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Letter To The Editor: Response To The ‘Elephant In The Room’

on August 21, 2016 - 2:01pm
By EDWARD BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos

I found the “Elephant in the Room” letter in the Los Alamos Daily Post interesting on several levels. First, who exactly wrote the letter? Is this anonymous person writing on behalf of all members of the GOP in Los Alamos County? How many folks signed the letter?

Second, how should the three questions asked be answered?

Currently, members of a union are NOT forced to pay the portion of dues used for political advocacy if they object, and no one is advocating that they should be forced to do so.

Scenes From 2016 Relay For Life Event

on August 21, 2016 - 12:45pm

House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is the keynote speaker at this weekend's Relay for Life event. Garcia Richard shares a personal story with those gathered at Ashley Pond Park of Carmel Garcia, who became her surrogate mother following the death of her own mother when Garcia Richard was in college. Rep. Garcia Richard's mother and Carmel Garcia were close friends. Garcia founded a domestic violence shelter, was an advocate for social justice and generally always pushed to make life better for others. Rep.
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Prototype Waffle Server Debuts At Pajarito Masonic Lodge Breakfast Benefiting LAHS Robotics Club

on August 21, 2016 - 11:58am

Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 hosted a community breakfast Saturday morning to benefit the Los Alamos High School Robotics Club Team. In addition to serving many hungry diners, club members brought along a few of their latest creations, including this prototype waffle server in the foreground. Courtesy photo

Heinrich: U.S. Must Help Safeguard Tribal Patrimony

on August 21, 2016 - 11:21am

By U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM

Earlier this year, when looking through a list of tribal artifacts up for bid at an art auction house in Paris, the Pueblo of Acoma discovered that the Acoma shield, a sacred ceremonial object, had been stolen and was about to be sold to the highest bidder.

After Acoma Gov. Kurt Riley notified me, I wrote a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the U.S. State Department to take all possible action to help repatriate the shield and other stolen cultural items to American Indian tribes.

Los Alamos Athletes Bring Home Senior Olympic Gold!

on August 21, 2016 - 11:04am

Los Alamos athlete Brian Newnam wins a gold medal in track at the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Games in Roswell. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos athlete Margaret Ellis takes home the gold medal at the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Games in Roswell. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos athletes Abel Castillo and Ann ReVelle win the gold medal in Mix Doubles Table Tennis at the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Games in Roswell. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos athletes scored several gold and bronze medals during the 2016 New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games July 13-16 in Roswell.

Among the 22

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on August 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Learly congratulates Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Rob Metcalf on the Club's 50th anniversary at a celebration dinner Friday night at Cottonwood On The Greens Restaurant. The Club was chartered Aug. 19, 1966. O'Learly attended the celebration dinner and presented
a proclamation on behalf of the Los Alamos County Council to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honoring its 50 years of service to the community. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 
 
Todd Urbatsch, Los Alamos Historical Society board member was the keynote speaker at Friday's

Relay For Life Night At Ashley Pond Park Friday

on August 21, 2016 - 7:36am
Walkers circle Ashley Pond at Friday's Annual Relay for Life, which raises funds to fight cancer. This is the 30th annual event in Los Alamos. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Medical Center Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen admires an item at the Silent Auction. Maassen is one of the organizers of the event. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Lauderdale performs during Relay for Life Night at Friday's Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Two-steppin'. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
 
Silent auction treasures. Bonnie J.

Pastor Granillo: Lamentations

on August 21, 2016 - 7:29am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

Lamentations.

“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me” (Lamentations 3:19-20 NIV).

I think that most of us have had those days when our “soul is downcast” within us. Those days when we feel like everything is just going wrong. Those days when everything we say comes out wrong and we seem to cause more division than anything.

Surprise Meeting Of USS Los Alamos Counterparts

on August 20, 2016 - 4:28pm

Jim Jones, left, and Jim Nesmith spot each other's USS Los Alamos hats recently in CB FOX Department Store and the rest is history. Photo by Nancy Partridge 

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Vietnam War Veteran Jim Jones of Reading, Kansas was wearing his USS Los Alamos hat when he stopped to shop Aug. 12 at CB FOX Department Store while in town for a brief visit. Local resident Jim Nesmith also was in the store and wearing his USS Los Alamos hat. The two strangers stared at each other in disbelief. 

Jones, 68, served between 1969 and 1973 on board the USS Los Alamos. He met and

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Scenes From Today's Los Alamos Auto Club Car Show

on August 20, 2016 - 2:26pm
This young lady shows off her small and sporty car at the Los Alamos Auto Club's second annual Car Show today at Smith's Marketplace. Corvettes, hot rods, muscle cars, classics, exotics and motorcycles were on display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Old bus attracts attention. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Vintage corvette! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Bright impala. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Bikers promote safety. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Corvette row. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Lap Dog Rescue Visits Time Out Pizza In White Rock

on August 20, 2016 - 1:43pm
Stephanie Holinka, left, and LeAnn Hurst of Lap Dog Rescue are at Time Out Pizza in White Rock today to promote adoption of the small dogs in their program. Currently, 49 dogs are in foster care. They were rescued from shelters around the state. Employees from Sandia National Laboratories began the organization, which focuses on pint-sized canine rescues. The adoption event continues until 2 p.m. today. There are profiles of all 49 dogs on hand to look at. See all the dogs and learn more at lapdogrescue.org. By Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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Outdoor Patio Going In At ‘Tub’ In Central Park Square

on August 20, 2016 - 12:46pm

A foundation is under construction today in preparation for pouring an outdoor patio on the side of  Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op at 163 Central Park Square in the heart of downtown Los Alamos. The ‘Tub’ is open 2-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2-11 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.bathtubrowbrewing.coop or call 505.500.8381. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Construction of an outdoor patio area is underway today at the ‘Tub’  at 163 Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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100+ Women Who Care Celebrate First Year, Donate $5K To PAC 8 To Produce Anti-Suicide Videos For Teens

on August 20, 2016 - 10:01am

 

100+ Women Who Care celebrate their first year anniversary Thursday evening on the patio at Smith's Marketplace in Los Alamos. From left, Marie Marroquin, Sopahn Kellogg, Marvel Harrison and Kathy Boerigter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Julie Habiger, left, draws three names from a basket of a dozen local nonprofits vying for a chance to receive funding from 100+ Women Who Care. Kristy Ortega calls out the names selected. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kate O'Donnell, left, and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8 are selected to receive approximately $5k from 100+ Women Who Care

Bikers & Lap Dogs At White Rock Time Out Pizza Today

on August 20, 2016 - 7:50am

COMMUNITY News:

Some 50-100 bikers and plenty of lap dogs will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock at about 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. today as part of Ride & Roll for Rescue to benefit Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico.

The bikers will roll out of the Santa Fe Harley Dealership and stop at four locations in the area before heading to Time Out Pizza in White Rock on N.M. 4.

The lap dogs available for adoption are rescues and have been living in foster homes.

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Buy Local: New Mexico True Certified Campaign Begins

on August 20, 2016 - 7:13am
NMT News:
 
New Mexicans should prepare to feel a lot hungrier over the next few weeks as the campaign to advertise the New Mexico True Certified program kicked off this week in the Land of Enchantment.
 
Advertising designed to bring awareness to the quality and care behind products grown in, made in and born and raised in New Mexico directs consumers to “support your neighbors” by purchasing products that are native to our state.

“What comes from New Mexico is durable, resilient, tested by the elements, and better for it,” the 30-second television commercial reads.
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David King Dunaway On Musicians And The Blacklist

on August 20, 2016 - 7:09am

David King Dunaway. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Noted historian and broadcaster David King Dunaway will speak at Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the Upstairs Rotunda. His talk is entitled Force and Violins.

Force and Violins was first presented to the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center in 2008, on the subject of systematic persecution of folksingers in the United States in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

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Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry Every 4th Friday

on August 20, 2016 - 7:07am

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Scenes From Local Canning Class

on August 20, 2016 - 7:06am
Participants gather for a recent pressure canning class taught by Extension Home Economist Helen Idzorek at Trinity on the Hill Church. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
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Leland Lehman participates in the recent canning class. Courtesy photo
 
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'Reading Without Reservations' With Ricardo Cate

on August 20, 2016 - 7:03am

Los Alamos Middle School Football Car Wash Aug. 27

on August 20, 2016 - 6:56am
COMMUNITY News:
 
Los Alamos Middle School Football will hold a community car wash fundraiser 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Aug. 27 at the Shell gas station on Trinity Drive across the street from the Los Alamos Police Department.
 

Annual Car Show At Smith's Marketplace Saturday

on August 19, 2016 - 10:26pm

Entrants in previous car show. Courtesy photo 

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Auto Club presents the 2nd annual Car Show Saturday at Smith's Marketplace.

Corvettes, hot rods, muscle cars, classics, exotics, motorcycles and general car enthusiast are invited to participate at the new Smith's Marketplace to show off their unique rides.

Staging cars begin at 8 a.m., the Car Show runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a raffle for all Car Show participants.

Food and beer will be available by Smith's Marketplace along with door prizes.

Letter To The Editor: A Positive Experience

on August 19, 2016 - 5:15pm
Movie production underway Wednesday on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Terry Foxx
 
By TERRY FOXX
Los Alamos

I am probably like many of you and wondered why New Mexico would support the film industry by giving them a rebate. I had an opportunity to find out recently when the No Exit Films requested to use our house to film scenes for “Granite Mountain.” Why they chose our house I don’t know and I must say I was a little hesitant at first. However, the Location Manager explained the process and we consented.

The process took three days to set up, shoot, and take down.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 19, 2016 - 5:12pm

Obituary: Charles Robert (Bob) Emigh July 31, 2016

on August 19, 2016 - 3:20pm
CHARLES ROBERT (BOB) EMIGH
July 31, 2016

Charles Robert (Bob) Emigh passed away after a brief illness at his home on the afternoon of 31 July 2016, surrounded by his family.  Bob was born in Seattle, WA, on 7 April 1920, and grew up in Seattle, Denver, CO, and Arvada, CO.

He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from U. of Colorado, Boulder, and worked for a short time with Westinghouse.  Volunteering for the US Navy, he trained in communications and radar.  In 1945, he was chosen by then-Captain “Deak” Parsons USN, Dr.

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Scenes From Parking Lot Paving At J&L Self Storage

on August 19, 2016 - 3:04pm
Workers pave the parking lot at J&L Storage behind McDonald's last week on Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
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