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Los Alamos Farmers Market Features RZ's Bees

on July 21, 2014 - 8:17am

Beekeeper Ricardo Sanchez with his grandson Marcos Romero. Courtesy/LAFM

LAFM News:

Q&A with Los Alamos Farmers Market Manager Cindy Talamantes and beekeeper Ricardo Sanchez of RZ's Bees of San Juan Pueblo.

Talamantes: Ricardo when did you get started raising bees and why?

Ricardo S: I was introduced to beekeeping by my father-in-law, Robert (Bob) Hayes in 1980 and started keeping my own hives in Alcalde around 1987 since Bob would soon be physically unable to keep bees.

Talamantes: Did it start out a hobby or was it always intended to be a source of income?

Ricardo S: My interest

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Begin Again'

on July 21, 2014 - 7:33am
Los Alamos

“Begin Again” is a simple movie, motivated by the power of music - but it works. The story is about the redemption of two down-on-their-luck strangers and what they get from teaming up together.

Dan Mulligan (a scruffy Mark Ruffalo), was just dumped as a music producer from the company he founded. In his drunken sorrow, he stumbles into an East Village bar and hears Greta (Keira Knightley), a young woman who writes songs in her spare time, singing.

OBITUARY: Gilda Kave May 28, 1946 – July 14, 2014

on July 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

GILDA MARGARET KAVE May 28, 1946 – July 14, 2014

Gilda Kave of Los Alamos, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the age of 68.. She was born in Paterson, N.J. May 28, 1946,  She was a longtime resident of Allentown/Bethlehem Pa. and moved to Los Alamos in 1979. She was a nurse at Los Alamos Medical Center for more than 20 years and most recently was a nurse at Aspen Ridge. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Regina Verzino (Noti) and her father, William John Verzino.


Kids Become Engineers at 'Big Sky Learning Build It!'

on July 20, 2014 - 10:44am
The 7-8 year-old campers show off targets and marshmallow cannons of various types they built themselves. Big Sky Learning Build It! Summer Camps have been taking place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for the past two weeks. A third session takes place next week. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
These campers created their own stereo boom boxes. Kids collaborate, brainstorm, design and build just like adult engineers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Five and 6-year-old campters created costumes and built light sabers at Jedi Training Camp. Photo by Bonnie J.

Letter to the Editor: Take Time To Check Out Local Merchandise

on July 20, 2014 - 10:28am
Los Alamos

I have felt compelled to shop in Santa Fe over the years because I was sure that certain items or services didn't exist in our stores. But, the other day, I realized that I haven't really made the effort to find out what is actually in our stores.

While at the Village Arts store down on DP Road for some framing supplies, I wandered into their store section. I was totally surprised to see the huge selection of goods beyond the paint, brushes and art supplies that I had expected to see.


More Antics By Bear At Ridge Park Condos

on July 20, 2014 - 10:17am

The bear spotted Saturday at Ridge Park Condominiums continued to entertain the neghbors. Photo by T. Steck

The bear peeks out from inside the dumpster. Photo by T. Steck

Photo by T. Steck

Meet Buddy’s Beans Teenage CEO Jonmichael Weaver of Los Alamos High School

on July 20, 2014 - 9:42am


Los Alamos High School senior Jonmichael Weaver would like to start your day off right, as another recipient of LACDC’s Summer Youth Business Grant Program. Weaver is the owner and chief bean counter of Buddy’s Beans, a new local coffee roaster with a heart of gold and the integrity to back it up.

“All my beans are from a couple of Christian missions around the globe,” Weaver said. “The beans are grown in small quantities by farmers who care.”

Weaver has always loved food and drink and decided to apply for the Summer Youth Business Grant Program to set up shop and


Luján Introduces Legislation to Promote Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

on July 20, 2014 - 9:12am

U.S.Rep. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District introduced legislation recently that will promote energy savings through increased efficiency standards and increased investments in renewable energy, such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass. 

