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P&Z Discusses Changes To Sign Code

on March 5, 2018 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos County Community Development Department Assistant Planner Anita Barela, right, Planning Manager Tamara Baer and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission discuss proposed changes to the sign code Wednesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A dispute over signage between a church and the town of Gilbert, Ariz., which was carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted Los Alamos County to make changes to its own sign codes.
The changes were introduced to the Planning and Zoning

LAVNS Daffodil Sales Begin Thursday

on March 5, 2018 - 2:33pm

Central Park Square volunteers, from left, Caesar Perez, Antonio Medina and Raul Ramirez, prep daffodils for the annual sale to benefit Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice last year. Photo by Jennifer Bartram


The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) Hospice Program is having its  annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale. Proceeds from the sale support the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice program for terminally ill individuals.

The community may order a glass vase with three bunches (30 stems) of daffodils for $20, a glass vase with two bunch for $15 or a single

Chamber Business Breakfast: Tamara Baer March 15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

How Can We Reshape American Politics: No Labels Director Speaks March 12

on March 5, 2018 - 2:25pm
Francisco Figueroa/Courtesy photo
VLA News:
Voices of Los Alamos will host a special meeting with speaker Francisco Figueroa, No Labels NM State Director, who will discuss how we can reshape American politics.
The talk is 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. March 12, at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The public is welcome to attend.
Founded in 2010, No Labels ( is a bi-partisan citizens’ movement that believes in creating a stabilizing force within Congress that brings our country together despite differences of ideologies.

PAC 8 Television Listings: March 9-15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:23pm
PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV schedule for March 9-15:
Friday, March 9, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 3-06-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – A History of Land Transfers on the Pajarito Plateau
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Speaker Discusses Concept Of Fake News

on March 5, 2018 - 8:59am
James McGrath Morris prepares to discuss ‘Journalism, Ethics and the War Over Fake News’ Feb. 26 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
James McGrath Morris discusses journalism, ethics and fake news. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Audience members ask questions during the talk. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Journalist, author and educator James McGrath Morris was the guest speaker at the monthly Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting Monday,

Community Invited To Branding Briefing Today

on March 5, 2018 - 8:31am


The community is invited to attend a briefing by The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, at 5:30 p.m. today in the meeting area of the American Legion on Trinity Drive.

The County has contracted with The Idea Group to help “brand” the County. This effort is to help increase tourism and bring a cooperation from all citizenry in this effort.

Candlelight Vigil Honors Shooting Victims March 14

on March 5, 2018 - 8:11am



VOLA News:


Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church invite the community to a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.


The vigil includes the sharing of non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from local high school students and others. Those gathered will then walk around the pond with candles.


Join the event page on Facebook:


SFCC Celebrates International Women's Day March 8

on March 5, 2018 - 7:51am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College Celebrates International Women’s Day with a presentation by Tewa Women United.
Speaker Kathy Sanchez will discuss Indigenous Women’s Rights, history and culture in northern New Mexico 10-11 a.m., Thursday in the Boardroom, Room 223, at 6401 Richards Ave.
The event sponsored by SFCC’s Presidential Diversity Action Committee and Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL) and the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission,
The celebration continues in Campus Center with speakers and music 11 a.m.

Events Planned At New Mexico Historic Sites

on March 5, 2018 - 7:39am
NMHS News:
SANTA FE ― New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring:
Saturday, March 24 ... 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • New Mexico Art Auction
  • Coronado Historic Site
All cultures art auction of old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. All profits go to support Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, the event will start with a preview of auction items between 9 a.m. and noon. The auction begins at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Star, 288

On The Job In Los Alamos: Natalia Hernandez

on March 5, 2018 - 7:32am

On the job in Los Alamos is Natalia Hernandez Sunday at McDonald's where she has worked for six months. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From Cowboy Breakfast Sunday

on March 5, 2018 - 6:58am

A warm fire greets diners Sunday morning at the monthly Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 Capt. Gerald Coriz, left, and crew members line up for breakfast Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets volunteering Sunday morning at the Sheriff's Posse Lodge Cowboy Breakfast, from left, Sam Bond, Alex Tuning, Colby Sapp and Trystan Osborn. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Volunteers serve breakfast

Daily Postcard: Lazy Sunday At North Mesa Stables

on March 5, 2018 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: A pair of horses share a lazy Sunday afternoon munching on a pile of hay at North Mesa Stables. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lunch With A Leader Speaker Andrew Harnden Discusses County Council's Priority Goal For Housing

on March 4, 2018 - 12:59pm
County Housing & Special Projects Manager Andrew Harnden. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos County Housing and Special Projects Manager Andrew Harnden spoke at the recent League of Women Voter’s monthly Lunch with a Leader event.
He clarified that the County Council's priority goal for housing is to support the development of affordable workforce housing, and another goal is to promote the creation of a variety of housing options for all segments of the Los Alamos Community.

