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Los Alamos County Council Approves Rezoning For Former Black Hole And Omega Church Properties

on April 8, 2019 - 6:52am
County Planning Manager Tamara Baer speaks April 2 to Council about rezoning two land parcels where the Black Hole and Omega Peace Church once stood. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an application to rezone two contiguous land parcels where local landmarks once stood - the Black Hole and Omega Peace Church - April 2 during its regular meeting.

The rezoning, which changes the parcels designation from light commercial and professional district to mixed-use, paves the

Scenes From Mesa Public Library Reopening Party

on April 8, 2019 - 6:25am

Library Programs Coordinator Katy Korkos, second from left, with reading enthusiasts during the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries Bag Sale Saturday in the lobby at Mesa Public Library. The library hosted a reopening celebration of the completion of its HVAC upgrade project Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Library patrons take a moment to enjoy the music performed by the Los Alamos Jazz Project during the reopening celebration Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Members of Los Alamos Jazz Project perform

Shakespeare In The Garden Presents Romeo & Juliet

on April 8, 2019 - 6:19am
SFBG News:
SANTA FE Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
This summer, Shakespeare in the Garden brings perhaps one of the most well-known Shakespeare plays to life: Romeo & Juliet. Produced by Santa Fe Classic Theater, in partnership with the Shakespeare Guild, and directed by Patrick Briggs, this year’s production runs May 31-June 9 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
“[Romeo & Juliet is] one of my favorites; it has this visceral, big emotion that

Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Committee Meets April 24

on April 8, 2019 - 6:19am
The Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.
The meeting is in the Board and Commissions Room 110, at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
The public is welcome to attend this meeting.

NWS: Today’s High Near 67, Tonight’s Low Around 43

on April 8, 2019 - 6:05am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 67 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 43. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Tangerine Accents Tint Clouds In Sky

on April 8, 2019 - 5:59am

Daily Postcard: Tangerine accents tint clouds in the sky as the sun begins to set Sunday evening over Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At All Individuals First

on April 7, 2019 - 4:20pm

On the Job in Los Alamos are Tiffany Perrault, left, and Direct Support Staff Lowline Nelson Thursday at All Individuals First, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite A-3. All Individuals First is a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more here. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

On the Job in Los Alamos Thursday are Sharon Jim, All Individuals First Owner/Director Doris Roberts, Audrey Courroyer, Erik McMurray and Gabriel Cournoyer at All Individuals First. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Join PEEC For Family-Friendly Evening Tuesday

on April 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
PEEC News:
PEEC is hosting two free family-friendly events Tuesday, April 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
A PEEC educator will lead a Family Star Party at 5:30 p.m. in the planetarium and introduce kids to constellations, planets and more in an informal setting. Families also are invited to join Melissa Mackey 6-7 p.m. for Family Night to enjoy making a unique craft in the classroom.
No registration is required for either event and families are invited to come to one or both of these offerings.

Los Alamos High School Graduate Alisha Lindsey Named National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

on April 7, 2019 - 10:25am

LAHS graduate Alisha Lindsey at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. has been named a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. She is the daughter of Andre and Cherie Trottier of Los Alamos. Photo by JT Hardin

National Geographic Society News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Alamos High School 1997 graduate Alisha Lindsey has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of her commitment to geographic education.

Lindsey is the daughter of Andre and Cherie Trottier of Los Alamos. She teaches seventh- and

New Los Alamos Visitor Center Open For Business

on April 7, 2019 - 9:38am

The Los Alamos Visitor Center is now open at 475 20th St., Suite A. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos Visitor Center is now open at its new location, 475 20th St., Suite A, on the north side of the Community Building next to the Teen Center. An official ribbon cutting will be scheduled at a later date.

The Los Alamos Visitor Center has been closed since Jan. 1 as the County coordinated the relocation of the following organizations to free up this more visible, centralized County-owned space for the visitor center, as recommended by the County’s 2018 Tourism Strategic Plan.

The New

Valles Caldera National Preserve Lifts Restriction

on April 7, 2019 - 9:22am

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP


VCNP News:

Jemez Springs — Valles Caldera National Preserve has lifted the restriction for vehicle access from N.M. 4 to the entrance station.

