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Grand Opening Of Unquarked The Wine Room Dec. 20!

on November 22, 2014 - 12:08pm

Operations Manager Veronica Black-Stepp is busy Thursday afternoon preparing for the Dec. 20 grand opening of Unquarked The Wine Room in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The flooring has been installed, tables and chairs are in and artwork fills the walls at the new wine room. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The community-wide grand opening for Unquarked The Wine Bar in downtown Los Alamos is set for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

Bandelier Announces Holiday Season Events

on November 22, 2014 - 10:51am

Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument has announced its schedule for the upcoming holidays, and also two special events.

Saturday, Dec. 13, Bandelier's Artist-in-Residence, well-known photographer David Halpern, will be offering a photo hike in Frijoles Canyon. Numbers are limited, so anyone interested in attending must call the park Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 51 to sign up. There is no charge for the walk beyond the park entrance fee. Then Sunday, Dec. 21, there will be the annual Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk, meeting at 7:15 a.m. at the Visitor Center.

Gov. Announces Changes In Cabinet Secretary Posts

on November 22, 2014 - 10:30am

 

Gov. Susana Martinez

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced four cabinet level appointments taking effect Dec. 1:

  • Kelly Zuni replaces Art Allison as cabinet secretary of the Department of Indian Affairs;
  • Jay Mitchell replaces Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Greg Myers;
  • Tom Blaine replaces Scott Verhines as New Mexico’s state engineer; and
  • Brent Earnest replaces Sidonie Squier as cabinet secretary of the Human Services Department.

The changes will take effect Dec. 1.

“We’ve accomplished a great deal in the last four years, and I’m grateful for the

Annual Festival Of Chocolate At Betty Ehart Senior Center Today

on November 22, 2014 - 10:15am

Quilt by Jackie Young. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Eight years and still going strong, the annual Festival of Chocolate will be an ewy gooey delight, 7 to 9 p.m., today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Tickets for the chocolate excursion are $20 and entitles the bearer to all you can eat chocolate, live music and the first look at holiday offerings. A first year foray into this year’s chocolate event is Melissa Paternoster and her self-proclaimed, “team of creative food lovers,” are happy to be participating in the fabulous fundraiser.

The lunch and dinner serving, catering crew are

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LAMC Recognized By iVantage Health Analytics For Leadership In Outcomes And Financial Stability

on November 22, 2014 - 9:58am

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) announced Friday that it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in Outcomes and Financial Stability, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron

“Los Alamos Medical Center is extremely fortunate to have an exceptionally hardworking staff that is dedicated to providing excellent patient care while managing in a complex and ever-changing business environment,” said Feliciano Jiron, CEO of Los Alamos Medical Center.

County Seeks Additional Public Feedback Before Dec. 4 Transportation Board Meeting

on November 22, 2014 - 9:40am

Atomic City Transit. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The last time a Transit Study was conducted was just prior to Atomic City Transit starting operations, approximately seven years ago.

The County contracted with LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. (LSC), to develop a Comprehensive Transit Study / Updated Five-Year Transit Plan (Transit Plan). This contract was executed in February of 2014. Atomic City Transit is funded primarily with Federal Grant funds.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Mrs Beadsley Vintage Jewelry

on November 22, 2014 - 9:14am
Owner Debra Lowenstein at her store, Mrs Beadsley Vintage Jewelry. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Come to Mrs. Beadsley Vintage Jewelry at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite G to shop from thousands of pieces of jewelry in addition to hats, gloves, clothes, purses, books, ephemera, figurines, vanity items, and so much more.

The store specializes in vintage art glass necklaces. You will also find a good selection of Victorian pieces, 1930s Czechoslovakian necklaces, rhinestone and enamel brooches, Native American and Mexican jewelry.

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Sheriff Lucero Hosts Appreciation Event For Supporters

on November 22, 2014 - 9:09am

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero with his wife Sandra, center standing, hosted an appreciation event Friday night at the Posse Lodge for the many community members who supported his reelection campaign. 'Everyone of them helped with my campaign and I appreciate their efforts so much,' Lucero said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Black Friday Has New Meaning At Los Alamos County Animal Shelter

on November 22, 2014 - 9:04am

SHELTER News:

Black Friday has a whole new meaning at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. 

