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Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Meets 5:30 PM

on November 20, 2019 - 10:02am


The Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee is meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in conference room 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Nov. 6 Meeting Minutes
  • Response to Councilor Robinson Recommendations to Council
  • Response to County Council for Nov. 26 Council Meeting
  • Discussion of Facility Issues
  • Discussion of Ordinance Revisions
  • New Business
  • Adjourn Meeting

Ten Moons Collective Community Birth Care Survey

on November 20, 2019 - 9:41am


Ten Moons Collective invites the community to take the Los Alamos County Community Birth Care Survey. Ten Moons created this survey to foster understanding among community members and stakeholders around local birth preferences and needs.

The information collected from this survey will be reported in aggregate—without personally identifying features—to community stakeholders, such the Los Alamos County Council, Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC), BabyNet Subcommittee of the LACHC, Los Alamos Medical Center and any other interested parties.

Results will be provided

Los Alamos National Laboratory Commits To Advancing Gender Equality In Nuclear Policy

on November 20, 2019 - 8:53am

LANL Director Thom Mason

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is the first national lab to join Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy, a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to breaking down gender barriers and making gender equality a reality in their spheres of influence.

“Nuclear policy, like many technological fields, has long been a male-dominated space,” LANL Director Thom Mason said. “As a result, women in the field have too often been marginalized.

Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At SMSI Thursday

on November 20, 2019 - 6:33am

Celebration Of Life For Mary Ranken Nov. 30

on November 20, 2019 - 6:26am

Mary Jeanette Minshall Ranken


The family of Mary Jeanette Minshall Ranken invites the community to join them for a heartwarming Celebration of her Life on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The celebration service is 2-3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 N Sage Loop in Los Alamos.

Food and refreshments will be served at the church following the service. 

Mary would have been 92 on Thanksgiving this year.

NWS: Today’s High Near 48; Tonight’s Low Around 34

on November 20, 2019 - 5:55am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 48 with showers before 8 a.m., then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., scattered showers after 2 p.m. with tonight’s low around 34. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sangre de Cristo Mountain Sunrise

on November 20, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: Fall sunrise over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by Pippa Freyer

Photo by Pippa Freyer

LAPS Foundation Appreciation Week Dec. 2-6

on November 19, 2019 - 4:37pm

Educational tools purchased through a math mini grant from the LAPS Foundation. Courtesy/LAPSF




  • What could you do for our schools if you gave up just one thing each month?

To show our gratitude to the LAPS Foundation for 14 years of support, Los Alamos Public Schools is celebrating Foundation Appreciation Week Dec. 2-6.

As 2019 comes to a close, LAPS asks the community to consider giving up one thing a month and instead use that money to make a valuable donation to further the mission of the LAPS Foundation at all schools.

While Foundation Appreciation Week is meant to

Thrift Shop At United Church Closed Nov. 27

on November 19, 2019 - 4:25pm

UCLA News:

The Thrift Shop at the United Church on Canyon Road will be closed Nov. 27.

The Thrift Shop is planning its yearly Christmas sale, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Graves Hall of the Christian Education Building.

Items available for purchase include ornaments, lights, trees, tree skirts, gift items, clothing and indoor and outdoor decorations.

Beierschmitt Briefs RCLC On Lab Infrastructure Plans

on November 19, 2019 - 10:21am
LANL Deputy Director of Operations Kelly Beierschmitt shares infrastructure plans with the RCLC Board Friday in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
DOE-EM Manager Doug Hintz of the Los Alamos Field Office updates the RCLC Board during a meeting Friday in Española. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Española – It’s no secret Los Alamos National Laboratory has growing pains.

LAPS School Board Work Session At LAMS Thursday

on November 19, 2019 - 9:05am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School Board Work Session is 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr.

The meeting is open to the public.


Pledge of Allegiance

Call to Order: President Ellen Ben-Naim will call the meeting to order

Roll Call

Routine Business

  • Approval of Agenda

Recognition by the Board

  • Native American Heritage Month 
  • Naomi Maestas and Staff, Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office

Public Comment for items not on the agenda

Routine Business/Consent Agenda Items

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Regular School Board Meeting on Nov. 12, 2019


Get Ready For Holidays At Shop On The Corner

on November 19, 2019 - 7:04am

Get ready for the holiday season at Shop on the Corner. Courtesy/TOTH

Scene from Shop on the Corner. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

The Shop on the Corner is the perfect place to find everything needed for Thanksgiving.

Look for Thanksgiving specials 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Old Parish Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.

There are linens to make tables festive; crystal dishes for stuffing, cranberry, sweet potatoes and gravy, and candles to light table décor.

Then, get ready for Shop on the Corner's annual Christmas Sale, 8:30 a.m.

