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PCA Expresses Concern With Pajarito Mountain Land Privatization Arrangement In The Works

on October 11, 2017 - 9:41am

PCA News: 

The Pajarito Conservation Alliance, (PCA) a 501(c)4 non-profit community organization focusing on information, advocacy, and volunteer work to protect the ecosystems and outdoor experience of the Pajarito Plateau, is concerned about a new arrangement in the works that would completely privatize Pajarito Mountain, contrary to citizens’ prior understanding. See https://pajarito.org/news/201 7/10/4/pajarito-mountain-land- privatization.

PCA members sent the following letter to the Los Alamos County Council Oct. 2 expressing that concern:

Dear Dr. Izraelevitz and Councilors:

I

Bridge Rehabilitation Project: Pojoaque Intersection Of US 84/NM 502 And US 84/NM 503 Begins Today

on October 11, 2017 - 9:40am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin bridge rehabilitation work on two bridges on US 84/285 at mile marker 180.20 and mile marker 180.8 near Cities of Gold Casino in Pojoaque.

 Beginning today, US84/285 northbound and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic can expect delays during this time.

Hasse Contracting Company, Inc. of Albuquerque is the contractor for this project.

Drivers are urged to watch for workers in the area, observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the

Firefighter Eric Gallegos Earns 5-Year Service Award

on October 11, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Eric Gallegos receives his five-year service award Monday from Battallion Chief Steve Saiz, left, and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Teatro Paraguas & Casablanca Studios Stage 4th Annual Day Of The Dead Celebration

on October 11, 2017 - 8:45am
TP News:
 
Teatro Paraguas and Casablanca Studios (formerly Santa Fe Danceworks) will present the fourth annual El Día de los Muertos Community Celebration Oct. 27-29.
 
The Celebration begins Friday Oct. 27 with El Baile de las Katrinas at Casablanca Studios, located at 1935 Warner St, beginning at 9 p.m. DJ Ricky provides the music.  There will be a Katrina contest, and a cash bar. There is a $7 cover.
 
The Celebration continues on Saturday at Teatro Paraguas, and includes actors reading poetry and short stories in English and Spanish selected for the occasion, and live music

Susan Baker-Dillingham Of Los Alamos Donates Monetary Gift To New Mexico Women In Film

on October 11, 2017 - 8:43am
Susan Baker-Dillingham of Los Alamos, left, and NMWIF President Christine McHugh. Courtesy photo
 
NMWIF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico Women in Film (NMWIF) announced Sunday, Sept. 17, that they have received a generous gift of $13,000 from Susan Baker-Dillingham, founder and executive director of the New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC).
 
NMDT-PC was established in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) organization that focused on enriching the lives of New Mexico students through the art of dance.

Scenes From LAHS XC Meet

on October 11, 2017 - 8:38am

Los Alamos High School's Alexi Montoya competes in the Oct. 6 crosscountry meet. Courtesy photo

Duncan Fuehne and Kevin Parkinson. Courtesy photo

Hannah Gartz. Courtesy photo

Josh Strevell. Courtesy photo

McCrae. Courtesy photo

Shawn Williams. Courtesy photo

Steven Strevell. Courtesy photo
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FBI: Man Wearing Red Milwaukee Sweatshirt Robs Albuquerque Bank

on October 11, 2017 - 8:36am
FBI News:
 
A man wearing a red hooded “Milwaukee” sweatshirt robbed US Bank at 3801 Isleta Boulevard SW in Albuquerque at approximately 4:16 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 3.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5'5” tall, with a slender build, and a light complexion. He had a tattoo on the front of his neck.
 
He wore a red hooded sweatshirt with the word “Milwaukee” in white letters over a lightning bolt, a red baseball cap with a dark visor, blue jeans and white sneakers. A pair of sunglasses was on the cap’s visor.
 
The suspect entered the bank,

Los Alamos County 4-H Open House Today

on October 11, 2017 - 8:31am

Explore New Mexico’s Ancient Past During International Archaeology Day

on October 11, 2017 - 8:28am
Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Photo by Chris Nail
 
MIAC News:
 
Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology.
 
