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People & Community

Andy Fox Thanks Community Discusses Store-Wide Sales Underway As CB FOX Prepares To Close For Good

CB FOX President Andy Fox thanks the community and discusses his store-wide sales underway as the store prepares to close for good April 30 after 40 years in business. Video by Nate Limback/ladailypost. com


End Of An Era: CB FOX Closing Doors After 40 Years

CB FOX Department Store in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost. com

From left, Dave, Anne and Andy Fox at their store Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost. com

Los Alamos Daily Post

Beloved family-owned CB FOX Department Store is closing its doors for good at the end of April.

Owners Dave and Anne Fox and their son Andy made the difficult decision after receiving an offer on the building that was too good to refuse. The terms of that offer are confidential, but Dave explained how their decision came


Pajarito Astronomers Host Club / Public Meeting Feb. 23

The night sky viewed from White Rock. Photo by Glen Wurden


The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a club and public meeting 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Los Alamos Mesa Public Library in Meeting Rooms 2/3 upstairs.

The club will welcome new members and discuss upcoming events and club business. This will be followed by a talk by Didier Saumon title: “Blinded by the Light: Outdoor Lighting and Life after Dark”.


New Mexico is blessed with relatively dark skies throughout the state and with several remote areas that offer pristine views. Poor outdoor lighting


GOP Women Hold February Meeting Thursday


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will host its February meeting Thursday, Feb. 13.

The business meeting will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m., and all registered Republican women are invited to attend. At noon, the group will welcome CD3 candidate Alexis Johnson to speak.

All county Republicans are invited to hear about and meet this candidate.

all Cathy Walters at 505.690.2309 for the meeting address. Call Shona Neff at 505.470.3177 for further information.


Andy Fox Discusses Store Closure In Video Interview

CB FOX President Andy Fox discusses the closure of his department store during a video interview this morning conducted by Nate Limback of the Los Alamos Daily Post. The reason for the April 30 closure is not competition from internet sales or anything related to the county but rather an unexpected offer made on the store building that the Fox family felt at this time in their life they simply could not refuse. Read the full story in the Thursday print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/


Laura Lockwood Launches New Business Today

Laura Lockwood, LCSW, LLC stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom to discuss her new business, ‘Mindful Counseling’ that she is launching today in Los Alamos. Lockwood is a trailing spouse who moved to town recently from Akron, Ohio after her husband received employment at LANL. She specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma and relationships and begins seeing clients today in her office at 2041 46th St. To speak with Lockwood or schedule an appointment, call 505.500.4282 or email #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Smith’s Pharmacist Katie Fry Prepares Mission To Haiti

Here the smallest patients can receive the care, nutrition and information that could change their lives. Donations are being accepted at Smith’s stores in Los Alamos and White Rock. Courtesy photo

Local Smith’s Pharmacist Katie Fry stands with a patient from her volunteer work in Haiti. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

One of our favorite Smith’s employees is headed to Haiti once again on a life changing mission and you can help.

Pharmacist Katie Fry and friend Elizabeth Hargreaves will return to the impoverished location to assist families with lifesaving care, as they


Teen Center Hosts Skating Party Friday Night

A group of teens show off their skating skills Friday night at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. The Youth Mobilizers at the YMCA Teen Center organized the event. The Teen Center is hosting several fun upcoming activities. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, there will be a dance 7-10 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Teen Center and the Teen Center is hosting a pool party 7-10 p.m. March 13 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Daily Postcard: Uphill Icicles Form At Los Alamos Home

Daily Postcard: Icicles spotted Tuesday pointing uphill on the roof of a residence on Rim Road in Los Alamos. They formed when the snow on the roof of the front porch started slipping off, and the temperature got colder, so the icicles didn’t break off as the snow continued to slide and curl inward. Photo by Dorothy Amsden


More Scenes Following Winter Storm

Scene this evening heading east on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Snowy scene this afternoon around the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene looking west from Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Native Opens Eastern Medicine Practice

Dr. Erika Bittner opens Sakura Soul, LLC at 3500 Trinity Dr., Unit B3. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Erika Bittner, a Los Alamos native, has a background steeped in science. She earned degrees in environmental science and biology and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Recently, she decided to pursue another science – Eastern medicine. As a result, Bittner opened her practice, Sakura Soul, LLC, Jan. 9. Her practice is at 3500 Trinity Dr., Unit B3. She shares a


LALT Holds Auditions For ‘Calendar Girls’

LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its May production, “Calendar Girls,” written by Tim Firth and directed for LALT by Bev Brunson.
Auditions are 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.
In addition, LALT is holding a reading of the play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at LALT. Anyone interested in reading or listening is invited to attend.
The play, based on a true story, follows the friendship of Annie and Chris. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital and persuade four fellow Women’s


Los Alamos Jazz Project Combos Perform Wednesday!

Several LAPS jazz combos and ensembles perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to hear jazz combos and ensembles Wednesday at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Several jazz combos and ensembles will take to the stage starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School.

Six Los Alamos Jazz Project student combos, both Los Alamos Middle School Jazz Band 1 and Jazz Band 2, Los Alamos High School Jazz Band, and Los Alamos High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be performing jazz from New Orleans.

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