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Jingle Bell Rock ‘N Run 5K & Kids 1 Mile

on December 5, 2019 - 7:03am

The Los Alamos Band Boosters is hosting the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run fundraiser Sunday, Dec. 15. Courtesy photo

LA Band Booster News:

The Los Alamos Band Boosters is hosting the Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run Sunday, Dec. 15 to raise money for the LAHS band program and the LAMS Music Program.

The fun run includes a 5K and a kids 1 mile run for age 13 and under. The run is modeled after the popular Rock and Roll marathons by featuring live music along the routes. Students from the Los Alamos Hight School and Los Alamos Middle School Bands will be playing holiday tunes for the runners.

In And Around Town: Dec. 6, 2019

on December 5, 2019 - 6:57am
 
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 bjgordon@ladailypost.com

 
WINTERFEST Dec. 6-8
 
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Dec. 7-8
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre Holds Open Auditions For Mark Dunn’s 'The Glitter Girls'
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Interested persons should email director Kathi Collins at kathimcollins@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time slot.

NWS: Today’s High Near 43; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on December 5, 2019 - 6:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with a 50 percent chance of scattered snow showers before 8 a.m., then scattered rain and snow showers between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 11 a.m. and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts wind gusts for 2 p.m. today across the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sundown Over Los Alamos

on December 5, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: The sun disappears below the horizon recently as viewed from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Geoff Reeves Wins Los Alamos Daily Post 1st Quarter Photography Contest

on December 4, 2019 - 5:15pm
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Chris Montieth presents a $100 check Wednesday to Geoff Reeves, the first quarter winner of the Los Alamos Daily Post Photography Contest. Robert and Ann Wells of Los Alamos established a fund in 2017 at the Los Alamos Arts Council whose purpose is to award a prize of $100 to the photographer who submits the best photo of the quarter published as a Daily Postcard in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

The 51st Los Alamos Earth Treasure Show Dec. 7-8

on December 4, 2019 - 4:51pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Legislation To Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online

on December 4, 2019 - 4:29pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

  • The Data Care Act will stop websites and apps from using personal data to harm users, protect user information from hacks, and hold companies accountable for misuse.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has joined 15 senators in reintroducing legislation to protect people’s personal data online. The Data Care Act would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the misuse of users’ data.

“Private and sensitive information

Sangre De Cristo Chorale: A Celebration of Women

on December 4, 2019 - 3:50pm

Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its concnert, A Celebration of Women, Friday and Saturday. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

As part of its 42nd season, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its December concert, A Celebration of Women, 7 p.m. Friday at the United Church of Los Alamos and 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1200 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe.

From poets to music to subject matter, women are at the center of this holiday-themed concert, which includes works by contemporary women composers Carol Barnett, Williametta Spencer, Nancy Grundahl, Gwyneth

LAPS Confirms LAHS Student’s Death In Canyon

on December 4, 2019 - 11:54am
Editor's note: Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus has released the following letter about a tragic event that occurred Tuesday:
 
By Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

Dear Los Alamos Community,

It is with profound sadness that I write to you with tragic news. We have received confirmation that Carson Cannon, a Los Alamos High School junior, died yesterday from a fall in a canyon near White Rock. This news comes as a shock and the loss will raise many concerns, questions and emotions for our school community.

Chamber Business Breakfast At UNM-LA Thursday

on December 4, 2019 - 9:51am

Viome Staff Make Thanksgiving Special For Seniors

on December 4, 2019 - 9:44am

The employees of Viome made Thanksgiving special for more than 50 local seniors. The handmade coasters, mini paintings and bookmarks were created by Viome employees and distributed with LARSO's Home Delivered Meal program. Viome also is participating in the Be A Santa to a Senior program with LARSO and Home Instead. Information about senior services is available at 505.662.8920. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

Saint Job Of Pochaiv Takes Holiday Cookie Orders

on December 4, 2019 - 9:30am
Saint Job of Pochaiv  News:
 
Once again, Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church is taking orders for its holiday cookie boxes.
 
This year the proceeds from the box sales will be donated to the founding of a women’s shelter here in Los Alamos. The women’s shelter will be a non-religiously affiliated, stand-alone non-profit and is currently in the founding stages.
 
The cookie boxes contain a wide variety of treats from traditionally Orthodox lands, handmade by the people of the church with candles and tea, and are perfect for gift giving.
 
Send orders for holiday cookie

Roger Montoya Races To CNN Hero 2019 Finish Line

on December 4, 2019 - 8:00am

Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Espanola is a top 10 finalist for CNN Hero of the Year 2019. Courtesy/MAE 

CNN Hero of the Year 2019 Roger Montoya said, ‘when we lift just one child, we all rise’. Courtesy/MAE

 

MAE News:
 
ESPANOLA  Roger Montoya, founder of Moving Arts Espanola, is a top 10 finalist for CNN Hero of the Year 2019. 
 
