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Daily Postcard: Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

on December 14, 2017 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe is welcoming local residents and holiday visitors to dine inside or on the patio at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Ruby K’s menu includes fresh bagels, artisan sandwiches, soups, salads, new side dishes and a variety of desserts. Visit rubykbagel.com for more details and hours of operation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: At David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop

on December 13, 2017 - 5:31pm

On the job in Los Alamos today is co-owner David Martinez cutting customer Mike Havermehl’s hair at David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop, 1247 Central Ave. B-2. Martinez has been barbering for 10 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

David Martinez co-owns David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop with his father who started the business 26 years ago. Martinez sports a tattoo that matches the logo of the man on his business card that his mother Tina designed 26 years ago, he said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Andy Ainsworth

on December 13, 2017 - 3:19pm

Water Main Repaired On San Ildefonso Road

on December 13, 2017 - 2:42pm

COUNTY News:

The water main break on San Ildefonso Road has been repaired and water services fully restored to the affected area.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews responded to the break around 12:30 p.m. today. Water services to the apartment complexes on the northside of San Ildefonso Road near North Mesa Road and homes on Broadview were the most impacted. 

Direct any questions to the Department of Public Utilities at 505.662.8333 or by email at CustomerCare@lacnm.us.

Girl Scouts Of New Mexico Trails Welcomes New Members To Board Of Directors

on December 13, 2017 - 11:11am
GSNM News:
 
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails welcomes the following new members to their Board of Directors:
 
Duane Trythall, Albuquerque
 
Duane is currently with Trythall Advisory Group that facilitates sales, mergers, and acquisitions for medium size business in the Southwest and Rock Mountain regions. Duane has always been impressed by the ability of the Girl Scouts to adapt to the changing needs of America’s youth while maintaining and promoting traditional values of scouting.

Hanukkah Eight-day Jewish Celebration Is Underway

on December 13, 2017 - 11:07am
Hanukkah is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. Courtesy photo
 
Staff Report
 
Hanukkah began Tuesday evening and will continue through the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 19.
 
The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.
 
Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and

Pajarito Mountain Kicks Off Ski Season Saturday!

on December 13, 2017 - 10:20am

Pajarito Mountain kicks off ski season Saturday! Courtesy photo

 

SKI News:

 

Get those skis and snowboards ready because Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is kicking off ski season Saturday!

 

Pajarito’s new Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift  will open at 9 a.m. with access to beginner terrain, including the trails Mushroom, Run Out to Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area.

 

“Even though we had to delay our opening due to unseasonably warm and dry weather, our mountain crews were able to take advantage of colder temperatures and make sufficient snow for our opening day.” said Tom Long,

‘Wonder Girls’ Book-signing, Lecture, Photos Jan. 24

on December 13, 2017 - 8:40am

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE News:

2018 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Girl.” As each news headline trumpets an unstable atmosphere for countries the world over, girls are leading the way in education, environmental action and social justice.

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit, celebrates the stabilizing role that young women play in our communities with the upcoming exhibition of photographs, Jan. 24-31, from the just-released book, “WONDER GIRLS, Changing Our World” by Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster.

Gianturco and Sangster's book journey began with a pivotal chapter about

Serena Birnbaum Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

on December 13, 2017 - 7:08am

Serena Birnbaum from Los Alamos has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Serena Birnbaum from Los Alamos New Mexico has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouting.

The Gold Award, which challenges Girl Scouts to make a difference in their communities, is presented to fewer than 6 percent of Girl Scouts each year. This Award is recognized by colleges and employers.   

Serena's project "Choir Risers" addressed the need to support the arts program at Los Alamos High School.

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes Graduates From CHDS Master’s Degree Program

on December 13, 2017 - 7:07am

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes graduates in a special ceremony this week from The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Naval Postgraduate School Master’s Degree Program (MA). The CHDS Master’s Degree Program is an 18-month program, geared towards:

  • Developing policies, strategies, plans and programs to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism and catastrophic events;
  • Building the organizational and interagency arrangements needed to strengthen homeland security; and
  • Helping

Los Alamos Choral Society Announces New Director

on December 13, 2017 - 6:58am
Newly selected Los Alamos Choral Society Director Steven Paxton. Courtesy photo
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Choral Society

After almost seven months of uncertainty, the Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) has a new director. Steven Paxton, the unanimous choice of the Choral Society Board of Directors, will take over in late February.

He succeeds Mary Badarak, a popular director at LACS for more than a decade.

County Council Special Meeting Noon Friday

on December 12, 2017 - 9:22pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a special meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda: 
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. BUSINESS
  • County Council Minutes for Nov. 28. Presenters: Naomi Maestas, County Clerk
  • Discussion of Ski Hill Land Transfer Plans. Presenters: Council Vice-Chair Susan O'Leary and Councilor James T. Chrobocinski
  • Discuss Mountain Bike Flow Trails.

LAPD Seeks Publics Help Finding Shoplifter Suspects

on December 12, 2017 - 3:15pm

Anyone who recognizes the female and male shoplifting suspects in this surveillance video is asked to call L.A. Crimestoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Courtesy/LAPD

Female shoplifting suspect. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect’s vehicle. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local shoplifting case. 

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the female and male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage. 

The suspect’s vehicle also is depicted in

Wreaths Across America Event At Santa Fe National Cemetery Saturday Morning

on December 12, 2017 - 2:47pm

Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory employee volunteers, their families and friends are invited to place wreaths at grave markers at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, as part of the Wreaths Across America initiative.

Employees, in partnership with Los Alamos National Security LLC, Centerra-LA (the Lab's protective force contractor), Berardinelli Funeral Home, the International Guard Union of America Local 69, and Los Alamos National Bank raised $11,500 to sponsor 1,150 wreaths of remembrance for the ceremony.

"It was

Pete Sheehey Announces Bid For House Dist. 43

on December 12, 2017 - 12:14pm

Pete Sheehey visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to discuss his decision to run the House Dost. 43. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey has announced his candidacy for state representative in New Mexico Dist. 43, which includes Los Alamos and portions of Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba counties.  

Sheehey garnered the largest number of votes in the 2016 election when he ran for re-election to Council. He said he is not daunted by the larger population in Dist.

LAHS Winter Dance Show Dec. 18

on December 12, 2017 - 11:42am
In this year's Winter Dance Show, Los Alamos High School students will present Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Bollywood, Hip-Hop and Modern at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. Admission is free. Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo

Jon Davis Reads Poetry At Mesa Library Thursday

on December 12, 2017 - 10:40am

Poet Jon Davis reads poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/Jon Davis

The poet Chuck Calabreze often appears in place of Jon Davis at readings. Courtesy/Jon Davis

Library News:

Santa Fe poet Jon Davis will read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Davis is the author of four full-length poetry collections—Improbable Creatures (Grid Books, 2017), Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron, 1995), and Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987); five chapbooks; and

Farolitos Or Luminarias?

on December 12, 2017 - 7:46am

Farolito

COMMUNITY News:

Farolitos or Luminarias? This question almost rivals the official state question, red or green?

On Christmas Eve, candlelights line the streets and houses in New Mexico. The words, farolitos and luminarias, are often interchangeably used in New Mexico to name the lights, which are constructed of a brown paper bag (think of a sack lunch), sand (to weigh the bag down and hold the candle in place), and a votive or tea candle.

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LAMS Native Hawks Celebrate Feast Day

on December 12, 2017 - 5:15am

The ladies of the Los Alamos Middle School Native Hawks serve their fellow students during a Feast Day event as Native American Heritage month comes to a close. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

 

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
LAMS Instructional Assistant

The Los Alamos Middle School Native Hawks celebrated a Feast Day recently as Native American Heritage month came to an end.

Throughout the month, students attended a special gathering at UNM-LA, to spend time with Native poets and potters. The artisans shared their talents and backgrounds inspiring young students for the future.

The Native Hawks

Daily Postcard: Deer Jump Fence On 48th Street

on December 12, 2017 - 4:55am
Daily Postcard: These deer jumped the fence Monday and spent time investigating the back yard of a home on 48th Street. Photo by Donna Reil
 
Photo by Donna Reil
 
Photo by Donna Reil

SBS Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced!

on December 11, 2017 - 5:55pm

LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Janet Harris with her winnings. Courtesy photo

Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Jennifer Jordan, right, with her winnings. Courtesy photo

CHAMBER News:

Local residents Janet Harris and Jennifer Jordan tied for first place in the Los Alamos Small Business Saturday GooseChase Scavenger Hunt, and were each awarded $200 in Chamber Checks.

This year, Los Alamos Small Business Saturday shoppers had the chance to join in some scavenger hunt fun through a smart phone app called GooseChase.

“GooseChase

Christmas Tubas Perform Free Concert Dec. 22

on December 11, 2017 - 3:56pm

The Christmas Tubas perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, admission is free. Courtesy photo

Tubas. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

Nothing says Christmas quite like the sound of a choir performing carols.

This choir happens to be composed of tubas and euphoniums and is performing in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. There is no admission charge.

The group came together in 2002, and has played at various venues throughout Los Alamos every holiday season since then.

American Legion Riders Chapter 19 Takes Part In Wreaths Across America

on December 11, 2017 - 3:20pm

A group of patriotic citizens joined the Los Alamos Legion Riders in honoring all veterans buried at Guaje Pines Cemetery by placing wreaths on each grave as part of the Wreaths Across America national event last year. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

The American Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again honored to carry out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The Riders have surpassed their goal, and for the second consecutive year are pleased to announce that a wreath will be placed on every known Veterans’

The New Mexico Film Office To Commemorate 120 Years Of Film In New Mexico

on December 11, 2017 - 3:15pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the state is celebrating the 120th year of filming in New Mexico this month. This milestone in New Mexico film history will be commemorated at events throughout 2017-18.
 
"For 120 years, New Mexico has been at the heart of the film industry," Maniatis said. "We are continuing to build on that strong tradition by attracting new productions to New Mexico and creating the film industry's greatest economic impact in New Mexico history, three years in a row."
 
New Mexico is consistently ranked in

Environmental Services Holiday Closure Schedule

on December 11, 2017 - 3:05pm

COUNTY News: 

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided on the days denoted below. If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out on the Wednesday of that same week.

For residents and businesses whose normal pickup day is Monday, leave your recycle and trash bins out Wednesday, Dec. 27 rather than Monday, Dec. 25. Similarly, leave trash and recycle bins out Wednesday, Jan. 3 rather than Monday, Jan. 1.

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