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IHM’s Fish Fry Fridays Drawing Record Crowds

on March 18, 2017 - 8:02am

Record crowds are gathering in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road, each week for the annual Fish Fry Fridays dinner offered during the Lenten season, according to organizers. This past Friday the crowd was a bit smaller as some diners took advantage of traditional corned beef and cabbage dinners on the menus of area restaurants for St. Patrick's Day. IHM's popular fish fry dinner continues 5-7 p.m. next Friday at the parish hall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Congressman Bill Redmond of Los Alamos enjoys a fish dinner with his family

Organizations Prepare To March For Science April 22

on March 18, 2017 - 7:33am
SCIENCE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Less than two months after the March for Science event was first announced, the num ber of partners now approaches 100 organizations, which includes global institutions, and ranges from scientific societies to unions. 
 
New major partners include the Alliance for Science, American Federation of Teachers, American Public Health Association, California Academy of Sciences, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, The Field Museum, Genetics Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa, Society for Neuroscience, and United Automobile, Aerospace,

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on March 18, 2017 - 7:24am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunrise lights the sky from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Pongratz Celebrates St. Patrick's Day In Style

on March 17, 2017 - 10:07pm

Longtime Los Alamos resident and youth advocate Morrie Pongratz shows his Irish spirit this evening at a St. Patrick's Day celebration on Maple Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Betty Ehart Center Presents 'A Conversation About Driving As We Age'

on March 17, 2017 - 5:50pm

SENIOR CENTER News:

The Betty Ehart Senior Center will host "A Conversation About Driving As We Age" at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

This presentation will address issues that older driver and their family members often face:

  • As an older adult, what precautions should I be taking?
  • When should I stop driving?
  • How do I talk to a loved one, friend or neighbor about poor driving?
  • What alternative transportation options do I have?

David Davis, Northeastern Regional Manager of the Alzheimer’s Association will be the speaker.

Los Alamos Nukes Championship Rugby Season Opener Noon Saturday At Sullivan Field

on March 17, 2017 - 5:43pm
Los Alamos Nukes Rugby players, from left, Levi Guarello, Patrick Guy and Jacob Mairson during the High Desert Tournament. Photo by D.W. Lucero
 
Nukes player Jacob Nielsen, right, digs in for a tackle. Photo by D.W. Lucero
 
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Radio Shack In Los Alamos Is Going Strong

on March 17, 2017 - 4:53pm

Los Alamos Radio Shack Owner Bill Cabral assures the community that although the coporation may be in trouble, his store is not. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Radio Shack Corporation may be facing difficulties with bankruptcy and reorganization but the locally-owned Radio Shack store is going strong, owner Bill Cabral said.

 

“We’re a franchise and we’re independently, locally owned and they couldn’t close us even if they wanted to,” Cabral said.

 

Being independently owned means Cabral purchases inventory from Radio Shack

Scenes From St. Patrick's Day Luncheon At White Rock Senior Center

on March 17, 2017 - 4:51pm

Community members gather at the White Rock Senior Center today for the annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon. Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

 

House Of Representatives Honor New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders

on March 17, 2017 - 4:33pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  March 9 the House of Representatives honored New Mexico’s law enforcement officers and first responders.
 
Reps. Yvette Herrell (R-Otero) and Patricio Ruiloba (D-Bernalillo) invited public safety personnel from across the state to join members on the House floor so they could be recognized and honored for their commitment to service.
 
Herrell also sponsored a certificate to acknowledge the dedication of New Mexico’s first responders, public safety professionals and volunteers.

White Rock Elementary Schools Invite Community To Multi-Cultural Fair March 22

on March 17, 2017 - 4:18pm

Library's Authors Speak Presents Melissa Savage

on March 17, 2017 - 4:16pm
Cover of 'Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande' by Melissa Savage. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The author of “Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande,” Melissa Savage, will speak 7 p.m. March 23 at Mesa Public Library. Savage is a conservationist, geographer, professor emerita with UCLA, and director of the Four Corners Institute in Santa Fe. The book is published by UNM Press and contains an introduction by William de Buys, along with essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantu, Jan Reid and Dan Flores.

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Los Alamos Firefighters Give Up Hair For St. Baldrick

on March 17, 2017 - 4:14pm

Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department give up their hair for a worthy cause today during the annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving event at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Chief Joseph Candelaria gets clean shaven. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Chief Joseph Candelaria models his new do. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from today's event at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Physics World Features Article By Former Los Alamos Resident Jessamyn Fairfield

on March 17, 2017 - 3:52pm

Jessamyn Fairfield, left. Courtesy Photo 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Jessamyn Fairfield, a former Los Alamos resident, strives to offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in a variety forms. Whether it is in the classroom at the National University of Ireland in Galway where she is employed in the physics department or through her comedy routines with Bright Club, which allows researchers to tap into their funny sides on stage, Jessamyn Fairfield works ensure STEM is accessible to everyone.

 

She is getting some major assistance in this

Food Depot's Mobile Food Pantry March 24

on March 17, 2017 - 3:46pm

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U-8 Hockey End Of Season Activities

on March 17, 2017 - 3:45pm
Los Alamos Rams U-8 team members pose with their 2nd Place trophy from the Taos Presidents Day Classic. Photo by Tim Jaglinski
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Rams Under-8 (“Mites”) hockey team finished their 2016-17 season with tournaments in Taos and Albuquerque on the weekends of 18 and 25 February.
 
On the weekend of 18 Feb., the Rams U-8 Travel Team took second place in the Taos Presidents Day Mites Tournament.

LAHS Students Participate In Kick Butts Day

on March 17, 2017 - 3:42pm

Los Alamos High School students Emily Jones, left, and Katey Green hold up Jones' poster of a cigarette pack for the high school robotics class' robot to demolish Wednesday  morning. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos High School students Aaron Laurtizen, left, and John Caparone manuever their robot to take down a model of a cigarette. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School students participating in the school’s Evolvement program kicked some major butt ... cigarette butt to be exact ... Wednesday

On The Job In Los Alamos: Blue Window Bistro Server Walter Valencia

on March 17, 2017 - 3:03pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Walter Valencia tops off a water glass during the lunch hour today at the Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Blue Window Bistro is serving a special corned beef and cabbage dinner 5-9 p.m., today while supplies last at the restaurant at 1789 Central Ave. For reservations, call 505.662.6305. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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This Week At The Reel Deal

on March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

New Mexico Ethics Watch: House Judiciary Committee Substitute For HJR 8, Creating Ethics Commission

on March 17, 2017 - 2:44pm
ETHICS News:
 
New Mexico Ethics Watch has significant concerns regarding the revised version of the constitutional amendment creating an Ethics Commission for New Mexico that the House of Representatives has sent to the Senate for consideration.
 
The House Judiciary Committee made sweeping changes to the legislation, changes that critically undermine a prospective commission’s independence, impartiality, and effectiveness. The legislation now before the Senate is flawed. The Senate should restore the resolution to the text it had at introduction before passing this measure.
 
The

It’s Sunshine Week All Year Long At Los Alamos County’s Records Department

on March 17, 2017 - 9:05am

Los Alamos County's lean and mean records team, from left, Records Management Specialist Virginia Maestas, RIM Project Manager/Custodian of Records Barb Ricci and Technical Support Specialist Matt Valdez in front of the County's records room, which they are responsible for maintaining throughout the year. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Sunshine Week wraps up today in New Mexico and across the nation.

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Lottery Scholarship Gap Bill Goes To Governor

on March 17, 2017 - 8:50am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Lottery Scholarship Grace Period legislation, SB 420, sponsored by Sen. Bill Soules of Las Cruces, March 15 was passed by the full New Mexico House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support.
 
The bill allows students to take up to 16 months off before beginning college, and still qualify for the state Lottery Scholarship assistance. The measure was the top priority for NMSU students. It was passed earlier in the session by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor for signature.
 
“I am pleased that legislators passed this bill that is so important to

Pasta Paradiso Offers Full Meals And Buffet Items

on March 17, 2017 - 8:50am
Renee Lee, owner of Pasta Paradiso shows her extensive wine selection. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
“A bottle of red, a bottle of white
Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight
I'll meet you anytime you want
In our Italian Restaurant”
(From an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel)

Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee always looks like she is going to burst into song, so you would never know that her newest eatery is her fifth and not her first.

FSN Spring Open House March 21

on March 17, 2017 - 8:49am
FSN News:
 
The community is invited to join the Family Strengths Network (FSN) for its annual Spring Open House, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 on Orange Street.
 
As a local non-profit, FSN is invested in families and in the community. Take this opportunity to learn what they are doing to help empower families and what you can do to help.
 
This event is open to the public. Children are welcome. Come and enjoy great conversation and tasty treats with the heart of FSN.
 
FSN is a United Way Community Partner.
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Letter To The Editor: Re: Proposal For Workable Firearms Transfer Background Check Law

on March 17, 2017 - 8:44am
By BENJAMIN BACA
Los Alamos
 
In Mr. Spencer's letter to the editor, "Proposal for Workable Firearms Transfer Background Check Law," he suggests the following.  

"3. Therefore, the State of New Mexico should create the mechanism whereby any private party selling or transferring a gun can voluntarily obtain a free, instant background check through the State (perhaps the Dept.

Udall, Tester, Cantwell Introduce Measure To Create Jobs By Fostering Entrepreneurship In Indian Country

on March 17, 2017 - 8:42am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and former committee chairs Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, legislation to help launch small businesses and encourage job creation in Indian Country. 
 
Their bill, S. 607, creates a competitive grant program to establish and fund business incubators that will assist in cultivating Native American-owned small businesses.

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