Rotary Club Speaker Schedule for August

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets 11:45 to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Avenue.  Guests are always welcome to attend!

Aug 14  Emily Chan, daughter of Rotary member Tony Chan, will present a program about her recent travels in “My 11-Country Tour.”  Emily has not only traveled extensively abroad, but has also taught overseas.

Aug 21  Dave Melton, pilot of the hot-air balloon, Purple Haze, will tell us about the adventures and eand escapades of being aloft in a balloon.                                                             


Leonard is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

Courtesy photo


Erik Leonard was the fastest for the 1-mile predict-your-time pace race in 8:14 and was only one second off his prediction.

A total of 41 people did the weekly Tuesday pace races, which were held on paved roads in Pajarito Acres under cloudy skies.

For the one mile course, the fastest female runner was Michelle Jones (9:39). The best female predictors were Inez Ross (10 s off her prediction), Darby Kellum and D J Kliesen (both 13 s). Zach Leonard did the 1 mile run in 8:16, and Morgan Jones did 10:47.

For the 2.8 mile course, the fastest runners were Ted Romero


Auditions Begin Aug. 19 for “The Woman in Black”


Auditions for The Woman in Black play are 2-5 p.m. Aug. 19 and 7-9 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Los Alamos Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for overnight check out.

The Woman in Black play, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, takes place in a Victorian theater where a man named Kipps has hired an Actor to help him tell a life-changing, true ghost story to family and friends.

Auditioning for one man aged 25 to 35 and one man aged 40 to 65. Also, auditioning for two women who have a  non-speaking role but


Bingaman to Address LANL Employees Monday

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman will be in Los Alamos Monday, Aug. 13 and will address Los Alamos National Laboratory employees.
Bingaman will talk about the economy, the federal deficit and what Congress can do to address these issues, among other things.
Bingaman will also attend a reception hosted by the Los Alamos Historical Society at the Los Alamos Historical Museum to talk about a bill he has introduced to designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as National Historical Parks.
Bingaman’s schedule Monday, Aug. 13:
  •   10 a.m. – Bingaman


Cowboy Breakfast Aids Alzheimer’s Association

The Posse Lodge hosted its Cowboy Breakfast Sunday, which this month went to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The Posse Lodge was pretty full by 9 a.m. and drew a steady stream of pancake eaters. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Melissa Spiers, left, and Mary Yamada help with the breakfast. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Cowboy Breakfast Guru Cary Grzadzinski chats with Mrs. Rickman of Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The Alzheimer’s Association of Los Alamos was


Fuller Lodge Art Center Celebrates Creativity, Beauty

Sacred heart silver jewelry piece by artist Gregory Segura. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

By Kirsten Laskey

In tough economic times, people scale back. They tighten their belts and trim away anything unnecessary. At first glance it may appear that being frugal is no fun; however, a closer look reveals a far different picture.

Pinching pennies can unleash creativity – just take a look at what will be on sale at the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Summer Arts and Crafts Fair, which runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday on the lawn behind Fuller Lodge.

Paintings of horses by artist Karen King. Photo


Max Schulze is 2012 World Champion Unicyclist

Unicyclist Max Schulze of Los Alamos, second from left, on the awards platform in Italy as the World Champion – Observed Trials. Photo by Roland Schulze

Los Alamos unicyclist Max Schulze has returned home from the Unicycle World Championships held last month in Italy, as an undisputed World Champion.

"The highlights from the competition for me are that mostly the entire event is a great experience," Schulze said. "Getting to see friends from across the world who share the common passion of unicycling is amazing. It is like we are all a gigantic family for two weeks every


PRC Commissioner Doug Howe Talks Natural Gas

Editor’s Note:  The Los Alamos Daily Post has received Commissioner Howe’s presentation slides. You may view them by clicking here (google docs).


PRC Commissioner Doug Howe discusses Natural Gas At Mesa Public Library Wednesday evening. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

District 3 PRC Commissioner Doug Howe presented “Focus on … Unconventional Natural Gas: Boon or Bust?” to a full Mesa Public Library conference room audience Wednesday evening.

The talk was sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Los Alamos Sustainable