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Chair Sara Scott Responds To Grieving Mother On Behalf Of Los Alamos County Council

By Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos County Council

Dear Ms. O’Bannon,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful note in your time of so much sorrow.

We will make sure that all those who offered their help, professionalism and care receive your thanks and appreciation.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Los Alamos County Council; our thoughts are with you, your husband, and your daughter’s family and friends.


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Anniversary: Don And Lois Coffin Celebrate 70 Years!

Don and Lois Coffin are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10, 2019! They have lived, worked, and still live in Los Alamos for almost 70 years. They also both celebrated their 90th birthdays! Congratulations Mom and Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, Great Grandparents, loving husband and wife, Don and Lois Coffin. We, your whole family, and friends in our Los Alamos community, love you and celebrate and appreciate your amazing modeling of love to each other to us and to the world! Way to live life, Mom and Dad! Happy 70th Anniversary! Courtesy photo


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Scenes From TOTH Tea And Fashion Show Saturday

Dist. 43 State Rep. Christine Chandler proves she is book and fashion smart during the Tea and Fashion Show held Saturday afternoon at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. The annual event is a fundraiser for the house building project done every year in Juarez, Mexico. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevtiz is casual and cool during the fashion show portion of the Trinity on the Hill fundraiser. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

No snow? No problem! Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization Executive Director Bernadette Laurtizen shows


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YMCA Taps Emily Schmidt Health & Wellness Director

Emily Schmidt is new Y Health & Wellness director. Courtesy/YMCA

 

YMCA News:

 

We are pleased to announce that Emily Schmidt has accepted the position of Health and Wellness Director at The Family YMCA; she will begin her new position on October 7. 

 

Schmidt is energetic and outgoing and has been with the YMCA since 2006 as a senior wellness instructor, group fitness instructor, personal trainer and health coach. 

 

She has been involved in the wellness industry for more than 15 years developing and executing exercise and wellness programs and holds professional


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United Thrift Shop Hosts Early Halloween Sale

United Thrift Shop News:

The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road is hosting early Halloween sale.

The sale is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Graves Hall and includes Halloween goods, costumes and decorations.


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SFNF Plans Multiple Prescribed Burns This Fall

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to take advantage of favorable conditions this fall to conduct prescribed burns across the forest to remove hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat, and create healthier, more resilient forest and watershed ecosystems.

Depending on conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, the forest’s window to implement these prescribed burns is Sept. 16 to Nov. 30.

The SFNF will issue additional notifications about each project based on fire managers’ expectations for implementation.


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Scenes From African Library Project Send Off Event

A crowd gathers Wednesday near Sullivan Field to send local volunteer Sharon Allan off to New Orleans in a van loaded with books for Africa as part of the African Library Project. The project is dedicated to changing lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. This grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to start or improve a library in Africa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Builders Club members in the van with the boxes of books and Sharon Allen, a prime mover and volunteer in the African Library Project. Key Club


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Fort Union: U.S. Army Bicycle Corps Program Sept. 19

Program about the U.S. Army Bicycle Corps, Iron Riders of the West at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 19. Courtesy photo

Fort Union News:

Watrous – Join Fort Union in downtown Las Vegas, N.M. for a program about the hardy, but little-known U.S. Army Bicycle Corps, a group of Buffalo Soldiers who tested bicycles as a possible replacement for horses.

The free program will be presented by Park Ranger Mike Weinstein at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. The program will take place at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, N.M.

When bicycles became a popular new technology in the 1890s,


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Fr. Glenn: Being Set Free

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Well, well, well … lookie here. President Trump is coming to town on the 16th. Well … to little ol’ New Mexico anyway. To the cynical observer that’ll be of endless entertainment value in the media for a week or two at least: the love pieces, the hate pieces, the “wish he’d go away!” pieces. Many of the state’s media moguls will be criticized for even mentioning the presence of “he who must not be named”, thereby accused of “promoting” him. But … would it be responsible journalism to neglect one of the biggest stories around, whether one is happy with it or not? … ignoring the “elepha


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Posts From The Road: Palms To Pines

Mountain Views: The Palms to Pines Byway leaves streets lined with palm trees in the Palm Springs area to the dry desert landscape when  crossing the mountains. The first signs of fall were spotted at a mountain stop as cottonwood trees along a stream begin to show their autumn colors. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Idyllwild: The village of Idyllwild, Calif. sits on the western slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains and is surrounded by ponderosa pines at an elevation of 5,413 feet. The peaks in the area rise to almost 11,000 feet in  elevation. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

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UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board Meets Monday

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meets 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the UNM-LA campus at 4000 University Dr.

Agenda items include:

  • Annual review of the UNM-LA By-Laws;
  • Annual review of the Operating Agreement with UNM;
  • Update from the UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair; and
  • Administrative reports on ongoing UNM-LA operations.

The meeting is open to the public.


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Wood & Wire Performs For Sold Out Crowd Tonight

Austin-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire is performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Wood & Wire is opening the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

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Boese Brothers Brewery Opens To Packed House!

Boese Brothers Brewery opened at 5 p.m. today at 145 Central Ave., and is packed with people! The brewery will be open until 10 p.m. today, 5-10 p.m. Sunday and will operate during regular hours starting Monday. The new bar, which inhabits the space formerly occupied by UnQuarked Wine Bar, will serve the Boese Brothers beer, as well as cider from the New Mexico Hard Cider’s brewery. New Mexico wines will also be available. Additionally, Boese Brothers Brewery will offer a sandwich menu, which includes hot and cold sandwiches and paninis. Courtesy photo

Boese Brothers Brewery at 145 Central Ave.,


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Repairs And Renovations Continue Near Ruby K’s

Workers continue repairs to the sidewalk area at Central Avenue and 20th Street and today are installing a cover above the sidewalk, which will enhance the outdoor eating area in front of Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 9, 2019

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Diamond Dr Paving – San Ildefonso roundabout milling/paving may begin later this week

Residents and businesses along Diamond Drive can expect to see and hear activities related to road construction as Star Paving crews continue the asphalt milling and paving operations daily. Drivers are asked to be cautious when making turns out of side streets adjacent to the work zone, the contractor may be limiting access for left turns out of side streets.


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Letter To The Editor: Thank You Doesn’t Do Your Kindness Justice…

Dear Los Alamos,

I don’t know any of you personally, but I did get to meet a few of you through the tragic loss of our dear daughter, Colleen O’Bannon, July 6, 2019, on the hill headed to Los Alamos.

Although it was undoubtedly the worst day of my husband, Jim’s and my life, your community of Los Alamos treated us with such care and dignity.

In the most difficult of situations you can ask no more then to feel the loving care of others.

The professional people with whom we dealt were kind and patient and as comforting as one could be given the circumstances. The chaplains, Jenn who helped Jim and me as well as


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