National Hispanic Cultural Center Holiday Events

on November 19, 2019 - 5:59am
Baila! Baila! (2018). Courtesy/NHCC
Illuminarte 2018, Luminarias. Photo by Edward Lujan/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE Capture a bit of holiday magic this season at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, where a full roster of celebratory events is planned in December.
HAH! Happy Arte Hour 
Thu. Dec. 5 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Domenici Education Building 
On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz.

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Nov. 21

on November 19, 2019 - 5:42am

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 38

on November 19, 2019 - 5:41am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 38 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers, mainly after 11 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Monday Sunrise Near Overlook Park

on November 19, 2019 - 5:33am
Daily Postcard: A colorful sunrise paints the sky Monday near Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Road Work & Closure Tuesday

on November 18, 2019 - 4:51pm


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five Office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for N.M. 4 mile marker 49.4 west of Bandelier.

NMDOT Maintenance Crews will begin roadway repair work on N.M. 4 approximately one mile west of N.M. 501 and Bandelier:

  • Monday Nov. 18 – N.M. 4 at mile marker 49.4 will be reduced to one lane. A temporary signal will guide traffic through the east and westbound lanes. No Wide Loads will be allowed.
  • Tuesday Nov. 19 – N.M. 4 eastbound and westbound lanes will be CLOSED 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Jct. of N.M. 501 and N.M.

Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair At IHM Saturday

on November 18, 2019 - 4:36pm

Remember Self Help, Inc. On #GivingTuesday!

on November 18, 2019 - 3:30pm

Courtesy/Self Help, Inc.


Winner of the prestigious Piñon Award, Self Help, Inc. in Los Alamos is dedicated to supporting those in need in northern New Mexico.

Since 1969, Self Help, Inc. has provided consultation and advocacy, emergency financial assistance and seed money grants to residents of Los Alamos, northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos counties.

Each year, through grants and private and public contributions, the organization is able to support those who need help most, during emergencies or in the quest to become economically self-sufficient.


Transgender 101 & 201 Presentations For Community

on November 18, 2019 - 3:19pm

LAPS News:

Co-Director Adrien Lawyer of the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico will offer his presentation, Transgender 101: A Cultural Humility Training, for the community, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

LAPS staff, parents, youth and community members are encouraged and welcome to attend.

The LAHS Speech Theater is next door to the Auxiliary Gym.

For those who have already attended this initial orientation and are interested in adding to their knowledge, Lawyer will offer Transgender 201, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

One More Reason To Shop Local On Small Business Saturday: Tax-Free Holiday!

on November 18, 2019 - 2:26pm



The 2018 New Mexico Legislature passed a law authorizing a one-day tax holiday that will remove state gross receipts taxes from a variety of retail products the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30, also known as Small Business Saturday.


The tax-free shopping on this day applied to both 2018 and 2019.


"The 24-hour consumer tax relief measure applies to small businesses of 10 or fewer employees only; franchises, no matter how small, are exempted.

NMDOH: Discover, Prevent, Manage Diabetes

on November 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

NMDOH urges New Mexicans to take action against diabetes. Courtesy image


The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) urges residents learn the risk factors of diabetes, how to prevent it, and, if diagnosed, how to manage it.

“Of the approximately two million people in New Mexico, more than 567,000 of them have prediabetes,” DOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel said. “Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes, yet over 50 percent of type 2 cases are preventable. Prevention begins with awareness.”

Prediabetes means a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet

30th Annual SFCC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Dec. 7

on November 18, 2019 - 1:34pm
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College will host the 30th annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the college’s Main Hallway and Campus Center, 6401 Richards Ave.
The event is free and there is plenty of free parking.
This popular community event features more than 75 artists, with items ranging from fine art to regional handcrafted goods. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair gives students and local artists an opportunity to sell their work directly to the public.

This Is Trash & Recycling Week In Los Alamos

on November 18, 2019 - 8:15am



This week the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division is collecting trash and recycling materials.

Residents are reminded to not bag recycling, except shredded paper, which can be placed in a white or clear bag.

Also remember to lightly rinse plastic items.

Acoma Ceremonial Shield Making Its Way Home

on November 18, 2019 - 7:15am

Pueblo of Acoma News:

ACOMA – The Pueblo of Acoma is pleased to announce that the Acoma Shield is making its way home. The sheild has arrived in New Mexico and will be returned to Acoma shortly.

Traditional Pueblo leaders visited with the Shield while it remains in the custody of the United States Department of Justice pending dismissal of the pending action in federal court. Governor Brian D. Vallo expressed great appreciation for the action and cooperation of many parties:

“Acoma has looked forward to this day for the last four years, steadfastly working with many people for this result,”