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Fractal Show At The Planetarium Friday

on November 22, 2015 - 8:08am
Fractals. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Enjoy an evening out and journey into the never-ending world of fractals in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.27. This show incorporates math, science, art and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music.

This spectacular show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center and are only $10 for adults and $8 for children. This fractals show will run on the fourth Friday of each month, and is suitable for audiences ages 4 and up.

For more information

Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on November 22, 2015 - 8:06am

Today's Featured Home

1610 South Sage
Los Alamos, NM 87544



Masonic Breakfast Draws Record Breaking 250 Diners; Proceeds Benefit LAHS Swim Team

on November 22, 2015 - 8:01am

Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 hosted a community breakfast Saturday morning to benefit the Los Alamos High School Swim Team. Numerous swimmers worked alongside the Lodge brethren to cook and serve a record number (more than 250) waffle breakfasts to a hungry public! For more information on Pajarito Lodge or Freemasonry, contact Jake Turin at

Pastor Granillo: A Holy Nation…

on November 22, 2015 - 7:38am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Los Alamos

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Being a holy nation simply means being the people of God who seek a mature relationship with Him. The lack of holiness is why many people find that their relationship with God is as volatile as the typical marriage in America today.

‘A Celebration Of Women’ Performed Dec. 12-13

on November 22, 2015 - 7:02am


Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico's ‘A Celebration Of Women’ - music written by women, for women's voices concert will see the highly skilled 11 voice ensemble collaborate with Santa Fe based poet, Pulitzer Prize nominee, Valerie Martinez in two performances.

The first is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the historic San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe (401 Old Santa Fe Trail) and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 in the glorious acoustical setting of the Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque (318 Silver Ave. SW).

Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico is conducted by Founding and Artistic Director Dr.

Andrew J. Wong Of Los Alamos Wins Grand Prize In 2015 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Photo Contest

on November 21, 2015 - 11:43am

Out of more than 1,700 entries from around the world, Andrew J. Wong of Los Alamos just won the Grand Prize in the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta photo contest. The annual fiesta is the world's most photographed event. Wong's winning photo is this striking silhouette of a crew and their hot air balloon. Wong works at Los Alamos National Laboratory and his wife Charissa Wong owns Photo Essence by Charissa, a local photography business. For his award winning photograph, Wong is receiving a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens. Photo by Andrew J. Wong

Christmas Wreaths And Garland Decorate Light Poles Along Central Avenue In Downtown Los Alamos

on November 21, 2015 - 11:36am

County crews were out hanging the annual Christmas wreaths and garland on the light poles Friday along Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Boy Scouts Letter Carrier Food Drive Is Today

on November 21, 2015 - 10:54am
BSA News:
Dear Residents of Los Alamos County:
Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Venture Scouts are prepared to help LA Cares to collect, sort, and store your donations of food and supplies during the Fall Scouting-for-Food Drive sponsored jointly by the Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112) and the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America on Saturday, Nov. 21.
One in 6 Americans struggle to get enough food to eat.

Letter To The Editor: Bomb Scare

on November 21, 2015 - 10:51am
By Lynne Compton
Los Alamos

How refreshing it is that in this town of relative calm unusual things get noticed. Friday it was a false alarm in a cooler at the wrong place that got noticed.

We as a people in these modern times most not take everything for granted. We should not live in fear but realize that sometimes a cooler may not contain a left over picnic someone forgot but something meant to harm and destroy. 

Kudos to the police officer that noticed and the firemen, bomb squad and other police officers who answered the call not knowing that they might be in great danger.

It's a

Holiday Arts And Craft Fair At LAMS Today

on November 21, 2015 - 10:40am

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council's annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair runs to 3:30 p.m. today at Los Alamos Middle School, 1 Hawk Dr.

This is an opportunity to do holiday shopping plus benefit an organization that brings numerous events to the community throughout the year, such as Brown Bag Concerts, Kite Festival, Pumpkin Glow and Missoula Children's Theatre.

