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Letter To The Editor: Festival Of Trees Committee Says Thank You To Los Alamos Community

on November 24, 2017 - 12:01pm
FOT Co-Chairs

The Festival of Trees committee would like to thank everyone who attended the 2017 event. Our food donations are being given to those in need in our community.

We couldn’t have done it without all of the volunteers (LAVA, C’YA and National Honors Society) that assisted long before the event took place and still assist with getting our items into the hands of bidders.

Thanks to the many community members and organizations that donated trees, wreaths and holiday decorations.

Triple LAPS Foundation Donations On #GivingTuesday!

on November 24, 2017 - 11:46am

Chamisa 5th graders receive copies of the book ‘Wonder’ from the LAPS Foundation. Courtesy photo

Students are eager to start reading the book ‘Wonder’. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has just announced that Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance has generously offered to match all donations to the LAPS Foundation, up to $5,000, between now and Dec.

Twenty Six Things To Do Small Business Saturday

on November 24, 2017 - 11:34am


Spending your money at local businesses improves the local economy.

So it’s not just about supporting a business — you’re supporting your community, too.

Here are 26 things to do on Small Business Saturday:

  • Look and feel your best with a new holiday hairdo. Support your local beauty shop instead of fixing your own hair – you’ll love the way you look. And get a manicure or a pedicure at your local nail salon.
  • Is your home in disarray after that big Thanksgiving dinner? No worries.

Utilities Department Launches Power Outage Probe

on November 24, 2017 - 10:36am


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities reports that a widespread power outage occurred at 2:54 a.m. today when one of two feeders to the townsite tripped.

Crews restored power by 6 a.m. to all affected customers by back feeding power from the working feeder.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of this outage, and once known, crews will implement a permanent fix.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At UNM-Los Alamos

on November 24, 2017 - 10:28am
UNM-Los Alamos students Selena Archuleta, left, and Lydia Gurule have worked for two years at the college. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Free Live Theater At Senior Centers Nov. 29-30

on November 24, 2017 - 10:25am


Mark those calendars for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Los Alamos Senior Center and Thursday, Nov. 30 at the White Rock Senior Center for a free short play reading of Epiphany by David MacGregor. 

This play is directed by Pat Beck and features Jim Nesmith and Pat Beck. It centers on a long-term couple's discussion of what (and who) is truly important in their lives. How can one man’s simple epiphany trigger such a reaction in his partner?

Early Morning Power Outage Marks Black Friday

on November 24, 2017 - 9:35am
A power outage at around 4 a.m. today affected a widespread area of homes at least from Barranca Mesa to Myrtle Street near downtown Los Alamos. The cause of the outage is as yet unknown, but lasted a couple of hours according to residents. This photo was taken with a wide-angle lens at about 4:45 this morning of a dark Los Alamos during the outage. This is looking across Pueblo Canyon toward downtown Los Alamos. There were a few cars on Diamond Drive crossing Pueblo Canyon in this shot, and the lights at the Laboratory are visible on the right.