People & Community

People & Community

New Show ‘Inside Arts’ Begins Airing On PAC 8 Feb. 16

Inside Arts interview with Petr and Louise Jandacek. Courtesy/PAC8

PAC 8 News:

Los Alamos Museum of Art and PAC 8 Community Media Center have teamed up and produced a series of recordings featuring regional artists, musicians and collectors.

The new show, called Inside Arts will begin airing Feb. 16 and will air weekly at 8:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Thursdays on Cable Channel 8 in Los Alamos.

The shows feature T.K Thompson, Karen Wray, Robert Wells, Ken Hanson, The Hot Flashes, Ruth Williamson and Petr and Louise Jandacek. Other productions are underway.

Los Alamos Museum of


Los Alamos Community Foundation 2019 Year in Review

LACF News:

In 2019, the Los Alamos Community Foundation:

  • Celebrated the close of our Founding Members giving society (2016-19). We couldn’t be more grateful to the 58 donors who provided startup capital to get the foundation off the ground. Our pledge is to continue to make you proud!
  • Announced the start of our next giving society: Community Builders. These donors will strengthen our impact on the community and take the foundation to new heights.
  • Kicked off a three-year Enterprise Bank Community Challenge of $50,000 per year, which will result in new unrestricted grant dollars for nonprofits


NMDOH Notifies Healthcare Providers Of Infection Prevention Guidance For Novel Coronavirus Infection


Through the New Mexico Health Alert Network (HAN), the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has notified healthcare providers of updated case definition and infection prevention guidance for novel coronavirus infection.

Key Points

  • This is a rapidly evolving outbreak and we are learning more about the virus every day. Our recommendations and our response will continue to evolve.
  • NMDOH is actively monitoring the situation and coordinating preparedness and response activities, including participating in national and international teleconferences, distributing Health


Las Cumbres Community Services: Finding Family Partners To Assist With Your Young Child’s Development

Free infant development screenings are available through ​Las Cumbres Community Services’ Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program. Courtesy/Las Cumbres


All new parents find themselves questioning if their child is developing at an optimal pace and in line with other infants their age.

Questions like; “Why hasn’t she rolled over yet? or why isn’t he talking yet?” are very common in the first three years of a child’s life. Oftentimes a delay is identified at birth through the diagnosis of a specific condition, or a newborn may experience a delay as a result of significant prematurity,


A Global Look At Women And Cardiovascular Disease

LAMC Interim Chief Nursing Officer Lori Coffelt in her office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Los Alamos Medical Center

The World Heart Federation and the World Health Organization tells us that cardiovascular disease (CVD) – heart disease and stroke – is the biggest killer of women globally, killing more women than all cancers, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

Here are a few remarkable statistics:

Heart disease and stroke cause 8.6 million deaths among women annually– a third of all deaths in women worldwide.


Highlights From Jan. 28 Council Meeting

Los Alamos Daily Post

Improvements to the irrigation system at Overlook Park, entering a power purchase agreement to be supplied with energy from sustainable sources and a modification to the electric energy and power coordination agreement between Los Alamos County and the Department of Energy were among the items approved during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday night.

Council Approves $800,000 loan/grant from New Mexico Finance Authority

Council unanimously passed an ordinance for a $800,000 loan/grant from the New Mexico Finance


DPU Recieves Roadrunner Award From Quality New Mexico

DPU Manager Philo Shelton

Los Alamos Daily Post

After a rigorous application process and a thorough site visit, Quality New Mexico awarded the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) its Roadrunner distinction.

“We’re pleased to get this award,” DPU Manager Philo Shelton said. “In the feedback report, there’s more good than bad.”

Some of strengths highlighted include DPU’s engagement with their customers. Shelton pointed out that DPU has included the community in several committees such as the Future Energy Resource Committee.


Los Alamos National Laboratory High-Performance Computing Veteran Candace Culhane To Chair SC22

Candace Culhane, program/project director in LANL’s Directorate for Simulation and Computation. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Candace Culhane, a program/project director in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Directorate for Simulation and Computation, has been selected as the general chair for the 2022 SC Conference (SC22). 

“We are thrilled to announce that Candy Culhane is the SC22 General Chair. She brings to the conference her deep knowledge and practical experience in working with the high-performance computing industry sector, national laboratories and supercomputer centers‚”


Movie Time At La Vista Church In White Rock Today

The excitement of the holidays (and snow days) is over, things are settling back into routine, and it’s time to reconnect with everyone after all the travel and craziness. The La Vista Church of the Nazarene invites the community to join the congregation after church today, Jan. 26, for a potluck lunch and family movie. The church provides the movie and the popcorn, attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and their best stories from the past few months. La Vista Church is at 15 Grand Canyon Dr., in White Rock. Courtesy/La Vista Church


Sipapu Community Benefit Day Is Sunday Jan. 26

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in Taos County.Courtesy/Sipapu


VADITO — Sunday is Community Benefit Day at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in Taos County.

In its second year, Community Benefit Days is a way for Sipapu to give back to the community by donating a portion of lift ticket sales to a local nonprofit.

This year’s proceeds will benefit MAS Comunidad. The resort pledges to donate 20 percent of lift ticket sales. 

“Sipapu views community involvement as a corporate responsibility. We enthusiastically endorse and are committed to supporting our local community both by giving and


PEEC: Biking In Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Jan. 28

Matt and Becky Hardy discuss their experience participating in an annual ride through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to hear about Matt and Becky Hardy’s participation in an annual bicycle tour through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem at the January Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. This event is free to attend and open to the public. 

Since 2013, the Greater Yellowstone


County Invites Public To North Mesa Housing Study Meeting At Municipal Building Thursday Jan. 30


Los Alamos County and its consultant will host a public meeting on the North Mesa Housing Study at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in Council Chambers (1000 Central Ave).

The County is seeking to create a design concept for workforce housing on approximately 30 acres of land located on North Mesa, east of the Los Alamos Middle School, between the school, soccer fields, North Mesa Road and San Ildefonso Road.

The land is owned by the Los Alamos Public Schools District. The overall goal for the project is to generate a concept that can be carried into design and development.

Preliminary work


On The Job In Los Alamos: Renting Car At Enterprise


On the job in Los Alamos Monday at Enterprise is customer Nataliia Makedonska, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working through car rental details with Management Trainee Aaron Fisher. Enterprise is at 1040 Airport Road and open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


Los Alamos Choral Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary Concert At The Duane Smith Auditorium Sunday

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

LACS News:

The Los Alamos Choral Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Duane Smith Auditorium. 

The chorus was founded informally in 1943 by Manhattan Project scientists, and will be giving this gala anniversary concert in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Cost is $15 for adults, and students are free. The Conductor is Steven Paxton, Kay


Fifteen Talented Spellers Compete In Los Alamos County Spelling Bee At Chamisa School Wednesday Night

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus poses with County Spelling Bee winners, from left, first place winner 7th grader James Hudlemeyer, second place winner 6th grader Penelope Barry-Hoffman and third place winner 8th grader Veronica Parra Wednesday night at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Hudlemeyer will move to the next round of competition in Santa Fe. ‘My favorite thing about school is that once you learn, you can apply your learning in real life,’ Hudlemeyer said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

There was a fierce battle for third place, with many


On The Job In Los Alamos: Instructing County Hires

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday morning at the Municipal Building is gas, water and sewer Deputy Utilities Manager Jack Richardson, standing, presenting orientation to recently hired County employees. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Jenn Bartram/