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P&Z Commission Approves Site Plan, Height Waiver For Marriott Town Place Suites And Conference Center

Marriott Town Place Suites and Conference Center that will be built off 20th Street. Courtesy/LAC

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Marriott Town Place Suites and Conference Center moves forward after its site plan and height waiver were unanimously approved during the Jan. 13 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

TNJA, LLC owner Tushar Patel will own and operate the hotel and conference center. He discussed his plans during the meeting and said that what is being proposed is an 86-room extended stay hotel, which will be located on approximately 3.08


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N3B, Triad Cooperate To Ship Radioactive Waste To WIPP

Jan. 14 marks the first comingled TRU waste shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP. Courtesy/N3B

N3B/Triad News:

N3B and Triad have successfully partnered to combine transuranic (TRU) waste shipment for additional efficiency.

The shipment, loaded at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Radioassay and Nondestructive Testing (RANT) facility at Technical Area 54, comingled legacy and new generation radioactive waste, resulting in more efficient shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

Jan. 14 marked the first comingled shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP.

By comingling loads,


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Skolnik: Global Health Challenges In The Age Of COVID

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

(Based on remarks given to the Honors Program of the Erasmus Medical College, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Global Health Challenges in the Age of COVID

The Key Issues

The present pandemic is the quintessential global health problem. Yet, it is not the only global health challenge that we face. I comment below both on the pandemic and on other critical issues in global health.

Getting COVID under Control

“The health of anyone, anywhere, is the health of everyone, everywhere”. COVID highlights the importance of this, since no country can be safe, as long as the virus


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One Los Alamos Diversity Week Int’l. Recipe: Day 3 Italy

Pasta Alla Norma. Courtesy photo

Recipe by Elena E. Giorgi

Elena E. Giorgi is a scientist, award-winning author and IPA-awarded photographer.

She likes to say she spends her days analyzing genetic data, her evenings chasing sunsets and her nights pretending she’s somebody else.

Giorgi has shared two of her favorite recipes here.

Pasta Alla Norma

Ingredients:

  • 2 large, firm eggplants
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • optional: 1 dried red chili, crumbled
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • a large bunch of fresh basil, stems finely chopped, leaves reserved
  • 2 14-ounce

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One Los Alamos Diversity Week: Day 2 Reading List

One Los Alamos News:

One Los Alamos would like to thank Melissa Mackey at Mesa Public Library for her assistance with its 2021 Diversity Week project.

The project includes a daily international recipe and list of books/podcasts.

Click here to see the list of Adult Fiction with clickable links to the books available in the Los Alamos Public Library System.


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One Los Alamos Diversity Week: Day 2 Podcasts

One Los Alamos News:

As part of Diversity Week, One Los Alamos is sharing a variety of podcasts with the community.

Here is the list of Day 2 Podcasts:

The Will to Change- Uncovering True Stories of Diversity and Inclusion

Code Switch

Latinos who Lunch

The Will to Change- Uncovering True Stories of Diversity and Inclusion

Code Switch

Latinos who Lunch

The Diversity Gap

Seeing White Series from Scene On Radio

Queering Desi

Womens Hour Daily

Identity Politics

Diversity Deep Dive

The 21st Century Change Agent

In Good Company

And finally, because it was difficult to choose.

Best Black Podcasts:

https://www.blkpodcollective.com/thecollectiveblog/blk-pod-collectives-2020-top-40-black-podcasts?fbclid=IwAR2ibAFefkMnFduLwUZgs-NLWBvIWpPiYd9VYB7y_9xsdy7nCv6BwNNhsfI


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Pajarito Mountain Kicks Off 2021 Ski Season Sunday!

Pajarito Mountain begins its winter operations Sunday, Jan. 24. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain

Pajarito Mountain News:

  • Passholder Appreciation Days Jan. 22-23

Pajarito Mountain begins its winter operations Sunday, Jan. 24, with two special appreciation days reserved especially for passholders Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23. 