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted, but snow can be found on the north-sloped trails, such as South Mountain, Coyote Call and Valle Grande. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking are permitted.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution while recreating in lower portions of the Valle Grande as the ground is

Scenes From Water Line Replacement On Rover

on April 7, 2019 - 9:07am
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews working in the cone zone Saturday replacing a section of a 2-inch water line pipe that has corroded on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane in White Rock. ‘We are putting in a new line and doing it in such a way as to not block off the entire street,’ Estevan Garcia said. Photo by Tammy Jimines

County workers Peter Madrid and Estevan Garcia on the job. Photo by Tammy Jimines

County workers Estevan Garcia and Antonio Peña. Photo by Tammy Jimines

DPU crew members Estevan Garcia, Antonio Peña and Peter Madrid. Photo by Tammy Jimines


A New Way To Experience Easter April 17-18

on April 7, 2019 - 9:02am

SFCC Readings In The Library Series For Spring 2019

on April 7, 2019 - 9:01am
SFCC News:
The Creative Writing Program at Santa Fe Community College Library and will host a series of readings of original works throughout April and May.
All readings are free and open to the public.
  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. Fiction writers present their work with instructor Julia Goldberg.
  • 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 16. Women Write: An Interactive Writers’ Panel. An interactive panel featuring Julia Goldberg, Jennifer Love, Kate McCahill, Jade McLellan and Alisa Valdes.
  • 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1. Portfolio: SFCC students present their work with instructor Julia

Introducing St. Job Of Pochaiv Orthodox Church

on April 7, 2019 - 8:37am

Father Theophan Mackey inside the sanctuary of St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


By Father Theophan Mackey
St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church

What to expect at a Sunday morning service at St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church in Los Alamos?

You will be welcomed by friendly faces as well as the most colorful church sanctuary in Los Alamos. Take your time to look at and touch the icons, light a candle, say a prayer for yourself or a loved one.


Hakim Bellamy To Talk Bravos Awards & Books April 26

on April 7, 2019 - 8:24am

NMBC News:


Hakim Bellamy is the featured speaker at noon, April 26 at the New Mexico Book Co-op in the Golden Corral on San Mateo.


The primary discussion is on the Creative Bravos Awards now handled by the City of Albuquerque. Bellamy also will have a conversation with the attendees on the needs of the book community.


Bellamy is the former Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and now works for the City of Albuquerque Cultural Affairs Department.


The meeting is open to the public but each attendee must buy their own lunch buffet. Attendees come early starting at 11 a.m. to network.


For information,

NWS: Today’s High Near 63, Tonight’s Low Around 40

on April 7, 2019 - 8:12am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 63 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Cherry Blossom Spotted In White Rock

on April 7, 2019 - 8:03am

Daily Postcard: The first cherry blossom blooms this morning on this tree in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

LARSO Taps Bernadette Lauritzen As Executive Director

on April 6, 2019 - 2:40pm
LARSO has selected Bernadette Lauritzen as its new executive director. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Executive Director Search Committee of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) has selected Bernadette Lauritzen from a pool of four candidates to serve as its new executive director.

Lauritzen officially takes the reins May 1 of the Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center, but will begin a transition period soon with Executive Director Linda Boncella, who is moving with her


Scenes From Business After Hours At LAMC

on April 6, 2019 - 1:44pm

Community members gathered at Los Alamos Medical Center Thursday evening for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. Community members had the opportunity to meet and chat with doctor and staff and enjoy snacks and beverages. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAMC CEO John Whiteside and Dr. Jacqueline Krohn welcome the community to Business After Hours Thursday at the hospital. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Layne Kalbfeisch of 2E Consultants (R) LLC, Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Los Alamos National Bank Private Banker Elizabeth

Discover Aha Moments In Los Alamos ... Gateway To Three National Parks

on April 6, 2019 - 1:40pm
As home to a national laboratory for 75-plus years, Los Alamos is known as the place where discoveries are made—both inside the lab and in the mountains, forests and mesas that surround it.
The gateway to three National Parks, Los Alamos is the ideal spring destination for those looking to celebrate the great outdoors during National Parks Week, which runs April 20–28.
“As a hub for outdoor adventurers seeking ‘aha moments,’ Los Alamos is steeped in history and full of opportunities to get back to nature and explore,” County Marketing Manager said Kelly Stewart.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Village Arts On DP Road

on April 6, 2019 - 7:23am

On the Job at Village Arts on DP Road are employees Alicia Gore, left, and Tami Gonzales, center, assisting customer Helen Ortega with a framing project Thursday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Rose Pruning Workshop With Carlos Valdez April 13

on April 6, 2019 - 7:10am

Rose Pruning Workshop in 2018 with Carlos Valdez. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Garden Club invites the public to attend a rose pruning workshop with Carlos Valdez from the County Extension Office. The workshop will take place in the Memorial Rose Garden at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13.
Carlos will teach attendees how to prune, clean and care for the roses. Participants should wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Gloves will be necessary and if you have pruners bring them. It will also be helpful if you have a bucket to put cuttings in.
No registration is

County Emergency Planning Committee Meets April 19

on April 6, 2019 - 7:08am

NWS: Today’s High Near 58, Tonight’s Low Around 37

on April 6, 2019 - 7:05am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 58 with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS