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Today's Farmers Market is Underway Downtown

on May 8, 2014 - 10:49am

Intergalactic Bread Company displays a variety of homemade baked goods for sale today at the Famers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/

Shoppers check out fresh vegetables. Photo by Chris Clark/

Flowers and herbs are for sale today at the Farmers Market. Photo by Chris Clark/


Los Alamos Girl Scout Troop 116 are Rocketeers

on May 8, 2014 - 10:32am

Girl Scout Troop 116 with advisors Ryn Herrmann, left, and Nan Holmes. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Members of Girl Scout Troop 116 are Rocketeers! The scouts, comprised of Los Alamos sixth grade students and one home school, are advised by Ryn Herrmann and Nan Holmes.

The scouts met with elementary school principals to invite school teachers and next year’s sixth grade and middle school student to participate in building 206 rockets that will be launched later this fall as part of an event called RocketFest. Each troop member built a rocket as part of their Silver Award Project.

The 206

Sign Up For Summer DWI School at Los Alamos Family Council June 6, 13 and 20

on May 8, 2014 - 10:19am

LAFC News:

The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division website provides valuable information about drinking and driving:

  • In New Mexico, it is illegal to drive with a breath or blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more if you're 21 or over, or .02 if you're under 21, or .04 if you drive a commercial vehicle.
  • If your breath or blood test is at or above the legal limit, or if you refuse to take the breath or blood test, you will lose your license, in most cases for a year.
  • You can be convicted of DWI even if the breath or blood test is below the legal limit if it is proven that your ability to drive

Los Alamos Well Represented at Historical Society of New Mexico Conference

on May 8, 2014 - 10:13am

Georgia Strickfaden, Sharon Snyder and Judith Machen answer questions during their panel discussion, 'Los Alamos Through World War II.' Photo by Nancy Bartlit

HSNM News:

The Historical Society of New Mexico’s (HSNM) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, N.M. last week drew record crowds, with a wide variety of educational sessions, fascinating tours of some of the town’s 900 historic buildings, and meals in such extraordinary sites as the recently refurbished Plaza Hotel and the Montezuma Castle at United World College.

Don Bullis, first vice president of HSNM, presents the Paul A. F.


Hilltalkers 'DeBake' Sale @ LANB Friday

on May 8, 2014 - 9:47am


The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate Team will host a “DeBake” sale 2-5 p.m. Friday, May 9 in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.

The Hillltalkers are raising funds to send three of their members in June to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Ks. Alexandra Berl, Irene Gerrish and Sudeep Dasari qualified to compete at the National Tournament through a grueling District tournament in April. 

The cost of the trip is $1,400 per student and these students are trying to raise $700 per student to make the trip affordable for them

Art on Tap: Bird In Space Controversy Thursday

on May 7, 2014 - 8:16pm
Tap into a great conversation, fellowship, and, of course, food and drink tomorrow 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project Restaurant on Central Avenue.  
Ever heard of the Bird in Space Controversy? Let’s just say it rocked the art world of the 1920’s and sparked a very real conversation about art and what art is. 
Sound intriguing? It is! Come find out more, and play the “Is This Art?” flash card game! What is art to you? A thing of beauty? Therapy? A way to communicate? Is it really worth 1,000 words?
Come join in the conversation, and let’s talk art! Space

Today's Sunrise Paints the Sky in White Rock

on May 7, 2014 - 8:35am

A bird soars above the sunrise this morning in White Rock. Photo by James Foley