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Celebrate Green Friday in Los Alamos!

on November 26, 2013 - 8:02am


Feel like shopping a bit on Black Friday, but don't want to brave the crowds, long drives, and craziness?  

Why not shop locally instead and celebrate Green Friday? Of course we encourage you to start with the 2013 Affordable Arts here at Fuller Lodge Art Center, and then move on to explore some of the "hidden" options for local holiday shopping in Los Alamos: the Co+op, PEEC, the Historical Museum gift shop and more.

The Art Center's Affordable Arts show is a local holiday tradition.

Los Alamos Triatomics Club 2013 Christmas Lights Runs Take Off Dec. 2

on November 26, 2013 - 7:47am


The Los Alamos Triatomics Club 2013 Christmas Lights Runs begin Dec. 2. Here’s an opportunity to check out the Christmas lights around town and get in a little exercise to burn off that extra slice of Thanksgiving pie.

Runners will wind through Los Alamos neighborhoods to check out the holiday lights. The routes are mostly on quiet residential streets to avoid the noise and smell of traffic. Non club members are welcome to join in the runs, which are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday night until Christmas or there are ice patches on the streets.

This year, Monday

Rotarian Gary DeRosier Served Air Force One

on November 25, 2013 - 10:10am
Los Alamos Rotarian Gary DeRosier Served Air Force One for Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
When the call went out for volunteers for a special detachment at Andrews AFB for ground crews on Air Force One, Gary DeRosier put in for it and was selected.

"I was with President Nixon, then Ford, then President Carter. Also some  Heads of state," DeRosier said during his presentation at Tuesday's Rotary Club  meeting. "I worked the planes for the Queen of England, Ministers of Russia and Shah of Iran.


Crowd Supports Troop 22 Activities

on November 25, 2013 - 8:37am

Sunday's annual Boy Scout Troop 22 Turkey Roast  was held at the 50's diner on Trinity Drive due to snow and ice conditions in the area. American Legion Post 90 offered the troop the use of the 50's Diner for the event, which raises funds for the troop. Despite the stormy weather, a crowd turned out to eat turkey and all the trimmings and help out a worthy cause at the same time. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Boy Scouts help prepare Sunday's noontime feast. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Hungry turkey eaters fill the 50s Diner Sunday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Cut Your Own or Buy One: Christmas Tree Sales Begin Friday at Valles Caldera

on November 25, 2013 - 6:49am

Courtesy photo

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS---Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 24, visitors to the Valles Caldera National Preserve can either cut their own Christmas tree or purchase a precut tree while supplies last.

Tree cutting permits and precut trees will be sold 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Valle Grande Staging Area (VGSA.) Visitors can cut their own trees for a permit fee of $10. A map and directions to the cutting area will be provided with your permit.

Young People Complete Classes in Dog Obedience

on November 25, 2013 - 6:25am

From left, Craig Nye, Jonathan Doorn and Natalie Stafford (not pictured, Allegra Dougherty and Dara Armstrong). The young people and their dogs recently completed classes with the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) has been offering two special classes for children and their dogs this fall.

The first class is called the paRENT Free Club or "RENT" Free Club for children. Children attend this class with their dog and without their parents!


White Rock Man Gets Creative With Snow

on November 24, 2013 - 5:06pm

White Rock resident Bruce Wheeler spent a good portion of today shoveling snow and building this snowman and snowchild on Ridgecrest Avenue. Photo by Kathy Clifford