Rotary Meets Tuesday at Fuller Lodge

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Nambe Room upstairs at Fuller Lodge.

Donnie Torres and Richard Matteson will talk about the latest developments at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is one of only four clubs of the 71 that comprise District 5520 to be awarded the annual Literacy Award.

The local Rotary Literacy Committee includes Wendy Schmidt, Linda Anderson and Chris Sierk.

The promotion of literacy is a key Rotary International project worldwide.


True Stories of Library Censorship Battles


At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the Upstairs Rotunda of the Mesa Public Library, Kathy Barco and Valerie Nye will present True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries as part of the Authors Speak Series.

April is a special month in the literary and library worlds, honoring both poetry (National Poetry Month)  and libraries (National Library Week is April 8-14). In recognition of the role libraries play in providing free and open access to information, the Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series presents a timely book on challenges to


Kiwanis Tuesday Speakers Schedule

Kiwanis meets noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Masonic Temple on Sage Street near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon.Road. Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.
April 17– Gloria Maestas from the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will discuss local changes to the June 5 Primary Election Day voting process and the new “Voter Convenience Centers.”

April 24-Committee Meetings.

May 1-Rose Montoya will speak on the Boys and Girls Club and the Lunch Buddy Program.


Key Club Sponsors UNICEF Benefit

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Katelyn Littleton, Concert Chair

Los Alamos High School Key Club is organizing a benefit concert for UNICEF’s Project Eliminate. In collaboration with Kiwanis and the rest of K-Family (including Key Club), UNICEF is hoping to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world through this project.

The money raised through the concert will go directly to purchasing vaccines and the distribution of preventative health information.

“A vaccination for this type of tetanus will protect a mother and all of her future children from the terminal


Russ Gordon Performs with DK & the Affordables

Last night, Russ Gordon held a fundraiser concert at the Hilltop House to raise funds for the summer concert series. DK & the Affordables performance was followed by Eddy & the Nomads. The Los Alamos Concert Series is presented by the County of Los Alamos and coordinated / managed by Russ Gordon.

Russ Gordon delighted the crowd when he joined DK & the Affordables during the fundraiser concert. Photo by Greg Kendall/

From Gordon's website:

This series of Friday evening concerts-in-the-park spans the summer from late May into early September and is held at various


Democratic Party of Los Alamos Meets Thursday

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 19 at Mesa Library.

The agenda includes discussion of the upcoming dinner event on June 2 honoring a special Los Alamos Democrat, plans for July 4, the County Fair, and other events between now and the November election.

Looking forward, the May 17 meeting will be to attend the League of Women Voters forum at Fuller Lodge to listen to both Democrats and Republicans who have primary opponents.


Area Leaders Contemplate Local Support of Teen Center

YMCA News:

State Rep. Nick Salazar spoke of the difficulty to secure funding from the state for community programs in these economic times. Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly. standing, and Rep. Debbie Rodella listen at right. Courtesy/YMCA

ESPAÑOLA–Business leaders, YMCA board members, and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, met at the Española YMCA Teen Center Wednesday, April 4, to discuss sustaining the center’s $155,100/year budget.  

“When I was last here, I visited with a group of teens and I asked them what they would be doing if the Center was not here,”


Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview – April 12, 2012 [AUDIO]

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar broadcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview" debuted today. Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview ran about 35 minutes in length because there is so much going on around the community this weekend and beyond that was covered in this opening broadcast.

Future Weekend Previews will run about 15 minutes in length. The program can be stopped after hearing this weekend's


Look Who’s Having a Great Conversation

Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. The 3rd Annual Great Conversations will take place April 22 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Los Alamos High School in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form available at

Look who’s talking:

Morrie Pongratz. Courtesy Photo

What’s your spark? According to Los Alamos, Morrie Pongratz is both a Living Treasure and the Voice of the Hilltoppers.