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Rotary STARS Competition Benefits Youth Fitness

on May 30, 2013 - 8:41am


United Church Thrift Shop Open June 1

on May 30, 2013 - 8:24am

The United Thrift Shop at 2525 Canyon Road will be open 9 a.m.-noon  Saturday, June 1.

Pet of the Week: Archangel the Cat

on May 30, 2013 - 8:13am


Archangel is a big Russian Blue neutered male cat left at the front door of the shelter.

He was a little uncertain about the shelter at first, but he warms up quickly to shelter volunteers.

His cute little face makes him look perpetually grumpy, but his purr tells a different story.

Russian Blues can be quite sensitive, so Archangel would like a home where he gets lots of love and attention.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, has a wide selection of adoptable pets.

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

Lab Retirees Meet for Brunch

on May 30, 2013 - 12:58am

LRG News:

Laboratory retirees are invited to a social brunch 9-10:30 a.m., the first Tuesday of every month.

The Laboratory Retirees Group hosts the monthly event at the Fabulous Fifties Diner in the American Legion Building. 

The next Brunch is Tuesday, June 4.

Thursday's Service for Stephen Stoddard to be Broadcast Live

on May 29, 2013 - 9:38pm

TOTH News:

Services for Stephen “Steve” Davidson Stoddard will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30 at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos.

A live broadcast of the services will be available for those who may prefer to watch from home.

The link will stay up to replay the services afterward for about two weeks. To watch Thursday's services, go to the TOTH homepage at



Hiking Los Alamos 101 With Craig Martin at PEEC

on May 29, 2013 - 5:29pm

Craig Martin will teach Hiking 101 Mondays at PEEC. Photo by Jim Gautier

PEEC News:

PEEC is offering Hiking Los Alamos 101. The class will meet 6-8 p.m. Mondays June 3-24.

This first session will take place in the PEEC classroom, where expert hiker Craig Martin will go over safety and comfort on the trail. He also will teach map-reading skills. After that, the group will meet at various trails for hikes.

Martin and others will be hike leaders, with interpreters from PEEC for hikes and a “last in line” person from the County Recreation Department.

This is a great opportunity for adults,

Rotary Donates $1,000 to Help Keep Posse Lodge Open

on May 29, 2013 - 8:59am
Sheriff's Posse Treasurer Cathy Grastataro, left, and other members of the Sheriff's Posse Board accept a $1,000 check from Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Linda Hull, right. The funds will benefit the Posse Lodge Los Alamos Capitol Improvement Fund. The Posse will have to close the Posse Lodge unless it can raise funds to repair its kitchen and septic system. The repairs will cost in the range of $20,000. The Posse has set up an account at Los Alamos National Bank, 'Sheriff’s Posse of Los Alamos Capitol Improvement Account,' to collect funds for the needed improvements to the Lodge.

Pajarito Astronomers Hold Dark Night June 1

on May 29, 2013 - 8:58am

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 8:15  p.m. (sunset) Saturday, June 1 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.

The planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible. There will be a tour of the spring and summer constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.


Sierra Club Will Hear About County Water Projects

on May 28, 2013 - 6:23am


The Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus in the Student Center (Bldg. 6), Room 612.

Join the Sierra Club and Project Leader Jack Richardson of the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities for an update on the proposed project to build one to three water wells near White Rock Canyon to utilize the Los Alamos portion of the San Juan-Chama water allocation water project.

Richardson also will present information on the County’s Non-potable Water System Master Plan.



Memorial Day 2013 Observed at Guaje Pines

on May 27, 2013 - 9:59pm

Post Commander, LtCol Bill Cooper, USMC (ret) addressed the crowd gathered at Guaje Pines this morning for the Memorial Day event. Photo by James A. Mariner

Rev. John Carney speaking at this morning's Memorial Day event at Guaje Pines. Photo by James A. Mariner

Scouts salute during today's Memorial Day ceremony. Photo by James A. Mariner


“Remembering those who have lost their lives for their country and a special remembrance of Vietnam” marked the theme for today's Memorial Day community celebration at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

This year’s speakers include four living

Make A Bagel Birdfeeder At Ruby K’s Thursday

on May 27, 2013 - 11:36am

Secilly Keeler will provide instruction for Thursday's birdfeeder craft class. Courtesy photo


Parents are invited to Ruby K’s Bagel Café to create a bagel birdfeeder with their children at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

Little Forest Playschool will host this craft as part of Ruby K’s Community Hour series. Secilly Keeler, a teacher at Little Forest, will bring the supplies and provide hands-on instruction.

Community leaders, educators and anyone with a fascinating hobby or interest are invited to lead a Community Hour discussion.


'Deke' Parsons - Unsung Hero of World War II

on May 26, 2013 - 12:04pm
William "Deke" Parsons, Rear Admiral (1901-1953)
Unsung Hero of World War II
Submitted by Don Kendall
Captain William Sterling "Deak" Parsons was a distinguished naval officer, ordnance expert and associate of some of the world's outstanding scientists.
He worked most intimately with Los Alamos scientists during World War II in transforming their nuclear creation into an effective weapon.
Commissioned as an Ensign in 1922, following graduation from the the U.S.

A View From the Stacks: Get Ready For Summer Fun at the Library

on May 26, 2013 - 8:03am
Head of Youth Services, Mesa PUblic Library

On Thursday, I’ll stomp and roar like a dinosaur. On Monday I will travel through time with a very MagicTree House. On Friday, I’ll paint and create masterpieces. Another Monday will find me practicing my Lego ninja skills, while another Thursday I’ll be learning about life in New York City in 1914. All of that is barely scratching the surface of what my summer is going to be like.

This is just a sample of some of the fun the Los Alamos County Libraries have planned for the children and teens of our community.

Community Welcome at Memorial Day 2013 Ceremony

on May 25, 2013 - 3:32pm


This year’s Memorial Day community celebration will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

We welcome the entire community to attend. The theme is “Remembering those who have lost their lives for their country and a special remembrance of Vietnam.” 

Memorial Day is a National Holiday to thank and honor the more than 1,258,000 Americans who have given their life for their country during wartime and conflicts around the globe defending freedom and our way of life. 

More than 58,000 died in Vietnam and more than 1,600 remain Missing in Action in

Sheriff’s Posse Lodge Calls For Help

on May 25, 2013 - 7:46am
Sheriff's Posse Board members from left, Past President Carey Grzadzinski, Treasurer Cathy Grastataro and Board President Paul Edelmann show off the plaque designating the Posse Lodge as an Historic Building. Photo by Bonnie J.Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • “We want to be here for the community, but we need help.”Carey Grzadzinski

There’s trouble at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, but it doesn’t come from desperados. The problems stem from the historic building’s age and from its success as a community gathering place.

“A few weeks ago, an inspector from


Y CAMP a Mythical Journey This Summer

on May 25, 2013 - 7:13am

YMCA News:

Y Camp opens June 5 and runs thru Aug. 2 at Mountain Elementary School.

Each activity station will include fun and unique activities in relation to the following weekly themes:

  • Week 1- Getting To Know You Days
  • Week 2- Outer Space Week
  • Week 3- Medieval Week
  • Week 4- Super Hero Week
  • Week 5- Red, White & Blue Week
  • Week 6- Magic Week
  • Week 7- Pirate Week
  • Week 8- Things-With-Wings Week
  • Week 9- Farwell to Summer Days

Camp will conclude with an end-of-summer show, tying all the pieces together, bringing a marvelous end to the Mythical Journey summer.

A $25 registration discount will continue

Survivors of Suicide Support Group for Teens Forming

on May 25, 2013 - 6:59am

SSSG News:

The Survivors of Suicide Support Group for Teens meets 4-5:30 p.m., the first and third Monday of each month beginning June 17 in the Conference Room at the Small Business Center, 190 Central Park Square.

Teens affected by the suicide of another person are invited to join the group, which provides a  safe, confidential environment where people can benefit from the experience of others.

Because safety and confidentiality are important, this group will only be open to teens between the ages of 14-18.

We recognized that parents want their children to be in a safe environment


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: May 24

on May 24, 2013 - 6:24am

This week's preview sponsored by

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series features The Red Elvises 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Ashley Pond.
Los Alamos' Favorite Band! Siberian Rock

Jemez Mountain Trail Runs 5 a.m. Saturday, May 25 Posse Shack (650 North Mesa)
Half Marathon, 50km, and 50 mile runs take place in the scenic Jemez mountains. Runners will experience high altitude (over 10,000 feet above sea level), scree fields, stream crossings, fallen trees and other obstacles. 

Saturn Day 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at PEEC (3540 Orange St.)
Come to PEEC for a celebration of all things


Charger Aquatics Successful in Tornado Relief Efforts

on May 24, 2013 - 6:23am

From left, Caemlyn Tripp, Sara Shiina, Radhika Iyer, Maria Venneri, Sarah Lott, Sydney Schoonover, Isabelle Runde, Kaan Unal, Connor Schultz, Tracee Abeita-Torres and Coach Beverly Leasure. Courtesy photo


On Thursday, May 23, Charger Aquatics swim team set up a donation booth in front of Smith’s Food & Drug in Los Alamos to collect items for pets injured and/or displaced by the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Okla. Monday. 

Instead of jumping into the pool for afternoon practice, they were diving into community service by making Smith’s patrons aware of the need


Lost Pets Wait at Los Alamos Shelter for Owners

on May 24, 2013 - 6:13am

View the Ruts of the Santa Fe Trail from Above

on May 24, 2013 - 6:12am

Staff Report

Due to the change in the schedule for the Los Alamos Airways commuter plane, Friday, June 7, will be the only day eight people will be able to take the Air Tour to view the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail.

The flight in the Cessna Caravan plane will leave Los Alamos at 8:30 a.m. for a round trip to San Miguel del Vado, the former port of entry for U.S. covered wagons crossing the Pecos River and entering Mexico Territory in the 1800s.

 A check mailed to Inez Ross, 614 47th St., Los Alamos NM 87544, in the amount of $81 will hold your seat.


Local Collection Point for Donations to Oklahoma Animal Victims is Pet Pangaea

on May 23, 2013 - 9:12am


Pet Pangaea at 158 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos
is acting as a collection point for donations for the animal victims of the Oklahoma tornado disaster.

New Mexico Dogs Deserve Better (NMDDB) is coordinating the effort with a truck going to Oklahoma City Tuesday, May 28. Pet Pangaea is donating a number of crates and $300 for gas for the truck.

To donate any of the supplies listed below, drop the items off anytime Pet Pangaea is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.


Stephanie Blair is Rotary Club Student of the Month for May 2013

on May 23, 2013 - 8:11am

Stephanie Blair


Stephanie Blair, a junior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for May. She is the daughter of Barbara and Stephen Blair.

Blair, who maintains an exceptional GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Los Alamos Youth Leadership, a program for high school students in which teams design, plan, and implement projects that benefit the community throughout the year while building strong relationships with family and friends.

Gifts and Challenges During Last Third of Life

on May 23, 2013 - 6:47am