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PEEC: Explore December’s Night Skies 7 p.m. Today

on December 7, 2018 - 10:06am
Explore what is coming up this month in the night skies this evening in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:

Paul Arendt will give an interactive tour of the heavens starting at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 7 and will highlight the planets and constellations that will be visible throughout the month.

Additionally, the nature center will show the full-dome film “We Are Stars” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8.

Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will all be visible in December.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on December 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day At Aquatic Center

on December 7, 2018 - 9:59am

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Today is National Cotton Candy Day and the community is invited to stop by the Aquatic Center for a sweet treat noon to 4 p.m. to and celebrate at the Walkup Aquatic Center 2760 Canyon Road.

Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton are credited for the invention of machine-spun cotton candy in 1897.

Dating all the way back to the 1400’s when it was first called spun sugar, cotton candy has been a favorite treat for young and old alike at carnivals, fairs and the circus. Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over White Rock

on December 7, 2018 - 8:48am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise today over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA Campus On Two-Hour Delay Today

on December 7, 2018 - 7:39am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos is on a 2-hour delay today.

The campus will open and classes will resume at 10 a.m. today.

Los Alamos National Laboratory On 2-Hour Delay

on December 7, 2018 - 7:28am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed start.

Employees should report to work between 10-10:30 a.m. today.

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Today

on December 7, 2018 - 7:17am

Courtesy/LAPS

LA Teen Center Open House & Fundraiser Saturday

on December 6, 2018 - 8:44pm

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Saturday’s Army-Navy Game Sparks Local Rivalry

on December 6, 2018 - 8:35pm

A Go Navy! Beat Army! sign spotted Wednesday morning in an office window on the second floor of a building at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos drew a Go Army! Beat Navy! response today painted on the White Rock rock from some crafty Whoops. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The 2018 Army-Navy Game will add another edition to the historic rivalry. Below, find game time, TV channel and livestream information.

Army and Navy will play for the 119th time, with this year's game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Mesa Public Library Is Back In Business

on December 6, 2018 - 9:45am
Library Manager Eileen Sullivan and County Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust check out the new landscape in front of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday, Mesa Public Library reopened its doors to the community after months of closure.

With a new HVAC system installed and some of the new LED lighting, patrons should notice the beginnings of a brighter, more comfortable space. In an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post Nov.

Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp … A Ministry Of Presence During A Crisis

on December 6, 2018 - 9:31am
Los Alamos Firefighters from left, Evan Pulliam, Justin Wright, Mike Cayton and Mike McElyea with newly ordained Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca at Firestation 3 in White Rock. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
 
Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca chats with LAPD Ofc. Dominic Perez at the police station. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

What is a chaplain? Well, the Los Alamos County Volunteer Chaplain Corp acts as a ministry of presence during a crisis. They are a non-sectarian group dedicated to helping those who need them when they are called.

The

Council Discusses Youth Services In The Community

on December 6, 2018 - 9:28am
Los Alamos County Councilor Morris Pongratz listens to the presentations regarding local youth services during the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative Director Kristine Coblentz discusses the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey with council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos isn’t immune to homelessness, suicide, abuse or drug use; in fact there are a multitude of local programs and agencies working to address and

Belisama Irish Dance Company Performs Sunday

on December 6, 2018 - 9:09am
Members of the Belisama Dance Company. Photo by Aimee Price
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Belisama Irish Dance Company will perform 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Fuller Lodge to kick off the holiday season with a Celtic Christmas show.
 
The Belisama Irish Dance Company is known for its joyful, energetic traditional dancing and its whimsical forays into other styles of music and dance.
 
Admission is free, clapping and foot-stomping are encouraged, and donations are gratefully accepted!
 
Photo by Kate Russel
 
Photo by Kate Russel

Bandelier Mastermind Council Wins National Park Service Intermountain Region’s 2018 Leadership Award

on December 6, 2018 - 8:55am
Members of the Bandelier Mastermind Council hold their 2018 Leadership Awards. Courtesy/Bandelier
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott is proud to announce that the Bandelier Mastermind Council was the group winner of the National Park Service Intermountain Region’s 2018 Leadership Award.  
 
National Park Service Intermountain Region’s 2018 Leadership Award. Courtesy/Bandelier
 
The Mastermind Council consists of eight staff members: Robert Harper, Maintenance Mechanic; Myron Gonzales, Preservationist; JT Stark, Exhibits Specialist; Jorge Maldonado, Facilities Management

Jingle Bell Rock ‘N Run 5K & 1 Mile At LAMS Sunday

on December 6, 2018 - 8:22am

LAHS students play holiday tunes for the runners in the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Band is hosting the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run Sunday, Dec. 9 to raise money for the LAHS band program.

