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Daily Postcard: Deer Grabs Snack On Barranca Mesa

on February 5, 2019 - 5:32am

Daily Postcard: A deer grabs a morning snack Sunday at a residence on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Dale Dalmas

NWS: Today’s High Near 46, Tonight’s Low Around 28

on February 5, 2019 - 5:23am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 46 in Los Alamos with a 20 percent chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers, and tonight’s low around 28 with a 40 percent chance of scattered snow showers, mainly after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Scenes From Museum Monday At Nature Center

on February 4, 2019 - 6:37pm

Leslie Linke checks out the view this afternoon at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) hosted numerous activities during Museum Monday at the Nature Center, which featured historical aspects of the community, from established brick-and-mortar museums to special pop-up exhibits and installations, as well as special Atomic City Tours of the Los Alamos Historic District and the townsite. Photo by Connor Hoch/ladailypost.com

PEEC Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel mingles with the public this afternoon during Museum Monday at the Nature Center.

Cable Work Begins North Side Of Trinity Wednesday

on February 4, 2019 - 6:21pm

COMMUNITY News:

Beginning Wednesday, Kelly Cable of New Mexico will be working in the shoulder and sidewalk area on the north side of Trinity Drive.

The sidewalk will be closed between 7th Street and 20th Street. All drive lanes are to remain open.

Work should be completed by Friday.

NNM Children’s Bible Quizzing Meet In White Rock

on February 4, 2019 - 5:59pm

COMMUNITY News:

La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock is hosting groups from other churches all over northern New Mexico, Sat. Feb. 9, for a Children’s Bible Quizzing meet.

Children’s Bible Quizzing is a Bible study program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade to learn a book of the Bible and with an optional competition component. There also is a Teen competition level, open to students in seventh through 12th grade.

This year, the children are studying the book of Acts, and teens are studying the book of John.

Scenes From Art Center Reception For Two Shows

on February 4, 2019 - 3:42pm
Fuller Lodge Art Center hosted a reception Friday for its two February shows, Fly On The Wall in the main gallery and Universe in Pieces in the Portal Gallery. The event was part of the  Los Alamos Creative District's Creative Crawl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Artist Deco with one of her large scale collages in the Portal Gallery. The one-woman show is called Pieces of the Universe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Work featured in 'Fly on the Wall'. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Ted Greer with his photograph, McCauley Springs Pond.

PEEC: Explore Cultural Astronomy Feb. 5

on February 4, 2019 - 8:31am
Join Cecelia Thiel at the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore cultural astronomy at Bandelier National Monument. This talk begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Bandelier National Monument is relatively new and inexperienced in the study of cultural astronomy. Several possible astronomy sites have been located throughout the years in the park, but the studies on these sites have been irregular.
 
The community is invited to join Park Ranger Cecelia Thiel, at 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb.

Daily Postcard: Owl Spotted In Graduation Canyon

on February 4, 2019 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: A Western Screech Owl is spotted Saturday in Graduation Canyon behind East Park in Los Alamos. Photo by Geoff Reeves

NWS: Today’s High Near 48, Tonight’s Low Around 30

on February 4, 2019 - 7:56am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 48 with a 20 percent chance of rain showers after 11 a.m., and a low around 30 tonight with a 30 percent chance of less than half an inch of snow possible. Courtesy/NWS

Unquarked Vandalized Friday Night Or Early Saturday

on February 4, 2019 - 12:54am

Unquarked was vandalized, late Friday night or early Saturday morning at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. There is a police investigation open and anyone with information regarding the incident or the two people seen in a silver Prius on surveillance video, should contact the police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Recognize this silver Prius? Call police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Recognize this silver Prius? Call police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Los Alamos Police Department: 2018 Awards Banquet

on February 3, 2019 - 5:26pm

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts receives the Supervisor of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon receives the Detective of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jay Eakins receives the Officer of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Lisa Gonzales receives the Civilian of the Year

Pro Basketball Player Alex Kirk Of Los Alamos Named Player Of The Week In Japan By Interperformances

on February 3, 2019 - 4:20pm

Pro basketball player Alex Kirk of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Interperformances News:

American Center Alex Kirk (211-C-91, agency: Pensack Sports) of Los Alamos, put on an amazing game in the last round for Toyota Alvark, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 37. 

The 27-year-old player had a double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Fukuoka Rizing (#5, 9-29) 69-59. Toyota Alvark maintains the 3rd position in their group in Japanese B League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season.