Future Events:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2, noon Brown Bag performance of Winternacht at Fuller Lodge; and
  • Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fuller Lodge Open House at Fuller Lodge.

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Visits Aspen School

on November 21, 2015 - 10:29am

Students at Aspen Elementary School check out the RE/MAX hot air balloon Friday afternoon at the school. Local Realtor Ian Maes brought the balloon to the school for the kids to see up close. Courtesy photo

Aspen Elementary School students learn about the workings of the RE/MAX hot air balloon Friday afternoon at the school. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

RE/MAX Realtor Ian Maes gave students at Aspen Elementary School a special treat Friday afternoon. He brought the corporate hot air balloon to the school.

First introduced at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1978, the balloon stands

Pajarito Ski Hill Opening Soon

on November 21, 2015 - 9:55am

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area General Manager Tom Long speaks at a recent Kiwanis meeting at TOTH. Photo by Don Casperson


Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Tom Long, general manager of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and director of the hill’s ski school, visited Kiwanis recently, speaking on the history of the ski area and plans for its future.

Long was born in the Boston area, but during this coming ski season, he will mark 50 years of continuous full-time service in the ski industry in New Mexico.

In a biography provided to Kiwanis, he said, “I began my skiing career at


Annual Festival Of Trees 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Today

on November 21, 2015 - 9:39am
Photo by Chad Lauritzen
Photo by Chad Lauritzen
Los Alamos

They call it the twelve days of Christmas and this weekend the Betty Ehart Senior Center will host the 12th annual Festival of Trees.

The four hour festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, will be a hub of activity as they hold a multitude of yuletide activities under one roof. The event includes more than 60 silent auction items ranging from trees, wreaths and quilts to ornaments and decorations, some which begin at just $1.

“In the late summer, we also took delivery of a Studio 21 Christmas Village that


Aspen Elementary School 1st and 2nd Graders Delight Audience In Thursday's ‘Pete The Cat’ Musical

on November 21, 2015 - 8:41am

Aspen Elementary first and second grade students perform in Thursday's ‘Pete The Cat’ Musical to the delight of staff, students and parents in the school gymnasium. Photo by Minesh Bacrania

Aspen Elementary School's first and second graders, under the direction of music teacher Andrea Dowdy, perform Thursday in the musical ‘Pete The Cat’. Photo by Minesh Bacrania


Aspen Elementary School's first and second graders, under the direction of music teacher Andrea Dowdy, presented a musical “Pete the Cat” Thursday for staff, students and parents in the school gymnasium.

Pete the

LAVNS Celebrates 21 Years Of Hospice Care

on November 21, 2015 - 7:40am
Debbie Storms, Dr. Ross Bridge, Sande Cremer, April Cranmore, Collette Fordham, Pam Lee, Pauline Schneider and Deena Streit. Camera Shy: Kristi Bradshaw and Kristi Keffer. Photo by Debbie Weber
November is National Hospice Month. Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program is celebrating two decades of compassionate caring for patients.
“Several years ago my husband John Ledford was diagnosed with end-stage COPD, lung disease," Tammy M. Thorn-Ledford said. "As the COPD progressed my husband John asked if he could die at home.

Dean Cummings Draws SRO Crowd To Mountaineers Meeting Co-Hosted By Los Alamos Ski Club

on November 21, 2015 - 7:21am
Large crowd tunes in to Dean Cummings' presentation Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Felicia Orth
Big mountain skiing legend Dean Cummings drew a standing-room-only crowd of all ages to his talk on heli-skiing at Wednesday's Los Alamos Mountaineers Club meeting, hosted jointly with the LA Ski Club.
Dean Cummings speaks at LA Mountaineers Club. Photo by Felicia Orth
Cummings showed photographs and video of heli-skiing in the Chugach Mountains around Valdez, Alaska over the last 24 years.

