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Hayley Schake Makes Hastings College Dean’s List

on January 16, 2018 - 3:26pm
EDUCATIONAL News:
 
HASTINGS, Neb.  Hastings Collegein Nebraska has announced the Dean’s List for its fall 2017 semester including Hayley Schake of Los Alamos.
 
For the semester, 397 students from 24 states and three countries were named to the Dean’s List, with 246 students achieving a 4.0 grade point average.
 
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.

Los Alamos On Forbes List Of Richest Counties In 2017

on January 16, 2018 - 1:28pm

Los Alamos is number six on Forbes list of the top 10 richest counties in America for 2017. Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County again made the Forbes annual list of the top 10 richest counties in America for 2017. This year Los Alamos has a reported median household income of $107,126 and comes in at number 6 on the list.

New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the Union, which makes Los Alamos County stand out. The affluent Los Alamos County makes it on the list thanks to Los Alamos National Laboratory, employing 10,500 of the 18,147 residents.

The median

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes At Purgatory

on January 16, 2018 - 1:14pm

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes at Purgatory. Members from left, Jack Harris, Chris Schembri, Koji Park, Jackson Boone, Liam Brown, Alex Pantea, Silas Brown, Coach Lisa Kimura, Aidan Ortiz, Kyle Park and not pictured Will Hamilton. Photo by RMOrtiz

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Meet Results

on January 16, 2018 - 1:05pm
Sara Gardner, left, and Colette Bibeault, second from left, at the meet. Courtesy photo
 
LAAT News:
 
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers opened their competitive season this past weekend in Rio Rancho. More than 400 gymnasts from 15 New Mexico teams competed.
 
In the Xcel competition, Los Alamos’ Diamond team won the team competition. Chantel Bibeault took the all-around gold with a 36.15. She also took silver in all four individual events with, 9.00 on vault, 8.95 on bars, 9.05 on beam, and 9.15 on floor. Team mate Hannah Gram took gold on bars and beam with 9.05 and 9.10 respectively.

Municipal Judge Alan Kirk Announces Re-Election Bid

on January 16, 2018 - 8:04am
Municipal Judge Alan Kirk announces his bid for re-election Thursday evening at a GOP meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Alex and Erin Kirk help out with their father Judge Alan Kirk's first campaign 20 years ago. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County Municipal Judge Alan S. Kirk announced his bid for re-election Thursday evening at a local Republican Party meeting at UNM-LA.

Kirk is serving his 20th year on the bench and spoke about his decision to seek a 6th term, during an interview Saturday

Posture Alignment Therapy, Another Local Resource

on January 16, 2018 - 8:03am
Sandra West offers posture alignment therapy classes and personalized sessions. Courtesy photo
 
PRI News:
 
Los Alamos has many options for supporting health and wellness, including a posture alignment coach, Sandra West, who uses exercises to retrain the body, align joints, and regain functional movements.
 
What is the result? Posture therapy reduces pain, improves mobility, and builds the body’s strength and resilience to injury. West teaches group classes and offers personalized sessions.
 
West teaches three classes each Wednesday:
  • Balance Posture meets 11-11:45 a.m.

PEEC: Explore Galaxies And Dark Matter Jan. 19-20

on January 16, 2018 - 7:26am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium has a special show about our local galaxies at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and a full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery scree ning at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. These shows are organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC).
 
What do we know about our neighbor galaxies? Paul Arendt will share answers to these and more questions about our Universe within four million light-years at 7 p.m. Jan. 19.
 
The full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery explo res our understanding of dark matter.

Shop On The Corner Reopening Wednesday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:24am
Shop on the Corner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo
 
THRIFT SHOP News:
 
The Shop on the Corner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is reopening at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, after being closed immediately after its Christmas Sale in December.
 
The Shop experienced a flood requiring it to close and address the mess. After hiring a professional cleaning company and many hours of work by volunteers, the Shop has been renovated with a new, industrial look including a concrete floor and moveable metal shelves. 
 
For the reopening, the Shop will be

Memorial Bike Run For Scott 'Spud' Wilkinson Saturday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:22am

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State Transportation Commission To Meet Wednesday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:19am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The State Transportation Commission will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the NMDOT General Office Training Rooms 1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504.  
 
The six member governor-appointed commission determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Community members are invited to attend and time will be allotted for public comment. 
 
The agenda is available on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s website http://dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en/TC_Publications.html or by calling (505).827.5258.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Jan. 27

on January 16, 2018 - 5:59am
JJAB News:
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training-openings available to the community!
 
The Los Alamos JJAB has space available in the Youth Mental Health First Aid training taking place Saturday, Jan. 27.
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, nationally recognized and accredited course that teaches adults who work with youth how to identify symptoms of different types of mental illness. As with any first aid class, there is an action plan to help a youth in crisis.

Española Humane Celebrates Animal Lovers With Los Lobos Concert Feb. 9

on January 16, 2018 - 5:42am
Los Lobos. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Come dance and celebrate the month of love with the legendary music of Los Angeles-based band Los Lobos.
 
This benefit concert for Española Humane kicks off the 2018 concert season 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. 201 Marcy St., Santa Fe. Tickets are $35 in advance and on sale now at https://tickets.holdmyticket.com or by calling 505.886.1251. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of show. VIP meet-and-greet tickets are $149. For 21 and over: Beer and wine is available with valid ID. Limited seating and

Daily Postcard: View Of Black Mesa From Otowi Peak

on January 16, 2018 - 5:11am

View of Black Mesa and San Ildefonso from Otowi Peak. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Los Alamos Teen Dies In Crash In Colorado

on January 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

Patrick Beauparlant

Colorado State Police News:

Patrick Beauparlant, 19, of Los Alamos died this morning in a single vehicle crash in Pueblo, Colo.

According to a news release from Colorado State Police, Beauparlant was a passenger in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven northbound on I-25 by a 19-year-old woman at around 8:30 a.m., when the driver attempted to pass a pickup and lost control due to snowy road conditions.

The Jeep crashed into a guardrail and rolled over several times down a rocky embankment before coming to a stop in a dry creek bed. Beauparlant died at the scene.

Upcoming Events At Pajarito Mountain

on January 15, 2018 - 6:34pm
 
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here. Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
  • Jan. 20 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series. Enjoy live music 3-5 p.m. from Smooth Santana Tribute Band and local craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op starting at noon.
  • Feb.

Coalition Honors Departing Mayors

on January 15, 2018 - 11:26am

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members and staff honored Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero at the conclusion of their last meeting Friday as board members.

John McHale Receives Spirit Of The West Award

on January 15, 2018 - 11:24am

Los Alamos Daily Post photographer John McHale receives the Spirit of the West Award at the Community Assets Awards Gala Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Daily Post photographer John McHale received the Spirit of the West Award Saturday evening at the Community Assets Awards annual gala at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Thirty eight other people also were recognized for working to make Los Alamos or the state a little better through their efforts.

The Spirit of the

UC Rep Faces Tough Questions From Coalition Chair

on January 15, 2018 - 11:23am

UC Vice President for National Laboratories Kim Budil speaks to RCLC Board members Friday at Okway Owingeh Casino Resort Hotel. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

University of California Vice President for National Laboratories Kim Budil told Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board members during its meeting Friday at Ohkay Owingeh Casino Resort Hotel that circumstances on the ground are much better at Los Alamos National Laboratory since the incident in 2014 that caused the closure of the Waste Isolation

Study Names Los Alamos County A Top Place To Get Mortgages In New Mexico

on January 15, 2018 - 11:01am
SMART ASSEST News:
 
SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its fourth annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage.
 
The study determines top markets by comparing the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, in addition to mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs and property taxes. According to the study’s Best Mortgage Markets Index, Los Alamos County ranks among the top locations in New Mexico.
 
Check out the table below to see how Los Alamos County compares to the other leaders in New Mexico:
 
Rank
County
Loan Funding Rate
5 Year Borrowing

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Melissa Goldman

on January 15, 2018 - 10:59am

NIST: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Registration Underway

on January 15, 2018 - 8:11am
Courtesy photo
 
NIST News:
 
Undergraduate students interested in gaining hands-on research experience at NIST are invited to learn more about NIST, the opportunities at NIST’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, and the SURF application process.
 
The webinar is intended for both university students and staff and will occur at 1:30 p.m. ET, Jan. 17. 
 
The SURF application deadline is Feb. 12. 
 

Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Spotted On San Ildefonso

on January 15, 2018 - 7:20am

Daily Postcard: Mule deer spotted nibbling grass Saturday near the soccer fields on San Ildefonso Road. The mule deer gets its name from its overly large ears. Photo by Thomas Swertfeger

Los Alamos Residents Chris Luchini And Helen Milenski Tapped To Lead Libertarian Party Of New Mexico

on January 14, 2018 - 8:09am
Libertarian Party of New Mexico Chair Chris Luchini and Vice Chair Helen Milenski visit the Los Alamos Daily Post Saturday to talk about their new leadership positions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Earlier this week, Los Alamos residents Chris Luchini and Helen Milenski became the new leaders of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico.

Luchini assumed the position of chair Monday following the resignation of Elizabeth Hanes.

Classical Music World: It’s A Strad!

on January 14, 2018 - 6:26am
István Várdai and his Stradivarius cello. Courtesy/LACA

Classical Music World
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
LACA Artistic Director

Every so often, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents an instrument that has more name recognition than the musician playing it.

István Várdai, who is scheduled to perform here Jan. 21, is not a household name in this country (he’s Hungarian and a big deal there) but his cello is named for three famous people. 

The first famous name is Antonio Stradivari who is so universally known as a maker of fine string instruments that just saying “It’s a Strad” is enough to convey that

Scenes From Hike Above Rendija Canyon

on January 14, 2018 - 6:24am

Scene from a recent hike above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

Hiking above Rendija Canyon. Photo by Larry Caudill

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