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Los Alamos County 4-H Open House Today

on October 11, 2017 - 8:31am

Explore New Mexico’s Ancient Past During International Archaeology Day

on October 11, 2017 - 8:28am
Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Photo by Chris Nail
 
MIAC News:
 
Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology.
 
Doors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.
 
Come throw an atlatl (spear-thrower), shoot bows and arrows, make yucca fiber-string, watch pottery firings, learn about coil basketry, and talk with archaeologists.

Code Enforcement Topic Placed On Nov. 7 Agenda

on October 11, 2017 - 8:23am

County Councilor James Chrobocinski

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

The County's code enforcement has been a hot topic of conversation within the community. The Los Alamos County Council will join the conversation during its upcoming work session at 6 p.m., Nov. 7 in Council Chambers.

 

Councilor James Chrobocinski requested during the Sept. 26 council meeting that the issue be included on an upcoming.

 

He told the Los Alamos Daily Post, “There’s been a lot of discussion around the community about code enforcement since the department started

China Moon Restaurant Adds Bar Area

on October 11, 2017 - 7:11am

Allen Chham shows off some of the wines offered at China Moon Restaurant at 121 Central Park Square, which now serves premium sake, Asian craft beers, margaritas, red and white wines from around the world and domestic and imported beers. Beverages may be enjoyed at the new bar area or in the dining area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Projects Presentation Oct. 24

on October 11, 2017 - 6:41am

MPPP News:

The community is invited to join the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project for a free public presentation by President of the San Gabriel Historical Society Lennett Rendon.

The presentation is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Heritage Center on Hwy 68 in Alcalde.

The San Gabriel Historical Society was established in 1966 by a group of concerned citizens that wanted to preserve the local history of Northern New Mexico.

The Society invites speakers, provides tours and on occasion has special exhibits of artifacts and collections related

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Daily Postcard: Butterflies, Bees And Arachnids

on October 11, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly spotted on a flower in a rock pile Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

Daily Postcard: A bee buzzing around on a Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

Daily Postcard: An arachnid doing what it does on a Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

on October 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
 
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 Friday OR Saturday, October 27 or 28 at UNM-LA.
 
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.

United Way Youth Team's High Tea

on October 10, 2017 - 2:18pm
By ONNOLEE ENGLERTERICKSON
ZOE HEMEZ
 
Hello! My name is Onnolee EnglertErickson and I am the 2017 chair for the United Way Youth Team.
 
I am so honored to be in this position and to be able to work with the Youth Team in order to produce this year’s events. We have been working very hard to prepare the events this year. The members of the Youth Team are motivated, innovative, and creative and are very enthusistic for everyone to see what they have been working on.
 
The United Way Youth Team just started up again this September.
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Final Day To Register For Los Alamos EcoChallenge

on October 10, 2017 - 2:16pm
 
ECOCHALLENGE News:
 
Are you ready to make some positive changes in your life, and have some friendly, fun competition to inspire you?
 
There’s just one day left before the EcoChallenge starts Oct. 11 and runs until Oct. 25. For two weeks, participants choose challenges that improve wellness, help the community and reduce environmental impact, showing that even small actions can add up to real change!
 
There are now 13 teams registered in Los Alamos, including teams from the Middle School, the First United Methodist Church, LAC Green Team, the Chamisa Family Green Team, the

Los Alamos Daily Post Hits 8,000 FB Friends!

on October 10, 2017 - 1:21pm

DAILY POST News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post has surpassed 8,000 friends today on Facebook!

The local newspaper began operations Feb. 7, 2012 and became the Official Newspaper of Record in January of this year under a contract with Los Alamos County, which runs through 2023.

The Daily Post is published online seven days a week and its print edition is mailed each Thursday to every home and business in Los Alamos and White Rock. The Post also has readers throughout New Mexico, across the United States and in 129 countries around the world.

The Los Alamos Daily Post is owned and operated by

Pajarito Mountain Extends Bike & Hike Weekends

on October 10, 2017 - 12:28pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Peter Dickson
 
PAJARITO News:
 
Experience the Beautiful Fall Colors, and Participate in the Pajarito Trailfest, Sat. Oct 21!
 
Pajarito Trailfest is Sat., Oct. 21, a trail run and mountain bike event benefiting the University of New Mexico Ski Team and Southwest Nordic Ski Club Trail Initiative. There will be a 10k, 25k, 1.5k, and 3k running events. New at this year's event is a mountain bike "mini tour." 
 
To register and for more information, click here, or log on to Pajarito's website (skiPajarito.com) for additional information.
 
Pajarito has

COUNTY: Wildfire Science On Tap Thursday

on October 10, 2017 - 12:26pm
COUNTY News:
 
This week is Fire Prevention Week and next Friday, Oct. 20, the Reel Deal Theater will join the nation in opening the film, “Only the Brave,” the story of the heroes who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, one of the deadliest wildland fires in history, located outside Prescott, Ariz., which claimed the lives of 19 of the 20 hotshots June 30, 2013.
 
In recognition of this focus on fire prevention and protection, the Los Alamos Creative District is hosting a special “Wildfire Science On Tap” 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at UnQuarked – The Wine Room in Los Alamos.
 
LAFD

Los Alamos Japan Project Exhibition Opens At Mesa Public Library Today

on October 10, 2017 - 7:04am

Cranes in the exhibit at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Panel from Los Alamos Japan project display. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos/Japan Project exhibition in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which will be on display through Nov. 21, will celebrate its opening with a reception 4-6 p.m. today.

This exhibit at the Mesa Public Library tells the ongoing story of the Los Alamos/Japan Project—an expansive, long-term project to develop dialogue with international museum colleagues and pursue understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima,

YMCA Wants You To Take A #SelfieWithSomeoneNew

on October 10, 2017 - 6:59am
Courtesy photo
 
YMCA News:
 
In the spirt of bringing people and community together, The Family YMCA is launching a social media campaign called, #SelfieWithSomoneNew.
 
The initiative is aimed at bringing individuals and communities together in service of a better us. Inspired by the Y’s “Us” national advertising campaign, #SelfieWithSomeoneNew is an opportunity to highlight how the Y uniquely brings people together.
 
“In these divided times,” said CEO Linda Daly of The Family YMCA, “we must continue to bring people together, find common ground and bridge divides.

Bandelier Welcomes Artist In Residence For October

on October 10, 2017 - 6:25am
Lisa Grossman, Bandelier National Monument's Artist in Residence in October. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Bandelier National Monument is happy to introduce this month's Artist in Residence, Lisa Grossman. In the two weeks she will be here, she is planning to work on a series of oil and watercolor landscapes. She wants to investigate progressions, such as the evolution of light and shadow across the land and archeological sites, and the effects of wind, weather, and dramatic forces of nature.
 
Grossman was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and moved to Kansas City in 1988 to

Magic School Bus Showing Daily At DynaTheater

on October 10, 2017 - 6:23am
NMMNHF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation announces free admission to “The Magic School Bus” showing daily at 10 a.m. in the DynaTheater.
 
The educational series is great for children of all ages, families, and children at heart. Each showing features two episodes of an eccentric school-teacher, Ms. Frizzle, who takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
 
The Busasaurus (S2, Ep3, 23 Sep. 1995)
Topic: Dinosaurs. Ms.

Take Out Talk: ‘Weathering The Slow Month’

on October 10, 2017 - 6:21am

CHAMBER News: 

Jessica Chapira of Anthem Financial will present the Take Out Talk "Weathering the Slow Month" Friday at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

Chipera, MBA, will introduce the public to a tool that highly successful entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and JC Penny have used to fund their businesses during slow months. If the economy is bad and sales are low or if you want to expand and you can't get a loan or an investor, you'll stress a lot less after attending this talk.

Only 15 seats are available. Register to attend at by clicking here.

Fall Prescribed Burns On Jemez Ranger District

on October 10, 2017 - 6:17am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable fall conditions to conduct prescribed burns as early as Monday, Oct. 16. 
 
That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts.
 
The primary target is a planned broadcast burn on the 1,950-acre Stable unit located about 5 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, 8 miles north of Gilman and 6 miles west of La Cueva. 
 
Additional projects fire managers are considering for this fall include:

PEEC: Another Night Sky Observation In Valles Caldera

on October 10, 2017 - 6:15am
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer another free chance to observe the night sky from the Valles Caldera this fall. 
 
Saturday, Oct. 14, VALL will open the gates at 6:30 p.m. for this special, free event and close the gates at 8 p.m. to reduce light pollution and enjoy star gazing until 10 p.m. PEEC astronomers and VALL park rangers will point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects with the help of telescopes and lasers.
 
The Valles Caldera offers some of the darkest

Call For Involvement In Project To Promote Community Healing Through The Arts

on October 10, 2017 - 6:15am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is looking for people and organizations that are interested in participating in a multi-year project funded through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to bring our community together to work through the deep historical and contemporary issues that falsely divide us by race, gender and more.
 
The project, called Our Truth, is meant to give value and meaning to the lived stories of our New Mexico community; bring heightened awareness of racial divides and inequalities in a non-data, non-dogmatic, non-partisan

Birthday: Jake Rutten Turns 18 Today!

on October 10, 2017 - 6:13am

Jake Rutten of Los Alamos is celebrating his 18th Birthday today and his parents Carole and Jay Rutten surprised him with birthday wishes painted on the White Rock rock. Courtesy photo

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Daily Postcard: Fall Afternoon In Guaje Canyon

on October 10, 2017 - 5:48am

Daily Postcard: Fall afternoon at the old reservoir area in Gauje Canyon. Photo by Josh Smith

Citizens Group Issues Survey On Code Enforcement

on October 9, 2017 - 4:31pm

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Citizens in Action Group led by local residents Heather Ortega and Helen Milenski is conducting an independent survey on Survey Monkey to gauge the community's response to the Los Alamos County's enforcement of the Municipal Code.

The survey was launched Monday on local online newspapers and social media.

“We are hoping to get a large number of responses on both sides of the code enforcement issue,” Milenski said. “That way we can have a broad indication of the current sentiment in Los Alamos and White Rock.” 

Milenski stressed that the survey is completely

Here Come The Pumpkins!

on October 9, 2017 - 4:23pm
A passel of pumpkins arrived at 4th and Central Avenue today for the annual Los Alamos High School Choir Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. The Patch is open every day now through Oct. 31 with pumpkins of all sizes on sale. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

A barrow full of pumpkins at the LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Lining up the pumpkins. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Chamber Breakfast: Tourism Strategic Plan Wednesday

on October 9, 2017 - 2:55pm

CHAMBER News:

Join Los Alamos County and the Tourism Strategic Plan Team for a discussion Wednesday of the future of how tourism will be handled in Los Alamos.

Breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 8 a.m. in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

This is a catered breakfast so click to register here.

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