The American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act, introduced by Luján and Rep.

Betty Nance Smith Chosen For National Exhibition

on July 20, 2014 - 8:50am

Farmer's Market Gold by Betty Nance Smith. Courtesy photo

AWA News:

Work by highly regarded artist Betty Nance Smith of Los Alamos will be featured in the American Women Artists 17th Annual Member Show and National Juried Competition Exhibition.

As American Art Collector Magazine recently observed, AWA members are “women of distinction,” representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today. The Addison Art Gallery is pleased to have been chosen to present this important show that you can now preview by clicking here.

Betty Nance Smith paints obscure and obvious beauty


Bear Scores Lunch From Trinity Dumpster

on July 20, 2014 - 8:37am

A bear is spotted Saturday taking food from a dumpster at the Trinity Condominiums. Photo by Susan Morales

Photo by Susan Morales


BBBS 'Drive for Matches' Golf Tournament July 26

on July 20, 2014 - 8:16am
Los Alamos Big Steve and Little Isaac at the 2013 golf tournament. Courtesy/BBBS
Los Alamos Daily Post

A lot of people, young and old, have benefited from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Children gain mentors and role models while adults have the chance to positively impact a young person’s life.

In Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, almost 100 pairings of young people and adults have reaped the benefits of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.


Missoula Children's Theatre July 21-26

on July 20, 2014 - 7:49am

Check Out 11 Open Houses This Weekend!

on July 20, 2014 - 7:37am


This weekend is a great time to tour the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of this

Scenes of VIP Event & Opening of Smith's Marketplace

on July 20, 2014 - 7:11am

Tuesday was a proud and exciting day for Kroger President Jay Cummins as the crowd of invited guests gathered inside Smith's Marketplace for a first look at the new store ahead of Wednesday's grand opening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers thanked those involved over the last 10 years in the development of Smith's Marketplace. He pointed out that it is a rare private sector project without participation from the Lab or County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

CB FOX co-owner Dave Fox told the crowd he believes competition is


Access Central Avenue Businesses Through Back Doors on Deacon Street

on July 20, 2014 - 7:10am

The Central Avenue Improvement Project continues in front of the Manhattan Restaurant, CB FOX Department Store, Mattress Store and FOX Kidz. All of these establishments are open for business during regular hours and may be accessed through their backdoors facing Deacon Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of July 21

on July 20, 2014 - 6:28am


For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:

Central Avenue continues to be fully closed 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. between 15th Street and 20th Street for night work.

During the daytime, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th will consist of one lane of westbound traffic. Eastbound Central traffic will be detoured to Deacon Street to 15th and back to eastbound Central.

Two Young Artists Concerts in Taos July 26-27

on July 20, 2014 - 6:26am

TSM News:

The Taos School of Music (TSM) will host two Young Artists concerts July 26-27.

The first concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Ski Valley. On the program: Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E Flat Major, K 563, and Beethoven: Piano Trio D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost Trio." The concert is free and open to the public.

A second concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte. Tickets are $8. On the program: Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Op.

GOP Candidates Address the Issues at Thursday Event

on July 19, 2014 - 10:45am

Los Alamos County Council candidate James Chrobocinski addresses the audience at a public event to meet GOP candidates hosted Thursday by the Republican Party of Los Alamos at UNM-LA. From left, Council candidates Rick Reiss, Bill McKerley, John Bliss and Chrobocinski at th podium. Local GOP candidates include Geoff Rodgers, State Rep. District 43; Blair Redmond, Magistrate Judge; Alan Kirk, Municipal Judge; Abe Dispennette, County Assessor; Jaret MacDonald, Sheriff and County Council candidates John Bliss, James Chrobocinski, Bill McKerley and Rick Reiss. Photo by Carol A.

