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Set Clocks Back An Hour Sunday

on November 2, 2013 - 8:44am

Set clocks back an hour Sunday. Courtesy image

Staff Report

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m., Sunday when clocks are adjusted backward one hour for most of the U.S. goes back to Standard Time.

There’s some debate about who first came up with the idea of Daylight Saving Time, though many people attribute it to George Vernon Hudson, “a New Zealand artist and amateur bug collector who first proposed the idea in an 1895 paper,” according to the Smithsonian. However, the Smithsonian says, Benjamin Franklin wrote about such an idea in a journal 100 years earlier.

Some colonial homemakers


Beebee the Dog Needs a Home

on November 2, 2013 - 6:35am


The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets ... so stop by and adopt a new friend today or checkout all of the shelter's adoptable animals on the Petfinder website:


  • Noon to 6 p.m. Monday–Friday; and
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the shelter's website at, to find information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learn more about special needs animals and cats and dogs currently in foster care.



Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 1

on November 1, 2013 - 1:06pm

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Friday, Nov. 1

Fusion Cafe & Coffee Roasters Grand Opening 5 to 7 p.m. (MariMac Village)

Live! Scenic Roots 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Morning Glory Bakery (1377 Diamond Drive) $5 at the Door

Saturday, Nov. 2

Los Alamos County Employee Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 
Arts and crafts fair that's put on by the employee fund committee. Come do your early Holiday shopping. 

The Spanish Table: Tapas y Vino 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Dixie Girl
Five courses paired with five wines, Wine tasting with Sommelier Mark Johnson, Silent and live auctions


Ducks Return To Ashley Pond

on November 1, 2013 - 11:58am

The ducks released back to Ashley Pond Park this morning are rushing to jump in the water. The County is working with the Duck Buddies organization, which cares for the ducks, and will coordinate with them should the need arise to shelter them during a cold snap this winter. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Duck Buddies arrive at Ashley Pond this morning with the ducks that have been sheltered during the improvements project, which is now completed. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

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Scarecrow Contest Top Honors Awarded to Otowi Veterinary Mobile Services: 'Cruella'

on November 1, 2013 - 11:15am

'Cruella' created by Otowi Veterinary Mobile Services won the 'Best Over All' and the 'Best Organization Contemporary' Awards in this year's Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The 'Armor of God' scarecrow created by Trinity on the Hill Youth won the 'People's Choice' and the 'Best Organization Traditional' Awards. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Winners in the Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest include:


Making Halloween Work in Istanbul

on November 1, 2013 - 8:52am

Jason and Kerri (Foxx) Frazier (1991 graduate of Los Alamos High School) and their daughter Sydney, 8, are on a Round the World Trip ( This Halloween they found themselves in Istanbul, Turkey where they could find no pumpkins. So for Sydney they carved a potato and eggplants ... as Jason said, 'You use what you have.' Courtesy/Terry Foxx

County Employees Hold Food Drive

on November 1, 2013 - 7:50am

During the County’s annual “Employee Thank You Luncheon” hosted by the County Council on Halloween at Fuller Lodge, employees dropped off cans of food and other non-perishable items as they entered the lodge for lunch. County employees came up with the idea of holding a food drive a few weeks ago when the federal government shut down. The decision was made to collect donations during the luncheon – hoping that on a day when they are all “treated” to a great lunch, it would be a good reminder that there are still those in the community who may not be as fortunate.

Asthma and Allergies in Children Presentation Nov. 5

on November 1, 2013 - 7:49am

Patricia McCulloch, PA


The Children’s Clinic and Assets in Action will host the second free presentation in a series of health and youth development topics at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Mesa Public Library.

The topic of the evening is Asthma and Allergies, presented by Dr. Michael Nichols and Patricia McCulloch, PA, of the Children’s Clinic.

The pair, along with the youth development program, hopes to inform parents with helpful hits and things to look for, especially as the seasons change.

“We look forward to educating members of the community and finding out what


Volunteers Pitch In At Sullivan Field

on November 1, 2013 - 7:40am
The newly redone track shed and concrete pad for soccer goals at Sullivan Field were completed with the help of volunteer labor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The help of volunteers has saved the Los Alamos School District thousands of dollars on two projects at Sullivan Field. The track shed has been refurbished and a new concrete pad put in place for the storage of soccer goals.

“The Athletic Department bought the materials and volunteers did the work,” said Los Alamos High School Athletics and Activities Director Vicki Nelms,

Learn Teen Parenting Skills Over Coffee and Bagels

on November 1, 2013 - 7:27am

FSN News:

“Joe’s” 14-year-old son wasn’t in trouble with the law, didn’t smoke or do drugs, and wasn’t skipping school. So why did Joe enroll in one of Family Strength’s Network’s parenting classes?

“It gives us more insight into the mind of teenagers ... and we want to do our best to avoid problems," Joe said.

At the bagel breakfast and parenting program being offered by the Family Strengths Network (FSN) in partnership with Los Alamos High School, instructor Michelangelo Lobato will use Parenting the Love and Logic Way™, an evidence-based program, to spearhead discussions that address

Panel Targets Adoption and Foster Care Nov. 4

on November 1, 2013 - 7:20am

FSN News:

Have you ever thought of adopting or fostering a child? Learn more from this panel of experts:

  • Marianne Wallin has adopted two children over the last four years. She has one son from Uganda and one from Ethiopia, as well as one biological daughter. She is currently working on adopting an older girl from Uganda.
  • Patty Shure fostered 12 children and adopted three over 22 years. She also has one biological son. She finished her Master’s in Social Work in 2009 and is now the director of child and family services at Las Cumbres.
  • LeAnne Parsons, LC, CPC, ELI-MP, is a certified life coach.

