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Center For New Mexico Archaeology To Open ‘Women In Archaeology’ Exhibit On International Archaeology Day

on August 11, 2019 - 8:59am
Archaeologists Florence Hawley Ellis and student Florence Hawley Ellis, director of University of New Mexico excavations at San Gabriel del Yunque in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy/Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum
CNMA News:
SANTA FE In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 19, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) will open its doors to the public, providing an opportunity to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage and the science of archaeology through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Scenes From White Rock Senior Center Car Show

on August 11, 2019 - 8:49am

This red 1939 Buick owned by Ken Uher was the winning car Saturday at the White Rock Senior Center Car Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors to the Car Show applaud the winning car. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out a Tesla. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two older beauties of the road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
It's a Studebaker! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Cars of distinction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Community Shows Off Skills At 2019 County Fair

on August 11, 2019 - 7:52am
The County Fair takes place over two days during the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Weekend at Mesa Public Library. Prize-winning flowers and preserves are on display here. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Grand Champion photo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out the 4-H displays. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
First place quilt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Extra special spuds! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fabric arts on display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Wood and fiber. Photo by Bonnie J.

Scenes Of Booths At Ashley Pond Park Saturday

on August 11, 2019 - 7:42am

From left, Los Alamos County Deputy Clerk Victoria Martinez, County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas man a booth Saturday at Ashley Pond Park during the annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo weekend festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Saturday at Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos Arts Council Board Members Steve Bublitz and Jenn Best publicize the organization's intent to make history. They announced that this fall the organization will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most pumpkins carved simultaneously.

LAPS Regular School Board Meeting Aug. 13

on August 11, 2019 - 7:15am

Santa Fe National Forest Releases Draft Forest Plan For Public Comment ... Meeting In Los Alamos Sept. 23

on August 11, 2019 - 7:11am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has published its draft revised land management plan and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) in the Federal Register, initiating the formal 90-day public comment period, which ends Nov. 7, 2019.
The revised land management plan will guide management of 1.6 million acres across six counties in northern New Mexico for the next 10 to 15 years.

Los Alamos Gets Taste Of Leftover Salmon Friday Night

on August 11, 2019 - 7:06am
Leftover Salmon was a tasty treat Friday Night at Ashley Pond Park during the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Guitarist Vince Herman and Andy Thorn (banjo) take a trip to the Carribean. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Drew Emmitt on mandolin, Alwyn Robinson on drums. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Above the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Leftover Salmon on stage Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Vince Herman in a pensive mood. Photo by Bonnie J.

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on August 11, 2019 - 6:42am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after noon, some of which may produce heavy rain, and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Morning Glory Blooms In White Rock

on August 11, 2019 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: A morning glory blooms recently at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Helen Ortega

Scenes From Fuller Lodge Art Center Arts & Crafts Fair

on August 10, 2019 - 10:09pm

Elizabeth Watts and her daughter Kathryn check out a booth Saturday morning during the Fuller Lodge Art Center 39th annual Arts and Crafts Fair, held in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Stacey Baker, left, makes a purchase from Jennifer Lamprey today during the arts and crafts fair. Lamprey's business is Desert Fig Design. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sophia Torres, owner of Curious Goat Works, takes part in the fair for the first time. Her business is based in Albuquerque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

DK & The Affordables Rock The Town Friday

on August 10, 2019 - 10:00pm
Hometown favorites DK & the Affordables ripped it up Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion, opening for Leftover Salmon. DK leaps atop Aaron Anderson's keyboard and just keeps rockin'. Drummer
Dave Fellenz and bass player Rob Heineman are in the background. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Blowing their horns, from left, 
Betsy Staufer (trombone), Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet), Matt Briggs (tenor sax) and Quinn Marksteiner (baritone sax). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Anna Dillane and some friends enjoy the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Bear Strolls Through Neighborhood On North Mesa

on August 10, 2019 - 9:03pm

A bear takes a stroll through a wooded neighborhood this evening on North Mesa.  Photo by Linda Hull

Monet’s Moon Flamenco Tribute At Teatro Paraguas

on August 10, 2019 - 2:32pm

Janira. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas

Teatro Paraguas News:

Compañia Chuscales y Mina Fajardo in conjunction with Teatro Paraguas present a flamenco concert  inspired by the art of French Impressionist Claude Monet under the direction of choreographer, composer and dancer Mina Fajardo entitled Monet’s Moon. La Companía first presented this riveting production in October 2018 to sold-out houses at Teatro Paragaus. 

