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Historical Museum Hosts History Happy Hour

on December 6, 2013 - 8:08am


Family Fun at Zia Realty Group's New Offices Saturday

on December 6, 2013 - 8:05am


Candy canes for the kids and a free drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Blue Window are part of the fun scheduled 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Zia Realty Group's new offices at the corner of 15th Street and Central Avenue.

Kids also will have the opportunity to sign up for a chance to win a train set during the family fun event going on as part of the Christmas Light Parade on Central Avenue.

Everyone is welcome to stop by, warm up, eat candy canes and have a chance to win a meal or toy train.

Uniquely Crafted Gifts For Sale Saturday

on December 6, 2013 - 8:02am

Lawrence Garcia Teaches Fighting Skills at Homeland Security Training

on December 6, 2013 - 7:49am
Lawrence Garcia, right, and Mauri Pierce demonstrating knife techniques at US Army Camp Atterburey. Courtesy photo  

Staff Report

Local Mix Martial Artist and Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS) Full Instructor Lawrence Garcia recently attended an invitation only Military, Law Enforcement, Contractor (MALC) training by a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at U.S. Army Camp Atterbury in Indiana.  

He assisted in instructing the Edge Weapon and Hand to Hand Combat Program portion of this specialized training course.

Grant Funds Española YMCA Teen Center Welding Program

on December 6, 2013 - 7:35am

YMCA News:

ESPANOLA – Youth may participate in new sculptural welding arts program at the Española YMCA Teen Center thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Presbytery of Santa Fe.

Sculptural welding had been a favorite of the teens, according to Center Director Ben Sandoval, but the volunteer who lent his equipment found it too difficult to haul it to the Center. The program had been defunct for the last 18 months but this grant will enable the purchase of a welder, safety equipment and supplies, said Sandoval.

The grant was made by the Presbytery of Santa Fe on a motion of the Mission in the


Full Day of Activities at Fuller Lodge Open House

on December 6, 2013 - 7:26am
Fuller Lodge in Winter. Photo by TK Thompson
LAAC News:

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House is Saturday, Dec. 7. The Los Alamos Arts Council, along with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and the Historical Society, will kick off the holiday season at the Lodge, Los Alamos' best known historic building and its cultural and artistic center. 

Fuller Lodge is decorated for the holidays. Come by and enjoy the holiday spirit and all of the festivities planned for the Open House.

This year, the festivities begin with the Chamisa SingSations at 10 a.m.

Angel Tree at IHM Needs More Angels!

on December 5, 2013 - 1:26pm
IHM News:
Every year, for the past 10 years joy is brought to children who don’t have the most ideal situation at home.
Each Christmas, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos helps give children in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas, a brighter holiday through the Angel Tree. The Angel Tree is a Christmas tree set up in the church and is covered with tags listing the requests of children in need of gifts. The parish community members fulfill the tag requests to help families who can’t afford presents for their children.  
If you are able to purchase a toy or

Los Alamos Co+op Market Purchases Building

on December 5, 2013 - 11:37am

Los Alamos Co+op Market located at 95 Entrada Dr. Courtesy Photo

LACM News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market today closed on the purchase of its 7,000-square-foot building at 95 Entrada Dr. The purchase price is $1.65 million.

Los Alamos Co+op Market has leased the building from Main Gate, LLC since it opened March 2, 2011. Main Gate was instrumental in providing the Co+op with an affordable and timely option when the Co+op was looking for a brick and mortar location nearly four years ago.

The Co+op Board and General Manager Steve Watts worked on the purchase for approximately six months

Holiday Sale at Sombrillo Elementary Today

on December 5, 2013 - 11:37am

Russian and Greek Treats Top Holiday Sale

on December 5, 2013 - 10:24am


Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church is holding its 15th annual Holiday Bake Sale 1-3 p.m., Dec. 22. This sweet sale is a popular fixture of the holiday season in Los Alamos. 

The congregation bakes Greek and Russian cookies and pastries, including baklava, Russian tea cakes and more.  

Each box contains 34-36 different sweets. Also included is a sample of Russian Kusmi tea. Everything is presented in a nice pastry style box that is suitable for gift giving. One box is $23.95, or $21.95 per box with orders of four or more.

Please pre-order by calling 505.660.9113.

Earth Treasure Show This Weekend

on December 5, 2013 - 9:58am

LAGS News:

The Los Alamos Geological Society's 45th Annual Earth Treasure Show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Lodge, 15th and Canyon Road.

Admission is free. Ten dealers will offer jewelry, minerals and fossils for sale. The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary will run the snack bar.

The Geological Society will have silent auctions running both days, geode cracking, and a book sale. There will be a craft table for the children. There will be exhibits of New Mexico minerals and fossils. Everyone attending will receive a ticket for a door prize.



Elks Present $8,000 to Worthy Causes

on December 5, 2013 - 9:46am
The Elks Lodge recently presented $8,000 in checks to worthy causes. From left, Los Alamos Elks Exalted Ruler Mark Sandoval, Special Olympiad Gabe Rau, Los Alamos Elks Lecturing Knight Bill Gregory, John Rau of the Special Olympics of Northern New Mexico, Allison Hendricks Smith and Bob Biggers of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Los Alamos Elks Past Exalted Ruler Lisa Harris. Courtesy photo

ELKS News:

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083 recently presented $8,000 in checks from proceeds raised at their annual Elks Golf Tournament for Charity event held in June.

The Elks presented checks to four


IHM Open for Teens Grieving Tyler Van Anne's Passing

on December 5, 2013 - 9:13am

IHM News:

The John Paul the Great Center (the Youth Office) at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will be open all day for any and all teens.

There are snacks, hot chocolate, and blankets to curl up in, as well as youth leaders and deacons available if anyone needs to talk.

20th Annual Los Alamos Crèche Show: Nativity Scenes From Around the World

on December 5, 2013 - 8:27am
LDS News:
The Los Alamos Crèche show is an annual exhibition featuring nativity scenes collected by members of many churches in Los Alamos.
The event is hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 1967 18th St., and is free and open to the public. Music and refreshments are provided.

The show begins
1-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and ends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Crèche, a French term, is the portrayal of the nativity through figurines of people and animals that often includes the setting of a stable or village scene.
Each year the Los Alamos Crèche Show

Holiday Cookie Extravaganza at Fuller Lodge Dec. 7

on December 5, 2013 - 7:53am

Box provided for Saturday's Cookie Walk at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAFC News:


LAHS Students Honor Tyler Van Anne

on December 4, 2013 - 11:02pm

Classmates of Los Alamos High School student Tyler Van Anne, who died today, painted the White Rock rock this evening in his honor. Photo by Kateri Morris

Photo by Kateri Morris

Support Systems Gathering at Teen Center Thursday

on December 4, 2013 - 9:49pm


Los Alamos Teen Center Director Sylvan Sierra Argo together with other local organizations is pulling together various support networks at the Teen Center for Thursday.

What will be available for teens so far:

  • Michelangelo Lobato will be at the Teen Center on and off throughout the day;
  • Aimee Schnedler (grief counselor) will be at the Teen Center on and off throughout the day;
  • Kim Secrest (has a Masters in art therapy and counseling) will be facilitating creative/art processing/expression activities after school;
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center is donating art supplies for the

LAHS Grief Counselors Prepare For Thursday

on December 4, 2013 - 9:09pm
LAPS News:
Los Alamos Public School Superintendent Gene Schmidt addressed today's death of Los Alamos High School student Tyler Van Anne.
"We have informed the staff and we are preparing for a good grief day tomorrow," Schmidt said. "Counselors will be standing by when students arrive at school in the morning."
Schmidt told the Los Alamos Daily Post late this afternoon that he was attempting to reach out to Van Anne's family.
A prayer service was held this evening at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road.

