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High Tea on the Hill: All Dressed Up For A Good Cause

on October 21, 2013 - 6:15am
Fancy food and of course tea, were on the menu at Sunday's High Tea on the Hill, organized by the United Way Youth Team. The tasty event, held in the Los Alamos High School lobby, treated community members to scrumptious sandwiches and scones served up by Hot Rock Java Cafe. Ruby K’s and CB FOX provided desserts and Creative Inspirations by Peggy served sugar cookies. High Tea on the Hill proceeds go to the United Way Community Action Fund. Special thanks go to Zia Credit Union, this year's official Youth Team Sponsor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young guests and their

Victoria Rygh: Proud to be an American

on October 20, 2013 - 2:04pm

Los Alamos resident Victoria Rygh displays her certificate of American citizenship with her husband Scott Rygh, left, and U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., left, with Patti Reynolds and representatives from Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Ray Lujan's office applaud the newly sworn American citizens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE—Los Alamos resident Victoria Rygh of Honduras joined 68 other New Mexico residents, representing 29 countries, to become a U.S.

Scarecrows Begin Appearing on Central Avenue

on October 20, 2013 - 1:55pm

This creative scarecrow is sponsored by Otowi Veterinary Mobile Services. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A unicorn scarecrow appears in front of CB FOX Kidz. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A gymnastic pumpkin flies on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Armor of God scarecrow by Trinity on the Hill Church stands tall across from the post office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Light Up the Night at Pumpkin Glow

on October 20, 2013 - 8:38am
Pumpkin glow 2012. Courtesy/Lori Dauelsberg
Glowing tigar pumpikin. Courtesy/Lori Dauelsberg


Saturday night will feature quite a spectacular sight. Hundreds of carved, lit pumpkins will decorate the lawn at Fuller Lodge.

The event, known as the Pumpkin Glow, will be 6-9 p.m. and while there is no admission fee, donations to the Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC), which organizes the event, are welcomed.

Visitors can take a look at artistically carved pumpkins and “The House of Boo,” a pumpkin display courtesy of a local Boys Scout troop, as well as listen to music


Benefit Concert for Wounded Soldier Features Mama's Black Sheep

on October 20, 2013 - 8:28am

Mama's Black Sheep. Courtesy photo


American Legion Post 90 in Los Alamos will host a Halloween Party and Benefit Concert featuring nationally touring duo Mama’s Black Sheep from Baltimore, Md. The party and concert is 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos.

 In addition to live music, there will be a Halloween Costume Contest and other festive activities, all to raise funds to help First Lt. Micah Jay Andersen who was seriously injured in Afghanistan June 1. The American Legion is a private club.

Pinon and Chamisa Join Forces for Fall Fun

on October 20, 2013 - 8:07am
Pumpkin Patch fun. Photo by Kelly Benner

LAPS News:

The Eighth Annual Pinon Elementary Pumpkin Patch and the Annual Chamisa Elementary Arts and Craft Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Pinon Elementary, 90 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock. It has become a huge White Rock fall festival.

The Pumpkin Patch has lots of new and exciting events this year, organizers said.

Moon Over White Rock

on October 19, 2013 - 10:36am

A large October moon shines brightly early Friday evening looking east from Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos

White Rock's Cañada del Buey Trail Officially Opens

on October 19, 2013 - 9:38am

Los Alamos Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz talks to Pinon and Chamisa Elementary School students during Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony of the Cañada del Buey Trail in White Rock. The Cañada del Buey Trail Project involves about 2,100 feet of trail, beginning just south of N.M. 4 east of Sherwood Boulevard and ends just west of Rover Boulevard. The project includes a 10-foot wide asphalt multi-use path along the north side of the Cañada del Buey from the existing N.M. 4 multi-use path to Bonnie View Drive. Between Bonnie View and Rover, along Longview Drive, the multi-use path is on

Sunset Hayrides 4-6 p.m. Posse Lodge Today

on October 19, 2013 - 9:18am


The community is invited to participate in two sunset hayrides today starting out at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division coordinates the event, which is supported by the Los Alamos County Sherriff’s Posse Lodge, the Los Alamos Stable Owner’s Association, the Los Alamos Pony Club and the Los Alamos 4-H Club.

