People & Community

County To Host Public Open House On Managing Short-Term Rentals In Los Alamos Feb. 15 At White Rock Fire Station


Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) will host the first public open house for community input to the Short-term Rental (STR) Program 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the White Rock Fire Station #3 (129 NM-4, White Rock).

The public is encouraged to attend a project presentation and Q&A session planned for 6:15-6:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Short-term rentals, also known as vacation rentals, are now a mainstay in most communities and Los Alamos is no exception. The purpose of the Los Alamos STR program project is to define the market in the County, Read More

Kiwanis Club Of Los Alamos Celebrates 75 Years Of Service!

Kiwanians and guests celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos Sunday at the Blue Window Bistro in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Kiwanians clockwise from front left, Ann Hayes, Paul Daly, Linda Daly, guest Shay Burns Kendricks, and Kiwanians John Arrowsmith and Pat Soran celebrating the Club’s 75th anniversary Sunday evening at the Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos marked its 75th anniversary with a big celebration Sunday evening at the Read More

Punxsutawney Phil Sighted In Maui On Groundhog Day!

Former Los Alamos groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sent word this morning from his vacation spot in Maui that he did indeed see his shadow – thus predicting six more weeks of winter. Courtesy/Julie Habiger

Groundhog Day News:

This morning, Punxsutawney Phil (formerly of Los Alamos) mysteriously showed up in a photo submitted to his “handler” Julie Habiger, on Groundhog Day. Phil was spotted by a visiting tourist at a Maui resort on the beach, sporting a tan and carrying several island activity brochures.

Phil’s appearance in Maui came as no surprise to Habiger, who said after retiring to Kansas City Read More

Birth Announcement: Natalie Marie Holcomb Jan. 11, 2023

Joshua and Aleandra Holcomb of Los Alamos are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Marie Holcomb, born on Jan. 11 at Santa Fe Presbyterian Hospital. Natalie was born at 4:35 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. ‘We are thrilled to be a family of three!’  –Joshua and Aleandra Holcomb. Courtesy photo Read More

LAHP Adds Cindy Hollabaugh As Program Manager

Gathered together for a photo Monday morning, from left, Contractor Simon Lopez of TruBuilders, LAHP Program Manager Cindy Hollabaugh and homeowner Linda Dickson in front of her home where renovations are underway on Cheryl Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) has added Cindy Hollabaugh as program manager for the Home Renewal Program and Homebuyer Assistance Program.

“The organization is extremely fortunate to have someone with Cindy’s skills, experience Read More

All-You-Can-Eat Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday


The community is invited to enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road near the stables.

Breakfast includes plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes with sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee.

The cost is $8 adults; $5 children 10 and under.

Proceeds benefit the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Read More

LACF Hosts Free Estate Planning Workshop

LACF hosts workshop on estate planning basics Tuesday, Feb. 7 at UNM-LA in Building 2, Room 230. Courtesy image

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) invites the public to an important workshop on the basics of estate planning Tuesday, Feb. 7 at UNM-LA (Building 2, Room 230).

Join LACF for an overview of common estate planning tools and discussion of how these may apply to you or your loved ones. 

Topics include last will and testament, revocable or living trust, advanced health care directive, durable power of attorney, transfer on death deed, and ways to include charitable Read More

LAPD Clears Main Hill Crash – Traffic Flowing Smoothly

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) reports that the accident on N.M. 502 (Main Hill) below the twin tanks is cleared and traffic is flowing smoothly.

This accident involved two cars and no injuries were reported.

Santa Fe County took over the crash scene as it ccurred in their jurisdiction. Read More

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Chocolate Flan

Chocolate Flan ready to serve. Photo by Liddie Martinez.

Video showing how to prepare chocolate flan. Video by Liddie Martinez

Española Valley

Over the last decade, flan has been popping up on fancy dessert menus at high end restaurants with great frequency. It used to be that outside of New Mexico, you rarely saw it in the US and most folks did not know what it was when this special dessert came up in conversation. Now it is standard fare and holds its own among Lava Cake, Chocolate Mousse and Tiramisu.

As a kid, my sister and I would pool our money to go eat flan at El Paragua after school Read More

Pets Of The Week: Meet David & Barbie

David is an orange tabby cat daddy so motherly toward the kittens he arrived with that it was assumed he was their mama. David and his brother Josh are the sweetest, most empathetic boys with old souls inside their 1 and 2-year-old bodies. They are caretakers and lovebugs, ready to go home neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and all fees waived. Española Humane is open to walk-in adopters 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For details, click here. Courtesy/EH

Barbie the Anatolian Shepherd mix with baby blue eyes is swoon-worthy. She weighs 6 lbs. at 8 weeks old and goes home spayed, microchipped, Read More

Four Los Alamos Scientists Honored By American Association For The Advancement Of Science

Stosh Kozimor 

LANL News:

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The honorees are Stosh Kozimor, Rangachary Mukundan, Tanja Pietrass and Sergei Tretiak.

“For Mukund, Sergei, Stosh and Tanja, this recognition as an AAAS fellow speaks to the important contributions they have each made in their disciplines and to the Laboratory,” said Deputy Read More

Los Alamos State Farm Agent Loren Valdez Fosters Puppy Brothers Rusty & Rowdy Found Roaming Streets In Santa Fe

Six-week-old Rusty is being fostered by Loren Valdez at his State Farm Insurance Agency at 1350 Central Ave. Ste. 100 in downtown Los Alamos. Rusty and his brother Rowdy were found recently roaming the streets in Santa Fe. The small brothers appear to be German Shepherd-boxer mixes. Rusty is shown here Wednesday afternoon with his new friend, State Farm Account Representative Roberta Madrid at the Valdez Agency. To learn how to adopt these adorable puppies, visit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rusty, 6-weeks-old, relaxes at his foster dad Loren Valdez’ Read More

LAHS Athletes Tara McDonald, Kayli Lincoln And Diego Rodriguez Sign College Letters Of Intent

Los Alamos High School athletes signing letters of intent today from left, Tara McDonald with Utah Tech in St. George, Utah. She plans to major in sports medicine or sports management and will play soccer. Kayli Lincoln signed with Masters University in Santa Clarita, Calif. Her major is undetermined but she will run track. Diego Rodriguez signed with Eastern Oklahoma State in Wilburton, Okla. He plans to study physical therapy and play baseball. Photo John McHale/ Read More

Dr. Siegfried Hecker Book Signing Feb. 7 At Fuller Lodge

Dr. Sigfried Hecker

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Dr. Siegfried Hecker, former Los Alamos National Laboratory director, returns 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 for the release, signing, and discussion of his latest book, Hinge Points: An Inside Look at North Korea’s Nuclear Program, written with Elliot Serbin, former research associate at the Center for Global Security Research.

The book analyzes the diplomacy and nuclear development as it addresses the question of how North Korea, one of the poorest and most isolated countries in the world and in the crosshairs of every U.S. administration Read More

The Tub Seeks Applicants For Board Vacancy

The Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy. Post file photo

The Tub News:

The Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (The Tub) Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill one Board vacancy. 

The successful applicant will serve from the day they are appointed until the next regular membership meeting in September 2023, then may run in a special election for a three-year term.

Who Qualifies:

A Director shall have been a member in good standing a minimum of three months prior to the appointment.

The following are not eligible to serve on the Board:

  • The General Manager;
  • Anyone
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What’s Up Wednesday At Mesa Public Library Feb. 2


Today is World Read Aloud Day! To celebrate, the star of Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of Matilda will be at the main library in The Zone to read aloud a chapter from Roald Dahl’s novel Matilda and sing a few snippets from the show.

Miss Olivia and Miss Sian will have supplies for making a book and a bookmark to take home. And Miss Melissa is bringing some of the books from her personal pop-up book collection to share with the group.​​​​​​

There’s always something fun at the library on Wednesdays. The community is invited to come to the Zone 1:30-3 p.m., Wednesdays to see Read More

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