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Scenes From 2018 First Responders Christmas Dinner

on December 18, 2018 - 8:18pm

Local first responders including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, police chaplains and fire chaplains and their families were treated to a Christmas Dinner Saturday night sponsored by several churches to thank them for all they do throughout the year to take of and protect the community. The event was held at the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from annual first responders Christmas Dinner Saturday night at the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from annual first responders Christmas

UNM-LA Introduces ‘Designing Your Life’ Course

on December 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

UNM-LA continuing faculty member Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, also a LANL staff member, will teach Designing Your Life, UNIV 101 this spring at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

UNM-LA News:

UNM-LA is launching a new course in the Spring 2019 semester: Designing Your Life, UNIV 101. The class is based on a Stanford University course, using the book, “Designing Your Life” by Stanford University professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

Burnett and Evans developed a series of exercises to help students engage in ‘design thinking,’ a strategy typically used to improve a product or experience.

GOP Women Gather At Annual Christmas Luncheon

on December 18, 2018 - 6:07pm

Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women from left, Donna Macdonald, Therese Crepeau, Lisa Shin, Jo McCarthy, Mary Wilhoit, Jennifer McKerley, Jane Gordon, Terry Marzili, Dianne Coane, Francine Mendoza, Cathy Walters and Shona Neff. (Not pictured is Terra Fullbright). Courtesy/Francine Mendoza


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) met Thursday, Dec. 13 for their annual Christmas Luncheon.

The women enjoyed a delicious lunch and gathered gifts for their adopted Christmas family. A recap of the year was given and Shona Neff read the poem, The Soldier's Night Before

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on December 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities CRCLC) meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 in Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Oñate in Española.

RCLC Agenda:

A. Call to Order – Chair Henry Roybal | 11:00a-

B. Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Henry Roybal
C. Approval of Agenda – Chair Henry Roybal

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes – Chair | 11:10p- (Tab 1)  
E. Public Comment (20 min)  | 11:15-11:35a

F. Treasurers Report & Invoices for Approval  | 11:35-11:40a (Tab 2)

G. Discussion/Action Items | 11:40a–12:50p a.

Local Shed Hunters Help Local Needy Families

on December 18, 2018 - 3:45pm

Local shed hunters Shawn Amburgey and Cory Miller held a fundraiser Saturday to raise funds for needy families in the community. Courtesy photo

New Beginnings Church News:

Local shed hunters Shawn Amburgey and Cory Miller held a fundraiser Saturday to raise funds for needy families in the community.

Amburgey, lead pastor at New Beginnings and also an antler buyer, paid cash for deer and elk antlers donated by fellow shed hunters. The proceeds were then given to the church to help families with utility payments, food and gifts for Christmas.

This was the first year of this event and they

County Assessor's Office Closed Dec. 24-25

on December 18, 2018 - 3:26pm


The Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

The office will reopen with normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.  The Assessor’s Office wishes all residents a wonderful holiday season.

Direct questions or concerns to the Assessor’s Office at or 505.662.8030.

Europe 2019 Coffee And Holiday Craft Sales At LANB

on December 18, 2018 - 10:20am

Stop by the LANB lobby, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to support Los Alamos students and their educational travel to Europe in 2019. Courtesy photo


Looking for meaningful holiday gifts? The Europe 2019 Holiday Craft and Coffee Sale will be in the lobby of LANB, noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Stop by LANB to support Los Alamos students and their educational travel and have a free cup of coffee.

Coffee is a perfect gift for the holidays and a great way to support local youth on educational travel. Coffee is $13 for a 10 oz.

Scenes From Luminaria Walkabout At Stables

on December 18, 2018 - 9:02am

Warren and his dad Alex Parga get acquainted with Stella during the annual Luminaria Walkabout Sunday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by John McHale/

Sydnee Etuk leads Lola around the stables. Photo by John McHale/

Hanna Stedham on Prince and Sage Wilcox on Shorty show off their Holiday Lights. Photo by John McHale/

It just does not look quite like Rudolph, but it has a red nose. Actually it is Cheryl Lucero's miniature horse. Photo by John McHale/

Gerry and Georgia Strickfaden tend to their luminaro outside of the barn.

Deadline For 2018 Community Asset Awards Friday

on December 18, 2018 - 8:47am

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Community Asset Awards for 2018 is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21. Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA) will host the recognition event Jan. 26 and tickets are just $10. Nominations can be made for individuals, clubs or businesses that make a difference in the community, nation or world. Nominations can be made through or by calling 505.695.9139. Courtesy photo

Scenes From KofC Annual Enchilada Fundraiser

on December 18, 2018 - 8:39am

The Donald A. Larson 4th Degree Assembly of The Knights of Columbus Council #3137 making enchiladas Saturday, Dec. 8 for their annual Enchilada Fundraiser. The proceeds went to sending care packages to locally deployed soldiers, Support our Troops and Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

Scene from Knights of Columbus annual enchiladas fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 8. Courtesy photo

Scene from Knights of Columbus annual enchiladas fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 8. Courtesy photo

Scene from Knights of Columbus annual enchiladas fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 8. Courtesy photo

Scene from Knights of

LANL: Top 25 Stories Highlight Science Achievements

on December 18, 2018 - 8:24am

LANL News:

Breadth and depth of Lab science reflected in top science reporting

From space missions to disease forecasting, particle physics to artificial intelligence, the biggest science news items from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2018 have been gathered in one place: It’s a collection that reflects the significant depth and breadth of national laboratory science.

“The range of technical and scientific capabilities in these stories, as reported by media outlets across the world, reflects the many ways Los Alamos National Laboratory serves the nation,” Laboratory Director Thom Mason

Daily Postcard: View Of Beginner’s Hill At Pajarito

on December 18, 2018 - 7:55am

Daily Postcard: A view this morning of Beginner’s Hill at Pajarito Mountain in a screen shot captured by the webcam from the top of Pajarito Lodge. Pajarito Mountain is scheduled to open Dec. 21 for the 2018/19 season. Hours and dates of operation are subject to change with the weather: Lifts 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Business & Ticket Office open, Old Lodge 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday–Friday and Retail Shop open. Courtesy/

White Rock Presbyterian Church Hosts Blue Christmas

on December 17, 2018 - 6:43pm
White Rock Presbyterian Church hosts a Blue Christmas event at the church at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo
While the Christmas season is generally one filled with joyful celebration shared with family and friends, for some, their families, neighbors or friends that joyfulness is tempered, or even overcome, by recent loss; by grief, separation, sadness, or by loneliness– all good and genuine emotions that make celebration difficult or impossible in this season.
If people are perhaps seeking a brief respite from the sometimes - unrelenting

Street Lights Off For Farolito Viewing At These Locations

on December 17, 2018 - 4:43pm


The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be turning off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Monday, Dec. 24 and will be restored on Wednesday, Dec. 26

For safety purposes, the Traffic & Streets Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be off. If this is not possible, it is recommended that the vehicles and trailers be silhouetted by farolitos.

Due to the limited sight visibility during the viewing, drivers

Los Alamos Creative District Expands To Include Los Alamos Nature Center And Reel Deal Theater

on December 17, 2018 - 11:20am

Creative District News:


The Los Alamos Creative District announced today that the New Mexico Arts Commission recently approved its request to expand the district to include the Los Alamos Nature Center and Reel Deal Theater.


Both sites, which will now be considered Arts & Cultural Institutions of the Los Alamos Creative District, are within walking distance of the district and add significant cultural contributions to the area.


