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Los Alamos County Holiday Tree Arrives Today

on November 30, 2017 - 9:16pm

A 23-foot Douglas fir arrives this afternoon at the Los Alamos County Muncipal Building. The tree came from the northern part of the Jemez and soon will be bedecked in festive holiday fare in the Municipal Building's lobby. The community is invited to check out the tree during the County's holiday tree lighting event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County: Farolito Sand Available At Various Locations

on November 30, 2017 - 9:07pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will place sand at the following locations to fill farolito bags for community members:

  • Sullivan Field;
  • 42nd by Urban Park;
  • Deer Trap on Barranca Mesa;
  • Soccer Field parking lot on North Mesa; and
  • The parking lot by the transfer station in White Rock.

Los Alamos County Named Bicycle Friendly!

on November 30, 2017 - 12:38pm

COUNTY News:

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Los Alamos County with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFC) award, joining more than 400 visionary communities from across the country.

With the announcement of 65 new and renewing BFCs today, Los Alamos County joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods.

“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, executive director at the League of American Bicyclists.

Pig + Fig Café Remains Open During Renovations

on November 30, 2017 - 12:15pm

Beef bourguignon on the menu at Pig + Fig Café includes beef tenderloin tips, smoked bacon, carrots, pearl onions and potatoes braised in red wine. Courtesy/Laura Crucet

A latte on the menu at Pig + Fig Café. Courtesy/ Laura Crucet

BUSINESS News:

The Pig + Fig Café will remain open in its regular location in the plaza at 35 Rover Blvd. while the new and improved location at 11 Sherwood Blvd., undergoes renovations. 

Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura and Fernando Crucet signed a lease to move into the building that was formerly home to the Bandelier Grill.

Los Alamos County Chaplain Training Jan. 15-19

on November 30, 2017 - 11:58am

IFOC News:

The Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp (a non-sectarian service organization supporting the Fire and Police) is hosting an International Federation of Chaplain (IFOC) training Jan. 15-19 at the White Rock Fire Station #3 at 129 N.M. 4.

This training is for anyone who has ever been interested in Chaplain service.

It is a 45-hour accredited course awarding a certificate of completion and 4.7 Continuing Education Units of credit (CEU) also are available.

This training includes but is not limited to:

  • Chaplaincy and the Law;
  • Stress Management;
  • Critical Incident Stress Management;

Jewelry Sale Benefits Blue Star Mothers

on November 30, 2017 - 11:40am
Blue Star Mother Marilyn Peabody is selling her jewelry and other items today and Friday at First National Bank at 1910 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Peabody will donate a portion of sales to the Blue Star Mothers to assist military men and women. Her display is next to the bank's Christmas tree decorated with handmade angels. Courtesy photo
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UC Representatives Discuss LANL Bid With RCLC

on November 30, 2017 - 5:57am

University of California representatives listen to members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities during a meeting Wednesday morning in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Former U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, University of California Regent for National Laboratories and Gary Valle of the UC Federal Government Relations Office at a Wednesday breakfast meeting with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities members met Wednesday

North Mesa Stables Magic For The Holidays Sunday

on November 30, 2017 - 5:19am
Sunset falls on North Mesa Stables. Photo by Trisha Ancell
 
By GEORGIA STRICKFADEN
Los Alamos

Feeling already the pressures of the Holiday Season? Bundle up and take the kids and relatives for an evening stroll on the country roads of Los Alamos’ unique North Mesa Stables Park.

Many stable owners decorate in the spirit of the Holidays. The barnyard residents munch hay in their corrals and are bedding down for the night. Horses, goats, sheep, cows -- you may even see a turkey that escaped Thanksgiving. It is truly a peaceful, unhurried and hassle-free way to unwind.

Don’t be

Experience Holiday Magic At Newly-Refurbished New Mexico Museum Of Art

on November 30, 2017 - 4:45am
Warts and Freckles Flying in the Air. Courtesy/NMMA
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE  Make this holiday season one to remember by joining in the festivities at the newly refurbished New Mexico Museum of Art as it launches its second century. 
 
Special hours and activities at New Mexico’s oldest museum:
  • Friday, Dec. 1, the museum is open until 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 3, Museum admission is free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Saturday, Dec.

