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Los Alamos County Strategic Tourism Plan Earns 2019 National American Planning Association Award

Jury Chair Wendy Shabay, left,  presents Assistant to the Los Alamos County Manager Linda Matteson, center, and Anna Laybourn of Design Workshop their award during the American Planning Association award ceremony. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos County’s tourism strategic plan is a little older than one year but it already has garnered national attention. County Council learned during its May 14 work session that the American Planning Association awarded the plan the Silver 2019 National Planning Achievement


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Sheehey: County Encouraging Housing Options

By Vice Chair Pete Sheehey
Los Alamos County Council

One of the County Council’s Strategic Priorities for 2019 is: “Increasing the amount and types of housing options … for all segments of the community, from affordable, entry level, and live-work housing to new options for those interested in downsizing or moving closer to central areas of the community.”

How is the County working to increase our housing options?

The County and Los Alamos Public Schools each own vacant land available for housing. The County cannot afford to build houses, but can offer land at a fairly appraised price, and help


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LANL Profile: Bill Priedhorsky

Bill Priedhorsky, the program director for Laboratory-Directed Research & Development. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Bill Priedhorsky, director of the Laboratory-Directed Research & Development (LDRD) program, has been walking for several hours.

The whisper of his passage across the desert disappears as thoroughly as the morning dew dries under the unrelenting heat of New Mexico’s sun. He leans on a hiking pole and takes in his surroundings.

There are convoluted shadows on the rocks all about him—nature is a gifted sculptor, using erosion to craft all types of interesting and bizarre


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UNM-Los Alamos Celebrates Work Study Students

UNM-LA work-study students, from left, Joshua Keeney-Lujan, Nora Guzman, Dylan Keeney-Lujan, Lydia Gurulé, Jose Ortega, Doniel McNevin and Riqué Fernandez. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) department heads and staff recently hosted an appreciation breakfast for their work-study students. The work-study program creates positions that allow college students to gain work experience while enrolled in college.

Faculty and Staff enjoyed the opportunity to reinforce the value of work-study positions and individual contributions with this special


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DWI Planning Council Reminds Drivers Plan Ahead To Be Safe During Summer Concerts; Holiday Weekends

 
COUNTY News:
 
Atomic City Transit and the DWI Planning Council want you to be safe during the upcoming summer concert series and holiday weekends.
 
Donna Casados, the Social Services Director, DWI Planning Council Coordinator and her staff, invite the community to learn more about the work of the DWI-PC. The Council meets monthly and is open to community members.
 
“The hope is for the community to enjoy a night where they plan ahead and practice safe and responsible drinking habits,” Casados said. “ACT is a great way to do that, the ACT staff are extraordinary and professional.

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On The Job In Los Alamos: LAHS Seniors Peter Janke And Carson Schramm Completing Final Class Project

On the job in Los Alamos are Los Alamos High School seniors Peter Janke, left, and Carson Schramm spotted Wednesday completing a project for their Photography Class final. Janke celebrates his 18th birthday today, May 23, and plans to attend Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., in the fall on a lacrosse scholarship. Schramm, 18, plans to attend New Mexico State University this fall in Las Cruces. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Gibson Best Predictor; Top Finisher In Pace Race

Runners gather for the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on Burnt Mesa Trail in Bandelier. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Runners take off in the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on Burnt Mesa Trail in Bandelier. Courtesy/ACRR
 
ACRR News:
 
Levi Gibson, 8, is the best predictor and top finisher in the 1 mile distance in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race with a 6 second differential and a time of 7:32 Tuesday on Burnt Mesa Trail in Bandelier National Monument.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Aurea Rojas at 8 seconds off;
  • Mariela Vargas recording a 26 second difference;
  • Diego Leonard

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Summer Kicks Off With Summerfest At Pajarito June 8

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PAJARITO News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area kicks off its summer season 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 with lift-served mountain biking and hiking.
 
The mountain will feature some exciting new events and fun activities all summer long.
 
Pajarito Mountain features 1,200 verticle feet of downhill, cross country and freeride mountain bike trails. The 30-trail system is built and maintained almost entirely by local volunteers from Los Alamos. The trails feature dirt and North Shore-style

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Explore Asteroids Friday; Saturday In Planetarium

Explore the risks asteroids pose to Earth and what mankind might be able to do about them Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Local asteroid expert Galen Gisler will lead a talk at 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, and the nature center will show the full-dome film ‘Incoming!’ at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Explore the risks asteroid impacts pose to the Earth this Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. At 6 p.m., Friday, May 24 astronomer Galen Gisler will host a talk about the effects of asteroid impacts and what mankind

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