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Donation Funds Purchase of Bethe House on Bathtub Row for Cold War Museum

on October 17, 2013 - 10:57am
Clay Perkins, left, accepts the oldest existing key to the Bethe House from John Ruminer. 'They may have Hans Bethe's fingerprints on them,' Rumier said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, left, and Dorothy and Clay Perkins listen as John Ruminer recounts the history of The Bethe House. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Physicist and history buff Clay Perkins’ fascination with things nuclear began at an early age.


Nominations Sought for New Living Treasures

on October 17, 2013 - 9:24am

Most recent Los Alamos Living Treasures named in 2013: Lee A. Builta, Rosmarie H. Frederickson and Craig Martin. Photos by Jim Gautier


Do you know someone you think should be a Living Treasure of Los Alamos? Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30, and a nine-member board will choose three new Treasures, who will be honored at a ceremony in April 2014. Selection of the new Treasures will be based on letters of nomination from the public; letters should include the following information: 

  • When did the nominee come to Los Alamos?
  • In which areas did the nominee make

Enjoy Dinner and Entertainment at Saturday's American Legion Fundraiser

on October 17, 2013 - 8:02am


On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 American Legion Post 90, Auxiliary Unit 90 will be hosting a fundraiser in support of Auxiliary Charities. Dinner will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary starting at 5:30 p.m. for $6 a plate consisting of New Mexican Fare.

Live entertainment at 7 p.m. will be provided by BAT, a musician and interactive entertainer. BAT honors and entertains Veterans throughout the country. If you have never seen BAT, this may be your only chance this year due to his busy touring schedule.

The American Legion is a national organization created to honor and serve

Judges Needed for Speech and Debate Tournament

on October 17, 2013 - 7:51am


The Los Alamos Hilltalkers Speech and Debate Team’s annual invitational tournament is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at Los Alamos High School.

This local event has built a strong reputation drawing teams from around the state eager for rigorous competition and high-quality feedback from engaged, trained judges.

The tournament serves as the team’s largest fundraiser and educational event and offers an opportunity for Los Alamos community members to participate and support the team by serving as judges.

There are numerous speech and debate sessions

Waffle Breakfast Benefits Red Cross

on October 17, 2013 - 7:45am


The Pajarito Masonic Lodge 66 of AF & AM Masons will hold a Waffle Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Los Alamos Pajarito Lodge, 15th Street and Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

The price is $7 for adults and $3 for children. The event will benefit the American Red Cross.


United Way Shares Resources for Furloughed Federal Employees

on October 16, 2013 - 1:48pm
While an agreement has been reached to end the government shutdown, it must still pass the House and Senate.
In the mean time, the uncertainty of Los Alamos National Laboratory and other surrounding government agencies are causing stress and anxiety in the community. So United Way of Northern New Mexico has begun collecting information about resources available for federal employees on furlough. Visit ( for an up to date collection of resources available.

Snow Blankets Los Alamos

on October 16, 2013 - 9:58am

Passing the Los Alamos County Airport this morning heading west snow could be seen on rooftops and over the mountains. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Central Avenue this morning looking west. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ashley Pond Park this morning covered in a blanket of snow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Business Owners Donate Aerial Photo to Historical Museum

on October 16, 2013 - 7:07am
Don Taylor, left and Ken Nebel pose with the aerial photograph of the Pajarito Plateau they have donated to the Los Alamos Historical Museum. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum is thankful for a recent donation by Don Taylor and Ken Nebel of Village Arts, who contributed a magnificent aerial photograph of the Pajarito Plateau taken by Taylor and framed by Village Arts.

Located in the museum’s entry way, the wall-sized image greets more than 35,000 annual museumgoers and provides a place for docents to orient visitors to the plateau.

Y offers 'Try-Us-Free' Week

on October 16, 2013 - 7:04am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is offering a special, “Try-Us Free,” week to anyone who lives or works in Los Alamos from Oct.19-26. The Y is also waiving the joining fee to their wellness facility from Oct. 15 throughout the rest of the month.   

 The Y’s CEO Linda Daly announced the free week as an outreach.

“The Y wants to support individuals in stressful times, to help them find a balance,” Daly said. “As an organization, we must also work to balance our resources in support of community, and this free week is one way we can help.”

 “We want to encourage anyone who is feeling stressed to

Renegade Mountain Band Helps YMCA

on October 16, 2013 - 6:53am

YMCA News:

Half of the proceeds from the sale of the up and coming Renegade Mountain Band’s first album, Around the Middle, will be donated to The Family YMCA’s annual campaign through the month of November.

The Renegade Mountain Band, known at RMB, is also preforming from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 26 at a Boots, Band and BBQ benefit for the Y’s Española Teen Center at the Abiquiu Rural Events Center. Advanced ticket purchases by Oct. 18 are required.

The Y is selling table sponsorships at a $1,000 Rancher’s level and a $500 Posse level.

Celebration Service for Dr. Charles Fremont Huff

on October 15, 2013 - 8:55am

Dr. Charles Fremont Huff. Courtesy photo


A Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Charles Fremont Huff, 74, of Los Alamos, New Mexico will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Trinity On the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.

Please come and join us in celebrating Charley’s life and join us for a reception following the service. Dress code is colorful and casual.


