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Small Business Profile: PEEC Gift Shop At Nature Center Has Hidden Benefits

on November 23, 2016 - 9:19am

PEEC Gift Shop Manager Kate Barrere in front of the gift shop at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Sandra West

Staff Report

A major, undeniable benefit to life in Los Alamos is the outstanding scenery and unspoiled flora and fauna surrounding the community. For more than 10 years, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has strived to educate, celebrate, preserve and explore these natural wonders.

PEEC Marketing Manager Sandra West explained that the organization was founded in 2000 “by a group of dedicated citizens who had a vision of bringing a nature center to Los

Brain Injury Alliance Honors Sen. Michael Sanchez

on November 23, 2016 - 9:18am
Sen. Michael Sanchez
Dist. 29 Bernalillo and Valencia
Brain Injury Alliance NM News:
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Mexico would like to acknowledge State Sen. Michael Sanchez for his leadership in helping to protect thousands of children and youth in New Mexico.
Through the Senator's foresight, initiative and sponsorship two very important pieces of Legislation were unanimously passed in bi-partisan efforts and signed by governors in separate administrations.
Through his dedication, Senator Sanchez was able to initiate and pass one of the strongest and most protective

Small Business Profile: Papa Murphy’s Customers Are The Best!

on November 23, 2016 - 9:18am

Papa Murphy’s owners Gayle and Lyle Cunningham. Photo by Chris Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Papa Murphy’s opened in Los Alamos nearly 12 years ago at 3801 Arkansas, Ste. B. Current owners Gayle and Lyle Cunningham explain how they ended up buying the business.

“We moved to Los Alamos to buy the business almost two years ago now,” Lyle said.

DPNM Calls For Justice For Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

on November 23, 2016 - 9:15am
DPNM News:
The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) took a stand to support the efforts of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protect their water resources and sacred sites and to ensure tribal consultation is a priority.
At a meeting in late October, the Democratic Party of New Mexico’s State Central Committee unanimously voted to send a letter of commitment to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault. 
Chairwoman Debra Haaland, the first Native American state party chair in the country, said, “Democrats believe in justice and equality; President Obama has made it a

Small Business Profile: Realtor Kelly Myers Knows And Loves Her Community

on November 23, 2016 - 8:43am

Realtor Kelly Myers


Los Alamos Daily Post

Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Local Realtor Kelly Myers was born and raised in Los Alamos and clearly loves this community.

“I chose to stay in Los Alamos and raise my family in this wonderful community,” she said.

AGU: Great Valley Found On Mercury

on November 23, 2016 - 8:40am
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Scientists have discovered a new large valley on Mercury that may be the first evidence of buckling of the planet’s outer silicate shell in response to global contraction.
The researchers discovered the valley using a new high-resolution topographic map of part of Mercury’s southern hemisphere created by stereo images from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft. The findings were reported in a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
The most likely explanation for Mercury’s Great Valley is buckling of the

Letter To The Editor: Boy Scout Troop 22 Thanks Los Alamos Sportsmans Club

on November 23, 2016 - 8:39am

Troop Committee Chair
Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 22

Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 22 would like to thank the Los Alamos Sportsmans Club (LASC) for again hosting the Troop’s annual Turkey Roast earlier this month.

The Club not only provided excellent facilities for the event, but also provided safety and marksmanship instruction for the boys. The Club even donated practice ammunition and targets. The scouts had a great time,
finishing up their Shooting Merit Badges and learning about safety and responsibility.

The Club’s support for Cubs, Scouts in general and all the other

Small Business Profile: Metzger’s Does It Best!

on November 23, 2016 - 8:37am

Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly invites the community to shop shop at his Los Alamos and White Rock stores on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26. Photo by Chris Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Los Alamos and Metzger’s Do It Best have a long history together. Metzger’s has been in business since 1947.

“When the decision was made to make Los Alamos a permanent community after the Manhattan

CIR Panel Discussion: Future Of International Aid

on November 23, 2016 - 8:32am
CIR News:
"An Empathic Globe? The Future of International Aid" at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino De Los Marquez in Santa Fe.
CIR is proud to announce a dynamic new speaking event. Join us at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino De Los Marquez, as a panel of three experts discusses the future of the international development sector.
How can we transform traditional aid approaches to those that expand opportunities and cultivate prosperity for one and all?

