People & Community

People & Community

Los Alamos Police Free Buck Tangled In Hammock

An eyewitness at the scene of a buck tangled up in a hammock today commended Los Alamos police officers for their compassionate actions in freeing the trapped animal. ‘LAPD did a heroic job getting this thrashing buck untangled from a backyard hammock this afternoon in Los Alamos,’ he told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Jim O’Donnell


TED Talk Tuesday At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

Business News:

TED Talk Tuesday continues noon to 1 .pm. Tuesday, Jan. 7 with the topic “Don’t Fail Fast—Fail Mindfully”.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their lunch and have a casual conversation with others after the talk.

For more information visit projectY.


Live Theater Events Coming To Local Senior Centers


Live Theater at the Los Alamos Senior Centers

The 2020 Season of “Live Theater at the local senior centers” opens with AIRPLANE MODE, a 10-minute comedy by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin, performed by Jody Shepard and John Gustafson.
Aging has its interruptions and intrusions, but how to cope with them while others watch?
Free performances and post-show audience talkback are scheduled for:
  • Monday Jan. 13 at 12:45 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos; and
  • Tuesday Jan. 14 at 12:45 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center, 133 Longview


League Essay Contest Honors 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage … 1920 – 2020



A hundred years ago on Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee was the last of the necessary 36 states to secure ratification of the Nineteenth Amendments allowing women the right to vote.

To celebrate the event and to remind citizens of those momentous times, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring an essay contest open to all Los Alamos students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, private or home schools.

The essay topic is “U.S. women fought for decades for the right to vote, finally achieving the vote in 1920. What were some of the obstacles to achieving suffrage? Since 1920,


Plenty Of Snow On Dome Trail In Bandelier

The Dome Trail at the intersection of N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289 in Bandelier is a nice way to spend a couple of hours cross country skiing. A great way to see elk in their environment and get some exercise while your at it. At the halfway point on the blue trail is a good overlook spot for some lunch. Photo by Jim O’Donnell


GOP Hosts Candidate Forum At UNM-LA Thursday

GOP News:
The Republican Party of Los Alamos (RPLA) meets Thursday, Jan. 9 in Room 505 at UNM-LA. A light supper will be provided.
The public is invited at 6 p.m. to attend a candidate forum, which includes candidates for the 3rd Congressional District Audra Brown, Alexis Johnson and Karen Bedonie.
Following a break for refreshments, all registered Republicans are invited to attend the RPLA monthly Central Committee business meeting.
For information, email


Legislative Preview: Martinez, Chandler, Wallin Jan. 8

LWV News:
The community is invited to the 2020 Legislative Preview 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Fuller Lodge.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women, the event will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by refreshments and conversation.
Los Alamos legislators—Rep. Christine Chandler, Sen. Richard Martinez and Sen. Roberto Gonzales (recently appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to replace the late Carlos Cisneros)—will share their views on the upcoming session.
In addition, Voices for Children Deputy Director


Scenes Of Encounter Between Old And Young Buck

Friday morning this elderly buck was standing in the middle of a back yard of a residence in Los Alamos. While the homeowners watched, a young buck entered the back gate and approached the older buck. They sniffed each other, then stood quietly together before the older buck laid down. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

The young buck and older buck begin to nuzzle. Photo by Kathryn and Gordon Willcutt

After time spent nuzzling, the young buck places his forehead directly between the antlers of the old buck and pushes against him. The old buck tolerates him, much like a father training his young son.


Afterparty: An Interactive Book Talk At ProjectY Jan. 18

The Styx Chyx present an interactive book talk with Peter Callan, author of the Amazon best-selling book “Prepare to Die! And Other Stuff Nobody Told You”, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at projectY cowork Los Alamos, 150 Central Park Square.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Register online to confirm your attendance:
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
What to expect:
  • The basics of end-of-life planning, demystified;
  • Information regarding your


LARSO: Driver Safety Training In White Rock Jan. 9

Driver safety training for those over 50 is 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the White Rock Senior Center. Courtesy/LARSO


Driver’s Safety should be a new learning tool for adults in 2020.

If “driver’s ed for adults” is in your cards, the local senior centers are here for you.

A cadre of local teachers offer many trainings throughout the year in both the Los Alamos and White Rock facilities. This month, White Rock will play host to the training 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9. The 4-hour course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The course is open to those 50 years of age and over.

This month Kim Thomas is the instructor


Las Cumbres Community Services: Working For Everyone To Reach Their Greatest Potential

Connection to your community and social groups has positive effects on mental health and emotional well-being. Our shared skills and interests help mold the fabric of our community.
Imagine lacking a strong support network. Your emotional well-being would suffer. A community of us who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are waiting to have all of the tools for a strong support network to help them achieve their highest potential.
A national movement in the late 70’s pushed to do away with institutional care for those of us who have disabilities.


PEEC: Intermediate Snowshoe Outing Next Jan. 11

Join PEEC and the Los Alamos Mountaineers for an intermediate snowshoe outing Saturday, Jan. 11. Jean Dewart will lead this point-to-point hike from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead. Registration is required and space is limited. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos Mountaineers for an intermediate snowshoe outing Saturday, Jan. 11.
Participants will complete a point-to-point hike from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead, covering 4.5 miles and about 800 feet of elevation gain.