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Classes Forming: Girls Circle / Council For Young Men

on January 31, 2015 - 7:26am
Trainees start the day dancing, Tony Stidham in the lead and George Marsden bringing up the rear, both men work at the Los Alamos Teen Center. Courtesy photo
Jason Sole, One Circle Foundation Trainer. Courtesy photo

“You could be that one person to make a difference in the life of a teen,” challenged Jason Sole, author of the book From Prison to PhD. Sole carries a heavy rap sheet from his past. A former drug dealer and gang banger, Sole put in years of hard work and found the courage and resilience to turn his life around.

Snow Scenes From Across Los Alamos

on January 30, 2015 - 4:33pm

This ruler shows 5 inches of snow has accumulated today on a picnic table at a residence near downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

The Omega Bridge and Los Alamos Medical Center seem to have disappeared in the snow today as seen from a balcony at Mountain Village on Trinity Drive. Kirsten Laskey/ 

The Omega Bridge and Los Alamos Medical Center are behind a veil of snow today as seen from a balcony at Mountain Village on Trinity Drive. Kirsten Laskey/ 

Plenty of snow fills this yard today on Walnut Street. Photo by A.S. Clark


Cancelled: Rosary For Earl Meyers

on January 30, 2015 - 3:32pm

IHM News:

The Rosary service to be held in memory of Earl Meyer at 7 p.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church has been cancelled due to weather. 

At this time his funeral Mass is still scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

YMCA Programs Cancelled Through Saturday

on January 30, 2015 - 3:04pm

YMCA News:

Due to the weather, the following YMCA programs/classes/sports are cancelled today and Saturday:

  • Jr. Wrestling;
  • Youth Basketball Practice;
  • Youth Basketball Games;              
  • Youth Basketball Photos;
  • Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts – Youth;
  • Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts – Adult;
  • Youth Climbing Class – Level 2; and
  • Youth Climbing Class – Level 3.

Noted Hospice Counselor To Speak Feb. 7

on January 30, 2015 - 2:55pm

Danny Mack will speak Feb. 7 at TOTH. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) and The Sanctuary at Canyon’s Edge invite the community to hear Danny Mack, M. Div., Saturday morning, Feb. 7 at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (corner of Trinity and Diamond drives).

A free waffle brunch will be served at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10:30 p.m. by the presentation, “Finding the Light when Darkness Falls”.   

Mack is a philosopher, theologian, motivational speaker, life coach and expert on rock and roll.


Los Alamos Native Is Military Spouse Of The Year

on January 30, 2015 - 1:23pm


CAPE MAY, N.J. – Los Alamos native Jill Simcox has been selected as the Coast Guard District Five Spouse of the year and has advanced to the semi-final round to be considered for the National Military Spouse of the Year award. 

Simcox, whose husband is a Company Commander at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, is an active member of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club and committee head for its membership. She served as president of the Club in 2013, and has been a member for nearly four years. 

Simcox is a member of the Cape May City Board of Education and

Los Alamos Teen Center Closing At Noon Today

on January 30, 2015 - 11:12am
News Alert:
The Los Alamos Teen Center will close at noon today due to the snow and dangerous driving conditions. 
For the most up to date information about weather related closures at the Teen Center, parents and teens should go to

CANCELLED: Holmes Hosts Community Conversations

on January 30, 2015 - 10:02am


The community conversation about schools event scheduled 10 a.m. to noon today at Film Festival with School Board member/candidate Nan Holmes is cancelled due to weather.

CANCELLED: Los Alamos Hilltalkers Host Bake Sale Friday

on January 30, 2015 - 8:12am

UPDATE: The Los Alamos Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team bake sale scheduled for today has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team is holding a bake sale fundraiser 3-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr.

The high school speech and debate team will accept donations in exchange for homemade treats including spanakopita, red bean paste buns, macaroons, caramels, brownies, cookies, breads and cakes. Baked goods will be available in small portions, as well as whole cakes and loaves.

