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Sam Hagan Performs Wednesday at BESC

on August 12, 2012 - 7:26pm

LARSO News:

The Los Alamos Retired & Seniors Organization (LARSO) is hosting a wonderful lunch concert for seniors at noon Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Sam Hagan, vocalist from Atlanta will be accompanied by Juantia Madland. 

They performed together last year and were quite a hit.  Sam is in town to attend the opera and offered to do a concert at the senior center. 

Sam Hagan, one of the Southeast's finest tenors, didn't actually plan to be a professional singer.

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LANB Float Takes Top Prize

on August 12, 2012 - 1:14pm

2012 FAIR & RODEO PARADE WINNERS:

Los Alamos National Bank's float won First Place in Saturday's 2012 Fair & Rodeo parade on Central Avenue. Photo by Katy Korkos

Los Alamos National Bank employees pass out candy to the kids watching the parade. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Shriners garnered second place. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Shriners put on a show for the crowd. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Tin Lizzies, complete with period costumed people, won third in the 2012 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Saturday. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Katy Korkos

2012 County Fair & Rodeo Parade Fills Central Avenue

on August 12, 2012 - 6:15am

The parade passes a large crowd at Central Avenue and Main Street. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band gathers to join the parade. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The parade winds its way down Central Avenue. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

A young boy runs a hand siren on an old auxiliary fire truck. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Parade bystanders watch as the Los Alamos Daily Post news van passes by. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Sharon Stover, fourth from left, with her supporters pose for a picture

Pie Eaters Win Ribbons at Brewer Field

on August 12, 2012 - 5:20am

Rep. Jim Hall and County Council Chair Sharon Stover with winners from Saturday's pie eating contest at Brewer Field. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Fun Ran Rampant at Friday Night Concert!

on August 11, 2012 - 8:01am

State Rep. Jim Hall challenges Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos to a race on the bouncy slide at the County's Summer Concert at Ashey Pond Park. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Jim Hall and Katy Korkos "race for pinks" on the bouncy slide. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Amanda Stoddard waits patiently for her balloon animal, created by Josh Lawyer. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Adam Wall draws a cactus with blue sky for a chalk art contest during the Gordon Summer concert. The contest was sponsored by Daniel's Cafe. Photo

County Fair Exhibits on Display at Mesa Public Library

on August 11, 2012 - 7:12am

Lynzee Clay won First place and Grand Champion for her award winning Jalapeños and tomatoes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

06. Laura Johnstone takes home the Award of Merit for her apple mint. The Award of Merit was given to the horticulture entry that displayed no disease or damage and was at the peak of maturity. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Rachel Norman poses with her Lego creation "King Kong vs. Godzilla." Rachel won first prize and the Ribbon for Reserve Grand Champion for her age group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

There were dozens of entries for

County Line: It's County Fair & Rodeo Weekend!

on August 11, 2012 - 6:46am

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY LINE

2012 Fair & Rodeo Weekend

Check out all the fun events downtown at Ashley Pond Park this Saturday - music, food, exhibits, parade, bouncy toys for the children - plus a great Arts & Crafts Show on the lawn at Fuller Lodge and a grand rodeo in the afternoon!

Get details here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/REC/PROGRAMS/Pages/CountyFairRodeo.aspx

Public Meeting on Sign Code Ordinance on Monday

Find out more about the proposed changes moving forward for the Sign Code at a 6:30 p.m.

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Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band

on August 11, 2012 - 6:41am

The Los Alamos contingent of the Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band perform several numbers at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church after evening mass Wednesday evening. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band played several tunes after the Wednesday evening mass, both in the Sanctuary and the Reception Hall. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Coaches Gather at Griffith Gym

on August 11, 2012 - 6:33am

LAPS News:

More than 75 Los Alamos Public Schools coaches met Sunday, Aug. 5 at Griffith Gym to hear presentations by County Transportation Director Keith Rosenbaum; Los Alamos High School Principal Sandra Warnock, Athletic Secretary Kim Smith, Athletic Director Vicki Nelms and Wade Salem from Character Matters who presented Professional Development to the coaches on the Character Matters program. Courtesy/LAPS

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Trinity Drive Curb and Gutter Work Begins Aug. 13

on August 11, 2012 - 6:31am

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) crews will begin work on a curb and gutter replacement project on westbound Trinity Drive Monday, Aug. 13.

The work area will extend from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 1.0, or from the intersection of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive to the Ashley Pond area.

Pedestrian sidewalks along westbound Trinity Drive will be closed as crews remove and replace crumbling and damaged curb and gutters.

The project is scheduled for completion within three weeks, weather permitting.

Motorists may encounter temporary lane drops and minor

Volunteers Needed to Repair Homes

on August 11, 2012 - 6:29am

BUILDING KINDNESS News:

Building Kindness, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, needs volunteers to help repair homes in neighboring communities.

Be a good neighbor while learning new skills. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers welcome.

This ongoing program meets starting at 8 a.m. every Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Espanola.

However, this Saturday, Aug. 11, there will be no work scheduled so is advised to call David Canfield prior to volunteering to get on his email list for a schedule of work days.

Canfield also notifies people of carpooling opportunities, so

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Los Alamos County Princess Honors Horses for Heroes

on August 11, 2012 - 3:50am

Julia Montoya, 2012 LA County Rodeo Princess, carries the flag of New Mexico into Brewer Arena at the start of the Los Alamos County Horse Show. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com.

After relocating to New Mexico from Maryland in 2010, the incoming Los Alamos County Princess, Julia Montoya, continued to pursue her passion for horses and interest in horsemanship with the Turquoise Trail Wranglers 4-H Club. 

The club leaders, Rick Iannucci and Nancy DeSantis, also operate the non-profit Horses for Heroes - New Mexico Inc. Cowboy Up! program for wounded veterans.

One of the program's

Romney Picks Ryan as Running Mate

on August 11, 2012 - 12:31am

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, according to reports. Ryan, 42, has served in Congress since 1999.and is chairman of the House Budget Committee. Courtesy photo

Aspen Fire Burning Northeast of Santa Fe

on August 11, 2012 - 12:06am

SFNF News:

The Aspen Fire is burning on the Espanola Ranger District half a mile south of the Medio Trail, northeast of Santa Fe.

The Aspen Fire is half an acre and putting up smoke visible to residents of Santa Fe.

One crew is on scene.

Aspen Fire, Espanola Ranger District:

  • Fire Name: Aspen Fire
  • Time/Date Reported: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Time/Date Discovered: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Location: Approximately half a mile south of Medio Trail
  • Legal Description: 18N, 10E, Section 11
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
  • Size: 1/2 acre
  • Containment: 0 percent
  • Resources Committed: One crew on scene
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El Rigobertos Opening Soon in Central Park Square

on August 10, 2012 - 1:55pm

El Rigobertos Restaurant is opening in the next few weeks in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Hut in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers renovating the interior space in Central Park Square to make way for El Rigobertos Mexican Food Restaurant said Thursday that owner Gladys Loya of El Rigobertos Mexican Food, 810 N Paseo De Onate in Espanola, intends to open her Los Alamos restaurant sometime in September. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Conscious Aging: How Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life?

on August 10, 2012 - 1:50pm

 

Column by Ann Shafer

Those of you who have retired recently or those who anticipate a retirement are faced with the same question — how will you spend the rest of your life? 

When you retire, you will probably find yourself even busier than you were at work. But there is one major question — is all that activity you now have actually meaningful to you?

If not, perhaps you need to do some serious thinking about what the activities are that mean a lot to you, or what are your passions.  

To find your passions, first think about what really motivates you. 

If your life were a book,

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Kiwanis Presents Prestigious Jeannette O. Wallace Scholarship Award to Michelle Boerigter

on August 10, 2012 - 1:47pm

KIWANIS News:

Tuesday, Aug. 7, Kiwanis awarded Michelle Boerigter the prestigious Jeannette O. Wallace Scholarship award. Wallace was a longtime Kiwanian and former New Mexico State Representative for District 43. Michelle will be attending Hope College in Holland, MI and will study Bio Chemistry and Religion/Theology. From left, Key Club members Morrie Pongratz, Kiwanis President Kristy Ortega and Don Casperson; Terry Wallace, son of Jeannette Wallace; Michelle Boerigter; and parents Cathy and Steve Boerigter. Photo by Sharon Stover

 

Heather Wilson to March in Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday

on August 10, 2012 - 1:46pm

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson will be in Los Alamos Saturday to march in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade.

Following the parade, Wilson will meet with members of the local business community over lunch at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue.

After lunch, Wilson will travel to White Rock to tour The Hive at 134 N.M. 4.

While at The Hive, Wilson also will meet with members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network to discuss their work as well as the local business climate.

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Canyon Bar in Central Park Square Celebrates 15 Years

on August 10, 2012 - 1:16pm

Canyon Bar in Central Park Square is celebrating 15 years in business this week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Rotary Club Breaks Ground for LAHS Memorial Garden

on August 10, 2012 - 12:58pm

From left, Dave Foster, Sandy Warnock, Dawn Venhaus, Travis Richins, Linda Hull, Kevin Honnell, Skip King, Eric Ferm and Robyn Ladino. Courtesy/LAPS

From left, Eric Ferm, Tony Ladino, Robyn Ladino, Candy Haskins and Rick Haskins. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

“These trees and this Memorial Garden allow future generations of students to reflect, relax and remember,” said School Board President Kevin Honnell at the official ground breaking ceremony of the new memorial garden planned for Los Alamos High School.

Families and friends of students who died while in high school attended the ceremony

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Rainbow Colors Sky Above Anderson Overlook

on August 10, 2012 - 12:38pm

A large rainbow colored the sky above Anderson Overlook Tuesday. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi

Rainbow above Anderson Overlook. Photo copyright Elena E. Giorgi
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Appeals Hearing Held Today for Former County Supply Manager Terminated in June

on August 10, 2012 - 11:51am

COUNTY

Former Los Alamos County Supply Manager Charles Pacheco, foreground, waits for his appeals hearing to begin this morning before the Los Alamos County Personnel Board in Council Chambers inside the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Pacheco is appealing his termination in June surrounding criminal charges he is facing related to alleged credit card fraud. Pacheco's brother Tim sits next to him reviewing documents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hearing Officer Tony Ortiz speaks with Employee Services Manager Valerie Park prior to the start of this morning's

County Issues Spectator Directions for Rodeo at Brewer Arena

on August 10, 2012 - 11:01am

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Be advised that spectators attending the Los Alamos County Rodeo at Brewer Arena this weekend will be directed to the Spectator Entrance off of San Ildefonso Road through the South Gate to the Rodeo grounds.

The Recreation Division’s goal is to limit traffic through the North Mesa Stables for the safety of the North Mesa Stable Lot users and their animals.

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