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Daily Postcard: Glorious Day At Camp May

on June 22, 2017 - 8:07am

Daily Postcard: Photographer Avery Neal says it's always a good day to hike at Camp May; much cooler and always beautiful. Photo by Avery Neal

Stargazing And Free Camping At Bandelier

on June 22, 2017 - 8:05am
Camping at Juniper Campground, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
PEEC News:
 
This Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, will be a great opportunity to get out, go camping at Bandelier, and take a good look at the starry heavens, as the park celebrates their Third Annual Night Sky Fiesta and also the Great American Campout.
 
For the Night Sky Fiesta, visitors will have the chance to do both daylight and nighttime astronomy. Astronomy volunteers will have solar scopes set up on the back porch of the Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bake Sale Supports LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry

on June 22, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Laura Parkison and her 12-week-old daughter Rachel Parkison sell cherry scones at a benefit bake sale Monday in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. The fundraiser is for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry who has had a recurrence of her cancer and continues chemotherapy treatments this summer. Mondays benefit bake sale raised $592.55 for Handsberry and rumor has it that two White Rock angels later dropped off a $1,000 check to support her fight. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Devine Fellers And Erica Keevama Awarded Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship

on June 22, 2017 - 7:38am

Devine Fellers, left, and Erica Keevama, winners of the Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Jessica Booton Photography/www.jessicabootonphotography.com/ 

 

LAPSF News:

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that Devine Fellers and Erica Keevama were chosen to receive the 2017 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr. Irene Boone and her husband, Zanas “Slim” Boone.

 

Fellers and Keevama were selected among 20 qualified applicants for their good citizenship and ability to

Outbound Youth Exchange Student Hanna Littleton Speaks At Rotary Club Of Los Alamos

on June 22, 2017 - 6:44am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently welcomed guest speaker Hanna Littleton. Littleton will spend her senior year of high school in Germany as an outbound Youth Exchange student. She is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and Rotary District 5520. Her study abroad begins in August and will conclude next summer. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is just one of many opportunities in leadership and world understanding that Rotary offers students. Rotary meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Tony Chan

County Provides Bus Services For Friday Concerts

on June 22, 2017 - 6:40am
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

The newly-initiated Summer Concert Bus service was created to fulfill a need in the community.

 

DWI Program Coordinator Kirsten Bell explained the County’s DWI Planning Council presented to County Council a strategic plan last year.

 

The plan looked at the community’s needs and what residents seemed to be saying loud and clear was there wasn’t a way to get around town in the evenings and weekends.

Howard And Joyce Cady Celebrate 60th Anniversary

on June 22, 2017 - 5:44am

Joyce and Howard Cady on their wedding day, June 22, 1957. Courtesy photo

Howard and Joyce Cady are celebrating 60 years of marriage June 22, 2017. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

They met on the tennis courts at the University of California, Berkeley. She was playing tennis with her best friend and he was playing with a friend on the next court over. He was a chemistry graduate student and she was an elementary school teacher taking classes at Berkeley in her spare time.

They were married June 22, 1957, and this weekend Cady and the former Joyce McElhinney

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Fearless Genius: Rare Photos Of Steve Jobs & Insights From Silicon Valley 1985-2000 ... The Lensic July 19

on June 22, 2017 - 5:35am
Ninety Hours a Week to Change the World. Palo Alto, California, 1986. Photo by Doug Menuez
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — Documentary photographer Doug Menuez was granted unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley innovators in the 1980s and ’90s.
 
In Fearless Genius, July 19 at The Lensic, Menuez shares rare, behind-the-scenes photos and reflects on an incredibly creative era that changed the world as we know it.
 
Menuez’s images reveal the human side of the brilliant minds that fueled the tech revolution.

Public Addressing: Can Emergency Responders Find You In An Emergency?

on June 21, 2017 - 4:37pm

COUNTY News:

It’s a serious matter facing communities across the country - and Los Alamos is no different: numerous homes and businesses are poorly marked or not marked at all with their street address, making it a real challenge for emergency services to answer a call for assistance.

The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments are working together to provide the community with education that can help remedy the situation this summer, while the weather is nice and property owners are making outdoor improvements.

