Annual Health Fair Set For Saturday, Oct. 27

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS members at last year’s Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair. Courtesy photo

LAHC News:

The Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair is set for 8 am to noon Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Los Alamos High School gymnasium.

Admission is free. This Health Fair has been occurring annually at various venues for 27 years.

The Health Fair began in Fuller Lodge and now fills the gym with  more than 60 booths representing vendors from Los Alamos, Espanola and Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

There is something for everyone. Attractions include free flu shots


Hellacious Hailstorm Hits Los Alamos Pummeling Private Planes

Hail damage to one of many planes tied down at Los Alamos County Airport, which received the worst of a torrential hailstorm that struck Los Alamos about 2:30 p.m. today. Photo by Julie Habiger

Close up view of hail damage to one of many planes at Los Alamos County Airport this afternoon. Photo by Julie Habiger

By Carol A. Clark

Marble sized hail pounded the community today around 2:30 p.m., falling especially hard at Los Alamos County Airport causing damage to a number of private planes.

“I have never seen hail like that in my life and I’m not afraid to say that it was frightening,”


Rotary Club Student of the Month: Janali Gustafson

Rotary Student of the Month Janali Gustafson. Photo by Don Taylor


Janali Gustafson, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS) was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for September. 

Gustafson is the daughter of Sarah and John Gustafson and the sister of Elena and Nathaniel.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month. 

In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition. 

Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their


Española YMCA Teen Center launching Audio Engineering Program


YMCA News:

ESPAÑOLA – Teens will be able to record their lyrics and music this fall thanks to support from three funders.

The grants are enabling the conversion of an office into a recording studio and will purchase equipment including an electric drum board, keyboard beat mixer, microphones and other recording equipment.

The Presbytery of Santa Fe, in support of a recommendation from their Mission in the North Committee awarded $5,000 toward the audio engineering program and in support of the center’s cultural creative arts classes.

The Pojoaque Valley Fund of the New


Amy Goodman Broadcasts “Democracy Now!” Live From Fuller Lodge this Morning

Updated at 3:00 p.m. 10/11/12 with additional photos and information from this afternoon’s talk.

A satellite truck broadcasts the “Democracy Now!” program live from Fuller Lodge early this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/

From left, Leona Morgan of Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining, a group dedicated to protecting the water, air, land and health of communities in areas impacted by uranium mines, poses for a photo this morning at Fuller Lodge with Amy Goodman, host of the “Democracy Now!” TV program. Photo by Greg Kendall/


UNM-LA Postpones January 2013 Mil Election

UNM-LA News:

After several meetings with UNM administration and the UNM Board of Regents, UNM-Los Alamos was advised to postpone its resolution question for an operational mil increase until later in 2013. 

This decision was reached by the UNM Board of Regents with the desire that UNM-Los Alamos have a successful election and in consideration of the uncertainty in the economy and with federal budget decisions and their impact on Los Alamos National Laboratory employment and the Los Alamos community.

UNM-Los Alamos looks forward to partnering with the UNM


Community Celebrates Los Alamos Family Council’s 50-Year Birthday

From left, Chamber Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos, Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Joy Beery and Counseling Center Director Cheryl Pongratz speak with the crowd during Wednesday’s FAN Club and 50th anniversary celebration at the Family Council offices at 1505 15th St., Suite C. The behavioral health agency now launches a year-long celebration with special events planned for the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Tom Sandford and his wife Ruth Demuth, past board member Attorney Lynn Finnegan, Executive Director Marlane Hamilton of


Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Oct 11

This week’s preview is sponsored by

DESSERT DANCES – Reserve Your Space Early

The Daddy/Daughter Dance is Oct. 11, and the NEW Family Dance is Oct. 12.
Events are held 6-8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and include light refreshments, dancing, a craft project and a digital keepsake photo.

For further information, contact the County Recreation Division, at 662-8173, visit, or e-mail

Friday, Oct. 12 – Groundbreaking 3:30 p.m. for Multi-purpose Covered Arena

Hayrides 4-6 p.m. at the Posse Lodge Saturday, Oct 13
Apple cider, cocoa,


United Way Campaign Sets Goal to Meet Needs

Executive Director Kristy Ortega of United Way of Northern New Mexico stands beside the United Way thermometer near the Los Alamos Post Office Wednesday afternoon. She raised the red level on the thermometer indicating contributions received to date to $100,000. Photo by Carol A. Clark/  

Carla Gray Weiser, left, and Executive Director Kristy Ortega United Way of Northern New Mexico near the Los Alamos Post Office Wednesday hang a banner announcing the upcoming United Way Youth Team Hamburger Nite at Hill Diner fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/