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LANB Floats to Top of 2013 Fair & Rodeo Parade!

on August 10, 2013 - 12:52pm

FIRST PLACE: Los Alamos National Bank best captured the essence of the '100 Years of Homesteading' theme to earn first place in this morning's 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade held on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos National Bank takes top honors at parade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

SECOND PLACE: Los Alamos First Robotics garnered second place in today's parade with its 'Hi-Tech Covered Wagon' creativity. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

THIRD PLACE: ZIA Credit Union won third place in the 2013

County Fair Exhibit Winners Announced

on August 10, 2013 - 7:38am
Louis Macinnes, age 11, received the “Horticulture Best of the Best Award” for his broccoli. Courtesy photo

Rachel Frankle, age 13, received the “Creative Arts Best of the Best Award” for her modern art acrylic painting. Courtesy photo


This year, four individuals were awarded the “Best of the Best” award, a beautiful hand-crafted plate created by local artist Barbara Yarnell.

Laniece Miller, received the “Fiber Arts Best of the Best Award for her harhanger cross-stitch counted thread needlework technique.

Art Goes Outdoors with PEEC's 'Plein Air' Class

on August 10, 2013 - 7:16am

PEEC News:

Whether you consider yourself an artist, or you’ve never picked up a paint brush, the upcoming Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) “Plein Air” class will allow you to explore outdoor surroundings through art.

Dorothy Hoard will lead the “Plein Air” (outdoor) art session on Friday, Aug. 23. Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. at PEEC to carpool, or at 10 a.m. at the Cerro Grande Trailhead on N.M. 4.

The area that the group will visit is an open forest with aspen and ponderosa trees and a nice collection of wildflowers.

Pet of the Week: Bella the Dog

on August 10, 2013 - 6:44am

Bella the Dog. Courtesy photo


Bella is active and friendly. In fact, when she sees someone she likes, she loves to bounce up and down and show off her big floppy ears. How can you resist such a cute face?

She is a little shy initially with strangers, but quickly warms up to friendly human interaction. Bella is good with other dogs and loves going to the dog park. 

For a personalized introduction to this friendly dog, call her sponsor at (505) 412-3998.

Also, Friends of the Shelter would like to thank Don Taylor for taking such beautiful photographs of the shelter dogs.

Young Entrepreneurs Honored For Summer Businesses

on August 9, 2013 - 1:34pm

From left, Katie Stavert, Taylor Valerio, Elise Koskelo, Andres Maestas, William Jean, Sidney Ellis and his business partner, Macklin Cunico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Taylor Valerio presented a synopsis of her summer business, 'The Clay Closet' during today's luncheon honoring young entrepreneurs who received grants from Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Young entrepreneurs were honored at a luncheon in the Small Business Center today in downtown Los Alamos.

Business Advisor Katie Stavert of Los Alamos

Community Invited to Solar Party Aug. 17

on August 9, 2013 - 10:16am

Local resident Skip Dunn is hosting a Solar Party with sun and fun for the community from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17 at his residence, 107 Sierra Vista in White Rock. Learn about the solar system, meet the team from Positive Energy Solar and get some Bob’s Bodacious BBQ (while it lasts!) Space is limited so RSVP by Aug. 14 to Courtesy photo


Extend Your Growing Season With PEEC Class

on August 9, 2013 - 7:25am

Planting seeds. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your gardening season has to.

Local certified arborist Laural Hardin will give a basic class at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 for those who have any type of season extending structure and wish to learn how to operate and maintain it for optimum yield.

In this 1.5 hour class, Hardin will discuss important factors such as ideal temperatures, humidity, air exchange and environmental controls.

Award Winning Teen Filmmaker Speaks to Rotary Club

on August 9, 2013 - 7:19am
Award-winning filmmaker, 17-year-old Samantha Filer speaks to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos on Aug. 6. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Samantha Filer, a 17-year-old  homeschooled home school student from Jemez Springs, received the Best of Festival Award in the statewide Desert Light Film Festival. She was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday, Aug. 6

Filer produced, edited  and directed “The Sword of Arundel,” a 56 minute drama with a Lord of the Rings feel.

