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Water Main Leak At UNM-LA: Campus Closed Monday

on November 30, 2019 - 6:22pm

News Alert:

The UNM-Los Alamos campus will be closed Monday, Dec. 2, due to a water main leak.

All on-campus classes and activities are canceled.

Shop Small Business Saturday 2019 Gift Guide Today!

on November 30, 2019 - 9:27am

Canceled: Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on November 30, 2019 - 9:20am


The Cowboy Breakfast scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Posse Lodge is canceled because many volunteers for the event are out of town.

The monthly Cowboy Breakfast will resume Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Posse Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road.

Eighty-Eight LAHS Students Recognized At National Honors Society Annual Induction Ceremony

on November 30, 2019 - 8:43am
NHS Officer and Los Alamos High School Senior Steven Stravell leads the National Honors Society induction ceremony Monday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Nate Limback/

LAHS Student Body Vice President Rebekah Lockhart speaks to the audience. Photo by Nate Limback/

LAHS News:

The National Honors Society hosted its annual induction ceremony Monday evening at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
Eighty-eight students were recognized in the ceremony.
Keynote speaker Alison Renner gave a motivational speech to the students and parents,

National Mutt Day Celebrated Monday Dec. 2

on November 30, 2019 - 8:41am
Monday, Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day. Courtesy photo
Friends of Fido, unite! Monday, Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day.
The holiday experts at National Today are here to help people celebrate the mighty mutts in their lives who are so often (and sadly) overlooked in favor of their purebred brethren. 
The fact is, mixed breed dogs are just as wonderful as purebred dogs and in some cases actually beat out those with better pedigrees.
Here are a few reasons to celebrate mutts:
Yes, it is true.

NWS: Today’s High Near 31; Tonight’s Low Around 14

on November 30, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 31 with mostly sunny skies, west winds 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight’s low around 14. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Bird In Snow Friday Afternoon

on November 30, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Bird with an ankle band is spotted munching seeds in the snow Friday afternoon in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Lunch With A Leader: Rep. Christine Chandler Dec. 10

on November 29, 2019 - 8:40pm

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters invites the community to its monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Mesa Public Library.

The speaker is Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos. She is now a veteran of one legislative session and will be talking about that experience and share some ideas about what she is expecting in the upcoming 30 day session.

Chandler graduated with a BA from Smith College, holds a LLM International Law, Comparative Law from Georgetown Law Center and a JD from Boston College Law School.

Setting Sun Casts Pastel Hue Over Cloud Formations

on November 29, 2019 - 8:27pm

The setting sun casts a pastel hue to the clouds floating above the Municipal Building today in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene late today near 22nd and Peach Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pastel colored clouds late today above the Los Alamos Little Theatre on Nectar Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lemonade Living Teams Up With Gifted Horse And Other Non-Profits To Serve Developmental Disabilities And Special Needs Community In Los Alamos And NNM

on November 29, 2019 - 11:39am
Lemonade Living is ‘making life sweet’ for others through its therapeutic horseback riding programs. Photo by Melissa Arias
A participant in the therapeutic horseback riding program at Lemonade Living. Photo by Melissa Arias
Melissa Arias is the founder of Lemonade Living, a non-profit in Los Alamos that helps people with developmental disabilities and special needs to have more fulfilling lives.
When Arias’s daughter was young, they had birthday parties with horseback riding and fishing. One of the guests was a young boy with autism who was non-verbal.
“We put him on a

On The Job In Los Alamos: Bell Ringer Ev Griggs

on November 29, 2019 - 9:57am

On the job in Los Alamos is Bell Ringer Ev Griggs greeting shoppers Wednesday and accepting donations for those in need at her station in the lobby of Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by John McHale/

GOP Hosts Christmas Potluck At UNM-LA Dec. 5

on November 29, 2019 - 9:46am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos is hosting a Christmas potluck at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in Room 505 at UNM-LA.

The community is invited to attend ... just bring a favorite dish to share!

To participate in the White Elephant gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift (no more than $15).

For more information, contact

DNCU Provides Thanksgiving Meals To Firefighters

on November 29, 2019 - 9:30am

Los Alamos Firefighters busy Wednesday loading meals provided by Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) into a fire engine at Smith’s Marketplace. Each year DNCU provides meals prepared by Smith’s to firefighters working on Thanksgiving at each of the seven fire stations in Los Alamos County. For more information about this program, contact Diego Muñoz of DNCU at 915.504.4091. Photo by John McHale/

DNCU’s Kristi Salazar, left, and Diego Muñoz, right at rear, help firefighters sort out meals to be distributed to the fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock.

