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Los Alamos Author Hits Number 9 on Amazon Bestseller List With Interstellar Adventure Novel

on April 6, 2014 - 9:56am
Cover of 'Anarchate Vigilante.' Coutesy/T. Jackson King

T. Jackson King

Staff Report

Los Alamos author T. Jackson King has hit No. 9 on the Amazon Hot New Releases in Space Opera sci-fi with his novel Anarchate Vigilante, an interstellar adventure about a human vigilante-for-hire who brings justice and hope to planets oppressed by the Anarchate galactic culture.

Amazon’s Kindle ebook ranking lists only bestselling novels released in the last 30 days and is updated hourly. King’s novel was released March 27, so it has climbed to this rank very quickly.

His novel also has hit Amazon


Good Times Rolled at Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Fundraiser Friday Night

on April 5, 2014 - 9:42pm

Concert promoter Russ Gordon and his wife welcome community members to Friday's fundraiser at the Posse Lodge for which all proceeds go to the Summer Concert Series. Carol A. Clark/

Dancing gets underway at Friday night's fundraiser. Carol A. Clark/

Bidders check out silent auction items. Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Friday night's fundraiser for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series drew a large crowd to the Posse Lodge.

DK & the Affordables performed with special guest musicians Eddy Partridge of the Nomads and James Carothers of the Renegade

Mountain Elementary School’s Production of Disney’s Cinderella Kids is a Big Success!

on April 5, 2014 - 10:51am

First and second grade students at Mountain Elementary School perform April 3 in Disney’s 'Cinderella Kids.' Courtesy photo


Five classes of first and second grade students put on Disney’s musical 'Cinderella Kids' April 3 in the Mountain Elementary School gymnasium.

Each student had a special role - whether Cinderella, narrator, solo singer, a wheel of the carriage, or something else. Six students performed as Cinderella. Families and teachers all worked together to help the students perform this “happily-ever-after” tale.

Mountain art teachers, Lorri McInroy and

Council Tables Withdrawal of Historic Sculptures Master Plan ... Will Revisit In June Time Frame

on April 4, 2014 - 2:20pm

The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 during today's noon-time meeting to table the motion that Council withdraw the Historic Sculptures Master Plan as an official document that guides the work of County boards, commission and staff. Concern was expressed with how the County could fund the plan and other types of public art while ensuring the collection includes a wide variety spread throughout the community. Council likely will revisit the issue at a meeting in June. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

President Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society Board of Directors

Want To Be A Movie Extra in Los Alamos?

on April 4, 2014 - 9:25am


Members of the public who are interested in auditioning to be an extra in the Lifetime made-for-television movie being filmed in White Rock (working title: "Jubilee”), are encouraged to send an e-mail to the casting director at and include a current photo, contact phone number, height, weight and the year, make, model and color of your vehicle. 

Filming in White Rock is scheduled for March 31 and April 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 22, however, other portions of the film will be shot in other New Mexico locations through to the end of April.

Please submit

Summer Concert Series Fundraiser Tonight!

on April 4, 2014 - 8:14am
Dk and the Affordables, from left, Rob Heineman, Scott Beguin and DK Warner entertained an enthusiastic crowd Feb. 16 at the Manhattan Project Restaurant. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Russ Gordon celebrates concert series' 25-year anniversary


Tonight’s fundraiser for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will get going at 7 p.m. at the Posse Lodge.

Music is DK & the Affordables. Special guest musicians include Eddy Partridge of the Nomads fame and James Carothers of the Renegade Mountain Band. Tickets are $15 or $25 for couples.

At 8:30 p.m., the live

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Noah'

on April 3, 2014 - 9:53am

Movie poster for 'Noah.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

"Noah", the new film by Darren Aronofsky, is a fantasy that uses 21st century psychological insights within the framework of an ancient biblical story, ending with mixed results. 

Those who, like us, re-read Genesis 6 through 9 before going to see the film, may find themselves disappointed that more of the details of the story from the Hebrew Bible didn't make the cut in this story. (Really? There aren't three wives for the sons?

Spanish photographer Janire Najera Discovers Another Side of New Mexico’s Nuclear History

on April 3, 2014 - 8:00am

Janire Najera

This week's local and national art series ¡COLORES! features Spanish photographer Janire Najera and her discoveries of another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history.

Najera is a Spanish photojournalist and curator based between Cardiff (Wales), Bilbao (Basque Country) and Santa Fe. She studied journalism in Madrid and documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport.

Since graduating, she has undertaken artistic residencies and exhibited internationally.


This Week at the Reel Deal

on April 2, 2014 - 8:17am
Reel Deal Theater                  

Happy Spring Break! We will be open every day, every showtime to accommodate all.

Movie poster for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

This week, we are opening Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Muppets Most Wanted, Noah, and Divergent will hold for another week. Mr. Peabody and Sherman ends this Thursday.  

Critic Randy Myers of San Jose Mercury News calls Captain America: The Winter Soldier one of the best superhero movies ever made. Read his review here.

Coming attractions include: