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Schedule For Local Vacation Bible Schools

on June 15, 2017 - 6:21am

Thursday Science On Tap: Space Weather

on June 14, 2017 - 6:35pm


Space is not a dark, cold void as many people think. Instead, it churns with energy—in the form of accelerated particles—that come to us through the sun’s activity. The resulting sunspots and solar storms can disrupt communications, compromise power grids, and even influence your day-to-day life on Earth.

Come to Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square, where Geoff Reeves, with the Lab’s Space Science & Applications group, will talk about his research on just how space weather impacts our planet and the

Scenes From Volunteer Fair At Chamberfest

on June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

At the 'Volunteer Fair at Chamberfest' booth sponsored by Los Alamos Community Foundation in partnership with Leadership Los Alamos and United Way Northern New Mexico, visitors browsed volunteer opportunities available with more than 25 local nonprofit organizations. Photo by Madelyn Crotzer

The Volunteer Fair booth received interest from visitors of all ages. Photo by Martha Katko

Quite a few youth stopped by the Volunteer Fair booth. This young lady was looking for opportunities to volunteer at the animal shelter. Photo by Madelyn Crotzer

A young mother and baby visit the Volunteer Fair

Maness Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 14, 2017 - 3:54pm
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ACRR News:
Lauraine Maness was the top predictor at 3 seconds off her predicted time in the weekly pace race held on the trail off State Route # 501 (West Jemez Road) across from the Laboratory’s S-site. 
Other accurate predictors were: Zach Leonard with a 5 second differential, Jackie Marr recording 12 seconds off, and Sonja Behnke with a 15 second difference.
On the 1 mile paved course Isolina Viloria was the top finisher at 10:08 and 6 year old Adrian Medin was the first male with a time of 10:19. 
Lyle Cunningham was the best finisher on the 3 mile

LAPS Announces New Principals At LAMS And Piñon

on June 14, 2017 - 3:38pm

LAPS News:

After an extensive interview process involving teachers, staff and parents, two Principal positions have been filled in the Los Alamos Public Schools. 

Ivanna Austell is the incoming principal at Piñon Elementary School in White Rock and Pamela Miller will serve as assistant principal at Los Alamos Middle School.

Ivanna Austell

Austell has a Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Leadership and Administration from Eastern New Mexico and a second MA in Educational Technology from Lesley College. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

New LAPD Public Safety Aide Supervisor Debra Kramer Is Sworn In Today At Magistrate Court

on June 14, 2017 - 3:03pm

New Los Alamos Police Department Public Safety Aide Supervisor Debra Kramer is sworn in this morning in Magistrate Court. Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, and Chief Dino Sqambellone joined other officers and guests at the ceremony. Courtesy photo

Newly sworn LAPD Public Safety Aide Supervisor Debra Kramer signs documents this morning in Magistrate Court as Judge Pat Casados looks on at right. Courtesy photo

Summit Garden Club Announces Scholarship Recipient

on June 14, 2017 - 2:29pm
The Summit Garden Club is happy to announce the 2017 graduating senior recipient of the Pat Edmonds & Sue Graves Memorial Scholarship. Erica Keevama (second from left) will be attending Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, majoring in biology. The club’s Scholarship Committee members, from left, Susan Larocque, Norma Tech and Ann Cooke. Courtesy photo

Braxton Porter Practices Swing At Local Golf Course

on June 14, 2017 - 8:50am

Braxton Porter, 8, practices her swing at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scenes From White Rock Presbyterian Church 50th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2017 - 8:05am

Irene Davis-Dillinger and Vernon Kerr reminisce about the early days after Sunday's service. The church was chartered June 25, 1967, with Rev. Robert M. Maxson as its first installed pastor. Pastor John Guthrie was joined by Harry Chronis, who was pastor from 1986 to 2011, Elizabeth Graham, who was pastor during 2013, Lorelei Kay, Moderator of the Presbytery of Santa Fe, Floyde Smith, associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Los Alamos, Fred Thomas, pastor of Navajo House of Fellowship near Gallup, and Kara Windler, worship associate. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

White Rock

Rotarians Visit Tibbar Plasma Technologies

on June 14, 2017 - 7:50am

Twenty-five Los Alamos Rotarians pay a visit Tuesday afternoon to Tibbar Plasma Technologies at 274 DP Road as part of a vocational tour. Owner Rick Nebel gave a presentation to the group about the company and its revolutionary new plasma-based technology for high voltage direct current (HVDC) converters. The presentation was followed by a tour of the company's lab. Photo by Laura Loy

Rotarians visit Tibbar Plasma Technologies Tuesday as part of a vocational tour. Courtesy/Laura Loy

SFNF: Report It ... Don’t Ignore It

on June 14, 2017 - 7:26am

SFNF News:

EL RITO — Each year the El Rito Ranger District hosts thousands of visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Unfortunately, a small number of these visitors behave badly and cause big problems for the forest. Fire prevention patrols in the forest find abandoned or unattended campfires almost every day.

Abandoned campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire. Every large wildfire begins as a small fire. In 2011 the Wallow wildfire in Arizona burned 522,000+ acres. One small campfire left unattended burned an area 28 miles by 28 miles.

