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Terry Hawkins Speaks At MOWW Meeting Dec. 10

on December 6, 2017 - 8:33am
MOWW News:
This month’s meeting is the annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration and is Sunday Dec. 10. Note the change in date and time.
This month’s speaker is Dr. Houston “Terry” Hawkins. Dr. Hawkins has spent his entire career in work related to nuclear weapons, first as an Air Force officer, then a scientist at LANL. He is now a LANL Senior Fellow working on nuclear counterterrorism. He will be talking about the relative state of nuclear forces in the world.
The meeting is at the Los Alamos Research Park in the 2nd floor conference room.

Despicable Me 3 Dive-In Movie Dec. 8

on December 5, 2017 - 8:29am

County Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on December 5, 2017 - 8:13am
The Los Alamos County Transportation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public.
  • Approval of the November 2, 2017 Transportation Board Minutes
  • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board
  • Approval of the 2018 Transportation Board Meeting Schedule Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board

Daily Postcard: Hiking Along Otowi Trail

on December 5, 2017 - 7:41am

Daily Postcard: A view of Barranca Mesa on a recent hike along the Otowi Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

First Half Of Property Taxes Due In One Week

on December 4, 2017 - 4:14pm


The first half of Los Alamos County property taxes are due in one week. Payment will become delinquent next Monday, Dec. 11.

Payment must either be made in person by 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Customer Care Center or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave.

Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at Los Alamos National Bank.

Los Alamos Young Racers Attend UNM Ski Race Camp

on December 4, 2017 - 3:46pm

Young ski racers from Los Alamos, Taos and Santa Fe attended the UNM Ski Team sponsored race camp last weekend at Red River Ski Area. Courtesy photo

Documentary Shines Spotlight On Influential Manhattan Project Scientist Dr. Raemer Schreiber

on December 4, 2017 - 3:11pm
An MP with Dr. Raemer Schreiber. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post 


Ben Saunders’ grandfather, Dr. Raemer Schreiber, or Schreib to his friends, had an extraordinary career during and after the Manhattan Project. In fact, Schreiber’s work caught the interest of Documentarian John Webb so much so that Webb reached out to Saunders about doing a documentary about his grandfather.  


Saunders said Webb felt his grandfather was a “person who had a story that needed to be told.”


After three years crafting this story, the film, “Half-Life of a Genius,”

PEEC: Learn To Grow Penstemons Tuesday

on December 4, 2017 - 9:18am
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PEEC News:
Gardener and scientist Larry Deaven will share stories, tips and photos for getting a penstemon garden started. This special presentation is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and free and made possible by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
Deaven has been growing penstemons for more than 40 years, and he began work on the nature center penstemon gardens in 2015. He received a special projects grant from the American Penstemon Society in 2016 to help support garden construction.

Rotary Club Grants Funding Requests To Four Local Non-Profit Organizations

on December 4, 2017 - 8:42am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently granted funding requests of $500 each to four local nonprofit organizations. Flanked by Rotary Community Service chairperson Natalia Tretiak, left, and Rotary President Laura Loy, right, are recipients from left, Jean Gindreau of PAC-8, Andy Erickson of FIRST Robotics Team; Prisca Triasse and Sacha Scully of LA Makers; and Pauline Schneider of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The Rotary Club will accept funding requests from non-profits again Jan. 15-March 31. Forms will be available at Courtesy photo

Scenes From North Mesa Stable Park Holiday Event

on December 4, 2017 - 7:30am

Horses at Garth and Lisa Reader's stables greet visitors Sunday evening during the annual Holiday Celebration hosted by North Mesa Stable Owners. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate Sunday evening at the Stidham family's stables, from left, Mia Littleton, Annika Fox, Hanna Stidham and Sage Wilcox. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

​Sherry Carmichael adds the finishing touches to her decorations Sunday at North Mesa Stables Park. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

A horseshoe wreath hangs at Garth and Lisa Reader's stables at

LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Becky Oertel, Cristina Olds And Anagha Dandekar

on December 4, 2017 - 7:20am


This month’s League of Women Voters community event, Lunch with a Leader is Dec. 12 and will feature three women from Voices of Los Alamos, Becky Oertel, Cristina Olds and Anagha Dandekar.

The lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. upstairs at Mesa Public Library.

The women will discuss how and why they formed Voices of Los Alamos, the activities they have accomplished and their plans for the future.

Oertel grew up in Los Alamos and is the daughter of Jay and Carol Wechsler, who were active volunteers and founding members of the Los Alamos Community.

