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On The Job In Los Alamos: Assisting First Responders

on December 14, 2019 - 7:42am

On the job Monday at Fire Station 3 in White Rock is Carl Russell, DMin, MA, LPCC a volunteer from the New Mexico Crisis Support Team (NMCST). Russell offered to facilitate a critical incident debriefing for local first responders involved in the recent tragedies in Los Alamos and White Rock. The NMCST is comprised of 15 volunteer mental health professionals, clergy and peer support personnel who have received special training to intervene with individuals who have experienced a critical incident or traumatic event. Learn more here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Joe Illick & New Year’s Eve Orchestra With Violinist Augustin Hadelich Perform At Lensic Dec. 31

on December 14, 2019 - 6:32am
Joe Illick. Courtesy/Babak Dowlatshahi
 
Augustin Hadelich. Courtesy/Suxiao Yang
 
THE LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents conductor Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra in a Dec. 31 concert featuring world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich, soprano Adelaide Boedecker and violinist Phoenix Avalon.
 
New Year’s Eve at The Lensic has become a Santa Fe holiday tradition.

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on December 14, 2019 - 5:33am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31 with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Peeping Deer Spotted In Los Alamos

on December 14, 2019 - 5:22am

Daily Postcard: A deer is spotted peeping through the bedroom window of a home Friday in Little Urban near Aspen Elementary School. Photo by Susan Brockway-Hahn

Pajarito Opens With Best Terrain In Years!

on December 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Pajarito opened this morning with 17 runs, with plans to open the Mother Lift Saturday plus eight more intermediate and expert runs. This is the best terrain at Pajarito in years for opening day with nearly 75 percent of the mountain already open. Skiers were ready to shred these trails this morning with sunny skies and moderate temperatures in the 30s. This weekend may see a little more snow. Courtesy/Pajarito

Community Invited To Village Arts Anniversary Weekend

on December 13, 2019 - 4:34pm
Owner Ken Nebel of Village Arts on DP Road. Courtesy/Village Arts
 
Jewelry by Teresa Starr. Courtesy/Village Arts
 
VILLAGE ARTS News:
 
Happy Anniversary Village Arts! We’ll use any excuse to throw a good party, and the whole community is invited to this one! 
 
Village Arts is officially completing a month long celebration this weekend of 10 years since moving into the DP Road Neighborhood! This weekend stop by for cookies, cider, and all kinds of giveaways and drawings!  
 
Come meet Teresa Starr, who has been bringing her treasures to Village Arts since it was at its old

2019 Winter Indian Market Santa Fe Plaza Dec. 14-15

on December 13, 2019 - 4:20pm

Topper Athlete Rebecca Green Signs With NMSU

on December 13, 2019 - 8:13am

Topper athlete Rebecca Green signs a letter of intent Thursday morning in the lobby of Los Alamos High School to participate in the track program this coming year at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Gathered for the ceremony from left, Green’s stepmother Susan Feiertag, father Lance Green, Green and her brother Jake Green. Green’s mother is Kristal Settle of Slaton, Texas. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Nambe Drugs Offers Local Allergy Remedy AllerPops

on December 13, 2019 - 7:47am
AllerPops inventor Cliff Han, center left, with Nambe Drugs co-owner Tom Lovett and staff holding boxes of AllerPops at the pharmacy at 111 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
 
NAMBE DRUGS News:
 
Nambe Drugs, a family-owned pharmacy in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, is now carrying AllerPops, a natural allergy remedy that corrects the underlying cause of allergies instead of masking the symptoms.
 
“I think it’s going to be a very effective product. The people who suffer from allergies should give it a shot,” said Tom Lovett, a registered pharmacist and co-owner of Nambe Drugs.

Wreaths Across America 2019 At Guaje Pines Dec. 14

on December 13, 2019 - 7:25am

The community is invited to a remembrance ceremony Saturday at Guaje Pines. Courtesy image

American Legion, Legion Riders Chapter 19 News:

The American Legion, Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again carrying out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The 2019 wreath laying is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

The community is invited to join the American Legion, Legion Riders Chapter 19 as they remember, honor and teach.

“Thank you for your support of our community and its deceased veterans.” –American Legion,

Skolnik Donates Global Health 101 To Local Libraries

on December 13, 2019 - 7:08am

Book Cover of Global Health 101, 4th Edition. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Author Richard Skolnik of White Rock recently donated copies of his college textbook Global Health 101, 4th edition, to the Mesa Public Library and the Los Alamos High School Library.

This new edition of Skolnik’s book, the most widely used global health textbook worldwide, was published in October of this year.

‘The health of anyone, anywhere, is the health of everyone, everywhere,’ Skolnik said, adding that he hopes, therefore, that Los Alamos County residents will find value in the book.

He said he also

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 29

on December 13, 2019 - 6:08am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Deer Graze On Andanada Street

on December 13, 2019 - 6:00am

Daily Postcard: Nine deer including a buck and several does and yearlings are spotted hanging out and grazing in various yards Monday afternoon at the northern end of Andanada Street. Photo by Ken Hanson

A buck spotted Monday afternoon at the northern end of Andanada Street. Photo by Ken Hanson

Deer spotted Monday afternoon at the northern end of Andanada Street. Photo by Ken Hanson

A deer spotted Monday afternoon at the northern end of Andanada Street. Photo by Ken Hanson

Deer spotted Monday afternoon at the northern end of Andanada Street. Photo by Ken Hanson

Humanitarian Care Is A Passion For Los Alamos Medical Center’s Dr. Christopher Hammond

on December 12, 2019 - 5:06pm
Los Alamos Medical Center's Christopher Hammond, D.O., left, helps a patient into her wheel chair. Hammond traveled Oct. 25-Nov. 3 to Kingston, Jamaica to provide humanitarian care on the U.S. Navy humanitarian ship, the Comfort. Courtesy photo
 
Christopher Hammond provided medical care through the U.S. Navy ship, the Comfort. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

For Los Alamos Medical Center’s Christopher Hammond, D.O., humanitarian work is a passion.

“My dream is to work part-time and travel and do humanitarian work,” he said.

Hammond

UNM-LA Closing For Winter Break Dec. 21 – Jan. 1

on December 12, 2019 - 4:26pm

UNM-LA campus will close for winter break Dec. 21 and reopen Jan. 2, 2020. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will close for winter break Saturday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

There will be no classes or activities and buildings will be closed.

 The UNM-LA campus, at 4000 University Dr., will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The UNM-LA Library will re-open Jan. 21 for student and community use.

UNM–Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for

Highlights From Council Meeting Dec. 3

on December 12, 2019 - 3:38pm
Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Here are a few highlights from the Dec. 3 regular Los Alamos County Council meeting.

Council approves water flow through system for splash pad

Design of the splash pad in White Rock progresses forward as a result of Los Alamos Council approving a flow through water system for the recreation facility.

The motion to approve the water system passed 6-1 with Councilor Katrina Martin opposed.

Topper Girls And Boys Swim Teams Win Home Meets

on December 12, 2019 - 11:34am

The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center was filled with swimmers and spectators Saturday for the 5th Bill Hudson Memorial Invitational Swim Meet hosted by Los Alamos High School. There were 14 teams competing for the top places, but the Topper Girls emerged in first place with 713 points and the boys finished in first place with 633.5 points. For the swimmers this was a chance to qualify for the state competition coming up in late February. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ian Jaegers has a big start in the 100-meter backstroke, which he won in SQT of 55.36. Photo by John

Pajarito Mountain Kicks Off Ski Season Friday!

on December 12, 2019 - 6:44am

The community is invited to ski Friday at Pajarito Mountain as the season opens with approximately 15 runs open. Photo by Peter Dickson
 
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain begins its winter season this Friday with approximately 15 runs open.
 
The Aspen lift, Beginner’s Lift, and the magic carpet will all be running. After a record snow year last year, Pajarito is poised for another season of skiing and snowboarding in Los Alamos.
 
“This will be one of our best openings in recent years,” Pajarito General Manager Tom Long said.

Sarah Lott Nominated Student Athlete Of The Week

on December 12, 2019 - 6:24am

Los Alamos High School graduate Sarah Lott was nominated this week as one of University of Utah ‘Student Athletes of the Week’. She is in her senior year and will be finishing her final season with the Utes at the PAC-12 Championship swim meet in Federal Way, Wash., at the end of February. Lott will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. She is the daughter of Los Alamos County Recreation Specialist Wendy Lott and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott. Courtesy photo

Scenes From LAHS Winter Dance At Smith Auditorium

on December 12, 2019 - 5:37am

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Winter Dance Wednesday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The students are in the class of LAHS Dance Teacher Natasha Barkhudarova. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Winter Dance Wednesday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Winter Dance Wednesday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Winter Dance Wednesday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Winter Dance

NWS: Today’s High Near 44; Tonight’s Low Around 28

on December 12, 2019 - 5:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset From North Mesa Stables

on December 12, 2019 - 4:53am

Daily Postcard: Sunset viewed Wednesday from the North Mesa horse stables. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Sunset viewed Wednesday from the North Mesa horse stables. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Sunset viewed Wednesday from the North Mesa horse stables. Photo by Trisha Ancell

LAPS Issues Invitation To Crisis Support For LAPS Parents And Community Members

on December 11, 2019 - 3:12pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools would like to invite parents and community members to hear a short presentation and have an opportunity to share and discuss how we can support each other and our children during this time of grief and loss at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 in the Chamisa Elementary School Gymnasium.

In times of unexpected, untimely tragedy, it is normal to feel shocked and afraid, to want to lash out, to try to regain a sense of control, and to search for ways to keep our children safe.

Los Alamos Mountaineers Hold Gear And Clothing Collection For Homeless Saturday Dec. 14

on December 11, 2019 - 2:50pm
 
Los Alamos Mountaineers News:
 
The Los Alamos Mountaineers are collecting donations of serviceable camping gear and outdoor clothing to be distributed by area homeless shelters.  Our homeless neighbors can use packs, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, and outdoor clothing such as jackets, hats, gloves, socks, and boots (for men, women, and children).
 
Please drop off 8-9 a.m. Saturday Dec. 14 at Sullivan Field parking lot in Los Alamos - look for the green Ford Bronco with a rooftop rack.

The Los Alamos Mountaineers are an open-to-all non-profit organization dedicated to outdoor

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Teatro Paraguas: Dance And Comedy Dec. 29

on December 11, 2019 - 12:25pm
Courtesy photo
 
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
 
An imagined landscape of magical realism where umbrellas dance and sheets glide. Jean Fogel Zee’s first full-length performance in Santa Fe is a performance of pure emotion in all its forms.
 
About her work The Austin Chronicle writes: “It isn’t every dancer that can do a pas de deux with light, but Zee is not every dancer.” And Portland Oregon’s Willamette Week: “Jean Fogel Zee achieves humor without cuteness, no mean feat.”
 
Jean Fogel Zee is a southwest poet, dancer and sculptor who combines kinetic forms with the written word.

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