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Newly Elected Council Leadership Shares Vision

on January 11, 2018 - 8:25am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

At its regular meeting Tuesday evening in Council Chambers, the Los Alamos County Council voted 5-1 to re-elect David Izraelevitz chair and elect Councilor Chris Chandler vice chair. Chandler replaces Susan O’Leary who did not seek re-election and was not at the meeting. Councilor James Chrobocinski cast a vote for Antonio Maggiore for chair and Pete Sheehey for vice chair.

Council Vice Chair Chris Chandler

Izraelevitz thanked his fellow councilors for re-electing him and shared his vision

Hintze And Glasco Present Talk On Chromium Plume

on January 11, 2018 - 8:24am

DOE EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze discusses the Chromium Plume issue during Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses the Chromium Plume issue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council members heard two messages Tuesday evening from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and Tim Glasco, County Utilities manager during a presentation on the chromium plume issue

The first from Glasco

Los Alamos County Garners Another Clean Audit

on January 11, 2018 - 7:48am

Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio, left, and independent auditor Janet Pacheco Morton discuss County's financial operation at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

By CAROL A. CLARK

Los Alamos Daily Post

caclark@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council voted 6-0 Tuesday evening to accept the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. Councilor Susan O’Leary was absent.

During the meeting in Council Chambers, Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio briefed Council on

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Board Of Directors Elects New Members

on January 11, 2018 - 7:48am
NCWHM News:
 
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Board of Directors at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has announced the appointment of native New Mexico resident Bert Madera to the Associate Board. Madera joins 77 others on the Board, which is comprised of individuals nationwide.
 
The National Cowboy Museum’s Board of Directors’ objective is to oversee and direct management in fulfilling the Museum’s mission and purposes. The Museum’s business and affairs are managed by its Board of Directors; they also set policy and strategy as well as provide oversight and decision-making guidance.
 

Council Approves Land Donation For Affordable Housing Project: Canyon Walk Apartments On DP Road

on January 11, 2018 - 7:44am

From left, Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, Bethel Development, Inc. President Daniel N. Terlecki and Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council at its meeting Tuesday evening approved 6-0 the adoption of Ordinance No. 676, which states that the County is authorized to grant financial assistance to affordable housing, including land donation and support for infrastructure improvements.

The 4.2 acre land parcel donation is

NMSA Orchestra And Choir Featured As Honors Ensembles At Music Educators Association Conference

on January 11, 2018 - 7:34am
NMMEA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) orchestra and choir are being featured as the 2018 Honor Choir and Honor Orchestra at the New Mexico Music Educators Association annual conference. 
 
The students will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 11, at Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico. The NMSA choir and orchestra will be performing for 1,500 music students and educators from around the state of New Mexico.  
 
Each year NMMEA accepts taped recordings of the groups competing for this prestigious recognition.

Manager Of DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office Receives Top U.S. Civilian Leadership Award

on January 11, 2018 - 7:34am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after two senior level executives with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) received the 2017 Meritorious Rank Award, the nation’s highest civilian career leadership recognition.
 
Todd Shrader, Manager of EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), received this award for his outstanding accomplishments relating to waste management in southeastern New Mexico.
 
“The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is vital to national security

Pasta Paradiso Offers Chargrilled USDA Prime Steaks

on January 11, 2018 - 7:31am
Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee welcomes diners Saturday evening to her restaurant at 1315 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee is excited to announce that her Italian restaurant at 1315 Trinity Dr., is now specializing in chargrilled USDA prime steaks.

“Our steaks include a 10-ounce Ribeye with twice baked potatoes and grilled asparagus, a 10-ounce rosemary garlic marinated New York served with a Chipotle Demi-glace, loaded baked potato and sautéed vegetables, a 12-ounce T-Bone

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Take Over Los Alamos Nature Center Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 7:30am
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region are partnering to hold a fun community night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This free event will have nature-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.
 
PEEC and Big Brothers Big Sisters invite everyone to attend, take part in a nature craft, enjoy refreshments, and talk with Bigs and Littles from our community.

Watoto Children's Choir In Los Alamos Feb. 15

on January 11, 2018 - 7:29am

Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir perform Feb. 15 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir. Courtesy photo
 
WCQ News:
 
The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Los Alamos area Thursday, Feb. 15, featuring a brand new concert, Signs & Wonders.
 
The production will be presented at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road.
 
The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the joy that they have because of God’s love.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Work To Inspire

on January 11, 2018 - 7:23am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos
 
His name is Liberato Garcia, and he was my contact for a recent excursion to Ghost Ranch.
 
I have been to Ghost Ranch many times, usually for workshops or meetings. This time I was making the visit accompanied by a bride-to-be, for a site tour. We are looking for the ideal wedding and reception location. With the dramatic red cliffs as a backdrop, Ghost Ranch is high on the list.
 
Liberato, or Libby, as he introduces himself, is a multi-generational Abiquiu native.
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Council Proclaims Diversity Week Jan. 14-20

on January 11, 2018 - 7:19am

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz presents Ryn Herrmann, left, and Elena Giorgi of One Los Alamos with a proclamation Tuesday evening on behalf of the Council declaring Jan. 14-20, 2018 as Diversity Week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DOE Releases Request For Information/Sources Sought And Announces Industry Day And Community Event

on January 11, 2018 - 7:04am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Tuesday issued a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought for the Environmental Management (EM) Nevada Environmental Program Services (EPS) procurement at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The current EPS contract at NNSS is held by Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. and expires Jan. 31, 2020.
 
The RFI/Sources Sought is seeking to solicit input via capability statements from interested parties with the specialized capabilities necessary to meet all or part of the element of scope for the upcoming

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 11, 2018 - 7:02am

In And Around Town: Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 7:01am
In and Around Town:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​
 
 
TUESDAY Jan. 16
 
Lunch With a Leader League of Women Voters community Lunch with a Leader will feature Denise Fort is 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Public Library. To order a lunch from the Co+op for $10, call Karyl Ann Armbruster by Jan. 13 at 505.231.8286 or email her at kaskacayman@gmail.com
 
Diversity Week in Los Alamos with a special

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on January 11, 2018 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: A beautiful view of the sunrise Wednesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell 

Lt. Gov. Candidate Miera Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on January 10, 2018 - 8:24pm

Rep. Rick Miera, candidate for lieutenant governor, stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening to talk about the issues he wants to address to improve the state. He is seen here with Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

POLITICAL News:

 

Rep. Rick Miera, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, was in Los Alamos for a meet and greet with Los Alamosians as part of his statewide MainStreet tour of New Mexico’s Main Streets.

Toppers Thrash Tigers

on January 10, 2018 - 6:56pm

Ivan Balakirev thrilled spectators with a slam dunk in the first quarter as the Toppers took on a long standing foe, the Taos Tigers Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. As usual with the meeting of these two teams, the action was fast and furious. This game was no exception, but the Toppers were to emerge victorious 82-62. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Topper defense kept the Tiger offense off balance throughout the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers took out some

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Culture On Tap: Celebrate Diversity Week Jan. 16

on January 10, 2018 - 5:59pm

Los Alamos Creative District News: 

 

One Los Alamos invites the community to celebrate Diversity Week in Los Alamos with a special Culture On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 16 at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

 

Special speakers Jim Nesmith, a former immigration officer and Stephanie Sydoriak, a Los Alamos living treasure and author of the memoir “An Ocean Between,” a memoir portraying the story of her family as they emigrated from Ukraine to the United States, will share their thoughts and experiences about our community.

 

UnQuarked will offer a special menu of international small

United Way Thermometer Rises Thanks To Nonprofits

on January 10, 2018 - 5:39pm

From left, Yvonne Atencio (Habitat for Humanity), Kathy Sutherland-Brauw (Inside Out), Beverly Post (Rio Arriba Adult Literacy), Christy Wall (New Mexico Wildlife Center), Santina Shije (Juvenile Justice Advisory Board), Cheryl Pongratz (LA Family Council), Amanda Mountain (McCurdy Ministries), Salvador Ruiz (Moving Arts Española), Kristy Ortega (United Way of NNM), Molly McBranch (First Born Los Alamos), Rex Davidson (Las Cumbres), Ellen Morris-Bond (Self Help), Steve Boerigter (United Way of NNM). Courtesy photo

From left, Cheryl Pongratz, Salvador Ruiz and Molly McBranch. Courtesy photo
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Obituary: Milton Glenn Lockhart Jan. 4, 2018

on January 10, 2018 - 5:38pm

MILTON GLENN LOCKHART Jan. 4, 2018

Milton Glenn Lockhart, a longtime resident of White Rock, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Winnie and Pete Lockhart; brother, James Walter.

Glenn worked for the Zia Company in Los Alamos as an accountant and later as a Systems Analyst. The New Mexico Health and Social Services as a controller and was hired by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (Later LANL) in 1976.

Through the years he worked in wage and salary, personnel, Administrative Processing and Budget.

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Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Jan. 17

on January 10, 2018 - 5:30pm
JJAB News:
 
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road at the Pajarito Cliffs Site. 
 
The public is welcome to attend.

Lecture Series: Impact Of Recent Discoveries On Evolutionary Theories Jan. 19 - 20

on January 10, 2018 - 5:20pm

Lecture series speaker John Baumgardner

CALVARY CHAPEL News:

Is neo-Darwinism true? It is according to the National Academy of Sciences and the other professional science societies in our land. Yet the fields of molecular biology and genetics have been demonstrating conclusively for well over 20 years that the framework is untenable.  

The community is invited to a lecture series on origins to hear 10 major technical reasons why neo-Darwinism is counterfeit science. The lecture is free at Calvary Chapel at 580 North Mesa Road in Los Alamos.
 
For more Information, visit

Quorum Notice: Legislative Dinner

on January 10, 2018 - 4:57pm

QUORUM NOTICE:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the Legislative Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at El Nido, 1577 Bishop's Lodge Road in Tesuque.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

 

Scene From Half Moon Bay In Shetland Islands

on January 10, 2018 - 2:34pm
Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey is visiting Half Moon Bay today in the Shetland Islands and checking out a rookery of chinstrap penguins during her vacation in Antarctica. Courtesy photo

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