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Daily Postcard: Welcome To Los Alamos

on January 16, 2017 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: A worker installs a new welcome banner on Central Avenue recently showing the new county logo. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NCRTD MLK Holiday Schedule And Closures

on January 15, 2017 - 8:35pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) schedule and closures Monday, Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King holiday.

All RTD “Blue Bus” and RTD Chile Line routes will not be in service with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe, which will operate on its weekend/holiday schedule; and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, which will operate on its normal weekday schedule.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare-based bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse Registration Is Jan. 17

on January 15, 2017 - 8:22pm

Registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is Tuesday at the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy photo

LACROSSE News:

Walk-in registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the multipurpose room of the White Rock Branch Library, 10 Sherwood Blvd.

Students age 9 through high school seniors are welcome. Although there is currently not a separate girls’ program, girls are welcome to play in a coed environment.

A registration form may be obtained during walk-in registration, or can be downloaded at http://www.laylax.org.

Practices are

Obituary: Warren Delano Houghteling Jan. 8, 2017

on January 15, 2017 - 7:29pm

WARREN DELANO HOUGHTELING Jan. 8, 2017

Warren Delano Houghteling was someone who didn’t do small talk. He liked passion, honesty, and cared deeply. He had just attained the notable age of fifty when his heart succumbed. He died on Jan 8th, 2017, while he was exercising “the hounds”, enjoying a hike, one of the things he loved to do.

Warren was known for his love of theater, and in another life, he would have been a career actor. Instead he was a teacher, handyman, software developer, and computer programmer. His greatest job, challenge, and achievement was being a father.

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Los Alamos Sports Weekly Wrap-up

on January 15, 2017 - 12:22pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors Reporter
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team picked up two big victories last week that should help them when it’s time for the seedings for the Class 5A state basketball tournament. The Hilltoppers beat Class 5A rival Belen High School 52-49 Jan. 6 at Belen, avenging an earlier 44-33 loss to the Eagles Dec. 28 at the Poe Corn tournament in Roswell. One day later, Jan. 7, Los Alamos beat Class 6A Santa Fe High School 55-53 in overtime.

“Those were two great wins for us,” Los Alamos Coach Michael Kluk said.

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Santa And His Three Elves Thank Los Alamos Families For 20 Years Of Support

on January 15, 2017 - 12:10pm

‘Santa and his three elves would like to thank all the families who stopped by on Christmas Eve to see the Christmas light display and receive candy canes at the top of Barranca Mesa Hill. I had more kids this year than ever before, which makes it all worthwhile. Santa and this light display have survived for 20 years. The people of Los Alamos have been wonderful. Thanks for all your support. See you all in 2017.’ – Larry Marr. Courtesy photo

 

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Scenes From Heavy Snow Fall In Los Alamos

on January 15, 2017 - 11:11am

Mulani, 10, still loves playing in fresh snow, which fell this morning in Quemazon. The National Weather Service predicts a high today of near 37 with a snow accumulation of up to about 2 inches. Photo by Trisha Ancell

This backyard vistior was spotted this morning in Western Area. Photo by Julie Smith

Scene from this morning's snow fall in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com 
Scene from this morning's snow fall in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from this morning's snow fall in the Mountain View neighborhood.

Classical Music World: Return Of The Violin

on January 15, 2017 - 10:22am
The Return of the Violin poster. Courtesy image
 
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

Since the announcement that violin super-star Joshua Bell will be performing here Feb. 3, I have been asked many times how we managed to entice him to come to Los Alamos. This is an artist who definitely does not need to land a gig in the Duane Smith Auditorium to make ends meet. He can play anywhere in the world he wants and does.

The idea to bring Bell here was planted about 3 years ago when I was bowled over by an Israeli documentary about his violin.

