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'Free Stuff Day' At First Baptist Church Saturday

on July 29, 2014 - 8:40am


The First Baptist Church is hosting a free stuff day 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Aug. 2 on its campus at 2200 Diamond Dr.

This event is for anyone in the community. Come on down for a free morning of rock climbing, face painting and snacks.

Also, community members may bring any gently used items to the church office 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Monday through Thursday. Please sort and label any clothing donations ... example: Baby Boy Birth-3 Months.

Furniture donations will be accepted 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday in the church parking lot. 

Local Author Selected For Amazon's Summer Romance Event

on July 29, 2014 - 8:15am


The Kindle editors at Amazon have selected Rosemary's Glove, written by local author Shirley Raye Redmond, to be included in its Summer Romance Event.

Read details here.

In Rosemary's Glove, Miss Rosemary Addison has set her heart on becoming the wife of the dashing Thomas Alden, Lord Beverly--a man with a dubious reputation. But when Rosemary's widowed mother confides that she plans to marry Mr. Nevin at the end of the Season and wants to see her daughter promptly and properly wed, Rosemary realizes she must force the reluctant earl's hand.

She convinces her childhood

Spots Remain For Vintage ’55-’64 Car Call For Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade

on July 28, 2014 - 5:45pm

Courtesy photo


Would you like your classic car featured in the Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade?

There are still a few positions available for vintage ’55-’64 autos in the 50th Reunion of the Class of ‘64 section at the head of the parade set for Friday, Sept. 19. 

Call 505.412.7442 by July 30, to reserve your spot.


Meet Frances Deters of Pancha Patch Farms

on July 28, 2014 - 12:20pm

Frances Deters of Pancha Patch Farms. Courtesy photo

Frances Deter of Pancha Patch Farms on the eastern side of Socorro near the Rio Grande River has a booth displaying her meats and poultry products each Thursday at the local farmers market.

Manager Cindy Talamantes of the Los Alamos Farmers Market recently interviewed Deter:

What is your business?

I am the owner of Pancha Patch Farms where I produce quality heritage pastured raised pork and pastured eggs.

When did you get started in your field of work?

 I started by buying a farm and trying different animals to see what I liked and

White Rock Woman Seeks Community's Help Acquiring Diabetic Alert Dog

on July 28, 2014 - 11:54am

Staff Report:

Janet Scoggins has been a resident of White Rock since 1966. She is a type one brittle diabetic in need of a specially trained dog to help her manage her illness.

Brittle diabetes is a term used to describe particularly difficult to control type 1 diabetes. People who have brittle diabetes will experience frequent, extreme swings in blood glucose levels, causing hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.

"I am writing to reach out to my community to help me acquire a diabetic alert dog that can help save my life," Scoggins said.


Baldrige Foundation Accepting Leadership Award Nominations

on July 28, 2014 - 11:24am



The Baldrige Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award. The award is presented annually at the Quest for Excellence conference.

In 2013, Sister Mary Jean Ryan, board chair of SSM Health Care, received the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award. As former president and CEO of SSM Health Care, Sister Mary Jean led the St. Louis-based organization to become the first health care organization to receive a Baldrige Award in 2002.

Baldrige Foundation Board Chair George Benson said that the leadership award—named for the director

Lightning Creates Quite A Show Over Los Alamos

on July 28, 2014 - 9:10am

Lightning last night created quite a show. These strikes were shot from a house on Nickel Street ... the lights are from Canyon Road. Photo by Daniel Seitz


NWS News:

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Los Alamos County and the Jemez Mountains through late tonight as well as a weather outlook through Sunday, Aug. 3.


Kiwanis Scholarships Awarded to Lee & Pittman

on July 28, 2014 - 8:42am

From left, Judy Lee, Emily Pittman, Carissa Pittman (Emily’s mom) and Kiwanis President Karen Kendall. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at noon at Trinity on the Hill Church and is open to everyone. Kiwanis was founded in 1948 and is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos and focuses on youth projects. For more information, visit Photo by Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented scholarships to Judy Lee and Emily Pittman at a recent Tuesday Kiwanis meeting.

Lee was recognized for her community service to RSVP at the Betty Ehart

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Ropes in Family Fun Aug. 8-10

on July 28, 2014 - 8:40am

Los Alamos National Bank won first place in the 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade for best capturing the essence of the '100 Years of Homesteading' theme. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


With the new school season around the corner, the County of Los Alamos is giving families an excuse to enjoy one last summer weekend trip with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo, Aug. 8-10.

“This family-oriented County Fair and Rodeo gives families something fun to do before the start of another school year and the end of summer,” said Suzette Fox, executive director,

Crowd Joins Los Alamos Historical Society At Time Out Pizzeria For Premiere of 'Manhattan'

on July 27, 2014 - 3:08pm

The private dining room at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue is filling up with community members prepared to watch the premiere of Manhattan this evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The main dining area also is filling up for the big event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society reminds the crowd that the producers have said repeatedly of this series, 'This is fiction.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Tonight starts the television series premiere of “Manhattan” on WGN

Los Alamos Hosts 2014 NM Master Gardner Conference

on July 27, 2014 - 11:16am

NMMG News:

The New Mexico Master Gardner (NMMG) organization held its annual conference July 24-26 in Los Alamos.

Participants attended a variety of gardening workshops and toured downtown Los Alamos including stops at the Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Museum and the Smart Grid House.

The Bradbury Science Museum has some 40 interactive exhibits on display that trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project and highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology.

At the Los Alamos Historical Museum,

LAMC Hosts Special Reception For Dr. Patrick Dawson

on July 26, 2014 - 2:31pm
LAMC OB/GYN physicians Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout and Dr. Patrick Dawson pose with the statue of mother and child unveiled during Thursday's special reception. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center welcomed Dr. Patrick Dawson to the staff of Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center (NNMWHC) during a reception Thursday at the Hospital.

Dawson joined the staff in June. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Ray-Wylie-Hubbard and The Bill Hearne Trio Play The Pond

on July 26, 2014 - 11:55am

Ray-Wylie-Hubbard performs for a large crowd at Friday night's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Jim Caffrey

The Bill Hearne Trio opened Friday night's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Jim Caffey

Concert goers take to the dance floor as the Bill Hearne Trio perform Friday night. Photo by Jim Caffey

NWS Conducts Weather Spotter Class At PEEC

on July 26, 2014 - 9:09am


PEEC News:

Kerry Jones of the National Weather Service (NWS) will a conduct SKYWARNTM Weather Spotter class 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 7 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Meteorologists from the NWS will teach the basics of severe local storms, to include thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more. They also will talk about NWS operations, important safety information, and how to stay prepared.

During the class, participants will have the chance to talk to NWS representatives about becoming an official SKYWARNTM Weather Spotter.

Video: Bear Crawls Inside Dumpster And Shuts Lid

on July 25, 2014 - 1:56pm

PrintScreen from video by Terrence Steck


The bear photographed by several Los Alamos residents last week prowling around Ridge Park Condominiums was captured on video crawling inside a dumpster and closing the lid behind him.

Residents caution their neighbors to be careful when opening dumpster lids this time of year as a bear may be foraging inside for food.

View the video by Terrence Steck here:

Registration For 2015 Leadership Los Alamos Program Ends July 31

on July 25, 2014 - 1:49pm

LLA News:

Registration for the 2015 Leadership Los Alamos program is ending soon. Applications are being accepted through July 31. Any person having an interest in the objectives of Leadership Los Alamos, and who lives or works in Los Alamos County is eligible to participate.

Leadership Los Alamos is a unique opportunity for citizens of northern New Mexico who are committed to assuming roles of responsibility in civic, charitable and governmental organizations in the region.
Class participants will develop their skills to shape the future of the region.

According to Los Alamos County

American Legion Asks Community's Help With Back To School Program

on July 25, 2014 - 1:48pm

Help Los Alamos High School Choir And Get Your Car Shined Up, Too

on July 25, 2014 - 1:38pm


Seeing spots? Bring your cars down to the Los Alamos High School Choir Car Wash Fundraiser tomorrow, Saturday, July 26 at the American Legion (next to McDonalds).

Car washers will be there 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be selling burgers and dogs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch ... see you there!


Identity of Knitter Sought to Say Thanks

on July 25, 2014 - 12:04pm

Barbara Harden with new 2-piece shawl and lap quilt at Sombrillo. Photo by Julie Smith


A woman arrived at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1011 Sombrillo Court this week and left 70 handknitted shawls and lap quilts for the patients.

Barbara Harden is one of the recipeints and wants to send a thank you note to the woman who created the beautiful items but said no one knows the woman's name.

She asks that if anyone knows the woman to call Sombrillo at 505.662.4300 with her contact information.


Pet of the Week: Tibet the Cat

on July 25, 2014 - 9:41am

Tibet the cat. Courtesy/FOS


Tibet is a mellow adult gentleman cat who weighs in at nearly 25 pounds. His veterinary care has been updated, and he is ready for a loving family. 

Tibet has been enjoying attention from adults and gentle children. He has done well in the communal cat room that is currently overflowing with cats. He has not shared his opinion on dogs.

Friends of the Shelter will hold a mobile adoption event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the new Smith’s Marketplace.

Rosary and Funeral Mass Set For Emily Mares-Lang

on July 25, 2014 - 7:46am

IHM News:

A rosary will be held for Emily Mares-Lang at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Emily died July 21, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico of a head trauma after a reckless driver hit her while she was walking.

It’s Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How!

on July 24, 2014 - 1:09pm
YMCA News:
Last night, families, friends and community members gathered at Barranca Elementary in anticipation of the YMCA Camp end-of-summer performance.
The Y Camp program is offered every summer for kids in grades K-7 and it’s a great place for kids to let loose and enjoy the summer with others their own age. At the end of each summer, the campers participate in a performance organized by the camp Drama Director.
This year’s theme was Dr. Seuss, in an effort to encourage reading, learning, creativity, and of course, fun!

Construction Progresses on New Nature Center; Engraved Bricks & Pavers to Display Donors’ Messages

on July 24, 2014 - 12:49pm

The front view of the Los Alamos County Nature Center under construction on Canyon Road. On the right are the staff offices and towering above is the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

If you’ve driven past 2600 Canyon Road lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of progress being made on the construction of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The land has been cleared, the slab has been poured, and the building is starting to take structure.

Los Alamos Library System Acquires National Geographic Virtual Library

on July 24, 2014 - 9:00am



Los Alamos County Library System has acquired the online resource National Geographic Virtual Library, which brings the world to your computer. You can now explore the world, for free, from the comfort of home.

The National Geographic Magazine offers photographs and articles, ethnographic and cultural information, superb maps and serious scholarship. The complete archive of National Geographic Magazine since 1888 is available now. The Magazine itself, however, is just a part of what comes to you through this resource.

This collection includes the iconic National

Annual Butterfly Count Honors Dorothy Hoard

on July 24, 2014 - 8:29am
Photo of local butterfly. Courtesy/PEEC
Local butterfly lands on a flower. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

This year marks the 22nd Annual Butterfly Count in Los Alamos County, but this year the count carries a special meaning.

This is the first count since the passing of Living Treasure Dorothy Hoard, who initiated the Los Alamos County annual butterfly counts more than 20 years ago. As such, the annual butterfly count will from now on be known as the “Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count.”

New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will lead this year's count 9 a.m. to roughly 3:30 p.m.