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Dave Trujillo Presents First Show At Karen Wray Gallery

on September 17, 2019 - 10:39am

Image of work by Donato Spitzer and David Trujillo. The community is invited to the opening reception of their show, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Karen Wray Gallery, 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2 Courtesy/KRG


Los Alamos
For the past 10 years, David Trujillo has been one of the most popular and best-selling artists at the Karen Wray Gallery. This fall, he will co-present his first exhibition, “I should Have Known by Now,” with artist Donato Spitzer.
David Trujillo with one of his scrap-metal sculptures. Courtesy/KRG

Like many talented Los Alamos

Learn Swimming With Mountain Club

on September 16, 2019 - 8:16am

Mountain Club News:

If you are thinking about taking a dip in the pool, Mountain Club is right here for you.

Swimming is perfect for both physical and mental health, including weight loss, stress-relief, and reducing the risk of heart disease. It helps you feel healthier and happier, inside and outside.

Health benefits of swimming:

Not only swimming is a life-saving water skill, but also regular exercise is crucial for staying in shape.

  • Muscles: swimming is a full body workout that engages muscles from your head to toes.

Nurses With Heart: Parkinson’s And Movement Disorders Action Group Meets At BESC Wednesday

on September 14, 2019 - 8:16am

Nurses With Heart News:

The new Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group will meet 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The 28-member group welcomes the community to attend this meeting to learn about resources and more.

The new group was established this past summer and coordinated by Nurses With Heart CEO Carolyn Moore.

“The newly formed Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group got off to an enthusiastic start,” Moore said. “Attendees asked questions and shared experiences.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Highlighting Some Partners

on September 9, 2019 - 4:44pm
Executive Director

This week, we look to highlight the work of some of our community partners.

Saturday, you can help Mesa To Mesa, an organization that offers free, minor home repairs for low-income individuals and families. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a sale of 300 plants and tree saplings from perennials, herbs, pond plants, iris, cactus and indoor plants, to ornamental grasses and shrubs.

The funds raised will assist projects like ramp construction, window repair and the purchase of heaters, before the season begins to change.

The hearty

The Y Celebrates Diverse Cultures Sept. 18

on September 4, 2019 - 9:23am

Scene from a previous Española YMCA Teen Center’s Welcoming Week event set this year for 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Courtesy/YMCA

Scene from a previous Española YMCA Teen Center’s Welcoming Week event set this year for 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Courtesy/YMCA

Scene from a previous Española YMCA Teen Center’s Welcoming Week event set this year for 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Everyone is invited to enjoy free performances and samples of food from various cultures at The Española YMCA Teen Center’s Welcoming Week event 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.

Home Country: Delbert McLain

on August 29, 2019 - 7:36am
Home Country
Delbert McLain dropped in at the Mule Barn yesterday for a quick cup. He was wearing his usual suit and tie, despite the heat.
Usually Delbert does his coffee drinking and socializing out at the country club where the business guys go. We’ve been there, and the chairs don’t fit as well.
For the past 10 years now, Delbert has run the local Chamber of Commerce. The capital letters are on purpose, because that’s how important it is to Delbert. We all have to admit he was a good choice.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Exciting Things Lie Ahead

on August 27, 2019 - 8:31am
Executive Director
Many exciting things lie ahead at your local senior center. The Betty Ehart Senior Center will turn into a mini mall 1-4 p.m., Tuesday,
A variety of businesses will be on hand to discuss projects, programs and products available in and around our community.
Many program partners and a few new faces will be on hand to answer questions about available resources for families.

Enter The Vortex: Taos Vortex Music Festival Review

on August 25, 2019 - 10:04am
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Los Alamos

Taos Vortex, Meow Wolf’s interactive music festival, returned for its second year Aug. 16-18.

Glitter, tails, costumes, and whatever else people felt like wearing (or not wearing) made for a diverse and colorful crowd.

The vibe was chill, people were happy, and the

On The Job In Los Alamos: Gayle Ice At Market

on August 22, 2019 - 6:30am

ICE’S Organic Farm in Alcalde co-owner Gayle Ice serves customers at a recent Los Alamos Farmers Market. Together with her husband Ronald, the couple offers mainly vegetables, flowers, bedding plants, jams and jellies and cookies. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John McHale

Co-owner Gayle Ice of ICE’S Organic Farm. Photo by John McHale

Griggs: Crossing The Atlantic

on August 21, 2019 - 8:09am
The Winged Bull of Sargon in the Assyrian collection at the British Museum. Photo by David Griggs
Foreign Correspondent
Los Alamos Daily Post
Greetings from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
What a trip! All three big Cunarders were in Southampton at the same time: Queen Mary II, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.
This is a voyage I have wanted to make since I was a child.

Interfaith Los Alamos Supports New Refugee Students

on August 21, 2019 - 7:13am
A teenage student from a refugee family with his new backpack containing a complete set of school supplies. Courtesy/ILA
A young refugee student holds his new supplies. Courtesy/ILA
Refugee students recently arrived in Albuquerque gather with their school supplies. Courtesy/ILA
Interfaith Los Alamos News:
This summer has been a very busy time for school-age kids of refugee families recently arrived in Albuquerque.
They have to get prepared to enroll in a completely strange (to them) school, while at the same time learn English, how to get around Albuquerque without getting

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... The Future

on August 19, 2019 - 11:28am
Executive Director

This week our nest is officially empty! The last baby bird arrived Friday at New Mexico State University.

Sunday, we took another to ENMU. We now have a UNM Lobo, ENMU Greyhound and NMSU Aggie.

We came home and celebrated with filet mignon, creme brulee and toasted with sparkling cider. NO, WE DIDN’T! One of us wept silently off and on, while hugging our dogs.

Don’t worry, it is what we raised our children to do and they will be wonderful.

County Extension Presents Food Preservation Classes

on August 19, 2019 - 9:26am

APA: Majority Of Adults Stressed By Mass Shootings

on August 17, 2019 - 7:54am
APA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A large majority of adults in the United States are stressed by mass shootings, and a third of U.S. adults say that fear of mass shootings stops them from going to certain places and events, according to a new survey on stress and mass shootings by the American Psychological Association. 
“It’s clear that mass shootings are taking a toll on our mental health, and we should be particularly concerned that they are affecting the way many of us are living our daily lives,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, APA’s chief executive officer.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on August 14, 2019 - 12:17pm
Plenty of honey at the Farmers Market. Courtesy/LAFM
Freshly popped kettle corn. Courtesy/LAFM
LAFM News:
This week at market there will be lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and more.
Selections include peaches, apples, berries, plum, apricots, nectarines, berries, lamb, pork, beef, yak, eggs, honey, honey sticks, salad mix, heads of lettuce, greens, radish, green onions, garlic, onions, green, purple and yellow beans, fillet green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, squashes, cucumbers, shishitos, green chile carrots, chard, beets, garlic scapes, cabbage, quiche, apricot tarts,

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Day Out

on August 14, 2019 - 8:02am
Executive Director
As we head back to school this week for the kiddos, maybe you have an adult who could use some friends, fun and fellowship, too!
Do you have to come to work on the hill, leaving a spouse or parent at home alone? Have they been surrounded by youth all summer and this week or next and things are about to get lonely? Perhaps they could use some fun, a hot breakfast or lunch prepared by a chef and something to hold their attention.
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) runs two centers, one in Los Alamos and one in White

How The Hen House Turns: Willy The Amazing Dog

on August 14, 2019 - 7:30am
Willy the amazing dog. Courtesy photo
Formerly of Los Alamos
Willy is a poodle mix, a dog rescued and now owned by a friend here at the Sequoias Portola Valley (in Cailfornia), a full nursing retirement community just west of Stanford.
We know nothing about his former life as a stray in the Bay Area, but somehow he came to love both human beings and other dogs. He has no obvious mental wounds to scratch, but during his walks he can be very stubborn about preferring pavement to rough ground.

2019 Los Alamos County Fair Results Announced

on August 13, 2019 - 8:07pm

Adult Grand Champion in Horticulture: Potatoes grown by Claire Swinhoe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos County Extention Office News:

The Los Alamos County Extention Office has announced the winners of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Los Alamos County Fair.

The items entered in the Fair were on display Friday and Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

The winners are:


  • Youth Grand Champion: Jen Morales (Caramel Shortbread Cookies)
  • Youth Reserve Grand Champion: Eliza Lamborn (Peanut Oatmeal Cookies)
  • Adult Grand Champion: Chris Jordan (Ginger Snaps

Scenes From Lowrider Museum Opening In Española

on August 13, 2019 - 8:08am

A new Lowrider Museum opened Aug. 5 in Española and included a hard hat tour at 714 Calle Don Diego St. Photo by John McHale/

Española Mayor Javier Sanchez, right, addresses the large crowd including Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham seated in the front row. Photo by John McHale/

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham compliments the City of Española for recognizing the cultural Lowrider tradition and making it a permanent museum. She added that she herself is sort of a lowrider. Photo by John McHale/

Even the spectators are part of the show inside the museum.

Scenes From White Rock Senior Center Car Show

on August 11, 2019 - 8:49am

This red 1939 Buick owned by Ken Uher was the winning car Saturday at the White Rock Senior Center Car Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors to the Car Show applaud the winning car. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out a Tesla. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two older beauties of the road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
It's a Studebaker! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Cars of distinction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Community Shows Off Skills At 2019 County Fair

on August 11, 2019 - 7:52am
The County Fair takes place over two days during the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Weekend at Mesa Public Library. Prize-winning flowers and preserves are on display here. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Grand Champion photo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out the 4-H displays. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
First place quilt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Extra special spuds! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fabric arts on display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Wood and fiber. Photo by Bonnie J.

Exploring Mysteries Of Living: Contingencies And Awareness

on August 9, 2019 - 7:06am
By Stephen F. Ledoux
Los Alamos member
The International Behaviorology Institute

In the last column, we considered the three terms in our basic formula for beginning to examine any particular behavior and its independent variables. Here we consider consequences and awareness.

Consequences divide into various types that we detail later. Our concern just now is their status as either “reinforcing” or “punishing” consequences, because this characteristic pertains to the central role of consequences.

Fuselier: Religion, Scapegoating, And Racism

on August 8, 2019 - 8:30am

Los Alamos

An essay about religion and racism by an old, white man raised in the Christian faith and in the deep South before and during desegregation would seem to hold a good chance of coming across as an extreme example of white mansplaining. I hope it doesn’t.

Scapegoating is a word we seldom use in our daily lives but is something we all fear and have feared from an early age. It requires a victim (a person or persons innocent of the crimes laid upon them) and a victimizer (a person or persons looking to place their sufferings on another).

It is commonplace today to see

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Magnificent Jack Clifford

on August 6, 2019 - 8:59am
Volunteer extraordinaire Jack Clifford with Los Alamos Retirement & Senior Organization Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Retirement & Senior Organization
My volunteer for the month is the White Rock Senior Center’s Jack Clifford.
Jack has been an active volunteer at the White Rock Senior Center for more than 22 years, logging 8,350 hours as of February 2018. That number grows on a weekly basis.
I found out about Jack when he was nominated for an award for another group I work with called, Champions of Youth Ambitions

An Open Book: Summer Job

on August 5, 2019 - 7:36am

Los Alamos

My Mom finagled my first real job the summer of 1976, joining her at a factory that made Navy lifeboats and where she worked for several years. My first day I was placed at a table in the corner of the factory floor. My task was to put together and shrink-wrap little fishing kits consisting of a few fish hooks, some fishing line, bait made of nasty-looking leathery strips, an instruction booklet, etc. Mowing lawns paid a lot less but at least it was outdoors, and I could get a sun tan.