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Detour On East Road Wednesday And Thursday

on November 28, 2017 - 10:54am


Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will detour west bound traffic on East Road onto the existing median 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

The detour will be on East Road between Canyon Road and Central Avenue. East bound traffic will not be affected.

In addition to this detour, crews will cone off a section of the shoulder and sidewalk on Central Avenue at the Old Hilltop House Hotel parking lot. This will not affect vehicle traffic, however, it will affect foot traffic.

Be sure to slow down and proceed through work zones with caution.

Descartes Labs And UbiQD Announce Expansions

on November 28, 2017 - 9:39am

Two high-tech companies announced their expansion with a celebration Monday morning at UbiQD's Eastgate headquarters in Los Alamos. From left, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel, Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, left, and Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson chat before Monday's announcement.

Los Alamos Family Y Participates In Giving Tuesday

on November 28, 2017 - 9:18am


Olions: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!’

on November 28, 2017 - 9:18am

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos High School Olions for its 2017 winter show: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!”

This fun play is set in a Christmas-themed live radio showbased on the classic film, Its a Wonderful Life”.

Fun voices, noises and silliness make this show perfect for the whole family.

Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 15-16. There will be 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 8, 9, 16 and 17. All performances are in the LAHS Blackbox Theater.

LAAC Hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 2

on November 28, 2017 - 9:10am

The Chamisa Sing-sations peform during a previous Holiday Open House at Fuller Lodge. This year, the Los Alamos Arts Council will host the event 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 2 with the HillStrummers Ukulele Group and a cookie walk at 10 a.m., Chamisa Sing-sations at 10:30 a.m. and  at 11:30 a.m. Juanita Madland will lead the annual sing-along. Also, a Boy Scout troop will sell holiday wreaths during event. Courtesy photo

Council Chair Approaches UC On GRT Issue

on November 28, 2017 - 8:54am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz has sent a letter to the University of California Board of Regents (UC) urging them to propose a corporate structure that retains gross receipts tax (GRT) taxability when they bid for the upcoming Los Alamos National Laboratory management and operating contract.

UC announced Nov. 16 that it will bid on the $2.2 million contract, which begins Oct. 1, 2018.

The Nov.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Performing Arts Center

on November 28, 2017 - 8:23am
On the job in Los Alamos: Ryzsard Wasilewski paints a landscape of an African savannah as part of the set for ‘God of Carnage’, a Tony Award-winning play that will be performed by the Los Alamos Little Theatre Jan. 12-27 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. The play describes what can happen when politeness and pretense are stripped away from supposedly civilized people. The cast of four features Larry Gibbons, Katrina Koehler, Tami Martinson and Corey New. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John Gustafson
Ryzsard Wasilewski paints a landscape of an African

Daily Postcard: Autumn Sky On North Mesa

on November 28, 2017 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: The autumn sky reflects on cars parked Sunday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Support Local Nonprofits On Giving Tuesday Nov. 28

on November 27, 2017 - 5:43am

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to donate to local nonprofit organizations. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Right in the middle of all the holiday shopping, just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, falls a special day. Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, is a global day dedicated to giving back, when people around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Here in Los Alamos, there are many opportunities to make a difference to a nonprofit this Tuesday.

Belisama Irish Dance Company Performs Sunday

on November 27, 2017 - 5:38am
Members of the Belisama Irish Dance Company. Photo by Minesh Bacrania
The community is invited to join the Belisama Irish Dance Company at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge to kick off the holiday season with a Celtic Christmas show. 
The Belisama Irish Dance Company is known for its joyful, energetic traditional dancing and its whimsical forays into other styles of music and dance. 
Admission is free, clapping and foot-stomping are encouraged, and donations are gratefully accepted!

GirlForce Initiative Offers Free Jazzercise Classes

on November 27, 2017 - 5:37am

The Jazzercise program in Los Alamos is part of a national Jazzercise Initiative that began offering free classes to young women, ages 16-21 and has decided to continue the free program though 2018. Courtesy image


Young women ages 16-21 are welcome to attend the local Jazzercise classes in White Rock and Espanola for free, as part of their GirlForce initiative. The program was launched in 2017 and has been continued throughout 2018.

“What it all boils down to for me is that Jazzercise is a place where people find that being true to their bodies by getting seriously

Meeting Seeks Public Comment On Draft Restoration Plan For Environmental Damage At Chevron/Questa Site

on November 27, 2017 - 5:37am
ONRT News:
ALBUQUERQUE  State and federal trustees will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7688, 2597 State Highway 522 in Questa, to discuss the recently finalized Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (“Draft RP/EA”) for the Chevron Mining Inc, Questa Mine (“Site”).
The Draft RP/EA was finalized recently by the New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT), the United States Department of Agriculture (represented by the Forest Service), and the United States Department of the Interior (represented by the

Christmas Sale At Shop On The Corner

on November 27, 2017 - 5:36am
Courtesy image
Shop on the Corner News:
The Shop on the Corner Thrift Store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host its annual Christmas Sale 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.
This year’s sale will be bigger than past year’s, including both the new and former sales spaces in the lower level off of 3900 Trinity Dr. Parking is available in the lower Church parking lot at the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.
The sale will include affordable gifts; a wide variety of Christmas decorations; clothing and accessories for women, men and children; jewelry;

Community Asset Awards Program Seeks Nominees

on November 27, 2017 - 5:35am

Spirit of the West Award handmade by Rich Welding, LLC. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


The annual Spirit of the West Award, named for former Los Alamos County Councilor Jim West, is presented annually to one of the nominees for the Community Asset Awards, sponsored by Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA). The award is handmade by Rich Welding, LLC.

Thanksgiving is the formal launch of the good deed campaign. The Community Asset Awards seeks the nominations of people who live, work or go to school in Los Alamos.


