Around the Area

  • United Way LANL campaign ends Friday

    United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Kristy Ortega wrote the following appeal to donors.
    “The United Way of Northern New Mexico is approximately one quarter of the way to the amount asked for by non-profits in our community and we need your help.
    “Last year, because of investments to the UWNNM Community Action Fund, our neighbor Kathy was able to change her life and the life of her family for the better. She is just one example of the over 10,000 people you helped.
    “If you are an employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory, please do not forget to log in to your Oracle to make your pledge. We are grateful to LANS/LANL for their continued Community Investment in UWNNM and to their employees for being the heroes through contributions to the UWNNM Community Action Fund.
    “If you are able, we ask you to give. Contributions can be made online at unitedwaynnm.org, or you can find pledge envelopes at the following locations:
    • Los Alamos National Bank
    • Fusion Multisport
    • Ruby K's Bagel Café
    “And a reminder, pledges of $100 or more get entered into the drawing for the Helicopter Rides courtesy of Classic Air Medical.
    “Thank you for your continued support!”
    The LANL United Way campaign ends Nov. 20.

  • United Way community partner spotlight − YMCA

    The ultimate goal of United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) is to positively impact members of the community who are in need of assistance. UWNNM does not do that directly but through grants it provides to community partners to fund programs focused on education, financial stability and health.
    But sometimes, through its partners, UWNNM hears individual stories about how programs funded through community donations to United Way have made a difference in someone’s life.
    One such story came from “Kathy” (a pseudonym to protect privacy), whose family that received assistance through the YMCA scholarship program.
    “The YMCA provides scholarships for families that otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate in programs that they offer,” said UWNNM Program and Marketing Coordinator Jeremy Varela.
    “This particular story about the YMCA had to do with domestic violence as well, and how a family had to start from scratch, basically. Some people find their help within families or whatever. These particular people actually found their help within YMCA. They were able to get back on their feet through the YMCA’s help.
    “I would never expect somebody to get that kind of help from the YMCA and their programs.”
    This is Kathy’s story in her own words.

  • Art on Tap cancelled

    Tonight's Art on Tap has been cancelled.

  • Trick-or-Treat on Mainstreet Mockumentaries due Friday The 13th
  • Bandelier shuttle service ends today

    Atomic City Transit’s Bandelier shuttle service wraps up for this season at the end of today. After that, visitors will be able to drive directly to the Bandelier Visitor Center parking lot throughout the day. A contractor has been working since August on the flood-damaged picnic and parking area on the far side of the creek, cleaning up the flood debris and preparing to construct a concrete box culvert to provide automobile access. With the arrival of winter weather, it will likely be spring before the work can be completed. The Bandelier Visitor Center will continue to be open 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., along with the Bandelier Trading gift shop and snack bar, while the trails are open dawn to dusk. On Nov. 1 the White Rock Visitor Center will go from their summer hours, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. to their winter hours, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, go to nps.gov/band, Facebook or Twitter at BandelierNPS, or call 672-3861, x 517.

  • Boutique Air flights start Nov 1

    Los Alamos, NM – Los Alamos County and Boutique Air jointly announced this afternoon that flights between Los Alamos (LAM) and Albuquerque’s Sunport (ABQ) are now available for booking. Service begins Sunday, November 1. Fares will start at an introductory rate of $49 from Los Alamos to Albuquerque. The schedule will feature three daily round trip flights between the cities. The schedule can be found at www.boutiqueair.com.

  • Sherwood Blvd paving delayed

    Rain has delayed the paving and closure of Sherwood Blvd. from Friday to Tuesday, Oct. 27. Work is scheduled through the weekend to prepare the roadbed for paving.
    On Oct. 26, construction crews will pave the northbound lane of Sherwood Blvd. The southbound lane will remain open. Motorists might experience minor delays, particularly at driveways and cross streets.
    On Oct. 27, Sherwood Blvd. will be closed from N.M. 4 to Aztec Ave. to complete final paving of all traffic lanes. Access to adjacent businesses will be detoured to Rover Blvd., Bonnie View Drive and Longview Drive. Flagging operations may occur near driveways and cross streets.
    Motorists will experience minor delays. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zone, be on the alert for all workers and equipment. Large equipment and trucks will be entering and exiting the work zone throughout the project.
    The schedule may change due to weather or other delays.
    Contact the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or lacpw@lacnm.us with any questions or concerns.

  • Watch interviews with “Manhattan” consultants

    Los Alamos Monitor Reporter Arin McKenna interviewed three members of the “Manhattan” production staff on set this summer. Watch the interviews at the links below and read her full interview with Alex Wellerstein in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.


    Interview with “Manhattan” Historical Consultant Alex Wellerstein and Science Consultant David Saltzberg at www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUTpdi4uyVs&feature=youtu.be.


    Interview with “Manhattan” Production Designer Ruth Ammon at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz7IGZWgGls&feature=youtu.be

  • FLHDAB recommends elevator for Fuller Lodge

    Despite several Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board members expressing a preference for no elevator at Fuller Lodge, they agreed by a 4−1 vote to recommend an option for an ADA elevator in the location of the current elevator. Read the full story in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • No trash pickup Monday

    The county Eco Station will be closed Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day) for Environmental Division training. Trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, Oct. 14 for those with Monday trash service. All other County facilities are open on the Columbus Day holiday.