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Enter The Vortex: Taos Vortex Music Festival Review

on August 25, 2019 - 10:04am
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

Taos Vortex, Meow Wolf’s interactive music festival, returned for its second year Aug. 16-18.

Glitter, tails, costumes, and whatever else people felt like wearing (or not wearing) made for a diverse and colorful crowd.

The vibe was chill, people were happy, and the

Cummins Speaks At Voices Of Los Alamos Monday

on August 25, 2019 - 9:08am

VOLA News:

Voices of Los Alamos meets 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

Announcements

  • September Lunch with a Leader, 11:40 a.m., Sept. 17 at Mesa Public Library, County Engineer Eric Martinez will speak about roads and traffic issues.
  • Single-use plastic ban: pros and cons.
  • Climate Strike New Mexico, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Roundhouse. Event page and registration here.
  • Upcoming school board elections (LAPS and UNMLA). 
  • Standing for Immigrant Justice, 11 a.m., Aug.

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Director Dan Gerth Conducts Final Performance Friday Aug. 30

on August 25, 2019 - 8:19am

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Director Dan Gerth will conduct his final performance during the August Birthday Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Call 505.662.8924 for lunch reservations. Gerth, also a professional guitarist, has directed the group of more than 20 performers for the last three years and will be missed. Members of the Hillstrummers gather to practice strumming, front row from left, Diane Little, Darlene Potter, Yvonne Trujillo, KokHeong, Janet Harris, Colleen Hanlon, Ruth Lier and Director Dan Gerth.

TechSource Sponsors 100+ Women Who Care Event

on August 25, 2019 - 6:23am

Emcee Jenn Bartram, left, recognizes TechSource for sponsoring the 100+ Women Who Care quarterly gathering Thursday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens. TechSource CEO/President Brian D'Andrea was unable to attend the event due to the death of one of his Navy squadron mates. His wife Dana D'Andrea and Techsource HR Director Barry Shulock, standing, attended in his place. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dinner was provided to all members and guests of 100+ Women Who Care because of the generosity of Techsource. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Mesa to Mesa Board Member Shelby

Historical Society: Evolution Of Bathtub Row Press

on August 25, 2019 - 6:21am

The first published book by the Los Alamos Historical Society’s press. Courtesy/LAHS

By SHARON SNYDER and MAXINE JOPPA
Los Alamos Historical Society

In 1973, the alumni of the Los Alamos Ranch School arranged a huge reunion in Santa Fe. Many of the former students flew to Chicago just to take a special train to Lamy, a route many of them had taken as young boys.

John Shedd Reed, CEO of the Santa Fe Railroad and a member of the LARS Class of 1933, made the cars on that special train available.

Scenes From Robotics Night At Bradbury Museum

on August 25, 2019 - 6:19am

Members of the Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y, Zach Koehn, left, and Carter Noeninckyx operate the team's ball tossing robot during Robotics Night Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Koehn and Noeninckyx said their team built the robot in six weeks.They added that competively, thus has been its best year, going all the way to the World's Competition in April in Houston, Texas. They competed against 400 teams.

Scenes From 2019 Bear Festival At Nature Center

on August 25, 2019 - 6:18am

Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson takes part in the third annual Bear Festival, which sponsored by Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The event featued booths, arts and crafts activities for children and a presentation about bears by wildlife biologist. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

PEEC Adventure Programs Manager Beth Courtright, left, and PEEC Volunteer Ana Saenz keep busy during the Bear Festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Delaney Ulrich, left, and Siena Rolfe

LA Historical Society: ‘Time Travelers’ For Children

on August 25, 2019 - 6:15am
Courtesy/LAHS
 
Los Alamos Historical Society News:
 
Registration is open now for fall sessions of Time Travelers, the after-school, drop-off program for elementary school students from the Los Alamos Historical Society.
 
Time Travelers sets students on an adventure of exploration, investigating our local history through artifacts in the Los Alamos History Museum and hands-on activities.
 
Time Travelers will meet in September, October and November. Sessions for 1st-3rd grade students meet second Wednesdays, and sessions for 4th–6th grade students meet third Wednesdays.

PEEC: ‘Superpower Dogs’ Premieres Aug. 31

on August 25, 2019 - 6:15am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Don’t miss the premiere of the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium’s new full-dome film “Superpower Dogs” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31.
 
“Superpower Dogs” is the latest documentary from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare. Local sponsor Pet Pangaea LLC is bringing this exciting film to Los Alamos.
 
“Superpower Dogs” follows six real-life working dogs from around the world as well as their human partners as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the

Los Alamos Crafting Group Gathers In El Rancho

on August 25, 2019 - 6:09am

Al Miller, third from right, hosts members of the Los Alamos crafting group Friday at his El Rancho residence, from left, Helen Ortega, Mary Arrowsmith, Gayla Myers, Kathy Enloe, Susan Roach, Miller, Alyssa Nieto and Sharon Eklund. At this particuler gathering the group creates small artisan pouches. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A bin containing colorful threads and decorative items used to create artisan pouches. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Botanical Garden ‘Bio Reverie’ Sept. 7

on August 25, 2019 - 6:03am
Bird walk at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. CourtesySFBG
 
SF BOTANICAL GARDEN News:
 
SANTA FE Cienegas, or marshlands, are unique and rare in the Southwest, and are disappearing due to land misuse and invasive species moving in.
 
Just south of Santa Fe, on land owned by El Rancho de las Golondrinas, lies the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, a cienega managed by the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Botanical Garden staff are launching a 24-hour Bio Reverie Sept. 7, during which they are identifying as many species of flora and fauna as possible.
 
“We are extremely lucky to have a

NWS: Today’s High Near 87; Tonight’s Low Around 60

on August 25, 2019 - 5:58am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 87 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 60. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrays Behind Crane Sculpture

on August 25, 2019 - 5:52am

Daily Postcard: Sunrays fall behind the 10-foot tall crane sculpture,‘Flying Folds’ late Saturday afternoon outside the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard at N.M. 4. Artist Kevin Box created the sculpture for which the County hosted a public dedication ceremony Feb. 24, 2015. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Last To Know At Summer Concert Friday

on August 24, 2019 - 7:33pm

Young dancers groove to the music of Last to Know, a seven-piece band based out of Taos, during the Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann introduces the band, Last to Know in the Pavilion Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Tom Pryor on guitar and pedal steel. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Randy Morris on drums. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Last to Know band member Dan Irion. Photo by Kirsten

Silent Auction For Taste of Knowledge Is Now Live!

on August 24, 2019 - 7:13pm

LAPSF News:

The online silent auction for Taste of Knowledge is now live! It will close at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

There are 62 silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and organizations. Even those not attending the event can place their bids on auction items at www.tok.givesmart.com.

Taste of Knowledge is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Public Schools. Proceeds will benefit teachers, staff, students and facilities.

To participate in the online silent auction, visit www.tok.givesmart.com and click Register to Participate.
 

Book Signing Underway For Goodnight, Los Alamos

on August 24, 2019 - 11:33am

A book signing with author Whitney Spivey of the Goodnight, Los Alamos is underway until 1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Courtesy photo
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Hawks Football Team Holding Car Wash This Morning

on August 24, 2019 - 10:03am

Members of the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Football Team are hosting a carwash this morning at the Shell Station on Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer and are shown here making LAFD vehicles shine. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Shriner’s Club Building Now Gone

on August 24, 2019 - 9:28am

The former Los Alamos Shriner's Club building at 1459 Trinity Dr. is now gone. At its Feb. 27 meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission approved a lot split and site plan to pave the way for a Natural Grocers in its place. The Shriner's Club plan to construct a new building on the smaller lot adjacent to the Natural Grocers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Radioactive And Hazardous Materials Committee Met At UNM-Los Alamos Friday

on August 24, 2019 - 9:17am
Senators Richard Martinez and Carlos Cisneros and Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler were among the members of the Legislative Committee on Radioactive And Hazardous Materials, which met Friday at UNM-Los Alamos to hear priorities and updates from the New Mexico Environmental Department and  Los Alamos National Laboratory. The meeting was open to the public. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From The Boomroots Collective Summer Concert Performance At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday Evening

on August 24, 2019 - 8:02am
The Boomroots Collective warms up the Secret City Summer Concert crowd Friday evening with some reggae at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. The Boomroots Collective plays high-level progressive reggae and hip-hop music, which has been described as ‘Jamaican funk with New Mexico Soul.’ Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Zalma AezRock, right, on keyboards and vocals with John Simmons on bass. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A magical evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Watch and listen. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Artists in the dust as

On The Job In Los Alamos: Roundabout Construction

on August 24, 2019 - 7:48am

On the job in Los Alamos are workers examining the inside of a trench Thursday at the roundabout project site on N.M. 502. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

County Council Presents Proclamation To C’YA Aug. 27

on August 24, 2019 - 7:23am
Deb Snow
 
CYA News:
 
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), will be recognized at the Los Alamos County Council meeting Aug. 27 with a proclamation for youth and community development, as the new school year begins.
 
The proclamation helps to highlight the work C’YA does based on the Search-Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets* and building community.
 
C’YA celebrated its 5th birthday in June, but have worked to keep the assets top of mind for 11 years. When funding for the program was discontinued, C’YA was created as a non-profit, to continue the mission.
 
The work includes;

NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 58

on August 24, 2019 - 6:45am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 84 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Bear On Barranca Mesa

on August 24, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A bear is spotted Friday morning on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Maco Stewart

In And Around Town: Aug. 23, 2019

on August 23, 2019 - 4:09pm

 

  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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com 

FRIDAY, Aug. 23

Eat Like A Bear Dinner
 
Interactive and educational buffet-style “Eat Like a Bear” dinner, featuring foods that make up a black bear’s diet including salmon from Pig + Fig Café. The event, hosted by PEEC and LEWF, is 6 p.m. at the nature center and will help educate guests about how bears acquire food both in the wild and in backyards. Tickets are on sale now at

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