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Self Help, Inc. Launches 2-1-1

on June 1, 2012 - 10:50pm

Self Help, Inc., a Los Alamos non-profit organization, plans a June 1 launch for 2-1-1, an online and telephone information and referral service.

The service aims to connect people searching for help and social service agencies around Rio Arriba, Taos and Los Alamos counties with the appropriate agency.

The 2-1-1 service is sponsored and supported by United Way of Northern New Mexico and links to other United Way agency-sponsored 2-1-1 centers throughout the country.   

The service is free and easy to use.  

Anyone seeking a general service or a specific agency can dial 211,


New Feature - Craigslist in Marketplace

on June 1, 2012 - 10:46am

Trying to sell a piece of furniture you no longer use? Trying to find your daughter a good used mountain bike?

The Los Alamos Daily Post now provides a link to Craigslist (and Freecycle - more below).

Craigslist is the leader in FREE online classifieds. We at the Los Alamos Daily Post have had much luck selling our used items on Craiglist in the past.

Our Craigslist link will take you to items that specify their location as "Los Alamos." Items for sale in Los Alamos will be displayed.

When you post a classified item to Craigslist, be sure to enter "Los Alamos" in the location field.

Summerfest and Pajarito Punishment at Pajarito Mountain this Weekend

on May 31, 2012 - 12:18am

Celebrate the start of the summer season at Pajarito Mountain Saturday June 2.

The New Mexico Brewers Festival is noon to 5 p.m., featuring 15 New Mexico microbrewers and live music 1-5 p.m. with the Blue Hornets.

Lifts will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for hiking and biking.

Atomic City Transit is providing free shuttles 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.running every 30 minutes from Sullivan Field at Los Alamos High School.

For more information on Summerfest, go to

Pajarito Punishment Downhill Race is also this weekend on the mountain.

  • Saturday, June 2, Practice Day and Summerfest:

H.E.L.P. Provides Rides to Medical Appointments

on May 30, 2012 - 6:15am

By Carol A. Clark

The Los Alamos Lions Club created a program that has become a lifeline to local residents without a way to get to their medical appointments.

H.E.L.P. is filled with volunteers who drive Los Alamos residents to medical appointments at Los Alamos Medical Center as well as to doctor offices throughout the County, in Espanola, Santa Fe and all the way to Albuquerque.

"The Lions Club formed the H.E.L.P.


Renovations Close 37th Street Play Lot

on May 29, 2012 - 10:39pm


The 37th Street Play Lot near Villa Street is closed for the next two weeks so that the Los Alamos County’s contractor, LA Landscaping & More, can make renovations to the park.

Renovations include:

  • remove the sand safety zone material in the designated play areas and replace with engineered wood fiber, bringing the safety/fall zone into compliance
  • add a merry-go-around  with fall/safety zone material and borders (similar to the one at Community Park or North Mesa Park)
  • replace the asphalt entry walk with concrete and an approach that is not as steep as the

Friends of the Shelter Pet of the Week

on May 29, 2012 - 10:12pm


The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home.

Others are currently off-campus in foster homes.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website:, to obtain information about volunteering, adopting and donating.  

Also check out the FOS Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about adoptable pets.

All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and come microchipped.

Pet of

Kiwanis Tuesday Lunch Meeting Schedule

on May 29, 2012 - 9:46pm


The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.

June 5-John Bass, photo/video manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will share recently discovered film footage showing key members of the Manhattan Project.

June 12-Dr. Paul Daly will speak on his recent experiences serving in Iraq and Kuwait. 

June 19-Melinda Fuller of Del Norte Credit Union will discuss