The projects listed in this section are being managed by Los Alamos County Public Works staff through contractors.
Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.
Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.
Public Works Projects:
Canyon Rim Trail Underpass
AUI, Inc. of Albuquerque will continue work to construct the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass.
The Topper Cheerleaders form a tunnel for the Lady Toppers as they take to the court. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
GG Romero grabs for a loose ball ahead of Jasmaine Baca and Miranda Salazar. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Michelle Macias scores a lay-up past the defense of Christianne Sandoval and Destiny Valdez. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos High School Topper Girls basketball team played host to the Lady Sundevils Friday evening in Griffith Gymnasium.
The Sundevils dominated the Toppers, who had no answer for the Sundevils aggressive
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Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families. The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW)
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The Republican Party of Los Alamos will host a Zoom Video Conference at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15.
The public is invited to attend and hear Vice Chair Ali Ennenga of the Republican Party of New Mexico Congressional District 1 address the topic of election integrity.
Immediately following the presentation, registered Republicans are invited to attend the RPLA Central Committee business meeting. Zoom login can be found at the following link: http://losalamosgop.com/
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A variety of birds gather Friday at the warbler pond of a residence on Barranca Mesa including this male Cassin’s Finch. The Cassin’s Finch is a resident of mountains and conifer forests in the west. Little roving flocks wander through the woods, often feeding on buds and seeds high in the trees. The complicated song of the male often includes brief imitations of other birds. Source: Audubon.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan
A Townsend’s Solitaire joins other birds Friday at the warbler pond on Barranca Mesa. This bird sits upright and sings from prominent perches at all times of the year. Source:
Arts Community Environment
The Guest Cottage as it appeared in 1942. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archive
The Guest Cottage, 2018. Photo by Todd Nickols
By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
For more than a century, the oldest continuously used building in Los Alamos has served at different times as an infirmary, a guest cottage, living quarters, a shelter for skunks, and a museum and gift shop. As we might expect, a building that has existed on the plateau for that long has stories to tell!
Referred to as the Guest Cottage for most of its existence, the building can be documented as far back as 1918 in records
The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, using Zoom technology.
This is the annual special meeting related to the UNM-LA budget.
Agenda items will include an overview of the FY22 Budget, confirmation of the approved Budget Adjustment Request (BAR) for FY21 and approval of the FY22 Operating Budget.
Anyone interested in attending this public meeting, utilizing Zoom, should contact Laci Taylor at email@example.com for additional information.
Moths flock to man-made light sources, like this outdoor light, instead of orienting to the moon. This is just one example of how artificial light can interrupt the natural behaviors of wildlife. Photo by Mohibul Hoque
By KELLI HOUSLEY
Valles Caldera National Preserve
(With contributions from Monique Schoustra and Starr Woods)
Humans and animals have always relied on the stars for seasonal awareness, navigation, and understanding. But increases in artificial lighting and light pollution cost us our connection to the past and produce devastating effects on our own health and our environment.
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Daily Postcard: The rising sun Saturday near Deer Trap Trailhead. Photo by Amanda Macdonald
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Community members began dropping off donated new and used bicycles and bicycle accessories shown here Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall on Canyon Road, and continued dropping off donations today. The goal is to give 500 bicycles free of charge and each with a free helmet to children in New Mexico through the non-profit organization Free Bikes 4 Kidz, in partnership with Kiwanis. Learn more and find out about helping in other ways here: www.fb4knm.org. Photo by Morrie Pongratz/Kiwanis
Kiwanians Tim Glasco, Chery Pongratz, Roger Stutz and Roger’s wife, Dr.
Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owner Liddie Martinez, right, presents a $5,000 Cornerstone donation check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla Thursday at Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
“United Way is the cornerstone of our nonprofit community and it is a privilege to help them do their work.” –Liddie Martinez
Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owners Liddie and Rick Martinez have made a $5,000 Cornerstone donation to United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).
Martinez presented the check to UWNNM Executive
Community Business Dining
Asphalt stripping machine works on N.M. 502 Wednesday just west of Arroyo Lane. Photo by Ed Birnbaum
Work underway Wednesday at the new intersection of Canyon Road and N.M. 502. Photo by Ed Birnbaum
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Topper goaltender Jaxson Martines receives a point-blank shot and makes the save. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Filippo Delzanno and Danny Ross battle for control of the ball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Westley Parker heads the ball downfield over Case Manifold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Soccer Team ended their season with a loss to Albuquerque Academy 1-2 in the Semifinal State Playoff Game Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.
The Academy Chargers have a very strong program and have always been a challenge
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Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families.
The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Mother’s Day Serenades to the community.
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The recycling world can be confusing as the rules change often. One item that confuses a lot of people is which battery can be recycled and which battery can be tossed in the trash.
This article covers what can and cannot be thrown in the trash, a little background as to why, and where to take batteries that need to be recycled.
In the past, single-use batteries commonly found in households (AA, AAA, 9V, D-cell, Etc.) could not be thrown in the trash mainly because they were created with chemicals and metals that were hazardous.
Now, single-use alkaline batteries
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LANL Pollution Solutions: Taraka Dale Explains How Lab Technologies Could Solve Global Plastic Problems
Bottle Consortium. Courtesy/LANL
Earth Week is April 16-22, and New Mexicans are coming out of their collective COVID-19 cocoons to find they’ve wracked up even more plastic waste in the form of old take-out containers and used PPE.
Los Alamos biochemist Taraka Dale is offering a free, public talk, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 19, via Webex on how Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Smart Microbial Cell Technology could not only accelerate the breakdown of existing plastics but also engineer bio-friendly ones in the future.
Dale is the Lab’s team lead for the new BOTTLE Consortium,
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Los Alamos Public Schools invites the public to attend a community input and information session about the LAPS budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Join the Zoom Meeting here.
“We value ideas from our staff, parents and community members. They have traditionally provided valuable insights about student and staff well-being and academic success as part of developing the district budget,” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said. “We hope you will join in this important discussion.”
The agenda will begin with a summary of legislative actions impacting