“I am delighted with the expansion of the Creative District and for future planning and projects for both Reel Deal Theater and the Nature Center,” said

Economic Dev. Remains LANL Focus Under Triad

on December 17, 2018 - 10:02am

Robert Naranjo unloads root stock for a Northern New Mexico wine growers association, a project that was helped by LANL’s community commitment. Courtesy/FNM
Finance New Mexico

New leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory hopes to increase business development and educational programs for small businesses, while relying even more on New Mexico companies to fulfill contracts.

On the heels of LANL’s 75th anniversary in the summer of 2018, Triad National Security LLC has taken the helm as the new managing contractor for the research facility in Northern New Mexico.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At UPEX

on December 17, 2018 - 7:58am

On the job in Los Alamos is Shipping Clerk Neivi Delgado Saturday afternoon at UPEX at 108 Central Park Square. Delgado is in her first year with the company that is big enough to do the job yet small enough to care. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets Wednesday

on December 17, 2018 - 7:57am

Celebrate Christmas Eve At Ashley Pond

on December 17, 2018 - 7:48am


It looks a lot like Christmas in Los Alamos! Trees and lights are up around the city, and downtown Los Alamos is looking more festive than ever!

The entire community is invited to come to Ashley Pond on Christmas Eve for a very festive time of music, cheer, and message the whole family will love.

“Christmas In Los Alamos” will start at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 and last about 45 minutes. Hosted by Freedom Church Los Alamos, the candlelight service will include free gifts for everyone in attendance, traditional Christmas music, photo stations, cookies and hot chocolate.

Daily Postcard: Doe And Buck Spotted At Bandelier

on December 17, 2018 - 7:08am

Daily Postcard: A doe and buck are spotted during a walk Saturday afternoon at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Family Strengths Network Hosts Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

on December 16, 2018 - 3:15pm
FSN News:
Family Strengths Network will start running a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group next semester.
Los Alamos has seen an increase in the number of grandparents, who are solely raising their grandchildren, over the past handful of years. The group is designed to help these families navigate their unique challenges.
Lori Padilla will be facilitating the group, which will meet once monthly for a group dinner with their families that will be followed by a group discussion (childcare will be provided while adults meet). Padilla is a licensed therapist and

Scenes From North Mesa Stables Saturday

on December 16, 2018 - 3:08pm

Scene of horses and other various barnyard animals spotted Saturday afternoon at the North Mesa Stables. Between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, stable owners will greet visitors with decorated barns, and maybe some other holiday cheer. Folks of all ages are invited to warm themselves and chat at the scattered luminarias (little bonfires) during their stroll. Visitors are invited and welcome, but to preserve the ambiance of the peaceful scene, plan to participate on foot.

Scenes From Gingerbread House Building Workshop

on December 16, 2018 - 7:40am

The Family Strengths Network presented its annual ginger bread house building workshop Wednesday at 3540 Orange St. FSN offers four classes, one for toddlers, two for the school ages and one for the teens and adults. This year's classes mark the 17th year that FSN has offered the classes for the holiday season. Photo by John McHale/

Dante Maez is busy decorating pieces for his house. Photo by John McHale/

Alaina and Elizabeth Cleveland work on the pieces of their house. Photo by John McHale/

Gillian Hsiehratliff puts the finishing touches on her

On The Job In Los Alamos: Firefighter Michael McElyea

on December 16, 2018 - 7:15am

On the job in Los Alamos is Firefighter Michael McElyea Saturday afternoon shining up a medic unit at Station 4 at 4401 Diamond Dr., across from the golf course. Unfortunately, while he may be laughing on the outside he is really crying on the inside because the longstanding tradition at LAFD is when a firefighter's picture is published in the paper, he/she must buy ice cream for the entire station. Fortunately, Station 4 is staffed with just five personnel, a company officer, a driver engineer and three firefighters.

Daily Postcard: Inspirational Message At FBCLA

on December 16, 2018 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: An inspirational message is carved in wood and fixed to a tree trunk to form a cross at the edge of the parking lot of First Baptist Church Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A cross and inspirational message at First Baptist Church Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/