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Earth Treasures Show Rocks On Today And Sunday

on December 2, 2017 - 4:47pm

The Annual Earth Treasures Show attracted a large crowd today at the Los Alamos Masonic Temple. The Show continues all day Sunday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Scene from the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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Scenes From Mesa Library WinterFest Activities

on December 2, 2017 - 4:36pm

Eileen Zhang and her son, Derek, create holiday crafts this morning at Mesa Public Library while Zhang's mother looks on. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A group works on holiday arts and crafts today at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Youngters playing with water beads; or tiny beads that expand in water. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Kiley McNeel does beadwork with her father Stephen this morning at the library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Kelly Dolejsi and her daughter Jocelyne participate in arts and crafts activities at the

Scenes From Affordable Art Show At FLAC

on December 2, 2017 - 4:26pm

Volunteer Debbie Huling checks on one of the Christmas trees during the Affordable Art Show today at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Christie Kelly, right, checks out the offerings at the Affordable Art Show today at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge Art Center volunteer Judy Dean wraps up a purchase. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

One of many displays at today's Affordable Art Show at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Savvy Shoppers Find Bargains At Trinity On The Hill Childrens Christmas Bazaar

on December 2, 2017 - 4:21pm
A young shopper ponders her purchase this morning at the annual Childrens Christmas Bazaar at Trinity On The Hill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
One of Santa's elves wraps a purchase for a young man. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Shoppers check out the book selection at TOTH. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Moms help shoppers with their lists. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Selecting a gift at the Childrens Christmas Bazaar. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Wrapping underway. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa Brings Out Smiles

on December 2, 2017 - 4:18pm
A youngster poses with Santa during this morning's Breakfast With Santa at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young people enjoy Breakfast With Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
This young lady sits on Santa's knee during the Kiwanis Club's Breakfast With Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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Local Dog Walking Group Strolls Around Downtown

on December 2, 2017 - 2:43pm

A local dog walking group gathers at 11:30 a.m. today at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square for their Saturday walk, which begins with a stroll around Ashley Pond before they head down Central Avenue passed the Municipal Building, over to Iris Street and finally back to Pet Pangaea. With their walk finished, the excitement was visible in the dogs as they waited for an employee to step out onto the sidewalk in front of the store and give them each a special treat.

Toys For Tots Drive Underway At Metzger’s

on December 2, 2017 - 11:53am

Toys For Tots will be in the parade tonight and is asking people to bring toys to fill the truck as it moves slowly down Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

 

The HMS Implacable, the Santa Fe/Los Alamos Chapter of the Honor Harrington Fan Association is collecting toys today at Metzger's Do It Best Hardware in the parking lot and inside the store at 1607 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.

Toys For Tots is a national charity organized by the United States Marines Corps Reserve.

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 2, 2017 - 10:59am

On the job in Los Alamos at Smith’s Marketplace where florist Krista Cupitt is keeping the store’s display colorful and varied for the holidays. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Young Explorers: Winter Camps For School Age Kids

on December 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Children explore and learn during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Children participate in hands-on activities during the NMMNHS Winter Camp Programs. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
Children investigate the diversity of garden habitat during the NMMNHS Winter Camps. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter for one or all of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. 
 
The camps start Dec. 18 and run through Jan.

Quorum Notice: 20th Street Extension Ribbon Cutting

on December 2, 2017 - 7:40am

COUNTY News: 

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 20th Street Extension project at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the 20th Street construction site.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken.

The community is invited to attend this ribbon cutting ceremony.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Paints Sky Over Los Alamos

on December 2, 2017 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise paints the sky Thursday over Los Alamos. Photo by Jim Gourdoux

DPU To Work On NM 502 And Airport Road

on December 1, 2017 - 5:25pm

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities announced that crews with its electric distribution division will begin construction activities on the northwest corner of N.M. 502 and Airport Road. 

Weather permitting, work will begin as soon as Monday, Dec. 4 and continue through Friday, Dec.15.

Working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, crews will upgrade equipment in the area to improve electric reliability for the adjacent neighborhoods. The project footprint is limited to the inside of the curb and should have minimal impacts on traffic.

Motorists are urged

Community Invited To Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For 20th Street Extension Project

on December 1, 2017 - 4:48pm

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of construction on the 20th Street Extension Project.

Los Alamos County will host the celebration at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at this newest portion of 20th Street south of Trinity Drive.

“We are extremely excited to complete this project and look forward to future economic development projects” Public Works Director Philo Shelton said.

Improvements include all major utilities for future service, a paved roadway with curb and gutter, sidewalks, a multi-use trail for future connection to the Canyon

Author Kicks Off Book Promotion In Los Alamos

on December 1, 2017 - 4:34pm

Jessica Kisiel

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY 

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

Having pain in the knees and hips was bad enough but Jessica Kisiel received even more souring news from doctors.

 

Kisiel, a former resident of Los Alamos, said she was told she would need to cease any activity that caused her pain and that a hip replacement would be in her future. At the time Kisiel was a professional mountain biker “so that was quite devastating.”

 

However, Kisiel found another route to heal her pain, which was posture alignment therapy.

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Barranca Celebrates 80 Days Of School

on December 1, 2017 - 3:47pm

Barranca Mesa Elementary School students and staff celebrate 80 days of school this morning by line dancing in front of the school. They were joined by some parents who are Los Alamos police officers and firefighters. Principal Gina Terrazas said the actvity also was held to promote 'Show Up. It Matters'. Photo  by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Dwight Williams shows off his moves at the 80 days of school celebration this morning at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos Utility Water Main Tap And Service To Median Landscape Enhancement Begins Monday Dec. 4

on December 1, 2017 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews will begin working on the corner of 36th Street and Arizona Street, to run a water supply line for beautification of the median.  

The County Council aproved $18,000 in the FY18 budget for water service, site development and landscaping materials for this project. The water-wise design will include drip irrigation to the specific plantings and have the same theme that the existing medians in town now showcase.

Utility work is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Dec. 4.

Direct questions to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space

LAMC’s Rachel Allen Earns 2017 Mercy Award

on December 1, 2017 - 10:55am

From left, LAMC Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll, 2017 Mercy Award recipient Rachel Allen and CEO John Whiteside at Thursday's special recognition event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center Patient Access Representative Rachel Allen was selected to receive this year’s Mercy Award from LifePoint, the hospital’s parent company.

At a special gathering Thursday at LAMC, Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll said Allen has been employed at the hospital just a little more than a year and

LAVNS Earns HealthInsight New Mexico Award

on December 1, 2017 - 9:49am

LAVNS staff celebrates receiving the HealthInsight New Mexico recognition award. Courtesy photo

LAVNS News:

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. staff celebrates receiving the HealthInsight New Mexico recognition award for ranking in the top 25 percent nationally on Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. LAVNS is the only agency to receive this award in Northern New Mexico.

The not-for-profit Home Health and Hospice Agency provides intermittent skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, medical social

Young Los Alamos Pianists Set 100-Day Record

on December 1, 2017 - 9:21am
Sean Lo, 7, of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Charles Cai, 12, of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

 

MUSIC News:
 
How many adults can truthfully say they have done some challenging activity—sports, chess, fitness training, learn a new skill set for 100 consecutive days without fail?
 
Probably most would have to answer “no”. However, two young piano students in Los Alamos have accomplished just that. Sean Lo, 7, and Charles Cai, 12, have both completed a national “challenge” to practice the piano for 100 consecutive days.

Old History, New Stories

on December 1, 2017 - 8:46am
Genevieve Ranger, nurse for the Los Alamos Ranch School, sits on the portal of her infirmary. The building may be older than historians first believed. Courtesy photo

By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society

Many years ago, someone at Los Alamos High School penciled on the fore edge of a history book on the teacher’s desk, “In case of flood, grab this. It’s dry.”

Perhaps many of us had the kind of high school history classes in which textbooks spewed forth dates and names for dead people—“Memorize these for the test!”— and listed names of battles that seemed far away.

LAPS Promotes ‘Show Up! It Matters!’ Theme

on December 1, 2017 - 8:30am
By SERENITY MAESTAS
Los Alamos Daily Post
Student Intern

The 80th day of school is today, Dec. 1, and Los Alamos Public Schools will be celebrating all of the hard work that students and staff have put into this year so far by promoting the theme “Show Up! It Matters!” This theme was developed right here in Los Alamos.

Students can participate in the Show Up! part of the theme by:

  • fostering healthy life skills;
  • asking for help when needed;
  • creating a positive climate about school; and
  • taking ownership of grades and homework.

“Let’s keep in mind, if we don’t Show Up!

On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Advisory Board

on December 1, 2017 - 8:29am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Medical Center Advisory Board who met with senior management and medical staff Thursday evening at the hospital. From left, Advisory Board members Geoff Rodgers and Ben Stone, Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace, Interim Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell, Board Chair Chuck McCullough, LAMC CEO John Whiteside, Senior Executive Assistant Vicki Martinez, Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll, board member Patricia Ensberg and Dr. Monica Snowden. Not pictured, Dr. Josiah Child (attended by phone), board members Carol A.

Los Alamos Community Foundation Hosts Gathering

on December 1, 2017 - 7:29am

A crowd hears a presentation about the Los Alamos Community Foundation Wednesday night at projectY in Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Izraelevitz discusses the Los Alamos Community Foundation. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
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Daily Postcard: Hiking At Natural Arch In Los Alamos

on December 1, 2017 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: A family hikes near the Natural Arch along Mitchell Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

First Baptist Church Offers Free Childcare Friday!

on November 30, 2017 - 9:17pm

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