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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,

Community Invited To Coffee With A Cop Dec. 6

on November 29, 2017 - 2:59pm

LAPD News:

Officers from the Los Alamos County Police Department and community members will come together Wednesday, Dec. 6 in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. 

All community members are invited to attend the Coffee with a Cop event, which begins at 8 a.m. at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square. Learn more about Rose Chocolatier at rosechocolatier.com.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the Los Alamos community.

The majority

Stitched Creations By Valentina Devine Opens Thursday

on November 29, 2017 - 2:30pm
Valentina Devine. Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery features the Stitched Creations of fiber artist Valentina Devine in December. 

She will welcome the public and preview her work at an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The show will be up through December.

Devine is a nationally known designer and fiber artist, whose work has been published in several books and magazines. This exhibit has several dozen colorful pieces: wall-hangings, sweaters, scarves, bedcoverings and more. All of the pieces in this exhibit are designed by her.

Devine came to Los

Bandelier Main Loop Trail Closed For Helicopter Work

on November 29, 2017 - 2:24pm
Helicopter carrying thousand-pound bags of dirt and rocks for work on the Frey Trail in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
In late October, a portion of the Main Loop Trail in Bandelier National Monument was closed for safety during a 3-day operation in which more than 150,000 pounds of dirt and rocks were helicoptered to the Frey Trail for use in trail reconstruction. 
 
This project will continue Monday, Dec. 4, weather permitting, and is expected to last 4-6 days.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge Sunday

on November 29, 2017 - 2:22pm

Accreditation Team Holds Public Forum On LAPD

on November 29, 2017 - 9:03am

Michael O'Brien, left, and John Farrell of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) listen to members of the community Tuesday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Accreditation Manager Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and John Farrell chat following Tuesday's community forum. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Three Los Alamos residents turned out to speak to a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) about

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Opposes Elimination Of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

on November 29, 2017 - 6:17am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A proposal by its Chairman Sean Sullivan to eliminate the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is being opposed by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, according to Executive Director Andrea Romero.

In a June 29 letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Sullivan proposed the elimination of the DNFSB calling it “a relic of the Cold War era defense establishment.

NMDOT Seeks Comments On STIP

on November 29, 2017 - 6:16am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s first amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
 
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).
 
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until December 19, 2017. The STIP

Arts And Crafts Fair Fundraiser Dec. 2

on November 29, 2017 - 5:10am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
White Rock resident and Pojoaque Valley High School Concert Band Director Debra Minyard invites shoppers to the arts and crafts fair this weekend.
 
“We have 30 vendors registered so far, so come on out and join us for a day of shopping and holiday cheer!” Minyard said.
 
Crafts, music, food and a visit from Santa are all on the agenda for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. festivities in the Frank B. Lopez Auditorium at Pojoaque Valley Middle School on N.M. 502.
 
“The fundraiser is to benefit the PVHS Band as we raise funds for bus trips and entrance fees to festivals,”

County Issues RFI For Operations Of Animal Shelter

on November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

This little dog is ready for adoption at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has issued a request for input (RFI) regarding the staffing and operation of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Input received will be used to develop specifications and/or the scope of services for a possible issuance of a request for proposals and gauge interest from entities to operate the shelter.

The

Labor Management Board Meets Tuesday, Dec. 5

on November 29, 2017 - 4:49am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Labor Management Relations Board meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I.   Call to Order
II.   Public Comment
III.   Discussion and/or Possible Action Items
A. Approval of Minutes – Sept. 5, 2017 and Sept. 25, 2017
B. Approval of the 2018 LMRB Calendar
IV. Informational Items  
V. Adjournment

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus On Elm

on November 29, 2017 - 4:31am

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus (oyster mushroom) growing on elm tree logs in Los Alamos. This common edible mushroom was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LANS Names Terry Wallace LANL Director

on November 28, 2017 - 3:28pm

Dr. Terry C. Wallace

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Terry Wallace has been appointed director of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Wallace is replacing Dr. Charles F. McMillan, who is retiring Dec. 31. 

“As a native of Los Alamos there is no greater honor,” Wallace told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon during an interview.

Wallace said he is looking forward to the

WinterFest Begins Friday!

on November 28, 2017 - 3:22pm

A past WinterFest parade. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News: 

 

WinterFest is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos and kicks off with the annual Creche Show noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Los Alamos LDS Church, followed by a Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church. Entry to both events is free. Stop by the Karen Wray Art Gallery and enjoy the Christmas in Los Alamos Open House anytime between noon and 5 p.m. Friday as well.

Saturday, Dec.

Calvary Chapel Hosts Children’s Christmas Party

on November 28, 2017 - 3:17pm
A scene from a past children’s Christmas party at Calvary Chapel. Courtesy photo

A scene from a past children’s Christmas party at Calvary Chapel. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITTY News:
 
The public is invited to a children’s Christmas party 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Calvary Chapel, 580 N. Mesa Road.
 
The event is free and participants are encouraged to bring a friend. The party will feature Christmas Carols, the Christmas story from the Bible, snacks and prizes. Parents are welcome to stay with their children or pick them up afterward.
 
The Child Evangelism Fellowship is

LA Big Band Holiday Dance At Fuller Lodge Saturday!

on November 28, 2017 - 12:08pm

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band

The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Holiday Dance, Saturday night, Dec. 2, at Fuller Lodge. The dance begins at 7 pm, just after the WinterFest Holiday Lights parade.

Admission is $15/couple, $10/single, $5/student. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door.

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events,

DNCU Provides Warm Holiday Meals For Firefighters

on November 28, 2017 - 11:46am

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, provided warm holiday meals to many of the area’s on-duty firefighters Thursday, Nov. 23.

Delicious turkey meals with all the trimmings, purchased through an area supermarket as well as a local restaurant, fed five Los Alamos County fire stations, seven Santa Fe City fire stations, Ojo Sarco Volunteer Fire Department as well as Española Fire Rescue.

“This is our way to help make the day a little brighter for these public servants who keep our communities safe, especially since many of them miss

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