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Council Meeting Focusing On Strategic Plan Jan. 23

on January 14, 2018 - 6:22am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council has set an agenda item for its upcoming Council session Tuesday, Jan. 23 to discuss an update to its Strategic Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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 are inspired by its dramatic history

Sig Hecker Appears On 60 Minutes Tonight

on January 14, 2018 - 6:22am

Former LANL Director Dr. Sig Hecker

COMMUNITY News:

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Sig Hecker is scheduled to appear in an interview on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m., ET/PT today, Jan. 14.

Hecker has visited North Korea seven times and will discuss his perception of the county's nuclear program.

Kathy Schoonover Retires From Sage Health

on January 14, 2018 - 6:19am

Sage Health practitioners celebrate the retirement of Kathy Schoonover with dinner at the Blue Window. From left, Leslie Pfaff, Dennis Schoonover, Kathy Schoonover, Nancy Savoia, Sandra West, Shawn West and Aimee Price say, ‘We appreciate your service and wish you the best on your future adventures.’ Sage Health offers chiropractic, acupuncture, posture therapy and massage services at 2610 Trinity Dr., Suite 14. Courtesy photo

Scenes From ‘On The Grid: Off The Grid’ Reception

on January 14, 2018 - 6:18am

Scene from the reception for ‘On the Grid: Off the Grid’ art quilt show Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Denise Seavey with her art quilt ‘Remember’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Quilter Carolyn Castaneda with her quilt ‘Escaped! Free at Last’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Visitors look at art quilts Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Carol Kleinsorge with her quilt ‘Moon Magic’. Photo by Katy Korkos 

Daily Post Reporter Spots Giant Elephant Seals

on January 14, 2018 - 6:14am

Giant elephant seals spotted Friday on Jenny Island in Antarctica by Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey who is vacationing in the area. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Giant elephant seals. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Sunset Paints Sky With Radiant Glow

on January 14, 2018 - 6:03am

Daily Postcard: The sunset paints the sky in beautiful hues Friday above Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Burgess Presents Annual Report At Chamber Breakfast

on January 13, 2018 - 8:45am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess discusses the 2017 Annual Report with Chamber of Commerce members Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Chamber members gather for the County’s annual report Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess described the County’s 2017 efforts and accomplishments in the areas of promoting economic vitality as part of his annual report Thursday morning when he addressed local Chamber of Commerce members

Suburban Slugfest: ‘God Of Carnage’ Opens At LALT

on January 13, 2018 - 8:19am
Veronica (Tami Martinson) and Michael (Larry Gibbons) clean up a messy situation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Annete (Katrina Koehler), left, and Veronica (Tami Martinson) share a laugh at their husbands' expense. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Tony award winning “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza opened Friday night at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

“God of Carnage” presents us with four dislikable protagonists behaving badly.

SFNF: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Closure Jan. 15

on January 13, 2018 - 8:10am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  All Santa Fe National Forest offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 16.
 
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy, the Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Jan. 15. Fees will be waived at Santa Fe National Forest sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the National Recreation Reservation System
 
Since many recreation sites on the Santa Fe National Forest

Bandelier To Celebrate First 2018 Fee Free Day Monday

on January 13, 2018 - 8:02am
NPS News:
 
Every year the National Park Service (NPS) offers several days when the public is invited to visit fee free - that is, no entrance fees are charged.
 
Bandelier National Monument and the other approximately 120 NPS areas that charge entrance fees invite everyone to enjoy this year's first fee-free day Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will also be fee free at lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation. 
 
"Mid-January is usually a very quiet time at Bandelier,"

Los Alamos County Closures For Holiday Monday

on January 13, 2018 - 8:01am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Administration Offices are closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. 

Other facilities may be closed or have shortened hours of operation.

For residents with Monday as their trash/recycle day, place carts at the curb Wednesday instead.

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed.

For police dispatch services, call 505.662.8222. In case of emergency, dial 911.

Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Spotted On Alabama Avenue

on January 13, 2018 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: A very gentle and shy old mule deer is spotted this week on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Mule deer on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Mule deer on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

LAPD: Flashing Red Light Stop Signs On School Buses Mean Motorists Must Stop

on January 12, 2018 - 2:11pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has recently received several complaints from Los Alamos Public School’s Transportation Division and parents, about motorist running the flashing red-light stop signs attached to the school buses.

LAPD would like to remind all motorist of New Mexico State Statute (66-7-347) and Los Alamos County Ordinance (38-290) that state all motorists traveling either direction approaching a bus with its flashing red lights activated, must come to a complete stop at least 10 feet prior to the bus.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Positively Impacts Region’s Economy In 2017

on January 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
Ashley Gutierrez is a customer service devotee at Wildflower, a Santa Fe-based, woman-owned IT hardware and software solutions company, that has partnered with Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1991. The company has nine employees—about 11 percent of its current workforce—dedicated to working with the Laboratory. Courtesy photo
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s efforts to stimulate new business growth, strengthen existing companies, create jobs and contribute to a diverse economy in northern New Mexico’s communities saw notable progress across the board in 2017.
 
“The

On The Job In Los Alamos: Liddie Martinez At LANB

on January 12, 2018 - 9:18am

On the job in Los Alamos is Market President Liddie Martinez Thursday morning in her office at Los Alamos National Bank. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Art Quilts On Display At Mesa Public Library

on January 12, 2018 - 7:32am

Ann Anastasio hangs the quilt ‘Tangled Web’ by Mary Olivea in the On the Grid: Off the Grid show on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

LIBRARY News:

Young viewers enjoy the quilt ‘From the Back Portal’ by Mary Jo Stipe in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library on Thursday. Photo by Katy Korkos

A new exhibition entitled “On the Grid: Off the Grid” has been installed in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, courtesy of the Art Quilt Group of the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild.

More than 20 artists from all over Northern New

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Jan. 16

on January 12, 2018 - 6:51am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting of the Military Order Of The World Wars is Tuesday Jan. 16. The speaker is Nancy Bartlit, a local author, historian, lecturer, publisher and environmentalist. She taught in Sendai, Japan for two years, tutored Japanese in her home town, Los Alamos, and returned to Japan to study technology and industry.
 
Her talk is entitled “Santa Fe’s Mystery History: The Santa Fe Internment Camp in the shadow of Los Alamos (1942-1946)”.
 
From 1942 to spring of 1946, the former Civilian Conservation Corps Camp was converted to a facility that houses 2,100 men.
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Acting Workshops From London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art

on January 12, 2018 - 6:20am
Rodney Cottier
 
ISC News:
 
International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe is welcoming Rodney Cottier, Head of Drama at London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art, back to Santa Fe.

Cottier was in Santa Fe during First Folio February 2016 and all of his workshops were sold out and received standing ovations, so register early. Actors and observers are all welcome.
 
This Shakespeare acting master class is interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun!

Alzheimer's Day At The Legislature Jan. 18

on January 12, 2018 - 6:10am

Daily Postcard: Ojo Caliente Hike

on January 12, 2018 - 6:05am

Daily Postcard: Hiking recently near Ojo Caliente. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Lisa Shin Announces Bid For House Dist. 43

on January 11, 2018 - 11:14pm

Lisa Shin of Los Alamos has publicly announced that she is running for New Mexico House Dist. 43. Shin, an optometrist and vice chair of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County, shared her big news this evening during the GOP’s monthly meeting in Jeannette Wallace Hall on the UNM-LA campus. Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is running for Land Commissioner and vacating the House seat at the end of 2018. Shin is the second Los Alamos resident to announce a bid for the seat. Last month County Councilor Pete Sheehey, a Democrat, launched his campaign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dist. Judge Greg Shaffer Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on January 11, 2018 - 4:49pm

First Judicial District Judge Greg Shaffer visits the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning after attending the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. Judge Shaffer was appointed to the bench in October following the retirement of Judge Sarah Singleton. His name will be on the ballot for election this year. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

PAC 8 TV Schedule Jan. 12 - 18

on January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
PAC 8 TV schedule for the month of January:
 
Friday, Jan. 12
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 1-09-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – How Los Alamos Became a Ranch School
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
 
Saturday, Jan. 13
  • Free Speech TV
 
Sunday, Jan. 14
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic

Little Theatre Play Reading 'The Dining Room' Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a play reading for the final production of LALT's 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney. 
 
The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.  We will meet in the green room of the theatre located at 1670 Nector Street in Los Alamos.  
 
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to- do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions.

Joy And Johnny Getha Celebrate 25th Anniversary

on January 11, 2018 - 4:44pm

Joy and Johnny Getha on their wedding day, Jan. 15, 1993. Courtesy photo
Johnny and Joy Getha will renew their vows Jan. 14 at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Johnny and Joy Getha will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan.15, 2018. They will have a vow-renewal ceremony Sunday, Jan. 14 at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock.

The couple met in the Air Force on Feb. 1, 1991. Joy was stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi Miss., and Johnny was taking an advanced computer course there.

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