People & Community

People & Community

NWS: Today’s High Near 43; Tonight’s Low Around 31

NWS News:

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with a 30 percent chance of rain after 5 p.m. and a 50 percent chance of rain and snow after 8 p.m. with new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS


Polaris Founding Team Announces Meeting Schedule

Polaris School Team News:

The Polaris Public Charter School Founding Team will host a set of community meetings to provide information about the school and seek feedback.

Meeting dates and locations:  

  • Feb. 20 (Thursday) 4-6 p.m. 
    Mesa Public Library  
    Meeting Rooms 2, 3 on third floor
  • March 12 (Thursday) 4-6 p.m.
    White Rock Branch Library  
    Big Meeting Room
  • March 18 (Wednesday) 5-7 p.m.
    Los Alamos Steam Lab
    1615 Central Ave., Suite 202
  • April 14 (Tuesday) 5-7 p.m.
    Family Strengths Network
    3540 Orange St.

The informal, open-house style meetings are open to the public; come when you can, stay


Wanga International Safety Consulting Opens In Los Alamos

Wanga International Safety Consulting co-owner Scott Hafer at his new office on East Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Safety is always a businesses number one obligation and Wanga International Safety Consulting strives to help companies meet this obligation.

Owners Scott and Dalila Hafer established their business in 2018 and opened their Los Alamos office in January at 2470 East Road, Ste. D.

Wanga is a full-service company, which addresses health, safety, environmental and industrial hygiene needs.


HillStrummers Play Romantic Programs At Senior Centers

Courtesy photo


The HillStrummers Ukulele Group will play February Programs of “Love & Romance” at the local senior centers.

White Rock Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 21. Lunch is catfish, hushpuppies, tartar sauce, German coleslaw, and fruit cocktail.

Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. and cost is only a suggested $5 donation for members (membership is free), call 505.672.2034

Betty Ehart Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb 28. The birthday lunch is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, spinach, ranch roll and applesauce. All February


HOPE Pregnancy Center Presents Comedy & Dessert Night At Crossroads Bible Church Saturday Feb. 29


HOPE Pregnancy Center, Inc. will present Chocolate and Chuckles, a comedy and dessert night featuring Comedian Nazareth, on Saturday, February 29 at Crossroads Bible Church.

HOPE Pregnancy Center, Inc. is excited to celebrate 25 years of service by hosting the first annual Chocolate and Chuckles at Crossroads Bible Church. Chocolate and Chuckles will feature desserts and a multi-item raffle, with entertainment provided by inspirational Comedian Nazareth.

“Chocolate and Chuckles will be a fun night of laughs and desserts and an opportunity to celebrate the community


$6K Grant Aims To Boost Youth Interest In STEM Via Science-Based Musicals In Northern New Mexico

Marie Curie (Sandie Bowman) prepares a lecture at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Courtesy/Sean Buckley

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) will bring Matheatre, a musical troupe, to Northern New Mexico starting Feb. 27 in Taos.

The group performs Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) based theatrical renditions.

“This math-theater is an amazing blend of science and art. We are thrilled to be able to offer these free performances around northern New Mexico, thanks to funding from N3B,” said Ryn Herrmann, president of the BSMA, a non-profit that


New Mexico State Director For ‘Trump Victory’ To Speak Thursday At Republican Party Of Los Alamos Meeting

‘Trump Victory’ State Director Leslie White

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos meets 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in Room 505 at UNM-LA.

The public is invited to hear from “Trump Victory” State Director Leslie White.

After the talk and a break for refreshments, all registered Republicans are invited to attend the RPLA monthly Central Committee business meeting. A light supper will be provided.



La Vista Church: Nights Of Worship And Prayer

Courtesy/La Vista Church of the Nazarene


La Vista Church of the Nazarene invites the community to join them for songs and prayer, worshiping God and seeking His will for their church.

Attend any time between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 or Friday, Feb. 21, and stay as long as you like to pray and sing with others. Kids are welcome.

La Vista Church of the Nazarene is at 15 Grand Canyon Dr, in White Rock.


UNM-LA And Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Beethoven winners from left, Gala Nelson, Malaika Philip, Anuita Dzuiba, Janna Warren and Alyssa Sun. Courtesy photo

Beethoven Winners: Left-to-Right Philippa Fung, Julian Hu, Sean Lo, John Kang, Madeline Williamson. Courtesy photo


This year marks the 250th celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday.

To honor that occasion, the UNM-LA campus has invited the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) to kick off the year at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at UNM-LA in the Student Services Building.

The event features a public piano recital featuring young Los Alamos pianists