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Performing Arts Organization Needs Community's Help

on August 11, 2014 - 10:50am

Broadway on the Hill cast members. Courtesy/LALO

LALO News:

The show Manhattan has been broadcast on WGN America for three weeks now. Manhattan portrays life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

If anyone caught the second episode, there was a scene where townspeople attended a play-one of many activities used for entertainment during wartime. There were actually performing arts groups during that time, and one of them was Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO).

LALO was founded in 1943 by Los Alamos theatre aficionados.

Little Forest Fall Fiesta Sept. 6

on August 11, 2014 - 9:10am

LFP News:

Little Forest Playschool' annual Fall Fiesta and Silent Auction is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 6. The Fall Fiesta is one of three events held each year to raise funds for Little Forest, which has been part of the Los Alamos community for more than 60 years.

The Fall Fiesta is held on the two-acre playground area at Little Forest Playschool, 3880 Villa St.

Fall Fiesta festivities include a carnival with activities, animals, games, music and food.

Hundreds of children bring their parents, and while the kids play, parents browse the silent auction, bidding on items donated by

Scenes From Sunday's Rodeo At Brewer Arena

on August 11, 2014 - 8:52am

Scenes from Sunday's 2014 Los Alamos County Rodeo at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Photo by Jenn Bartram
Photo by Jenn Bartram
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This Week At Los Alamos Farmer's Market

on August 11, 2014 - 7:54am


LAFM News:

Los Alamos Farmers Market is 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot in downtown Los Alamos.

Bring a friend who hasn’t been to market and get 25 tickets for the contest.

This week at market:

Come out and enjoy the beauty of this year’s crops, and foods. Goat Cheese spreads, Cows Cheeses and Butter, Honey and Honey sticks. Pork, Beef and Lamb, Jerky, Shelled pecans, Jims Sharpening service. Breads, scones, muffins, cookies, pies, tea breads, fruit breads, gluten free breads.

More Scenes From Saturday's Arts and Crafts Fair

on August 11, 2014 - 7:32am

Jessica Erkkila, left, and Savannah Brown at Fuller Lodge Art Center's 2014 Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Kate McKeough of Sundreams, left, chats with Karen West. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Nick Teran of O'Hara's Jams and Jellies. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
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Eighty-two Artists Participate in Arts and Crafts Fair

on August 10, 2014 - 12:42pm
The 2014 Fuller Lodge Art Center's annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn. Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/
Click here to view a photo slideshow of the 2014 Arts and Crafts Fair by Chris Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Construction on Central Avenue may have caused a few tweaks such as where vendors could load and unload their artwork but it did not dampen the festivities at the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s annual Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn.

Marketing Director

Ice Cream Social Features Lizzie the Alzheimer's Fighting Lizard

on August 10, 2014 - 12:18pm
Lizzie the Lizard outside the Ice Cream Social Saturday at the Betty Ehart Center. Lizzie is the Alzheimer Association's mascot for fighting the disease. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Super scoopers fill bowls with ice cream. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Lizzie chats with a young friend. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Scenes From Saturday's Rodeo

on August 10, 2014 - 9:44am

It was a family affair at the mutton busting event during Saturday's rodeo in Brewer Arena at the North Mesa Rodeo Grounds in Los Alamos. Mutton busting is an event held at rodeos similar to bull riding or bronco riding, in which young children ride or race sheep. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Rodeo fun. Photo by Jenn Bartram

She held on. Photo by Jenn Bartram

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Los Alamos Nature Center Hosts Construction Tour

on August 10, 2014 - 8:15am
The walls are rising at the new Los Alamos Nature Center. The 6,000 s.f. structure is located on Canyon Road. Bonnie J. Gordon/

The walls of the planetarium measure 30 feet. An additional 10 feet is added by the dome. Bonnie J. Gordon/

Project Leader Steve Huebner of Los Alamos County explains the scope of the Nature Center project to a group touring the new facility Friday. Bonnie J. Gordon/

The new Nature Center will have beautiful views on three sides.

2014 Fair & Rodeo Parade Celebrates Los Alamos

on August 9, 2014 - 6:58pm
First place winners in today's Fair & Rodeo Parade on Central Avenue are the Hillstompers. The parade theme was 'Celebrate Los Alamos.' Morrie Pongratz announced the parade and the 34 entries were judged by Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Los Alamos Daily Post publisher Carol A. Clark and Monitor publisher Ben Carlson. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Tied for second place are World War II veterans. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Tying for second place, James Chrobocinski and his wife Jacquie in their two purpose parade entry.

LANL Hosts Annual Employee Picnic at Overlook Park

on August 9, 2014 - 5:56pm

LANL Director Charlie McMillan introduces 2013 Rodeo Queen Rachel Larson and welcomes employees and their familes to today's annual picnic at Overlook Park where everyone was treated to a day of games including a geek competition and a climbing wall, food, music and a car show. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus calls out the names of several prize winners. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL's Communications/Government Affairs Director Lisa Rosendorf, right, and Debbi Wersonick of LANL's Community Programs Office under

Crops, Crafts and Creativity Flood County Fair

on August 9, 2014 - 4:06pm
Yummy treats, crunchy veggies and bright flowers were among the entries at this weeknd's Los Alamos County Fair. Exhibits were on display at Mesa Public Library Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Grand Prize winning broccali grown by Louis MacInnes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Mary Fellman created this shawl, a Grand Prize winner at this weekend's 2014 Los Alamos County Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
Grand Champian photography. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
This quilt by Katy Korkos was a First Prize winner.

Rodeo Royalty Spanning 59 Years Gather Friday

on August 9, 2014 - 2:14pm
The oldest and the newest: 1955 Los Alamos County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Queen Barbara Jean Wilson (Hillhouse) poses with Los Alamos County 2014 Rodeo Queen Maria Gibson at a special gathering Friday evening at the Posse Lodge. Wilson was the very first rodeo queen in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

From left, Los Alamos County 2014 Rodeo Sweetheart Shelby Michel, Queen Maria Gibson and Princess Shay Archuleta Friday night at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

From left, Los Alamos County 2012 Rodeo Princess Julia Montoya, 2012 Queen Caroline

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Events Schedule

on August 9, 2014 - 8:52am



Click here to see all the Fair and Rodeo events and more information.

Student Entrepreneur Creates Wearable Art

on August 9, 2014 - 8:19am

Courtesy/Blueprint Wraps


Youth Business Grant recipient Elise Koskelo will wrap up her summer, all pun intended with a booth at Fuller Lodge this weekend.

The Los Alamos High School student owns Blueprint Wraps and said she had a very productive summer, in terms of sales and efforts.

“I added 14 more pieces to my inventory using unique yarns, as well as increased my media availability on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Weebly,” Koskelo said.

Del Norte Credit Union Strives to Enhance Life in Northern New Mexico

on August 9, 2014 - 6:28am

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) prides itself on being a community leader through its member events as well as its support of worthy causes that strive to enhance life in Northern New Mexico and beyond. At times the credit union creates an opportunity where these objectives dovetail perfectly, such as with the just launched Think Pink eStatement Campaign—offering a $1 donation to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (American Cancer Society) for each member who opts for eStatements in lieu of paper statements.

“It’s a win-win proposition.

Janiva Magness Belts Out Blues At Pond Tonight

on August 8, 2014 - 10:59am
Janiva Magness
. Courtesy/
Summer Concert Series Producer

Janiva Magness’ show at Ashley Pond tonight will be a lot more than a great concert, it’ll be an experience! The “experience” is presented by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. It’s another free Los Alamos concert, it starts at 7 p.m. and you should be bring your friends, family and chairs.

Opening tonight, will be my great friends, the Jimmy Stadler Band. This is the 25th Anniversary of the Series and Jimmy’s bands have played at least 25 times.

'The Wrong Side of the Door' Premieres 7 p.m. Today

on August 8, 2014 - 9:42am
Emma Raven, 10, Carter Haag, 10, Ryan Rushton, 10, and Ethan Rushton, 12, perform in
Cindy Richard's 40-minute play, 'The Wrong Side of the Door' today at 7 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church.
Inspired by C.S. Lewis's writings about Heaven, 'The Wrong Side of the Door' is a spiritual drama (with many comic moments) about Mason, a young boy who is trying to enjoy a week at summer camp with his friends (brothers Will and Alan) while still working through the grief of losing his sister Izzy to a cycling accident two months earlier. Admission is free. Courtesy photo

Community and Historical Society Discuss Second Episode of WGN’s 'Manhattan'

on August 8, 2014 - 7:35am

LAHS News:

There was another amazing turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the second episode of WGN’s new series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

Below are some of the common questions heard that night and on social media. Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues. Previous episodes are discussed at, on the LAHS Facebook page and in the museum.

Join the Los

Cook, Eat, Learn With Co+op Cooking Class

on August 8, 2014 - 7:15am

CO+OP News:

The Co+op’s Shop with the Chef cooking classes give local chefs the opportunity to share their love of cuisine, starting with shopping for the ingredients and taking participants through the cooking process to enjoying the final product.

Upcoming classes at the Co+op café include Cooking Your Way to Health by Lisa Bakosi at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 and Chemistry of Cooking – dispersions, emulsions and gels by Ray Joggerst at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Register at the Co+op, 95 Entrada Dr.

Kiwanis Presents Sholarship to Jing Xie

on August 8, 2014 - 7:03am

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club recently presented Jing Xie with a scholarship. From left, Xiaohong Shen, mom; Michelle Xie, sister; Jing Xie  and Kiwanis President Karen Kendall. Xie was recognized as an enthusiastic community volunteer since she arrived in Los Alamos in 2006. She volunteered at the Mesa Public Library in her elementary school years. During her high school career, Xie volunteered in Teen Court for three years serving as an attorney and member of the Jury. She also has served as a Youth Leader for Cafe Scientifique and sent birthday cards to members at the Betty Ehart Center.

Adults And Youngsters Invited To Try Out New Voting Machines At The Fair Saturday

on August 7, 2014 - 3:04pm

Bureau of Election Manager Gloria A. Maestas feeds a sample ballot into the County's new voting machine during a demonstration Wednesday afternoon at the Municiapl Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Staff members at the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office are eager to demonstrate their new voting machines, which they will have at Ashley Pond Park following Saturday's Fair and Rodeo Parade.

"We really want folks ... youngsters, too ... to check out the machines on Saturday and use the 'ice cream ballot', it will be good practice for

Rotary's Satellite STARS Launches Service Projects

on August 7, 2014 - 2:53pm

Members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and its satellite branch STARS discuss service projects Wednesday from left, Rotary Past President Jim Nesmith, STARS members Melissa Metcalf, Christi Windle, James Chrobocinski and Laura Loy, and Rotary President Troy Hughes and Service Director Skip King. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos attended a meeting of its satellite branch STARS Wednesday to discuss a variety of service projects coming up in the next few weeks and months. The group met in a conference room at Zia Realty Group.