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Jemez Springs Library Presents Author Judith Avila And Latham Nez, Grandson Of Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez

on October 24, 2014 - 8:22am

JEMEZ News:

In honor of all veterans and Native American Heritage Month, Jemez Springs Public Library is pleased to present a talk by author Judith Avila and Latham Nez, grandson of the last code talker, Chester Nez who passed away in June this year.

The event is 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church.

They will talk about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, one of the Native American heroes of World War II.

Chester Nez was the last survivor of the original 29 Navajo code talkers of WWII – the men who developed the only unbroken code in modern

Pet of the Week: Zed The Dog

on October 24, 2014 - 7:13am

Zed the dog. Courtesy/LAC

SHELTER News:

Zed is a 7-year-old neutered male tricolor shepherd/Aussie mix who is medium sized at about about 40 pounds.

He is housebroken, leash-trained and crate trained. In fact, Zed’s leash manners are exemplary. He enjoys the company of other gentle dogs, but does not get along with cats or children.

He has a slight aversion to loud noises. While Zed is learning who his new family is, he will need a tall, climb-proof fence. For a personalized introduction to Zed, call his sponsor at 505.660.1648.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179,

Last Day For Shuttle Buses To Bandelier This Year Is Monday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttles at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The last day of shuttle service to the park this year is Monday, Oct. 27. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
  • Shuttles carried more than 45,500 passengers to Bandelier between May and October
Monday, Oct. 27, will be this year's last day of shuttle bus service from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument. 

Now that the busy summer season has passed, park visitors will again be welcome to drive down to the Visitor Center area throughout the day.

Many visitors, those local and from far away, wonder why the shuttles are needed.

Get A Pumpkin At LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch!

on October 23, 2014 - 9:19pm

Don't forget to stop by and get a perfect pumpkin. The Los Alamos High School Choir's October Pumpkin Patch will be open 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday and again on Sunday. Courtesy/LAHS Choir

Partial Solar Eclipse Photographed From Quemezon

on October 23, 2014 - 9:02pm

Today's Partial Solar Eclipse taken from the Quemezon area of Los Alamos. The sunspot (cooler dark patch on the sun) is several times larger than the Earth. The structure silhouetted at the bottom of the photo is a neighbor’s roof. Photo by Rick Wallace
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In and Around Town: Oct. 23

on October 23, 2014 - 8:22pm

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.

ONGOING EVENTS
 
New Mexico School of the Arts October Theater Productions
 
Artist Monika Kaden will teach a variety of workshops at Fuller Lodge Art Center Satuardays in November
 
October Events at Bandelier

Los Alamos Historians Sharon Snyder And Heather McClenahan Featured At 'Author’s Speak' Thursday

on October 23, 2014 - 10:51am

Sharon Snyder

LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos is blessed with a group of history enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, who devote countless hours to researching and understanding the stories that have shaped our community.

Two of those professionals, Sharon Snyder and Heather McClenahan, will be featured at Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Snyder is the director of publications for Bathtub Row Press, the publishing arm of the Los Alamos Historical Society and McClenahan is the executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Co+op Fest Big Success

on October 23, 2014 - 10:49am
A child enjoys the bouncy house at Co+op Fest. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

Last weekend, the Los Alamos Co+op Market celebrated their first annual Co+op Fest, as a part of National Co-op Month.

Parents enjoyed deli samples and shopping and while their children searched for clues to the scavenger hunt and jumped in the bouncy house donated by Little Forest Playschool.

The Co+op featured items from 17 different cooperative businesses, including ones using internationally sourced ingredients.

Still Time To Register For Boys Council Training

on October 23, 2014 - 10:46am

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Calling All Dachshunds!

on October 23, 2014 - 10:38am
A participant in last year's Hallo-weiner Parade. Courtesy photo.
 
COMMUNITY News:

Tell your owners that Central Park Square is the place to be Friday, Oct. 24 for the Eighth Annual Los Alamos Hallo-wiener Parade.
 
Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet isn't just for two-legged critters!

Come in costume and meet at 5:15 p.m. on the north side of Ashley Pond. We’ll start the parade at 5:30 p.m. ending across from CB FOX for a costume contest.
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Small Business Saturday Meeting Set For Tuesday

on October 23, 2014 - 10:01am

BUSINESS News:

Do you own or run a small business in Los Alamos? Are you interested in making Small Business Saturday great for the community?

Small Business Saturday is fast approaching on Nov. 29. Pet Pangaea LLC would like to invite all local, independent small business owners or managers to a meeting 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 159 Central Park Square. We’ll watch a video packed with fantastic ideas on the use of social media for Small Business Saturday and then brainstorm ideas.

If possible, please RSVP to here so that we may plan adequate supplies for the meeting.

Nominations Sought For New Living Treasures

on October 23, 2014 - 9:36am

COMMUNITY News:

Do you know someone you think should be a Living Treasure of Los Alamos? Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30, and a nine-member board will chose three new Treasures, who will be honored at a ceremony in April 2015. Selection of the new Treasures will be based on letters of nomination from the public; letters should include the following information:

  • When did the nominee come to Los Alamos?
  • In which areas did the nominee make volunteer contributions to life in Los Alamos?
  • How many years has the nominee been involved in community activities?
  • How did the contributions
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Venture Acceleration Fund Wins National Entrepreneurship Award

on October 23, 2014 - 9:12am
RDC News:
 

The Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and administered by the Regional Development Corporation received the 2014 entrepreneurship award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was presented at IEDC's annual conference this week in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

The IEDC annually recognizes the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and most influential leaders. The VAF program was one of 34 recognized by the IEDC.

Los Alamos First Co-Op Brewery Seeks 300 Member-Owners In Order To Open

on October 22, 2014 - 10:46am

 

LABC News:

Los Alamos, New Mexico will soon be among only a handful of cities in the country to open the first cooperative craft brewery, and is brewing up several rich and tasty incentives to attract 300 new member/owners and investors to make that happen. Without more capital, the brewery will have to delay opening.

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op (LABC) estimates that the future brewery will open its new location early in 2015. With 300 more memberships in the next few months, the Co-op hopes to hire a professional brewer and eventually produce four varieties of beer, along with root beer

Local Voting Puts LAHS In #1 Spot In New Mexico!

on October 22, 2014 - 10:14am

STATE FARM News:

Great news Los Alamos, your voting has shot Los Alamos High School into the #1 position in New Mexico and we are quickly approaching the top 100 in the Nation!

These last few days are the most important in voting because as other communities get complacent in their top spots we can vote Los Alamos to the top. 

Just three more days of committing!

High-Tech Halloween At Bradbury Friday

on October 22, 2014 - 10:01am

The Cryogenics Show featuring ‘Lady Bug’ (Pam Matteson) and ‘Lance Armstrong’ (Brent Matteson of LANL's Chemistry Division. Courtesy/BSM

BSM News:

High-Tech Halloween returns to the Bradbury Science Museum 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. This annual event is one of the most popular for the museum and is in conjunction with Los Alamos County's Trick or Treat on MainStreet event.

Each year, hundreds of children from kindergarten through middle school flock to the museum to enjoy a variety of activities that teach them about STEM topics and the principals of science.

"Instead of candy, we offer kids

Talk On Medications And Fall Risks Monday

on October 22, 2014 - 9:59am

LARSO News:

Jacqueline Kakos, MS, Health Educator at the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center will give a talk at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center on the subject of medications and fall risk.

Prescriptions can be very helpful to seniors, but often they put those who take them at great risk for falls.

This talk will identify risks, drug interactions, side effects and what to know and ask about medications in order to reduce the chance of falls. 

Nominations Open For Los Alamos County Business Recycler Of The Year Award

on October 22, 2014 - 9:09am

COUNTY News:

Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling?

Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the second annual Business Recycler of the Year Award. The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to angelica.gurule@lacnm.us

Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take a

Sierra Club Presents Jeri Sullivan Graham On The Energy-Water Nexus

on October 22, 2014 - 8:55am

Jeri Sullivan Graham

SIERRA CLUB News:

The public is invited to hear Jeri Sullivan Graham present "The Energy-Water Nexus" at an open meeting of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at UNM-LA Media Bldg. 2. Rm. 203.

Water and Energy are inextricably linked. It takes water to develop and transmit energy; it takes energy to acquire, treat, and transport water.

Still Time To Sign Up For Yum Run And Support LA Cares

on October 22, 2014 - 8:23am
The 10th annual Yum Run will take place Nov. 1. Courtesy photo
 
By RUBY ALEXANDER
Ruby K's Bagel Cafe
 
There is still time to get registered for Ruby K’s Annual Yum Run, which is LA Care’s largest fundraiser of the year. LA Cares runs the food pantry in Los Alamos and feeds some 85 families a month and also can provide rent and utility payment assistance to those in need in Los Alamos County.

Begin your season of giving and help LA Cares fulfill its mission by participating in this downtown annual event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1. The races begin and end at Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe.

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Meet PEEC Volunteer Karla Sartor

on October 22, 2014 - 6:35am

Ecologist Karla Sartor serves on the PEEC Board. Photo by Liz Rank

PEEC News:

Ecologist and PEEC Board member Karla Sartor is fresh off the lines of a two-week, bilingual training in the Santa Fe National Forest focused on prescribed burning for forest health. We sat down with Karla to learn more about this fascinating topic, how she ended up in Los Alamos, and what she does as a volunteer for PEEC.

PEEC: We’re looking forward to your discussion at Nature on Tap this Thursday about prescribed burning. Why did you suggest that topic, and what do you plan to talk about?
K.S.: With proper

Black Pomeranian Has Gone Missing

on October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Velvet, a 15-pound black Pomeranian has gone missing. She is a puppy mill breeder rescue, easily frightened and doesn't know her name. She has a chip. Anyone with information about Velvet is urged to call 505.450.6683. Courtesy photo
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Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Speaks At 'Lunch With A Leader'

on October 21, 2014 - 6:42pm

Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon presented a talk today to members and guests of the League of Women Voters monthly meeting at Mesa Public Library. Gordon spoke about her role at the newspaper where she covers art, culture, music and other community events. She was joined by Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark who spoke about the early days of the paper and its evolution as it nears its three year anniversary. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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LAJC Helps Stock Shelves For LA Cares

on October 21, 2014 - 3:22pm

Students from the Los Alamos Jewish Center Religious School shopped at Smith's Marketplace recently to purchase food for LA Cares with funds raised by the LAJC. Photo by Stephanie Rittner

JEWISH CENTER News:

Over the past six weeks, Los Alamos Jewish Center (LAJC) has been raising funds to shop for L.A. Cares. L.A. Cares is a small, independent organization, providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County. They provide both financial help and supplemental food help.

The Los Alamos Jewish Center raised more than $1,500 to purchase food.

Mayor’s Ball Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Northern New Mexico

on October 21, 2014 - 3:12pm
BBS supporters at the Mayor's Ball. From left to right: Back row, Dawn Brown, BBBS-NNM Regional Director, LA/RA Regional Board members, Jim Liberty, Leo Marquez, Art Brown and Rhonda Montoya. Front row, Kenna Chavarria, BBBS-NNM,  Linda Padilla,  Regional Board Member, Big Sister Sarb and Little Sister Eve. Not pictured, Caitlin Cleary, BBBS-NNM and Regional Board Members Kelly Myers, Paula Pana and Darroll Abeyta. Courtesy/BBBS

BBBS News:

SANTA FE– Mayor Javier Gonzales hosted his first Mayor’s Ball on Oct.11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

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