The Aspen lift and Beginner’s Lift will be running and service 4 runs. 

After unseasonably warm and dry conditions, resort staff are thrilled to be opening the mountain.

“Mother Nature took her time getting us the snow we needed to open,” said Pajarito Director


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In And Around Town: Jan. 19, 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 to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

WEDNESDAY Jan. 20

JJAB Meets Virtually
The next meeting of Los Alamos JJAB is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. The meeting will be held via video and the meeting agenda is available at
www.losalamosjjab.com. Contact JJAB at info@losalamosjjab.com or 505.709.8125.

THURSDAY Jan. 21

LWV Lunch With a Leader
At noon Thursday Jan. 21, the League


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Bandelier National Monument Closed Due To Heavy Snowfall

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument will remain closed all day today due to expected heavy snow in the area. 

For information about Bandelier, visit www.nps.gov/band, call the visitor center at 505.672.3861, ext. 0.

Facebook BandelierNPS, Instagram and Twitter @BandelierNPS. 

About the National Park Service:

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create closeto-home recreational opportunities.

Learn more at www.nps.gov and on Facebook,


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Diversity Week International Recipe: Day 2 China

Instant Pot Chicken Congee with condiments. Courtesy/KokHeong McNaughton

Recipe by KokHeong McNaughton

KokHeong McNaughton is Asian American, born and raised in Malaysia and became a naturalized US citizen. She has lived in Los Alamos for more than 45 years.

McNaughton is retired, with her immediate family around her and living in the same neighborhood within walking distance from one another. She enjoys gardening and cooking and has been teaching Taiji and Qigong in Los Alamos for many years.

Chicken Congee is the Chinese version of Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is easy to digest and is therefore


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Los Alamos Residents Encouraged To Provide Input To State Of New Mexico On Outdoor Recreation Plan

State Parks Division News:

The State of New Mexico is looking for citizen input on outdoor recreation and with its significant population of outdoor enthusiasts, Los Alamos is a great resource for that information.

The 2021-2026 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is in development by the State Parks Division of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), with input from local, state, and federal agencies, outdoor recreation businesses, non-profits, and interested citizens.

The plan provides recommendations to guide outdoor recreation providers


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Canceled: In-person Learning At LAPS Elementary Schools

LAPS News:

All in-person learning at Los Alamos elementary schools is canceled today due to inclement weather.

Food service also is canceled for today. Meals for pick-up will be available 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pinon and Aspen elementary schools in White Rock.

Principals are available to help answer questions.

Walkways are slick so everyone is encouraged to wear weather appropriate shoes and boots.


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Domestic Violence: Men, You’re Not Alone…

By Victoria K Gonzales
Local volunteer

Domestic abuse takes many forms: physical, emotional, verbal or sexual. It is crucial to understand both women and men are prone to being victims of an abusive relationship in heterosexual and same sex relationships.

More than 830,000 men are victims of domestic violence every year with more than 4,000 domestic violence programs offered in the U.S.

But it’s more common that women turn to these programs as men don’t receive the necessary support.  

Why don’t you seek help?

This question can be daunting for abused men because they feel embarrassed, fear


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Los Alamos Public Health Office Is Open Today

NMDOH News:

The New Mexico Public Health Office In Los Alamos is open today despite inclement weather conditions.

The office at 1183 Diamond Drive Unit D is open for normal business operations including COVID-19 testing.

Individuals should call 505.662.4038 before heading over to the health office.


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North Mesa Options Analysis: Seeking Letters Of Interest

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) and Los Alamos County (LAC) have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to pursue options for utilizing approximately 29 acres of school-owned property on North Mesa east of Los Alamos Middle School.

The North Mesa Working Group – a committee of elected officials and staff representing LAPS and LAC – is seeking letters of interest to appoint up to three community members who will assist them in developing a property plan that includes:

  • Understanding options for recurring revenue generation and housing, especially for workforce housing,

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