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2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day Activities Schedule, Trolley And Parking Map

on July 12, 2019 - 6:29pm

ScienceFest Trolley and Parking Map. Courtesy/LACD

ScienceFest  News:

The community is welcome to attend ScienceFest fun, all weekend long, as Discovery Day kicks off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

You may have seen some fun promotional tickets, but organizers want to make sure everyone knows that the large event in Los Alamos downtown area is free, no ticket needed! A small number of activities require fees or pre-registration to participate. You can see the entire list at

This weekend includes a variety of food vendors, inflatables, photo booths,

County Tree Trimming Underway In White Rock

on July 12, 2019 - 6:15pm


Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, began this week trimming trees from around power lines on Meadow Lane and intersecting streets between Rover Boulevard to Overlook Park in White Rock.

Crews will work through this neighborhood until mid-August and then move to the Grand Canyon Drive area. 

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading With Natachee Momaday Gray Aug. 18

on July 12, 2019 - 5:07pm
Natachee Momaday Gray
Natachee Momaday Gray is a Santa Fe poet and artist whose work focuses on the melding of art and myth, ancestry and nostalgia, food and prayer, glamour, frivolity and time.
A believer in the saying "the higher the heel, the closer to God," she is intent on composing a unique and charming color to paint her world. 
She writes: “I will be reading from a new gathering  that I am calling Silver Box.

Chevel Shepherd Has Arrived In Los Alamos!

on July 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

Singer Chevel Shepherd arrived in Los Alamos this morning. The 17 year old was the Season 15 winner of The Voice. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. In addition to Shepherd, the show will feature singer-songwriter Eryn Bent as well as Gabriella Salazar, a 14 year old native Taoseña. Salazar will perform at 6 p.m. and Bent will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Despite being hours before the start of the concert, the lawn around Ashley Pond is already covered by camping chairs

Cone Zone: Week Of July 15, 2019

on July 12, 2019 - 4:37pm


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects: 

Mesa Public Library West Parking Lot Closure:

The Mesa Public Library West Parking Lot will be closed July 15-17, while County crews repave the lot. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Manhole Repairs - Ponderosa Estates in Los Alamos: 

Crews continue adjusting manholes in Ponderosa Estates along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive. Work is scheduled to continue through the end of July.

Scenes From TIME Exhibit At UNM-Los Alamos

on July 12, 2019 - 4:30pm

Gordon McDonough of Los Alamos, stands next to his piece, Zephyr Vanes, Friday afternoon at UNM-LA. McDonough participated in the Temporary Installations Made For the Environment or TIME exhibit, which is part of ScienceFest. The theme of the exhibit is Aha! McDonough said his piece is a wind vane, which shows the direction the wind is blowing at different heights. The piece is made of a 25 foot long steel pipe and the vanes are made from a 3-D printer. McDonough said he was inspired to make this piece after seeing something similar years ago in San Francisco.

LAFD Hosts EMS Facility Tour At UNM-Los Alamos

on July 12, 2019 - 4:20pm

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Division Chief Ben Stone chats with Bonnie Olsen during the EMS Training Facility Tour today at UNM-Los Alamos. The tour, which is part of ScienceFest, highlighted the training facility, comprised of areas for scenario-based training with high tech mannequins, including an emergency room and ambulance simulator. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/