M. at Trinity Urgent Care, LLC. The medical practice at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A & B is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Trinity Urgent Care provides treatment to adults and children from Board Certified providers offering the highest standards of Care. X-Ray and Lab services are available at Trinity Urgent Care. For more information, call 505.412.6033 or visit www.trinityurgentcare.net. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC: Explore A Different Way Of Living

on April 28, 2017 - 10:09am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing a discussion course to Los Alamos developed by the Northwest Earth Institute. 
 
A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World is a six-week discussion course that explores ways to live more deliberately and sustainably. This course meets at the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting May 4-June 8. This free course is open to the public. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
 
In our fast-paced, complex world, more and more people are wondering how to slow down, be

Del Norte Credit Union Employees Raise $4,510 For Bowl For Kids' Sake; 50 Employees Bowl

on April 28, 2017 - 10:05am

Del Norte Credit Union contribute $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Courtesy photo

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a contribution of $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region. All but $500.00 of the sum was raised by employees – from themselves, credit union members and friends.  In addition, over 50 credit union staff bowled on Saturday, April 22nd at Pojoaque’s Cities of Gold Lanes.

“I am proud that our employees are so committed to raising funds for

More Snow Falls In Los Alamos And White Rock

on April 28, 2017 - 9:36am

Snow is coming down this morning around Los Alamos including the Woodland Avenue area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Snow is covering a woodpile and bench this morning at a home on Woodland Avenue. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Snow continues to fall this morning in White Rock including the Aster Street area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexicans Invited To Watch Archaeologists Hand Excavate Kuaua Pueblo Site

on April 28, 2017 - 9:25am
Excavations of Kuaua Ruins at Coronado Historic Site. Courtesy/NM Historic Sites, Department of Cultural Affairs
Painted kiva at Coronado Historic Site. Photo by John Cutler. Courtesy/NM Historic Sites, Department of Cultural Affairs

 

STATE News:

  • Dig Expected to Produce Thousands of Artifacts Dating to the 1500s

Bernalillo – New Mexicans have a rare opportunity to watch archaeologists on a live dig at the Coronado Historic Site off U.S. 550 in Bernalillo. The Dig Kuaua!

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Abe Dispennette's State Farm Insurance Agency

on April 28, 2017 - 7:40am

On the job in Los Alamos: Zjael Builta, left, and Marisa Boettcher at Abe Dispennette's State Farm Insurance Agency, 1362 Trinity Dr. Suite B. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost

Tales Of Our Times: New Mexico Was Steered By Geologic History And Climate

on April 28, 2017 - 7:39am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

NM Was Steered by Geologic History and Climate

Once upon a time, shallow seas covered large areas of what has become New Mexico. The ancient seas deposited huge reserves of coal, oil and gas that have been useful to the state’s economy. As the climate dried, an assortment of settlers was drawn to the region. With dry air also came rare vistas and long-range visibility.

Early ones on the scene were Native Americans, who in time were called Indians. In time, others who came would be called ranchers.

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