2012 County Fair & Rodeo Parade Fills Central Avenue

The parade passes a large crowd at Central Avenue and Main Street. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band gathers to join the parade. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The parade winds its way down Central Avenue. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

A young boy runs a hand siren on an old auxiliary fire truck. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Parade bystanders watch as the Los Alamos Daily Post news van passes by. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Sharon Stover, fourth from left, with her supporters pose for a picture


County Fair Exhibits on Display at Mesa Public Library

Lynzee Clay won First place and Grand Champion for her award winning Jalapeños and tomatoes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

06. Laura Johnstone takes home the Award of Merit for her apple mint. The Award of Merit was given to the horticulture entry that displayed no disease or damage and was at the peak of maturity. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Rachel Norman poses with her Lego creation “King Kong vs. Godzilla.” Rachel won first prize and the Ribbon for Reserve Grand Champion for her age group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

There were dozens


Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band

The Los Alamos contingent of the Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band perform several numbers at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church after evening mass Wednesday evening. Photo by TK Thompson/

The Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Band played several tunes after the Wednesday evening mass, both in the Sanctuary and the Reception Hall. Photo by TK Thompson/

Photo by TK Thompson/

Photo by TK Thompson/


Volunteers Needed to Repair Homes


Building Kindness, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, needs volunteers to help repair homes in neighboring communities.

Be a good neighbor while learning new skills. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers welcome.

This ongoing program meets starting at 8 a.m. every Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Espanola.

However, this Saturday, Aug. 11, there will be no work scheduled so is advised to call David Canfield prior to volunteering to get on his email list for a schedule of work days.

Canfield also notifies people of carpooling opportunities, so contact


Los Alamos County Princess Honors Horses for Heroes

Julia Montoya, 2012 LA County Rodeo Princess, carries the flag of New Mexico into Brewer Arena at the start of the Los Alamos County Horse Show. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

After relocating to New Mexico from Maryland in 2010, the incoming Los Alamos County Princess, Julia Montoya, continued to pursue her passion for horses and interest in horsemanship with the Turquoise Trail Wranglers 4-H Club. 

The club leaders, Rick Iannucci and Nancy DeSantis, also operate the non-profit Horses for Heroes – New Mexico Inc. Cowboy Up! program for wounded veterans.

One of the


County Assembles Fair Booths at Ashley Pond Park

Pipes, fittings and white canvas tent tops fill the grassy area at Ashley Pond this morning as workers prepare to assemble booths for community organizations registered to participate in Saturday’s Festival and Fair as part of this weekend’s annual Fair & Rodeo event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A worker drops a pile of rope at each booth to secure the tent tops. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


‘Lunch With A Leader’ Features Police Chief Wayne Torpy

Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy was Thursday’s featured speaker at the League of Women Voters monthly “Lunch with a Leader” at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

League of Women Voters members Betty Ann Gunther, left, and Rosmarie Fredrickson speak with Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy following his talk Thursday at PEEC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/




Tools for School Ready for Delivery

The Unitarian Church youth group that helped unload the truck with the Tools for School supplies: Back row: George Hrbek, Bobby Hrbek, Ryan Van Cleave and Grayson Venhaus. Middle row: Kai Coblentz, Devon Cantua, Rowan Cantua and Theodore Petersen. Front row: Michelle Alexander, Elannah Venhaus, De Anna Hoyle (Youth Director), Amaya Coblentz and Caleb Schultz (not pictured Sophia Galvez.) Courtesy photo


Self Help Inc. has been the sponsor of Tools for School for 15 years and once again another successful program has been completed.

With money from United Way, other grants,