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Jennifer Necker Shows at AKC National Invitational

on December 19, 2013 - 7:57am

Jennifer Necker shows her dog Owen in the junior showmanship competition at AKC Eukanuba National Invitational. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Over the last few days, the best American Kennel Club dogs and handlers showcased themselves in Orlando Fla. at the AKC Eukanuba National Invitational.

Jennifer Necker, a freshman at Los Alamos High School, competed in junior showmanship and agility trials. On Thursday, she collected a reserve best junior award in junior showmanship showing her dog, Owen.

Owen is an 8-year-old grand champion English Setter who loves the show ring.


Kay and Brian Newnam, James Knudson and Pat Greathouse Perform Holiday Music

on December 19, 2013 - 7:42am

Violinists Kay and Brian Newnam who is a Rotarian, cellist James Knudson and Violist Pat Greathouse entertain the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday and drew a standing ovation for their performance of holiday music at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Q&A: Answers/Actions to Combat Suicide

on December 18, 2013 - 1:11pm

Dr. Marvel Harrison


Los Alamos Daily Post


Longtime Los Alamos resident and therapist, Dr. Marvel Harrison sat down with the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss suicide and some actions for those who feel compelled to do something to help the community.


"People want to be able to help - their children, each other, coworkers, themselves. An automatic way to move through loss, pain, and trauma is to desperately attempt to make sense and order out of what has happened," she said.

Ehler and Marksteiner Inducted into Rotary Club of Los Alamos

on December 18, 2013 - 1:07pm

From left, public relations professional Mandy Marksteiner and County Attorney Rebecca Ehler became the newest members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos during a special induction ceremony chaired by Nancy Cerutti Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. The non-profit service organization has 1.2 million members worldwide. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Discuss Difficult Situations 5-7 p.m. Thursday

on December 18, 2013 - 12:05pm

By Bernadette Lauritzen

The community is invited to a free presentation offering adults the opportunity to discuss difficult situations with youth, related to recent tragedies. The presentation is 5-7 p.m., Thursday at UNM-LA, room 203.

As the schools prepare to depart for winter break, adults, especially parents need to realize how important youth are, in the lives of each other. When Marissa Higdon heard of recent local events, she wanted to see how she could help her community. Higdon, LAHS Class of 2012, a sophomore at UNM majoring in communications and journalism, is currently in D.C.

Emily Bradley Memorial Fund Helps Teachers Feel Appreciated During Stressful Times

on December 18, 2013 - 10:26am

Community volunteers and students assemble approximately 280 gift packages for Los Alamos teachers. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

By Ellen Morris Bond
Self Help, Inc./ 2-1-1

Emily Bradley was a long-time Barranca Mesa School teacher known for fostering creativity and life-long learning and for her compassion and generosity. Her legacy continues.

Several organizations including Self Help, Inc. sent a tangible message to teachers in our community that they are appreciated especially during these stressful times.

Learn to Help Youth Cope With Tragedy

on December 18, 2013 - 8:10am

Community News:

A representative from Agora Crisis Center will speak on how to talk to youth about the recent tragic events in Los Alamos and what signs to look for in those who are struggling.

The event is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 in Room 203 in the Student Center at UNM-Los Alamos.

Contact Lynne Higdon at for more information. Visit Agora Crisis Center online


Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk at Bandelier Saturday

on December 18, 2013 - 8:05am

The rising sun on Winter Solstice casts shadows aligned with the walls of the entry to Tyuonyi Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

BNM News:

All over the world, people have kept track of the passing of the seasons with markers built into such things as structures, stones, and the horizon. 

At Bandelier National Monument, there are several places that may mark the position of the sun on dates including the solstices and equinoxes, and one of them is the entryway to Tyuonyi, the large pueblo in Frijoles Canyon. 

This Saturday, Dec.

Lads of Enchantment Dazzle Rotary Party

on December 17, 2013 - 11:10am

Stan Bennett, founded the Lads of Enchantment Barbershop Chorus, which entertained during Sunday's Christmas party for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. The event, chaired by Rotarian Kirsten Laskey drew some 50 people who gave the Lads of Enchantment a standing ovation following their holiday performance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Lads of Enchantment barbershop group came together in 1992 and have been entertaining at Los Alamos events ever since.

Letter to the Editor: Chairs of TOTH’s Children’s Christmas Bazaar Say Thank You

on December 17, 2013 - 10:56am
A volunteer helps a young shopper wrap a gift at the TOTH Children's Christmas Bazaar. Photo by TK Thompson
Co-chairs, TOTH Children’s Christmas Bazaar

A shopper checks out the Christmas tree at the TOTH Children's Christmas Bazaar. Photo by TK Thompson

Thank you Los Alamos for the donations you gave to the Children’s Christmas Bazaar held at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH) and a big thank you to everyone who helped at the Bazaar with setup, gift wrapping, greeting parents, helping children shop, providing food, served coffee and cleaning up.

Republican Women Hold Christmas Luncheon

on December 17, 2013 - 7:53am
Pictured are Frances Fernandes (SFFRW President), Donna Macdonald, Crystal Dufresne (Treasurer), Mary Wilhoit (LAFRW President), Fran Berting, Mary Brooks, Terry Marzili, Cathy Walters (Secretary), Lisa Shin & daughter, Ellie Giovanielli, Jane Gordon and Margaret Harrach. (Not pictured, Alice Mann and Adeline M. Lundin.) Courtesy photo

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women held an end of the year Christmas luncheon Dec. 12 at the home of Lawry and Alice Mann. 