Letter to the Editor: Smith’s Marketplace Will Be The 'Wal-Mart Effect' On Main Street

on July 19, 2014 - 9:59am
By LISA SHIN, Optometrist
Los Alamos Family Eyecare, P.C.

Many thanks for the recent editorials urging all to support our local businesses. Indeed, Smith's Marketplace offers a beautiful place for “one-stop” shopping. Enjoy coffee and a bagel in the morning, a made to order dinner in the evening with a delicious selection of chocolate, ice-cream and cake for dessert. Afterwards, shop from an impressive selection of gourmet and organic foods, clothes, toys, pet supplies, electronics, and household goods. Keep people from driving to Santa Fe?

UPDATE: Michelle Lujan Grisham Will NOT Appear On Meet The Press Sunday

on July 19, 2014 - 9:49am

NOTE: U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham will no longer be a guest on Meet the Press this Sunday, July 20 as originally announced.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.-01 will appear on Meet the Press this Sunday, July 20.

Rep. Lujan Grisham and other guests will discuss numerous issues facing Congress and the country, including immigration reform, foreign affairs, and the upcoming elections.

Meet the Press airs at 9 a.m. on KOB-TV Ch. 4.

UPDATE: Reception at New Democratic Headquarters and Campaign Kick-off is Private Event

on July 19, 2014 - 9:46am

NOTE: This event is not open to the public.


The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County (DPLAC) has officially signed a lease for its campaign headquarters for this political season and plans to move in this weekend.

There is a reception at the new headquarters, 170 Central Park Square, next door to Quizno's, 5-6 p.m., July 25. The evening continues 6-7:30 p.m. with a County Campaign Kick-off event at Fuller Lodge in the patio and lawn area.

Attendance confirmations have been received from most local candidates, Stephanie Garcia Richard, Gary King, Deb Haaland, Maggie Toulouse Oliver


Photo Gallery: Faces Of Int'l Folk Art Market

on July 19, 2014 - 9:03am

Photo by Derrick Key/Los Alamos

Photo by Derrick Key/Los Alamos

IFAM News:

This summer’s 11th annual International Folk Art Market kicked off July 10 with a Community Celebration in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park. The annual Artists’ Procession included more than 100 of the 2014 Market artists from more than 60 countries, all in colorful national dress.

The Market ran through July 13 at Milner Plaza on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill and included international food vendors, artist demonstrations, hands-on art making activities for children, dance and the opportunity to meet artists from around the world.



LAMC Honors Women’s Health Staff

on July 19, 2014 - 8:27am

LAMC News:

More Births Close to Home Bring Joy and Comfort to Los Alamos 

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has a lot to celebrate with their women’s health staff and plans to do so during a renaming celebration 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Previously recognized as the LAMC “OB Unit,” the new name is “The Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.”

 “The new name is more descriptive and clearly identifies the scope of the services we offer,” said Denise Martinez RN, director of the Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.

While many hospitals are reporting declining birth rates, LAMC has been

ESGR Honors Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez

on July 19, 2014 - 7:45am

Sen. Michael Sanchez

ESGR News:

Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez received the Seven Seals Award by the New Mexico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) July 11.

New Mexico ESGR Chair Ray Battaglini said Sanchez was presented with the award for his continuing support of members of the National Guard and Reserve as well as his support of their employers.

Sanchez was given the award and honored at a luncheon held at the Belen National Guard Armory, which was sponsored by ESGR.

FEMA Awards $56,858 Grant For Firefighting Equipment For Questa Volunteer Fire Department

on July 19, 2014 - 7:40am

FEMA News:

A fire training academy and 10 fire departments in New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas have been awarded more than $1.54 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The grant in New Mexico totals $56,858 and covers the cost of firefighting equipment for the Questa Volunteer Fire Department. The grants in Arkansas total $342,100 and pay for an all-terrain firefighting truck for the Etowah Fire Department and firefighting equipment for the Arkansas Fire Training Academy in Camden.

In Louisiana, the grants total $649,642 and cover