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Authors Speak: Claude Phipps Still Wondering…. Mesa Public Library Feb. 23

on February 21, 2017 - 6:13pm


“Why is the day sky blue? Why is the night sky black?” These are just two of the many questions explored by Dr. Claude Phipps in his book “No Wonder You Wonder!” published by Springer International in 2016. Phipps will speak at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda. The talk will be followed by a book-signing.

Dr. Claude Phipps

Phipps has degrees from MIT and Stanford, and has spent his career in plasma physics and lasers, working for the national laboratories and then founding his own company, Photonics Associates LLC.

Los Alamos Police Offer Reward For Bealls Break-In

on February 21, 2017 - 5:21pm

Bealls Manager Valerie De Mello shows damage to the front window from a break-in early Monday morning at the store. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Burglar shatters glass early Monday morning to gain access inside Bealls in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigative Unit is offering $250 for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in a break-in early Monday morning at Bealls Department Store in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

Bealls Manager

Ice Rink Closes For Season At 5 p.m. Today

on February 21, 2017 - 3:20pm

Illustration of a meltng ice rink. Courtesy image


Due to the warm and sunny weather of late, the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is closing today for the season.

Public skating will run until 5 p.m. today and then the 2016-2017 Ice Rink season will be over. Staff will be working at the Rink over the next couple of weeks taking out the ice and preparing the facility for spring and summer activities.

Direct questions to the PROS Administrative Offices at 505.662.8170.

Painting Underway At New Mexico Bank & Trust

on February 21, 2017 - 2:59pm

As part of the renovations underway at New Mexico Bank & Trust Building at 15th Street and Central Avenue, painters today are brightening up the large pillars, railings and fences aronud the exterior. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

LAAC Awards $100 To Photo Winner Kelly Benner

on February 21, 2017 - 2:55pm

Photo contest judges from left, TK Thompson and Dean Carstens with photo contest winner Kelly Benner and Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Chris Monteith this morning as Benner is awarded $100  for her winning photo, ‘Luminarias’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Kelly Benner is the winner of the top photo of the quarter published as a Daily Postcard in the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper. 

When she submitted her photograph, “Luminarias,” which depicts lit farolitos at the Jemez Springs Historic Site, Benner

Letter To The Editor: IHM Initiates Feasibility Survey

on February 21, 2017 - 10:08am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Our community is unique in that so many people come from all over northern New Mexico to work here at LANL—from Chama to Belen and beyond. One of the things lacking in our community is a Christian-based school, which parents might opt to utilize should they feel moved to do so. 

Not infrequently, parents—Catholic and not—have queried us as to whether we might one day start a school here at IHM for this purpose.

This letter is to inform parents and our extended community that IHM has initiated a feasibility survey in

Internationally Acclaimed Alpha Course At IHM Tonight

on February 21, 2017 - 8:28am

IHM News:

The community is invited to join the fourth session of the internationally acclaimed Alpha Course at 7 p.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 3700 Canyon Road.

 The course, which has attracted participants from Catholic and other Christian denominations over the past two years, addresses questions such as:

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • How can you make the most out of life?
  • Does God exist?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • How can we have faith?

 A typical Alpha evening begins with a home-cooked meal followed by a 30-minute talk.