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Los Alamos Historical Society Launches First ebook On Small Business Saturday

on November 26, 2014 - 9:12pm
Launching on Small Business Saturday is the ebook version of The Secret Project Notebook by Carolyn Reeder. Beloved in print, this children's book tells the story of Fritz, the son of a Manhattan Project scientist, and is now available on your ereader!

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29, and the Museum Shop will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by to celebrate the launch of the new ebook, check out the books and gifts for sale, and get your Small Business Passport stamped to be entered to win a free book published by Bathtub Row Press.

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What Is Living Down In My Water Meter?

on November 26, 2014 - 8:16pm
PEEC Amateur Naturalist
What is living down in my Water Meter?

A number of streets in the western area of Los Alamos have been rebuilt during the past two years. Part of the rebuilding has involved putting canisters into the ground and then placing water meters in them.

The canisters are about 18 inches across and go down about two feet into the ground. The depth means that water pipes will not freeze because the temperature of the surrounding soil is relatively warm and insolates pipes from cold air above.


Chamisa Students Participate In Electric Car Challenge

on November 26, 2014 - 7:16pm

Walk In The Woods With Mary Venable

on November 26, 2014 - 4:53pm

Mary Venable conducts a Walk in the Woods group from the Betty Ehart Senior Center each Thursday on various exciting trails around Los Alamos. Last Thursday she took the group to Bandelier and then up Frijoles Canyon for a ways. It is a beautiful stretch of country with many beautiful views. The group saw several deer and many birds. They also got some much needed exercise. From left, Margie Bruell, Pam Bello, Aloma Naivar, Sue Elkins, Mary Venable, Ken Kutac and Bill Davis in Frijoles Canyon by one of the hundreds of log jams along the trail. Photo by Paul Elkins

Small Business Saturday Profile: Hilltop Spa

on November 26, 2014 - 4:44pm

Hilltop Spa owner Tracy Maddox, right, invites the community to attend her annual shopping and sangria event the evening of Dec. 6. Courtesy photo


Hilltop Spa is a full-service health and beauty spa located right here in Los Alamos and has been bringing beauty and relaxation to the community for seven years.

Hilltop Spa was originally opened in 2007 by Pam Worth. Her vision was originally to create a small place for massage and yoga. Her dream grew even bigger when she added on facilities for nail and hair services. In 2013, she sold the business to Tracy Maddox.


Obituary: Patricia Ann Bass Barr Sept. 17, 1955 – Nov. 21, 2014

on November 26, 2014 - 2:47pm

Patricia Ann Bass Barr Sept. 17, 1955 – Nov. 21, 2014

Patricia Ann Bass Barr passed away on Nov. 21, 2014. She was 59 and had been struggling with liver disease. Patricia was born in Columbia, Tenn. on Sept. 17, 1955 to Charles and Wilma Bass.

She attended school in Columbia, TN and graduated high school 1973.  She attended David Lipscomb College and graduated with a degree in accounting in 1977. Patricia met and married Stuart Bowling in 1983 and moved west to Los Alamos, N.M.  There she found employment with Los Alamos County where she worked until her retirement in 2009.

She and Stuart


Small Business Saturday Profile: Victors Lawns LLC

on November 26, 2014 - 2:14pm

Victor Maldonado opened Victors Lawns LLC in 2005. Courtesy photo

Businesss News:

Creating the yard that you have imagined is what we are about, whether you are starting from scratch or adding little touches. At Victors Lawns LLC, we strive to give you an enviable outdoor oasis where you can sit back and enjoy.

Stop by our office at 190 Central Park Square, Suite 109, in the Small Business Center. Beginning Saturday Nov. 29 and continuing through the last day of WinterFest, shoppers can pick up a coupon for 5 percent off, which is good for a discount on any single general maintenance item.


TOTH: Shop On The Corner Christmas Sale Dec. 3

on November 26, 2014 - 1:36pm
By NANCY WURDEN, Volunteer
Shop on the Corner

The annual Christmas Sale at the Shop on the Corner Thrift Store is a decades-old tradition. For more than 40 years, the shop has offered a special sale featuring holiday items and gifts on the first Wednesday in December.