YMCA's Boots, Band and BBQ Benefit Nets $15k for Espanola Teen Center

on October 31, 2013 - 2:38pm

YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly, Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero, Johanna Jiron and her husband CEO Feliciano Jiron of Los Alamos Medical Center at Saturday night's Boots and BBQ fundraiser at the Rodeo in El Rito, which raised $15,000 for the Espanola Teen Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, LANL's Community Programs Office Executive Director Kurt Steinhaus, Program Manager Eric Vasquez of the Regional Economic Development Initiative and Los Alamos County Clerk and YMCA Board member Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A.

Smith's Marketplace Construction in Full Swing

on October 31, 2013 - 10:55am

Progress on the new Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive can be seen daily as workers and machines shift into high gear ahead of the onset of winter. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/


Fusion Cafe Grand Opening 5-7 p.m. Friday

on October 31, 2013 - 10:34am

Dash to Elk's Pumpkin Smash Saturday

on October 31, 2013 - 10:30am


County's Tom Nagawiecki Moving to Pennsylvania

on October 31, 2013 - 8:51am

Tom Nagawiecki, management analyst for Los Alamos County Environmental Services, spoke to the Los Alamos Rotary Club Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. During his talk, Nagawiecki announced that he is engaged to a woman who lives in Pennsylvania and he will be leaving Los Alamos at Thanksgiving time to join her and begin a new job working for a company in the private sector. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Ashley Pond Improvements Project Nearly Complete

on October 31, 2013 - 8:02am

All of the improvements to Ashley Pond Park are nearly complete. Photo by Leland Lehman/

A new water feature installed at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Leland Lehman/

The new covered stage. Photo by Leland Lehman/


The project team on the Ashley Pond Park Improvements Project has met with the contractor and conducted a “substantial completion walk through” of the site.
Several panals of the construction area fencing have been removed to allow public access, and complete removal of the fence should be completed today.

Don't Drink And Fly

on October 31, 2013 - 7:37am

Take heed - a witch has again smashed into a tree on Rover Boulevard in White Rock after drinking and flying - that's gotta hurt. Photo by Carol A Clark/

Have You Heard of Coyote Hazing?

on October 31, 2013 - 7:35am
PEEC News:
Coyote Hazing: it sounds like a menacing practice, but actually it's what the experts recommend for handling unexpected coyote encounters.

David Parsons of Project Coyote came to PEEC Oct. 1 to present a program about coexisting with coyotes. Coyotes are extremely adaptable and have learned to live in human-dominated landscapes. Conflicts can be managed through changes to both human and coyote behaviors. Keeping coyotes wild and wary of humans helps avoid conflicts.

The method recommended for changing coyote behavior is "coyote hazing": do whatever you can to scare coyotes away

Youth Resource Advocate Reaches Out to Kids and Families in Trouble

on October 30, 2013 - 12:06pm
Youth Resource Advocate Troy Palmer. Palmer holds a master's  degree in clinical psychology. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

When young people are struggling or in trouble, families often don’t know how to cope. The immediate problems can seem so overwhelming that finding a way out of the situation seems impossible. Things can escalate until they are out of control. Troy Palmer is here to help.

Palmer is a Youth Resource Advocate.


FIRST Robotics Team 4153 Project Y Thanks Community

on October 30, 2013 - 12:00pm

FIRST Robotics Team 4153 members. Courtesy photo

LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt and his wife Wendy, standing, with former school board member Jody Benson and County Councilor Pete Sheehey at right. Courtesy photo

Ranking chili flavor and spiciness. Courtesy photo

TEAM 4153 News:

FIRST Robotics Team 4153 Project Y kicked off its fundraising campaign Oct. 23 with a Chili Cook-off from which proceeds go toward the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competitions in Lubbock, Texas and Denver, Colo., this Spring.

The Team would like to thank the community for their support at last Wednesday’s chili


YMCA Hires New Member Services Director

on October 30, 2013 - 10:58am

YMCA News:

After an extensive search, which resulted in more than 20 applications, local and outside of New Mexico, the Los Alamos Family YMCA has selected Stephanie Beguin as its new Member Services Director.

Beguin has been a Los Alamos resident for more than 33 years, After graduating from Los Alamos High School, she briefly moved to California to pursue a career in sales. 

Following the birth of her son, Beguin chose to move back to Los Alamos to give her son the benefit of a small community and family that she had always valued growing up in Los Alamos. She developed a love for the


Tom Bowles Speaks at Sierra Club Open Meeting Nov. 6

on October 30, 2013 - 10:23am


U.S. Chair Tom Bowles - MUSEIC Technology Commercialization will present the talk: “Creating Clean High-Tech Jobs in the U.S. and Mexico”The Sierra Club will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at UNM-LA in Bldg 2, Room 220.

Mexico City has long had environmental problems due to its location and its 21 million inhabitants. The city is working to resolve its issues and is making progress but still has quite a long way to go. Part of any full solution has to be creating higher wage jobs that can also address the problems the city is facing.

In May, President Barack Obama

Los Alamos Pony Club Hosts Horse Show

on October 30, 2013 - 10:08am
Los Alamos Pony Club hosted a horse show at the rodeo arena on North Mesa Saturday, Oct. 26 and among the features was a costume class in which both horses and riders were decorated for the season. In this photo, Kaitlyn Dover and Erin Kober, on Mattie and Lola, represent Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The show was a success, providing operating funds for the educational and leadership programs of Los Alamos Pony Club, which is a member organization of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. ( Photo by Joanna Casson