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Youth Mental Health First Aid Class UNM-LA Nov. 22

on November 8, 2019 - 2:07pm

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos Meets Nov. 11

on November 8, 2019 - 2:06pm
DPLA News:
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Building 6 at UNM-Los Alamos.
The featured speaker is New Mexico Census Coordinator Paige Best with the Department of Finance and Administration. 
Best will talk about the process and challenges for getting an accurate count in the 2020 Census and discuss what citizens can do to help.
The meeting is open to the public.

‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Discussed At Chamber Breakfast

on November 8, 2019 - 9:11am
During the Chamber Breakfast this morning at UNM-LA, Diana Martinez of the Family YMCA explains how the ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up idea came together. ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up is a connected gathering place for small-business startups, hobbyists and food vendors to sell products and services under one roof with flexible options for renting small-enclosed spaces, stalls, booths or tables. Martinez said the idea is to not only give the public a place to congregate and socialize but also to offer small business owners an affordable space to rent.

BLM Quarterly Oil & Gas Lease Sale Nets $18,394,059

on November 8, 2019 - 9:01am
BLM News:
SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico raised $18,394,059 Thursday in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale.
Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs—in this case New Mexico and Oklahoma—while the rest will go to the U.S. Treasury.  
For this sale, the BLM offered leases on 16 parcels totaling 7,619.46 acres. The highest bid per acre was $18,501 sold to Federal Abstract Company for 40 acres in Lea County, New Mexico.

LANL: Nine Los Alamos Projects Win R&D 100 Awards

on November 8, 2019 - 8:52am
Histato Yamaguchi holding a photosensitive cell that has been coated with Atomic Armor, a R&D 100 winning project. Courtesy photo

LANL News:

“Oscars of Invention” honor the best innovations of the past year

Nine Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards and three inventions have won Special Recognition Awards, including a Gold and Silver for Corporate Social Responsibility, and a Gold Award for Market Disruptor Products.

“It’s an honor to have Los Alamos National Laboratory’s innovation recognized by the broader community with these nine R&D 100 awards,” Laboratory

‘Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics’ At Fuller Lodge 7 p.m. Nov. 12

on November 8, 2019 - 8:21am

Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Joseph Rotblat will be the subject of the next topic in the Los Alamos Historcal Society’s continuing lecture series when Dr. Jeffrey Boutwell delivers “Joseph Rotblat: A Singular Figure in 20th Century Nuclear Politics” at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, in Fuller Lodge.

Rotblat was a Polish physicist and a controversial figure. He was the only scientist to voluntarily resign from the Manhattan Project, leaving Los Alamos in December 1944 amid a great deal of U.S. and British government surveillance.

In the mid-1950s,

Record ‘Yes’ Votes For Los Alamos School Bond

on November 8, 2019 - 8:15am
Pinon Elementary School thanks community for its support. Courtesy/LAPS
Chamisa Elementary School thanks community for its support. Courtesy/LAPS
LAPS News:
The Nov. 5, 2019 election in Los Alamos resulted in a record 82 percent of “yes” votes for the Los Alamos Public Schools general obligation bond.
The bond passed 3,609 to 780. During the last bond election in 2017, 79 percent voted in favor of the bond.
The general obligation bond will generate $20 million and primarily benefit Chamisa Elementary and Piñon Elementary schools.
Next steps include community input sessions and staff

Senators Heinrich, Wyden Call For Open Intelligence Committee Hearing On Section 215 Of Patriot Act

on November 8, 2019 - 7:52am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 6, 2019) U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have called for open hearings in the Senate Intelligence Committee on Section 215 of the Patriot Act before any markup is held.
Wyden and Heinrich are senior members of the Senate Intelligence committee. They have consistently worked for common-sense reforms to surveillance programs to ensure Americans have both security and liberty.
“We appreciate that the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act authorities expiring

Nominations Open For 2019 Community Asset Awards

on November 8, 2019 - 7:45am
Community Asset Award. Courtesy/CYA
CYA News:
The official kickoff to the unofficial reason for the season has arrived, and you can join the effort.
The annual Community Asset Awards nomination process has begun and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation hopes you’ll let us know, the who, what, when, where and why?
Who are you thankful for, and what do you want the community to know about their work?
The simple process may be completed online, in writing or if needed, by phone.
The Community Asset Awards, allows you to recognize those who live, work or school

‘General Groves’ To Sing In Los Alamos

on November 8, 2019 - 7:27am
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
Did that headline give you a bit of a start? Notice the quotation marks? They should reassure you that something interesting (but not creepy) is going on. 
What’s going on is, in fact, a pretty big deal for Los Alamos. 
A star of New York’s Metropolitan Opera is scheduled to sing here Dec. 5 and he’s not just any star.
Bass-baritone Eric Owens created the role of General Leslie Groves in the world premiere of John Adams’ opera Doctor Atomic.

2019 Veterans Day At Ashley Pond 11 A.M. Monday

on November 8, 2019 - 7:19am

Celebrate Music Of New Mexico At Música del Corazón Concert & Musical Adventures Of John Donald Robb

on November 8, 2019 - 7:15am
Saliendo by Frank McCulloch on loan from Ellen Robb. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is the setting for two unique evenings of diverse entertainment about the past and the future.
Be part of the celebration of ¡Música del Corazón! Nov. 13, and the celebration of Hispano folk songs with the film ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico Nov. 14. 
On the wings of melody, rhythm and poetry, ¡Música del Corazón!

