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Annual County Employees Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 2

on October 25, 2013 - 7:14am

Atomic City Children's Theater Holds Car Wash and Bake Sale

on October 25, 2013 - 7:05am

The actors and actresses of Atomic City Children's Theater. Courtesy photo

ACCT News:

The talented and award winning actors and actresses of The Atomic City Children's Theater are hosting a car wash to raise money for their upcoming field trip to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Ga., in January 2014

Once in Atlanta, these bright young students will perform excerpts from Disney Mulan Jr. as a part of their adjudicated performance in front of Broadway producers, directors, choreographers and actors. Please come out and support their cause.

The car wash will take place 12:30-4 p.m.


Pet of the Week: Conoco the Cat

on October 25, 2013 - 7:00am

Conoco the cat. Courtesy photo


Conoco is now a friendly, playful, loveable older kitten. You would never guess that he started out as part of a feral colony trapped on Alabama Street earlier this year.

Thanks to local veterinarians who donated their time to get this colony spayed, neutered, tested and immunized, the shelter has been able to offer these cats a better life. 

Although frightened at first, Conoco and his best friend Moche went into a foster home for socialization. Then they graduated to the shelter, where they now hope for an adoption together.

The Los Alamos


Bell Ringers Needed for Holiday Season

on October 25, 2013 - 6:54am

Staff Report

The Salvation Army will allow Los Alamos residents to collect money, using their name, starting the weekend after Thanksgiving and continuing until Christmas Eve. All the donations are given to the Los Alamos non-profit, Self-Help, to help needy people in the area. 

Those who would like to volunteer as bell ringers may call Irene Powell at 662-8923 to work a shift at the Los Alamos Smith's or Annie Bard at 662-8200 for the White Rock Smith’s.

Families are welcome, as well as clubs and organizations.

“You can sing, dance and play music while you ring the bell,” organizers


Fire Update Talk Cancelled

on October 25, 2013 - 6:42am

PEEC News:

The Valle Fire Update Talk scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has had to be rescheduled due to a conflict on the part of the presenters.

A new date for the talk will be announced.


Wall Structures Erected on Smith's Marketplace

on October 24, 2013 - 9:28pm

Framing walls are being erected on the Smith's Marketplace project on Trinity Drive. The project is scheduled for completion in late spring or early summer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

News From The Hive

on October 24, 2013 - 7:59am

HIVE News:

There will be no Hive Brown Bag Lunch today.

The first Mini-Sumo robot construction and class is 6-8 p.m. today at 4711 Quemazon in Los Alamos. Visit for all the details.

Skeleton Spotted Off Rover Boulevard

on October 23, 2013 - 10:52pm

This partially buried skeleton was spotted this afternoon in the front yard of a home off Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Massive Wood Pile Spotted in White Rock

on October 23, 2013 - 10:02pm

This home off Meadow Lane in White Rock has an unusually high wood pile in the front yard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

White Rock Rock Moved Back in Place

on October 23, 2013 - 9:07pm

The White Rock rock was moved away from the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 Monday and Tuesday while Century Link worked on a manhole cover and brought it up to the grade of the surrounding area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The work to bring a manhole cover to grade was completed by early Tuesday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The White Rock rock was placed back on its corner today at Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Teen Suicide Prevention Subject of Rotary Talk

on October 23, 2013 - 9:58am
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Co-coordinator Ellen Ben-Naim with Rotary Club of Los Alamos President James Nesmith. Ben-Naim spoke to the Club at its Oct. 22 meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) Co-coordinator Ellen Ben-Naim spoke to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Oct. 22 on current efforts to prevent teen suicide in Los Alamos.

Ben-Naim began her tenure as co-coordinator of JJAB in October, 2012. She has lived in Los Alamos since 1996 and has been active in the community both professionally


Staff of LAMCC Holds Breast Cancer Fundraiser

on October 23, 2013 - 9:53am
This quilt, 'Rejoice' by Debbie Claytor, will be raffled at the LAMCC Breast Cancer Fundraiser Tuesday. Courtesy photo
A Letter to the Community
from the Staff of Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic:

Come join staff from the Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic raise some funds for the benefit of the Los Alamos Council on Cancer. We have been asked why we have such a strong interest in the support of breast cancer. Our answer is simple. Way too many lives have been touched with this disease.


Melba Lee Celebrates 50 Years in Beta Sigma Phi

on October 23, 2013 - 8:59am
Melba Lee was honored at a Golden Circle Ritual by her Beta Sigma Phi Chapter. Grandaughter Ari Brown, duaghter Dawn Brown, Melba Lee, and grandaughter Stephanie Brown are pictured at the celebration. Courtesy photo

BSP News:

On Sept. 29, Melba Lee celebrated her Golden Circle Ritual hosted by the Laureate Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and her daughter, Dawn Brown. The Ritual was performed at a brunch at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge attended by members of the four other chapters of Los Alamos Beta Sigma Phi. 

Lee was honored for 50 years of membership in Beta Sigma Phi.


Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award for Little Free Library Project

on October 23, 2013 - 8:40am

Cadette Scouts Jessica Hall, Shannon Irwin, and Maia Menefee of Los Alamos pose with their Girl Scout Silver Award project, a Little Free Library at 1325 43rd St. Courtesy photo


Girl Scout Troop 97 announces that Jessica Hall, Shannon Irwin, and Maia Menefee of Los Alamos have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award that girls age 11-14 can earn.

