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PEEC’s Summer Family Evening Explores Night Sky

on July 24, 2014 - 7:53am
View the summer night sky at PEEC’s Star Party July 29. Photo by Josip Loncaric

PEEC News:

Look up on a summer night in Los Alamos, and there is so much to explore. That’s exactly why the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) decided to host a star party Tuesday, July 29 for its final Summer Family Evening of 2014.

Those wishing to attend should meet at PEEC by 8:30 p.m. to drive to the viewing site.

The star party will have learning opportunities for both kids and their parents, with instruction and stories by Chick Keller.

The summer sky shows off the Milky Way, which is our

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Visits Los Alamos

on July 23, 2014 - 10:13pm

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was spotted around Los Alamos today including Smith's Marketplace and here at Overlook Park as part of National Hot Dog Day. Photo by David Martinez

Tickets Available For Guitarist Genevieve Leitner's Performance at Bethe House Thursday

on July 23, 2014 - 12:51pm

Genevieve Leitner

PEEC News:

A few tickets remain for the benefit concert the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold at 7p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Renowned guitarist Genevieve Leitner will perform for the intimate audience, at the beautifully renovated and historic Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Tickets are on sale now on PEEC’s website for $35. If tickets remain on the day of the show, they also will be sold at the door for $40.

The proceeds of the concert will go toward funding exhibits and gardens at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, a public-private

Show Your Passion For Innovation With A Creative Talk

on July 23, 2014 - 11:47am

Image/Los Alamos MainStreet

LANL News:

  • Presentations sought for TechRev Day at Los Alamos ScienceFest

Organizers of Los Alamos ScienceFest, a weeklong celebration of science, are seeking innovative presentations from passionate people with a love of innovation.

“TechRev Day, a ScienceFest event, will showcase a series of 15-minute presentations from students, educators, scientists, engineers, bloggers, inventors and other creative types who are just bursting at the seams to share their contagious enthusiasm about innovation or innovation-related topics,” said Shandra Clow of Los Alamos

Hiking, Biking, Beer & Music July 26

on July 23, 2014 - 11:14am

LABC News:

The Second Annual Los Alamos Beer Co-op Fiesta is Saturday, July 26 at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. The Fiesta features lift-served biking and hiking 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as a New Mexico brewers fest with live music noon to 6 p.m. Atomic City Transit Shuttle will run every ½ hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Sullivan Field.

As part of the Fiesta, other Los Alamos cooperative businesses will attend to support their community and fellow cooperative.

Los Alamos Community Winds Presents Free Concert at 7 p.m. Today at Ashley Pond

on July 23, 2014 - 9:55am

The Los Alamos Community Winds will present a free concert at 7 p.m. today, July 23, at Ashley Pond. The community is invited to bring a picnic dinner, spread out a blanket and enjoy a slice of Americana as LACW continues the tradition of the town band with a concert of light music and good, old-fashioned popular tunes. File photo

Local Shiz Tsu Went Missing Last Week

on July 23, 2014 - 9:40am

DJ went missing last week in the North Mesa area. Courtesy photo


A Los Alamos family is offering a $500 reward for the return of their beloved shiz tsu DJ.

While the family was on vacation last week, DJ, along with another family dog, was under the care of a friend when he ran away.

DJ is brown and white and responds to his name being called but is shy, so might try to run away from people he doesn’t know. The family heard a report that DJ was last seen on Camino Uva but said he could be anywhere in the North Mesa area.

He is brown and white and responds to DJ.


Los Alamos Relay For Life 2014 Is All Day Event Aug. 23

on July 23, 2014 - 8:33am

ACS News:

The American Cancer Society's (ACS) Relay for Life, a Team Fundraiser to Fight Back against cancer, is set for 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Ashley Pond.

This year's event is a bit different in that it will be an all day event rather than overnight. The Relay for teams to raise money for the ACS will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., during which a few to several people will walk or jog around Ashley Pond.

