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Rotary STARS Provides Financial Support to Enable Students to Participate in Swimming Program

on March 21, 2014 - 11:12am

Rotary STARS member Laura Loy, left, presented a check for $1,289 to PE teachers Lynne Higdon (Barranca), Justin Black (Chamisa) and Tony Hinoja (Mountain) during Wednesday's STARS meeting at the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill. STARS is a satelite group of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. The group raised the funds to pay for transportation and scholarships for fourth grade students to attend a four-week swimming program. Chamisa third graders also will participate. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LAHS Class of 1964 Plans 50th Reunion

on March 21, 2014 - 8:17am

CLASS OF 1964 News:

The Los Alamos High School class of 1964 is planning its 50th Reunion Sept.19-21, to coincide with Homecoming. Tentative plans are to participate in the Homecoming Parade and attend the Homecoming Game, both Sept.19. 

There will be a mixer at Fuller Lodge the evening of Sept. 19. The group is looking into optional tours around Los Alamos, the “new” Los Alamos High School, Mesa Public Library, the Bradbury Science Museum and a hiking tour of the Valles Caldera Sept. 20. There is a dinner and dance planned at Betty Ehart Senior Center Sept.

Watch or Compete in Mini-Sumo Robot Competition

on March 21, 2014 - 7:56am

Staff Report

A mini-sumo robot competition is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29. Allan Saenz will  host this event at his home at 4711 Quemazon in Los Alamos.

The competition is open to all interested parties, whether to compete or just watch.

For more information or help preparing robots, email Senz at

Deer Spotted Grazing Along Rose Street Ravine

on March 21, 2014 - 7:36am

This deer was part of a small herd munching grass Tuesday afternoon near a ravine behind the Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Residents have spotted as many as 12 deer grazing together along this ravine over the last few weeks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

United Way of Northern NM Elects New Officers

on March 20, 2014 - 11:39am

The United Way of Northern New Mexico Board elected new officers Tuesday during a meeting at Los Alamos National Bank. From left, Don Cobb is immediate past president, Bob Trapp is treasurer, Steve Boerigter will serve as vice president and Valerie Martinez is the new president. UWNNM Board members include Antonio J. Salazar, Carol A. Clark, Cathe McClard, Elmer Salazar, Jeffrey D. Mousseau and Katy Korkos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Unitarian Forum: Dale Arnink Speaks on Abortion

on March 20, 2014 - 10:13am

Dale Arnink


This week's Unitarian Forum is a talk by Dale Arnink titled "Abortion Issues" at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N Sage Loop. The public is invited

Arnink will speak on language and reasoning issues involved with abortion.

“Key words of the ongoing debate have multiple meanings, which deserve reflection, for example: person, human, life and murder,” Arnink said.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Seeking Lunch Buddies

on March 20, 2014 - 8:41am

BBBS News:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Alamos County currently serves children, with the support of Los Alamos Public Schools, at all five LAPS elementary schools and is in need of “Bigs” to serve as Lunch Buddies for the 2014-15 school year.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with measurable impact.


Crowd Turns Out For New Mexico Consortium's FAN Club at Biolab and Greenhouse

on March 20, 2014 - 7:53am

Executive Director Katharine Chartrand of the New Mexico Consortium speaks to the crowd at Wednesday's NMC hosted, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce FAN Club at the Biolab and Greenhouse. The New Mexico Consortium conducted tours of its state-of-the-art, 4,000 square-foot research lab and greenhouse in Entrada Park. Photo by Katy Korkos


Los Alamos American Legion Riders Escort 'The Wall That Heals' to Santa Fe

on March 20, 2014 - 7:23am
Members of the Los Alamos Chapter of the American Legion Riders joined the New Mexico Patriot Guard in escorting 'The Wall That Heals' Tuesday from west of Albuquerque to Ft. Marcy Park in Santa Fe where it will be on display this week. Los Alamos American Legion Riders from left, Jim Hay, Fred Humphry, Ron Shuttles, Ken Nadeau, Dave Bullock and Chris Larribas. Photo by Los Alamos Rider Randi Moore
Staff Report

SANTA FE—A half-size replica of the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., is now in Santa Fe for a six-day stop. The Wall That Heals arrived Tuesday Ft.

Scholarships Available From Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries

on March 19, 2014 - 3:33pm


As the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries await applications for their annual scholarships from graduating seniors, they are sad to bid farewell to Marie Pierce, who was Scholarship Chairman for many years.

Each year, Pierce made sure that applicants followed the rules, logged in the qualifying applications, and, at the same time, removed the identification of the author and assigned a code letter identifier to each essay. She created packets and distributed them to each of her volunteer readers.

Los Alamos Church of Christ to Host Second Annual Women to Women Inspirational Mini-Conference

on March 19, 2014 - 12:46pm

Jackie Mereness


“Filled with God’s Joy” is the theme for the second annual county-wide mini-conference, “Women-to-Women Brunch and More.”

The mini-conference, which seeks to connect Los Alamos women with each other and with God, will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 29, at the Los Alamos Church of Christ building, 2323 Diamond Dr.

The morning of Christian fellowship, mutual encouragement, and spiritual strengthening is open to all women of the community. There is no charge for the conference. Brunch will be served, and complimentary babysitting will be available.


Beer Co-op Social Features Pajarito String Band at Manhattan Project Bar & Grill Sunday

on March 19, 2014 - 8:18am


The Los Alamos Beer Co-op is hosting a social at the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill and everyone is invited!

Enjoy special beer releases, meet people who are involved with the Beer Co-op initiative, and learn the latest about recent progress toward opening a new taproom venue in Los Alamos and how to help get the local member-owned brewery open.

