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Second Edition of 'Los Alamos Place Names' Is Here

on December 5, 2012 - 9:32am

Author Craig Martin

Book News:


Trinity Drive. Peggy Sue Bridge. Bathtub Row. The history of Los Alamos is written it the names given to locations around town.

The origins of those names and many more are discussed in the long-awaited second edition of Place Names of Los Alamos by local author Craig Martin.

“The first edition has been out of print since 2002 and I’ve been promising the Los Alamos Historical Society an update since 2005, so it’s about time,” Martin said.

The book chronicles the stories behind about 500 names, and the second edition includes two dozen new places that

LA High Flyers Gymnasts Shine at State Meet

on December 5, 2012 - 9:04am

Top row from left, Amaya Coblentz, Sofi Vandenkieboom, Emme Mooday, Bella Garcia, Heidi Johnson, Sarina Borden, Savannah Brown and Lily Houghteling. Bottom row from left, Ella Gaffney and Jillian Puckett. Team members not in photo are Sarah Worley, Brittany Nguyen and Alexandra Hinckley. Courtesy/LAHFG


The girls of Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics traveled to Rio Rancho to take on the teams from around the state last weekend.  

High Flyers is in the middle of its competition season and did extremely well at the competition.

Local Businesses Light Up The Holidays

on December 5, 2012 - 8:42am

A Los Alamos landmark and annual tradition, Los Alamos National Bank, 1200 Trinity Dr., lights up Tuesday night's sky with its tall rooftop Christmas tree created out of white bulbs and capped off with a shining star. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Lights decorate the trees and posts in front of Ruby K's Bagel Cafe, 1789 Central Ave., and line the windows adorned with Christmas scenes Tuesday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


LAHS Staff Receives Royal Feast

on December 5, 2012 - 7:55am


By Maire O'Neill

Los Alamos High School staff was treated to a magnificent feast for lunch on Friday catered by members of the Topper Parent Organization (TPO.)

Some 30 parents prepared everything from posole to some delicious, decadent chocolate mousse concoction containing fudge and Heath bars. Several parents were on hand to set up the luncheon and serve the staff.

PTO president Janine Tulenko has been involved in her son Jack’s schools as a parent volunteer since he was in second grade at Aspen Elementary School.

Public Invited to Valles Caldera Trust Board Meeting

on December 4, 2012 - 1:48pm

VCT News:

Jemez Springs – The Valles Caldera Trust Board of Trustees will conduct a meeting in public scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa in Albuquerque.

The meeting agenda will include a year-end budget update for Fiscal Year 2012, a report on the State of the Preserve, a presentation on restoration and stewardship projects, and a review of the 2012 livestock program and public visitation.

Public comments will be heard after the last report with adjournment scheduled immediately thereafter.

New Social Group Forming in Town

on December 4, 2012 - 12:56pm


A new social group is forming in town called "Los Alamos Friends" for people new to Los Alamos, single or who just want to make some friends and have a little fun.

While some folks in town were born and raised here, most are transplants from all over the U.S. and the world. Many come here alone, and without family and support, and Los Alamos can be a lonely place.

This group will help to fill the void, introduce members to new people and guide them to resources around town.

Once membership grows, Los Alamos Friends will begin regularly scheduled meetings such as coffee


County Offers Free Luminaria Sand

on December 4, 2012 - 12:02pm


Each year, the Los Alamos County Pavement Division provides free luminaria sand as a courtesy to residents.

Sand is now available at these locations:

  • Overlook Park – in south Parking Lot
  • Urban Park – in 42nd St. Parking Area
  • Sullivan Field – west side of Parking Lot
  • Barranca Mesa – at the end of Barranca Rd @ Navajo
  • North Mesa – at the north end of Soccer Field Parking Lot

Residents are asked to limit the amount of sand taken to the amount needed for their holiday luminarias.