Los Alamos WinterFest ‘Home For The Holidays’ Dec. 4-6

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Los Alamos WinterFest 2020, with the theme “Home For the Holidays,” will be different this year and run Friday, Dec. 4 to Sunday Dec. 6.

Due to COVID-19 and the current Public Health Orders, the popular Holiday Lights Parade will be replaced with a Holiday Lights Display 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. This is a drive-through event where cars can safely view some festive floats and decorated cars parked in the Central Park Square North Parking lot, for a “reverse parade” concept.

No pedestrians will be allowed. Float and decorated auto registration is available through


Snyder: Thanksgiving At The Ranch School

Los Alamos Historical Society

The observance of Thanksgiving at Los Alamos Ranch School (LARS) in 1941 was the last one of a traditional nature. Ten days later, Pearl Harbor was bombed, and within the next few months Headmaster Lawrence Hitchcock and other masters would be in the military on active duty, but in 1941 the holiday was carefree.

A fine turkey dinner with all the trimmings was served in Fuller Lodge and enjoyed by staff and visitors as well as all but five of the LARS boys. William “Bee” Barr went home to Chama to be with his family. Jim Thorpe invited Wilson Hurley to spend


Daily Postcard: Happy Turkey Day!

Daily Postcard: As the sun is setting Wednesday this Turkey appears on the White Rock rock extending uplifting and cheerful Thanksgiving Day wishes to all the community. The news team at the Los Alamos Daily Post also takes this opportunity to send our good wishes for health and happiness to our readers everywhere – we are thankful for each and every one of you and for our most generous advertisers who make it possible for us to continue sharing the news of this community that we all hold so dear. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Suspected Goosenapper Spotted At Ashley Pond Park

This man is caught on camera today in what appears to be a goosenapping caper at Ashley Pond Park. He was spotted in broad daylight lifting local beloved goose Homer into his arms and carrying him off … fortunately and for unknown reasons he suddenly let Homer loose and left the scene. Courtesy photo


Local Officials Share Thanksgiving Wishes For Community

A Thanksgiving centerpiece by floral designer Gillian Sutton of Flowers by Gillian at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Flower bouquets are available for $50 each until 7 p.m. today or sold out. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


To say this has been a difficult year is an understatement. Even now with Thanksgiving approaching, it may be hard to feel thankful and see blessings during such a turbulent time.

But despite the pandemic, there are still things to celebrate and embrace. Officials across all areas of Los Alamos provided the Los


Don’t Throw Away Thanksgiving Food Scraps … Compost!

Madeline Bolding, organizer of Los Alamos Food Scrap Swap, holds up  food scraps and the finished product after composting. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and take stock of the blessings in life. It also is time to enjoy an abundance of good food and this can be problematic.

A large holiday dinner can lead to food waste, which is a major contributor to global warming. Tossed in the landfill, food releases methane gas and unfortunately there is a lot of food waste in landfills.

According to data compiled by the Los Alamos


LAPD Expresses Appreciation For Zia Credit Union Donation

Cmdr. Oliver Morris with local Special Olympics Athlete Addie Montoya who enjoys competing in golf. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department would like to thank Zia Credit Union in Los Alamos for its generous donation to Special Olympics New Mexico!

Zia Credit Union donated $500 to Special Olympics to sponsor a month within the 2021 LETR Heroes Calendar, which features a different New Mexico police officer and a Special Olympic athlete for each month. 

LAPD will be featured within the calendar for the month of September. All proceeds from the calendar sales go toward Special