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Students Sell Crafts and Coffee to Fund European Tour

on December 10, 2013 - 8:13am

Staff Report:

Los Alamos High School students taking an education tour of Europe this summer are having a Holiday Craft and Coffee Sale in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank from 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday. 

The 15 high school seniors touring Europe with local teacher, Lynn Ovaska, next summer have used their artistic talent over the past few weeks to make beautiful holidays crafts. Stop by LANB to purchase beautiful ornaments, candles, picture frames, treats, and earrings as well as tasty Fair Trade, organic coffee. 

As with past tours, the goal of Europe 2014 is to expand the world view of

Holiday Farmers Market Next Two Thursdays

on December 10, 2013 - 8:06am


County Reminder: Open Forum on Goals Deadline Dec. 16

on December 9, 2013 - 11:05am


Residents are reminded that the County’s Open Forum question seeking feedback on the Council’s updated 2014 goals is open for one more week.

Individuals interested in commenting on the updates can visit the Open Forum page at, read what others are saying, support comments already made or leave their own comment.

The forum will close Monday, Dec. 16.

DPU's Bob Westervelt at Lunch with a Leader Dec. 17

on December 9, 2013 - 7:43am
Robert Westervelt
LWV News:
The League of Women Voters' monthly Lunch with a Leader that is open to  the  community will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11:40 a.m. upstairs at  Mesa Library.
This month's speaker is Robert Westervelt, Deputy Utility Manager of Finance and Administration. If you live on Barranca Mesa or North Mesa and are participating in the Smart Meter Study, do you wonder what those rates on your emails mean? Are you in the punishment group or the reward group? What does that mean? These and other questions as well as other information will be shared with those

K2 Women's Weekend Raises Funds for Cancer Services

on December 9, 2013 - 7:06am
Participants at a previous Women's Weekend at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/

The sixth annual K2 Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain is a non-profit event that raises funds for breast and cervical cancer services in New Mexico by bringing women together to improve their snowsports skills and have fun.

All abilities encouraged. The event is Feb. 7-9. Registration closes Jan. 23.

Last year, more than $10,000 was raised to provide financial assistance for breast and cervical cancer services incurred by New Mexican women and men.

For online event

LA Walks Meets Tuesday

on December 9, 2013 - 6:45am


LA Walks regular monthly meeting is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10  in upstairs meeting room 3  at Mesa Public Library. The public is welcome to attend.


Scenes From Friday's 'History Happy Hour'

on December 8, 2013 - 11:39am

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan chats with Bradbury Science Museum Executive Director Linda Deck during Friday evening's 'History Happy Hour' at the Los Alamos Historical Museum. The event included a wine bar and Hors d'Oeuvres catered by the Dixie Girl Restaurant. The Los Alamos Historical Museum exhibits artifacts of early Pajarito Plateau dwellers as well as memorabilia from the Los Alamos Ranch School and displays from Los Alamos National Laboratory's wartime era. Open 361 days a year and closed on major holidays. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shoppers Brave Frigid Weather at Christkindle Market

on December 8, 2013 - 11:33am
A family shops the various stalls at the Christkindle Market Saturday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Santa keeps it local by shopping at the Christkindle Market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Members of the Beer Co-Op try to keep warm. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Vendors take shelter from the wind and snow. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Santa makes an appearance at the market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Scenes From 2013 Holiday Lights Parade

on December 7, 2013 - 9:42pm

Atomic City Transit shined bright at this evening's Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/



Elks Win First Place in 2013 Holiday Lights Parade!

on December 7, 2013 - 8:10pm

The Los Alamos Elks #2083 float has won the 2013 Holiday Lights Parade held this evening on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos as part of MainStreet's WinterFest Weekend. The Family YMCA, Los Alamos Medical Center and Monitor tied for second place. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

What Does Support for Grief and Trauma Look Like?

on December 7, 2013 - 6:10pm
What Does Support for Grief and Trauma Look Like?
By Christine Hazard, Ph.D.
District School Psychologist, Los Alamos Public Schools

This week, in the wake of a tragic death by suicide of one of our high school students, Los Alamos High School marshaled all its’ resources to help support students and adults in their shock and grief. Not just counselors, but teachers and other staff, nurses, secretaries, receptionists, security guards, custodians, administrators and our community. You may wonder at the long list after counselors: aren’t they the experts? The ones who know how to help?


