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Los Alamos Daily Post Nears 2,000 FB Likes

on January 9, 2013 - 11:17am

Staff Report

Becky Hardy of Los Alamos won the Los Alamos Daily Post "1,000 Likes" Facebook contest last fall.

Hardy, shown here with her new T-shirt, successfully guessed that the Los Alamos Daily Post would hit "1,000 Likes" on its Facebook page at 2 p.m., Oct. 11, which was the day and time of her marriage in 1980.

A new contest is now underway with just 29 Facebook "Likes" to go to reach 2,000.

Guesses as to when the Los Alamos Daily Post will reach that milestone can be entered at




Local Scientist Competing in 3,000-Mile Race

on January 9, 2013 - 9:54am

Lisa Dougherty participating last November in the 24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in Coachella Valley, Calif., finished 2nd among the women, one 16-mile loop behind six-time Race Across AMerica (RAAM) winner Seana Hogan. Courtesy photo

By Carol A. Clark

Local athlete Lisa Dougherty is a Ph.D. materials scientist, Project Management Professional and Certified Quality Engineer working full-time as an engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL.)

In November, she qualified to participate in the 3,000 mile non-stop Race Across AMerica - RAAM. She will start in Oceanside, Calif.,

YMCA Offering Endurance Training for Cyclists

on January 9, 2013 - 9:39am


Are you looking for some training guidance for an upcoming cycling event or do you just want to work on your own cycling endurance?   

The Family YMCA is offering an Endurance Training for Cyclists Class. Each class will have a 2-hour riding component and a 1/2 hour of core conditioning. 

In addition, the following topics will be discussed: 

  • Proper bike fit;
  • Clothing and equipment;
  • Nutrition and hydration,
  • Aches and pains-preventing them and what to do if you have them;
  • Weekly training recommendations; and
  • How to design your own training plan.

Classes begin Jan.

PEEC: Learn About Conservation Canines Jan. 17

on January 9, 2013 - 9:13am

PEEC News:

The community is invited to PEEC to hear a presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 about restoration work in the Jemez Mountains.

Anne Bradley, Forest Conservation Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will give the talk about the Conservancy’s current projects in the area, which include the Conservation Canines.

The Nature Conservancy has recently partnered with several organizations to provide information about climate change and tools to aid in forest conservation and restoration. 

One of the most interesting collaborations is the study of the rare and

'Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band' Kicks Off Saturday with The Nomads

on January 9, 2013 - 8:57am


The exciting new "Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band" event kicks off Saturday with local favorite The Nomads.

Atomic City Transit is providing a new bus service to Pajarito Mountain with the last bus going down Saturday at 5:20 p.m. so people can enjoy the show and get a ride home!


Chairworks and Dunn Quilting Sale/Store Closing Jan. 15-19

on January 9, 2013 - 7:56am

Courtesy/Dunn Quilting

Staff Report

Chairworks and Dunn Quilting, 3801-A Arkansas Ave., will hold an inventory/closing sale Jan. 15-19 with everything in the store marked down 40 percent.

The store is closed from now until Jan. 15 when it will be opened 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Jan. 19, after which it will close for good.

Dunn Quilting owner Nicole Dunn has moved her longarm quilting business to her home studio where she will continue to finish quilt tops, and make one-of-a-kind custom quilts for the community, as well as create and design her own art quilts.

Chairworks owner Pat

Kathleen Veenstra: Molding Psyches and Clay

on January 9, 2013 - 6:53am
'Rocky Mountain Christmas' by Kathleen Veenstra. Courtesy/FLAC
Kathleen Veenstra: Molding Psyches and Clay
By Nancy Coombs

Kathleen Veenstra is well known for her many years of work with the Los Alamos Public Schools as a counselor, but fewer people are familiar with her as an artist.

Veenstra is successful as a ceramicist/potter and also as a fine artist, painting landscapes and portraits.