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Public Invited To Robotics Night At Bradbury Friday

on August 19, 2014 - 8:04am

 Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team robot.  Courtesy/LANL

BSM News:

  • Robots Take Center Stage At Bradbury Science Museum Friday

Employees and the public can see and drive a variety of different robots at "Robotics Night" set for 5 to 8 p.m., this Friday (Aug. 22) at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Robots from Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team, the FIRST Robotics Clubs (high school and middle-school students) UNM-Los Alamos, First LEGO League and other local robotics enthusiasts are scheduled to be at the museum.

Activities take place inside the downtown

Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on August 19, 2014 - 7:24am

Shoppers selecting fresh fruit at the Aug. 7 Farmers Market. Photo by Chris Clark/

Indoor and outdoor plants for sale at the Farmers Market again this week. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAFM News:

The Los Alamos Farmers Market sets up every Thursday, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Mesa Public Library parking lot at the corner of Bathtub Row and Central Avenue.

This week, look for fresh melons, grapes, peaches, apples, plums, pears, blackberries, honey and honey sticks.

Pajarito Mountain Throws Welcome To Neighborhood Party Saturday

on August 19, 2014 - 6:44am

County's Indoor Facility Reservations Responsibility Transferred to CED

on August 18, 2014 - 3:33pm


Beginning today, responsibility for Los Alamos County’s indoor facility reservations is transferred from the Community Services Department (Administration) to the Community and Economic Development Department (Facilities). 

The contact person is Bob Feagans. The Fuller Lodge Reservation office will be staffed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The telephone number will remain the same at 505.662.8405 and will be answered by scheduling staff 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Monday through Friday.

Rotary Exchange Students Spend School Year With Los Alamos Families

on August 18, 2014 - 11:39am

Inbound exchange students, from left, Frederiek Gerretschen of the Netherlands and Markus Essl of Austria and outbound student Faith Koh of Los Alamos who is spending a year with a Rotarian family in France, attended Tuesday's Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting at the Manhattan Project. The inbound students will live with a variety of Rotary families throughout the 2014-15 school year before returning home next June. For more information about Rotary Exchange, email Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chip in 4 Kids Chairty Golf Tourney Friday

on August 18, 2014 - 11:16am


Art Show Opening At Convento Gallery Aug. 29

on August 18, 2014 - 11:08am

Courtesy image

ART News:

Las Mujeres del Valle Women of the Valley art show opens 5-7 p.m. Friday Aug. 29 at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española.    

Artists include women from Los Alamos and throughout the valley. The Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and most Saturdays.

The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information call 505.500.7126 or or


Give The Gift Of Life ... Donate Blood This Week

on August 18, 2014 - 10:17am


Give the gift of life ... Donate blood.

Northern New Mexico needs the community's help. Los Alamos has always been a big donor of blood, but numbers are down and everyone's help is needed this week. 

Blood Drive at First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive:
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and
  • Friday, Aug. 22 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Healing America's Heroes Announces Grand Opening Pilot Program

on August 18, 2014 - 9:43am

HAH News:


Healing America's Heroes (HAH) is accepting applications from veterans for its Grand Opening Pilot Program.


The pilot program will give 10 veterans an opportunity to enrich their lives by building skills in horsemanship and fly-fishing. All meals, lodging (tent city) and therapeutic programs are provided at no cost to veterans.


The one-week program is Sept. 14-20 at a private, 10-acre retreat in Plaza Blanca, N.M.


For more information, click here.

Healing America’s Heroes (HAH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to reconnecting veterans and their

Los Alamos Firefighters On The Job 24/7

on August 18, 2014 - 8:50am

Los Alamos County Firefighter Cari Mace on the job Sunday afternoon in front of Fire Station 6 on East Road. Local firefighters rotate shifts to provide 24/7 coverage to the community and LANL. When they aren't fighting fires or responding to medical calls, firefighters participate in ongoing training programs, maintain the six fire stations and equipment such as fire hydrants throughout Los Alamos and White Rock, conduct educational presentations to schools and community events and devote time to physical fitness workouts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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LANL's Amanda N. Barry Speaks at MOWW Tuesday

on August 18, 2014 - 8:07am

Amanda N. Barry

MOWW News:

Dr. Amanda N. Barry of Los Alamos National Laboratory is the guest speaker at Tuesday's general meeting of the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of World Wars, Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Los Alamos Research Park in the main meeting room.

The topic of Dr. Barry’s talk is “Transforming Microalgae for Biofuel Production.”

Tuesday's meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a social period, followed at 6:25 p.m. by a brief business meeting and dinner and at about 7:15 p.m. Dr. Barry will begin her presentation.  

The Military Order of the World

Big Name For A Big Weed

on August 17, 2014 - 11:03am

Christina Nisoli


White Rock resident Christina Nisoli sits under her neighbor’s Guara/Oenothera Parviflora, or evening primrose, as a gauge to its relative height.

The weed popped in Joyce and Walt Wolff’s garden this spring and although these plants are growing in disturbed soil all over White Rock, its name was not familiar to the Wolffs. Los Alamos (PEEC) wildflower expert Chick Keller identified the plant from a photo sent him via email. He said he has never seen one so tall or bushy.

Impressed and curious by both its size and rapid growth, the Wolffs decided to let it


ScienceFest Rocket Day – Sept. 6 at Overlook Park

on August 17, 2014 - 10:03am

Rick Reiss, left, of the Los Alamos Kiwanis fireworks committee and Robb Hermes of Zia Spacemodelers, a member of the National Association of Rocketry, gather electronic parts Saturday, which will be used to ignite individual rockets on Rocket Day Sept. 6 at Overlook Park. Rocket Day is part of Sciencefest. Los Alamos Kiwanis is supplying electronic equipment to facilitate a massive launch of up to 50 rockets in rapid succession. The rockets will be collected and new rockets set up to launch again.


