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Scenes From White Rock Presbyterian Church 50th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2017 - 8:05am

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr reminisce about the early days after Sunday's service. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor. Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was pastor from 1986 to 2011, Elizabeth Graham, who was pastor during 2013, Lorelei Kay, Moderator of the Presbytery of Santa Fe, Floyde Smith, associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Los Alamos, Fred Thomas, pastor of Navajo House of Fellowship near Gallup, and Kara Windler, worship associate. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

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How The Hen House Turns: What Do Heron’s Taste?

on June 14, 2017 - 7:18am
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Formerly of Los Alamos
Last week, during our morning walk, we saw something that kept us fascinated for 20 minutes.
Instead of circling the campus, we had turned down toward the Windy Hill Open Space Reserve parking lot. There, near the fence bordering a huge meadow of
wild grass, we saw a heron.
He (or she) stood at least 4 feet tall, its long beak clamped tightly on a ball of brown fur. A quick dip of the bird’s head, and the gopher slipped down into his neck. What we were seeing was real, not a Nature program on TV.
The gopher ball was

Top Beaches To Visit

on June 13, 2017 - 5:23pm

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Staff Report

Motel 6, those legendary roadside purveyors of clean, comfortable rooms where Tom Bodett leaves the light on for you, conducted a survey this year that showed a full 25 million Americans have never seen the ocean.

And in a country that borders three oceans -- with one state completely surrounded by ocean -- that’s just a sad stat.

Even if you have seen the ocean before, likely you haven’t been to every inch of coastline this great nation provides.


Ordination Of Laurie Triplett To Priesthood At TOTH

on June 13, 2017 - 3:34pm

Bishop Michael L. Vono of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande officiated as Laurie Triplett was ordained a priest during a special ceremony Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos. ​Photo by Carol A. Clark/

White Rock Presbyterian Church Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on June 13, 2017 - 3:24pm

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr, founding members of White Rock Presbyterian Church, reminisce for the congregation following Sunday's 50th anniversary service.​ Photo by Maire O'Neill/


White Rock Presbyterian Church celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday with joyful service led by several pastors. The service was followed by a talk on the history of the church by Vernon Kerr and Doris Davis-Dillinger. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor.

Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was

Community Invited To Bingo Night Wednesday At IHM

on June 13, 2017 - 2:24pm

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The community is invited to attend Bingo Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Packets are $20 each and 16 games will be played. The event is a fundraiser for the parish youth group.

Prizes will be gift baskets with a minimum value of $20. Frito pies, chili dogs, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.

"This will be a great night out for all ages," IHM Youth Minister Kendra Wilhelm said. "If it is successful, we will have more Bingo Nights in the future."

Immaculate Heart of Mary is at 3700 Canyon Road and the Parish

New Mexico Tourism: Nine ‘Father-friendly’ Adventures

on June 13, 2017 - 2:18pm


SANTA FE – With Father’s Day right around the corner, the New Mexico Tourism Department has compiled a list of trip ideas designed with dads in mind.

The “New Mexico True Detours for Dad” is a roundup of nine “father-friendly” adventures that will be pitched to outlets around the country to inspire summer travel for fathers and families.

To see what trips made the list of New Mexico True "Detours for Dad” and view “The Guide,” visit

“Our state is a mecca for the things that dads love most,” Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham said.