‘Christmas In Los Alamos’ At Karen Wray Gallery

on November 27, 2017 - 5:13am

Photo for the show entitled ‘Winter Wash’, oil on canvas by Karen E. Wray. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Someone bought Erin Breneman’s first floral piece before Karen Wray had a chance to hang it up for the up for the Christmas in Los Alamos exhibition, which opened Friday, Nov 24.

Breneman is the newest artist to show her work at The Karen Wray Gallery. Her floral pieces are luscious and lifelike. People are always surprised to hear that they were made with colored pencil.

“They’re phenomenal,” gallery owner Karen Wray said. “I don’t know how she does it.

Ernestine Aguirre Wins Xi Nu Craft Fair Quilt

on November 27, 2017 - 5:11am
The ladies of the Xi Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi announce their quilt winner from their recent craft fair. Ernestine Aguirre won the handmade quilt from the Xi Nu Craft Fair. The handmade offering is a donation of time and talent by Xi Nu member and quilting vendor Alice Garcia. Garcia makes the quilt each year for the  community fundraiser. Courtesy photo

SFCC Chamber Singers Winter Concert Dec. 7

on November 27, 2017 - 5:11am

SFCC News:

Santa Fe Community College Chamber singers present a Winter Concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in Room 727 on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave. 

The program features performances of SFCC’s choral chamber singers who have participated in classes and rehearsals during the past semester.

The concert is presented by the School of Arts, Design and Media Arts. Singers will be directed by SFCC instructor Laurie Romero.

Breakfast With Santa At Senior Center Saturday

on November 27, 2017 - 5:09am

Breakfast with Santa banner above Diamond Drive. Courtesy/Kiwanis


Enjoy a morning of fun! The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Del Norte Credit Union, is 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party.

Small Business Saturday Draws Crowds

on November 26, 2017 - 1:37pm

Mary Garcia at Viola's catches up on the news Saturday morning before the annual Small Business Saturday event begins at businesses in Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/

Geronimo Villa at Don Villas gets ready to feed a hungry crowd. Photo by John McHale/

Karen Paramanandam of Sun Power keeps busy during Small Business Saturday at projectY. Photo by John McHale/


  • Scavenger Hunt Continues Through Dec. 2

Los Alamos Small Business Saturday brought out crowds of shoppers to local businesses.

2017 Winter Guide To Museums & Historic Sites

on November 26, 2017 - 11:02am


The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 Museums & Historic Sites Winter Guide is now available online at

This year’s guide features an historic photo of the New Mexico Museum of Art on the cover in recognition of the Museum’s centennial year. As the storied Museum of Art launches into a second century of service to New Mexico, it hosts three new exhibitions: Horizons: People & Place in 20th Century New Mexican Art; Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives; and Contact: Local to Global  which like the other centennial exhibitions,

Top Finishers Announced In 2017 CROP/Turkey Trot

on November 26, 2017 - 9:10am

2017 CROP/Turkey Trot News:


The 2017 CROP/Turkey Trot held Nov. 19 at Los Alamos Middle School drew approximately 220 participants who ran or walked either the 2.57 mile or 1.7 mile courses.
Top 23 finishers in the 2.57 mile course:

1. Sam Crooks              16:18

2. Josh Woodward       16:59
3. Jacob Thompson      17:02
4. Quinn Abfalterer      17:16
5. Ryan Smeltzer          17:18
6. Nicole Strother         18:06
7. Richard Hensley       18:32
8. Aaron Jackson          18:37
9. Gus Yeager               18:49
10. Zack Medin             18:53
11. Vikki Saga            

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Sharing Holiday Music

on November 26, 2017 - 8:14am

Courtesy photo


Join the Holiday Fun with the Betty Ehart Senior Center Hillstrummers Ukulele group playing several December Holiday Singalongs.

Singalong schedule:

  • 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Smith's Marketplace (Produce Lobby);
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Fuller Lodge WinterFest Open House;
  • 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at BESC with Aspen and Chamisa School Carolers
  • 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at Smith’s Marketplace (Produce Lobby); and
  • 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at BESC Birthday Lunch.

Come and sing some of your favorite Holiday tunes accompanied by this fantastic little instrument.

Police Deliver 17 Thanksgiving Dinners To Families

on November 26, 2017 - 7:56am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and his officers, in partnership with Smith’s Marketplace delivered 17 Thanksgiving dinners to families throughout its service area. LAPD is thankful for the support it receives from the community and looks for opportunities to give back to the community where it can. Sgt. Tim Lonz has coordinated this effort with Smith’s Marketplace for the last several years. Courtesy/LAPD

Alzheimer’s Association Applauds Grand Opening Of UNM Memory & Aging Center

on November 26, 2017 - 7:53am
ALBUQUERQUE  The Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter is pleased to announce a Grand Opening event for its partner in the battle to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease, the UNM Memory and Aging Center.
The UNM Memory and Aging Center is the only center devoted to Alzheimer’s and dementia research and treatment in New Mexico or the Mountain West region. It is part of UNM’s Health Sciences Center.
The center was created under the direction of Gary Rosenberg, MD, to specifically help patients with various types of neurologic conditions that affect cognition and behavior,

Polaris School Project Launch At Fuller Lodge Dec. 1

on November 26, 2017 - 7:47am


  • Be Part of Navigating the Future of Education

Meet the team that is charting a path toward establishing a 6th To 8th grade public charter school in Los Alamos. Learn about its mission and framework and share aspirations for a new charter school in Los Alamos. 

  • Polaris School Project Launch
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6-7 p.m.
  • Fuller Lodge


Establish a school that provides an enriching and emotionally grounded learning environment that inspires global citizenship in an interdependent world.


Engage students, grades 6th to 8th, in the community, environment,