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Today's High Near 50 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on November 17, 2018 - 6:06am
The National Weather Service reports today's high near 50 with mostly sunny skies and tonight's low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Board Of Public Utilities To Consider Advanced Metering

on November 16, 2018 - 6:23pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is seeking approval from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.

AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Iris Street Monday

on November 16, 2018 - 6:02pm

Traffic Alert:

Natural gas crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will repair a gas line on Iris Street, just west of the 9th Street intersection behind the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up by 4 p.m. Monday.

Crews will excavate a section of road to repair the gas line on the south side of Iris behind the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Iris will be blocked to all traffic between the tennis courts and Aspen Apartments, just west of 9th Street.

Spots Available In Time Travelers Children’s Program

on November 16, 2018 - 5:34pm

Scene from the October session of Time Travelers, a free after-school, drop-off program from the Los Alamos History Museum. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos History Museum News:

There are still a few spots open for the Nov. 28 session of Time Travelers, a free after-school, drop-off program from the Los Alamos History Museum.

Time Travelers sets students on an adventure of exploration, investigating local history through artifacts in the Los Alamos History Museum and hands-on activities. The program is for students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades and meets 1:15–3 p.m. in Fuller Lodge.

Time Travelers

Scenes From LA Tan And More Open House

on November 16, 2018 - 5:06pm

Roberta Rivera, owner of LA Tan and More, gives Andrea Simons a manicure during an open house Thursday at 975 Central Ave., just a few doors down from the DMV. Rivera has operated LA Tan and More for 31 years but her business is offering a number of new services including massage, Reiki and Tarot card readings. She continues to offer manicures and pedictures as well as tannings and waxings. Regarding the open house, Riveria said, 'I feel amazing.

County Eco Station Announces Thanksgiving Closures

on November 16, 2018 - 3:58pm

‘100 Days Of Winter’ Kicks Off Today!

on November 16, 2018 - 3:20pm

COUNTY News:

Go Play LA! The Community Services Department 100 Days of Winter Programming Guide is now available.

Pick up a free booklet or download a digital copy from the County website at https://bit.ly/2Ij3UTy.

Keep up with the fun on the Community Services Department Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LosAlamosCommunityServices/.

TechSource To Match Online Donations To LAPS Foundation Including New Text-To-Give Feature

on November 16, 2018 - 3:13pm

Donations to the LAPS Foundation foster innovation and growth in Los Alamos Public Schools, including three new 3D printers such as this one at LAMS last spring. Courtesy/LAPSF

 

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered, science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, LLC, has announced that it will match all online donations to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation (LAPS Foundation), up to $5,000, through Dec. 31, 2018.

This includes the LAPS Foundation’s new text-to-give feature, which makes it easy to contribute by texting

LifePoint And RCCH Merger Now Complete

on November 16, 2018 - 9:46am
By JOHN WHITESIDE
LAMC CEO

LifePoint Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners have completed their merger and will now begin operating as one, united company under the LifePoint Health name.

As part of the LifePoint network, Los Alamos Medical Center is now connected to an even stronger network of community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities that spans 30 states. This will give us new opportunities to grow and thrive in the rapidly evolving, competitive healthcare landscape.

While there are great opportunities ahead, much about

Vox Podcast Features Linda Anderman Of Los Alamos

on November 16, 2018 - 9:37am

Graphic of volumetric measurements. Designed by Laura Anderman

Linda Anderman

COMMUNITY News:

 
Linda Anderman of Los Alamos has been researching and studying measurement and metric system history for the past six years. She has a blog about measurement and the metric system here: https://milebehind.wordpress.com/.
 
Vox recently interviewed her on the subject for a podcast airing sometime today. Find Vox podcasts here: https://www.vox.com/pages/podcasts
 
Find a printed story about the new standard from Vox here: 

Try Hockey Free At Los Alamos Ice Rink Saturday

on November 16, 2018 - 7:57am

Science On Tap: Materials At Mesoscale Nov. 19

on November 16, 2018 - 7:30am
Dana Dattelbaum
 
LACDC News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Creative District at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 at UnQuarked Wine Room for the next Science On Tap.
 
Dana Dattelbaum, program manager for the Dynamic Materials Properties Campaign, and an R&D Scientist within M division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be presenting about work she’s leading at the Lab focused on materials at the mesoscale…that’s the spatial scale where a material’s structure strongly influences its macroscopic behaviors, like strength and durability.
 
Dattelbaum's experiments in shock

Los Alamos School Board Meeting Summary

on November 16, 2018 - 6:56am

Standing from left, Los Alamos Heart Council Chair Phil Gursky, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and LAMC CEO John Whiteside donate an AED to provide potentially life-saving first aid for students and spectators at Sullivan Field. Courtesy photo

School Board member Stephen Boerigter listens as Los Alamos High School science teachers Debbie Grothaus and Stephanie Mitchell present information about the transition to Next Generation Science Standards in classroom instruction. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public School’s Board met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, Nov.

