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Historical Society Discusses Episode 8 Of Manhattan

on September 23, 2014 - 7:35am

General Leslie Groves conferring with James Chadwick, the head of the British Mission. Photo/Public Domain

LAHS News:

There was a great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s the Sept. 14 viewing of the eighth episode of WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. A special thanks to Ruth Lier who brought her Girl Scout uniform from 1941 to share with the group.

Every week the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

Colorful Clouds Float Above White Rock

on September 23, 2014 - 7:31am

Colorful clouds are spotted floating above White Rock Monday. Photo by Katy Korkos

Harkey: Restricting Joy

on September 23, 2014 - 7:30am
By MICHELLE HARKEY
Body-Connection Coach & LMT

"Every chronic tension represents a limitation on the individual's ability to express himself. Most individuals in our culture suffer from considerable chronic tension in their musculature - in the neck, chest, lower back, and legs to name some areas - which binds them, restricting their grace in movement and destroying their ability to express themselves freely and fully." ~Alexander Lowen in "Joy: Surrender to the Body and to Life"

This limited ability to express is two-fold.

Vendors Sought For Chamisa's Fall Arts And Crafts Fair

on September 23, 2014 - 7:29am

CHAMISA News:

Chamisa Elementary School 2014 Fall Arts and Crafts Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 and will be done in conjunction with the Pinon Pumpkin Patch.

Early bird tables can be purchased for $35 before Oct. 1, after which the price increases to $40. The fee includes a 3x6 foot table and 4x8 foot space. Electricity is available for booths. This year, vendors have the option of setting up 6-8 p.m. Friday or starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

For registration forms or questions, contact Trisha Conlin, fundraiser chairperson at trishaconlin@gmail.com.

Food on the Hill: Banh Mi

on September 23, 2014 - 7:29am
 
This Week's Recipe: Banh Mi
 
Photo by Sue York/ladialypost.com
 
Ingredients for marinated carrots and daikon radish:
 
About a 5-inch piece, Daikon Radish
1 carrot
3 cups of water
3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons salt
 
Other ingredients:
 
2 pounds country pork ribs, trimmed
one bunch green onion, chopped in small rings
2/3 cup of sugar
1 container of lemon grass paste
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
 2 tablespoons sesame oil
5 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut sauce
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Pet of the Week: Jay The Cat

on September 23, 2014 - 7:28am
Jay the cat. Courtesy/FOS
 
SHELTER New:
 
Jay the long-haired gray and white cat was a little leery of humans when first arriving at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, but is quickly warming up to human attention.
 
He also loves attention from other cats at the shelter. He's a little sulky because his best friend got adopted and he didn't. This young guy would make a great playmate to other cats in a household.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. For information about

Sunset Shot From High Dive At Barranca Mesa Pool

on September 23, 2014 - 7:28am
Monday's sunset captured from the high dive at Barranca Mesa Pool. Photo by Scott Bushnell

Large Sign Installed At United Church Of Los Alamos

on September 23, 2014 - 7:27am

A large sandstone sign was installed in a deep hole filled with concrete at the United Church of Los Alamos Friday on the corner of Central Avenue and Rose Street. Senior Pastor Rev. David Elton said an engraver will stencil the name of the church on the sign this week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Community Meeting to Discuss Paliza Prescribed Fire

on September 22, 2014 - 10:19pm

FOREST SERVICE News:

Conditions may be favorable later this week for fire managers to begin the Paliza prescribed fire near the community of Ponderosa on Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District. 

This activity could begin anytime Thursday or Sunday. Two days of ignition are expected and a total of 6,500 acres will be treated.   

Our highest priority is firefighter and public safety. Other objectives of the Paliza prescribed fire are to reduce hazardous fuels in the Ponderosa watershed, enhance community protection, restore forest health, and minimize smoke impacts. 

A community

Funnel Cloud Spotted East Of Los Alamos Airport

on September 22, 2014 - 9:53pm

A funnel cloud was spotted at about 7 p.m. today from Los Alamos County Airport looking east. Courtesy/LAC

LA Cares Seeking Sponsorships For 10th Annual Ruby K's Yum Run Fundraiser

on September 22, 2014 - 6:51pm

Ruby K’s Yum Run in 2013. Courtesy photo

LA CARES News:

It’s that time of year again. Hints of fall are in the air, which means it’s almost time for 10th annual Ruby K’s Yum Run! 

Proceeds from this annual 5K and 10K run (and 1K fun run) benefit LA Cares, a 100 percent volunteer 501 (c) (3) organization serving needy persons and families living in Los Alamos County. LA Cares provides monthly food boxes of staples like rice, noodles and beans for 65-75 families.

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Two Public Forums On Ballot Questions Set For October

on September 22, 2014 - 6:38pm

COUNTY News:

Two ballot questions related to charter changes for Structure of Government and Utilities will be going to voters in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Two forums are slated for October to allow the community an opportunity to learn more about the issues before voting:

  • Utilities' - proposed charter changes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge; and
  • Structure of Government - proposed charter changes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge

First the panel members representing the "pros and cons"  will speak followed by a question

LAHS Offers Bus Service To RMACAC College Fair

on September 22, 2014 - 6:27pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School is offering bus service to the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) College Fair at UNM “The Pit” Arena Sunday, Oc. 5. 

The bus will leave LAHS at 10  a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. The cost for the bus ride is $20. A minimum of 20 students is needed or the bus will be cancelled. 

Interested students should register with Ms. Goettee in the Career Resource Center by Friday, Sept. 26.

The annual RMACAC College Fair attracts more than 100 colleges and universities from all over the country.

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LANL Scientist Begins Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim Grand Canyon Trek For Charity Wednesday

on September 22, 2014 - 6:12pm

Pawel Listwan

NMLA News:

Beginning at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Pawel Listwan and Albuquerque attorney Matt Vance will step off the South Rim from the Bright Angel Trailhead in pre-dawn darkness Wednesday for a 48-mile "Feat for Justice" fundraising hike to support New Mexico Legal Aid's Veterans Justice Project.

No camping, no sleeping, no slacking, they will hike "rim-to-rim-to-rim" from the south rim to the canyon floor, up to the north rim, back down and up to the south rim again, all in 22 hours or less.

Listwan and Vance will follow a route

Share Your Nature Bloopers At Nature On Tap

on September 22, 2014 - 5:53pm

Jonathan Creel

PEEC News:

We all have blunders in life, but when they occur in nature, we usually walk away with interesting stories. This will be the topic of the next installation of Nature on Tap, hosted by PEEC, which is part of an informal discussion series started by the Los Alamos Creative District.

The talk is at the Manhattan Project Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. PEEC’s new Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel will facilitate the discussion.

Have you witnessed unique animal behavior or been stuck on a camping trip where nothing could go right, despite your best

New Mexico Shares Portion Of More Than $1.6 Million In FEMA Preparedness Grants

on September 22, 2014 - 5:38pm

FEMA News:

DENTON, Texas — Emergency management agencies in five states – New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas – have been awarded more than $1.6 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In New Mexico, grants totaling $120,016 cover firefighting equipment for:

  • Ohkay Owingeh Fire Department;
  • Newkirk Fire Department in Santa Rosa; and
  • Health screenings and physicals for the Santa Fe Fire Department.

In Arkansas, the grants total $149,515 and cover:

  • Stretchers, backboards and splints for the El Dorado Fire Department;
  • Firefighting

Jeffrey Johnson Named Chief Of Security At NNSA

on September 22, 2014 - 5:22pm

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced that Jeffrey Johnson has been named the Chief of Defense Nuclear Security and Associate Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Security effective today.

In this role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of security programs for the NNSA. 

