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Atomic Man Duathlon Race In White Rock Sept. 21

on August 18, 2019 - 9:02am

Atomic Man and friends invite athletes to participate in the Atomic Man Duathlon race Sept. 21 in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

Scene from a previous Atomic Man Duathlon race in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

Scene from a previous Atomic Man Duathlon race in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

LATC News:

The Los Alamos Triatomics Club invites athletes to participate in the Atomic Man Duathlon race Saturday Sept. 21 in White Rock. 

The race features two events:
  • The Little Boy (4K run, 12K Bike,  4K run); and
  • The Fat Man (5K run, 40K bike, 10K run).
The event starts from the Pinon Elementary School

Night With A Nerd: Dr. Phil Goldstone On Thinking About Nuclear Deterrence In Today’s World

on August 18, 2019 - 9:01am

BSMA News:

The community is invited to join Dr. Phil Goldstone Sept. 12 as he explores how the invention of nuclear weapons 75 years ago changed international affairs – and also the existential framework of a large portion of the world’s people. 

It's now long beyond the confrontations of the cold war, and the world’s largest weapons stockpiles have been greatly reduced. Yet nuclear weapons issues are now present and rising, with Russia (again), Iran and North Korea looming large in the news—and with the playing field changing weekly, it seems. 

Modern war has held some “conventional”

ZeroWaste Team: Bumper Crop Of Fruit? Eat it! Share it! Preserve it! Donate it! Compost it!

on August 18, 2019 - 8:40am



ZeroWaste Team News:

Fruit abounds in Los Alamos County this summer! Both White Rock and Los Alamos have trees loaded with cherries, apricots, and plums—and soon the peaches, pears, and apples will be coming in. For apricots, not only has it been a super-abundant year, but the first year in many that we’ve had apricots at all!

Many residents with fruit trees cannot use it all. Some don’t even pick any—they’re just too busy, don’t care for fruit, it’s too much trouble, they physically can’t harvest, the house is unoccupied, or owners are away.

McClenahan: Los Alamos University Provided Top-Notch Technical Education

on August 18, 2019 - 8:39am

By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society

With World War II over in mid-August 1945, uncertainty surrounded almost everything about Los Alamos, from what would happen to the laboratory to what would happen to the many young men who had been assigned there by the U.S. Army.

The Special Engineer Detachment brought in hundreds of GIs with scientific and technical backgrounds to work on all aspects of developing the atomic bombs.

UNM Provost And Vice Provost Visit UNM-LA

on August 18, 2019 - 7:48am

UNM Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez, right, visits with faculty and staff Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James Paul Holloway and Senior Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez traveled to town Thursday to visit UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

At UNM-LA, Dr. Holloway toured the campus and met with faculty, staff and campus leadership. UNM-LA Advisory Board members Michelle Hall and Pat Soran also attended the meeting.

“UNM is a

County Council Work Session Aug. 20

on August 18, 2019 - 7:47am

RCLC Finalizing Turnaround Efforts

on August 18, 2019 - 7:38am
During a RCLC meeting Friday in Taos, Neptune’s Paul Black (together with Paul Black) discusses a stakeholder engagement and community outreach program the company is launching soon. Courtesy photo
DOE-EM Field Office Manager Doug Hintze at the RCLC meeting Friday in Taos. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) met Friday in Taos where they heard from an auditor contracted to complete six years of back audits in order to bring the organization into compliance following past mismanagement issues.

RCLC board members, staff and representatives from Los Alamos

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Aug. 22-23

on August 18, 2019 - 6:52am

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the New Mexico Public Education Commission meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22  and Friday, Aug. 23 at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken.

Tis The Season ... For Apricots In Los Alamos!

on August 18, 2019 - 6:47am

Trees that hardly ever have many apricots because their blooms get zapped by late spring freezes are literally dripping with fruit. Photo by Ken Hanson

Deer are always happy to cop a fruit. Photo by Ken Hanson

It seems everyone on Andanada St. has apricot trees so it is difficult to give them away. However, we were fortunate to find a neighbor who was interested in taking a few. Photo by Ken Hanson

Bushels of apricots are falling from Grothus's apricot tree on N. San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Ken Hanson

Apricots on Barranca Road are catching the eye of a doePhoto by Ken Hanson

Support Local Business During Road Construction

on August 18, 2019 - 6:39am

By Ryn Herrmann
Los Alamos County Chamber of Commerce

Looking down the road, no pun intended, all of this road construction will be good for Los Alamos. Better roads will bring more customers. But short term, it can drive them away. Our challenge is to keep our local businesses in business until the projects end.

A big part of making sure our businesses succeed is communication. The Chamber of Commerce has helped by bringing together the affected businesses to make sure they are in the loop on upcoming projects. Los Alamos County has done a great job staying ahead of this curve as well.