Starting Friday, Nov. 28 and running through Dec. 24 all black (or mostly black) cats and dogs will be available for adoption at half price! So come on over and check out the black kittens, black and white cats, black lab mixes and other black pets available for adoption.

The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter is open noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Coro de Cámara Presents 'Silvery Tones' Tonight

on November 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Coro de Cámara in concert. Courtesy photo

CORO DE CAMERA News:

Coro de Cámara celebrates the 25-year history of the ensemble with “Silvery Tones”, a concert whose repertoire “snapshots” highlight the chamber chorus’ rich musical heritage.

The Concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Church of the Holy Faith, 311 East Palace Avenue in Santa Fe. Donations are gratefully accepted at the door. The group, which is comprised of singers from Los Alamos and Santa Fe, also celebrates the debut of its exciting new Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore.

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Atomic Tumblers Shine In Veterans Day Tournament

on November 22, 2014 - 8:27am
Mid day Awards Ceremony. Photo by Martha Hutchens
 
Contenders wait in the wings. Photo by Martha Hutchens

LASG News:

The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) played host to eight other teams Nov. 8 for its annual Veterans Day Patriotic Invite at which 192 gymnasts competed from three Albuquerque teams (AGS, Gold Cup, and Precision), two Rio Rancho teams (Rio and Eagle Ridge), Zia of Santa Fe, Katz of Clovis and High Altitude of Taos.

Los Alamos' Ashley Bustos had the highest all-around total of the day with a personal best of 36.925. Bustos, who competed in the older platinum division

'Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family' Opens In Library Gallery Dec. 4

on November 22, 2014 - 8:03am
An exhibit from 'Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family' opening Dec. 4 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

“Sacrifice and Service: The American Military Family” will be on display Dec. 4 through Jan. 2 in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery.

The exhibit is on loan from the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) in Albuquerque, a nascent museum, which does not yet have a permanent location of its own. There will be a public reception 5-7 p.m  Dec. 4 in the Gallery. Director of the MAMF Dr.

Letter to the Editor: Another Multimillion Dollar Blunder

on November 22, 2014 - 8:01am
By ELIZABETH JACOB
Los Alamos

I agree with the two other published comments on the ugly starkness left behind by the so called "renovation" of our minute business strip on Central Avenue. Whoever planned this and ran it through without prior input from the public ought to be dismissed from public service in Los Alamos. 

The two surviving trees from the "renovation" of 17 years ago and provided the only shade available in front of CB FOX and along that strip of Central Avenue at a cost of $10,000 per tree to save at that previos time of renovation, were hacked down without so much as a

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Heinrich Introduces Bill To Modernize Nation’s Electric Transmission Grid

on November 22, 2014 - 7:55am

Sen. Martin Henrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thursday, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a bill (S. 2947) to remove barriers to creating a cleaner, more consumer-friendly electric grid.

The bill clarifies that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the legal authority to require regional grid operators in interstate wholesale markets to allow consumers to be compensated for voluntarily reducing their electricity consumption-a tool referred to as demand response.

Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents 'A Baroque Christmas'

on November 22, 2014 - 7:54am
The organ at the Loretto Chapel, which will be played for 'A Baroque Christmas.' Courtesy photo

SFPM News:

Santa Fe Pro Musica is pleased to present its beloved holiday tradition A Baroque Christmas featuring the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble with mezzo-sopranos Deborah Domanski and Drea Pressley (alternating performances) 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec.19 through Wednesday, Dec. 24 in the historic Loretto Chapel.

Experience the magic of the holidays at Santa Fe Pro Musica’s seasonal favorite A Baroque Christmas, featuring music of Baroque era composers performed on baroque instruments.

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Small Business Saturday Profile: Fusion Multisport

on November 21, 2014 - 3:44pm

Fusion Multisport owners Rose and Brad Nyenhuis. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Meet Rose and Brad Nyenhuis, avid runner and experienced mountain biker, owners of Fusion Multisport in downtown Los Alamos.

