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Participate In Christmas Bird Count Sunday

on December 11, 2018 - 3:03pm

Participate in the Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count this Sunday, Dec. 16 by spending the day counting and identifying every bird you see!  This event is perfect for birders of all skill levels and is free to participate in. Email Mouser Williams at to sign up. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Participate in the world’s longest-running citizen science project this Sunday, Dec. 16 by joining the Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Volunteers will spend the day counting and identifying every bird they can see.

LAMS PTO Fundraiser At Papa Murphy’s Monday

on December 11, 2018 - 10:47am


The Los Alamos Middle School PTO will hold a Papa Murphy’s fundraiser Monday, Dec. 17.

For every pizza purchased and a coupon handed over with that purchase, Papa Murphy's will donate $3 to the LAMS PTO. Coupons will be available at Papa Murphy's that day or can be downloaded and printed ahead of time.

The PTO is a positive, supportive group for Los Alamos Middle School, dedicated to serving the needs of students, parent/guardians and staff.

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets Dec. 20

on December 11, 2018 - 9:50am


The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Dec. 20 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

Participants will meet 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue discussing ideas suggested by the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer group open to all County residents, businesses and organizations.

Wreaths Across America At Guaje Pines Saturday

on December 11, 2018 - 6:29am

The community is invited to a Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Courtesy image


The American Legion Riders Chapter 19 (American Legion Post 90) in Los Alamos is once again honored to carry out the Wreaths Across America™ program in Los Alamos County.

The Community is invited to observe and participate in the Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Guaje Pines Cemetery, followed by placing the wreaths on the Veterans’ graves.

LATC End Of Semester De-Stress Activities

on December 11, 2018 - 5:52am

Meow Wolf To Create Exhibition In Washington D.C.

on December 11, 2018 - 5:47am

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Courtesy/

MEOW News:

  • Former Fringe DIY Collective Announces Third New Massive Installation This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Meow Wolf rocketed into 2018 with back-to-back January announcements of huge new permanent installations in Denver and Las Vegas. Now the booming arts startup bookends a phenomenal orbit around the sun with news of a major permanent installation coming to the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C.

The project is the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation and will be a three-level, 75,000 square foot structure located in the Fort

Daily Postcard: Buck Leaps Over Fence Sunday

on December 11, 2018 - 5:10am
Daily Postcard: A buck is spotted leaping over a fence to visit an elk grazing on grass Sunday on Arkansas Avenue. Photo by Stan Bodenstein
The buck also is spotted Sunday sauntering across Arkansas Avenue. Photo by Stan Bodenstein

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Lists Closure Dates

on December 10, 2018 - 2:02pm

The Los Alamos Magistrate Court will be closed for the following days:
  • Dec. 18-19, 2018 for the annual Magistrate Judges and Clerks conference;
  • Dec. 25, 2018 for the Christmas Holiday;
  • Jan. 1, 2019 for the New Year's Holiday; and
  • Jan. 2, 2019 for training.

More Scenes From 2018 Holiday Lights Parade

on December 10, 2018 - 1:28pm

First place winner in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade is the Immaculate Heart of Mary float. The annual parade Saturday night illuminated Central Avenue with many brightly colored lights and ornaments displayed on the 35 floats participating this year. Photo by John McHale/

Dominic Dinkel and a contingent of angels walk with the IHM float down Central Avenue in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Maria Dinkel

The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the runner-up in the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the

Help LALT Figure Out Whodunnit New Year's Eve

on December 10, 2018 - 12:31pm

LALT News:

If you are wondering what to do this New Year’s Eve, why not get in touch with your inner Sherlock Holmes and come help the Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) figure out Whodunnit?

LALT will offer a special New Year’s Eve performance of its January show, “Murder at the Lone Elm” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. in Los Alamos.

“Murder at the Lone Elm”, written and directed by Miles Ledoux, is an interactive murder mystery — meaning the audience gets to interrogate the suspects to see if they can determine who the murderer is.

The play is set in the

Kiwanis ‘Breakfast With Santa’ Draws Major Crowd

on December 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

Kiwanis President Philo Shelton mixes pancake batter at the annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy/Kiwanis


The Kiwanis “Breakfast with Santa,” which opened the Los Alamos Holiday Season Saturday, Dec. 8, was a great success.

Ann Hayes, chairwoman of the event, said it was “just great.”

“Good weather. Lots of help. Lots of people. It was just very nice,” she said.

The breakfast began at 7 a.m.

Kiwanis See’s Candies Sale Closes Out

on December 10, 2018 - 10:06am

Ann Hayes was one of several Kiwanis members who sold See’s Candies on Central Avenue in front of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry. The sales there and in several other locations went well because of the many club members who helped. Kiwanis' share of the sales revenue will partially replace the income that was lost when ultra-dry weather forced cancellation of the 2018 Kiwanis Fourth of July Fireworks Show. Courtesy/Kiwanis


Kiwanis closed out the public portion of its See’s Candies sale Dec. 8 at “Breakfast with Santa.”

