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Happy Columbus Day

on October 9, 2017 - 5:52am

Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus's Discovery of the Americas in 1492. Courtesy/wikipedia


Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere, which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas Oct. 12, 1492.

The landing is celebrated as "Columbus Day" in the United States, as "Día de la Raza" ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America, as "Día de la Hispanidad" and "Fiesta Nacional" in Spain, where it also is the religious festivity of la Virgen del Pilar, as Día de las

Rotary Learns About New Mexico Wildlife Center

on October 9, 2017 - 5:02am

Scott Bol, New Mexico Wildlife Center volunteer, holds Maxwell, a bald eagle, a permanent resident of the Center. Bol gave a presentation recently to the Los Alamos Rotary Club at Cottonwood on the Greens where he explained that Maxwell is believed to be almost 30 years old and suffered irreparable wing damage from a gunshot wound. Courtesy photo

Eye-to-eye with Maxwell of the New Mexico Wildlife Center. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Teen Center Open House Nov. 7

on October 9, 2017 - 4:46am


Common Misconceptions About Flu Vaccines

on October 9, 2017 - 4:45am

CDC News:

Can a flu shot give you the flu?

No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness.

Flu vaccines given with a needle are made in two ways:

  • the vaccine is made either with
    • a) flu vaccine viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ and are therefore not infectious; or
    • b) with no flu vaccine viruses at all (which is the case for recombinant influenza vaccine).

The most common side effects from the influenza shot are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given. Low-grade fever, headache and muscle aches also may occur.

In randomized, blinded studies, where some people get

Los Alamos DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on October 9, 2017 - 4:43am


The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Room 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public. 


I. Call to Order

II. Public Comment

III. Approval of minutes from previous meeting: Sept. 14

IV. Business

a. Health Fair feedback

b. Planning Council Membership

i. Application review and vote

ii. Recruitment ideas

c. Future meeting agenda ideas 

V. Coordinator’s Report

  • a. Q1 Report due Oct. 31
  • b. LDWI Grant Council meeting Nov. 2 

VI. LAPS Report

VII. LAPD Report


Daily Postcard: Autumn Comes To Bathtub Row

on October 9, 2017 - 4:42am

Daily Postcard: Autumn leaves color the landscape this week along Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Experience An Evening Of Arts & Culture Oct. 13

on October 8, 2017 - 11:18am


Celebrate the Month of Arts and Culture at the kick off event, An Evening of Arts and Culture, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.


Begin by picking up a program and map at Fuller Lodge, then walk or drive to each of the nine venues presenting programs in music, art, poetry and sculpture.


Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Concert Association, MainStreet and Los Alamos Creative District are sponsoring the event.


The fun and free event is open to all ages, and will feature concurrent presentations in each venue during the three hour celebration.

PAC 8 TV Listings Week Of Oct. 13

on October 8, 2017 - 9:29am

PAC 8 Community Media Center

Weekly TV Listings

Friday, Oct. 13:

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay 10-10-17
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 02:00 PM United in Christ
  • 03:00 PM Road to Recovery
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Health Insurance Options for 2018
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Prep School Cowboys
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, Oct. 15

  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic

Special Blood Drive Slated For Tuesday

on October 8, 2017 - 9:03am

Staff Report

Although blood supplies in Las Vegas, Nev., have been replenished, United Blood Services is once again sending its Bloodmobile to Los Alamos Tuesday, Oct. 10 in response to the requests and generosity of this community.

The Bloodmobile will be in the Smith's Marketplace and community members can donate blood 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last week's blood drive in the same location, which also was hosted by Smith's received a huge response and members of the community were still offering to donate blood so UBS decided to host a second one.

Appointments may be made by calling 505.246.1457.

Neighbor To Neighbor Group Holds First Clean-Up Day

on October 8, 2017 - 8:59am

Neighbor to Neighbor volunteers ready to set out to work in three yards Saturday morning, from left, Carolynn Roberts, Gerrick Jones, Becca Jones, Tyler Jones, Sophia Jones, Helen Melinski and Scott Milenski. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A few weeks ago, Los Alamos resident Becca Jones began reading on social media about the notices of violations to the Los Alamos Municipal Code that neighbors were receiving for their yards from the Code Enforcement Division of the County’s Community Development Department.


Maggiore Meets Again With Citizens Group On Code Enforcement Issues

on October 8, 2017 - 8:08am

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore chats with local resident Jane Longmire Friday following a meeting of the Los Alamos County Citizens in Action Group held at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A dozen community members met with Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore Friday morning under the auspices of the Los Alamos County Citizens in Action group.

