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Registration for Dog Training Starts June 10

on June 8, 2013 - 7:49am

Kalem Smith and Bantu do agility training. Courtesy/Carl Necker


Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) will begin June 10.  

Classes this session include Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Intermediate Agility, Recall and Competitive Obedience, and will begin the week of July 8.

Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website  at and at the LADOC building at 246 East Road, Los Alamos.

Registration is first-come, first-served,

A View From the Stacks: Volunteers Make it Happen

on June 8, 2013 - 7:47am
Assistant Library Manager, Los Alamos County Library System

Los Alamos County Library is very lucky to be able to draw on our diverse and talented community to reap the benefits of a very active volunteer program.

Our capable and dedicated volunteers support the library in so many ways! Here’s what our volunteers do:

  • Shelve books
  • Tutor students
  • Clean and resurface audio and videodiscs
  • Mend books
  • Send books out on Interlibrary Loan
  • Create indexes (we’re working on a project to index the obituaries in the Los Alamos Monitor
  • Maintain library history scrapbooks
  • Select

Pajarito Mountain Is Back Better Than Ever!

on June 8, 2013 - 7:43am
Pajaorito Mountain Ski Area in summer. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Mountain in the winter season. Courtesy photo


  • Pajarito Mountain Offers Fun Both Summer and Winter

Times have not been easy for Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. A string of mild winters caused low numbers of purchased season passes and shortened ski seasons and the Las Conchas Fire damaged two of the ski area’s chair lifts.

This rash of bad luck has not dampened enthusiasm for the ski area, however.

Pet of the Week: Bingley the Lap Cat

on June 8, 2013 - 7:30am

Bingley the cat. Courtesy photo


Bingley is a gray and tan long-haired cat with a soft coat.

She took a few days to figure out that the cat room isn’t a big scary place, and once her friend Wickham comes out for some attention, Bingley isn’t far behind.

This sweet girl would make a great companion for someone looking for a lap cat with lots of love to give.

Call (505) 377-5389 for more information about Miss Bingley.

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and brought up-to-date on vaccinations. Dogs are checked for heartworm.

The Los Alamos Animal

Stage Set for Tonight's Concert in Downtown Los Alamos

on June 7, 2013 - 2:52pm
Concert Promoter Russ Gordon and his roadies prepared the stage Thursday for tonight's summer concert, which starts at 7 p.m. next to the downtown Post Office at Central Avenue and Main Street. Tonight's show features the tremendous swing, jazz, folk, country, bluegrass and rock fiddler from Austin, Texas, Warren Hood and his outstanding band. If it rains a little that'll be great. The show will go on and we'll celebrate. If it should rain a lot, we'll still celebrate and hope that it's bloody pouring in the Pecos and the Jemez.

Demonstration Garden Fair 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday

on June 7, 2013 - 12:59pm

LAMG News:

The Los Alamos Master Gardeners will hold a free Demonstration Garden Fair 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8 at the Demonstration Garden, located on the corner of Oppenheimer and Central Avenue in Los Alamos.

Mini-talks will be held regarding gopher management and garden pests. Another feature will be a plant clinic to which visitors may bring ill plants, pesky insects, questions and concerns.

Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be in the Garden to provide information on the different sections of the garden and specific plants.

A plant sale of plants grown by Master Gardeners will be

Wildlife Center Admits Desert Cottontail Baby Number 36

on June 7, 2013 - 11:40am

Baby Desert Cottontails delivered recently to the Wildlife Center. Photo by Larry Jeffryes

TWC News:

The Wildlife Center at 19 Wheat St. in Espanola admitted baby Desert Cottontail number 36 for the season last Saturday.

More often than not, the vast majority of young cottontails brought into the hospital for care have either been rescued unnecessarily by a well meaning individual or are the victims of landscaping incidents.

It is very important to remember that we are now in the heat of baby season here in New Mexico, as well as most other areas of the country.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: June 6

on June 6, 2013 - 12:05pm

Sponsored by FYILA

First Friday Forts 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, June 7 PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
Come to PEEC and get building! Join other kids who like building forts (and their parents) to build, play, and hang out in your new place you created! Parents must stay and supervise their children. Free. No registration required.

