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Kiwanis Hosts Breakfast With Santa Saturday Dec. 7

on December 1, 2019 - 7:41am

Kiwanians and Key Clubbers preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo

KIWANIS News:

The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Del Norte Credit Union, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The Los Alamos Flute Choir is schduled at 9 a.m. to perform a special program of Christmas Carols. Also, Santa Claus is scheduled to attend the breakfast and children can have their picture taken with him.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money.

Food

Fr. Glenn: Pinhead Vs. Universe

on December 1, 2019 - 7:41am

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Well, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! May God give you ever greater blessings in the coming Advent and Christmas seasons this month. With the delicious Thanksgiving meal arriving at the table, one could be tempted to check for one more hole left on his shortening belt and think:

“Sure seems like an awful waste of space.”

You might recognize that line from the movie “Contact”, when Jodie Foster’s character conjectures to some students that other life and civilizations certainly must exist beyond our own little planet life raft.

Sometimes people ask: “How

Belisama Irish Dancers Perform At Winterfest Dec. 8

on December 1, 2019 - 7:37am

Belisama Dancers performance in 2018 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Amy Pickett
 
COMMUNITY News:

The community is invited to join the Belisama Irish dancers for a free, fun and lively holiday-themed show, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Fuller Lodge.

The Belisama Irish dancers have performed and competed nationally and internationally and include dancers of all ages, child through adult.

This year the dancers are joined by special guest fiddlers and Los Alamos residents Maria Jones and Maya Price.

Complimentary sweet treats make this all-ages show a must see event!

Military & Veterans Day At 2020 Legislature Jan. 25

on December 1, 2019 - 7:36am
DVS News:
 
SANTA FE — Military & Veterans Day at the 2020 Legislature has been designated for Saturday, Jan. 25 at the State Capitol in downtown Santa Fe.
 
This is the annual day during the legislative session presented by DVS and the New Mexico National Guard to honor active-duty service members and veterans.
 
As is the case every year, there are a limited number of spaces available for veterans and community service organizations to set up tables in the west wing of the Capitol Rotunda.
 
At noon Monday, Dec.

Posts From The Road: Tyler State Park In Texas

on December 1, 2019 - 7:35am
Mist Fog: On the afternoon of our arrival, the weather was misty and foggy. It was not conducive to many outdoor activities but did create some interesting photos around the lake. Fortunately for us the weather cleared overnight and we woke up to sunny skies the next morning. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
 
By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos 
 
Tyler State Park is a state park in Texas located about 100 miles east of Dallas near the town of Tyler.
 
The centerpiece of the park is a small lake, which provides fishing and many other water activities.
 
Miles of hiking and

LALT: Open Auditions For ‘Glitter Girls’ Dec. 7-8

on December 1, 2019 - 7:03am

Open auditions for ‘Glitter Girls’ Dec. 7-8 at Los Alamos Little Theatre. Courtesy image

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for Mark Dunn’s “The Glitter Girls” 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St.

Interested persons should email director Kathi Collins at kathimcollins@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time slot. Come prepared to tell a joke or a funny story of your choosing, and then participate in readings from the script.

There are parts for seven women and three men, with ages ranging from

TOTH Children’s Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7

on December 1, 2019 - 6:51am
 
TOTH News:
 
The community is invited to the Children’s Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.
 
A place for children in kindergarten through 6th grade to shop for friends and family. All items are reasonably priced, and gifts are wrapped by volunteers. Parents and preschoolers relax and enjoy coffee and treats while the elementary age children shop.
 
Due to long lines and waiting times last year, we are changing it up a bit this year.

SFCC Fitness Center Opening Late Dec. 7

on December 1, 2019 - 6:50am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center’s recreation facilities will open later at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 following the college’s fall commencement ceremony.
 
There will be no access to the gymnasium all day, but the indoor track will be accessible to patrons. The commencement ceremony is open to the public.
 
Preparations for the ceremony begin on Monday, Dec. 2 and will impact access to the gymnasium throughout the week. The gymnasium will fully reopen to public on Monday, Dec. 9.
 
For more info, contact the Fitness

NWS: Today’s High Near 36; Tonight’s Low Around 24

on December 1, 2019 - 6:49am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 36 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 24. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Road

on December 1, 2019 - 6:39am

Daily Postcard: View late Saturday afternoon from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gallup MainStreet Closes Large Funding Gap For Important Downtown Revitalization Project

on November 30, 2019 - 9:42pm
GMSACD News:
 
GALLUP Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District is pleased to announce it has received an award of $800,000.00 from New Mexico MainStreet to be utilized by the City of Gallup in Capital Outlay funding for the Coal Avenue Commons project.
 
Gallup MainStreet applied on behalf of the community to help launch Phase 1 of the construction project, and upon review, was selected to receive the full amount requested.

Inmate Felix Romero Escapes From San Miguel County Detention Center In Las Vegas, N.M. Remains On Lam

on November 30, 2019 - 8:30pm

Felix Romero is on the lam. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

Las Vegas, N.M. – At approximately 1 p.m. today, New Mexico State Police were called to the San Miguel County Detention Center at 26 N.M. Highway 283 in reference to an inmate who escaped from the facility.

The inmate was identified as Felix Romero, 22, of Las Vegas, N.M.

Romero broke a window in the reintegration building and walked away from the facility. It is unknown Romero’s direction of travel.

He is described as a Hispanic male who is 5’4”, 180 lbs., bald with brown eyes.