Mountain Elementary School Students Explore Big Questions For Science Fair 2017

on January 15, 2017 - 9:17am

Sixth grade students, from left, Yunseo Kim, Violet Henderson and Taylor Kanzleiter hold up the welcome sign at Thursday's Science Fair. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Mountain Elementary 6th grader Marina Naranjo wondered if fingerprints are genetic. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Fourth grader Natalie Crawford asked whether guinea pigs could successfully navigate a maze by sense of smell and memory. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Fifth grader Ryan Sood explored his interest in football by asking whether wearing a glove helps players throw the football
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Governor Welcomes International Manufacturer To New Mexico With Up To 175 New Jobs

on January 15, 2017 - 7:46am
STATE News:
 
BELEN — Gov. Susana Martinez welcomes international manufacturer Keter Plastics to Belen with up to 175 new jobs.
 
The company will invest $36 million to renovate and expand an existing facility. New Mexico beat out California, Arizona and Nevada for the expansion. The new positions will include manufacturing and production, technicians, engineers, managers and others.
 
“This is great news for Belen and yet another positive result from fighting to grow and diversify our economy,” Martinez said.

Chicken Teriyaki Serves Up Japanese Cuisine And More In White Rock

on January 15, 2017 - 7:44am
Owner and main cook Nhan T. Nguyen behind the counter at Chicken Teriyaki, open seven days a week on Bonnie View in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Things have been hopping at Chicken Teriyaki since the White Rock restaurant opened its doors Nov. 12. The restaurant, located at 25 Bonnie View Dr. is housed in the former Pizza Hut, which has stood empty for a number of years.

“I saw this place standing empty and decided I would like to open my restaurant there,” owner and main cook Nhan T. Nguyen said.

Athlete Of The Week: Senior Kaitlin Bennett

on January 15, 2017 - 7:34am
Althlete of the Week, swimmer Kaitlen Bennett. Courtesy photo

HILLTOPPER News:

Sport - Swimming

Favorite subject - Sports medicine

Where do you want to attend school --  I want to attend Northern Arizona University under their honors program and study exercise science.

Kaitlin Bennett lead the Hilltoppers at the Lubbock Swim Invitational Jan. 6-7.

Bennett captured first place in the 50 free (24.79) and the 100 free (54.04), she also helped on the girls medley relay team and the 200 freestyle quartet.

Bennett is ranked among the league leaders in New Mexico High School swimming and

Smart Design With Suzette: Organization

on January 15, 2017 - 7:27am
Organized closet. Courtesy photo
 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Happy New Year! Many New Year’s resolutions involve getting organized. Disorganization puts tremendous pressure on both the mind and the body. Taking the time to organize your home can lift a great weight off of your shoulders and reduce stress.

But let’s face it, getting organized can be difficult and time consuming. One of the toughest part is getting starting and knowing the process. Here are some tips to help you.

Clear Out Some Clutter

The first step is to get rid of things you don’t need.

Are Planets Like Those In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Really Out There?

on January 15, 2017 - 7:16am
Stormtroopers in the new Star Wars film ‘Rogue One’ wade through the water of an alien ocean world. NASA scientists believe ocean worlds exist in our own galaxy, along with many other environments. Courtesy/Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM
 

NASA News:

In the “Star Wars” universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction.

Some of the planets discovered around stars in our own galaxy could be very similar to arid Tatooine, watery Scarif and even frozen Hoth, according to NASA scientists.

Boomerang Raises Funds For NMDog Rescue Effort

on January 15, 2017 - 7:09am
Angela Stell, left, receives a check for more than $300 in contributions to NMDog from Boomerang owner Anna Dillane and her rescued companion, Buddha. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday, Jan. 3 marked a happy reunion for Buddha, the canine companion of Boomerang owner Anna Dillane. Buddha came to the store to see Angela Stell, president and director of NMDOG, who rescued him from a life on the end of a chain five years ago. He hasn’t seen her in five years.

Hubble Provides Interstellar Road Map For Voyagers’ Galactic Trek

on January 15, 2017 - 7:04am
Artist’s rendition of Voyager 1’s View of  the Solar System. NASA

NASA News:

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the interstellar medium, the mysterious environment between stars. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is providing the road map — by measuring the material along the probes’ trajectories as they move through space.

Pastor Raul Granillo: Getting Eaten By Zombies

on January 15, 2017 - 7:03am

By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO
Los Alamos  


The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15 (NIV)

Every parent who has more than one child and a video game console has heard phrases like, “Turn around and push X,” or “You’re going the wrong way, the zombies are going to eat you!” Don’t forget the infamous, “Here, let me do it for you!”

