People & Community

People & Community

In And Around Town: Jan. 24, 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


6-Word Story Slam — Unique & Connected:

Friday, Jan. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. How would you describe your unique and connected life in a 6-word story? The 6-word story was inspired by Ernest Hemingway taking up a bar bet to write a novel in 6 words. Hemingway’s response: “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” Besides making the telling of your journey easier, this six-word challenge helps people


On The Job In Los Alamos: Renting Car At Enterprise


On the job in Los Alamos Monday at Enterprise is customer Nataliia Makedonska, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working through car rental details with Management Trainee Aaron Fisher. Enterprise is at 1040 Airport Road and open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


Los Alamos Choral Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary Concert At The Duane Smith Auditorium Sunday

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

LACS News:

The Los Alamos Choral Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Duane Smith Auditorium. 

The chorus was founded informally in 1943 by Manhattan Project scientists, and will be giving this gala anniversary concert in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Cost is $15 for adults, and students are free. The Conductor is Steven Paxton, Kay


On The Job In Los Alamos: Cyndi Wells At Pet Pangaea

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is owner Cyndi Wells of Pet Pangaea at 158 Central Park Square. Pet Pangaea is filled with a wide variety of pet food and supplies. The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 505.661.1010. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Jenn Bartram/


RAPS Student-Led Retreat At LAHS Feb. 1

RAPS News:

The community is invited to participate in a student-led retreat Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater (left of Aux Gym).

RSVP to the email below so the students can plan for food.

Breakfast sweets are served at 8:45 a.m. and the retreat starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 3:30 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Bring a water bottle. We’ll be.

This youth-led process identifies Strengths and Concerns from the YRRS Survey and gathers possible Root Causes and potential Solutions. It is a chance for teens to discuss the areas to build on and the real challenges


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