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Los Alamos Gearing Up for Relay For Life

on August 7, 2013 - 8:03am

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Game Warden Shares Bear Stories Aug. 20 at PEEC

on August 7, 2013 - 7:54am

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PEEC News:

“Everyone has a bear story or at least has heard a bear story,” said Manny Overby, an instructor at the Advanced Training Bureau of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. “Often times these stories are of a brief sighting in the forest or perhaps a camping trip encounter. More and more these stories consist of bears in our neighborhoods, our backyards or digging through our trash.”

Overby will share his stories of handling hundreds of bears in New Mexico and speak about what to do if encountered by a bear in a presentation at 7 p.m., Aug.

Public Invited to Tour Little Forest Greenhouses

on August 7, 2013 - 7:35am

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Shelter Holding Mobile Adoption at County Fair

on August 6, 2013 - 2:24pm

SHELTER News:

Adopt a dog or cat at the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter Mobile Adoption 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 near the Community Building at Ashley Pond.

Brighten your life and theirs! 

Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a Mobile Adoption as part of the County Fair. Stop by the tent to see some terrific dogs who are really hoping to find a home. 

There will also be posters of adoptable feline friends on display. If you fall in love with their photo, they would love to meet you in person at the shelter.

Funnel Cloud Spotted Over Los Alamos Monday

on August 6, 2013 - 9:45am
This funnel cloud was about twice as long when first spotted but started retracting before the photo could be taken from West Jemez Road across from the entrance to Technical Area 16 Monday evening. Photo by Karl Maness

YMCA Engages Children During Critical Hours

on August 6, 2013 - 8:00am
Kids and staff give the thumbs up to YMCA after-school program. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

During the school year, 15.1 million U.S. children are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., according the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness advocacy organization.

These findings are based on their “After 3 p.m. Survey.” Specifically, the results show that in New Mexico 22 percent of K-12 youth are left alone giving them the responsibility of caring for themselves.

After-school programs allow parents to ensure that their child’s well-being is monitored, said Janine Morales, Los Alamos

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Cowboy Dinner and Dance Saturday

on August 6, 2013 - 7:47am

Indian Cultural Night Focuses on Krishna

on August 6, 2013 - 7:34am

Female Brainpower Initiative Group Forming

on August 4, 2013 - 7:23am

COMMUNITY News:

A group called The Female Brainpower Initiative (FBI) will begin meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

“It seems there are issues and all kinds of challenges that need solutions or at least someone addressing the needs, involved ─ enough so that it's becoming more and more difficult to retain a positive attitude while one-upmanship, poorly thought-out regulations, and apathy seem to stymie any progress. This has frustrated me and caused me to contemplate what I can do,” organizer JJ Maier said.

“My experience is that women are great

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Is This Your Dog Princess?

on August 4, 2013 - 7:20am

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Get a Taste of New Mexico at Next Authors Speak

on August 4, 2013 - 7:06am
Cookbook authors Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison will be in Los Alamos for an Authors Speak event Aug. 22. Courtesy photo

MPL News:

Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents a mouth-watering evening with award winning cookbook authors, Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison. The event will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

This time of year, a trip to the local Farmers’ Market or Los Alamos Coop reveals the best of local crops, the very freshest and best ingredients for these one hundred wonderful recipes compiled in

Have You Seen a Cockatiel?

on August 4, 2013 - 7:01am

LOST PET:

The owner is looking for an escaped cockatiel. The bird was last seen on Barranca Mesa near the elementary school.

The cockatiel has a gray and white body with a yellow head and orange cheeks.

If you see this cockatiel, contact  Bill Sellyey at 661-2574.

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Iris Sale and Auction Saturday

on August 2, 2013 - 10:28pm

SFIS News:

The Santa Fe Iris Society will hold its annual Iris Sale 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the DeVargas Mall (N. Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta) in Santa Fe (inside between the movie theater and the fountain.)

At 10:30 a.m., there will be an Iris Auction with newer irises (introduced in 2011.) All the irises are grown by the members of the Santa Fe Iris Society so they do well in Northern New Mexico.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Aug. 2

on August 2, 2013 - 7:24am

Sponsored by www.fyila.com

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents Guy Forsyth 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Del Norte Credit Union

Summer Art Camp Showcase Reception 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Fuller Lodge Art Center
A celebration of the art work created during the Best Six Weeks of Summer Art Camp 2013.

Plein Air with Monika Kaden  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
Acrylic PLAIN AIR Workshop   We don’t need to be somewhere far away or exotic, we’re having everything in walking distance in front of us: the very unique Los Alamos landscape.

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Laboratory Retiree Group Meets Tuesday

on August 2, 2013 - 7:14am

LRG News:

The Laboratory Retiree Group’s first Tuesday monthly get together is at a new time and place.

The group will meet 8-10 a.m. at the Coffee Booth across from Smith’s in Mari Mac Plaza.

The Laboratory Retiree Group is a 501 (c)(4) organization of LANL retirees. For more information, click here.

Hive Holds Second Mini-Sumo Robot Competition

on August 2, 2013 - 6:46am

Victor Popa-Simil, left, with 'Little Jimmy' takes on Allan Saenz with 'El Matador' last month at the Hive's first Mini-Sumo Robot Competition.  Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its second Mini-Sumo Robot Competition Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Contest rules are available at http://www.robotroom.com/SumoRules.html. Robots may be purchased or built by the contestant. The Competition is open to all mini-sumos that meet the size and weight limits.

“We had seven entries in our first competition and hope to have even more for

Guy Forsyth Plays Summer Concert Friday

on August 1, 2013 - 7:51am

Guy Forsyth

By RUSS GORDON

One of the absolute best concerts that the Los Alamos County Summer Series has ever produced was last summer’s Guy Forsyth show.

This cat and his band are terrific. They play 7-10 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 2 at Del Norte Credit Union. The show is presented free of charge for you, your family and friends, by the sponsors of the Summer Series. This Friday Night is Del Norte Credit Union* LA Schools Credit Union* Zia Credit Union Night.

Guy Forsyth’s latest album is “Freedom to Fail”. It is a message for us and his new born daughter.

Area Flowers Go Gangbusters Following Monsoons

on August 1, 2013 - 6:24am

The current monsoon showers have spurred flowers to go gangbusters around the community. Photo by J.G. Beery

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PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Observing Harvester Ants—a Story

on July 31, 2013 - 11:02am
PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Observing Harvester Ants—a Story
By Robert Dryja

“Ah, Watson, there you are! The game is afoot. The Pogonomyrmex are now at their peak of summer activity.” 

Holmes always became restless in the summer when so much ecological activity was occurring on the Pajarito Plateau. The mesas were of particular interest to him. “But what are Pogonomyrmex? Some type of bird?” I asked. 

Holmes looked surprised. “Really Watson, they are a genus of ant, commonly called harvester ants.”

“But ants are so small and inconsequential to my mind,” I said.

“Ah, remember when we

Los Alamos Elks Lodge Raises $838 for Arizona Firefighters' Families

on July 31, 2013 - 9:27am

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083 recently hosted a Pay Day Café to raise money for the families of the 19 Arizona Granite Firefighters killed while fighting a wild land fire in Arizona. The Lodge raised $838 for the families from dinners served and donations. The dinner was hosted by Exalted Ruler Mark Sandoval who is a retired Los Alamos Fire Department Assistant Chief. From left, Samara and Parker Fellows and Leading Knight Bill Gregory. Courtesy photo

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Alzheimer's Association

on July 31, 2013 - 8:46am

Join 'The Butterfly Guy' for Talk and Species Count

on July 31, 2013 - 8:43am
Courtesy/PEEC

Steve Cary. Photo by David Goldberg

PEEC News:

They flit around us every day, but have you ever wondered, what are those not-so common butterfly species you see?

Or maybe you are curious about the butterflies’ habitats and histories?

Join New Mexico's unofficial “Butterfly Guy” Steve Cary at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 to learn more. Cary’s talk will be in advance of the 21st Annual Los Alamos Butterfly Count Saturday, Aug.17. Participants for the count should meet at 8:30 a.m., at PEEC or at 9 a.m. at the Burnt Mesa

Snake Slithers Into American Legion

on July 30, 2013 - 10:38am
As Diane Swan was closing the Los Alamos American Legion for the night Monday, she discovered this foot-long snake. 'CJ' Chris Carmen, the 'go to' snake guy in Los Alamos, just happened to be at the Legion participating in a pool tournament. He 'wrangled' the year-old snake into a pickle jar for relocation to a more suitable habitat, saying recent rain is likely the cause for the snake's encroachment into human dwellings. At least one other business in the area has been visited by a similarly sized snake this week, he said. Photo by Chris Carmen

Check Out This Week's Farmers Market

on July 30, 2013 - 7:25am

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LAFM News:

The Los Alamos Farmers Market is held 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursdays in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

What’s at Market!

Tomatoes, shishito peppers, lettuce, arugula, onions, garlic, squash, diakon, garlic scapes, cabbage, squash blossoms, cucumbers, orka, egg plant, green chile, chile powder, corn decorations, beets, radishes, carrots, green beans, kolrobi, parsley, basil, dill, fennel, chives, honey, potatoes, chard, celery, pinto beans, cow cheese, milk, butter, goat cheese spreads, kale, mint, chicos, jams and jellies, tea breads, cookies, scones,

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