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Crowd Packs Party for PEEC Benefitting Nature Programs

on April 24, 2012 - 5:35pm

Applause rang out for Pajarito Environmental Education Center Board President Becky Shankland, left, and Board Vice-president and Earth Day Chair Teralene Foxx during the PEEC Party to Benefit Nature Programs held Sunday evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The annual "Party for PEEC" benefit dinner supports the Nature Center at 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC Board President Becky Shankland and Patron Dave Schiferl chat with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Carol A. Claek.ladailypost.com

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Local Detectives Collecting Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday

on April 24, 2012 - 5:06pm

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. April 28 in the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

"This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year's event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications," Sgt. Det.

LAMS Student Wins Second Place in Supercomputing Challenge

on April 24, 2012 - 4:53pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos Middle School student Cole Kendrick took second place for his project, “Computer Simulation of Dark Matter Effects on Galaxy Collisions.”

Kendrick received a check for $500. He also received the $100 Crowd Favorite Award chosen by teachers and students and the Best Presentation Award.

Kendrick took the top prize in last year’s Supercomputing Challenge for his computer program to model the rotation of a galaxy including dark matter.

Jordan Medlock of Albuquerque’s Manzano High School took the top prize in the 22nd New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge for his computer

Contestants Sought for Queen’s Court Competition

on April 24, 2012 - 4:25pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Queen’s Court Competition on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

The competition will determine the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Princess and Sweetheart.

Categories include:

 

  • Queen Contestants (Ages 17-25)
  • Princess Contestants (Ages 14-16)
  • Sweetheart Contestants (Ages 10-13)


Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 7.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec.
 

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LAHS Olions Thespian Club Presents 'RAGS'

on April 24, 2012 - 10:37am
LAHS News:
 
Kicking up your heels in the big new city. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club proudly presents the musical "RAGS"opening 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
The play about Jewish immigrants dealing with politics and the breaking of sweatshops in New York City at the turn of the century is directed by Jillian Clay Morse.
 
It's a music machine! Every home should have one. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The orchestra is conducted by Zane Meek, music direction by Greg Henderson and Bruce Letellier and

Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You

on April 24, 2012 - 10:15am

A presentation by distinguished patent attorney Rod D. Baker takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

 

Baker's presentation, "Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You" is sponsored by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and is open to the public.

Baker attended Los Alamos High School and has 24 years of experience in the law.

For the past 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related matters.

His experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a

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Athletes Cross Finish Line as Senior Olympic Games Continue

on April 24, 2012 - 9:05am

SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES Update:

Los Alamos athlete Mary Billen competes in a 10K run during the Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games, which included a 5K and 10K Road Race and 5K Racewalk. The competition took place on the White Rock Loop Saturday, April 21. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos athlete Ted Williams competes in the 10K run during last Saturday's Senior Olympics Games. Courtesy Photo

Los Alamos athlete Roy Cope competes in the 5K run during last Saturday's Senior Olympics Games. Courtesy Photo

Official Results:

Women:

Mary Billen (70-74) 5 K= 39:08 10 K= 1:28:52

Inez Ross (80-84) 5 K:

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Gear Up for Hershey's Track & Field and Pickleball

on April 24, 2012 - 9:02am

COUNTY RECREATION DIVISION News:



Hershey’s Track & Field Program

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program
from 10 a.m.–noon, Wednesday June 6 at Sullivan Field (NO SPIKE SHOES).

For all who like to run, jump, or throw, join with friends and sign up now ... No special equipment or uniform is needed.

Local meet winners will advance to the state final meet.

Qualifiers may earn an opportunity to attend an all expense paid trip to the National Hershey Track and Field Meet in Hershey, PA.

The Hershey Track and Field Youth Program is open to

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Earth Day Activities Clean Up Countryside

on April 24, 2012 - 8:51am

Evelyn Simons works with volunteers during Saturday's Earth Day event in the Jemez celebrated with participants picking up trash along N.M. 4. Each party of people or person signed up for a mile and collected bags of recyclable debris and trash. A strong turnout of volunteers filled bags with trash from the countryside that comprised more than six truckloads. Courtesy Photo

Volunteers begin to sign in for duty in the Jemez. Courtesy Photo

Rep. Jim Hall of White Rock joins the volunteer effort in honor of Earth Day. Courtesy photo

Rep.
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CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meets Thursday

on April 24, 2012 - 8:16am

COUNTY News:

The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in Council Chambers, located inside the Community Building at 475 20thSt.

The Committee will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process, as well as discuss the update about CIP discussions at the recent budget meeting held by the County Council.

