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Dre Z and Root One Band Live at Pajarito Brewpub Saturday

on June 18, 2013 - 6:37am

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LACDC Plans Artist Market at White Rock Visitors Center

on June 18, 2013 - 6:34am

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is seeking interest from local artists and artisans to participate in an outdoor Artist Market at the White Rock Visitors Center, 115 N.M. 4. 

This market will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday through Sept. 28.

For more information or to become a part of the market, contact Melanie Peña at 505-661-4807 or Melanie@losalamos.org or register for the market at: http://www.chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=LACC&evid=11017231.

LACDC believes that this market will offer a significant new opportunity for

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LADOC Delivers 400 Pounds of Dog Food to Colorado Springs

on June 18, 2013 - 6:28am
Los Alamos residents Emma Haines, left, and Jennifer Necker load dog food for Black Forest Fire evacuated pets. Courtesy photo

LADOC News:

Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) reached out last week to help those impacted by fires in the Black Forest region north of Colorado Springs. 

LADOC members collected donations and food to assist two kennels in Colorado Springs that opened their doors to take in animals from evacuated families. 

The Woodmen and Sunrise Kennels, owned by Doug and Michaelanne Johnson, took in more than 200 animals, including a pot belly pig, during the height of the

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County Horse Show Registration Open

on June 18, 2013 - 6:23am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division presents the Los Alamos County Horse Show at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at Brewer Arena.

Horse Show registration forms are available at the Aquatic Center or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec. The deadline for pre-registration is 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Return all registration forms to the Aquatic Center.

  • Pre-Registration: $5 class entry per participant (by July 17)
  • Late Registration: $8 class entry per participant (after July 17)
  • Family Registration: $30 per family. Families are three or more participants.

History Happy Hour June 28

on June 18, 2013 - 6:19am

Tourism Association Offers Customer Service Seminar

on June 18, 2013 - 6:13am

TANM News:

“New Mexico Spirit” is a community-based customer service-training program being offered in Los Alamos and to tourism destinations and attractions.

This statewide program will train employees on the virtues of great southwestern hospitality and will teach them how to provide memorable experiences for our guests.

The training will take place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 at 335 Central Park Square (third floor of 135 Central Park Square) and is hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $5 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members.

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Azazo Rycyling Announces New Hours

on June 18, 2013 - 6:04am

Business News:

Azazo Recycling, LLC has new hours. The business will be open until 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. Monday and Tuesday will stay the same.

Azazo Recycling, LLC can be reached at 505-500-0569 or general@azazorecycling.com. The company's new website will be available June 22 at azazorecycling.com

Stop by and bring your e-waste and non-ferrous materials to 3540 Orange St. #LV1, (behind Los Alamos High School.)

 

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Public Invited to Comment on STIP

on June 18, 2013 - 5:54am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE - The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s implementation of the 2014-2017 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP.)

The program will serve as the new four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.

The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required by federal regulation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations.)

The NMDOT has posted the 2014-2017 STIP on the internet asking for public comment until July 18, 2013. In addition, the NMDOT

Breaking News: Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy Announces His Retirement

on June 17, 2013 - 1:48pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy announced his retirement today.

"My doctors tell me I'm not going to fully recover from my stroke so I've decided it's time for me to retire," Torpy told the Los Alamos Daily Post moments ago. "My effective retirement date will be sometime in early fall to allow the County time to conduct a search for a new police chief."

Chief Torpy suffered a stroke several months ago and underwent open heart surgery a few weeks ago.

He arrived in Los Alamos from Florida

No Los Alamos Police Blotter Today

on June 17, 2013 - 1:30pm

No Police Blotter Today

Due to staffing issues at the Los Alamos Police Department, the Los Alamos Daily Post has been unable to obtain the weekly press report from the department and as a result, will not be publishing the Los Alamos Police Blotter in today's addition of the newspaper.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the Los Alamos Police Blotter as soon as the Los Alamos Police Department returns to normal staffing and is able to furnish the information.

Hummingbird Hatchlings Didn't Survive - Webcam Has Been Taken Down

on June 17, 2013 - 1:16pm
The Los Alamos Daily Post launched a live streaming webcam June 12 of a hummingbird nest built inside the porch of a residence in Los Alamos. Unfortunately, the two hatchlings inside have died overnight. The webcam was removed this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
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Local Officials Participate in Smart Communities Summit in Tokyo

on June 17, 2013 - 12:57pm

From left, Yasuhiro Shimizu of NEDO, Dr. Abraham Ellis of Sandia Laboratories, Dr. Sotoshi Morozumi of NEDO, Greg Fisher of Los Alamos County, John Arrowsmith of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, Shawna Cummins and Steve Cummins of the DPU and Kenichi Suzuki of NEDO. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith presenting a talk to an international crowd May 29 at the Smart Community Japan 2013 Summit held at the Tokyo Big Site. Courtesy photo

Deputy Utilities Manager Steve Cummins and Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith in front of the Tokyo

Yang: Change - When is it a Metamorphic One...

on June 17, 2013 - 11:28am
Change: When is it a metamorphic one? And when is it an inevitable evolutionary step?
By ELENA YANG

Whenever a new manager comes on board, she wants to make some “changes” to demonstrate that she is in charge and her ideas will bring something new and energize people under her changed structure.