'Woman on the Rocks' Author Speaks at Mountaineers

on October 15, 2013 - 8:26am

Valerie Cohen at Desolation Canyon in Death Valley will speak at the October meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers. Courtesy photo


At the Oct. 16 meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, author Valerie Mendenhall Cohen will read from her book about her mother, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall – Woman on the Rocks: The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall.

Ruth Mendenhall (1912-1989) began rock climbing in Southern California in the 1930s, in an era when women weren't supposed to do such things.


Dances of India Presents 'Aladdin'

on October 15, 2013 - 8:05am
Kavita Nandakishore and Alina Deshpande perform Indian Classical Dance. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Dances of India will present an Indian adaptation of “Aladdin” in a benefit performance for “Santhitheeram,” a charitable trust for hospice care for the elderly in Kerala, India.

The show is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Duane Smith Auditorium on the Los Alamos High School Campus. Everyone is cordially invited. Admission is free, but donations are requested as all proceeds benefit the charity.

The production is written and directed by Alina Deshpande and is choreographed by Kavita

Katrina Lum Turns Clay into Silver

on October 15, 2013 - 8:00am

Golden Dragon Necklace by Katrina Lum. Courtesy photo

Mother Earth Gradient Necklace by Katrina Lum. Courtesy photo


You would never know that the exquisitely crafted jewelry by Katrina Lum is something she undertook for the first time only a few years ago.

“My designs are a true expression of who I am,” Lum said. “If someone wants to get to know me, they need not look further than my jewelry.”

 Lum makes pieces using wirework techniques, chainmaille, Viking knit and metalsmithing, striving to make quality jewelry that is unique in design.

Don't Let Animals Feast on Your Trash

on October 15, 2013 - 7:59am

Hungry bear helps himself to leftovers. Courtesy photo

Reminder: As winter approaches, hungry animals are looking for a meal. Don't let them find it in your garbage can.

Keep cans in the garage and put them out for collection on the morning of trash pickup to avoid creating a mess, either for yourself or for your neighbors when the wind blows.

Halloween Hijnx With Derby Dames Oct. 19

on October 15, 2013 - 7:55am


Mini-Sumo Robot Construction Class Oct. 24

on October 15, 2013 - 7:49am

LAR News:

Los Alamos Robotics will hold a mini-sumo robot construction workshop and class ending in a mini-sumo tournament.

The class is free as is the competition. The class is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24, and Nov. 7 at 4711 Quemazon in Los Alamos (This location may change, so be sure to contact Dave Jones at the email below to attend.) Be sure to purchase parts in time for the first class. The competition is Nov. 14.

There will be two competitions: one for “entry level” and one for “advanced.” The “advanced” competition is open to all mini-sumos – even if you don’t attend the class.



Dorothy Hoard Speaks About Homesteading on Pajarito Plateau

on October 15, 2013 - 7:43am
Archuleta homestead cabin. Photo by Terry Foxx

PEEC News:

Dorothy Hoard, local historian and author of several books on the homesteading era in northern New Mexico, will lead give a free presentation at PEEC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. There is no need for advance registration.

During the presentation, Hoard will help attendees envision what it was like for homesteaders who lived in this area in the 19th century.

In 1887, when the Chili Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad commenced, it opened up the land around us, which would eventually become Los Alamos, for settlement.


Democrats Meet 7 p.m. Thursday at UNM-LA

on October 15, 2013 - 7:28am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos invites all Democrats to its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at UNM-LA in building 2.

On the agenda is information about the debt ceiling, the sequester, the budget and how the government shutdown will affect Los Alamos. Also, a discussion of upcoming plans and events.

Farmers Market Celebrates Fall

on October 15, 2013 - 7:24am


Only three Los Alamos Farmer's Markets are left this season! Don't miss out on chilis, wreaths, squash and many other fall treats.

The market is 7 a.m. to around 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. in downtown Los Alamos.

How to Avoid Bird Strikes on Windows

on October 14, 2013 - 11:47am
A Los Alamos resident wrote the Los Alamos Daily Post the following: This is in response to your recent photo article regarding the 'bird temporarily stunned.' As you probably know, bird strikes on windows is a major cause of songbird mortality. Our problem was compounded by having large houseplants near the windows and bird feeders nearby. Here's how we solved it with inexpensive window markers. Courtesy photo

Bird Temporarily Stunned on Walnut Street

on October 14, 2013 - 9:03am

This bird was temporarily stunned after flying into a window at a residence on Walnut Street Saturday. The bird remained motionless on the deck of the home for a few minutes of recuperation before flying away. Photo by Robert Beberniss

LALT's 8x10 Production: Eight 10-minute Plays In One Show

on October 14, 2013 - 8:42am

LALT News:

Come see the 8x10 Production at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. This increasingly popular format offers eight different 10-minute plays all in one show.

It provides an opportunity for local aspiring and established playwrights to share their creative efforts, a chance for new directors to get their feet wet, and the breakthrough moment for a new actor to get a moment in the spotlight.

Seven of the plays are locally written, six represent directorial debuts, and a number of actors new to the LALT stage will perform. This show represents community theatre at its finest:

  • Love Rules

Trees Reflect Fall at Camp May and Area

on October 14, 2013 - 7:26am

Golden Aspen trees at Camp May Sunday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

A tree reflects fall colors near Romero Cabin in downtown Los Alamos Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A bright yellow tree dominates a White Rock neighborhood Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/