This year’s sale will take place 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Shop on the Corner is in the Old Parish Hall on the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Canyon Road by the corner of Diamond Drive.

Shop on the Corner volunteers have been preparing for the Christmas Sale all year, setting aside

Inmates To Serve Thanksgiving Meals

on November 26, 2014 - 1:34pm

Secretary Gregg Marcantel

NMCD News:

For the first time ever, the New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) will have 50 low level inmates serve Thanksgiving lunch to the homeless and those in need.

We are grateful to our partners at Joy Junction who are always welcoming to our offenders and give them a chance to serve others. We also appreciate the help and coordination of the Convention Center staff to make this happen today at 11 a.m. at the Convention Center in Albuquerque for the Joy Junctions annual holiday meal.

Secretary Gregg Marcantel, executive staff, probation and parole

UNM-LA To Host Homeschool College Day

on November 26, 2014 - 1:17pm

UNM-LA News:

Homeschoolers from Los Alamos and surrounding school districts are invited to attend a Homeschool College Day at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. This free event is 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the UNM-LA campus

UNM-LA advisors and faculty members will be on hand to discuss opportunities for high school aged students and the specifics related to Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment.

“The New Mexico Legislature has revised the Dual Credit program to include Homeschool students and make them eligible for the tuition waiver and


Letter to the Editor: Response To 'Live Exponentially, Not!'

on November 26, 2014 - 1:16pm
Los Alamos

Julie, I'm confused. Is Los Alamos a "friendly, comfortable, beautiful place" or are we "stuck in the racist, classist 1950's"?  (See letter.)

I think you need to decide if you are ranting against the new slogan or just telling all of us Los Alamos folks how awful we are before you send a letter to the editor. I know I quit reading halfway through your tirade even though I feel as strongly as you do against the Live Exponentially slogan. 

I'm just tired of being told I am a racist, elitist, classless person just because I live in Los Alamos.


Sierra Club: Be A Hero

on November 26, 2014 - 11:24am
Be A Hero
Sierra Club

What if you were offered a quick, easy, inexpensive way to clean up litter, lower chemical pollution, and reduce endocrine disruption affecting sexual development and obesity?

What if I told you that this action contributes to a healthier, cleaner future for you and your kids? And that it’s quick, cheap and easy? What is this tiny action? Just bring your own shopping bags wherever you go
and forego those flimsy disposable plastic shopping bags.


Children Pose With Santa At Festival Of Trees Event

on November 26, 2014 - 9:49am

Zoey Greenberg demonstrates how to steal people's hearts in this beautiful moment with Santa at Saturday's annual Festival of  Trees at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The free photo opportunity draws children from newborns to teens and several senior citizens. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Anders and Adrian Medin pose for photos with Santa at Saturday's Festival of Trees. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Gwen Matthews and Santa discuss the season of giving and flash dazzling smiles. Photo by Chad Lauritzen

Free YMCA Thanksgiving Day Workout

on November 26, 2014 - 9:26am
YMCA News:

Have some fun and burn some calories with The Family YMCA fitness instructors during a free Thanksgiving Day fitness class. 

The class is open to the public and will be held 9-10 a.m., Thursday in the Y gymnasium on Iris Street.

The Y is closed for all other activities. Water bottles will be given to the first 50 participants. Ages 12 and up.

Letter to the Editor: Exponentially Ineffective

on November 26, 2014 - 9:20am
Los Alamos

To begin with let’s examine the first couple of definitions you see when you google the term “Exponentially”.

  1. The root of exponentially is the French verb exponere, meaning “to put out”. Think of a factory that puts out so many products its creations seem to increase exponentially. The mathematical origin of this word has to do with multiplying a number by itself so….think of rabbits, who are known for multiplying exponentially. Now imagine if rabbits worked in a factory…(No animals were harmed during this explanation)… 
  2. *Of or relating to an

Couple Follows Dream With Cross Country Trek

on November 26, 2014 - 8:08am
Mike and Julie Pearson on the road. Mike Pearson joked that if any married couples need counseling, they should try a cross-country walk. You learn a lot about your spouse, he said. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
SANTA FE Follow your dreams is a popular statement to make although it is not always practiced. Aspirations can get lost in day-to-day routines or ignored in order to fulfill other obligations. Sometimes the statement seems to be nothing more than fluff-an unrealistic piece of advice.

Are You Covered? Health Insurance Enrollment Now Open

on November 26, 2014 - 7:37am

Feliciano Jiron
Are You Covered? Health Insurance Enrollment Now Open
Los Alamos Medical Center

Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace is here. From Nov. 15, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015, individuals and families in the Los Alamos community and across the country can enroll and gain access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare coverage.

Whether you’re currently uninsured and enrolling for the first time, or enrolled in a 2014 Marketplace plan and want to re-enroll or make a change in your health coverage, now is


Toppers Show Skills At Thursday's School Board Meeting

on November 26, 2014 - 7:06am

Los Alamos High School Principal Deborah Belew-Nyquist shows a video created by Digital Arts instructor Cecily Merrill showcasing life at the high school. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The 'Topper Mobile' crafted by Scott Pomeroy and his students in Auto Mechanics class was on display during Thursday's school board meeting. Other student projects being showcased included food by the Culinary Arts classes, music by orchestra students and art work by students taking various art classes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

2014 New Mexico Elementary Physical Education Teacher

Council OKs Property Sale To Del Norte Credit Union

on November 25, 2014 - 8:36pm

At tonight's County Council meeting in Council Chambers, Housing Programs Manager Paul Andrus discusses the sale of the County-owned real property near the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 in White Rock to Del Norte Credit Union in the amount of $452,000. Del Norte Credit Union intends to construct a new credit union building on the property. Following Andrus' presentation, Council voted 5-0 to approve the sale of the property consisting of tracts J-2 and JA.

Council Approves New Small Brewer Liquor License For Los Alamos Beer Cooperative

on November 25, 2014 - 8:20pm
Los Alamos Beer Cooperative Board President Micheline Devaurs addresses Council members at this evening's meeting in Council Chambers requesting a new small brewer liquor license for the Beer Co-op. Following her presentation, Council voted 5-0 to approve her request. Councilor Rick Reiss attended the meeting via telephone and Council VIce Chair Kristin Henderson and Councilor David Izraelevitz were absent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The purpose and mission of the Los Alamos Beer Cooperative (LABC) is to establish a brewery with a taproom in Los Alamos as a place

Community Weighs In On School Superintendent Qualifications

on November 25, 2014 - 4:09pm
The Los Alamos School Board listens as committee chairs report on what their groups would like to see in a new school superintendent. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Stanley Paz of recruitment firm Ray and Associates Tucson office was in Los Alamos last week to gather community input for the search for a new superintendent for Los Alamos Public Schools. Superintendent Gene Schmidt will be leaving the district in July.

In addition to meeting with the School Board and with the six search advisory committees that have been set up to


LAPS Officials File School Board Election Resolution

on November 25, 2014 - 4:05pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover receives the school board election resolution in her office this morning from LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt, LAPS Chief Financial Officer Lisa Montoya and School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie. They filed the school board election resolution to put people on notice that they should run for school board, Dr. Schmidt said. The election is Feb 3, 2015 and includes positions 3, 4 and 5, all of which are on the hill. Candidates must reside within the boundaries of the position they are running for. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost

CB FOX Recognized For 35 Years Of Chamber Membership

on November 25, 2014 - 3:50pm
Manager Nancy Partridge of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce presents Dave and Andy Fox of CB FOX with a gift basket and certificate recognizing 35 years of Chamber Membership. CB FOX joined the Los Alamos Chamber in November of 1979. Courtesy/Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

Los Alamos Medical Center Launches Lobby Renovations

on November 25, 2014 - 3:43pm

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has been providing compassionate care, close to home for more than 60 years. In continuing to build on that legacy of care and service, LAMC has initiated a renovation of the main lobby at 3917 West Road.

In addition to upgrading the look of the lobby, the project will significantly improve patient privacy, flow and comfort.

"Our top priority is to improve customer service and ensure that our guests have a positive, enjoyable experience," said Feliciano Jiron, Chief Executive Officer of LAMC.

Small Business Saturday Map To Participating Merchants

on November 25, 2014 - 3:34pm