People & Community

People & Community

Tickets Available For Community Asset Awards


Tickets are available for the annual Community Asset Awards, Jan. 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, recognizes individuals, organizations and local businesses, for their good works throughout the community.

Tickets are $10 and include an evening filled sweet treats for the soul and the taste buds through inspiring people and stories.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 505.695.9139.


Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance: Violinist Stephen Redfield; Violist Jeffrey Smith Jan. 8

Violist Jeffrey Smith. Courtesy/LAAC
Violinst Stephen Redfield, Courtesy/LAAC
LAAC News:
Stephen Redfield, violin; and Jeffrey Smith, viola; will join Los Alamos Arts Council for a special performance at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. This lovely violin/viola duo comes to Los Alamos from Santa Fe and will play pieces by Michael Hayden and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The pieces have a very interesting history. Michael Haydn, the younger (and at the time, well-known) brother of Franz Joseph, was commissioned to write a set of six duos.


‘Little Shops’ Sales Indicate Interest In Ongoing Venue

YMCA News:
The 27 and 31 vendors who took part in the Los Alamos “Little Shops” Pop-up sales Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at The Family YMCA garnered more than $14,000 in sales, expressed gratitude and indicated an interest in ongoing “small” type markets.
Los Alamos County’s Discoveries Action Team and The Family YMCA hosted the Pop-up event to help local vendors test group-selling at a single venue. A survey held last summer revealed that 80 local, home-based businesses were interested in a group-selling ideal.
Of the 27 to 31 vendors who


Canvas And Chamomile Painting Class Jan. 9

The Canvas and Chamomile painting class is 4 p.m., Jan. 9 at the White Rock Senior Center and 1:30 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. the cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. No experience is necessary. For registration and questions, call 505.412.1534. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Big Band New Year’s Dance Saturday

Los Alamos Big Band performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road. Courtesy/LABB
Los Alamos Big Band
Celebrate the New Year by dancing to tunes of the Los Alamos Big Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4.
The dance will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, and is a fund-raiser for the IHM Youth program.
Admission is $20 per person and $10 for high-school students. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are


Registration Open For PEEC Forest Explorers Club

Registration is now open for PEEC’s Forest Explorers club. This program meets 1-4 p.m. every other Wednesday Jan. 22-April 29 and is for children ages 5 to 8. Photo by Denise Matthews

PEEC News:

Registration is now open for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s afterschool club Forest Explorers.

This program provides the opportunity for children, ages 5 to 8, to go on hikes from the nature center for child-directed play in the canyons, creeks and surrounding forest.

This program meets 1-4 p.m. every other Wednesday, Jan. 22 to April 29. Registration is required and space is limited


2019 Year In Photos In Los Alamos

This photo of a snoozing deer herd received the most attention and was shared around the world following the Jan. 1 winter snowstorm that covered Los Alamos. The owner of this home on Corona in Quemazon went out the following day, Jan. 2, to clear 3 feet of snow off of her hot tub when she encountered this snoozing deer herd on her patioPhoto by Patricia Walls

The sun shines a ring around the solar tree sculpture Wednesday, Jan. 10 in front of the County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John Gustafson

A female Cooper’s Hawk perches on a fence Saturday


2019 Los Alamos Education Highlights

The Public Education Commission listens to statements from the board of the proposed Polaris Charter School Aug. 22 at the Public Education Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Here are highlights of 2019 for Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-Los Alamos:
  • The New Mexico Public Education Commission voted to deny the charter school application of Polaris School at a hearing Aug. 22 at the Public Education Building in Santa Fe. The Commission voted against approval on a 7-3 vote. Read


Scenes From Torchlight Parade On Pajarito Mountain

Skiers and community members gather Dec. 31 to celebrate the anniversary of Los Alamos Ski Club with music and sparklers and the 2019 New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Hilary Trottier

Watching the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade from left, Timothy Trottier, Lydia Trottier and Joanna Trottier. Photo by Hilary Trottier

Scene from the 2019 New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Hilary Trottier

Scene from the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Hilary Trottier


Chandler: 2019 – The Year We Began To Turn New Mexico Around

By Rep. Christine Chandler
House Dist. 43
Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties

As my first year as your New Mexico State Representative ends, I welcome this opportunity to review the year’s accomplishments, activities and on-going challenges. 

The 2019 legislative session was noteworthy for its exceptional productivity and results. After a decade of inertia, the legislature with a cadre of new representatives and our new Governor committed to positive change. 

A focused and strategic legislative effort achieved much: a public education moonshot marked


Highlights Of Events In And Around Town In 2019

Central Avenue is filled with more than 1,300 pumpkin carvers Oct. 26 attempting to break the world record. Photo by Nate Limback/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The community was busy with a variety of special events in 2019. Here are a few of the highlitghts:

Mass Pumpkin Carving Event

Central Avenue was awash with more than 1,300 pumpkin carvers attempting to break the Guinness World Record for simultaneous pumpkin carving Saturday, Oct. 26 in the heart of downtown Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Arts Council sponsored the activity.


Los Alamos Residents At Tournament Of Roses Parade

Longtime Los Alamos residents Linda Deck, left, and Libby Carlsten are volunteers who helped put flowers on floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade Wednesday morning in Pasadena, Calif., where the temperature was a balmy 61. Deck is director of the Bradbury Science Museum and Carlsten recently retired from Los Alamos County. Courtesy photo

A float from Dole Foods for which Los Alamos residents Linda Deck and Libby Carlsten prepped the ‘orange crush’ roses displayed on the float bed. Photo by Linda Deck

A float celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Photo by Linda