Take A Musical Trip Down Memory Lane In ‘Reliving The 70s’ At Tool Shed In Dixon

on October 8, 2017 - 7:36am
The finale of 
‘Reliving The 70s’ during opening night Friday at the Tool Shed in Dixon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Jazmine Torres and Bear Schacht perform in ‘Reliving The 70s’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Dixon Player’s “Reliving The 70s" is a great big variety show. And I mean big – there are 39 musical numbers (I’m not  kidding), a live band and more than 25 cast members. This is indeed a spectacle in the small Tool Shed Theatre. It was a full house on opening night Friday.

Environmental Services Closed Monday

on October 8, 2017 - 7:18am


The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Monday for its annual employee training and will re-open Tuesday.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided Monday.

If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out Wednesday for pickup.

Ski Area Is The Place To See Fall Colors Close By

on October 8, 2017 - 7:13am

Spectacular view Saturday from Ma Bell on the west side of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area of the Los Alamos fall colors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

The view from the deck outside the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge Saturday morning looking up the Beginner Hill toward Lumberyard. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The fall colors at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area are in their prime and General Manager Tom Long is inviting the community to come and see them.

Just a few miles from the Los Alamos townsite, the ski area

Daily Postcard: Sunrays Shine Over White Rock

on October 8, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: Early morning sunrays shine through the clouds over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypostcom

Time Out Pizzeria Opening In Central Park Square!

on October 7, 2017 - 6:44am

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez outside their new restaurant under construction Tuesday afternoon at 157 Central Park Square, slated to open in November. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez signing paperwork Tuesday with contractor Paul Santillanes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Work is underway on the new Time Out Pizzeria. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The new Time Out Pizzeria in Central Park Square is taking shape and

In And Around Town: Oct. 7

on October 7, 2017 - 5:55am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to

THURSDAY, Oct. 12 

Booking Signing
​Author Jennet Conant will present and lecture and book signing on her newest book, "Man of the Hour," at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. The event is free and open to the public.
Genealogical Association Meeting
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m.

Nineteen New Mexico True Adventures To Experience During 2017 Balloon Fiesta

on October 7, 2017 - 4:56am
NMTD News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Tourism Department created a list of 19 things for travelers to do during Balloon Fiesta week, to encourage extended stays for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that travel to see New Mexico’s sky burst with color in early October.

The list, titled “19 New Mexico True Adventures You Need to Experience During Balloon Fiesta,” showcases the wide variety of cultural activities and authentic experiences visitors can encounter before, during and after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Suggestions include “Fill Your Tank”

County Council To Discuss Old Smith's Building

on October 7, 2017 - 4:51am

County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary




A discussion of the former Smith’s building at 535 Central Ave., is being placed on the agenda of a Los Alamos County Council meeting in November.

During the Sept. 26 council meeting, Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary asked that the topic be put on a future agenda.

“I would like to ask that a council item be added that has a discussion that might be a work session topic about the old Smith’s location and I would suggest that the item include a review by the county manager on the partnership between the County, the public schools

Letter To The Editor: It Starts With Me!

on October 7, 2017 - 4:29am
2017 Campaign Chair
UWNNM Board of Directors

Fellow Los Alamos Community Members,

IT STARTS WITH ME! Such a true statement in all that we set out to do, and because of that I am extremely honored to serve our community through the United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM), as one of our 2017 campaign chairs. I have stepped up to the plate in this capacity because I whole heartedly believe in the critical services our United Way of Northern New Mexico helps to make possible in our community.

In addition to my individual support, and the cornerstone partnership my company

Los Alamos Art Tour Preview: Part Five

on October 7, 2017 - 3:37am
Sculpture by David Trujillo. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The fourth annual Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

This free, self-guided tour will take visiters into the studios of nine of Los Alamos and White Rock’s talented artists, in addition to two art classes from UNM-Los Alamos. Each stop offers something new and exciting.

At ProjectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square, guest will see a sample of each artist’s work during the hours of the Tour, or come to the reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct.

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on October 7, 2017 - 3:34am


The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public. 



  • Update on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park from Charlie Strickfaden, Los Alamos Site Manager of Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Presenters: Linda Matteson, Assistant to the County Manager

RE/MAX First – New Name, Same Great Service

on October 7, 2017 - 3:25am
The community gathers Thursday at 116 Central Park Square to celebrate the launch of RE/MAX of Los Alamos' new name: RE/MAX First! Courtesy photo
RE/MAX of Los Alamos is changing names ... RE/MAX of Los Alamos is now RE/MAX First!
Buyers and sellers can expect the same great service and expertise that made RE/MAX the number one real estate company in Los Alamos. 
“We feel that RE/MAX First better represents who we have been, who we are, and who we will continue to be,” said Chris Ortega, owner of RE/MAX First.
As RE/MAX International revealed a refreshed

Daily Postcard: Golden Evening At Pajarito

on October 7, 2017 - 2:45am

Daily Postcard: Silver skies and a golden landscape just below the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Friday evening near Aspenola Loop Trail. Photo by Josh Smith