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Scenes From Secret City Kitchen And Los Alamos Makers’ Date Night

On Friday, Feb. 15, Los Alamos Makers at 3540 Orange St., was transformed into a pop-up venue for an out-of-the-ordinary date night. A virtual crackling  fireplace projected on the large screen, along with romantic background music, made for a soothing atmosphere. The unusual center pieces were one-of-a-kind fused glass bottles handmade by glass art instructor Sue Bombardt. Courtesy photo

 

Jeremy Varela, owner of  Secret City Kitchen with his catering team wowed the guests with a sophisticated table and a delicious 3-course meal. Courtesy photo

 

For their 2nd course,

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Cornell Professor: ‘Carl Sagan, Vatican Astronomers, And A Life Of Science And Faith’ At IHM Wednesday

Cornell University Professor Jonathan Lunine

IHM News:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will host Cornell University Professor Jonathan Lunine for a presentation on the intersection of faith and science and his journey to the Catholic Faith. 

Professor Lunine is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences at Cornell University, director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, and vice president of the Society of Catholic Scientists.

The community is invited to attend this presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road.


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Udall, Heinrich, Luján Secure Additional $50 Million To Keep Southwest Chief On Track

U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján have announced that their bipartisan measure to provide an additional $50 million in federal funding to help maintain Amtrak train services along the established, long-distance passenger rail route of the Southwest Chief was signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) appropriations bill.
 
The Udall-Heinrich-Luján measure would provide resources for maintenance and safety improvements

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PEEC: Houseboat Amazon – Four-Month Search For Saki Monkey Feb. 26

Learn about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition in the Amazon rainforest to search for a species of saki monkey at the February Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. This talk will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition into the flooded depths of the Amazon rainforest to search for a saki monkey that had not been seen alive for More than 80 years.
 
Dr. Marsh’s talk is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.
 
Dr.

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Natural Grocers May Be Coming To Los Alamos

At its Feb. 27 meeting, P&Z will consider a lot split and site plan to pave the way for a Natural Grocers on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com
 

The options of where to get groceries in Los Alamos could be expanding. Feb. 27, the Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a lot split and site plan that would pave the way for a Natural Grocers.

 
County Planning Manager Tamara Baer
 

Los Alamos County Planning Manager Tamara Baer explained that the lot split is proposed at the Shriners’ building site


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Fr. Glenn: The Beauty Of Life

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Gonna’ be a blessed week! Though no longer the pastor of IHM, we “former pastors” cannot help but keep tabs on our beloved former parish. And, this week, the parish family is expecting yet another addition (cue squeals of glee). So, like Phil Robertson used to say on “Duck Dynasty”, we’re “Happy, happy, happy!” It’s the first for the parents and grandparents, so you just know the kid is going to be spoiled to death … especially if ol’ Uncle Father Glenn gets to visit.

The births in any parish come in waves. There were (and hopefully will continue to be) the continual joy of burgeoning


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Utility Work On Arizona 8 a.m. To 4 p.m. Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will excavate on the south side of Arizona Avenue just east of 45th Street to locate a water leak.

This investigatory utility work will occur Tue. Feb. 19 only. Traffic will be restricted to one lane at the construction zone beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with two-way traffic accommodated by a flagging operation. Motorists can expect some delays.

Repair work to the waterline will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.  Drivers are urged to observe the speed limit and traffic control signs on


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Smart Design With Suzette: Techno Kitchens

Robotic chef at work. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2019 and the kitchen has a much different role.

Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day away.  Now the kitchen is paraded in all its beauty and warmth at the very center of the house.

Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your kitchen remodel is very important. Technology advances


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Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Support Of Abandoned Senior Project

By ANGELA SANCHEZ-POPE
Los Alamos

Dear Abandoned Senior Project Supporters, WCSS Group of United Church of Los Alamos, Fr. Glenn Jones and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and Rev. Laurie Triplett of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church:

This letter is to thank you personally for all your help during the 10-year tenure of the abandoned senior project. This project is very difficult and very worthy as it supports several seniors who would not otherwise have any help with clothing and toiletries during the Christmas holidays.

I especially thank the volunteers of the United Church thrift store


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Los Alamos Farmers Market Open Valentines Day

LAFM News:
 
Come see what’s at Los Alamos Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
 
Nothing says I love you like good food. EBT, DUFB accepted. Foods raised, grown, processed locally! You can taste the difference!
 
Sponsored by Los Alamos Main Street & Los Alamos County.

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On The Job In Los Alamos: Pasta Paradiso Delivers!

On the job in Los Alamos is Clay Staley delivering dinner Tuesday evening to the Los Alamos Daily Post news team from Pasta Paradiso Fine Italian Ristorante, Steakhouse & Lunch Buffet on Trinity Drive. Pasta Paradiso has just launched its dinner delivery service, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To place an order for delivery, visit pastaparadisola.com or call 505.662.0552. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com


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Church Of Christ Hosts Seventh Annual ‘Women2Women’ Mini-Conference March 2

SPIRITUALITY News:

“Framed by Faithfulness” is the theme for the seventh annual county-wide “Women2Women” mini-conference.

The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.

The morning of Christian fellowship, mutual encouragement, and spiritual strengthening is open to all women of the community. The event is free. Beverages and finger foods will be served.

The church began sponsoring the county-wide conference in 2013 and has followed up every year


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How The Hen House Turns: Animal Verbiage

Mama lifeguard watches over her babies. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
In the chapter “What’s in a Name”, Sy Montgomery summarizes in her book “Tamed and Untamed Close Encounters of the Animal Kind” (by Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017) what is known about animal language.
 
The alert calls of prairie dogs specify which flying hunter is in the sky or who is hunting on the ground. Prairie dogs even describe human characteristics. They make up “words” for unfamiliar objects (according to Slobolchikoff,

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Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce Nearly $2.5 Million For Rail Runner Safety Upgrades

U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,496,842 in federal funding to the Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RTD) to make critical improvements to the New Mexico Rail Runner Express system’s Wi-Fi network that will support full implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology, a federally mandated safety system designed to prevent train accidents and derailments.
 
The improved technology is essential to providing

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Fr. Glenn: ‘We Call Those Happy Who Were Steadfast’

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Well … almost a month absent from Los Alamos already. One thing is nicer for these old bones here in Albuquerque, though: it’s a lot warmer—averaging 10-15 degrees warmer daily.  Yet … ponderosas are scarce … canyons almost non-existent … mountains more distant … the coyote chorale simply a memory. Ah, the remembered blessings of LA…

Now have been a month at the new job—with lofty title of “Vicar General”, but more descriptive would be “paper pusher”, for large part. Sometimes in conversation Archbishop Wester refers wryly, with a bit of sarcastic sting: “When I


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Scenes From County Drone Mapping Trinity Drive

Los Alamos County’s Geographical Informational System (GIS) staff manuever a drone Friday at 36th Street and Trinity Drive. County Engineer Eric Martinez said staff were mapping Trinity Drive as a result of a recommendation made during the Jan. 3 Transportation Board meeting. It was recommended that County staff look into a potential option of a ‘road diet’ or modifying Trinity from Oppenheimer to Los Alamos Medical Center so the road could turn into two lanes, one in each direction, and create a middle turn lane or ‘suicide lane.’ Martinez said it will probably


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