People & Community

Dale And Thelma Hahn Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Dale Hahn and Thelma Templeton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 3, 1971, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos. Hahn worked at Los Alamos Fire Department and Templeton taught art in all of the Los Alamos Public Schools elementary schools. Hahn’s son Terry Hahn and daughter Susan Davis (Otis) are hosting a reception Sunday, Aug. 1, at Pig + Fig in White Rock to celebrate. Courtesy photo

Dale and Thelma Hahn were married Aug. 1, 1972 and Dale Hahn’s son and daughter are hosting a special celebration of their parents 50th wedding anniversary


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Gifted Gardeners Bring Joy To Passersby In White Rock

‘We often walk past this beautifully cared for garden along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Many thanks to the gifted gardeners whose skills let us all enjoy this sight. As fairly new residents of this delightful town we love discovering the many lovely views, whether it is the mountains, the parks or the gorgeous gardens. What a treat!’ Andy and Linda Light of White Rock. Courtesy photo


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Award-winning Winemaker Bill Easton Featured At Pig+Fig

Award-winning winemaker Bill Easton with wife Jane O’Riordan at the wine tasting Monday at Pig+Fig. Courtesy photo

Scene from wine tasting event Monday evening at Pig+Fig Cafe in White Rock. Visit pigandfig.com. Courtesy photo

PIG + FIG News:

Bill Easton and his wife Jane O’Riordan held a wine tasting Monday evening at Pig+Fig Cafe, 11 Sherwood Blvd, in White Rock.

Easton is a highly regarded and award-winning winemaker drawing more than 60 wine enthusiasts to the special event.

Wines tasted at Monday’s event:

  • 2018 Easton Sauvignon Blanc;
  • 2015 Easton Amador County Zinfandel;

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MOA: ‘Go West Said A Small Voice: Gustave Baumann And Dreams Of New Mexico’ Exhibit Opens Saturday Aug. 14

Go West Said a Small Voice: Gustave Baumann and Dreams of New Mexico’, opens Aug. 14 at the New Mexico Museum of Art at 107 W. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe. Courtesy/MOA

MOA News:

In 1918, artist Gustave Baumann moved to New Mexico, where the formidable yellow and red landscapes and open skies dramatically changed his aesthetic, shifting his palette from monochromatic neutrals to the brilliant and vibrant colors that have come to define his western landscapes. 

Baumann also encountered a diverse cultural environment like nothing he had experienced before, which will be showcased in “Go


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Co-Op Park On Central

On the job in Los Alamos Friday where phase 1 construction has begun on the Co-Op Park Los Alamos next to the newly built Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (LASCU) at 1010 Central Ave. LASCU CEO/President Matt Schmidt stands in front of the construction site as Los Alamos Landscaping & More co-owner Craig Wehner, left of Schmidt, and crew work in the background. With generous support from the community, a stage will be included in Phase 1 construction. Much appreciation is extended to Los Alamos Landscaping & More for leading the project with the design/build team Living Designs Group and


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Enterprise Financial Services Corp Announces Completion Of Merger With First Choice Bankcorp

Enterprise Bank & Trust News:

ST. LOUIS, MO. — Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Nasdaq: EFSC) (the
“Company,” “EFSC,” or “Enterprise”), the holding company of Enterprise Bank & Trust (“EB&T”), announced today the completion of its merger with First Choice Bancorp (“FCBP”),
with Enterprise as the surviving institution, effective as of 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 21, 2021. The merger of EB&T and FCBP’s wholly owned subsidiary, First Choice Bank (“First Choice”), will be effective shortly thereafter. The merger adds approximately $2.4 billion in assets, $2.0 billion


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Daily Postcard: Rufous Hummingbird In White Rock

Daily Postcard: Adult male Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday afternoon in White Rock. Rufous Hummingbirds have the hummingbird gift for fast, darting flight and pinpoint maneuverability. They are pugnacious birds that tirelessly chase away other hummingbirds, even in places they’re only visiting on migration. Like other hummers, they sip nectar and eat insects, taking them from spider webs or catching them in midair. Source: Cornell University. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday afternoon in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 26, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

Detour is active on NM502 which allows the contractor to work on the north side of the


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Canyon Rim Walking Trail Closed For Repairs

COUNTY News:

GME Emulsion, LLC will begin trail rehabilitation on Canyon Rim Walking Trail from Knecht Street to the trail termini at the parking lot under construction with the underpass.

The first section of trail repair is between Knecht Street and DP Road and the second section is from DP Road to the trail termini. These sections of the trail will be closed during the repairs, which include mill and overlay, crack sealing and fog seal.

No street closures will occur during the construction.

Work commences Tuesday, July 27 and scheduled for two weeks. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through


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Aquatic Center Closed For Remodeling Aug. 7 – Sept. 12

COUNTY News:

The Aquatic Center will be closed beginning Saturday, Aug. 7 and is expected to remain closed through Sunday, Sept. 12, and re-opening Monday Sep. 13.

During that time, crews will be working on the front desk area, entry way, new flooring, and replacement of the main pool sand filtration tanks and fire sprinkler heads.

There will be no building access during the closure nor other swimming pool site locations offered.

Passes will be extended for 3 months.

Front counter operations will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Suite 200 at the Municipal Building for recreation programs, locker and pass


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White Rock Community Garden Now A Monarch Waystation

Monarch feasts on a butterfly bush the White Rock Community Garden. Courtesy/WRCG

Common milkweed among golden coreopsis at the White Rock Community Garden. Courtesy/WRCG

COMMUNITY News:

In 1992, Dr. Orley “Chip” Taylor, of the University of Kansas, founded Monarch Watch, which strives to provide the public with information about the biology of Monarch butterflies, their spectacular annual migration from Canada to Mexico, and how to use Monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools.

Currently, the organization engages in research on Monarch migration biology,


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U.S. Sen. Luján Leads Colleagues Urging Senate Leadership To Invest In Infrastructure Of National Laboratories

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) led 14 of his colleagues in calling on Senate Leadership to address the needs of Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories in ongoing infrastructure efforts.

The network of 17 National Laboratories across the United States advance critical missions for the Department and additional investments in restoring and modernizing National Lab infrastructure will support scientific and economic competitiveness while creating thousands of new, good-paying jobs.

Joining Sen. Luján in the letter


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Rotary Past President & Secretary Receive Appreciation Gifts

At the July 20 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Immediate Past President Laura Gonzales, right,  surprised her Board Secretary Lesley Harelson with a thank you gift for her dedicated service during Gonzales’s 2020-2021 presidential year. Courtesy/Rotary

Rotary Club of Los Alamos Vice President Linda Hull, left, presents Immediate Past President Laura Gonzales with a Paul Harris Fellow pin during the July 20 Rotary meeting. This is Gonzales’s ninth Paul Harris Fellow award, each one acknowledging her generous financial giving to The Rotary Foundation. Courtesy/Rotary 


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