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Gravitational Waves And Dark Matter At Planetarium

on November 15, 2017 - 5:46am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium has a special gravitational wave planetarium show planned for at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, and the full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery is screening at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19.
 
These shows are organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC), and the Friday show is expected to sell out.
 
During the special November 17th show, astrophysicist Dr.

Los Alamos Retirement Community Hosts Annual Luminaria Walk And Buffet Dec. 13

on November 15, 2017 - 5:37am

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on November 15, 2017 - 5:35am
COUNTY News: 
 
Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The public is welcome to attend the meeting. 
 
Agenda: 
 
1. CALL TO ORDER-ROLL CALL
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
 
3. APP BOARD BUSINESS
  • Approval of Minutes from Oct. 26, 2017
  • Review and approve APPB meeting calendar for 2018
 
4. CURRENT PROJECTS
  • WR Pottery Project - cost for educational plaque
  • Update on Selig

Daily Postcard: Poppies Still Blooming

on November 15, 2017 - 5:04am

Daily Postcard: When all else is fading away this Fall, the poppies are bright and beautiful. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter Barbara Gonzales Speaks At UNM-LA Wednesday

on November 14, 2017 - 3:16pm

San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter Barbara Gonzales. Courtesy/Derek Gonzales

UNM-LA News:

The public is invited to hear San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter Barbara Gonzales speak at 10 a.m., Wednesday in the library at UNM-Los Alamos.

Gonzales, the great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez, is known for intricately carved red, black and polychrome bowls, inlaid coral and turquoise and her “good luck spider” motif.

She will talk about the historical aspects of her pottery, the ancestral lands on which Los Alamos is located and her life experiences. She also plans to demonstrate how she builds a pot.

Homebuyer Assistance Program Launches Tomorrow

on November 14, 2017 - 2:56pm

COUNTY News:

Income-qualified homebuyers needing assistance to make a down payment on a home are invited to apply for Los Alamos County’s new Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) starting Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The County has contracted with Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) to oversee the program, which is funded by the County Council for $150,000 for the first year.

HAP is designed to help income-qualified homebuyers purchase a home by providing a loan for a down payment using County funds, without adding to monthly mortgage costs.

Law Enforcement Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment From Los Alamos Community

on November 14, 2017 - 2:19pm

LAPD News:

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive Nov. 27 in Los Alamos to examine all aspects of the Los Alamos Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that the LAPD meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said.

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