Gov. Lujan Grisham Names Elizabeth Groginsky First Early Childhood Secretary In New Mexico

on November 8, 2019 - 6:59am
Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday that Elizabeth Groginsky will be the first secretary of the new Early Childhood Education and Care Department.
Groginsky comes to New Mexico from Washington, D.C., where she has been assistant superintendent of early learning for the District of Columbia since 2014. In that role, she administered a $160 million annual budget that funded programs to ensure equal access to quality services for the District’s most vulnerable children and their families.
The District of Columbia

NWS: Today’s High Near 64; Tonight’s Low Around 36

on November 8, 2019 - 6:58am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 64 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Viewed From North Mesa

on November 8, 2019 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: Wednesday morning sunrise viewed from North Mesa. Photo by Pippa Freyer

View of the Wednesday morning sunrise from North Mesa. Photo by Pippa Freyer

ESB To Consider Tabling ‘Save As You Throw’

on November 7, 2019 - 4:25pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Work on the proposed Save As You Throw Program might halt; however, Los Alamos County’s focus to reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill remains strong.

During a special meeting Oct. 30, members of the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) agreed to vote on a recommendation during their regular meeting Nov. 21, which proposes to table the Save As You Throw options and look at food composting to help curb waste in the County.

Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule said, “The Save As You Throw program, in

Teatro Paraguas Southside Children's Theatre Presents Puss In Boots Nov. 23-24

on November 7, 2019 - 4:24pm
Local playwright, Rebecca Morgan, with the help of JoJo Sena de Tarnoff and Paola Martini, has put a Latinx twist on the favorite french fairy tale featuring a feisty feline who finds fortune for her forlorn friend, Alhertino.
Sound like a melodrama? Well, in a way it is – only with Kings and Princesses and Ogres and Cats!
This one hour tale features an all-adult professional cast in the major roles of Puss in Boots (JoJo Sena de Tarnoff), Alhertino, the Miller's Son (Miles Blitch), King Woebegone (Argos MacCallum), Princessa Rosa (Jeni Tincher), the

In And Around Town: Nov. 7, 2019

on November 7, 2019 - 4:18pm
In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to
The Republican Party of Los Alamos Meets
Room 505, Building 5 at UNM-LA. At 6 p.m., the public is invited to hear from guest speaker Anastacia Golden Morpher, Republican candidate for New Mexico Congressional District 3. A light supper will be provided. At 6:40 p.m., all registered Republicans are invited to the RPLA Central Committee's business meeting.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on November 7, 2019 - 4:14pm

LAHS Astronomy Club Participates In XL Program

on November 7, 2019 - 4:13pm
Local astrophysicist Rick Wallace speaks to students Saturday about human space exploration and living on the space station. Courtesy/LAPS
Students gather Saturday at LAHS to hear from guest speakers and learn more about Astronomy. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Astronomy Club, in conjunction with science teachers Debbie Grothaus and Megan Rains, hosted local astronomers and astrophysicists Nov. 2 as part of the Extended Learning (XL) program.

Students not only had the opportunity to learn about a variety of Astronomy topics, but they also joined the Pajarito

Obituary: Jan Sander Oct. 18, 2019

on November 7, 2019 - 3:08pm

JAN SANDER Oct. 18, 2019

Jan Sander, a long-time resident of White Rock, passed away on October 18, 2019, of cancer.

She was born Janet Lee Blohm in Chicago in 1942, but soon thereafter resided in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Jan met her future husband, Oscar Sander, there playing Kick the Can” in the street that separated their childhood homes. They dated in high school, enjoyed university life, were married in 1961, and spent 58 exciting, wonderful years totally in love with each other. They were a team and did everything together

Before moving to New Mexico, Jan and her family moved 26


Meet Public Works New Project Manager Chris Sanchez

on November 7, 2019 - 8:26am
Public Works Department Project Manager Chris Sanchez. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Streets and roads have been long-time fixtures in Chris Sanchez’s career. He has worked on them throughout the state while employed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Public Regulation Commission (PRC).

Now Sanchez is focusing on the streets in Los Alamos County as a project manager in the Public Works Department. 

Sanchez started his new job Sept. 23.

Sanchez was born and raised in Santa Fe.

YMCA Holds Special Veterans Day Workouts Nov. 11

on November 7, 2019 - 8:17am

YMCA News:

President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation Oct. 8, 1954, which stated, “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose”.

In that spirit, the Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) is joining hands with The Family YMCA to support Team Red, White & Blue’s 2019 version of “WOD for Warriors.”

Team Red, White & Blue (RWB) is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans connect to their community through physical

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Pumpkin Piñon Empanadas

on November 7, 2019 - 8:14am
A plate of freshly baked pumpkin piñon empanadas. Photo by Liddie Martinez
Espanola Valley

We have talked about empanadas before. In my January 2019 column we reminisced about their humble beginnings in Spain or, more accurately, the Iberian Peninsula during medieval Moorish invasions and the fact that these small packages made eating on the go possible and delicious. Some of the first cookbooks published in Spain in the early 1500s included empanadas filled with seafood, but the pumpkin empanada, while its roots are firmly planted in Europe, is a new world variation.

Threading The Path, Fiber Art Opens 5:30 P.M. Today!

on November 7, 2019 - 8:08am