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TOTH: Father Kelly's Final Service Sunday, May 12

on May 8, 2013 - 11:00am

Father Colin Kelly at Saturday's retirement party. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

TOTH News:

Celebrate new beginnings—starting all over for the first time! That will be the theme of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s contemporary service this Mother’s Day, May 12.

Please be sure to join us for a free dinner at 5:15 p.m. and service at 6:07 p.m. as we celebrate Father Kelly’s very last service with us, as well as several baptisms.

Father Kelly and Sue Ellen will be starting a new beginning in retirement, and those being baptized will be beginning again as new lives in Christ.

Elkins Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on May 8, 2013 - 10:49am

Local athlete Inez Ross, left, participates in last week's pace race at Ponderosa Campground. Courtesy photo


Paul Elkins was the top predictor in the weekly pace race held at the Ponderosa Campground Trail in the Bandelier National Monument. 
He was 27 seconds off his predicted time. Ted Williams had a 47 second differential and Ted Romero was next at 108 seconds off.
Tom Sandford was the fastest one mile runner with a time of 13:33 and the top female in the one mile race was Sue Elkins at 16:45.
In the three mile event, Ted Romero was tops at 18:54 and the

LAMS Conducting Off-Site Evacuation Drill Thursday

on May 8, 2013 - 10:35am

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle School will conduct an off-site evacuation drill from approximately 8:15-9 a.m. Thursday, May 9.

Students and staff will be grouped east of the solar array near the school, 2102 Hawks Dr.

Los Alamos Detectives Charge Aaron Nguyen in Burglaries

on May 8, 2013 - 10:05am

Aaron Nguyen, 18, of Los Alamos was arrested Tuesday at Los Alamos High School.

Nguyen is charged with burglarizing a number of homes throughout Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Police Detectives confiscated a wide variety of items connected to the burglaries from weapons to money to jewelry and more.

Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris, who heads up the Los Alamos Detective Division, asks anyone who has been burglarized in 2012 or 2013 to contact his office at 662-8222 to determine whether any of the confiscated items belong to them.

The full story surrounding Nguyen's arrest will be in the Los Alamos Daily

Comfort Keepers Brings In-Home Care to Los Alamos

on May 8, 2013 - 9:33am
Surrounded by employees, friends and supporters, Comfort Keepers owner Leslie Van Pelt cuts the ribbon Tuesday, announcing the company's services to Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Comfort  Keepers hosted an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, May 8.

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services, which enable independent living at home.

The Santa Fe-based company is now providing services in Los Alamos, as well as in Espanola, Taos and Santa Fe.

Comfort Keepers employs


Online Registration Available For LAHS Sports Programs

on May 8, 2013 - 9:26am


LAHS Athletic/Activities Director Vicki T. Nelms has released the following letter announcing the sports department's new capability to accept online registration:

Dear Athletes and Families:

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration for our sports programs through partner company, FamilyID (

FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.

NIST: Don’t Bet on The Dinosaurs

on May 8, 2013 - 8:45am

NIST News:

There’s nothing I love as much as a paradox. So there’s a lot for me to get excited about with America’s current manufacturing paradox, which is whether U.S. manufacturing is The Next Big Thing or a dying dinosaur. Should we steer our children from factory work or should we embrace the opportunity to get out in front of something that changes every single day and has the potential to remake our society and economy?

Brad Plumer in The Washington Post (May 1, 2013) is putting his bets on the advanced manufacturing renaissance, while Timothy Aeppel

OBITUARY: Cindy Lou Geoffrion Feb. 9, 1956 - April 29, 2013

on May 8, 2013 - 8:37am

CINDY LOU GEOFFRION Feb. 9, 1956 - April 29, 2013

Cindy Lou Geoffrion, 57, passed April 29, 2013. She was born February 9, 1956 in Tangier, Indiana.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Ken Geoffrion; mother, Ida Jackson; mother-in-law, Carmen Geoffrion; children, Nate & Deborah Geoffrion, Zac Geoffrion; brothers and sisters, Joseph Jackson and Barbara Angel; John Jackson; Alta Jackson; Jeff Jackson; brothers and sisters-in law, Ron and Sandy Geoffrion; Steve and Roberta Cocking; John and Kathi Parker; grandchildren Rio and Laurel Geoffrion; and many nieces and nephews.

