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LAHS Senior Karyssa Garcia Signs Letter Of Intent

Karyssa Garcia signed a letter of intent to New Mexico State University and the New Mexico State Cheerleading Squad Thursday in the Lobby of Los Alamos High School. On hand to witness the signing from left, Cheerleading Coach April Maestas, mom Krystal Quintana Garcia, Karyssa Garcia, Dad Isaac Garcia and brother Jacob Garcia. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Longview Drive Work Expected To Begin Wednesday

CONSTRUCTION News:

Cable Com Permitting will be doing construction located at and along the area of 124 Longview Dr. from the northeast corner of Longview Drive before Village Place.

Work is expected to start Wednesday, May 29 and finish Friday, May 31.

During the span of two to three days, Bonnie View is closed to through traffic and will be re-routed through N.M. 4 to Sherwood or N.M. 4 to Rover Boulevard. West Longview Drive is closed to through traffic and will be re-routed to Rover Boulevard. An asphalt cut will be made across the street at 124 Longview by Little Saigon Restaurant. Crews will


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‘So Far From Heaven’ Exhibit Opens June 7

A piece in the ‘Most Patriotic Small Town in America,’ project by photographer Wendy Young. Photo by Wendy Young

‘At the Narrows’ by photographer David Halpern is part of his Black Canyon of the Gunnison series being shown for the first time in the ‘So Far From Heaven’ exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by David Halpern

Library News:

 A wealth of photographic talent can be seen at Mesa Public Library in June. “So Far from Heaven” is the title of an exhibition of photographs by Kirk Gittings, David Halpern, Tony O’Brie


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Environmental Services/Sustainability Board Thank Community For Successful Clean Up Los Alamos Day

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Environmental Services and the Environmental Sustainability Board would like to thank all the volunteers that participated in the 16th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday, May 18.

Volunteers helped pick up trash from all over the county including school grounds, parks and trails. More than 100 participants registered to volunteer in 15 groups. With their help, 600 pounds of trash was collected around the community. A volunteer appreciation lunch was held at Ashley Pond Park following the cleanup.

At the Eco Station approximately 150 residents utilized


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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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