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Pajarito Brew Pub Enters Girl Scout Cookie Caper

on March 10, 2013 - 9:33am
From left, Pajarito Brew Pub & Grill Pastry Chef Jacob Richmond, Chef David Tripp and Chef Rudolfo Vigil at the March 7 Girl Scout Cookie Caper competition at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe. Using Girl Scout Samoas, Richmond received raves for his special pastry but in the end, the chef from the Inn and Spa at Loretto took the top spot. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails volunteers organized the 17th annual Cookie Caper, which raises money for the organization that funds two-thirds of the troops and programs throughout the state.

Irma Holtkamp: 'Using Ancestry and Ancestry DNA to Research Your Family History'

on March 10, 2013 - 9:30am
Irma Holtkamp
LAGA News:
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in room 3 at Mesa Public Library.
The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp. Her topic will be "Using Ancestry and Ancestry DNA to Research Your Family History."
The public is welcome to attend.

Chamber Members Meet for Lunch Throughout Community

on March 10, 2013 - 9:29am

Participating in Friday's Fan 44 lunch meeting at the Blue Window Bistro, from left, Diane Chan of Waddell & Reed, Bonnie J. Gordon of the Los Alamos Daily Post, Bill Wadt of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Board, Andy Andrews of Los Alamos Entreprenuers Network and Merry McIntyre of Reunion Chiropractic and Wellness. Chamber of Commerce members attend Fan 44 lunch meetings twice a month at restaurants throughout Los Alamos and White Rock as a way to meet and network with other members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter to the Editor: Generous Support Greatly Appreciated

on March 9, 2013 - 11:21am
By LINDA HULL, President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Once again, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, I would like to thank our many friends in the community for their recent support of this month’s Cowboy Pancake Breakfast, which benefited our Club’s local and international projects. 

More than 250 tickets were sold to the hungry breakfast crowd Sunday morning.

From left, Rotary President Linda Hull and Rotarians Brian Newnam and Alison Walters. Photo by Hal Davis

We would also like to give a standing ovation and long round of applause to all the dedicated members of the Los

Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees; Post Las Conchas Fire

on March 9, 2013 - 9:55am

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest is seeking volunteers for tree planting efforts within the 2011 Las Conchas fire burn area near Los Alamos.

Exact dates are dependent upon weather, soil moistures and soil temperatures, but possible dates are the Fridays and Saturdays of April 12, 13 and 19, 20.

A 56-acre area around the Nordic Ski Trails at the base of Pajarito Ski Hill within the burn area will be planted with Douglas Fir trees.

The effort is part of a larger contracted planting initiative mostly in the Jemez District involving about 2,000 acres and almost half a million trees.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA Rolls Out March 31 at Golf Course!

on March 9, 2013 - 9:14am

Sheer bliss ensued as kids took off to collect Easter eggs scattered across the Los Alamos Golf Course during last year's Eggstravaganza. Courtesy photo

Staff report

It is that time of year again and everyones invited to the annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA at the Los Alamos Golf Course!

Over the past several years, the popular event has grown from participation of 500 kids to well over 800 last year.

It has become a huge community event, with participation from surrounding cities.

Last year 10,000 goody-filled plastic eggs were spread over the Los Alamos Golf Course and more than 800 kids ages 12

Dietitian Sara Pocernik Joins YMCA Staff

on March 9, 2013 - 7:21am

Dietitian Sara Pocernik is the newest addition to the Family YMCA staff. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

Dietitian Sara Pocernik has joined the staff of the Los Alamos Family YMCA.

Pocernik is a registered dietitian with experience in many areas of nutrition.  

She completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition science at Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry at Tufts University.

She has also worked as a clinical dietitian in intensive care and dialysis units.

Pocernik is accepting Personal Nutrition Counseling appointments Fridays at the Y.