Cindy was preceded in


Demonstration Garden Fair Set For June 8

on May 8, 2013 - 8:14am

Lupine from the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden. Courtesy/LAMG

LAMG News:

The Demonstration Garden Fair is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8 across from the Los Alamos County Library, corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Central Avenue in Los Alamos. 

Mini-talks will be held regarding gopher management and garden pests. A third talk subject will be a plant clinic to which you may bring your ill plants, pesky insects, questions and concerns.

Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be in the Garden to provide information on the different sections of the garden and specific plants. 

A plant

Three Planet Party at Overlook Park May 26

on May 8, 2013 - 7:53am
Three planets will appear close together on the night of May 26. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will come very close together Sunday evening, May 26.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Pajarito Astronomers will be there with telescopes to help viewers enjoy this remarkable event.

The telescopes will be set up for twilight sky viewing starting 8:45 p.m., about 45 minutes after sunset. Besides these planets, there will also be some spectacular galaxies to see. The location is the Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Be sure to dress warmly if


Genealogical Association Meets May 9

on May 8, 2013 - 7:47am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in Room Three at Mesa Public Library.

Jamie Charles will speak about indexing and Ron Smith will share a genealogical breakthrough by persistence story.

The public is invited to attend.


PEEC's Saturn-Day Star Adventure May 25

on May 8, 2013 - 7:38am

Saturn as visualized from its satellite Mimas. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is launching a new night sky program, inspired by an idea from student board member Amanda Mercer.

The first presentation is a Saturn-Day Program about the planet famous for its size and rings.

The program takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

Join other families and sky-gazers, old and young, to hear a brief introduction about Saturn from astronomer Chick Keller’s perspective.


Los Alamos Detectives Capture Suspected Burglar

on May 7, 2013 - 8:37pm
Editor's Note: Video added to report.

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris, right, and Det. Daniel Roberts spoke on video to the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon about the investigation that has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Los Alamos man suspected of committing a rash of burglaries in the Los Alamos area. See Wednesday's edition of for the full story and identification of the suspect in custody. See exclusive video interview below. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

As part of their investigation and arrest of a local burglary suspect, Los Alamos Police

Rangers, Los Alamos Firefighters Aid Visitor at Bandelier

on May 7, 2013 - 3:44pm
BNM News:
Mid-morning today, May 7, a visitor reported to a park volunteer that another visitor had collapsed along Bandelier's Main Loop Trail. Park rangers and the Los Alamos Fire Department responded, and found him conscious and alert.
They transported him to the Los Alamos Medical Center. At that time, the cause of his collapse had not been determined .The man and his wife were visiting from Florida.

LASO’s Spring Concert Embraces Romantic Period

on May 7, 2013 - 10:37am
Principal cellist Jim Knudson practices for the upcoming concert. Photo by Jackie MacFarlane
Conductor Don Gerheart, right, discusses the music with French Horn player Jim Beinke. Photo by Jackie MacFarlane
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of music from the Romantic Period at its Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Crossroads Bible Church.

On the program are “Procession of the Nobles” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Caucasian Sketches Suite No.

Kids Invited for Cave Exploration Fun at PEEC

on May 7, 2013 - 10:35am

PEEC’s Nature Playtime kids tried out caving equipment recently. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

PEEC will hold an afternoon of activities about cave exploration Wednesday, May 22.

Children and their parents are invited to drop in any time between 1-4 p.m. to join the fun in this free event. 

