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Authors Speak: Havill Talks About N.M. Police Mysteries

on July 18, 2014 - 8:19am

Steven F Havill. Courtesy/MPL

MPL News:

Steven F. Havill is the guest author at the July Authors Speak Series reading and talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Havill is an American author of mysteries and westerns. Havill lives in Datil, N.M. with his wife Kathleen. He has written two series of police procedurals set in the fictional Posadas County, N.M.; along with other works.

From Heartshot, the first Posadas County mysteries novel from Steven F. Havill, through Night Zone, the most recent, sheriff Bill Gastner has been a common thread in

BBBS Recruiting Lunch Buddies for Kids in Need

on July 18, 2014 - 8:13am
Los Alamos
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) would like you consider making a difference in the life of a child through one of two youth serving programs.
Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Regional Director Dawn Brown works to match adults and youth in a one-to-one mentorship program established in 1904.
“We find that only having one focus within our national and regional organizations helps us to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better,” Brown said.

Cathy Faber Band Swings Posse Lodge Saturday

on July 18, 2014 - 8:03am


Los Alamos Pedestrian Hit By Truck Remains In Critical Condition

on July 17, 2014 - 6:28pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post received the following statement from Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service regarding the woman hit by a truck Wednesday on Main Street:

Emily Mares-Lang has been an employee of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service for the past eight years working in our Medical Records Department. Her sweet face and gentle nature are well known to the hospital staff, doctors’ offices, and the entire medical community.

Emily was in an accident July 16, 2014 and remains in critical condition at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center at this time.

Emily’s family appreciates the

Essay: On Being a Kid

on July 17, 2014 - 9:05am

'Chris.' Courtesy photo

On Being a Kid

When Chris was 5-years-old, he underwent surgery to address partial hearing loss from an ear infection and resultant scar-tissue tumors.   

When he was 9, he lost most of his hearing after another surgery. Chris had been a “cool” kid with lots of friends and involved in sports, but when he showed up at school wearing hearing aids that in the technology-of-the-day resembled large music headphones, he felt different and was treated differently.

Sports weren’t fun wearing a large headset with a speaker box, and he couldn’t hear

Bear Entertains Neighbors In Western Area

on July 17, 2014 - 8:47am

A young bear entertained the neighbors on upper Fairway and 47th Street Sunday evening. Photo by Inez Ross

Photo by Inez Ross

Photo by Inez Ross


Los Alamos Community Winds Presents Free Concert at Ashley Pond Wednesday, July 23

on July 16, 2014 - 7:01pm
The Los Alamos Community Winds will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at Ashley Pond. Come 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. Photo by TK Thompson

New Phone Number For Pharmacy in Smith's Marketplace

on July 16, 2014 - 12:56pm

New Smith's Marketplace Pharmacy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The pharmacy in the new Smith’s Marketplace store has a new phone number, and the old phone numbers are not forwarding correctly.

The new phone number is 505.661.2770.

Smith's Marketplace Is Open For Business!

on July 16, 2014 - 9:06am

The doors to Smith's Marketplace are now open to the public following the 7:30 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony today. Local dignitaries such as Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, center, and Los Alamos County Chair Geoff Rodgers, second from left, attended a special pre-opening event Tuesday evening inside the new store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chick Keller Leads Wildflower Walk July 18

on July 16, 2014 - 8:52am

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PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, will lead another Wildflower Walk at 5:15 p.m., Friday, July 18.

The Wildflower Walks occur monthly and are easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller picks a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.

Participants will receive a plant list.

YMCA Holds Wrestling Clinic July 28-Aug. 1

on July 16, 2014 - 8:49am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St., will hold a Wrestling Skills Clinic coached by Steve DiMarino 9-10:30 a.m., July 28 to Aug. 1, for children ages 5-12 (matched by ability).

The cost is $40 per child. Scholarships are available through the United Way of Northern New Mexico and YMCA Annual Strong Kids Campaign.

For more information, visit or call the Y at 505.662.3100.

Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Home Repair Program

on July 16, 2014 - 8:27am

HFH News:

Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for their new home repair program. Applications and program information are available at the Habitat for Humanity office, 726 N. Riverside Dr., in Espanola. 

Applications will be accepted thru July 25. Applicants also may contact Lawrence Herman at 505.747.2690 or email


Make Pet Rock 'Siblings' at PEEC July 22

on July 16, 2014 - 7:34am
Make pet rocks like this one at PEEC's Summer Family Evening, July 22.

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host a Summer Family Evening, 6:30-8 p.m., July 22 at which staff members from the YMCA will facilitate a fun activity helping kids make pet rock “siblings.”

Families are welcome to drop in any time throughout the program.

After going outside to search for a pair of rocks, kids and their parents will bring them back in to PEEC where they can use different art and craft supplies to make their very own pet rock “siblings.”

