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Strother is Top Predictor and Female Finisher Again

on July 31, 2014 - 10:13am

Runners in Tuesday's race. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Nikol Strother repeated her achievement of three weeks ago by being the top predictor of once second off her predicted time and being the top female finisher in the three-mile race with a time of 19:41 at Pinon (Rocket) Park in White Rock. 

Ted Romero followed suit by being the next best predictor with a five second differential and recording a 19:27 for best three-mile finisher.

Other top predictors were Roy Cope at six seconds off, Heather Hughes with a 19 second difference, and Duane Marr recording a 21 second differential.

Los Alamos Homeschoolers Meet & Greet Aug. 14

on July 31, 2014 - 10:04am

Cowboy Breakfast Sizzles Sunday at Posse Lodge

on July 31, 2014 - 9:55am

Atomic City Transit Solicits Community Feedback

on July 31, 2014 - 8:59am


Atomic City Transit is soliciting comments regarding the Los Alamos Comprehensive Transit Study and Updated Five-Year Service Plan.

So far, LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc., have conducted two public meetings to solicit suggestions for potential improvements. LSC also has made its technical memorandums available at:

The deadline for comments has been extended to Friday, Aug. 1. Your suggestions are important and Atomic City Transit wants to hear from you.

Los Alamos Pony Club's Erin Kober Wins Charles Owen Technical Merit Award

on July 31, 2014 - 8:53am
Erin Kober of Los Alamos riding Dakota Night in a competition earlier this year at the Las Cruces Horse Trials in the cross country phase. Photo by Cristie Cumberworth.

LAPC News:

Los Alamos Pony Club member Erin Kober, 17, won the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award July 26 in the Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials in Dexter, Mich.

Kober, riding her horse Dakota Night, an 18-year-old Morgan/Arab cross (aka Cody), is a HB/C3 Traditional rider in the USPC certifications. Her plans for Pony Club advancement include HA/B Traditional testing within the next two years.

Kiwanis Club Presents Scholarship To Sidney Ellis

on July 31, 2014 - 7:57am

From left, Margaret Ellis, mom; Sidney Ellis and Kiwanis President Karen Kendall. Photo by Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Los Alamos High School student Sidney Ellis with a scholarship Tuesday. Sidney was recognized for his participation since 8th grade in the United Way Youth Group as well as serving as a coach to young basketball players during Toppers Basketball Camp.  

Kiwanis was founded in 1948 and is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos and focuses on youth projects. For more information on Kiwanis, visit

Entries Sought For 2015 Shelter Alumni Calendar

on July 31, 2014 - 7:51am


FOS News:

Get those cameras ready, polish those smiles, and say cheese! (or Tuna! or Kibble). Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2015 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 6.

Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal or an abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet. Pet owners whose pets were featured in last year's calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year's calendar.

Entry forms are available at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Pet Pangaea and the

Los Alamos Ranked Second Best County For Homeowners to Save Money

on July 31, 2014 - 7:45am
SmartAsset, a personal-finance advice platform, recently released data comparing 1,800 U.S. counties according to highest potential for homeowners to save money in.
Counties were evaluated based on income and costs of living including taxes, home value, health care, food, transportation costs and energy to see how the counties stacked up against each other.
In the study, conducted by SmartAsset, Los Alamos County ranked as the second best place for homeowners to save money.

Back to School Tax-Free Weekend Begins 12:01 a.m. Friday to Midnight Sunday

on July 30, 2014 - 7:25pm


  • New Mexico Tax Holiday Saves Children and Families $4 Million in Preparing for Upcoming School Year

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez encouraged New Mexico families to take advantage of the annual tax-free weekend, to save money and prepare their children with clothes and supplies to return to school this fall.

“We want our children to start this school year off on the right foot,” Martinez said. “This tax-free weekend helps our families save money on much–needed supplies and clothes, so that students will be prepared to get back in the classroom.

Council Declares Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 'Alex Kirk Day'

on July 30, 2014 - 10:17am

The long and the short of it is that Tuesday night on behalf of the Los Alamos County Council, Councilor Steven Girrens, right, presented a proclamation to athlete Alex Kirk declaring Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 as 'Alex Kirk Day' in Los Alamos County. Photo by Alan Kirk

Los Alamos High School graduate and former Lobos basketball star Alex Kirk thanks County Councilors Tuesday night after they declared Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 as 'Alex Kirk Day' in Los Alamos County. Photo by Alan Kirk

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation Tuesday evening declaring Saturday, Aug.

Double Rainbow Shines Over American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive Tuesday

on July 30, 2014 - 8:25am

A double rainbow shines over the American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive late Tuesday. Photo by Diane Swan


Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday July 31

on July 30, 2014 - 8:11am


LAFM News:

This week - double tickets day! For every $5 spent in a booth, receive two tickets and double the chance to win in the next contest.

What’s at the market:

Shell peas, snow peas, salad mixes and a variety of head lettuces, basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, beets, beet greens, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, squash blossoms, ice tea, coffee vegetable starts, herb starts, tomato starts, cider snow cone, tea breads, scones, goat cheese spreads, butter, cow cheeses, turnips, garlic , onions, ungraded eggs, radishes, tarts, slinky, cinnamon buns, pizzas, muffins, pies, pot

Ninety-seven Golfers Raise Funds For BBBS

on July 30, 2014 - 8:06am


The Los Alamos Golf Couse hosted the third annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Tournament in which 97 golfers participated.

Art Brown, Dawn Brown, Kelly Myers, Kenna Chavarria and the rest of the volunteers helped make this a successful tournament.

The team of Ian Maes, Mike Maes, Kay Linda Crawford and Chris Ortega shot a 20 under par 52 to win first place gross. The low net team consisting of Randy and Tanner Vaughn, Don Branch and James Merhege shot a 19 under 53 to take the prize.

Read all the results here.

Kiwanis Club Presents Scholarship To Laura Dison

on July 30, 2014 - 7:45am

From left, Amy Perrault, mom, Laura Dison and Kiwanis President Karen Kendall. Photo by Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Los Alamos High School student Laura Dison with a scholarship this past Tuesday.

Dison was recognized for her community service to Teen Court the past two years in serving as juror, attorney and judge as well as her participation in NJROTC and assisting with the monthly pancake breakfasts held at the Posse Lodge. 

Kiwanis was founded in 1948 and is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos and focuses on youth projects.

Rain Pools Up On Quemazon Nature Trail and 46th

on July 29, 2014 - 11:07pm

A community member sent in these photos from today's rains saying, the rains have brought good and bad ... love the temporary stream on the Quemazon Nature Trail but not excited about the delays the weather is bringing to our street redo on 46th off of Trinity. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo


Rainbows Shine Over Central Park Square

on July 29, 2014 - 9:42pm

Rainbows shine over Central Park Square late today in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A double rainbow appears to the right of UnQuarked - The Wine Room coming soon at 145 Central Park Square late today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County’s Bear Camp Vacates Ice Rink in Canyon for Remainder of Season

on July 29, 2014 - 6:34pm


As a result of continued rainy weather conditions this week and the potential for flash flooding in Los Alamos Canyon, LAPD Emergency Management Coordinator Philmont Taylor has ordered the County’s Bear Camp program to vacate the Ice Rink in the canyon for the remainder of the summer camp season.

Atomic City Transit busses are transporting approximately 30-35 campers out of the canyon now. They will be shuttled safely back to the Aquatic Center’s training room.

Staff is contacting parents to let them know of the change and asking them to pick up their children at the Aquatic

Youth Activity Center Moving Into White Rock Town Hall Until Spring

on July 29, 2014 - 6:21pm


As part of the White Rock Library and Youth Activity Center (YAC) project, the existing YAC facility must be vacated for renovations.

The last day the current YAC will be open in Pinon Park is Friday, Aug. 15. County YAC staff will be moving operations to White Rock Town Hall over the weekend of Aug. 16-17 and will re-open for business Monday, Aug. 18.

YAC services will remain in Town Hall until the new Library/renovated YAC open next Spring.

Landscaping Underway Along Trinity Drive

on July 29, 2014 - 6:12pm

Workers plant trees and bushes along Trinity Drive Monday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Scenes From North Mesa Stables

on July 29, 2014 - 5:45pm

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Smart Cane Serves Los Alamos Man Well

on July 29, 2014 - 4:29pm

Longtime Los Alamos resident Petr Jandacek attended a Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting recently at the Manhattan Project Restaurant and demonstrated his 'smart' cane. Jandacek explained that he has traveled the world with his special cane, which he has equipped with a flashlight, luggage key, pen, toilet paper, twine, fishing pole and an abrasive cloth in case he breaks a nail. 'This cane has served me well,' Jandacek said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotarian Antonya Sanders Describes Her Peace Corps Experiences in Kiribati

on July 29, 2014 - 10:44am

Los Alamos Rotarian Antonya Sanders presented a talk to Rotarians Tuesday, July 22 at the Manhattan Project Restaurant about her Peace Corps experiences in the Republic of Kiribati, an island nation of atolls in the Pacific Ocean along the edges of the Equator, formerly part of the British colony of the Gilbert, Phoenix and Line island groups. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

More Lightning Strikes Above Los Alamos

on July 29, 2014 - 10:29am

With rain storms hovering over the area, more lightning strikes were captured on camera from Nickel Street Sunday evening. The National Weather Service puts the chance for more rain today in Los Alamos at 90 percent. Photo by Daniel Seitz
Lightning captured on camera from Nickel Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Daniel Seitz

Family Fun Night & Championship @ LA Golf Course

on July 29, 2014 - 10:23am



This Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, the Los Alamos City Championship will take place. Entries are still open.

The course will close Saturday morning until 11 a.m. and this time may change based on the number of competitors, so please call the golf shop later in the week for details. The course will be closed in the morning until 11 a.m. and close again 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday to finish out the championship. 

Our last Family Fun Night is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. This event is limited to the first 10 families who sign up.

Flamingos Flock Mini Library On 45th Street

on July 29, 2014 - 10:06am

Courtesy photo


A tiny library in front of a home at 2639 45th St. was the latest recipient of a traveling troupe of pink flamingos.

Richard Bolton and Kathy Gursky are participating in a national organization called little Free Library and erected a small library at the corner of 45th and Arizona. In it are books that neighbors can sit and enjoy at the stone bench in their yard or take home and return.

Gursky, a retired librarian, said their tiny library is part of a national organization ( and is one of three in Los Alamos.

"It's wonderful seeing