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Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

on October 14, 2019 - 9:07am

Columbus Day parade, Oct. 12, 1949, New York City. Courtesy/



Since 1991, dozens of cities, several universities, and a few states have adopted Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.

Not by coincidence, the occasion usually falls on Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, or replaces the holiday entirely.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed by the states of New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska, Maine, Louisiana, Oregon, Nevada and Vermont, as well as South Dakota, which celebrates Native

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 40

on October 14, 2019 - 8:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Hiking Acid Canyon Loop

on October 14, 2019 - 7:59am

Daily Postcard: A hiker rubs off a Trail Marker for the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program Monday along Acid Canyon Loop. To learn all about the trails to hike inside the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program underway at the Los Alamos Nature Center, click here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

More Arts And Culture As Fuller Lodge Art Center Opens Point Of View And Secret City In Unseen Light Exhibits

on October 13, 2019 - 12:13pm

The ninth opening of the Point of View exhibit opened Saturday evening at the Fuller Lodge Art Center and features 58 works selected from nearly 100 submissions and carefully selected by a panel of jurors. Photo by John McHale/

In conjunction to Point of View, Justin Ramsey opened his solo exhibit The Secret City in an Unseen Light in the Portal Gallery Saturday evening at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

More Scenes From 2019 Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 13, 2019 - 11:14am
Evening of Arts and Culture drew hundreds to 11 Los Alamos venues where more than 23 individuals and groups waited to to entertain them Friday night. The Clay Club held a sale and fundraiser in the pottery studio at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
These perky pets were one of the items for sale at the pottery studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Some preferred the tasty treats to other items on sale. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Actors Eric Bjorklund and Amelia Dolejsi discuss wrinkles, homework and wisdom in a scene

Girls Discovery Workshop At UNM-LA Saturday Nov. 2

on October 13, 2019 - 11:13am

Scenes From 2019 Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 13, 2019 - 10:13am

Members of the Los Alamos Jazz Project perform Friday night at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The performance was part of the Evening of Arts and Culture, which is spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The Los Alamos Jazz Project wows the crowd in the Los Alamos Nature Center's planetarium. The audience packed the house to hear the young musicians, which includes elementary, middle and high school students. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Jazz Project musicians perform Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Celebration: New Pajarito Room Wreath At Fuller Lodge

on October 13, 2019 - 10:08am
The Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge now sports a brand new wreath. The former wreath was eaten by mice. This time, the creators decided to nix Indian corn in favor of pine cones. Community folks, including members of the Summit Garden Club and the Los Alamos Garden Club, along with representatives from Los Alamos County and the Historic Preservation Advisory Board gathered Friday afternoon to celebrate the unveiling of the new wreath at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladaily
The crowd listens to opening remarks by County Council Liasion to the Historic Preservation

La Vista Church: Trunk Or Treat Oct. 31

on October 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Snyder: Searching For History

on October 13, 2019 - 8:50am

Ted Stampfer of Waring School, 1940. Courtesy/LAHS

A holiday card depicting the Waring School in Pojoaque (date unknown). Courtesy/LAHS

Los Alamos Historical Society

History relates to the passage of time that creates change and, with it, loss. We could learn a lesson from our neighbors at the nearby pueblos who have honored their elders by listening to their stories for generations and who hold on to the past through those stories, much of it from a time when things were not handwritten.


Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on October 13, 2019 - 8:46am
JJAB News:
The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at UNM-LA, Building 2.
The meeting agenda is available at
The public is welcome to attend.

Small Town Worship Tour 2019 In White Rock Oct. 16

on October 13, 2019 - 8:43am
Infinity Squared Music is hosting the Small Town Worship Tour 2019, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at White Rock Baptist Church, 80 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy/Infinity Squared Musi

Scenes From Pastor John Nash Blessing Animals

on October 13, 2019 - 8:40am

First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos held an Animal Blessing Sunday, Oct. 6 in the church parking lot at 715 Diamond Dr. Pastor John W. Nash greeted and prayed over animals brought over by community members to receive a blessing. People brought pet cats, dogs and even a snake and a few horses. Courtesy/FUMC

FUMC Pastor John W. Nash blesses a snake Oct. 6 at the church parking lot. Courtesy/FUMC

FUMC Pastor John W. Nash blesses a horse Oct. 6 at the church parking lot. Courtesy/FUMC

