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Community Invited To Job Fair At UNM-LA April 6

on March 29, 2017 - 10:25am

The April 6 Job Fair at UNM-LA is open to students and community members. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

A student attending the Job Fair at UNM-LA in 2016 studies employer information. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

  • Local businesses meet potential employees April 6 at UNM-LA Job Fair

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Office of Student Services is hosting a job fair for students and local community members 1-4 p.m., April 6 in the UNM-LA Student Center (Building 2).

More than 20 large and small businesses from northern New Mexico will be on hand to meet potential

Los Alamos Church Members On Mexico Mission

on March 29, 2017 - 8:55am
More than 50 members of United Church of Los Alamos and Unitarian Universalist Church prepare to depart for Mexico Monday to build homes for the poor over their spring break vacation. Photo by Laura Erickson
 
COMMUNITY News:

On the first official day of spring break Monday, more than 50 members of the United Church of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Universalist Church saddled up for a long drive and an even longer work week.

The Mexico Mission campers, comprised of half teens and half adults headed for Puerto Penasco Mexico to build homes for the poor.

Workers Fix Giant Sign In White Rock

on March 29, 2017 - 8:41am

Workers inside a cherry picker repair the tall sign at the Giant Station on Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 recently in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Take 5 ... 5,000 Steps On National Walking Day

on March 29, 2017 - 8:29am

Y News:
  • Y and American Heart Association Host April 5 Event

The Family YMCA will host a free walking event, Take 5 With the Y, 5,000-Steps, in celebration of National Walking Day April 5, which is an American Heart Association health awareness promotion. A knapsack and new water bottle will be given to the first 70 registering for the free 5,000-step walk that starts at noon, April 5, at the Y.

The walk will begin on the sidewalk at the Y, 1450 Iris St., and proceed up Central Ave.

LAHS Key Clubbers Attend Convention In El Paso

on March 29, 2017 - 7:38am

From left, Mackenzie Rogers, Paulina Burnside and Shelly Doyle attend standing room only training workshop in El Paso with Melina Burnside, center, (who got to sit). Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Some of the Los Alamos Key Clubbers posing before the awards banquet, front row from left, Morgan Jones, Leah Wolfsberg, Paulina Burnside, Mackenzie Rogers, Melina Burnside and Katy Rogers. Back row from left, Shelly Doyle, Risa Bridge, Sydne Ashford, Catherine Rousculp and Sara Shiina. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAHS KEY CLUB News:

This past weekend 17 Los Alamos High School Key Clubbers attended the

Letter To The Editor: Outreach, Not Ads

on March 29, 2017 - 7:23am
By DAVID NORTH
Los Alamos

At first sight, the new sign and banner at the White Rock library provoked the thought “nice ads”. Bond supporters really upped their game!

Wrong.

Further inspection revealed no advocacy -- just the county logo. Turns out they aren't ads at all, but part of a $35,000 “outreach” campaign funded by the county. This is apparently normal, if a bit upscale.

The last time a similar election was held in 2011 -- for a leisure pool -- the county devoted $18,000 for outreach, though at that time it was dubbed “public information costs”. The idea?

On The Job In Los Alamos: County HR Division Staff

on March 29, 2017 - 7:23am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Most of the Los Alamos County Human Resources staff Monday at their office inside the Municipal Building, from left, Elanda N. King, Ellen Skaggs, HR Deputy Manager Ed McDaris, Rosabella Romero, Kat Brophy and Valerie Aghaei Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Peter J. Lindberg Memorial Seminar April 13

on March 29, 2017 - 7:22am

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer is pleased to invite the general public and local health care professionals to attend the free Dr. Peter J. Lindberg Memorial Seminar presented by Dr. Fabio Almeida, a Board Member and Medical Advisor of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, on current and emerging PET/CT imaging techniques in recurring prostate cancer.  Dr. James Ziomek, a colleague and personal friend of Dr. Lindberg, will provide introductory comments.

The seminar is 6 p.m., April 13, at First Baptist Church, 2200 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.

Fish Fry Dinner At IHM 5-7 p.m. Friday

on March 29, 2017 - 7:10am

Daily Postcard: Apple Blossoms At Overlook Park

on March 29, 2017 - 7:08am

Daily Postcard: Apple Blossoms spotted Tuesday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Photo by Jennifer Bartram

P&Z To Hear Subdivision Plat Plan Wednesday

on March 28, 2017 - 5:13pm
The Los Alamos Public Schools Administrative Office is to the west of the proposed subdivision. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
The Smart House is located on one of the lots in the proposed subdivision. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County is asking the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a preliminary subdivision plat to divide two existing lots on 20th Street south of Trinity Drive into six new lots. A public hearing on the plat is slated for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

County Installs Safety Improvements At Rose/Nectar And Bathtub Row Intersection

on March 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

In an effort to enhance safety, the Los Alamos County Traffic Division has installed new stop signs and guidance posts and devices at the intersection of Rose/Nectar and Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

View of newly installed stop sign and safety devices at 22nd and Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

View of newly installed stop sign at Peach Street and Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Snow Flurries Hit Downtown Los Alamos

on March 28, 2017 - 12:27pm

Snow is falling in downtown Los Alamos. The National Weather Service predicts an accumulation of up to inch before it's over later today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Public Works Director Philo Shelton Briefs Kiwanians On Upcoming Recreation Bond Election

on March 28, 2017 - 11:16am
Philo Shelton briefs Kiwanians on the upcoming bond election. Courtesy photo
 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Puzzled by all the discussion and promotion about an upcoming Los Alamos County bond election on potential recreation projects? Signs are popping all over the County again. Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton—who is also Second Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos—gave the club a briefing early this year on an election that the County Council is planning in May.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Jesucita Zoller At Cottonwood On The Greens

on March 28, 2017 - 10:52am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Jesucita Zoller serving lunch to a hungry crowd Monday at Cottonwood on The Greens where she has worked for nearly a year. Cottonwood on The Greens is inside the Community Center at the Los Alamos Golf Course at 4244 Diamond Dr. For more information, visit www.cottonwoodonthegreens.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

‘Access’ Enhances Small Town Stroke Treatment

on March 28, 2017 - 7:12am
Colin Semper, left, and Dr. Howard Yonas of the UNM Department of Neurosurgery spoke recently at Kiwanis. Photo by Don Casperson
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

"Telemedicine," a new way to bring top-flight medical expertise to small town hospitals, is alive and well and living in Los Alamos, thanks to "Access," a program based at the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH).

The UNMH Health Sciences Center recently won a three-year, $15.1 million federal grant to test a proposed telemedicine network that helps to diagnose and treat stroke and brain injury patients.

As

8th Annual Dolores Huerta Day Of Service Friday

on March 28, 2017 - 7:03am
DoS group listening to Carlos Marentes. Courtesy photo
 
RCCC News:
 
Nearly 350 grade school students and dozens of adult volunteers will descend on La Plazita Gardens at Sanchez Farm 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 31 in Albuquerque, to learn about farming, César Chávez, Dolores Huerta and the migrant farm workers' movement.
 
Many organizations and individuals are involved in organizing and volunteering to teach children in a fun, culturally enriched environment.
 
The Dolores Huerta Day of Service learning uses traditional, hands-on, experiential learning techniques to help

Court Appointed Special Advocates Needs Volunteers

on March 28, 2017 - 6:57am
CASA Executive Director Annie Rasquin and CASA volunteer Bob Martin  spoke at Kiwanis recently on the importance of the program and its desperate need for more volunteers. Photo by Don Casperson
 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Annie Rasquin, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in the First Judicial District, spoke at Kiwanis recently, explaining CASA's goals and asking for more volunteers from Los Alamos County to assist in the program.

Rasquin has a master's degree in social work and has spent 20 years dealing with family traumas

Bradley Johns Achieves Rank Of Eagle Scout

on March 28, 2017 - 6:46am

Bradley Johns of Los Alamos achieves the rank of Eagle Scout. Photo by Tim Neal

COMMUNITY News:

Bradley Johns of Troop 222 in Los Alamos recently achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The designation “Eagle Scout” was founded more than 100 years ago and only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process.

For his Eagle Project, Johns rebuilt the switchback section of the trail in Walnut Canyon.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise At Pajarito

on March 28, 2017 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: Dawn Patrol - Sunrise on the trail Bruce's Boulevard and Daisy May. Photo by Eric Schaller

Pajarito - Spruce Lift at Bruce's Boulevard. Photo by Eric Schaller

County Testing Parks And Golf Course Sprinklers

on March 27, 2017 - 7:57pm

COUNTY News:

Over the next few weeks, the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division crews will be out and about testing the sprinkler systems at the athletic fields, parks and the Golf Course during daylight hours.

This is part of the PROS Division’s annual water audit to check for any sprinkler head adjustments, broken sprinklers or lines needing repairs/replacement. Once the systems are checked out, staff will place the sprinklers on a timed system for early or evening irrigation.

Direct questions to the Parks Administrative Office at 505.662.8159 or the Golf Course Pro Shop at

Start Off April With Bird Walk In Cañada Bonita

on March 27, 2017 - 5:24pm

Dusky Grouse. Photo by Hari Viswanathan

PEEC News:

One of the best ways to begin bird watching is by looking for the birds typically seen and heard every day.

Join long-time Los Alamos resident and bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 1, for a hike along the Cañada Bonita and the Nordic Ski Trails. This high-elevation trek winds through mixed conifer forest and offers breathtaking views. This is the perfect opportunity for adults and children who can hike up to five miles to get outside and admire local species of birds.

Supreme Court Justice Speaks To Los Alamos LWV

on March 27, 2017 - 10:26am

Chief Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels discusses court functions and bail reform at recent Los Alamos League of Woman Voters' Lunch with a Leader talk at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Chief Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels with Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados, left, and Karyl Ann Ambruster at March's Lunch With A Leader meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos League of Woman Voters members heard from Chief Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels at their March Lunch with a Leader

NHCC: César Chávez Day March And Fiesta April 1

on March 27, 2017 - 10:25am
Labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez in 1974. Courtesy/wikipedia
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is again the location for the 24th annual César Chávez Day Fiesta April 1, featuring musical and dance acts as well as poetry, community exhibits, children's activities and games, food, and a keynote speech by Dolores Huerta.
 
This is a free family event that will take place at noon on the NHCC's Plaza Mayor.
 
One of the headlining acts at the fiesta will be Kiko Villamizar, who was born in Miami and raised in Colombia.

14th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day: Register Now!

on March 27, 2017 - 10:18am

COUNTY News:

Lets keep Los Alamos litter free. Join the fun and help tidy up the community by collecting trash and recyclables from your neighborhoods and public places.

Free gloves and bags will be provided upon registration. The Eco Station will allow free trash disposal to all Los Alamos County residents. An appreciation lunch will be provided to volunteers noon–1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Ashley Pond Park.

Register now by clicking here.

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