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Alex Kirk Has Kids Reaching High At Family YMCA

on August 7, 2014 - 12:58pm

Basketball star Alex Kirk clowns around with the kids at this morning's summer program at the Family YMCA on Iris Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Alan Kirk 

LALO Performs 'Broadway on the Hill' Aug. 15-16

on August 7, 2014 - 10:08am

LALO News:

Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO) is hosting a fundraiser to continue producing shows for the community.

LALO will perform "Broadway on the Hill," a concert of broadway songs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Tickets are $15 and $10.

There also will be a raffle for which tickets are $5 for five tickets or $10 for 15 tickets. One of the prizes is two Orchestra Center tickets to WICKED at Popejoy Hall. There are other great items donated by many talented people in the local community.

All proceeds benefit LALO, a local

Meet County Councilors At Pond After Parade Saturday

on August 7, 2014 - 9:26am


Los Alamos County Councilors will have a booth this Saturday during the County Fair. They invite citizens to stop by and chat with them.

The booth will be open after the parade until 2 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

'The Wrong Side of the Door' Opens Aug. 8

on August 7, 2014 - 9:09am
Flyer designed by Calysta Kohlrust
. Courtesy/Cindy Richard
Cindy Richard is a teacher at Chamisa and director with Atomic City Children's Theatre. She has written and directed a 40-minute play called "The Wrong Side of the Door." 
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.

LANL Employees Team With Smith's Marketplace to Provide Backpacks & Supplies to Area Students

on August 6, 2014 - 1:44pm
Members of LANL Quality Performance Assurance Group teamed up with Smith's Marketplace employees to load backpacks with school supplies to be donated to elementary school students who need assistance to purchase school essentials. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Quality Performance Assurance Group were at Smith's Marketplace this morning to join with Smith's employees in filling backpacks with school supplies.

CED Customer Windows Close Wednesdays At Noon

on August 6, 2014 - 9:26am


Picking up a County building permit or business license? Starting Aug. 6, the Community and Economic Development (CED) customer windows inside the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., have new hours – the windows will be closed at noon Wednesdays ONLY. The windows will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. all other days.

Residents may drop off applications Wednesday afternoons, but permit technicians will not be available to answer questions.

This early closure each Wednesday will allow staff members to work on a new software project to enhance customer service.

Kiwanis Awards Scholarship to Alexandra Hehlen

on August 6, 2014 - 9:18am
Bettina Hehlen, mom; Alexandra Hehlen; and Kiwanis President, Karen Kendall. Photo by Sharon Stover
The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Alexandra Hehlen with a scholarship Tuesday. Hehlen was recognized for her active participation in Key Club since her sophmore year and being elected as the Senior class representative.
In addition, she volunteered for the Los Alamos Monitor for its  Teen Pulse page Breakfast with Santa, and she taught martial arts to adults and kids at the YMCA. Hehlen also was nominated by the 'Assets In Action' program as a youth who

Basic Bike Maintenance Classes Aug. 17-20

on August 6, 2014 - 9:12am


Scott Beguin will teach classes on drivetrain function and first aid fixes, 2 p.m. Aug. 17 and 6 p.m. Aug. 20.

During the two-hour class, students learn practical mechanics and how to do on-the-road and trail-side first aid repairs to the drivetrain.

Topics to be covered:

  • Installation of Front and Rear derailleurs, chainrings, cassettes, chains, shifters, cables and housing.
  • Routine maintenance and repair of drivetrains and components.
  • Trail- and Road-side troubleshooting to get you back on the ride.
  • Tools and equipment; what to stock in your tool kit.

Students are

Los Alamos Farmers Market Announces Winners

on August 6, 2014 - 9:00am

LAFM News:

This week - Los Alamos Medical Center is scheduled to do health screenings at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Also, an Ice Cream Social is set for 10 a.m. at the market.

Market contest winners:

  • Large market baskets: #88 Marty Delanoy, #350 Dena Webster, #1867 Anne Tuner;

  • Large Oval baskets: #23 Rozelle Wright, #1830 Marie Odom, #1857 Christine Brown;

  • Hats: #99 Jackie Marr, #1885 Patricia Crandell; 

  • Fans: #638 Sarah Gustafson, #178 Janine Tulenko;

  • Wine Baskets: #1345 Kimberly Christensen, #1834 Ahi Renner;

  • Small round baskets: #200 Nora Berninger, #1869 Kristine Terrones, #1153 Judy

Cowboy Dinner/Dance At Posse Lodge After Rodeo

on August 6, 2014 - 8:42am


'NOT Back-to-School' Breakfast Aug. 14

on August 6, 2014 - 7:58am


For many years, retired Los Alamos Public Schools employees have looked forward to the famous NOT Back-to-School breakfast.

It is held annually on the first day that students and teachers go back to school. Retirees from all over the USA make a special effort to attend the event to share memories and talk with friends.

This year the breakfast is 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 14 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill. There is a nominal charge of $10  for the breakfast, and for those who can, please add a donation for the use of the church.

All new retirees should have

From Robotics to Quilts Get Fair Exhibits Ready!

on August 5, 2014 - 10:55am

Quilt by Los Alamos artist Nicole Dunn. Courtesy photo


From robotics to preserves and quilts, get your exhibits ready for the 2014 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo.

