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Countywide Road Striping Begins Wednesday

on October 9, 2017 - 9:00am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be working with contractor San Bar Construction, which will be striping various roadways throughout the county beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The striping will begin on Diamond Drive and proceed to side streets from there. The work should be completed by Friday, Oct. 13, depending on weather conditions.

San Bar will not be striping during morning and evening commute hours.

Note: Be mindful of the striping equipment, follow all traffic control signs/cones and please DO NOT drive on the freshly painted stripes.

LAPS: Notice Of Possible Quorum Tuesday

on October 9, 2017 - 8:54am

Los Alamos High School Senior Parent Night Oct. 12

on October 9, 2017 - 8:15am

LAHS News:

Current Los Alamos High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend Senior Parent Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Speech Theater.

“This is a great opportunity for our counseling staff to meet with students and parents who may still have questions about life after high school,” said Cindy Black, one the guidance counselors at the high school.

Topics to be covered include post-secondary options including career paths, trade and technical schools, two and four year college options and the military, college applications, letters of recommendation, FERPA,

Stars And Mysteries Oct. 14-15 At PEEC

on October 9, 2017 - 7:47am
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m., Oct. 13 Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. 
 
These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
During the Friday, Oct. 13 show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the October night sky.

LAHS Class Of 1967 Tours High School

on October 9, 2017 - 7:42am
The Class of 1967 this weekend during an alumni tour of Los Alamos High School conducted by the LAPS Foundation. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

Letter To The Editor: County Action Restores My Hope

on October 9, 2017 - 7:37am
By ANNE HAWES
Los Alamos
 
FINALLY! I had lost all hope that Los Alamos County would take a stand against the downright bullying of our sheriff.
 
From the first day he was elected as sheriff he has had his own agenda, not the citizens of Los Alamos County, of what the duties of our sheriff should be. And, he has been trying his best to shove it down our throats.
 
Last year it was placed on a ballot about whether the citizens wanted to keep or abolish the position of sheriff in Los Alamos County. The citizens voted to keep it and not by a huge margin.

Mountain PTA Carnival And 2017 Pumpkin Palooza

on October 9, 2017 - 6:39am

MOUNTAIN SCHOOL News:

The Mountain Elementary School PTA’s Annual Halloween Carnival is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40+ year-old tradition has become a popular community event.

This year the carnival will feature pumpkin themed activities in the school courtyard with live music, bounce houses, cake walk and a haunted house. There will be a “creature of unusual size” along side delicious Grandma Blue Corn's Kettle organic kettle corn, Papa Murphy's pizza, cotton candy and concessions.

The carnical

Local Democratic Party October Meeting Canceled

on October 9, 2017 - 6:15am

DPLA News:

The monthly meeting of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos for October has been canceled.

The next regular meeting will occur in November with the date to be announced soon.

Happy Columbus Day

on October 9, 2017 - 5:52am

Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus's Discovery of the Americas in 1492. Courtesy/wikipedia

COLUMBUS DAY News:

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere, which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas Oct. 12, 1492.

The landing is celebrated as "Columbus Day" in the United States, as "Día de la Raza" ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America, as "Día de la Hispanidad" and "Fiesta Nacional" in Spain, where it also is the religious festivity of la Virgen del Pilar, as Día de las

Rotary Learns About New Mexico Wildlife Center

on October 9, 2017 - 5:02am

Scott Bol, New Mexico Wildlife Center volunteer, holds Maxwell, a bald eagle, a permanent resident of the Center. Bol gave a presentation recently to the Los Alamos Rotary Club at Cottonwood on the Greens where he explained that Maxwell is believed to be almost 30 years old and suffered irreparable wing damage from a gunshot wound. Courtesy photo

Eye-to-eye with Maxwell of the New Mexico Wildlife Center. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Teen Center Open House Nov. 7

on October 9, 2017 - 4:46am

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Common Misconceptions About Flu Vaccines

on October 9, 2017 - 4:45am

CDC News:

Can a flu shot give you the flu?

No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness.

Flu vaccines given with a needle are made in two ways:

  • the vaccine is made either with
    • a) flu vaccine viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ and are therefore not infectious; or
    • b) with no flu vaccine viruses at all (which is the case for recombinant influenza vaccine).

The most common side effects from the influenza shot are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given. Low-grade fever, headache and muscle aches also may occur.

In randomized, blinded studies, where some people get

Los Alamos DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on October 9, 2017 - 4:43am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Room 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public. 

Agenda:

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comment

III. Approval of minutes from previous meeting: Sept. 14

IV. Business

a. Health Fair feedback

b. Planning Council Membership

i. Application review and vote

ii. Recruitment ideas

c. Future meeting agenda ideas 

V. Coordinator’s Report

  • a. Q1 Report due Oct. 31
  • b. LDWI Grant Council meeting Nov. 2 

VI. LAPS Report

VII. LAPD Report

VIII.

Daily Postcard: Autumn Comes To Bathtub Row

on October 9, 2017 - 4:42am

Daily Postcard: Autumn leaves color the landscape this week along Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Experience An Evening Of Arts & Culture Oct. 13

on October 8, 2017 - 11:18am

COMMUNITY News:

Celebrate the Month of Arts and Culture at the kick off event, An Evening of Arts and Culture, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

 

Begin by picking up a program and map at Fuller Lodge, then walk or drive to each of the nine venues presenting programs in music, art, poetry and sculpture.

 

Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Concert Association, MainStreet and Los Alamos Creative District are sponsoring the event.

 

The fun and free event is open to all ages, and will feature concurrent presentations in each venue during the three hour celebration.

PAC 8 TV Listings Week Of Oct. 13

on October 8, 2017 - 9:29am

PAC 8 Community Media Center

Weekly TV Listings

Friday, Oct. 13:

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay 10-10-17
  • 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 – Health Insurance Options for 2018
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Prep School Cowboys
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, Oct. 15

  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic

Special Blood Drive Slated For Tuesday

on October 8, 2017 - 9:03am

Staff Report

Although blood supplies in Las Vegas, Nev., have been replenished, United Blood Services is once again sending its Bloodmobile to Los Alamos Tuesday, Oct. 10 in response to the requests and generosity of this community.

The Bloodmobile will be in the Smith's Marketplace and community members can donate blood 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last week's blood drive in the same location, which also was hosted by Smith's received a huge response and members of the community were still offering to donate blood so UBS decided to host a second one.

Appointments may be made by calling 505.246.1457.

Neighbor To Neighbor Group Holds First Clean-Up Day

on October 8, 2017 - 8:59am

Neighbor to Neighbor volunteers ready to set out to work in three yards Saturday morning, from left, Carolynn Roberts, Gerrick Jones, Becca Jones, Tyler Jones, Sophia Jones, Helen Melinski and Scott Milenski. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A few weeks ago, Los Alamos resident Becca Jones began reading on social media about the notices of violations to the Los Alamos Municipal Code that neighbors were receiving for their yards from the Code Enforcement Division of the County’s Community Development Department.

“There

Maggiore Meets Again With Citizens Group On Code Enforcement Issues

on October 8, 2017 - 8:08am

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore chats with local resident Jane Longmire Friday following a meeting of the Los Alamos County Citizens in Action Group held at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A dozen community members met with Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore Friday morning under the auspices of the Los Alamos County Citizens in Action group.

Take A Musical Trip Down Memory Lane In ‘Reliving The 70s’ At Tool Shed In Dixon

on October 8, 2017 - 7:36am
The finale of 
‘Reliving The 70s’ during opening night Friday at the Tool Shed in Dixon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jazmine Torres and Bear Schacht perform in ‘Reliving The 70s’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Dixon Player’s “Reliving The 70s" is a great big variety show. And I mean big – there are 39 musical numbers (I’m not  kidding), a live band and more than 25 cast members. This is indeed a spectacle in the small Tool Shed Theatre. It was a full house on opening night Friday.

Environmental Services Closed Monday

on October 8, 2017 - 7:18am

COUNTY News:

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Monday for its annual employee training and will re-open Tuesday.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided Monday.

If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out Wednesday for pickup.

Ski Area Is The Place To See Fall Colors Close By

on October 8, 2017 - 7:13am

Spectacular view Saturday from Ma Bell on the west side of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area of the Los Alamos fall colors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

The view from the deck outside the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge Saturday morning looking up the Beginner Hill toward Lumberyard. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The fall colors at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area are in their prime and General Manager Tom Long is inviting the community to come and see them.

Just a few miles from the Los Alamos townsite, the ski area

Daily Postcard: Sunrays Shine Over White Rock

on October 8, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: Early morning sunrays shine through the clouds over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypostcom

Time Out Pizzeria Opening In Central Park Square!

on October 7, 2017 - 6:44am

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez outside their new restaurant under construction Tuesday afternoon at 157 Central Park Square, slated to open in November. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez signing paperwork Tuesday with contractor Paul Santillanes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Work is underway on the new Time Out Pizzeria. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The new Time Out Pizzeria in Central Park Square is taking shape and

In And Around Town: Oct. 7

on October 7, 2017 - 5:55am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

THURSDAY, Oct. 12 

 
Booking Signing
​Author Jennet Conant will present and lecture and book signing on her newest book, "Man of the Hour," at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. The event is free and open to the public. http://ladailypost.com/content/jennet-conant-hold-lecture-and-book-signing
 
Genealogical Association Meeting
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m.
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