Los Alamos High School Student Died Today

on December 4, 2013 - 5:59pm
Staff Report
Los Alamos High School student Tyler Van Anne passed away this afternoon. A prayer service is being held tonight at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Canyon Road.
The Los Alamos Teen Center at Canyon Road and Diamond Drive also is open for teens who would like to gather outside of the service.
The Sandoval County Sheriffs Department is investigating Van Anne's death, which occured in Sandoval County. No further details are available at this time.

Prepare for Finals ... Join 'Just Do It Study Group!'

on December 4, 2013 - 2:09pm

Sopahn Kellogg prepares study note cards as DC Kim helps a fellow student with chemistry. Courtesy photo

Jacqui Hargraves focuses on math while Elsa Guinoiseau, a native French speaker supports students with their French homework and Caleb Crutella completes an assignment. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Just Do It Study Group! Just in time to get those homework assignments turned in and prepare for final exams in two weeks. 
This opportunity might just be for you if you:
• Want to develop good study habits before you get to college.
• Need help with some difficult homework.
• Feel disorganized

Band Booster Poinsettia Sale is On

on December 4, 2013 - 12:28pm


The Los Alamos High School Band Booster Annual Poinsettia Sale is on, with beautiful locally grown plants in two sizes (4.5 inch pot and 7 inch pot) and three colors: traditional vibrant red, winter white and a glitter plant that is a mix of red and white.

Contact your local Los Alamos High School Band student to place your order. If you don't know a local Band Student, contact Karen Mehlin at 505-570-0202 to be directed to one.

Deliveries will be made within Los Alamos County on the date of your choice.

YMCA Offers Way to Help Families in Need

on December 4, 2013 - 12:25pm

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is asking the public to help sponsor families in need for the Christmas holiday.

Family members’ wishes are noted on tags hanging on the tree in the front lobby of the main Y. Sponsors are asked to remove a tag from the tree, purchase and wrap the desired gift, and then attach the tag to the outside of the package before returning it to the Y for delivery to the family. 

Gifts must be returned to the Y, wrapped and with the tag attached, by Dec. 17. The Y is open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 7p.m.


Local Documentary to Feature Powerful Female Snowboarders and Skiers

on December 4, 2013 - 12:20pm


Staff Report:

A local group is in pre-production for an inspirational short film about female snowboarders and skiers of all ages who have been or currently are involved in:

  • Competitive Freestyle Snowboarding
  • Competitive Snowboard Racing
  • Competitive Alpine Ski Racing
  • Recreational Big Mountain Snowboarding/Skiing
  • Recreational Master Mogul/Bump Skiing

"As a father of two daughters, I believe when daughters of any age see how gracefull and inspiring they are, the fire of their personality, style and grace is emboldened to beautifully impact the world as that fire shines

Celebrate 31 Days of Exploring Nature With PEEC

on December 4, 2013 - 7:37am

Photo of snowshoers by Elena Gustafson.


Holiday shopping, check. Gifts wrapped, check. Cards sent, check. Travels planned, check. With so much going on in December to prepare for the holidays, it seems we can easily forget to make time to slow down and enjoy the world around us.

For that reason, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is promoting “31 Days of Exploring Nature” on the PEEC Facebook page.

Starting Dec. 1 and continuing through the end of the month, PEEC is offering suggestions for exploring and enjoying nature.


Visit Santa at HOPE Pregnancy Center Open House

on December 4, 2013 - 7:36am

HOPE News:

Visit Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at HOPE Pregnancy Center's Open House. Get a photo taken with or without Santa, while the family enjoys holiday treats. Bring a pack of diapers and wipes as a donation toward the photo with Santa, and visit with HOPE staff and friends.

HOPE is located at 1183 Diamond Dr., Suite E, across from Los Alamos High School.

HOPE offers information and support for women facing unplanned pregnancies, free pregnancy tests, parenting classes, post-abortion counseling, and material assistance to those who need it.