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Michelle Grove Griffin Paintings On Display At Karen Wray Gallery On Central Avenue

on September 26, 2017 - 10:39am

Paintings by artist Michelle Grove Griffin are on display and available for purchase at The Karen Wray Gallery at 1247, Suite D-2, Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAFD Bike Team Demonstrates Safety To Girl Scouts

on September 26, 2017 - 9:46am

The Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team over the weekend discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety

PEEC: Los Luceros Birding Trip Oct. 7

on September 26, 2017 - 8:50am

The Rio Grande at Los Luceros. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a special opportunity Saturday, Oct. 7 to go birding at New Mexico Historic Site Los Luceros.

The trip will be led by expert birder Joe Fitzgibbon, and is $10 per person for PEEC members and $12 per person for all others. This birding trip is limited to 12 participants, and expected to fill quickly.

Los Luceros is a local gem of the New Mexico Historic Sites, and was once nominated as an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). More than 150 bird species have been seen at Los Luceros,

County Celebrates Customer Service Week With Community Event In Municipal Building Lobby Oct. 4

on September 26, 2017 - 8:49am


In celebration of Customer Service Week, Oct. 2-6, the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center will sponsor an informational event 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave.

Members of the public are welcome to drop by for refreshments. Various County departments will host tables in the lobby with information on projects, programs and services during the event.

The U.S. Congress created national Customer Service Week in 1992, and it is traditionally held the first week in October.

Representatives of the Customer Care Center will receive a

Join The EcoChallenge Oct. 11-25

on September 26, 2017 - 6:45am


When you hear about the fires in the Northwest, or watch pictures of the flooding that has killed thousands of people from Nepal to Florida, when you watch refugees fleeing drought-enhanced conflicts all over the world, do you wonder if there are changes you can make in your daily life that would make a difference?  

Are you looking for ways you can live more sustainably, reduce your impact, and improve your life, your community and the planet?

Tourism Work Group Meets Wednesday

on September 26, 2017 - 5:58am


The Tourism Work Group will meet noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Building 1 conference room at the Pajarito Cliff Sites. 

The meeting is open to the public. 


I. Call to Order
II. Review of Public Meeting/Survey results
III. Review of Strategic Directions
IV. Next Steps
V. Public Comment
VI. Next Meeting Scheduled: Oct. 17, 2017 at noon, location: TBD
VII. Adjourn Meeting

ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River Oct. 3

on September 26, 2017 - 5:56am
The string quartet ETHEL. Courtesy/Erin Patrice O’Brien

Robert Mirabal. Courtesy/


LPAC News:
Daring string quartet ETHEL and Grammy-winning flute musician Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo join forces for a cross-cultural concert inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Tickets are $25-$45 and available at,, 505.988.1234, and the Tickets Santa Fe Box Office at The Lensic.

Los Alamos Relay For Life Slated For Saturday

on September 26, 2017 - 5:55am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Twelve teams have registered to participate in the 2017 Los Alamos Relay for Life, which kicks off with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ashley Pond Park.

The event raises money for the American Cancer Society and the community is invited to participate in a number of ways. In former years, Los Alamos Relay for Life teams have walked throughout the night, however, this year participants may begin to walk at 10 a.m. and can walk for whatever amount of time they wish between 10 a.m. and the 9 p.m. closing ceremony.


County Council Holds Regular Meeting 6 p.m. Today

on September 26, 2017 - 5:35am


The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 26, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 



  • Proclamation declaring the week of October 2-6, 2017 as "Customer Service Week" in Los Alamos County (accepted by representatives of the Customer Care Center). Presenters: County Council - Regular Session
  • Proclamation declaring the Month of October as

Daily Postcard: Double Rainbow Over LAHS

on September 26, 2017 - 5:25am

Daily Postcard: A double rainbow appears Saturday over Los Alamos High School. Photo by Amy Casson

Cowboy Breakfast At Sheriff's Posse Sunday

on September 25, 2017 - 10:10pm

PEEC Brings New Film To Planetarium

on September 25, 2017 - 11:32am
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is bringing a new full-dome planetarium film to the Los Alamos Nature Center this month. 
Dark Matter Mystery will premiere at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and be accompanied by a presentation by Dr. Joyce Guzik. This new show will also play in the nature center planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Dark Matter Mystery sheds light on a seemingly intangible substance that makes up nearly a third of a third of the observable Universe.

Meow Wolf Debuts Stunning New Installation

on September 25, 2017 - 11:30am
Art Collective caps astonishing summer with The Art Motel, presented by Zappos. Courtesy photo
LAS VEGAS, Nev.  In April, Meow Wolf in Santa Fe won a coveted THEA Award from the Themed Entertainment Association in Anaheim, California for the collective’s first permanent installationHouse of Eternal Return.

Since then, the group has enjoyed a nearly incredible summer where it concluded the fastest regulation crowd fund in history, secured $1.1 million in Local Economic Development Act funding from the State of New Mexico and City of Santa Fe, began distributing grants

Coyote Ranger District Plans Prescribed Burns

on September 25, 2017 - 11:27am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct previously announced prescribed burns sometime between Sept. 26 and Dec. 31, 2017.
Fire managers are looking at three targets for fall burning on the Coyote District:
  • French Mesa treatment area, 5,041 acres located approximately 10 miles north of Gallina
  • Gallina Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) treatment area, 500 acres located 1 mile south of Gallina off of NM Highway

Espionage In Early Los Alamos

on September 25, 2017 - 10:07am
The Manhattan Project Gallery in the Los Alamos History Museum includes an exhibit on espionage. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos History Museum
Of all the stories about Los Alamos history, visitors find ones about spies to be some of the most intriguing.
Without a doubt, the three known Manhattan Project spies in Los Alamos helped usher in the Cold War. When we think of spies, their methods, and their weapons and instruments, we think of the tropes and technologies developed during the Cold War.
“Atomic spies” is a name often given to those who operated during

LANLF: An Encomium For Senator Pete Domenici

on September 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Sen. Pete Domenici with a group of his scholarship winners from 2011. Courtesy/LANL Foundation, Andrea Multari
As the citizens of New Mexico mourn the passing of Sen. Pete Domenici, we reflect upon his many legacies that have enriched our State. One such legacy is the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation.
Without the vision and legislative acumen Domenici, the nonprofit LANL Foundation would not have the resources needed to make sustainable investments in public education in Northern New Mexico.

Back To School Safety Tips

on September 25, 2017 - 8:14am

LA Firefighters Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Little Girl

on September 25, 2017 - 8:04am
Los Alamos firefighters were working out and playing a game of kickball Sunday at Urban Park when they heard a little girl across the park was celebrating her 7th birthday. They interrupted their game to go over and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her. She thanked them and shared her birthday cake with them. Photo by Marian Flandrick

Summer Flower Baskets Coming Down

on September 25, 2017 - 7:11am

A worker removes the summer flower baskets hanging on the pole Sept. 13 at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Summer flower baskets come down from the pole at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Inspirational People: A Cop And A Widower

on September 25, 2017 - 7:10am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Covering retirement events is a typical part of a community reporter’s job. Such occasions feature the boss commending the retiree, co-workers sharing memories and the inevitable jokester lightening the mood recounting comical moments on the job.

I’m a pushover for these gatherings … actually love to cover them. There are a couple that stand out as extra special. One involved a local police officer.

The story begins some five years before he retired. We met each Friday to go over his weekly arrest report.

Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Buck In Denver Steels

on September 25, 2017 - 6:43am

Daily Postcard: This young mule deer buck was spotted Sunday morning in the back yard of a Denver Steels home. His antlers are red, showing that he has just shed the blood-rich velvet that covered them while they were growing. One of his antlers was damaged while they were growing. Photo by Chris Judson

Severed Power Line Cuts Power To Western Area

on September 24, 2017 - 8:05am
Power went out briefly Saturday in the Western Area due to this severed power line at the corner of 46th Street and Sandia Drive. Photo by Daren Savage
County utility workers arrive Saturday at the scene in the Western Area to repair a severed power line. Photo by Daren Savage
Los Alamos

Saturday afternoon Los Alamos Western Area residents experienced a short blackout due to a severed power line at the corner of 46th Street and Sandia Drive.

The power went out at approximately 3:15 p.m., and was restored by 4:15 p.m.

One young resident who lives across the street

Crowd Swarms 2017 Los Alamos Health Fair!

on September 24, 2017 - 7:54am
A large crowd swarms over Griffith Gymnasium Saturday for the Los Alamos Heart Council's 2017 Health Fair. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Flu shot! Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Medical Center has a big presence at the annual Health Fair. In addition to free flu shots, the hospital dispensed all kinds of information. Bonnie J. Gordon/
A youngster is fitted for a free bicycle helmet courtesy of New Mexico Bank & Trust. Bonnie J. Gordon/
MANNM volunteers sign people up for blood tests. Bonnie J. Gordon/

More Scenes From Metzger's 70th Anniversary

on September 24, 2017 - 7:43am

Metzger's Do It Best Owner Greg Metzger mingles with the crowd during his business' 70th anniversary. Photo by Nancy Partridge 

Metzger's General Manager David Jolly cuts into the store's anniversary cake. The cake was made by Cakes by Julia in Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger's employee Marc Barbeau grills hot dogs during Metzger's Do It Best Hardware 70th anniversary Saturday. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger's 70th anniversary celebration was attended by patrons young and old. Photo by Nancy Partridge

Metzger's Celebrates 70th Anniversary

on September 24, 2017 - 7:39am

Employees of the Metzger's Do It Best Hardware celebrate the store's 70th anniversary Saturday at the Los Alamos store. From left, Sue Smith, Noah and Marc Barbeau and Clayton Purvis serve up hotdogs to hungry patrons. Besides lunch, the event featured a number of vendor booths, drawings, cake and a performance by the Los Alamos High School marching band. The store also kicked off its rewards program, Best Rewards, which provides a number of benefits. For instance, for every $300 spent, customers will receive a gift card.