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Community Says Goodbye to Stephen Stoddard

on May 30, 2013 - 1:11pm

Father Colin Kelly leads Barbara Stoddard and family members in the procession entering Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church for this morning's Memorial Service honoring former Sen. Stephen Stoddard who died May 24. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Legion Rider Chapter 19 and The New Mexico Patriot Guard lineup outside Trinity on the Hill Church this morning to honor former Sen. Stephen Stoddard. Photo by Leland Lehman/

The crowd attending this morning's Memorial Service for former Sen.

LASA Movie Fundraiser at the Co-op Friday

on May 30, 2013 - 12:29pm

LASA News:

Enjoy an outdoor movie, “Strength In Numbers.” at 8 p.m. Friday May 31, presented by Los Alamos Singletrack Association and shown at the LA Co-op Market.

A fundraiser for the club, the movie will be shown on the Co-op lawn (weather permitting) for $10 foradults, $5 for those under 18 and free for children five and under. Come out early and have a picnic on the lawn with other cycling enthusiasts.

“Strength in Numbers” is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline.


Convocation Celebrates LAHS Scholarship Winners

on May 30, 2013 - 12:12pm
Aaron Bao received the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship awarded to one student for outstanding promise in science and mathematics. He also received the Silver Scholar Award from the LANL Foundation, the Aaron S. Goldman Memorial Scholarship and other honors. Paulina Majeska received a Silver Scholar Award as well as many other honors. She was unable to attend the ceremony. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Kevin Gao received the LANL Foundation Gold Scholar Award and the Nicholas C. Metropolis Memorial Scholarship as well as many other honors.

Freshness Rules Los Alamos Farmer's Market

on May 30, 2013 - 12:07pm

Today's Farmer's Market in downtown Los Alamos featured 'Z - Best Scones' along with hundreds of other fresh items. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Shoppers lined up for fresh veggies at today's Farmer's Market. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos Police Run Underway for Special Olympics

on May 30, 2013 - 10:38am

Los Alamos police officers, staff and family members joined Special Olympians this morning at the police station to begin their annual Special Olympics Torch Run. Runners will carry the torch in relays all the way to Jemez Springs. Funds raised from their efforts will benefit the Special Olympics. Photo by Leland Lehman/

From left, Jordan Tyler Herrera, 4, LAPD Special Olympics Torch Run Chair Sgt. Oliver Morris, and Special Olympians Katie Weinland, 22, Addy Montoya, 18, and Shaylene Stephens, 33. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Special Olympian Katie Weinland gets a

Breakfast Will Benefit Posse Lodge

on May 30, 2013 - 9:16am


Mambo to Los Pinguos Friday at the Pond

on May 30, 2013 - 8:55am

Los Pinguos play Ashley Pond Friday. Courtesy photo


Los Pinguos play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday for the 2013 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

The band is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and they play a mix of Latin rhythms, reggae, rumba, tango, flamenco and rock. The music is very energetic, fun, sexy, fiery and passionate. All right! It’s the third Friday night party of the Series!

I looked up Los Pinguos in the Spanish-English dictionary. Nada. On the computer, I only found an outstanding band from Buenos Aires.


Bike and Gear Swap Saturday

on May 30, 2013 - 8:48am

LASA News:

With summer just around the corner, the Bike and Gear Swap, a fundraising event for the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA), is a great opportunity to sell items you no longer use, and buy equipment to help you enjoy the summer.

The Bike Swap will start promptly at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Co-op and end at noon sharp. Mark Whitcomb will provide free bike safety checks during the Bike Swap.

If you want to sell items,drop off equipment at the Co-op Thursday or Friday between noon and 8 p.m. or Saturday from 7-7:30 a.m. Items will not be accepted after 7:30 a.m.

Hofmann: The LTC Basics #2

on May 30, 2013 - 8:44am
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services offers insights into Long Term Care:
The LTC Basics #2 

Consumers may hear many confusing statements regarding the topic of long term care, both published in the public domain and repeated by misinformed individuals. Over the next few weeks, I will be submitting a series of columns containing accurate information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, website I encourage you to watch for and read these informative columns.

The LTC Basics #2: 

Who needs Long Term Care?


Rotary STARS Competition Benefits Youth Fitness

on May 30, 2013 - 8:41am


Register for Basketball Camp Now

on May 30, 2013 - 8:38am


Perch Paperie Offers Summer Classes

on May 30, 2013 - 8:30am

Crafting News:

Perch Paperie is offering many summer classes for adults, kids and teens.

Suzanne McNeil from Design Originals, author of many Zentangle books and a certified instructor, will be teaching two classes June 5 and spending the day at The Perch.

Once school lets out, kid’s classes are twice a week, 1-2 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Preschool classes will be 10-10:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday.  

No pre-registration required, but classes are on a first come, first serve basis.

Visit for class schedule and more information.


How the Hen House Turns: First Turkey’s Demise Was Not Wasteful

on May 30, 2013 - 8:26am
How the Hen House Turns: First Turkey’s Demise Was Not Wasteful
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

This is a tale from the days when Poncho, our "Santa Fe shepherd," guarded the domestic birds of the Hen House when they were outside their pen, enjoying the freedom and wild grasses of our three-fourths acre lot on the canyon.

We had all gone off in a hurry to do assorted errands, and Poncho, who loved to ride in the car, had gone with us. Our only excuse for leaving the birds outside the pen was that we had not yet found an obvious way to get them all back in the pen quickly.

United Church Thrift Shop Open June 1

on May 30, 2013 - 8:24am

The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road will be open 9 a.m.-noon  Saturday, June 1.

Pet of the Week: Archangel the Cat

on May 30, 2013 - 8:13am


Archangel is a big Russian Blue neutered male cat left at the front door of the shelter.

He was a little uncertain about the shelter at first, but he warms up quickly to shelter volunteers.

His cute little face makes him look perpetually grumpy, but his purr tells a different story.

Russian Blues can be quite sensitive, so Archangel would like a home where he gets lots of love and attention.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, has a wide selection of adoptable pets.

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and brought up-to-date on vaccinations.

Lab Retirees Meet for Brunch

on May 30, 2013 - 12:58am

LRG News:

Laboratory retirees are invited to a social brunch 9-10:30 a.m., the first Tuesday of every month.

The Laboratory Retirees Group hosts the monthly event at the Fabulous Fifties Diner in the American Legion Building. 

The next Brunch is Tuesday, June 4.

Thursday's Service for Stephen Stoddard to be Broadcast Live

on May 29, 2013 - 9:38pm

TOTH News:

Services for Stephen “Steve” Davidson Stoddard will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30 at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.

A live broadcast of the services will be available for those who may prefer to watch from home.

The link will stay up to replay the services afterward for about two weeks. To watch Thursday's services, go to the TOTH homepage at



Hiking Los Alamos 101 With Craig Martin at PEEC

on May 29, 2013 - 5:29pm

Craig Martin will teach Hiking 101 Mondays at PEEC. Photo by Jim Gautier

PEEC News:

PEEC is offering Hiking Los Alamos 101. The class will meet 6-8 p.m. Mondays June 3-24.

This first session will take place in the PEEC classroom, where expert hiker Craig Martin will go over safety and comfort on the trail. He also will teach map-reading skills. After that, the group will meet at various trails for hikes.

Martin and others will be hike leaders, with interpreters from PEEC for hikes and a “last in line” person from the County Recreation Department.

This is a great opportunity for adults,

OBITUARY: Richard Paul Mullen May 26, 2013

on May 29, 2013 - 4:52pm


Richard Paul Mullen, 42, resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2013.

Richard is preceded in death by his father, Jack Mullen; grandmother, Mabel Mullen; grandfather, Paul Mullen and step grandfather, Pete Reasner.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Lori Mullen; his mother, Karen Lee Mullen; daughter, Melonie (Sam) Craig; grandson, Nathan Craig; brother Lee (Jan) Mullen; special nephew, Christopher Mullen, who loved his “Uncle Buddy”; in-laws: Donna and Dennis Schneider, and Lisa (Brett) Cummins; his beloved pets: Jazzie


Navy Mom From White Rock Receives Tiger Wings

on May 29, 2013 - 4:34pm

Juanita Jebbanema (Dr. Jebb) receives her Tiger Wings from her son Petty Ofc. Aban Jebbanema. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

A White Rock mom boards the USS John C. Stennis Aircraft Carrier in Hawaii and the VFA-14 "Tophatters" Squadron, known as the “The Oldest and Boldest” Naval Aviation Squadron, to be with her son as he comes home from an 18 month deployment.

Juanita Jebbanema better known at Los Alamos Public Schools as Dr. Jebb, met up with her son Petty Ofc. Aban Jebbanema from White Rock in Hawaii April 22, as the carrier docked port for a couple of days. 



Los Alamos Man Charged with Aerosol Abuse to Face Judge June 17

on May 29, 2013 - 3:15pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has released the booking photo for Matthew Weinman of Los Alamos, charged with aggravated DUI and glue or aerosol abuse or possession.

Several citizens spotted Weinman Sunday afternoon, driving his pickup in an unsafe manner, swerving on Los Alamos streets some five minutes before veering onto the sidewalk along Diamond Drive.

According to police, the 22-year-old drove approximately 100 feet before crashing through a fence and careening more than 50 feet into Pueblo Canyon behind the Los Alamos Baptist Church.


Preview Santa Fe Opera 2013 Season at UNM-LA!

on May 29, 2013 - 2:55pm

Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Being a Friend, Mentor and Public Servant

on May 29, 2013 - 2:35pm
Thank you for being a friend, mentor and public servant

Upon returning to Los Alamos as a young man, my family relocated to White Rock where I had the opportunity to live across the street from Senator Steve Stoddard. 

I had known the Stoddard’s from growing up in Los Alamos so the move allowed me to renew old friendships. Over the years, Steve and I would have occasion to visit on Sunday evenings, where we would sit together and discuss the issues of the day and issues related to state politics. 

During this time, I would always recall that Steve would start by saying


Letter to the Editor: Atomic City Transit Cuts Some White Rock Service

on May 29, 2013 - 11:13am
White Rock

Los Alamos County’s Transportation Division sponsors Atomic City Transit to serve the residents of our County.

On May 24, ACT modified its schedule and services, and the announcement included the statement “White Rock service will be enhanced … [and lists new routes].” LINK

Discontinuing service to ~1/3 of White Rock homes does not constitute a service enhancement to those of us who live in the La Senda and Pajarito Acres neighborhoods.

Governor Appoints Jim Hall to State's IT Commission

on May 29, 2013 - 9:18am

Commissioner Jim Hall


Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed James Hall of Los Alamos to New Mexico's 15-member Information Technology Commission.

New Mexico's Information Technology Commission reviews and approves information technology plans and initiatives for the state.

"I look forward to working with the Information Technology Commission," Hall told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning.