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LAHS Class Of 1981 Wins County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 13, 2016 - 1:19pm

The LAHS Class of 1981 used their fantastic Rocky Horror Picture Show themed dance moves to boogie their way in to the winners circle in this year's Fair and Rodeo Parade float contest. Congratulations to the Class of '81! The Los Alamos Shrine Club came in second in today's parade. The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild came in third. All the entries brought their enthusiasm and did a great job.

Los Alamos Republicans Host Open House Aug. 18

on August 13, 2016 - 8:34am

GOP News:

 

The Republican Party of Los Alamos County is hosting an open house 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at its campaign headquarters at 1362 C Trinity Dr.

 

The community is invited to attend and enjoy hotdogs, drinks and desserts and meet local and state candidates.

 

There will be fun giveaways for kids. For more information, call local GOP Chair Bill McKerley at 505.331.3686.

 

Chamber Business Breakfast Challenges Bookkeeping Norms Wednesday, Aug. 17

on August 13, 2016 - 7:48am

CHAMBER News:

What are effective techniques for keeping track of your business finances? How can you make your books and records tell you more about how your organization is doing?

A panel of experts will discuss how Los Alamos businesses and nonprofits can more effectively be aware of the financial health of their organization and keep track of their real bottom line during the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The panel includes two independent Chamber member CPAs -  Dennis Kennedy and Tony Belletete.

Children’s Clinic Of Los Alamos Joins List Of Sponsors Of Nature Playtimes At The Nature Center

on August 13, 2016 - 7:44am
PEEC News:
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics says, “Nature places virtually no bounds on the imagination and engages all of the senses. For all children, this setting allows for the full blossoming of creativity, curiosity, and the associated developmental advances. The outdoors also presents marvelous opportunities for parents to interact with their children in a fashion that fosters both the development of the relationship and the child.

2016 County Fair & Rodeo Schedule Of Events

on August 13, 2016 - 7:33am

Los Alamos Daily Post Site Transfer Is Complete

on August 13, 2016 - 6:46am

LOS ALAMOS DAILY POST News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper site transfer to a new hosting service is completely finished and readers in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world can now view stories and photos.

The site transfer occurred because Drupal Gardens, which has hosted the Los Alamos Daily Post site for 4.5 years, decided to discontinue its hosting division.

All stories posted to the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page during this transfer process that began Tuesday afternoon will now be published by date on the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper site as well as

Attorney General Balderas Announces $100 Million Settlement With Barclays For Manipulating LIBOR

on August 12, 2016 - 9:33pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas 
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a $100 million settlement with Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. for fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR. The LIBOR is among the most common of benchmark interest rate indexes used to make adjustments to adjustable rate mortgages.
 
This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers.

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Aug. 17

on August 12, 2016 - 9:29pm
JJAB News:
 
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site.
 
Lisa Celosse will speak about the Employee Assistance Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory and frequently asked questions about the program and services.
 
The public is welcome to attend.

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on August 12, 2016 - 2:50pm
REAL ESTATE News:
 
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Summer Concert: Emily Gimble At Pond Tonight

on August 12, 2016 - 1:49pm

Austin pianist and singer Emily Gimble. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

For the past two years, Austin pianist and singer Emily Gimble has helped the harmonies in Asleep at the Wheel pop with energy.

But, in March, she announced she’d be leaving Ray Benson and the country legends to give it a run on her own.

In her debut album, Certain Kinda with 10 cuts of Southern soul and pop, Gimble’s voice shines as she considers life and loss in Texas.

Her grandfather, the fidler and Western Swing legend Johnny Gimble, would be proud.

Gimble will be in concert 7 p.m.

Jessica Booton Art Reception At Rose Chocolatier Friday

on August 9, 2016 - 1:02pm
Photographer Jessica Booton. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception for Jessica Booton 5-7 p.m., Friday evening, Aug. 12. 
 
Meet this talented photographer and see her wonderful portraits. The reception is the same time as the Fuller Lodge Art Center opening "Born to be Wild", so make an evening of art and visit both exhibits.

Booton, owner of Jessica Booton Photography, is a child, family, and senior photographer serving the Los Alamos area.

Los Alamos Historical Society Annual Fall Gala In Historic Fuller Lodge Sept. 10

on August 9, 2016 - 12:46pm

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

Tickets go on sale today for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s Annual Fall Gala, a celebration of the community’s history and a fundraising event that supports the History Museum’s annual operating budget.

The black-tie optional gala is Saturday, Sept. 10, and includes a delicious three-course dinner catered by the Blue Window Bistro, the popular “Experience Auction,” and dancing to the sounds of the Los Alamos Big Band in historic Fuller Lodge.

This year’s gala theme is “Sneak Preview” and will feature a look at the museum building renovations as well as

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LAPS Welcomes New Teachers And Staff

on August 9, 2016 - 9:34am

This year's new teachers and staff gather near the Los Alamos Public Schools District Office today on Trinity Drive for a group photo. Courtesy/LAPS

Sullivan: Congress Can And Should Fix National Parks

on August 9, 2016 - 9:22am
By PATRICK SULLIVAN, Executive Director
Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation

This year the National Park Service (NPS) is commemorating its 100th anniversary and there are almost 100 million reasons to rejoice in New Mexico.

That’s because, in 2015, NPS reports, visitors to New Mexico’s national parks spent an estimated $97.5 Million in local gateway communities, helping to boost our state’s economy by more than $118 million dollars. And employment got a boost, too. The visitor spending supported a total of 1,500 jobs.