The fun run includes the choice of a 5K or 1 mile run and is modeled after the popular Rock and Roll marathons by featuring live music along the routes. LAHS students will play holiday tunes for the runners.

Costs are $30 for the 5K (race day registration is $35) and $10 for the mile. Both of the fun runs start and end at Los Alamos Middle School.

NMAA Announces Hall Of Fame ‘Class Of 2019’

on December 6, 2018 - 8:13am
NMAA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Hall of Fame Committee, announces the Class of 2019 for induction into the NMAA Hall of Fame.
 
The NMAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon is scheduled for noon Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel at 5151 San Francisco Road NE in Albuquerque.
 
The ring ceremony, presented by Herff Jones, will take place at halftime of the 6:30 p.m. game, March 14, 2019, during the State Basketball Championships at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque.
 
The 2019 Inductees:
 
Don Gerheart

Remembering A Stellar Moment In Los Alamos History

on December 6, 2018 - 7:48am

On the platform at the football field across from Los Alamos High School for the Dec. 7, 1962 speech were President John F. Kennedy, Sen. Clinton Anderson, LASL Director Norris Bradbury, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, Congressman Joseph Montoya and Congressman Thomas Morris. Courtesy/LANL Archives

After President John F. Kennedy addressed the crowd on the football field, a motorcade took him along Central Avenue, where the streets were lined with even more people wanting a chance to see the president. It was an opportunity that no one in Los Alamos that day would ever forget.

In And Around Town: Dec. 10

on December 6, 2018 - 7:39am
 
In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.
Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​
 
MONDAY Dec. 10
 
Chapter AK, P.E.O., Annual Christmas Celebration Meeting
Chapter AK, P.E.O., hosts its annual musical Christmas celebration at 7 p.m. in the home of Joan Brown, 325 Aragon Ave, in White Rock. Katie Brousseau is the co-hostess. Joan will provide the program. RSVP to Joan at 672.1534. Guests are welcome. Please note the meeting start time.
 
WEDNESDAY Dec. 12
 
Gingerbread Building

UNM-LA Winter Break Closure Dec. 21 To Jan. 1

on December 6, 2018 - 7:27am
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus at 4000 University Dr. Photo by Nancy Coombs
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will close for winter break Friday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Jan. 1.
 
There will be no classes or activities, and buildings will be closed.
 
The UNM-LA campus, at 4000 University Dr., will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2 and spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 14. The UNM-LA Library will reopen Jan. 2 for student and community use.
 
UNM-LA is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college

Meet Los Alamos Fire Department’s New Paramedics

on December 6, 2018 - 2:19am
Courtesy/LAFD
 
By BENJAMIN STONE and DONNA MCHENRY
LAFD EMS Division

A paramedic is a health care professional responsible for providing emergency medical assistance to patients in their homes and while transporting to a hospital. Paramedics are the first line medical personnel that treat everything from heart attacks to injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

LAFD paramedics respond to our community’s 911 calls. As the first healthcare providers at the scene of emergency situations, they collaborate with local emergency physicians and the police to evaluate critical situations.

Coffee With Rep. - Elect Christine Chandler Dec. 15

on December 6, 2018 - 2:13am
Representative - Elect Christine Chandler is hosting a legislative preview Dec. 15 at the Los Alamos Co-op. Courtesy photo
 
POLITICS News:
 
The community is invited to join Representative - Elect Christine Chandler 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Los Alamos Co-op. Questions about the legislative session and input about legislative priorities are welcome.
 
Representative-elect Chandler for House Dist. 43 is hosting a series of legislative preview events before the legislative session opens mid-January.

Possible Council Quorum At Tree Lighting Dec. 8

on December 6, 2018 - 1:57am

Community Winds Presents Holiday Prism Concert

on December 6, 2018 - 1:55am

The Los Alamos Community Winds prepares for the upcoming Holiday Prism Concert at a recent rehearsal. Photos by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

MUSIC News:

For the eighth year, Los Alamos Community Winds presents the Holiday Prism Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos.

Much as a prism breaks light into its component parts, this prism concert showcases the music and musicians of Los Alamos and White Rock in all their varied components.

Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church Hosts Alternative Giving Fair In Kelly Hall Sunday, Dec. 9

on December 6, 2018 - 1:52am

TOTH News:

Do you ever struggle to find the perfect gift for your loved ones? Would you like to do your holiday shopping a little differently this year?

It’s hard to shop for some people because they already have everything they want or because you want to give something unique or with significance. Alternative giving or graceful giving is a form of gift giving that has a symbolic value  to the recipient and benefits a meaningful cause at the same time.

Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. will host an Alternative Giving Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

Daily Postcard: Buck Spotted On Camino Encantado

on December 6, 2018 - 1:51am

Daily Postcard: A buck is spotted Thanksgiving Day at a residence on Camino Encantado. Photo by Thai Ha

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