The event is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Manhattan Project Bar & Grill. Music starts at 5 p.m. with the Pajarito String Band.

History Museum Exhibit Celebrates Women’s Contributions

on March 19, 2014 - 7:49am

Edith Warner and Tilano Montoya. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society

LAHM News:

The public is invited to an evening celebrating women’s contributions to history. The Los Alamos History Museum will hold an exhibit opening and two book signings 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.

The exhibit, Edith and Tilano: Bridges Between Two Worlds, will be in the Museum’s rotating exhibit space through the end of May.

Patricia Klaus will be signing her book An Atomic Love Story and Roseanne Roberts Archuletta will be signing her book Women Marked for History.

At the place where the river makes a noise,


Hilltalkers Host 'Talker Revue: An Evening of Entertainment' 7 p.m. Friday

on March 18, 2014 - 9:08am


The LAHS Hilltalkers invite the community to enjoy an evening of entertainment hosted by the team’s talented members. “Talker Revue” features drama, dance and music performances and offers the community the opportunity to see local teens shine.

A silent auction of delicious desserts will take place throughout the evening. The event is 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 in the Topper Theater, on the north end of the high school, lower floor near the cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased from team members or at the door - $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

This event also marks

Project Eliminate Needs Your Help

on March 18, 2014 - 8:28am
Maple Levine , a member of the Kiwanis Club of Corrales, tells local Kiwanians about Project Eliminate, which seeks to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. Courtesy/Kiwanis
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Kiwanis International joined with UNICEF in 2010 in a worldwide effort to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus. Kiwanis and its affiliated youth organizations are now struggling to raise a total of $110 million by the end of 2015, and, meanwhile, UNICEF is delivering the injections that both organizations hope will eliminate a cruel killer.



Empty Bowls Raises More Than $10,000 For Self Help

on March 18, 2014 - 7:50am
The Empty Bowls fundraiser, held Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, garnered more than $10,000 for Self Help Inc. the nonprofit's Executive Director Ellen Morris Bond said Monday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Bagpipes Mark St. Patrick's Day at Los Alamos High School

on March 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
LAHS Senior Tristan Goodwin celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the High School by playing a few songs on his bagpipes. Goodwin has been playing the instrument for more than nine years. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

St. Patrick's Day Pipes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Lecture On 16th Century New Mexico March 29

on March 17, 2014 - 11:04am

Alan Osborne. Courtesy/CIR


Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a public lecture by Alan Osborne, co-founder of Southwest Seminars. The lecture is titled “Crisis and Confrontation in 16th Century New Mexico: People of Stone and People of Steel.”

The event is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. The cost is $10 for non-members and free to CIR members.

Osborne, a native of Oklahoma, was educated at Oklahoma State University and completed his master’s coursework at the University of New Mexico in

LACDC Seeks Artists For Summer Markets

on March 17, 2014 - 11:00am

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) is looking for artists and artisans to participate in a seasonal outdoor Artist Market at the White Rock Visitor Center. 

There will be 10 markets this year, June to October beginning 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Each market costs $15 to participate and space is limited so early registration is encouraged. 

To register for any of the Artist Markets go to The Artist Market is open to any person or business wanting to participate.

For  more information contact Melanie Peña

Y Offers Camps for Learning and Outdoor Play

on March 17, 2014 - 10:32am
Kids learn about gardening at last year's iCARE Day camp. Courtesy/YMCA
YMCA News: 

Registration is open for Y summer programs. Camp registrations completed by April 30 save a $25 registration fee. Summer options for teens and elementary-school aged youth are available.

The Y has two camp choices for youth in kindergarten through seventh grade. 

Y Camp offers a traditional day “camp” experience for elementary age youth featuring arts and crafts, drama, sports, assembly, swimming, hikes, field trips and the opportunity to create friendships with other kids in one’s own age group.

Chloe Keilers is Rotary Club Student of the Month

on March 17, 2014 - 10:16am

Rotary student of the month Cloe Keilers with the teachers she credits with having the most positive influence in her life Kathy Boerigter, left, and Margo Batha. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Chloe Keilers, a junior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Keilers is the daughter of Chuck Keilers and Marjorie Madsen Keilers.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.

Los Alamos Big Band Concert & Dance March 28

on March 17, 2014 - 9:41am

United Way Hosts Annual Meeting

on March 17, 2014 - 9:20am


The United Way of Northern New Mexico will hold its Annual Meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday in Room 230 at UNM-LA. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by the Blue Window Bistro.

United Way will present its Annual Report highlighting all of the accomplishments of 2013. 2014 Board Members and Leadership roles will be introduced and this will be an opportunity to meet board and staff members, in addition to networking with other non-profit organizations.


Happy St. Patrick's Day From American Legion

on March 17, 2014 - 8:29am
Diane Swan, left, and Melanie Chapman together with Randi Moore, not shown, worked hard to ensure community members enjoyed the Los Alamos American Legion's 95th birthday celebration. Guests dined on traditional St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage Saturday at Post 90 on Trinity Drive. The meals sold out by about 8:30 p.m. and patrons were entertained by singer/musician Sue Barr. Photo by Leland Lehman/ 

Smiths Marketplace Buildings Are Shaping Up

on March 17, 2014 - 8:06am

Large windows have been installed and rock work is lining the exterior wall to the east as work zips along on the Smith's Marketplace Project on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Smith's Market Place construction is taking shape along Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dirt is piled high on the west of the Smith's Marketplace Project. A long building is under construction in the background. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The driveways into Mari Mac Plaza from Trinity Drive are being revamped as part of the Smith's Marketplace Project.