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Distinguished Theologian To Speak At Fuller Lodge In Los Alamos Thursday And Friday

on June 19, 2017 - 7:16am
Professor Haught stands in front of Darwin. Courtesy photo
“Why is there something rather than nothing?” This question is posed by two scientists in this month’s issue of Physics Today.
This question also intrigues the members of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum ( and they have invited noted theologian, Distinguished Professor John Haught from Georgetown University, to Los Alamos to help answer it.
Professor Haught will be in Los Alamos to speak at 7 p.m., June 22 and June 23, at Fuller Lodge.

2017’s Best States For Summer Road Trips

on June 19, 2017 - 7:12am
With 79 percent of summer travelers driving to their destination and this summer possibly being the cheapest for gas since 2005, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports to help folks find savings along the way: 2017's Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips and Best Gas Credit Cards.
WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 22 key indicators of a fun and frugal summer road trip. The data set ranges from average gas prices to the quality of roads to the number of attractions.

Best States for Summer Road Trips



Daily Postcard: White Rock Honors Fire Cadets

on June 19, 2017 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: The rock in White Rock pays tribute Sunday to the Los Alamos Fire Department's 27th academy graduating class of cadets. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Reel Deal Theater

on June 18, 2017 - 11:48am

On the job in Los Alamos at the Reel Deal Theater, from left, Brian Trujillo, Kayti Herring, Dylan Irish and Connor Temple, and in front, everybody's favorite person at the Reel Deal, Clara Lucido! Photo by Maire O'Neill/

More Scenes From Los Alamos Rally For Healthcare

on June 18, 2017 - 11:01am

Dr. Tyler Taylor of Los Alamos spoke at the rally for healthcare Saturday at LAMC about common myths about healthcare that are used to confuse the debate. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos residents rally for healthcare Saturday near LAMC. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Saturday, New Mexicans rallied at 20 simultaneous events throughout the state to voice their concern over changes to the healthcare system that the “American Health Care Act “(aka Trumpcare) would bring if it becomes law.

Medical professionals and local elected officials spoke at the rally in Los Alamos near Los Alamos Medical

Scenes From Ordination Of Laurie Ann Triplett As An Episcopal Priest At Trinity On The Hill June 10

on June 18, 2017 - 10:33am

The Right Reverend Michael L. Vono, D. D. Ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande ordains Laurie Ann Triplett an Episcopal priest during a special ceremony June 10 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Right Reverend Michael L. Vono ordains Deacon Laurie Ann Triplett an Episcopal priest June 10 at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Deacon Laurie Ann Triplett kneeling during her ordination June 10 at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from the June 10 ordination

Leadership Los Alamos Accepting Registrations Through June 30 For Class Of 2017-18

on June 18, 2017 - 9:31am

KayLinda Crawford is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:


Rev. Duncan Lanum Undertakes 2,000 Mile Joy Ride

on June 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, heading out on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE Rev. Duncan Lanum, 78, Rector at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, headed out June 12 on a 2,000 mile bicycle ride from Santa Fe to Tampa, Fl., to honor the memory of his beloved wife, Joy Rose Lanum and raise funds for Many Mothers.
Many Mothers is a volunteer, community-based organization that is the 21st century version of an extended family.

Rio Chama Equine Expo Aug. 29

on June 18, 2017 - 7:37am

ABIQUIU – All things horse will be the order of the day at the second annual Rio Chama Equine Expo, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Rio Arriba Rural Events Center in Abiquiu.

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County is hosting the day’s event.

“The expo is a great way for people to network and learn better horsemanship skills,” said Donald Martinez, NMSU Rio Arriba County agricultural agent. “Last year we had 50 people participate; this year we are expecting it to double.

Enrollment Opens For Children’s Chinese Class

on June 18, 2017 - 7:08am

Tianmei Yang Seet of Los Alamos makes a ZongZi as a demonstration for her Chinese class. Courtesy image


Why did a Chinese king banish his minister and poet 400 years before Christ? Why did loyal supporters of the poet throw rice balls into the Milou river? Why do people all over the world today row in fearsome looking Dragon Boats?

The Dragon Boat Festival just passed May 30, and to celebrate the event and answer some of the above questions Tianmei Yang Seet of Los Alamos taught her inaugural class in Mandarin Chinese to six enthusiastic children from Los Alamos and White

Sean Rowe At Fuller Lodge June 28

on June 17, 2017 - 5:27pm

Locals Rally Against Repeal Of Affordable Care Act

on June 17, 2017 - 5:16pm
Local residents and Democrats rally against repeal of the ACA this morning near Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Kyle Wheeler

Scene from this morning's rally near LAMC against repeal of the ACA. Photo by Kyle Wheeler
DPLA News:
Los Alamos residents and members of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos joined people around the state and across the nation in rallies against repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The local rally was held near Los Alamos Medical Center and attended by about two dozen people from the very young to the elderly.

LAPS Stands Ready To Assist El Cajete Fire Evacuees

on June 17, 2017 - 11:19am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) stands ready to assist residents being evacuated from their homes due to El Cajete Fire near Jemez Springs.

With more than 200 people displaced, LAPS expresses empathy and understanding of this difficult situation. The Los Alamos Middle School is availble to provide relief for evacuees who may need a place for respite, showers and bathrooms.

All support activities will be coordinated with Los Alamos County, New Mexico Emergency Operations and the Red Cross.

Direct questions to the School District Office at 505.663.2222.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Los Alamos Co-Op Market

on June 17, 2017 - 9:30am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Esteban Summers is welcoming and helpful to customers at the Los Alamos Co-Op Market and Deli at 95 Entrado Dr. You don't have to be a member to shop in the store or dine in the deli. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Concert Sunday

on June 17, 2017 - 9:10am
SFO News:
Join us in welcoming The Santa Fe Opera 2017 Festival Season with a Community Concert by Apprentice Singers from The Santa Fe Opera. Soprano Abigail Rethwisch and Baritone Kenneth Stavert will be preforming. The Santa Fe Opera’s pianist Michael Spassov will be the accompanist.
Los Alamos and Española Valley Opera Guilds invite you to enjoy the concert at the Los Alamos Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue; Los Alamos.
Punch and cookies will be provided at the concert, which begins at 2:30PM on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Guild members are free.

Pinon Park Pool Staff Refresh Emergency Training Skills

on June 17, 2017 - 8:50am

White Rock Fire Station #3, Fire Marshal Jeff Wetteland, left, and Emergency Management Division Chief Ben Stone, right, visit Pinon Park Pool Thursday for a staff information session. All lifeguards at Pinon Park Pool are Red-Cross certified and trained to deal with a range of emergency situations. The visit from LAFD reiterated the importance of continuously practicing their training and being prepared for any event. Courtesy photo

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ProjectY Cowork Celebrates First Year Anniversary!

on June 17, 2017 - 8:18am

projectY cowork Director Lauren McDaniel, right, gives a group from Leadership Los Alamos a recent tour of the coworking space. Courtesy photo

projectY cowork Director Lauren McDaniel speaks about the Los Alamos coworking space during the National Main Street Conference in Pittsburgh earlier this year, highlighting how the private, non-profit space got started as part of a community collaboration between the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, Los Alamos County, LANL Feynman Center for Innovation and Community Partnerships Office, and Central Park Square’s Philip Kunsberg.

Arts In Public Places Board Meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday

on June 17, 2017 - 7:31am



2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.

3. APP BOARD BUSINESS A. 9574-17 Minutes from the Arts in Public Places Board Meeting May 25, 2017 A - Draft Minutes from May 25, 2017Attachments:

4. CURRENT PROJECTS Update on the Golf Course Hanging Glass Sculpture A. 9606-17 Presenters: Susan Schillaci WR Pottery Project - educational plaque and brochure report B. 9576-17 Presenters: Libby Carlsten Update on re-location of Smart House ArtworkC.

Scenes From Friday's Elks Club Tournament

on June 17, 2017 - 7:19am

The Elks Golf Tournament began with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course and benefits the Make A Wish Foundation. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scene from Elks Golf Tournament, which benefits the Make A Wish Foundation, Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scene from Elks Golf Tournament, which benefits the Make A Wish Foundation, Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Canceled: County Personnel Board Meeting

on June 17, 2017 - 7:09am


The County Personnel Board Meeting scheduled for June 27 is canceled.

Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum June 22-23

on June 17, 2017 - 6:58am

Distinguished Professor John Haught from Georgetown University is coming to Los Alamos June 22-23 to help answer the question,‘Why is there something rather than nothing?’ Courtesy photo


“Why is there something rather than nothing?” This question is posed by two scientists in this month’s issue of Physics Today. This question also intrigues the members of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum ( and they have invited noted theologian, Distinguished Professor John Haught from Georgetown University, to Los Alamos to help answer it.

Professor Haught will be

Daily Postcard: Firetruck Hangs United States Flag

on June 17, 2017 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: A Los Alamos County firetruck hangs the United States flag Friday morning in preparation for the Los Alamos Fire Department Cadet Academy Class #27 graduation at the White Rock Baptist Church on N.M. 4. This picture pretty much says it all about our town and our country... Photo by Christine Peters

Undersheriff John N. Horne Has Died

on June 16, 2017 - 6:43pm

Undersheriff John N. Horne

From Sheriff Marco Lucero:

It is with deep regret and sadness that I announce the passing of Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne.

Undersheriff Horne was found by his father early this afternoon in his home.

Undersheriff Horne was an honorable man who serve the community. His Christian faith was his anchor, and we know that he is being welcomed into the Kingdom.

I ask for your good thoughts and prayers for his surviving father John L. Horne to help him in his grief.

Car Crashes Into Metal Fence Near NMB&T Thursday

on June 16, 2017 - 5:58pm

A woman appeared to be unharmed after crashing into this metal fence Thursday morning between New Mexico Bank & Trust and Subway sandwich shop at 1370 Central Ave. She told officers at the scene that her gas pedal got stuck on carpet and she couldn't stop. Her front tire came to rest on the hood of a black suv parked below. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A.

LAMS/LAHS Students Explore STEM Careers At UNM-Los Alamos

on June 16, 2017 - 3:45pm
The class poses at the ‘Solar Tree’ with Ryn Herrman, standing, center, and Kelly Stewart, sitting, second from left, at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
A group of students from the AVID program at Los Alamos Middle School were challenged to discover STEM career options during one week of engaging, activity-based learning related to the Early College High School program, funded by Los Alamos Public Schools and hosted at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).
Participants were introduced to a variety of careers to help them in making choices