Think your home is already marked adequately? Try this simple test:

Stand at

Scenes From Chamber Breakfast On MPNHP

on June 21, 2017 - 4:11pm

Panel members on hand this morning at UNM-LA for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce breakfast discussion on the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, from left, Linda Deck, Linda Matteson, Charlie Strickfaden, Kristin Henderson and Ellen McGee. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Manhattan Project National Park Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden at this morning's Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Marketing Manager Ryn Herrman, left, and small

Maness Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 21, 2017 - 4:04pm
Pace Race runners head out Tuesday at Fireman’s Park near the Mitchell Trailhead. Courtesy photo

 

Courtesy photo

 
ACRR News:
 
Lauraine Maness was the best predictor in Tuesday's weekly pace race that started at Fireman’s Park near the Mitchell Trailhead with a 12 second differential of her predicted time.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Linda Vance at 13 seconds off, Sophia Pieck recording a 15 second difference, Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau at 16 seconds off, and Laura Woodroffe with a 25 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile course the top finisher was Susua Hangor at 7:40 and the fastest

Los Alamos Public Schools And County Partner In Duane Smith Auditorium Renovations

on June 21, 2017 - 3:39pm
From left, Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Los Alamos School Board President Jenny McCumber, Vice President Andrea Cunningham and Los Alamos Public Schools Dr. Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus hold up a check for $1.2 million Tuesday afternoon, which is the County’s contribution toward the renovation project at Duane Smith Auditorium. The school district is providing $925,000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Duane Smith Auditorium may be a 55-year-old building but it is getting some

LANL Internal Memo Addresses Ongoing Safety Improvements At TA-55 Plutonium Facility

on June 21, 2017 - 10:17am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

Staff Report

Ongoing safety improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory are addressed in an internal memo obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post:

To: LANL-All

From: Craig Leasure, PADOPS, A102
Date: June 19, 2017
 
Subject: Ongoing Safety Improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility
 
In light of the recent public discussion and interest in operational issues at TA-55, I thought it was important to set the record straight and update Laboratory employees on the many improvements in the areas of safety,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Chiropractors

on June 21, 2017 - 10:02am
On the Job in Los Alamos and taking a break from their work, from left, local chiropractors Drs. Nancy Savoia, Gary Storkan and Merry McIntyre gather at the Blue Window Bistro to celebrate their friendship and the Summer Solstice. They are grateful to serve the community of Los Alamos and White Rock and would like to wish a happy, healthy and safe summer to everyone. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Summer Solstice 2017

on June 21, 2017 - 9:15am

Daily Postcard: The Summer Solstice captured on camera at about 5:55 a.m. today from the Anniversary Trail in Los Alamos. Photo by Don Siebe

Call For Volunteers For Splash N Dash + Atomic Man

on June 21, 2017 - 7:31am
SPORTS News:
 
An old school registration for the Atomic Man Duathlon is 6:10-6:50 p.m. today at at splash n dash.
 
Bring the filled out registration form with the appropriate $ amount in cash or check to help things run smoothly. Modern day registration with credit card payment will be available through Friday at New Mexico Sports Online at http://www.newmexicosportsonline.com/Duathlon/Atomic-Man-Duathlon-2017/55195
 
Volunteers needed:
  • For splash n dash thsi evening, two more people are needed to help with timing and one person is needed to mark the course; and
  • For Atomic Man

Weekly Fishing Report: June 21

on June 21, 2017 - 7:21am
Courtesy photo
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Anglers looking to catch a big trout should have some success thanks to the State Game and Fish Department. The Department stocked big trout in several locations throughout Northern New Mexico last week.
 
One lake that should be really hot is Fenton Lake State Park in the Jemez Mountains. The Department stocked 142 rainbow trout averaging 16 inches, along with over 1,500 catchable-size rainbow trout averaging 10 inches.
 
The big news at Fenton Lake is the rare opportunity to catch a good-sized Rio Grande

LA Soup And Specialty Foods Serving From projectY cowork Several Days This Summer

on June 21, 2017 - 7:05am
Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini. Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
Local catering company LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC, will be serving projectY cowork members as well as the public for projectY’s one-year anniversary event Friday, June 23 at 150 Central Park Square.
 
The menu, priced for individual lunch portions, includes Cabbage Gorgonzola Salad, Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini and Lemon-Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce.
 
The company, run by Monica Van de Water, also will have a pop-up restaurant at projectY cowork 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 for lunch service as well as 5-7 p.m.

SFCC Announces Veterans’ Scholarship Recipients

on June 21, 2017 - 6:53am
Frances Jessop. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that Wyetta Bradley and Frances Jessop were awarded Veterans’ scholarships.
 
The scholarship fund for veterans and their dependents was established through a partnership among Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board and U.S. Bank.

Wyetta Bradley. Courtesy photo
Frances Jessop was “a Navy brat,” who moved numerous times throughout her childhood. Her father served for 23 years with the U.S. Navy including service during the Vietnam War.

Life, As We Know It, Depends On ... Pollinators

on June 21, 2017 - 6:49am

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. More than 75 percent of the Earth's flowering plants depend on bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators. Yet scientists have noted that these hardworking insects and other animals are in trouble. Our own well-being and the welfare of our planet rests upon their wings. 

Ten years ago the U.S.

Punxsutawney Phil Mysteriously Resurfaces Just In Time For New Mexico Summer Solstice At 10:24 P.M. Tonight!

on June 20, 2017 - 9:17pm

Punxsutawney Phil mysteriously resurfaces at an undisclosed location in Los Alamos just in time to enjoy New Mexico's summer solstice at 10:24 p.m. tonight. The elusive Phil was last spotted around town in February ... for details, click here. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

WHEN IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017?

The summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21, 12:24 A.M. EDT. For time zones further west, the solstice falls on Tuesday, June 20 as follows.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 11:24 P.M. CDT
  • Tuesday, June 20, 10:24 P.M. MDT (Los Alamos time zone)
  • Tuesday, June 20, 9:24 P.M. PDT

WHAT IS THE SUMMER

Pajarito Celebrates Solstice With 100 Days Of Summer

on June 20, 2017 - 4:20pm

Pajarito bike trail. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

Blue skies today above Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

A wildflower grows on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

PAJARITO News:

There are blue skies today at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos. Pajarito is celebrating the Summer Solstice with the 100 Days of Summer Celebration.

The weather is looking great for this fun event!

Enjoy lift-served mountain biking and hiking 4-7 p.m., and a New Mexico-inspired menu is available 4-7 p.m. at the Pajarito Mountain Café.

Highly Anticipated 2017 ScienceFest Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Los Alamos Ranch School

on June 20, 2017 - 4:01pm
SCIENCEFEST News:
 
The highly anticipated annual event, Los Alamos ScienceFest returns this year from July 13–16 and features events packed full of science, adventure, learning, and fun.
 
This year’s theme celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Los Alamos Ranch School and features special events that allow participants to step back into the past and experience the fun of old-fashioned Ranch School days and summer camps, as well as informative tours and events for the entire family.
 
The Los Alamos Ranch School started in 1917 as a boys’ school that combined academic studies and

BBBS Drive For Matches Golf Tournament July 15

on June 20, 2017 - 3:02pm
 
By KELLY MYERS, Co-Chair
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Region

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been matching caring adults with kids for more than 115 years.  It’s the only thing they do and they do it really well. An adult (Big) is professionally matched with a child (Little). Once they are matched they begin a relationship, typically meeting once per week. 

I am the co-chair for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Board of Directors, currently serving 115 children – 56 in Los Alamos and 59 in Rio Arriba.

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Announces 2017 Funded Partners

on June 20, 2017 - 2:39pm

UWNNM News:

More than $1 million was requested by 47 nonprofit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba residents. United Way of Northern New Mexico’s (UWNNM) Community Action Fund Grant Cycle concluded with the funding of $628,420 to 29 local nonprofits. United Way’s funding will reach residents that are to be born this year to those needing assistance in the last stages of life.

UWNNM’s Grant Committee consists of Community Action Fund Investors, Cornerstone Partners, Community and Board Members who work tirelessly over the course of about a month helping decide where funds are

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