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Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Programs

on March 2, 2013 - 7:14am
Kiwanis News:

Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple, on Sage Street, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts, or weather. Visit the club online at


Upcoming Programs:
  • March 5-Gillian Sutton will brief Kiwanis on the March 16 Empty Bowls event involving young people working in support of Self Help, Inc.
  • March 12-Feliciano Jiron, chief executive officer of Los Alamos Medical Center, will discuss changes at the hospital.
  • March 19-Mike Lansing,

Roadrunners Set to Launch 40th Season

on March 2, 2013 - 7:08am


The Atomic City Road Runners Club is set to begin its 40th season next month.

The big event takes off at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the trailhead parking lot of Canyon Rim Trail, which is off East Road (N.M. 502.)

The Club will continue to meet every Tuesday through early October for one and three mile runs/walks at various courses throughout Los Alamos County.

For more information, call 672-1639 or visit the Club’s website at:

Pet of the Week: Remy the Dog is STILL up for Adoption

on March 1, 2013 - 9:22am

Remy the dog. Photo by Don Taylor


Pet of the Week: Remy, a 2-year-old mix has been at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter for six months and remains available for adoption.

Because she is very shy at first meetings, Remy gets overlooked when people come to pick out a dog to take home. When a stranger walks in, Remy runs into her dog house for safety.

But she craves love, and hopes someone will take just a little time to get to know her to discover what a sweet and loving companion she will be.

Remy enjoys walks and going to the dog park.

March is Youth Art Month ... See Local Creations on Display at Mesa Public Library

on March 1, 2013 - 8:49am

Student artwork from Los Alamos Public Schools is on display in the downstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAPS


LAPS News:

In Honor of Youth Art Month, the Los Alamos Public Schools Art Team has hung a show of student artwork in the downstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library.

Come celebrate creativity and imagination with our amazing students. You may even be inspired to create something of your own!

The show will hang through the month of March. Questions can be directed to LAPS Art Team Leader Stephanie Rittner at S.Rittner@LaSchools.Net.


Resident Reveals Pigeon Infestation at Stables

on March 1, 2013 - 7:52am

Courtesy illustration

Staff report:

A local resident has contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post for assistance in solving a situation that has developed at the Los Alamos County Horse Stables.

The resident submitted the following this morning:

"Just wondered if there was anything you could do to help us - someone has been feeding pounds and pounds of birdseed to the pigeons in the Farrier Shed by the stables for more than a year.

That building is full of feces and the pigeons are getting to be a nuisance, getting feces in water troughs and barns throughout the stables.

Animal control put

YMCA Opens Second Facility March 11

on March 1, 2013 - 7:22am

YMCA News:

In support of expanding health opportunities to the community, The Family YMCA will celebrate the grand opening of a second facility, the YMCA Express, 140 Central Park Square, March 11.

Throughout the day, community members are invited to try classes 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at no charge. The day includes equipment and new class demonstrations, an open-house lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and at 12:30 p.m., a ribbon cutting.

“The new facility allows the Y to meet the increased demands for class space and equipment,” YMCA CEO Linda Daly said.

PAC 8 Will Offer Spring Music Video Classes

on March 1, 2013 - 7:11am

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 is offering Spring Music Video Classes. Classes will be held in two sessions.

One session is March 6, 13, 20, and 27. The next session will be held April 8-11, during Spring Break.

All classes are 2-4 p.m. and taught at PAC 8. Classes are for students ages 8-14.

Students will learn the process of making a music video. During this process, they will learn to record audio, operate a camera, basic lighting techniques, basic editing and mixing.

All classes will be taught by Eric Heithaus of Santa Fe Music Videos, who is a recipient of the AMC Best Music Video Award.


Writer Christina Nealson will discuss her 'Wild Encounters'

on March 1, 2013 - 7:09am

Author Christina Nealson


Almost every day, there seems to be a new product that promises to make life better. But what if life could be profoundly changed without techno-gadgets and beyond the commercialized world?

Author, blogger and traveler Christina Nealson believes it can be and the way is simple and free. Just walk out the door and into nature.