Scenes From Recycle Fashion Show

on November 23, 2016 - 8:30am
Courtesy photo
The Recycle Fashion Show was held Saturday, Nov. 19 at Fuller Lodge.
The fashionistas from Los Alamos Public Schools and the community participated in this annual event sponsored by Los Alamos County. This year, Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule coordinated with Los Alamos Public School's art teachers to promote the recycle poster contest. 
The two grand prize winners' posters chosen to adorn new waste trucks are Kylie Alvarez, fourth grader from Chamisa Elementary and Phillipa Fung, sixth grader from Barranca Elementary.

Annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar Saturday Dec. 3

on November 23, 2016 - 8:22am

Children in kindergarten through 6th grade shop and have their gifts wrapped Dec. 3 at TOTH. Photo by TK Thompson

Children select gifts and have them wrapped Dec. 3 at TOTH. Photo by TK Thompson


Want to encourage children to be involved in selecting and giving their own gifts this Christmas? The Children’s Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is a child friendly community event, for students in kindergarten through 6th grade, where children shop and have their gifts wrapped. 

Help is available for children who need a

Sipapu Receives 4 Inches Of Fresh Snow!

on November 22, 2016 - 5:02pm

Sipapu receives 4 inches of fresh snow overnight. Courtesy/Sipapu Ski resort

SKI News:

Coming off of a very successful opening weekend, Sipapu received 4 inches of fresh snow overnight.

Sipapu’s mountain crews will begin snow making efforts once again this evening, continuing through the rest of the week as conditions permit, mostly during night hours. More terrain and additional lifts, including Lift 1, will come online and be available as conditions permit.

For the 14th consecutive year, Sipapu was the first ski area to open in New Mexico Saturday, Nov.

San Ildefonso Road Pedestrian Tunnel Closing For Rehabilitation Work Monday Nov. 28

on November 22, 2016 - 4:35pm


San Ildefonso Road Pedestrian tunnel at the Diamond Drive Round-a-bout will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 for approximately three weeks as the tunnel undergoes rehabilitation.

Crews from GM Emulsion will be removing the existing concrete slab in the tunnel and will be constructing a structural shotcrete lining around the entire tunnel. This rehabilitation work is necessary to remediate the corrosion of the existing corrugated steel plate around the perimeter of the tunnel.

The tunnel will be closed starting Monday, Nov.

Royal Manticoran Navy Collects Toys For Tots Next Three Weekends In Los Alamos And Santa Fe

on November 22, 2016 - 3:55pm
Crew members from the HMS Implacable, the ‘ship’ that houses the local chapter of the Royal Manticoran Navy collecting Toys for Tots at Metzger’s Best Buy in Los Alamos last year. Collection dates and locations for this year are listed below. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Royal Manticoran Navy is The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association. They celebrate the work of David Weber and the universe he has created in his Honor Harrington books.

HMS Implacable is the “ship” that houses the local chapter of the Royal Manticoran Navy.


UNM-LA Spring Semester Schedules Available

on November 22, 2016 - 3:51pm

Spring 2017 schedule cover. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Course schedules for the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) spring semester have been distributed to newsstands in various locations in Los Alamos and White Rock as well as on the UNM-LA campus. Additionally, schedules will be arriving in area mailboxes soon.

Spring classes will begin Monday, Jan. 17, 2017, but students are encouraged to register now, before classes fill. An online version of the course schedule is available by visiting Click on the Spring 2017 tab.


