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Smart Design With Suzette: Lighting Tips – Part One

on August 18, 2018 - 5:53am

An example of kitchen lighting. Courtesy image

An example of pendant lighting. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

No matter the size of a space, how you light it can make all the difference in its function. There are two rules of thumb: Have a mix of light sources at different levels to create a flattering ambience; and have appropriate task lighting for whatever you do in that space (reading, sautéing, getting dressed.) In all rooms maximize natural daylight with windows and skylights whenever possible.

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Nasario Garcia: ‘No More Bingo, Comadre!’ Sept. 9

on August 18, 2018 - 4:39am

Teatro Paraguas News:

Noted author Dr. Nasario Garcia will read from his new book “No More Bingo, Comadre!” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.

Leading New Mexico Folklorist Dr. Nasario GarciaIt takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has everyone from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals.

García introduces us to some of these people and the challenges they face. The title character, Adelfa, flirts with the glamour of casinos and finds herself addicted to gambling.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Fleur de Lys

on August 16, 2018 - 4:23pm

On the job in Los Alamos at Fleur de Lys is employee Julia Booton greeting customers Friday at the French gourmet store and tea salon. Booton has worked for seven months at Fleur de Lys at 1460 Trinity Dr. She has been learning to bake for the cafe alongside owners Marcel and Stephanie Remillieux in the early mornings before the business opens. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Mairen Hoch/

Police Officers Issue Back To School Safety Reminder

on August 14, 2018 - 4:09pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department would like to take a moment and remind motorists that school starts Thursday, Aug. 16.

Police officers will be out in school zones for traffic enforcement to ensure that all students, parents and staff are safe as the community transitions into another school year. 

LAPD also reminds motorists to stop for school buses when their red lights are flashing, and students are loading and unloading. This pertains to traffic traveling in both directions.

Let’s work together to ensure this school year is not only safe but fun.

NNSA Update: LANL Road Construction Project

on August 13, 2018 - 9:45pm

NNSA News:

Eastbound N.M. 502 traffic this week will encounter alternating lane changes as road crews continue mill and fill work on the inside and outside lanes.

Two lanes will continue to take drivers eastbound during the afternoon commute.

Albuquerque Asphalt construction crews also will begin painting traffic stripes along freshly laid roadways. Painting activities are scheduled to take place during off-peak traffic hours. Drivers are asked to watch out for the shadow car following road-striping crews.

Weather permitting, the schedule for striping is:

  • Tuesday Aug. 14 on N.M. 4;

2018 Los Alamos County Fair Exhibits

on August 13, 2018 - 7:14am
Exhibits in the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair range from finely sewn quilts to fruits and vegetables. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Woodwork by Bruce Lamartine earns a grand prize. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Good tastes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Black Pineapples quilt by Marian Kirchner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Food and flowers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Crochet by Linda Ferenbaugh is a grand champion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Manhattan Project' tapestry by Cindy Dworzak.

Taste Of Knowledge Sept. 30

on August 13, 2018 - 6:12am