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NM Association Of Museums Names ‘Penstemon Whisperer’ Larry Deaven Volunteer Of The Year

on October 20, 2019 - 8:35am

Larry Deaven, center, is honored as Volunteer of the Year by the New Mexico Association of Museums for his work in the penstemon gardens at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC staff gathered Sept. 24 at the awards event with Deaven, from left, Marketing Manager Rachel Landman, Executive Director Katie Bruell, Deaven, Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel and Adventure Programs Manager Beth Cortright. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC volunteer Larry Deaven, a.k.a. ‘The Penstemon Whisperer’, has been growing penstemons for more than 40 years and began gardening in 2015 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

100+ Women Who Care Meets At Cottonwood Nov. 7

on October 20, 2019 - 7:45am


‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Sales Registration Ends Nov. 8

on October 20, 2019 - 7:44am
YMCA News:
Vendors wishing to explore “group sales” at a trial pop-up event have until Nov. 8 to register at The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St.
Los Alamos County’s Discoveries Action Team is working with The Family YMCA to host this “Little Shops” pop-up vending event Saturday Nov. 30 and Saturday Dec. 7 in the Y’s gymnasium. 
Nineteen vendors have registered so far. Registration must be completed by Nov. 8 so individual vendors may be listed on advertisements.
Registration costs $25 and enables a vendor to sell at both Saturday events. The vendor must supply their own table.

NWS: Today’s High Near 54; Tonight’s Low Around 26

on October 20, 2019 - 7:19am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 54 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Registration Is Open ... Now Let’s Play Hockey!

on October 19, 2019 - 10:00am

LANL Waste Management Services Group Leader Speaks At Voices Of Los Alamos Meeting Monday Oct. 28

on October 19, 2019 - 9:42am

VOLA News:


Voices of Los Alamos is hosting its next meeting is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.

Guest Speaker Steven Singledecker will present a talk on Los Alamos National Laboratory waste shipments to offsite disposal facilities.

Singledecker is the Waste Management Services Group Leader at LANL and has more than 29 years of experience in the waste management industry. He also worked at Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Awards Scholarships To UNM-LA Students Giron And Talachy

on October 19, 2019 - 8:57am

The Los Alamos Public Safety Association presented $500 scholarship awards to Eric Giron and Heaven Talachy Thursday at the Los Alamos Fire Administration Building on Central Avenue. Chosen from a pool of seven applicants, Giron is studying Fire Science and Talachy is studying Public Safety at UNM-LA. Giron receives a challenge coin and $500 scholarship from Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dewald, one of his teachers in the Fire Science Program at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ 

LAFD Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dawald presents a challenge coin and $500

2019 Girls Discovery Workshop At UNM-LA Nov. 2

on October 19, 2019 - 7:42am
UNM-LA News:
Girls in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in a day of empowerment and inspiration 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at UNM-LA.
This year’s free workshop will include interactive sessions on topics such as self-defense, healthy relationships, Roller Derby, non-traditional sports, expressing culture/diversity through art, being a good social media citizen, dance, and so much more. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided, along with giveaways and the chance to win prizes.
Additional information and online registration are available at

UWNNM And LACF Invite Nonprofits To Learn How To Become Part Of Biggest Giving Day Of The Year

on October 19, 2019 - 7:34am
LACF News:
Last year more than 140 New Mexico nonprofits participated in #GivingTuesdayNM and leveraged the power of collaboration to raise more than $2 million for their organizations. This year the biggest giving day of the year is Dec. 3.
United Way of Northern New Mexico and the Los Alamos Community Foundation are sponsoring an information session for local nonprofits with GTNM Coordinator Morgan O'Donnell.
The event is 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in Wallace Hall (Room 505) in Building 5 at UNM-LA. Nonprofits are invited to attend and learn how to become part of

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair 9 A.M. To 3:30 P.M. Today!

on October 19, 2019 - 6:25am

Fifty artists and artisans from all over New Mexico are participating in the 39th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Dr. New this year: Bang Bite Filling Station Food Truck. Courtesy/FLAC

Artwork by Elizabeth Brosha. Courtesy/FLAC

Artwork by Gary Chaffin. Courtesy/FLAC

Artwork by John Segell. Courtesy/FLAC

Science On Tap With Dr. Mark Boslough Oct. 21

on October 19, 2019 - 6:21am
Dr. Mark Boslough
Los Alamos Creative District News:
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
This On Tap will feature a conversation with Dr. Mark Boslough about uncertainty and risk at the planetary catastrophe threshold.
What is the probability that the Earth will be wiped out, in our lifetimes, by the impact of an enormous asteroid or comet? How does it compare with the self-inflicted threat of catastrophic global warming?
Should we worry more

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 42

on October 19, 2019 - 6:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 42. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Pajarito Mountain Covered In Fall Colors

on October 19, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: An early morning view Thursday of Pajarito Mountain blanketed in fall colors. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Rotary Of Los Alamos Exchanges Banner With France

on October 18, 2019 - 11:27am

Attorney Phil Dabney, president of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, recently presented Youth Exchange student Gabriel Dufal of France with a trade banner from the Club. Dufal reciprocated with a banner from his sponsoring club in Lyon, France. Dufal arrived in Los Alamos in August and will attend Los Alamos High School through the school year. Photo by Linda Hull

County Notice Of Possible Quorum: HPAB Oct. 21

on October 18, 2019 - 10:23am


Members of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) may attend a tour at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, of the Historic Fuller Lodge District.