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Honors Det. Ryan Wolking, Pilot Amy Ross And Ofc. Jose Urbano

on December 4, 2017 - 5:30am

The Los Alamos Public Safety Association held its annual awards banquet Friday evening at the Posse Lodge. From left, LAPSA Vice Chairman and Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Treasurer Lisa Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo Fire Chief Mel Tafoya, award recipient Amy Ross, award recipient LAPD Det. Ryan Wolking, FBI agent Chris Mamula and LAPSA Secretary Donna Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


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Daily Postcard: Moonset Sunday Over Ashley Pond

on December 4, 2017 - 4:52am

Daily Postcard: The moon sets early Sunday morning over Ashley Pond. Photo by Marc Bailey

Brown Bag Show At Fuller Lodge Wednesday

on December 3, 2017 - 4:23pm

Kathy McIntosh


LAAC News: 


The Brown Bag Performance season’s fourth monthly concert will be presented noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Fuller Lodge and will feature the virtuoso talents of Kathy McIntosh, harpsichordist; Kay Newnam, violinist; Patrick Neher, contrabassist; and Candace Magner, guitarist.

The program will present Baroque and Classical era music along with a bit of Contemporary thrown in.

Scenes From 2017 WinterFest Lights Parade

on December 3, 2017 - 3:43pm

A scene Saturday evening on Central Avenue just before the annual WinterFest Light Parade. The winners of this year's parade are Los Alamos Police Department, first place; Los Alamos Medical Center, second place and New Beginnings Fellowship, third place. Photo by John McHale/ 

Parade participants get ready. Photo by John McHale/

A scene from the Light Parade. Photo by John

A scene from the Light Parade. Photo by John McHale/

A scene from the Light Parade. Photo by John McHale/

A scene from the Light

Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting

on December 3, 2017 - 6:47am

The public gathers Saturday evening inside the lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue to watch the annual lighting of the holiday tree, this year a 32-foot Douglas Fir. Holiday songs were performed as part of the event by the Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum choir and Mountain Elementary School choir and refreshements were served to the large crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Members of the Mountain Elementary School choir prepare to perform for a large crowd Saturday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

2017 Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe Dec. 9

on December 3, 2017 - 6:34am
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The International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe is is hosting its second annual Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 9, at New Mexico School for the Arts at 275 E 275 E. Alameda St. in Santa Fe.
Seven Santa Fe Schools and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays. 

Students from Academy of Technology and the Classics, Capital High, Monte del Sol Charter, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe High, Santa Fe Indian School, and Santa Fe Prep have been brushing up their Shakespeare since September.

Scenes From Annual Creche Show

on December 3, 2017 - 6:31am
This unusal rock creche is one of the many on display from around the world Saturday at the annual Creche Show inside the Los Alamos LDS Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on December 3, 2017 - 6:28am
Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public. 
A. Incorporated County Of Los Alamos Resolution No.

Scenes From Fuller Lodge Holiday Open House

on December 3, 2017 - 6:23am

Boy Scout Troop 71 members sell wreaths Saturday during the annual Fuller Lodge Open House. The Los Alamos Arts Council hosted the event, which featured live music and a cookie walk fundraiser for Los Alamos Family Council. From left, Patrick Gean, Nick Bernadt, Leeson Weaver, Isaac Ortega, Praveen Swaminara take part in the wreath sale. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The Los Alamos Family Council cookie walk fundraiser Saturday during the Fuller Lodge Holiday Open House. Here, hungry participants fill boxes of cookies. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Elise Tang and her


Grinch Spotted At County Municipal Building

on December 3, 2017 - 6:17am

This gloomy Grinch is spotted Saturday evening cozying up to community members in the lobby of the Municipal Building as they gathered for the annual lighting of the holiday tree. Here, the Grinch puts on a smile as he poses for a photo with Victoria Rygh, a Certified Nursing Assistant at Los Alamos Medical Center. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Santa Claus Visiting Kids At CB FOX

on December 3, 2017 - 6:16am
Santa Claus admires a Star Wars patch on the shirt of a young visitor during the annual Talk With Santa Saturday at CB FOX Department Store on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young ladies wait in line to talk with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Siblings strike a pose with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Mesa Library Features Holiday Book Tree

on December 3, 2017 - 6:08am

A Christmas tree made out of books to celebrate the holiday season is on display outside the Friends of the Library used book store inside Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 

Daily Postcard: Dramatic Sunrise Over Pajarito Acres

on December 3, 2017 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: A dramatic sunrise is spotted Tuesday above Pajarito Acres. Photo by Douglas Reilly

County Holiday Tree Lighting At Ashley Pond

on December 2, 2017 - 9:23pm

The Los Alamos County holiday tree lighting Saturday night at Ashley Pond Park. Nancy Ann Hibbs

The Los Alamos County holiday tree lighting Saturday night at Ashley Pond Park. Nancy Ann Hibbs