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Daily Postcard: White Rock Sunrise

on December 8, 2017 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Monday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

LAHS Orchestra Concert Packs UNM-LA

on December 7, 2017 - 9:06pm

The Los Alamos High School orchestras and Los Alamos youth orchestra are performing in concert this evening at UNM-Los Alamos because Duane Smith Auditorium is undergoing renovations. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Winter Arrives At Pajarito Mountain!

on December 7, 2017 - 3:31pm

Snow is falling today at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy/PMSA

Pajarito Mountain News:

It’s a snow day at Pajarito Mountain! The flakes started flying last night and continued into today.

The Los Alamos ski area has received 4 inches already, plus its mountain crew continues to make snow in preparation for opening day, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16.

This week, the weather pattern changed and brought colder temperatures that produced prime snowmaking conditions at Pajarito. Crews are continuing to make snow day and night as they gear up for next week’s start of the season.

“Due to

Los Alamos Community Winds Performs Dec. 9

on December 7, 2017 - 3:16pm
The Los Alamos Community Winds concert poster. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds would like to invite everyone to a celebration of the holiday season with their seventh Annual Holiday Prism concert. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 9 at Crossroads Bible Church.

An collection of holiday favorites will be performed by the Community Winds, small instrumental ensembles and soloist, with a special vocal appearance by Rene LeClaire.

The Prism Concert format allows smaller groups of musicians to perform pieces that showcase their instrument’s best qualities.

Mesa Library Screens ‘The Last Waltz’ Today

on December 7, 2017 - 1:40pm

Movie poster for ‘The Last Waltz’. Courtesy photo
 
By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

 

Next up in the library’s Free Film Series is a film Chicago Tribune critic Michael Wilmington called “the greatest rock concert movie ever made – and maybe the best rock movie, period.” Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz” (1978, rated PG) will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the library’s upstairs meeting room.

 

It’s Thanksgiving, 1976. An ice rink and music hall in San Francisco called the Winterland Ballroom hosts a crowd of 5,00 for what concert promoter Bill Graham dubs “rock ‘n’ roll’s last supper”

Quorum Notice: Board Of Public Utilities Dec. 15

on December 7, 2017 - 10:11am

County Council Approves Four Recreation Projects

on December 7, 2017 - 9:40am
Bonnie Olsen and daughter Avery showing support for recreation projects during Tuesday’s Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

After hearing the Los Alamos County Council’s decision on the recreation Capital Improvement Project (CIP) for the pool, long-time advocate for the project Shelby Redondo said, “I want to sob with relief. It’s the right thing for kids.”

Council approved all four proposed recreation CIPs during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers.

Lobby Shop At LAMC Extends Hours Through Dec. 24

on December 7, 2017 - 9:22am

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Snow Spotted This Morning In White Rock

on December 7, 2017 - 9:09am

The community's first dusting of snow this season was spotted at 5:30 a.m. today in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

NMPHA Health Policy Legislative Forum Friday

on December 7, 2017 - 9:03am
NMPHA News:
 
The New Mexico Public Health Association will hold its 14th Annual Health Policy Legislative Forum this Friday, Dec. 8, at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel. 
 
Registration is still open with just a few spaces left, please see link below. 
 
Learn the latest health policy issues, network with people, and influence health policy decisions in New Mexico.
 

Common Questions For Los Alamos History Museum

on December 7, 2017 - 7:59am
Gen. Leslies Groves thought Los Alamos would be easy to guard, and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer loved the inspiring vistas. Courtesy photo
 
By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
There are two common questions that visitors ask at the Los Alamos History Museum. Why was Los Alamos chosen for the Manhattan Project? and How did Bathtub Row get its name?
 
Those popular questions aren’t just from out-of- town visitors; they often come from our own residents, so here are the answers.
 
Los Alamos was an ideal location for a top-secret laboratory for the Manhattan Project.

Attracting, Nurturing Volunteers Part II - A Conversation

on December 7, 2017 - 7:57am
LACF News:
 
Next LACF Nonprofit Training:
  • Attracting and Nurturing Volunteers: Part II - A Conversation
  • Linda Boncella, Los Alamos Volunteer Association (LAVA)
  • Diana Martinez, Los Alamos Family YMCA
  • Todd Nickols, Los Alamos Historical Society
  • 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14
  • UNM-LA, Bldg. 2, Room 203 (note change in room from usual)
Based on our popular session last October, we are continuing our conversation on volunteer engagement. Join us for this interactive panel discussion.

‘Coffee With A Cop’ Provides Relaxed Forum

on December 7, 2017 - 7:54am

Los Alamos Police Department Community Liaison Sgt. Chris Ross, in background, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris meet with members of the public Wednesday morning during 'Coffee with a Cop' at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. LAPD hosts the program to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Christmas Luncheon At Oppenheimer Place Friday

on December 7, 2017 - 7:54am
LAFRW News:
 
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will its annual Christmas Luncheon noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at 1001 Oppenheimer Place in the Patio Room downstairs.
 
Any women interested in joining are invited to attend. A potluck lunch will be provided.
 
Members also will be gathering gifts to participate in the local Adopt-a-Family program.

Finishing Touch Donates To Los Alamos Family YMCA

on December 7, 2017 - 7:28am

This is the first year Marcelo Ruano and Julio Gaytan, the new owners of The Finishing Touch, participated in Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25. They said they were impressed with the impact that Los Alamos Family YMCA has on the community and felt that Small Business Saturday reflected the community spirit that the YMCA shared. As a result, Ruano and Gaytan took a portion of Finishing Touch’s earnings from Small Business Saturday and donated it to the YMCA. Here, Gaytan presents a check to Los Alamos YMCA CEO Linda Daly.

PAC 8 TV Schedule Dec. 8 - 21

on December 7, 2017 - 7:20am
PAC 8 TV schedule for the month of December:
 
Friday, Dec. 8
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 12-05-17
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 02:00 PM United in Christ
  • 03:00 PM Road to Recovery
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – How Los Alamos Became a Ranch School
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
 
Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, Dec. 10
  • 06:00 AM

Coro De Camara Performs ‘Deck The Hall’ Concerts

on December 7, 2017 - 7:16am

Coro de Camara presents ‘Deck the Hall’ Dec. 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos and Dec. 17 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

​COMMUNITY News:

Coro de Cámara presents “Deck the Hall”, a merry concert of holiday favorites and offers a free, 30-minute preview performance at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for Santa’s arrival at the Santa Fe Railyard.

Full concert performances:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec 15 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road;
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, 208 Grant Ave.; and
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

Daily Postcard: View Spotted From LAHS E Wing

on December 7, 2017 - 6:50am

Daily Postcard: The view spotted Wednesday from behind E wing at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Randall Morris

Free Weekly Raspberry Pi Club At Los Alamos Makers

on December 6, 2017 - 2:33pm
Einstein meets Raspberry Pi is one of the projects completed at Los Alamos Makers. The bust of Albert Einstein was 3D printed and brought to life with Raspberry Pi-powered animated eyes. Courtesy/Prisca Tiassé Yoder

Los Alamos Makers News:

“It's small. It's cheap” ($10). “You can turn it into an environmental monitor that can keep track of the temperature in your house, and even turn on your fan or air conditioner before you get home from work.”

This is how Akkana Peck describes the Raspberry Pi in her latest book, “Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi zero - Controlling the world around you with

Help LANB Support Five Families For The Holidays

on December 6, 2017 - 12:07pm

LANB News:

The Los Alamos National Bank team has adopted five families for the holidays and invite customers, employees and friends to participate.

The community is invited to help these families by making a monetary donation at a favorite branch. All donations will be collected through Dec 15, then the LANB team will shop for the families provided by their partner non-profit organizations listed above.

On the list this year is a family gift, a special gift/clothing items for each child and a ham or turkey dinner.

Donate until Dec 15, by simply letting a teller or universal banker know

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Computer Simulations Reveal Roots Of Drug Resistance

on December 6, 2017 - 11:43am
Bacterial efflux pumps, such as the P. aeruginosa MexAB-OprM pump shown here, are one of the dominant molecular mechanisms available to Gram-negative pathogens for removing toxins, including antibiotics. Inactivation of the pump assembly and function would be a major step for reducing bacterial multidrug resistance. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
New supercomputer simulations have revealed the role of transport proteins called efflux pumps in creating drug-resistance in bacteria, research that could lead to improving the drugs’ effectiveness against life-threatening diseases and restoring

History On Tap: ‘From Bride Price to Gay Propaganda: 90 Years Of Sexuality Legislation In Central Asia’

on December 6, 2017 - 11:13am

HISTORY ON TAP News:

Join the Los Alamos History Museum for History on Tap, with an engaging discussion led by Samuel Buelow. History on Tap, part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District, is 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square ... don't forget that UnQuarked now serves food!

Buelow will speak on the topic “From Bride Price to Gay Propaganda: 90 Years of Sexuality Legislation in Central Asia” Control of gender and sexuality has featured heavily in modernizing projects across the globe. The Soviet Union was no exception regarding those efforts.

LA MainStreet Light Parade Draws Record Crowd

on December 6, 2017 - 9:02am
Los Alamos MainStreet 2017 Holiday Lights Parade draws massive crowd Saturday night to Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
The Hill Stompers Street Band in its 18th appearance leads the parade down Central Avenue. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos MainStreet News:
 
Los Alamos MainStreet wishes to thank the local businesses and organizations that participated in the annual 2017 Holiday Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 2, and the volunteers and sponsors who made it possible.
 
“It was our most well-attended Light Parade!” MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox said.

New Art Show On Display At Rose Chocolatier

on December 6, 2017 - 8:41am

Examples of art created by Lene Bryson, left, and Connie Pacheco on display through Jan. 16 at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Rose Chocolatier is hosting artists and friends Connie Pacheco and Lene Bryson. Their work is on display at Rose Chocolatier throughout the holiday season.

Forty plus years of memories connect these two friends who are sharing the results of their creative passions in this show at Rose Chocolatier.

Pacheco has worked in many media, lately with new materials including mica and gold leafing.

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