Doors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.
 
Come throw an atlatl (spear-thrower), shoot bows and arrows, make yucca fiber-string, watch pottery firings, learn about coil basketry, and talk with archaeologists.

Code Enforcement Topic Placed On Nov. 7 Agenda

on October 11, 2017 - 8:23am

County Councilor James Chrobocinski

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

The County's code enforcement has been a hot topic of conversation within the community. The Los Alamos County Council will join the conversation during its upcoming work session at 6 p.m., Nov. 7 in Council Chambers.

 

Councilor James Chrobocinski requested during the Sept. 26 council meeting that the issue be included on an upcoming.

 

He told the Los Alamos Daily Post, “There’s been a lot of discussion around the community about code enforcement since the department started

Los Alamos Chess Teams Host League Competition

on October 11, 2017 - 8:12am

Los Alamos High School Chess Team members, from left, Donald Poston, Andrew Watson, Andre Popa-Simil, Timothy Martin, Victor Popa-Simil. Henry Poston and Max Corliss competed in the Northern Schools League Competition held Monday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Not pictured are Do Vo, Chance Challacombe and Gus Yeager. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Homeschool Chess Players from Los Alamos who competed in Monday's Northern Schools League Tournament pictured with their Coach Jeff Goettee, back row from left, Sean Pierce and Ethan Pierce, front row, Derek Rodriguez, Desmond Garcia

Study: 2017’s Greenest Cities In America

on October 11, 2017 - 7:30am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With October being National Energy Awareness Month and New York recently becoming the first city to unveil a plan that upholds the Paris Climate Agreement among nearly 250 cities that pledged to do so, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's Greenest Cities in America.

To determine which cities promote a “green” lifestyle, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 22 key indicators of environmental friendliness and sustainability.
 
The data set ranges from greenhouse-gas emissions per capita to green job

China Moon Restaurant Adds Bar Area

on October 11, 2017 - 7:11am

Allen Chham shows off some of the wines offered at China Moon Restaurant at 121 Central Park Square, which now serves premium sake, Asian craft beers, margaritas, red and white wines from around the world and domestic and imported beers. Beverages may be enjoyed at the new bar area or in the dining area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

Scam Alert: What’s Wrong With These Transactions?

on October 11, 2017 - 7:08am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Thursday, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert to warn New Mexicans of new scams on Craigslist that have victimized Albuquerque-area residents.
 
One Albuquerque woman reported paying $2,000 to a rent-to-own listing on Craigslist without receiving all the keys—and being locked out of and unable to occupy the house. In another recent instance, a person offered a house for rent and asked for a deposit of earnest money—even though the “seller” did not own the house at all.    
 
QUESTION: What’s wrong with these

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Projects Presentation Oct. 24

on October 11, 2017 - 6:41am

MPPP News:

The community is invited to join the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project for a free public presentation by President of the San Gabriel Historical Society Lennett Rendon.

The presentation is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Heritage Center on Hwy 68 in Alcalde.

The San Gabriel Historical Society was established in 1966 by a group of concerned citizens that wanted to preserve the local history of Northern New Mexico.

The Society invites speakers, provides tours and on occasion has special exhibits of artifacts and collections related

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Key Facts About Flu: Protect Yourself From Influenza

on October 11, 2017 - 6:38am
Down with the flu. Courtesy photo

CDC News:

What is Influenza (also called Flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Signs and Symptoms of Flu

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  •  Some people may have vomiting and

Daily Postcard: Butterflies, Bees And Arachnids

on October 11, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly spotted on a flower in a rock pile Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

Daily Postcard: A bee buzzing around on a Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

Daily Postcard: An arachnid doing what it does on a Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS: Talk On The Case For Modular Nuclear Reactors For Utility Scale Electricity Generation

on October 10, 2017 - 4:23pm

Jack Bailey of NuScale Power

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS News:

The Los Alamos Engineering Council (ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS) Dinner Meeting features a talk by Jack Bailey, vice president Business Development, NuScale Power, on the case for modular nuclear reactors for utility scale electricity generation, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

  • Social Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6 p.m.
  • Lecture: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Abstract:

NuScale Power was incorporated in 2007 following a reactor concept initiated in 2000 as a collaborative project with Oregon State University, the Idaho National

Weekly Fishing Report Oct. 10

on October 10, 2017 - 3:24pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The heavy rains we had last week dramatically raised streamflows across Northern New Mexico. In some streams, the flow is two-to-three times what they would normally be at this time of year.