Here in Los Alamos, we benefit from three national parks in

Free Resource Fair For LANL, SNL, Uranium Workers And Area Seniors

on August 9, 2016 - 8:22am

Cold War Patriots Chairman Tim Lerew. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Española – Cold War Patriots, a Community Resource Organization providing information, advocacy and recognition to the thousands of nuclear weapons and uranium workers who served this nation, will host a free resource fair for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and uranium workers, their families and local seniors.

The fair is 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Santa Claran Hotel Casino, 460 N. Riverside Dr.

Gary Johnson Campaign Rally In Albuquerque Thursday

on August 9, 2016 - 8:05am

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson

POLITICAL News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is scheduled to speak Thursday night at the Convention Center in Albuquerque.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the event gets underway at 6 p.m. with the former New Mexico governor expected to talk about his presidential platform.

Johnson is striving to get to 15 percent in the polls to allow him to participate in upcoming presidential debates.

Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell has announced that he is endorsing Johnson for president over GOP opponent Donald Trump.

Partnership Paves Way For Pinon’s New Track

on August 9, 2016 - 7:29am

Scenes from new track installation at Pinon Elementary School in White Rock. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

After seven years of planning, Pinon Elementary School’s new track became a reality Friday thanks to the partnership of Pinon’s PTO, LAPS Facilities, the District Administration, the School Board and the community.

The original track (estimated to have been built in the 1980s) needed to be replaced in order to provide a safe, fun and attractive environment for PE classes, the Mileage Club, student recess and community use.

Efforts to replace the original track began more than seven years

Daily Postcard: Bear Cub Rocks Horse Trough

on August 9, 2016 - 7:10am

Daily Postcard: A video camera installed at the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation catches one of the orphaned bear cubs from the Valles Caldera performing a balancing act as if to say, ‘You Olympians can keep your pommel horse … I am rocking the horse trough!’ Courtesy/LEWF Video Cam

Police: Rover Situation Resolved Without Incident

on August 8, 2016 - 7:26pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department just issued the following response to the Los Alamos Daily Post about this afternoon's Code Red Alert in White Rock:

“It was an isolated incident on Rover Boulevar. The incident was contained and the general public was not in danger. No arrests were made and the situation was resolved without incident.”

LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew said the police will release a more detailed account of the incident in the morning.

Watch ladailypost.com for details.

Volunteers Needed For Cowboy Dinner And Dance

on August 8, 2016 - 7:25pm

POSSE LODGE News:

The Los Alamos Posse Lodge is seeking volunteers this weekend to help make a successful Cowboy Dinner and Dance. 

Most likely time slots when people re needed:

  • Friday after lunch - setting up tents and tables and initial food prep;
  • Friday evening after dinner - getting decorations and other things ready;
  • Saturday morning - finishing tents and set up and help with the parade set up;
  • Saturday afternoon - cooking and food prep;
  • Saturday evening - Manning the money table, serving food and drinks;
  • Saturday late night - clean up from dinner and dance; and
  • Sunday morning/afternoon -

Letter To The Editor: It’s Not A Problem, It’s An Excuse

on August 8, 2016 - 7:13pm
By GEORGE CHANDLER
Los Alamos

My friend Steve reminded me the other day that I have not submitted leditter 3 in the series I began on the issue of old water lines, the location of water mains in backyards and meters near the house, and the county’s cost-shifting policy for the repair of delivery lines. That was mostly because I have been trying to wear out my new motorcycle. In the meantime the DPU and the BPU have been considering the problems I brought to their attention. 

In May the BPU asked the DPU to propose a policy that would, in the older areas of town, move the water meters to

Udall To Host NEA Chairman For Conversation On Growing NM’s Creative Economy

on August 8, 2016 - 6:31pm
SENATE News:

 

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will host a discussion in Santa Fe on growing arts businesses and creating more arts-related jobs in New Mexico Tuesday in Santa Fe. 

 
Udall will host National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu for a discussion about stimulating arts businesses, improving access to the arts and creating more arts-related jobs in New Mexico. The discussion, titled Growing New Mexico’s Creative Economy, will focus on ways to support artists and arts entrepreneurs to build businesses and create new jobs.

Governor Announces Prepaid Debit Cards For All New Mexico Teachers To Buy Classroom Supplies

on August 8, 2016 - 6:24pm

STATE News:

ALBUEQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that all New Mexico teachers will receive a prepaid $100 debit card to help buy classroom materials and supplies for the second year in a row.

“As I’ve traveled around the state, teachers often tell me they have to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket,” Martinez said. “With these debit cards, we’ll help cover the costs while making sure our teachers, kids and classrooms are equipped for the year ahead.”

Martinez continues to work to make sure New Mexico’s schools, teachers, and students have the resources and

Celebration Of Life: Joyce Marion Pyburn And Janet Ruth Pyburn Cowan At Bethlehem Lutheran Aug. 10

on August 8, 2016 - 5:51pm

COMMUNITY News:

The Family of Joyce Marion Pyburn and Janet Ruth Pyburn Cowan invite everyone who knew and loved them to a Celebration of their lives at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug, 10 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

Joyce Marion Pyburn died May 25, 2016 and Janet Ruth Pyburn Cowan died July 29, 2016.

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Free Coworking Day At ProjectY Friday

on August 8, 2016 - 5:47pm

PROJECT Y News:
ProjectY cowork Los Alamos is offering free day passes Friday, Aug. 12 in honor of International Coworking Day.
 
The public is invited to stop by and work in the space anytime 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., projectY cowork has 100 mbps high-speed WiFi, free coffee, tea and snacks, comfortable seating areas, dry erase board tables and more amenities. The conference room also is available for free rental on this day as well, pending availability.
 
ProjectY cowork Los Alamos, a collaborative coworking space located at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos, New Mexico, serves as a hub

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