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Crowd Flocks To Saturday's Los Alamos Arts Council’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair

on May 3, 2015 - 3:05pm

Bella O’Hara, front, along with Pam and John Sutton checks out paintings for sale at the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Matthew Wehner, left, and his brother John, browse carved figurines at Saturday's Arts and Crafts Fair with their mom, Rachel, right, and friend Christian Stone and her daughter, Evelyn. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Katie Thwaits makes a purchase from vendor Kathy Romero of Kathy’s Jewelry and Rosary Designs Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Los Alamos Makes ‘10 Most Livable Neighborhoods’ List

on May 3, 2015 - 2:32pm

Ashley Pond in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Jebb Harris/The Orange County Register

AARP News: 

Los Alamos shares the spotlight alongside many big-name cities as one of the top “10 Most Livable Neighborhoods in the United States,” according to results from a new study by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

The list is based on AARP’s Livability Index, which ranks cities and towns in several categories: housing; neighborhood; transportation; environment; healthcare; engagement and opportunity.  

“Los Alamos is a great town not only for a person looking to relocate or

Wildlife Photography Workshop July 18

on May 3, 2015 - 2:10pm

How To Prevent Dog Bites

on May 3, 2015 - 9:46am

Dr. Bob Fuselier

LADOC News:

Preventing dog bites is everyone’s responsibility whether you are a dog owner or not. Dr. Bob Fuselier, of the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, will provide a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) building at 246 East Road in Los Alamos. 

Dr. Fuselier’s dog-bite awareness lecture promotes proper greeting of dogs and their owners, offering adults and children easy-to-remember steps to avoid becoming a dog-bite victim.

Kiwanis Provides Support For PEEC's 'Nature Playtimes'

on May 3, 2015 - 9:33am

Katie Watson of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) attended Kiwanis April 21 for a special event. Linda Daly of the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Committee, right, and Kiwanis President Steve Boerigter presented Watson with a $1,000 check for PEEC. The money will support a morning program called 'Nature Playtimes' that should draw children and their family members to the new Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road this summer. Watson said, 'I appreciate so much your generous support.' Photo by Don Casperson

Co+op Board And Members Clean Up Canyon Rim Trail

on May 3, 2015 - 9:20am

The Co+op Board and members participate in Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday picking up debris tossed along the Canyon Rim Trail across from the Co+op down to the fire station and along the highway. From left, Nancy Savoia, Karen Kendall, Greg Kendall and Tracy McFarland. Also helping clean the area was David and Terry Izraelevitz, Ed Santiago, Tracy McFarland, Dave Fellenz and his son Felix and Cecile Hemez. The Co+op Board adopted the Canyon Rim Trail when it first opened. Courtesy photo

 

Jemez Thrift Shop Holds Bag Days May 6, 8, 9

on May 3, 2015 - 8:37am

JEMEZ HOUSE News:

The Jemez Thrift Shop in White Rock is holding its monthly Bag Days:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6;
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 8; and
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

On Bag Days, everything a customer can fit into a brown paper bag is $5. Larger items also are discounted.

The Jemez Thrift Shop is at 13 Sherwood Blvd., near Smith's Food and Drug Center.

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Scenes From Barranca Bobcat Bonanza Carnival

on May 2, 2015 - 11:45am
Goopy fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Ready for takeoff. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Framed! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Going down! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Up in the air. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Gamers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Carnival goers head for home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

High Desert Howlers Riding Club Cleans Up Los Alamos

on May 2, 2015 - 11:13am
Members of the High Desert Howlers Riding Club spent this morning cleaning up the North Mesa picnic grounds as part of Clean Up Los Alamos Day underway throughout the community. Courtesy/High Desert Howlers
 
Members of the High Desert Howlers Riding Club are helping to clean up Los Alamos. Courtesy/High Desert Howlers
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Three Performances Remain For LAHS Olions A Midsummer Night's Dream Steampunk Shakespeare!

on May 2, 2015 - 10:23am

Devon McCleskey and Kate Margevicius performing Friday night in the 2015 Olions production of A Midsummer Night's Dream Steampunk Shakespeare! There are two performances left: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Marja Graham. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Rosemary Vigil and Eben Bold. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Monica Clarke. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Devon McCleskey and Morgan Ferry. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi, 2015

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser For Hawks FTC May 8

on May 2, 2015 - 10:06am

Members of the Hawks FTC robotics team. Courtesy photo

HAWKS FTC News:

Friday is that day in the week where everyone is worn out and no one feels like cooking. Well, May 8is a spaghetti dinner hosted by Hawks FTC, your Los Alamos robotics team.

Only $5 per plate, unless you bring a family of five, then it’s $20. Of course, children two and under eat free. Also, dinner comes with entertainment, a live demonstration by our award-winning robot, EPIC.

This fun and easy meal will be served 6-8 p.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.

Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the Hawks

About That Appraisal…

on May 2, 2015 - 9:44am

County Assessor Ken Milder, left, and Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez present an overview of their office to the Kiwanis Club. Photo by Don Casperson

 

By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club

In a timely talk this month, elected County Assessor Ken Milder gave Kiwanis a brief overview of his office and its procedures as applied to residential property. Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez also attended the meeting.

Milder heads a staff of seven.

Rotary Student Of The Month Is John Rees

on May 2, 2015 - 9:43am

Rotarian Bethany Douglas presents LAHS junior John Rees with a Student of the Month award. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and, in particular, their service to the community. As a part of Rotary International, the oldest service organization in the world and with over 1.2 million members, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos gratefully acknowledges the contributions Students of the Month and their families make to our community, a principle reflected in the organization's motto, Service Above Self. Photo by

Spring Fine Arts Showcase May 5-8

on May 2, 2015 - 8:59am

ACCT: Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS 2 P.M. Today

on May 2, 2015 - 8:57am
Sleeping Beauty kids. Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater is proud to present its production of Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS.
 
All of the favorite characters from the classic Disney film are here – Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, Fairies, Goons and of course, Maleficent! Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS is based upon the 1959 Disney film “Sleeping Beauty” and features many of the songs from the movie.
 
Disney Sleeping Beauty KIDS will be presented at 2 p.m. today, in the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium.
 
ACCT’s Co-Directors Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline

Indian Music And Dance Fundraiser For Nepal

on May 2, 2015 - 8:54am

YMCA: New Reach And Rise Director Dianna Reichelt

on May 2, 2015 - 8:52am

Dianna Reichelt

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is pleased to announce the hiring of Dianna Reichelt as Reach and Rise program director. Reichel began work in her new job last Tuesday.

Reichelt has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. She has a strong background in Social Services, providing Case Management/Care coordination to individuals with developmental disabilities for several years.

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Summer Adventures Available At Girl Scout Camp

on May 2, 2015 - 8:02am

GSNMT News:

The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have two Girl Scout camps that they own and operate, Camp Elliott Barker in Angel Fire and Rancho del Chaparral near Cuba.

Last year, nearly 2000 girls attended these summer camps. New this summer is a day camp in Albuquerque. 

Every girl, not only Girl Scouts, in grades 1 through 12 can attend these summer camps. Camp sessions begin May 31 and end Aug. 5. There is a camp session for everyone, whether it is horseback riding, art, cooking, rock climbing or other.

The camps are not just for girls, families are encouraged to come to camp as

LANL Farewell Reception Honors Kurt Steinhaus

on May 1, 2015 - 8:50pm

During a special farewell reception at UNM-LA Thursday evening, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, right, shakes hands with former Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus who left the Lab today to begin his new position Monday as superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL Communications and Government Affairs Division Leader Lisa Rosendorf honors Kurt Stenhaus at his farewell reception Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kurt Steinhaus calls on

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens New Community Building At Los Alamos Golf Course

on May 1, 2015 - 6:52pm

Local dignitaries led by County Council Chair Kristin Henderson, holding scissors, cut the red ribbon Thursday on the new Community Building at the Los Alamos Golf Course on Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson addresses the crowd gathered Thursday at the grand opening dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Community Building at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A large crowd gathered Thursday afternoon for the grand opening dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony

New Horizons Center Visitors Receive Sweet Reward

on May 1, 2015 - 4:59pm
Sweet treats at Saturday's New Horizons Center open house in White Rock. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Saturday, New Horizons Center opened its doors to the community and offered a sweet reward for those who accepted the invitation.

Ice cream sundaes were served at the pre-school and after-school care center next to the White Rock United Methodist Church. In addition to ice cream, children played on the center’s playground, got their faces painted and checked out the center’s different classroom materials.

Darlene Tanski, director of

Thank You For Making Earth Day Festival Fantastic!

on May 1, 2015 - 11:42am
By TERRY FOXX
Earth Day Chair

On behalf of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and as chairperson for the Earth Day Festival at the new Nature Center, I would like to thank the committee, the many volunteers, the staff, the community, and the weather for making our Earth Day Festival a wonderful celebration.

Fit in amongst the moving, settling, and opening of the Los Alamos Nature Center was planning for the celebration of our planet Earth. The committee included volunteers and staff of PEEC, the Los Alamos Co-Op, LANL, Bradbury Science Museum, and UNM-LA.

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Camp Corazones Sunday

on May 1, 2015 - 11:23am

Learn About NM Waterfalls At Nature Center Talk

on May 1, 2015 - 11:18am

A New Mexico waterfall. Courtesy PEEC

PEEC News:

There are hundreds of high, beautiful, perennial-flowing waterfalls in the Land of Enchantment, and Doug Scott is widely recognized as the expert on the subject.

Scott returns to PEEC to give a presentation on the topic at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the new Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. The talk is free and open to the public.

Scott has been exploring New Mexico since he was a young child.

Applicants Sought For Vacancy On Utilities Board

on May 1, 2015 - 10:54am

DPU News:

Applications are being accepted for a July 1 vacancy on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). 

Interested parties should submit applications by May 15. The BPU is the governing body of the County-owned Department of Public Utilities, which provides the Los Alamos with electric, water, gas and wastewater services. DPU operations include electric production and distribution, water production and distribution, gas distribution and wastewater collection and treatment.

Eligible applicants must be 18 years or older; have been a resident of the County for not less than one year prior to

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