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Canine Companions For Independence Is In Town!

on September 27, 2016 - 8:55pm

Kiro is a yellow lab who will be with Jacinta Lestone of Proton Pawsitive Dog Training for the next 20 months. Courtesy photo

Kiro the yellow lab relaxes with a friend. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) has come to Los Alamos! Kiro (pronounced Cairo), a yellow lab, will be with Jacinta Lestone of Proton Pawsitive Dog Training for the next 20 months. He will learn his basic commands and how to behave appropriately in public, including in businesses such as the grocery store or restaurants.

Memorial Service For Shirley L. Davies Oct. 15

on September 27, 2016 - 3:47pm

Shirley L. Davies   May 22,1925 – July 22, 2016

Memorial Service:

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Shirley L. Davies will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

A reception will follow the service. Inurnment was earlier in the United Church Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, the United Church of Los Alamos or the charity of your choice.

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Daily Postcard: Orphaned Bear Cubs Bulking Up!

on September 27, 2016 - 3:35pm

Daily Postcard: The orphaned bears rescued from the Valles Caldera, Valley Girl and Cowboy, continue to recuperate and gain weight under the care of Dr. Kathleen Ramsey at the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation compound as they prepare for a release back into the wild around Thanksgiving. Courtesy/LEWF

Los Alamos County Council Candidate Models Kilts

on September 27, 2016 - 9:58am

Los Alamos County Council candidate Jaret McDonald models a kilt featuring maximum comfort and style. Proceeds form his modeling gig goes to his nonprofit Famine To Feast. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Council candidate Jaret McDonald ponders the countryside as he models a kilt. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council GOP candidate Jaret McDonald has been tapped to model kilts.

“I am lucky enough to have been selected to be a kilt model in the USA for DNKE,” McDonald told the Los Alamos Daily Post.

McDonald works at Los Alamos National

UWNNM Unveils New Fundraising Measurement

on September 27, 2016 - 9:25am

From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, UWNNM Board President Steve Boerigter, UWNNM Board Member Jill Cook, UWNNM Campaign Chair and LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and UWNNM Board Member Valerie Martinez. Courtesy/UWNNM

COMMUNITY News:

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) unveiled a new way of measuring its Community Action Fundraising campaign this year. The Community Action Fundraising thermometer in front of the Los Alamos Post Office will measure people assisted rather than money raised.

In yearly reports from nonprofit partners the average cost to help one

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Local Democrats Host Debate Watch Party

on September 27, 2016 - 8:52am

More than 120 people gather Monday evening for a debate watch party at the DPLA headquarters in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Folks gather at the DPLA headquarters in Central Park Square for Monday's first Presidential Debate party of the General Election season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos (DPLA) hosted a Presidential Debate watch party Monday evening at the DPLA headquarters in Central Park Square.

The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) released the following statement following Monday evening’s

New Mexico School For The Arts Receives 2016 Mayor’s Award For Excellence

on September 27, 2016 - 8:06am
NMSA News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is proud to announce that it is a 2016 recipient of the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
 
The Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are given annually, and the 2016 recipients will be celebrated at the Mayor’s Awards dinner Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Sweeney Ballroom of the Santa Fe Convention Center.
 
NMSA opened in 2010, offering mastery arts training in Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts along with a rigorous academic education leading to a high school diploma.

Local GOP Gathers For Debate Watch Party

on September 27, 2016 - 8:02am

Members of the Republican Party of Los Alamos gather Monday evening at a watch party for the first Presidenticial Debate of the Gerneral Election season. The watch party was at the Zia Realty Group offices at 15th and Central owned by local GOP 1st Vice Chair and County Councilor James Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local GOP members gather Monday evening for a debate watch party at the Zia Realty Group offices in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

GOP News:

Members of the Republican Party of Los Alamos gathered Monday evening for a

Public Field Trips Underway On SFNF

on September 27, 2016 - 7:33am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is planning seven field trips this fall as part of the revision of the Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). 
 
This Forest Plan will guide management for all resources throughout the forest for the next 10 to 15 years. These trips will give members of the public the opportunity to see resources on the ground and have conversations with SFNF resource specialists. The field trips will launch discussions on what should go into the Draft Forest Plan, which will be written over the next year. 
 
Find a brief summary of

Letter To The Editor: Support Of Many Made 2016 Health Fair A Great Success!

on September 26, 2016 - 5:37pm
By PHILIP GURSKY
President
Los Alamos Heart Council

The 31th annual Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair, held at Griffith Gymnasium on Saturday, Sept. 24 was another great success! 

We had over 2,500 attendees. There were more than 70 exhibitors representing a wide range of health-related organizations from Los Alamos and surrounding communities. A total of approximately 800 flu shots were given and hundreds of blood draws were administered, as well as many other health screenings.

With all the activities for kids and families, hundreds of parents and children came to the Fair this

NCRTD ADA Bus Stop Enhancement Project To Begin Sept. 27 In Española

on September 26, 2016 - 5:12pm
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District, operator of the RTD Blue Bus, begins an ADA bus stop enhancement project on Tuesday, September 27.
 
The Project will result in intermittent lane closures on NM Highway 68/Riverside Dr. in Española along a 3-mile stretch beginning at La Joya St. north to El Llano Rd. The Project will last approximately 45 days with construction occurring Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 
 
For additional project information, please contact the NCRTD, Jim Nagle, at (505).629.4707 or by email at JimN@ncrtd.org.
 
The North

Managed Fires On SFNF Meet Objectives

on September 26, 2016 - 5:11pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest have completed operations on both the 329-acre 138 Fire on the Jemez Ranger District and the 700-acre Cuerno Fire on the Coyote Ranger District. 
 
Both the 138 and Cuerno Fires were lightning-caused and presented opportunities to capitalize on natural ignitions to achieve multiple objectives on the landscape.
 
Objectives for both fires included:
  • mitigating the risk of high-intensity destructive wildfires by reducing excess fuels, including ponderosa pine litter, dried grasses, and dead and down timber
  • providing

Kick For The Cure Thursday

on September 26, 2016 - 5:10pm

Two Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol Members Recognized For First Airplane Solo

on September 26, 2016 - 10:39am
Lt. Col. Roland Dewing, Cadet 2nd Lt. JD Downing, and Capt. Jane Lingenfelter. Courtesy/CAP
 
CAP News:
 
Monday, Sept. 19, Cadet 2nd Lt. JD Downing was presented with a certificate by Lt. Col. Roland Dewing in recognition of his first solo powered flight June 23, at the Civil Air Patrol Nation Flight Academy in Shawnee, Okla.
 
He was also presented a scarf by Capt. Jane Lingenfelter.
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State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across The State In October

on September 26, 2016 - 10:37am
STATE News:
 
STATEWIDE  State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of October 2016.
 
We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
 
People are choosing to not drink and drive.

AAUW Holds Voter Registration At UNM-LA In Honor Of National Voter Registration Day Tuesday

on September 26, 2016 - 9:41am

AAUW News:

AAUW Los Alamos will hold a voter registration event at UNM-Los Alamos Tuesday in honor of National Voter Registration Day.

Voter registration for US citizens residing in New Mexico is 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Building 6 on the UNM-LA campus. Those registering need to be 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day, Nov. 8. 

A social security number is necessary to complete the registration. Changes of name and address for those already registered also will be handled. 

AAUW Los Alamos also has scheduled a followup voter registration event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tour De Los Alamos - In Loving Memory Of Dr. Peter J. Lindberg

on September 26, 2016 - 8:37am

David A. Mann, rides a tandem bicycle solo in remembrance of recently deceased Dr. Peter J. Lindberg in Sunday's Tour De Los Alamos. Photo by Zjael Builta

David A. Mann wears a photo on his back of recently deceased Dr. Peter J. Lindberg as he rides a tandem bicycle solo in remembrance his longtime friend in Sunday's Tour De Los Alamos. Photo by Zjael Builta

 

By Zjael Builta
Los Alamos
 
At the Tour De Los Alamos on Sunday, Sep. 25, David A. Mann, age 75, road the tour for yet another year. He is not only the oldest, but he is now the longest running participant.

White Cane Awareness Week Oct. 15-22

on September 26, 2016 - 8:08am
By VERNON KERR
Los Alamos

What does a white cane mean to the ordinary citizen of Los Alamos? Mostly the answer is, “I don’t know.”

A white cane is a device used by a class of handicapped citizens in order to move about in a sighted world. Not all blind people are totally blind. Many have limited vision such as those who have glaucoma, pigmentosa or macular degeneration. The cane signifies that the person is blind though some persons out of vanity refuse to be identified by using a cane.

The most common cane is a six to seven foot long wand that one uses to sweep in front of themselves to

Daily Postcard: Autumn Spirit At Granny's House

on September 26, 2016 - 8:04am

Daily Postcard: Granny's house on 46th Street is decorated for the fall season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From GOP Constitution Day Dinner 2016

on September 25, 2016 - 6:13pm

Rep. Nora Espinoza delivers the keynote speech at Saturday's Constitution Day Dinner. She is the Republican candidate in the Secretary of State race. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Republican Party of Los Alamos Chair Bill McKerley welcomes the crowd to the annual Constitution Day Dinner Saturday at the Church of Christ on Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Constitution Day Dinner attendees who served in the military are asked to stand and are applauded for their service by members of the Republican Party at Saturday's special event. Photo by Carol A.

GOP Honors 2016 Constitution Day Essay Winners

on September 25, 2016 - 4:20pm

From left, LAFRW President Bethany Tierney, Secretary of State candidate/ Dist. 59 Rep. Nora Espinoza, essay contest winners Julie Nolan, Brooklyn Scott, Anna Clark and Jack Ammermand and District Attorney candidate Yvonne Chicoine. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women held its annual Constitution Day Essay Contest and invited the winners to recite their essay at Saturday's Constitution Day Dinner, hosted by the Republican Party of Los Alamos at the Los Alamos Church of Christ at 2323 Diamond Dr.

The local FRW organization sponsors

Dr. Tom Csanadi And Wife Dr. Marvel Harrison Bid Farewell To Los Alamos At Saturday Event

on September 25, 2016 - 10:36am

Dr. Tom Csanadi and his wife Dr. Marvel Harrison bid a sad farewell to their many friends at a special gathering Saturday at their Los Alamos home. The couple closed their practices last week and are moving Friday to California's Central Coast. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Dr. Tom Csanadi and his wife Dr. Marvel Harrison bid a sad farewell to their many friends at a special gathering Saturday at their Los Alamos home.

The couple closed their practices last week and are moving Friday to California's Central Coast.

Dr.

2016 Los Alamos Health Fair Draws Thousands

on September 25, 2016 - 9:00am
Seventy businesses and organizations participate in the Los Alamos Heart Council's 2016 Los Alamos County Health Fair Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium. Major sponsors include Los Alamos Medical Center and New Mexico Bank & Trust. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Health Fair bustled with activity 8 a.m. to noon Saturday with thousands of visitors in attendance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A Minion welcomes people to the Los Alamos Children's Dentistry booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Staffers stand ready to register people for blood tests.

Scenes From Saturday's Taste The Sky Fundraiser

on September 25, 2016 - 8:49am
United Way Youth Team members bring orders to the cook at the Taste The Sky Dinner, a fundraiser for United Way Saturday at the Los Alamos County Airport. Team members served as waiters at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Taste The Sky guests dine on the tarmac at Saturday's Tase the Sky event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney at Saturday's Taste the Sky event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School students raise money for projects. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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FSN Gets Its Ducks In A Row Saturday

on September 25, 2016 - 8:44am
Rubber duckie races were the highlight of the second annual Lucky Ducky Carnival Saturday at Family Strengths Network. The fundraiser drew an enthusiastic bunch, who raced their ducks for prizes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
She's got rythmn! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A youngster shows off a newly discovered worm at the registration table, where ducks were available for purchase. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
They're off! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A new look. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
New friends
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