Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger is celebrating her 105th birthday and is honored this morning at a gathering in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road where she has been a parishioner for 13 years. Her actual birthday is Feb. 27, 2020. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Four generations of Honsingers gather this morning at IHM to honor Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger, center, who is celebrating her 105th birthday Thursday. From left, Hongsinger’s granddaughter Joyce Richins, great-granddaughter Aliya Richins and son Dr. Richard Honsinger.
Field Exploratory Sampling Scheduled For Barranca Mesa 3, Cumbres Del Norte And North Mesa Subdivisions Feb. 26-28
A geotechnical contractor will be conducting field exploratory sampling Wednesday Feb. 26 through Friday Feb. 28.
Utility locate markings will be present on roads where sampling will be performed. Large trucks with a drilling apparatus will be utilized to obtain core samples of asphalt and subsurface soils for analysis.
The results of the analysis will assist Public Works staff in determining future roadway and pavement preservation improvements.
The field exploratory sampling will occur at the following locations:
- Camino Encantado and adjacent streets;
- Camino Redondo,
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By LYNN FINNEGAN
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church
Perhaps you are familiar with Mardi Gras and “Fat Tuesday,” but did you know these celebrations precede one of the most important days on the Christian calendar?
Ash Wednesday marks the start of the holy season of Lent, a time for reflection and repentance in preparation for the celebration of Easter.
On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH), joined this year by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC), will be offering “Ashes to Go”, 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the sidewalk near Starbucks on Central Avenue.
Play SPACE: Just outside of NASA Headquarters near Houston, Texas, the McDonald’s has a spaceman on the roof peering down on patrons as they enter the building. This McDonald’s gives a new meaning to play space in the restaurant. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
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Google Maps. Courtesy/LAC
Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit announces that transit data feed is now live on Google Maps.
Realtime Transit feed will enhance user experience; for example, riders get:
- Up-to-date arrival and departure time information … allows users to plan their trips even more efficiently;
- Advance notification of service delays … helps to reduce inconvenience to transit users; and
- Smoother transit experiences … helps to encourage repeat users, improving potential for increased ridership.
“Our new transit data feed will provide enhanced
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Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will reroute and replace a failed section of sewer.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, new public sewer main pipelines between Pine Street and the existing main on the north side of Quartz Street will be installed.
Work will continue for 30 days with crews working 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. At times, traffic will be restricted to one lane at the very short construction zone in Quartz Street.
DPU’s contractor will maintain access to residents’ homes at all times. No sewer service interruption
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Into the wilderness, Greenland style. Photo by Martin Staley
Greenland’s ‘Red Dot’ Trail: 100 times longer, 1,000 times more remote. Courtesy/Martin Staley, Tanja Pietrass
At the Mountaineers meeting Tuesday Feb. 25, Martin Staley and Tanja Pietrass will tell the story of their July/August 2019 adventure to Iceland and Greenland, the main ingredient of which was a 10-day, 100-mile backpack on Greenland’s remote and beautiful Arctic Circle Trail, basically following the Arctic Circle westward from Kangerlussuaq, near the ice cap, to Sisimiut on the coast.
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Beginning Thursday, Feb. 20 through Fe. 25, the Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division of the Public Works Department will be working on Canyon Road, between 15th Street and the Aquatic Center.
Crews will be clearing vegetation along the medians and sidewalks. A flagging operation will be in place 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., during the weekdays.
Vehicle and pedestrian traffic are urged to slow down and use caution in this work zone.
Direct questions or concerns to Juan Rael, Traffic & Streets Manager at 505.662.8113 or email LACPW@lacnm.us.
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Slug Bug Ranch: Most everyone has heard of or seen the Cadillac Ranch off I-40 near Amarillo, Texas where several Cadillac automobiles are buried nose first in a line. Over time the cars have disintegrated and visitors have spray painted the Caddys on every surface possible. However, there is another ranch down the road between Amarillo and the Oklahoma state line in the tiny town of Conway, Texas. Again, just off I-40, is the Slug Bug Ranch. There are five VW Beetles buried nose down next to an old, run down, shell of a former gas station. Again, the Slug Bugs are spray painted just like the Cadillacs.
The community is invited to hear a dinner talk on South Sudan 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at White Rock Presbyterian Church.
A simple meal of soup and bread will be served followed by the talk.
White Rock Presbyterian Church is at 310 Rover Blvd.
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The HillStrummers Ukulele Group will play February Programs of “Love & Romance” at the local senior centers.
White Rock Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 21. Lunch is catfish, hushpuppies, tartar sauce, German coleslaw, and fruit cocktail.
Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. and cost is only a suggested $5 donation for members (membership is free), call 505.672.2034
Betty Ehart Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb 28. The birthday lunch is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, spinach, ranch roll and applesauce. All February
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By Fr. Glenn Jones
Ahhh … a belated Valentine’s Day to you all. Flowers, chocolates, hearts, cards, muchas smooches. Luuuuvvv. Hopefully good romances and kindnesses renewed. And, for you husbands who forgot about it … I hope that couch is comfy. 😉
One of the greatest joys of priests and ministers is the blessing of marriages … brides coming down the aisle embodying scripture, “She was radiant with perfect beauty…” (Esther 15:5), and the congregation musing approvingly of the insight of the groom: “Do not deprive yourself of a wise and good wife, for her charm is worth more than gold.” (Sirach 7:19)
Courtesy/La Vista Church of the Nazarene
La Vista Church of the Nazarene invites the community to join them for songs and prayer, worshiping God and seeking His will for their church.
Attend any time between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 or Friday, Feb. 21, and stay as long as you like to pray and sing with others. Kids are welcome.
La Vista Church of the Nazarene is at 15 Grand Canyon Dr, in White Rock.
Muffler Man & RV: The statue that started it all in Hatch still stands tall in front of the RV dealership owned by Teako and Josie Nunn. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Dinosaur and Hot Dog: Next to the RV dealership, a dinosaur and giant hot dog easily catch your attention. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Sparky’s: Sparky’s opened in 2008 and is now like a museum for giant statues. The interior of the building features more unique Americana art work and decor. Note: Sparky’s green chile cheese burgers are the best! Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
By GARY WARREN
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The Los Alamos Public Schools are on a two-hour delay due to the snow storm.
All buses will arrive at their regular stop two hours later than usual.
Morning Kindergarten and before-school activities are canceled.
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