Introducing First United Methodist Church

on August 18, 2019 - 6:33am

New minister Rev. John W. Nash of First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
By First United Methodist Church
Los Alamos
We are a body of seekers and believers who bring together scripture and intelligence, tradition and innovation, experience and reason to work together in an exciting ministry of worship, education, fellowship, mission and care.
We have two worship services each Sunday in our church at 715 Diamond Dr. Our 8:30 a.m.

Letter To The Editor: Dog Jog 2019 Organizers Thank Community For A Successful Event

on August 18, 2019 - 6:28am
Chair of Los Alamos Dog Jog 2019

Warm weather and sunny skies greeted the runners and walkers and their eager dogs who enjoyed themselves thoroughly at the 22nd Annual Los Alamos Dog Jog April 27.

This year’s Dog Jog, organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps Search and Rescue and Pajarito K9 Search and Rescue raised $15,600 for Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals.

Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA) is a nonprofit organization that provides funding to individuals and rescue groups to spay/neuter

NWS: Today’s High Near 85; Tonight’s Low Around 59

on August 18, 2019 - 6:25am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 85 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 59. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Canyon Road

on August 18, 2019 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Flowers bloom on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From Youth Performance And Opening Band At Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday Night

on August 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

St. Michael's High School seniors Gabriel Biadora, left, and Justin Sanchez wow the crowd during the youth performance Friday evening at the Secret City Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Austin Van helps kick off the concert Friday evening at Ashley Pond Pavilion. According to a Sancre Productions press release, Van has a deep-rooted love and appreciation for country music. He showed that appreciation during the concert, playing covers of songs by music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scenes From Jimmy Stadler Playing Summer Concert

on August 17, 2019 - 9:57am
Los Alamos welcomed back Jimmy Stadler for a solo show Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. The show was part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Retired and beloved concert promoter Russ Gordon listens back stage to Jimmy Stadler perform. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pretty ladies having fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Awesome music, beautiful summer evening, pure joy! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two steppin'. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
On the dance floor.

Wood & Wire Concert At Fuller Lodge Sept. 7

on August 17, 2019 - 9:47am

Wood & Wire quintet performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LLA

Live In Los Alamos News:

Austin-based bluegrass phenoms Wood & Wire will open the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos.

Touring heavily behind last year’s album, North of Despair, which earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Record, the quintet will play 7:30 pm. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge.

While Wood & Wire deserve the accolades they get for their mastery of traditional bluegrass, it is their ability to stretch the genre that has many referring to them as Americana roots

BPU Ponders Solar Power Purchase Agreement Aug. 22

on August 17, 2019 - 9:16am
Members of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will consider at the August meeting whether to approve a 1.32-megawatt (MW) solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on the East Jemez Road landfill.
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) staff will present the PPA at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the scheduled meeting in Council Chambers.
If approved, the PPA will be forwarded to the Los Alamos County Council for consideration.
The proposed 1.32-MW photovoltaic solar array would be installed adjacent to the existing 1MW array on the closed landfill owned by

Los Alamos Community Winds: 2019-2020 Season

on August 17, 2019 - 8:08am
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW
LACW News:
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) begins its 20th Season with an exciting slate of concerts and performances certain to have something for everyone’s taste.
The season begins with a performance at the Evening of Arts and Culture, Friday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge. LACW will perform as part of the annual event, which showcases the rich variety of performance, visual and static arts this community has to offer. The event is still being planned.
The season opener is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

Robotics Night @ Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 17, 2019 - 7:44am

Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday Aug. 24

on August 17, 2019 - 7:41am
Pajarito Astronomers News:
The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 7:45 p.m., (sunset), Saturday, Aug. 24 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze.
The planets Venus, Jupiter (with its moons) and Saturn (and its rings), Neptune and Uranus will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the summer constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Los Alamos Choral Society: Fall Rehearsals Sept. 10

on August 17, 2019 - 6:57am
Dr. Steven Paxton conducts the Los Alamos Choral Society. Courtesy/LACS

The Los Alamos Choral Society. Courtesy/LACS
LACS News:
Fall rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 10, for the 75th Anniversary year of the Los Alamos Choral Society.
The chorus, founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, will be preparing for a gala anniversary concert Jan. 26, 2020, in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.
The program for the concert will include Part III of Handel’s Messiah, along with works by Michael Maudlin, Mary Badarak and Frances Meier, all New Mexico composers.

NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on August 17, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 84 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS


Daily Postcard: Handsome Truck Spotted Near Pond

on August 17, 2019 - 6:18am
Daily Postcard: A handsome antique truck is spotted parked under a street light during the Secret City Summer Concert Friday night near Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Retired Teachers Celebrate NOT Back To School Day

on August 16, 2019 - 4:19pm

Retired LAPS staff, students and teachers went back to school Thursday but retired LAPS staff enjoyed their annual NOT Back to School gathering at Trinity on the Hill. CEO Matt Schmidt and the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union sponsored the space for the event. Courtesy photo

Retired Los Alamos Art Teacher Petr Jandacek shows his creative side at the annual NOT Back to School get together Thursday at Trinity on the Hill. Courtesy photo