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Los Alamos Police Promote Eric Wilhoit To Sergeant

on December 5, 2018 - 5:30pm
Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in Ofc. Eric Wilhoit as sergeant this afternoon at a promotion ceremony at the Los Alamos Justice Center. Wilhoit is accompanied by his wife Rebecca and sons Kaiden and Kaleb. Photo by Kateri Morris
Rebecca Wilhoit pins a new sergeant badge on her husband Eric Wilhoit this afternoon during his promotion ceremony at the Justice Center. Photo by Kateri Morris
Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Sgt. Eric Wilhoit signing his promotion papers this afternoon at the Justcie Center. Photo by Kateri Morris
Newly promoted police Sgt.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Friends Of The Libraries

on December 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

On the Job in Los Alamos: Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries volunteer Valerie Prestwood, right, and Manager Candee Haskins working Tuesday to shelve books in the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries Bookstore at Mesa Public Library. The bookstore has been closed since August during HVAC renovations in the building. Now the bookstore is back in business. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Bear-Proof Roll Carts Really Work!

on December 5, 2018 - 10:27am
Pawprints in the snow and overturned carts at a Los Alamos residence bear witness to the fact that local bear-proof roll carts distributed to residents by the County really do work. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt
Bear pawprints in the snow surround this overturned cart that remained closed at a Los Alamos residence. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt
Bear pawprints in the snow surround this overturned cart that remained closed at a Los Alamos residence. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt
Bear pawprints in the snow surround this overturned cart that remained closed at a Los Alamos residence. Photo by

Family YMCA Zumba Kids Class Saturday

on December 5, 2018 - 9:51am

There are TONS of activities full of holiday cheer happening 11:15 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Family YMCA at 1450 Iris St. Los Alamos. Let your kids burn off some energy and stop by the YMCA this Saturday, too. Zumba Kids is super fun ... kids get to dance, play games, get prizes, and there will be some holiday themed activities, too. Zumba Kids is for ages 6-12. Best of all it's FREE (no membership required). Along with all the holiday fun, let's incorporate healthy physical activity habits into our kids lives. For more information, contact Kate Ramsey at

Project VeX Robots Enter Vex IQ Challenge Finals

on December 5, 2018 - 9:43am

Los Alamos Robotics Team named,Project VeX is made up of 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Last weekend, they traveled to the Vex IQ Challenge in Pinetop, Arizona. Project VeX entered five robots and out of the 45 robots entered, four made it all the way to the Finals! Robot #87544D, created and driven by Filip Velisavljevic and Cam McDonald earned the highest honor, the Elementary School Excellence Award’. Courtesy photo

Project VeX team members hold trophy.Courtesy photo

Project VeX team members at competition. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain Hosts Job Fair Saturday Dec. 8

on December 5, 2018 - 9:33am
Scene at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo
Scene at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo
Ski season is right around the corner and staff at Pajarito Mountain are getting ready for opening day scheduled to for Friday, Dec. 21.
Pajarito Mountain will host a Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Pajarito is hiring for jobs such as ski patrol, lift operator, ticket checker, ski and snowboard instructors, rental shop cashiers and techs, retail positions, janitorial staff, ticket cashier, food and beverage cooks and more.

Hmmmmm, Must Be Army-Navy Game Week...

on December 5, 2018 - 9:11am

A sign spotted this morning in an office window on the second floor of a building at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos ... Hmmmmm, must be Army-Navy game week. Courtesy photo

Forum Notices: Board Of Public Utilities Dec. 7 & 13

on December 5, 2018 - 9:02am

LAHS Athlete Natalie Gallegos Named 2018 Volleyball 1st Team All-District And Player Of The Year

on December 5, 2018 - 9:00am

Natalie Gallegos, Los Alamos High School Junior named 2018 Volleyball 1st team All-District and Player of the Year in District 2-4A. Gallegos dominated the net with 107 Blocks, 244 kills with a kill percentage of 48 percent, and .361 hitting percentage. Congratulations to her and the Los Alamos Volleyball team on a great season. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Peaches Keeps Watch On DP Road

on December 5, 2018 - 8:51am

Daily Postcard: Peaches, the ever-vigilant guardian of DP Road. Photo by Rick Nebel

New LANL Director Dr. Thomas Mason Delivers Keynote Address At 2018 REDI Conference Today

on December 4, 2018 - 4:46pm

New Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Thomas Mason delivers the keynote address today at the 2018 Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Conference will at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. More details to follow. Courtesy photo

LANL Director Dr. Thomas Mason touched on a variety of topics including his intention to increase LANL support for area small businesses. Courtesy photo

TechSource Donates $5,000 To LAPS Foundation

on December 4, 2018 - 4:01pm

From left, LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy, TechSource CEO Brian D'Andrea and LAPS Foundation Fundraising Chair Karen Hawkins. TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, donated $5,000 to education in Los Alamos through the LAPS Foundation. The money will be used to foster innovation and growth in the public schools. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to support the local schools, visit

County: Farolito Sand Available For Holiday Season

on December 4, 2018 - 3:52pm

Farolitos mark the holiday season. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County’s Traffic and Streets Division has placed sand at the following locations to fill farolito bags for the holiday season:

  • Sullivan Field;
  • 42nd by Urban Park;
  • Deer Trap on Barranca Mesa;
  • Soccer Field parking lot on North Mesa; and
  • The parking lot by the transfer station in White Rock.

