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Strother Best Predictor In This Week's Pace Race

on June 19, 2016 - 6:55am

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ACRR News:

Despite a late afternoon thunderstorm, 18 runners and walkers enjoyed a warm evening for the one, two, three and four mile pace race courses on Barranca Mesa. All finishers were treated to cool watermelon.

In the one mile course around Navajo, Los Pueblos and Barranca Roads, Savanna Strother had the best prediction, only 11 seconds off her prediction for an adjusted delta of 33 seconds off. She was also the first female finisher. The first male finisher was Savanna’s brother William with a time of 9:05.Joan Williams had a adjusted delta time of 60 seconds off.

NNMC Offers Summer Camp

on June 19, 2016 - 6:01am

Igor And Red Elvises Lunch At Los Alamos Co+op

on June 18, 2016 - 3:33pm

Igor and the Red Elvises eating lunch today at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Their drummer said they eat at the Co+op whenever they are in town. The Co+op is at 95 Entrada Dr. Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The Deli Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Photo by Karen Kendall

Scenes From Igor & Red Elvises Rocking Ashley Pond

on June 18, 2016 - 3:32pm
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Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Bottled Water Donations Sought For Firefighters

on June 18, 2016 - 3:27pm

COMMUNITY News:

This Sunday, June 19, Famine to Feast, a 501 c 3 organization, is assisting the Red Cross in obtaining bottled water to support the firefighting efforts on the Dog Head Fire.

The community is asked to donate bottled water Sunday toward this effort. Use the app or web page at www.faminetofeastnow.org to contribute. Any monetary donations received this Father's Day will be donated to the Red Cross in support of the firefighting efforts.

CD-3 Holds Post-Primary Convention

on June 18, 2016 - 3:13pm

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, right, with PEC Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster, spoke before delegates at today's Congressional Dist. 3 Democratic Party Post-Primary Convention in Santa Fe. Photo by Kyle Wheeler

At Saturday's CD3 Democratic Post Primary Convention in Santa Fe, Tarin Nix, left, of Los Alamos and Carol Baumgartel tied for 3rd place in their quests to serve as an alternate Hillary Clinton delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Nix drew the winning card.
Tarin Nix, right, hugs her opponent Carol Baumgartel after Nix drew the winning card to attend the

High School Equivalency Program And Laboratory ‘Returning Student’ Scholarship Support Young Man’s Career Goals In Counseling

on June 18, 2016 - 7:57am
Joaquin Montano is the office manger at the UNM-Toas, Rio Arriba County High School Equivalency Program that assisted him with completing his GED. Supported by a Laboratory Scholarship, he is pursuing a degree in Integrative Studies at Northern New Mexico College and works with other migrant and seasonal farm workers to better themselves through education. Photo by Andrea Multari/LANL Foundation 
 
LANL FOUNDATION News:

Joaquin Montaño has always known the value of hard work. Growing up in Santa Cruz, N.M., he and his siblings lived with the rule that the family and ranch come first.

Bandelier Issues RFEI For Business Opportunity

on June 18, 2016 - 7:42am

Lodge Dining: A part of Building 17 when it was used as a dining room in the 1940s. Courtesy/NPS

Lodge Lunch Bar: Another part of Building 17, when it was used as a lunch bar in the 1940s. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) concerning a concession business opportunity to provide food and beverage service within Bandelier National Monument.

This RFEI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a RFP in the future.

At a minimum, the

EPA Proposes Thousand-Fold Increase In Radioactivity For Drinking Water Following Emergencies – Public Comments Due July 25

on June 18, 2016 - 7:22am
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CCNS News:
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety reports that late last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) quietly released draft guidance to be used following a radiation contamination incident that would allow radioactivity in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Under the proposed Protective Action Guides (PAGs) for drinking water, no actions to protect the public would be taken even if the radioactivity in drinking water were dozens or thousands or millions of times higher than Safe Drinking

Leadership Los Alamos Profile: Jonathan Creel

on June 18, 2016 - 7:13am

Leadership Los Alamos 2015-16 graduate Jonathan Creel. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Enrollment is open through June 25 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 and everyone is welcome to apply.

Between now and then, the Los Alamos Daily Post is publishing a series of Q&A profiles on recent LLA graduates who talk about their experience in the program.

Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and

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Calling Volunteers For UWNNM Day Of Action

on June 18, 2016 - 7:03am

 

 

United Way of Northern New Mexico is coming together with volunteers in the community to better the lives of others! This year, the group is helping out at Aspen Ridge Lodge and Sombrillo 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, June 21. The project includes weeding and cleaning, sanding and staining. UWNNM will provide water and snacks to keep volunteers fueled. This photo shows the area to be tackled during Tuesday's Day of Action.

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Anniversary: Fifty Magical Years

on June 18, 2016 - 6:41am
Rhetta and Wally McCorkle on their wedding day. ‘Retta – our first day of 50 magical years,’ Love, Wally. Courtesy photo
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Mystery Man Rocks Red Elvises Concert

on June 18, 2016 - 6:33am

This mystery man is stylin' it Friday night at the Red Elvises Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Stephanie Garcia Richard

Evelyn Campbell Swims Into Her 90th Year!

on June 18, 2016 - 6:32am
Evelyn Campbell, 90, right, and Sue Henninger in the Walkup pool June 15 as Campbell was completing 800 meters in the long-course direction. Photo by Andi Kron
 
By ANDI KRON
Los Alamos
 
As I was swimming 62 laps to celebrate my 62nd birthday recently, I was stopped suddenly by Kathy the lifeguard who began to serenade me with "Las Mañanitas", a Spanish birthday song. It brought back memories of a few weeks ago when I heard Kathy singing it to fellow swimmer Evelyn Campbell.
 