SFI: 'Disturbance Ecology Meets Macroecology...' Nov. 23

on November 21, 2015 - 6:43am
Erica Newman, University of California, Berkeley
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) holds seminar "Disturbance Ecology Meets Macroecology: A new method for cross-system comparisons of ecosystems in transition" for 12:15 p.m., Monday Nov. 23, at Collins Conference Room in Santa Fe. 
Abstract: Natural disturbances increase heterogeneity and diversity of ecosystems, while anthropogenic changes often decrease ecosystem complexity and diversity.
To a disturbance ecologist, factors such as the type, size, and seasonality of disturbances explain patterns on the landscape;

Luján Discusses Need To Improve New Mexico’s Mental And Behavioral Health System

on November 21, 2015 - 6:41am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee markup earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District discussed the need to improve the mental and behavioral health systems in New Mexico and across the nation. 
New Mexico’s behavioral health system is in a state of crisis following the freezing of payments to15 behavioral health providers and the eventual closure of a number of these organizations, as well as the exit of some of the Arizona providers that came into replace them. 
Luján offered an amendment to

IRS, States And Tax Industry Announce New Steps To Help Public Protect Personal Tax Data

on November 21, 2015 - 6:37am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax administrators and the private-sector tax industry today announced a new campaign aimed at encouraging more people to protect their personal and financial data online and at home.

The “Taxes. Security. Together.” campaign is designed to raise public awareness that even routine actions on the Internet and their personal devices can affect the safety of their financial and tax data.
The education campaign will complement the expanded series of protections the IRS, states and tax industry are putting in place for the start of the 2016

SFI: 'Biotic Interactions And The Diversification Of Life' Nov. 23

on November 21, 2015 - 6:36am
David Hembry, University of Arizona
SFI News:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) holds seminar "Biotic Interactions and the Diversification of Life" at 12:45 p.m., Monday Nov. 23, at Collins Conference Room in Santa Fe.
Abstract: The argument that interactions promote the generation and maintenance of species diversity, thereby engendering the generation of even more biodiversity in a sort of virtuous circle, is long-standing and highly influential in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Not only is this one of the major problems in biology and the study of ecological complexity, but it is

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on November 20, 2015 - 7:17pm
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Los Alamos Bomb Team Investigates Suspicious Item

on November 20, 2015 - 6:55pm

The Los Alamos Bomb Team responds to a report of a suspicious item left on the sidewalk near Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock late this afternoon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LAPD on scene of a suspicious item near LANB in White Rock late this afternoon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Bomb Team responded to a report of a suspicious item left on the sidewalk near Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock just before dark today.

A patrol officer arrived at the scene and saw a cooler sitting on the

Secret City Kitchen Opens In Los Alamos!

on November 20, 2015 - 5:54pm
Secret City Kitchen owner Jeremy Varela officially opened his new restaurant today in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Secret City Kitchen staff Violet Starr, left, and Jackie Casias-Gutierrez preparing lunch deliveries today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Secret City Kitchen officially opened for business today in Los Alamos.

Owner Jeremy Varela sat down this afternoon with the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss his new business.

“This is something I’ve wanted to do since moving to Los Alamos from Las Cruces in

Letter To The Editor: ISIS, Terrorism, And Fear

on November 20, 2015 - 3:41pm
Los Alamos

I’m sure any terrorist will site some reason to validate their belief that their nihilistic violence is a good means to whatever end they seek. ISIS is no exception. They have been successful through their propaganda in recruiting young, marginalized men from all over the world.

I think it’s important to recognize they are attracting young men (not old), men of an age in which the prefrontal cortex has yet to fully develop and who thus lack an important requirement for accurate long-term decision-making.


K-9 SOS Trains Dogs To Sniff Out Danger

on November 20, 2015 - 3:28pm

K-9 SOS Chief Operations Officer Shayne Brasfield Visiting the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper recently to discuss his company and its canine training program. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

K-9 SOS handlers and their canines with Chief Operations Officer Shayne Brasfield, center, conducting a demonstration recently at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Jase, a black Labrador retriever, arrived in Los Alamos from Oakridge, Tenn., Oct. 21 and promptly stirred up the neighbors.

The 2-year-old