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Zero Waste: New Ideas For Thanksgiving Leftovers

on November 28, 2019 - 6:47am


It happens every year: Thanksgiving sandwiches the day after the big event. Turkey soup. Dry mashed potatoes. Tired of the same old leftovers? Try some new recipes to re-use leftover Thanksgiving dinner: Empanadas (hand pies) and Shepherd’s Pie!


  • 2 pie doughs or puffed pastry, store bought or homemade
  • Small bowl with water
  • Melted butter or 1 egg beaten with 1tablespoon water
  • Filling ideas: warmed leftovers such as turkey, mashed potatoes and/or sweet potatoes, any leftover vegetables, dressing/stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

on November 28, 2019 - 6:11am

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team wishes our readers in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world a Happy Thanksgiving! Courtesy image

NWS: Today’s High Near 35; Tonight’s Low Around 33

on November 28, 2019 - 5:39am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 35 with a 70 percent chance of snow and rain. Tonight’s low around 33. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Colors Sky

on November 28, 2019 - 5:33am
Daily Postcard: Sunrise colors the sky Wednesday viewed from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

The Story Of A Book – ‘Homesteading On The Pajarito Plateau’

on November 27, 2019 - 6:15pm
‘This book is dedicated to the memory of those original homesteaders who took the risks, made the effort, met the challenges, and gave up their land ‘for the good of the nation.’ —from Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau
Los Alamos Historical Society
Books tell stories, but as readers we don’t always think about why a book was written or what inspired a story or how the author became interested in it. To know these things can make a book more meaningful.
Bathtub Row Press has recently released a second edition of Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, 1887–1942,

Unemployment Insurance Operations Center Closed Thursday And Friday In Observance Of Thanksgiving

on November 27, 2019 - 5:52pm

Workforce Solutions News:
  • Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System Available

ALBUQUERQUE  All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.

The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System ( will remain available Thursday and Friday.

Family Y Hosts Special Turkey Day Workout

on November 27, 2019 - 5:44pm

Small Business Saturday Special Section Now Online

on November 27, 2019 - 3:23pm

Click here to read the Small Business Saturday Special Section. It may take a moment to load.

Local Veteran Thankful For Service Dog ... ‘Archi Has Changed My Life’

on November 27, 2019 - 9:33am
From left, ADW Dog Trainer Dion Silva with Gilda (service dog in training), ADW Veterans Liaison/Warrior Canine Connection Coordinator Chloe Davis-Masters and Vietnam era veteran David Apple with his service dog Archi during an interview Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The special bond that has developed between a Vietnam era veteran and a dog named Archimedes, Archi for short, has by all accounts been remarkable.

“I had some ghosts in my head for 47 years and last summer

County Council Considers Revising Library Policies

on November 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Los Alamos County Library System Manager Eileen Sullivan
Los Alamos Daily Post

Libraries everywhere have experienced a lot of changes from the introduction of new technologies to changes in community expectations about libraries’ roles.

The Internet and social media have had major impacts on library functions and services, more patrons are requesting e-books and e-magazines, but people still rely on libraries for information, programs, services and a sense of community

In order to ensure that library policies stay relevant and up-to-date,

Local BMX Track Is In Fast Lane For Improvements

on November 27, 2019 - 9:23am
The local BMX track will recieve some needed improvements. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Currently, the local BMX track features a closed sign citing safety concerns but not for long. Its circumstances are quickly changing as the result of Los Alamos County approving $100,000 for the project during its Nov. 12 meeting.
With this approval, the hopes are high that next summer, the BMX track will be back in business and hosting U.S. BMX-sanctioned events.
Parks and Recreation Manager Dan Erickson

Tribute To Local Small Businesses Appearing In Special Section Of Los Alamos Daily Post Print Edition Today

on November 27, 2019 - 8:26am

The community has an opportunity to show support for Los Alamos businesses by Shopping Small and Local Saturday. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30 and the Los Alamos Daily Post has a 12-page special section in today's print edition, which includes business listings, maps and more to help shoppers make the most of this day that is so important for local businesses.

Below is a tribute to Los Alamos small businesses appearing in our special section today:

Animal Clinic of Los Alamos: With its humble beginnings as a house call practice in the mid 1980’s, the

Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance Features Pianist And Composer Kathleen Ryan

on November 27, 2019 - 8:07am

Pianist and Composer Kathleen Ryan

LAAC News:

Pianist and Composer from Mountainair New Mexico Kathleen Ryan joins Los Alamos Arts Council for the December Brown Bag.

The music begins noon Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Fuller Lodge.

In addition to practicing scales and classical repertory on her way to earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, Ryan played snare drum in a marching band; wrote and performed singing telegrams; improvised music for modern dancers; and  composed a folk rock opera based on the Tristan and Isolde legend.

After a very brief fling as a folk singer, and a longer

Fire Ghosts Booksigning At Nature Center Saturday

on November 27, 2019 - 7:33am
Cover of FIRE GHOSTS, book on the Las Conchas Fire by Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan with writers Craig D. Allen and William deBuys. Courtesy photo
Photo from FIRE GHOSTS, by Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan with writers Craig D. Allen and William deBuys. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The community is invited to a booksigning for FIRE GHOSTS, by Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan with writers Craig D. Allen and William deBuys 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
Prints of the art are on display now.
The haunting

Still Time To Sign Up For 8th Grade Washington Trip

on November 27, 2019 - 7:08am
LAMS News:
It's not too late to sign up for the 8th grade Los Alamos Middle School trip to Washington, D.C. next March.
The deadline for sign up has been extended until Dec. 13. Although it may be possible to sign up after Dec. 13, it might be difficult to secure an airline ticket.
Airline seats are more difficult to obtain for large groups because of the grounding of the 737 planes. Visit and use TRIP ID 173688 to secure a spot on this 36-year Los Alamos Middle School tradition and highly educational experience.
For more information, see

Goodnight, Los Alamos Author Visits Piñon School

on November 27, 2019 - 6:29am

Piñon Elementary School had the honor of hosting Whitney Spivey, author of Goodnight, Los Alamos, Wednesday, Nov. 20 in White Rock. She spoke to the first, second and third grade classes about writing, answered may eager questions, and shared her beautiful book. Spivey graciously signed books afterward with Scout, one of her daughters, in her lap. Goodnight, Los Alamos is available for checkout in the school library and for sale at local businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock. Courtesy photo

Goodnight, Los Alamos author Whitney Spivey speaks to the first, second and third grade classes Nov.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At DWI Tax & Accounting Daphne Weir, Inc. On Central Avenue

on November 27, 2019 - 5:52am

DWI Tax & Accounting, Daphne Weir, Inc. President Daphne Weir, EA, MBA and her daughter Daphne Renee Harris in front of her office at 991 Central Ave. Weir has more than 20 years of experience and offers professional service in Individual & Business Tax Preparation, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Payroll, Contract CFO/Controller and Small Business Consulting. To learn more, click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jen Bartram/

NWS: Today’s High Near 33; Tonight’s Low Around 25

on November 27, 2019 - 5:11am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 33 with a 20 percent chance of snow after 2 p.m. and tonight’s low around 25 with an 80 percent chance of snow tonight with possible new snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts snowfall through 5 p.m. today across the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Windy Scene At Ashley Pond

on November 27, 2019 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: Strong winds blew through town Tuesday sending the spray from the fountain at Ashley Pond in a horizontal direction. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comu

Strong Wind Blows Structure Into Street Today

on November 26, 2019 - 6:53pm
The homeowners heard a loud bang during the strong winds today and found this structure standing on all four legs in the middle of Hacienda Drive in White Rock. A couple of neighbors moved it to within the owners property and laid it on its side and removed the top to keep it from blowing away. It had actually blown over their house (yard where it came from is in background) and landed on Hacienda. Photo by Doug Pippin

Lantern Launch At Buffalo Thunder Wednesday

on November 26, 2019 - 6:43pm
BTR News:
SANTA FE Thousands of prayers, wishes, promises and dreams will float toward the heavens once the Northern New Mexico sun sets Nov. 27, carried there in brilliantly lit paper lanterns. 
The visual effect, according to event management, will create an unforgettable spectacle of lights for miles around that won't soon be forgotten.
The 2019 Lantern Launch takes place at the Towa Golf Club at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino the night before Thanksgiving. Already one year in the planning, it's an event unlike any other.
"We're expecting thousands of people from

Chemist Jennifer Hollingsworth Named AAAS Fellow

on November 26, 2019 - 9:22am

Los Alamos Chemist Jennifer A. Hollingsworth is a new Fellow of the AAAS. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Noted Los Alamos chemist honored by American Association for the Advancement of Science

Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist Jennifer A. Hollingsworth is being honored as a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her work in materials chemistry. 

“We’re thrilled that Jennifer is receiving this well-deserved honor and joining the ranks of Los Alamos staff that are AAAS Fellows.

LANL: Should Santa Deliver By Drone?

on November 26, 2019 - 9:04am

A promising solution to coordinated vehicle/drone delivery to a grid of locations. The black curves are the routes the truck follows at 5 meters per second, and the blue lines inticate the route a drone takes while flying at 25 meters per second. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • A new routing algorithm anticipates the day trucks and drones cooperate to drop packages at your doorstep quickly and efficiently

Santa has always run a one-sleigh operation, but a new analysis could help him speed deliveries and save energy, if he ever decided to add a drone to his route.

“People have considered

Shirley Webb Decorates Century Bank Christmas Tree

on November 26, 2019 - 8:17am

Artist Shirley Webb stands beside the tall Christmas tree she has decorated in the lobby of Century Bank at 751 Trinity Dr., Suite 301 in the Smith’s Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Karen Easton

On The Job In Los Alamos: Owner/President Denise Terrazas Of Title Guaranty, LLC

on November 26, 2019 - 7:45am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday afternoon is owner and President Denise Terrazas of Title Guaranty, LLC  at 1631 Central Ave., near Metzger's. For more information, email, call 505.662.5586 or click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/