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Los Alamos First Co-Op Brewery Seeks 300 Member-Owners In Order To Open

on October 22, 2014 - 10:46am


LABC News:

Los Alamos, New Mexico will soon be among only a handful of cities in the country to open the first cooperative craft brewery, and is brewing up several rich and tasty incentives to attract 300 new member/owners and investors to make that happen. Without more capital, the brewery will have to delay opening.

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op (LABC) estimates that the future brewery will open its new location early in 2015. With 300 more memberships in the next few months, the Co-op hopes to hire a professional brewer and eventually produce four varieties of beer, along with root beer

Local Voting Puts LAHS In #1 Spot In New Mexico!

on October 22, 2014 - 10:14am


Great news Los Alamos, your voting has shot Los Alamos High School into the #1 position in New Mexico and we are quickly approaching the top 100 in the Nation!

These last few days are the most important in voting because as other communities get complacent in their top spots we can vote Los Alamos to the top. 

Just three more days of committing!

High-Tech Halloween At Bradbury Friday

on October 22, 2014 - 10:01am

The Cryogenics Show featuring ‘Lady Bug’ (Pam Matteson) and ‘Lance Armstrong’ (Brent Matteson of LANL's Chemistry Division. Courtesy/BSM

BSM News:

High-Tech Halloween returns to the Bradbury Science Museum 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. This annual event is one of the most popular for the museum and is in conjunction with Los Alamos County's Trick or Treat on MainStreet event.

Each year, hundreds of children from kindergarten through middle school flock to the museum to enjoy a variety of activities that teach them about STEM topics and the principals of science.

"Instead of candy, we offer kids

Talk On Medications And Fall Risks Monday

on October 22, 2014 - 9:59am


Jacqueline Kakos, MS, Health Educator at the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center will give a talk at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center on the subject of medications and fall risk.

Prescriptions can be very helpful to seniors, but often they put those who take them at great risk for falls.

This talk will identify risks, drug interactions, side effects and what to know and ask about medications in order to reduce the chance of falls. 

Nominations Open For Los Alamos County Business Recycler Of The Year Award

on October 22, 2014 - 9:09am


Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling?

Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the second annual Business Recycler of the Year Award. The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to

Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take a

Sierra Club Presents Jeri Sullivan Graham On The Energy-Water Nexus

on October 22, 2014 - 8:55am

Jeri Sullivan Graham


The public is invited to hear Jeri Sullivan Graham present "The Energy-Water Nexus" at an open meeting of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at UNM-LA Media Bldg. 2. Rm. 203.

Water and Energy are inextricably linked. It takes water to develop and transmit energy; it takes energy to acquire, treat, and transport water.

Still Time To Sign Up For Yum Run And Support LA Cares

on October 22, 2014 - 8:23am
The 10th annual Yum Run will take place Nov. 1. Courtesy photo
Ruby K's Bagel Cafe
There is still time to get registered for Ruby K’s Annual Yum Run, which is LA Care’s largest fundraiser of the year. LA Cares runs the food pantry in Los Alamos and feeds some 85 families a month and also can provide rent and utility payment assistance to those in need in Los Alamos County.

Begin your season of giving and help LA Cares fulfill its mission by participating in this downtown annual event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1. The races begin and end at Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe.


Meet PEEC Volunteer Karla Sartor

on October 22, 2014 - 6:35am

Ecologist Karla Sartor serves on the PEEC Board. Photo by Liz Rank

PEEC News:

Ecologist and PEEC Board member Karla Sartor is fresh off the lines of a two-week, bilingual training in the Santa Fe National Forest focused on prescribed burning for forest health. We sat down with Karla to learn more about this fascinating topic, how she ended up in Los Alamos, and what she does as a volunteer for PEEC.

PEEC: We’re looking forward to your discussion at Nature on Tap this Thursday about prescribed burning. Why did you suggest that topic, and what do you plan to talk about?
K.S.: With proper

Black Pomeranian Has Gone Missing

on October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Velvet, a 15-pound black Pomeranian has gone missing. She is a puppy mill breeder rescue, easily frightened and doesn't know her name. She has a chip. Anyone with information about Velvet is urged to call 505.450.6683. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Speaks At 'Lunch With A Leader'

on October 21, 2014 - 6:42pm

Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon presented a talk today to members and guests of the League of Women Voters monthly meeting at Mesa Public Library. Gordon spoke about her role at the newspaper where she covers art, culture, music and other community events. She was joined by Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark who spoke about the early days of the paper and its evolution as it nears its three year anniversary. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAJC Helps Stock Shelves For LA Cares

on October 21, 2014 - 3:22pm

Students from the Los Alamos Jewish Center Religious School shopped at Smith's Marketplace recently to purchase food for LA Cares with funds raised by the LAJC. Photo by Stephanie Rittner


Over the past six weeks, Los Alamos Jewish Center (LAJC) has been raising funds to shop for L.A. Cares. L.A. Cares is a small, independent organization, providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County. They provide both financial help and supplemental food help.

The Los Alamos Jewish Center raised more than $1,500 to purchase food.

Mayor’s Ball Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Northern New Mexico

on October 21, 2014 - 3:12pm
BBS supporters at the Mayor's Ball. From left to right: Back row, Dawn Brown, BBBS-NNM Regional Director, LA/RA Regional Board members, Jim Liberty, Leo Marquez, Art Brown and Rhonda Montoya. Front row, Kenna Chavarria, BBBS-NNM,  Linda Padilla,  Regional Board Member, Big Sister Sarb and Little Sister Eve. Not pictured, Caitlin Cleary, BBBS-NNM and Regional Board Members Kelly Myers, Paula Pana and Darroll Abeyta. Courtesy/BBBS

BBBS News:

SANTA FE– Mayor Javier Gonzales hosted his first Mayor’s Ball on Oct.11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Kyoto University To Explain Demand Response Research In Los Alamos

on October 21, 2014 - 9:34am

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invites the public to attend a special presentation on preliminary results of the Mesa Smart Meter Study. 

Researchers from Japan's Kyoto University, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and Toshiba Corporation will provide an update and explain the continuing research being conducted at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in Los Alamos in the New Golf Course Community Building, 4250 Diamond Dr.

For the past year and a half, Los Alamos volunteers in North and Barranca Mesas participated in three of the four Mesa

Get Ready For Halloweekend Oct 24-25!

on October 21, 2014 - 9:24am
Trick or Treat on MainStreet 2013. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos, “the best small town in the country” (, July 2014) – is disguising itself as the spookiest place to be with their two-day “Halloweekend” featuring hair-raising events Oct. 24 and 25 and on Halloween Day.

“Halloweekend” begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet, when businesses along Central Avenue and MainStreet keep their doors open until 6 p.m. and hand out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters. Expect to see a few haunted houses along the way.


Don't Minimize Seriousness Of Problem Drinking

on October 21, 2014 - 9:21am


Problem drinkers often say that their drinking is not as serious as people think.

Even people who are in close relationships with problem drinkers tend to minimize how seriously the drinker’s behavior has affected them. “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2015” magazine, complimentary from Al-Anon Family Groups, offers ways to evaluate whether Al-Anon can help people cope with the drinking behavior of a family member or a close friend.

 “Often, people think if the drinker cared about you, he or she would stop drinking to please you.

White Rock Presbyterian Church Volunteers Help Build Homes

on October 21, 2014 - 8:57am

White Rock Presbyterian Church and House of Fellowship church volunteers work together constructing a home near Gallup. Courtesy/WRPC

Members of White Rock Presbyterian Church and House of Fellowship church. Courtesy/WRPC

WRPC News:

Volunteers from White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) worked with members of the House of Fellowship (HOF) church near Gallup over the Columbus Day weekend to work on houses for two families of the HOF. The House of Fellowship is a Navajo church ministering to the needs of the people in their community.

A young girl shows off a quilt. Courtesy/WRPC

The two

Important Community Talk On Drugs And Drug Abuse In Los Alamos Wednesday

on October 21, 2014 - 8:22am

LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and other community members will present a talk designed to raise awareness of drugs and drug abuse within the local community.

