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On The Job In White Rock: Serving Wine & More At Pig+Fig

On the job Thursday at Pig+Fig Cafe in White Rock, and taking a brief break for a photo, from left, Server Phyllis Smith, Front House Manager Holly Robinson, Wine Stewart Dustin Lippiatt, Server Alysia Dahlby and Executive Sous Chef Jessica Martinez. Pig+Fig Cafe is now serving wine, beer, wine based cocktails, hard ciders and hard seltzer, all of  which pair perfectly with selected menu options. Pig+Fig Cafe is working to get a new liquor license to expand the bar menu. Keep an eye out for the patio expansion and new landscaping taking place the first week of May at the Pig+Fig Cafe property at 11


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Route 4 Atomic City Transit Bus Stop Closures: #216 Diamond & Arkansas And #535 Arkansas & 41st  

COUNTY News:

Atomic City Transit is advising customers that Bus Stop #216 at Diamond Drive and Arkansas Avenue and Bus Stop #55 at Arkansas Avenue and 41st Street will be closed due to a construction detour.

Route 4 customers should use Bus Stop #216 at 35th Street and Diamond Drive.

The closure will remain until further notice.

An additional temporary stop has been added on the east side of 41st Street and Arkansas Street.

Direct questions to the Public Works Department at 505.661-RIDE (7433).

For specific route service schedules, click here.


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ACT: Bus Stop #113 At Central & 4th To Be Removed

COUNTY News:

Atomic City Transit is advising customers that Bus Stop #113 on the north side of Central Avenue and 4th Street will be removed. 

The proximity of this bus stop to the new roundabout is close and could cause traffic delays.

The next Bus Stop is #114 on Central Avenue and 6th Street and is available for use. 

Direct questions to the Public Works Department at (505) 661-RIDE (7433).

For specific route service schedules, click here.


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La Vista Church Youth Group Hosts Car Wash Saturday

La Vista Church News:

The youth group at La Vista Church of the Nazarene is hosting a car wash, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at 15 Grand Canyon in White Rock.

The car wash is free, but donations are gratefully appreciated as the teens are working hard to raise money to go to Teen Camp and for the Missions International Fund.


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Community Asset Awards Pride In A Pandemic: Dr. Cyndi Wells, Ken Nebel And Laura Crucet Are Recognized

Delicious goodies from Pig & Fig Café made by Laura Crucet. Courtesy photo

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
C’YA Executive Director

There have been many businesses going above and beyond the call of duty, during the last year, but the Champions of Youth Ambitions, (C’YA), will highlight just a few. 

The Pride in the Pandemic series has lasted a few months now, spotlighting the work of people, programs and projects that have made the last year a bit more bearable.

The Community Asset Awards announcements for 2020 kicked off on Martin Luther King Jr Day to highlight many of those of service. Work began


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Luján Invites Secretary Buttigieg To SpaceShipTwo Launch

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, invited U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to New Mexico for an upcoming launch of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo this summer.

In a letter to Buttigieg, Sen. Luján highlights how the burgeoning commercial space travel industry will benefit New Mexico and the nation.

“The expansion of commercial space exploration holds huge promise and benefits for our country. It will help support government-backed research


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Environmental Sampling On DP Road Begins Today

N3B News:

DOE’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and its contractor, N3B Los Alamos, are preparing for environmental sampling activities beginning today on the south side of DP Road.

In the coming weeks, the public should expect to see approximately 10-15 more vehicles per day, including semi-trucks and 10-wheeler/roll-off trucks. No road closures, delays or detours are expected.

Spotters or signalers with flags may facilitate safe vehicle entry or exit to the site. Operations will occur 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Sampling activities are expected to last


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United Church Thrift Shop Open Next 3 Wednesdays

The United Church Thrift Shop is open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in April. Courtesy/UCLA

COMMUNITY News:

Good News! The United Church Thrift Shop will be open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in April.

COVID-19 protocols are still being observed so shoppers must wear a mask, social distance and use hand sanitizer provided at the door. Up to 11 customers including children will be allowed in the store at a time.

The United Church Thrift Shop is at 2525 Canyon Road, across from the Nature Center. All proceeds from sales help an array of charities in Northern New Mexico.

About the


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Posts From The Road: Oldest McDonald’s In America

Single Arch: A single arch stands 60-feet high on the corner of Florence and Lakewood in Downey, Calif. This early signage also features the first McDonald’s mascot Chef Speedee. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Exterior: The exterior of this McDonald’s features mid-century architecture with windows in front for customers to walk up and place orders. A second building sits next to the original, which provides indoor dining and a small McDonald’s museum. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Price Comparisons: A sign hangs above the ordering window, which compares prices and value


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Fr. Glenn: Give Peace A Chance.

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

You know … if snarling at other people was a virtue, these days our cup would runneth over with saints. In the press, on the street, in emails, and certainly in social media, is constant harangue: “The sky is blue!” “You moron; it’s turquoise!” “Fool! It’s azure!!” Or: “Nazi! How dare you disagree with me by making a wholly reasonable and logical argument!!” Sigh. Agreement seems as rare as a snowball in…August. And we wonder why we can’t achieve world peace. Duh.

Ah … peace; how desirable, yet how very elusive. We long for peace in our homes, at our work, in our nation, on earth. In


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Chile Line Foods, LLC Donates $5,000 To United Way!

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owner Liddie Martinez, right, presents a $5,000 Cornerstone donation check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla Thursday at Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

“United Way is the cornerstone of our nonprofit community and it is a privilege to help them do their work.” –Liddie Martinez

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owners Liddie and Rick Martinez have made a $5,000 Cornerstone donation to United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).

Martinez presented the check to UWNNM Executive


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Site Plan Detailing Location Of New Community Co-Op Park

This site plan shows the location of the Co-Op Park going in next to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union under construction at 10th and Central across the street from the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Co-Op Park will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and provide a place for food vendors, music, and community gatherings. The Co-Op Park officially opens July 3, which is World Co-Op Day. A GoFundMe campaign in underway to cover some of the construction costs for the park at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/coop-park. Courtesy image


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Traffic Alert: Pavement Preservation Work On Canyon Road

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division crews begin today, April 7, to conduct pavement preservation work along Canyon Road, from 15th Street to Diamond Drive, and Central Avenue from Oppenheimer to Canyon Road.  

This work is scheduled to continue through April  21. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the weather and temperature are favorable.

A flagging operation will be used and pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic are urged to use caution while traveling through this work zone.

Direct questions County Streets Superintendent Scott Halder at 505.662.8113


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Scenes From Easter Sunday At Pig+Fig Café

Kids at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock showing off their Easter eggs. Photo by Laura Crucet

The Easter Bunny makes an appearance Sunday at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Child all dressed up for Easter at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Deserts served Easter Sunday at Pig+Fig Café in White Rock. Photo by Laura Crucet

Hand-dipped strawberries in festive colors on the menu Sunday at Pig+Fig Café. Photo by Laura Crucet

One of the festive drinks served Sunday at Pig+Fig Café. Photo by Laura Crucet


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Father Theophan: The Golden Rule

This mouse is part of artwork created by Fr. Theophan’s children and others. Photo by Fr. Theophan 

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

Thankfully it’s not that cold.

This morning, in robe and slippers, right out of bed, I snuck down to the garage. The kiln had reached cone 6 yesterday evening and had been cooling throughout the night. It’s a surprise each time, it’s a gift each time. There’s nothing better than opening a successful firing. (To be fair, there is hardly anything worse than opening a bad one.) But today, everything survived.

Four mugs out of this firing


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