People & Community

People & Community

2020 Census Complete Count Committee Gathers For Strategy Meeting At Municipal Meeting Today

The 2020 Census Complete Count Committee meeting this morning at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The County Council recently created the committee to plan and conduct local educational initiatives, publicity and promotional activities to increase community awareness and participation in the 2020 Census and to work with the Census Bureau and the New Mexico 2020 Statewide Complete Count Commission. The committee is hard at work advocating for participation in the 2020 Census. Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in federal funding to communities


More Homes Built In Mirador Subdivision On NM 4

View of the growing number of homes under construction Monday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The developer is Site A-19-A-1 Acquisition Group LLC with Principal Adam Thornton, a Los Alamos native, his RayLee Homes partners and their representatives. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Time Out Pizzeria

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is General Manager Tony Colletti of Time Out Pizzeria. Time Out Pizzeria offers a plethora of lunch and dinner options and an expansive salad bar to assist with those healthy New Year’s resolutions. The eatery at 157 Central Park Square is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and closed Sundays. For information, call 505.662.7261. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/



Los Alamos High School Bel Canto Treble Choir Performs At 2020 All-State Honors Choir At Popejoy Hall

Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto Treble Choir. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS’s Bel Canto Treble Choir. Courtesy/LAHS


LAHS Choir Booster Member

Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto Treble Choir, under the direction of Jason Rutledge, had the privilege of performing by invitation as the 2020 All-State Honors Choir at Popejoy Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, in Albuquerque before a full audience of their peers and music educators.

Equally significant and meaningful was the fact that this was the first all female Honors Choir invited to perform at this event in more than 30 years. The theme of the concert


On The Job In Los Alamos: Niko Gurule At Post Office

On the job in Los Alamos is Dominic ‘Niko’ Gurule answering questions for customers Saturday at the White Rock Post Office at 101 Longview Dr. Gurule has worked at the post office for five years. The post office is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch) Monday through Friday and open 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Jenn Bartram/ 


Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Tuesday

Robert Hull

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday Jan. 21.

The topic is: What is an Act of War? Robert Hull of Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) will present a talk on “Potential for Covert Use of Unconventional Weaponry is Causing Society to Redefine an Act of War”.

This presentation will address how changes in unconventional weaponry and their use over the last 50+ years are causing governments and international organizations to change how they define an Act of War. This has resulted in new lines in the sand to determine when and how response actions


Oops … Street Sign Mishap

Local resident Amanda Smith spotted a new sign being installed Thursday on Nickel Street and pointed out that it was misspelled: ‘Nickle’. The good natured installers removed it and promised to return with a corrected sign soon. Photo by Amanda Smith


Los Alamos School Board Meeting Highlights Jan. 14

Newly elected School Board members from left, President Ellen Ben Naim, Secretary Julia Baker, Vice President Christine Bernstein and board members Dawn Jalbert and Steve Boerigter. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board met Tuesday, Jan. 14 for a regular school b and the first meeting for new board members Julia Baker, Christine Bernstein and Dawn Jalbert. 

Outgoing board members Andrea Cunningham, Bill Hargraves and Jennifer McCumber were recognized by Board President Ellen Ben-Naim with a framed photo and Nambe ware. Ben-Naim thanked each of the outgoing board members


DPU Seeks Volunteers For Conservation Committee

DPU News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be updating its energy and water conservation plan this year to meet state and federal requirements.

As part of this process, DPU is inviting customers to volunteer to participate in a committee to develop conservation initiatives to recommend to the Board of Public Utilities.

Los Alamos businesses and citizens who are interested are encouraged to complete a survey of interest online.

The businesses link is: and the citizen link is:


Play With Clay At Fuller Lodge Beginning Jan. 31


Courtesy photo

ART News:

Play with Clay is a new five-week clay art and wellness experience open to everyone age 14 and older.

The classes begin 3-6 p.m., Jan 31 at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

The Art Center Clay Studio will allow participants the opportunity to learn about wellness, coping skills and the benefits of art making, while being creative in the clay studio.

Sessions include mental health wellness education and clay instruction led by local art therapy interns Jane McConnell and Lauren Sherwood. New participants are welcome every week but must reserve


Watch ‘These Are the Voyages’ At Nature Center Tonight!

PEEC News:
The community is invited to watch “These Are the Voyages” at 7 p.m. today in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

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 now a possibility. We will highlight three such endeavors with an outer space theme: Stargate Network, The Orville – Interactive Fan Experience, and the Virtual Enterprise D Recreation at this event. Join Peter Polko for an introduction to these


Southwestern College Art Therapy Students Host Weekly Grief And Transition Group At Senior Center

Southwestern College Art Therapy students Lauren Sherwood and Jane McConnell are hosting a weekly grief and transition group. The sessions are 2-4 p.m. Thursdays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The group will continue through March 12 and all adults age 50 and up are welcome. The group is a safe place to discuss any type of loss and no art experience is necessary. Direct questions to 505.662.8920. Courtesy photo