She will discuss just how this profound impact can be created during her talk, “Wild Encounters: The Sacred and Profane,” from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Mesa Public Library.

Her discussion of the sacred in nature will

David Mills as Langston Hughes a Dramatic Treat

on March 1, 2013 - 7:05am

David Mills performing as Langston Hughes. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos is in for a dramatic treat when actor/writer David Mills performs an excerpt from his show, "Dreamweaver: The Works of Langston Hughes" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 at UNM-LA in the Student Center Lecture Hall (Bldg. 2.)

The event is free and open to the public. The event is funded by the Jim Sagel Memorial Lecture Series Fund, established in honour of the writer Jim Sagel who taught creative writing at UNM-LA for many years.

I experienced the full show when David Mills performed it at The Lensic in Santa Fe on

See the Stars with PEEC

on March 1, 2013 - 6:57am
Comet Lemmon photographed Feb. 20, 2013 through a 19.6 inch telescope. Photo by Martin Mobberley - See more at

PEEC News:

Join PEEC at the White Rock Overlook Park ball fields 7:30-9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, to see a comet, Jupiter, galaxies and more. 

PEEC will have several telescopes set up for viewing, and the event is free and open to the public.

With any luck, Comet Pan-STARRS will be in the sky right after sundown. After the comet sets, Jupiter will come into view.

Get Ready for Re-Art

on March 1, 2013 - 6:46am

PEEC News:

Saturday, March 23 the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, area arts organizations and galleries are teaming up to bring a new recycled art event to Los Alamos. 

Re-Art will be held at PEEC from 10 a.m.-noon and will feature an art supplies swap, a recycled crafts fair and tons of fun hands-on recycled art activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Re-Art will be followed by the film Waste Land, which will be shown at the Reel Deal Theater at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

There are lots of ways to get involved in this event.

Pony Club Collecting Children's Items

on March 1, 2013 - 6:40am
Pony Club member Brenna Graham on her horse Bailey at the Las Cruces Horse Trials in November.
Graham took 4th in her division. Courtesy/LAPC


The Los Alamos Pony Club is collecting donations of children’s items that the club will tag to sell at the upcoming Little Forest resale.

Contributions are tax deductible and the club is willing to pick up donated items through March 7. The profits will fund club ptrojects. Contact Samara Graham at 662-1617 or

Free Taiji Classes at Unitarian Church

on March 1, 2013 - 6:35am

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Feb. 28

on February 28, 2013 - 12:50pm

This week's preview sponsored by

Author Speak Series features Slim Randles 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Mesa Public Library
Slim Randles is a veteran newspaperman and outdoorsman, and was a registered outfitter and guide until someone made the mountains steeper. Both his novels and non-fiction books are based on rural living, and he has also been an award-winning columnist for the largest daily newspapers in Alaska and New Mexico.

First Friday Forts 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 1
Come to PEEC and get building!

De Colores Hosts Benefit for Cindy Geoffrion

on February 28, 2013 - 11:50am

ACCT's 'The Little Mermaid, Jr.' Raised Nearly $1,000 for Student Actors

on February 28, 2013 - 10:12am

Chef Louis (Nic Gonzales) and his helpers prepare to cook Sebastian (Daniel Sarrao.) Courtesy photo
Sebastian (Daniel Sarrao) left, Ariel ( Kim McKinley) and Flounder (Jordan Bailey) contemplate 'human stuff.' Courtesy photo
ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater and Los Alamos Public Schools' Middle Schoolers presented "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr." last  weekend.

The students had been working on this play since before Christmas. Many current 8th grade students have been participating in ACCT since 5th grade, so this was their "farewell performance" with ACCT.  


Y Summer Programs Help Youth Get Outdoors and Learn New Skills

on February 28, 2013 - 9:12am
Campers visit with alpacas during a YMCA field trip. Courtesy/YMCA

iCare about Gardening campers tend their plants. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for any of the Y’s summer youth development programs.