Little Shops Pop-up Market At YMCA Packed With Shoppers On 2019 Small Business Saturday Today

on November 30, 2019 - 7:05pm
The Family YMCA gym was transformed into a lively marketplace during Small Business Saturday. More than 30 vendors set up shop. Here, event organizer Diana Martinez, right, makes a purchase at Leonard & Fox Beeswax Wraps. Family YMCA Development and Marketing Manager Martinez said the YMCA wanted to build community and help small buiness owners by sponsoring this event and a second Little Shops Po-up Market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 during Winterfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
At the For the Animals booth, volunteers took donations for pet items to benefit homeless companion

Q&A With Congressional Candidate Karen Bedonie

on November 30, 2019 - 6:58pm

CD3 Candidate Karen Bedonie
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series in which the Los Alamos Daily Post presents the same set of questions to each of the candidates running for Congressional District 3, which serves the northern half of New Mexico.

Republican candidate Karen Bedonie provided the following answers:

POST: Why do you believe you are qualified to represent New Mexico in Congress?

BEDONIE: A representative of the people must come directly from the people he/she is created from and not the minimal 10

More Scenes From Small Business Saturday 2019

on November 30, 2019 - 6:55pm

Artist and Karen Wray Gallery owner Karen Wray and Marketing Director Karen Lee Kimbrough pose with one of Wray's paintings on Small Business Saturday today at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

A customer pays for her purchase during a busy Small Business Saturday today at Los Alamos Metzger's Does It Best at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Girl Scout Sarah Brandow helps Kat and Dan Brandow of the Royal Manticorian Navy to gather toys and donations for Toys For Tots today at Metzger's.

Animal Wellness Forms National Veterinary Council

on November 30, 2019 - 6:49pm
AWF News:
 
The Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) and Animal Wellness Action (AWA) have announced the formation of their National Veterinary Council, with members bringing collective medical and advocacy experience for companion animals, farm animals, horses and wildlife.
 
The volunteer members of the Council will extend the reach of the organization’s programs and priorities and more meaningfully place veterinarians at the forefront of the animal protection movement.
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Scenes From Small Business Saturday 2019

on November 30, 2019 - 6:47pm

From left, CB FOX employees Amanda Bucklin, Jill Beck, Nora Scott, Sofia Vandenkiboom and Erica Leaphart show off their holiday spirit with some crazy Christmas sweaters during Small Business Saturday today at CB FOX Department Store on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Andy Fox of CB FOX takes a quick break in between serving customers today during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

CB FOX Kidz employee Allison Collins wraps up a toy while co-worker Lili Garcia watches. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Commanding Officer of the

Water Main Leak At UNM-LA: Campus Closed Monday

on November 30, 2019 - 6:22pm

News Alert:

The UNM-Los Alamos campus will be closed Monday, Dec. 2, due to a water main leak.

All on-campus classes and activities are canceled.

Shop Small Business Saturday 2019 Gift Guide Today!

on November 30, 2019 - 9:27am

Canceled: Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on November 30, 2019 - 9:20am

COMMUNITY News:

The Cowboy Breakfast scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Posse Lodge is canceled because many volunteers for the event are out of town.

The monthly Cowboy Breakfast will resume Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.

Eighty-Eight LAHS Students Recognized At National Honors Society Annual Induction Ceremony

on November 30, 2019 - 8:43am
NHS Officer and Los Alamos High School Senior Steven Stravell leads the National Honors Society induction ceremony Monday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

LAHS Student Body Vice President Rebekah Lockhart speaks to the audience. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

LAHS News:

 
The National Honors Society hosted its annual induction ceremony Monday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
Eighty-eight students were recognized in the ceremony.
 
Keynote speaker Alison Renner gave a motivational speech to the students and parents,

SFCC Announces Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley To Keynote 2019 Commencement Dec. 7

on November 30, 2019 - 8:43am
Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College announces New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley will provide the keynote address to the Class of Fall 2019.
 
Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the William C. Witter Fitness Center on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
“We are so proud of our graduates and look forward to celebrating their achievement,” said SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D.

Support RSF USA: Protect Press Freedom In 2020

on November 30, 2019 - 8:42am
Courtesy/RSF
 
RSF USA News:
 
The First Amendment is a cornerstone of American democracy. When the press comes under attack, our democracy falters. Right now, American democracy is faltering.
 
Day in and day out, Reporters Without Borders (RSF USA) carries out critical research, publishes reports, influences policy, and organizes events to advance press freedom and protect citizens' right to know.
 
RSF USA is launching its year-end fundraising campaign to allow us to continue our crucial work in 2020.
 
Next year we are mobilizing around three main objectives: 
  • Restoring respect

NDINM Announces New Dance Barns Artistic Director

on November 30, 2019 - 8:42am
New Dance Barns Artistic Director Rodney Rivera
 
NDINM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE NDI New Mexico has added a new team member to enhance the educational experience for New Mexico students.
 
Rodney Rivera, a renowned choreographer, educator and performer from Puerto Rico, will be joining the NDI New Mexico team as the Dance Barns Artistic Director in Santa Fe.
 
“When I first saw Rodney teach, I was totally inspired and knew that he was an artist and educator completely in alignment with our mission and philosophy,” said Liz Salganek, artistic director for NDI New Mexico.
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National Mutt Day Celebrated Monday Dec. 2

on November 30, 2019 - 8:41am
Monday, Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day. Courtesy photo
 
NATIONAL TODAY News:
 
Friends of Fido, unite! Monday, Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day.
 
The holiday experts at National Today are here to help people celebrate the mighty mutts in their lives who are so often (and sadly) overlooked in favor of their purebred brethren. 
 
The fact is, mixed breed dogs are just as wonderful as purebred dogs and in some cases actually beat out those with better pedigrees.
 
Here are a few reasons to celebrate mutts:
 
1. MUTTS TEND TO BE HEALTHIER THAN PUREBRED DOGS
 
Yes, it is true.

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