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BPU Approves Partnership To Bring Solar And Wind Renewable Energy To Los Alamos

An example of what the wind farm will be in Eastern New Mexico will look like. Courtesy photo

The solar panels located on the former landfill site in Los Alamos. The solar field being constructed by Uniper is in Central New Mexico. Courtesy/DPU

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has been negotiating a contract for renewable power that appears to be an all-around win.

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Uniper Global Commodities for 15 megawatts of energy from wind and solar projects in New Mexico was unanimously passed


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Hundreds Honor Unaccompanied Veteran James Griffin

Scene from the folding of the flag at the funeral Wednesday of unaccompanied Veteran, James H. Griffin, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

American Legion District 1 Commander Dave Pineda receives the American flag at the funeral Wednesday of unaccompanied Veteran, James H. Griffin, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

 

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

Some 300 people attended a burial with military honors held Wednesday for an unaccompanied Veteran, James H. Griffin, who


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McQuiston: Four Common And Potentially Costly Homeowners Mistakes

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix.

In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really be a surprise at all, because they’re often caused by a lack of maintenance or other oversights by homeowners. And not just new homeowners, either: It’s common for people who have been in a home for years to neglect even some of the most basic tasks that can prevent


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RTD MLK Holiday Schedule And Closures

RTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) “Blue Buses”, will not be in service Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

The RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route to Ski Santa Fe, the 341 TSV Green Route to Taos Ski Valley and the 800 Angel Fire route will be operating Monday.


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Valles Caldera Acquires Sulphur Springs Inholding

Sulphur Springs. Courtesy/NPS

NPS map depicting the location of Sulphur Springs Inholding. Courtesy/NPS

VCNP News:

The National Park Service has completed the purchase of a 40-acre inholding known as Sulphur Springs within Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The property contains volcanic features like sulfuric-acid hot springs, volcanic fumaroles and steaming mud-pots.

Acquiring Sulphur Springs was critical to protecting the breadth of geothermal features within the preserve, in the center of the Jemez Mountains volcanic field in north-central New Mexico.

Many of the geothermal


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PEEC: Explore Worlds Of Science Fiction Jan. 17

Explore the worlds of popular science fiction shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Peter Polko will provide an introduction to fan-based 3D recreations and then participants will get to try them out as well. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC also will play the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Have you ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin or walk the decks of the Enterprise?

With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is


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In And Around Town: Jan. 16, 2020

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

FRIDAY Jan. 17

Wood Turning Class

Free introduction to wood turning at 6.30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, as part of the Los Alamos Woodworking Meetup. The event will be followed by an actual “Bowl or Pen Turning” class at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

“The Neverending Story”

Los Alamos Little Theatre Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets at the door, CB FOX, Brown Paper Tickets. “The Neverending Story” (Die unendliche Geschichte)


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Chartwells Names Patrick Jaramillo Class Act

Class Act winner Patrick Jaramillo

COMMUNITY News:

Patrick Jaramillo is always a class act when it comes to Chartwells Food Services, but as we start a decade it’s now part of his official title.

Chartwells K12, the school food service arm of Compass Group International has named Patrick Jaramillo a Class Act winner for the West Region.

The Class Act program is one of the company’s greatest opportunities to highlight employee contributions. Those who exceed standards to constantly serve happy and healthy to students every day, always rise to the top.

“I’m extremely proud of the progress Patrick


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Los Alamos Landscape And More Hosts Grow Group

Los Alamos Landscape and More owners Craig and Rachel Wehner gather this afternoon with members of Grow Group from Ohio at the Wehner’s business at 2470 East Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

Kirsten@ladailypost.com

Members of the Grow Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, visit Los Alamos Landscape and More this afternoon at 2470 East Road. The local landscaping business is owned by Craig and Rachel Wehner.

In addition to touring Los Alamos Landscape and More, members of Grow Group visited the Los Alamos History Museum and had dinner with the


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Third Annual Adult Hockey Tournament Jan. 17-19

  LAHA News:

The 3rd Annual Adult Hockey Tournament begins Friday, Jan. 17 and goes through Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink with 14 teams competing from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. 

Elizabeth Johnson is the tournament director.

Details:

  • Food – hot food provided by the co-op throughout the tournament;
  • Beer Garden – provided by Bathtub Row Brewery Friday and Saturday evening; and
  • No admission fee.

Teams:

  • New Mexico: Table Scraps, Leftovers, SF Juicy Hogs, Dekes of Hazzard, SF Fallout, Duke City Demons, Barley Boyos, LETR, DC Scorpions, Zambornis
  • Texas: El Paso Pile of Bones,

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County Council Discusses 2020 Strategic Plan

Los Alamos County Councilors, various County department directors and members of the public discuss the Council’s strategic plan for 2020 Tuesday night in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. This plan includes a number of priorities, which touch on housing, transportation and parking, local business environment, commercial use, social services, infrastructure and open spaces. Other subjects Council agreed need to be address include appropriate County services, communication and working with Los Alamos National Laboratory and other partners. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


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Betty Ehart Senior Center Not Serving Lunch Friday

Betty Ehart Senior Center on Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LARSO News:

The Betty Ehart Senior Center will NOT serve lunch Friday or offer the Day Out program due to a fridge breakdown.

The center should be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Members can call 505.662.8920, if unsure about hours of operation.

The White Rock Senior Center WILL be serving chicken tortilla soup, biscuit and pineapples.

Lunch reservations can be made by 10 a.m. by calling 505.672.2034.


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Snow Scenes In Los Alamos And White Rock

Scene this afternoon on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon at UNM-LA on University Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon near the guard tower heading out of town. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon heading east on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon near the turnoff to White Rock at the bottom of the Main


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