Old Fencing Coming Down At Los Alamos Airport

on December 4, 2018 - 3:04pm
Crews are on the job this morning removing the 50-year-old fencing running along the perimeter of Los Alamos County Airport  on N.M. 502. The rusty old barbed wire fencing is being replaced with a black-vinyl coated chain link fence. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
A worker snips away the 50-year-old fencing this morning running along the perimeter of Los Alamos County Airport  on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Crews pile old barbed wire fencing from along the side of the airport onto a truck this morning on N.M.

United Way Board Gathers At Los Alamos Daily Post

on December 4, 2018 - 2:26pm

The Board of Directors of United Way of Northern New Mexico gathered Monday evening for a holiday celebration and final meeting of 2018 at the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue. Front row from left, President Stephen Boerigter of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Past President Valerie Martinez of Zia Credit Union, Steve Renfro of LANL and Fire Chief Troy Hughes. Back row from left, 2018 Giving Campaign Chairperson Carol A. Clark of the Los Alamos Daily Post, United Way Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen and President Elect Liddie Martinez, Market President at Los Alamos National Bank.

Saint Job Holiday Cookie Sales Underway

on December 4, 2018 - 11:31am
Cookies for sale. Courtesy photo
Foxhole. Courtesy photo
Once again, Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church is taking orders for its holiday cookie boxes. This year, as in years past, the proceeds from the box sales are donated to Foxhole Homes.
Located near Alamogordo, Foxhole Homes aims to alleviate the widespread problem of veteran homelessness and disconnection, by providing environmentally friendly and low-cost to veterans that find themselves in a difficult situation.
The homes are built using “Earthship” technology, which utilizes recycled and

Y Programs Reflect Therapeutic Effects Of Gratitude

on December 4, 2018 - 11:23am

During November, some Y programs reflected on the positive therapeutic effects of gratitude including the Y’s Diversity, Inclusion and Global Initiative committee. The discussion spurred the front desk to encourage people to stop and think, and document what they are grateful for. Board member Deb Huling also provided thank-you stationary and postage stamps to encourage people to write a note of gratitude to someone they know. Courtesy photo

Senior Smith’s Marketplace staff receive the giant thank you card.

Letter To The Editor: Thanks To So Many For Successful Children's Christmas Bazaar

on December 4, 2018 - 11:20am
Children’s Christmas Bazaar Chair

Thank you to everyone who helped with this year’s Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Many people in our community made donations of new or like new items, wrapping supplies and provided treats for the parents and volunteers. Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School students representing National Honor Society, NJROTC, Key Club, Friends of Rachel and Natural Helpers were instrumental in set up, assisting shoppers and wrapping gifts.

SAR Lecture: Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads And Ritual Power Jan. 24

on December 4, 2018 - 7:16am
SAR News:
SANTA FE A sunray perfectly pierces a spiral rock formation marking the summer solstice; a shadow on a long South wall calls in the equinox. These astronomical alignments, embedded in the structures and roads across the Chaco Canyon region, provide insights into the pre-Colombian Puebloan culture.
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to share exciting new developments on one of North America’s most influential archeological sites in the next Creative Thought Forum lecture.

Committee On Arms Control & International Security Presents Talk By LANL Senior Fellow Terry Hawkins

on December 4, 2018 - 7:10am


The Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security (LACACIS) will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the lounge of The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.  

A brief business meeting will be followed by a presentation by LANL Senior Fellow Houston T. (Terry) Hawkins. The presentation is entitled “The Art and Science of Surviving What We Are Becoming.” Hawkins grounds his presentation in the field of socially coupled systems and informatics (SCSI), which deals with the social aspects of computerization.

Ethan Stergiou Falls Asleep While Sledding

on December 4, 2018 - 7:03am

Even though it was 26 degrees Monday morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center, it was warm in the sun. So warm, Ethan Stergiou, 15 months, fell fast asleep while sledding with his mom. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

Ethan Stergiou dozes off while sledding with his mom and sister Monday morning at the nature center. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

LACF Hosts Nonprofit Training Session Thursday

on December 4, 2018 - 6:57am
LACF News:
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is hosting an information session about the New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in Room 631, Building 6 at UNM-LA.
The New Mexico Nonprofit Principles & Practices Guide was developed by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE). The Guide, and corresponding Companion Workbook, were created with support from a 50-member Advisory Committee and have been designed to help nonprofit organizations determine specific practices to implement in order to strengthen governance and operations at their

Daily Postcard: Coyote Spotted Resting Behind IHM

on December 4, 2018 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: A coyote spotted Monday morning resting near a tall tree behind Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road. Photo by Fr. Glenn Jones

LAAC Hosts Holiday Open House At Fuller Lodge

on December 3, 2018 - 3:41pm
Chamisa's 'Sign-Sations' perform at a past Fuller Lodge Open House. Courtesy photo
A local Ukele group peforms at a previous open house. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Arts Council is once again hosting its Annual Fuller Lodge Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Fuller Lodge.
Throughout the event several performers will take to the stage including a local Ukulele group, the Chamisa “Sign-Sations,” Shashi Charles, guitar player Bill, cellist Joy Charles and Juanita Madland and her students.
Additionally, Los Alamos Family Council will have the Cookie Walk in the

Customer Care Center And DPU Closed During Lunch Hour Friday

on December 3, 2018 - 3:39pm


Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed Friday, Dec. 7 during the lunch hour.

DPU is holding an appreciation luncheon for its employees to celebrate the holidays. The office at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 130 in Los Alamos will close at 11:30 a.m. and reopen at 1 p.m. Friday. 

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities.