Editorial Images – New Drive Throughs

The new trend that is sweeping Los Alamos … customer initiated drive throughs! It’s hoped that by having more new drive thru windows, less parking spaces will be needed downtown as shoppers will not have to stop to shop or get information. Let’s hope it works and we can reduce the asphalt in Los Alamos!

McDonald’s new drive thru. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.


The new drive thru at the White Rock visitor’s center. Photo by Carol Clark/ladailypost.com.


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Los Alamos Daily Post’s Candidates Forum Spotlights Council Candidates During Thursday’s Live Broadcast

Part 1 (49 mins):


Part 2 (30 mins):


County Council Candidates from left, Ken Johnson-D, Roger Waterman-R, Pete Sheehey-D, Marc Clay-R, Vincent Chiravalle-R, and Kristin Henderson-D, at Thursday's Los Alamos Daily Post Forum broadcast live in PAC 8 Television. The forum is now podcast on www.ladailypost.com and will remain accessible on the news site through the November General Election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council Candidate Roger Waterman-R. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Candidate Ken Johnson-D. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Clark & Kendall’s – Weekend Preview – May 3, 2012

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 19 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin

Shoppers Turned Out for Season’s First Farmers Market

Plant vendor Sierra Cook from El Rito, peers through her wares at Thursday’s Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library East parking lot in downtown Los Alamos, which was the first outdoor market of the season. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Fresh salad greens and radishes were a hot seller at Mr. G’s booth. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Joel Daeschel shows a customer his selection of plants at the Farmers Market. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Jessica Martinez explains to Collin Sorah what surprises the menu holds at the Coffee Booth Kitchen at Thursday’s


Grant Homestead Plaque Installed at Guaje Pines

Dignitaries at the dedication of the Grant Homestead plaque during a ceremony at Guaje Pines Thursday. From left, Dorthy Hoard, Isabel “Belle” Grant Hill, Joe Gutuerrez, the chair of the committee and Colleen Olinger. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Joe Gutierrez and Isabel “Belle” Grant Hill look over the back fence at Guaje Pines Cemetary. A year around creek used to flow down this arroyo when her Grandfather homesteaded this piece of land. She remembered that the creek even had trout in it back then. Gutierrez is the past president of the Parajito Plateau


Vehicle Survives Visitor Center Crash

A small dog waits patiently inside the runaway 2000 Subaru Station Wagon that crashed into the White Rock Visitor Center, 35 Rover Blvd., early Wednesday evening while the driver, Clene Cusumano, 25, was inside a nearby Shell Gas Station prepaying for her gas. Courtesy/LAPD

View the Original story here:  http://www.ladailypost.com/content/runaway-vehicle-crashes-white-rock-visitor-center

Unlike the Visitor Center, the vehicle sustained relatively minor damage. Courtesy/LAPD

Exterior damage to the White Rock Visitor Center caused by the runaway vehicle that traveled

Styles N’ Smiles Opens in Downtown Los Alamos

Hair Stylist Susan Williams and Master Barber Trinidad Montaño welcome new clients to the Styles N’ Smiles Beauty Salon now open at 991 Central Ave., in Central Park Square. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

A new beauty salon – with a twist – has come to town.

“The first salon that I worked at was right next to the beach,” said Susan Williams, a hairstylist originally from San Diego, Calif. “People came in wearing flip-flops and bathing suits. I got to head to the beach after lunch. It was an awesome job.”

Williams brings her casual and fun style to the newest salon in Los


Council Focuses on Six CIP Projects Next Week


The Los Alamos County Council will hold two special Capital Improvement Project meetings at 6 p.m., Tuesday May 15 and 6 p.m., Wednesday May 16 in Council Chambers, 475 20th St.

At the May 15 meeting, no action will be taken. The focus will be limited to six Phase 2 projects:

  • Ashley Pond Park Improvements
  • Golf Course Improvements
  • Ice Rink Cover and Improvements
  • Nature Center
  • Teen Center
  • White Rock Civic Center

Because of the large number of projects that must be presented in one evening, there will be no public comment at the beginning, during, or close of the meeting; instead, the County


Cone Zone Road Construction Update: Week of May 7

Public Works Projects:
For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150 or visit the “Projects” link atwww.losalamosnm.us.
N.M. 4 Improvements Project
Construction continues on the north side. The work zone provides one lane in each direction, with a westbound left turn lane at Rover Boulevard.
Westbound NM4 traffic wishing to turn right onto Pajarito Road will have to obey the traffic signal at the NM4/Grand Canyon/Pajarito Road intersection.
Delays will occur when traffic has to stop for a red light, please allow additional


LALT performs the world premier of the original musical Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical

Cast of “Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical Photo by Minesh Bacrania 

By Bonnie Gordon

What happens when a Cowboy Poet, an impoverished socialite and an ex-con  throw a Gala to benefit Adult Literacy in New Mexico?

What happens when a man must choose between keeping his word and saving face? You’ll find out at the world premiere of Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical, an original country-western musical written, composed, and directed by Deborah Magid at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

The production features a band headed up by Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz on