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Labor Management Board Meets Tuesday, Dec. 5

on November 29, 2017 - 4:49am


The Los Alamos County Labor Management Relations Board meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public.


I.   Call to Order
II.   Public Comment
III.   Discussion and/or Possible Action Items
A. Approval of Minutes – Sept. 5, 2017 and Sept. 25, 2017
B. Approval of the 2018 LMRB Calendar
IV. Informational Items  
V. Adjournment

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus On Elm

on November 29, 2017 - 4:31am

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus (oyster mushroom) growing on elm tree logs in Los Alamos. This common edible mushroom was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. Source: Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

LANS Names Terry Wallace LANL Director

on November 28, 2017 - 3:28pm

Dr. Terry C. Wallace


Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Terry Wallace has been appointed director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Wallace is replacing Dr. Charles F. McMillan, who is retiring Dec. 31. 

“As a native of Los Alamos there is no greater honor,” Wallace told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon during an interview.

Wallace said he is looking forward to the

WinterFest Begins Friday!

on November 28, 2017 - 3:22pm

A past WinterFest parade. Courtesy photo




WinterFest is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos and kicks off with the annual Creche Show noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Los Alamos LDS Church, followed by a Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Entry to both events is free. Stop by the Karen Wray Art Gallery and enjoy the Christmas in Los Alamos Open House anytime between noon and 5 p.m. Friday as well.

Saturday, Dec.

Calvary Chapel Hosts Children’s Christmas Party

on November 28, 2017 - 3:17pm
A scene from a past children’s Christmas party at Calvary Chapel. Courtesy photo

A scene from a past children’s Christmas party at Calvary Chapel. Courtesy photo


The public is invited to a children’s Christmas party 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Calvary Chapel, 580 N. Mesa Road.
The event is free and participants are encouraged to bring a friend. The party will feature Christmas Carols, the Christmas story from the Bible, snacks and prizes. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or pick them up afterward.
The Child Evangelism Fellowship is

LA Big Band Holiday Dance At Fuller Lodge Saturday!

on November 28, 2017 - 12:08pm

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Big Band

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night, Dec. 2, at Fuller Lodge. The dance begins at 7 pm, just after the WinterFest Holiday Lights parade.

Admission is $15/couple, $10/single, $5/student. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door.

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events,

DNCU Provides Warm Holiday Meals For Firefighters

on November 28, 2017 - 11:46am

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, provided warm holiday meals to many of the area’s on-duty firefighters Thursday, Nov. 23.

Delicious turkey meals with all the trimmings, purchased through an area supermarket as well as a local restaurant, fed five Los Alamos County fire stations, seven Santa Fe City fire stations, Ojo Sarco Volunteer Fire Department as well as Española Fire Rescue.

“This is our way to help make the day a little brighter for these public servants who keep our communities safe, especially since many of them miss

Detour On East Road Wednesday And Thursday

on November 28, 2017 - 10:54am


Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will detour west bound traffic on East Road onto the existing median 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

The detour will be on East Road between Canyon Road and Central Avenue. East bound traffic will not be affected.

In addition to this detour, crews will cone off a section of the shoulder and sidewalk on Central Avenue at the Old Hilltop House Hotel parking lot. This will not affect vehicle traffic, however, it will affect foot traffic.

Be sure to slow down and proceed through work zones with caution.

Descartes Labs And UbiQD Announce Expansions

on November 28, 2017 - 9:39am

Two high-tech companies announced their expansion with a celebration Monday morning at UbiQD's Eastgate headquarters in Los Alamos. From left, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel, Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, left, and Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson chat before Monday's announcement.

Los Alamos Family Y Participates In Giving Tuesday

on November 28, 2017 - 9:18am


Olions: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!’

on November 28, 2017 - 9:18am

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos High School Olions for its 2017 winter show: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!”

This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live radio showbased on the classic film, Its a Wonderful Life”.

Fun voices, noises and silliness make this show perfect for the whole family.

Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 15-16. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 8, 9, 16 and 17. All performances are in the LAHS Blackbox Theater.

LAAC Hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 2

on November 28, 2017 - 9:10am

The Chamisa Sing-sations peform during a previous Holiday Open House at Fuller Lodge. This year, the Los Alamos Arts Council will host the event 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 2 with the HillStrummers Ukulele Group and a cookie walk at 10 a.m., Chamisa Sing-sations at 10:30 a.m. and  at 11:30 a.m. Juanita Madland will lead the annual sing-along. Also, a Boy Scout troop will sell holiday wreaths during event. Courtesy photo

Council Chair Approaches UC On GRT Issue

on November 28, 2017 - 8:54am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz has sent a letter to the University of California Board of Regents (UC) urging them to propose a corporate structure that retains gross receipts tax (GRT) taxability when they bid for the upcoming Los Alamos National Laboratory management and operating contract.

UC announced Nov. 16 that it will bid on the $2.2 million contract, which begins Oct. 1, 2018.

The Nov.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Performing Arts Center

on November 28, 2017 - 8:23am
On the job in Los Alamos: Ryzsard Wasilewski paints a landscape of an African savannah as part of the set for ‘God of Carnage’, a Tony Award-winning play that will be performed by the Los Alamos Little Theatre Jan. 12-27 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. The play describes what can happen when politeness and pretense are stripped away from supposedly civilized people. The cast of four features Larry Gibbons, Katrina Koehler, Tami Martinson and Corey New. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John Gustafson
Ryzsard Wasilewski paints a landscape of an African

Daily Postcard: Autumn Sky On North Mesa

on November 28, 2017 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: The autumn sky reflects on cars parked Sunday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Support Local Nonprofits On Giving Tuesday Nov. 28

on November 27, 2017 - 5:43am

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to donate to local nonprofit organizations. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Right in the middle of all the holiday shopping, just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, falls a special day. Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, is a global day dedicated to giving back, when people around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Here in Los Alamos, there are many opportunities to make a difference to a nonprofit this Tuesday.

Belisama Irish Dance Company Performs Sunday

on November 27, 2017 - 5:38am
Members of the Belisama Irish Dance Company. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
The community is invited to join the Belisama Irish Dance Company at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge to kick off the holiday season with a Celtic Christmas show. 
The Belisama Irish Dance Company is known for its joyful, energetic traditional dancing and its whimsical forays into other styles of music and dance. 
Admission is free, clapping and foot-stomping are encouraged, and donations are gratefully accepted!

GirlForce Initiative Offers Free Jazzercise Classes

on November 27, 2017 - 5:37am

The Jazzercise program in Los Alamos is part of a national Jazzercise Initiative that began offering free classes to young women, ages 16-21 and has decided to continue the free program though 2018. Courtesy image


Young women ages 16-21 are welcome to attend the local Jazzercise classes in White Rock and Espanola for free, as part of their GirlForce initiative. The program was launched in 2017 and has been continued throughout 2018.

“What it all boils down to for me is that Jazzercise is a place where people find that being true to their bodies by getting seriously

Meeting Seeks Public Comment On Draft Restoration Plan For Environmental Damage At Chevron/Questa Site

on November 27, 2017 - 5:37am
ONRT News:
ALBUQUERQUE  State and federal trustees will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7688, 2597 State Highway 522 in Questa, to discuss the recently finalized Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (“Draft RP/EA”) for the Chevron Mining Inc, Questa Mine (“Site”).
The Draft RP/EA was finalized recently by the New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT), the United States Department of Agriculture (represented by the Forest Service), and the United States Department of the Interior (represented by the

Christmas Sale At Shop On The Corner

on November 27, 2017 - 5:36am
Courtesy image
Shop on the Corner News:
The Shop on the Corner Thrift Store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host its annual Christmas Sale 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.
This year’s sale will be bigger than past year’s, including both the new and former sales spaces in the lower level off of 3900 Trinity Dr. Parking is available in the lower Church parking lot at the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.
The sale will include affordable gifts; a wide variety of Christmas decorations; clothing and accessories for women, men and children; jewelry;

Community Asset Awards Program Seeks Nominees

on November 27, 2017 - 5:35am

Spirit of the West Award handmade by Rich Welding, LLC. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


The annual Spirit of the West Award, named for former Los Alamos County Councilor Jim West, is presented annually to one of the nominees for the Community Asset Awards, sponsored by Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA). The award is handmade by Rich Welding, LLC.

Thanksgiving is the formal launch of the good deed campaign. The Community Asset Awards seeks the nominations of people who live, work or go to school in Los Alamos.


‘Christmas In Los Alamos’ At Karen Wray Gallery

on November 27, 2017 - 5:13am

Photo for the show entitled ‘Winter Wash’, oil on canvas by Karen E. Wray. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Someone bought Erin Breneman’s first floral piece before Karen Wray had a chance to hang it up for the up for the Christmas in Los Alamos exhibition, which opened Friday, Nov 24.

Breneman is the newest artist to show her work at The Karen Wray Gallery. Her floral pieces are luscious and lifelike. People are always surprised to hear that they were made with colored pencil.

“They’re phenomenal,” gallery owner Karen Wray said. “I don’t know how she does it.

Ernestine Aguirre Wins Xi Nu Craft Fair Quilt

on November 27, 2017 - 5:11am
The ladies of the Xi Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi announce their quilt winner from their recent craft fair. Ernestine Aguirre won the handmade quilt from the Xi Nu Craft Fair. The handmade offering is a donation of time and talent by Xi Nu member and quilting vendor Alice Garcia. Garcia makes the quilt each year for the  community fundraiser. Courtesy photo

SFCC Chamber Singers Winter Concert Dec. 7

on November 27, 2017 - 5:11am

SFCC News:

Santa Fe Community College Chamber singers present a Winter Concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in Room 727 on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave. 

The program features performances of SFCC’s choral chamber singers who have participated in classes and rehearsals during the past semester.

The concert is presented by the School of Arts, Design and Media Arts. Singers will be directed by SFCC instructor Laurie Romero.

Breakfast With Santa At Senior Center Saturday

on November 27, 2017 - 5:09am

Breakfast with Santa banner above Diamond Drive. Courtesy/Kiwanis


Enjoy a morning of fun! The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Del Norte Credit Union, is 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party.