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Dixie Girl Hosts Lunchtime Test Run

on July 5, 2012 - 11:07pm

From left, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce staff including Amber Jimerson, Claire Roybal, Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos, Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, Architect Steve Shaw and Rashaud Archuleta of the Chamber were among a variety of community members invited to taste lunch menu selections and provide feedback to management at the Dixie Girl Restaurant today. The highly anticipated opening to the public of the new restaurant on Central Avenue is set for Tuesday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Dixie Girl Owner Denise Lane discusses today's test menu with Karen
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White Rock Man Charged in Domestic Dispute

on July 5, 2012 - 9:55pm

Los Alamos Police have charged Andrew Ortega with aggravated assault and battery after responding to a call of a possible domestic dispute at a residence in White Rock this morning.

Hand-cuffed and placed in the back of a police patrol car, Ortega, 40, began to thrash about while being transported from White Rock to the Los Alamos Detention Center.

"He was kicking the doors and seats and banging his head against the interior of the police car," Capt. Randy Foster said. "Because of his behavior, we requested Los Alamos Fire Department medical personnel check him for injuries."

Ortega was

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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - July 5, 2012

on July 5, 2012 - 9:38pm

The program is sponsored by www.fyila.com.

New items:

Tonight, as part of Los Alamos Friday Night, the Society for Creative Anachronism will be on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Also events at the Bradbury Science Museum, the library's horror flick, a blue show at the Fuller Lodge Art Centerand, of course, Gordon's Concert. Come out for all the fun!

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area:

MOTO X EVENT THIS WEEKEND JULY 7 & 8
Come up and watch some fast and furious race action. This was such a popular event last year we had to have them back. $10 per person for the weekend. Ten and under are free.  Click

Otowi Station Bookstore Bestsellers: June 10-16

on July 5, 2012 - 9:29pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of June 10-16:
 
  1. The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
  2. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  3. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Green Chile Bible, Albuquerque Tribune
  6. Survival under Atomic Attack, US Government
  7. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  8. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  9. Inside Box 1663, Eleanor Jette
  10. Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area, Northern New Mexico Sierra Club*
 
*local or regional author
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PEEC Offers Hike to Veronica Springs with Dorothy Hoard

on July 5, 2012 - 9:26pm

PEEC News:

On Saturday, July 7, Dorothy Hoard will lead a Natural Wonders of Los Alamos hike to Veronica Springs to see the wild Veronica that blooms in the seeping spring water. 

The hike is free and open to the public. Participants can meet at 9 a.m., at PEEC or at at 9:30 a.m., the trailhead at American Springs Road (Forest Road 181.)

PEEC’s Natural Wonders of Los Alamos series of outings aims at showing newcomers and natives interesting and beautiful places they may have never visited. 

In May, Janie O’Rourke led a hike to the Cave of the Winds, and in August, Sarah Gustafson will

Bug Zoo Comes to Summer Family Evenings at PEEC

on July 5, 2012 - 9:14pm

PEEC News

The Harrell House of Natural Oddities will be bringing some of the world’s most unusual creatures to PEEC at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday July 10, as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings series.

The program is free for PEEC members, and $10 per family for non-members.

The Harrell House is a family-run business based in Santa Fe, and dedicated to educating the public about arthropods. 

The Harrells travel the country putting on insect shows and will bring their critters to PEEC Tuesday. 

Their collection includes tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, crabs, and more, and they’ll present

Friday Nights at the Bradbury Science Museum

on July 5, 2012 - 7:11pm

Museum Director Linda Deck of the Bradbury Science Museum presents a talk at a recent Rotary Club meeting at Fuller Lodge in which she highlighted current and upcoming museum events. This summer, the Bradbury Science Museum is open until 9 p.m., each Friday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck briefs Rotary Club members on upcoming events including Nanoscale Science and Engineering July 13, Entrepreneur Night at The Hive July 20 and Mars Science Laboratory, robots, FIRST Robotics July 27. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Crowd Joins YMCA's Firecracker Run

on July 5, 2012 - 6:52pm
A large crowd participated in the Los Alamos Family YMCA's 2012 Independence Day Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run that began at 8 a.m. Wednesday in front of the "Y" on Iris Street. The event was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, Southwest Safety Services and Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Linda Daily, executive director of the Los Alamos Family YMCA, posts Wednesday's race winners. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Adrian Larsen and her shadow were the top woman finisher. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The first man flying across the finish

King Carrasco - Friday Night - Ashley Pond

on July 5, 2012 - 3:45pm

Photos by Jay Lee 2010 Discovery Green Concert. Courtesy/ Russ Gordon via Facebook.

By Russ Gordon, Russ Gordon Summer Concerts, via Facebook.

In the late 1970’s changes came in rock/pop/punk music. It was the post-punk and disco era. One popular subgenre in rock was dubbed New Wave. Some of the stars of this scene were the Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Cars, Blondie, B52s, a-ha, Duran Duran, Inxs, The Cure, The Police, Bow Wow Wow, XTC, Siouxsie & the Banshees and many, many more.

Domestic Dispute Leads to Possible Self-injury

on July 5, 2012 - 11:35am

Scene in front of Los Alamos County Detention Center this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Police responded to a possible domestic dispute around 10:45 a.m. today in White Rock. 

A man was transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center. 

Capt. Randy Foster said the man became animated in the police car on the way to the jail, thrashing his head against the interior of the vehicle. 

Upon arrival at the jail, police called Los Alamos Fire Department EMT personnel as a pecaution to check out the man's potential injuries. 

More information will be available later on this

Day Journeys to the Middle of Nowhere

on July 5, 2012 - 10:21am

Travel Column by Kirsten Laskey

Discovering Tierra Amarillo

Driving down N.M. 84, we watched Los Alamos, Espanola and even the scatterings of roadside businesses in Abiquiu just slip past the windows.

Soon, there was nothing filling the windows but a gray strip of asphalt and huge, scenic landscapes.

This is when the adventure began.

My traveling partner (my mother) and I picked Tierra Amarillo to visit at random.

Photo: Tierra Amarillo Municipal Complex. By Kirsten Laskey

It was just a faint spot on the map and an oddball collection of photos on a website.

It was declared an

Downtown Without Power Wednesday Night

on July 5, 2012 - 9:10am

DPU News:

Businesses and some residences in the Los Alamos downtown area lost power for more than three hours Wednesday night.

The outage, bounded by 20th Street to East Road and Central Avenue to Trinity Drive, was caused when a cable termination failed, according to Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials.

While electric lineman began receiving reports of the outage at midnight, other indicators suggest that the outage began just after 11 p.m. July 4.

Crews were dispatched, isolated the fault and repaired the cable termination and by 2:30 a.m., had restored power.

The

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Community Winds Perform First Set Ahead of Fourth of July Downpour

on July 5, 2012 - 9:00am

The Community Winds play The Star Spangled Banner as the Los Alamos Fire Department raises the flag at Overlook Park for the Kiwanis Fourth of July event. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

People were decked out in thier 4th of July finery fr the Winds concert. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The weather became a little iffy during the Winds concert and it was raining pretty hard by the end of the last number. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Families Cool Down at Pinon Pool

on July 5, 2012 - 8:41am

Families emerse into the cool water at Pinon Pool to escape the Fourth of July heat Wednesday. Photo by Glen Wurden

A White Rock 4th ... LACW Performs The Stars & Stripes Forever ... Then Rain Cuts Loose on Overlook Park!

on July 5, 2012 - 8:20am

The patriotic face of the White Rock rock greeted locals and out of towners turning the corner at N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard on their way to the Fourth of July festivities at Overlook Park. Photo by Glen Wurden

A sky diver jumps from a plane and glides through the air above Overlook Park on July 4th as part of the day's entertainment. Photo by Glen Wurden

The Los Alamos Community Winds performed The Stars & Stripes Forever as a sky diver parachutes toward the lawn at Overlook Park before an intense cloud burst sent everyone fleeing for shelter - effectively ending the holiday event.

Work Continues on 15th Street

on July 5, 2012 - 7:46am

Workers construct a wooden form in which to pour concrete near 15th Street and Trinity Drive as the roadway project continues. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost
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Bandelier Celebrates 15 New U.S. Citizens

on July 4, 2012 - 5:33pm

All stand during this morning's Naturalization Ceremony as the U.S. and New Mexico flags are marched into Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument where 15 people from 11 countries became American citizens. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

USCIS Field Office Director Patti Reynolds, left, poses with Anne Laurent who received her certificate of citizenship at today's naturalization ceremony. Laurent was born in Canada to British parents. She has lived in the United States since she was 4 years old.

Morning Fire Destroys Chapel at New Beginnings Fellowship Church

on July 4, 2012 - 5:29pm

The state fire marshal has been called in to help Los Alamos fire investigators determine the cause of a fire this morning that destroyed the chapel at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A large fire broke out this morning in the chapel of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road.

One firefighter was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center after a 5-inch coupling broke loose and injured his ankle as he battled the blaze.

No one else was hurt, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said.

Grider described the scene saying

Firefighters Display American Pride

on July 4, 2012 - 3:36pm

Firefighters welcome residents and visitors alike on the most patriotic day of the year with an American flag flying high in the air above Station 3 on N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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'Enchanted Parks' Opening Reception Stirs Patriotism

on July 4, 2012 - 7:50am

Photographer Leslie Bucklin at the Tuesday night opening of her 195-piece exhibit, "Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks," on display through Aug. 6 in the gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photographer Leslie Bucklin discusses her work with patrons at her show's opening Tuesday evening at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photographer Leslie Bucklin discusses her exhibit with Los Alamos County Councilor Fran Berting during Tuesday's opening reception in the gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo

Happy Fourth of July Los Alamos!

on July 4, 2012 - 7:25am

Today is the 4th of July or Independence Day, the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.

Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States. Many people display the American flag on their homes.

The celebrations have deep roots in the American tradition of political freedom.

In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence.

On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain.

Dixie Girl Hosts First Private Party Today!

on July 3, 2012 - 4:28pm

Owner Denise Lane hosted the first private party today at noon at the brand new Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. The highly anticipated opening of the restaurant to the public is set for next week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos enjoyed a variety of soup and salad selections topped off with special chocolate biscotti desserts - compliments of the Dixie Girl. The Rotarians are the first group to officially dine in the new restaurant. Judging by the rave reviews from all the diners, today's inaugural lunch was a smashing success. Photo by Carol A.

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