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Letter To The Editor: A Simple Request...

on August 17, 2017 - 10:13am
By BILL JOHNSON
Los Alamos
 
As it says, a simple request.
 
I come here to read news of our community, not to spectate on personal vendettas conducted via letters to the editor, even if the participants are friends of mine.
 
Would those who participate in, and escalate, those vendettas mind taking them elsewhere?
 
Thank you.
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Menu Announced For 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 17, 2017 - 9:35am

Courtesy/RotarySTARS

ROTARY STARS News:

The Los Alamos Rotary STARS have just released details of the menu for the 3rd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

Blue Window Bistro is providing the food for this popular event that takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Fuller Lodge.

Appetizers: Chips and Dip Bar

  • Homemade blue and white corn tortilla chips
  • Charred tomato salsa
  • Queso blanco
  • Roasted tomatillo salsa
  • Citrus ceviche
  • Spicy pineapple salsa
  • Guacamole

Entrees:

  • Green chile chicken enchiladas
  • Pork and red chile stew
  • Authentic Mexican taco bar
    • Tamarind and pineapple shrimp tacos with roasted corn slaw

VFW Auxiliary Fundraising Dinner 6 p.m. Friday

on August 17, 2017 - 8:40am

VFW Auxiliary News:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary would like to invite the public for a pulled-pork sandwich fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at the VFW Post, 1793 Deacon St.

The dinner will be prepared by Smokin' Bear BBQ and will consist of pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert. Proceeds will help support Veterans and other non-profit organizations.

Stop by the VFW and enjoy a great meal and help support the VFW Auxiliary in this great fundraising event. Tickets are available for purchase at the VFW or at the door on the day the of the event.

Letter To The Editor: A New Low In Los Alamos Politics, Again

on August 17, 2017 - 8:08am
By Anonymous and incredulous
Los Alamos
 
This letter responds to Lisa Brenner’s self-congratulatory narrative about how the bogus ethics charges she filed against County Councilors James Chrobocisnki and Susan O’Leary were really a brilliant political masterstroke. (See link http://ladailypost.com/ content/letter-editor-ethics- complaint-dismissal)
 
When reasonable people see a newspaper like the Los Alamos Monitor run big photos and bold headlines that scream ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED, they naturally think that somebody must have done something wrong.

Youth Helping Refugee Youth Drive Huge Success

on August 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Shown in a sea of backpacks, supplies and Youth Helping Refugee Youth items are Sarah Crotzer, left, and Madelyn Crotzer, who helped kick off the youth drive by contacting their friends on social media to pass the word along. Courtesy photo
 
ILA News:
 
Thanks to the efforts of Los Alamos middle school and high school youth, students of refugee families settled in Albuquerque will start the new school year in style!
 
An outpouring of support provided the needed new socks, deodorant, lunch boxes, water bottles, earbuds, thumb drives, and gift cards being sought in the week-long youth

In And Around Town: Aug. 23

on August 17, 2017 - 7:43am

 

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23

 
Wiccan 101
The Coven Our Lady of the Woods is hosting a series of classes that will educate about Wiccan beliefs. The first class wil be The Goddess of a Thousand Names. It will discuss the story of the goddess in ancient teims and the present, told with fascinating images of goddesses and gods from many cultures. The series will be held at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church.

Los Alamos Rotary Meeting Features Students

on August 17, 2017 - 7:42am

Julian Baier, the inbound Youth Exchange student sponsored this school year by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, introduced himself to Rotary members at a recent meeting. Baier is from Neustift, a small village in Lower Austria (near Innsbruck). He enjoys gym, mountain biking, soccer, table tennis, and fishing and is interested in business, marketing and computers. Photo by Kurt Shoenberg

Seniors Ruby Selvage, Janelle Pena and Michealle Sutton spoke at Rotary recently to describe their experiences at Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp in the Manzano Mountains last month.

Top 2017 County Fair Exhibit Winners

on August 17, 2017 - 7:41am
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ARTS News:
 
Exhibits ranging from finely sewn quilts to fruits and vegetables were exhibited during the County Fair.
 
