Scenes Of Booths At Ashley Pond Park Saturday

From left, Los Alamos County Deputy Clerk Victoria Martinez, County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas man a booth Saturday at Ashley Pond Park during the annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo weekend festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Saturday at Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos Arts Council Board Members Steve Bublitz and Jenn Best publicize the organization’s intent to make history. They announced that this fall the organization will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most pumpkins carved simultaneously. The hope is to have 1,300 people each carve a pumpkin along Central Avenue. The big event happens at 3 p.m. Oct.26. Tickets will be available for purchase after Sept. 1 at CB FOX for $5 or online for $7. A ticket will provide participants with a wristband, a pumpkin carving kit and a 24-pound pumpkin. For more information, contact the arts council at Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Director of Student Affairs Kathryn Vigil and Student Success Manager Tony Gallegos operate a booth for the community college Saturday at Ashley Pond Park as part of the annual fair and rodeo weekend festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/