People & Community

Chevel Shepherd And George Michael Reborn Perform On Fourth Of July Weekend In Los Alamos & White Rock

George Michael Reborn (Robert Bartko) kicks off the Fourth of July holiday weekend performing Friday night, July 1 at the Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Sancre

CONCERT News:

The Fourth of July holiday weekend brings concert performances by Chevel Shepherd and George Michael Reborn to Los Alamos this year.

Friday, July 1, George Michael Reborn performs at Ashley Pond Park for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe, and sponsored by Longenecker & Associates and Pajarito Brewpub and Grill.

This show is a must see! With his live vocals (no lip-syncing Read More

ACT Announces Detour, Bus Stop Closure Route 6 Villa Lp

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COUNTY News:

Atomic City Transit has been notified that a portion of Villa and 33rd Street and 34th Street near Aspen Elementary School will not be serviced.

Bus stops #547 and #545, as well as #546 will not be serviced due to emergency water repairs.    

Delays are expected due to traffic congestion.

Direct questions to 505-661-RIDE (7433) or the ACT Tracker to locate bus routes. For  specific route service schedules, click here Read More

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Ribbon Cutting For Jemez Mountain Brewhouse Friday!

CHAMBER News:

The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the opening of the Jemez Mountain Brewhouse with a ribbon cutting 11 a.m. Friday, July 1 at 17691 N.M. 4 in the heart of Jemez Springs.

The four owners of the Jemez Mountain Brewhouse have close ties to Los Alamos. Jef Bold, Scott Johnson, David Martinez, and Jef’s son Eben, all had the vision to create a social experience through the appreciation of craft beers and artisan pizzas, just up the road in Jemez Springs.

“We here at the Jemez Mountain Brewhouse believe that you should treat your community like your family,” co-owner Jef Bold said. “That’s Read More

June Is Recognized As National PTST Month

BJA News:

June is recognized as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) month, and June 27 was National PTSD Awareness Day.

PTSD has a profound effect on the lives of those who suffer from it. The United States Senate established PTSD Awareness Day in 2010 as a day of awareness, and a tribute to Army Staff Sergeant Joe Biel of the North Dakota National Guard.

According to PTSD United, 20 percent of adults in the United States who have experienced a traumatic event suffer from PTSD.

Visit the Mental Health topic page for information about Bureau of Justice Assistance programs and resources that focus Read More

Bear Spotted Strolling Grounds At Little Forest Playschool

This bear has been spotted over the last two days strolling around the grounds of Little Forest Playschool at 3880 Villa St. Photo by Dora Chen

This bear has been spotted over the last two days strolling around the grounds of Little Forest Playschool at 3880 Villa St. Photo by Dora Chen Read More

Highlights From June 23 School Board Meeting

School Board Vice President Christine Bernstein, left, conducted the June 23 meeting in the School Boardroom. Also pictured are Board Secretary Antonio Jaurigue and Board member Ellen Specter. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The School Board met Thursday, June 23 in the School Board room and via Zoom.

Vice President Christine Bernstein led the meeting in the absence of Board President Melanie Colgan. 

Michael Sharp, of Research and Polling, Inc., provided an update on redistricting, which is required every ten years. He stressed that this is redrawing board member districts, not attendance Read More

LAPS Reminder About Preschool Program For 2022-23

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LAPS News:

There are still openings in the Los Alamos Public Schools Preschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year. Preschool classes will be available at all elementary sites. In addition, the program will add another 3Y classroom at Mountain Elementary, and an additional 4Y classroom at Chamisa Elementary.

LAPS is making adjustments to the Pre-K schedule next year. Beginning in August, students in the preschool program for 4-year-olds will attend school four days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students will not attend school on Wednesdays. LAPS is working with the YMCA Read More

Attorney General Balderas Demands Swift Federal Action To Protect Children From Toxic Metals In Baby Foods

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a multistate coalition of 22 attorneys general in calling on the heads of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take swift action to eliminate toxic metals from baby food.

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis, and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, the coalition outlines key strategies for the federal agencies that would allow them to take immediate and widespread action that would drive Read More

On The Job In White Rock: ACT Bus Driver Terry Burge

On the job in White Rock is Atomic City Transit (ACT) Driver Terry Burge waiting for a bus to take him to work Wednesday at a bus stop on N.M. 4. Burge has worked for Los Alamos County for 15 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscvoriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Read More

Emergency Road Closure: 33rd/34th Streets For Repairs

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COUNTY News:

A stretch of 33rd and 34th streets will be closed to through traffic 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday for emergency water repairs.

The affected portion of the streets is 34th and Villa to 33rd and Walnut Street.

Department of Public Utilities water crews will be repairing a leak and restricting traffic in the neighborhood to only those residents who live on that stretch of road. Read More

SF Rotary President-elect Attends Local Club Luncheon

Rotary Club of Santa Fe President-elect Carolyn Moore speaking at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos luncheon June 14 to promote the Santa Fe Club’s Fourth of July Pancakes on the Plaza. In 45 years of hosting the event, the Rotary Club of Santa Fe has raised more than $100,000 each year to support children and families in Northern New Mexico. ‘For the next four years we are partnering with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum and YouthWorks to work on special projects,’ Moore said.  The community is invited to join the 4th of July on the Plaza festivities for Santa Fe’s best summer party featuring pancakes, Read More

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s Not-So-Muddy Grass Volleyball Tournament Set For July 30

CTHF News:

After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation (CTHF) is moving their popular volleyball-based fundraiser to grass from mud in their inaugural “Not-So-Muddy Grass Volleyball Tournament” scheduled for July 30 at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.

The idea for a grass volleyball tournament came about when the traditional site of the Mudd Volleyball Tournament was unavailable.

The “Not-So-Muddy” tournament will take place on the large grassy field of Balloon Fiesta Park where forty courts will be set up.

The tournament is 6-on-6 Round Robin in Read More

Registration Opens For Family Y’s Earth Service Crew Environmental Education And Volunteer Service Program

YMCA News:

Registration is open for The Family YMCA’s Earth Service Crew (YESC) environmental education and volunteer service program for middle-school aged youth.

YESC meets 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursdays, from June 20-July 29. Registration, on a weekly basis, closes when spaces are filled. 

The program empowers youth to be effective, responsible global citizens by providing opportunities for environmental education and action, leadership development and cross-cultural awareness.  

During the summer, youth learn tool safety, trail maintenance, ecological restoration, Read More

Environment Department To Offer 200 Free Bacteria Test Kits For Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Response

NMED News:

LAS VEGAS & TAOS — As part of the New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) ongoing emergency response efforts, NMED is providing free bacteria tests kits for residents who rely on private wells for their drinking water.

Impacted residents can pick-up a free test kit July 6 at the NMED Taos field office at 145 Roy Road, in response to the recent Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires.

After a wildfire, private wells can be contaminated and unsafe to use for drinking water and other purposes.

“As a result of the widespread destruction inflicted by the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires, Read More

Y Hosts Free Community ‘Boot Camp’

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YMCA News: ‘Boot Camp’

The Family YMCA is hosting free “boot camp” workouts on the first and third Friday of each month starting in July through Sept. 16, at Urban Park. 

The Y’s Fitness Coordinator Ethan Corriss will lead the workouts for Y and community members. He said each session is not quite military style because participants may choose how hard they would like to be pushed, as well as a goal that they would like to work towards that day.

Corriss has a background in plyometric and circuit training as a group instructor.

“Each class will be a little different and may include team Read More

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