This year, four individuals were awarded the “Best of the Best” award – a beautiful hand crafted glass dish created by local glass artist David F. Schuster. Claire Swinhoe, received the “Fiber Arts – Best of the Best Award” for her Alaska Quilt. Claire Swinhoe, received the “Culinary Arts – Best of the Best Award” for her Traditional English Cake. Samantha Grow received the “Creative Arts Best of the Best Award” for her “Peacock” photograph.

American Studies, Thirty Two Paintings By Richard Sober

on August 17, 2017 - 7:35am
CCA News:
 
SANTA FE — The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce the presentation of the exhibition American Studies by Richard Sober, opening with a public reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the Cinematheque Lobby. The exhibition is on view Sept. 8 through Nov. 5, 2017.
 
ABOUT:
 
Santa Fe-based artist Richard Sober has intentionally remained on the edges of the art world for almost fifty years, quietly painting and examining the remarkable details in unremarkable places.

Letter To The Editor: You Can Be Racist. You Can Be A Christian. You Cannot Be Both.

on August 17, 2017 - 7:34am
Statement From La Vista Church
White Rock

The ideologies of any organization or individual that claim the superiority of race over another is absolutely incompatible with the message of the Christian Bible.

Racism is an abhorrent sin against humanity and God. Entities such as the KKK, white nationalists, neo-Nazi’s, or other such racist organizations are evil and in complete opposition to the Christian Bible.

You can be racist. You can be a Christian. You cannot be both.

Pueblo De San Ildefonso Golf Tournament Sept. 16

on August 17, 2017 - 7:15am

CDC Offers Tips To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes In Children

on August 17, 2017 - 7:15am
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CDC  News:
 
There’s a growing type 2 diabetes problem in our young people. But parents can help turn the tide with healthy changes that are good for the whole family.
 
Until recently, young children and teens almost never got type 2 diabetes, which is why it used to be called adult-onset diabetes. Now, about one-third of American youth are overweight, a problem closely related to the increase in kids with type 2 diabetes, some as young as 10 years old.
 
Weight Matters
People who are overweight—especially if they have excess belly fat—are more likely to have insulin

Ojitos Fire On SFNF Provides Opportunity To Use Fire For Resource Benefit

on August 17, 2017 - 7:02am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) continue to monitor the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the Coyote Ranger District with a focus on using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits.
 
The 330-acre Ojitos Fire is on the boundary of the Chama River Canyon Wilderness where fire managers are using natural barriers like roads, rocky mesas and drainages to limit the fire’s spread. The fire’s growth has been limited by monsoonal moisture and topography, which includes drainages, cliffs and patches of bare soil. 
 
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Los Alamos Municipal Court Briefs

on August 17, 2017 - 6:56am

COURT News:

 

Christian Chavez appeared before Municipal Judge Alan Kirk Aug. 3 on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and open container. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to a $100 fine for the paraphernalia charge, $75 for the marijuana charge and $100 for the open container charge plus court fees for all three charges.

Jerome Montoya was pleaded guilty to driving with no license and was fined $100 plus $65 in fees. He pleaded not guilty to a second charge of prohibited acts while driving.

Javier Duarte-Medrano pleaded guilty to battery.

Hilltopper Golf Ready 'Fore' Season

on August 17, 2017 - 6:55am
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Coach: Anders Ainsworth
 
Fall Schedule:
  • 9/18 Los Alamos HS Invite – Los Alamos County Golf Course
  • 10/2 Grants Invite – Coyote del Malpais Golf Course
  • 10/10 Albuquerque Public Schools Invite – Ladera Golf Course
  • 10/16 Albuquerque Public Schools Invite – Arroyo del Oso Golf Course
  • 10/23 Los Alamos Fall Golf Finale – Los Alamos County Golf Course
  • 10/30 Bosque School Invite – Albuquerque Country Club
  • 2016 Results: 2 nd place in the 5A New Mexico Championships
 
Players To Watch: Junior Sean Rau; Junior Brandan Duran; Freshman Henry Poston;
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Council Approves Water, Sewer Rate Increases

on August 17, 2017 - 6:52am
DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses rate increases for water and sewer during the Aug. 8 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

Starting Aug. 30, Los Alamos County residents will start seeing a change on their utility bills for water and sewer rates.

 

During the regular County Council meeting Aug. 8, council unanimously approved to raised each rate 8 percent.

County Personnel Board Meets Aug. 22

on August 17, 2017 - 6:51am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Agenda

I.  CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
II. CHAIR'S REPORT
III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT HR Manager's Report Presenters: Denise Cassel
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda; please limit your comments to 4 minutes.
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from July 25, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting.9802-17 Presenters: Leslie Geyer
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Public Meeting To Discuss KAFB Bulk Fuels Facility's Risk Assessment Sept. 28

on August 17, 2017 - 6:46am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE — The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department will host an informational meeting to discuss the Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) Bulk Fuels Facility leak Risk Assessment report at 6 p.m. Sept. 28, 2017 at the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque.  
 
The Risk Assessment report evaluates potential fuel leak-related threats to all human exposure pathways, including drinking water supply. The report is now available for community and stakeholder review at www.kirtlandjetfuelremediation.com. The Air Force provided the report to NMED last
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LAPD Investigates Vandalism At Overlook Park

on August 17, 2017 - 6:38am

LAPD News:

 

The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating vandalism at Overlook Park in White Rock, which occurred sometime between 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 12.

LAPD Cpl. Sheldon Simpson discovered the vandalism while on patrol and there also were reports from members of the public. Simpson first noticed damage to the lids of trash cans and then found that two picnic tables were missing, which he later discovered had been thrown over the cliff into the canyon.

​Cmdr. Preston Ballew said Wednesday that anyone with information on this incident should call LAPD Dispatch at 505.662.8222.

Daily Postcard: Flowers In Bloom In Los Alamos

on August 17, 2017 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Flowers in bloom around Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Medical Imaging Research Leader Ken Hanson Of Los Alamos Receives SPIE Directors’ Award

on August 16, 2017 - 5:37pm

Medical imaging research scientist Dr. Ken Hanson from Los Alamos National Laboratory has been selected for a top award by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Dr. Hanson received the 2017 SPIE Directors’ Award last week during SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego, Calif. Photo by Vitaliy Gyrya

SPIE News:

BELLINGHAM, Wash., and SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Ken Hanson, a medical imaging research scientist at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), has been selected as this year’s recipient of a top award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Dr.

Redondo And Stauber Visit Popular Los Alamos History Museum Exhibit Creator Isao Hashimoto

on August 16, 2017 - 5:18pm

Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Michael Redondo, left, and Los Alamos History Museum Director Judith Stauber with Japanese digital artist Isao Hashimoto during their recent visit to Japan on behalf of the Los Alamos/Japan Project. Hashimoto’s time lapse animation of the world’s nuclear explosions is a popular yet sobering Cold War exhibit in the Hans Bethe House in Los Alamos. Flashing lights on a world map indicate the locations of explosions that have occurred while differing sounds reveal the countries that conducted the tests.

LAPSA Presents Local Student With New Mini-Bike

on August 16, 2017 - 4:52pm

LAPSA Vice President/Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, left, and LAPSA President Jeff Dare present fundraising project winner Xavier Chalkley, 13, of Los Alamos with a Coleman mini-bike Tuesday outside the Los Alamos Police Department. Courtesy photo

LAPSA News:

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Vice President and Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris and LAPSA President Jeff Dare of LANL Emergency Response presented Xavier Chalkley, 13, of Los Alamos with a Coleman mini-bike. Chalkley is the winner of the LAPSA fundraising project and purchased his winning ticket following the Rodeo Parade Saturday.

Quorum Notice: Los Alamos School Board Members May Attend Barranca Design Parent Meeting Thursday

on August 16, 2017 - 4:26pm

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Barranca Design Parent Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School Library at 57 Loma del Escolar.

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

The meeting is open to the public.

Robotics Night Returns To Bradbury Science Museum!

on August 16, 2017 - 4:11pm

BSMA News:

Regional school robotics teams, and others, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 at Robotics Night at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.

This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association  (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico Los Alamos.

Ann Ollila, who works on the Mars Rover, also will be on hand to show a

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