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17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show Reception

on February 29, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The 17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show Reception takes place at 5 p.m. Monday in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library.

The show runs through March 30.

A Little Girl, a Former Fire Chief and a Stylist to Celebrities Help Cancer Patients

on February 28, 2012 - 5:55pm

Elliot (Elli) Madsen, 9, flashes a big smile as stylist Blair Leonard prepares to cut her hair for Locks of Love. Photo by Dee-Dee Madsen

By Carol A. Clark

Three kind-heartened individuals came together in White Rock this month for one simple purpose – to make others feel better.

Elliot (Elli) Madsen is nine years old. She is in Mrs. Mann’s 4th grade class at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

“Elli decided to contribute to the Locks of Love Foundation all on her own, she is such a sweet kid,” her mother Dee-Dee Madsen said. “She learned of the organization in school.

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A Little Girl, a Former Fire Chief and a Stylist to Celebrities Help Cancer Patients

on February 28, 2012 - 12:00am

Elliot (Elli) Madsen, 9, flashes a big smile as stylist Blair Leonard prepares to cut her hair for Locks of Love. Photo by Dee-Dee Madsen

 

By Carol A. Clark

Three kind-heartened individuals came together in White Rock this month for one simple purpose – to make others feel better.

Elliot (Elli) Madsen is nine years old. She is in Mrs. Mann's 4th grade class at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

“Elli decided to contribute to the Locks of Love Foundation all on her own, she is such a sweet kid,” her mother Dee-Dee Madsen said. “She learned of the organization in school.

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Historical Society's Community Tea Focused on Breathing New Life into Oppenheimer House

on February 28, 2012 - 12:00am

Sunday’s Los Alamos Historical Society Community Tea and Interpretive Planning Session examined how to enhance and celebrate a world-renowned legacy.

 

 

By Carol A. Clark

Some 70 preservationists, scholars, museum experts and community members spent 3.5 hours Sunday afternoon brainstorming the ways to use J. Robert Oppenheimer's famous Bathtub Row residence to tell his story "in his own words."

"Historic houses throughout the country are closing down ... I don't want this to be a velvet rope museum where a guide takes people through and they hear the same thing every time ... I want it

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Historical Society’s Community Tea Focused on Breathing New Life into Oppenheimer House

on February 27, 2012 - 5:00pm

Sunday’s Los Alamos Historical Society Community Tea and Interpretive Planning Session examined how to enhance and celebrate a world-renowned legacy.

 

Some 70 preservationists, scholars, museum experts and community members spent 3.5 hours Sunday afternoon brainstorming the ways to use J. Robert Oppenheimer’s famous Bathtub Row residence to tell his story “in his own words.”

“Historic houses throughout the country are closing down … I don’t want this to be a velvet rope museum where a guide takes people through and they hear the same thing every time … I want it to be a dynamic, living,

Rotary Crab Fest Draws Record Crowd Sunday Night

on February 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Participating in the Rotary Crab Fest Dinner are members of the Japan National Swim Team with LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt, LAHS National Honor Society students Ali Berl and Lauren TenCate who both swim for the Pajarito Aquatic Club, LAHS basketball player and National Honor Society student Nick Baker, Japan Head Coach Kaneko, Rotarian Bill Hudson and Assistant Coach Nakamura. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Senior Vice President Jill Cook of Los Alamos National Bank, the Crab Fest's major sponsor, donated her talents as auctioneer for the 3rd annual fundraiser at Central Avenue
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Exercise and Your Heart

on February 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Kent Pegg

 

By Kent Pegg

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer in the United States today. Nearly one million American deaths are caused by CVD each year. That’s nearly 40 percent of all the deaths in this country. Many of these deaths are preventable and caused by a lack of physical activity. It is estimated that one out of every eight deaths in America is caused by that very lack of physical activity.

Three of the most common types of CVD are coronary artery disease, hypertension and peripheral vascular disease.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by

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Beauty in the Beast Opening Reception Featured Unique Perspectives

on February 27, 2012 - 12:00am

The beauty of a beast shines in the eye of the beholder. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 

Friday night's opening reception drew 150 people to view the Beauty in the Beast show at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The show revealed the wild side of beauty. It runs through March 31.

Works by local artist Thelma Hahn are on display in the Portal. The Art Center at 2132 Central Ave. is in the historic Fuller Lodge and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Gallery Manager Amy Bjarke greets patrons during Friday's opening reception of Beauty in the Beast.

LACA to Present One of the World’s Most Celebrated Vocal Ensembles: The King’s Singers

on February 27, 2012 - 12:00am

The King's Singers at St. James Church, Piccadilly, London, Britain. From left, Timothy Wayne-Wright, Jonathan Howard, Christopher Bruerton, David Hurley, Paul Phoenix and Christopher Gabbitas. Photo by Alex MacNaughton

 

On March 10, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers, as the fourth concert in LACA’s 65th anniversary season.

Dems Paint the Town Blue

on February 26, 2012 - 12:00am

New Mexico House of Representatives Democratic Candidate Stephanie Richard, left, with LAPS Teacher Andrea Determan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey

“This is our year,” said Stephanie Richard, candidate for New Mexico District 43 House of Representatives, to the crowd assembled at the Los Alamos Democratic Party’s County Convention at the Hilltop House Hotel Thursday.

With the room packed and the walls plastered with campaign posters, the mood felt optimistic.

Find It @ Your Library

on February 25, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library have books in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and more … Visit the library’s foreign language collections, in print and online.

Whether you are learning a new language, keeping up with new releases in your native language or just enjoy honing your foreign language skills, Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library aim to please.

The libraries provide all patrons, including local readers, listeners and viewers, with materials in languages from around the world.

