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People & Community

County Discoveries Action Team Meets Jan. 23

COUNTY News:

The next meeting of the Los Alamos County Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge

New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting and visit with County Staff and team members while enjoying a free lunch, followed by a recap of 2019 accomplishments and reports from project champions and current projects moving ahead in 2020.

The Discoveries Action Team is open to all County residents, businesses and organizations. Volunteers donate time and talent to Place-Making (enhancing Los Alamos


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Shop On The Corner Says Thank You

Shop on the Corner is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Courtesy photo

TOTH News:

The staff at Shop on the Corner thrift store on the first floor of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, thanks all the shoppers, donors, volunteers and friends for their most successful year in 2019.

The thrift store raised $50,000, all of which was donated to more than 20 nonprofit organizations in New Mexico.

The staff looks forward to seeing the community again 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

All of the profits from this week’s sales will go to relief aid for earthquake and fire victims in Puerto Rico and Australia. Some


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Topper Boys Basketball Fall To Artesia Bulldogs

Gavin Compos worked his way down court in a game played Saturday afternoon in Griffith Gymnasium against the Artesia Bulldogs. The Toppers started out hot and had a 20-1 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Bulldogs, who had a tough game against the Pojoaque Elks the night before, started to come to life and ended up winning the game 66-57. Compos had 12 points for the game. The boys next home game is Jan. 23 against the Moriarty Pintos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Matthew Owen was the leading scorer for the Toppers with 15 points for the night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Community Invited To Diversity Week Events Jan. 19-24

International dances will be performed during Diversity Week Jan. 19-24. Courtesy photo

Book Club readings 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

One Los Alamos News:

One Los Alamos invites the community to celebrate Diversity Week Jan. 19-24, 2020, proclaimed by the County, with a series of art and cultural events.

All events are free and open to all.

One Los Alamos Books by Women of Color Book Club:

  • 1-2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central, Rooms 2&3, 3rd floor

This is an ongoing book club open to all. Can’t always commit to a book club? You


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is Ruby K’s Melanie Metzler assisting Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos Funeral Specialist Lane Karmiol with one of the many bagel specialties. Ruby K’s is at 1789 Central Ave. and open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, call Ruby K’s at 505.662.9866. Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday with after hours by appointment at 1627 A. Central Ave. For information, call Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Ski Patrol Debriefing

On the job in Los Alamos from left, Ski Patrol Volunteer Representative (Director) Bill Purtymun, New Mexico Crisis Support Team Facilitator Dr. Deb Boheman and Chaplain/Crisis Support Team Facilitator Eleni Fredlund prepare for a debriefing for the Pajarito Ski Patrol Jan. 4 in the Conference Room at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. The Ski Patrol assisted with a recent, difficult rescue endeavor at the ski hill and the management wanted to offer a Critical Incident Stress Management meeting for all of the responders of that incident. More than 10 participants took advantage of the benefits


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LAFD: Nine Cadets Graduate At Ceremony Friday

The American flag waves in the breeze during the Fire Recruit Academy Class #28 Friday at the White Rock Baptist Church on N.M. 4 in White Rock. Nine fire cadets graduated during the ceremony including Fire Science Valedictorian Terry Martinez, and EMS Valedictorian Gary Martinez (whose grandfather is LAFD Retired Capt. Leroy Lopez) and Dennis Padilla, Cory Miller, Christopher Salinas, Manual Fierro, Rudy Trujillo, Donovan Aguilar and Isiah Chavez  Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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Rotary President Phil Dabney Presents Paul Harris Fellowships To Alison Pannell And Nancy Cerutti 

Rotary Club President Phil Dabney, center, presents Paul Harris Fellowship pins to Rotarians Alison Pannell, left, and Nancy Cerutti  at the Jan. 7 Rotary Club meeting. Chicago attorney Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905. Rotarians who donate generously are recognized with gold pins containing gemstones designating their level of giving. Rotary is a charitable service organization with 1.2 million members worldwide. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Cottonwood on the Greens. Everyone is welcome to attend. Photo by Linda Hull


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Los Alamos School Board Meets Tuesday

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the School Board Room at the Administration Offices, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite V.