All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public comment is accepted at the

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'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

Painters Restripe Canyon Road and Central Avenue

on April 24, 2012 - 7:52am

COUNTY News:

Along with the many residents busy sprucing up their yards throughout the community this spring, Los Alamos County crews are out in force doing the same. This crew applied fresh paint to the traffic lane stripes along Canyon Road and Central Avenue Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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LAHS Students Introduce Officials at Rededication Ceremony

on April 24, 2012 - 7:26am

Erin Kirk introduces Los Alamos School Board President  Dr. Kevin Honnell at Monday's rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony at Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Alan Kirk

Marlie Apperson introduces a speaker at the event. Photo by Alan Kirk

Jodi-Cull Host introduces military representatives at the ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick Baker introduces Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt. Photo by Alan Kirk
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Scenes From Tonight's Ribbon Cutting and Rededication Ceremony of Griffith Gymnasium

on April 23, 2012 - 8:39pm

LAPS News:

Officials cut the ribbon during this evening's rededication of Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Alan Kirk

The Los Alamos High School Color Guard. Photo by Alan Kirk

Los Alamos High School Athletic Director Vicki Nelms addresses the audience during the rededication ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Military representatives light candles during the ceremony. From left, representing the Coast Guard: Capt. David Swingle, U.S. Navy (no CG servicemen available,) Air Force: Major Robert W. Hull, Navy: Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger Brewer, Marine Corps: Sgt.
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School Board Business Targets Bus Loop and Budget

on April 23, 2012 - 8:01pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School for a work session immediately following a special school board meeting.

The agendas include an update from the LAHS Bus Loop Committee and discussion on the LAPS 2012-13 budget.

The meetings are open to the public.

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 12 to April 18, 2012

on April 23, 2012 - 6:51pm

The following information was provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

April 12 at 9:46 a.m. / Los Alamos National Laboratory reported that it was the victim of larceny in the 800 block of Mesita Del Buy. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

 

 

 

CHRIS QUINTANA

April 12 at 8:07 p.m. / police arrested Chris Quintana, 42, of Los Alamos on Ridgeway Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant.

April 15 at 10:53 a.m.

Property Tax Bills Due May 10

on April 23, 2012 - 5:56pm

COUNTY News:

The second-half installment of the 2011 Property Tax Bills became due Tuesday, April 10 and will be considered delinquent after Thursday, May 10. 

Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on May 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The 311 Customer Care Center is located at 150 Central Park Square and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Payments also can be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

 

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Pajarito Enviromental Education Center - Earth Day Video

on April 23, 2012 - 4:54pm

Video footage from PEEC's Earth Day 2012 Celebration. By Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Death & Destruction on Main Hill Road

on April 23, 2012 - 11:10am

How long will it be before something is done about the dangerous conditions on the Main Hill Road at the Anderson Memorial Lookout S-curve? How many times have you heard about a crash shutting down the Main Hill Road? How many more crosses will be erected on the S-curve? How many people will we carted off in ambulances from the S-curve?

Just yesterday, four members of the Dominguez family of Los Alamos where driving up New Mexico State Route 502 on a wonderful warm spring day. At the S-Curve a motorcycle driven by Peter M.

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Participants Help Shape Next Five Years of LAPS's Goal to Become a Top U.S. School

on April 23, 2012 - 7:24am

LAPS News:

Linda Anderman of LANL’s Community Programs Office facilitated Saturday's Community Strategic Plan update meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School students, school staff, parents and community members attended a “Strategic Plan” update meeting Saturday morning in the high school Speech Theater. 

Strategic Plan Thrust Captains provided briefings on progress made of the work completed over the past seven months as well as updates on the path forward in five key areas:

  • Student Achievement
  • Effective Teachers
  • Aligned Resources and Support Systems
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Public can Operate Robot at Open House

on April 23, 2012 - 7:09am

UNM-LA News:

Members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y. Courtesy Photo

The community is invited to join members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y at an open house where Los Alamos High School team members will demonstrate the robot they built, answer questions about FIRST robotics, and help the public try its hands at the controls.
 

When: 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24
 

Where: UNM-LA Bldg. 2 (4000 University Dr., Los Alamos)
 

Who: Open to the public

The robot built by members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y. Courtesy Photo

 

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Hilltoppers Take Capital 27-0, 20-0 Saturday Clinching Fourth District Championship!

on April 22, 2012 - 10:56pm
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers won over Capital High School 27-0 and 20-0 on Saturday to clinch their fourth District Championship in a row. Steven Williams pitching in the first game gave up only one hit in four innings pitched. Photo by Randy Parks
 

Austin Aslin getting a hit in the first game of the Saturday double hitter. Photo by Randy Parks

Thomas Russell adding another hit as the Hilltoppers score 27 runs in the first game. Photo by Randy Parks

Kyle Parks runs to first following a hit to left field. Photo by Randy Parks

 

 


 

 
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Crash Shuts Down Main Hill Road Today

on April 22, 2012 - 9:56pm

Santa Fe County Sheriff's Traffic Homicide Investigations Team processes the scene of a collision near Anderson Overlook late this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Following a two-vehicle crash on the Main Hill Road about 4 p.m. today, Santa Fe County Sheriff' deputies charged the driver of a silver 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle with DWI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving and driving without a license.

Lt. Joe McLaughlin said that Peter M. Padilla, 47, of El Prado was airlifted to CHRISTUS St.

Long Term Nutrition and Weight Management Tips

on April 22, 2012 - 12:42pm

Column by Kent Pegg

With warmer weather approaching, now might be a good time to think about your nutrition plan and the role it plays in your life.

Daily, I address this issue with people who are looking to change the way they eat and who want to develop a nutrition plan that helps them achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Proper nutrition, combined with an exercise program consisting of muscle strengthening, cardiovascular endurance training, and increased flexibility, will help you reach your goals and enjoy a better life.

For the most part, your calories come from three sources:

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