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LAHS NJROTC Car Wash Fundraiser @ LANB Saturday

on May 21, 2014 - 11:11am

'Art in Action' Launching at White Rock Visitor Center

on May 21, 2014 - 11:01am

White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Courtesy/LACC


An Art in Action program is rolling out Memorial Day Weekend at the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4.

The first featured artist is photographer Diana McPherson, owner of Friends of Nature Photography.

Locals and visitors to the community can stop at the visitor center and watch artists create murals and other projects on a rotating basis.

"This is a pilot program and we would like to hear from artists interested in participating and performing their art live before the public," said Mike Lippiatt, manager of the White

RTD's Blue Buses Not in Service Memorial Day

on May 21, 2014 - 9:55am


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, May 26, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Tuesday, May 27.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides free bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos; the

'Adaptations in the Natural World' Topic of ‘Nature on Tap’ Thursday

on May 21, 2014 - 8:33am

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host “Nature on Tap,” part of a new informal discussion series, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at the Blue Window Bistro.

The “On Tap” series is a new project from the Los Alamos Creative District and is held every Thursday with the themes “Nature on Tap,” “History on Tap,” “Science on Tap,” and “Art on Tap.” It is a great way to get out in the community and meet people with similar interests.

This event is the first “Nature on Tap” discussion, which will be held on every fourth Thursday of the month.

For this installment


PEEC Hosts Summer Programs for Kids

on May 21, 2014 - 8:02am

PEEC Launches ‘Take Wing with the Nature Center’ Campaign

on May 20, 2014 - 8:17am

PEEC News:

At its annual Earth Day Festival earlier this month, PEEC introduced the public phase of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” – a capital campaign to fund indoor and outdoor exhibits at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. 

The campaign goal is $1 million. More than $850,000 has already been raised in the private phase of the campaign.

The overarching mission of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” is to provide exciting, engaging and interactive exhibits, making the new nature center a state-of-the-art learning center and a community treasure.

Gifts have already come in from


Belgian Beer Tasting Benefits Rotary Youth Exchange

on May 20, 2014 - 8:07am

Student Poster Contest Entries Due June 27

on May 20, 2014 - 8:01am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Prevention Office is conducting a poster contest for students in K-12. The contest also is open to homeschool students.

Keep New Mexico Beautiful is sponsoring the contest.

The posters must be created on white paper (8.5 x 11 inches) with marker and are due by June 27. An information sheet may be requested by calling 505.663.3252 or emailing

New Traffic Signals Installed on Trinity Drive

on May 20, 2014 - 7:38am

New traffic signals have been installed, but are not yet operational on Trinity Drive at the entrance to Smith's Marketplace and Mari-Mac Plaza. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A new traffic signal has been installed on Trinity Drive at the entrance to Mari-Mac Plaza. This new signal is not yet operational. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DNCU Announces Seven Scholarship Recipients for 2014

on May 19, 2014 - 12:50pm

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union, Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship Program for 2014. The seven winners each will receive $1,000 toward the higher education program in which they are enrolled in the fall of 2014.

“We are deeply committed to supporting young people in Northern New Mexico as they make significant advances toward a brighter future,” said Chuck Valenti, President and CEO of Del Norte Credit Union. “While financial literacy is a core DNCU philosophy, education in all its dimensions is just as important.

Barranca Mesa Pool Memberships Available!

on May 19, 2014 - 12:38pm

Barranca Mesa Pool. Courtesy photo

BMP News:

Come join the Barranca Mesa Pool for a summer of outdoor fun and entertainment. The season starts Memorial Day weekend and goes all the way through Labor Day weekend.

The pool has a limited number of memberships available. Interested parties may choose to rent or buy a membership. For more information send an email to or visit or

Expert to Discuss Stream and Wetland Restoration on the Valles Caldera

on May 19, 2014 - 11:59am

Photo caption: Steve Vrooman on the Valles Caldera. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Steve Vrooman, owner and president of Santa Fe-based design/build firm Keystone Restoration Ecology, will give a free talk about projects in the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP) with the non-profit Los Amigos de Valles Caldera.

The informative presentation is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Orange Street.  No advance registration is required for this program.

As a project designer, implementation contractor and lead of the monitoring team for Los Amigos de Valles

LANL Employees/Community Invited to View PBS Documentary at Bradbury Science Museum June 4

on May 19, 2014 - 11:31am


Join LANL Employee Assistance Program counselors as they host a showing of the PBS Documentary entitled, “The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression” followed by discussion.

The event is 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4 at the Bradbury Science Museum Auditorium and open to all LANL employees and adult members of the community. No registration is required.

“The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression” is an intimate look at how depression affects its victims and their families.

Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez and Author Judith Avila to Speak in Jemez Springs

on May 19, 2014 - 8:29am
Chester Nez and Judith Avila will speak about Nez's experiences as a Code Talker June 14 in Jemez Springs. Courtesy/JSPL

JSPL News:

Jemez Springs Public Library will present a talk by authors Chester Nez and Judith Avila about Nez’s memoir of his experiences as a code talker, the Native American heroes of World War II.

Cover of 'Code Talker.' Courtesy/JSPL

The event will take place 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church Community Room. The event is free. Donations are appreciated.