Mozart Returns to Bandelier

on August 17, 2014 - 9:47am

Opera on the Rocks 2013, 'Amahl And The Night Visitors.' Courtesy/NPS

BNM News:

Be part of an unforgettable experience. This year’s installment of Opera on the Rocks presents Don Giovanni, one of the most popular operas of all time, framed by the beauty of Bandelier National Monument. Join music lovers of all ages on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Bandelier’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater.

Opera Alta will present at 5:30 p.m., an abridged performance of this classic Mozart production.

Players Hit the Links for Saturday's Golf Tourney Fundraiser for LAHS Baseball/Softball

on August 17, 2014 - 9:17am
Players register at Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday for the fundraising tournament to benefit the Los Alamos High School baseball and softball teams. The event was followed by a dinner at the Elks Lodge on Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Players prepare to hit the links. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/

Rotarian Tony Chan Becomes Paul Harris Fellow

on August 17, 2014 - 8:19am

Rotary Vice President Linda Hull, left, presents member Tony Chan with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition certificate and Alison Pannell distributes his lapel pin during a special ceremony at Tuesday' Rotary meeting at the Manhattan Project Restaurant. Chan became a member of the Paul Harris Society for donating $1,000 or more annually to Rotary International. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Flamingo Flock Visits White Rock Home

on August 17, 2014 - 8:06am
Flamingos visit 363 Kimberly to celebrate the owner's home beautification project. Courtesy photo


The owners of the home at 363 Kimberly in White Rock arrived home Friday to a flock of happy flamingos in their yard. The homeowners were nominated by a neighbor to be part of an informal yard and home beautification program that Realtor Paula Barclay of RE/MAX organized.

The neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, wrote: "These homeowners should be recognized because they tore out two stories of juniper and thorny bushes and redid a retaining wall that was crumbly and falling

Rotarian/Manhattan Project Restaurant Owner Talks About His Life

on August 17, 2014 - 7:49am

Rotarian and owner of the Manhattan Project Restaurant Victor Medina gave the Rotary 'minute' talk about his life at Tuesday's weekly meeting at his restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. He spoke of retiring recently from Los Alamos National Laboratory and finding himself bored, which motivated him to buy the restaurant last November. Medina said his father was a Rotarian in Mexico and having grown up seeing the good the organization does made him want to join the Los Alamos club. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost/com

Leaves Begin Turning Yellow as Autumn Nears

on August 17, 2014 - 7:43am

Leaves on trees around Los Alamos and White Rock begin to turn yellow as Autumn draws near. This year, the autumnal equinox brings the fall season to the Northern Hemisphere at 10:29 p.m. EDT, Sept. 22, according to Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Light Opera Performs To Sell Out Crowd ... One Performance Remains at 7:30 p.m. Today!

on August 16, 2014 - 2:31pm
The cast of Los Alamos Light Opera's (LALO) Broadway on the Hill. Courtesy/LALO
LALO News:
Opening night of Los Alamos Light Opera's (LALO) Broadway on the Hill was a huge succcess. Local talent performed their favorite Broadway songs to raise money to continue doing shows.
Jeff Favorite of the Hillstompers serves as the show MC, and has a joke to tell at almost every song. The show sold out Friday night, and the raffle was a raging success. There are many great items to be won, including two center orchestra seats to Wicked!

Co+op Truckload Sale Underway Until 9 p.m.!

on August 16, 2014 - 1:18pm

Massive truckload sale with deep discounts for everyone is underway at the Los Alamos Co+op Market today and Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market's first ever Truckload Sale featuring deep discounts for everyone, two consecutive Co+op Member Appreciation Days, activities for all ages and organic roasted chile is underway until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday at 95 Entrada Dr.

Weekend activities for all ages include:

  • Bouncy House, donated by Little Forest Playschool, Saturday and Sunday 10

Hot Nut Riveters Rev Up Friday's Concert Crowd

on August 16, 2014 - 9:21am
Guy Forsyth and his new band, the Hot Nut Riveters from Austin, Texa rocked the crowd gathered Friday night in the parking lot at Del Norte Credit Union.
Aug. 22, the concert returns at 7 p.m. to Ashley Pond with the town’s best dance band, the Los Alamos Big Band sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Friday's concert was sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union, the LA Co+op Market, Zia Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and the Espanola Community Market. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
The Del Norte Credit Union bear greets

Meet the Candidate Event Held For Councilor Rick Reiss

on August 16, 2014 - 9:10am

Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss, left, and hosts Ann Hayes and Pat Soran at Wednesday's 'Meet the Candidate' fundraiser for Reiss. Reiss and his wife Deborah served as United Way campaign chairs in 1998 and Hayes and Soran are the current United Way campaign co-chairs. Approximately 40 people attended the fundraiser. Photo by Morris Pongratz

White Rock Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale Aug. 23

on August 16, 2014 - 8:47am

WRPC News:

White Rock Presbyterian Church is holding its annual Rummage Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the church, 310 Rover Blvd. 

For more information, call the church office at 505.672.3682 or email

Wind Sculptures Adorn White Rock Visitor Center

on August 16, 2014 - 8:17am

Wind sculptures created by Lyman Whitaker and purchased with Art in Public Places funds from the Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe were installed Friday at the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Photo by Libby Carlsten