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Local Company Donates to Youth Activity Center

on March 4, 2013 - 10:42am

Executive Director Paul Martinez of the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock thanks Program Manager Jim Weeks of Weidlinger Navarro Joint Venture, right and Vice President Scott Den Baars of Navarro Research and Engineering for their donation that paid to resurface pool tables at the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center. Courtesy/YAC

Executive Director Paul Martinez of the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock thanks Program Manager Jim Weeks for the Weidlinger Navarro Joint Venture, right and Vice President Scott Den Baars for Navarro Research and Engineering for

Jeff Favorite Brings 'The Gospel of Mark' to the Stage

on March 4, 2013 - 10:12am
Photo by TK Thompson/
Favorite Brings “The Gospel of Mark” to the Stage
An estimated 6,001,500,000 Holy Bibles have been printed. Before the Gutenberg Bible was printed in 1450, however, most of the illiterate population’s access to the Bible was purely oral: a rich Jewish storytelling tradition that grew in the homes of the early Christian church and was later professed to the populace by church authorities. 

“The Gospel According to Mark,” a dramatic one-person performance by Jeffrey Favorite at 7:30 p.m.

Ashley Pond Park ADA Ramp Excavation Begins Today Near Central Avenue and Bathtub Row

on March 4, 2013 - 9:30am



As part of the Ashley Pond Park improvements project, County Parks crews will begin excavation for the ADA ramp near the intersection of Central Avenue and Bathtub Row today, March 4.

There will be a pedestrian detour around the work. Construction is expected to take approximately two weeks.

Cafe Scientific Thursday: Can Cryptography Protect You From Eavesdroppers?

on March 4, 2013 - 9:21am

Demolition Underway at New Beginnings Church

on March 3, 2013 - 7:43am
Demolition crews were tearing down the fire damaged New Beginnings Fellowship Chapel at 112 East Road Friday. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff report

A morning fire destroyed the chapel of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church at 112 East Road in Los Alamos last July 4. 

The blaze left a burned out shell of a building. One firefighter was injured battling the flames that had traveled up into the building's rafters.

There were unusual circumstances surrounding the fire and a state fire marshal was called in to investigate the cause. 

Last August, the fire was ruled "electrical

Cindy Geoffrion Benefit Brings Friends Together for Good Cause

on March 3, 2013 - 7:26am
The Train Wreck Blues Band from Jemez Springs raises spirits and funds to help with Los Alamos resident Cindy Geoffrion's medical expenses Saturday night at De Colores Restaurant. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
De Colores Restaurant hosted a benefit for Cindy Geoffrion Saturday night that brought out a good crowd and brought together many longtime friends of Cindy and Keno Geoffrien. Proceeds surpassed $1,500 midway through the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Sue Dummer of De Colores donated this Amish quilt for the evening's silent auction. Photo by Bonnie J.

Community Members Crowd into Skiesta Event

on March 3, 2013 - 7:15am
Members of  the Los Alamos Beer Coop enjoy their favorite beverage at Skiesta on Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Beer vendors dispense their wares at Skiesta. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Skiesta crowd enjoys an unseasonably warm day on the ski hill Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Outfit the Kids at Little Forest Spring Resale

on March 3, 2013 - 7:08am


Magnificence of Pajarito Mountain

on March 2, 2013 - 10:04am

Snow left on the mountain after last week's snow storm shot from the middle road (truck route) looking up to Pajarito Mountain to the west just past the shooting range. Photo by TK Thompson/

Letter to the Editor: Rotary Thanks Community

on March 2, 2013 - 9:54am
Linda Hull, president
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos       

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, I would like to thank the community for its outstanding support of our fourth annual Crab Fest held recently at the Knights of Columbus Hall. 

Although our final tally has not been tabulated yet, our fund-raiser exceeded expectations.

Join the Puzzle Platoon in LALT’s ‘Van Choc Straw’

on March 2, 2013 - 9:44am
From left, Stephen Fasel, Gwen Lewis and Pat Beck. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The world premiere of the full-length version of Van Choc Straw by Marc Dunn took place Friday, March 1 at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

A shorter version of Van Choc Straw was produced as a radio play on KUNM Radio a year ago. The shorter version will be LALT’s entry in the New Mexico AACTFest March 21-24.

Van Choc Straw takes place in the basement of Althea Witlin's (Pat Beck) home.

See Comet PanStarrs at Upcoming Dark Night

on March 2, 2013 - 7:27am

Staff Report

The Pajarito Astronomers, in conjunction with PEEC, will be holding a special County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 7 p.m. (sunset) Sunday, March 10, at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.

Weather permitting, Comet PanStarrs should be visible in the west for up to an hour.

The comet is currently predicted to be of moderate brightness and may have a visible tail.

Once the comet has set, Jupiter and its moons will be nicely placed for viewing, as will the winter constellations and a variety of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.  

The public is invited and


Kiwanis Club Announces Upcoming Programs

on March 2, 2013 - 7:14am
Kiwanis News:

Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple, on Sage Street, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts, or weather. Visit the club online at


Upcoming Programs:
  • March 5-Gillian Sutton will brief Kiwanis on the March 16 Empty Bowls event involving young people working in support of Self Help, Inc.
  • March 12-Feliciano Jiron, chief executive officer of Los Alamos Medical Center, will discuss changes at the hospital.
  • March 19-Mike Lansing,

Roadrunners Set to Launch 40th Season

on March 2, 2013 - 7:08am


The Atomic City Road Runners Club is set to begin its 40th season next month.

The big event takes off at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the trailhead parking lot of Canyon Rim Trail, which is off East Road (N.M. 502.)

The Club will continue to meet every Tuesday through early October for one and three mile runs/walks at various courses throughout Los Alamos County.

For more information, call 672-1639 or visit the Club’s website at:

Pet of the Week: Remy the Dog is STILL up for Adoption

on March 1, 2013 - 9:22am

Remy the dog. Photo by Don Taylor


Pet of the Week: Remy, a 2-year-old mix has been at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter for six months and remains available for adoption.

Because she is very shy at first meetings, Remy gets overlooked when people come to pick out a dog to take home. When a stranger walks in, Remy runs into her dog house for safety.

But she craves love, and hopes someone will take just a little time to get to know her to discover what a sweet and loving companion she will be.

Remy enjoys walks and going to the dog park.

March is Youth Art Month ... See Local Creations on Display at Mesa Public Library

on March 1, 2013 - 8:49am

Student artwork from Los Alamos Public Schools is on display in the downstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAPS


LAPS News:

In Honor of Youth Art Month, the Los Alamos Public Schools Art Team has hung a show of student artwork in the downstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library.

Come celebrate creativity and imagination with our amazing students. You may even be inspired to create something of your own!

The show will hang through the month of March. Questions can be directed to LAPS Art Team Leader Stephanie Rittner at S.Rittner@LaSchools.Net.


Resident Reveals Pigeon Infestation at Stables

on March 1, 2013 - 7:52am

Courtesy illustration

Staff report:

A local resident has contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post for assistance in solving a situation that has developed at the Los Alamos County Horse Stables.

The resident submitted the following this morning:

"Just wondered if there was anything you could do to help us - someone has been feeding pounds and pounds of birdseed to the pigeons in the Farrier Shed by the stables for more than a year.

That building is full of feces and the pigeons are getting to be a nuisance, getting feces in water troughs and barns throughout the stables.

Animal control put

YMCA Opens Second Facility March 11

on March 1, 2013 - 7:22am

YMCA News:

In support of expanding health opportunities to the community, The Family YMCA will celebrate the grand opening of a second facility, the YMCA Express, 140 Central Park Square, March 11.

Throughout the day, community members are invited to try classes 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at no charge. The day includes equipment and new class demonstrations, an open-house lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and at 12:30 p.m., a ribbon cutting.

“The new facility allows the Y to meet the increased demands for class space and equipment,” YMCA CEO Linda Daly said.

PAC 8 Will Offer Spring Music Video Classes

on March 1, 2013 - 7:11am

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 is offering Spring Music Video Classes. Classes will be held in two sessions.

One session is March 6, 13, 20, and 27. The next session will be held April 8-11, during Spring Break.

All classes are 2-4 p.m. and taught at PAC 8. Classes are for students ages 8-14.

Students will learn the process of making a music video. During this process, they will learn to record audio, operate a camera, basic lighting techniques, basic editing and mixing.

All classes will be taught by Eric Heithaus of Santa Fe Music Videos, who is a recipient of the AMC Best Music Video Award.


Writer Christina Nealson will discuss her 'Wild Encounters'

on March 1, 2013 - 7:09am

Author Christina Nealson


Almost every day, there seems to be a new product that promises to make life better. But what if life could be profoundly changed without techno-gadgets and beyond the commercialized world?

Author, blogger and traveler Christina Nealson believes it can be and the way is simple and free. Just walk out the door and into nature.

She will discuss just how this profound impact can be created during her talk, “Wild Encounters: The Sacred and Profane,” from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at Mesa Public Library.

Her discussion of the sacred in nature will

David Mills as Langston Hughes a Dramatic Treat

on March 1, 2013 - 7:05am

David Mills performing as Langston Hughes. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos is in for a dramatic treat when actor/writer David Mills performs an excerpt from his show, "Dreamweaver: The Works of Langston Hughes" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 at UNM-LA in the Student Center Lecture Hall (Bldg. 2.)

The event is free and open to the public. The event is funded by the Jim Sagel Memorial Lecture Series Fund, established in honour of the writer Jim Sagel who taught creative writing at UNM-LA for many years.

I experienced the full show when David Mills performed it at The Lensic in Santa Fe on

See the Stars with PEEC

on March 1, 2013 - 6:57am
Comet Lemmon photographed Feb. 20, 2013 through a 19.6 inch telescope. Photo by Martin Mobberley - See more at

PEEC News:

Join PEEC at the White Rock Overlook Park ball fields 7:30-9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, to see a comet, Jupiter, galaxies and more. 

PEEC will have several telescopes set up for viewing, and the event is free and open to the public.

With any luck, Comet Pan-STARRS will be in the sky right after sundown. After the comet sets, Jupiter will come into view.

Get Ready for Re-Art

on March 1, 2013 - 6:46am

PEEC News:

Saturday, March 23 the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, area arts organizations and galleries are teaming up to bring a new recycled art event to Los Alamos. 

Re-Art will be held at PEEC from 10 a.m.-noon and will feature an art supplies swap, a recycled crafts fair and tons of fun hands-on recycled art activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Re-Art will be followed by the film Waste Land, which will be shown at the Reel Deal Theater at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

There are lots of ways to get involved in this event.

Pony Club Collecting Children's Items

on March 1, 2013 - 6:40am
Pony Club member Brenna Graham on her horse Bailey at the Las Cruces Horse Trials in November.
Graham took 4th in her division. Courtesy/LAPC


The Los Alamos Pony Club is collecting donations of children’s items that the club will tag to sell at the upcoming Little Forest resale.

Contributions are tax deductible and the club is willing to pick up donated items through March 7. The profits will fund club ptrojects. Contact Samara Graham at 662-1617 or

Free Taiji Classes at Unitarian Church

on March 1, 2013 - 6:35am