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series - Warren Hood Band playing rock, country and blues 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 Central and Main kicks off Chamberfest.

Chamberfest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 downtown Los Alamos on Central Avenue.
With food, live music, a car show, giant sand

ChamberFest Weekend Kicks Off Friday!

on June 5, 2013 - 9:56pm


Friday, June 8 kicks off ChamberFest weekend, a community event showcasing Chamber of Commerce member merchants, businesses and organizations.

With food, live music, a car show, giant sand pile, bubble pit and other family entertainment, it will be a particularly entertaining day. ChamberFest runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 in downtown Los Alamos on Central Avenue between 15th and 20th streets and down Main Street to the roundabout. Chamber members invite the public to visit their booth and learn more about their businesses.

More than 55 businesses and organizations

Creativity Emerges At Arduino Microcontroller Class

on June 5, 2013 - 1:21pm
Dave Pelowitz shows the class a microcontroller project using a LCD display. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Los Alamos Daily Post

During May, The Hive held a free class for those interested in learning how to build projects using the Arduino Microcontroller kit. 

Dave Pelowitz provided each student with an Arduino kit and explained how to use it.

Learn to Manage Chronic Disease at Free Workshop

on June 5, 2013 - 8:34am

Staff Report

Adults with an ongoing health condition are invited to join a free 2.5 hour “MyCD Workshop” sponsored by the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, and the Family YMCA. 

Participants will get the support, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with the doctor and family about their health. 

“If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety, a MyCD


Los Alamos Rotary Named Club of the Year!

on June 4, 2013 - 11:12am

Rotary President Linda Hull holds the 'Club of the Year' plaque awarded to the Los Alamos Rotary Club at the annual District Conference last month in Las Cruces. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos brought home a carload of trophies from the recent District Conference in Las Cruces including the prestigious “Club of the Year” for 2012-2013.

"This is extremely exciting news and reflects the District’s recognition of the good work we have done throughout this Rotary year to serve in the Five Avenues of Service:

Letter to the Editor: Posse Lodge Support Greatly Appreciated

on June 4, 2013 - 8:53am

By the Sheriff's Posse of Los Alamos

The Sheriff's Posse would like to thank everyone who attended Sunday's Cowboy Pancake Breakfast, with a special thank you to Richard Hannemann who donated his musical talent and time toward our cause.

Between a record breaking number of breakfast sales and your additional donations, we made excellent headway towards our NM State mandated capital improvements.

Without your support we would not be able to continue.


The Success Cycle – Achieving What You Want in Life

on June 4, 2013 - 8:06am
Michelle Harkey running her first marathon. Courtesy photo
The Success Cycle – Achieving What You Want in Life
By Mandy Marksteiner

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Michelle Harkey, owner of Mullein Leaf Massage, will give a Ruby K’s Community Hour presentation on how to put yourself into a peak state so that your life is on the path of an upward spiral.

You may be wondering, what is an "upward spiral?"

“Many philosophers have noted the correlation between our metaphorical every day manner of speaking and actual patterns in life. This is one of them,” Harkey said.


Airport Manager to Discuss Air Service To Albuquerque

on June 4, 2013 - 7:45am

New Mexico Airlines' Cessna Caravan. Photo by Greg Kendall/

BESC News:

Los Alamos County Airport Manager Peter Soderquist will talk about the new air service to Albuquerque at noon Friday, June 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Soderquist will discuss valuable information about the airline, its services and answer questions.

Learn about the new flight schedule, which begins June 10. A tour of one of the planes will be given at 1:10 p.m. after the talk for those interested.

Those attending the talk are invited to have lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Emily Silks Presents Senior Recital Wednesday

on June 4, 2013 - 6:50am

Emily Silks. Courtesy photo


Emily Silks will present her Senior Music Recital at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 5 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

Silks will perform on marimba, piano, drum set, cajon, djembe and other assorted percussion instruments. The program will include music ranging from Bach to the Beatles.

She will perform alongside her teachers Joe Cox and Steve Iliff as well as friends Nate Hall and Kile Uhlenbrock. Her brother Andrew will join her on acoustic and electric guitar and her mother Valerie will play a piano duet with her. Silks

Diabetes Support Group Will Discuss Eye Care

on June 4, 2013 - 6:45am


Eye care is especially important for people with diabetes. People with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing eye complications from the disease. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74.

Learn what precautions you can take to help reduce your risk of developing eye problems. Dr. Angela R. Bratton from Eye Associates will be the featured speaker at the monthly Diabetes Support Group meeting. The group meets at 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, June 10 in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge. The group meets the second Monday of each month.

It is open to


Animal Shelter Seeks Owner of Lost Cat

on June 4, 2013 - 6:35am

Battling Back From Adversity

on June 3, 2013 - 12:30pm
Marion Loope. Courtesy photo
Battling Back From Adversity
Los Alamos Daily Post

Sometimes life throws people into such difficult circumstances that it can take years of struggle for them to recover.

In 2008, Marion Loope of Los Alamos was just a week away from college finals when she became ill, wound up in the hospital and nearly died - twice.

At the time, the 25-year-old had just graduated from paramedic school and was pursuing her dream to become an emergency room doctor. She was two semesters away from graduation when her world flipped out of control. 

"I was


LANB's Annual 'Summer at the Movies' Free for Kids Starts Today

on June 3, 2013 - 12:24pm

LANB News:

Summer at the Movies

Los Alamos National Bank is once again sponsoring its annual "Summer at the Movies" at the Los Alamos Reel Deal Movie Theater.

Free movies will be playing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday this summer starting today, June 3 and running to July 26.

Doors and arcade open at 9:30 a.m. and movies start at 10 a.m. No ticket is required so get to the Reel Deal early to be sure to get a seat! Today's movie was Kung Fu Panda. Movies are subject to change. For a list of upcoming movies, visit



Letter to the Editor: Let's Collect Items for Firefighters

on June 2, 2013 - 1:50pm


My name is Laura (Trask) Johnstone and my family has owned a cabin and land in the Pecos for more than 60 years and through four generations.

My grandfather, Wesley Trask, worked at the lab beginning in 1947 and our family has been tied to Los Alamos since. My parents, grandmother, brother and wife, my husband and two girls and I reside here today.

The Pecos Wilderness has always been coveted because of its pristine and rugged beauty.

Pet of the Week: Penny the Pit Bull

on June 2, 2013 - 8:51am

Penny the pit bull. Courtesy photo


Penny is a two-year-old female pit bull who has weaned her litter of puppies and is now interested in finding a home of her own. 

She walks nicely on leash, stays close on off-leash hikes and comes when called. Penny exhibits great mid-level energy. She adores kids and is okay with cats and other dogs.

Penny is crate trained and comes with a free training consultation with Proton Pawsitive Dog Training to help her settle in. Call Jacinta at 433-8617 for a personal introduction with Penny.

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or


White Rock Visitor Center Welcomes Record Numbers

on June 2, 2013 - 8:22am
Visitors board the Bandelier Shuttle. Photo by Katy Korkos


Breaking all previous records, 1,917 people visited the White Rock Visitor Center over Memorial Day Weekend.

The Los Alamos Meeting and Visitor Bureau reports that the confirmed tally includes visitors who used the facility between May 24 and May 27. The busiest days were Sunday and Monday with 670 people visiting the facilty on Sunday alone.

“It was an unbelievable experience,” said Mike Lippiatt, Los Alamos meeting and bureau manager.

Start Your Golf Cart For Strong Kids Golf Classic

on June 2, 2013 - 7:45am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Golf Tournament is Saturday, June 15.

Check in and games begin at noon and 1 p.m. kicks of the Shotgun Start/Scramble.

Participation in this annual tournament helps 80 youth attend the Y’s summer camp and after school program, and assists 174 adults and children to have access to healthy programs and activities at the Y.

Click here to see the Golf Classic brochure for all the details.

Register online now, or complete the attached form and deliver to the YMCA, 1450 Iris St.

For individuals unable to participate in the tournament