Workshop On Mentoring Programs Serving At-Risk Youth Streams Live At Los Alamos Justice Center

on January 29, 2015 - 2:27pm

JJAB News:

Los Alamos JJAB will stream a youth mentoring workshop: "Effective Program Practices in Mentoring Programs Serving At-Risk Youth" provided by the Office of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

The event is 9:30-11 a.m., Friday at the Los Alamos Justice Center, after which the group will debrief together. 

The public is invited to learn about and discuss this important topic.

Learn To Identify Birds And Participate In Great Backyard Bird Count

on January 29, 2015 - 11:06am
Can you identify this raptor? If not, birder Dave Yeamans can help. The upcoming PEEC presentation 'What is that Bird?' will help you learn to identify local birds. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Do you see birds around Los Alamos and find yourself asking, "What is that bird? Can anybody help me figure out what I'm seeing?" Avid birder Dave Yeamans will give it a try in a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.

The cost to attend is $8 or $6 for PEEC members. Advance registration is not required.

The program, which has been very popular in the past, will last about an

Forum: How Evolution Shapes Our Loves And Fears

on January 29, 2015 - 9:38am

UCLA News:

Carl Newton will review the book 'Snakes, Sunrises and Shakespeare'

In the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Forum at the Unitarian Church, Carl Newton of Los Alamos will review the book, "Snakes, Sunrises and Shakespeare.”

Newton: "Our brains evolved to help us make decisions. Emotions that are evoked by our encounters with the environment became instinctive throughout humans' deep evolutionary history. People today respond with a type of knowing from behavioral adaptations, which benefited our ancestors living in and negotiating environments, which are alien to us today.

Council Extends Wait Time To Five Years Before County Building May Be Named After Deceased Person

on January 29, 2015 - 8:58am

Council votes to extend the amount of time from six months to five years before a County building may be named after a deceased person. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The Los Alamos County Council passed Ordinance 02-241 during its meeting Tuesday night, amending Chapter 2, Article V, Section 2-421 to extend the amount of time from six months to five years before a County building may be named after a deceased person. The vote was 6-0. Councilor Steven Girrens was on travel.

Council left the shorter time frame of six months in place for facilities that are not

In And Around Town: Jan. 29

on January 29, 2015 - 7:57am
Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published Thursdays in the Los Alamos Daily Post, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.
Weekly Events for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
'In Bounds' at Fuller Lodge Art Center
Through February
February Events at the New Mexico History Museum

Cunningham Becomes World's Newest Rotarian

on January 29, 2015 - 7:56am

Andrea Cunningham, center, became the newest Rotarian in the world Tuesday during a special induction ceremony at the Manhattan Project Restaurant. From left, Rotarian Susan O'Leary, who sponsored Cunningham, Rotary President Troy Hughes, Cunningham and Rotarian Nancy Cerutti who conducted the induction ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Jemez Thrift Shop Holds Bag Days Feb. 4, 6, 7

on January 29, 2015 - 7:19am


The Jemez Thrift Shop in White Rock is holding its monthly Bag Days:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4;
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6; and
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.

On Bag Days, everything a customer can fit into a brown paper bag is $5. Larger items also are discounted.

The Jemez Thrift Shop is at 13 Sherwood Blvd., near Smith's Food and Drug Center.


Pet of the Week: Khalasi The Cat

on January 29, 2015 - 7:18am

Khalasi. Courtesy/FOS


Khalasi is a tabby and white female recently surrendered to the shelter for not getting along with the other cat in the household.

She can be rather dominant, so she would likely do best in a home of her own or in a home with other, mellow cats that don’t seek out her attention. She does well with adults and gentle children, but she’s not too sure yet about dogs.

