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Swankiest Event of Season Coming to Los Alamos!

on November 6, 2012 - 8:57am

Bronze statue by David Pearson. Courtesy photo


Get ready for the swankiest event of the season! The Speakeasy Soiree, benefitting the United Way of Northern New Mexico, takes place from 5:30-10 p.m., Nov. 16 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

Come on over and Charleston the night away during the 1920s themed night of dining and dancing at the Dixie Girl restaurant in Los Alamos. 

The Speakeasy Soiree is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and 100 percent of the profits go directly to supporting the United Way of Northern New Mexico’s efforts in the

November Lecture: Brief History of Wendover Airfield

on November 5, 2012 - 10:22am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos Historical Society is pleased to offer its 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science.”

The November lecture is a brief history of the Wendover Airfield in Utah by James Petersen

James Petersen’s talk on Historic Wendover Airfield will touch on the origin of Wendover, Utah, and then focus on the period from the inception of the Army Air Force base to the end of World War II.

The history of the B-17 and B-24 bomber training as well as the contribution of Wendover to the Manhattan project will be discussed.

The presentation will include original photographs from

Rotarians Enhance LAHS Memorial Garden

on November 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Los Alamos Rotarians Eric Ferm and Chuck Tallman wield a two-man augur Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden. The men prepared the soil for the Saturday work party of Rotary Club members who planted flower bulbs in the garden. The Rotary Club holds weekly meetings at noon Tuesday's at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. This week's speaker is Jackie LaNew who will talk about the Accelerate Program at UNM-LA. To reserve a spot, call Rotary President Linda Hull at 662-7950. Photo by Gil Butler

'Woman in Black' Pays Triumphant Visit to Los Alamos

on November 4, 2012 - 7:40am

Photo by TK Thompson/

Review By Bonnie Gordon

Do not miss The Woman in Black at Los Alamos Little Theater through Nov. 11.

Not only do I guarantee you’ll be creeped out, this is a play that makes you think, and the production is outstanding.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Don’t think that just because you saw the movie version, you should skip this play. Seeing the story on the stage is an entirely different experience.

The play is a send up of the

Start a Tradition at North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk

on November 4, 2012 - 6:50am


North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk – Start an annual holiday tradition at the North Mesa stables.

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division, members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and Stable Owners Association as we create a fun holiday event for all ages from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9, from  for the North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk.

The event includes professional digital photographs with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft.

Dress warmly, wear your walking shoes, and enjoy the North Mesa stables lit up with luminarias and holiday lights.

Turn Clocks Back Sunday!

on November 3, 2012 - 8:08am

Academic research shows that losing an hour of daylight can be linked to negative effects on both the mind and body, including disturbed sleep patterns, seasonal depression and obesity. (iStock)


Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, Nov. 4.

With clocks turning back one hour at 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning, how could the extra snooze time be anything other than a bonus?

Seasonal time changes always come with a trade-off.

Here are six tips to make the time transition easier and make the clock adjustment work in your favour:

  • Take advantage of the opportunity to

Cat Has Been Waiting Entire Year for Adoption

on November 3, 2012 - 8:05am


Pet of the Week: Cassie – a plus-sized declawed orange tabby female who seeks human attention.

She has been at the shelter for an entire year, waiting for a family to take her home. 

Cassie tends to avoid the company of other cats in the cat room, so she may be best as a single cat and must be an indoor pet.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a large selection of on-site adoptable pets waiting for a home.

Others are currently off-campus in foster homes. Visit the Friends of the Shelter website: to get more information about

After I’m Gone – Things To Think About Your Estate

on November 3, 2012 - 8:03am
By Paula Roybal Sánchez
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Home Economist

Settling an estate can be difficult and time-consuming. If you have ever been in the position of trying to find all the papers and information needed at the time of death and for estate settlement, you know how much time and frustration can be involved. 

After I’m Gone – Things to think about your Estate is a program intended to provide you with information to make the process much easier. 

After I’m Gone – Things to think about your Estate, will be presented by Don Davidson, and will be held at noon Friday,

Aldaz Brings Home Three Gold Medals for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers

on November 2, 2012 - 9:18am

Nicole Aldaz gets the gold in all around. Photo by Jeannette Aldaz

LASG News:

Nicole Aldaz was the top all-around scorer (35.6) in the Level 4 Senior Division for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers.  

Aldaz’s strong performance earned gold on vault (9.1) and bars (8.4), and silver on beam (9.05) and floor (9.05.)

Aldaz was among 215 gymnasts from 11 teams that gathered at Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe on Oct. 27-28 to compete in the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic and Xcel Programs.

Twenty-eight Tumblers’ competed in the meet; 14, including Aldaz, competed in the Jr.

Game On – Medieval Style – at Mountain Pas and Highland Games

on November 2, 2012 - 8:25am

The ladies of Bryngolau: Althina of the North Storms, Belaset Tintura and Isauda Marchwyle. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The Shire of Bryngolau (Shining Hill in Welsh) hosted a pas d’arms tournament and games event Oct. 19 at the Posse Lodge in Los Alamos.

The local group is currently an “Incipient Shire” while they demonstrate their ability to function as a full Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) branch.

The Shire of Bryngolau encompasses Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties and has more than 20 members.

SCA is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the

Annual Turkey Trot Set for Nov. 18

on November 2, 2012 - 8:14am
Aaron Goldman, founder of the Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk. Church World Service Courtesy Photo
The CROP Organization and the Atomic City Road Runners Club will co-sponsor the Annual Turkey Trot event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Los Alamos Middle School.
All proceeds will be split with 25 percent going to LA Cares and 75 percent going to the CROP Organization, one of the late Aaron Goldman's favorite charities.
The top 25 fastest runners will be recognized and all participants will have a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies in a random drawing.

Dive-In Movie at the Aquatic Center Friday

on November 2, 2012 - 8:09am


Tickets: $5

Location: Walkup Aquatic Center

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Movie starts at 7 p.m.

Maximum: 125 Participants

It’s not too late to get your Dive-In Movie tickets at the Aquatic Center. Tickets include movie popcorn, treats, complementary Coca Cola drinks, swim admission and more.

It’s movie time at the pool! Join the Walkup Aquatic Center for a theater-like movie IN the pool.

We heat the water up, have a bunch of fun treats, put the float toys out, and have a blast with our favorite characters from Madagascar 3.

Fee includes treats, the movie,

Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Saturday Craft Fair

on November 2, 2012 - 8:08am

XI NU News:

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is holding its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

Fifty vendors are participating in the event, which includes a raffle to win one of many items including a handmade quilt by a Xi Nu member.



Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 2

on November 1, 2012 - 9:56pm

This week's preview is sponsored by

The Los Alamos Daily Post will provide live election coverage Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Get out the Vote Event - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov 2 at Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square. Questions, call 661-9002

Varisty Football @ Sullivan Field 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Capital High School 

Dive-in Movie – Madagascar 3 7–8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 @ Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.  Enjoy a movie while floating in the main pool. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping With LALT’s The Woman in Black

on November 1, 2012 - 7:54pm

Rehearsal scenes from The Woman in Black, which opens Friday at the Los Alamos Little Theater. Photo by TK Thompson/

By Bonnie Gordon

‘Tis the season to be scary and the new play at Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) will do the job nicely.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Many people have seen the 2012 movie version starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The play opens in a small Victorian theatre.

LANL Scientist Nate McDowell Presenting Nov. 1 Talk

on October 31, 2012 - 4:21pm


The Los Alamos Master Gardeners and Los Alamos Extension Office are sponsoring a program by Nate McDowell, a staff scientist in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

McDowell will share his research methods and results with the community at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Fuller Lodge.

McDowell studies the inter-dependency of plant and ecosystem water and carbon cycles and their response to climate and disturbance.

What are the exact physiological mechanisms that lead to tree death during prolonged drought and rising temperatures?

These are

Halloween Comes to Pruitt Street

on October 31, 2012 - 3:08pm

Homes on Pruitt Street in White Rock are all decked out for Halloween tonight. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/






Community Invited to Teen Center Design Meeting Nov. 1

on October 31, 2012 - 11:29am
A community meeting to review and provide comments on the design of the new Los Alamos Teen Center is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Community Building next to Ashley Pond.
The new teen center will be developed in an existing building in Central Park Square that faces the back lawn of Fuller Lodge.
The public is welcome to attend Thursday's meeting and provide input on the design for the new teen center.

Area teens will gather from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

History Nuts Column: What Makes Our Historic District a Special Place?

on October 31, 2012 - 10:37am

Column by Janie O'Rourke

History is an integral part of the landscape that surrounds us. The lives and actions of those who have come before us have created, layer upon layer, the places in which we live. 

Historic districts are special areas set aside to protect pieces of these layers: historic and archaeological sites, historic buildings, and even viewsheds or cultural landscapes without manmade structures.  

Here in Los Alamos we are fortunate to have a historic district located in our downtown.

If you have attended a lecture or concert at Fuller Lodge or strolled across the Fuller

New County Attorney to Talk at Lunch with a Leader

on October 30, 2012 - 8:41am

County Attorney Rebecca W. Ehler. Courtesy photo

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters will host its monthly Lunch with a Leader event at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Mesa Public Library.

The leader for November is new Los Alamos County Attorney Becky Ehler.

After working in Alamogordo for 19 years as the city attorney and as the legal advisor to the City's Department of Public Safety, Ehler came to Los Alamos in June 2012 with her husband of 34 years.

They purchased a house in White Rock where they live with the animals the kids left behind when they moved out.

She has worked in

Huge Yard Sale to Benefit Fire Damaged Church

on October 30, 2012 - 8:31am

NBFC News:

The New Beginnings Fellowship Church will hold a benefit yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

Anything that is donated to the yard sale will be greatly appreciated by the chuch, which suffered heavy fire damage in July.

Donations can be dropped off until noon Friday behind the church at 112 East Road.

"We are hoping for a community-wide response to help the New Beginnings Fellowship Church devastated by fire on the Fourth of July."


Heart Council’s Health Fair Draws Massive Crowd

on October 30, 2012 - 8:29am

 More than 60 participating vendors from Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico provided educational information, performed free health screenings and handed out freebies such as bags, bookmarks, pens and water bottles at Saturday's Health Fair. Photo by Ann ReVelle HEART COUNCIL News:
The Los Alamos Heart Council’s 27th Annual Health Fair was a rousing success with more than 1,600 attendees Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon.
Some 720 adult flu shots were provided free of charge by the Los Alamos Medical Center.

Los Alamos Youth Participate in English Setter National Dog Show

on October 30, 2012 - 8:29am

Event Judge Ronald Horn with Los Alamos Middle School 8th grader Jennifer Necker and Aspen School 6th grader Tazler Smith. The students will participate in the English Setters junior showmanship competition Friday, Nov. 9 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post

English Setters Bring Lots of Spots to the Albuquerque Spotlight

The English Setter Association of America will hold its National Specialty Nov. 6-9 at the Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Road NE., in Albuquerque, finishing up the week with a Hunt Test Saturday, Nov.

Los Alamos Co-op Expands Sustainability Programs

on October 30, 2012 - 8:26am

Co-op board members, Gale Zander Barlow and Nancy Savoia display the Terracycle Bin at a Gordon's Concert this summer. The artistic styling was created by Marshall Jansen. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market launched three green programs this summer.

Two Terracycle bins now greet shoppers at the entrance to the Co-op. Sandra West, Community Outreach at the Co-op Market, credited Gloria Brehm for suggesting the Terracycle Program.

"When I was president of Pinon Elementary PTO, I implemented this program within the school with the