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Red Elvises Rock Friday's Relay For Life

on August 22, 2015 - 1:46pm
The Red Elvises entertained a big crowd at Relay for Life Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Igor winds up the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Concert Promoter Russ Gordon, left, and Kandice and Jeff Favorite of the Hill Stompers put their hands in the air for the Red Elvises. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Youngsters take to the dance floor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Relay for Life participants chat before Friday's concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The sun sets on the large

Moving Right Along: The Exemplary Progress Of Sheri Lopez

on August 22, 2015 - 1:38pm
Sheri Lopez intends to get her PhD in aerospace engineering. Courtesy/LANL
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

An early version of Sheri Lopez grew up and graduated from high school in Pojoaque. Back when she was 18, she was starting college at Eastern New Mexico University and running on the track team. She wanted to be a writer and figured she would be out of school by age 21 with a teaching degree.

But then, as she says, “Life happened.”

She dropped out of school after her first semester, moved to California, worked in retail for 10 years until the Great Recession caught up

Golf Club Raffle To Support Special Olympics

on August 22, 2015 - 1:35pm
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris and son Ty at Ashley Pond Park Friday are raising funds for the Los Alamos Special Olympics through a raffle of a set of professional golf clubs and bag valued at $750. The clubs are right-handed. Tickets are $3, or five for $10. Watch for the clubs on display around Los Alamos or contact Morris at oliver.morris@lacnm.us to purchase tickets. The raffle is Oct. 10. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Relay For Life: Team Gloria

on August 22, 2015 - 12:56pm
Team Gloria members and survivors, Gloria Cordova, Carol Neal and Ginny White. Photo by Nina Thayer

Team Gloria walkers Cas Mason, Carolyn Robinson, Nancy Scheer and Denise George. Photo by Nina Thayer
 
By Nina Thayer
Los Alamos

Twenty-four strong, committed women, calling ourselves Team Gloria, walked all 16 hours in the Relay for Life to honor Gloria Cordova’s struggle with pancreatic cancer. 

Cordova was diagnosed this past February and had surgery in March. Today she is recovering and feeling good.

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Thomas Crotzer Returns From Two-Year Mission To Chile

on August 22, 2015 - 12:42pm

Elder Thomas Crotzer of Los Alamos during his assignment in Corral, a small historical sea port near Valdivia, Chile. Couresy photo

Elder Thomas Crotzer of Los Alamos is greeted by his family at the airport after serving a two-year mission to Chile. From left to right, Ron Crotzer, Madelyn Crotzer, Laura Crotzer, Elder Thomas Crotzer and Sarah Crotzer. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News: 

Thomas Crotzer, a 2012 Los Alamos High School graduate, recently returned to Los Alamos after serving a two-year mission to Chile for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Crotzer, whose foreign

Basketball Star Alex Kirk Discusses Importance Of Having Goals And Working Hard

on August 22, 2015 - 12:17pm
Basketball star Alex Kirk at Pinon Thursday discusses the importance of having goals and working hard in school. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
 
Basketball star Alex Kirk signs autographs Thursday at Pinon Elementary School. Photo by Natalie Sinnis
 
By Natalie Sinnis
Pinon Elementary School
 
Basketball star and Los Alamos native Alex Kirk visited Pinon Elementary School Thursday afternoon.

Kirk spoke with 6th graders in Ms. Sinnis’, Ms. Martinez’s, and Ms. Nolen's class to discuss the importance of having goals and working hard in school.

Bandelier Waives Fees On NPS Founders Day Aug. 25

on August 22, 2015 - 10:09am

Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Tuesday, Aug. 25, is a special day in more than 400 very special places all over the country – Founders Day, the anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service (NPS) Aug. 25, 1916. 

Every year it is celebrated with free admission to all the parks, national seashores, national monuments, and the many other kinds of areas in the park system, including, of course, Bandelier National Monument.  And this is the 99th birthday of the NPS, so it's extra special, leading up to next year's centennial celebration.

“This is a

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 24

on August 22, 2015 - 10:05am

COUNTY News:

Here is the Road Construction Update in Los Alamos County for the coming week:

Public Works Project

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.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Roadwork continues on 43rd and 44th Streets north and south.

Scenes From Friday's Activities At Ashley Pond Park

on August 22, 2015 - 8:55am

Summer events are always fun at 'Party to Go'. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
Food vendors stay busy at Friday's Summer Concert. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
 
Taking a break for Kettle Corn. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
 
Staff Report

An ocean of people were drawn to the events taking place Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park.

The Red Elvises rocked the stage. The original members of the band came out of Moscow, Russia as a folk and folk-rock band. The band moved to Santa Monica, Calif.

By 1995, they were a Siberian surf-rock, Russo-American rock band.

SFNF Releases Final EIS For Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project

on August 22, 2015 - 8:24am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft Record of Decision (ROD) for one of the largest forest restoration projects in the Southwest.

The Southwest Jemez Mountains (SWJM) Landscape Restoration Project is a long-term collaborative effort to restore forest ecosystems at the landscape scale and improve resilience to major disturbances, including fire, insects and disease, and climate change. 

SFNF Supervisor Maria T.

Rotary Spotlights Sheriff's Posse, Youth And Cheese

on August 22, 2015 - 8:23am
Rotary recently presented Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse members with a framed certificate thanking them for their generosity and community involvement. From left, Rotarian Steve Ciddio, coordinator for the Club's Cowboy Pancake Breakfasts; Rotary President Alison Pannell; Sheriff's Posse Breakfast Manager Annie Giambra, Treasurer Louis Polito and President Geoff Brown. Photo by Doug Wilson
 
Rotarian Judy Goldie, a turophile (connoisseur of cheese), visits with chef Laura Hamilton of Rosebud Café, who spoke recently at Rotary about the world of cheese. Photo by Doug Wilson
 
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Pet Of The Week: Tyler The Dog

on August 22, 2015 - 8:05am
Tyler is waiting for someone to adopt him. Courtesy/LAC
 
SHELTER News:
 
Tyler is a very sweet 3-year-old Chihuahua mix surrendered to the shelter after being replaced with a newborn.
 
Anyone looking for a lap dog also full of fun and sweet energy, Tyler is the guy. He is cuddly, loving and playful, and enjoys the company of people and small dogshe particularly loves the company of Chihuahua mixes Pete and Stevie Nicks residing at the shelter.
 
Tyler loves snuggling and giving kisses and can’t wait to give that love to his new family.
 
The Los Alamos Animal Shelter at 226

Los Alamos Rotary Exchange Student Nicholas Criscuolo Spending Year In Holland

on August 22, 2015 - 8:04am

Rotary Club of Los Alamos outbound student Nick Criscuolo, bottom row third from left, with other exchange students spending this school year in Holland. For more information on hosting or being an exchange student, contact Lisa Harris or Rob Metcalf at losalamosrye@gmail.com. Courtesy photo

SFI: 'Extinction Of Established Populations... Aug. 25

on August 22, 2015 - 7:37am
Baruch Meerson, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
SFI News:
 
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) presents "Extinction of Established Populations: A Physics View" with Baruch Meerson at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Collins Conference Room.
 
Abstract: Extinction of a long-lived self-regulating population is a dramatic effect. It can result from a rare large fluctuation coming from the discreteness of individuals and stochasticity of their births, deaths and interactions.
 
It also epitomizes the importance of rare events.

Young Life Los Alamos Annual Golf Tournament Sept. 25

on August 22, 2015 - 7:36am
Young Life Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
YLLA News:
 
Young Life Los Alamos is holding its annual Golf Tournament Sept. 25, at the Los Alamos Municipal Golf Course.
 
Registration begins at noon followed by a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start. Play is best-ball or scramble format. The day’s activity ends with a catered dinner at North Mesa Park. Golfer’s families are invited to join them for dinner at no additional cost.
 
Proceeds from the Golf Tournament will help area middle school and high school students attend Lost Canyon Camp in northern Arizona for a week in the summer or Wolf Weekend (Young Life’s ski

Letter To The Editor: Confused About Sudden Dog Hoopla

on August 22, 2015 - 7:22am
By BROKEN DOG CAFE
Los Alamos
 
I am sort of confused about all the reports of dog attacks and such suddenly surfacing her in Los Alamos.
 
First of all, we have a wonderful team of animal control officers who take very seriously any report of a dog attack, and they do make owners accountable.
 
Secondly, people are making it sound as if any dog encounter is automatically going to erupt into a dogfight. That simply is not the nature of dogs. Coming from the ancestry of wolves, their first instinct is to not become injured, so fighting isn’t the first thing two strange dogs would engage in.
 
