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  • Today in history July 5
  • Senator works with Pueblo youth

    Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) spent Wednesday afternoon getting his hands dirty in Bandelier National Monument.
    Heinrich worked two hours with a preservation crew composed entirely of Puebloan youth who are helping to restore Tyuonyi Pueblo on the Main Loop Trail.
    The Bandelier Preservation crew is a pilot program sponsored by AmeriCorps and the HandsOn Preservation Experience (HOPE), a National Trust for Historic Preservation program.
    “The idea there is to give tribal members the opportunity to do this historic preservation work on ancestral lands,” said Leon Natker, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) coordinator for Bandelier crews.
    RMYC is overseeing the Bandelier Preservation Crew as well as the Bandelier Conservation Corps, which has been in existence five years. The conservation crew draws on Anglo, Hispanic and Puebloan youth from the local area, including Los Alamos and Española.
    Crew members earn a stipend somewhat better than minimum wage. If they complete a minimum of 300 hours they receive an educational award of $1,212 that can be applied to college or trade school.

  • Schools, county discuss access

    While school policies regarding campus access work pretty well for visitors and staff, for some county employees, such as meter readers for the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, it’s another story.
    The district is currently working with the Department of Public Utilities on access issues regarding DPU employees.
    According to some district officials, there have been some instances where employees have shown up on campus without permission, incidents that almost resulted in disaster.
    In one incident, a subcontractor, Comcast, hit a gas line at Los Alamos Middle School, resulting in an evacuation.
    No one was hurt and there were no explosions resulting from the accident but had the district known they were on the campus, officials at the meeting said they would have communicated to them the underground layout as well as other issues that would have made the job go smoother.
    The school also would have had the crew’s backgrounds checked through the school’s Raptor system.
    With Raptor, a visitor has their driver’s license scanned into the Raptor system, and that information is checked against a federal database for criminal history, including sexual crimes. If everything checks out, the visitor is given a badge with their name on it.

  • Update 7-5-15

    Breakfast

    There will be a Cowboy Breakfast at Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge Sunday. The breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. Prices are $7 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Los Alamos Rotary Club.

    Football

    The ’Topper football youth camp starts Monday at Sullivan Field. The camp is free to interested participants in grades 4-8. It will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit topperfootball.com.

    Ashley Pond

    Tuesdays at the Pond, a weekly event hosted by the Los Alamos Creative District, will feature Wise Fool New Mexico. Wise Fool New Mexico promotes social justice through performances in the arts of circus, puppetry and theater.

    Horse Show

    The county Horse Show is scheduled for July 11 at Brewer Arena. The Horse Show has categories for competitors ages 9-adult. It begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 662-8173.

    Movie

    Los Alamos County will host a Movie in the Park Wednesday night. Movies start at sundown. Wednesday’s movie will be “The LEGO Movie” and will be at Rover Park in White Rock. All Movies in the Park are free.

    TMNT

    Mesa Public Library will host a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles group starting at 3 p.m. Monday for kids ages 6-12.

  • Cone Zone 7-4-15

     

    For more information about the projects listed below, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call
    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us. Note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

    Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

  • Forum staying open

    Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust announced Thursday that the Open Forum on the proposal to put an elevator at Fuller Lodge will remain open for the time being.
    “As we have been unable to secure a date when we might receive updated drawings from the architect, we will be leaving the Open Forum open until we do,” Kohlrust said. “The architect is double-checking dimensions with an elevator provider to ensure what we put forth as alternates are feasible, given the various constraints pointed out as the July 1 FLHDAB (Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisor Board) meeting.”
    See stories in Los Alamos Monitor’s June 11 and July 2 editions.

  • WhiteWater Staying Dry

    Despite the rains last week, WhiteWater Ramble went on stage for the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Tonight’s concert will feature the 531st Air Force Band. It will be at Ashley Pond starting at 7 p.m.
     

  • Update 7-3-15

    4th of July

    The Kiwanis Club will host its annual 4th of July event starting at 2 p.m. Saturday. It will be at Overlook Park in White Rock. A donation for admission is requested. Atomic City Transit buses will run from Sullivan Field and the White Rock Visitor Center to Overlook Park starting at 4 p.m.

    Co-Op Market

    The Los Alamos Co-Op farmers market will be Saturday. The market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the co-op’s location on Entrada Drive.

    Football

    The ’Topper football youth camp starts Monday at Sullivan Field. The camp is free to interested participants in grades 4-8. It will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit topperfootball.com.

    Breakfast

    There will be a Cowboy Breakfast at Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge Sunday. The breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. Prices are $7 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Los Alamos Rotary Club.

    Artists Market

    There will be an artists market Saturday at the White Rock Visitor Center. Artists markets are held once a month at the Visitor Center through October. It goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Future Energy

  • Tent caterpillars hitting SFNF trees hard

    SANTA FE — Visitors to the Santa Fe National Forest’s popular aspen groves along N.M. 475, which runs to the Santa Fe Ski Basin, have been asking forest officials what has been happening to the trees.
    Although the aspens may appear to be dying, the bare branches can be blamed on hungry western tent caterpillars that are stuffing themselves on one of their favorite foods, that according to a press release from SFNF.
    The tent caterpillar is a native defoliator whose larvae feed on a variety of hardwood trees species, but in New Mexico, they prefer aspen.
    The caterpillar gets its name from the conspicuous “tent” it builds on branches and twigs. The silken shelter protects the larvae during molting.
    As they mature, the larvae disperse and continue feeding on leaves until it’s time to retreat into cocoons for their transformation into moths. The process takes a couple months after which the adults mate and the female moths lay the eggs that become next year’s caterpillars.

  • All Decked Out

    This house on 47th Street put on its red, white and blue best in honor of Independence Day. Saturday marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the founding fathers.