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Daily Postcard: Pastel Clouds Color Sky Saturday

on November 26, 2018 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: Pastel colored clouds spotted Saturday in the sky above the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Welcome New Pricing Preferences For Northern NM Businesses Contracting With LANL

on November 25, 2018 - 7:06am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján welcomed a new agreement for procurement opportunities for northern New Mexico businesses contracting with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Under LANL’s new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, that went into effect Nov.

Scenes From 2018 Affordable Art Show

on November 25, 2018 - 7:05am
Scene from the 2018 Affordable Art show held Friday and Saturday at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The Affordable Arts show has become a shopping tradition here in Los Alamos. With so many local and regional artists on display, shoppers will find beautiful, unique gifts. This holiday season, the Art Center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sundays; Exceptions: Dec. 8, open until 6 p.m.; closing at 1 p.m. on Christmas eve and New Year eve; closed on Christmas and New Year Days. Photo by Ken Hanson
Scene from the Affordable Art show. Photo by Ken Hanson

Scenes From 2018 Small Business Saturday

on November 25, 2018 - 7:04am

Petree Gardens gets into the holiday spirit during the 2018 Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Petree Garden staff Satchel Smith, General Manager Laural Hardin, Jeremy Smith and Ocean Smith greet customers to the garden center during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Village Arts Employee Alicia Gore rings up a purchase for Brandi Engeman and her daughter Romilly during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery Manager Lauren Sherwood takes part in Small Business

Delancey Street Christmas Tree Lot Now Open

on November 25, 2018 - 7:03am

Delancey Street is selling Christmas Trees in the lot adjacent to the Los Alamos Elks Lodge 2083 at 16th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Delancey Street Christmas Trees on sale in the lot adjacent to the Los Alamos Elks Lodge 2083 at 16th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cars spotted Saturday topped with Christmas Trees in front of Boomerang at 1247-A Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On The Job In Los Alamos: Greg McWilliams At Smith’s

on November 25, 2018 - 7:00am

On the job in Los Alamos is Pharmacist Greg McWilliams serving a customer Friday afternoon at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets Behind Trinity On The Hill

on November 25, 2018 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: The sun setting Saturday evening behind Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Today Is The Day To Shop Small In Los Alamos!

on November 24, 2018 - 12:46pm

Small Business Saturday is in full swing throughout Los Alamos and White Rock and an opportunity for the community to show its support for local small businesses. Courtesy photo

Thanks to New Mexico Bank & Trust, shoppers are invited to stop by the Chamber of Commerce today at 109 Central Park Square for Small Business Saturday cookies and cocoa with Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Courtesy photo

Small Business Saturday shoppers support Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

A variety of small businesses without storefronts show off their products and services for Small Business Saturday

UNM-LA Advisory Board Meets 5:30 p.m. Monday

on November 24, 2018 - 11:14am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the campus of UNM-LA at 4000 University Dr., in Los Alamos.

Agenda items include:

  • Continuation of the reviews of the UNM-LA By-Laws and the Operating Agreement with UNM;
  • Reports on the UNM-LA recruiting process and on the academic program review process; and
  • Administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA activities.

The meeting is open to the public.

Community Invited To School Safety Improvements Meeting At Chamisa Elementary Dec. 12

on November 24, 2018 - 11:10am

Chamisa Elementary School at 301 Meadow Lane in White Rock. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The community is invited to a Q&A session regarding school safety improvements at Chamisa Elementary School 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Chamisa in White Rock.

Los Alamos Public Schools is focused on providing a safe environment for its students while at school, and one way of doing that is by upgrading school facilities.

LAPS was awarded more than $64,000 from the state Public School Capital Outlay Council for safety and security upgrades at Chamisa.

2018 Winter Spanish Market In Albuquerque Dec. 1-2

on November 24, 2018 - 10:39am
Spanish Colonial Arts Society News:
SANTA FE The Spanish Colonial Arts Society’s Winter Spanish Market returns to Albuquerque for the sixth year Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Up to 70 artists will welcome the public with the opportunity to purchase a piece of New Mexico tradition, learn how it was made, and be immersed in art, culture and folklore.
The juried artists use traditional images and techniques to create bultos, weavings, ironwork, jewelry, copper engravings, hide paintings, retablos, furniture, tinwork, straw appliqué, woodcarving and

Crew Of HMS Implacable Collecting Toys For Tots During Winterfest Light Parade

on November 24, 2018 - 10:31am

Members of the Royal Manticoran Navy's local 'ship' the HMS Implacable, are collecting Toys for Tots through donation boxes around Los Alamos (click for locations) and in person this season. Two crew members, Capt. Bill Knight, above, and Lt. Sam Connan, below, were collecting toys Friday at Smith's Marketplace. Last year the fan group, which celebrates the novels of David Weber, collected around 1,400 toys.

2018 Winter/2019 Spring Guide To New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Now Available Free Online

on November 24, 2018 - 10:02am

This season’s guide cover features a detailed image of ‘Snow in Santa Fe’ Paul Lantz – which is on long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art. Courtesy/NMDCA


SANTA FE – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 is now available online at

The Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 explores finding your story – the how and why you and your family live in New Mexico.

Community Asset Award Nominations Close Dec. 21

on November 24, 2018 - 10:02am

The Spirit of the West Award handcrafted by Richard Ronquillo. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

C’YA News:

Community members have just one month to get nominations in for the Community Asset Awards.