The child

A Glimpse Inside Smith's Marketplace

on July 15, 2014 - 11:57pm

Smith's Marketplace opened its doors for special tours today. The store will host an official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after which the doors will open to the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Meet Smith's Marketplace Director Erik Boehm, here with VP of Public Affairs Marsha Gilford from Salt Lake City. Boehm is in charge of running the new store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Produce Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Employees are putting on the finishing touches to the store in preparation for tomorrow's

Fourth Annual 'Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship' Recipients Announced

on July 15, 2014 - 8:47am
Markie Bee. Courtesy/JHMS
JHMS News:
The Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship (JHMS) committee has announced the recipients of its 4th Annual JHMS awards.
The annual scholarships are given to Navajo women who desire to serve their people and need help funding a challenging academic course of study.
The recipient of this year’s $2,500 JHMS award is Markie Bee, a senior at New Mexico Tech, majoring in chemical engineering.

Camp Corazones Issues Urgent Call For Lifeguards

on July 15, 2014 - 8:36am


Camp Corazones, an annual three-day summer camp for children and families infrected or impacted by HIV/AIDS, is in urgent need of certified lifeguards to volunteer and supervise pool time Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18.

Camp Corazones is an all-volunteer, grassroots, community based organization. The planning, organizing and funding for the annual camp is guided by a core of dedicated volunteers who support the relevance of Camp Corazones and how important this summer camp is to the children and their families.

This is the highlight of their summer vacation to

Los Alamos Chapter of NM Breastfeeding Task Force Meets Thursday

on July 15, 2014 - 8:03am
The Los Alamos Chapter of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17 at the Public Health Office, 1183 Diamond Dr. (across from the high school).
All interested parties are invited to attend.

Farmer’s Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday

on July 15, 2014 - 7:06am

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LAFM News:

The Los Alamos Farmer’s Market is 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

This week, there will be an abundance of organic produce, handmade items and specialty foods, including: carrots in three different colors/ apples/ celery/lettuces/ squash/ onions of every color/ peas/ peppers/ tomatoes/ potatoes/ egg plant/ squash blossoms/ cinnamon buns/ goat cheese spreads/ cow cheeses/ butter/ lavender body products/ cider snow cones/coffee/ ice teas/ vegetable drinks/ honey and honey sticks/ plums/ cherries/ fresh herbs/ vinegars/ jams/

Over 100 People Gather in Los Alamos to Meet With U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Sunday

on July 14, 2014 - 1:27pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., spoke at a gathering of more than 100 people Sunday at the Los Alamos home of Marvel Harrison and Dr. Tom Csanadi. Courtesy photo

Gathered at Sunday's event from left, Jill Cooper Udall, Sen. Tom Udall, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Marvel Harrison and daughter Sopahn Kellogg and Dr. Tom Csanadi and son Alec. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall chats with Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, and his wife Sandra Lucero during a gathering Sunday at the home of Marvel Harrison and Dr. Tom Csanadi. Courtesy photo

Leadership Los Alamos Hosts Summer Mixer

on July 14, 2014 - 1:20pm

The Leadership Los Alamos organization hosted a Summer Mixer Sunday at the Posse Lodge at which program alumni had the opportunity to meet the LLA graduates of 2014 and hear more about the upcoming sessions for 2015. During the event, LLA Chair Michael Wismer presented Economic Development Session Chair Katy Korkos with a certificate of appreciation and photo of the 2014 class. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LLA Chair Michael Wismer with Economic Development Session Chair Katy Korkos, had the crowd laughing during a presentation Sunday at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Carol A.


Bear Spotted in Tree in Western Area

on July 14, 2014 - 1:03pm

This bear was spotted Sunday high in a tree near 47th Street and Fairway in the Western Area of Los Alamos. Photo by G.R. Burrows

Get Down and Dirty at PEEC’s Summer Family Evening

on July 14, 2014 - 12:12pm

A child digs in to build with mud and adobe. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Bring the whole family to PEEC 6:30-8 p.m., July 15 and we'll get your hands dirty designing and building mini adobe structures.

With imagination, mini adobe bricks and supplies for a mud plaster, you can create a building of your dreams. Families are welcome to drop in anytime throughout the program.

This Summer Family Evening is brought to PEEC by Cornerstones Community Partnerships.


Grounds Cleared at Bethe House on Bathtub Row

on July 14, 2014 - 11:06am

A gardener clears away weeds and debris Wednesday from the grounds of the Bethe House on Bathtub Row in preparation for new landscaping. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Two large tree branches have grown through the chain link fence surrounding the Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
By Thursday, the grounds of the Bethe House on Bathtub Row are cleared and ready for new landscaping to be installed soon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Pajarito Astronomers Hold Dark Night July 19

on July 14, 2014 - 10:51am

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 8:30 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, July 19 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The planets Mars, Saturn and Neptune will be visible. There will be a tour of the Summer constellations, and telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 505.662.3252 for information.

Saturday's Supermoon Shines Over Los Alamos

on July 14, 2014 - 8:57am

Saturday's supermoon shines bright and large above Los Alamos. A supermoon is a new or full moon, which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90 percent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. There are four to six supermoons a year on average and 2014 will have five. They are the two new moons of January, and the full moons of July, August and September. The full moon of Aug. 10, will present the closest supermoon of the year at 221,765 miles from Earth. Source: Photo by Leland Lehman/