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County: Trinity Drive Lane Closure Update

on October 6, 2017 - 4:31pm

COUNTY News:

As part of 20th Street Extension Project, the utility connections on Trinity Drive that were scheduled for this week have had to be postponed due to heavy rainfall received at the project site.

This work will require the existing eastbound right lane temporary lane closure to stay in place through the weekend and into next week. Weather permitting, the temporary lane closure on Trinity Drive should be removed by Friday, Oct. 13.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Thank you for your continued

DWI Planning Council Meeting Oct. 12

on October 6, 2017 - 2:17pm

LANL Foundation Announces Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship Winners

on October 6, 2017 - 2:16pm

Pennie Ballinger

LANL FOUNDATION News: 

Pennie Ballinger of Pojoaque Pueblo, Justina Coriz of Cochiti Pueblo and Jahneah Martinez of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo are the 2017 recipients of Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships provided by the LANL Foundation through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF).

 ​Justina Coriz 

Scholarships are one-time awards of $1,000 for members of a local Pueblo or Tribe majoring in accounting, business administration, finance or management information systems degree programs or other business-related field.

LANL Foundation administers

Free Legacy Planning Workshop Oct. 21

on October 6, 2017 - 2:12pm
LACF News:
 
Animal Protection of New Mexico, Animal Protection Voters, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, and the Los Alamos Community Foundation are teaming up to offer a Practical Legacy Planning Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Nature Center. The workshop will be presented by Susan M. Morrison, JD, CFP®, APMA®

RSVP to elizabeth@apnm.org or 505.933.1123.
 
The workshop will offer an opportunity to discover answers to estate planning questions and to begin the process of writing your own last will and testament.
 
Issues to be discussed:
  • Who needs a will?
  • What

Section Of NM 4 To Close For 24 Hours Near Tsankawi

on October 6, 2017 - 10:03am

COUNTY News:

The  Department of Public Utilities is drilling a new water well in Los Alamos Canyon and is extending the new water transmission line across N.M. 4 to tie into the existing line that takes water to White Rock.

As a result, DPU needs to completely close a section of N.M. 4 for a period of 24 hours (near Tsankawi), however, East Jemez Road (Truck Route) will remain open.

The plan is to complete this work beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 through 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. While work is underway Sunday, Oct. 22, the road will be open for two-way traffic.

County: Parks & Recreation Board Set To Discuss Capital Projects At Oct. 12 Meeting

on October 6, 2017 - 9:43am

COUNTY News:

Capital projects for Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Improvements, Pinon Park Splash Pad and a Kiddie Pool that were moved forward by County Council at its Aug. 8 meeting will be discussed by the Parks and Recreation Board next Thursday, Oct. 12.

This will be the public's opportunity to see what is now being considered for these four projects, and the public is welcome to attend the meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. No action will be taken; the Oct. 12 meeting is for Board discussion only and public comments will be accepted.

The next step in the process will

LWVLA Lunch With A Leader: County Clerk Naomi Maestas And Elections Manager Gloria Maestas Oct. 17

on October 6, 2017 - 8:24am

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas

LWVLA News:

The League of Women Voters presents its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Mesa Public Library.

The speakers this month are County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas from the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office.  They will discuss the voting process.

Los Alamos County Elections Manager Gloria Maestas

County Clerk Naomi Maestas moved to Los Alamos 15 years ago when her husband, Sammy, accepted a job offer from Los Alamos County. She began her career in local government in

Books For Houston – A Community Book Drive

on October 6, 2017 - 7:42am
Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Elks Lodge, Barranca PTO and #BooksforHouston are hosting a community book drive from Oct. 2-13 to benefit Houston schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
 
They are requesting new and nearly books for ages preschool through 12th grade. Drop-off locations are at Family Strengths Network, Los Alamos Senior Center, the YMCA,the Teen Center and Barranca Elementary School.
 
Becky Wallace, a young adult author who lives in Houston originally started #BooksforHouston when she discovered her close friend, a teacher, had lost all of her classroom
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Asteroid Films And Presentation At Nature Center

on October 6, 2017 - 7:31am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a special planetarium show with Dr. Galen Gisler on asteroid threats at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and will show the popular full-dome film Incoming at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8. 
 
These shows reveal the realities about asteroid threats to Earth. The planetarium, inside the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
Dr. Galen Gisler will reveal the realities of asteroids: the close calls, current risk, and how we know what to expect.

LANL: Four Entrepreneurial Fellows Announced In New Postdoctoral Training Program

on October 6, 2017 - 7:26am

The four postdoctoral researchers named Entrepreneurial Fellows at LANL include Vamshi Chillara, Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, Anand Kumar and Maruti Mudunuru. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Four postdoctoral researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been named Entrepreneurial Fellows as part of a new joint initiative of the University of California and Los Alamos.

The researchers will participate in a six-month pilot program designed to help early-career scientists think about their technologies from a commercial perspective and bring them to the marketplace faster.

“These postdoctoral

SFCC: 2017 Edition Of Santa Fe Literary Review

on October 6, 2017 - 7:26am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College will host a free reading and reception to launch the 2017 edition of the Santa Fe Literary Review and to recognize the contributors, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Contributor readings begin at 5:30 p.m.
 
SFCC students and local, regional, national and international writers will read their work, and contributing artists and authors will sign copies of the Review. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend. 
     