Dog

DOE Selects U.C. Berkeley To Lead Consortium For U.S.-China Research Center’s Energy-Water Track

on August 22, 2015 - 7:09am
DOE News:
 
WASHINGTON  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of California, Berkeley to lead a consortium of university, nonprofit, utility, and national laboratory partners in a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use.
 
Once the award is finalized, the U.S.

Former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell Charged With Grand Theft And Scheme To Defraud

on August 21, 2015 - 2:31pm

Former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell. Photo/Personal Profile Page

Staff Report

Police in Miami have arrested former New Mexico Airlines President Gabriel Kimbrell and charged him with grand theft and organized scheme to defraud.

According to court documents, Kimbrell used his corporate credit card, which belonged to the airline’s parent company Pacific Wings, to make $22,791 in fraudulent purchases between January 2014 and January 2015.

Los Alamos County severed ties with New Mexico Airlines in January.

NNMC Men's & Women's Basketball Teams Spending 10 Months In Los Alamos

on August 21, 2015 - 1:56pm

Front row from left, Coach Ryan Cordova, DaeShawn Baker, Jermaine Wilkins, Larry Morinia, Demetria Clichee, Shania Harry, Rachelle Blackgoat, Shayna Porter, Monica Trujillo, Coach Mario Caetano. Back row from left, Seddrick Robinson, Joseph Brooks, Elijah Neumann, James Mulheron, AJ Peralta, LaKeshia Padilla, Francine Clark, Coach Tony Gallegos, PPM Property Manager Mike Lippiatt. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Plateau Property Management and CAP investors in Los Alamos are housing the Northern New Mexico College men's and women's

Truck Driver Takes Out Light Pole Near Roundabout

on August 21, 2015 - 1:09pm

A man driving an over-sized truck on Diamond Drive Thursday evening miscalculated his girth and took out a tall streetlight at San Ildefonso Road. Police cited the driver with making an improper turn. Photo by Marisa Monreal

 

Hazy Los Alamos Sky From Western Fires

on August 21, 2015 - 12:43pm

Hazy skies. Courtesy photo

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department explains that the smoky haze occurring in the sky over Los Alamos is coming from fires burning in the western states.

"We're getting into the Fall pattern and the jet stream is pulling all the smoke from fires in Washington, Idaho, California, Oregon and Colorado right through Los Alamos," Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said.

Los Alamos MainStreet Awarded Spirit Of Preservation

on August 21, 2015 - 11:38am

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox accepts the Spirit of Preservation Award from the New Mexico MainStreet Program. Courtesy photo

LA MAINSTREET News:

Los Alamos MainStreet recently received the Spirit of Preservation Award from the New Mexico MainStreet Program for its advocacy of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

New Mexico MainStreets gathered in Artesia, Aug. 13, with local affiliates and public and private partners to celebrate 30 years of MainStreet’s economic development and revitalization efforts in New Mexico.

“Governor Susana Martinez and I have

Tour This Weekend’s Top Open Houses!

on August 21, 2015 - 11:26am

REAL ESTATE News:

Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the 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!

Laboratory Looking Into Employee Email Addresses Linked To Ashley Madison Website

on August 21, 2015 - 11:25am

Staff Report

Hackers made good Tuesday on their threat to release 9.7 gigabytes of account and credit card information from 37 million users of Ashley Madison, a dating website marketed at would-be adulterers.

Five of the email addresses released in the data dump are Los Alamos National Laboratory email addresses.

“The Lab is aware of the Ashley Madison hack involving LANL email addresses. We take the matter seriously and are looking into the matter,” a LANL spokesman said.

Cyber security experts are making it clear that just because these email addresses were apparently used to register

New Mexico True Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail Wins Top Honor In USA Today’s '10Best' Readers’ Choice Awards!

on August 21, 2015 - 10:31am

Chile Cheeseburger. Courtesy/New Mexico True

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Tourism Department announced today that its New Mexico True Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail has been honored with the top spot in the “Best Food Trail” category by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Beating out 19 other tough contenders like the Mississippi Seafood Trail, Oregon Cheese Trail and Arizona Salsa Trail, the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail remained in the top spot during most of the voting period, proving that readers know nothing in the nation beats a juicy, spicy New Mexico green chile

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