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Los Alamos Main Gate Park Permanent Facade Ready For ScienceFest; Schedule Of Activities

on July 16, 2016 - 10:51am

Los Alamos Main Gate committee members in front of the permanent facade at Los Alamos Main Gate Park completed in time for ScienceFest. Courtesy/LACDC

LACDC News:

As anyone that drives past can see, the permanent facade at Los Alamos Main Gate Park has been completed in time for ScienceFest. With much determination from Suzette Fox of Los Alamos MainStreet to see it completed and the recommendation of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park committee to the County, it is ready for visitors and locals alike. 

There will be a re-creation of the vintage photo of the main gate with the

Special USS Los Alamos Hats Available At Committee Booth At Ashley Pond Park Today

on July 16, 2016 - 10:50am

The USS Los Alamos Committee has a booth at Ashley Pond today for ScienceFest. These special collectors hats will be offered for purchase at the booth. Stop by for a chat and find out the latest news on the effort to get a  ship named after this uniqiue community where the children are above average, the women are beautiful and the men are ....ummm.... present. Courtesy photo
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Letter To The Editor: Local Pokémon Go Phenomenon

on July 16, 2016 - 9:33am
By DYLAN ZANOW
Los Alamos

There's a new phenomenon that's really big in Los Alamos now -- it's a mobile game called "Pokémon Go". It has already surpassed Tinder and is soon to overtake Twitter as the most actively-used Android & iOS app. It's an "augmented reality game" wherein players' physical locations are tracked via GPS as they travel around the town looking for imaginary creatures called Pokémon, which "spawn" for all players simultaneously at different areas. Players meet each other while searching for Pokémon and work together to track them down as part of a "Hot & Cold" game.

The

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Road Construction Update: Week Of July 18

on July 16, 2016 - 9:32am
COUNTY News:
 
For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us.
 
Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.
 
If you are interested in attending any of the Public Works weekly project meetings, please contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 for meeting information.
 
Children are attracted by activity and heavy

Letter To The Editor: What Country Has Better Politics?

on July 16, 2016 - 9:30am
By VERNON KERR
Los Alamos
 
This past week I was passing out campaign cards for New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Judy Nakamura. I handed a card to a gentleman who promptly handed it back saying, ”I don’t do politics.” Another young man refused to even look at the card.
 
I was a bit taken aback. The least I expected was that they were supporting another candidate. No! They did not wish to get involved.
 
I am old enough to remember when good people refused to get involved and we lost a lot of the greatest generation in a terrible war.

Mysteries Of The Unseen World Saturday & Sunday

on July 16, 2016 - 9:26am
 
PEEC News:
 
Embark on a journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, in the Los Alamos Nature Center. Mysteries Of The Unseen World, a full-dome, original production by National Geographic Entertainment and Days End Pictures, lets us see nature from a new perspective.
 
Mysteries of the Unseen World uses innovative high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology to transport audiences to an enthralling secret world of nature, events, and breathtaking phenomena not visible to the naked eye.

UNM Coach Participates At LAHS Girls Soccer Camp

on July 16, 2016 - 8:44am
Heather Dyche, UNM's women's soccer coach along with several others from the LOBOs ran a four day soccer camp at Sullivan field for the Los Alamos High School Girls. The camp was a great success and the girls who attended loved to have the LOBO's with them on Sullivan Field. The LAHS Girls Soccer program would like to thank the LOBO's for the fun time and hard work. The girls are really excited about this up coming season. Courtesy photo
 
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Pokémon At Rose Chocolatier’s ScienceFest Booth

on July 16, 2016 - 8:37am
Pokémon GO players can enter to win prizes today at Rose Chocolatier’s ScienceFest booth across from Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo
 
Marguerite McClay and Mary Jo. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Pokémon were probably attracted by the smell of rich dark chocolate Fudgesicles. Or maybe they just wanted to play with all the colorful boxes with their handcrafted bows.
 
And now that ScienceFest is underway, they’re nibbling on the Devil’s Food cake, swiping the salted caramel truffles, and tasting the lemon tarts.
 
“Pokémon have taken over my ScienceFest booth.

Sasha Scully's Art Class Draws Full House

on July 16, 2016 - 8:15am
Local artist Sasha Scully teaching her first class July 7, which drew a full house at Los Alamos Makers on Orange Street. Courtesy photo
 
Artwork by Sasha Scully of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
The new art class, SäshaStylz™, started out with a bang July 7 at Los Alamos Makers, a local space on Orange Street designed to learn, create and fix things.
 
Local artist Sasha Scully's first class drew a full house and participants learned to create pieces of vibrant art using ink and other mediums.

For more information and to register for an upcoming class, visit Scully's website.

ProjectY Hosts New Mexico High Tech Roundtable

on July 16, 2016 - 7:25am
NM Tech Roundtable. Courtesy photo
 
PYLA News:
 
The New Mexico High Tech Regional Roundtable was hosted by projectY cowork Los Alamos Tuesday in Central Park Square.
 
A panel of representatives from the investment community discussed Technology Investment and Financial Opportunities in New Mexico. About 50 individuals coming from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and other surrounding communities, such as Las Vegas, participated in the event. 
 
Panelists included: 
  • Dan Brooks, Associate - Sun Mountain Capital;
  • John Chavez, President - New Mexico Angels;
  • Matthew Ennis, CEO - Monsoon

Udall, Tester, Cantwell Introduce Bill To Launch Businesses And Create Jobs In Indian Country

on July 16, 2016 - 7:20am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced legislation to help launch businesses and create more jobs in Indian Country.
 
Their bill, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, will establish and fund business incubators in Indian Country to help start and cultivate Native American-owned small businesses. 
 
"Small businesses create jobs and opportunity and empower people to shape their own future, and that's why I'm doing all I can to support New Mexico's entrepreneurs, especially in Indian

UPDATE: Timberon Fire In Otero County

on July 16, 2016 - 7:17am
NMSF News:
 
The Pecos Zone Type III Team has assumed command of the Timberon Fire in Otero County. There are no reported changes to the fire’s size or activity. Containment lines continue to hold. The fire is 14 percent contained.

Numerous resources have been or are in the process of being released from the fire today. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are helping firefighters with suppression efforts. Evacuation orders are still in operation and will remain so until further notice.

The Timberon Fire has burned 290 acres of private land. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Rockhound Geology Outing At Small Fry Prospect Mine

on July 16, 2016 - 7:15am
Explore an old mining site to find fluorescent deep purple fluorite. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Patrick Rowe is leading an expedition to Small Fry Prospect Mine at 8 a.m., July 23.
 
Located just north of Española, this hotspot is brimming with beautiful fluorite specimens.Expect to find fluorescent deep purple fluorite, fluorescent iron patina, and intricate barite crystals. This outing is kid-friendly, so make sure to bring the whole family.
 
Participants will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Los Alamos Nature Center before carpooling to the site.

Pasta Paradiso Opens For Business Saturday!

on July 15, 2016 - 11:39pm

Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee gave the Los Alamos Daily Post a sneak peek inside her new restaurant Monday afternoon at 1315 Trinity Dr., which is set to open its doors to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A look inside the newly renovated Pasta Paradiso on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The newly remodeled front patio at Pasta Paradiso on Trinity Drive offers dining in a garden setting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Renee Lee hosted a private dinner for about

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ScienceFest!

on July 15, 2016 - 3:09pm

The Los Alamos area is beginning to look a lot like ScienceFest with signs cropping up from the 1940s such as this one on dispay today on the fence along the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

This Combined Operations sign is on display today on the fence along the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

ScienceFest News:

Los Alamos Historic Walking Tours
• 10a & 2:30p - by Los Alamos Historical Society. Tour historic Fuller Lodge & Bathtub Row.
Where: Historical Museum – Teen Center 475 20th St., Suite C
Event cost: $10

Historic

U.S. Postal Service Official Explains WR ZIP Code

on July 15, 2016 - 11:17am
By SUZY YARBRO
Manager, Post Office Operations
U.S. Postal Service

It’s important to provide some clarification regarding Ms. Camille Morrison’s July 12 letter to the Los Alamos Post regarding the new ZIP Code, 87547, which was assigned to White Rock on July 1.

The ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Code system was created by the U.S. Postal Service in 1963 for the sole purpose of providing cost-effective and efficient delivery of the mail. The USPS assigns a default city name when it creates a ZIP Code. White Rock has been assigned to the new ZIP Code 87547.

Large mailers such as banks and

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Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Hosts State’s Legislative Education Study Committee Meeting In Los Alamos

on July 15, 2016 - 10:48am
Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, right, is hosting the statewide Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) this week in Los Alamos. Rep. Garcia Richard, right, and other House and Senate members of the LESC are seen here Wednesday during their meeting at Los Alamos High School. The committee is discussing such items as teacher retention and recruitment, teacher compensation and charter schools. Rep.

SFNF Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions

on July 15, 2016 - 10:32am
CAUTION: Fire Danger is Very High! Courtesy image
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest will implement campfire and smoking restrictions effective 8 a.m. today.
 
Fire danger on the forest remains very high due to continued high temperatures and dry conditions accompanying the delayed onset of the monsoon season.
 
Under Stage I restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal grills, and coal and wood stoves are allowed only in developed campsites or picnic areas with existing fire rings or grills. Campfires are prohibited at all dispersed camping sites.

Night Work Underway On Knecht Street

on July 15, 2016 - 10:07am
COUNTY News:
 
To prepare for the paving of Knecht Street next week, the contractor is working under a full road closure from Trinity Drive southward for three consecutive nights running through Saturday. 
 
The work schedule is 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., through Saturday July 16. Knecht Street will be open to traffic during the day. 
 
Next week Knecht Street will be open to through traffic. The contractor will be paving on Tuesday and concrete work is ongoing.

Governor Activates State Emergency Operations Center, Federal Funding Approved To Assist In Timberon Fire

on July 15, 2016 - 10:04am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez directed the activation of the New Mexico Emergency Operations Center Thursday to assist in the coordinated response to the Timberon Fire in Otero County.
 
Martinez also announced that federal funding to help cover costs associated with fighting the fire has been approved.
 
“First and foremost, our priority is protecting the people of Timberon and surrounding areas,” Martinez said.

RUNA Celtic Music Band Plays Ashley Pond Tonight

on July 15, 2016 - 8:46am
RUNA band members from left, Cheryl Prashker, Maggie Estes White, Shannon Lambert-Ryan, David Curley and Fionán de Barra play at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy/www.runamusic.com
 
RUNA wins Best World/Traditional Song Award. Courtesy/www.runamusic.com
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Promoter

RUNA, a Celtic all-star band from the U.S., Ireland and Canada is playing at 7 p.m., today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos.

This is a FREE CONCERT.

Historical Marker Installed At Los Alamos Post Office

on July 15, 2016 - 8:07am
A worker installs a plaque on the front of the Post Office in downtown Los Alamos stating that the bulilding, contructed in 1948, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior. Postmaster Jim Hunter, left, watches the proceedings with at right, Chair Mark Rayburn of the Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from historical marker installation Wednesday at the Los Alamos Post Office. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from historical marker installation Wednesday at

Government Accountability Office Releases Report On Whistleblower Retaliation At DOE

on July 15, 2016 - 7:53am
DOE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., were joined Thursday by federal contractor whistleblowers Sandra Black and Walt Tamosaitis to release a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Energy (DOE).
 
Black, a contractor employee at DOE’s Savannah River site in South Carolina for more than 30 years was fired for cooperating with the GAO during its collection of information for the report.

'10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s' Class Aug. 19

on July 15, 2016 - 7:42am
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Los Alamos offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter at 12:45-1:45 p.m., Friday Aug. 19. The event is  hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities.
 
To register or for more information, contact Tina De La Luz at 505.473.1297 or tdelaluz@alz.org.
 
The

SFCC Hosts Workshop For 50+ Jobseekers Aug. 5

on July 15, 2016 - 7:37am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts free Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshop to help 50+ jobseekers train for and land a good job.
 
The workshop is 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 5 in the board room, room 223, at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
 
BACK TO WORK 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshop. An informative event on job search strategies and tools and information on how jobseekers can apply to get access to scholarships, job coaching, academic training, career retooling and employers – all free.
 

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