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Voters Reject Recreation Bond By 486 Votes

on May 23, 2017 - 10:54pm
Scene this evening in Council Chambers as community members wait for election results. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas announces election results this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The results were close but in the end Los Alamos voters did not pass the $23 million general bond election question.

 

The ballot question failed by 486 votes. There were 3,446 ballots for the bond and 3,932 ballots against it.

Voters Defeat Los Alamos Recreation Bond

on May 23, 2017 - 8:19pm

Los Alamos County voters defeat the Recreation Bond in the 2017 Special Election. The vote is 3,446 for to 3,932 against. Slightly more than half of the 13,484 registered voters cast ballots in this election, according to Senior Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the full story at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Crowd watches this evening in Council Chambers as the election results are announced. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Watch Live Streaming On LA Daily Post Facebook Page

on May 23, 2017 - 7:53pm

Staff Report

Watch live streaming of the 2017 Recreation Bond Election returns on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page and click video.

Voting Closes For 2017 Recreation Bond Election

on May 23, 2017 - 7:08pm

Voting has closed this evening at 7 p.m. in the 2017 Special Election on the Recreation Bond. The lobby of the Los ALamos County Municipal Building is empty at the moment. The results are expected to be announced by the County Clerk between 7:30 and 8 p.m. so check back at ladailypost.com for updates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Boards and Commissions Room adjacent to the lobby in the Municipal Building also is empty but it is expected that community members will begin arriving shortly. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: Nara Gross At Metzger's

on May 23, 2017 - 12:16pm

On the job in Los Alamos: As the weather warms up, Paint Department Manager Nara Gross at Metzger's Hardware Store in Los Alamos is staying busy helping customers with their painting needs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPS Foundation Grant Enables Santa Fe Artist To Lend Expertise And Inspiration To LAMS Students

on May 23, 2017 - 11:50am

LAMS students glaze their ceramic pieces. Photo by Pamela Messer

A student’s work of art. Photo by Pamela Messer

LAPSF News:

Earlier in the school year, Santa Fe artist Pamela Messer visited Los Alamos Middle School on several occasions to work with the students and teachers on creating ceramic masterpieces. These visits were made possible in great part by a $1,500 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. The students learned to make, glaze and fire ceramic pieces, and the teachers used the experience to assess the possibility of installing a new kiln at the Middle School.

Los Alamos County And Historical Society Honored With Edgar Lee Hewett Award

on May 23, 2017 - 10:53am

County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, left, and Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan with the Edgar Lee Hewett Award given by the Historical Society of New Mexico to the County and the Historical Society for outstanding service to the people of New Mexico, as related to New Mexico history. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Don Bullis, Historical Society of New Mexico board member, presented the 2017 Edgar Lee Hewett Award to Georgia Strickfaden, who represented the Los Alamos Historical Society and Los Alamos County at the presentation. Courtesy/LAC

Ute Indian Museum Grand Opening June 10

on May 23, 2017 - 10:51am

The Ute Indian Museum grand opening celebration is June 10. Courtesy/historycolorado.org

UTE INDIAN MUSEUM News:

With approximately 200 artifacts, the exhibits will feature artifacts that have never been on display including a velvet dress belonging to Chipeta and a painted hide.

Objects that highlight contemporary Ute life including a beaded cell phone case, an oil rig drill bit, and a Bear Dance shawl will also be displayed. Many beloved artifacts will return to the museum, especially belongings of Ute leaders Chief Ignacio, Chief Buckskin Charley, Chief Ouray and Chipeta.

“We are

Council Proclaims May 26 As Poppy Day in Los Alamos

on May 23, 2017 - 10:15am

County Councilor James Chrobocinski presents a proclamation at the May 16 Council meeting to longtime American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Chair Marie Todd, right, and her assistant Randy Moore proclaiming May 26 as Poppy Day in Los Alamos. Todd will be selling poppies noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilors donate and receive a poppy from American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Chair Marie Todd and her assistant Randy Moore. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Chair Marie Todd and her assistant Randy

Call For Pets To Visit Los Alamos Teen Center

on May 23, 2017 - 9:28am

Courtesy/LATC

Courtesy/LATC

LATC News:

Los Alamos Teen Center is hosting de-stress activities for teens over the next couple weeks as Los Alamos High School heads into finals week and wraps up the school year.

The Teen Center is seeking puppies, kittens and any other cute, socialized animals to visit the Teen Center May 23, May 25, May 30 and June 1. Pet owners are asked to accompany their pets for the entire visit.

The Teen Center is looking for animal visits 3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. on the dates listed above.

What better way to support local teens through this time of

On The Job In Los Alamos: Aaron Anderson At LAMA

on May 23, 2017 - 8:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Aaron Anderson, co-owner of Los Alamos Music Academy LLC (LAMA) in his studio Friday at 200 DP Road. Anderson and his partner Cia Khakaura got together as the result of a discussion on Facebook about the demand for high quality, yet affordable, music lessons in Los Alamos. He was looking to grow his studio without a huge increase in time commitment, while she was looking for a way to decrease her travel to her students. They began exchanging messages, met face-to-face in June 2016. After a few months of lots of work, LAMA was born. Read more here. Photo by Carol A.

Pub Crawl Through Downtown Los Alamos June 1

on May 23, 2017 - 7:41am

HILL STOMPERS News:

The Hill Stompers Band will lead a family-friendly pub crawl through downtown Los Alamos Thursday, June 1. Jeff Favorite, leader of the Hill Stompers, says that this is, as far as he knows, the first-ever Los Alamos pub crawl to be led by a live band.

“People ask me, ‘What, you’re going to both bars?,’” Favorite said. “But there are actually seven or eight bars downtown now.”

The Hill Stompers Band is known for crazy antics, fun performances, and exciting music in Los Alamos and Santa Fe (as well as Durango and Telluride, Colo.). The band has led a Mardi Gras Pub

LACF: Training On Volunteer Recruitment Thursday

on May 23, 2017 - 7:12am

LACF News:

Volunteer recruitment will be the topic at 5 p.m. Thursday at the nonprofit training session at UNM-LA’s Wallace Hall, hosted by Los Alamos Community Foundation:

  • Preparing Your Nonprofit to Participate in  the “Volunteer Fair At Chamberfest”
  • Thursday, May 25, 5 p.m.
  • UNM-LA, Wallace Hall in Bldg. 5

Martha Katko of Leadership Los Alamos will discuss best practices when recruiting volunteers and give tips for avoiding pitfalls after a potential volunteer has expressed interest.

Nebulae And Monsters At Nature Center Planetarium

on May 23, 2017 - 7:11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy Image

 

​PEEC News:

Dr. Rick Wallace will discuss the glowing patches of dust and gas in the sky and more during his presentation about Nebulae and their significance in the galaxy, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

Sea Monstersa film that uncovers a time when prehistoric sea creatures come to life, will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in planetarium. The film follows fossil hunters to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is

National Senior Health & Fitness Day May 31

on May 23, 2017 - 7:04am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is partnering with Los Alamos Senior Centers and Los Alamos Retirement Community to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 31,  “With Movement… There’s Improvement!”

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is all about showcasing what local groups are doing to help keep seniors healthy and fit. Why not try out a dance, music, and physical fitness class at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, White Rock Senior Center, or the Aquatic Center?

Scenes From ‘Our Night To Remember’ Event

on May 23, 2017 - 7:03am
All dressed up and looking beautiful for the May 6 Our Night To Remember 2017 Dinner And Dance for the Special Needs Community. Attendees include young adults and volunteers from Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Group Home and Lemonade Living, as well as others in the communities of northern New Mexico. The group posed for a picture at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo
 
Guests have some photo fun. Organizers would like to thank Tony and Tiffany Hinojosa of Party with TNT for DJing this event.

Domingos En Arte At NHCC In June

on May 23, 2017 - 6:38am

The award-winning New Mexico-based band Baracutanga explores and mixes the many danceable rhythms of South America. The eight-piece group, representing four countries, performs June 4 in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, enters its second season beginning in June.

Spend Sunday evenings 6-10 p.m.

Los Alamos Democrats Honor George And Chris Chandler At JFK Dinner For Dedication And Service

on May 22, 2017 - 7:16pm
Chris and George Chandler are the 2017 honorees at Sunday's annual Democratic Party of Los Alamos County JKF Dinner at the Betty Ehart Center. The Chandlers were honored for their contributions to the Democratic Party and the Los Alamos community. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
George and Chris Chandler, left, receive the 2017 Achievement Award at Sunday's JFK Dinner as Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan applaud at right. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local Democrats gathered Sunday to celebrate

Pajarito Mountain Announces Upcoming Events

on May 22, 2017 - 6:39pm

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area has announced several upcoming events:

  • The Pajarito Mountain Cafe re-opens for business 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be open at that time every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and on event days throughout the summer.
  • The Bike and Hike event of the season is 1-6 p.m., Saturday.
  • Summerfest is Saturday, June 10, with live music, bike races, a dozen New Mexico craft breweries and more. Details are available at skipajarito.com.
 

William O'Donnell Of Los Alamos Receives MD Degree

on May 22, 2017 - 6:08pm

LANL Foundation Kicks Off Annual LAESF Campaign

on May 22, 2017 - 5:05pm

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Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, left, speaks with scholarship winners from Los Alamos High School including Louisa Belian Andy Shen and Wilbur Wang. Belian will pursue pre-med and international relations at the University of California Berkeley. Shen will study applied mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles. Both are $5,000 Bronze Scholars. Wang is a top-level $20,000 Gold Scholar pursuing a degree in molecular biology at Princeton. Photo by Richard C. Robinson/LANL

 

Several of the 2017 Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund award winners attend the fundraising

2017 STAR Scholarship Awarded To Jennifer Necker

on May 22, 2017 - 4:55pm

Jennifer Necker. Photo by Tara Key

PEO CHAPTER AK News:

Jennifer Necker, Los Alamos High School senior, is the recipient of a 2017 STAR Scholarship. Nominated by Los Alamos PEO Chapter AK, Necker, who will graduate with honors, was successful in an extremely competitive, nation-wide field of applicants.

Recommended for her outstanding academic, leadership, extracurricular and service activities, Necker plans to study marine chemistry and environmental science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her goal is to earn a doctoral degree.

Beyond this, she said, “My career aspirations

LAFD Celebrates Six New Fire And Rescue Vehicles

on May 22, 2017 - 4:43pm

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes, left, Los Alamos Field Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego and County Council Chair David Izraelevitz speak during the ceremony. Photo by Louisa Martinez/LAFD

A ceremony Thursday at Fire Station 1 celebrates the six new vehicles added to the Los Alamos Fire Department's fleet. Photo by Louisa Martinez​/LAFD

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Los Alamos Fire Department hosted a push in ceremony Thursday afternoon at Fire Station 1 to celebrate the addition of six new vehicles to its fleet.

The six units were displayed outside the fire station and

Blue Buses Not In Service Memorial Day

on May 22, 2017 - 4:06pm

NCRTD News

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses,” with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail Line, will not be in service on Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

The RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route will be operating its weekend/holiday schedule, running three roundtrips for the day. Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service

Pinon Park Pool Prepares For May 27 Opening Day!

on May 22, 2017 - 12:34pm

Pinon Park Pool staff gather Saturday for Orientation Day. Courtesy photo

PINON PARK POOL News:

Pinon Park Pool is ready for swimmers to jump in and start the 2017 swim season this Saturday, May 27, at 104 Bryce Ave., in White Rock.

Pool Manager and lifeguard, Jeremy Goettee reports, “The water looks fantastic. It’s going to be an awesome swim season this year. The new pool pump installed in 2016 is producing crystal-clear water.”

Pool members held a work party over the weekend to complete final tasks in preparation for a fun-filled summer.

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