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MOWW Meeting Features Sig Hecker Tuesday Feb. 19

on February 17, 2019 - 10:56am

Dr. Sigfried Hecker

MOWW  News:

This month’s meeting of the Miitary Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, Feb. 19. Guest speaker Dr. Sigfried Hecker, with present “A conversation About Global Nuclear Issues”, during which he will briefly summarize nuclear issues around the globe and then take questions to elaborate on those issues of greatest interest to the attendees.

Dr. Hecker is a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He served as the fifth director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The meeting is at the Los Alamos Research Park in the 2nd floor conference room.

PEEC: Houseboat Amazon – Four-Month Search For Saki Monkey Feb. 26

on February 17, 2019 - 10:44am
Learn about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition in the Amazon rainforest to search for a species of saki monkey at the February Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. This talk will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition into the flooded depths of the Amazon rainforest to search for a saki monkey that had not been seen alive for More than 80 years.
Dr. Marsh’s talk is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.

Bradbury Science Museum Association Launches STEM Education Docent Program This Month

on February 17, 2019 - 10:38am
BSMA News:
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is looking for volunteers for their latest endeavor, a docent program dedicated to supporting educational programs at the Bradbury Science Museum.
If you’re interested in giving of your time and expertise alongside the Bradbury staff, have a passion for science or education, enjoy working with school-aged children and adolescents, and can pass a background check, the BSMA’s new STEM Education Docent program may be a great fit for you.
More information and application forms are available here.

C’YA Launches Annual Cookie Plate Challenge

on February 17, 2019 - 10:37am

Claire Swinhoe and Bernadette Lauritzen of Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) in Los Alamos expanded their annual Cookie Plate Challenge fundraiser to include cupcakes. The local nonprofit challenges community members to bake a plate of cookies or cupcakes, take a photo and text it to them at 505.695.9139 or call to donate $5 to their community work. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra And Los Alamos Choral Society Perform At Smith Auditorium Today

on February 17, 2019 - 6:51am
Dress rehearsal Saturday night of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra and Los Alamos Choral Society for a 4 p.m. concert today, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith
Los Alamos violinist Kay Newnam at the dress rehearsal Saturday night of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra and Los Alamos Choral Society for a 4 p.m. concert today, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Fr. Glenn: The Beauty Of Life

on February 17, 2019 - 6:38am

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Gonna’ be a blessed week! Though no longer the pastor of IHM, we “former pastors” cannot help but keep tabs on our beloved former parish. And, this week, the parish family is expecting yet another addition (cue squeals of glee). So, like Phil Robertson used to say on “Duck Dynasty”, we’re “Happy, happy, happy!” It’s the first for the parents and grandparents, so you just know the kid is going to be spoiled to death … especially if ol’ Uncle Father Glenn gets to visit.

The births in any parish come in waves.

LAHS Key Club Creates Sweet Cases For Foster Kids

on February 17, 2019 - 6:37am
From left, Los Alamos High School teacher Kathleen Boerigter, Key Club President MacKenzie Rogers and Vice President Morgan Jones hold up items that are included in Sweet Cases for foster children. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Key Club members assemble Sweet Cases for foster children. Photo by Morris Pongratz
Los Alamos Daily Post
When children are moved from foster home to foster home it’s common that they don’t have anything more than a garbage bag in which to carry their possessions.
With the help of the local Kiwanis Club, the

Mesa Public Library Hosts Talk On Racism Thursday

on February 17, 2019 - 6:31am
Dr. Sherri Burr
Dr. Sherri Burr will give a talk entitled “Race and Racism in the New Millennium: The Economic Impact of Unconscious Bias,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, upstairs at Mesa Public Library.
Burr is the Regents Professor Emerita of UNM School of Law, and the author of several books. The talk is part of Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series, and is supported by the New Mexico Humanities Council. The Humanities Council describes her talk as follows:
“As the domestic and international economy evolves, so too has the discriminatory impact of unconscious

Documentary On Assisted Death 6 p.m. Tuesday

on February 17, 2019 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: Sunset Beyond United Church On Rose

on February 17, 2019 - 6:23am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set early Saturday evening beyond the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NWS: Today’s High Near 34, Tonight’s Low Around 19

on February 17, 2019 - 6:22am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 34 with a 20 percent chance of precipitation. Tonight’s low around 19 with a 40 percent chance of snow of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Tickets Available For Annual Rotary Crab Fest

on February 16, 2019 - 2:03pm

Scenes From Cancer Foundation's Sweetheart Auction

on February 16, 2019 - 1:36pm

The Cancer Foundation's 14th annual Sweetheart Auction was a great party for a great cause last weekend in Santa Fe. This night of giving and caring brings in nearly half of CFFNM's annual budget and is a shining example of what true community spirit can achieve. All funds raised help save lives by ensuring access to cancer treatment. Pictured are attendees browsing the Silent Auction. Courtesy photo

Ali MacGraw is a wonderful volunteer. Courtesy photo

The Honor Wall is an emotional element of the Sweetheart Auction. Courtesy photo

Best-selling NY Times author Douglas Preston was a

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler’s Bill Capping Predatory Payday Lending Passes House Labor Committee

on February 16, 2019 - 10:27am

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler


SANTA FE – HB 386, Installment and Small-load Maximum Interest, sponsored by Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos, together with Rep. Susan Herrera and Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero passed its first committee Friday.

The bill caps so-called “payday” lending at 36 percent; currently payday lenders can charge up to 175 percent interest. After the House Labor, Veterans and Military Affairs committee, the bill will move onto House Judiciary.

Several organizations have been actively working to pass a 36 percent cap for several years in

First Perfect Pi Day Celebration At Pond March 14

on February 16, 2019 - 9:52am

LAPS School Board Meeting Wrap-up For Feb. 12

on February 16, 2019 - 9:05am
New Mexico's House Education Committee meeting recently at the State Capitol building. Photo by Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Public School’s Board met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12; here are the highlights of what was discussed.
To begin, the board recognized the Los Alamos High School science department staff for winning the 2019 New Mexico Excellence in STEM Award.

PEEC: Play Video Games At Planetarium Tuesday

on February 16, 2019 - 9:04am
PEEC News:
Join PEEC and Big Brothers, Big Sisters for a night of video games 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday in the planetarium.
Test your skills and challenge your friends by playing games on the big planetarium screen.
During Video Game Night, the nature center will have one gaming system set up on the big planetarium screen. Games also will be available to play on the smaller TVs around the sides of the room. Two Wiis will be set up and a Nintendo Switch.
Participants can play Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, other Mario games and more and best of all, this event is free to attend and

LALT Cast Rehearses For ‘Church And State’

on February 16, 2019 - 7:18am

Cast members rehearse a scene from Church and State', which will be performed by the Los Alamos Little Theatre March 1-18 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Cast members seated from left, Charlotte Jusinski  and Alexis Perry-Holby; standing, from left, Tim Orcutt and Ian Foti-Landis. This dramedy, directed by Patrick MacDonald, follows a U.S. Senator up for re-election who finds himself dealing with the fallout from a candid comment to a blogger. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Road

on February 16, 2019 - 7:04am

Daily Postcard: View Wednesday from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NWS: Today’s High Near 37, Tonight’s Low Around 17

on February 16, 2019 - 7:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 37 with a 40 percent chance of scattered snow showers, patchy blowing snow, wind gusts up to 25 mph and a total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Tonight's low around 17 with a 20 percent chance of isolated snow showers possible. Courtesy/NWS

On The Job In Los Alamos: Steve Brugger At LAHP

on February 15, 2019 - 4:52pm
On the job in Los Alamos is Executive Director Steve Brugger of the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) in his new office today at 1362 C-1 Trinity Dr. between Viola's and Subway. LAHP moved Feb. 1 to its new location. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
About the Los Alamos Housing Partnership

Los Alamos Housing Partnership, Inc (LAHP) was incorporated in 1994 as a 501©3 non-profit organization that promotes the provision and retention of affordable housing.

LAHP owes its existence to continued community support evidenced

LAPS: Community Invited To Early Intervention Fair

on February 15, 2019 - 4:38pm

Speech Language Pathologist Elaine Trout

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is partnering with Family Strengths Network and Las Cumbres Community Services to host an Early Intervention Fair for local families 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 2 at 3540 Orange St.

This fair is meant to capture all the early intervention resources available to families in Los Alamos into one space.

Utility Work On Arizona 8 a.m. To 4 p.m. Tuesday

on February 15, 2019 - 4:26pm


Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will excavate on the south side of Arizona Avenue just east of 45th Street to locate a water leak.

This investigatory utility work will occur Tue. Feb. 19 only. Traffic will be restricted to one lane at the construction zone beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with two-way traffic accommodated by a flagging operation. Motorists can expect some delays.

Repair work to the waterline will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

Utilities Board To Consider AMI Rule Feb. 20

on February 15, 2019 - 3:49pm


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) seeks approval of proposed General Rule GR-16 on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU).

The rule includes a provision under GR-16.03 to allow customers to opt out of the AMI project without penalty. AMI is a method of communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access meters on customers’ properties.

BPU will consider Rule GR-16 at its board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

Scenes From Leadership Los Alamos Cultural Session

on February 15, 2019 - 3:44pm

Myron Gonzalez, Michael Martinez and Earle Sanchez of San Ildefonso Pueblo presenting today to the Cultural Session of Leadership Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge. All three  presenters are Preservationists at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Cultural Session of Leadership Los Alamos today at Fuller Lodge with with Bandelier Preservationists Myron Gonzalez, Michael Martinez and Earle Sanchez of San Ildefonso Pueblo. Courtesy photo