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Call For Letters Of Interest To Fill Unexpired Term For Former New Mexico State Sen. Carlos Cisneros

on October 9, 2019 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos County:

The Los Alamos County Council is seeking Letters of Interest from those interested in filling the unexpired term of State Senator Carlos Cisneros, who passed away recently.

The Council, together with the Commissions of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties, has the responsibility of providing the Governor with the name of a recommended individual for the position.

The Council plans to take action on this matter at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at its Council meeting in Council Chambers.

Letters of interest should include the individual’s name, address, job/organization if

Governor Appoints Members To New Mexico Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

on October 9, 2019 - 2:51pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today completed appointments to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force.

The task force, established by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Act, will collaborate with tribal governments, tribal law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Justice to determine the scope of the problem, identify barriers and create partnerships to improve processes for reporting and investigating cases.

The task force must report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the legislative council service library, and the

UNM-LA Hosts Annual Regional Piano Competition Saturday And Winners Recital Sunday Oct. 12-13

on October 9, 2019 - 2:25pm

Four of the prize winners with judges in 2018, from left, Astrid Groth, Betty Kang, Philippa Fung, Yeanwoo Park and Kirsten Ditlow. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-LA campus will once again host the annual regional piano competition of the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PMTNM) 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, where 26 contestants ranging in age from seven-to-16 will converge on the campus.

The Los Alamos public is cordially invited to attend both the competition and then hear the winners of the competition when they present a Winner’s Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday.  

As

Lads Of Enchantment 2019 Barbershop Harmony Show

on October 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

The barbershop quartet, Sound Check, will perform Oct. 18 during the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Show. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment and the Santa Fe Harmonizers invite Los Alamos to join them for the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Show 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Dr.

In a departure from prior years, the annual show will be presented in Los Alamos on a single night; however, the show also will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

The opening part

Eight MVD Offices Open Saturday Oct. 12 & 19

on October 9, 2019 - 10:21am

MVD News:

New Mexicans have a special opportunity for the next two weekends to obtain driver’s licenses and IDs and conduct any other MVD business as part of the state’s Standard License rollout.
 
The Motor Vehicle Division will have special Saturday office hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12 and again Saturday Oct. 19 at the following eight offices:
  • Albuquerque Montgomery Plaza Office, 4575 San Mateo NE, Suite G190;
  • Albuquerque Eagle Vista Office, 9651 Eagle Ranch Road NW;
  • Albuquerque Rio Bravo Office, 3211 Coors Boulevard SW, Suites D10 and 11;
  • Las Cruces Main Street Office, 505 S.

Discoveries Action Team Meets Oct. 17

on October 9, 2019 - 9:40am

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Council Chambers inside the Municipal Building.

This month, the meeting will focus upon updates from the champions about various projects in progress within the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Two of the projects in progress are:

  • “Little Shops” – an indoor Mercado experience, which expects to introduce a pilot project with

On The Job In Los Alamos: Uli’s New Store Manager

on October 9, 2019 - 8:58am

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday is new Manager Daphne Renee Harris at Uli’s Clothing Boutique at 800 Trinity Dr. Ste. G. Uli’s is a women’s and children’s boutique with distinctive gifts, books and toys. They are known for their ability to dress specific body types and personal styles to their best look. They have a loyal following of clients from all over the country that fly to meet with Uli’s staff  for wardrobe and style development. Visit www.ulislosalamos.com. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Oct. 15

on October 9, 2019 - 8:15am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting of the MIlitary Order of The World Wars is Tuesday, Oct. 15. The guest speaker is Drew Kornreich presenting a talk on “Strategic Plan to 30 Pits Per Year”.
 
The meeting will be held in Los Alamos Research Park the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station.
 
Parking is available east of the fire station (accessible from southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez road.)
 
Entrance to
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Cameras Capture Double Rainbow Across Los Alamos

on October 9, 2019 - 7:57am

A double rainbow forms over the community Tuesday afternoon as viewed from the rooftop patio at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Leslie E. Bucklin

The double rainbow viewed Tuesday from the end of Los Pueblos. Photo by Ann Greene

The double rainbow viewed Tuesday from the Truck Route. Photo by Tammy Jimines

The double rainbow viewed Tuesday from the Student Center at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Census ‘Complete Count Committee’ Members Sought

on October 9, 2019 - 7:38am
COUNTY News:
 
The US Constitution mandates (Article 1, Section 2) that a headcount occur every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas of the United States.
 
This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens.
 
The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts.
 
The next census occurs in 2020. Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on October 9, 2019 - 7:27am
Courtesy/LAFM
 
LAFM News:
 
This week at Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday:
 
Shishitos, tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, onions, garlic, vinegars, jams, dried tomatoes, beans, chicos, black beans, pinto beans, squashes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, corn, salad greens, arugula, squash, chiles egg plant, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, apples, honey, berries, peaches, plums, pears, grapes, apple cider, dried apple, snow cones, honey, honey sticks, goat milk soap, gluten free baked goods, quiches, cookies, scones, chala breads, kettle corn, tacos and burritos, egg plant, salad greens, eggs,

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Storm Clouds

on October 9, 2019 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds descend on Los Alamos as seen Tuesday from N.M. 4. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

NMNBCT Network Names Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus 2019 Administrator Of The Year

on October 8, 2019 - 7:35pm

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus displays his award with NMNBCT Network President Evelyn Sanchez. Courtesy/LAPS

Conference attendees from LAPS from left, Matthew Allen, NBCT (4th grade, Aspen), Victoria Daley (GATE, Aspen), Katie Lake, NBCT (math, LAHS), Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, Allan Didier, NBCT (computer science, LAHS) and Erin Manzanares (Librarian, Barranca). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The New Mexico National Board Certified Teacher (NMNBCT) Network presented Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus with the Administrator of the Year award Sept.

Sullivan Field Recycle Center Moves To Lemon Lot

on October 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
COUNTY News:
 
We’re moving! The recycling center currently located at Sullivan Field parking lot will be relocated to the Lemon Lot.
 
Starting Oct. 15, the recycling containers currently at the Sullivan Field parking lot will be relocated to the Lemon Lot just across the street.
 
This relocation is a result of the land transfer from the Los Alamos County to Los Alamos Public Schools. The Sullivan Field parking lot will be used to construct a permanent sports field house.
 
The County’s number one goal during this relocation process has been to maintain convenient, safe, and

Deacon Street Milling Project Begins Thursday

on October 8, 2019 - 7:13pm

COUNTY News:

Deacon Street milling and pot hole repair project begins Thursday, Oct 10 and will continue Friday and be completed Monday, Oct. 14. Work will begin at 7:30 a.m. and finish at 3:30 p.m. each day.

A flagging operation will be utilized for this project. The parking lot next to El Parasol Restaurant drive-up will be partially closed. The first row of parking next to Deacon Street will be closed for parking so vehicles and customers won’t be harmed while the milling operation commences.

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic are urged to obey all traffic devices and maintain a safe

Gala For Self Help Celebrates 50 Years Of Service

on October 8, 2019 - 8:37am
Self Help Inc. celebrates its 50th anniversary with a West Coast Food and Wine Tour Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcapal Church. Self Help is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those in need in northern New Mexico. Since 1969, Self Help has provided consultation and advocacy, emergency financial assistance and seed money grants to residents of Los Alamos, northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos counties. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Self Help Director Maura Taylor, left, with previous director Ellen Morris Bond.

Shop On The Corner Sale On Baskets Wednesday

on October 8, 2019 - 8:25am

Little Shop on the Corner will be open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Courtesy/TOTH

COMMUNITY News:

A trisket, a tasket, come fill a basket!

The Little Shop on the Corner, the thrift store inside Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at the corner of Canyon Road and Trinity Drive, will offer all its baskets for 50 cents during regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday.

People are encouragd to fill a basket with fall's bounty or use it for trick-or-treating. 

Annual Los Alamos Ski Swap At LAMS Oct. 19

on October 8, 2019 - 7:52am

New and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing are for sale 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Los Alamos Middle School. Courtesy photo

Ski Swap News:

Need some new gear for this coming winter? Come to Los Alamos Middle School 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 for the Los Alamos Ski Swap.

New and lightly used skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets and ski clothing will be for sale.

Drop off equipment for resale 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Pick-up for unsold equipment and payment for sold equipment is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 20.

Proceeds from the Ski Swap benefit the

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Seeks Community Funding Requests From Local Organizations By Oct. 31

on October 8, 2019 - 7:13am
Recipients of some of last Fall’s funding from the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
ROTARY News:
 
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos has announced that its Community Funding Request applications are now being accepted.
 
This is the third year that the local service organization has offered funding opportunities in the fall and spring. Organizations in Los Alamos and around northern New Mexico may request up to $500 for a specific project.
 
Applications are due Oct. 31 and can be found on the Rotary Club website at rotarylosalamos.com/grant-application.
 
All projects will
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Folk Duo The Brother Brothers At Fuller Lodge Oct. 17

on October 8, 2019 - 6:51am
The Brother Brothers David and Adam Moss perform Oct. 17 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Justin Camerer
 
The Brother Brothers David and Adam Moss. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
The Brother Brothers, a Brooklyn, NY based folk duo will play the historic Fuller Lodge 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 17.
 
The band’s odd name is a play on the fact that the duo is comprised of identical twin brothers, David and Adam Moss.
 
The two grew up in a house where music was appreciated and promoted and each spent some time during and after college with various bands and following their

NWS: Today’s High Near 68; Tonight’s Low Around 45

on October 8, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 68 with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 45. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Highlights Floating Clouds

on October 8, 2019 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: Several clouds float in the sky recently as the sun sets over Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

LALO Presents The Addams Family A New Musical

on October 7, 2019 - 2:29pm

LALO News:

Get ready for something creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky! To enhance your Halloween season, Los Alamos Light Opera will be presenting The Addams Family, a New Musical directed by Cindy Hines, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz, choreography by Brooke Davis, and produced by Laurie Tomlinson.

Based on characters created by Charles Addams, the beloved family from the classic television series and films come to life on the stage, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, for an evening of fun and games that will be altogether

DNCU Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

on October 7, 2019 - 1:47pm
Employees at the Los Alamos Del Norte Credit Union location are wearing pink on Fridays to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Kicking off this effort Friday, from left, Justin Blea, Riza Zamora, Mary Velasquez, Mandi George, Matt Waldschmidt, Priscilla Marquez. Cindy Martinez and Andres Valdez. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Michelle Moleres and Pricilla Marquez behind the counter Friday waiting to serve customers at the Los Alamos Branch of Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos

The Cricket Window Opens For Business On Central

on October 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Rachel Hensen, owner of The Cricket, 1247 Central Ave., upstairs from the Karen Wray Gallery and the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rachel Hensen has been involved in the antique business in one way or another all her life. She said she remembers her and her siblings attending antique auctions with her mother and grandparents. Later, she paid for college by selling antiques online. Now, Hensen has taken it one step further by opening her own store, The Cricket Window.

The Cricket Window,

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