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Jan. 24 Council Work Session: Strategic Plan Update

on January 17, 2017 - 7:17pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council has set an agenda item for its upcoming Council work session Tuesday, Jan. 24 to discuss its Strategic Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the conference room inside Building 1 at Pajarito Cliffs Site.

The strategic plan was first adopted in 2011 and goals are reviewed and updated annually by the council to provide direction to the staff, who then develop Management Action Plans (MAPs) to achieve the goals.

The vision statement adopted by the Council six years ago is:

Los Alamos is a world-renowned community where discovery and innovation

Los Alamos Association Of Realtors Install Officers

on January 17, 2017 - 12:42pm

2017 RANM President Victoria Murphey, left, introduces newly installed LAAOR officers this morning at Cottonwood on the Greens from left, David Horpedahl (President), Carrie Montoya-Pegg (President Elect), Lance Eaton (Treasurer), Sarah Keane (Director) and Pearl White (RANM Director). Officers not shown are Trish Maes (Secretary), Chris Ortega (Director) and Jeanette Metzger-Thorp (Director). Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, SFAR Liason Paco Arguello, RANM

Snowshoe Hike In Valles Caldera Saturday

on January 17, 2017 - 12:36pm
Participants from the December hike. Each hike ventures into a different part of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Would you like to explore the Jemez Mountains by snowshoe?
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer educational, family-friendly, hikes this winter.
 
The next hike is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, and will be led by a VALL ranger and a PEEC representative.

PEEC Thanks Rotary For Generous Donation

on January 17, 2017 - 8:37am

Rotary Club President Rob Metcalf and PEEC Education Programs Director Siobhan Niklasson. Courtesy photo
By KATHERINE BRUELL
PEEC Executive Director

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center would like to thank the Rotary Club of Los Alamos for their generous donation toward our Nature Play Area. PEEC is embarking on a major project to revamp and upgrade our nature play area for the littlest children, and the Rotary Club’s donation will get us started on this exciting venture. 

We hope to add a water play feature, a sensory play area, an obstacle course, an amphitheater area for group

Explore Your Universe: Astrophysics For Everyone

on January 17, 2017 - 8:27am

The destructive bombardment of a planet. Courtesy image

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education will again offer “Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone.” The class meets 2:35-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays beginning Jan. 17 and running through May 9.

 

In this class, students will explore modern, unsolved research problems in astrophysics, guided by mentors who work as astrophysicists at Los Alamos National Laboratory spanning a wide range of expertise.

Morning Snow On North Mesa

on January 17, 2017 - 8:07am
Snow this morning on North Mesa. Photo by Teresa Resende
 
Snow this morning on North Mesa. Photo by Teresa Resende

Daily Postcard: Clouds Stretch Across Sky

on January 17, 2017 - 7:22am

Daily Postcard: Clouds stretch across the sky recently over Smith's Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Clouds above Smith's. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: One Los Alamos Launches Diversity Week Drawing Contest

on January 16, 2017 - 8:09pm

By ONE LOS ALAMOS

Dear LAPS Teachers and Students,

Jan. 10, 2017, the Los Alamos Council declared the week of Jan. 15-21 Diversity Week. This event was sponsored by One Los Alamos, a group of people interested in promoting thoughtful, civil dialogue around our diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and identities in order to champion shared values and interests that can strengthen our community.

To kick-off the first year of celebrating Diversity Week, One Los Alamos is launching a drawing contest for all Los Alamos students grades K-12. We are having three age categories (grades K-4, 5-8, and

Santa Fe National Forest Renews Ban On Extended Camping, Public Nudity And Underage Drinking

on January 16, 2017 - 10:17am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest has renewed an occupancy and use closure order that prohibits camping for more than 14 days, public nudity and underage drinking on all lands, roads and trails within forest boundaries. The order is in effect until Jan. 31, 2019, unless rescinded earlier. 
 
The occupancy and closure order, which is in compliance with Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, is intended to protect resources and provide for public health and safety.  
 
The order prohibits camping for more than 14 days, whether consecutive or not, within any 45-day

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Dance & Bake Sale For Gabriel Huerta Jan. 27

on January 16, 2017 - 10:14am

Los Alamos’ Alex Kirk Signs With Anadolu Efes

on January 16, 2017 - 9:56am

Courtesy image

SPORTS News:

Alex Kirk of Los Alamos has signed with Anadolu Efes Sports Club, a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. He'll be with the team Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

Anadolu Efes is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball Super League, having won the league's championship 13 times.

The home of Anadolu Efes S.K. is the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, which has a seating capacity of 12,270 people for basketball games. The club has its own practice facility built in 1982 in the district of Bahçelievler.

Backcountry Film Festival 2017 At Reel Deal Jan. 26

on January 16, 2017 - 9:16am

Jim Hall Of Los Alamos Recounts His March From Selma To Montgomery With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

on January 16, 2017 - 9:05am

As a college student, Jim Hall marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr from Selma to Montgomery. Hall: Here are some of my memories: the warmth of our welcome by local African Americans, the organizational geniuses who, on the fly, fed us and moved us around, and the goodwill by everyone associated with the march. I also remember a few conversations with local whites who often seemed somewhat bewildered, often angry, but sometimes quietly supportive.

Daily Postcard: Welcome To Los Alamos

on January 16, 2017 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: A worker installs a new welcome banner on Central Avenue recently showing the new county logo. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NCRTD MLK Holiday Schedule And Closures

on January 15, 2017 - 8:35pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) schedule and closures Monday, Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King holiday.

All RTD “Blue Bus” and RTD Chile Line routes will not be in service with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe, which will operate on its weekend/holiday schedule; and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, which will operate on its normal weekday schedule.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare-based bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse Registration Is Jan. 17

on January 15, 2017 - 8:22pm

Registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is Tuesday at the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy photo

LACROSSE News:

Walk-in registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the multipurpose room of the White Rock Branch Library, 10 Sherwood Blvd.

Students age 9 through high school seniors are welcome. Although there is currently not a separate girls’ program, girls are welcome to play in a coed environment.

A registration form may be obtained during walk-in registration, or can be downloaded at http://www.laylax.org.

Practices are

Santa And His Three Elves Thank Los Alamos Families For 20 Years Of Support

on January 15, 2017 - 12:10pm

‘Santa and his three elves would like to thank all the families who stopped by on Christmas Eve to see the Christmas light display and receive candy canes at the top of Barranca Mesa Hill. I had more kids this year than ever before, which makes it all worthwhile. Santa and this light display have survived for 20 years. The people of Los Alamos have been wonderful. Thanks for all your support. See you all in 2017.’ – Larry Marr. Courtesy photo

 

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Scenes From Heavy Snow Fall In Los Alamos

on January 15, 2017 - 11:11am

Mulani, 10, still loves playing in fresh snow, which fell this morning in Quemazon. The National Weather Service predicts a high today of near 37 with a snow accumulation of up to about 2 inches. Photo by Trisha Ancell

This backyard vistior was spotted this morning in Western Area. Photo by Julie Smith

Scene from this morning's snow fall in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com 
Scene from this morning's snow fall in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from this morning's snow fall in the Mountain View neighborhood.

Boomerang Raises Funds For NMDog Rescue Effort

on January 15, 2017 - 7:09am
Angela Stell, left, receives a check for more than $300 in contributions to NMDog from Boomerang owner Anna Dillane and her rescued companion, Buddha. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday, Jan. 3 marked a happy reunion for Buddha, the canine companion of Boomerang owner Anna Dillane. Buddha came to the store to see Angela Stell, president and director of NMDOG, who rescued him from a life on the end of a chain five years ago. He hasn’t seen her in five years.

Daily Postcard: Lenticular Clouds Over Sangres

on January 15, 2017 - 6:42am

Daily Postcard: Lenticular cloud formations spotted Tuesday floating over the Sangres de Cristo Mountains. Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Darryl Sugar Re-enters School Board Race

on January 14, 2017 - 5:31pm

Darryl Sugar in the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom this afternoon announced he has re-entered the school board race. He is running in the Chamisa District against Stephen Boerigter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Retired medical doctor Darryl Sugar has decided to re-enter the race for Los Alamos School Board. Citing time constraints, he withdrew from the two-person race in the Chamisa District through an email he submitted Thursday to the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Sugar stopped by the newspaper office this afternoon and explained his

Peek Inside Blue Window Bistro Now Open In New Location In Downtown Los Alamos!

on January 14, 2017 - 12:04pm

Blue Window Bistro opens for business Wednesday at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Read the full story later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster talks about her retaurant Friday during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy photo

The Blue Window Bistro served its last meal Friday, Jan. 6 Friday at its old location and began serving lunch Wednesday, Jan. 11 at its new location on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Welcoming guests for lunch Thursday at the new

‘Moving Day’ At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Friday Morning

on January 14, 2017 - 9:58am
Doug Hintze, ​manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos office compares notes with Pete Maggiore of the National Nuclear Security Administrations Los Alamos office during Friday's RCLN meeting in Española. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities opened its board meeting Friday with a moving tribute to former Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson, who stepped down from the board as secretary-treasurer.

Kristin Henderson honored at Friday's RCLC meeting. Photo by Roger

Santa Fe National Forest To Host Another Round Of Public Meetings On Forest Plan Revision

on January 14, 2017 - 9:02am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will host 10 public meetings and a two-day technical meeting between Jan. 17 and Feb. 9, 2017, as part of the multi-year effort to revise the comprehensive plan that will guide forest management, use and protection for the next 10 to 15 years.
 
This round of public meetings will give members of the public an opportunity to discuss and comment on initial plan components and the draft wilderness evaluation maps. 
 
Initial plan components have been drafted for all resource areas, including vegetation, fire and fuels, wildlife,

Pereyra: Governor, I Implore You To Find Alternatives To Cuts In Education

on January 14, 2017 - 9:00am
By RAMIRO PEREYRA
Los Alamos
 
Today, I began to hear more and more about the proposed cuts to education and state employees.
 
It breaks my heart to think that so many will be effected by these cuts and many of those individuals are those educating the future of America. I have worked in the public schools for two years now and the pay is not the best.
 
Individuals in the education profession do not educate for the money, but because we are passionate.

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