Teatro Paraguas 7th Annual Holiday Flamenco

on November 30, 2017 - 4:31am

Los Alamos County Personnel Board Meets Dec. 5

on November 30, 2017 - 4:29am

COUNTY News: 

Los Alamos County Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 

Agenda: 

 

I. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
II. CHAIR'S REPORT 
  • Presenters: Denise Cassel
III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT
  • HR Manager's Repor​t
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Approval of Minutes from October 24, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting.
  • Presenters: Leslie Geyer
VI. DISCUSSION AND/OR POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
  • Approval of the 2018 Personnel Board Calendar.
  •  Presenters: Denise Cassel
VII. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Performs Concert Dec. 9-10

on November 30, 2017 - 4:24am
COMMUNTIY News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its holiday concert, “Reverence and Joy”, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

From 16th-century sublime music to contemporary ridiculous favorites, “Reverence and Joy”, is a celebration of some of the best-loved holiday music featuring pieces by John Rutter, Franz Biebl, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and others. Highlights of the sublime include such sacred works as Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Luis de Victoria’s “O magnum mysterium”.

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Daily Postcard: Birds Visit Quemazon

on November 30, 2017 - 3:37am

Daily Postcard: An array of birds visit a residence Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Stars And Mysteries In The Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on November 29, 2017 - 4:52pm
 
PEEC News:
 
Paul Arendt will project the December night sky at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, on the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium dome and introduce neighboring galaxy, planets, and other celestial objects visible without telescopes.
 
Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 in the planetarium. 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 Dec. 1 show, Dr.

Los Alamos National Bank Offers Reward For Information On Bank Robber Of White Rock Branch

on November 29, 2017 - 4:47pm

Man who robbed LANB in White Rock. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

WHITE ROCK – Los Alamos National Bank is offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed the White Rock branch on Nov. 21, 2017.

The FBI is offering its own reward of up to $1,000, bringing the total amount of the available reward to $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or submit tips online at: tips.fbi.gov. Please do not contact the bank.

According to the FBI, the suspect was described as male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall,

Community Invited To Coffee With A Cop Dec. 6

on November 29, 2017 - 2:59pm

LAPD News:

Officers from the Los Alamos County Police Department and community members will come together Wednesday, Dec. 6 in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. 

All community members are invited to attend the Coffee with a Cop event, which begins at 8 a.m. at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square. Learn more about Rose Chocolatier at rosechocolatier.com.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the Los Alamos community.

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Stitched Creations By Valentina Devine Opens Thursday

on November 29, 2017 - 2:30pm
Valentina Devine. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery features the Stitched Creations of fiber artist Valentina Devine in December. 

She will welcome the public and preview her work at an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The show will be up through December.

Devine is a nationally known designer and fiber artist, whose work has been published in several books and magazines. This exhibit has several dozen colorful pieces: wall-hangings, sweaters, scarves, bedcoverings and more. All of the pieces in this exhibit are designed by her.

Devine came to Los

Bandelier Main Loop Trail Closed For Helicopter Work

on November 29, 2017 - 2:24pm
Helicopter carrying thousand-pound bags of dirt and rocks for work on the Frey Trail in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
In late October, a portion of the Main Loop Trail in Bandelier National Monument was closed for safety during a 3-day operation in which more than 150,000 pounds of dirt and rocks were helicoptered to the Frey Trail for use in trail reconstruction. 
 
This project will continue Monday, Dec. 4, weather permitting, and is expected to last 4-6 days.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on November 29, 2017 - 2:22pm

Accreditation Team Holds Public Forum On LAPD

on November 29, 2017 - 9:03am

Michael O'Brien, left, and John Farrell of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) listen to members of the community Tuesday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Accreditation Manager Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and John Farrell chat following Tuesday's community forum. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Three Los Alamos residents turned out to speak to a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) about

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Opposes Elimination Of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

on November 29, 2017 - 6:17am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A proposal by its Chairman Sean Sullivan to eliminate the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is being opposed by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, according to Executive Director Andrea Romero.

In a June 29 letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Sullivan proposed the elimination of the DNFSB calling it “a relic of the Cold War era defense establishment.

NMDOT Seeks Comments On STIP

on November 29, 2017 - 6:16am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s first amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
 
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).
 
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until December 19, 2017. The STIP

Arts And Crafts Fair Fundraiser Dec. 2

on November 29, 2017 - 5:10am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
White Rock resident and Pojoaque Valley High School Concert Band Director Debra Minyard invites shoppers to the arts and crafts fair this weekend.
 
“We have 30 vendors registered so far, so come on out and join us for a day of shopping and holiday cheer!” Minyard said.
 
Crafts, music, food and a visit from Santa are all on the agenda for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. festivities in the Frank B. Lopez Auditorium at Pojoaque Valley Middle School on N.M. 502.
 
“The fundraiser is to benefit the PVHS Band as we raise funds for bus trips and entrance fees to festivals,”

County Issues RFI For Operations Of Animal Shelter

on November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

This little dog is ready for adoption at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has issued a request for input (RFI) regarding the staffing and operation of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Input received will be used to develop specifications and/or the scope of services for a possible issuance of a request for proposals and gauge interest from entities to operate the shelter.

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