Registration opens for summer programs March 1, and the registration fee is waived for parents who sign up from March 1 through April 30. The Y offers financial assistance so that no one is turned away for inability to pay.

Registration is also open for next year’s after-school

Los Alamos High School's Kelsee Hurshman Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

on February 28, 2013 - 7:13am

LAHS News:
  • Kelsee Hurshman Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

The 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes Los Alamos High Scool student Kelsee Hurshman as a recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes young people across America who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. 

Volunteer activities were judged on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.

Hurshman is a role model for other young

Free Seminar on 'The Art of Branding a Community' March 7

on February 28, 2013 - 6:44am


The Art of Branding a Community­

FREE Group webinar. “Branding” is the keyword of the decade, but what does it really mean?

Most people don’t understand what a brand really is or how to actually build one. This presentation demystifies and explains the process of branding for cities, downtowns and marketing professionals.

Through case histories, video clips, dozens of photos and humorous stories, attendees will learn what it takes to create a successful brand, how to make it obvious, and how that translates to cash.

Los Alamos Business Assistance Services, a program of Los

Forum on 'The New Mexico Consortium' Sunday

on February 28, 2013 - 6:18am

UCLA News:

The community is invited to atteend a forum, 10:10-10:50 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 on North Sage Street.

New Mexico Consortium Executive Director Katharine Chartrand and Financial Manager Patrick Sullivan will discuss, "The New Mexico Consortium," programs in Advanced Computing, Plant Biology, Bio-medical Engineering and Modeling and Analysis.

Chartrand and Sullivan also will talk about the organization's collaboration with Los Alamos County to construct a 27,000-square-foot Biology Laboratory in the Entrada area of

Los Alamos.

Public Updated on A-19a Project at White Rock Meeting

on February 27, 2013 - 9:50am

Capital Projects and Facilities Director Anne Laurent, Community and Economic Development Department Housing Manager Paul Andrus, center, and Associate Planner Dan Osborn field questions at Monday's public meeting on the A-19a project in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Consultant Will Gleason reviews final conceptual designs for residential and commercial development of A-19a Monday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Staff report

Los Alamos County's Economic and Community Development Department hosted a public workshop Monday evening to present the updated

Try a Taste of 'Van Choc Straw' at LALT Friday

on February 27, 2013 - 8:53am

Maddie ((Gwen Lewis) and Leif (Steve Fasel) share a moment over the puzzle in LALT's upcoming production of 'Van Choc Straw.' Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Producer John Gustafson, left, and Jake Turin run the control room during Sunday's rehearsal of 'Van Choc Straw.' Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rehearsal was in full throttle Sunday for the upcoming Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) production of "Van Choc Straw" by Marc Dunn.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Show times are 7:30 p.m.

Learn Vegetable ABCs with Carlos Valdez

on February 27, 2013 - 7:35am
Carlos Valdez of the Los Alamos Office of the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service talks with clients. Courtesy/NMSU Kevin Robinson

PEEC News:

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about vegetable gardening. Carlos Valdez comes to PEEC at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7 to talk about “Vegetable ABCs.”

This talk is free and open to the public.

The last and first frost used to be the beginning and end of the vegetable gardening season — but not anymore. This program will provide the knowledge necessary for growing food during every month of the year.


Skiesta! is Saturday at Ski Hill Followed by Acoustic Set at Pajarito Brew Pub

on February 27, 2013 - 7:23am

Editor's note: Ryan McGarvey will play an acoustic set from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Pajarito Brew Pub, 614 Trinity Dr., Saturday after Skiesta!


Orchard Owner Will Speak on Successful Fruit Production

on February 27, 2013 - 6:45am

Gordon Tooley of Tooley's Trees will be the featured speaker at PEEC March 5.

PEEC News:

Learn about holistic methods of orchard management at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.

Gordon Tooley, owner of Tooley’s Trees in Truchas, will talk about the best practices for maintaining an orchard.

Have you ever dreamed about picking beautiful, delicious, ripe fruits from your own orchard? Well, there are a few things to consider first. 

Successful fruit production can’t be confined to managing pests or finding the right fertility practice.