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Earth Day Festival At Los Alamos Nature Center April 27

on April 20, 2019 - 10:29am

Fun and entertainment for all ages will be available at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

Scene from previous PEEC Earth Day Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

The festivities include delicious food, the debut of the new Passport to the Pajarito Plateau, fun activities and exciting entertainment.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Zach Parliman At Smith's

on April 20, 2019 - 10:17am

On the job in Los Alamos is Zach Parliman at Smith's Marketplace where he has worked for four years. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe National Forest Issues Safety Reminders For Easter Weekend Visitors

on April 20, 2019 - 10:10am

The Santa Fe National Forest issues safety reminders for Easter weekend. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Warmer temperatures and a holiday weekend are expected to draw visitors to trails, campgrounds and other popular sites on the Santa Fe National Forest this weekend. If you decide to celebrate Easter or Passover in the great outdoors ... make safety your top priority.

While this winter brought above-average moisture and snowpack to much of the SFNF, Northern New Mexico is entering the 2019 fire season. Unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire.

Easter Schedule For Museums And Historic Sites

on April 20, 2019 - 9:41am
Jemez Historic Site, San Jose Mission Church. Photo by Richard Hasbrouck/Courtesy/NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs
 
NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that Jemez historic sites and four museums will be open Easter Sunday, while other properties will be closed.
 
The Los Luceros Historic Site will host an Easter egg hunt today, April 20.
 
Saturday of Easter weekend, Los Luceros Historic site is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy on the grounds.

Robinson: A Glimpse Behind The Fence...

on April 20, 2019 - 9:36am
By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor
 
If Robert Oppenheimer suddenly appeared at your home or college campus and asked you to go work on a project that he could not tell you about in a place that he could not elaborate, would you?
 
Recently, that question was asked of myself, Councilor Sara Scott, Councilor Randall Ryti and other fellow tourist as we had the wonderful opportunity to peek into some of the wonderful attractions that are part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, or MPNHP for short.
 
Our tour began at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Rotary Members Participate In Holi Festival

on April 20, 2019 - 9:31am

Rotarians Laura Gonzales, Jessie Conrad and Jim Nesmith celebrate Holi Day, a communal celebration of colors, during Sunday festivities at Fuller Lodge. The event was sponsored by Sirphey owner Prashant Jain. Members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos were on hand to tell participants about Rotary International's impressive success in eradicating polio worldwide with small exceptions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria where war and distrust of Western medicine limit vaccination programs. Polio is a contagious virus that causes muscle wasting and paralysis. It is easily preventable. In the

WWll Vet Loring Cox 100th Birthday Party April 25

on April 20, 2019 - 8:43am

The community is invited to attend the 100th birthday celebration honoring WWII Veteran Lorin Cox at 5 p.m. April 25, at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr. Courtesy/American Legion
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NMMNHS Participates In Drug Take-Back Day April 27

on April 20, 2019 - 8:21am
A line forms at a previous Drug Take-Back Day, and this year in conjunction with its exhibit, 'Drugs: Costs and Consequences', the museum is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 27 at the museum. Courtesy/NMMNHS
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 27 at the Museum.
 
Take-Back Day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs.

Bethlehem Church Screens Stolen Childhood April 27

on April 20, 2019 - 8:07am

IRS: New Mexico Robocall Tax Scams Peaking

on April 20, 2019 - 7:49am
 
IRS News:
 
A new study shows that New Mexico consumers rank 32nd for most at-risk states for robocall tax scams from now through April 28.
 
AllAreaCodes.com released the States Most At Risk For Tax Season Scams Friday after analyzing 15 million consumer complaints released by the FTC over the last three years (2016-18).
 
New Mexico ranked No. 32 with 1,601 FTC complaints per 100,000 people.
 
The analysis revealed phone scams will peak the week of April 15-21.

The IRS has stated repeatedly that they will never call to demand immediate payment, will not ask for credit or debit

NWS: Today’s High Near 70, Tonight’s Low Around 42

on April 20, 2019 - 7:39am

The National Weather Service forecasts today's high in Los Alamos near 70 with mostly sunny skies and a low near 42. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Moon Above Trees In Quemazon

on April 20, 2019 - 7:18am
Daily Postcard: Moon shines through trees Thursday night in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Robotics Team To World Championships!

on April 19, 2019 - 12:17pm
Team 4153, known as Project Y, with their robot at a recent competition. Courtesy photo
 
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y is headed for the World Campionships in Houston, Texas.

“Our team has met the challenges and rigors of the competition, head-on,” team member Max Pasulka said. “We were a finalist at the El Paso competition of more than 50 teams, and made it to quarterfinals at the Amarillo meet.

Teens Take Over Bradbury Museum 5-7 p.m. Today!

on April 19, 2019 - 12:06pm

The Bradbury Science Museum Association Teen Advisory Board gathers to organize Teens Take Over The Bradbury night set for5-7 p.m. today! Front row from left, Sam Cirigliano, Victor Popa-Simil, Emily Holmes, Eleanor Henderson, Natalie Aulwes, Neha Sadasivan and not pictured Ogden Berry, Elizabeth Frost, Elijah Pelofske and Sonya Svyatskaya. Back row from left, Filippo Delzanno, Jamie Cull-Host, Steven Bullock and Noah Lyons. Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: Painting Icons At IHM

on April 19, 2019 - 11:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is artist Shelly Riebe demonstrating how to prepare boards for icon painting Tuesday in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 3700 Canyon Road. A Catholic icon is a representation of the image of such holy figures as the saints, Mary, Jesus and other religious figures, in the form of a painting. An interesting aspect of Catholic icons is that almost everything on the icon has a symbolic meaning. From the colors used to paint the Catholic icon to the way the subject is portrayed on the icon.

Los Aamos Daily Post Publishes 2019 Earth Day Tab

on April 19, 2019 - 11:16am

Click on the image to view Pajarito Environmental Education Center's Earth Day tab.

DOE: Full Closure Of East Jemez Starts April 26

on April 19, 2019 - 11:12am
Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
East Jemez Road lane closures near the entrance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will begin Friday, April 26, and continue through the weekend. Drivers will be unable to get to Los Alamos via the truck route and should use the NM502/Main Hill Road instead.
 
The lane closures are necessary to allow workers to replace the main water line, which requires open trenching across East Jemez Road, between Omega Bridge and the LANL entrance.
 
As shown in Figure 1, one lane of traffic will be available each way on the westbound side of

Ribbon Officially Cut On Los Alamos Visitor Center

on April 19, 2019 - 11:05am

Los Alamos Visitor Center Manager Melanie Pena cuts the ribbon Tuesday on the relocated Los Alamos Visitor Center at the Community Building at 475 20th St. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

County and business leaders and community members turned out Tuesday for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday of the Los Alamos Visitor Center at its new location, 475 20th St., Suite A, on the north side of the Community Building next to the Teen Center.

The Los Alamos Visitor Center has been closed since Jan.

Wildfire Day & Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

on April 19, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparky the Fie Dog greets visitors during Wildfire Day 2018. Courtesy photo

From left, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter bunny are expected to be on hand at the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in support of the combined efforts of the Fire Department, Los Alamos Elks Lodge and many more to present the community with a safe and fun event – the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt

The Family YMCA Kathak Class April 21

on April 19, 2019 - 10:24am

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Names Lisa Zuhn As Executive Director

on April 19, 2019 - 10:18am

Lisa Zuhn, photographed here at Ashley Pond recently, is the new executive director of the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Courtesy/JJAB

JJAB News:

The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is excited to announce that they have selected Lisa Zuhn as executive director.

The executive director is a newly created position for JJAB to address recent structural changes and assist with the long-term goals of the organization.

JJAB Board Chair Jordan Redmond explains, “In an effort to enhance Board involvement and ensure smooth operations of JJAB’s direct services and

The Cone Zone: Week Of April 22

on April 19, 2019 - 9:48am

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Pothole Patching on Diamond Drive at Trinity/Canyon/Diamond intersections

Weather permitting, Traffic and Streets Division crews will continue to patch potholes Thursday on Diamond Drive. Work will focus on the Diamond southbound lane at the intersection with Trinity and requires a short detour to accomplish the work. From 10-11 a.m. Thursday, the left turn lane (east bound turn lane) on Diamond Drive that permits southbound vehicles to turn left onto Trinity will be closed for pothole repairs.

United Church Invites Community To Sunrise Service

on April 19, 2019 - 8:54am
The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
Easter scene inside the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
 
UNITED CHURCH News:
 
The United Church of Los Alamos invites those new to the community and those seeking a church home on Easter Sunday to attend a multi-organization service at sunrise (6:15 a.m.) at Ashley Pond Park or 9:30 a.m. at the United Church at 2525 Canyon Road.
 
The sunrise service will be led by ministers from:
  • Christian Church;
  • First United Methodist Church; and
  • Trinity on the Hill

County Notice Of Possible Quorum At Tour Today

on April 19, 2019 - 8:27am

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Presents Distinguished Student Of Service Award To LAHS’s Emily Holmes

on April 19, 2019 - 7:59am

Rotary Club President Vince Chiravalle welcomes Distinguished Student of Service Emily Holmes, a  junior at LAHS, to the April 16 Club meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Linda Hull

Emily Holmes, selected by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service, accepts a certificate of recognition from Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle. Her parents, Rich and Nan Holmes, join in the congratulations along with Louise Foliot, the LAHS French teacher who nominated Holmes for the award. Photo by Linda Hull

 

By VINCENT CHIRAVALLE
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

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