Santa Visited CB FOX in 1982 and He's Back!

on December 7, 2013 - 9:55am
Dave Fox gave Santa Claus (Alex Harvey) a lift in 1982 as a surprised Lois Schulte accepted a check for the Los Alamos Retirement Center. Santa is visiting CB FOX in downtown Los Alamos every Saturday until Christmas, just as he did in 1982. Courtesy/Dave Fox

Craig Martin Wins New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for 'Los Alamos Place Names'

on December 7, 2013 - 9:41am

Los Alamos author Craig Martin

Staff Report

Los Alamos Place Names by Craig Martin of Los Alamos won for Best Reference Book when the winners in 53 categories of the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards were announced at an awards banquet at the Hotel Albuquerque Friday, Nov. 15.

Los Alamos Place Names was published by Bathtub Row Press in Los Alamos.

“This award isn’t recognition for just me as author, but to the whole editorial and design team at Bathtub Row Press,” Martin said after receiving the award.


Luminarias Brighten Los Alamos Stables

on December 7, 2013 - 9:12am
Gathering around the fire during Friday's Luminaria Walk at the Los Alamos Stables. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero oversees Friday's Luminaria Walk. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Hayride passengers take a nightime journey through the lights. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A festive display at the Los Alamos Stables. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Elves helping out at Santa's Workshop (AKA the Posse Lodge) Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J.

Sororities Distribute Holiday Goody Bags

on December 7, 2013 - 9:06am

Some of the 60 goody bags made by Preceptor Beta and Laureate Rho Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi that were given to the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses and Los Alamos Senior Center for distribution throughout the community. Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Kristy Ortega Among United Way Officials Meeting with Governor

on December 7, 2013 - 9:02am
Gov. Susana Martinez, left, with Kristy Ortega, executive director of United Way of Northern New Mexico. Courtesy photo


United Way of Northern New Mexico was among several United Ways of New Mexico Association (UWNMA) members who met with Gov. Susana Martinez Dec. 2 in Santa Fe. The UWNMA gave a presentation outlining the work of the association throughout the state, such as the 2-1-1 Help Line and Tax Help New Mexico, as well as local program highlights.

There are nine members of the UWNMA, representing every county in the state.

Grief Support Available Throughout Weekend

on December 6, 2013 - 3:25pm


Troy Palmer, M.A., will be at the Los Alamos Teen Center 4-8 p.m. Saturday to speak with youth and parents grieving the loss of Tyler Van Anne.

The Los Alamos Teen Center is in the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Church at the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.

Grief counselor Aimee Schnedler will be available noon to 3 p.m., Sunday in her office in the Small Business Center at 190 Central Park Square to speak with teens and adults. 

Anyone wishing to talk to someone about their grief by telephone may call:

  • Troy Palmer at 505.690-7889;
  • Aimee Schnedler at

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Dec. 6

on December 6, 2013 - 10:56am

2012 Winterfest Light Parade. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Sponsored by

Friday, Dec. 6

Affordable Art Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center

20th Annual Creches From Around the World 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at LDS Church, 1967 18th St.
Sponsored by the Los Alamos Wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An interfaith event.

Los Alamos County’s North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Posse Shack and Stables

First Friday Pagan Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Pyramid Café in Los Alamos.
Anyone interested in


Garden Club Wreath Sale Today!

on December 6, 2013 - 10:40am

Select a holiday wreath this morning in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. Courtesy photo

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club is holding a Fresh Wreath Sale until noon - or sold out - today in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby.

The fresh Wreaths cost $15 or $18 with a bow. Proceeds go to provide a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior interested in environmental pursuits.

The professionally grown and arranged wreaths are going fast so don't dilly dally - get over to LANB early before they are all gone.


Pet of the Week: Sheila the Dog

on December 6, 2013 - 9:53am

Sheila the dog. Photo by Don Taylor's Photography


Pet of the Week: Sheila is a friendly two-and-a-half-year-old tan spayed female that is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training, and loves to play and go for hikes.  

She behaves nicely on a leash and in a car. Sheila wants adult companionship and would prefer to be an only dog. Cats are okay. Her favorite activity would be a TV marathon next to her favorite person. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her foster Mom at 505.433.8617.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179

New Support Group for Mental Illness

on December 6, 2013 - 8:09am


A support group is being put together for anyone living with or dealing with an adult with mental illness. 

The group support each other through difficult times and be there to lend an ear and be a friend. The group will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at Starbucks.

For information, call 505.695.9325.