“Jeffrey brings a wealth of experience to NNSA and is eminently qualified to take on the challenges of his new position,” said DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Frank G. Klotz.

JJAB Hosts Training Session To Promote Boy's Healthy Adolescent Development

on September 22, 2014 - 4:52pm

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Come To The Masquerade 5-7 p.m. Friday

on September 22, 2014 - 4:48pm
Courtesy/FLAC
 
FLAC News:
 
Tune into the mystery and excitement of the masquerade at the opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.
 
This exhibit is a combined juried/curated show, with artwork from artists who were intrigued by the theme and applied, as well as art work from artists invited to share their work.
 
There are literal masks and there are metaphorical masks, there are figures and faces and totems.
 
Santa Fe artist Max Lehman juried and curated the show creating a bewitching experience.

Luján Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

on September 22, 2014 - 4:26pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District released this video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

"This is an exciting time for the Hispanic community. Every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, America comes together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. It represents an opportunity to reflect on the enduring contributions of a community that has strengthened the fabric of a nation.

"As the fastest growing ethnic group, the future of our country is increasingly in the hands of Hispanic families and communities.

Mass And Celebration Of Life For Carolee Marin Friday

on September 22, 2014 - 4:09pm

Carolee Marin

COMMUNITY News:

A funeral mass for Carolee Marin is 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Drive in Los Alamos.

Following the mass will be a celebration of life gathering at Fuller Lodge. Sandwiches and pot luck salads will be served. 

For more information, contact Nancy Graves at nswickard@q.com 505.379.1435.

Yang: How Many Data Points, How Strong The Evidence, To Win You Over?

on September 22, 2014 - 12:55pm
How Many Data Points, How Strong The Evidence, To Win You Over?
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

It’s one thing for managers, or anyone, to insist on evidence, it’s another thing how they use this evidence.

You must have noticed that evidence in the face of skepticism only goes so far? How many of us, when being pointed out that we are wrong, even in the face of strong evidence, would immediately acknowledge our mistakes in front of others? And change our minds and behavior forever after? 

I am not referring to innocent little mistakes that we easily discharge with a light, “Sorry, sorry, my

Meet Bruce Warren Participating In 2014 Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour

on September 22, 2014 - 12:55pm

Courtesy/Bruce Warren

Courtesy photo

ART News:

This year's Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is Oct. 11-12 and the Los Alamos Daily Post is featuring a "Get to Know Your Artist" series leading up to the annual event.

Each of the 16 artists participating in the tour will be showcased prior to the beginning of the tour to allow our readers an opportunity to learn about them and their work.

Meet Los Alamos artist Bruce Warren:

Bruce Warren has been a photographer, author and photography educator for more than 30 years. He moved to Los Alamos in 2000 from the Washington, D.C., area.

Warren

DEA's Ninth And Final Drug Take Back Day Sept. 27

on September 22, 2014 - 12:25pm

DEA News:

  • New Disposal Rules in Effect Next Month Provide for Convenient, Ongoing Disposal Opportunities for Patients’ Unwanted Pharmaceuticals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Saturday, Sept. 27, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and nearly 4,000 of its national, tribal and community law enforcement partners will hold the ninth and final National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

Americans may take their expired, unneeded and unwanted prescription drugs to one of more than 5,200 collection sites across the country between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time.

Rotary Wine Tasting Fundraiser To Provide Picnic Area At New Nature Center

on September 22, 2014 - 11:34am

COMMUNITY News:

Be sure to get your tickets soon for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos' fundraiser The California Table, a wine tasting with food pairings 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Smith's Marketplace Pavilion.

Proceeds go toward a project to provide a picnic area at the new Nature Center. Please support this good cause, and enjoy some delicious wine and food at the same time.

The California Table:

  • 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27;
  • Smith’s Marketplace Pavilion $60;
  • Six courses paired with six wines;
  • Silent and live auctions of wine; and
  • Local Celebrity Waiters.

Call Skip King at

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