It’s funny (or not), but as I listened to my oldest son get frustrated at my youngest daughter, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my brothers and me playing Contra and doing the same thing.

Daily Postcard: Lenticular Clouds Over Sangres

on January 15, 2017 - 6:42am

Daily Postcard: Lenticular cloud formations spotted Tuesday floating over the Sangres de Cristo Mountains. Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Weather Update: Widespread Heavy Rain And Snow

on January 14, 2017 - 10:22pm
 
 
NWS News:
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that weather conditions will continue to deteriorate across the region through tonight as a potent upper level storm system approaches from Arizona.
 
Widespread heavy rainfall is still expected to impact the lower elevations through Sunday while very heavy snow impacts the higher terrain.
 
Widespread precipitation amounts of 1 to 2 inches will likely create some minor to moderate rises on arroyos and small streams, as well as the Pecos River.

Darryl Sugar Re-enters School Board Race

on January 14, 2017 - 5:31pm

Darryl Sugar in the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom this afternoon announced he has re-entered the school board race. He is running in the Chamisa District against Stephen Boerigter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Retired medical doctor Darryl Sugar has decided to re-enter the race for Los Alamos School Board. Citing time constraints, he withdrew from the two-person race in the Chamisa District through an email he submitted Thursday to the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Sugar stopped by the newspaper office this afternoon and explained his

Peanuts Gang Grows Up Hard In First Rate Production Of 'Dog Sees God' At LALT's Performing Arts Center

on January 14, 2017 - 3:38pm

The friends party hard in 'Dog Sees God'. Photo by Larry Gibbons

CB (Stuart Rupprecht) ponders the death of his beloved Beagle. Photo by Larry Gibbons

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" opened Friday at the Performing Arts Center. The play, written by Bert V. Royal presents the Peanuts gang from the comic strip during their teenage years. Sex, drugs and rock and roll have hit them hard and they aren’t ready. CB (guess who?) is at the center of the story.

Royal’s reimagining of these familiar

Peek Inside Blue Window Bistro Now Open In New Location In Downtown Los Alamos!

on January 14, 2017 - 12:04pm

Blue Window Bistro opens for business Wednesday at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Read the full story later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster talks about her retaurant Friday during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy photo

The Blue Window Bistro served its last meal Friday, Jan. 6 Friday at its old location and began serving lunch Wednesday, Jan. 11 at its new location on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Welcoming guests for lunch Thursday at the new

Watch State Of The State Address Live Tuesday

on January 14, 2017 - 10:02am

KNME-TV News:

Tuesday, Jan. 17, New Mexico PBS (KNME-TV) will carry New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's State of the State address live from the Roundhouse in Santa Fe – both online and televised.

Watch online streaming of the opening of the 2017 legislative session at www.NewMexicoInFocus.org, followed by the governor's address:

 

  • Noon – 2017 Legislative Session

Ch. 5.1 will begin the Online Live Stream at www.NewMexicoInFocus.org

  • 12:30-2 p.m. – Governor's State of the State Address

New Mexico Gov.

‘Moving Day’ At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Friday Morning

on January 14, 2017 - 9:58am
Doug Hintze, ​manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos office compares notes with Pete Maggiore of the National Nuclear Security Administrations Los Alamos office during Friday's RCLN meeting in Española. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities opened its board meeting Friday with a moving tribute to former Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson, who stepped down from the board as secretary-treasurer.

Kristin Henderson honored at Friday's RCLC meeting. Photo by Roger

Santa Fe National Forest To Host Another Round Of Public Meetings On Forest Plan Revision

on January 14, 2017 - 9:02am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will host 10 public meetings and a two-day technical meeting between Jan. 17 and Feb. 9, 2017, as part of the multi-year effort to revise the comprehensive plan that will guide forest management, use and protection for the next 10 to 15 years.
 
This round of public meetings will give members of the public an opportunity to discuss and comment on initial plan components and the draft wilderness evaluation maps. 
 
Initial plan components have been drafted for all resource areas, including vegetation, fire and fuels, wildlife,

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