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Los Alamos And White Rock Senior Centers Feature ‘Dead Right’

on May 9, 2017 - 1:48pm


Be sure to mark those calendars for 12:30 p.m. May 17 at the Los Alamos Senior Center and May 19 at the White Rock Senior Center for a free, very funny short play reading, Dead Right, by Elaine Jarvik.

The play stars Sally Cassil and Tom Farish and is directed by Pat Beck. This engaging play centers on how a friend’s tedious, grammatically incorrect obituary plunges Penny and Bill, age 60s, into a prickly discussion at the breakfast table. How could Bill read the paper when they have their own obituaries to plan?

It’s a touching comedy about how we hope to be remembered.

Rep. Garcia Richard Updates Rotary On Session

on May 9, 2017 - 7:36am

'I feel a little suspended in time,' Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard told the Rotary Club of Los Alamos during its regular meeting May 2 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. She explained the regular legislative session is completed but a special session is being  called. Garcia Richard presented a summary of the session and reported on several of the bills she sponsored or carried on the House floor. One bill addresses the transfering of college credits.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on May 9, 2017 - 7:32am
RCLC News:
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Meeting is 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 12 in the Taos Council Chambers - Coronado Hall 120 Civic Plaza Dr. in Taos.
Call to Order – Chair Barney Trujillo | 9 a.m.
Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Barney Trujillo
Approval of Agenda – Chair Barney Trujillo
Approval of Meeting Minutes - Chair Barney Trujillo | 9:05 a.m.
Discussion/Action Items (1hr 35 min) | 9:05-10:40 a.m.
  • Briefing from NM Congressional Delegation (5 mins)
  • Update by Kathy Keith on LANL Community Partnerships Office (5 mins)
  • Executive Director Update (5

Los Alamos Garden Club Annual Plant Sale Saturday

on May 9, 2017 - 7:22am


County DWI Planning Council Meeting Thursday

on May 9, 2017 - 7:07am

Rotary Honors Richard Thompson With Distinguished Student Of Service Award

on May 9, 2017 - 7:00am
From left, Rotarian Karen Easton, LAHS Richard Thompson, and LAHS orchestra director Michelle Rosette. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
Los Alamos High School junior Richard Thompson, Jr. was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service. Thompson is the son of Darla and Richard Thompson.
Each school year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects nine high school juniors to honor as a Distinguished Student of Service.

Community Plant Swap Unitarian Church May 14 & 20

on May 9, 2017 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: Light Show Fills Sky Over Ashley Pond

on May 9, 2017 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: A light show fills the sky Saturday night over Ashley Pond. Photo by Paul Jaramillo Sr.

Rotarians Help Build Bridge In Nicaragua

on May 8, 2017 - 5:45pm
Los Alamos Rotarian Jean Gindreau on a bridge in Nicaragua. Courtesy photo
Six Rotarians traveled to Nicaragua in late April to help work on a bridge in conjunction with Bridges to Prosperity.
The group is shown here standing on a bridge in Arenales that was built with the help of Rotarians in 2017 on TRF Global Grant #1641321. Bridges to Prosperity, the collaborating partner on the grant, "envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists".
This bridge provides access to healthcare, education and markets for residents in several

County: Special All-Mail Election Do’s & Don’ts

on May 8, 2017 - 11:50am

SFCC Choirs Spring Concert May 13

on May 8, 2017 - 11:45am
SFCC News:
The Santa Fe Community College Choirs Spring Concert is 2-3 p.m., Saturday, May 13 in the Jemez Rooms on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
SFCC's Chamber Choir and Chorus present their spring concert featuring a variety of music, spanning the globe and the ages.
For more information, contact SFCC’s School of Art, Design and Media Arts at 505.428.1731.

County’s Project Team Hosts Rec Bond Information Table For Community At Farmer’s Market Thursday

on May 8, 2017 - 11:41am


The County’s project team will host an information table this Thursday during the Farmer’s Market regarding the five proposed recreation bond projects being considered in an all mail-out election.

Market-goers are encouraged to stop by and pick up the Voter Information Booklet or ask questions. The team will be available 9-11 a.m. at the market to answer questions.

Residents can also visit to find information or download the booklet. There also is a Facebook page about the projects – search for Los Alamos Bond Projects 2017 on Facebook.

UWNNM: First Born Program Of Los Alamos Supports Mental And Behavioral Health In Young Families

on May 8, 2017 - 10:15am


Editor's note: This is part of the series for the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative.

Ask any parent you meet, and they will all agree: parenting is one of the most rewarding and challenging relationships in life. Every child is different, and every stage in life is different.  

There are many changes and adjustments that occur in the family dynamic during pregnancy and the first three years of the child’s life.

Council Honors LAFD Station 4, B Shift Crew For Receiving Phoenix Award For Saving Lives

on May 8, 2017 - 9:05am

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, right, briefed members of the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening on the fact that his B Shift crew at Fire Station 4 has been awarded the Phoenix CPR Award for saving the lives of Los Alamos residents suffering cardiac arrest. The heroes of the B Shift crew include, Captain/Paramedic Joseph Baca, Driver Engineer/Paramedic Van Leimer and Firefighters Matthew Austin, Zachary Shriver and Kenneth Martinez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County staff and community members give a standing ovation to the B Shift crew at Fire Station 4 for saving

Letter To The Editor: Thundersnow In Los Alamos

on May 8, 2017 - 9:05am
Los Alamos

Years ago, on a late winter evening, I noticed my daughter was a bit pale as she was pulling on her hockey gear. The season was approaching its end so it just made sense to go and enjoy whatever ice time remained even though the weather was a bit iffy, too.

It ended up being a night she would always remember. It was the night of the thundersnow! From what I remember her hockey practice began ordinarily enough but then the heavens broke loose and it began to rain, hail, sleet, thunder, and snow. The kids had a ball.

Rotary Honors LAHS Junior Sara Shiina With Distinguished Student Of Service Award

on May 8, 2017 - 8:42am
Rotarian Karen Easton, right, welcomes Mary Nunz, Akiko Shiina and Sara Shiina during a recent Distinguished Student of Service ceremony at the golf course community room. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
Rotary News:
Los Alamos High School junior Sara Shiina was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service. Shiina is the daughter of Akiko and Toshiyuki Shiina.
Each school year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects nine high school juniors to honor as a Distinguished Student of Service.

Council Declares May Motorcycle Awareness Month

on May 8, 2017 - 8:41am

Richard Sturgeon addresses the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday in which he accepts a proclamation declaring the Month of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler, third from right, presents a proclamation on behalf of the Council to Richard Sturgeon and members of the local motorcycle community, declaring the Month of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Staff Report  


During Tuesday's regular meeting in Council Chambers,

County Council Proclaims May Bear Month

on May 8, 2017 - 8:30am

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski presents James Robinson, chair of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, with a proclamation on behalf of Council declaring the Month of May as Bear Month in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

During Tuesday's Council meeting, Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski presented James Robinson, chair of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, with a proclamation on behalf of Council declaring the Month of May as Bear Month in Los Alamos County.


WHEREAS: Los Alamos is blessed with an

UNM-LA Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. Today

on May 8, 2017 - 8:24am

Mysteries In Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

on May 8, 2017 - 7:33am


PEEC News:

To prepare for the upcoming Bear Festival, this Friday there will not be an evening planetarium show. However, there will be fun for the whole family at the Los Alamos Nature Center Saturday, May 13, including New Mexico's first Bear Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a full-dome planetarium show at 2 p.m. of Mysteries of the Unseen World. This full-dome film, which allows viewers to discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum, also will play at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is open regular hours this month:

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Aquatic Center

on May 8, 2017 - 7:08am

On the job in Los Alamos: County employees Liz Montoya, left, and Christine Chavez greet guests Friday at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Memorial For Betty W. Peterson May 22

on May 8, 2017 - 6:36am

Daily Postcard: Snake Slithers Into Local Birdhouse

on May 8, 2017 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A snake is spotted Saturday morning slithering into a birdhouse in the garden of a home on Sioux Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Marion Good

Help Spread Blessing Of Creativity To Rusinga Island In Kenya

on May 7, 2017 - 4:27pm

Local retired teacher, Sharon Allen, is traveling to Rusinga Island at the end of May with Project Humanity as part of their educational outreach, which also is focusing on creating school libraries. She is looking for help from the Los Alamos community to collect lightly used and new art supplies for these artists. Courtesy photo


Courtesy photo



Project Humanity launched a new initiative Nov. 14, 2016 on Rusinga Island, Kenya - Rusinga Island Artists' Guild. Rusinga Island is in Lake Victoria, Kenya, an area hard hit by AIDS. 

Christopher Gomzy, Project Humanity’s

Jury Rules In Favor Of Big Bad Wolf At Mock Trial

on May 7, 2017 - 9:54am
Barranca Mesa Elementary School students from Samantha Waidler's fourth grade class arrive Friday morning at the Los Alamos Justice Center for their mock trial in the case of the Three Little Pigs vs the Big Bad Wolf. In the end, the jury ruled in favor of the wolf. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Brendan De Roma is the presiding judge at Friday's mock trial in Municipal Court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
LOs Alamos Daily Post

The case of The Pigs vs The Big Bad Wolf went to trial Friday in the Los Alamos Municipal Courtroom under the direction of