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Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Annual Craft Fair Oct. 28

on October 12, 2017 - 9:01pm

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold its annual craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Crossroads Bible Church on East Road. The event includes food, baked goods, handmade items and a raffle of items donated by vendors and a quilt made by member Alice Garcia. Garcia also is one of the many vendors. Courtesy photo

An Evening Of Poetry At Mesa Library Friday

on October 12, 2017 - 3:39pm
From top left, Dani Bitetti-Salazar, Sam Goldberg, Cameron Pearl, Eben Bold, Trevor Brown, Neil Wilkerson, Britta Schramm, Joseph Thompson and Bethany Day. From bottom left, Michaelle Sutton, Jessica Cooke, Moriah Hein and Jacob Thompson. Not pictured: Casey Curtisand Matt Mesibov. Courtesy photo
 
MPL News:
 
Mesa Public Library will be open late Friday, Oct. 13, in order to take part in the Evening of Arts and Culture, happening at nine locations throughout downtown Los Alamos. Music, performing arts, theater, dance, visual art and poetry will all be presented free of charge.
 
The

Knights Of Columbus Haunted House Oct 27-28

on October 12, 2017 - 3:37pm

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LAFD Elite Combat Challenge Team Reaches High

on October 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver-Engineer Gregg Hecathorn opens the hood on the Department's burn car prop while demonstrating how firefighters extinguish vehicle fires during a training demonstration Monday for the community. Hecathorn normally drives and runs the truck's pump panel but opted to ‘play’ a little. He is a member of the LAFD Firefighter Combat Challenge Team. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Combat Challenge Team members, from left, Aron Williams, Kevin Kamplain, Gregg Hecathorn, David Apodaca and John Bialy after taking third

Taste Of Knowledge Event Sold Out

on October 12, 2017 - 8:55am
LAPSF News:
 
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that its Taste of Knowledge event being held this Saturday, Oct. 14 has sold out.
 
The Foundation would like to thank everyone who has purchased tickets or made a donation.
 
If anyone else would care to make a donation to support the public schools' teachers, staff, students and facilities, they may do so at lapsfoundation.com/donate.

Denny Erickson Wins 2017 Los Alamos History Award

on October 12, 2017 - 8:52am
Denny Erickson receives 2017 Los Alamos History Award. Courtesy photo
 
LAHA News:
 
Denny Erickson has received the 2017 Los Alamos History Award for his outstanding contributions to preserving the world-changing history of Los Alamos and for significant contributions to the organization that leads those preservationefforts.
 
Erickson, who served as co-chair of the multi-million dollar History is Here fundraising campaign, was president of the Los Alamos Historical Society for three years (2008–2010) and served for a decade on the board of directors.
 
The award nomination for
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Governor Announces Court Appointments

on October 12, 2017 - 8:44am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced appointments to Division II of the First Judicial Court, and Division II of the Eleventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
 
Gregory Shaffer of Santa Fe has been appointed to Division II of the First Judicial District Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Sarah Singleton.
 
Shaffer most recently served as county attorney for Santa Fe County where he built on his more than 20 years of legal experience.

Fun, Food And Gifts At PEEC-nic Sunday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:36am
Chick Keller helps a child safely view the sun at last year’s PEEC-nic. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invites you to take part in their fall party 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC’s annual membership meeting, fondly called PEEC-nic, is open to the public, not just members, and it’s free!
 
To celebrate PEEC has special activities planned, including hands-on activities for kids and adults, a chance to meet PEEC’s live animals, delicious desserts, and sun viewing through PEEC’s solar telescope, with the help

SGR Re-Election Campaign Kickoff Oct. 28

on October 12, 2017 - 8:16am

NMDOT Launches 'NM Bike Plan' Website And Interactive Map For Public Comment

on October 12, 2017 - 8:11am
Courtesy/NMDOT
 
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the launch of a project website and interactive map for the Prioritized Statewide Bicycle Network Plan (NM Bike Plan).
 
The website provides a platform for bicyclists and others to share their valuable input in the bicycle planning and route prioritization process.
 
Through an interactive map New Mexicans can identify currently used or potential bike routes and complete a questionnaire on user preferences.

Atomic City Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:05am
Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:
 
Atomic City Children's Theater (ACCT) will host a car wash 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 14 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos.
 
ACCT's talented and award winning students are hosting their car wash to raise funds for their upcoming February production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Jr.
 
We hope the community will support these talented performers.
 
Atomic City Children’s Theater, an official after-school program sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Schools, offers performing opportunities to elementary and middle school age students

Public Input Requested For ADA Transition Plan

on October 12, 2017 - 7:54am

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is developing an ADA transition plan. The plan's initial focus includes sidewalks and curb ramps. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is seeking the public’s input on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

 

In March, Wilson & Company, an engineering firm from Albuquerque, was hired by the County to assemble the plan. A first draft of the plan was presented to the Transportation Board during its Oct.

John Arrowsmith Named 2017 Kiwanian Of The Year

on October 12, 2017 - 7:50am
John Arrowsmith, above, is the Kiwanian of the Year for 2017-2018. He has a long history of devoted service to Kiwanis. Courtesy photo
 
KIWANIS News:
 
John Arrowsmith,  the 2017 Kiwanian of the Year in Los Alamos, is no newcomer. He has lived in Los Alamos County for 27 years, and he has been a member of Kiwanis here for about 25 years.
 
However, there are many things about him that even a Kiwanis member might not know.
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Pinon Fourth Grader Stars In Lifetime Movie

on October 12, 2017 - 7:39am

Allyson Harbert in a scene from Lifetime’s ‘A Mother’s Crime’. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

Allyson Harbert’s acting career has started off with a bang. Harbert, a Pinon Elementary School fourth grader student, recently acted in a Lifetime movie, “A Mother’s Crime”.

The TV movie premiered Friday, Oct. 6. In the movie, Harbert portrays Callie, a 7-year-old girl who was adopted by her biological mother’s sister. However, her birth mother wants her back and resorts to kidnapping to reunite with her daughter.

It might be a diabolical

John Bretzke Of Los Alamos Finishes 50th 1/2 Marathon!

on October 12, 2017 - 7:36am
John Bretzke of Los Alamos gave himself a 12-year goal to run a half marathon in every state in the U.S. and he completed that goal in 11 years, Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
 
John Bretzke of Los Alamos with family and friends at the finish line of his 50th 1/2 marathon Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

John Bretzke of Los Alamos set a 12-year goal to complete a half marathon in every state in the nation. He accomplished that goal in 11 years, Sept.

Scenes From LAFD Station 4 Open House

on October 12, 2017 - 7:28am

Daisy Scouts from Troop 10074 participate in activities planned for them at an open house Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Iris Polski tries the driver's seat for size in a fire truck Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Two and a half year old Robby Minotti gets busy pulling rope at the open house Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD Firefighter Dwight Williams, his wife Anna and daughter Ginny at Wednesday's

Troop 122 Retires 150 Flags In Solemn Ceremony

on October 12, 2017 - 7:08am

On Columbus Day, members of Boy Scout Troop 122 in Los Alamos gathered at American Legion Post 90 to retire approximately 150 American flags. Under the direction of Life Scout Coen Noeninckx, who was performing this service as part of his Eagle project, the Scouts and veterans retired a flag as a group and then used three fire pits to retire the rest of the flags over the next hour and a half. The entire ceremony took place in solemn quiet, with each flag saluted by its bearers as it was retired. The retirement concluded with a final ceremony involving the entire group. Courtesy photo

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Inspirational People: Elected Official Shows Compassion Toward Constituent Whose World Turned Upside Down

on October 12, 2017 - 7:04am
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

That shattered look is all too familiar to us in the newsroom at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Since being designated the Official Newspaper of Record by Los Alamos County in January, we’ve seen an influx of widows and widowers, parents and adult children in need of assistance in getting required legal notifications published.

There's an unwritten rule in our newsroom when we see that look: Drop everything and give our undivided attention. So, it touched us all when a particularly devastated man entered our office recently.

Regional Coalition Board Meets Friday

on October 12, 2017 - 6:52am
RCLC News:
 
The Regional Coalition Of LANL COmmunities Board Meets 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the City Council Chambers at 405 North Paseo de Oñate in Española.
 
Agenda:
 
A. Call to Order – Chair Javier Gonzales
 
B. Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Javier Gonzales
 
C. Approval of Agenda – Chair
 
D. Approval of Meeting Minutes - Chair
 
E. Discussion/Action Items (2 hrs 55 min)
  • Briefing from NM Congressional Delegation (5 min)
  • Executive Director Update (10 min)
  • Community and Economic Development
  • LANL Workforce and University Collaboration, Kathy Keith,

Los Alamos-Based Fiber Artist Barbara E. Cohen Gifts Pink Scarves To Local Breast Cancer Survivors

on October 12, 2017 - 6:51am
A basket of pink 'breast cancer' scarves awaits recipients. Photo © 2017 Barbara E. Cohen

Pre-distribution photo of Barbara E. Cohen with scarves. Photo © 2017 Dana Stoltz Gray

 

BCAM News:
 
Following a year of planning and execution -- and just in time for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration -- local fiber artist Barbara E. Cohen handed out a dozen knitted and woven pink scarves at the finale to the weekend-long Casting for Recovery local chapter’s annual retreat Sunday, Oct. 1 in Angel Fire.
 
“I decided to gift pink scarves to the 2017 participants after I was lucky

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors On Pajarito Mountain

on October 12, 2017 - 6:50am

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors on Pajarito Mountain viewed from Pipeline Road. Photo by Mark Schraad

Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour Stops At UNM-LA

on October 11, 2017 - 5:37pm
Students in Barbara Yarnell’s Ceramics class wedge the clay in preparation for beginning new pieces. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
Students transfer designs onto clay tiles. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will participate in the Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour (LAAST) Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15.
 
UNM-LA Instructors Barbara Yarnell and Patrick Harris invite the community to view student work from their ceramics, drawing and painting classes. 
 
“This not only provides the public a chance to meet the student artists and view their

LAPS Participates In 'Evening Of Arts & Culture' Oct. 13

on October 11, 2017 - 5:28pm
 
LAPS News:
 
Humanities teacher Michelle Holland is reading from her new manuscript of poetry for about a half hour 7:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Mesa Public Library. 
 
The poetry reading begins at 6:30 p.m., with two other featured readers, Christopher Adams, and Kelly Doljsi, then Michelle’s students.

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on October 11, 2017 - 3:43pm

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LANL: Dena Edwards Named DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional Of The Year

on October 11, 2017 - 1:48pm

Dena Edwards receives the DOE Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year award from Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Dena Edwards, a security professional in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Associate Directorate for Mission Assurance, Security and Emergency Response, was named Outstanding Contractor Security Professional of the Year by the Department of Energy.

“Dena is a true professional who has made a visible and valuable positive difference in our laboratory and our community,” said Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. 

Edwards was

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