Pick up a free copy

Daily Postcard: Leaves Turn Colors Around Downtown

on October 6, 2017 - 7:23am

Daily Postcard: The leaves on trees around downtown Los Alamos are changing colors for the season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NBC Series ‘The Brave’ Filming On Pajarito Mountain

on October 5, 2017 - 2:58pm

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays. Courtesy photo

Rain pouring down Wednesday at the intersection of Camp May Road. Courtesy photo

MOVIE News:

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays.

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military

LAHS Olions Student One-Acts Begin Tonight

on October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

Los Alamos High School Olions Student One-Act Plays are slated for tonight through Saturday in the Blackbox Theatre, which is inside the main high school building. Courtesy image

County Council Litigation Subcommittee Nixed

on October 5, 2017 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County Council, from left, Chair David Izraelevitz, Chris Chandler, James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, Pete Sheehey, Vice Chair Susan O’Leary and Antonio Maggiore. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/LAC

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

An announcement by Los Alamos County Council Chair David Israelevitz at the end of the Sept. 26 Council meeting prompted a lengthy discussion with his fellow councilors and has ultimately been nixed.

Under the Council Chair’s Report item on the agenda, Israelevitz announced that a subcommittee was being started to work with

Jennet Conant To Hold Lecture And Book Signing

on October 5, 2017 - 10:14am
Courtesy image
 
NMHM News:
 
For over a decade, the best-selling book in the Los Alamos History Museum Shop has been Jennet Conant’s 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos.
 
Conant, the granddaughter of Harvard President and Manhattan Project science advisor James Conant, has an abiding interest in World War II that was inspired by her grandfather.
 
Now she has written a new biography, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist, which was released Sept. 19. Jennet Conant will be in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

Laser Concerts Light Up Museum Planetarium

on October 5, 2017 - 10:12am
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light! 
 
Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser concerts light up the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science October 21-November 3. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.
 
“We are only able to bring laser concerts to the planetarium once a year, and this time we’re especially excited to have the shows

Group Discusses Dissatisfaction With Code Enforcement

on October 5, 2017 - 10:10am

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore contemplates complaints voiced Monday evening by 25 people in attendance at a meeting on County code enforcement issues. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

BY MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A two-hour public meeting was held Monday evening in White Rock to address issues with enforcement of Chapter 18 of the Los Alamos Municipal Code entitled Environment. The meeting was hosted by residents Helen Milenski and Heather Ortega.

County Council Accepts Wayfinding Report

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

John Bosio, principal of Merje and Senior Designer Jess Church present the wayfinding schematic design and analysis report during the Sept. 26 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

Consistent signage that reflects the Los Alamos County brand and directs visitors and locals to their destinations is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Los Alamos County Council unanimously accepted the wayfinding analysis report and schematic design.

 

The action occurred during the regular County

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Makes Broadway Debut!

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

Gary Cooper, Los Alamos High School Class of 2013, debuts on Broadway Friday in ‘Aladdin’ by Disney. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos High School Class of 2013 graduate Gary Cooper will make his Broadway debut Friday evening when he joins the cast of the musical “Aladdin” by Disney at the New Amsterdam Theatre on West 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

When Cooper told his mother, Fran at five years of age, “Mommy, one day I’m going to perform on Broadway,” she wondered to herself how he had ever heard of

County Celebrates Customer Service Week

on October 5, 2017 - 10:08am

Los Alamos County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger participates in the Customer Service Week celebration held Wednesday in the lobby at the Municipal Building. A number of County departments setup informational booths to discuss various projects, programs and services. The event was sponsored by the Customer Care Center. Customer Service Week began Monday and will continue through Friday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Customer Care Center Specialist Marty Leal and Department of Public Utilities Manager James Alarid hosted a booth during the Customer Service Week celebration

Celebrate World Teachers Day

on October 5, 2017 - 10:06am
 
LAPS News:
 
This Thursday is World Teachers Day. The responsibility for educating future generations is not a light one by any means; so, I join with you in celebrating teachers across the globe. Every day is teachers’ day in Los Alamos! 
 
As part of the celebration, we are creating a special Webpage to honor you and ... you can use the coupon below for a free ice cream cone at Smith’s. The coupon can be redeemed this month at the Deli counter near Starbucks.
 
There are countless reasons to thank and appreciate you, here are three:
  • Teachers are creative - they help students

Family Council Boots & Badges Fall Ball Nov. 11

on October 5, 2017 - 9:09am

Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Joy Beery, seated, and Counseling Center Program Director Cheryl Pongratz Tuesday morning at LAFC on Nectar and 15th. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) is raising money to provide crisis intervention services to those in need throughout the region and at the same time pay tribute to local police, firefighters and veterans.

LAFC is hosting a dinner, dance and auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Veteran’s Day, Nov.

What's All This Hoopla At The Library?

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
LIBRARY News:
 
Beginning Oct. 10, the Los Alamos County Library System will roll out a new service called hoopla, which provides a whole new set of delicious digital offerings to its patrons.
 
The library is adding about 30,000 new items to its digital library. Now library cardholders will be able to stream music and videos, read books and browse comics in electronic formats. The hoopla library is in addition to Overdrive, not a replacement.
 
“It’s more access to more titles,” Librarian Gwen Kalavaza said.
 
She talked to other libraries around the country and to the other

Los Alamos Arts Council Develops Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lectures

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
Rosalie Heller was a pillar of the arts community and the Los Alamos Arts Council is honoring her with its Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lectures. The first lecture is slated to be in September 2018. Photo by Joanne Rijnes

Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher, left, and Leon Heller are working on the upcoming lecture series. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com​

 

BY KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Rosalie Heller died in December 2016 but Los Alamos still feels her influence and Heller’s impact on the community continues.

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