Many a managers want to do this regardless whether changes are necessary. Yet, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” The joke for incoming manager/CEO is, “same tree, different monkey.” Real changes are of transformative nature where the core of being, be that an organization, a

BBQ, Chili, Swinging Country Music June 22

on June 17, 2013 - 11:26am

Los Alamos Students Take In Berlin

on June 17, 2013 - 10:14am

Twenty-four graduating seniors from Los Alamos are touring Europe on an educational trip of a lifetime. Here they are taking their first subway ride in Berlin. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Students visit the Berlin Wall. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Students pose at the Brandenberg Gate. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Visiting the Holocaust Memorial. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

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Thompson Ridge Fire: Minimal Activity Expected Today as Crews Continue Rehab, Mop Up, Perimeter Patrol

on June 17, 2013 - 9:48am

Photo by Kristen Honig/Valles Caldera Trust

Thompson Ridge Fire

Acres: 23,903; Start date: May 31, 2013; Cause: Downed powerline: Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve; Containment: 80 percent; Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine; Terrain: Steep, rugged; Resources: 7 crews, 12 engines, 12 water tenders, 2 dozers; Total personnel: 526 and Available air support: 3 helicopters.

Summary: For the third consecutive day, fire activity was restricted to unburned fuels within the interior where a total of four acres have burned since Friday.

SFI Colloquium Hosts Two Seminars This Week

on June 17, 2013 - 8:59am

Tullis Onstott

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute is hosting two seminars this week. The first, by Princeton scientist Tullis Onstott will explore “Life in Earth's Deep Biosphere: From Bacterial Finches to Bactivorous Meiofauna.”

The talk is 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 in the Noyce Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

For more than 10 years, scientists have been exploring this subterranean desert down to depths of 5 km and finding within it oases inhabited by very tenacious life forms.

Taiji in the Park Has Moved

on June 17, 2013 - 8:50am

TAIJI News:

Taiji in the Park has been moved to the lawn behind Fuller Lodge due to constructions at Ashley Pond.

The times are still the same. The group meets 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays and 10-11 a.m. Saturdays.

The community is invited to these free events. For more information, contact instructor Kok Heong McNaughton at 920-6808 or kokheong@comcast.net

Pet of the Week: Marmaduke the Brindle Pit Mix

on June 17, 2013 - 8:48am

Marmaduke the Dog. Courtesy photo

SHELTER NEWS:

Marmaduke, the brindle pit mix, exhibits loads of energy.

Shelter volunteers have been working on helping Marmaduke learn how to walk on a leash. He just wants to go, go, go. One of the volunteers has been putting a doggy backpack on him, and he loves it, so he would probably be a good hiking dog.

He seems to get along better with female dogs, particularly submissive female dogs. Marmaduke just shines when he’s away from the shelter, so we know how nice he will be in a home of his own.

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or

NM Delegation Introduces Bill to Improve Tribal Education

on June 17, 2013 - 8:46am

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON– Friday, June 14, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with Reps. Ben Ray Luján, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Steve Pearce announced they have introduced legislation to improve tribal education and preserve Native American language in schools.

Graduation rates for American Indians and Alaska Natives are less than 50 percent – lower than the graduation rates for all other ethnic groups in the United States.

Hive Hosts Mini-Sumo Robot Construction Class and Contest

on June 17, 2013 - 8:44am

HIVE News:

A mini-sumo robot construction class ending in a mini-sumo tournament is being sponsored by The Hive.

General contest rules are available at http://www.robotroom.com/SumoRules.html.


Specific rules or variations for this contest will be posted at www.pelowitz.com/contest.

The construction class and competition are free and open to all. Class will be limited to no more than 20 participants. Register with Dave Jones (ferljones@yahoo.com).
For the class, a mini-Sumo robot kit must be purchased by the class participant and brought to the first class.

Hey Kids - Join the Tennis Fun

on June 17, 2013 - 8:10am

Courtsy/LATC

Courtsy/LATC

 

Los Alamos Tennis is Growing – Come Join the Fun!
By Lloyd Wilton

Tennis is the second most popular sport in the world, and for some concrete reasons.

Tennis season is primarily played in the summer and played by all ages and skill levels. Players of all ages chase the summer to compete and have fun. Secondly, the sport is challenging and with anything challenging it is highly rewarding. 

Finally, tennis is life-long, you can start as many professionals and non-professionals do at age 5. This is not necessarily a time you must start and that is the beauty

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