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PEEC: Explore Cepheid Pulsating Variable Stars Tonight

on November 22, 2019 - 5:24am
Join Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. today in the Nature Center’s planetarium to explore the latest updates on Cepheid variable stars. PEEC also will show the full-dome film 'Out There' at 2 p.m., Saturday. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC will show the full-dome film 'Out There' at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Nature Center’s planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 to explore the latest discoveries related to Cepheid variable stars — the yardsticks of the universe.
At this talk, Joyce Guzik will discuss topics on the latest

NWS: Today’s High Near 39; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on November 22, 2019 - 5:07am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 39 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Clouds Hang Over Los Alamos

on November 22, 2019 - 4:59am

Daily Postcard: Wednesday afternoon scene of clouds hanging over Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/

More Snow Scenes Around Los Alamos, White Rock

on November 21, 2019 - 8:27pm

Snow clings to pinecones and needles this afternoon in a tree in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Snow fills the air this morning on Aster Street in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene this afternoon along Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene this afternoon at Canyon Road and Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene this afternoon at Diamond Drive and Trinity near Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene this afternoon along the Truck Route. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Introduces Bill To Establish Bandelier National Park And Preserve

on November 21, 2019 - 7:10pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced legislation today to establish Bandelier National Park and Preserve.

Senator Heinrich’s legislation seeks to protect in statute a strong relationship between the National Park Service and pueblos whose history and culture lies in Bandelier.

Ribbon Cut On SMSI Central Park Square Location

on November 21, 2019 - 6:26pm

A crowd gathers this evening for the official ribbon cutting on the new location of Strategic Management Solutions, LLC, (SMSI) at 176 Central Park Square. Front row from left, Nuclear Facility Operations Vice President David Post, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Hermann, President David O’Flynn, PE, and Los Alamos Operations Vice President Rob Dunham. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Operations Vice President Rob Dunham, right, serves the crowd during the grand opening reception this evenng of SMSI's new location in Central Park Square.

CD3 Candidate Anise Golden Morper Joins Los Alamos Federated Republican Women For Meet And Greet

on November 21, 2019 - 6:01pm


The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women gathered Nov. 14 for their monthly meeting, from left, Jolyn McTeigue, Dianne Coane, Cathy Walters, Shona Neff, Terra Fullbright, Mary Wilhoit, Anise Golden Morper, Jennifer McKerley, Terry Marzili and Valerie Shelley. In addition to the program and business meeting, New Mexico CD3 candidate Anise Golden Morper joined the group for a Meet and Greet. The LAFRW meets the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of the summer months. The next meeting is a pot luck luncheon Dec. 12. All registered Republican women are invited to attend.

Los Alamos Arts Council: Felecia Ford Dec. 20

on November 21, 2019 - 5:05pm
Felecia Ford will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 in Fuller Lodge. Photo by Jennifer Esperanza
LAAC News:
Felecia Ford, a Santa Fe based blues trio group, will present an all-ages concert 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at historic Fuller Lodge. The doors will open at 6 p.m.  
Ford's voice has been heard in more than 157 countries worldwide, and she has performed extensively, singing live across the United States and abroad throughout her lifetime. 
After having recorded and toured supporting six full-length albums with her rock band, Hundred Year Flood, Ford released her first solo album in 2014

Scenes From Morning Snowfall In Los Alamos

on November 21, 2019 - 12:22pm
Baby girl spotted this morning at Chapel Apartments experiencing her first snow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
Shoveling snow this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
Mini snow plow busy this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Slippery conditions on the Main Hill Road this morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross Receives Prestigious Public Safety Executive Leadership Award

on November 21, 2019 - 9:29am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross

LAPD News:

EVANSTON, IL – Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross has received the prestigious Public Safety Executive Leadership Award from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

The award was presented Nov. 15 at the Center’s School of Police Staff and Command 468th Graduation Ceremony at the Double Tree by Hilton in Skokie, Ill.

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone nominated Sgt. Ross for the elite program.

By successfully completing the Center’s entire sequence of management programs (Supervision of Police Personnel, School of

Parks And Recreation Board Updated On CIPs

on November 21, 2019 - 8:52am
Los Alamos County Capital Projects Manager Anthony Strain, at the podium, discusses the improvements to the irrigation system at the Los Alamos County Golf Course while Jeff Stewart and Jeff Goode of MRWM Landscape Architects and Irrigation Services, LLC look on.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The recreation capital improvement projects are moving closer and closer to fruition.

NCRTD Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

on November 21, 2019 - 8:49am


The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in operation on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The exceptions will be the 255 Mountain Trail to Ski Santa Fe and the 800 Angel Fire routes which will operate both days.

Upon the open of Ski Santa Fe, the RTD Mountain Trail will transition to its Winter Schedule. The ski basin has a tentative opening planned for Thanksgiving Day.

The Mountain Trail bus winter service provides seven roundtrips on weekends and three roundtrips, Monday through Friday from

New Los Alamos County Public Works Director Anne Laurent Calls Return A Homecoming

on November 21, 2019 - 8:33am
New Los Alamos County Public Works Director Anne Laurent during an interview Tuesday morning in her office at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Being the new Los Alamos County Public Works Director is a homecoming for Anne Laurent.

