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RCLC: Op-Ed On Upcoming LANL M&O Contract

on December 13, 2017 - 9:22am
RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero
 
By RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero, and
RCLC Administrative Manager Scarlet Rendleman

NNM Communities United on Issues Regarding Next LANL Contractor

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) persists as the largest job supplier in Northern New Mexico, generating the greatest economic impact throughout the region.

RCLC Administrative Manager Scarlet Rendleman

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC), has been closely following the process and progress on naming the next LANL manager and operator (M&O), overseeing 10-12,000 jobs and a

Home Country: Reasons For Christmas Season

on December 13, 2017 - 6:58am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
For years now, Herb Collins has been helping Santa by donning the red and the beard and the tassels and waving to passing cars on Christmas Eve out at the Old Fort Road crossing.
 
He takes a bag of candy along, in case anyone cares to stop, and he also takes his daughter Cindy along, because she’s always been his head elf. Cindy’s grown now and has helpers of her own, but this has been a daddy/daughter event for a long time and neither sees any reason to quit.
 
He had done it a few years and was wondering why he was doing it when one special Christmas

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Food Insecurity

on December 13, 2017 - 6:53am
By JAMES LITTLE
Los Alamos
 
Los Alamos, one of the most wealthy cities in the country, has a homeless population as well as people who suffer regular food insecurity. Some may also suffer from mental illness. Seems hard to believe that the percentage of Los Alamos population suffering food insecurity is about the same as in Rio Arriba County.
 
The Santa Fe Food Depot has for about two years provided a monthly mobile food pantry.
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Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Supporting Children's Christmas Bazaar

on December 12, 2017 - 11:39am
By BETH PATTILLO
Children’s Christmas Bazaar Chair​
 
Thank you to the Los Alamos community for their generosity in supporting another successful Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on then Hill Episcopal Church during the Winterfest weekend.
 
Multi-generations were represented from older elementary children to senior citizens from Trinity on the Hill, our community and our schools helping children select and wrap their gifts.
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Amateur Naturalist: Observing Birds Long Term

on December 12, 2017 - 10:58am
White-winged doves are increasing both in numbers and occupied areas. Photo by Bob Walker

 

By ROBERT DRYJA

Los Alamos
 
Citizen science refers to individuals collecting and submitting data to an organization that then collates the data from many people. The Ornithology Department of Cornell University has been collecting bird sightings for thirty years for the United States and Canada. The program is called “Project FeederWatch”. Participants provide weekly counts of the different species of birds that they see at their bird feeders during the winter months.

Montaño: Hilltopper Hoops Roundup

on December 12, 2017 - 6:47am
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
rjmontano@ladailypost.com

Boys’ Basketball

BELEN – The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys’ basketball team finished in third place at the Hub City Tournament at Belen High School. The ‘Toppers beat Mission Achievement and Success Charter out of Albuquerque in the first round by a 69-23 score to advance to the winners bracket.

The ‘Toppers ran into a strong 6-A Manzano team, also out of Albuquerque, losing a very tight contest 71-65. The Monarchs ended up winning the Hub City Tournament over host Belen.

In the third place game, Los Alamos faced another 6-A team in

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