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Daily Postcard: Santa Fe Plaza Holiday Lights

on December 15, 2017 - 7:20am


Daily Postcard: The holiday lights on the Santa Fe Plaza sparkle in the clear, cold evening. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

In And Around Town: Dec 16

on December 14, 2017 - 4:16pm
In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to​​​​​​​
LAHS Olion's 'It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!'
Join the LAHS Olions for its 2017 winter show: "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!" This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live "radio show" based on the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." There will be fun voices, noises, and silliness, making the show perfect for the whole family! It will show at 7 p.m.

Second Successful Community Book Group

on December 14, 2017 - 4:16pm

Parents, LAPS staff, administrators, school board members and community members gather to discuss the community read book, 'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,' by Angela Duckworth. Courtesy photo 


This past fall the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, in partnership with Healthy Schools Initiative Director Kristine Coblentz and the Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative, administered a grant from 100+ Women Who Care to host the second of three community book groups.

Scenes From UbiQD’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

on December 14, 2017 - 9:58am

UbiQD Vice President Matthew Bergren, left, and UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel style it at the company's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Tuesday evening at UbiQD at 134 Eastgate Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

projectY cowork Director Lauren McDaniel, who is married to UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel attends Tuesday's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party with the couple's baby boy Duncan McDaniel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UbiQD Director of Applied Physics Nikolay Makarov is clearly a strong contender for the ugliest sweater award. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

These cheerful

County Pursues Affordable Housing Development

on December 14, 2017 - 9:49am
A view of the Bethel Development, Inc. affordable housing complex in Farmington similar to a proposed complex in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Another scene fom the affordable housing complex in Farmington. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post 

Housing is a hot topic in the County; increasing the housing stock and making it affordable are big focuses for the local government.

With a housing development in White Rock and an apartment complex in Los Alamos progressing forward, the amount of housing in the County is set to increase.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At El Parasol

on December 14, 2017 - 9:47am

On the job in Los Alamos is Marina Suarez assisting customers Wednesday at the drive up window at El Parasol at 1903 Central Ave. Suarez has worked at El Parasol for four years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Four Scientists Win Los Alamos Medal

on December 14, 2017 - 8:51am

The Los Alamos Medal was established in 2001 to honor those who have contributed to the Laboratory at the highest level. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Cram, Deaven, Menlove and Moyzis receive Laboratory’s highest honor

Los Alamos National Laboratory will award four former researchers with the Los Alamos Medal for their scientific contributions. Scott Cram, Larry Deaven, Robert Moyzis and Howard Menlove will receive the award, the highest honor bestowed by the Laboratory.

The team of Cram, Deaven, and Moyzis are recognized for their work sequencing the human genome and Menlove for his work on

Santa Fe County And Four Pueblos Reach Monumental Agreement On Roads

on December 14, 2017 - 7:46am

San Ildefonso Pueblo Lt. Gov. Christopher Moquino, left, and Councilman Tim Martinez await the discussion of rights of way on Pueblo lands Tuesday at the Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Residents of El Rancho gather at Tuesday evening's Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe County Commission and the Pueblos of San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Nambe and Tesuque have reached agreements in principle on road rights of way and hope to sign four

Local Veterinarian Bob Fuselier Tackles Love And Loss Of Pets In New Children's Book

on December 14, 2017 - 7:41am
Local Veterinarian Bob Fuselier and his grandson Deaglan Gresham during a recent visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bob Fuselier is both a veterinarian and grandfather, making him ideally suited to write a children’s book about dealing with the fact that we will lose our pet to death one day.

His recently published “Tip and Blue” tells the story of a young boy and his two dogs, one of which is nearing the end of her life.


Tip and Blue’ book cover. Courtesy image

“I didn’t feel

County Issues RFP For 20th Street Parcels

on December 14, 2017 - 7:37am

The County has issued a request for proposals for six parcels on 20th Street with the hope that local developers will be interested in purchasing the lots. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


​Los Alamos Daily Post 

The Los Alamos County is selling the six, half acre lots on 20th Street and hoping to attract local buyers.

“The RFP (request for proposals) is written in the way that you can propose on just one lot, multiple lots or the entire parcel,” County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers said.

She added that the RFP is tailored to

Homebuyer Assistance Program Draws Interest

on December 14, 2017 - 7:30am

County Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden

Los Alamos Daily Post 

It just kicked off last month but already the Homebuyer Assistance Program has garnered a lot of interest.

The Homebuyer Assistance Program is funded by the County and the Los Alamos Housing Project (LAHP) administers the program. Funds for the program became available Nov. 15 and so far, there has been 17 people who have met with LAHP Program Manager Steve Brugger.

Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden said the program has enough money to assist eight to 10

Food Depot Mobile Truck Arrives Dec. 15

on December 14, 2017 - 7:15am


Local Church Schedules For Christmas Services

on December 14, 2017 - 7:14am
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Staff Report
In preparation for the holidays, a number of local churches are offering Christmas Day and Christmas Eve worship services.

Below is a list of some of the services that will be held.
2390 N. Rd. Los Alamos
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21
The Light Shining in the Darkness Service
9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
The fourth Sunday in Advent Service
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
The Family Candlelight Service
7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24
Traditional Candlelight Service
10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25
Christmas Service
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
33 Bryce Avenue,

Scenes From FSN Gingerbread House Building

on December 14, 2017 - 7:03am

Children and parents gathered Wednesday to build gingerbread houses at Family Strengths Network on Orange Street. FSN provides all the necessary components and ingredients and participants supply the creativity to construct their gingerbread house during this popular annual holiday event. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from annual gingerbread house building event Wednesday at Family Strengths Network. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from annual gingerbread house building event Wednesday at Family Strengths Network. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from

Quorum Notice: Environmental Sustainability Board

on December 14, 2017 - 6:54am


Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the special Los Alamos County Council meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum may be present however no action will be taken.

The meeting is open to the public.


Daily Postcard: Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

on December 14, 2017 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe is welcoming local residents and holiday visitors to dine inside or on the patio at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Ruby K’s menu includes fresh bagels, artisan sandwiches, soups, salads, new side dishes and a variety of desserts. Visit for more details and hours of operation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop

on December 13, 2017 - 5:31pm

On the job in Los Alamos today is co-owner David Martinez cutting customer Mike Havermehl’s hair at David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop, 1247 Central Ave. B-2. Martinez has been barbering for 10 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

David Martinez co-owns David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop with his father who started the business 26 years ago. Martinez sports a tattoo that matches the logo of the man on his business card that his mother Tina designed 26 years ago, he said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Andy Ainsworth

on December 13, 2017 - 3:19pm

Water Main Repaired On San Ildefonso Road

on December 13, 2017 - 2:42pm


The water main break on San Ildefonso Road has been repaired and water services fully restored to the affected area.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews responded to the break around 12:30 p.m. today. Water services to the apartment complexes on the northside of San Ildefonso Road near North Mesa Road and homes on Broadview were the most impacted. 

Direct any questions to the Department of Public Utilities at 505.662.8333 or by email at

Girl Scouts Of New Mexico Trails Welcomes New Members To Board Of Directors

on December 13, 2017 - 11:11am
GSNM News:
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails welcomes the following new members to their Board of Directors:
Duane Trythall, Albuquerque
Duane is currently with Trythall Advisory Group that facilitates sales, mergers, and acquisitions for medium size business in the Southwest and Rock Mountain regions. Duane has always been impressed by the ability of the Girl Scouts to adapt to the changing needs of America’s youth while maintaining and promoting traditional values of scouting.

Hanukkah Eight-day Jewish Celebration Is Underway

on December 13, 2017 - 11:07am
Hanukkah is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. Courtesy photo
Staff Report
Hanukkah began Tuesday evening and will continue through the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 19.
The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.
Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and

Pajarito Mountain Kicks Off Ski Season Saturday!

on December 13, 2017 - 10:20am

Pajarito Mountain kicks off ski season Saturday! Courtesy photo


SKI News:


Get those skis and snowboards ready because Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is kicking off ski season Saturday!


Pajarito’s new Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift  will open at 9 a.m. with access to beginner terrain, including the trails Mushroom, Run Out to Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area.


“Even though we had to delay our opening due to unseasonably warm and dry weather, our mountain crews were able to take advantage of colder temperatures and make sufficient snow for our opening day.” said Tom Long,

‘Wonder Girls’ Book-signing, Lecture, Photos Jan. 24

on December 13, 2017 - 8:40am


2018 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Girl.” As each news headline trumpets an unstable atmosphere for countries the world over, girls are leading the way in education, environmental action and social justice.

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit, celebrates the stabilizing role that young women play in our communities with the upcoming exhibition of photographs, Jan. 24-31, from the just-released book, “WONDER GIRLS, Changing Our World” by Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster.

Gianturco and Sangster's book journey began with a pivotal chapter about

Serena Birnbaum Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

on December 13, 2017 - 7:08am

Serena Birnbaum from Los Alamos has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Courtesy photo


Serena Birnbaum from Los Alamos New Mexico has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting.

The Gold Award, which challenges Girl Scouts to make a difference in their communities, is presented to fewer than 6 percent of Girl Scouts each year. This Award is recognized by colleges and employers.   

Serena's project "Choir Risers" addressed the need to support the arts program at Los Alamos High School.

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes Graduates From CHDS Master’s Degree Program

on December 13, 2017 - 7:07am

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes graduates in a special ceremony this week from The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Naval Postgraduate School Master’s Degree Program (MA). The CHDS Master’s Degree Program is an 18-month program, geared towards:

  • Developing policies, strategies, plans and programs to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism and catastrophic events;
  • Building the organizational and interagency arrangements needed to strengthen homeland security; and
  • Helping