- The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
- The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
- The Green Chile Bible, Albuquerque Tribune
- Survival under Atomic Attack, US Government
- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
- 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
- Inside Box 1663, Eleanor Jette
- Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area, Northern New Mexico Sierra Club*
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 take
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
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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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
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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 “almost” ghost town
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 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
A White Rock 4th … LACW Performs The Stars & Stripes Forever … Then Rain Cuts Loose on Overlook Park!
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.
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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. “When people ask me why I want to be an American, I answer
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
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
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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
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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. The Declaration of Independence was first published two days later on
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