Nez, at 93, is the last of the original 29 Navajo code talkers of WWII – the men


Explora! Science Museum Coming to Jemez Springs

on May 19, 2014 - 8:22am

Jemez Springs Public Library. Courtesy photo


A great way to kick off eight weeks of programs at Jemez Springs Public Library is with the experts in science fun, the Explora! science museum of Albuquerque.

Explora! will provide a range of exhibits and activities for locals and visitors alike in the Jemez Springs Park, weather permitting, or inside the library otherwise 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 30.

 Here are just a few things they have planned for Family Science Night:

  • Scribble Machines: Construct contraptions to make art.

Homeowners Should Repair Mailboxes this Week

on May 18, 2014 - 3:12pm

Courtesy photo

USPS News:

The U.S. Postal Service in the Los Alamos County area is asking homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week May 19-24.

“Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes improves the appearance of our community and makes delivering and receiving mail safer for our carriers and customers,” a postal service official said.

Mailbox Improvement Week calls attention to the need for providing mailboxes that are:

  • Approved by the postmaster general;
  • Safe to use;
  • Conveniently located; and
  • Neat in appearance.

Mailboxes that meet these four important


Probate Judge Christine Chandler Speaks at Lunch with a Leader at Mesa Public Library Tuesday

on May 18, 2014 - 2:02pm

Los Alamos Probate Judge Chris Chandler


The League of Women Voters will have Probate Judge Christine Chandler as their speaker Tuesday, May 20 at Mesa Library. The lunch will begin at 11:40 a.m. and is open to the entire community.

Chandler was appointed Probate Judge by the Los Alamos County Council in August 2013 to fill a vacancy. She is running for the position in the 2014 election.

Chandler grew up in Massachusetts and received her BA from Smith College, with a major in economics.

Pet of the Week: Mr. Kitty the Siamese Cross

on May 18, 2014 - 11:28am

Mr. Kitty. Courtesy photo


Mr. Kitty is an 8-month-old neutered male Siamese cross. He has cream-colored undercoat swirl markings. 

Mr. Kitty is getting along fine with the other cats in the communal cat room at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.  He is very affectionate with women and gentle, quiet, older children.  He also will tolerate dogs who understand how to behave with a cat.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets - see the Petfinder website for photos here.

For information about volunteering, adopting

New Advocacy Program Focuses on Elementary School Students

on May 18, 2014 - 10:30am
At a press conference Tuesday at the Los Alamos Justice Center, JJAB representatives and local caseworkers announced the new Family Resource Advocate Program. Back row from left, JJAB Chair Judge Alan Kirk and JJAB Coordinator Ellen Ben-Naim and front row from left, JJAB Coordinator Sharon Marinuzzi and caseworkers Sarah Hagar and Amy Canzona. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board announced a new program Tuesday, designed to help elementary school-age children at risk.

Los Alamos Kite Fair For Folks of All Ages

on May 18, 2014 - 10:14am

Photo by Joyce Wolff

The Los Alamos Arts Council presents the annual Los Alamos Kite Festival this weekend at the Spirio Soccer Fields at Overlook Park in White Rock.

The festival has grown over the years and now includes several pre-festival kite-building workshops for kids at local schools and culminates in a three-day-long, activity-packed, festival weekend.

The kite-festival weekend kicked off Friday night with the start of the County’s Summer Concert Series and a night kite-flight demonstration.


MPL’s Quotes: The Authors Speak Series Presents Dede Feldman Thursday

on May 18, 2014 - 9:46am

Dede Feldman

MPL News:

Mesa Public Library’s Quotes: The Authors Speak Series presents aurthor and former New Mexico Sen. Dede Feldman at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

As the first woman elected as a New Mexico senator from Albuquerque’s near North Valley, Feldman was a pioneer for women in government. Serving as the state senator for District 13 from 1997 to 2012, Feldman has a long history of promoting campaign finance reform, improved health insurance in New Mexico, and election reform.

Now Feldman has authored a book about her experiences. Inside the

Los Alamos Kite Festival Continues Today

on May 18, 2014 - 8:48am
Up in the air at the Los Alamos Kite Festival Saturday. The festival continues today at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A young kite flyer in deep concentration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Families gather at the Kite Festival. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kite flyers take time out for treats. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Getting kites off the ground. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Colorful kites at the 2014 Los Alamos Kite Festival. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The Darker Side of White: Art by Tiffany Rose Opening Reception at MPL Art Gallery June 5

on May 18, 2014 - 8:34am

Artist Tiffany Rose. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

An Opening Reception for The Darker Side of White, Art by Tiffany Rose is set for 4:30-7:30 p.m., June 5 at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery  in Los Alamos.

Artwork by Tiffany Rose. Courtesy photo

The show consists of work in two monochromatic mediums: charcoal drawings and portraits in pencil. Without the influence of color, the artist can emphasize light, shadow and texture, and still capture a remarkable realism.

Hinojosa has always been passionate about art.

Scene From Saturday's Kite Festival at Overlook Park

on May 18, 2014 - 7:55am

Scene from Saturday's annual Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by James Foley

Scene from Saturday's annual Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by James Foley

Scene from Saturday's annual Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by James Foley

Scene from Saturday's annual Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by James Foley

Scene from Saturday's annual Kite Festival at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by James Foley

As High as a Kite at White Rock Kite Festival Today!

on May 17, 2014 - 1:34pm

As high as a kite, at the White Rock Kite Festival today! Photo by Glen Wurden