Teams may signup for the ACS Los Alamos Relay for Life at Team captains may schedule and coordinate the activities of their team to


Letter to the Editor: Volunteers & Donations Made YMCA’s July Fourth Family Fun Run Successful

on July 23, 2014 - 7:24am
Sports and Adventure Program Director
Los Alamos Family YMCA

I would like to thank all those who helped with the YMCA’s July Fourth Family Fun Run. This community event would not happen each year without the sponsors, donors, volunteers and of course the participants.

The event was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos Medical Center and Southwest Safety Services Inc.

Los Alamos Pedestrian Hit By Truck Has Died

on July 22, 2014 - 1:59pm

Emily Mares-Lang

Los Alamos Daily Post

Emily Mares-Lang, 73, of Los Alamos died Monday evening after being struck by a truck July 16 near the Los Alamos Post Office.

She had remained in critical condition at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center since being hit while walking in the crosswalk on Main Street.

"The world will miss a beautiful person ... that's for sure," Ed Lang said today, adding that arrangements are pending.

He said that he and Mares-Lang would have been married 24 years in September.

Mares-Lang was employed the last eight years at Los Alamos

Los Alamos Tops America's Best Small Towns List!

on July 22, 2014 - 8:14am

Ashley Pond Park in the heart of Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson 


  • Annual list ranks America’s top small towns

Perhaps the best thing about a great small town is its ability to change your perspective. With this in mind, has named the Top 10 Small Towns, 2014.

These cities provide beautiful locales that inspire both creativity and activity, and they offer unhurried atmospheres, authentic character and characters, cultural gems, fantastic outdoor settings and the uncommon ability to change lifestyles, shift points of view and nourish souls with simple

Help Get Los Alamos Little Theatre Spruced Up For New Season Saturday

on July 22, 2014 - 7:42am

LALT News:

It is time to get the Los Alamos Little Theatre ready for the new season. A work party is scheduled beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at the theater on Nectar Street.

Dennis Powell will lead the crew in painting the risers. Corky Howell will lead repairs on the storage shed. Pruning and weeding also will take place. Bring work gloves and a hat. Wear sunscreen.

There will be coffee, juice and light refreshments in the morning, and a lunch to reward the volunteer workers. Everyone is welcome.

Local Experts to Teach Wildflower ID Class

on July 22, 2014 - 7:07am

New Mexico wildflower. Photo by Terry Fox

PEEC News:

Do you enjoy the large variety of colorful wildflowers that pop up around Los Alamos, but wish you knew more about what you were looking at?

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will be holding a course beginning on July 30 and running Wednesday evenings for four weeks. in which two local experts, Terry Foxx and Craig Martin, will teach the group how to identify wildflowers.

The course will combine classroom learning with fieldwork, so that participants will come away with the ability to distinguish wildflowers on their

'Nature on Tap' July 24: Mountain Biking as a Stimulator for Local Economic Development

on July 22, 2014 - 6:38am

Steve Watts. Courtesy/LACM

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host “Nature on Tap,” part of a new informal discussion series, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Blue Window Bistro.

Steve Watts, general manager of the Los Alamos Co+op, will lead a discussion on how a local mountain bicycling association is hoping to stimulate economic development in Los Alamos, all centered around fun on our single-track trails.

The “On Tap” series is a relatively new project from the Los Alamos Creative District and is held every Thursday with the themes “Nature on

High Tea & Fashion Show Aug. 30

on July 22, 2014 - 6:38am

Photo by TK Thompson

TOTH News:

Tickets are on sale now for the High Tea and Fashion Show 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 2900 Trinity Dr. in Kelly Hall Fashions from Shop on the Corner (Trinity on the Hill thrift shop), also silent auction with handmade items, gift certificates, time and talent donations, and more. 

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under.

Bear Returns To Ridge Park Condominiums

on July 21, 2014 - 7:57pm

The bear spotted over the weekend by several residents living in the Ridge Park Condominiums on Oppenheimer near Trinity Drive paid a return visit to the area today. Residents want their neighbors and visitors to be aware that the bear is prowling around the grounds. Photo by T. Steck

Photo by T. Steck

Photo by T. Steck

Los Alamos Mountaineers Recall East Fork

on July 21, 2014 - 8:47am
Los Alamos Mountaineer Kei Davis jumps into the Jemez River during a 2011 outing before the Las Conchas Fire left it filled with silt. Photo by Momo Vuyisich
Los Alamos Mountaineers
A popular local hike is to start at the Las Conchas trailhead and proceed to where the trail turns away from the river (about two miles), then wade/splash down the river rather than follow the trail.  
At three points along the river there are opportunities to jump from the tops of waterfalls into pools below, and these are popular choices.
Last weekend we discovered that the first

Los Alamos Farmers Market Features RZ's Bees

on July 21, 2014 - 8:17am

Beekeeper Ricardo Sanchez with his grandson Marcos Romero. Courtesy/LAFM

LAFM News:

Q&A with Los Alamos Farmers Market Manager Cindy Talamantes and beekeeper Ricardo Sanchez of RZ's Bees of San Juan Pueblo.

Talamantes: Ricardo when did you get started raising bees and why?

Ricardo S: I was introduced to beekeeping by my father-in-law, Robert (Bob) Hayes in 1980 and started keeping my own hives in Alcalde around 1987 since Bob would soon be physically unable to keep bees.

Talamantes: Did it start out a hobby or was it always intended to be a source of income?

Ricardo S: My interest

More Antics By Bear At Ridge Park Condos

on July 20, 2014 - 10:17am

The bear spotted Saturday at Ridge Park Condominiums continued to entertain the neghbors. Photo by T. Steck

The bear peeks out from inside the dumpster. Photo by T. Steck

Photo by T. Steck

Bear Scores Lunch From Trinity Dumpster

on July 20, 2014 - 8:37am

A bear is spotted Saturday taking food from a dumpster at the Trinity Condominiums. Photo by Susan Morales

Photo by Susan Morales


BBBS 'Drive for Matches' Golf Tournament July 26

on July 20, 2014 - 8:16am
Los Alamos Big Steve and Little Isaac at the 2013 golf tournament. Courtesy/BBBS
Los Alamos Daily Post

A lot of people, young and old, have benefited from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Children gain mentors and role models while adults have the chance to positively impact a young person’s life.

In Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, almost 100 pairings of young people and adults have reaped the benefits of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.


LAMC Honors Women’s Health Staff

on July 19, 2014 - 8:27am

LAMC News:

More Births Close to Home Bring Joy and Comfort to Los Alamos 

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has a lot to celebrate with their women’s health staff and plans to do so during a renaming celebration 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Previously recognized as the LAMC “OB Unit,” the new name is “The Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.”

 “The new name is more descriptive and clearly identifies the scope of the services we offer,” said Denise Martinez RN, director of the Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.

While many hospitals are reporting declining birth rates, LAMC has been

Shelter Friends Host Mobile Pet Adoption July 26

on July 19, 2014 - 7:16am

Courtesy photo


Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a Mobile Pet Adoption 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in front of Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos. 

Stop by the event and meet some great dogs hoping to find a good home with that special person or family. Volunteers at the event eager to talk with community members about individual animals.

Life’s better with a paw print on your heart. Many thanks to Eric, store director of Smith’s, for allowing this event on the store’s property.


Pet of the Week: Kai The Purebred Husky

on July 18, 2014 - 12:01pm

Kai. Courtesy photo


Kai is one of the most recent addition to the dogs at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.  He is a beautiful gray and white, purebred Husky surrendered when his owner moved. Kai is about 6 years old, friendly with people and well-socialized but should not live in the same home with cats. Check out this beautiful boy at the Shelter.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about

High Elevation ‘Beer Fiesta’ July 26

on July 18, 2014 - 8:54am

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op will again host its high elevation Beer Fiesta Saturday, July 26, at Pajarito Ski Mountain.
Last year’s inaugural event drew a huge crowd of microbrew enthusiasts for a day of hiking, biking, beer, music and fun, and this year is sure to bring a repeat performance.

The family-friendly “Beer Fiesta” is sponsored by the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, New Mexico’s only cooperative brewery in planning.