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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.

LAHS NJROTC Wins First Place Team Award

on February 26, 2013 - 3:40pm

LAHS NJROTC shooters who competed in the Western Navy Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, last weekend were front row from left, John Gibson and Tessa Snyder. Back row from left Nikita Beloousov, Sam Wolfe, Brandon Frank and Noah Marriott. Courtesy photo


Members of Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC shooting team traveled to Salt Lake City last weekend to compete in the Western Navy Championships.

The precision team of Tessa Snyder, Brandon Frank, Noah Marriott and John Gibson beat out the team from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas for the first place team award.


Historical Society to Offer Public Walking Tours

on February 26, 2013 - 2:49pm



The Los Alamos Historical Society will be offering to the public daily walking tours of the historic district.

Start time will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, and continue Monday through Saturday for a four-week trial.

As a fundraiser for the Museum, the cost is $10/person, with family pricing TBD. We are looking for volunteers to take a regular slot for our first four-week trial
run, which is intended to catch the Spring Break crowd.

High school and college students are also encouraged to consider volunteering as tour guides.

The first mandatory training

Free Workshop Targets Salary Negotiations for Women

on February 26, 2013 - 6:25am

Workshop Facilitator Shelley Rossbach. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), UNM-Los Alamos Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and UNM-LA Student Government will provide a "$tart $mart" salary negotiation workshop 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 1. in the Student Center Lecture Hall, Bldg. 2.

To register for the workshop, email Ivette Jimenez at Registration is not required, but workshop materials will not be available unless participants register. The workshop is free.

The workshop is intended to prepare women to negotiate their salaries

Startup Workshop at the Hive Thursday

on February 26, 2013 - 6:04am

HIVE News:

Thinking of starting a business? Want to learn about what will be presented at Startup Weekend Santa Fe? 

Eric Renz-Whitmore, executive director of New Mexico Technology Council, will lead a session Thursday, Feb. 28 at The Hive during this week’s brown-bag lunch. 

The brown-bag will start at 11:30 a.m. and Renz-Whitmore will start his session at noon. As always, there is no charge. 

The Hive invites community members to participate with like-minded entrepreneurs (no need to be an entrepreneur – yet.)

The "Lean Canvas" is Ash Maurya's adaptation of the "Business Model

Rotary Crab Fest Breaks Record

on February 25, 2013 - 3:07pm

Rotarians Jill Cook and Mike Lippiatt served as auctioneers at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos' 4th annual Crab Fest Saturday evening at the Knight's of Columbus Hall on DP Road. The dynamic dual entertained the sold out crowd and drove the live auction bid total to more than $9,000, shattering the previous record. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Little Prince Crab Lance Metcalf stops by to chat with, from left standing, IAFF Local 3279 President Bert Quintana and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider and seated from left, IAFF Local 3279 Vice President Danny Archuleta and Fire Chief Troy

Pajarito Reads: Robert Fuselier Explores How Survival Strategies Rooted Deep in the Brain Control our Behavior

on February 25, 2013 - 11:13am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Robert (Bob) Fuselier may be the ideal person to tackle the subject of his new book, “From Violence to Freedom.”

Fuselier is a veterinarian, which of course gives him a lot of insight into animal behavior and a background in medicine and biology.

Bob Fuselier

He’s also a world traveler, having done volunteer work in Honduras and more recently, in Afghanistan, where he saw how different cultures cope with human behavior.

Pancake Extravaganza! Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday

on February 25, 2013 - 10:23am

Local Scouts Honored at Blue and Gold Banquet

on February 25, 2013 - 10:08am
Den 7 Cub Scouts, with their parents, receive their Bear Badges during the annual Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday evening at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road. These third graders each completed 12 achievements to earn their Bear Badge. Photo by Jennifer Olsen
Den 7 Scout Leader Jane Johnson is surrounded by Cub Scouts including her grandson Connor Cook in the red vest, during Saturday's Blue and Gold Banquet. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
A large crowd of Scouts and family members fill the hall at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for the annual Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday

Spring DWI School Begins March 9

on February 25, 2013 - 8:43am

LAFC News:

Los Alamos Family Council is the State approved site for DWI School in Los Alamos County.

The next series of classes is scheduled to start 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and continue with two more sessions at the same time March 16 and 23.

The cost for the three-session program is $175 payable at the time of registration.

LAFC, at 1505 15th St., Suite C, offers DWI school four times a year. For more information, visit LAFC at or call 505-662-4160.

Community Packs Rotary Crab Fest

on February 24, 2013 - 8:31am

Editor's note: Check Monday's Los Alamos Daily Post for full details and more photos from this highly successful community event.

Rotarian and Queen Crab Melissa Metcalf and her son Little Prince Crab Lance Metcalf  prepare to welcome the community to the 4th annual Rotary Club of Los Alamos Crab Fest Saturday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall on DP Road. Photo by Carol A.Clark/

Rotary President Linda Hull opens the evening's festivities, thanking the many supporters including top contributor Los Alamos National Bank for their generosity - which this year will help the

Arrowsmith Presents Smart Grid Talk to Kiwanis

on February 24, 2013 - 6:26am

Utility Manager John Arrowsmith discusses the Smart Grid Project. Courtesy photo

Staff report

Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith spoke to the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club at its lunch meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Arrowsmith presented an overview of the NEDO PV Smart Grid project. Everyone wants renewable power, but the challenge is that solar is available 24 percent of the time, wind 30-40 percent of the time and hydro 30 percent of the time, he said.

It is still necessary to have traditional power sources for the times when the renewable power can’t be generated, Arrowsmith

Art Opening Marks Proud Moment for Pinon Students

on February 23, 2013 - 10:02am

The bubbly flowed as young artists soaked in the excitement of their first art opening Friday evening at Village Arts at 216 DP Road. Hors d'oeuvre trays filled with grapes, crackers and cheese coupled with glasses of sparkling cider served by owner Ken Nebel enhanced the magical atmosphere for Pinon Elementary School students who mingled among community members, sharing the inspirations for their work. Nebel donated framing supplies to the students and taught them about artist agreements and spent time showing them his own illustrations.

Bennett's Donates $500 to Kiwanis

on February 23, 2013 - 6:53am

Allison and Melanie Bennett presented a $500 check Tuesday to Kiwanis President Don Casperson for Kiwanis programs that benefit children. Bennett's Fine Jewelry and Gifts created a December fundraiser during its Holiday Open House in which for three days the store sold cake slices for $5. Hidden under the icing of each cake slice was a gemstone. Customers didn't know if they would get a diamond, a ruby or another fine gemstone. Allison Bennett told the Los Alamos Daily Post that this annual event is very popular with customers.

'YMCA Day' Honors Organization at Legislature

on February 23, 2013 - 6:45am
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, holds YMCA Day in New Mexico Proclamation with members of New Mexico State Alliance of YMCAs, from left, Youth Gov. Valeria Ojeda (YMCA Youth In Government Program); Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, CEO YMCA of Central NM Steven Paternoster, CEO of The Family YMCA Linda Daly, Family YMCA Board President John Wolfe, Family YMCA Board Member Sharon Stover and CEO YMCA of El Paso Kevin Pearson. Courtesy/Family YMCA

LA Piecemakers Hold First Daytime Meeting

on February 23, 2013 - 6:22am

The art of Carol Martin-Davis, the featued speaker at the LA Piecemakers meeting. Courtesy photo


The LA Piecemakers group is holding its first daytime meeting at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The group will meet at Graves Hall at the United Church of Los Alamos on Rose Street. Fiber artist Carol Martin-Davis from El Rito will be the featured speaker.


Martin-Davis believes that we are greatly influenced by the land where we live. She is inspired by nature, spirituality and the  connection between the two.
Her work encompasses quilts and wallhangings, both pieced and

'The Little Mermaid, Jr.' Begins at 7:30 p.m. Today

on February 22, 2013 - 11:29am
The Little Mermaid, Jr., stage production presented by the Atomic City Children's Theater begins this weekend at 7:30 p.m. today with additional performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi

Ryan McGarvey Band Plays Skiesta March 2

on February 22, 2013 - 9:23am

Ryan McGarvey


Come see what's in the air at Pajarito Mountain March 2 during the 65th annual winter celebration Skiesta!

The event includes snow games for all ages, local craft beer and live music featuring Ryan McGarvey.

In a relatively short amount of time, McGarvey has not only gained a national and international fan base, but also admiration from his personal idols.

McGarvey has shared the bill with such top name act's as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds among many others.

His debut CD release "Forward In

Ruby K’s Celebrates Eighth Birthday and Extends Hours

on February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
Employees of Ruby K's Bagel Café show off their bagel costumes. Courtesy photo

By Mandy Marksteiner

Ruby K’s Bagel Café is about to reach a milestone and achieve a goal. The restaurant is approaching its eighth anniversary and will extend their hours.

Ruby K’s will have its "Eighth Birthday Party Celebration" Feb 22 and 23. The restaurant will serve samples of its new menu items and smoothies. 

The celebration also will include prize drawings, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon animals and cupcake decorating.

Ruby K’s will stay open until 7 p.m. beginning March 1.

“We couldn’t

Community Winds Concert to Light Up the Stage Saturday

on February 21, 2013 - 6:40pm
The Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW
Los Alamos Daily Post  

Los Alamos Community Winds will celebrate light, hope and renewal in their upcoming concert, “Finlandia! and Other Brilliant Lights.”

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Crossroads Bible Church. The concert is a benefit for the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association.

As always, Winds concerts are free of charge. A suggested donation of $10 will be appreciated and will benefit the work of the NM Alzheimer’s Association.

The Dixie Girl restaurant will have a special pre-concert

Community Invited to Baked Potato Bar Benefit

on February 21, 2013 - 10:46am

ALP 90 News:

Auxiliary Unit 90 of American Legion Post 90 is sponsoring a Baked Potato Bar Benefit to support Auxiliary Programs at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

The Baked Potato Bar includes a large baked potato with ALL the fixings for $5 or a half-size potato for $3.

There also will be live music provided beginning at 7 p.m. by singer/songwriter BAT, a one-man band performing originals and requests from the audience.

Programs the Auxiliary will be raising money for at this event include the Scholarship Program and the Girls’ State Program.

The community is invited to come out and