June is high fire season at the El

Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club Registration

on June 14, 2017 - 7:11am
LADOC dog training classes. Courtesy photo
LADOC dog training classes. Courtesy photo 
Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) runs through June 27.
The Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club is a non-profit volunteer organization established in 1951 by a group of dedicated trainers.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Classic Air Medical

on June 14, 2017 - 6:28am
On The Job In Los Alamos: Flight Nurse Erin Warren, Flight Medic Dan Bergman and Pilot Kody Henderson of Classic Air Medical in front of their red helicopter parked behind Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Geoff Rodgers

The Scoop Behind The Crane...

on June 13, 2017 - 7:37pm

A crane heads down Trinity Drive Monday toward the CenturyLink Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Map of the legacy clean up area. Courtesy image

Staff Report

The purpose of the large crane that made its way up the Main Hill Road Monday evening and over to the CenturyLink Building on Trinity Drive is to clean up an area of decades old contaminated dirt.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus explained today that the crane has been brought it to remove legacy waste along the side of the canyon behind the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Building

County Councilors At Farmer's Market Thursday

on June 13, 2017 - 7:06pm


Two Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday.

Market-goers are welcome to stop by their tent to ask questions, share kudos or voice concerns.

Council Announces ‘Russ Gordon Day’ Proclamation

on June 13, 2017 - 7:05pm

Concert producer Russ Gordon. LADP/file photo


  • Community asked to join in ‘Thanks for the Musical Memories’ honoring Russ Gordon

Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan announced today that the Council has asked County staff for a special recognition honoring long-time concert producer Russ Gordon for his thousands of hours and 28 years of service dedicated to bringing great musical acts to Los Alamos.

The County contracts with Gordon each year to produce the Summer Concert Series. Gordon recently announced that he will be retiring and moving out of state.

Tribute To Nona Boman

on June 13, 2017 - 6:16pm

Nona Bowman

Living Treasure of Los Alamos 2012

With the passing of Nona Bowman on May 18, Los Alamos lost a true public servant.

Nona and I had been friends since she and her husband Charlie Bowman came to Los Alamos in August of 1982. Six months later, I had begun my first term on the Los Alamos County Council when Nona called me to express a desire to help improve the appearance of the downtown. One of my campaign promises was to beautify Los Alamos, especially for the county to take better care of Fuller Lodge.

The council had set aside some money to upgrade


Tuesdays At The Pond: Zoltan And The Fortune Tellers Tonight!

on June 13, 2017 - 6:09pm

Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond. Courtesy Photo



The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues this evening with Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers.

Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers play ticklishly oddball original tunes about cheese, love, sandwiches, snake oil and much more. The trio features Zoltan Szekely on guitar and vocals.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Heather Elliott at Boomerang

on June 13, 2017 - 6:06pm

Heather Elliott at Boomerang, a whimsical consignment and retail store full of surprises at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

News Alert: Motorcycle Crash On Omega Bridge

on June 13, 2017 - 4:03pm

News Alert:

UPDATE: Los Alamos Police have cleared the accident scene and the road is reopened. 

There is a motorcycle crash on the Omega Bridge. The male driver has been transported to LAMC with unknown injuries.

One lane is closed southbound and the Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to proceed with caution, and if possible, avoid the area all together while responders clear the crash scene.





Waffle Breakfast At Pajarito Masonic Lodge Saturday

on June 13, 2017 - 3:27pm


The Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 is sponsoring a waffle breakfast to support Scouts going to Philmont the summer of 2018 from Troops 22, 222 and 522. The breakfast is 7:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 at 1400 N. Sage St.


Chamber Business After Hours Aspen Ridge June 28

on June 13, 2017 - 2:26pm

Community Invited To Bingo Night Wednesday At IHM

on June 13, 2017 - 2:24pm

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The community is invited to attend Bingo Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Packets are $20 each and 16 games will be played. The event is a fundraiser for the parish youth group.

Prizes will be gift baskets with a minimum value of $20. Frito pies, chili dogs, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.

"This will be a great night out for all ages," IHM Youth Minister Kendra Wilhelm said. "If it is successful, we will have more Bingo Nights in the future."

Immaculate Heart of Mary is at 3700 Canyon Road and the Parish

Bear Tears Apart Suet Feeder At Los Alamos Home

on June 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

This black bear visited a Los Alamos residence around 7:50 p.m. Sunday. Apparently bears like suet. It tore apart the suet feeder and then moved on to a nyjer-seed feeder and a bird house. The bird house is six feet above the ground; obviously this bear can reach that high. So people should keep their bird feeders at least 6.5 feet above the ground. Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

White Rock Resident Bitten In Roaming Dog Incident

on June 13, 2017 - 1:15pm

White Rock resident Linda Daly's injuries from a May 24 incident involving three roaming dogs in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

White Rock resident Linda Daly's injuries from a May 24 incident involving three roaming dogs in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Daily Post

White Rock resident Linda Daly is recovering from injuries she received during a May 24 incident involving three roaming dogs in Pajarito Acres.

Daly said she was walking with her dog on a leash along her regular route on Rio Bravo when she noticed two dogs, a