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Cornucopia Creating Underway At Flowers By Gillian

on November 24, 2019 - 11:20am

Community members gather to create their own cornucopia table arrangement for Thanksgiving this morning with owner/floral designer Gillian Sutton at Flowers by Gillian, 3801 Arkansas. The event runs until 5 p.m. today and costs $25 per cornucopia. Courtesy photo

LANL Foundation Awards $94,309.30 In Small Grants To Education And Community Programs

on November 24, 2019 - 10:59am
ESPANOLA — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation recently awarded 39 grants totaling $94,309.30 in the second of two annual cycles in its 2019 small grants funding process. Grants of up to $2,500 in two funding categories support the work of schools, nonprofits and community programs in Northern New Mexico.
Education Outreach Grants worth $56,921.30 were awarded to 24 programs that directly support K–12 public school education, students and teachers.
  • ARTsmart, ARTreach: art education program in Dixon and Abiquiu Elementary schools
  • Atalaya Elementary,

Ribbon Officially Cut On CrossFit LA Renovations!

on November 24, 2019 - 10:54am

Surrounded by coaches, trainers, athletes, County Councilor Randall Ryti and his wife Wendy Swan, back row center, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, middle row second from right, CrossFit Los Alamos owners Suzanne and John Wilcox officially cut the ribbon Saturday at the grand opening of their newly renovated 5,000 square foot gym at 278 A DP Road. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Recent upgrades have increased training space and include an entire fleet of top of the line Rogue Echo Air bikes as well as new Concept 2 Ski Ergs.

Scenes From Los Alamos High School Students Attending Journalism Conference In Washington, D.C.

on November 24, 2019 - 8:53am

Los Alamos High School teacher Kimberly Engelking photographs her LAHS yearbook students Thursday morning on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The students are attending a journalism conference in Washington, D.C. Photo by James R.Mountain/

Los Alamos High School yearbook students attending a journalism conference gather for a photo  Friday in Washington, D.C. Photo by James R.Mountain/

Con Alma Health Foundation Awards $665K In Grants

on November 24, 2019 - 8:26am
CAHF News:
SANTA FE Con Alma Health Foundation announced Wednesday that it is investing $150,000 in 14 nonprofits that serve people in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between Con Alma and the Hospital Auxiliary for the Los Alamos Medical Center, called the Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group.
Con Alma is awarding an additional $515,000 in grants statewide to improve health in New Mexico.
The Angioma Alliance will receive $7,500 to help the Baca Family Historical Project hold a regional conference for rural residents of Rio Arriba,

Scenes From LAAC Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair

on November 24, 2019 - 7:07am

Janise Brown, a jeweler, sells her pieces during the Los Alamos Arts Council's holiday arts and crafts fair Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Jane Lataille helps raise funds for the Friends of the Shelter and Companion Animals during the arts and crafts fair Saturday. The shelter sold its 2020 calendars along with pottery and Lataille's knitted hats. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Robin Goddard, owner of By Robin Creations in Santa Fe, sells her vegan skin care items during the fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Judy Handy

UNM-LA Receives Endowment Distribution From LACF

on November 24, 2019 - 6:50am

Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz presents a check to UNM-LA Chancellor Dr. Cindy Rooney (center), accompanied in the UNM-LA Machine/Welding Shop, from left, UNM-LA Business Manager Bob Harmon, LACF Board President David Izraelevitz and Board member and UNM-LA Advisory Board member Pat Soran. Soran holds a Lincoln Electric Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, similar to the helmet purchased from the UNM-LA Endowment distribution. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has received the first annual distribution from the Los

Scenes From Liddie Martinez Fuller Lodge Booksigning

on November 24, 2019 - 6:41am
Local author Liddie Martinez welcomes the crowd to the booksigning event of her new cookbook The Red Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexico Recipes Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge. Martinez explains how cooking with her grandmother inspired her love of traditional northern New Mexico recipies. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Author Liddie Martinez chats with guests and signs copies of her new cookbook Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Celebrating the success of her new cookbook, from left, author Liddie Martinez, Pajarito Press

Freedom Church Hosts Christmas Eve At Ashley Pond

on November 24, 2019 - 6:24am

Pastor Mike Brake preaches from the Pavillion at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Service at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Ashley Pond at night. Courtesy/Freedom Church

Los Alamos

Freedom Church will host an outdoor Christmas Eve service at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Ashley Pond Park and the whole community is invited.

“Ashley Pond at night is gorgeous with the snow and the Christmas lights ... and when it’s Christmas Eve it just takes it to another level,” Pastor Mike Brake said. 

The service will be simple and last about 45 minutes.

History On Tap: Stories Of Los Alamos ProjectY Dec. 2

on November 24, 2019 - 5:57am

LAHS News:

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Historical Society, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, for History on Tap at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square. All ages are welcome.

Hear an engaging discussion featuring local oral histories recorded by Dave Schiferl.

What are your stories of Los Alamos? Schiferl will lead a conversation sharing some of his favorite Los Alamos stories collected since 1977. He also will share short clips from some special oral history interviews he has helped to collect.

We’ll discuss everything from seeing an x-ray burst (not advisable), a mountain lion

NWS: Today’s High Near 46; Tonight’s Low Around 26

on November 24, 2019 - 5:42am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 46 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Buck Checks For Cars...

on November 24, 2019 - 5:33am
Daily Postcard: A buck checks for cars before crossing the road recently along N.M. 4 near Bandelier. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Rotary: Purple Pinkie Polio Eradication Event At Schools

on November 23, 2019 - 11:46am
Sierra Morris, a Pinon Elementary School student, takes part in the
recent Purple Pinkie fundraiser to help Rotary International eradicate polio. Photo by Oliver Morris
Pinon student Sierra Morris smiles for her father, Rotarian Oliver Morris, as she shows him her Purple Pinkie. Photo by Oliver Morris
Nov. 8, in recognition of The Rotary Foundation, the funding branch of Rotary International, the Los Alamos club hosted a polio eradication event, Purple Pinkie, at all five elementary schools during lunch hour.
For a voluntary $1 donation, the price of an oral

Cone Zone: Final Update Of 2019 Construction Season

on November 23, 2019 - 10:24am


This is the final update from the Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division on road projects for the 2019 construction season.

N.M. 502 Road Construction/Roundabout:

No changes to detours – same as last week. Star Paving will not be working on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving.

Eastbound traffic will continue to use 4th Street to Central Avenue and back to N.M. 502.

Westbound traffic will continue to use Central Avenue to Knecht Street and back onto N.M. 502.

Author Liddie Martinez Shares Cookbook At Rotary

on November 23, 2019 - 8:50am
Author Liddie Martinez shares stories about the inspiration behind her new book, The Chile Line Cookbook: Historic Recipes of Northern New Mexico. (Book cover Poster in foreground.) Photo by Laura Gonzales
Local author Liddie Martinez captivated Rotary Club members earlier this week with her presentation about The Chile Line Cookbook: Historic Recipes of Northern New Mexico, recently released by Pajarito Press, co-owned by Nancy Bartlit and Mark Rayburn.
Her family history is deeply rooted in northern New Mexico, dating back to the 1500s, the years of Spanish

Chamber Celebrates CrossFit LA Renovation Today!

on November 23, 2019 - 8:03am




The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the renovation at the CrossFit Los Alamos gym with a ribbon cutting 1-3 p.m. today with the actual ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. at 278 A DP Road.

CrossFit Los Alamos is entering its 8th year as a New Mexico CrossFit affiliate. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Originally in Central Park Square, the business has continued to grow by leaps and bounds.


CrossFit Los Alamos (CFLA) operates in a 5,000 sq. ft.

Scenes From Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Tour

on November 23, 2019 - 7:38am
Scene from a recent visit to the Abiquiú Inn, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, home and studio tour and Abiquiú Inn Cafe. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
The walk through with garden tools hanging on the wall at the Georgia O’Keeffe home in Abiquiú. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
Los Alamos

We discovered a great way to spend a beautiful fall morning during a mini-adventure to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and home and studio tour in Abiquiú.

The O’Keeffe home and studio reflect a blend of Native American and Spanish Colonial building styles, regional architectural traditions dating back

Alire Christmas Trees Unavailable This Season

on November 23, 2019 - 6:34am

Andrew Alire, owner of Alire Christmas Trees in 2018 with one of his large trees won't be selling Christmas trees this year in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Carson National Forest, El Rito District, recently announced commercial permits for cutting Christmas trees will not be issued this year due to the potential threat to the Mexican spotted owl, which is listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Alire Christmas Trees owner Andrew Alire said that due to this announcement, he won’t be selling his trees this year in the parking lot at the Knights of Columbus at Trinity Drive and DP

CROP Walk Organizers Model 2019 Event T-Shirts

on November 23, 2019 - 5:16am
The 2019 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot organizers gather for a photo Thursday, showing off this year’s vibrant t-shirt for the event. From left, Ted Williams, Cynthia Biddlecomb, Becky Chamberlin, Lynn Wysocki-Smith and Wendee Brunish. Not pictured are volunteers without whose help this event would not be possible including Liz Martineau, Joan Williams, Rebecca Howard, Vince Chiravalle, Chelly Young, Clark DeNevers, June Gladney, Carol Mead, Jon Bulthuis, Marilyn Doolen, Linda Burns, Rosmarie Frederickson, Mary Ann Stroud and many others.

NWS: Today’s High In 40s; Tonight’s Low Teens-30s

on November 23, 2019 - 5:13am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos in the 40s with sunny skies and tonight’s low in the mid teens to lower 30s. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Golden Sunrise Over Quemazon

on November 23, 2019 - 4:32am

Daily Postcard: Golden sunrise viewed Monday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

December 2019 Prism Now Online

on November 22, 2019 - 6:06pm

Click HERE to read Prism. Prism is displayed all month and can be accessed from the button on the right sidebar.

County: Library Policies Go To Council Tuesday

on November 22, 2019 - 11:06am


Los Alamos County Council will be voting to adopt revisions to library policies at the Nov. 26 Council Meeting.

The library policies have not been revised since 2010.

Over several months, the Library Board conducted a systematic review of the library policies in parallel with an internal review by library management and approved revisions to the policies at the Nov. 4 Library Board Meeting.

Key policy changes include revision of policies related to photographing or videotaping in the library, donations, public access computing including Internet use and meeting space.


On The Job In Los Alamos: Father And Son At UNM-LA

on November 22, 2019 - 5:57am

On the job in Los Alamos are Fernando Trujillo Sr., right, and his son Fernando Trujillo Jr., stopping by Secret City Kitchen inside the Student Center Thursday at UNM-LA. Trujillo Sr. has been the facilities contractor for UNM-LA for seven years and Trujillo Jr. is a student at the college taking liberal arts classes with plans to pursue fields related to public policy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UNM-LA Registration For Spring Semester Now Open

on November 22, 2019 - 5:34am
Vicky Nguyen of Accounts Receivable/Student Accounting in the Bursar’s Office at UNM-LA assists student Laura Dominguez. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
Registration for the Spring 2020 semester at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is now open.
Early registration is encouraged to allow students to secure positions in high demand classes, as well as providing more flexibility in course selection and scheduling.
UNM-LA offers traditional face-to-face, online and hybrid classes (a combination of face-to-face and online) to help meet the various scheduling needs and learning style