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Rev. Gordon Gibson Presents Virtual Civil Rights Tour

on April 19, 2018 - 6:10am
Rev. Gordon Gibson, right, with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., center. Courtesy photo
Rev. Gordon Gibson. Courtesy photo
 
Unitarian Church News:
 
Rev. Gordon Gibson will present “The Civil Rights Movement in Several Pictures, Selected Stories, and Maybe a Couple of Songs” Saturday, April 28 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.
 
Rev. Gibson is one of the founders of the Living Legacy Project and will take people on a "virtual" Civil Rights Pilgrimage. His presentation will use photographs from some of the places and people of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama and Mississippi.
 

National History Day State Finals April 27

on April 19, 2018 - 5:48am
NMHC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico State Competition for the 2018 National History Day is April 27 in Albuquerque.
 
More than 240 students from 20 schools across the state will compete in 18 different categories to determine who will represent New Mexico at the 2018 National History Day Contest. 
 
First and second place winners will advance to the National Contest, which is held in June on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.

Locally Celebrated Pianist Performs Brown Bag Concert

on April 19, 2018 - 5:43am
Pianist Charles Lieou peforms May 2 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 

LAAC News:

Local pianist and scientist Charles Lieou will perform a varied program of Classical and Romantic music for solo piano noon May 2 at Fuller Lodge. The concert is free.

The program will include music of Mozart, Ravel and Brahms.

Lieou is a native of Hong Kong and a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In And Around Town: April 20

on April 19, 2018 - 5:38am
 
In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

 

FRIDAY, April 20

Los Alamos Community Foundation Annual Conference
The Los Alamos Community Foundation will hold its Annual Conference for Nonprofits: "Sharing our Vision: Getting the Community Involved" 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Building 2, Room 230 at UNM-Los Alamos. The cost is free.

Sevanto Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on April 19, 2018 - 5:34am
Scene from the weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from the weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:
 
Sanna Sevanto was the best predictor in the weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock at 1 second off her predicted time. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Aurea Rojas and husband Felix Candia at 13 seconds off, Tamara Jurado and Zac Medin with a 14 second differential, Jackie Peckham at 15 seconds off, and Ted Romero with a 46 second differential.
 
William

FBI: Navajo Man From Arizona Pleads Guilty To Federal Involuntary Manslaughter Charge In New Mexico

on April 19, 2018 - 5:32am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Jerome Dayzie, 44, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Roundrock, Ariz., pled guilty Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to an involuntary manslaughter charge.
 
Dayzie was arrested in Dec. 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a man Dec. 9, 2017, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County. According to the complaint, Dayzie killed the victim when he hit a trailer parked on the side of the road and flipped the vehicle he was driving and in which the victim was a passenger.

Daily Postcard: American Robin Visits 48th Street

on April 19, 2018 - 5:29am

Daily Postcard: American Robin spotted perching in a tree Wednesday on 48th Street ... Spring is here ... maybe? Photo by Donna Reil

U.S. Senate Passes 'Kids To Parks Day' Resolution

on April 18, 2018 - 9:50pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) applauded the passage of a bipartisan resolution that encourages children to get outdoors by designating May 19 National Kids to Parks Day.
 
First celebrated by the National Park Trust in 2011, the eighth annual Kids to Parks Day marks the beginning of a summer-long series of events at parks countrywide that promote outdoor recreation and active, healthy living.
 
“Our national parks and public lands are outdoor classrooms with endless opportunities to learn and make memories,”

Spring Fling For Pianists At UNM-LA Sunday

on April 18, 2018 - 4:13pm

Performers in the Feb. 22 Musicale, front row from left, Henry Gans, Lenny Svyatsky, John Kang, Gala Nelson, Anna Simikov and Emily Xu. Back row from left, Daniel Kim, Karin Eby, Philip Ionkov, Jack Ammerman, Evan Strohmeyer, Philippa Fung, Betty Kang and Yunseo Kim. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:

The UNM-LA Campus continues its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service through their sponsorship of the Sunday Musicale Recital Series, presented at 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 22, by students of teachers in the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).

Frequently in attendance

Obituary: Jim Billen June 18, 1947 – April 14, 2018

on April 18, 2018 - 3:46pm

JIM BILLEN June 18, 1947 April 14, 2018

Jim Billen, age 70, resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 14, 2018 due to complications of Multiple System Atrophy. He was surrounded by friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Billen; daughters, Melissa (Craig) Kuettner of Portage, Michigan, Laurie (Kevin) Gates of Chicago, Illinois and Kimberly (Matt) Hall of Phoenix, Arizona; son, Richard (aka Mich) Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Janis (Stan) Gorecki of Montague,

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Jemez Springs Hosts Earth Day Cleanup Event, Evening Star Party April 21

on April 18, 2018 - 3:37pm
JEMEZ SPRINGS News:
 
In honor of Earth Day, Jemez Sustainable Solutions in Jemez Springs, New Mexico is hosting its annual cleanup event 9 a.m. to noon, April 21, along the Jemez Mountain Scenic Byway, and invites the public to participate.
 
That evening at 8 p.m., the Village in cooperation with the Pajarito Astronomy Club will host the Village’s first star party in years. The day time clean up event will take place between the Trail House in Cañon, NM at mile marker nine - along the Jemez Mountain Scenic Byway - and continue past Jemez Springs to La Cueva, NM at mile marker 35.
 

LA Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday

on April 18, 2018 - 3:33pm

FSN: Bystander Intervention Training May 12

on April 18, 2018 - 3:31pm
FSN News:
 
Resolve, formerly IMPACT Personal Safety, a nonprofit organization dedicated to violence prevention, will be holding Speak Up, Speak Out: Module 1, a bystander intervention training, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St. in Los Alamos.
 
Teens and adults will learn and practice different strategies for intervening -- whether it is someone we know telling an offensive joke or making a concerning comment, or an instance of harassment or violence we witness in public.

Aquatomics Waffle Breakfast May 19

on April 18, 2018 - 3:26pm

NMED Hearing On Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Discharge Permit Slated For Thursday

on April 18, 2018 - 3:25pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider Discharge Permit DP-1132 prepared in response to a discharge plan submitted by the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

President Donald J. Trump Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff For Passing Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

on April 18, 2018 - 10:10am

President Donald J. Trump orders flags flown at half-staff to honor the memory of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Courtesy image

WHITE HOUSE News:

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs.

U.S. Senators Udall, Inhofe Introduce Bills To Strengthen Next Generation Of Farmers & Ranchers

on April 18, 2018 - 9:43am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced two bills Tuesday to strengthen the next generation of farmers and ranchers by reducing the burden of student loan debt and making capital easier to obtain so new farmers can buy land, equipment or livestock.
 
The bills, the Flexible Agricultural Repayments and Modifying Schedules (FARMS) Act and the Farmers of Tomorrow Act, aim to attract younger generations to farming and shore up the future of farming and ranching in the United States, where the number of new farmers

LANL: One Step Closer To Understanding Explosive Sensitivity With Molecule Design

on April 18, 2018 - 9:27am

LANL scientists from left, Daniel Preston, Virginia Manner and Geoff Brown prepare a drop-weight impact test on an explosive PETN derivative. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Explosives have an inherent problem – they should be perfectly safe for handling and storage but detonate reliably on demand. Using computer modeling and a novel molecule design technique, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have replaced one “arm” of an explosive molecule to help unravel the first steps in the detonation process and better understand its sensitivity – how easily it begins a violent reaction.

“It

Community Service Project At Tsankawi April 22

on April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
NPS News:
 
White Rock Cub Scouts Pack 326 will hold a service project at 2 p.m., April 22 at Tsankawi.
 
The service project includes dispersing pottery collection piles at Twankawi Ruin. This event not only showcases a local Cub Scout Troop performing a community service, but may educate the public to proper etiquette at local archaeological sites.
 
A Bandelier archaeologist will be at the event to help educate Cub Scouts on the importance of the project.

LAHS Students Shine At National Latin Exam

on April 18, 2018 - 9:07am
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
In March, Latin students at Los Alamos High School participated in the 2018 National Latin Exam. Four students won gold medals, Four students won silver medals and sixstudents earned Magna Cum Laude certificates. Overall, 22 students won a medal or certificate.
 

Gold Summa Cum Laude Medal Winners

  • Latin I: William McTeigue
  • Latin II: Jessica Thompson, Anna Lemke, Elijah White
 
Silver Maxima Cum

LACF Annual Conference For Nonprofits Friday

on April 18, 2018 - 8:43am
LACF News:
 
The Los Alamos Community Foundation annual conference for nonprofits Sharing our Vision: Getting the Community Involved is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 in Room 230, Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos. The cost is free.

Attendees will receive a full day of programming on topics pertinent to the work of the local nonprofit community. RSVP to attend this event to rachel@losalamoscf.org. See the agenda here.

Funding Opportunity:

The Los Alamos chapter of 100 Plus Women Who Care is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations interested in being considered for one of

Topper Revue 2018: The Eastons April 27, 28, 29

on April 18, 2018 - 8:42am
 
 
LAHS News:
 
Have you ever wanted to attend the Oscars? Well we’ve got the next best thing. Come see the Los Alamos High School 2018 Production of Topper Revue: The Easton Awards! 
 
It’s just like the Oscars, but you get to decide who’s the best host (and, obviously, there's better talent).
 
Performances are 7 p.m., April 26, 27 and 28 in the new and improved Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 5.

Celebrate '2018 Spring Festival Of The Arts'

on April 18, 2018 - 8:40am
MAE News:
 
ESPANOLA — Moving Arts Española (MAE) announces the second event in its ‘Moving Hearts’ 10th Anniversary Performance Series - the 2018 Spring Festival of the Arts.
 
More than 150 young actors, circus artists, dancers, gymnasts, musicians and visual artists ages 3-18 will showcase their talents over three weekend performances in MAE’s beautiful, state-of-the art Moving Arts Performance Center, located on the pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh just north of the Ohkay Casino and Conference Center.
 
Moving Hearts 2018 Gymnastics and Tumbling Showcase
 
  • When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

33rd Annual Home Building Trip To Mexico

on April 18, 2018 - 8:34am
Members and friends of the United Church of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Universalist Church built three houses during spring break for needy families in Mexico. Photo by Keith Lewis
 
UCLA News:
 
Randy and Laura Erickson have been on trips to build homes in Mexico during spring break for decades. The 33rd annual trip took place at the end of March with 75 campers headed to build three homes for those less fortunate.
 
Since 1986, volunteers have built the equivalent of 149 homes.
 
“The Mexico 2018 trip went very well,” Laura said.

Dede Feldman Speaks In Los Alamos April 23

on April 18, 2018 - 8:28am
Dede Feldman
 
VOLA News:
 
Former New Mexico senator, journalist and professor of political sciences Dede Feldman will be the guest speaker at this month’s Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting.
 
Feldman’s presentation will be based on her new book, Another Way Forward, which highlights the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and grassroots organizations traveling another route to economic development and healthy communities.
 
This free event is 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 23 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Los Alamos. The public is welcome to attend.
 

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