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Zumbini Class Coming In June

on May 20, 2018 - 1:54pm


Zumbini, a parent/caregiver and child bonding class begins June 9 at Family Strengths Network (FSN) on Orange Street.

Zumbini is a baby-caregiver bonding class that incorporates music and dancing. It's designed for ages newborn to 4 years of age and their parents/caregivers.
Register here to attend a free demo of the class at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Family Strengths Network.
Register here for the class now to receive $5 off the session. Use the code DEMO5OFF.
Contact Kate Ramsey for more information at 505.663.6105 or

New Mexico Fiber Crawl Continues Today

on May 20, 2018 - 8:52am
As part of the second Annual New Mexico Fiber Crawl, Los Alamos fiber artists showed their crafts and sold their wares Saturday in the Pajarito Ballroom in Fuller Lodge. They will return 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today for a second day of viewing and shopping. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Ida Saleh tries out a Baby Wolf loom. Several looms were set up for visitors to try at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Master quilter Katy Korkos shows off her work, which is for sale at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
odi Vurney holds down the fort

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Hosts Beer & Burger Bash

on May 20, 2018 - 8:19am
A crowd gathers Saturday for food, drink and music at the second annual Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in Mari Mac Plaza. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Family fun Saturday at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Santa Fe band Escape on a Horse entertains the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
About 10 kinds of beer and cider were available for tasting and purchase at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets May 23

on May 20, 2018 - 8:03am


The Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force meeting is noon Wednesday, May 23, in Room 330 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


I. Call to Order
II. Introductions
III. Review of Task Force Charter
IV. Overview of Tourism Strategic Plan
V. Discussion of format, date, time for future meetings
VI. Public Comment
VII. Next Meeting Scheduled: TBD
VIII. Adjourn Meeting

Cat Adoption Fees Waived At Santa Fe Animal Shelter

on May 20, 2018 - 7:39am


With the recent success of “Free the Shelter” earlier this month, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has announced that they will waive the adoption fee on all cats, five months and older, and offer 50 percent off the adoption fee for kittens through the end of May.

Santa Fe Animal Shelter, northern New Mexico’s only and largest open-admission, no-kill shelter, will hold its “Cat Fee Waived Adoption Event” at 100 Caja del Rio, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, May 31.

“Truly there is no love like unconditional love of a shelter pet, and we have many kitties


Los Alamos Mountaineers Talk: Explore Unusual Discovery Of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday Evening

on May 20, 2018 - 7:31am

John T.M. Lyles discusses the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday at Nature Center. Photo by John Lyles


The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host John T.M. Lyles discussing the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern, Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Lyles’ presentation follows the regular Mountaineer’s meeting at 7 p.m., which takes about 15 minutes and will cover information about upcoming outings.

In 1970, a new geologic discovery was made in Edgewood when a water-well driller hit a void and dropped his drill bit.

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 20, 2018 - 7:27am

Los Alamos High School sophomores on a 'New Mexico History' field trip, which included a scavenger hunt taking them around to various farmers where they learned more about the farming history in New Mexico. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is part of the Los Alamos MainStreet program and open every 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday through October. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Gonzalez FarmsPhoto by KayLinda Crawford

Art in Public Places Board members seeks community input about upcoming art projects. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

The flowers are in bloom at the Farmers

Scenes From Los Alamos Arts Council's Kite Festival

on May 20, 2018 - 7:21am

Los Alamos Arts Council volunteer Justin Cayton gets a donation jar ready before the start of the Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Cameryn Lucero puts the finishing touches on her kite during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Kite Festival Saturday at Overlook Park. The festival, which continues today, features a kite building workshop as well as flying demonstrations and kite and food vendors. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Alannah Lavy has fun decorating her kite. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Azariah Harless and his father

UNM-LA: Parenting University – Lets CHAT

on May 20, 2018 - 7:10am
Parents and guardians listen as Denise Matthews from PEEC discusses the multiple benefits for families of investing time in nature. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
LAPS District Site Tech Administrator Sal Zapien and LAHS Healthy Schools Program Director Kristine Coblentz hold parents and guardians attention as they present proactive positive home and school tech strategies. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-Los Alamos Community Education, the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) and the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) held a Parenting University event April

Vaudeville Returns To The Lensic June 15

on May 20, 2018 - 7:09am
SANTA FE Celebrate The Lensic’s early days as a vaudeville venue with an all-new variety show, “Vaudeville at The Lensic,” created by veteran comedy and television writer Ron Bloomberg, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.
Tickets: $25 adults; $18 students under 18. Available at, 505.988.1234, or the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.
When the newly constructed Lensic Theater opened in 1931, it welcomed top vaudeville performers of the era—live on stage—from Judy

Los Alamos Choral Society Concert ‘Freedom!’ May 27

on May 20, 2018 - 7:04am
Choral Society’s Steve Paxton conducts his first Los Alamos concert ‘Freedom!’ at 4 p.m., May 27. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Choral Society

The Los Alamos Choral Society’s 2018 Memorial Day concert—"Freedom!”—is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

Tickets are $15 per adult at CB FOX in Los Alamos or at the door. Student admission is free. This will be the Choral Society’s first concert since Steve Paxton took over as conductor.

Paxton, former chairman of the Contemporary Music Program at the Santa Fe University of Art and

Guided Walking Tour Of Jemez Springs Sites May 28

on May 20, 2018 - 6:59am
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Monday, May 28, visitors to Jemez Springs will be able to immerse themselves into the Village’s history through a guided walking tour, presented by the Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library.
A limited 40 tickets will be sold for the walking tour, with proceeds benefiting the Friends group.
“Jemez Springs is rich in its history, culture and multi layered stories,” said Suzanne Swetnam, president of the Friends of Jemez Springs Public Library. “The historic buildings that still stand in Jemez Springs have many stories to tell.

Daily Postcard: Wild Iris Blooming In Quemazon

on May 20, 2018 - 6:51am

Wild Iris spotted bloomimg Saturday in a garden in Quemazon. The Wild Iris is a perennial that grows up to 3 feet tall and has long, narrow leaves that wrap around the stem. Its flowers are large at about 4 inches across and blue to purple. Photo by Nina Thayer

Students Gather At Ashley Pond Park Before Prom

on May 19, 2018 - 5:25pm

Los Alamos High School students gather this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park for photos before prom. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scenes From Bandelier Employees Chili Cookoff

on May 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Banderlier National Monument employees chili cookoff winners Thursday, from left, Joanie Budzileni, most creative, Jeremy Sweat, second best overall, Geoff Goins, hottest, Scott McFarland, best overall, Liza Kent, best cornbread and Kim Carrasco, third overall. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott and Kim Carrasco help themselves to the nine different chili recipes competing in the employees chili cookoff Thursday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Enjoying the employee chili cookoff at Bandelier National Monument Thursday, from

LAMS Robotics Club 2018 Summary Reflection

on May 19, 2018 - 11:20am
John Teague and fellow team member Teryn Bingham, from Los Alamos Middle School robotics club, register and check-in their robot for official approval to compete. Photo by T.J. Bonzon
LAMS Robotics Club 2018 summary reflection
Started by Mr. T.J. Bonzon,
Robotics Club sponsor/coach 2017-2018
When our LAMS Hawk 7th Squadron mini-sumobot team scored their first point, they were jazzed and eager to try again. So they grabbed their sumobot, jumped up and ran back in the line-up (next-up dock) to await another competition round.

LAHS Dance Group & Solo Performances May 22

on May 19, 2018 - 11:18am

Los Alamos High School presents group & solo performances by LAHS Dance Program students! 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, at Smith Auditorium, LAHS. Admission is free! Courtesy photo

Comcast, Attorney General, Albuquerque Mayor, Teeniors, And Adelante Join Forces

on May 19, 2018 - 11:17am
ALBUQUERQUE — Wednesday, David L. Cohen, Comcast Corporation’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer; New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas; and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced a new Internet Essentials partnership to educate seniors, parents, and children across New Mexico about some of the most serious challenges they may face online.  
This innovative, multi-dimensional effort will combine public service announcements, free in-person training programs, and free educational resources including videos, brochures, and booklets that will

Birthday BBQ With V13ION American Legion May 22

on May 19, 2018 - 11:15am

American Legion Post 90 Successfully Supports Naming Of Submarine U.S.S. Los Alamos

on May 19, 2018 - 6:57am
By Kenneth A. Nadeau
The American Legion
Frank G. Frainier Post 90
To the Los Alamos Community, it gives great pleasure in announcing that The American Legion, Frank G. Frainier Post 90 of Los Alamos has successfully supported the Community-based effort in the naming of a submarine, U.S.S. Los Alamos.
Specifically, a resolution drafted by Post 90, has been approved by the Post, District 1, and Department of New Mexico. On Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:12 a.m., Resolution #8 passed another major milestone by the National Executive Committee.

Los Alamos Community Foundation Presents Nonprofit Training Seminar: Fundraising Strategies June 7

on May 19, 2018 - 6:47am
LACF News:
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is hosting the Nonprofit Training Seminar: Fundraising Strategies 6-7 p.m., Thursday, June 7 in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 at at UNM-LA. Light refreshments will be served.

The featured speaker for this event is Emily McGay. McGay is the manager of McGay Consulting, LLC, a small local consulting firm that works with non-profit organizations on their operations, strategic planning and board development. McGay also conducts studies such as community needs assessments and feasibility studies for capital development.

Schiferl Donation Benefits UNM-LA Welding Program

on May 19, 2018 - 6:00am
UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney, left, and Machine Shop Instructor Skip Canfield accept a check from David and Sheila Schiferl, to fund the purchase of a new MIG welder. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Schiferl runs the welder as instructor Skip Canfield looks on. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
David Schiferl, a retired LANL scientist and current UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) student, and his wife Sheila Schiferl, a UNM-LA Advisory Board member, donated $1,250 to the UNM-LA welding program for the purchase of a MIG welder.
CEO Cindy Rooney, thanking them, said, “We greatly appreciate

The Science Of Art ... And The Art Of Science ... At Los Alamos Makers

on May 19, 2018 - 5:57am
Sue Bombardt teaching a glass fusion class to students from the PAC 8 after school program. Students visited Los Alamos Makers to work on a PSA video. Courtesy/Los Alamos Makers
A custom glass dish and a dichroic-glass pendant made by a participant during the previous beginners glass fusion class at Los Alamos Makers. Courtesy/Los Alamos Makers
By Los Alamos Makers

One doesn’t have to choose between Art and Science.

Middle School 101: 6th Grade Transition Workshop

on May 19, 2018 - 5:55am
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative is hosting “Middle School 101,” a workshop to help 6th grade students and parents feel prepared for the transition to middle school. One workshop will take place from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the Barranca Elementary School gym.
This workshop is specifically designed to ease any nerves 6th grade students might have and will answer questions like, “What happens if I am tardy to my next class?” and “How much homework will I have?”
Attendees will get the chance to meet current Los Alamos Middle School

Pig + Fig Hosts Ribbon Cutting 11 a.m. Today!

on May 19, 2018 - 5:53am