Sign Up Now for Fall 'Shop with the Chef' Classes

on August 9, 2013 - 7:12am

Hail Forms 6-Inch Piles in White Rock

on August 8, 2013 - 10:33pm

Hail drifted into 6-inch tall piles today in the courtyard of a home on Meadow Lane in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Another Storm Pounds White Rock

on August 8, 2013 - 10:20pm

Hail and heavy rain pounded White Rock today. Photo by Sue Souza

Following today's downpour, water flowed over the curb at the intersection of Grand Canyon and Meadow Lane in White Rock, but fortunately the storm drains were doing their job. Photo by Sue Souza

Los Alamos Beer Co-op Holds Annual Meeting

on August 8, 2013 - 9:51pm

Los Alamos Beer Co-op President Micheline Devaurs addresses members during today's annual meeting at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

During today's annual meeting of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op at the Posse Lodge, discussion included the plan to seek new members with the goal of opening a brewery in 2014. Join the LA Beer Co-op at Photo by Kevin Holsapple

KRSN Adding FM to Station

on August 8, 2013 - 11:06am

The FM equipment for KRSN is being installed and by the end of the day, listeners should be able to tune in to AM 1490 and FM 107.1. Courtesy/Facebook Share


Location of Hive Lunch Changed

on August 8, 2013 - 10:26am

HIVE News:

The Hive has changed the location of its 11:30 a.m. Brown Bag Lunch today to the White Rock Visitor's Center on N.M. 4.

Everyone is welcome and being late is not a problem.

Allison Rooney Receives Jay Wechsler Scholarship

on August 7, 2013 - 10:03am
From left, Brain Rooney (Allison’s father), Cindy Rooney, (Allison’s mother), Allison Rooney, Becky (Wechsler) Oertel, Kiwanis President Don Casperson and Kiwanis Key Club Advisor Morrie Pongratz. Courtesy photo.

Kiwanis News:

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Allison Rooney with the Jay Wechsler Scholarship recently. Rooney will attend the University of New Mexico to study neuroscience and biology.

Rooney was selected because of her active service to Key Club since 2009. She was also active in Natural Helpers and Café Scientifique.

Mini-Sumo Robot Competition Changes Location to Ashley Pond

on August 7, 2013 - 9:05am

HIVE News:

The second Mini-Sumo Robot Tournament sponsored by The Hive has changed its location.

The competition will now take place at Ashley Pond as part of the Los Alamos County Fair. General contest rules are available at Robots may be purchased or built by the contestant. The Competition is open to all mini-sumos that meet the size and weight limits.

“We had seven entries in our first competition and hope to have even more for this second competition,” Hive Steward Dave Jones said.

View portions of the first competition, at

Don’t Miss a Thing With Library’s ‘Wowbrary’ Alerts

on August 7, 2013 - 8:56am

MPL News:

The Los Alamos County Library System is excited to offer its patrons free "Wowbrary" email alerts that showcase the library's newest items ordered each week.

The alerts feature the latest bestsellers, movies, music CDs, audio books, children's titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction and more, purchased by the library.

It’s so easy to sign up. Go to to sign up or learn more. You’ll get emails each Saturday listing all the new items ordered so you can place a hold right away for your favorites.

"This is a great new way to enjoy

Share Thoughts With Councilors Saturday at County Fair Booth

on August 7, 2013 - 8:52am


Los Alamos County Councilors will host a booth this Saturday during the County Fair at Ashley Pond Park.

The booth will be open after the parade until 2:00 p.m. and citizens are invited to stop by and chat with the Councilors.


Celebrate Opening of Affordable Green Housing Development

on August 7, 2013 - 8:04am


Los Alamos Gearing Up for Relay For Life

on August 7, 2013 - 8:03am


Game Warden Shares Bear Stories Aug. 20 at PEEC

on August 7, 2013 - 7:54am

Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

“Everyone has a bear story or at least has heard a bear story,” said Manny Overby, an instructor at the Advanced Training Bureau of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. “Often times these stories are of a brief sighting in the forest or perhaps a camping trip encounter. More and more these stories consist of bears in our neighborhoods, our backyards or digging through our trash.”

Overby will share his stories of handling hundreds of bears in New Mexico and speak about what to do if encountered by a bear in a presentation at 7 p.m., Aug.

Public Invited to Tour Little Forest Greenhouses

on August 7, 2013 - 7:35am


Shelter Holding Mobile Adoption at County Fair

on August 6, 2013 - 2:24pm


Adopt a dog or cat at the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter Mobile Adoption 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 near the Community Building at Ashley Pond.

Brighten your life and theirs! 

Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a Mobile Adoption as part of the County Fair. Stop by the tent to see some terrific dogs who are really hoping to find a home. 

There will also be posters of adoptable feline friends on display. If you fall in love with their photo, they would love to meet you in person at the shelter.

Funnel Cloud Spotted Over Los Alamos Monday

on August 6, 2013 - 9:45am
This funnel cloud was about twice as long when first spotted but started retracting before the photo could be taken from West Jemez Road across from the entrance to Technical Area 16 Monday evening. Photo by Karl Maness