Included in the agenda were a 2013 Year-in-Review, and a collection of gifts for the Adopt-a-Family program to which

Community Asset Awards Deadline Friday

on December 17, 2013 - 7:49am


The Community Asset Awards deadline is Friday, Dec. 20. Those wishing to nominate a youth, adult, senior citizen, business, club or organization can do so on-line at, by calling 695-9139 or by emailing


PEEC Nature Playtime Enhanced by New Sponsor

on December 17, 2013 - 7:16am

PEEC News:

Every Monday, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to visit the Pajario Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to explore the natural world.

Each Nature Playtime features a craft, story and outside activity free of charge and no registration is required.

New in 2014, Nature Playtimes are sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. The content of the program remains unchanged, but the program is now enhanced by the addition of PEEC's new sponsor.

Weather Policy: When Los Alamos Public Schools has a weather-related delay or cancellation, Nature Playtimes

Los Alamos Chiropractors Hold Annual Luncheon

on December 17, 2013 - 6:56am
Los Alamos chiropractors gathered Monday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant for their 
second annual luncheon. After much shop talk, the group determined that they were all well adjusted. From left, Dr. Kim Lazarus, Dr. Nancy Savoia, Dr. Gary Storkin and Dr. Merry McIntyre. Courtesy photo

Community Recognizes LAHS Cross Country Team at Co+op

on December 17, 2013 - 6:52am



Co+op News:

Saturday, Dec. 16, the Los Alamos High School Cross Country Team enjoyed cake and ice cream at the Co+op, 95 Entrada Dr., as they were congratulated for their achievements at the State competition this season. 

The runners, coaches and parents enjoyed the camaraderie and recognition from their community for their hard work.

Santa Claus, Elves and Reindeer Spotted on the Ice

on December 16, 2013 - 7:34am
One of Santa's reindeer got in some skate time with a friend Sunday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink on West Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Santa Claus and some of his elves made the rounds Sunday at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Final Farmers Market of the Year Dec. 19

on December 16, 2013 - 6:45am

Storefront Revitalization Underway on Longview Drive

on December 15, 2013 - 3:30pm

Workers were busy painting the exterior walls of Lee's Chinese Restaurant this afternoon on Longview Drive in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fresh paint, newly installed windows and colorful trim brighten up these spaces for lease on Longview Drive near Bonnie View Drive in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos American Legion Riders Honor Fallen Veterans

on December 15, 2013 - 11:08am
American Legion Rider Davis Bullock salutes a fallen soldier during a 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony Saturday at Guaje Pines Cemetery at the end of Range Road in Los Alamos. Wreaths Across America is a national program designed to honor fallen veterans of all wars at national, state and local cemeteries. The mission, 'Remember, Honor, Teach' is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies in December at national cemeteries, veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states, ceremonies at sea and 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil. Photo by Leland

Garth Reader Shares Sahara Desert Race Experience

on December 15, 2013 - 8:14am

Los Alamos athlete Garth Reader presented a talk Dec. 10 to the Rotary Club on his participation in the Marathon Des Sables Race across Sahara Desert. Reader finished the ultra race ninth in his division and 110 overall. The week-long, 156 mile race began April 7. He described a typical day as waking up with the sun, eating breakfast, packing equipment and picking up water rations. His tent would be knocked down as he made his way to the starting line for the day's briefings. He typically covered 4-6 miles per day and on his longest day, Reader completed about 8 miles in 145 degree heat.


Order of Eastern Star Holiday Cakes Sold Out!

on December 14, 2013 - 10:26am
With Gratitude and Warm Wishes,
Judy Goldie, 2013 Chairwoman
For well more than 50 years, our extended community has partnered with us to raise funds for a variety of charitable efforts. Los Alamos Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, thanks the community for its continued support of our annual Collin Street Bakery traditional holiday fruitcake and pecan cakes sale.
Because of your support, we have sold all of this year's cakes and will not be selling them in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby the Friday before Christmas.
Again, we extend heartfelt thanks to you all and to Los Alamos

Letter to the Editor: Rotary Gives Thanks to Community

on December 14, 2013 - 7:18am
Immediate Past President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

In this season of giving, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos gives thanks to the community for its very generous support of our first annual The Spanish Table wine and tapas fundraiser held last month at Dixie Girl Restaurant.

Not only did we sell-out with an attendance of 100 guests, but we made a profit of more that $5,500, an exceptional act of generosity by all of those who supported our ticket sales and the live and silent auctions.

Our Club has earmarked these monies for financial awards given to graduating seniors with

Pet of the Week: Ziva the Cat

on December 14, 2013 - 6:32am
Ziva the cat. Courtesy photo


Ziva is beautiful white and gray tabby is an 8-year-old spayed female that loves to observe the cat room from atop a cat tower, so she can keep tabs on all the cats.

She was surrendered for not getting along with the other cat in the household, but she has been okay with other cats coming up to say hi, so she will probably do fine in a multi-cat household if given a proper introduction and time to adjust.

One volunteer recently learned that she loves to be cuddled, as long as she can lie in her bed and not have to be in your arms.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Dec. 13

on December 13, 2013 - 11:13am

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Friday, Dec. 13

Into the Mind Movie Premiere 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at Duane Smith Auditorium 
This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge. Having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. These are not solely physical feats, they are mental conquests. From the creators of the award winning film “All.I.Can”, Sherpas Cinema is proud to present their newest feature film, Into The Mind.