NWS: Today’s High Near 65; Tonight’s Low Around 40

on October 13, 2019 - 8:14am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 65 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Cirrus Fibratus Clouds Spotted Saturday

on October 13, 2019 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: Cirrus fibratus clouds are spotted wisping across the sky Saturday morning on the way down the hill from Los Alamos, near Pojoaque High School. Cirrus clouds often produce hair-like filaments—similar to the virga produced in liquid–water clouds—called fall streaks, and are made of heavier ice crystals that fall from the cloud. The sizes and shapes of fall streaks are determined by the wind shear. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Cirrus fibratus clouds spotted in the sky Saturday morning on the way down the hill from Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

UC President Janet Napolitano And Triad’s Thom Mason Present $599,600 Grant To LANL Foundation

on October 12, 2019 - 9:53am
University of California President Janet Napolitano, right, and LANL Director and Triad President Thom Mason, left, present funding to LANL Foundation President/CEO Jenny Parks and board members Bill Wadt, Denise Thronas, Nan Sauer, Billie Blair, Tania Sanchez, Elmer Torres, Wilmer Chavarria and Hervey Juris during a recent event. Courtesy/LANLF
Melisha Martinez, TESOL certification candidate, builds skills to better serving dual-language students at La Tierra Montessori School Courtesy/LANLF
  • Triad grant supports K-12

Gadgets Officially Opens For Business At Bradbury

on October 12, 2019 - 8:19am
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce celebrates the new location of the Bradbury Science Museum Assocation’s (BSMA) Gadgets Museum Shop Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting. The new location is in the Defense Gallery inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Roger Waterman, center, cuts the ribbon, while Museum Director Linda Deck, Kristin Henderson, Chamber Director and  BSMA President Ryn Herrmann, Gadget Manager Shari Foley, Kent Waterman and BSMA Vice President Bob Hull look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The new Gadgets Muesum Shop was made possible

PEEC-nic Celebration At Nature Center Sunday Oct. 20

on October 12, 2019 - 7:54am
PEEC-nic is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting its annual membership appreciation event, PEEC-nic, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This event is open to the public, with special treats for PEEC members. There will be a variety of activities going on at the nature center for all ages including hands-on educational activities from PEEC’s educators, a chance to meet the nature center’s resident animals, delicious desserts and ice cream making at PEEC-nic.

Call For 1,000 Children’s Books Donated By Nov. 1

on October 12, 2019 - 7:42am
Sharon Allen of Los Alamos is making a library of books in response to an urgent request from a northern Uganda school that is supporting young children of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan.
She is responding to the need to collect 1,000 children's books in new or used condition (pre-K-2nd grade reading level) by Nov. 1 for shipment the following week.
Baby board books are in great demand, she said.
To donate books by Nov. 1, email All donations, no matter how small, are greatly appreciated!

Capacity Crowd Hears Jim Eckles Talk On Trinity Site

on October 12, 2019 - 7:09am

Author Jim Eckles of ‘Trinity – The History Of An Atomic Bomb National Historic Landmark’, shares his knowledge about Trinity Site with a packed room Thursday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 38

on October 12, 2019 - 6:49am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 38. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Shadows On Graduation Canyon Trail

on October 12, 2019 - 6:43am

Daily Postcard: Shadows on the rocks along Graduation Canyon Trail. To learn all about the trails to hike inside the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program underway at the Los Alamos Nature Center, click here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

LAHS Girls Soccer Kick For The Cure Fundraiser Oct. 19

on October 11, 2019 - 8:31pm
LAHS goalkeeper Annika Fox. Photo by Nate Limback

One in eight American women—more than a quarter of a million women and men this year—will likely develop breast cancer.

The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Program aims to help halt this deadly disease through their annual Breast Cancer Awareness month fundraiser.

Teams are collecting donations and hosting halftime penalty kick fundraising shootouts at boys’ and girls’ home games Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sullivan Field.

No registration is required for shootout participation—just show up and shoot against our Topper

Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets Oct. 17

on October 11, 2019 - 7:43pm
LAGA News:
The Los Alamos Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.
A variety of short presentations will be given highlighting:
  • The recent Genealogy Roots conference;
  • The rest of the story regarding the 1890 Census; and
  • A preview of the 1950 census.
A no-host social dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. that evening at China Moon Restaurant.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 14, 2019

on October 11, 2019 - 10:58am


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

North Mesa: Alamo Road - Milling, Pothole Repair

Traffic and Streets crews will be milling and repairing potholes on Alamo Road beginning on Monday. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flagging operations will be in place. 

White Rock: Fog Sealing Friday On Rover, Grand Canyon, Bryce

On Friday, Oct. 18, GM Emulsion will begin fog sealing Rover at SR4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive, then sealing Grand Canyon from N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane.