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Scenes From Youth Shelters Fundraiser At Cottonwood On The Greens

on December 23, 2017 - 11:15am

Scene from the fourth annual  fundraiser for Santa Fe Youth Shelters sponsored by TLUXX Brian Johnson and friends Friday night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

TLUXX DJ Brian Johnson, standing, and his longtime friend Isaiah Espinoza at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scene from the fourth annual  fundraiser for Santa Fe Youth Shelters sponsored by TLUXX Brian Johnson and friends Friday night at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

DJ Brandon Jay, left and Jay Johnson, father of TLUXX DJ Brian

Long Line Forms For Burritos At Chili Works

on December 23, 2017 - 10:24am

Long line forms for burritos this morning outside Chili Works on Trinity Drive. Photo by Julia Mundt

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Give

on December 22, 2017 - 5:44am

Los Alamos

My neighbor Al Miller is a world-class shopper.

His eye for style and design, whether it is fine art, textiles, or every day home goods, is remarkable. His shopping prowess is so impressive that he and his partner, Richard LaBelle, opened an antique and home décor store in their hometown in Wisconsin to repurpose and resell Al’s purchases. It was hugely successful.

Al and Richard, both retired art teachers, eventually sold their store and now live comfortably in El Rancho. Al continues to shop and shop. He never shops online.

Home Country: Education Can Be Ugly

on December 20, 2017 - 7:31am
Home Country
“I can’t stand winter,” Herb Collins said, who had dropped in at the Mule Barn’s philosophy counter for a quick cup.
“There’s nothing to do.”
“Get out and enjoy it,” Doc suggested. “Go skiing. Go ice fishing. Build a snowman. Do something. Then you’ll feel better.”
“I don’t think your advice will take,” Dud said. “Herb seems to be intransigent on this one.”
We all looked at Dud.
“You see, he said he couldn’t stand winter,” Dud continued, “which shows he has a proclivity for intransigence on that particular subject.”
We looked at him

How The Hen House Turns: Urban Deer

on December 20, 2017 - 7:02am
Courtesy photo
Formerly of Los Alamos
While living beside the canyons of Los Alamos, one learns to get along with deer—or not. I would recommend it.
They are beautiful animals and don’t eat more apples than their share. A large buck was very careful to take no more than one bite out of the three huge green tomatoes that I had laboriously watered all summer in the only sunny spot in our front yard.
There was a chance that those tomatoes might have ripened. Maybe. It was late August. Maybe not.

Europe Coffee And Cocoa Sale At LANB Dec. 20-21

on December 19, 2017 - 1:02pm
Love coffee? Looking for last minute meaningful gifts? Stop by LANB for a free cup of coffee as you finish your holiday errands Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and support amazing Los Alamos students and educational travel.

The Europe 2018 Holiday Coffee and Cocoa Sale is 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Thursday Dec. 21 in the lobby of LANB at 1200 Trinity Dr.
Coffee is $13 for a 10 oz. bag, whole bean or ground, freshly roasted in French Roast, Dark Roast, Medium Roast, and Decaf.

East Bound Trinity Drive Lane & Median Closure

on December 19, 2017 - 8:23am


Road construction and traffic diversion begins at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 21 and continues through Dec. 26 while crews adjust manholes.

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division of Public Works will close the eastbound inside lane and median between 15th and 20th Street.

The closure will remain in place over the Holiday weekend to allow for concrete to set.

The County asks motorists to slow down and be mindful of workers in the traffic control zone.