‘Try Hockey Free Day’ At Los Alamos Ice Rink Dec. 1

on November 29, 2019 - 8:39am
USA Hockey provides a way for people to try hockey free at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink, the only uncovered outdoor rink in the Southwest!
Children can try hockey free 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and be covered with USAH insurance coverage. Coaches will be on the ice with the children.
Hockey equipment is provided for those who don't have equipment.
Parents must register their children at a USAH site, which provides insurance coverage at this link

Fifth Annual ‘Toys For Tots’ Underway In Los Alamos

on November 29, 2019 - 8:08am
To share Christmas with children in need, the community is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to CB FOX Toys, Papa Murphy's and Smith’s Marketplace by Dec. 7 for the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Courtesy image
HMSI News:
The HMS Implacable, the local chapter of The Royal Manticoran Navy will be supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” campaign again this year. 
Last year, thanks to the generosity of this community, the HMS Implacable’s Toys for Tots Campaign brought in more than 1,800 toys with a cash value of approximately $20,000.
This year, donation

NWS: Today’s High Near 37; Tonight’s Low Around 23

on November 29, 2019 - 7:27am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 37 with a 90 percent chance of snow and patchy freezing fog before 9 a.m., then rain between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., followed by more snow after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 23. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Wintry Scene At Ashley Pond

on November 29, 2019 - 6:54am

Daily Postcard: Scene Thursday afternoon of Ashley Pond Park covered in snow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Junco Spotted Foraging For Food In School Canyon

on November 28, 2019 - 2:26pm

A junco is spotted foraging for food today in the snow in School Canyon. Photo Greg Noeninckx

On The Job In Los Alamos: Warner Waving At Motorists

on November 28, 2019 - 9:04am

On the job in Los Alamos is Larry Warner, 87, spotted Tuesday morning on his ‘geriatric jog’ as he likes to refer to his daily two mile walk on North Mesa. A reader contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post about Warner and expressed gratitude for the fact that he smiles and waves at every car that passes by him during his walks. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Scenes Of Morning Snow On Pajarito Mountain

on November 28, 2019 - 8:35am

The scene of snow overnight and the view this morning toward chair 4 on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Beginners Hill on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Beginners Lift on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Magic Carpet on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning toward the Sange de Cristos from Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

Taos City Councilor Speaks At VOLA Meeting Dec. 2

on November 28, 2019 - 7:41am
Taos City Councilor Darien Fernandez
VOLA News:
Voices of Los Alamos meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.
The guest speaker for this special holiday edition meeting is Taos City Councilor Darien Fernandez. He will present on the intersectionality of climate change, demographic change and land use in northern New Mexico, and what it means for agriculture and the regional economy, from a policy-maker’s perspective.
Fernandez will discuss proposed policy changes at the local, state and federal level, that would help protect open space

Bandelier Closed Due To Snowy Conditions

on November 28, 2019 - 7:28am

Bandelier is closed today due to weather. Courtesy/BNM




Due to snow accumulation and predicted snow throughout the day, Bandelier is closed today.


Any forecast for snow throughout the day will add to clean up efforts once the park reopens. Once it stops snowing park staff will need time to clear the roads, parking lot and Main Loop Trail so that visitors may safely visit the park once again. 


Visitors can get updated information regarding this closure and when the park will reopen on the Bandelier Visitor Center phone line at 505.672.3861, extension 517.


Small Business Saturday At Betty Ehart Senior Center

on November 28, 2019 - 7:10am
Two trees remain from the Festival of Trees and will be available at the Betty Ehart Senior Center until sold. Courtesy/LARSO

Blessing bags. Courtesy/LARSO
Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, the main level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center will be a buzz with activity.
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) will host some senior vendors and small businesses, as they hope to raise a lot of holiday spirit and a little holiday cash.
The center at 1101 Bathtub Row, behind Mesa Public Library, also welcomes those who would like to pop in and check out the

Con Alma Health Foundation Names Trinidad De Jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, 2019 Health Hero

on November 28, 2019 - 6:54am
CAHF News:
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation announced Wednesday that this year’s hero of health is Trinidad de jesus Arguello, PhD, RN, co-founder and administrator of Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute in Taos County.
Arguello is a nurse, administrator, social worker and advocate who volunteers on numerous national and state boards to help people who need mental health care and domestic violence services.

Family Y Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Special

on November 28, 2019 - 6:48am