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YCC Pushes Ahead in Week Two

on June 28, 2013 - 7:19am
YCC crews worked on this section of trail in week two of their summer projects. Note the rock reinforcement along the side of the trail. Photo by Lynn Bjorklund

YCC News:

In week two of their summer activities, the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew continued their rapid and quality trail building, doubling the amount of trail in very difficult conditions, not to mention unseasonably hot weather.

Hard work, black soil, little shade, steep terrain and hot temperatures added to the challenge, and this year’s theme of building new trails in impossible places.

The crew has a checklist of


Join the Fun at Fourth of July Kids Parade

on June 28, 2013 - 7:13am

Participants line up at 2012 Fourth of July Kids Parade. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

In keeping with tradition, the Family YMCA, in cooperation with other community organizations, will host this year’s Kids Parade. Get dressed in your finest red, white, and blue gear and join in the fun! Decorate your bikes and Fido, too!

This year the parade will be bigger and better than ever. At the end of the parade route, everyone will take a moment to honor our country with a patriotic flag raising ceremony and then the celebration will begin.

There will be music, bouncey houses, face painting, games,


YMCA Extends Book Fair

on June 28, 2013 - 7:10am


The Family YMCA is extending the Scholastic Book Fair until 9 p.m.July 5. The public is welcome to shop at the Y daily during normal business hours and after the Y annual Fourth of July Children’s Parade.

Los Alamos and Scholastic author Stephen McCrainie has 30 signed copies of his Mal & Chad series for sale. McCrainie is the son of Y members Tracy and Nathan McCrainie.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Y’s annual youth scholarships campaign.


Jim Nesmith Elected President of Rotary Club of Los Alamos

on June 27, 2013 - 12:23pm

Rotary President Jim Nesmith

Staff Report

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos has elected Jim Nesmith as president. He received the gavel from Immediate-past President Linda Hull during the organization's annual dinner Tuesday at the Posse Lodge.

"I'm just so honored to be elected to this position and represent such a fantastic group of people," Nesmith said. "I hope we can continue to provide service to the community at the same level as our former President Linda Hull has done."

Nesmith is the Foreign National Program Coordinator at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Carol A. Clark Named 'Rotarian of the Year'

on June 27, 2013 - 12:20pm

Rotary President Linda Hull, right, with 'Rotarian of the Year' Carol A. Clark. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


The Rotary Club of Los Alamos named Carol A. Clark as its 2012-2013 'Rotarian of the Year' during an annual event Tuesday night at the Posse Lodge.

Clark is publisher of the Los Alamos Daily Post. She joined the local Rotary Club in January 2012 and serves on its Board of Directors.

"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized in this way by such an outstanding organization," Clark said.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos applauds as Carol A. Clark is named

Los Alamos Salutes Americans with Free 4th of July Fireworks Show & Events

on June 27, 2013 - 9:02am


In honor of Independence Day, Los Alamos is offering many free events on July 4 to celebrate our freedoms including a fireworks show, Fun Run and naturalization ceremony to welcome our newest Americans.

Families will have the liberty on whether or not to walk or run at the “Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run” on July 4. The walk/run benefits the YMCA, with entry fees for adults at $25; $10 for youth and $15 for YMCA members. T-shirts are included, door prizes will be given away, and prizes will be awarded to the person with the best 4th of July inspired costume.

High-Speed Imaging Explored at Bradbury Science Museum

on June 26, 2013 - 12:28pm

Downtown Friday Nights is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District in coordination with local businesses and cultural organizations. Courtesy/BSM

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory Laboratory's Bradbury Science Museum will host “What’s in a Click: The Wonders of High Speed Imaging,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 28.

Laboratory personnel and their families and the general public can learn about the advances of high-speed cameras and the discoveries scientists at LANL have made with them.

The museum partners with Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Historical Museum and Los Alamos County