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Democratic Party of Los Alamos Meets Thursday

on April 13, 2012 - 6:06pm

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 19 at Mesa Library.

The agenda includes discussion of the upcoming dinner event on June 2 honoring a special Los Alamos Democrat, plans for July 4, the County Fair, and other events between now and the November election.

Looking forward, the May 17 meeting will be to attend the League of Women Voters forum at Fuller Lodge to listen to both Democrats and Republicans who have primary opponents.

Steve Laurent to Speak at League of Women Voter’s Annual Meeting

on April 13, 2012 - 5:21pm

The League of Women Voter’s is holding its Annual Meeting Saturday, April 14 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Rd:

9:30 a.m. Members Meeting

11:45 a.m. Public Potluck Lunch and Talk by Steve Laurent: Anatomy of a Real Estate/Construction Deal
 
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Area Leaders Contemplate Local Support of Teen Center

on April 13, 2012 - 12:41pm

YMCA News:

State Rep. Nick Salazar spoke of the difficulty to secure funding from the state for community programs in these economic times. Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly. standing, and Rep. Debbie Rodella listen at right. Courtesy/YMCA

ESPAÑOLA–Business leaders, YMCA board members, and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, met at the Española YMCA Teen Center Wednesday, April 4, to discuss sustaining the center’s $155,100/year budget.  

“When I was last here, I visited with a group of teens and I asked them what they would be doing if the Center was not here,”

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - April 12, 2012 [AUDIO]

on April 12, 2012 - 11:08pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar broadcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview" debuted today. Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview ran about 35 minutes in length because there is so much going on around the community this weekend and beyond that was covered in this opening broadcast.

Future Weekend Previews will run about 15 minutes in length.

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Look Who’s Having a Great Conversation

on April 12, 2012 - 11:04pm

Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. The 3rd Annual Great Conversations will take place April 22 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Los Alamos High School in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form available at http://lapsfoundation.com/greatconversations.shtml

Look who’s talking:

Morrie Pongratz. Courtesy Photo

What’s your spark? According to Los Alamos, Morrie Pongratz is both a Living Treasure and the Voice of the Hilltoppers. 

Let’s discuss “why vetting is

Scholarships Available for Summer Art Camp

on April 12, 2012 - 10:31pm

Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

Fuller Lodge Art Center has an opportunity to provide several students with scholarships for its Summer Art Camp program.

Youth between ages 4 and 18 who have a financial need and an interest in art are eligible to apply.

For more information, call 662-1635 or email director@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

New Section Added to Los Alamos Daily Post

on April 12, 2012 - 9:56pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post has launched a new section under the menu item labeled "Focus." 

This new section is devoted to continuing coverage of a particular topic.

It features a topic overview, FAQs, all related news stories, photo galleries and background information.

The "Los Alamos Youth Food Project" is the first topic covered in this new section.

Check it out by clicking on "Focus" in the menu above!

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Youth Co-op Conversation - Build Your Own Mini Greenhouse!

on April 12, 2012 - 12:38pm

(Free Series) 

Do you want to grow your own food?

Do you want to make your own mini greenhouse?

Come by the Co-op Tuesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m and join the Los Alamos Youth Food Project (LAYFP), the JJAB and The Family YMCA by creating a miniature greenhouse. Kids of all ages can stop by the Co-op and learn about the LAYFP, sponsored by a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, and receive free supplies and instructions to get them going and growing. We can all help create a Healthy Community and Healthy Youth!

This is a FREE opportunity for members and non-members alike (no

KRSN Radio to lunch with Donny Osmond and Bob Uecker in Las Vegas

on April 12, 2012 - 11:35am

From top left to bottom right, David Sutton with News 13 cameraman during the Las Conchas Fire, Donny Osmond, Nancy Coombs and Gillian Sutton in the KRSN studios, Bob Uecker. Courtesy

Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 is a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards for the station's coverage of the Las Conchas Fire.  Crystal Radio Award finalists are chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

Breastfeeding 101

on April 11, 2012 - 7:51pm
Breastfeeding 101, led by board certified lactation consultants affiliated with La Leche League of Los Alamos, will discuss latch and positioning, baby cueing, what to expect the first few days of breastfeeding, and dad's role in the breastfeeding relationship, Saturday, April 14, 1-4pm, at Family Strengths Network, 1990 Diamond Dr.  The class is $30 and includes a copy of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.  La Leche League is a separate nonprofit organization, not affiliated with Family Strengths Network or its programs. Call 661-7102 or email LLL.Los.Alamos@gmail.com for more information

¡Fiesta Primavera! A recital of Spanish Dance and Music is Coming to Town

on April 10, 2012 - 7:35am

Flamenco dancers during a recital last year at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy Photo

Prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty and passion of flamenco music and dance in the historic beauty of Fuller Lodge at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 as the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance presents its annual recital, ¡Fiesta Primavera!.

This year’s subtitle, “¡Qué Alegría!” reflects the joy of living life through song. 

The company is directed by Ellen Walton and includes artists from the larger Northern New Mexico area.

Elk's Easter Egg Hunt Draws Colorful Crowd

on April 8, 2012 - 11:34am

The annual Elk's Easter Egg Hunt provided area children with a fun-filled tradition searching for some of the 75 dozen colorful eggs and 50 dozen plastic eggs placed around Ashley Pond Saturday morning. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Parents give last minute advice to their young hunters. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

How do I get across that yellow line? Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Separated by age groups, these children were in the up to 4 year olds. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

This one's mine! Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Now that he has an egg,
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Touching Our Health & Our Senses: Los Alamos’ Newest Living Treasures

on April 7, 2012 - 11:00pm

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Janet “TJ” Taub

On Sunday, April 15, 2012, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor, and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos (LTLA).  The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, will commence at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center.  The public is warmly invited to attend.

This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have so greatly enhanced life on the Hill.

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Crowd Gathers for 'Rhythm and Rhyme' Opening Reception

on April 7, 2012 - 9:06pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center News:

Local poet Jane Lin with daughter Sevanna. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Community members turned out to see Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” Friday night.

Patrons gather around Fran Stovall's work. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jeff Paisner, left, and County Council candidate Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Maggie Brown, Barrie Brown and Kris Palek. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Mutschlecner. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Refreshment table at the Fuller Lodge Art

Elk's Easter Egg Hunt Starts 10 a.m. Sharp Saturday

on April 6, 2012 - 6:46pm

Previous Los Alamos Elk's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Courtesy/Elk's

The Los Alamos Elk’s will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday April 7 at Ashley Pond.

This is a free event for the entire family.

Kids 12 and under can dash for the many, many eggs that will be hidden all around.

Bring your basket.

A special visit from the Easter Bunny and Elroy the Elk will also take place.

For more information, please contact Richard Sisneros or Lisa Harris at 662-5611.

Courtesy/Elk's

Courtesy/Elk's

 

Elroy the Elk visited with children at the Elk's Easter Egg Hunt last
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A Bomb in Plain Sight

on April 5, 2012 - 10:05am

Thomas C. Reed, former Secretary of the Air Force under presidents Ford and Carter, and co-author with Danny Reed of The Nuclear Express, returns to Los Alamos to sign his first novel,The Tehran Triangle.

Thomas C. Reed

The author will be at Otowi Station Bookstore at 6 p.m., Wednesday April 11 to sign and share refreshments and conversation with readers.

While taking a trip through New Mexico three years ago, Reed noticed the Santa Fe railroad ran past the first nuclear test site, Trinity.

“How logical, I thought, for the Iranians to simply build another Hiroshima-type A-bomb in El

TK Thompson is in an Artistic Groove

on April 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Photographer TK Thompson. Courtesy Photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

“I like jazz,” said TK Thompson, a photographer who will be showing his work in the Springtime Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery April 20 to June 1. “Jazz musicians are free spirits. They’re letting it all hang out. They take risks. I’ve played music all my life. I know what it feels like to be in the groove. It’s magical. When you’re expressing emotions with your music, you can feel it in your gut. That’s why I do art and music.”

Thompson admits that it’s hard to “let it flow,” because, as responsible adults, we’re

LAPS Fourth Graders Choose LA County Species

on April 5, 2012 - 12:05am

PEEC News:

Woodhouse's Toad has been nominated by some fourth graders to be the Los Alamos County amphibian. This one lives at PEEC.  Photo by Jennifer Macke

The Los Alamos Public Schools elementary librarians and fourth graders, with help from PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center) have been working on a project to research and choose their favorite species for Los Alamos County.

Librarians Beverly Baker, Marilyn Branton, Julie Goen, and Jeffrey Lloyd have guided their fourth grade students in small groups in researching local mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, and birds.

LA Summer Concert Series - Not Quite Complete

on April 4, 2012 - 10:04pm

Editor's Note: The official "Los Alamos Concert Series" schedule (presented by the County of Los Alamos and coordinated / managed by Russ Gordon) is not available on-line as of April 9th. When it becomes available we will link to the official concert series website. The official concert site is found at: http://www.gordonssummerconcerts.com/. Below you will find the currently available series information....

 

Russ Gordon and crew are still finalizing sponsors & venues for some of this summer’s series.

This is the 23rd year for this extremely popular concert series.

From Gordon's

Deer Gather Near Truck Route

on April 4, 2012 - 9:17pm

This herd of mule deer gathered along side the truck route by the former landfill at about 5 p.m. today as commuters from los Alamos National Laboratory drove by. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
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‘Rhythm and Rhyme’ Springs to Life Friday

on April 4, 2012 - 7:06am

High Desert Blush by Lanna Keller. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By Kirsten Laskey

The dancer is constructed out of old records painted in a kaleidoscope pattern. A slight touch to her circular hips sets her dancing. As the sculpture sways to a rhythm all of its own, the theme of the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Rhythm and Rhyme” also seems to spring to life.

The whole show, Art Center Director Ken Nebel said, “is inspired by poetry, in one way, shape or form.”

Artists produced work inspired from poetry in writing, music or life experience.

“It’s a huge variety in

Gallery of Snow Photos from April Storm

on April 3, 2012 - 2:18pm

The "Touch the Sky" sculpture at Ashley Pond is pleading with the heavens to stop the white stuff. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/gallery-snow-photos

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LAAC's Brown Bag Series Presents 'Petra and the Jay' Wednesday

on April 3, 2012 - 1:44pm

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting for its April 4 Brown Bag Series, “Petra and the Jay” excerpts from the original sci-fi musical book and lyrics by Cary Neeper, music by Alice B. Kellogg, directed by Alicia Solomon.

Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.

The full opera will be presented April 13 and 14 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Program:

#2 – Person to Person (Petra, Darrok & Alice)
Rose Click, Dale Arnink, Sheila Schiferl

#4 – We’re Here to Celebrate
(Darrok & Alice, Lillan & Ellmar, Geriton, Human

2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference Open to Public

on April 3, 2012 - 12:27pm

The 2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference is May 4-5 at the  Marriott Courtyard 3347 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe

Program highlights:

  • Narrative Nonfiction: Truth in Storytelling.With biographer James McGrath Morris
  •  Real or Fake: Indian Arts at the Crossroads A news-making  discussion with  Indian jewelers and an expert from the Southwestern Association on Indian Arts
  •  Zia Awards Luncheon to acknowledge New Mexico's top women non-fiction authors
  • Social Media:  Are You Part of the Conversation?  Learns tips and trends from three experts
  • Re-inventing yourself for fun and profit with two women

Environmental Scientist Chick Keller Speaks Today at Kiwanis Luncheon

on April 3, 2012 - 10:00am

KIWANIS News:

Chick Keller

April 3-Environmental scientist Chick Keller will discuss Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Earth Day events scheduled April 21 and the Nature Center capital improvement project.

April 10-Los Alamos Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega will speak on what she learned at the recent Kiwanis Southwest District Midwinter Conference in Las Cruces.

As part of her talk, Ortega will present detailed information on the Kiwanis International campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a huge killer in poor countries.

April 17- Gloria Maestas from the Los

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