Khalasi will soon be getting up-to-date on all of the vaccinations, and then she’ll be ready to go to a nice home.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great

Los Alamos Historical Society: Now It Can Be Told

on January 28, 2015 - 4:06pm
The news that the Los Alamos Historical Society has been quietly carrying out a 'History is Here' capital campaign for the last two years was revealed at a special event Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. The campaign has raised half of its $7 million goal. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
A champagne toast was held Tuesday to celebrate the successful start to the Los Alamos Historical Society 'History is Here' capital campaign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post
A historical event Tuesday at Fuller Lodge began with a remembrance of President John F.

Unitarian Church Sponsors Community Seed Swap

on January 28, 2015 - 10:52am

UCLA News:

The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (UCLA) is sponsoring a community-wide seed swap beginning the first Sunday of February and continuing through the spring, for as long as seeds last.

A table will be set out in the shady section of the foyer just inside the front doors, and packets of seeds, donated by church members and friends, will be available for free for any interested community gardeners. Attendees need not bring seeds of their own to participate, although they are welcome to leave  seeds for others to use.

Envelopes, labels and writing materials will be provided to the

Ballroom & Swing Dance Classes At YMCA

on January 28, 2015 - 10:46am

YMCA News:

New Ballroom and Swing dance lessons are available at the Family YMCA beginning in February.

The Y has opened registration for two new instructional dance classes: Ballroom Dance and Swing Dance. Each program is taught in a group setting where participants will be matched with a partner to learn technique, footwork, and movement to the music.

In February, Ballroom Dance class will focus on the Waltz, with subsequent months focused on Foxtrot, Tango, or Latin styles. The Swing Dance class will be dedicated to West Coast style Swing during the next few months.

Classes will be

Jemez Springs Public Library Presents Mystery Author Margaret Coel Feb. 15

on January 28, 2015 - 10:22am

Margaret Coel

JSPL News:

  • 'Of all the writers of Native-American mysteries compared to Tony Hillerman, Coel is the one who most deserves the accolade.' Publishers Weekly

JEMEZ SPRINGS - Jemez Springs Public Library presents Southwest Mystery Author Margaret Coel at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church Community Room.

Following the presentation, there will be refreshments, time to talk with the author and buy copies of her book “Wind River Mysteries”. This event is made possible with the support of the Friends of Jemez Springs Public Library.

Donations are


Family Strengths Network 'Baby Makes Three' Series

on January 28, 2015 - 9:17am

FSN News:

Adding a child to a family changes everything. It takes time for parents to feel confident in their parenting and caregiving roles with their first child, and sometimes with subsequent ones. In many ways it really is a trial by fire!

Family Strengths Network (FSN) is hosting a new parenting series geared toward first-time families but applicable to those having second or third babies. "Baby Makes Three focuses on the physical and emotional changes in marriages with the addition of a child. The class explores the needs of mom, dad, and baby.


'In Bounds' Opens At Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on January 27, 2015 - 8:30am

'Unwrapped II' by artist Rebecca Nolda. Courtesy/FLAC

ART News:

The community is invited to attend the Fuller Lodge Art Center's first opening reception of the year at 5 p.m., Friday.

The opening exhibit is "In Bounds" for which the Art Center asked artists to follow a specific set of rules.

Artists will be on hand at Friday's opening reception to chat about their work. Refreshments will be served.

Leadership Los Alamos Completes Youth Session

on January 27, 2015 - 7:34am

An Aspen student teaches Kelly Michel to fingerpaint blindfolded. Photo by Martha Katko

Alex Zubelewicz and Jorge Silva-Banuelos study renderings of the new Teen Center. Photo by Martha Katko


Leadership Los Alamos

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2015 participated in a Youth session last week at Fuller Lodge. The session was chaired by Sylvan Argo, director of the YMCA Teen Center, and Michelangelo Lobato, school counselor at Chamisa Elementary School.

Throughout the day, the class was introduced to multiple organizations and individuals who focus on services for

Cowboy Breakfast With All The Fixins Sunday

on January 27, 2015 - 6:54am