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Scenes From Thom Chacon Concert At Fuller Lodge

on February 3, 2019 - 3:32pm

Singer and songwriter Thom Chacon chats with the audience during his concert Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The show, put on by Live in Los Alamos, was part of the Los Alamos Creative District's Creative Crawl. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Performer Thom Chacon was awarded 'Best New Artist of 2018' by Buscadero Magazine and won rave reviews of his latest album, 'Blood in the USA.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge had a full house for Thom Chacon's concert Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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on February 3, 2019 - 3:19pm

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Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Wednesday

on February 3, 2019 - 3:17pm

Scenes From ‘Atoms And Art’ Exhibit Opening

on February 3, 2019 - 7:54am

Los Alamos Historical Society Board President Mike Wheeler and  Executive Director Heather McClenahan make opening Friday remarks at Los Alamos History Musuem exhibit, ‘Atoms and Art: The Intersecting Lives of Maria Poveka Martinez and Bernice Bidwell Brode’ at the museum. The exhibit features pottery created by San Ildefonso Pueblo artist Poveka Martinez, owned by Brode who wrote ‘Takes of Los Alamos: Life on the Mesa 1943-1945’. The exhibit is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank. Joey Brode, Bernice’s daughter-in-law, donated the pottery.

Cedar Waxwings Spotted In White Rock

on February 3, 2019 - 6:56am
Daily Postcatd: A pair of Cedar waxwings is spotted Thursday perched in a pyracantha bush eating berries at a residence on Mesa Verde Street in White Rock. Cedar waxwings are sociable birds, typically seen in flocks year-round. They are non-territorial birds and will often groom each other. They move from place to place depending on where they can find good sources of berries. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Mary Lou Oothoudt

NWS: Today’s High Near 48, Tonight’s Low Around 28

on February 3, 2019 - 6:46am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 48 with a 40 percent chance of showers and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

Trailmaster Craig Martin Discusses Tree Carvings

on February 2, 2019 - 12:17pm

Local trailmaster Craig Martin spoke recently at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, describing the historical significance of the tree carvings at the Valles Caldera. Appearing in the soft wood of aspen trees, one carving dates to the 1890s, with most created by sheep herders between 1914 and the 1940s. The carvings reflect the importance of sheep herding in the wool and mutton economy of that time period in northern New Mexico. There is an ongoing effort to document the carvings, which contain names, dates, initials, and pictorial figures, such as hearts and portraits, before they are further

Marvin Mueller Leaves Lasting Gift In Community

on February 2, 2019 - 12:15pm
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos resident Marvin Mueller bestowed many significant gifts to the local community. During the Jan. 29 regular Los Alamos County Council meeting, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reported that one of these gifts is the Marvin Martin Mueller Endowed Memorial Scholarship, which was established for the Los Alamos Police Department employees and their families.

The memorial scholarship, which totals $1,000, also is open to other applicants with a financial need and a desire to support

Local Groundhog Predicts Early Spring

on February 2, 2019 - 12:14pm

Punxsutawney Phil of Los Alamos did not see his shadow this morning when emerging from his burrow in Quemazon (although clearly visible in the snow behind him), thus predicting an early spring. As the legend goes, if Phil sees his shadow, he expects six more weeks of winter weather and scurries back into his hole. While the small furry celebrity has been in the weather-prediction business for more than a century, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that Phil shows ‘no predictive skill’ in that his predictions have only been accurate some 40 percent of the time.

Los Alamos County Officials Day At The Roundhouse ... Senate Finance Committee Passes ‘Lab Tax Bill’

on February 2, 2019 - 7:35am
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Chair Sara Scott, County Manager Harry Burgess and Councilor Vice Chair Pete Sheehey at the Roundhouse. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz smiling at the 'Do Pass' recommendation from the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
A Day at The Roundhouse
By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Los Alamos
 
Jan. 31, four of us from Los Alamos traveled to Santa Fe to support Senate Bill 11 (SB11), the bill to not allow 501C(3) exemptions from New Mexico Gross Receipts Taxes for National Labs.
 
I was

NWS: Today’s High Near 48, Tonight’s Low Around 31

on February 2, 2019 - 7:09am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 48 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS

Los Alamos County Council Commends Sgt. Chris Ross

on February 1, 2019 - 9:12pm
Sgt. Chris Ross, left, and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone hold up a recognition declaration Tuesday night during the Los Alamos County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross helped save a man’s life Jan. 11 and the County Council took the opportunity to recognize and commend his actions Jan. 29 during the regular council meeting.

“…The County Council wishes to recognize a special life-saving event and the response of an individual in the Los Alamos Police Department …

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