Saint Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church In Los Alamos Donates $3,250 In Cookie Sales To Española YMCA

Father Theophan of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos presents a $3,250 check Wednesday to Director Ben Sandoval of the YMCA in Española. The money was raised through the church’s annual holiday cookie box sale and will be used Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church in Los Alamos presents a $3,250 check Wednesday to Director Ben Sandoval of the YMCA in Española. . Members of the church bake cookies and treats to fill 125 boxes and each year and decide on a different local charity in which to donate the proceeds. Courtesy photo

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Fr. Glenn: ‘…a little child shall lead them…’

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Well, here we are … the last week of 2020, a year that few will lament having come to its close. In the celebrations of the new year on 12/31/19, who would have ever guessed that it would have taken such a nasty turn? Come on, 2021 … don’t fail us!

As this pandemic pandemonium year closes, we all likely have mused over and re-examined our family ties and closeness as we were subjected to the ever-climbing COVID toll as many lost friends and family over these ten months. This common experience has brought to the fore greater realization of our fragile biology contained with its inherent,

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Posts From The Road: 2020 Year In Review

Stop and go traffic. On an early fall outing, we drove the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway in northern Colorado. During the journey, we experienced stop and go traffic high in the mountains from a large herd of sheep traveling along the road. The delay was a delight for us as we gazed at and photographed the sheep for about an hour. Photo by Gary Warren/

Mission: The Mission San Xavier Del Bac is just south of Tucson, Ariz. We visited the site in early March and were in awe of the beauty of the mission. The white exterior of the Spanish style mission is visible for miles in the Arizona desert.

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More Scenes Of Troop 122 Farolitos Illuminating Community

Troop 122 places farolitos at First United Methodist Church, its Chartered Organization and where they meet throughout the year. Their decades-old tradition on Christmas Eve is to place farolitos around Ashley Pond but due to restrictions because of the global pandemic, this year they placed the farolitos at First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos as well as Ponderosa Montessori School in White Rock. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Troop 122 places farolitos Christmas Eve at First United Methodist Church. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Troop 122 places farolitos Christmas Eve at First United Methodist

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Home Country: Winter Moonlight Walk

Home Country

There’s something about a winter moonlight walk, Doc thought, as he smiled his way through his neighborhood.

He looked at the light coming from the windows of each house. Each house warming its family. It would be about supper time now. Maybe I can sniff just right and see if I can guess what is cooking. But that could be construed as detective work, and this is definitely not the time for work.

Oh no. Not when you can look through the lacy, filigree patterns of dormant twigs high in the trees and see them play sacred music with that moon in the background. No technology can touch

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Blue Window Bistro Hosts Special Guests To Lift Spirits

Santa Claus (aka Max Hagen) made an appearance Tuesday outside the Blue Window Bistro at 1789 Central Ave. Owner Melissa Paternoster organized the festive meet and greet with the jolly one to help lift spirits and share a bit of holiday cheer. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Santa Claus wasn’t the only special guest Tuesday night at the Blue Window Bistro. Miniature horse Brady greets patrons outside the restaurant as employee Lori Lyons gives him a well deserved treat. She explained that Brady’s owners Kellie and James Michel loaned the sweet little horse to their friend Blue Window

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NMDOT: New Roundabout Work On Winter Suspension


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Star Paving have announced that, because of winter weather conditions and the limited amount of work that can be accomplished as a result, the State’s Roundabout/Road Construction project on the eastern edge of Los Alamos will be placed on winter suspension beginning Thursday, Dec. 24.

Crews have been preparing the project area this week in anticipation of a 3-month winter shutdown; work is scheduled to resume late March 2021, weather permitting.

During this time, access to Canyon Road from N.M. 502 will remain closed and

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Los Alamos County Issues Street Lights Safety Notice


The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division is turning off power to select streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Thursday, Dec. 24 and restored Monday, Dec. 28.

Traffic & Streets requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved off-street. If this is not possible, it is recommended that they be silhouetted by farolitos.

Due to the limited sight visibility, drivers are requested to travel at 15 miles per hour.

Affected Streets:

Barranca Mesa

  • Barranca Road
  • Los Pueblos and side streets
  • San Juan
  • Totavi
  • Navajo Road

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On The Job In Los Alamos: Taran Cooley At Sirphey

Sirphey at 1793 Deacon St. is serving meals for lunchtime pickup and evening pickup or delivery. For information, visit or call 505.661.4003. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

On the Job in Los Alamos Thursday is Taran Cooley, 19, heading out to deliver meals to local residents. The menu, which changes daily, is prepared fresh by professional chefs. Hot meals are available 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for takeout and evening delivery. For information, visit or call 505.661.4003. #worklosalamos #wheredisoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

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United Church Of Los Alamos Welcomes Community To Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Online 5 PM Thursday

The United Church of Los Alamos in the early days. Courtesy/UCLA

The United Church of Los Alamos today at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/UCLA

United Church of Los Alamos

This holiday season is like no other in our lifetime with so many sick and dying.

There is hope on the horizon with a new vaccine, but perhaps this is a time when you need friends, family or a church family, to get you through what may seem or feel impossible.

Senior Pastor David Elton of the United Church of Los Alamos invites you on Christmas Eve, to join with others to listen, to learn and to hope, as you journey through

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New Mexico Tourism Department Hires Lancing Adams

Lancing Adams

NMTD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has hired Lancing Adams to serve as Tourism Development Director, bringing years of experience from the public and private sectors to the NMTD leadership team.

Adams will rejoin NMTD as Tourism Development Director after having served as Finance Director for the department from 2012 – 2015. While in this position, Adams managed the department’s budget and helped secure funding for tourism infrastructure projects throughout the state. 

“Lancing brings leadership experience and a wealth of tourism industry knowledge

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Fr. Glenn: Of Foot And Flight

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

It’s that time of year again. Yes, yes … tinsel, Santa Clause and the joyous squeals of children unwrapping their treasures on Christmas morn, but also that of a particularly delightful natural beauty here in New Mexico: the migration of thousands—perhaps millions—of various waterfowl down the Rio Grande. 

A most memorable unplanned side trip of years gone by was a January unplanned detour from the mundanity of south I-25 to visit the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge. Often touted for its winter migratory fowl population, expectations were nonetheless rather low; after

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Posts From The Road: Christmas Campers In Abilene

Scene of Christmas weekend a couple of years ago at Abilene State Park during which folks take their camper out, decorate it for Christmas, and have a good time. Photo by Gary Warren/

Scene of Christmas weekend at Abilene State Park in Texas. Photo by Gary Warren/

Formerly of Los Alamos

Merry Christmas! It’s hard to believe that it is Christmas week of 2020. A year when almost everything in life has been canceled, altered beyond recognition, or happened virtually on the computer, I think we are all ready to put 2020 to rest.

We are usually

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Bethlehem Church Hosts ‘A Light Shining In The Darkness: A Reflective Service Of Hope And Healing’ Via Zoom Monday

Enter into a time of quiet at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, contact the church office at to receive the zoom link. Courtesy photo

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church News:

Each year Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 2390 North Road has offered a space for folks to enter into a time of quiet.

We create a space to honor that in this energetic, fast-paced, over-stimulating time of year, it is helpful for us to remember that not everyone is cheery for the Christmas holidays.

Many losses may be before us as our lives present the death of a loved one,

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