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Delegates Elected At 2018 County Pre-Primary Convention

on March 4, 2018 - 12:47pm
Scene from the 2018 Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Pre-primary Convention Sunday, Feb. 25 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
More than 80 local Democrats signed in and participated in the Los Alamos Democratic Party 2018 Pre-primary Convention. Courtesy photo
Democrats pack Fuller Lodge Feb. 25 for the 2018 Los Alamos County Pre-primary Convention. Photo by James Robinson
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 80 local Democrats signed in and participated in the Los Alamos Democratic Party 2018 Pre-primary Convention

Los Alamos High School Junior Parent Night Monday

on March 4, 2018 - 11:38am

Colorful Clouds Form Over Los Alamos

on March 4, 2018 - 11:23am

Colorful clouds form over Los Alamos Tuesday looking west from East Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Switchgear Substation Arrives In Town

on March 4, 2018 - 10:17am

The scene of one of two semi-trucks hauling the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) Friday on N.M. 4. The oversize load turned onto the Truck Route, impacting traffic for approximately 20 minutes to allow the west traveling semi-trucks to cross traffic and enter the area behind the Eco Station where they delivered the LASS on a prepared pad. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dancing Stars Gala: Elegant Evening Of Competitive Dancing To Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Research

on March 4, 2018 - 9:07am

The Annual Dancing Stars Gala returns to Albuquerque April 14. Courtesy photo


ALBUQUERQUE – The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Dancing Stars Gala will return to Albuquerque.

The Dancing Stars Gala is a competitive fundraiser, featuring local celebrities and community leaders who raise money for important Alzheimer’s research by learning how to dance over the course of months, fundraising, then competing against each other on the night of the Gala.

The event is hosted annually by the Alzheimer’s Association,

DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on March 4, 2018 - 7:32am


The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 330 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public.


I. Call to Order
II. Public Comment
III. Approval of minutes from 2/8/18 meeting
IV. Business 

a. Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Update on DWI Booth
b. Planning Council Membership Reappointment Updates V. Coordinator’s Report
c. County Council approved Resolution for FY19 Grant App on Feb. 13 
d. FY19 Grant App & Budget Submission

DNCU Sponsors Lego Competition

on March 4, 2018 - 7:29am
Courtesy photo
 DNCU News:
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is again the title sponsor for the LEGO® Competition at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Home Show March 10-11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
DNCU believes this event enhances the attendance of the annual Home Show with families of the participants—while filling the convention center with excitement from the participating children.  Visit for the competition sign up link. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  

Nature Center Talk: Jean Dewart On Pacific Crest Trail

on March 4, 2018 - 7:28am
Jean Dewart on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Jean Dewart will share her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, where she covered 235-miles in Oregon.
Regardless of all the difficulties in this endeavor, Jean spent six months training with multiple experimental loads in her backpack, pouring over route maps, and planning resupply positions. Not only will her presentation cover the stories of the trail, but Jean will also share how to prepare for such a hike.
Jean is a Los Alamos hiker,

La Vista Church Members Travel To Africa

on March 4, 2018 - 7:25am
Pictured here is the final Sunday of Pastor Raul Granillo’s trip at the Area 25 Church of the Nazarene in Lilongwe, Malawi. Granillo was invited to share the message for the worship service. Almost all services in Malawi are done in both English and in Chichewan. English is the official language but many of the people only speak Chichewan. The man to his right is Pastor Chrispine Mwantey. He is the associate pastor at the church and served as the Chichewan interpreter. Courtesy photo
Three members of the La Vista Church of the Nazarene traveled Feb.

Scenes From Ecumenical Lenten Thursdays

on March 4, 2018 - 7:21am

This week The Rev. Laurie Triplett from Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church preached and the United Church of Los Alamos choir performed for the Ecumenical Lenten Series. The series continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8 with The Rev. Russ Sorenson of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church preaching and the White Rock United Methodist Church choir performing. Everyone is welcome to attend this event at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive. Courtesy photo

The Ecumenical Lenten series begins at 6 p.m. with soup and bread. Courtesy photo


“For Such a Time as This…”

North Mesa Soccer Field Parking Lot Improvements Underway

on March 4, 2018 - 6:50am


Los Alamos Public Works, Traffic and Streets crews in conjunction with Parks Staff have begun working on the North Mesa Soccer Field (Flint Field) Parking Lot.

The work has begun and is anticipated to be completed by the end of March weather permitting.

This work will incorporate a new entry, over lot drainage as well as pedestrian access improvements. Approved by Council for FY18 Budget these improvements also include irrigation upgrades, turf enhancement and safety needs.

During this improvement project there will be no vehicular access to the parking lot.

Thank you for