Los Alamos County CIP Bond Projects Design Team Presenting At Nov. 29 Council Meeting

on November 22, 2016 - 3:17pm
The Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) team, the group contracted to scope, develop concepts and put together cost estimates for the County’s proposed recreation projects, will present at the Nov. 29 Los Alamos County Council meeting.
In addition to updating the council on various options for the recreation center and ice rink, the DPS team will give opinions of probable costs for all eight recreation projects and updates from the Town Hall meeting held Nov. 17.
The information presented at the Town Hall is available at

NCRTD Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

on November 22, 2016 - 3:12pm
The RTD "Blue Buses," including the RTD Chile Line in Taos, will not be in operation Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Due to snow conditions, the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route will not be operating on its Winter Schedule until Ski Santa Fe opens for the season. The Mountain Trail route will not operate Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25. The service will resume its Non-Winter operating schedule Saturday, Nov. 26 and will remain on this schedule until the opening of Ski Santa Fe.
For more information, visit

Scenes From Warm Hearts Yarn And Los Alamos Daily Post Business After Hours Chamber Event

on November 22, 2016 - 2:47pm

The Chamber's newest member, Warm Hearts Yarn, teamed up Nov. 16 with their next door neighbor Los Alamos Daily Post to host a two-business Business After Hours and Celebration of the End of Construction on their section of Central Avenue. From left, Patrick Brenner of EDJ Ink, Katie Brousseau of Warm Hearts Yarn and Gillian Sutton of KRSN network and enjoy refreshments during the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Networking at the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue during the Chamber's Business After Hours event Nov.

Udall Urges Congress To Make Changes To Improve And Protect U.S. Mail Service

on November 22, 2016 - 12:17pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has joined over 80 members of Congress in signing a letter calling for provisions that improve and protect mail delivery and service to be added to the comprehensive U.S. Postal Service reform legislation that has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In many New Mexico communities, especially in rural areas, the post office is a meeting place and an anchor on Main Street. Udall has heard from many New Mexicans who have expressed concerns about rollbacks in postal service.
In their letter to U.S.

Scenes From Los Alamos Teen Center Open House

on November 22, 2016 - 12:16pm
Three creative teens help host the art room space, welcome visitors and offer tours during the Nov. 3 Teen Center Open House. Courtesy photo
Family YMCA CEO Linda Daly  joins County Manager Harry Burgess on a tour of the Teen Center from one of the Teen Center's Youth Mobilizers. Courtesy photo
YMCA News:
The Los Alamos Teen Center held an Open House Nov. 3 in celebration of its one-year anniversary in the Community Building at 475 20th St.
Teens provided tours and demonstrations for community members, County Council members, the County Manager, YMCA Board members and others.

Udall, Heinrich Urge President-Elect Trump To Make Good On Promises To 'Drain The Swamp' Of Corporate Special Interests In Washington

on November 22, 2016 - 11:35am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced that they have joined 17 other senators in sending a letter urging President-elect Donald Trump to increase transparency during his transition and keep his promises to reduce the influence of lobbyists and corporate special interests during his transition and in his administration. 
Despite a pledge announced last week to limit lobbying by members of the Trump administration, corporate lobbyists and Washington insiders so far have filled many prominent posts within the Trump transition

Coro de Cámara Presents Christmas Music Dec. 3-4

on November 22, 2016 - 11:24am
Immaculate Heart Chapel. Courtesy photo
As the “most wonderful time of the year” approaches, the 24 auditioned singers of Coro de Cámara are putting the finishing touches on the music for their upcoming performances.
The chorus, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore, kicks off its 27 th season of outstanding choral music at 5 p.m., Saturday, December 3, with a short appearance at the County’s Annual Tree Lighting at the Municipal Building.

Secret City Kitchen Launches Food Service At UNM-LA

on November 22, 2016 - 8:54am

Owner Jeremy Varela behind the counter at Secret City Kitchen UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

It has been about three years since the aroma of fresh coffee and food filled the Student Center on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

This year, the decision was made to bring a grab-and-go food service to campus based on requests from students, faculty and staff. After considering several proposals, Jeremy Varela and his local Secret City Kitchen business were selected to serve the campus.

“One of our goals is to have a ‘vibrant campus environment,’ UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney said.

Paul S. Torres Student Art Exhibit At UNM-LA Nov. 29

on November 22, 2016 - 8:53am

Daily Postcard: Dramatic Sunrise Over Los Alamos

on November 22, 2016 - 8:16am

Daily Postcard: A dramatic sunrise spotted this morning over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt