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Los Alamos Choral Society Announces New Director

on December 13, 2017 - 6:58am
Newly selected Los Alamos Choral Society Director Steven Paxton. Courtesy photo
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Choral Society

After almost seven months of uncertainty, the Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) has a new director. Steven Paxton, the unanimous choice of the Choral Society Board of Directors, will take over in late February.

He succeeds Mary Badarak, a popular director at LACS for more than a decade.

County Council Special Meeting Noon Friday

on December 12, 2017 - 9:22pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a special meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda: 
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. BUSINESS
  • County Council Minutes for Nov. 28. Presenters: Naomi Maestas, County Clerk
  • Discussion of Ski Hill Land Transfer Plans. Presenters: Council Vice-Chair Susan O'Leary and Councilor James T. Chrobocinski
  • Discuss Mountain Bike Flow Trails.

LAPD Seeks Publics Help Finding Shoplifter Suspects

on December 12, 2017 - 3:15pm

Anyone who recognizes the female and male shoplifting suspects in this surveillance video is asked to call L.A. Crimestoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Courtesy/LAPD

Female shoplifting suspect. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect’s vehicle. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local shoplifting case. 

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the female and male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage. 

The suspect’s vehicle also is depicted in

Wreaths Across America Event At Santa Fe National Cemetery Saturday Morning

on December 12, 2017 - 2:47pm

Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory employee volunteers, their families and friends are invited to place wreaths at grave markers at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, as part of the Wreaths Across America initiative.

Employees, in partnership with Los Alamos National Security LLC, Centerra-LA (the Lab's protective force contractor), Berardinelli Funeral Home, the International Guard Union of America Local 69, and Los Alamos National Bank raised $11,500 to sponsor 1,150 wreaths of remembrance for the ceremony.

"It was

Pete Sheehey Announces Bid For House Dist. 43

on December 12, 2017 - 12:14pm

Pete Sheehey visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to discuss his decision to run the House Dost. 43. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey has announced his candidacy for state representative in New Mexico Dist. 43, which includes Los Alamos and portions of Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba counties.  

Sheehey garnered the largest number of votes in the 2016 election when he ran for re-election to Council. He said he is not daunted by the larger population in Dist.

LAHS Winter Dance Show Dec. 18

on December 12, 2017 - 11:42am
In this year's Winter Dance Show, Los Alamos High School students will present Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Bollywood, Hip-Hop and Modern at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. Admission is free. Courtesy photo
 
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Jon Davis Reads Poetry At Mesa Library Thursday

on December 12, 2017 - 10:40am

Poet Jon Davis reads poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/Jon Davis

The poet Chuck Calabreze often appears in place of Jon Davis at readings. Courtesy/Jon Davis

Library News:

Santa Fe poet Jon Davis will read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Davis is the author of four full-length poetry collections—Improbable Creatures (Grid Books, 2017), Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron, 1995), and Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987); five chapbooks; and

Farolitos Or Luminarias?

on December 12, 2017 - 7:46am

Farolito

COMMUNITY News:

Farolitos or Luminarias? This question almost rivals the official state question, red or green?

On Christmas Eve, candlelights line the streets and houses in New Mexico. The words, farolitos and luminarias, are often interchangeably used in New Mexico to name the lights, which are constructed of a brown paper bag (think of a sack lunch), sand (to weigh the bag down and hold the candle in place), and a votive or tea candle.

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LAMS Native Hawks Celebrate Feast Day

on December 12, 2017 - 5:15am

The ladies of the Los Alamos Middle School Native Hawks serve their fellow students during a Feast Day event as Native American Heritage month comes to a close. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

 

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
LAMS Instructional Assistant

The Los Alamos Middle School Native Hawks celebrated a Feast Day recently as Native American Heritage month came to an end.

Throughout the month, students attended a special gathering at UNM-LA, to spend time with Native poets and potters. The artisans shared their talents and backgrounds inspiring young students for the future.

The Native Hawks

Daily Postcard: Deer Jump Fence On 48th Street

on December 12, 2017 - 4:55am
Daily Postcard: These deer jumped the fence Monday and spent time investigating the back yard of a home on 48th Street. Photo by Donna Reil
 
Photo by Donna Reil
 
Photo by Donna Reil

SBS Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced!

on December 11, 2017 - 5:55pm

LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Janet Harris with her winnings. Courtesy photo

Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Jennifer Jordan, right, with her winnings. Courtesy photo

CHAMBER News:

Local residents Janet Harris and Jennifer Jordan tied for first place in the Los Alamos Small Business Saturday GooseChase Scavenger Hunt, and were each awarded $200 in Chamber Checks.

This year, Los Alamos Small Business Saturday shoppers had the chance to join in some scavenger hunt fun through a smart phone app called GooseChase.

“GooseChase

Christmas Tubas Perform Free Concert Dec. 22

on December 11, 2017 - 3:56pm

The Christmas Tubas perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, admission is free. Courtesy photo

Tubas. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Nothing says Christmas quite like the sound of a choir performing carols.

This choir happens to be composed of tubas and euphoniums and is performing in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. There is no admission charge.

The group came together in 2002, and has played at various venues throughout Los Alamos every holiday season since then.

American Legion Riders Chapter 19 Takes Part In Wreaths Across America

on December 11, 2017 - 3:20pm

A group of patriotic citizens joined the Los Alamos Legion Riders in honoring all veterans buried at Guaje Pines Cemetery by placing wreaths on each grave as part of the Wreaths Across America national event last year. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

The American Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again honored to carry out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The Riders have surpassed their goal, and for the second consecutive year are pleased to announce that a wreath will be placed on every known Veterans’

The New Mexico Film Office To Commemorate 120 Years Of Film In New Mexico

on December 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the state is celebrating the 120th year of filming in New Mexico this month. This milestone in New Mexico film history will be commemorated at events throughout 2017-18.
 
"For 120 years, New Mexico has been at the heart of the film industry," Maniatis said. "We are continuing to build on that strong tradition by attracting new productions to New Mexico and creating the film industry's greatest economic impact in New Mexico history, three years in a row."
 
New Mexico is consistently ranked in

Environmental Services Holiday Closure Schedule

on December 11, 2017 - 3:05pm

COUNTY News: 

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided on the days denoted below. If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out on the Wednesday of that same week.

For residents and businesses whose normal pickup day is Monday, leave your recycle and trash bins out Wednesday, Dec. 27 rather than Monday, Dec. 25. Similarly, leave trash and recycle bins out Wednesday, Jan. 3 rather than Monday, Jan. 1.

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Whitney Muziani-Holland

on December 11, 2017 - 11:02am

Schedule Of Streetlights Going Dark Dec. 22-25 For Annual Holiday Farolito Viewing Around Los Alamos

on December 11, 2017 - 10:29am

Farolitos will line local streets Dec. 22-25. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be turning off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Friday, Dec. 22 and restored Tuesday, Dec 26.

For safety purposes, the Traffic & Streets Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be turned off. If this is not possible, it is recommended that the vehicles and trailers be silhouetted by farolitos.

Scenes From KOC Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair In IHM Parish Hall

on December 11, 2017 - 10:27am

Skip King shows off one of several wreaths in his display that incorporate wine bottle corks during the Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday morning in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Mary Pat Kramer sets up her table prior to Saturday's Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair in the IHM Parish Hall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Annie Romero, left, and Janet Trask display their wreaths at Saturday's Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Auxiliary members Nancy Kossar, left, and Melissa Weiss help out in the

UNM Ski Team Competes In Stefan Seigmann Memorial Race Weekend At Sipapu Ski Area

on December 11, 2017 - 8:59am

UNM Ski Team competes last Saturday and Sunday in Stefan Seigmann Memorial Race Weekend at Sipapu Ski Area. Photo by RMOrtiz

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Coach Lisa Kimura Lisa Kimura, left, Aidan Ortiz, Chris Schembri and Alex Pantea all competed last Saturday and Sunday in the Stefan Seigmann Memorial Race Weekend at Sipapu Ski Area. Photo by RMOrtiz

Scene from the Stefan Seigmann Memorial Race Weekend at Sipapu Ski Area. Photo by RMOrtiz

Scene from the Stefan Seigmann Memorial Race Weekend at Sipapu Ski Area. Photo by RMOrtiz

Scene from the Stefan Seigmann Memorial Race Weekend at Sipapu

Rotary Shares Club Activities

on December 11, 2017 - 7:47am

During the Dec. 5 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Ann McLaughlin, artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association, describes the Association's upcoming performance schedule for 2018 and updated members on the progress on Smith Auditorium renovations. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg

Rotarian Nancy Cerutti, left, inducts new member Larry Maassen into the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at the Dec. 5 meeting. Maassen is sponsored by his wife, Rotarian MaryBeth Maassen. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
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CB FOX's First Christmas In Los Alamos

on December 11, 2017 - 7:30am
The Fox family’s first Christmas in Los Alamos, December 1979. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
This Christmas 1979 photo commentates the Fox Family’s first Holiday Season as the then new owners of what was later to be renamed CB FOX, but which on that Noel still bore the predecessor’s name as it appears on the sign, Clement & Benner.
 
The CB FOX building was originally built by the AEC in the early 1950’s to house a movie theater, and to either side of the movie house were a beauty salon, barber shop, florist and a combination Western Union office/photography business.
 
The

Daily Postcard: Coyote Spotted In Pueblo Canyon

on December 11, 2017 - 6:59am

An underweight coyote with sparse fur was spotted Sunday morning on the north side of Pueblo Canyon. This is the coyote discussed in Fr. Glenns column (link) ‘Lessons From a Coyote’ this week. Photo by Marc Bailey
 

Incoming LANL Director Terry Wallace Visits Mountain

on December 10, 2017 - 4:11pm

Incoming LANL Director Terry Wallace, center, who officially starts his new job next month, clearly had fun interacting with 6th graders during an ‘Hour of Code’ event Friday morning at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPS School Board Member Ellen Ben-Naim, left, Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and Mountain Elementary Principal Jennifer Guy, right, at an ‘Hour of Code’ event with incoming Lab Director Terry Wallace Friday morning at Mountain. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Letter To The Editor: Kiwanis Club Says Thank You For Breakfast With Santa Success!

on December 10, 2017 - 3:03pm
By ANN HAYES
Breakfast with Santa Chairperson

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make our recent Breakfast with Santa successful.

Good weather and spirits brought out an enthusiastic, record-breaking crowd. Special thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union for their continued generous support of this event.

To the hundreds of attendees who came to see Santa and to donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program, thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos.

And lastly, without the help of the Key

On The Job In Los Alamos: Mountain School Nurse

on December 10, 2017 - 7:13am

On the job in Los Alamos is Nurse Amy Yost at Mountain Elementary School Friday morning at 2280 North Road. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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