Festival Of Trees At Betty Ehart Senior Center Saturday

on November 16, 2018 - 5:47am

This week volunteers weathered snow, slush and 25 degree temperatures to decorate two trees in downtown Los Alamos for the Los Alamos MainStreet project. The Festival of Trees is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Tree viewing has begun. If the cold weather keeps you from heading out to catch an early glimpse, allow the Los Alamos Daily Post to assist with a preview. Tickets for the snowflake raffle tree and many other items will be on sale during Thanksgiving lunches Thursday and Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Louise Hassman, Kay Burick, Patricia Rathbone,

Daily Postcard: Goose Spots Holiday Lights At Pond

on November 16, 2018 - 5:17am

Daily Postcard: Homer the goose shows his pals the holiday lights shining brightly Thursday night around Ashley Pond. Photo by Karen Kendall

On The Job In Los Alamos: New Family YMCA CEO

on November 15, 2018 - 3:39pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is newly hired Family YMCA CEO Rob Wilkinson visiting the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters on Central Avenue. Wilkinson is completing his second week on the job Friday. He moved to town from Texas and said he loves this community and the beautiful landscape. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Burst Pipe Displaces Residents In 40 Apartment Units

on November 15, 2018 - 9:36am
Water main bursts and displaces residents in 20 units at the Cottonwoods on Gold Street and 20 units at an adjacent complex. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Six feet of water floods the basement at the Cottonwoods on Gold Street. Photo by Mike McNeil
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

An overnight flood has displaced the residents occupying 40 apartment units in Los Alamos.

Plateau Property Construction and Maintenance Manager Mike McNeil explained that his crew responded to a no-heat call at 7 a.m.

Teens Share Old Fashioned Fun In Pile Of Snow

on November 15, 2018 - 9:30am
Teens share some good old fashioned fun in a pile of snow after school Wednesday in Central Park Square. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Grey Fox Spotted Foraging For Apples On Venado

on November 15, 2018 - 9:11am
This Grey Fox was spotted foraging for apples shortly before the snow storm Monday outside a home on Venado Street in Los Alamos. The Grey Fox, also known as a Tree Fox or Gray Fox, is a nocturnal mammal found throughout many areas of the United States. What makes this animal unique is that it is one of the only members of the dog family that has the ability to climb trees and is so agile in trees that when it climbs down, it can go either head or tail first. Source: interesting-animal-facts.com. Photo by Jennifer Baker
 
Grey Fox foraging for apples Monday outside a home on Venado Street.

Los Alamos Airport Projects Nearing Completion

on November 15, 2018 - 8:47am
Los Alamos County Airport Manager Cameron Humphres shows off the new County-owned hangar expected to be available for occupancy in December or January. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
The interior of the new hangar at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Posts are being installed for the new fence along N.M. 502 adjacent to the airport. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
If you have driven past the Los Alamos County Airport on N.M.

Coro De Cámara And LAHS Choirs Celebrate Women Composers With ‘Music She Wrote’ Concert Nov. 16-18

on November 15, 2018 - 8:18am

Coro de Camara rehearses for upcoming performances. Photo by Jessica Benge Photography

Choir members rehearse for upcoming performances. Photo by Jessica Benge Photography

By ANNE MARSH
Coro de Cámara

Quick quiz: How many women composers can you name? If your answer is not many, you’re not alone. Although women have composed music since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, music written by women is seldom heard, even today.

The chamber singers of Coro de Cámara will give audiences a chance to experience some of this wonderful music in their upcoming program “Music She Wrote:

Stump PEEC’s Astronomers At Planetarium Friday

on November 15, 2018 - 8:05am
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to test its knowledge of astronomy this Friday evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium during a “Stump the Astronomers!” panel.
 
This event begins at 7 p.m., Nov. 16 and will feature 10 local astronomers. Bring along the toughest astronomy-related questions and get ready for an evening of fun.
 
Astronomer Rick Wallace will be the MC for the evening and the panel will include Paul Arendt, Steve Becker, Chick Keller, Akkana Peck, Dave North, Dan Reisenfeld, Jonas Lippuner, Jonah Miller and Peter Polko.

Alix Hailey Wins Weekly Live United Decal Contest

on November 15, 2018 - 7:58am

Los Alamos High School student Alix Hailey is the newest winner in the United Way of Northern New Mexico and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Live United Campaign. Hailey received $100 in Chamber checks, which she can spend in local Chamber member stores. Hailey won when her ‘Live United’ decal was spotted displayed in her car window. A photo of her car was published in the Los Alamos Daily Post - she say it and  notified the Chamber to claim her winnings. The campaign’s purpose is to encourage others to change lives for the better and create and make Northern New Mexico a healthier place.
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Get Outside With PEEC Over Thanksgiving Holiday

on November 15, 2018 - 7:33am
Get outside over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by joining PEEC for the Los Alamos Turkey Trot or a #OptOutside hike on Black Friday. Register for both events at peecnature.org. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Get outside and celebrate the holiday next week with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. PEEC is hosting a Los Alamos Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and a #OptOutside hike on Black Friday. Enjoy the opportunity to get active in the beautiful outdoors of Los Alamos.
 
Before enjoying a Thanksgiving feast, join PEEC at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 22 for the fifth annual Los Alamos

LACF Hosts Upcoming Nonprofit Training Opportunities

on November 15, 2018 - 7:19am
LACF News:
 
Upcoming nonprofit training opportunities provided by the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) include:
 
  • Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems;
  • New Mexico Principles and Practices Guide Information Session; and
  • Nonprofit Executive Directors Roundtable.
 
Impacting Your Community: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Solve Social Problems
 
 
In follow up to the August training session, which introduced the concept

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