The Thanksgiving holiday is the spark meant to ignite individuals to recognize those people, organizations and businesses that make daily life better.

The awards program began about 10 years ago, to boost the efforts of people that do good in this community, the state or world. Those nominated only need to live, work or go to school the community and will be recognized as we head into 2019.



On The Job In Los Alamos: Letter Carrier John Duran

on November 24, 2018 - 9:08am
On the job in Los Alamos is John Duran of the Los Alamos Post Office delivering mail Wednesday afternoon to the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue. Duran has been on the job for the USPS for 15 years. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Daily Postcard: Full Beaver Moon Visible Early Today

on November 24, 2018 - 8:33am

Daily Postcard: View of the Full Beaver Moon captured on camera early this morning from White Rock. November’s full moon was called the Full Beaver Moon by both the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans. The Native Americans used the monthly moons and nature’s signs as a sort of calendar to track the seasons. Why this name? Back then, November was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. The November full moon also was called the Full Frost Moon by other Native American tribes. Source: Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Kiwanis Club See’s Candies Fundraiser Underway!

on November 23, 2018 - 6:53pm

Kiwanians Cheryl Pongratz, left, and Lorraine Hartway selling See’s Candies today in front of Bennett's Fine Jewelry and Gifts in downtown Los Alamos. This is an important fundraiser for the Club because of this year's cancelation of the annual 4th of July fireworks extravaganza due to severe drought conditions. The funds raised from the fireworks event are used to do good works in the community and the Club is hoping to make up a portion of that loss by selling the popular See’s Candies. Kiwanians will be back in front of Bennett's Fine Jewelry and Gifts 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Thieves Break Into Three Businesses Thanksgiving Night

on November 23, 2018 - 6:12pm

Plywood now covers the windows of three Los Alamos businesses thieves broke into Thanksgiving evening at 2101 Trinity Dr.  From left, D'Anna Photography, Windgate Healing Arts and Vista Control Systems. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPS owns the building that houses the three businesses and had Assistant Facilities Coordinator Scott Johnson board up the broken windows. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Thieves broke the front windows of three adjacent businesses to gain access Thanksgiving night at 2101 Trinity Dr.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Bennett’s Fine Jewelry

on November 23, 2018 - 6:11pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Alison Bennett, AJP, of Bennett's Fine Jewelry and Gifts at 107 Central Park Square. She is all prepared for shoppers during tomorrow's Small Business Saturday event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Bennett's Fine Jewelry and Gifts at 107 Central Park Square is well stocked and ready for shoppers during tomorrow's Small Business Saturday event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DALA Presents ‘The Nutcracker And The Mouse King’

on November 23, 2018 - 5:37pm


Dance Arts Los Alamos will present “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1 as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

Tickets may be purchased at the door, CB FOX or Bliss.


United Church & Jewish Center Celebrate Joint Service

on November 23, 2018 - 4:19pm

Courtesy photo


The United Church of Los Alamos and the Jewish Community Center celebrated their annual joint Thanksgiving Service Tuesday evening at the United Church on Canyon Road.

The service included reflections and music followed by fellowship with desserts.

The service heralds the start of the holiday season for both congregations with love and a time to honor those things members are grateful for throughout the year.



TOTH: Shop On The Corner Christmas Sale Nov. 28

on November 23, 2018 - 11:04am

Shop on the Corner volunteers stand ready to assist Christmas shoppers 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the lower level of TOTH. Courtesy photo

TOTH News:

It’s the sale that discerning shoppers wait for each year.

The Shop on the Corner annual Christmas Sale is 8:30 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Old Parish Hall, lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at the corner of Diamond Drive and Canyon Road. The Old Parish Hall is accessible from Canyon Road.

Shop on the Corner volunteers have saved holiday decorations, glassware and ceramics, gifts, clothing, jewelry, books,

Dementia Caregiving Course Offered At Old Town Mission Community Center In Las Vegas Dec. 1

on November 23, 2018 - 11:04am
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free education course in Las Vegas, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
The “Skills for Dementia Caregiving Workshop” is a FREE program designed for family and friends caring for a loved one with dementia, and presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter. The course is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 1, at Old Town Mission Community Center (home of The SPOT) 1413 Chavez St., Las Vegas, NM 87701.
For more information or directions, call

DNCU Launches Annual Season Of Giving Activities

on November 23, 2018 - 9:06am

Del Norte Credit Union employees have launched their annual season of giving, participating this week in a whirlwind of charitable activities including distributing complete Thanksgiving meals to firefighters working Thursday at each of the fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock. Courtesy/DNCU

To thank local firefighters for their service to the community, DNCU Enterprise & Risk Manager Anne Kain, right, presents complete Thanksgiving meals to those firefighters on duty Thursday in Los Alamos and White Rock. Courtesy/DNCU

In an effort to brighten their day, Anne Kain, right, and other

Are You Ready For ​Small Business Saturday

on November 23, 2018 - 8:04am


Are you ready for ​Small Business Saturday Nov. 24? It's the annual opportunity to celebrate the small businesses in Los Alamos.

Gov. Susana Martinez just announced the first ever Small Business Saturday tax holiday. Businesses with 10 employees or less, and franchises, can sell goods without charging Gross Receipts Tax. She signed the tax holiday into law in March.

“I’m proud to announce the first-ever tax-free Small Business Saturday, in New Mexico,” Martinez said.