For years, this Indiana couple spent their vacations traveling throughout the west racing, adventuring, and scouting out mountain towns. In Los Alamos Rose and Brad found the perfect combination of mountain trails, wide open spaces, and friendly people.

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Community Invited To Swearing In Ceremony For Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera At Justice Center

on November 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
New Los Alamos County Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera during an interview at the Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper Thursday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The community is invited to attend a ceremony for Commander Jason Wardlow-Herrera who will be promoted to Deputy Chief of Police for Los Alamos County Police Department.

The ceremony is 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 in the Honorable Judge Pat Casados’ Chambers at the Justice Center followed by a special reception next door in the Police Department Training Room.

Registration Opens For Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade

on November 21, 2014 - 11:07am
Scene from 2013 Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade. Courtesy photo

MAINSTREET News:

Registration is now open for the annual Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade. This years “frozen” themed parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating in the Winterfest Light Parade! To register for the parade, click here. From Breakfast with Santa to the Snow Queen ballet, Los Alamos celebrates winter with many

Santa Fe Community Foundation Funds Healthy Choices For Teens

on November 21, 2014 - 11:01am
Teens engage in a giant game of chess during a field trip. Courtesy photo
 
Teens from the Espanola YMCA Teen Center participate in a robotics competition last spring in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

ESPAÑOLA – The Santa Fe Community Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to the Española YMCA Teen Center in November to support the Center’s healthy living initiatives.  

According to Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval, the grant will support tutoring, health education and life skills classes offered at the Española Teen Center.

“Our goal is to influence youth behaviors that enable

Check Out This Weekend's Top Open Houses

on November 21, 2014 - 10:53am

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting 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 home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house 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 this

Blue Buses Not In Service Thanksgiving Or Day After

on November 21, 2014 - 10:36am

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27as well as Friday, Nov. 28in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Monday, Dec. 1.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the

Del Norte Credit Union Sponsors Annual Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa

on November 21, 2014 - 10:15am

Eric Baldonado, Manager of Branch Operations, and Matthew Waldschmidt, Branch Manager, present a check from Del Norte Credit Union to President of Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is Steve Boerigter. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Del Norte Credit Union is proud to again be the main sponsor of the upcoming Breakfast with Santa, taking place Dec. 6 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos.

This annual pancake breakfast organized by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos features a chance for kiddos to visit with Santa.

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San Ildefonso Road Utility Work Begins Nov. 28

on November 21, 2014 - 10:13am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities plans to install a gas line along San Ildefonso Road to create a loop that will enhance natural gas capacity and reliability in North Mesa.

The two-month project is scheduled to begin Nov. 28, following Thanksgiving.

The department’s contractor will be working Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to install gas lines along San Ildefonso Road from the roundabout at Diamond Drive to just past Hawk Drive. The lines will then be connected to loop the system between the Los Alamos Middle School and San Ildefonso Road.

Information Sought On Hit And Run Driver

on November 21, 2014 - 8:39am
A driver damaged this car parked at the White Rock Y Sunday and left the scene. Courtesy photo
 

COMMUNITY News:

A Los Alamos High School senior parked her car at the White Rock Y between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 while she went to Albuquerque to coach her team in a gymnastics meet.

"There is no way the person who hit her car doesn't have some damage or didn't know they hit her car," the girl's mother told the Los Alamos Daily Post.. "We have filed a police report ... I would like the person who hit my daughter's car to be held responsible."

The girl's mother explained that she is on

High Flyers Gymnasts Win 10 First Place Event Awards

on November 21, 2014 - 8:12am

High Flyers win 1st place Level 2 Team at Autumn Invitational. Gymnasts from left, Valarie Valdez, Anna Kirkland, Cammie Pressett, Ashley Hammond, Elizabeth Merril, Megan Martinez, Tara McDonald, Kwani Moya Lopez, Aubrey Talachy, Ashley Smith, Violet Henderson and Emily Smith in front. Courtesy photo.

SPORTS News:

Level 2 High Flyers gymnasts were awarded the 1st place team trophy last weekend at the Autumn Invitational in Rio Rancho. The team of 12 girls scored 106.325 points to capture the top spot over teams from Albuquerque and Belen.

In the individual competition, High Flyers gymnasts

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