PEEC and the Mesa Public Library are hosting the Underground of Enchantment exhibit about Lechuguilla Cave. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Alamos County Library, this exhibit features 3-D photographs of the cave (at Mesa Public Library) and four short 3-D films that take the viewer underground to


Non Life Threatening Crash on Truck Route Monday

on May 7, 2013 - 10:31am
Non life threatening injuries were sustained by a driver during a two vehicle crash at the bottom of the truck route near N.M. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Photo by Greg Kendall/

One of two vehicles involved in Monday's crash on the truck route. Photo by Greg Kendall/

One of the two cars involved in Monday's crash. Damage can be seen in the back bumper area. The driver of this car was taken to Los Alamos Medical Center with non life threating injuries. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Fuller Lodge Construction Office Installed

on May 7, 2013 - 10:22am
A portable construction office has been installed in front of Fuller Lodge Art Center in preparation for the scheduled Fuller Lodge upgrades project. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost com



Sobriety Check Point Monday Near Airport

on May 7, 2013 - 10:19am
Los Alamos Police and New Mexico State Police conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Monday evening near Los Alamos County Airport. The checkpoint was setup prior to the evening commute hours. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Photo by Greg Kendall/

Spring Food Drive Saturday

on May 7, 2013 - 10:14am

Staff Report

The annual Los Alamos Letter Carrier and Boy Scouts Spring Food Drive is Saturday, May 11.  

This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112), the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, and LA Cares with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the US Postal Service, the Knights of Columbus, Smith's Food & Drug Stores, and many individual volunteers.

The drive supports those in need in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties through regular distributions by LA Cares in Los Alamos and the San Martin de


TOTH's Father Colin Kelly Retires After 27 Years

on May 7, 2013 - 10:09am
TOTH's Susan Sprake presents the Kellys with a trip to Ireland on behalf of the congregation. Photo by TK Thompson/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Father Colin P. Kelly's 27-year tenure as Rector of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos has come to an end.
His congregation gathered at the church Saturday to roast the beloved Pastor and his wife Sue Ellen Kelly and to "launch them into a new adventure."
"It's been a great ride ... 27 years ... it's been a beautiful life," Pastor Kelly said as he looked out over his congregation Saturday

Nathan Lang Receives Los Alamos Garden Club Scholarship

on May 7, 2013 - 8:07am

Scholarship winner Nathan Lang. Courtesy photo

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club Scholarship has awarded a $500 scholarship, in memory of Erla Mae Larson, to Nathan Lang of Los Alamos.

Lang will attend UNM in the fall and plans to major in Biology or Biomedicine.

He has been on the cross country team for four years, has been a down hill skier at Pajarito Mountain for six years and since 2012, has worked on computers for the New Mexico Consortium building.

He said that a brief experience helping the homeless in Denver opened his eyes to the number of “needy around us."

Lang is the

Letter to the Editor: Thank You For Dog Jog Support

on May 7, 2013 - 7:41am
By Wendee Brunish and Pattie Baucom
Co-chairs, Los Alamos Dog Jog 2013

Sunshine and clear skies greeted all of the runners and walkers and their eager dogs for the 16 Annual Dog Jog April 27, 2013.

This year’s Dog Jog, organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the Mountain Canine Corps (MC2) search and rescue team raised more than $10,000 for Friends of the Shelter. 

Friends of the Shelter (FOS) is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to abandoned animals and to pets and their owners in northern New Mexico.


OBITUARY: BILLIE CRABB Jan. 10, 1931 - May 3, 2013

on May 7, 2013 - 7:25am

BILLIE CRABB Jan. 10, 1931 - May 3, 2013 

Billie Crabb passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 3, 2013.

Billie had been a resident of Los Alamos for 66 years. She moved from Mineral Wells, Texas to Los Alamos to be with her father who at the time was working building the city.

She met her husband Billy Crabb and they were married in June of 1951. They were very active in church activities and were founding members of the White Rock Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school until her illness made that difficult.

Billie was preceded in death by her husband Billy. Mrs.


Food on the Hill: Paradise Pancakes

on May 7, 2013 - 7:07am

This week's Recipe:
Paradise Pancakes
Photo by Sue York/


2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon shortening (Crisco)
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
2 ½ cups flour
1 tablespoon, plus one teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
enough milk (around 2 cups)
1 can pineapple rings (drained)
2 bananas
¾ cup of coconut

Full batch makes about 10-11

Photo by Sue York/
If you have a chance to dry the pineapple overnight in the fridge, it would be best. If not, just pat them as dry as you can with paper towels.
Photo by Sue