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MRM Free Summer Drawing Classes For Teens

on June 12, 2019 - 7:14am
 
MRM News:
 
The Millicent Rogers Museum is hosting a Taos Arts Club/Teen Art Studio summer drawing classes.
 
The classes are available for free to all youth ages 12-19, and complimentary materials will be available if needed thanks to a generous grant from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.  
 
Join the Millicent Rogers Museum as a member and receive great benefits. Memberships are tax-deductible and come with a variety of perks based on your member level.
 
All memberships come with free admission to the museum, a 10 percent discount in the store, and discounts on certain special

Tiny Light Box Opens New Doors Into Nanoworld

on June 12, 2019 - 7:10am
Using a box of stacked atomically thin layers of tungsten disulphide, Chalmers researchers have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which light and matter become one. Courtesy/Denis Baranov/Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology
 
Chalmers University of Technology News:
 
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel.
 
Using a tiny box, built from stacked atomically thin material, they have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which

N3B Makes $400,000 Available To NNM Nonprofits

on June 12, 2019 - 7:07am
N3B News:
 
Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is making $400,000 available to support Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations for calendar year 2019.
 
“When we assumed management of the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract, we committed to donating five percent of our earned fee to Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations,” said N3B President and Program Manager Glenn Morgan. “We’ve earmarked about two thirds of those dollars for education-related programs.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 12, 2019 - 6:49am
Courtesy photo
 
LAFM News:
 
What’s at the Farmers Market this week:
 
Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr.

DPU; Customer Care Center Closes At Lunch June 18

on June 12, 2019 - 6:36am
COUNTY News:
 
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed during the lunch hour Tuesday, June 18.
 
DPU is holding a summer appreciation luncheon for its employees.
 
The office at 1000 Central Ave. Suite 130 will close at 11:30 a.m. and reopen at 1 p.m.

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 12, 2019 - 6:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Ladybug Spotted On Potato Leaf

on June 12, 2019 - 6:05am

Daily Postcard: A ladybug basks in the warm sunshine Tuesday morning on a potato leaf growing in the garden of a residence in White Rock. One ladybug can eat up to 5,000 insects in its lifetime, according to nationalgeographic.com. Photo by Geoff Rodgers

Young Business People Sell Otter Pops On Busy Los Alamos Corner

on June 11, 2019 - 2:51pm
Young entrepreneurs, from left, Abby, Caris and Justin, are doing a brisk business selling Otter Pops on the corner of Diamond Dr. and Orange/Sandia Street today. The pops are 25 cents each. Stop by and cool off! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Lunch With A Leader: Terry Priestly June 18

on June 11, 2019 - 2:49pm
LWV News:
 
The League’s monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader is at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, in Mesa Library. The speaker-leader will be Terry Priestly.
 
Terry and his wife, Robin, along with their 3 kids, have been Los Alamos residents for just over 20 years. Terry is currently the Chair of the Los Alamos County Personnel Board and the Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
 
Growing up, Terry had the opportunity to live in several states and Puerto Rico. Moving every 2-3 years, Terry attended 12 schools before graduating High School.
 
Terry has a BS in
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LAAC Features The Moipei Triplets In Concert Today!

on June 11, 2019 - 11:30am

The Moipei sisters will perform at 6 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Arts Council is bringing Taos Opera Institute’s “Cantos De Taos 2019” in a concert at 6 p.m. today in Fuller Lodge. The concert will showcase the Moipei triplets– Mary, Maggie and Marta.

The sisters will be accompanied by pianist Billie Whittaker. The concert is free but donations will be accepted.

The Moipei triplets from Nairobi, Kenya, are recent music graduates of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Their musical journey began in 2002 when they competed in the Kenya

LAAC Hosts Annual Meeting Tonight At Fuller Lodge!

on June 11, 2019 - 11:06am

Brian Billow's 'New Mexican Flag on Map' is one of two paintings that will be raffled during the Los Alamos Arts Council's annual meeting at  7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

'Red Range' is one of the paintings that will be raffled during the Los Alamos Arts Council's annual meeting. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Arts Council announces its annual meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

Scenes From Local 2019 JFK Dinner; Schultz Honored

on June 11, 2019 - 11:03am

Members and guests of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County and local and state elected officials gathered Sunday for the annual JFK Dinner at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The sold out crowd honored recently retired longtime and beloved local Party Chair Robyn Schultz pictured here with her husband Larry Schultz, for her Outstanding Leadership of the local Democratic Party. The annual JFK Dinner is the local Party’s largest fundraiser of the year, which helps pay for its 2020 campaign headquarters and ongoing expenses. Courtesy photo

A sold out crowd gathered Sunday for the Democratic

National Park Service: Tourism To Fort Union National Monument Creates $830,000 In Economic Benefits

on June 11, 2019 - 11:03am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,860 visitors to Fort Union National Monument in 2018 spent $740,000 in communities near the park.
 
That spending supported 10 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $830,000.
 
“Fort Union National Monument is proud to be part of the northern New Mexico community,” Superintendent Lorenzo Vigil said. “We are pleased that our historical appeal is satisfying to visitors in a way that makes them spend more time in the area.

Los Alamos Jazz Project Summer Camp June 17-21

on June 11, 2019 - 11:02am

The Los Alamos Jazz Project is hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School June 17-21. Courtesy photo

 

 
By LINDSAY ALEXANDER
LAMS
Los Alamos Jazz Project
 
During the week of June 17-21, the Los Alamos Jazz Project will be hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School.

 

As the camp kicks off on Monday, June 17, Mariano Morales and Friends, a seven-piece salsa jazz group from Albuquerque, headed by pianist Mariano Morales, will be performing 7-8:30 p.m., at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

 

This event is open to the public, and concert admission is $10

New Mexico Acknowledged For Measures Improving Foster Care; CYFD Calls For Task Force Applicants

on June 11, 2019 - 10:58am
CYFD News:
 
SANTA FE The state of New Mexico is among just 13 states acknowledged by a national foster care organization for passing new legislation or executive orders to improve foster-parenting policies.
 
Lawmakers and the Children, Youth & Families Department were identified last week by CHAMPS (Children Need Amazing Parents), a national campaign to improve foster care, as having passed HJM 10, Child Protective Services Task Force. The goal of this new task force is to improve recruitment and retention of foster resource families.
 
Groundwork for the task force is currently

On The Job In Los Alamos: Rotarians And Guests

on June 11, 2019 - 10:52am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Wednesday Group meeting at projectY in Central Park Square from left, Doug Mowrer, Gloria Brehm, friend Aaron Purtzer, Jim O’Donnell, Laura Gonzales, Kyuhee Bussod, Alison Pannell, guest speaker Melissa Arias of Lemonade Living and Skip King. To learn more about the local Rotary Club, click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Udall Calls For Prioritization Of Local News And Broadcasting, Raises Concerns Over Doctored Videos

on June 11, 2019 - 9:44am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. At a recent Senate Commerce Committee hearing to examine the state of the television and video marketplace, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) spoke about the need for broadcasters to prioritize local news and reporting of local interest, in the era of corporate media consolidation of broadcasters and video content.
 
“Support of local media means we need media in our communities reporting on local events and stories of local interest – not prepackaged stories that don’t reflect the community,” Udall said during the hearing.
 
“Now

Los Alamos Creative District: Downtown Crawl Friday

on June 11, 2019 - 9:20am

 

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

 

The Los Alamos Creative District is once again teaming up with local organizations to host a Downtown Creative Crawl Friday, June 14.

 

Schedule for Downtown Creative Crawl:

 

3-4 p.m. Los Alamos Nature Center/PEEC

Come pet a snake or ask questions about the animal exhibits with a member of the critter team. Critters are fed and available to be held.

 

4-7 p.m. Pride Festival

Pride Festival, presented by Friends of Los Alamos Pride, is a family-friendly festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

Learn Spanish At BSLI’s Innovative Immersive Retreat At Northern New Mexico College July 14-19

on June 11, 2019 - 9:02am
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA — The Bilingual Strategies Language Institute (BSLI) and Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) Continuing Education announce an innovative Spanish Immersion Retreat in the beautiful Española Valley in Northern New Mexico, July 14-19.
 
How many times have you thought about polishing your Spanish language skills?
 
Immerse yourself in this five (and one half) day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., class, that uses a common sense, communicative approach to language instruction.
 
This ‘whole-language’ methodology — learning Spanish like we learned our first language, by listening and

GFNY Hosts Santa Fe Cycling Marathon June 23

on June 11, 2019 - 8:59am
GFNY racers. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

GFNY Santa Fe is the newest race in the global series of 20 cycling marathons on four continents, and only the second in the United States.

The race starts at 7 a.m. June 23 on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, with a post-ride awards ceremony and party at the Scottish Rite Temple.

Join riders from around the world for a 75 mile/7,100 foot elevation gain race for the GFNY North American Championship, or for a timed non-competitive ride of 61 miles/3,500 foot elevation gain. Registration is $190.

There are great prizes in age catagories from 18 to

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Taps Cindy Padilla As New Executive Director

on June 11, 2019 - 8:45am

Cindy Padilla

UWNNM News:

The United Way of Northern New Mexico has hired Cindy Padilla as its new executive director. She replaces Mary Beth Maassen who moved last month to Arizona.

Padilla has a background in community organization, environmental protection and volunteer mobilization. For more than two years, she served as an appointee of President Barack Obama, as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Aging in the Administration of Aging, Department of Health and Human Services.

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Purgatory Employees Sweep Ski Industry Awards

on June 11, 2019 - 7:56am
Map of Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/PR
 
PURGATORY News:
 
DURANGO, Colo. Following a historic 2018-19 ski season, Purgatory Resort announces several employees were recently honored with industry awards in ski area management. Purgatory is proud to recognize the following outstanding employees and their achievements:
 
For the second year running, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) awards Groomer of the Year to a Purgatory Resort employee. These awards honor athletes, on-mountain professionals and industry veterans whose expertise is critical to the success of the Colorado ski industry.

What’s At The Bradbury This Month

on June 11, 2019 - 7:43am
BSM News:
 
Night with a Nerd
 
Each summer, monsoon season arrives in New Mexico, bringing torrential rains, intense thunderstorms, damaging hail storms, and deadly tornados with it. In spite of these extreme and intimidating weather events, locals are generally glad to see the start of the monsoon. As the source of over half the year’s precipitation, the monsoon brings life-giving water to a state which is often parched.
 
The Bradbury’s National Outreach Traveling Exhibits Program (NOTEs)
 
Over the course of 4 months, Building Immunityguided over 200,000 visitors through the amazing and often

New Award: Exhibit On Display At Jemez Historic Site

on June 11, 2019 - 7:41am
New Mexico Highlands PICT Program students with Historic Site Staff. Photo by Richard Loffredo

Jemez Pueblo First Lt Gov. Galvan prepares to cut the ribbon at Jemez Historic Site. Photo by Richard Loffredo
 
NMHS News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Historic Sites and the Pueblo of Jemez won the Archaeology Heritage Preservation Award, by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee.
 
The award was presented May 17 at the 2019 New Mexico Historic Preservation Awards for collaboration during the “Dig Giusewa” Project.

Gov. Lujan Grisham Establishes Crime Advisory Group

on June 11, 2019 - 7:38am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday announced the establishment of the Crime Analysis and Policy Partnership, a volunteer group consisting of current and retired attorneys, former judges and other former law enforcement officials who will identify trends and gaps in the criminal justice system, crime and law enforcement in New Mexico.
 
This group will make policy recommendations to the governor, state and local officials within the criminal justice system.
 
Members of the partnership were selected for the diversity of their experience

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