White Rock Business Expands into Santa Fe

Owner Gary Knapp tends the grill inside his mobile eatery housed near Metzgers in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/

Knapp’s Wraps near Metzger’s in White Rock next to the Hive on N.M. 4 is rumored to make the best burritos in town if not the entire county – so say many who’ve eaten them.

Some even say that the Southwestern Chile Cheese Steak burrito, which is a takeoff on the classic Philly Cheese Steak, “is simply awesome.”

Gary and Cindy Knapp have owned the mobile eatery for several years and recently expanded their burrito empire to include a café in the Design Center in Santa


Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Makes Significant Restoration Progress

By Greg Kendall

Volunteers create a ‘Zuni’ rock bowl. Bill Zeedyk of Zeedyk Ecological Consulting has co-designed an innovative water retention structure called a ‘Zuni’ rock bowl which creates small meandering pools along a creek path. Zeedyk advises Los Amigos on riparian restoration at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/Los Amigos de Valles Caldera



Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, the non-profit “friends” organization of the Valles Caldera National Preserve was formed in 2006 to help the Preserve accomplish its many goals. Now in its sixth year, the Amigos can


Local Students Build Hoop Shooting Robot

Photo by TK Thompson/

A team of 14 Los Alamos High School students are spending their spare time creating a robot that can shoot a basketball.

The three girls and 11 boys are working with 10 adult mentors in facilities at UNM-Los Alamos.

The team intends to enter their robot in the “Rebound Rumble” at the “FIRST Robotics Competition” in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Check back for the full story on this exciting project.

From left, Ben Nelson, Xian Eutsler (behind Nelson), Don Davis (mentor), Cameron Tauxe, AJ Harrison and Ben Schilling. Photo by TK Thompson/

Ben Schilling,


Good Eats Southern Style at Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ

Kenny Miller in front of the counter of his new kitchen at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

Editor’s Note: After heading to Kenny’s to give it a try on a Friday evening, it appears that Kenny’s has cut back his hours. He is currently serving breakfast and lunch at his UNM-LA location as of April 20, 2012.

By Bonnie J. Gordon

For the last three years, locals have been enjoying fine southern cooking courtesy of Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ via Kenny’s mobile kitchen.

Now Kenny’s has a new home at UNM-Los Alamos. Kenny Miller opened his kitchen in the UNM-LA Student Center in late


Annual Rotary Crab Fest Extravaganza Set for Sunday and You’re invited!

The Los Alamos Rotarians are set to host their third annual “All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest” fundraiser, which includes prawns and chicken (for those who don’t eat seafood) Sunday Feb. 26 at Central Avenue Grill.

Festivities for the club’s fundraiser begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar followed at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, music and silent and live auctions featuring golf with a pro, salmon and Asian dinners for eight, spring yard-cleaning, computer consulting, artwork, California wines, jewelry and gift certificates

Proceeds benefit local scholarships and the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden.


Empty Bowl Event Benefits Self Help Inc

KRSN owners Gillian Sutton and David Sutton hosted the annual Empty Bowl event Thursday that benefits Self Help Inc. They also hosted this month’s Chamber FAN Club. Photo by TK Thompson/

Photo by TK Thompson/

Katy Korkos, left, of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Debbie Gill from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board attended Thursday’s Empty Bowl and FAN Club event at KRSN. Photo By TK Thompson/


Los Alamos Operated Espanola YMCA Teen Center Hums with Activities

Car modeling class. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center

Teen News

Car Modeling Class

Volunteer instructors Lorenzo Martinez and Fabian Valdez of Espanola are volunteering their time and expertise to teach students at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center (EYTC)  how to build “show-worthy” model cars.

 Every Wednesday through March, students are meeting to bring their creative spirits to life by building, designing and painting their unique car models.

“We are excited to be working with this creative duo this year and are looking forward to what our students will create,” Co-Director


Kids Raising Money for Animal Rescue

Kaity Burke, a member of Mountain School’s Green Team, shows a bin full of aluminum cans. The school is competing to collect the most aluminum cans in the state as part of the Great American Can Roundup. During the first week, students brought in over 2,000 cans. If they win, the team will receive a cash prize, which will be donated to the Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary in Pecos. The competition runs until Earth Day, April 22, and donated cans may be dropped off at Mountain School or at the PEEC Nature Center. Courtesy Photo