Date: Saturday Oct. 19

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: Sheriff Posse Lodge

Notes: Two Hay Ride Sessions

... First ride is 4-5 p.m.
... First ride is 5-6 p.m.

Ticket Fees: $5 / adult, 18 & over
$2 / youth, 4 - 17
$1 / child,

Fun Packed HalloWeekend Planned

on October 19, 2013 - 8:52am



Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick or Treat on MainStreet 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in downtown Los Alamos.

Last year more than 3,000 people attended the event. Local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up tables along Central Avenue to hand out treats to the costumed trick-or-treaters.

A performance by High Flyers Gymnastics will start at 5 p.m., followed by The Hallo-wiener Parade at 5:30 p.m. and a dance performance by New Mexico Dance Theater at 6 p.m. Find a complete event list on

Festivities will continue

Los Alamos Hosts NM American Legion Riders

on October 19, 2013 - 8:48am
From left, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie G. Richard, Legion Riders Ch. 19 President Scott Wilkinson and Post Commander Bill Cooper at a statewide gathering of New Mexico American Legion Riders Oct. 12 at the Los Alamos American Legion. Photo by Charles Bracken
By Scott Wilkinson
Chapter 19 President
American Legion Riders Chapters from across the state of New Mexico met Oct. 12 at the Frank G. Frainier American Legion Post 90 in Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Legion Riders, Chapter 19, hosted the meeting.

Dist. 43 Rep.


Pet of the Week: Bronson the Dog

on October 19, 2013 - 8:22am

Bronson the dog. Courtesy photo


Bronson is a 5-month-old pit mix. He is currently in foster care, and his foster mom can't say enough good things about him.

From a recent email update about Bronson, his foster mom reported that with a low-key foster environment, he is really starting to come out of his shell. Bronson is still a bit dependent on other dogs for confidence, and would love to have a dog buddy in the house to help show him the ropes and give him a little more confidence. He also loves play-dates with other dogs.

Bronson is being treated for a non-contagious form


Rumba Class Benefits High School Dance Club

on October 19, 2013 - 7:36am

BESC News:

Natalia Barkhudarova will be teaching a Rumba Dance Class 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Barkhudarova will teach a dance sequence in Rumba, plus focus on some of the fine points of arm styling.

A donation of $10 per dancer is suggested. The money will be given to the Los Alamos High School Dance Club for transportation expenses.

The Dance Club is planning trips to New Mexico State University High School Dance Day in February and to the Capital City High School Dance Festival in March.

Espanola Hospital Auxiliary Hosts Hollyberry Fair

on October 19, 2013 - 7:34am

PEHA News:

The Presbyterian Espanola Hospital Auxiliary's Hollyberry Fair is 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1 in the Hospital Lobby.

A drawing for 13 prizes will take place at noon. There will be baked items and crafts. Money raised from this event is for scholarships for students pursuing a medical-related field and for hospital equipment.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Oct. 18

on October 18, 2013 - 10:48am

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Friday, Oct. 18

Mountain Elementary PTA Halloween Carnival 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Mountain Elementary (2280 North Road)
Since 1975, Mountain's Halloween Carnival has been delighting families with safe Halloween fun. Games and Prizes, Haunted House, Silent Auction, Cake Walk, Bounce House, Face painting, food by Chuck's Wagon.

Lads of Enchantment Celebrate Harmony 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at United Church.A salute to the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Ruby Blue is the special guest quartet. Admission is $15, students $5

Saturday, Oct. 19


County Housing Survey Opens Monday

on October 18, 2013 - 10:44am


The Los Alamos County Community and Economic Development Department invites residents and individuals commuting to/from work in Los Alamos to participate in a housing survey that opens on Monday.  

The purpose of the survey is to collect information regarding housing needs and priorities within the County and assist staff in the formulation of housing programs and activities. The housing survey is available online via Survey Monkey at

Paper copies of the surveys are also available at County facilities, including the

Monica-Amit Mishra Presents Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Talk

on October 18, 2013 - 10:33am

Rotarian Monica-Amit Mishra, with Rotary President James Nesmith Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant following her presentation on Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. For information, visit Mishra is a department member in the Bioscience Division Department at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Update on Fall Brush and Bulk Item Collection

on October 18, 2013 - 10:05am

Courtesy photo


The Fall Brush and Bulk Item Collection started Monday, Oct. 7. The Environmental Services Division has been receiving a high volume of calls concerning the collection and this piece is meant to address many of the questions and comments received, and provide an update on collection progress.

The Brush and Bulk Item Collection program is offered to residents with curbside refuse collection four times a year in order to assist with the disposal of bulky items and brush (branches, leaves, pine needles, etc.). The program is limited to brush, furniture, mattresses

Teapots Can Be Found in High Places

on October 18, 2013 - 9:51am


A local Facebook group has come together to support the United Way Youth Team in their quest to collect 12 teapots for their High Tea on the Hill event. 

In less than 20 minutes, at least five people volunteered the use of their personal teapots for this event. This is a wonderful example of coming together for a cause in our community!

The United Way Youth Team invites the community to "Tea Time" at High Tea on the Hill, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Los Alamos High School lobby. Hot Rock Java Cafe will be serving up some scrumptious sandwiches and scones.


Take Responsibility For Your Health Seminar at CrossFit LA Oct. 26

on October 18, 2013 - 8:38am


Help Los Alamos Firefighters Fight for a Cure

on October 18, 2013 - 8:18am

Local firefighters in 'fighting for a cure' t-shirts during last Sunday's rescue operation in White Rock Canyon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAFD News:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Los Alamos Firefighters are fighting for a cure.

This year, the International Association of Firefighters Local #3279, also known as the Los Alamos Firefighters’ Association, with the support of the Los Alamos County Fire Department will be selling breast cancer awareness t-shirts to donate to the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque.

IAFF Local #3279 will donate 100 percent of

Bradbury Presents Spooktacular High Tech Halloween

on October 18, 2013 - 7:13am


The whole family can have a “spooktacular” good time 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Bradbury Science Museum’s High Tech Halloween. Admission is free and open to everyone.

Some of the most popular demonstrations on cryogenics and robotics along with new interactive shows involving magnets, optics, dry ice bubbles, and much more.

Immerse yourself in adventure tunnels, then make your way over to the creepy crawly critters to get a glimpse at snakes, millipedes, spiders, and even live owls!

White Rock Father and Daughter Compete For Humor Prize

on October 18, 2013 - 7:09am

Staff Report

Longtime White Rock resident Lowell Christensen is the author of three stocking stuffer books: Coping With Texas and Other Staggering Feets; Beginning Farming and What Makes a Sheep Tick; and The One-Minute Zillionaire–Achieve Wealth, Fame, and Success in an Instant, Give or Take a Hundred Years. Now he’s hoping to win a prestigious award.

The Robert Benchley Society presents an annual award for humor. The contest is judged by a nationally recognized humorist, and the winner is flown to Boston for a black-tie awards banquet at the Harvard Club.

Co+op Invites Community to Help Clean Trails

on October 18, 2013 - 7:02am

Los Alamos Co+op Market Board of Directors from left, Cecile Hemez, Karen Kendall, Melinda Fuller, Ed Santiago, Gale Zander-Barlow, Nancy Savoia, Tracy McFarland, County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin and newly appointed Co+op Board Member David Fellenz during the trail dedication celebrating the Board's adoption of the Canyon Rim Trail directly across from the Co+op Market. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

The Co+op invites community members to help clean up its adopted trails Saturday, Oct. 26. There are two trail clean-up projects to choose from:

  • 9-10:30 a.m. – Canyon Rim Trail Clean-up.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast Saturday

on October 18, 2013 - 6:37am


Fall is in the air and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be hosting its fall Pancake Breakfast for the public 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

The pancake breakfast is a long standing Kiwanian tradition and this year will coincide with the Arts and Craft Fair later Saturday afternoon. 

The breakfast fare will include pancakes, eggs, sausage links, juice, milk, coffee and tea. Second servings will be available until the food runs out. Tickets may be obtained in advance from any Kiwanian or at the door Saturday morning.