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Crowd Packs First Summer Concert Of 2017

on May 21, 2017 - 7:48am

The audience filled the ground floor of Fuller Lodge and the rafters to hear jazz music Friday at the first show of the 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert series. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Fuller Lodge was packed to the rafters Friday night with community members checking out the Los Alamos Middle School Big Jazz Band.

The show kicked off this year's Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Overlook Park in White Rock, was moved indoors due to the weather.

The middle school jazz band's performance was followed

Showhomes Of Santa Fe Prepares Homes For Market

on May 21, 2017 - 7:32am

Brandon and Elisa Macomber, owners of Showhomes of Santa Fe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

It can be overwhelming selling a home; once that for sale sign gets erected, homeowners can be faced with a long to-do list from decluttering a house to making an older home look more updated.

 

However, Santa Fe has two professionals who can make the task of preparing a house for the market less daunting ... in Los Alamos as well as Santa Fe.

 

Brandon and Elisa Macomber have operated Showhomes of Santa Fe for a year and have already

Column: Your New Reality

on May 21, 2017 - 7:21am

By Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service

How do you start a new life after the loss of a significant person? Your life is changed forever. You have lost the experience of spending time with your loved one.  

Your loved one’s presence in your life is now based on memories, photos, writings and shared experiences. Pictures, letters, cards, videos and dreams keep that person alive in a secondary fashion, but how do you fill the space that was occupied by that person in real time? Does this mean letting go of some of your activities that were shared exclusively with that person?

African Library Project Founder To Address Aspen Students And Community Members Monday Morning

on May 21, 2017 - 6:58am

African Library Project Founder Chris Bradshaw

EDUCATION News:

African Library Project Founder Chris Bradshaw is conducting a presentation Monday morning for all Aspen Elementary School students.

Her presentation is 9:15-10 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

Community members interested in hearing her inspirational talk about making a difference in the world by sending 1,000-book libraries to schools all over Africa are welcome to attend.

The Los Alamos community has supported the project over the past year by donating enough books (more than 11,000) and funds ($5,500) to create 11 libraries

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Meets June 7

on May 21, 2017 - 6:47am

DNFSB News:

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is holding a hear beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

The hearing goal is to gather information on:

  • Risk associated with current and future Plutonium Facility inventory levels;
  • Actions taken by the NNSA and LANL to address opportunities identified by the Board to minimize material-at-risk,
  • Actions to reduce facility risk for long-term operations; and
  • Adequacy and status of safety systems to support current and long-term operations.

The hearing is open to the public.

Fr. Glenn: In Memoriam

on May 21, 2017 - 6:17am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

On May 29th we’ll have our annual celebration of Memorial Day … the remembrance of those who have died in the service of our nation and her people in the armed forces, and, by extension, the fire, police, Coast Guard, and all others who put their lives on the line to serve and to protect, and yet lived not to see another dawn.

It is a day to remember those who sought to protect and defend our nation and our liberty … to aid and to defend even those they had never met.  

Common reasons for joining the military include

Children’s Grief Center Hosts Free Summer Activities For Grieving Youth And Families

on May 21, 2017 - 6:06am
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, which offers free support groups during the school year, is providing free summer activities for children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
  • Good Grief Day Camp: June 17 – The Children’s Grief Center is hosting a six hour day camp for children aged seven to high school senior who have had someone they love die. Good Grief Day Camp offers fun and healing through outdoor activities/challenges, sharing circles/crafts, a closing presentation and butterfly release.

LANB Resurfaces Parking Lot In White Rock

on May 21, 2017 - 5:58am

The parking lot is resurfaced Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Another Reason To Love LA

on May 21, 2017 - 5:58am
By JARET and JEN MCDONALD
Los Alamos

Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you to Los Alamos National Security for providing the LANL Employee Giving Campaign.

We received just shy by a couple of bucks to pay for an Android app for Famine to Feast.

To the individuals who individually donated ... you are amazing! If you didn't hear it before, THANKS!!!! You really are helping other people with your donations.

An Android app is on the way and will be available for download by Friday, May 26. www.faminetofeastnow.org.

Art Of Icon Painting Workshop June 12-17

on May 21, 2017 - 5:49am

Participants at an icon painting workshop display their work. Courtesy photo​

COMMUNITY News:

An icon painting workshop in the Byzantine-Russian tradition is June 12-17 in Santa Fe. The Prosopon School of Iconology introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition.

In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials. Tuition for the six-day workshop is $675, which includes tuition, a traditionally gessoed icon board and all materials.

Pastor Granillo: By Faith Alone?

on May 21, 2017 - 5:48am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)
 
“Salvation by faith alone, and not by works” has been a repetitive drum beat in the protestant church. The scriptures are clear that no person can earn salvation. If they could, it would be something God owed them instead of a true gift of grace. If it could be earned, then Jesus’ death was in vain.

Daily Postcard: Spring Flower Baskets Line Central

on May 21, 2017 - 5:45am

Daily Postcard: Workers from Los Alamos Landscaping hang spring flower baskets Thursday along Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Pro And Anti Rec Bond Advocates Make Case At League Of Women Voters Of Los Alamos Forum

on May 20, 2017 - 7:43pm
Darren Meadows speaks for the rec bond during Tuesday's League of Women Voters forum at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Lisa Shin speaks against the rec bond and shares her time with Lisa Brenner who also is against the rec bond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Lisa Brenner speaks against the rec bond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Advocates for and against the $20 million recreation bond currently in the hands of voters, spoke at the Los Alamos League of Women Voters meeting Tuesday at Mesa

Scenes From 2017 Kite Festival At Overlook Park

on May 20, 2017 - 7:25pm

Scene from the Los Alamos Art Council's 2017 Kite Festival today at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the LAAC's 2017 Kite Festival today at Overlook Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the LAAC's 2017 Kite Festival today at Overlook Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

 

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Kite Festival officially turned 20 Friday at Overlook Park in White Rock. The festival began at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

Udall Questions GAO, Administration Witnesses On ‘High Risk’ Designation For Indian Programs

on May 20, 2017 - 3:58pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has joined Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) in leading an oversight hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent “High Risk” designation of programs at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service.
 
Noting that Tribal communities “have long reported” management challenges and funding barriers at these agencies, Udall said that the GAO’s “High Risk” designation represents an “opportunity” for

Former Police Chief Wayne Torpy Pleads With Council

on May 20, 2017 - 3:56pm
Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy asks County Councilors for help in reactivating his monthly insurance benefits, during the public comment period Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy at Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy addressed the County Council during public comment Tuesday evening about his ongoing insurance battle.

 

Torpy, who now lives in Florida,

Scenes From Chevron Gas Station Demolition

on May 20, 2017 - 12:37pm

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. is being demolished this week to make way for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. closed down in December 2015. Boards have covered the windows and doors on the building and a chain link fence has enclosed the property since that time, until last week, when demolition began to make way for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store. 

O'Reilly Auto Parts is one of the largest specialty retailers of

Los Alamos Boys Tie For Fourth At State

on May 20, 2017 - 11:48am
Nathaniel Ortega completes the handoff to Isaac Timmerman in the 4x100 m relay prelim. In the May 13 final, the Los Alamos team of Nic Dowdy, Ortega, Timmerman, and Kevin Maresca (all seniors) placed 2nd with a time of 43.22 seconds. Ortega also placed 3rd in the 400 m with a time of 50.01 seconds, 4th in the 200 m with a time of 22.96 seconds, and anchored the 2nd place 4x400 m relay (with Miroslav Betts, Kai Coblentz, and Elijah Velasquez). Photo by Blake Wood
 
Senior Liam Johnson was State Champion in the pole vault, clearing 15' and taking three close attempts at a state record 15' 6".

Los Alamos County Head Golf Pro Donnie Torres Retires

on May 20, 2017 - 10:54am

Los Alamos County Golf Club Head Pro Donnie Torres retires this week after 33 years at the course. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Few people retire having done exactly what they wanted to do from when they were 14 years old. Los Alamos County Golf Club head golf professional Donnie Torres is one of those people. He retires this week after 33 years of service to Los Alamos County, all of it at the golf course.

Torres began picking up golf balls at the course when he was 12 years old.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Candyman

on May 20, 2017 - 10:51am

On the job in Los Alamos is Craig Idler Friday afernoon at The Candyman Strings & Things LLC. The local store, which sells musical instruments and accessories, is a branch of the main Candyman store in Santa Fe owned by Rand Cook. The Candyman set up shop in Los Alamos in October at 200 DP Road. Store hours are 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Nature Center Cuts Ribbon On New Exhibit ‘Landscaping For Our Climate’

on May 20, 2017 - 10:18am

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities has funded the first outdoor exhibit at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Thomas Graves

Participating in the May 13 ribbon cutting at the Los Alamos Nature Center, from left, Beth Cortright, Jonathan Creel, Siobhan Niklasson, Sue Watts, Erick Peterson, Kate Barrere, Mary Carol Williams, Bob Walker, Selvi Viswanatha, Bob Dryja and Jack Richardson. Photo by Thomas Graves

PEEC News:

Thanks to support from the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities, the Los Alamos Nature Center has an outdoor sign dedicated to explaining the

Smart Design With Suzette: Small House – Remodeling A Living Room – Budget And Floor Plan

on May 20, 2017 - 9:42am
Before and after living room remodel. Courtesy photo
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Here we are in the second part of remodeling a living room. Last week we discussed getting started with researching, considering your lifestyle, consulting the pros, determining your needs and identifying your style. Now we move on to budgets, floor plans and layout.

Budget

So, just how much is that living room renovation going to cost?

Smith’s In Los Alamos Hosts Frito Pie Fundraiser Today

on May 20, 2017 - 9:36am
Smith’s in Los Alamos is hosting a Frito pie fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to benefit the UNM Children's Hospital in Albuquerque. A drink and Frito pie will be available for $6 and a silent auction will be held, too. Both Los Alamos and White Rock Smith’s will be taking donations at the registers.

The Unsung Hero

on May 20, 2017 - 9:17am
Unsung heroes can be found everywhere. Courtesy photo
 
By AMBER GRADY-FULLER
JudyGail's Place

The news is swarming with horrible stories about tragedies. We hear too often about shootings at community colleges or vehicles driving into crowds of people. These stories are heartbreaking. Those who witness these events also are impacted in profound ways. It is life altering to witness innocent lives suddenly changed by a senseless evil act.

While these tragedies are overwhelming, many stories of heroism also rise to the surface.

Griggs: Dateline – 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest

on May 20, 2017 - 8:39am
The ‘Cream of the Crop’ features three little girls singing the chorus on songs for J. Monque’D and his band in the Blues tent. Photo by David Griggs
 
Amedee Frederick VI, 5, plays guitar next to his father, Amedee V at the 2017 Jazz Fest in New Orleans. This is another strong Louisiana musical family. His sister Victoria is the girl on the left in ‘Cream of the Crop’, and their grandfather, Amedee IV, was in the audience. Photo by David Griggs
 
By DAVID GRIGGS
Foreign Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
An estimated 425,000 fans packed the fairgrounds for another memorable Jazz Fest

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