People & Community

Arts In Public Places Board To Meet Thursday Sept. 28


The Art in Public Places Board is scheduled to meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.

Due to room availability, this month’s meeting will be held through ZOOM only.

This meeting is open to the public.

View the agenda for this meeting here

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Daily Postcard: Fogbow Spotted Over Valle Grande

Daily Postcard: A fogbow or white rainbow spotted Tuesday morning looking into the Valle Grande at the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP). Fogbows don’t show as many colors as rainbows because the water droplets that make up the fog are much smaller than raindrops. They occur when the sun is shining brightly behind you and the fog is thin, as happens many mornings in the VCNP.  Source: Farmers Almanac  ( Photo by Marc Bailey
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Los Alamos Youth Film Festival Tuesday Oct. 3 At SALA

YMCA News:

The YMCA Los Alamos Teen Center, in collaboration with PAC8, the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center, the Los Alamos Arts Council, and Film Prize Jr New Mexico, is proud to present the first ever Los Alamos Youth Film Festival.

From 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, films will be screened at the SALA Event Center in Los Alamos. This festival celebrates and elevates the achievements made in the last 3 years by young filmmakers in Los Alamos. Screenings will include both the award winning short “Eggshell” and the award winning documentary “Sister of the Circle”. Also to be screened will be local cult Read More

Los Alamos Hilltoppers XC Teams Distinguish Themselves At Rio Rancho Jamboree

The Hilltopper Girls show off their 1st place trophy in the Championship Varsity race. From left, Anna Wetteland, Mila Moseley, Lena Ronning, Rebecca Beaux, Lucy Kelley, Grace Montoya and Ensley Jorgenson. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Mikey Bane takes a turn at high speed in the Boys Championship Varsity race. Photo by Blake Wood

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Hilltopper XC

The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Cross Country teams distinguished themselves against some of the best teams in New Mexico, across all classifications Saturday at the Rio Rancho Jamboree.

The Hilltopper Girls won the Championship Read More

‘El Art de Ser Padres’ Free Workshop Sept. 30 At SALA

First Born Program of Los Alamos (FBPLA) Licensed Mental Health Counselor Jamie Thordsen, left, with her baby and FBPLA Home Visitor Gisel Martinez outside Council Chambers after accepting a proclamation on behalf of the non-profit organization. Courtesy/FBPLA


Spanish Speaking families in the communities of Los Alamos and Rio Arriba are invited to join a community workshop Saturday, Sept. 30. If your family, or a family you know are interested in this workshop, keep reading to find out more.

Este 30 de Septiembre del 2023 de 9:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. en colaboración con las agencias Read More

Music Of Drama And Contrasts – Los Alamos Symphony Fall Concert Oct. 7

LASO News:

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor William Waag to the podium for the opening concert of its 2023-24 season at 7 p.m. Oct. 7, at Crossroads Bible Church.  

Following the concert, a reception will be provided in the lobby.  

The program Waag has chosen for this concert begins with the Overture to Nabucco, the work that solidified Giuseppe Verdi’s career as an opera composer in 1842. Among other themes from the opera, the overture previews the “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves,” who lament both the ruin of their temple in Jerusalem and enslavement in Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. Read More

Scenes From Los Alamos VFW Ceremony Awarding Orange Heart Service Medal To Veteran Joseph A. Cdebaca

USAF Lt. [Ret.] Joseph R. Cdebaca presents his father Joseph A. Cdebaca, Vietnam Veteran, 3rd Brigade 4th Infantry Division ‘The Iron Brigade’ – the Orange Heart Service Medal for wounds sustained from exposure to Agent Orange during his military service to the United States. He is the first veteran in New Mexico to receive the Orange Heart Service Medal and also received several other post service medals during the special ceremony Thursday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), John D. Gamble Post 8874, at 1793 Deacon St. in Los Alamos. To gather information and details about the application Read More

Environmental Services, Overlook Convenience Center To Close Oct. 9 In Observance Of Indigenous People’s Day



Los Alamos County Environmental Services will be closed in observance of Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, Oct. 9. This includes operations at the Eco Station and the Overlook Convenience Center.

There will be no residential or commercial trash collection service provided Monday, Oct. 9. If the observed date falls on your normal trash or yard trimmings collection day, please place your materials out  Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Visit the Environmental Services website for the full 2023 holiday schedule. For additional information, call 505.662.8163 or email Read More

Los Alamos Golf Team Wins 2023 Fall Invitational

Javan Rael takes a few practice puts before the start to the Los Alamos Fall Invitational held Monday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Eleven teams were invited to participate in this year’s event and the Topper team took top honors. Coach Phill Hoffer said the victory was due to a total team effort and he was proud of the efforts of all his plays. Photo by John McHale/

Maddox Martinez tees off on the number one tee box. Photo by John McHale/

Jacquelyn Nguyen takes a short chip shot onto the number 9 green. Photo by John McHale/

Rowan Mawrer watches his Read More

Speak Your Mind! New Mexico Arts Seeks High School Students To Compete In Poetry Out Loud 2024


SANTA FE Poetry Out Loud (POL) is looking for this year’s competitors! POL is a national arts education program dedicated to helping students engage with poetry and hone public speaking skills.

It’s made possible through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and state arts agencies across the country.

The program wraps up in poetry recitation competitions, first locally and then at the national level. Earlier this year, Rutenda Musharu from Montezuma represented New Mexico in the national competition in Washington, D.C. for the Read More

Reminder: LAMC Flu Shot Drive Thru Event Saturday!

LAMC News:

Reminder: Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is hosting a free community flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the hospital at 3917 West Road.

The flu vaccine will be administered in a drive-thru configuration that will not require people to get out of their vehicle. This clinic is for ages 18 and older only; children will not be inoculated. High-dose vaccines will be available for those who are 65 and older.

Attendees are asked to follow the signage at the hospital and follow instructions to receive their free vaccination. While this is a first-come, first-serve clinic, Read More

VIDEO: Thanks To AI, Los Alamos High School Graduate Alexandr Wang Became Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever

Watch this video to learn how 2014 Los Alamos High School graduate Alexandr Wang became the youngest self-made billionaire ever. Read the story about Wang published in the Los Alamos Daily Post on May 22, 2014 detailing how he was named to the United States Physics Team here. Wang was also a 2014 LANL Foundation Gold Scholar and recipient of a $20,000 college scholarship. Read More

LAMC: Breast Cancer – Be Aware And Take Action

Los Alamos Medical Center News:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed nationally every October to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and to provide education regarding the most common symptoms and associated risk factors for the disease.

By staying informed and taking preventive action to fight breast cancer, we can help to minimize the effect this disease has on women in our communities.

In recognition of this important health observance, we asked Glendon Cook, MD, a Family Medicine Physician at Los Alamos Medical Center, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions Read More

Life After 50: Retirement Goals … I Believe In Music!

The Lads of Enchantment, from left, Maurice Sheppard, Dick Heaton, Stan Bennett and Stan Brown with Bernadette Lauritzen, center. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

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I can die happy at any moment, but more on that at the end. I’d like to throw my support behind 100% fond of being able to retire. I had some goals, so I wasn’t led down a path of no return and by the end of November I will meet the goals.

First of all, I was determined NOT to sit on any Board of Directors during my first year. I kid you not, that my office chair wasn’t even warm to the touch when I was asked to do so for four different Read More

Photography Night At The National Museum Of Science & History To Host An Exploration Of Nuclear Science And History Through The Lens Of Local Photographers

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NMNSH


ALBUQUERQUE — Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (NMNSH) 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, to photograph captivating images of the Museum in the evening.

The evening will feature special photography lectures, food trucks and Bombs Away Beer Company, along with full access to the Museum’s exhibit area, including the nine-acre Heritage Park, which features stunning aircraft. The cost is $15.00 per Read More

New Signage Installed At Findlay Insurance Agency

New signage has been installed recently for business owner Yuri Findlay at Findlay Insurance Agency, Farmers Insurance, 1362 Trinity Dr. A, near Viola’s restaurant. Photo by Yuri Findlay

New signage installed for Findlay Insurance Agency, Farmers Insurance, near Viola’s restaurant. Photo by Yuri Findlay Read More

New Oppenheimer Documentary Connects LANL’s First Director To Mission Today

LANL Senior Historian Alan Carr and other Lab historians provided insights about Oppenheimer for the documentary. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

A new documentary released by Los Alamos National Laboratory connects J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project to the Lab’s mission today. 

Created by the Lab’s National Security Research Center and Multimedia Production Group, “Oppenheimer: Science, Mission, Legacy” is a one-and-a-half-hour documentary made up of three episodes that include interviews with experts and feature Oppenheimer-related materials from the NSRC’s unclassified Read More

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