"I would like to see this presentation act as a catalyst for a more open discussion about drugs in Los Alamos County and what we can do as a community about it," Sgambellone said.

The presentation is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Duane Smith Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

YMCA Presents Free Zumba Class For Kids

on October 21, 2014 - 8:14am

YMCA News:

Zumbatomics, the Zumba class for kids, combines Latin music with dance movements to create a festive atmosphere where kids can combine fun and fitness at the same time. Songs are tailored for children and they will learn the basic steps to salsa, meringue, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more.

This Zumba class for kids ages 6-12 begins Oct. 22 at The Family YMCA. The class is 2-15-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Classes are free to all youth in the community. Parents are required to sign a liability form prior to the child attending the class. Annie Trujillo-Garcia is the instructor.

For more

AAUW Sponsors Talk On Preparing For Next Wildfire

on October 21, 2014 - 7:50am

LAFD Wildland Fire Division Chief Ramon Garcia. Courtesy/AAUW

AAUW News:

The Los Alamos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will sponsor a talk by Wildland Fire Division Chief Ramon Garcia titled “How is Los Alamos Preparing for Its Next Wildfire?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Mesa Public Library, Community Rooms 2 and 3. The talk is free and open to the public.

Garcia will present the existing wildfire management plans for protecting Los Alamos County and surrounding areas. Using maps, he will summarize work already done and projected future plans.

Nature On Tap Focuses On Prescribed Burning And Wildfire Training Thursday

on October 21, 2014 - 7:34am

Participants in the Spanish-language international Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX) were in the Jemez Mountains recently for two weeks learning about and implementing controlled burns. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

No one wants to see another mega fire like Las Conchas tear through New Mexico, and prescribed burning, when done safely and properly, can go a long way toward preventing such fires.

But in order to be safer in fighting wildfires, firefighters need to receive certain qualifications, and there is a growing concern that there will not be enough qualified firefighters within 10

Sipapu Management Group Officially Begins Operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area!

on October 20, 2014 - 4:27pm

LASC News:
  • Ski Area Now Preparing for Thanksgiving Opening


The Los Alamos Ski Club announced today that the management group that operates Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially started operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.


Resort officials say they are now preparing for a full ski and snowboard season starting Thanksgiving Day.

“We are excited to take this next step for the future of Pajarito Mountain,” said Susan Brockway, president of the Los Alamos Ski Club Board of Directors.

View Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday At Bandelier

on October 20, 2014 - 3:51pm

Ranger Geoff Goins demonstrates how to safely look at the sun using a specially-equipped telescope, which he will use to show visitors the solar eclipse on Thursday. Courtesy/NPS


Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23, Bandelier National Monument will host an opportunity to view one of the universe's very special events - a partial solar eclipse. 

For millenia, eclipses were thought to be bad omens, or creatures such as giant dragons taking bites from the sun.

Fly Los Alamos Adds Flights Around Thanksgiving Holiday To Meet Demand

on October 20, 2014 - 3:39pm

New Mexico Airlines. Courtesy photo


Expecting increased demand for flights before and after the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Los Alamos Airport announced today that two additional flights have been added to the New Mexico Airlines flight schedule for the time frame of Monday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Dec. 1 (no extra flights on Thanksgiving day Nov. 27).

Flight 101 will depart Albuquerque at 11:22 a.m.

Calvary Chapel Hosts 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch Saturday

on October 20, 2014 - 2:50pm

Scene from Calvary Chapel's 3rd annual pumpkin patch. Courtesy photo


The community is invited to attend Calvary Chapel’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Calvary Chapel, 580 North Mesa Road.

The event is free and offers fun for the whole family:

  • Hayrides, petting zoo, face-painting;
  • Live music, food, treats; and
  • Hot chocolate, pumpkins and more!

Tuesday's Lunch with a Leader Features Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon

on October 20, 2014 - 11:24am
Bonnie J. Gordon
LWV News:

The League of Women Voters' monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, will feature Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon of the Los Alamos Daily Post at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday Oct. 21 at Mesa Public Library.

Gordon joined the Los Alamos Daily Post staff in January 2013 and primarily covers lifestyles, arts and education.