Fajardo writes: We have turned the beauty of (Monet’s) painting with a brush to painting with our bodies and shoes to the compas (flamenco rhythms) of the guitar.

Scenes From Leftover Salmon Concert At Pond Pavilion

on August 10, 2019 - 10:12am

Scene of Ashley Pond Pavilion during the Secret City Summer Concert Friday night featuring Leftover Salmon. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

After the rain Friday night, Leftover Salmon played an acoustic set for a smaller crowd, that was described as great! Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

The crowd shows appreciation for Leftover Salmon performing an acoustic set following the rain that fell Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

Leftover Salmon performing an acoustic set following the rain that fell Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Call In Option During ‘Governor’s Cabinet In Your Community’ Constituent Services Outreach Event Today

on August 10, 2019 - 8:56am


SANTA FE – The Lujan Grisham administration is hosting the first  Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community event today, Aug. 10, in Albuquerque.
High-level representatives from departments and agencies across state government, including the Governor’s Office, will be on hand to field walk-in constituents. Constituents from farther afield are encouraged to call in.
State agencies will field all manner of constituent needs, including child care assistance, food assistance program enrollment, employment assistance, immunizations, well-water tests, local business consultation, driver

Awakening Joy 10-Week Class Sept. 4 To Nov. 6

on August 10, 2019 - 8:46am

LAPS Welcomes New Teachers

on August 10, 2019 - 8:40am

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus welcomes new teachers for the 2019-2020 school year last week during a meeting at the LAPS Boardroom. Photo by John McHale/

LAPS welcomes 23 new certified staff members. Photo by John McHale/

Names, positions and locations of new certified staff members.

Special Kids & Family Day At NM Wildlife Center

on August 10, 2019 - 8:18am

NMWC News:
ESPANOLA Bring the family to play and explore the wild world 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at New Mexico Wildlife Center.
Admission is free for the entire family.
The event begins with live family-friendly music by award-winning children’s musician Andy Mason ( Offering songs in English and Spanish, Andy will have kids and adults dancing and singing along while learning something, too.
The day continues with ongoing, fun and wild hands-on activities involving feathers, bird beaks, animal tracks, and

County On Tips For Zero Waste School Supplies

on August 10, 2019 - 8:11am
It is time for back-to-school shopping: backpacks, scissors, filler paper, and pencils by the ton, not to mention new clothes.
It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy, supply list in hand, especially on tax-free weekend.
Here is a look at school supplies, the waste they generate and explores some sustainable alternatives.
Most kids use a backpack and lunchbox for school. When you go to a store, they have all the kids’ favorite characters on them, and the kids want something new and different.

Business Financing: A Pathway To Success Aug. 14

on August 10, 2019 - 8:06am

PEEC: Fun Family Friendly Evening Tuesday Aug. 13

on August 10, 2019 - 7:59am
At Family Night, participants gather around a campfire (weather permitting), roast marshmallows and enjoy songs, games or crafts Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
The community is invited to attend an evening of family fun Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
The night will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party, sponsored by New Mexico Bank & Trust. Then, families can join Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey, 6-7 p.m., at Family Night, sponsored by Kiwanis Club.

NWS: Today’s High Near 81; Tonight’s Low Around 58

on August 10, 2019 - 6:51am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 81 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Snake Slithers Across Welcome Mat

on August 10, 2019 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: A snake slithers across the welcome mat of a residence recently in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Yuan's Dumpling & Noodle House

on August 9, 2019 - 2:59pm
On the job in Los Alamos is Nancy Yuan at Yuans Dumpling House Tuesday afternoon at 1350 Central Ave., behind the Bradbury Science Museum. Yuans offers fresh, homemade, traditional Asian comfort food 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Lois Eddleman A Major Force Behind Los Alamos County Fair Exhibition For Decades

on August 9, 2019 - 2:41pm

Lois Eddleman, 93, was in the thick of things Thursday preparing for the County Fair Exhibition at Mesa Public Library. Eddleman has been part of the County Extension’s Fair Exhibition for decades and remains a major participant in the organizing, planning, judging and staging of the Exhibition. Eddleman also teaches piano and recruited several of her students to help out with the set-up Thursday for this year's exhibition. The exhibition opens with handicap viewing 4-5 p.m. today and general public viewing  5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J.