When I asked Evelyn how old she was (I was thinking about 80) she said she was 90! I dedicate this birthday

FBI Offers Reward In Hit-and-Run Near Shiprock

on June 18, 2016 - 6:28am

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash on the Navajo Nation. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman on the Navajo Nation on or about April 4, 2016.

The Native American woman’s body was found along the south shoulder of the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64, near mile marker 29-1/2, approximately seven miles east of Shiprock.

Evidence at the site

Daily Postcard: Tree Climbers Spotted At Ashley Pond

on June 17, 2016 - 10:23pm

Daily Postcard: Tree climbers spotted late today in a large tree at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Teisha Caldwell

Author Elizabeth J. Church Speaks At Library Thursday

on June 17, 2016 - 6:41pm

Author Elizabeth J. Church. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Elizabeth J. Church, who spent her early years in Los Alamos and has now returned here to live, has written a novel called The Atomic Weight of Love. She will talk about the book, which is set in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project and following decades, at the Library’s monthly Authors Speak program at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

Church’s book was released May 3, and she has been on a whirlwind book tour ever since. She spoke most recently at the iconic bookstores Powell’s (in Portland) and The Tattered Cover in Denver.

The

Documentary ‘Muscle Shoals’ Airs At Library Monday

on June 17, 2016 - 6:40pm

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LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library will show the music documentary Muscle Shoals at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The film is rated PG.

The Library is showing a series of music-themed movies all summer long as part of the Read to the Rhythm summer reading program. All of the movies are free and open to the public. Upcoming films include Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Get On Up and Labyrinth.

You may never have heard of the Muscle Shoals recording studio, but everyone has certainly heard music that was created there. Major hits from Wilson Pickett,

Leadership Los Alamos Profile: Jonathan Henley

on June 17, 2016 - 6:31pm

2015-16 Leadership Los Alamos graduate Jonathn Henley. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Enrollment is open through June 25 for the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 and everyone is welcome to apply.

Between now and then, the Los Alamos Daily Post is publishing a series of Q&A profiles on recent LLA graduates who talk about their experience in the program.

Leadership Los Alamos is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and

Summer Reading Fun - It’s Not Just For Kids Anymore!

on June 17, 2016 - 6:04pm

Harriette Lawler with Feathered Banjo. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

When it comes to summer reading, we never really grow up, do we? We give ourselves permission to just relax and enjoy.

The kids who come to the library during the summer get to do crafts, watch movies and participate in challenges- well, we want to do that too! So the library staff has set up some fun programs for grown-ups in conjunction with the summer reading season. All are free.

We’ve just started holding Coloring sessions on Wednesdays, upstairs at Mesa at 5:30 p.m.

Los Alamos High School Students Excel On National German Exams

on June 17, 2016 - 5:47pm

LAHS German teacher Anita Boshier wth her students showing off their medals and certificates from the National German Exam. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Twenty-two Los Alamos High School students won gold, 14 students won silver and 11 students won bronze medals in the 2016 National German Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).

Recipients of the gold medals (or Goldurkunde) scored in the 90 percentile were recognized on the Presidential Honor Roll for outstanding performance.

AATG President Hal Boland said, "The outstanding performance of these German

FILMING UPDATE: Pajarito Mountain Café Closed June 23-24

on June 17, 2016 - 5:17pm

COUNTY News:

The film production for “Granite Mountain” will be based at Pajarito Mountain resort parking lot Sunday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 29. 

Public access to Pajarito Mountain Resort and Camp May during this time will be impacted as follows:

CAMP MAY ROAD

  • Sunday, June 19 (noon) – Wednesday, June 29 (5 a.m.) – Open to the public.

CAMP MAY

  • Sunday, June 19 (noon) – Sat., Jun 25 (noon) – Closed to the public.
  • Saturday, June 25 (noon) – Sun., June 26 (noon) – Reservations and public access open.
  • Sunday, June 26 (noon) – Wed., June 29 (5 a.m.) – Closed to the public.
  • Wednesday,

Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club Registration

on June 17, 2016 - 4:10pm

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Faith & Science Series Continues June 22

on June 17, 2016 - 4:09pm
LAFSF News:
 
The Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum continues our summer series on the topic “What Makes Us Human?” June 22 at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
 
Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m., and discussion at 7 p.m., ending around 8 p.m. Our hope is that these lectures and discussions will be interesting and accessible to all members of the community interested in faith and science, no matter what religion or scientific background. Talks will be aimed at a general audience. All are welcome. Follow our blog at www.lafsf.org
 

Probate Judge Vacancy Letters Deadline Is Tuesday

on June 17, 2016 - 9:41am

COUNTY News:

There are only a few days remaining to apply for the Los Alamos County Probate Judge vacancy. Letters of interest must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Under State law, any qualified person over the age of 18 who is a resident of Los Alamos County may serve, Letters of interest should be received via U.S. mail or hand-delivered by the Tuesday deadline – submit the letter to:

Harry Burgess, County Manager

Los Alamos County Municipal Building

1000 Central Avenue, Suite 350

Los Alamos, NM 87544

This item is on the Los Alamos County Council's agenda for June 28.

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