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People & Community

County Sells 1010 Central To LAPS Credit Union

The future site of Los Alamos Public  Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.

The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950.


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NM Space History Museum Educators Evening Jan. 16

(Alien Autopsy) Students prepare to dissect the rare ‘spiny pickle worm’ as part of a class held by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH

NMMSH News:

ALAMORGORDO — An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus.

Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations.

“We can never show our appreciation to teachers enough and this is one way we can reach out and say thank you with


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Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers 5:30 P.M. Today

Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
Serenata Santa Fe News:
 
Listen to the music of Fred Rzewski and Eve Beglarian with world premieres by Leslie Wildman and Conrad Cummings at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 

Feel your way through obstacles and impediments to movement with music inspired by Amelia Earhart (1995), the flinty, political and progressive works of Rzewski that offer a space to be angry and reflective, and humanist Beglarians idealistic


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Los Alamos Hunger Walk Draws Nearly 200 Participants

The winning 2019 t-shirt logo created by Elyas Dezendorf. Courtesy photo

By Lynn Wysocki-Smith and Cynthia Biddlecomb
CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot

 

The CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot held Sunday Nov. 24, raised more than $12,000 for hunger concerns after expenses.

Twenty-five percent of that amount went to supporting the local food bank L.A. Cares. The remaining money raised for CROP/Church World Service supports work in global and domestic relief of hunger and poverty, and relief following natural disasters. 

To learn more about this worthy cause, check out https://cwsglobal.org/


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Community Asset Awards Honors 40 People Jan. 11

Rich Ronquillo of Rich Welding LLC, has handcrafted the Spirit of the West award for several years. Here he takes a break from restoring this Ford truck to pose with the award, which will be presented Saturday. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Forty people will be recognized Saturday as Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation sponsor the 11th annual Community Asset Awards.

The annual event strives to highlight the good work done by many people throughout the community.

“This has been a pretty interesting year,” C’YA Executive Director Bernadette


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Los Alamos County Council Pays Tribute To Retiring Atomic City Tours Owner Georgia Strickfaden

Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden her popular yellow tour van. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
At the Council meeting Tuesday, retiring Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden, center, holds a proclamation that designated Wednesday as Georgia Strickfaden Day. Joining Strickfaden, from left, County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, Lemonade Living founder Melissa Arias and Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los

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In-Depth Marketing And Communications Workshop For Nonprofits Jan. 22

LACF News:

Is your non-profit organization looking to set or reset its marketing and communications plan?

The Los Alamos Community Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, offers an in-depth workshop on Marketing and Communications, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at UNM-Los Alamos.

This workshop will examine your organization’s current marketing and communications practices to ensure that they align with your mission and goals. You will develop an action plan with strategies that will build support for your work and grow your audience. 


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Affordable Housing Projects On DP Road Slated To Begin This Month

A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy/LAC

 

Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus

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

This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc. on the Canyon Walk apartment


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Jan. 19-25 Proclaimed Diversity Week

From left, Christina Olds, Dr. Madhavi Garimella and Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz hold up a proclamation, which declares Jan. 19-25 Diversity Week in Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation, which declares Jan. 19-25 as Diversity Week.

Councilor David Izraelevtiz presented the proclamation, which read:

WHEREAS: Our community’s success depends upon making everyone living in Los Alamos County feel welcome and included; and

WHEREAS: We are fortunate to have a rich and diverse culture here


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Notice Of UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meeting Jan. 13

UNM-LA News:
 
The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meets 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.
 
Agenda items include the installation of recently elected board members, the election of officers, resource materials for the advisory board, an update on the CIC program and administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA operations.
 
The meeting is open to the public.

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Travel To A Magical World With LALT’s Production Of ‘The Neverending Story’ Opening Friday Night

The dragon Falkour in a scene from ‘The Neverending Story’. Photo by Zachary K. Baker
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon623@gmail.com
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production “The Neverending Story” opens 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center.
 
The production is produced by Elisa Enriquez and directed by seasoned director Mimi Adams. Something special about this show is that 10 percent of profits will be donated to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, Adams said.

The large cast is more than half kids ages 5 to 16.


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Former LANL Director Siegfried Hecker To Speak At Alice And Lawry Mann Lecture Saturday, Jan. 11

Dr. Siegfried Hecker during the official CTBTO photostream. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
Dr. Siegfried Hecker will give his annual talk on the state of nuclear arms control and world politics, 7 p.m., Jan. 11 at the Alice and Lawry Mann Lecture.
 
Hecker served as the fifth director of Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986 to 1997, and is now a senior fellow emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

He has spoken to a full house each year he has returned to Los Alamos for this event. Come early for the best seating!


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NWS: Today’s High Near 38; Tonight’s Low Around 22

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 38 with partly sunny skies and a 10 percent chance of snow showers after 5 p.m., and tonight’s low around 22 with a 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 8 p.m. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Courtesy/NWS

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