Before officially stepping into the position Nov. 4, Laurent worked for seven years as one of the County administrators. She was the Community Economic director as well as Capital Projects and Facilities director.

Share Nativity Displays At Crèche Show Dec. 6-7

on November 21, 2019 - 8:05am

The community is invited to share their nativity displays Dec. 6-7 at the 26th Annual Crèche Show at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St. Courtesy photo


Everyone is invited to share a favorite or unique nativity display at the 26th Annual Crèche Show during WinterFest Weekend, Dec. 6-7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St.

Enjoy Christmas music and light refreshments while viewing beautiful Crèches from many countries and cultures, 1-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

Drop off nativities

Council Considers Water & Sewer Rate Hikes Nov. 26

on November 21, 2019 - 7:41am


Los Alamos County Council will consider the adoption of multi-year increases to the Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) water and sewer rates at two public hearings. 

Beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, the public hearings will be conducted during the council meeting in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

The Board of Public Utilities voted Oct. 16 to approve the rate increases, giving the green light to forward ordinances 02-299 for water rates and 02-298 for sewer rates to the Council for possible adoption.

Pollo Real Certifies Organic Heritage Turkeys At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on November 21, 2019 - 7:21am

Local Cancer Support Groups Offer Compassion, Information And Hope

on November 21, 2019 - 7:10am
CFNM News:
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can physically and emotionally impact the patient as well as their friends, family, and caregivers.
Support groups can provide connection, community, resources, and personal experience to help one navigate the world of doctors, treatment and the spectrum of emotions that comes with a cancer journey.
Both a cancer support group for caregivers and a writing workshop for cancer patients and survivors are now offered in Los Alamos by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico in collaboration with the Los Alamos Council on Cancer.
These free,

NWS: Today’s High Near 38; Tonight’s Low Around 27

on November 21, 2019 - 6:54am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 38 with rain showers before 8 a.m., then rain and snow likely after 2 p.m. and total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 27 with a 70 percent chance of rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 8 p.m. and new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Cloud Scenes After Wednesday Rain

on November 21, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: After the rain Wednesday the clouds dance toward Quemazon. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Clouds float in the nooks and crannies near Overlook after Wednesday’s rain. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Clouds floating near the terrace at Smith's Marketplace after the rain Wednesday. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

LAPS Weather Cancellations, Delayed Starts

on November 20, 2019 - 6:21pm
By Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Superintendent of Schools

Greetings from the Los Alamos Public Schools!

This message contains information about school cancellation or delayed start due to snow or ice. Announcements, usually by 5:30 a.m., will be sent via the media, district web page, and School Messenger. 

Telephone information lines:

  • Aspen Elementary 663-2277;
  • Barranca Mesa Elementary 663-2732;
  • Chamisa Elementary 663-2472;
  • Mountain Elementary 663-2327;
  • Pinon Elementary 663-2682;
  • Middle School 663-2375;
  • Topper Freshman Academy 663-2512;
  • High School 663-2512; and
  • District Office 663-2223.

In general,

Scenes From Roadwork Underway On N.M. 4

on November 20, 2019 - 4:23pm

Temporary stop lights have been installed today on N.M. 4 to aid with the one lane traffic flow. Photo by John McHale/

Road crew making temporary road repairs today to the damaged section of N.M. 4. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from roadwork today on N.M. 4. Photo by John McHale/

UNM-LA Thanksgiving Holiday Closure Nov. 28-29

on November 20, 2019 - 3:52pm

The kiva in the heart of the UNM-LA campus. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

 The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will close Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be no classes or activities and buildings will be closed.

The UNM-LA campus, at 4000 University Dr., continues registration for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 21.

For class information, visit

UNM–Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations

Native American Scientist Floy Agnes Lee Made History In Los Alamos And Beyond

on November 20, 2019 - 3:34pm

Floy Agnes Lee. Courtesy/AHF
By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society

Floy Agnes Lee, a Native American who worked on the Manhattan Project and whose career provided insights into cancer research and radiation biology, is an unsung hero of science.

We share her story in celebration of Native American Heritage month in hopes that her contributions will become more well known.

Lee’s father was from Santa Clara Pueblo and her mother descended from German-Americans in Indiana. She grew up in Albuquerque, where her parents taught at the Indian School.

LAAC Hosts Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday

on November 20, 2019 - 3:30pm

Fabric artist Sara Griego, owner of Kala, took part in the 2018 Los Alamos Arts Council Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council will host its Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School.

Marilyn Lisowski’s piece. Courtesy photo

Vendors from New Mexico and Colorado will be in the gymnasium of the middle school, selling beautiful art, from jewelry to photography and painting, as well as crafts, including homemade baked goods, chile and more.

The Arts Council welcomes many of

Los Alamos Boy Scouts Accept Donations During Letter Carrier Food Drive Saturday, Nov. 23

on November 20, 2019 - 3:23pm

Scene from a past food drive. Courtesy photo


Local Scouts-BSA are prepared to help the Atomic City Letter Carriers and LA Cares to collect, sort and store donations of food and supplies during the joint Letter Carriers-BSA Food Drive Saturday, Nov. 23. All that is needed is the community’s help.

Surprisingly, even in Los Alamos, which is prosperous community, there are dozens of families, many with young children or elderly, who are food insecure (having limited or uncertain access to food, reduced food intake, and disrupted eating patterns) and need assistance.