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Los Alamos Utility Water Main Tap And Service To Median Landscape Enhancement Begins Monday Dec. 4

on December 1, 2017 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews will begin working on the corner of 36th Street and Arizona Street, to run a water supply line for beautification of the median.  

The County Council aproved $18,000 in the FY18 budget for water service, site development and landscaping materials for this project. The water-wise design will include drip irrigation to the specific plantings and have the same theme that the existing medians in town now showcase.

Utility work is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Dec. 4.

Direct questions to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space

LAMC’s Rachel Allen Earns 2017 Mercy Award

on December 1, 2017 - 10:55am

From left, LAMC Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll, 2017 Mercy Award recipient Rachel Allen and CEO John Whiteside at Thursday's special recognition event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center Patient Access Representative Rachel Allen was selected to receive this year’s Mercy Award from LifePoint, the hospital’s parent company.

At a special gathering Thursday at LAMC, Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll said Allen has been employed at the hospital just a little more than a year and

LAVNS Earns HealthInsight New Mexico Award

on December 1, 2017 - 9:49am

LAVNS staff celebrates receiving the HealthInsight New Mexico recognition award. Courtesy photo

LAVNS News:

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. staff celebrates receiving the HealthInsight New Mexico recognition award for ranking in the top 25 percent nationally on Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. LAVNS is the only agency to receive this award in Northern New Mexico.

The not-for-profit Home Health and Hospice Agency provides intermittent skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, medical social

Young Los Alamos Pianists Set 100-Day Record

on December 1, 2017 - 9:21am
Sean Lo, 7, of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Charles Cai, 12, of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

 

MUSIC News:
 
How many adults can truthfully say they have done some challenging activity—sports, chess, fitness training, learn a new skill set for 100 consecutive days without fail?
 
Probably most would have to answer “no”. However, two young piano students in Los Alamos have accomplished just that. Sean Lo, 7, and Charles Cai, 12, have both completed a national “challenge” to practice the piano for 100 consecutive days.

Old History, New Stories

on December 1, 2017 - 8:46am
Genevieve Ranger, nurse for the Los Alamos Ranch School, sits on the portal of her infirmary. The building may be older than historians first believed. Courtesy photo

By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society

Many years ago, someone at Los Alamos High School penciled on the fore edge of a history book on the teacher’s desk, “In case of flood, grab this. It’s dry.”

Perhaps many of us had the kind of high school history classes in which textbooks spewed forth dates and names for dead people—“Memorize these for the test!”— and listed names of battles that seemed far away.

LAPS Promotes ‘Show Up! It Matters!’ Theme

on December 1, 2017 - 8:30am
By SERENITY MAESTAS
Los Alamos Daily Post
Student Intern

The 80th day of school is today, Dec. 1, and Los Alamos Public Schools will be celebrating all of the hard work that students and staff have put into this year so far by promoting the theme “Show Up! It Matters!” This theme was developed right here in Los Alamos.

Students can participate in the Show Up! part of the theme by:

  • fostering healthy life skills;
  • asking for help when needed;
  • creating a positive climate about school; and
  • taking ownership of grades and homework.

“Let’s keep in mind, if we don’t Show Up!

On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Advisory Board

on December 1, 2017 - 8:29am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Medical Center Advisory Board who met with senior management and medical staff Thursday evening at the hospital. From left, Advisory Board members Geoff Rodgers and Ben Stone, Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace, Interim Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell, Board Chair Chuck McCullough, LAMC CEO John Whiteside, Senior Executive Assistant Vicki Martinez, Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll, board member Patricia Ensberg and Dr. Monica Snowden. Not pictured, Dr. Josiah Child (attended by phone), board members Carol A.

Los Alamos Community Foundation Hosts Gathering

on December 1, 2017 - 7:29am

A crowd hears a presentation about the Los Alamos Community Foundation Wednesday night at projectY in Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

David Izraelevitz discusses the Los Alamos Community Foundation. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
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Daily Postcard: Hiking At Natural Arch In Los Alamos

on December 1, 2017 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: A family hikes near the Natural Arch along Mitchell Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

First Baptist Church Offers Free Childcare Friday!

on November 30, 2017 - 9:17pm

Los Alamos County Holiday Tree Arrives Today

on November 30, 2017 - 9:16pm

A 23-foot Douglas fir arrives this afternoon at the Los Alamos County Muncipal Building. The tree came from the northern part of the Jemez and soon will be bedecked in festive holiday fare in the Municipal Building's lobby. The community is invited to check out the tree during the County's holiday tree lighting event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County: Farolito Sand Available At Various Locations

on November 30, 2017 - 9:07pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will place sand at the following locations to fill farolito bags for community members:

  • Sullivan Field;
  • 42nd by Urban Park;
  • Deer Trap on Barranca Mesa;
  • Soccer Field parking lot on North Mesa; and
  • The parking lot by the transfer station in White Rock.

Los Alamos County Named Bicycle Friendly!

on November 30, 2017 - 12:38pm

COUNTY News:

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Los Alamos County with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFC) award, joining more than 400 visionary communities from across the country.

With the announcement of 65 new and renewing BFCs today, Los Alamos County joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods.

“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, executive director at the League of American Bicyclists.

Pig + Fig Café Remains Open During Renovations

on November 30, 2017 - 12:15pm

Beef bourguignon on the menu at Pig + Fig Café includes beef tenderloin tips, smoked bacon, carrots, pearl onions and potatoes braised in red wine. Courtesy/Laura Crucet

A latte on the menu at Pig + Fig Café. Courtesy/ Laura Crucet

BUSINESS News:

The Pig + Fig Café will remain open in its regular location in the plaza at 35 Rover Blvd. while the new and improved location at 11 Sherwood Blvd., undergoes renovations. 

Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura and Fernando Crucet signed a lease to move into the building that was formerly home to the Bandelier Grill.

Los Alamos County Chaplain Training Jan. 15-19

on November 30, 2017 - 11:58am

IFOC News:

The Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp (a non-sectarian service organization supporting the Fire and Police) is hosting an International Federation of Chaplain (IFOC) training Jan. 15-19 at the White Rock Fire Station #3 at 129 N.M. 4.

This training is for anyone who has ever been interested in Chaplain service.

It is a 45-hour accredited course awarding a certificate of completion and 4.7 Continuing Education Units of credit (CEU) also are available.

This training includes but is not limited to:

  • Chaplaincy and the Law;
  • Stress Management;
  • Critical Incident Stress Management;

Jewelry Sale Benefits Blue Star Mothers

on November 30, 2017 - 11:40am
Blue Star Mother Marilyn Peabody is selling her jewelry and other items today and Friday at First National Bank at 1910 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Peabody will donate a portion of sales to the Blue Star Mothers to assist military men and women. Her display is next to the bank's Christmas tree decorated with handmade angels. Courtesy photo
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UC Representatives Discuss LANL Bid With RCLC

on November 30, 2017 - 5:57am

University of California representatives listen to members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities during a meeting Wednesday morning in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Former U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, University of California Regent for National Laboratories and Gary Valle of the UC Federal Government Relations Office at a Wednesday breakfast meeting with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities members met Wednesday

North Mesa Stables Magic For The Holidays Sunday

on November 30, 2017 - 5:19am
Sunset falls on North Mesa Stables. Photo by Trisha Ancell
 
By GEORGIA STRICKFADEN
Los Alamos

Feeling already the pressures of the Holiday Season? Bundle up and take the kids and relatives for an evening stroll on the country roads of Los Alamos’ unique North Mesa Stables Park.

Many stable owners decorate in the spirit of the Holidays. The barnyard residents munch hay in their corrals and are bedding down for the night. Horses, goats, sheep, cows -- you may even see a turkey that escaped Thanksgiving. It is truly a peaceful, unhurried and hassle-free way to unwind.

Don’t be

Experience Holiday Magic At Newly-Refurbished New Mexico Museum Of Art

on November 30, 2017 - 4:45am
Warts and Freckles Flying in the Air. Courtesy/NMMA
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE  Make this holiday season one to remember by joining in the festivities at the newly refurbished New Mexico Museum of Art as it launches its second century. 
 
Special hours and activities at New Mexico’s oldest museum:
  • Friday, Dec. 1, the museum is open until 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 3, Museum admission is free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Saturday, Dec.

Teatro Paraguas 7th Annual Holiday Flamenco

on November 30, 2017 - 4:31am

Los Alamos County Personnel Board Meets Dec. 5

on November 30, 2017 - 4:29am

COUNTY News: 

Los Alamos County Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 

Agenda: 

 

I. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
II. CHAIR'S REPORT 
  • Presenters: Denise Cassel
III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT
  • HR Manager's Repor​t
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Approval of Minutes from October 24, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting.
  • Presenters: Leslie Geyer
VI. DISCUSSION AND/OR POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
  • Approval of the 2018 Personnel Board Calendar.
  •  Presenters: Denise Cassel
VII. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Performs Concert Dec. 9-10

on November 30, 2017 - 4:24am
COMMUNTIY News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its holiday concert, “Reverence and Joy”, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

From 16th-century sublime music to contemporary ridiculous favorites, “Reverence and Joy”, is a celebration of some of the best-loved holiday music featuring pieces by John Rutter, Franz Biebl, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and others. Highlights of the sublime include such sacred works as Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and Luis de Victoria’s “O magnum mysterium”.

Holiday

Daily Postcard: Birds Visit Quemazon

on November 30, 2017 - 3:37am

Daily Postcard: An array of birds visit a residence Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Stars And Mysteries In The Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on November 29, 2017 - 4:52pm
 
PEEC News:
 
Paul Arendt will project the December night sky at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, on the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium dome and introduce neighboring galaxy, planets, and other celestial objects visible without telescopes.
 
Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 in the planetarium. These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
During the Dec. 1 show, Dr.

Los Alamos National Bank Offers Reward For Information On Bank Robber Of White Rock Branch

on November 29, 2017 - 4:47pm

Man who robbed LANB in White Rock. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

WHITE ROCK – Los Alamos National Bank is offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed the White Rock branch on Nov. 21, 2017.

The FBI is offering its own reward of up to $1,000, bringing the total amount of the available reward to $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or submit tips online at: tips.fbi.gov. Please do not contact the bank.

According to the FBI, the suspect was described as male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall,

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