If you’re into robotics here is an opportunity to exhibit your favorite robot as well as your home preserves, garden produce and those lovely quilts! The County Fair and Rodeo runs this weekend - Aug. 7-9. 

Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter an exhibit.

Youth Soccer League Extends Last Minute Registration

on August 5, 2014 - 10:26am



Los Alamos Youth Soccer League announces an extension of its last minute registration drive! Get your kids signed up for "The Beautiful Game!"

Youth ages 5-13 who have not registered for recreational soccer for the coming year are urged to sign up this week.

The deadline for registration is 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, but the sooner the better.

Follow this link: LAYSL Recreational Registration to register today.

Direct questions to

Bus Drivers Wanted For LAPS

on August 5, 2014 - 10:11am

Los Alamos Public Schools is seeking bus drivers for the upcoming school year. To apply, click here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Guitarist Richard Hannemann Performs Sept. 6

on August 5, 2014 - 9:43am

Richard Hannemann. Courtesy/


Guitarist Richard Hannemann will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance from Pet Pangea, CB FOX, or Hannemann Music 505.662.0380 (tickets will not be available at the door).

The program, “Musica Vitae” is a selection of original songs and guitar solos written between 1970 and 2006. The music presented is a variety of styles drawing from folk, Spanish, classical, light jazz and a touch of blues. 

The highlight of the evening will be the premier of “La

Fuller Lodge Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Aug. 9

on August 5, 2014 - 9:26am

ARTS News:

This weekend is the 38th annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. “Off the Cuff” will open with a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Take a sneak peek here.

There will be an assortment of professional artists sharing their work. Please come by and let them see that the community supports the arts. Look over the attending artists then come by and visit their booths. They love to get your feedback about their work, but even more - they love it when you take something home! Check out the public Facebook site here.

Free Flight Giveaway - Take Airlines Survey At Fair

on August 5, 2014 - 9:21am


During the County Fair Saturday, Los Alamos County Airport (LAM) will promote the new commercial air service being offered between Los Alamos and Albuquerque by giving away one free round trip flight on New Mexico Airlines, the company under contract to the County that provides commercial airline service between LAM and Albuquerque's Sunport (ABQ).

To enter, fair-goers should drop by the County Council fair booth and complete a short survey which is also the entry form. The survey asks a few questions about the individual's use or knowledge of the airline service.

WIC: More Than Milk And Cheese

on August 5, 2014 - 9:04am
Santa Fe WIC Supervisor
Los Alamos Breastfeeding Taskforce Member

WIC is an acronym visible throughout America including the aisles of the new Smith’s Marketplace, however it is an acronym that tends to be underestimated or thought of as the milk and cheese program. 

WIC is far more than milk and cheese, and as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week it is important to recognize the contributions the WIC program has made over the years and continues to make every day to breastfeeding women throughout America, New Mexico and Los Alamos County. 

Formally established

Free Workshop On Downs Syndrome Aug. 11

on August 5, 2014 - 8:32am

Laurie Pachl. Courtesy photo


UPS, the United Parent Support Group, with the help of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, Los Alamos National Bank and others invite the community to learn more about Down or Downs Syndrome at a free workshop, next week.

Patti McVay and Laurie Pachl will present the workshop at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

McVay and Pachl were presenters at the National Down Syndrome Congress in Denver, where they were seen by Jorge and Sylvia Roman.

Los Alamos Daily Post Opens Jemez Subsidiary

on August 4, 2014 - 1:37pm

The new headquarters of the Los Alamos Daily Post at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Los Alamos MainStreet provided a curb appeal matching grant for the purchase of the new red awning. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Daily Post is pleased to announce the launch of its first subsidiary - The Jemez Daily Post. Click on the button at right to access The Jemez Daily Post.

Ryszard Wasilewski and Susan Burritt of Jemez Springs are publishing The Jemez Daily Post, which covers the communities in the Jemez Mountains and surrounding areas. The online paper is published seven

Massive Rains Cause Destruction At Ridge Park Condos

on August 4, 2014 - 1:22pm

The torrential rains of late caused this tree to uproot and fall on a long fence Tuesday collapsing it behind Ridge Park Condominiums.  Photo by Chris

Photo by Chris

The fence collapse area remains sealed off including these parking stalls at Ridge Park Condominiums. Photo by Chris

Village Arts Gets Creative With Window Display

on August 4, 2014 - 12:48pm

Village Arts employees got together and created a special window display at the store on DP Road in honor of this weekend's Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo festivities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Young Archers Sharpen Skills At Sportsmans Club

on August 4, 2014 - 11:31am

Summer fun is happening every two weeks at the Los Alamos Sportsmans Club in Rendija Canyon. Young archers are learning and improving their skills at shooting targets. Los Alamos 4-H and the LASC support this event. Courtesy photo

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Emily

on August 4, 2014 - 10:10am
Remembering Emily
By Edmund Lang and sisters Rose Townsend, Mary Ann Cano and Carmen Kelly

We would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of support and sympathy to Emily's family. Her husband, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and brothers-in-law really appreciate all you have shown and done for us.

Words cannot express how we all feel, but words are all we have.

The world will be a lesser place without Emily.

Deadline Looms To Register For Y Soccer

on August 4, 2014 - 9:02am