Kiwanis Treasurer Cindy Eaton said that she was assisted at the


‘Hey ... It’s Just For A Couple Of Minutes...!’

on December 10, 2018 - 9:42am

This Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s vehicle was spotted Saturday parked in the handicapped space in the lot west of Starbucks on Central Avenue. The officer ran into Starbucks for a quick cup of coffee to go… Photo by Ken Milder

Lunch With A Leader: Ellen Ben-Naim Tuesday

on December 10, 2018 - 9:24am

First Born Program Manager Ellen Ben-Naim


The League of Women Voters will feature First Born Program Manager Ellen Ben-Naim as its leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in Graves Hall at United Church on Canyon Road/Rose Street.

Ben-Naim has lived in Los Alamos since 1996 and is active in the community both professionally and as a volunteer. She was elected to the Los Alamos School Board in 2017 and now serves as vice president. Prior to this, Ben-Naim served 2012-2016 as program coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

Her previous positions include Children’s Books Buyer and


Update: County Manhole Adjustment Project Has Been Canceled And Rescheduled For Spring

on December 10, 2018 - 8:08am

Manhole Project sheduled for spring. Courtesy photo


A manhole adjustment project originally scheduled to begin today, Dec. 10, has been rescheduled for spring.

The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be working with contractor Cisneros Concrete to adjust manholes in the following locations:

Los Pueblos: 

  • 1830 Los Pueblos
  • 1875 Los Pueblos

Sumac Lane:

  • Intersection of Sumac and Maple
  • 27 Sumac Lane
  • 48 Sumac Lane

Maple Drive                                               

  • Intersection of Maple & Aspen
  • 103 Maple Dr.
  • 119 Maple Dr.
  • 127 Maple Dr.
  • 151 Maple Dr.
  • 152 Maple

PEEC: Los Alamos Nature Center Receives 2018 Top HAT Award For Outstanding Attraction

on December 10, 2018 - 7:46am

The Los Alamos Nature Center has received the Top HAT Award for Outstanding Attraction from the New Mexico Hospitality Association. PEEC Educator Sandra West, right, accepted the award for PEEC. Courtesy/NMHA

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center has received the 2018 Top HAT Award for Outstanding Attraction from the New Mexico Hospitality Association.

This statewide award was presented to the nature center Nov. 8 at the Hospitality Association’s annual Top HAT Awards Gala.

Chamber Breakfast: NM Health Security Act

on December 10, 2018 - 7:45am

Culture On Tap: Pearl Harbor Paper Cranes Tonight

on December 10, 2018 - 7:45am
 LACDC News:
The community is invited to join the Los Alamos-Japan Institute (LAJI) for Culture On Tap tonight, Dec. 10. This event is part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District and takes place at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room in 145 Central Park Square.
The Los Alamos-Japan Institute invites scientists, survivors, veterans, peacemakers, artists and educators to participate in an interactive community conversation about the shared atomic legacy between Los Alamos and Japan.

Daily Postcard: Snow Covered Rose In White Rock

on December 10, 2018 - 7:44am

Daily Postcard: Snow from the storm Friday covers this rose in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

UNM-LA Student Center Brimming With Activities

on December 9, 2018 - 2:44pm

UNM-LA held Student Services Walk-in Hours 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center. Assisting at the booth are Financial Aid Officer Jenny Doran, left, and Academic Student Success Manager Elizabeth Rademacher. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UNM-LA held its Winter Culteral Gathering Thursday in the Student Center, which included a potluck celebration. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Del Norte Credit Union Supports Breakfast With Santa

on December 9, 2018 - 2:31pm

Matt Waldschmidt of Del Norte Credit Union, left, presents a check to Kiwanian Morrie Pongratz in support of the Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa Saurtday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo

Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday

on December 9, 2018 - 8:34am

The public gathers Saturday night at the Municipal Building to watch the County's annual holiday tree lighting. The festive event included a photo booth, refreshments and holiday music performed by Coro de Camara. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

It was a full house Saturday night at the Municipal Building. The crowd waits to see the lights shine on the holiday tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Incoming Los Alamos County Councilors Randall Ryti and Sara Scott, right, join Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, who recently was elected Dist.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum Dec. 19

on December 9, 2018 - 8:33am

Daily Postcard: Four Pinyon Jays Flock Together

on December 9, 2018 - 8:31am

Daily Postcard: Four Pinyon Jays are spotted hanging out together Friday in a tree on Furtura in White Rock. Photo by Pat Kestell

IHM Places First In WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade

on December 8, 2018 - 10:22pm

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church float is the winner of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/

The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the runner-up of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/

The 2018 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade judges are Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joanie Ahlers, left, and Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark. County Councilor Morrie Pongratz announces the floats. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

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