In reference to a Dec. 10, 2019, closed Executive Session, School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim will state that the purpose for the discussion in closed session was limited to the items stated on the agenda. No action was taken.

New Board member swearing in by the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Allen and election of board officers are among topics  scheduled for Tuesday’s meeting.

The meeting is open to the public.


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Teacher Rita Sanchez Receives Spirit Of West Award

Los Alamos Middle School teacher Rita Sanchez receives the Spirit of the West Award. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

COMMUNITY News:

The 2020 Spirit of the West Award was presented to Los Alamos Middle School teacher Rita Sanchez during a ceremony Saturday night at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The Champions of Youth Ambitions “Community Asset Awards” celebrated its 11th annual event, sponsored this year by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

Sanchez was recognized with the Spirit of the West Award, named for former County Councilor Jim West, not just for 35 years of teaching, but thousands


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‘The Neverending Story’ Is Truly Magical At LALT

Ygamul the Many and her children are menacing but somehow adorable in ‘The Neverending Story’. Photo by Zachery Baker

 

Review by BONNIE J. GORDON

Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Adults, bring every available kid. Kids, drag your adults to this show. Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production “The Neverending Story,” opened Friday at the Performing Arts Center and it’s truly magical.

The production is produced by Elisa Enriquez and directed by Mimi Adams. Adams has a lot of experience directing kids and it really pays off in this production.

A huge cast of around 30,


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Fr. Glenn: ‘Take The Wheel!’

By Fr. Glenn Jones

What a world. Is this politician/celebrity/person being truthful or not? Or rather … is he simply seeking to further his own interests at the expense of others? It’s anyone’s guess. After all, we are deluged daily by the deceitful—scamming phone calls (“Let that warranty run out already!”), e-mails (“Boy, those foreign princes sure are generous!”), faked pictures and documents on unsocial media, etc. Sigh.

Now, we Catholics remember John the Baptist especially this weekend as we close the Christmas season on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospels tells us that John


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Speedway

On the job in Los Alamos are Lacey Duffy, left, and Michelle Gomez assisting a customer Thursday at Speedway #9130 at 3701 Arkansas Ave. The station is open 5 a.m to 11 p.m. daily. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Theophany Blessing Of Ashley Pond 2020 Jan. 19

Scene from Blessing of the Water at Ashley Pond Theophany 2015. Courtesy photo

Theophany. Courtesy photo 

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

This year Theophany lands on Sunday, the 19th of January. Theophany, the feast and commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, used to coincide with the celebration of the Nativity (Christmas).

But over the centuries separate celebrations developed.

When Jesus went to the Jordan, where John was preaching and baptizing, the people were gathering for repentance and the forgiveness of sins.

Jesus, being perfect and sinless, had


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Freedom Church Begins Love Los Alamos Series Today

Freedom Church News:

Freedom Church of Los Alamos launches its “Love Los Alamos” series at 10:30 a.m. today in the Aspen Elementary School Gymnasium at 2182 33rd St.

“Come be a part of a movement! God is doing something big in Los Alamos through Freedom Church and we can’t wait to see all that he wants to do in you and through you in 2020!” Freedom Church Pastor Mike Brake said.

At this event, Pastor Brake intends to share powerful keys to living 2020 to its fullest potential and how to experience the change in one’s life that people are longing for.

“God loves everyone in Los Alamos … we love everyone


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Science On Tap: Yamaguchi On ‘Atomic Armor’

Hisato Yamaguchi examines a material for night vision goggles coated with atomic armor. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District present Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday at projectY cowork.

This On Tap will feature a conversation with Hisato Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi studies initial corrosion processes using surface science techniques and synthesizes atomically thin, two-dimensional protection crystals for the Finishing Manufacturing Science group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Science On Tap is sponsored


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PEEC: Evening Of Family Fun Jan. 14

PEEC hosts its monthly Family Star Party and Family Night are Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Jan. 14 for an evening of family fun.

The night will kick off with a Family Star Party in the planetarium at 5:30 p.m. and continue 6-7 p.m. with Family Night. Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s sponsors: New Mexico Bank & Trust sponsors Family Star Parties and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

At the Family


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