‘A Matter Of Balance’ White Rock Senior Center May 20

WRSC News:
Monday, May 20, the White Rock Senior Center will host a course titled, “A Matter of Balance.”
The evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. The class includes; eight two-hour sessions, led by Master Trainers. The team includes; Maria Francis, Sharon Tolleson and Judith Rhodes.
The program is designed for adults age 60 and older who may be concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, restrict activities because of concerns about falling or for those who just want to improve their


Scenes From 15th Annual Japanese Cultural Festival

Santa Fe Japanese Intercultural Network President Casey Janes at the 15th annual Japanese Cultural Festival May 11 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The event included food and wares, entertainment and kid’s activities. Coordinated by Janes, the theme for this year was Japanese Folktales and the cultural values passed down through the ages in both oral and written traditions. Photo by Tammy Jimines
Japanese Cultural Festival Family. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Dragon Green. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Dragon White. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Dragon Red. Photo by Tammy Jimines


Weekly Fishing Report: May 15

Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

Driving down to Albuquerque last weekend, it was impossible not to notice just how green the landscape was. After 50 years in New Mexico, it was hard to remember when, if ever, it had been this way. Parts of the landscape were a shimmering emerald where last year they were a dusty brown.

On the return trip from Albuquerque the skies opened up and there was a big, beautiful double rainbow around Santa Domingo Pueblo. The landscape turned a beautiful color as the light from the setting sun took on a golden glow. Only in New Mexico it seems can such


Peace Officer Memorial Service Honors The Fallen

Los Alamos Police Officers raise the flag at this morning’s ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2018. Photo by Leland Lehman/
County Councilor David Izraelevitz receives a Thin Blue Line of tape on the back window of his vehicle. The line shows support for law enforcement officers who risk their lives in the line of duty. The activity is sponsored by the LAPD Law Enforcement Wives. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Community members listen as slain law enforcement officers are honored. Photo by Leland Lehman/


Green Team Kicks Off Clean Up Los Alamos

With Clean Up Los Alamos scheduled for Saturday, Los Alamos County Green Team members Joshua Levings, left, Robert Martinez and Catrina Chavez get a head start on sprucing up the town Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail near Smith’s Marketplace. Clean Up Los Alamos Day is Saturday morning followed with a volunteer appreciation picnic noon to 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos County Green Team members cleanup along the Canyon Rim Trail Tuesday. Environmental Sustainability Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule reported that there was a lot of plastic wrap from disposable


Valles Caldera National Preserve Delays Start Of Summer Hours; Opening Of Backcountry Vehicle Route

Daylight shines through where the spring runoff washed out a culvert. Nathan Plants/NPS

A section of the main route through the center of the preserve has been marked as unsafe to travel across. Photo by Nathan Plants/NPS

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Due to seasonal staff hiring delays and road damage from spring runoff, Valles Caldera National Preserve will delay the start of its extended summer hours and will offer a reduced vehicle route.

A backlog in government background clearances has delayed the arrival of seasonal National Park Service staff needed to operate the extended hours during


Youth Activity Centers Welcome Back Class Of 2019

The Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock welcome back students from the Class of 2019 for FREE cookies and drinks after school Wednesday, May 15. The 3rd through 8th grade students hope to hear stories about their educational journey, memories of their time at the activity centers or just watch  the big kids play pool, foosball, ping pong or air hockey. Cookies are sponsored by Champions of Youth Ambitions and questions are welcome at 505.662.9412. The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is beneath the Teen Center adjacent to Ashley Pond Park  and the White Rock Youth Activity


District Attorney Marco Serna: Mesa Vista High School Teacher Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Miguel G. Garcia
NMSP News:
TIERRA AMARILLA Monday, First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna announced that Miguel G. Garcia, a former teacher at Mesa Vista High School, was sentenced to 18 years for raping a student between 2012-213.
A Rio Arriba jury found Garcia guilty in March on two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor in the 4th degree and five counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor in the 4th Degree. The Office of District Attorney Marco Serna asked for the maximum sentence.
“Sexual violence against our children will never be tolerated,


Local Rotarians Clean Up LAHS Memorial Garden

In preparation for summer, a crew of Rotarians worked in chilly and inclement weather Saturday to clear and clean the Memorial Garden at Los Alamos High School. The garden, which was supported by funding from the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and Los Alamos Public Schools, was dedicated in December 2012 to honor students who lost their lives while enrolled in high school. From left, Rotarians Chuck Tallman, Kurt Steinhaus, Mike Katko, Skip King with grandsons Blake and Ryder and Rotarian Oliver Morris. Photo by Linda King


Obituary: Donald E. Humpton March 6, 1932 – April 22, 2019

DONALD E. HUMPTON March 6, 1932 – April 22, 2019


Donald Edward Humpton was born in Burlington, Iowa on March 6, 1932 to his parents Dorothy and Frank Humpton.


He grew up in Burlington where at age 14 he met the love of his life, Colleen Storrer. Colleen’s father owned a grocery store down the block from the Humpton household. Donald started making lots of trips to the corner grocery to see this girl. On June 17, 1951, at age 18 he married his sweetheart who was 17 and just a few days past her high school graduation.


The happy young couple began their family in Burlington having


Jazz Camp Summer 2019

Courtesy photo
In a unique event, sponsored by the Los Alamos Jazz Project, May 9, the award-winning Eisenhower Middle School Jazz One, directed by Aaron Lovato, from Albuquerque, performed alongside the Los Alamos Middle School Jazz One, directed by Ryan Finn, at the Los Alamos/Eisenhower Big Band Side-by-Side Concert.
In the same performance, both groups also performed together under guest conductor, Dr. Frank “Pancho” Romero, professor of trumpet and director of Jazz Ensembles, at New Mexico State University. “Combining two jazz bands to simultaneously


LAMS Employee Arrested

Example of a dab pen smoking device. Courtesy image
Los Alamos Daily Post

Police have arrested a Los Alamos Middle School employee for allegedly getting high with two 14-year-old students.

According to the statement of probable cause, School Resource Officer Cpl. James Keene received word May 1 from school administrators that on the day before, LAMS Instructional Assistant Jordan Hammock, 22, of Los Alamos, drove two female students from San Ildefonso Road to the downtown area.

During the ride, Hammock allegedly shared a “dab pen” with the


Los Alamos Rotary Announces Essay Winners

From left, Rotary Essay Competition Chair Andrea Cunningham, Rotary President Vincent Chiravalle with student essay winners Andrea Chapman, Philippa Fung, Charles Wallace and LAMS Language Arts teacher Brian Appell. Photo by Linda Hull
The 4-Way Test is a set of guidelines Rotarians aspire to live by: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
To encourage thoughtful analysis of these guidelines, Rotary Clubs around the world host writing competitions for students


Obituary: Bettie L. Kerr Aug. 18, 1929 – May 12, 2019

BETTIE L. KERR Aug. 18, 1929 – May 12, 2019

Bettie L. Kerr, 89, passed away on May 12, 2019 at Aspen Ridge Lodge in Los Alamos, where she was a resident for the last 18 months.

Bettie was born on August 18, 1929 in Roswell, New Mexico to parents, Jewell Ryan and Carleton Poe, both from well-known families in Chavez and De Baca counties.

When her parents divorced, Bettie moved to her grandparents’ homestead near Ingleville, NM with her two sisters. Bettie’s mom worked as a clerk in the De Baca County Clerk’s Office in Ft. Sumner and Bettie would stay with her during the summer.

Bettie and her sisters


Viome Researchers Visit Senior Center Friday



Viome’s research and development team members Ryan Toma and Nathan Duval, who work on product development and clinical studies, will be on hand 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to answer questions about their program and recruit participants for a study.

“We are currently recruiting for a study, which aims to understand how human gene expression varies across different populations,” Toma said. “Our study is trying to recruit participants from diverse populations, specifically over the age of 50.”

The participants will schedule a time


U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Speaks Out Against Raid Of Another $1.5 Billion In DOD National Security Funds

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, along with every Democratic member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, slammed the White House and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan for their plan for an additional unauthorized transfer of $1.5 billion in important national security funds in order to build part of President Donald Trump’s wall along the southern border.
The newly announced raid of


Topper Tennis Finishes Season At State

The Topper girls double team of Mackenzie Cook, foreground, and Alina Bulthuis win their first round match against a doubles team from Academy 6-3 / 6-4, but were eliminated in the second round. The girls team lost 5-2 to Mesilla Valley in the first round. In Topper boys tennis, Thomas Chadwick was the top finisher with a 3rd place finish. The boys team lost in the semifinal to Academy after beating St. Michaels. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from the girls double team of Alina Bulthuis, foreground, and Mackenzie Cook. Photo by John McHale/

The boys double


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