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Community Invited to UNM-LA / Los Alamos Daily Post College Board Forum 7 p.m. Wednesday

on January 29, 2013 - 9:11am

Staff Report

UNM-Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Daily Post will co-host a "UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidates Forum" from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 30 in Building 2, Room 230 on the college campus.

The public is invited to attend the forum, which will feature Position 1 incumbent Ron Dolin and challenger Michelle Hall in the only contested position among the three seats coming up in this year's race.

Below, the candidates share brief details of why they decided to either seek reelection or run for the first time to serve on the UNM-LA Advisory Board for the next four years:

Incumbent Ronald

Hopi Artist Presents Kachina Doll Talk to Rotary

on January 29, 2013 - 8:19am

Hopi artist Glenn Fred, an accomplished kachina doll carver, presented a program about kachina doll traditions and carving during the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Kachina dolls and carving tools used by Hopi artist Glenn Fred to create his art was on display at the Jan. 22 meeting of the Los Alamos Rotary at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Blue Window Bistro Hosts FAN 44 Lunch

on January 29, 2013 - 8:18am

Business people met at restaurants all over Los Alamos Friday, Jan. 25, for the Chamer of Commerce FAN 44 networking event including the Blue Window Bistro, 813 Central Ave. From left, Philo Shelton of Los Alamos County, Suzette Fox of MainStreet, David Sutton of KRSN, Blue Window owner Melissa Paternoster and Bonnie Gordon of the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce's FAN 44 stands for Food and Networking for four, and is based upon a rotation of interested Chamber members who meet every other Friday for lunch.

Kiwanis Speaker Schedule Announced

on January 29, 2013 - 8:03am

LAPS News:

Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage Street, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.

Meetings are open to the public.


  • Jan. 29 - Michelle K. Hall and Ronald M. Dolin, opponents vying for Position 1 on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board in the Feb. 5 election, will each speak briefly at Kiwanis and then stand for questions.
  • Feb.

Self Help Receives Grant from Santa Fe Community Foundation

on January 28, 2013 - 2:14pm


Self Help, Inc. has received a $5,000 grant from Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Community Leadership Fund to expand coverage of the 2-1-1 information and referral service to Santa Fe, Taos, Mora and San Miguel Counties. 

The Community Leadership Fund allows the Foundation to provide important services to improve the community by enhancing Foundation grantmaking, improving nonprofit performance, and increasing donor impact.

The 2-1-1 information and referral service provides callers with referrals to locate food, clothing, housing, home repairs, clothing, childcare, mental


Los Alamos Wins Big at New Mexico FLL State Championship

on January 28, 2013 - 2:03pm

Two Los Alamos teams won State Championship Awards at the third annual New Mexico FIRST LEGO League Championship held Jan. 26 at Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque. Front Row from left, "Banoona Skunk Band" members Emily Holmes, Risa Bridge, Maddie Ovaska, Brooke Weatherbie, Jessica Erkkila, Eleanor Henderson, Ellie Rightley, Elia Vasquez and Coach Karen Doebling. Back row from left, Coach Vicki Erkkila, "Atomic Flying Pickles" members Coach Susannah Rousculp, Evelyn Doebling, Lauren Stubben, Haylee Richardson, Summer Bronson and Catherine Rousculp. Photo by David Weatherbie

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Handel's Messiah Brings Local Audience to its Feet

on January 28, 2013 - 12:53pm

Los Alamos audience members stand for the traditional Hallelujah chorus at the presentation of Handel's Messiah by the Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mary Badarak Sunday night at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by TK Thompson/