People & Community

Laboratory Retiree Group First Tuesday Breakfast Feb. 7

LRG News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory retirees (and potential retirees) (LRG) are invited to drop in at the LRG monthly breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Morning Glory Restaurant, 1377 Diamond Drive across from Los Alamos High School.

Morning Glory serves a full breakfast and pastries.

Retirees buy their breakfast; LRG pays for coffee or tea.

Contact or 505.672.3497 for more information.

More information about the LRG may be found here. Read More

This Week In Sports: Feb. 2 – Feb. 4, 2023

Los Alamos High School Hilltopper games are covered by the Los Alamos Daily Post sports team of Gene Mortensen (Voice of the Hilltoppers), Mike Cote, John McHale and Nate Limback.

The Hilltopper Sports Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 2 through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023:

Feb. 2 Thursday

  • Girls Basketball vs Pojoaque Away – 7 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

Feb. 3 Friday

  • Hockey vs Albuquerque Home – 6:45 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball vs Moriarty Home – 7 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel
  • Boys Wrestling District Duals at Moriarty – TBA
  • Girls Wrestling Regionals at Farmington
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LA Choral Society Selects Music For Spring 2023 Concert

LACS News:

In its Spring 2023 Concert, the Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) will perform a selection of heart-warming harmonies by the B composers including:

          • Bach “Dona Nobis Pacem” from Mass in B Minor
          • Brahms “O Schöne Nacht”
          • Barber “Sure on this Shining Night”
          • Bruckner “Os Justi”
          • Bernstein “Make our Garden Grow”

All singers are invited to join, no audition is required … just a love of singing!

Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 at United Church in Graves Hall (building next to sanctuary building). Arrive early, between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to pick up a music packet.

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Summit Garden Club Features Magelssen At Feb. 6 Meeting

Nightime view of a blooming datura plant. Courtesy photo

Summit Garden Club News:

At its Monday, Feb. 6, meeting of Summit Garden Club, Judy Magelssen will present a program titled “Establishing A New Garden: Managing Your Expectations”. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church, 80 State Road 4.

KN95 masks will be available to those who wish them.

Magelssen will present slides from her moonlight garden at the Los Alamos Demo Garden, showing it after one year and after two years.

Archaeologists have found that as early as 600 years ago moonlight gardens existed in India – Read More

Valentine College Care Packages Support 2023 Educational Travel This Summer For Los Alamos High School Seniors

LAHS News:

Send your college student a Valentine College Care Package from Los Alamos and support educational travel for 2023 seniors.

To raise funds for their summer tour, Europe 2023, travelers are putting together personalized Valentine packages again filled with goodies from home for college students.

For $40, Europe 2023 travelers will fill a Valentine College Care Package with treats (homemade cookies, candy, hot chocolate, tea; school supplies (sticky notes, pens, pencils); personal items (razors, toothbrushes, tissues); local fare (red and green chile); Valentine surprises, Read More

Home Country: Making The Rounds

Home Country

I don’t mind Boots. He just curls up quietly against my belly and stays put.

But sleeping with Desdemona can be a bit unnerving. She snores. Sometimes she gets little bad dreams and scratches me, too. But hey, I get to come in out of the cold and sleep with Aunt Ada’s cats on her sofa, and a guy can tolerate a certain amount of cat snoring for that.

I was glad when I heard Aunt Ada puttering in the kitchen because I knew it was time to get up. After she let me out, she fed me, and let me tell you … that kibble was just as good this morning as it was yesterday. And then she petted me, called Read More

2023 Los Alamos Dog Jog Logo Contest Now Open!

Los Alamos Dog Jog News:

Tails are wagging all over Los Alamos in anticipation of the 2023 Los Alamos Dog Jog, to be held Saturday, April 29.

The Dog Jog is an annual fundraiser for the Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals, an all-volunteer organization that uses this money to provide funding for spay/neuter programs and veterinary care for ill and injured dogs and cats whose owners cannot afford expensive care for their beloved pets.

The Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put your imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2023 Dog Jog Logo Read More

Gull Spotted Strutting Around Central Park Square

Update: A reader in the know has identified this bird spotted today in Central Park Square as a ring-billed gull, adding that it is ‘a fairly common species in New Mexico. The mantle on a black-tailed is much darker, and the entire end of the bill is dark (with red at the tip). They are extremely rare in North America. Black-tailed has only been found in NM once before, a brief 2-day period at Brantley Lake in August 2008.’ Photo by Michelle Stallings

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Upcoming Events & Deli Menu At Los Alamos Co+op Market


The Los Alamos Cooperative Market (Co+op) is to serve Los Alamos County and surrounding communities by providing fairly priced, wholesome foods and other goods in an ecologically sustainable, socially responsible, and economically appropriate manner.

The Co+op further strives to:

  • Emphasize food for people, not just for profit
  • Maintain a high standard of quality products
  • Foster the development of northern New Mexican growers and vendors
  • Employ a democratic and member-owner cooperative
  • Promote ethical practices, participation, and community empowerment
  • Work to
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NMDOT Traffic Alert: Lane Closure I-25 SB In Santa Fe


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) closed this morning the southbound right lane from mile marker 280 (Santa Fe) to mile marker 278 (N.M. 14/Cerrillos Road).

This closure is necessary for the repair of potholes in the roadway.

Work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. today.

“NMDOT is committed to the safety of the traveling public and appreciates the public’s cooperation during this work.” –NMDOT

For updated information, visit: New Mexico Department of Transportation or call 511. Read More

Life After 50: If You’re Lucky, You Find Out Someday

Local educators from left, Whitney Pomeroy, Lynn Ovaska, Melissa Mackey and Akiko Shiina. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Rich Ronquillo explains to Skye Webb and her sister Simone Bennett the process he does to hand craft the award. Ronquillo has made and not charged C’YA for the Spirit of the West Award every year except the very first year. Webb was the big winner Saturday of the award named for former Los Alamos County Councilor Jim West. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Executive Director

After three years, Champions of Youth Ambitions celebrated a CommUNITY Asset Awards in Read More

PAC 8 Community Media Center: Feb. 3-9, 2023

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Community Media Center is available for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing, live streaming and drone photography and videography.

For information, email, call 505.662.7228 or visit

PAC 8 Television schedule for Feb. 3-9:

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

  • 6 a.m. Democracy Now! – Live;
  • 10 a.m. The Thom Hartmann Program;
  • 11 a.m. County Council Replay – 1-24-23;
  • 3 p.m. Democracy Now!;
  • 5 p.m. PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates;
  • 6 p.m. PAC 8 Summer Media Classes;
  • 7 p.m. The Whitehouse Chronicles;
  • 7:30 p.m. Informed
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Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble KODO At The Lensic Feb. 23

KODO performs 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. Courtesy/LPAC

LPAC News:

Internationally renowned taiko performing arts ensemble KODO brings heart, history, and high-energy taiko drumming 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 to The Lensic Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Santa Fe.

Striving to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts, KODO explores the limitless possibilities of the Japanese taiko drum. Since the group’s debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, KODO has given more than 7,000 performances on five continents.

Director Yuichiro Funabashi states, “KODO Read More

Daily Postcard: Mountain Bluebird Peeks Around Bandelier

Daily Postcard: A Mountain Bluebird peeks out from its perch in a tree recently at Bandelier National Monument. Its bill is straight and pointed and designed to catch and eat insects and its wings are designed for acrobatic flight to catch flying bugs. Mountain bluebird males are a much brighter blue than females or juveniles. Source: BNM. Courtesy/NPS Read More

LAPS Quorum Notice: 2023 Board Member Institute

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the 2023 Board Member Institute Feb. 2-4 at the Hilton Hotel Santa Fe Convention Center, 100 Sandoval St./201 W. Marcy St. in Santa Fe.

A quorum may be present; however, no action will be taken. Read More

Leadership Los Alamos Session #4: Education

Gwen Perea Warmiment, director of the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee discusses the various educational opportunities in New Mexico. Photo by Kateri Morris

Jenny Parks, president and CEO of the LANL Foundation and Steve Laurent, executive director Los Alamos Community Foundation hold a panel discussion about the local foundations supporting education. Photo by Kateri Morris

LLA Students participate in a ‘Simon says’ -type activity with Caron Inglis’ team. Photo by Kateri Morris

LLA News:

The Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) Class of 2023 met Jan. 6 for an Education Session Read More

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