LAPS Issues Invitation To Crisis Support For LAPS Parents And Community Members

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools would like to invite parents and community members to hear a short presentation and have an opportunity to share and discuss how we can support each other and our children during this time of grief and loss at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 in the Chamisa Elementary School Gymnasium.

In times of unexpected, untimely tragedy, it is normal to feel shocked and afraid, to want to lash out, to try to regain a sense of control, and to search for ways to keep our children safe. As our community reels from a series of recent losses, LAPS would like to offer parents and community


Los Alamos Mountaineers Hold Gear And Clothing Collection For Homeless Saturday Dec. 14

Los Alamos Mountaineers News:
The Los Alamos Mountaineers are collecting donations of serviceable camping gear and outdoor clothing to be distributed by area homeless shelters.  Our homeless neighbors can use packs, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, and outdoor clothing such as jackets, hats, gloves, socks, and boots (for men, women, and children).
Please drop off 8-9 a.m. Saturday Dec. 14 at Sullivan Field parking lot in Los Alamos – look for the green Ford Bronco with a rooftop rack.

The Los Alamos Mountaineers are an open-to-all non-profit organization


Obituary: James Leslie Nesmith Sept. 3, 1946 – Dec. 9, 2019

JAMES LESLIE NESMITH Sept. 3, 1946 – Dec. 9, 2019

James Leslie Nesmith, 73, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away December 9, 2019.

He was born to Earl Charles and Sylvia Dingle Nesmith in Denver, Co. on September 3, 1946.

James is preceded in death by loving parents; brother, Charles Nesmith; and beloved wife, Jamie Lee Nesmith.

He is survived by children, Amy Collier Hunt (Chris), Laura Anastasia Nesmith, James Joshua Nesmith; brother, Frank E. Nesmith; and five grandchildren.

James graduated from the University of Washington with an MBA. He later pursued a career as a Program Director


Teatro Paraguas: Dance And Comedy Dec. 29

Courtesy photo
An imagined landscape of magical realism where umbrellas dance and sheets glide. Jean Fogel Zee’s first full-length performance in Santa Fe is a performance of pure emotion in all its forms.
About her work The Austin Chronicle writes: “It isn’t every dancer that can do a pas de deux with light, but Zee is not every dancer.” And Portland Oregon’s Willamette Week: “Jean Fogel Zee achieves humor without cuteness, no mean feat.”
Jean Fogel Zee is a southwest poet, dancer and sculptor who combines kinetic forms with the


Obituary: Coltin James Hansel May 21, 2010 – Dec. 9, 2019

COLTIN HANSEL May 21, 2010 Dec. 9, 2019

With deepest sorrow we announce that Coltin James Hansel, aged 9, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend, tragically passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 in his mother and father’s arms.

Coltin was born May 21, 2010 and had been literally running ever since! He was a burst of happiness upon every room, never met a stranger and was friendly and loving to everyone. In his excitement, energy, and impulsiveness, he was utterly lovable, sweet, and kind.

Classmates describe Coltin as compassionate and caring and the first to come to their


New Mexico Economic Development Department Outdoor Recreation Division Launches Website

Photo by Jay Hemphill


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) launched Friday, Dec. 6 an independent website.

The new ORD site will be a valuable resource for outdoor recreation companies looking to expand or relocate, as well as nonprofits and government agencies looking to get involved with the division’s work.

Additionally, the website offers information including a full list of the ORD Advisory Committee as well as opportunities for volunteers.

“The Outdoor Recreation Division’s website and social platforms are


Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Michelle Thompsen Awarded Prestigious Fleming Medal

LANL fellow Michelle Thomsen awarded the John Adam Fleming Medal by the American Geophysical Union. Courtesy/LANL 

LANL News:

Michelle Thomsen, a Los Alamos National Laboratory fellow and guest scientist, was awarded the John Adam Fleming Medal by the American Geophysical Union today at a ceremony in San Francisco, Calif.

The Fleming Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition of original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, or related sciences. Previous winners include James


Sullivan Field House Gets Underway – Parking Limited

Rendering of the Sullivan Field House project. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Starting Monday, Dec. 16, parking at Sullivan Field will be limited due to the start of construction of the Sullivan Field House.

Students are encouraged to utilize school buses, public transport or carpool with friends. Access to parking will be limited due to construction during the next nine months.

For safety reasons, please do not enter the fenced off area.

Los Alamos Public Schools appreciates everyone’s understanding while Sullivan Field receives this much needed construction.


Wiemann: Is Market Timing Smart Investment Strategy?

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing.
To understand why this is so, let’s look at three common mistakes investors make:
  • Selling investments and moving to cash when stocks are predicted to drop – If you follow the financial news on cable TV or the internet, you’re eventually bound to discover some “experts” who are predicting imminent, huge drops in the stock market. And on rare occasions, they may be right – but often they’re not. And if


Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Meets Tonight

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. today in Conference Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Nov. 20 Minutes
  • Discussion of Best Practices Guide – Vision and Goals, Policies, Procedures, Training, Enrichment, Inspections and Metrics
  • Discussion of Ordinance Revisions
  • Discussion of Facility Issues
  • New Business
  • Meeting Adjourned