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Zero Waste Team: Turn Leaves Into Gardener’s Gold

on November 12, 2019 - 10:53am

Fall leaves can be used in a variety of ways including mulch, leaf mold and compost. Courtesy/ZWT


  • Zero Waste Tip: The recommended ratio for compost is one part green/nitrogen material and three parts brown/carbon material.

Now is the best time to start planning for spring gardens.

Composting in the fall allows time to create healthy compost by spring. Compost is vital to creating healthy soil to nourish plants. Healthy soil increases plant yields by enhancing aeration, water retention, nutrient availability, and resistance to soilborne disease.

Fall leaves can be

NMDOT: Lanes Reduced To One At Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project On N.M. 4 Starting Today

on November 12, 2019 - 9:52am


The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced that starting today, the eastbound and westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane at the Wall / Roadway Stabilization Project on N.M. 4 west of Los Alamos at mile marker 48.9.

Traffic will be guided through the work zone with a temporary signal.

Note: There is a 10' width restriction so no wide loads are permitted.

This project is scheduled to be completed Nov. 26; weather permitting.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Nov. 19

on November 12, 2019 - 8:55am
MOWW News:
This month’s meeting of the The Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday Nov. 19.
David Gubernatis is the guest speaker and his talk is a follow up to last month’s presentation on the process that led to LANL being tasked to produce 30 nuclear pits per year. Gubernatis will discuss the production of those pits.
The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park, west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

Author Phil Rink Releases Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills

on November 12, 2019 - 8:45am

Cover for the newly released book, Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills. Courtesy photo

BOOK News:

Author Phil Rink released his new book for children and young adults Monday, Jimi & Isaac 5b: Social Skills. It is the eighth book in the Jimi & Isaac series.

In their biggest adventure yet, Jimi & Isaac need to make everybody get along, or at least keep everyone from fighting with each other. But they don't know what to do, and the people that think they know what to do are quickly making everything worse. Jimi and Isaac are getting blamed for the incredible spiral of disaster as the kids in their

Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets Nov. 21

on November 12, 2019 - 7:57am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the White Rock Public Library.

The program features a presentation by Irma Holtkamp, “Are AncestryDNA ThruLines True Lines? – Some Strategies for Determining Accuracy of your Ancestry DNA Matches”.

A no host social dinner is 5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig on Sherwood Boulevard preceding the meeting.

LA Cares Bi-Annual Food Drive Saturday Nov. 23

on November 12, 2019 - 7:39am
As the holidays draw nearer, Los Alamos has a lot to be thankful for. We have plenty of good jobs, good friends and a beautiful locale. But, not everyone has it this easy.
Local food bank LA Cares helps make sure that everyone has something to be thankful for during the holidays. LA Cares is a volunteer organization that helps the needy of Los Alamos County by distributing food and helping with expenses.
Saturday Nov. 23, the Boy Scouts and Mail Carriers will be taking donations for LA Cares.

¡Iluminarte! 2019 Celebrates Light & Holidays Dec. 8

on November 12, 2019 - 7:03am
Scene from ¡Iluminarte! 2018. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE ¡Iluminarte! is a one-of-a-kind, winter holiday celebration inspired by luminarias and farolitos—a New Mexico tradition.
This event is 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and includes a magical light and bike parade along the Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque and short performances by Story Riders a bilingual elementary school program focusing on bike safety and storytelling – with Circo Latino, AirDance New Mexico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero.