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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith’s Marketplace

on January 9, 2018 - 3:26pm

On the job in Los Alamos recently at Smith’s Marketplace, from left, Wendy Huff, Anna Collis and Vangie Mondragon. The three women took advantage of a lull in the activity to enjoy a laugh among themselves. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Advanced Metering Coming To Los Alamos

on January 9, 2018 - 11:22am

 

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be seeking approval in January from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.

AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.

DPU will take the contract to the BPU at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 17 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave. The contract will then go to the Los Alamos County Council Jan.

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Tours Antarctica

on January 9, 2018 - 10:39am

Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey boarded a National Geographic cruise ship this morning in Ushuaia, Argentina to head out for a three-week vacation in Antarctica. With nearly 24 hours of daylight at this time of year, she will have ample opportunity to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. Courtesy photo

Bosque Redondo Memorial: Commemorating 150 Years Since The Treaty Of 1868

on January 9, 2018 - 10:23am
Participants in The Longest Walk 3 (2011) pray over the Bosque Redondo Memorial for healing of the Navajo and Mescalero Apache to increase awareness to type II diabetes, a post-contact disease. Courtesy/NM Historic Sites

Participants in The Longest Walk 3 (2011) arriving at the Bosque Redondo Memorial. Courtesy/NM Historic Sites
 
NMHS News:
 
SANTA FE  This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo between the United States and many Navajo leaders which will be commemorated at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in June. 
 
This free event is hosted

Backcountry Film Festival Comes To Los Alamos Jan. 25

on January 9, 2018 - 10:03am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival to Los Alamos for the seventh year in a row.
 
Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Reel Deal will be the only one in New Mexico and tickets are available starting Jan. 10.
 
The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at

Talk On Embroidering Within Boundaries Jan. 28

on January 9, 2018 - 9:03am
TSF News:
 
TEXTILIANS OF SANTA FE, an unofficial group of textile lovers, makers and collectors, is sponsoring an upcoming talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 by Mary Littrell about her recently published book, co-authored with Rangina Hamidi, Embroidering within Boundaries.
 
The talk is open to the public, and at the Wheelwright Museum Library Building, at 704 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill, with a small $5 entry fee, to help defray expenses.
 
Mary Littrell, Professor and Department Head Emerita of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University, will talk about how the revival of

NMED Public Outreach Meetings For January

on January 9, 2018 - 8:38am
NMED News:
 
As a friendly reminder, the New Mexico Environment Department will conduct public outreach meetings regarding the  proposed repeal of the New Mexico Ambient Air Quality Standard for Total Suspended Particulate, the development of a dust mitigation plan, and adoption of a fugitive dust rule.
 
These meetings will be held in Deming (1/9/2018), Las Cruces (1/10/2018), and Santa Fe (1/11/2018) where representatives of the Department will provide information regarding the repeal of the Total Suspended Particulate Standard, and background information and required elements of a

NM-AZ Book Awards Opens For 2018

on January 9, 2018 - 8:37am
NMBC News:
 
The first New Mexico Book Co-op Lunch will be Jan. 26, 2018, at the Golden Corral on San Mateo near Cliff’s. Meeting starts at noon but people come early -11 a.m. - to eat and network. The meeting will open the 2018 12th Annual NM & AZ Book Awards.
 
Last year, the Best Book was The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest written by John Nichols of Taos. In addition, over 56 books in other categories were named as winners. This year a new category is Graphic Novels.
 
Categories, rules, and forms are on nmbookcoop.com.
 
To embellish the theme, Barbe Awalt of LPD Press/Rio

Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department Trip To Greece

on January 9, 2018 - 8:31am
SFCC News:
 
Greece with a Difference! Sign Up for this Continuing Education Adventure. Have you always wanted to see the Acropolis? Learn about the oracle of Delphi? Spend a few days on a Greek island?
 
You can do these and lots more through a Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education trip. This budget-friendly tour May 5 through 19 includes breakfast and either lunch or dinner each day, entrance fees, all ground and ferry transportation and lodging.
 
Information Sessions
  • 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, Room 408, Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue
  • 5:30-7 p.m.,

Daily Postcard: Evening Falls On Valles Caldera

on January 9, 2018 - 8:11am

Daily Postcard: Evening falls on the Valles Caldera. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Bobcat Spotted Wandering Around Golf Course

on January 8, 2018 - 5:24pm

This bobcat was spotted Sunday wandering around the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Karen Warthen

Bobcat spotted Sunday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Karen Warthen

Bobcat spotted Sunday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Karen Warthen

SBDC Los Alamos Launches Workshop Series

on January 8, 2018 - 3:27pm

SBDC Los Alamos News:

The Small Business Development Center in Los Alamos is presenting a new workshop series, “Be Your Own Boss” for 2018.

The first workshop is “Bring On Your Legal Questions!, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22 at Project Y Cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

Register at: http://www.nmsbdc.org/los-alamos.aspx or for more information, call 505.661.4691 or 505.662.0337.

Project Y Cowork also is hosting Kim Sherwood from LANL’s Feynman Center for Innovation. She will present a talk about NMSBA Leveraged Projects at 4:30 p.m., Jan.

Crowd Gathers For Nature On Tap At UnQuarked

on January 8, 2018 - 3:10pm

A crowd turned out Thursday evening for Nature on Tap  at UnQuarked in Central Park Square to hear local astronomers and astrophysicists Dr. Galen Gisler, Dr. Steve Becker and Dr. Paul Arendt provide an engaging discussion about gravitational waves, the creation of precious metals, black holes, neutron stars, the night sky and upcoming planetarium shows. Nature on Tap is part of a series of conversations about art, history, nature and science.

Los Alamos History Museum Presents Nobel Heroes Portraits By Peter Badge Jan. 12 To April 27

on January 8, 2018 - 2:50pm

David J. Thouless received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016 for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. c: Peter Badge/Typos1 in cop. with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - all rights reserved 2018

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 - 2012), received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her work on nerve growth factor. c: Peter Badge/Typos1 in cop. with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - all rights reserved 2018

Los Alamos History Museum News:

The Los Alamos History Museum is presenting Nobel Heroes Portraits by Peter

County Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

on January 8, 2018 - 2:03pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is offering free curbside recycling of Christmas trees. Place the tree curbside anytime today through Jan. 19, and it will be collected on the regular trash and recycling collection day for that neighborhood.

Please maintain four feet of distance between the roll-cart and the tree.

Once collected, trees will be recycled into mulch.

Anyone who misses these dates may bring their tree to the Eco Station for free disposal or call 505.662.8163 to schedule a special collection for $25.

Environmental Services would like to remind residents of the roll-cart

LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Denise Fort

on January 8, 2018 - 11:49am

Denise Fort

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters community Lunch with a Leader will feature Denise Fort is 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Mesa Public Library.

Fort is an adviser to the Wallace Genetic Foundation and Emerita Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She resigned her position as a professor of law and director of the school’s Utton Center to focus on climate change and environmental advocacy, as a citizen (chair of the energy committee for the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club; convener of activists, issue advocacy) and lawyer.

Largest Military Family Ski Event In Nation Happening At Taos Ski Valley

on January 8, 2018 - 8:51am
 
TSV News:
 
The 5th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Week’s FREE event is Jan. 16-20 at Taos Ski Valley (TSV).
 
TSV and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) invite past and present military members, their immediate family and Gold Star Families the opportunity to enjoy a week on the slopes, with free equipment rentals, $35 lift tickets, group lessons, Children’s Ski School and childcare STEEP discounts, allowing the whole family to reap the healing benefits.
 
The event incorporates group dining, providing beneficial socialization and bonding opportunities through encouraging

Family Night At Nature Center Is Tuesday

on January 8, 2018 - 8:36am
Melissa Mackey designs creative, hands-on activities for PEEC's Family Nights program on the second Tuesday of each month. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:

Family Night is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and features an evening of games and hands-on activities with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.

The second Tuesday of every month is Family Night and offers activities crafted by Mackey.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all.

This Week At Pajarito Mountain

on January 8, 2018 - 7:38am

Courtesy photo

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

 

Snow is in the forecast and Pajarito Mountain crews are ready to open more terrain with more snow.

Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  for daily operations.

For the snow report and ticket info, click here.

Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):

Jan. 20 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series.

Fall Prevention Talk: ‘Stay On Your Feet’ Jan. 23

on January 8, 2018 - 6:38am

Daily Postcard: Hiking Pueblo Canyon

on January 8, 2018 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Hiking over the holidays above Pueblo Canyon. Photo by Robert Beberniss

National American Legion Cmdr. Denise Rohan Visits Los Alamos

on January 7, 2018 - 2:24pm
American Legion National Cmdr. Denise Rohan and her husband Mike Rohan, New Mexico American Legion Cmdr. Evone Harrison and various department representatives visited Los Alamos Friday as part of the national commander’s tour of the United States. Cmdr. Rohan and Cmdr. Harrison are the first women ever elected to their respective positions in the American Legion. During her visit to Los Alamos, Cmdr. Rohan and her contingent toured areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is only the second national commander to do so.

Atravesada: Poetry Of The Border Performance Jan. 18-28

on January 7, 2018 - 9:44am
 
TP News:
 
Atravesada: Poetry of the Border performance is 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 18-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
 
Atravesada is part of Teatro Paraguas’ annual Poesía Viva – living poetry – series. It explores the physical and political U.S.-Mexico border and also the Borderlands of the Self. Woven with corridos and other music of the frontera (the borderlands), Atravesada has plenty of humor – but also offers an unflinching portrait of the border as “una herida abierta.”
 
Atravesada is enacted poetry performed as a mix of solo

Istvan Vardai & Shai Wosner To Perform In Los Alamos

on January 7, 2018 - 6:55am
István Várdai holding the Stradivarius cello, will play at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association presents István Várdai, Hungary’s rising young cellist, and esteemed Israeli-American pianist Shai Wosner at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 in the Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road.

LACA’s usual venue, the Duane Smith Auditorium is undergoing renovation and will not be available for this performance.

County P&Z Commission Meets Jan. 10

on January 7, 2018 - 6:44am

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