  • The foreign language book collection has hundreds of titles in both
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Ten Artists Will Represent Los Alamos Creative District

on February 25, 2012 - 12:00am

The Los Alamos Creative District is accepting applications from artists interested in representing this community at downtown Albuquerque's Centennial Summerfest June 16.

Ten of the applicants will be selected for the 100 for 100 art show and competition.

The Centennial Summerfest is expected to be heavily attended and will include a variety of arts, food and entertainment venues.

One hundred artists from Albuquerque and New Mexico's other five state recognized arts and culture districts, including Los Alamos will form an artists market throughout the event.

More information and a link to

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Find It @ Your Library

on February 24, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library have books in Chinese, Russian, Spanish and more … Visit the library’s foreign language collections, in print and online.

Whether you are learning a new language, keeping up with new releases in your native language or just enjoy honing your foreign language skills, Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library aim to please.

The libraries provide all patrons, including local readers, listeners and viewers, with materials in languages from around the world.

  • The foreign language book collection has hundreds of titles in both

Wanted: Los Alamos' Top Engineers

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Los Alamos MainStreet News

Los Alamos Next Big Idea Festival attracted the attention of James Karhu, casting producer with the new Discovery Channel competition show Top Engineer.

Karhu contacted Suzette Fox at Los Alamos MainStreet, organizer of Next Big Idea to get help identifying interested inventors, machinists and engineers to appear on the show.

"The Discovery Channel is looking for America's most creative and daring techies, machinists, inventors and engineers to design, build, and blast their way to a Grand Prize," Karhu said.

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Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High

Donated Milling Machine is the Hive’s Newest Asset

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

This mill was donated to the Hive and is available for use. Courtesy Photo

 

By Mandy Marksteiner

Last week Chris Luchini donated a Sherline 5400 Milling Machine with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) to the Hive.

Over the weekend Richard Browning, Jung Pyo Hong and Sam Park have been working to restore the machine, which was probably made in the mid to late 80’s, so that members of the Hive can use it to create prototypes and models.

The machine has four axes; X, Y, and Z and a rotary table that you can clamp work to and rotate under computer control.

Rep. Jim Hall's Morning at the Hive

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties visited the Los Alamos Daily Post operation inside the Hive in White Rock Thursday morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rep. Jim Hall, left, learns about a hydroponic grape plant growing project underway in the wet lab at the Hive from Jung Hong. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Richard Browning discusses technology innovations with Rep. Jim Hall during his Thursday morning visit to the Hive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos High School Students Complete Construction of Hoop Shooting Robot

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Xian Eutsler welds on the frame for the robot in the UNM-LA shop. She did all the welding on the Los Alamos FIRST Robotics project. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

 

By Bonnie Gordon

In six short weeks, a team of 14 Los Alamos High School students and 10 adult mentors built a robot that can shoot hoops. The team began work Jan. 7 and wrapped up the project Feb 21.

The group is competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The competition involves short games played by robots. The students build and program their robots, which are remotely controlled during the competition.

Each team

Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC is presenting a talk and book signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 by Katherine Ware, Exhibits and Photography Curator of the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Ware also is the author of Earth Now.

Earth Now traces the development of environmental photography beginning with  Adams and  Porter and others, and the next generation of landscape photographers whose works confronted the issues of landscape and the environment in less idealized terms.

Earth Now is a powerful commentary on global environmental issues as seen through the lens of the newest wave of environmental

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Pete Sheehey Announces Bid for County Council

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Democrat Pete Sheehey announces his candidacy for county council Thursday night. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

County Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chair Pete Sheehey announced his candidacy for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council during Thursday night’s Los Alamos Democratic Party County Convention at the Hilltop House Hotel.

Sheehey made the following statement:

I’m Pete Sheehey, and I am running for Los Alamos County Council. I’ve lived and worked here for 25 years, and Los Alamos has been a good home for me. I think we can make it better.

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The County's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
 
The CIP Committee's recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess.

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

on February 23, 2012 - 5:00pm
 
The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
 
The CIP Committee’s recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess.

Fuller Lodge Art Center takes on the Beautiful and Beastly

on February 23, 2012 - 12:00am

Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel examines Thelma Hahn's work through 3-D glasses. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By Kirsten Laskey

Receiving the entries for the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Beauty and the Beast” was similar to awarding homework an A+, Director Ken Nebel said. Every piece made the grade.

From a bronze sculpture of a whimsical pig, “Petal” to delicate jewelry pieces made from glass and watch parts, the show reveals the artists’ creativity and imagination as they interpreted this unique topic.

Beauty in the Beast caught the attention of more

Library Hosts 'Every Child Ready to Read' Workshop

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing: Fun and simple steps to help get every child ready to read @ your library.

The Los Alamos County Library System has an exciting series of workshops underway designed to help get Every Child Ready to Read®. Mesa Public Library will present the second Every Child Ready to Read workshop for parents and caregivers from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

(Note: This workshop is for adults only; children will benefit from what their parents or caregivers learn – but not during this session; the last workshop in the series will be for both

Co-op Market Celebrating First Anniversary

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

General Manager Steve Watts accepts the Co-op's first dollar from then Board President Nancy Savoia. Looking on from left are Karen Kendall, Kathy Campbell, Marguerite McClay, Paul Frederickson, Cecile Hemez and Eduardo Santiago (current and prior board members.) Courtesy/Co-op

 

“I cannot believe that it has been nearly one year since we opened the Los Alamos Cooperative Market," General Manager Steve Watts said. "Come help us celebrate this momentous occasion, on Saturday March 3.”

The co-op will be a flurry of activity all day with music, food sampling, kid's activities, face painting,

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