A quorum may be present, but no business will be conducted.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 21, 2019

on October 18, 2019 - 9:50am


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Traffic Alerts for Large Transports Next Week/ Expect Delays in these areas

Thursday Oct. 24: Barranca Mesa, Diamond Dr, Arkansas Ave, North Community:

Desert Wind Transport will be transporting a modular building from the Los Alamos Middle School down San Ildefonso Road to Diamond Drive to Arkansas and to Mountain Elementary on Thursday, Oct. 24. The move will occur starting at 10:30 a.m. and is anticipated to be finished by 11:30 p.m.

Traffic Alert: Giant Rotor Leaving LANL Now

on October 18, 2019 - 8:55am

A 460,000-pound rotor from Los Alamos National Laboratory is being transported out of town right now and is seen here exiting Pajarito Road and moving through the intersection at Grand Canyon Drive onto N.M. 4 in White Rock. Motorists are urged to slow down in this area. For complete route details click here. Courtesy/LAPD

Nominations Sought For New Living Treasures

on October 18, 2019 - 8:42am


Do you know someone you think should be a Living Treasure of Los Alamos?

Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 22 and a nine-member board will chose three new Treasures who will be honored at a ceremony in April 2020.

Nominees must be current residents of Los Alamos County. Selection of the new Treasures will be based on letters of nomination from the public; letters should include the following information:

  • When did the nominee come to Los Alamos?
  • In which areas did the nominee make volunteer contributions to life in Los Alamos?
  • How many years has the nominee been

Los Alamos High School Alumni Challenges Have Raised More Than $16,000 To Date

on October 18, 2019 - 8:21am

Class of 1989 at their reunion in August. Courtesy/LAPSF


Class of 1969 at their reunion in September. Courtesy/LAPSF

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation News:

Members of the Los Alamos High School (LAHS) class of 1989 have started a new tradition, and they have issued a cordial fundraising challenge to other graduating classes.

During the 1989 reunion in August, besides the usual social events, the class undertook a fundraiser in which they raised more than $10,000 for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

Los Alamos Let’s ‘Smash’ The World Record For Most People Carving Pumpkins At One Time Oct. 26!

on October 18, 2019 - 7:59am
OCALA, Fla. As Americans across the country gear up for Halloween, a town in New Mexico is taking the holiday to a whole new level: at 3 p.m., Oct. 26, 2019, approximately 1,300 residents throughout the state will gather in Los Alamos to attempt to smash the Guinness World Book of Records for most people carving pumpkins simultaneously.
The event, organized by the Los Alamos Arts Council, a local nonprofit organization, aims to celebrate the state’s diverse community and encourage a sense of togetherness by holding what could be the world’s biggest pumpkin

Rotary: Espanola Y Teen Center Director Sandoval

on October 18, 2019 - 7:40am

Ben Sandoval, director of the YMCA Teen Center in Espanola, recently spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about Team Intergalactic, the students from the YMCA who traveled to China in July to compete in the Entrepreneurial Challenge Category of the RoboRAVE International robotics competition. The project had to show an application for improving conditions in the world. Sandoval and three students of the eight-person team were able to travel to Guangdong with their project, a robotic, programmable solar-and-wind-powered irrigation system on a track, which had already won at regional levels.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Local Senior Center Programs

on October 18, 2019 - 7:32am
Executive Director
This week, I am very excited to yet again talk about the many programs of the local senior centers, open to the public.
Tuesday Oct. 22, out student intern, Fernando Trujillo, will make a presentation on his work with criminal justice reform. His presentation is 11-11:30 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. His talk will focus on the importance of relationships and giving people second chances.

Chamber: Grand Re-Opening Of LA Tan & More Oct. 24

on October 18, 2019 - 7:18am
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of LA Tan & More 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 with the actual ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. at 975 Central Ave.
Everyone is welcome to relax and rejuvenate with LA Tan & More as they celebrate their grand re-opening. See the newly remodeled facility and new services. Sample the soaps, scrubs and lotions developed in-house.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.
Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member.

In And Around Town: Oct. 18, 2019

on October 18, 2019 - 7:08am


 In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to

FRIDAY Oct. 18

Tour of the Milky Way Galaxy

Explore the mysterious and beautiful objects of the Milky Way Galaxy at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Dan Reisenfeld will take attendees on a tour of many unique objects in the Milky Way, show them the galaxy at wavelengths invisible to the eye and explore the ultimate fate of the Milky Way Galaxy at this talk.

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 33

on October 18, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 33. Courtesy/NWS