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Talk/Film On Dark Matter This Weekend In Planetarium

on February 7, 2019 - 11:29am

Explore the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astrophysicist Galen Gisler discusses the nature of these phenomena at 7 p.m. Friday and the full-dome film ‘Dark Matter Mystery’ will play at 2 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Unearth the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.

Astrophysicist Galen Gisler will give a talk called “The Dark Side of the Universe” at 7 p.m. Friday that will explore these phenomena.

Pajarito Masonic Lodge Charity Waffle Breakfast Feb. 16

on February 7, 2019 - 9:55am

Pajarito Masonic Lodge News:

The community is invited to attend the Pajarito Masonic Lodge charity waffle breakfast to benefit Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 222.

The breakfast is 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Masonic Lodge, 1400 N. Sage Loop near the corner of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Tickets are available at the door ($8 for adults, $4 for children 5 and under) or through contacting a member of Troop 222.  Proceeds will help fund summer camp and high-adventure camp.

Taiji 12 Weeks Of Instruction Begins Feb. 9

on February 7, 2019 - 9:39am

Paulette Atencio Presents Cuentos In Chautauqua Performance At Fuller Lodge Feb. 12

on February 7, 2019 - 9:02am

Bilingual storyteller Paulette Atencio

Los Alamos Historical Society

Cuentos, traditional stories of northern New Mexico, will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in Fuller Lodge by Paulette Atencio, a professional bilingual storyteller who has traveled internationally to share her cultural traditions.

Her stories will focus on traditions, what it means to be of Hispanic descent, and universal humor and lessons.

This Chautaqua presentation is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society and the New Mexico Humanities Council as part of the 2018-2019 Anniversary Lecture

DPU Proposes Raising Water Rates

on February 7, 2019 - 8:59am
Shown here is a water line the Department Public Utilities installed, which will connect the new well being drilled to the existing water system. One of the reasons why DPU is proposing an increase in water rates to be able to afford capital projects such as new water lines and new wells. Courtesy/LAC
Los Alamos Daily Post
Water usage has dropped in Los Alamos but that hasn’t stopped the expense of supplying it to customers from rising.
In fact, Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Manager Tim Glasco said the department looked at trends

LAHS Seniors Top New Mexico Brain Bee

on February 7, 2019 - 8:53am
LAHS students dominate New Mexico Brain Bee competition. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Congratulations to the 14 Los Alamos High School AP Psychology students who participated in the 5th Annual New Mexico Brain Bee at UNM Saturday, Feb. 2.
The group dominated the competition against students from around the state.
Students completed a practical section and a written section that included: identification of neuroanatomy and brain slides, diagnosis of neurological disorders from case presentations, and general neuroscience knowledge questions.
Three LAHS seniors secured the

Afghan Students Visit Los Alamos For Screening Of ‘The Staging Post’

on February 7, 2019 - 8:29am
Mah Begum speaks about her life in Afghanistan, while Hakima and Desert Academey Headmaster Yann Lussiez look on. The two girls spoke at the Unitarian Church Saturday to raise awareness about the New Mexico Refugee Bridge Program, which is bringing students from Afghanistan to study in New Mexico. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Hakima tells how education in Afghanistan differs from that in the U.S. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

 Los Alamos residents learned about the plight of Hazara refugees

Daily Postcard: Sandhill Cranes Fly Over White Rock

on February 7, 2019 - 7:54am

Daily Postcard: Sandhill Cranes circling to gain altitude in the sky heading north Monday above White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

NWS: Today’s High Near 29, Tonight’s Low Around 12

on February 7, 2019 - 7:31am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 29 with sunny skies and wind chill values as low as -1 and tonight’s low around 12. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecast of wind chill values across the state. Courtesy/NWS

LALT Hosts Reading For 8X10 Plays

on February 6, 2019 - 5:09pm

A past Los Alamos Little Theatre 8X10 production. Photo by Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites interested patrons and prospective actors to attend a play reading at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

The evening’s reading will feature the eight short plays to be performed by LALT in May. The plays were selected from 22 scripts submitted by New Mexico playwrights.

This production format of short plays provides multiple opportunities for persons wishing to gain on-stage experience and offers a variety of roles

Scenes From Art On Tap At UnQuarked Monday

on February 6, 2019 - 9:06am

During Art On Tap Monday at UnQuarked, new Los Alamos Arts Council Director Karen Hall introduces Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin. McLaughlin spoke of the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet and their deep interest in the folk music of the Nordic countries. The group is scheduled to perform Friday, Feb. 22 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. For complete artist, venue and ticket information, visit LACA’s website at Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin speaks Monday at Art On Tap and highlights

Local Pharmacist Prepares 7th Volunteer Trip To Haiti

on February 6, 2019 - 8:43am

Haitian child. Photo by Katherine Fry

Los Alamos

Our beloved local Pharmacist Katherine Fry, also known as Katie, is headed back to Haiti and you have a chance to help.

Fry has volunteered for her seventh trip to do one of the many things she does best, care for her fellow man. Her daily job, as a Smith’s pharmacist comes in handy when she assists those who are ill and caring for the ill, with a path to healing.

On her trip, she will meet many people throughout her short stay and help them with immunizations, medicine and the simple donation of items that fill one’s

Art Council Sponsors Free Brown Bag Concert Today

on February 6, 2019 - 8:05am

The Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring a free concert noon to p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Black Mesa Brass Quintet headed by Jan McDonald will preform and the community is invited to join them for what is sure to be an enjoyable hour of music. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Co-Op Now Offers AllerPops

on February 6, 2019 - 7:51am
AllerPops are now sold at the Los Alamos Co-Op Market. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Co-Op now offers locally made AllerPops in its supplement section.
AllerPops are prebiotic lollipops that relieve allergy symptoms like nasal congestion, throat irritation and red itchy eyes by promoting a healthy respiratory tract and healthy immune system.
“I’m looking forward to offering AllerPops at the Co-Op,” Co-Op’s Wellness Manager Diane Devlin said. “They’re super local and allergy season is coming. I hope they do well.”
AllerPops were developed by Cliff Han,

Scenes From Advocacy Day At New Mexico Legislature

on February 6, 2019 - 7:41am

Stephanie Nakhleh, left, and Amy Storey, second from left, of Los Alamos joined scores of volunteers Tuesday for Advocacy Day at the Roundhouse to fight for commonsense gun laws like HB8 and SB8, requiring background checks for all gun sales. They were joined by Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, Albuquerque Police Chief Mike Geier, and Albuquerque Deputy Chief of Police Harold Medina—all of whom support universal background checks, as do the majority of New Mexicans.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Breaks Through Dark Clouds

on February 6, 2019 - 7:22am

Daily Postcard: Dark clouds fill the sky as the sun begins to rise early this morning in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NWS: Today’s High Near 40, Tonight’s Low Around 13

on February 6, 2019 - 7:20am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 40 in Los Alamos, wind up to 25 miles per hour and an 80 percent chance of snow showers, with an accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 13 with isolated snow showers and wind chill values as low as zero. Courtesy/NWS

Local YMCA Participates In Y Day At Legislature

on February 5, 2019 - 6:29pm

Gov. Michellle Lujan Grisham, center, with YMCA Youth In Government representatives today at the State Capitol including elected Youth Governor Lucas Gatterman behind her right shoulder during Y Day at the legislature. Representatives from The Family YMCA in Los Alamos Attended the special event at which governor read a proclamation naming Feb 5, 2019 ‘Y Day’ at the Legislature. Photo by Diana Martinez/YMCA

CEO Rob Wilkinson, left, of The Family YMCA in Los Alamos with Operations Director Marc Lewis of the YMCA of Central NM and Y Government Relations Representative Judy Barrett Miller

Los Alamos Police Respond To Late Morning Reports Of Intoxicated And Despondent Man In White Rock

on February 5, 2019 - 12:16pm

Staff Report

Los Alamos Police officers responded late this morning in White Rock to reports of an intoxicated and despondent man who may have had access to firearms.

Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew told the Los Alamos Daily Post that police have located the man and he has been transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center where he is undergoing evaluation.

Both Chamisa and Pinon elementary schools were placed on lockdown as a safety precaution during the incident, Cmdr. Ballew said.

Quirky Pairing For Post-Valentine’s Day Dinner

on February 5, 2019 - 9:34am



Secret City Kitchen, the UNM-LA cafe and Los Alamos Makers, the local makerspace at 3540 Orange St., have come together to present a "Date Night" like no other.

Friday, Feb. 15, the makerspace will turn into a quirky pop-up venue for a unique evening of exquisite food, paired with a memorable experience making a custom keepsake.

Secret City Kitchen will serve a special 3-course meal and each couple will get a chance to choose their 5 by 7 design and leave with a custom commemorative laser-engraved sign.

The deadline to register for the event is Thursday, Feb.

Los Alamos GOP Meets Thursday

on February 5, 2019 - 8:37am
RPLA News:
The Republican Party of Los Alamos County will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at UNM-LA, Building 5, Wallace Hall.
The Central Committee meeting is 6-6:50 p.m., followed by a 10 minute break for refreshments.
At 7 p.m., special guest Paul Jaramillo, newly elected RPLA 2nd vice chair, will speak on his political odyssey. This presentation is open to the public.

2019 Knights Of Columbus Crown Local Free Throw Champions At Griffith Gymnasium

on February 5, 2019 - 7:09am
Local champions of the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest with their coaches Jan. 27 in Griffith Gymnasium.Courtesy photo

Knights of Columbus Sacred Hearts Council #3137 Worthy Grand Knight David Jolley, and Free Throw Contest Coordinator Roger Anaya honor a free throw champion Jan. 27 in Griffith Gym. Courtesy photo
KOC News:
Five boys and two girls ages 9 to 14 were named local champions of the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest.
Each participant was allowed 15 free throw attempts in the contest.

Lunch With A Leader On Zero Waste Feb. 19

on February 5, 2019 - 6:12am
LWV News:
The League of Women Voters will hear from four women leaders in the field of xero waste during Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m., Feb. 19 in Mesa Public Library.
Sue Barns came to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology in 1996 and remained until 2008. She will talk about food waste.
Angelica Gurule will explain the activities of the Environmental Services/Eco Station. She has a MS in Sustainable Environmental Resources Management and a MS in Information, Science, and Technology.

Science On Tap: Latest Innovations In Fuel-Cell Research At LANL Discussed At UnQuarked Feb. 11

on February 5, 2019 - 5:58am
Dr. Yu Seung Kim of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Creative District News:
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at UnQuarked Wine Room.
This discussion will feature Dr. Yu Seung Kim of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group. This event replaces the previously scheduled Feb. 25 Science On Tap.
Fuel-cell research has been a hot topic at Los Alamos since the 1970s.

10th Annual Folk Art Flea On The Move

on February 5, 2019 - 5:40am
Table of paintings; flat art. Courtesy photo
Blusas. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) is celebrating the 10th year of its innovative Folk Art Flea, and it is on the move. Normally held in May, this year’s Flea is jumping to June—Saturday, June 8.
The Flea also is moving outdoors. Look for the big tent on Milner Plaza on Museum Hill where this year’s Flea treasures will be waiting for new homes. The large tent will be easy to spot and will provide a roomy and shaded location for shoppers to peruse this year’s folk art finds.