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Crews Move Mountain Of Snow After Storm

on March 1, 2015 - 10:22pm

Work begins today to move a mountain of snow piled in the parking lot behind CB FOX on Deacon Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Snow plows scoop away at the massive snow pile and transport it across the roadway to an empty area adjacent to the VFW on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Snow plows make trip after trip today clearing snow from the Deacon Street parking lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A new snow pile begins to form next to the VFW on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The pile of snow grows larger next to the
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Los Alamos Plastic Bag Survey: 64.65% Against Ban

on March 1, 2015 - 4:05pm

Survey results graph. Courtesy/Survey Monkey

Community Survey:

Results from the community survey conducted in the Los Alamos Daily Post reveal that 64.65 percent of the 1,027 respondents are against a County-wide ban of plastic bags and 35.44 percent are for it.

The banning of disposable plastic bags, such as those used at grocery stores has been a hot topic in Los Alamos County.

Survey Comments:

What a stupid idea. Recycle them! You can take them back to Smith's or put them in your recycle container.

2/28/2015 7:13 AM

I think we should be free to choose which kind of bags to use.

Letter To The Editor: Leisure Pool Petitions Available

on March 1, 2015 - 3:23pm
By SHELBY REDONDO
Los Alamos

Due to the abundance of requests, petitions for the Leisure Pool are now available at the Los Alamos Fitness Center and the Los Alamos Co-op Market.

Thanks to the generosity of both businesses for making this petition available to those residents who chooses to sign it.

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Pastor Granillo: Finding Happiness

on March 1, 2015 - 3:07pm

By Pastor RAUL GRANILLO

Los Alamos

Charles Spurgeon said, “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” I dare say most of us can relate to that. As I put more years behind me, I find that I appreciate what I have more than I used to and that I make a greater attempt to enjoy those things I do have before I lose them.

The romantic love that caused me to pursue my wife, the moments that my kids want to hang out, the ability to comfort friends; all these things mean more to me now than they used to and as such they also make me happier.

EEOC Discrimination And Harassment Report Reveals Good And Bad News For New Mexico

on March 1, 2015 - 2:57pm

Courtesy/EEOC

EEOC News:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforcement and litigation report on reported cases of discrimination and harassment in New Mexico’s workplaces revealed both good and bad news.

The good news is that in Fiscal Year 2014, which ran from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014, the number of cases filed went down compared to previous reporting period. In FY 2013, the total number of charges was 1,121, compared to the reported 955 reported cases in FY 2014.

Additionally, the EEOC speculates this could a result of businesses  putting more time and effort

Tools Needed For Hilltop Garden

on March 1, 2015 - 2:31pm

Volunteers work on the hilltop garden. File photo

HGC News:

With spring approaching, the Hilltop Garden Club is gearing up to do some community garden work but needs some tools in order to complete the work.

The Hilltop Garden Club is tentatively set to build a greenhouse in June and plans to begin work on other parts of the garden early in the spring, thanks in part to a generous grant from the Youth Conservation Corps.

The Hilltop Garden’s mission is to provide a space for educational garden-related activities in Los Alamos.

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Letter To The Editor: On Banning Plastic Bags

on March 1, 2015 - 2:19pm
MARIO SCHILLACI
Los Alamos

In response to the letter from Jody Benson (Let's Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags):

First of all, I take issue with the misleading heading of the letter. These bags are most definitely NOT single-use. Our household reuses ALL of the plastic grocery bags that we bring home, mostly to collect and contain trash and garbage that get tossed into our roll cart for weekly collection.

We also use these bags for containing our lunch, which is then placed in our rucksacks, for hikes or for work, and they are thus reused many times.

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Bill To Toughen Child Abuse Laws Passes House

on March 1, 2015 - 2:03pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Legislation that will toughen penalties for convicted child abusers and those whose abuse contributes to the death of a child passed the House floor Thursday by a vote of 50-10.

“This bill protects our children by going after the predators that intentionally seek to harm them,” said Rep. Conrad James, R-Bernalillo, the bill’s sponsor. “Tonight, we sent a message that child abuse will not be tolerated.”

Currently, those who intentionally beat a child to death only face life in prison if the victim was under the age of 12. This is called Baby Brianna’s Law, named after

Letter to the Editor: Against Plastic Grocery Bag Ban

on March 1, 2015 - 1:54pm
By JOHN STEPHENSON
White Rock

I’m writing to voice my opposition to the idea of a plastic grocery bag ban that’s been going around lately. Bag bans have become the latest Eco-Fad for people that don’t have anything better to do than to punish everyone for the actions of a few. They are just a warm fuzzy feel good idea that’s completely ineffective. 

Most of the time I shop at Smiths I bring my own cloth bags since they are sturdy, carry more, and I get bonus rewards points for doing so.

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DALA Dancers To Compete In Denver Grand Prix

on March 1, 2015 - 1:37pm

From left, DALA Director Jonathan Guise with dancers Sophia Dendy, Sophia Jeffery, Melina Burnside, Indiana Warrior, Jenna Erickson, Camille Rousculp, Annie Smith and Cody Maggiore. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Eight ballet students from Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) will travel to Denver this weekend to compete in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Ballet Competition.

Sophia Dendy and Indiana Warrior will compete in the Junior Division. Melina Burnside, Jenna Erickson, Sophia Jeffery, Cody Maggiore, Camille Rousculp and Annie Smith will compete in the Senior Division.

Letter To The Editor: Support For A Trap Free New Mexico

on March 1, 2015 - 1:16pm
By DIANE GREEN
SANTA FE

I would like to respond to the letter in support of allowing trapping in New Mexico. 
 
I feel it is an issue of cruelty no matter how it is justified. Hunting is nearly zero cruelty (if the hunter knows what they're doing). But to trap an animal and let it wait for its fate to be sucker shot is unacceptable in my eyes. I don't necessarily want to run into a predator on a hike, but that doesn't mean I want all predators world wide destroyed. Everything has their role in the grand scheme of things.

My concern here is that we take a moment and think about what this
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Registration For Dog Training Classes Begins March 5

on March 1, 2015 - 12:53pm

A trio of students in training at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club. Courtesy/LADOC

LADOC News:

Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) begins March 5. 

Classes  this session will include a special offering to introduce kids to the fun sport of agility, Basic Manners, Beginning and Continuing Scent Work, Introduction to Rally Obedience, Intermediate Agility, the paRENT Free Club (for kids), Canine Good Citizen, Cujo to Compadre (for dog-reactive/aggressive dogs) and Self-directed Practice, and will begin the week of

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Snowman Created Saturday On 47th Street

on March 1, 2015 - 12:33pm

Lauri Van Lyssel and Cassie Rae Brewer-Houlton create a snowman Saturday on 47th Street with Ross Van Lyssel. Courtesy photo
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Snowshoeing Saturday At Powerline Point Trail

on March 1, 2015 - 12:22pm

Los Alamos Fencing Club Announces End-Of-Season Epee Tournament Finishers

on March 1, 2015 - 11:42am
 LAFC News:
 
The Los Alamos Fencing Club hosted an end-of-season epee tournament for the YMCA Advanced Fencing class this week.
 
The finishers include:
  • Wesley Terrones (Gold medal);
  • Dana Urbatsch  (Silver medal);
  • Mady Anderson;
  • Paige Power; and
  • Aiden Monteith.
 
"All of the fencers have worked very hard over the last year to hone their fencing skills to the level they now are," LAFC Coach Tom Hill said. "Wesley's flawless footwork and fast thinking on the strip carried him to the gold medal finish. Dana's fearless attacks and excellent blade skills nearly brought her to victory against

Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on March 1, 2015 - 10:10am
 
 
One of Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes
 
Courtesy/ZRG
 
261 El Conejo $385,000
Listing Agent Cindy Hollabaugh

Letter To The Editor: Snow On Sidewalks

on March 1, 2015 - 10:00am
By KYLE ZIMMERMAN
Los Alamos

I see that the County's Public Works Department has solved the issue of snow plows putting snow and ice on freshly plowed sidewalks. You just don't plow the sidewalks. 

When the heaviest snow storm of the year piled on the snow, what happened to plowing the sidewalks along the major streets? Is Los Alamos no longer trying to be pedestrian friendly?

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Smart Design With Suzette – Projects With Best Return On Investment

on March 1, 2015 - 9:46am
Smart Design with Suzette 
Projects With The Best Return On Investment
By SUZETTE FOX

When a client invites me over for a consultation, one question inevitably comes up, “What renovations should I make to get the best return on investment?” Here is a list of upgrades with percentages attached so you can learn what makes the most sense.

Plan Your Remodel

Give yourself time to live in the home. Make a list of updates you need to make and how long you will live in the home. If you are planning on selling in the future, talk with a realtor and/or designer about a selling plan.

Letter to the Editor: Disappointed In Right-To-Work Story

on March 1, 2015 - 9:32am
By EDWARD BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos

I was very disappointed to see the story in the Los Alamos Daily Post on the passage in the House of Right-To-Work legislation (HB 75). 

Instead of presenting both sides of the issue, or just the fact of passage and the obstacles it will face in the Senate, the article consisted of nothing but Republican Party talking points.

How can passage of this bill be labeled as "bipartisan", when only one Democrat voted for passage?

How can it be labeled as a "compromise", just because the bill included 50 cent per hour raise in the minimum wage?

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Los Alamos Senior Center Officials Visit Garcia Richard At Roundhouse For 'I Heart Caregiver Day'

on March 1, 2015 - 9:20am

Officials from the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos and White Rock Senior Center visit the Roundhouse recently for 'I Heart Caregiver Day' to talk with Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard about issues affecting seniors--including the need for a kitchen in the White Rock Senior Center. Following up on their visit, Garcia Richard reports that the funding for the kitchen has been placed in SB 159 as part of a list of prioritized statewide capital projects.

One Of The Many Uses For Snow

on March 1, 2015 - 8:14am
Someone sends a message! Photo by Jim O'Donnell
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Scenes From Saturday's Snow

on March 1, 2015 - 8:07am

Snow tops the bronze statue 'Wally with Bench' Saturday in Central Park Square. Photo by Scott Valentine

Making the most of the snow Saturday. Photo by Scott Valentine
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Today's Cowboy Breakfast Is On!

on March 1, 2015 - 7:39am

‘Not Quite Right’ ... A Realistic And Amusing Look At Dueling Expectations

on February 28, 2015 - 3:32pm
Sally (Cindy Coulter) and Tom (R. J. Laino) share a moment. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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udience members, including playwright Bob Benjamin and his wife Susan (at far left, center row), get ready for act two. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin’s newest play Not Quite Right, co-written with Elaine Jarvik, opened Friday at Teatro Paraguqas in Santa Fe In spite of a snowstorm.  

Those who braved the weather were treated to the kind of dramedy that Benjamin showed us in Salt and

Video: Los Alamos Family Praises Good Samaritan

on February 28, 2015 - 3:14pm

COMMUNITY News:

A good samaritan neighbor cleared the driveway buried under snow this morning for Los Alamos resident Christine Stempleski Nackers and her children who all express their enthusiastic appreciation in this heartwarming video - click here.

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