This is great news for the fish, which will benefit from the heavier flows and murkier water. They will be more difficult to catch and will have a lot more food to feed on.

Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

on October 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
 
JJAB News:
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training-openings available to the community!
 
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Friday OR Saturday, October 27 or 28 at UNM-LA.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis.

United Way Youth Team's High Tea

on October 10, 2017 - 2:18pm
By ONNOLEE ENGLERTERICKSON
ZOE HEMEZ
 
Hello! My name is Onnolee EnglertErickson and I am the 2017 chair for the United Way Youth Team.
 
I am so honored to be in this position and to be able to work with the Youth Team in order to produce this year’s events. We have been working very hard to prepare the events this year. The members of the Youth Team are motivated, innovative, and creative and are very enthusistic for everyone to see what they have been working on.
 
The United Way Youth Team just started up again this September.
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Obituary: Harold Fishbine Oct. 5, 1919 – Oct. 6, 2017

on October 10, 2017 - 2:17pm

HAROLD FISHBINE Oct. 5, 1919 Oct. 6, 2017

Harold Fishbine was born to Beatrice and Max Fishbine on October 5, 1919, in New York City. He passed away in Los Alamos on October 6, 2017.

He was a resident of Los Alamos since 1944. He loved New Mexico, particularly Los Alamos, and all the people he knew here. He was employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory until his retirement in 1982.

His big interests were his family and music of all kinds, and he played bass in jazz bands and symphonies.

He is survived by Bonnie, his wife of 71 years; two sons, Brian and Glenn; granddaughter, Jenna

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Final Day To Register For Los Alamos EcoChallenge

on October 10, 2017 - 2:16pm
 
ECOCHALLENGE News:
 
Are you ready to make some positive changes in your life, and have some friendly, fun competition to inspire you?
 
There’s just one day left before the EcoChallenge starts Oct. 11 and runs until Oct. 25. For two weeks, participants choose challenges that improve wellness, help the community and reduce environmental impact, showing that even small actions can add up to real change!
 
There are now 13 teams registered in Los Alamos, including teams from the Middle School, the First United Methodist Church, LAC Green Team, the Chamisa Family Green Team, the

Los Alamos Daily Post Hits 8,000 FB Friends!

on October 10, 2017 - 1:21pm

DAILY POST News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post has surpassed 8,000 friends today on Facebook!

The local newspaper began operations Feb. 7, 2012 and became the Official Newspaper of Record in January of this year under a contract with Los Alamos County, which runs through 2023.

The Daily Post is published online seven days a week and its print edition is mailed each Thursday to every home and business in Los Alamos and White Rock. The Post also has readers throughout New Mexico, across the United States and in 129 countries around the world.

The Los Alamos Daily Post is owned and operated by

Pajarito Mountain Extends Bike & Hike Weekends

on October 10, 2017 - 12:28pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Peter Dickson
 
PAJARITO News:
 
Experience the Beautiful Fall Colors, and Participate in the Pajarito Trailfest, Sat. Oct 21!
 
Pajarito Trailfest is Sat., Oct. 21, a trail run and mountain bike event benefiting the University of New Mexico Ski Team and Southwest Nordic Ski Club Trail Initiative. There will be a 10k, 25k, 1.5k, and 3k running events. New at this year's event is a mountain bike "mini tour." 
 
To register and for more information, click here, or log on to Pajarito's website (skiPajarito.com) for additional information.
 
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