To attain this award, each Cadette Girl Scout worked to complete a series of leadership challenges and an extensive service project in her community.


NJROTC Precision Gold Rifle Team Takes First in National Competition

on October 23, 2013 - 8:21am
The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Precision Gold Rifle Team with their awards. From left, LAHS NJROTC Commander Wes Shumaker with cadets David Murphy, Tristan Goodwin, JoAnna O'Neill and Tessa Snyder.


The National Rifle Association has announced the results of the 2012-2013 VFW-NRA Smallbore and Air Rifle Postal Matches. The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Precision Gold Rifle Team is First Place winner, ranking with an aggregate score of 5,792.  

“We are very proud of these kids and they represented our local post well,” VFW Post 8874 Commander Rogelio Anaya said.

The awards


Fall is in Bloom at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

on October 23, 2013 - 8:03am
Easter lilies planted this summer are blooming  in the  front garden of Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road. When this photo was taken Tuesday, some buds had yet to open. Photo by Ruth H. Lier

CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot Logo Contest Deadline Approaching

on October 23, 2013 - 8:01am
Last year's Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot Logo Contest winner Sarah Worley with her prize-winning logo. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Creative young artists in grades four through six are reminded that the deadline for the 2013 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk &Turkey Trot Logo Contest is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. The winning logo will be chosen Sunday afternoon.

The contest is open to kids in fourth through sixth grades whose family lives or works in Los Alamos County. The winning design will be used as the official t-shirt logo of the 2013 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot.


United Way Youth Team Hosts Hamburger Night

on October 23, 2013 - 7:57am


Bandelier Grill has invited the United Way Youth Team and the community to come out and taste their burgers for a great cause.The restaurant at the corner of N.M. 4 and Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock. Local celebrity servers, Halloween costumes, and juicy burgers will be part of the fun at this opportunity to support local youth and invest in the community.  

Hamburger night will take place 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. The cost is $15 for a burger, fries and a drink. Celebrity servers include: Dr.


Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival Saturday

on October 23, 2013 - 7:52am


Join the Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 for the wizard and witch themed Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

This fun family event includes wizard and witch themed carnival games, face painting, a bounce houses, jumping into the pool and finding your pumpkin, decorating your pumpkin, and watching movies.

 The cost for the event is $7 per person. Sign up today at the Aquatic Center, as the event is limited to 150 participants. Volunteers are still needed for this event.

Expert to Speak on Fires in Valles Caldera

on October 22, 2013 - 9:36am

Rebecca Oertel

PEEC News:

Rebecca Oertel of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at PEEC. The topic of her talk is the effects of the Las Conchas and Thompson Ridge fires, as well as prescribed burns, on the Valle lands.

The talk will cover the findings of the Valles’ pre- and post-fire monitoring of vegetation, soils, invertebrates, and vertebrate wildlife in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. It will also compare the results of ‘fire season’ summer wildfires to ‘cool season’ autumn prescribed fires.

Oertel grew up in Los

LAHS 9th Grader Takes Best Junior Handler at National Show

on October 22, 2013 - 8:44am

Jennifer Necker of Los Alamos and Owen ready for judging in the Veteran class at the 2013 English Setter Association of America national show. Courtesy photo

Jennifer Necker, 2013 English Setter Association of America Best Junior Handler, with Judge Dr. BJ Parsons, left, and club president, Janet Gray. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School 9th grader, Jennifer Necker, traveled to Huron, Ohio last week to compete in the 2013 English Setter Association of America annual national show.

Los Alamos Tapped #2 Best for Raising Families

on October 22, 2013 - 8:08am

Staff Report

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, has analyzed national and statewide data to determine the best places in New Mexico for raising a family. Los Alamos was named number two in the state after Clayton. Cities were evaluated on five criteria:

  • Public school rating
  • Median home value
  • Ongoing cost of homeownership
  • Median income
  • Economic growth

See survey results here:

Daschshunds Dress Up For Hallowiener Parade

on October 22, 2013 - 7:41am
The 2012 Halloweiener Parade costume winner. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Calling all Dachshunds! Tell your owners that Central Park Square is the place to be Friday, Oct. 25 for the Seventh Annual Los Alamos Hallowiener Parade.

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street isn't just for two-legged critters! Come in costume and meet at 5:15 p.m. on the north side of Ashley Pond. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. ending across from CB FOX for a costume contest.


Don't Worry ... White Rock 'Rock' Move Only Temporary!

on October 21, 2013 - 8:39pm

Russian youth visiting in June from Sarov as part of the Los Alamos-Sarov Sister Cities Initiative joined in the tradition of painting the White Rock Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The White Rock rock at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard has been temporarily moved in order to allow Century Link to safely raise a nearby manhole cover up to the existing grade.

Once Century Link completes this work, the rock will be moved back to its longtime location.

High Tech Halloween Returns to Bradbury Science Museum Oct. 25

on October 21, 2013 - 12:14pm

Attendees look at the Spider exhibit at the 2012 High Tech Halloween event. Courtesy/LANL



The Bradbury Science Museum (link here) hosts the 20th High Tech Halloween 4- 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 as part of Los Alamos County’s Trick or Treat on MainStreet event.

Attendees will have a “spooktacular” time viewing demonstrations on cryogenics and robotics and participating in interactive shows involving lights, magnets, dry ice bubbles and optics. These activities are fun and also teach attendees scientific principles and applications.

There is no admission for High Tech