People & Community

People & Community

County Seeks Input From Senior Focus Group Feb. 12

The Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


During lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, Los Alamos County is interested in hearing from seniors about gaps in services in the community.

Reserve a spot for lunch by 10 a.m. Wednesday. Lunch includes chicken, chile, cheese soup, crackers and applesauce for a suggested $5 donation for members 60 and over.


Science On Tap: Featuring Bin Hu On Latest Innovations In Environmental Microbiome Research At LANL

LACD News:

Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at projectY cowork.

This On Tap will feature a conversation with Bin Hu discussing the latest innovations in environmental microbiome research at Los Alamos.

Microbiome is the collection of microorganisms in a particular environment, and also is used to refer to the combined genetic materials of the microorganisms found in a particular environment.

As one of the four DOE national laboratories participating in The National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC),


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Nature Center

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon at the Los Alamos Nature Center is Ashleigh Lusher who moved to town from Austin, Texas to begin work at the center in September of 2019. As gift shop coordinator, she handles purchasing as well as stocking and record keeping. Lusher also is the program coordinator and has recently taken over critter care, ensuring that the live critters at the center are happy and healthy and ready for interactions with the public. Upcoming programs at the nature center include Wild Love: A Valentine’s Celebration (ages 18+), Family Star Party and the annual Earth Day


PEEC Hosts Unique Valentine’s Day Celebration Feb. 14

Enjoy a unique Valentine’s Day celebration of love in the animal kingdom at the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 and explore the love lives of critters near and far. Pig+Fig Café will cater dinner for the evening and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op will provide drinks. Tickets are on sale now. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center this Valentine’s Day for a special celebration of love in the animal kingdom.

Enjoy tasty food from Pig+Fig Café and drinks from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op while learning about the love lives of critters near and far.

After attendees enjoy


Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Meets Monday

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb 10 in Building 6 at UNM-LA.

The featured speaker is Pat Davis, an Albuquerque City Councilor and Chair of the Governor’s cannabis legalization working group.

The featured speaker for the Monday, March 9 meeting is State Auditor Brian Colón.

Note the following change in location for meetings in summer 2020:

  • May, July and August the Los Alamos Democrats will meet the usual day and time, 6:30 p.m. second Monday in the White Rock Public Library; and
  • The meeting in June is canceled.


Senior Appreciation Night Planning Meeting Schedule

Scene from a previous Senior Appreciation Night activity at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

Planning meetings for the 2020 Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) high school graduation event begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Walkup Aquatic Center Training Room.

SAN began in 1984 as an alternative celebration for graduates who often took to partying in the mountains on graduation night.

A surge of underage drinking and driving in the early 1980’s left our community dealing with a disturbing trend of post-celebration accidents resulting in severe injuries and the loss of several


Mountain Mixers Begin Square Dancing Lessons Sunday

Mountain Mixers begin square dancing lessons at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the Pueblo Complex. Courtesy photo


Now that football season is finished and Super Bowl LIV is history, people might wonder what to do Sunday afternoons.

The Mountain Mixers, in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Division, suggest taking square dancing classes. Lessons will be 1:45-3:45 p.m. Sunday through May 3, at the Pueblo Complex gymnasium on Diamond Drive.

The first two classes are free; afterward the cost is $5 per class.

The Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club and the Parks and


Los Alamos Daily Post Turns 8 Years Old Today!

Los Alamos Daily Post celebrates its 8-year anniversary today at its world headquarters in downtown Los Alamos. File photo

POST News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post is celebrating its 8-year anniversary today at its world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave.

It is our privilege to bring you the news each and every day – 365 days a year!

The news team wants to take this opportunity to thank our loyal advertisers, columnists and other content contributors and our many readers throughout the community, state, nation and world.

Because of you we reach this milestone today as the official newspaper of record


Anytime Fitness Now Accepting Presale Memberships

Anytime Fitness Owner Nicholas Muller stands in front of his soon to open fitness center Wednesday afternoon at 195 East Road, Suite 1 directly across the street from Ridgeview Veterinary Clinic and the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Muller is accepting presale memberships for the next eight weeks. Anyone interested should stop by Anytime Fitness 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to sign up. Direct questions to Anytime Fitness at 505.551.0551. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/


Customer Care Center & DPU Opening 10 a.m. Feb. 12

DPU News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed for two hours Wednesday morning, Feb. 12.

The office will open at 10 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 130 in the Municipal Building, as DPU holding its annual all-hands meeting for employees to review with senior management the department’s mission and strategy for the upcoming year.

About DPU

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction


YMCA Presents Red, Black & Wild West Ball 2020 March 14

YMCA News:

Some 3,000 youth and teens from northern New Mexico are the largest beneficiaries of The Family YMCA’s annual Ball, now in its 20th year.

“We are honored that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has consented to host a dinner for eight at the Mansion as a live auction item,” Y CEO Rob Wilkinson said. “The Y is paying for the meals, but we are thrilled that she is making time on her schedule to support our youth.” 

The Y has hosted a fundraising gala since 2000, according to Wilkinson, for its financial assistance and youth programs, including the Española YMCA Teen Center that served 800 youth