The community is invited to a gathering Sunday, Dec. 8 at Buffalo Thunder to find out if he is the winner. The winner receives $100,000 to continue their work.
 
A live broadcast of the Anderson Cooper All Star Tribute Hero of the Year will be shown

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Dec. 8

on December 4, 2019 - 6:49am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting is the annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner and will be Sunday Dec. 8. Note the date and time change.
 
This month’s speaker is LANL Director Dr. Thom Mason. His presentation will be “Leveraging our scientific base against national security threats”.
 
The meeting in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research Park building is west of the South Mesa Fire Station.

NWS: Today’s High 30s-40s; Tonight’s Low 20s-30s

on December 4, 2019 - 6:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos in the 30s to upper 40s with isolated rain showers in the morning and scattered snow and rain showers throughout the day. Tonight’s low in the upper 20s to mid 30s with scattered rain and snow showers and a snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Wintry Scene Along Truck Route

on December 4, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A wintry scene along the truck route recently near N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Habitat For Humanity Thanks Metzger’s & Community

on December 3, 2019 - 3:43pm

Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos Store Manager Curtis Cruz presented Metzger's Do It Best Hardware Store Manager Mark Hughes in White Rock with a certificate of appreciation for the many years of generous contributions Metzger's has made to the local community. Habitat for Humanity is grateful for all they have received from local businesses, residents and volunteers in the White Rock and Los Alamos areas and wants to wish the community very happy holidays. Courtesy/Habitat For Humanity

Governor Backs Balanced Pension Reform Proposal

on December 3, 2019 - 3:17pm
The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
From the Office of the Governor
  • Bill will incorporate retiree concerns into task force recommendations
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham endorsed an essential and equitable public employee pension reform proposal today that accommodates the concerns of current and future state of New Mexico retirees while establishing safeguards against the effects of future economic downturns.
 
Key legislative leaders also voiced support for the proposal, which is scheduled to be heard Wednesday at the legislative

The Season Of Giving At Del Norte Credit Union Brings Smiles To Local Communities

on December 3, 2019 - 3:11pm

DNCU News:

  • Following the cooperative spirit of People Helping People, DNCU makes the holidays brighter with several initiatives starting on International Credit Union Day and through the month of December

SANTA F— Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative reinforces their mission of Improving Lives in the last months of the year by calling it their Season of Giving.

Although the credit union supports and sponsors initiatives, events, and causes year-round, the last few months of the year are filled with joy and warmth for the DNCU team.

On The Job In Los Alamos: County Workers Spreading Holiday Cheer This Afternoon Along Central Avenue

on December 3, 2019 - 3:07pm

On the job in Los Alamos are County workers decorating lampposts with holiday wreaths and garland this afternoon along Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

Canceled: Discoveries Action Team Meeting Dec. 19

on December 3, 2019 - 2:49pm

COUNTY News:

The December Discoveries Action Team meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 has been canceled.

The next meeting will be in January. Details will be announced at a later date.

LWVNM: Legislative Process Training Saturday

on December 3, 2019 - 10:33am

Chamber Ribbon Cutting At ABBA Technologies Dec. 5

on December 3, 2019 - 9:40am

CHAMBER News:

 

The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Abba Technologies with a ribbon cutting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the actual ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at 102 Central Park Square.


Abba Technologies is an IT advisory and solutions firm that has been in business 26 years. They started their business working with the national laboratories and since then have expanded throughout the nation to include customers from state agencies to municipalities to educational entities and private businesses.

 

Their core practices include IT Virtualization, Storage

Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2020 Discuss Youth

on December 3, 2019 - 8:30am
Leadership Los Alamos participants Nathan Romero and Beverly Purtymun during the youth session Nov. 15 at the Los Alamos Teen Center. Courtesy/LLA
 
LLA Youth Session facilitators from left, LAPS Healthy Schools Program Director Kristine Coblentz, Los Alamos Teen Center Director George Marsden and Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Jordan Redmond. Courtesy/LLA
 
LLA News:
 
The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020 gathered Nov. 15 at the Los Alamos Teen Center to discuss youth. 
 
The class was challenged before the session to think back to their youth and the caring adults

NM Department Of Cultural Affairs Announces New Legislative Liaison Michaelene Kyrala of Los Alamos

on December 3, 2019 - 7:55am
Michaelene M. Kyrala
 
DCA News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has announed that Michaelene M. Kyrala of Los Alamos is the department's newest Legislative Liaison.
 
Kyrala comes to DCA with a wealth of experience in government and legislative relations. She was born and raised in Los Alamos. She went on to study in Beirut, Lebanon, where she received her bachelor's degree in political science with a dual concentration in international and comparative politics.

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