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LAMC Thanks Staff For Many Years Of Services

on November 23, 2018 - 7:53am

Los Alamos Medical Center celebrates significant anniversaries for its employees Nov. 15 with a special dinner in the community room at the Los Alamos Golf Course, recognizing and thanking them for their many years of service. Staff celebrating 35 to 46 year anniversaries include from left, Rosalie Maestas - Materials Management, Doris Bell - Imaging and Lori Coffelt, RN, Deb Maes, RN and Dianne Vandiver, RN. Courtesy photo

LAMC staff celebrating five and more years honored at a special dinner in the community room at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Courtesy photo

Save The Date: Hampton Sides At Fuller Lodge Dec. 4

on November 23, 2018 - 7:39am

Hampton Sides. Photo by Kurt Markus 2018

LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library presents renowned author, historian and journalist Hampton Sides at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Fuller Lodge.

As part of the Library’s Authors Speak program, Sides will talk about his new book “On Desperate Ground – the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle”.

Sides is the award-winning author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder and In the Kingdom of Ice, and dozens of articles and essays. He has been hailed by critics as one of the best nonfiction writers of his generation.

Daily Postcard: Northern Pygmy-Owl At Bandelier

on November 23, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: A northern pygmy-owl spotted at Bandelier National Monument along the Main Loop Trail and on the Falls Trail. Photo by Sally King/NPS

Three-day Conference: Journalism Under Fire...

on November 22, 2018 - 7:28pm

 

SFCIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a three-day conference entitled JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE exploring journalism’s essential role in a democracy.

Featured world-class speakers, investigative journalists, photojournalists and political cartoonists from around the world will address fake news, persecution and freedom of the press.

The special Grand Opening Event begins at 6 p.m. Dec 4 and the three-day conference begins at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 5 through 3:45 p.m. Dec.7. All events are at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St.

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Tis The Season To Recycle ... Cardboard Boxes!

on November 22, 2018 - 6:50pm

COUNTY News:

Toys and clothes and boxes oh my! With the holidays upon us and shopping sprees in full swing, Environmental Services anticipates an increase in cardboard boxes.

To help accommodate the extra cardboard, the staff have added more cardboard recycling locations throughout Los Alamos County.

As a friendly reminder, please flatten the cardboard boxes.

Cardboard Recycling Locations:

  • Los Alamos Ice Rink at 4475 West Road;
  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.;
  • North Mesa Ball Fields on North Mesa Road;
  • Sullivan Field Recycling Center in the Sullivan Parking Lot;

Live United Winner Spotted At Senior Center!

on November 22, 2018 - 1:18pm

This week's winner of the United Way of Northern New Mexico and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Live United campaign was spotted Saturday in the Betty Ehart Senior Center parking lot. The winner should contact the Chamber to claim their prize of $100 in Chamber Checks. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
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Water Pipe Bursts Early This Morning In Western Area

on November 22, 2018 - 8:18am
A water pipe burst this morning on the water tank in Western Area and water runs down across West Road near the Los Alamos Ice Rink. A utility department spokesperson reports that an investigation is underway to determine whether the pipe actually burst or the tank just overflowed. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
Water from the burst pipe this morning on the water tank in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A water pipe burst this morning on the tank directly behind the homes where Fairway and 47th Street meet off of the Trinity Drive side of

East Jemez Road/NM 4 Intersection May Be Modified

on November 22, 2018 - 7:52am
Conceptual design plan of one of the options for the intersection at East Jemez Road and N.M. 4. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Traffic accidents and long lines of cars alternating between shuffling forward and braking are a common occurrence at the intersection of East Jemez Road and N.M. 4.
 
The NNSA Los Alamos Field Office is addressing these issues as well as improving transportation of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.
 
A proposed option is currently being pursued by the field office.

Learn About Asteroids And Watch ‘National Parks Adventure’ In Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

on November 22, 2018 - 7:34am

Join astronomer Rick Wallace at 7 p.m., Friday at the nature center planetarium to learn about the past and future of asteroid impacts. Courtesy/PEEC

Watch the full-dome film ‘National Parks Adventure’ at 2 p.m. Saturday at the nature center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join astronomer Rick Wallace in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium this Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. to learn all about the past and future of asteroid impacts and threats.

Audience members will watch the full-dome film “Incoming!” at this event and enjoy an audio-visual presentation from Wallace on the nature of

TOTH Hosts Annual Children's Christmas Bazaar Dec. 1

on November 22, 2018 - 7:06am
Scene from the 2017 Children's Christmas Bazaar. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
TOTH News:
 
Parents are encouraged to bring their children for the annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.
 
This child friendly community event is for students in kindergarten through sixth grade to shop and have their gifts wrapped. 
 
Children start in Sherrill Hall where they prepare their list of people to shop for, complete their gift tags and get a shopping bag.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on November 22, 2018 - 7:02am

County Board Of Adjustment Meets Nov. 26

on November 22, 2018 - 7:01am

Daily Postcard: Happy Thanksgiving Los Alamos!

on November 22, 2018 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A Thanksgiving sunrise viewed this morning from White Rock. The National Weather Service predicts a high today near 50 with partly sunny skies and a low tonight around 29 with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m. and new snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. The Los Alamos Daily Post news team takes this opportunity to thank and wish our readers in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world a very Happy Thanksging Day. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A Tribute To Los Alamos Small Businesses

on November 21, 2018 - 5:58pm

Click on the image to read our Special Section dedicated to local small businesses.

Remembering John Balagna...

on November 21, 2018 - 11:32am
John Balagna’s many friends who have shared wines with him over the years will all hoist a glass to his memory this week. Courtesy/Tom Hill
 
By THOMAS R. HILL
Los Alamos

It was with great sadness to note the passing last week of John Balagna. In addition to being a world-class Radiochemist and making important contributions to the nuclear weapons testing program, John made very important contributions to the New Mexico wine industry.

John, being of Italian heritage and a chemistry background, took an early interest in wine, both in its drinking and making.

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NMBC: 12th Annual NM-AZ Book Award Winners

on November 21, 2018 - 11:32am
NMBC News:
 
The winners in the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards were announced this week at a gala awards banquet at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque.
 
Awards were presented in 58 categories, from poetry to history and nonfiction to children's books.
 
1,089 books were entered in this year's awards program and 236 of those entries were selected as finalists, which were announced in September 2018.
 
Entries came from large and small publishers from all across the country.

Los Alamos Municipal Court Closes At Noon Today

on November 21, 2018 - 10:16am

MUNICIPAL COURT News:

The Los Alamos County Municipal Court is closing at noon today and will remain closed through Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The court reopens at 8 a.m. Monday.

NHCC: Nutcracker Ballet In The Land Of Enchantment Performs In Albuquerque Dec. 14-16

on November 21, 2018 - 8:59am
The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment performances are Dec. 14-16 on the NHCC Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage. Courtesy/NHCC
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment will again be performed Dec. 14-16 on the National Hispanic Cultural Center's (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage this holiday season.
 
Last year's production, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, sold out.

Enchilada Fundraiser Helps Purchase Supplies For Los Alamos Military Personnel Deployed Overseas

on November 21, 2018 - 8:50am
 
K of C News:
 
The community is invited to order enchiladas by the dozen from the Knights of Columbus to benefit local military personnel deployed overseas.
 
Print out and place the above order form in the designated box at the rear of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 3700 Canyon Road by Dec. 3.
 
Pick up freshly made orders, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 6, at the Columbian Hall on DP Road.

Christian Science Society Hosts Thanksgiving Service

on November 21, 2018 - 8:47am

For more information, click here.

Turkey Day Workout

on November 21, 2018 - 7:53am

The White Rock and Espanola Jazzercise studios are offering ‘five dollar fun’ to fuel your burn and boost your mood 9-10 a.m., Thanksgiving Day. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Jazzercize will be offering a low-cost class on Thanksgiving morning for those that want to fuel their calorie burning for the long day of food.

The class is just $5 and that includes their White Rock and Espanola locations.

“If a new customer joins after that class, they pay no joining fee and get their $5 back,” owner and instructor Tana Beverwyk-Abouda said.

County: Tis The Season To Recycle!

on November 21, 2018 - 7:10am

COUNTY News:

Toys and clothes and boxes oh my! With the holidays upon us and shopping sprees in full swing, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division anticipates an increase in cardboard boxes.

To help accommodate the extra cardboard, more cardboard recycling locations are added throughout the County. As a friendly reminder, flatten the cardboard boxes.

Cardboard Recycling Locations:

Ice Rink                                                                               4475 West Road;

Los Alamos County Municipal Building                               1000 Central Ave.;

North

One Of History’s Most Prestigious Addresses: Bathtub Row In Downtown Los Alamos

on November 21, 2018 - 7:05am

20th Street in downtown Los Alamos was renamed Bathtub Row in 2007. Courtesy photo

By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society

Although another Los Alamos once existed in northeastern New Mexico and a town by that name is still on maps of California, northwest of Santa Barbara, I think that I’m safe in saying that we are the only place in the United States with a street named Bathtub Row. (Of course I checked on Google!) However, there is a Bathtub Rock Road in Greensboro, VT, and a Bathtub Trail in Berlin, NH.

One might make a fairly good guess at the origin for the Greensboro road and

Daily Postcard: Fox Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on November 21, 2018 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Young fox, seen Tuesday morning near the east end of Barranca Mesa. Photo by Cornell Wright

Community Invited To Help Fill More Than 1,100 Tags Hanging On Angel Tree At IHM

on November 20, 2018 - 11:53am

The community is invited to stop by and select a tag from the Angel Tree at IHM to help brighten the holidays for those in need. The Angel Tree is at the back of the church at 3700 Canyon Road. Photo by Nan Holmes/IHM
 
IHM News:
 
The parish community of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church has helped children and families in foster care, homeless children, and other impoverished youth and adults in need, in Northern New Mexico for more than 10 years through its Angel Tree drive. 
 
Each year the Youth Ministry office receives numerous requests from different agencies in Northern

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