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Shop on the Corner Offers Christmas Bargains

on November 26, 2013 - 8:38am

SOTC News:

The annual Shop on the Corner Christmas Sale will offer holiday bargains on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The thrift shop sale is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and includes both brand new and gently used  items, which the volunteers set aside all year. 

Holiday decorations, festive and new clothing, toys and games, books and music, linens, china and glassware, jewelry, leather goods, and gifts are some of the items that will attract scores of bargain hunters, collectors, and hobbyists.

Shop on the Corner thrift store is in the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, off Canyon

Celebrate Green Friday in Los Alamos!

on November 26, 2013 - 8:02am


Feel like shopping a bit on Black Friday, but don't want to brave the crowds, long drives, and craziness?  

Why not shop locally instead and celebrate Green Friday? Of course we encourage you to start with the 2013 Affordable Arts here at Fuller Lodge Art Center, and then move on to explore some of the "hidden" options for local holiday shopping in Los Alamos: the Co+op, PEEC, the Historical Museum gift shop and more.

The Art Center's Affordable Arts show is a local holiday tradition.

Los Alamos Triatomics Club 2013 Christmas Lights Runs Take Off Dec. 2

on November 26, 2013 - 7:47am


The Los Alamos Triatomics Club 2013 Christmas Lights Runs begin Dec. 2. Here’s an opportunity to check out the Christmas lights around town and get in a little exercise to burn off that extra slice of Thanksgiving pie.

Runners will wind through Los Alamos neighborhoods to check out the holiday lights. The routes are mostly on quiet residential streets to avoid the noise and smell of traffic. Non club members are welcome to join in the runs, which are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday night until Christmas or there are ice patches on the streets.

This year, Monday

Rotarian Gary DeRosier Served Air Force One

on November 25, 2013 - 10:10am
Los Alamos Rotarian Gary DeRosier Served Air Force One for Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
When the call went out for volunteers for a special detachment at Andrews AFB for ground crews on Air Force One, Gary DeRosier put in for it and was selected.

"I was with President Nixon, then Ford, then President Carter. Also some  Heads of state," DeRosier said during his presentation at Tuesday's Rotary Club  meeting. "I worked the planes for the Queen of England, Ministers of Russia and Shah of Iran.


Crowd Supports Troop 22 Activities

on November 25, 2013 - 8:37am

Sunday's annual Boy Scout Troop 22 Turkey Roast  was held at the 50's diner on Trinity Drive due to snow and ice conditions in the area. American Legion Post 90 offered the troop the use of the 50's Diner for the event, which raises funds for the troop. Despite the stormy weather, a crowd turned out to eat turkey and all the trimmings and help out a worthy cause at the same time. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Boy Scouts help prepare Sunday's noontime feast. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Hungry turkey eaters fill the 50s Diner Sunday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Cut Your Own or Buy One: Christmas Tree Sales Begin Friday at Valles Caldera

on November 25, 2013 - 6:49am

Courtesy photo

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS---Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 24, visitors to the Valles Caldera National Preserve can either cut their own Christmas tree or purchase a precut tree while supplies last.

Tree cutting permits and precut trees will be sold 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Valle Grande Staging Area (VGSA.) Visitors can cut their own trees for a permit fee of $10. A map and directions to the cutting area will be provided with your permit.

Young People Complete Classes in Dog Obedience

on November 25, 2013 - 6:25am

From left, Craig Nye, Jonathan Doorn and Natalie Stafford (not pictured, Allegra Dougherty and Dara Armstrong). The young people and their dogs recently completed classes with the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) has been offering two special classes for children and their dogs this fall.

The first class is called the paRENT Free Club or "RENT" Free Club for children. Children attend this class with their dog and without their parents!


White Rock Man Gets Creative With Snow

on November 24, 2013 - 5:06pm

White Rock resident Bruce Wheeler spent a good portion of today shoveling snow and building this snowman and snowchild on Ridgecrest Avenue. Photo by Kathy Clifford


Residents Dig Out From Sunday's Winter Storm

on November 24, 2013 - 4:34pm

Residents all over town are beginning to dig out from the winter storm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Community Members Share Snow Scenes

on November 24, 2013 - 3:27pm

Photo by Jim Lujan

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss



Winter Scenes Around Los Alamos

on November 24, 2013 - 9:12am

Los Alamos has taken on the look of winter this weekend including this view from the Main Hill Road. Bonnie J. Gordon/

Icicles fall from the roofline of this Los Alamos home as frigid temperatures settle over the town. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Today's Troop 22 Turkey Roast Moves to 50's Diner

on November 24, 2013 - 7:00am

TROOP 22 News:

The annual Boy Scout Troop 22 Turkey Roast will not be in Rendija Canyon this year due to snow and ice in the area.

American Legion Post 90 has offered the troop the use of the 50's Diner at 1325 Trinity Dr., for the event, which raises funds for the troop.

The turkey and all of the trimmings will be ready at noon today, Nov. 24. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Come and whet your appetite for Turkey and help out a worthy cause at the same time.


Scenes From Girl Scout Holiday Bazaar

on November 24, 2013 - 6:19am

The Girl Scout Holiday Bazaar held Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church featured arts and crafts created by local scouts to raise money to support their program. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Festival of Trees Spreads Holiday Cheer

on November 24, 2013 - 5:59am
Auction items at the Festival of Trees held Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The annual event included a craft fair with a variety of vendors and artisans, holiday medleys performed by local musicians Greg Schneider, Tom Oliphant, Winnie Berry and Frances Meier and photos with Santa. A highlight was the decorated trees and wreaths is a variety of themes. Proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefit the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and Champions of Youth Ambitions. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Photo with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Weather Changes Sunday's Hunger Walk Plans

on November 23, 2013 - 11:31am


Winter weather has changed this year's Hunger Walk plans. The route for the CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot is much too icy and slippery to traverse Sunday, Nov. 24, so everyone is invited instead to come to theLos Alamos Middle School cafeteria for a celebration of anti-hunger efforts.

The gathering begins as early as 1:30 p.m. Sunday to collect all monetary and food donations, hand out gorgeous t-shirts designed by Helene Chavez, enjoy some light refreshments, and, at about 2:30 p.m., hold a random drawing for turkeys and pumpkin pies.

Everyone is welcome!


Get Your Holiday Cookies at Fuller Lodge Dec. 7

on November 23, 2013 - 11:10am


Open House Features Locally Made Gifts

on November 23, 2013 - 7:18am

Clark & Kendall's Weekend: Nov. 22

on November 22, 2013 - 11:16am

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Friday, Nov. 22

“8x10: The Fourth Dimension,” 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 22 at Los Alamos Little Theater

Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors) and available at CB FOX and at the door. LALT is at 1670 Nectar St.  

Comet ISON - Will it Live up to the Hype? 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 at PEEC
This talk will discuss comets in general and give an update on what’s likely to happen in early December. The program will also address what PEEC will be doing to give people the opportunity to view the comet.

Disney Aladdin Jr. 7:30 p.m Friday, Nov.


Snow Blankets Community

on November 22, 2013 - 11:13am

The statues of Oppenheimer and Groves wore a dusting of snow this morning in front of Fuller Lodge Art Center on Central Avenue. The National Weather Service reports more snow likely this afternoon for Los Alamos with a total accumulation of less than an inch and a high near 34 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance of snow tonight with a low around 26 degrees and a snow accumulation of an inch possible. More snow is likely Saturday of about 1-2 inches and a high near 35 degrees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ashley Pond Park covered in snow this morning. Photo by Carol A.

Rotary Donates $1,000 to Horses for Heroes

on November 22, 2013 - 6:44am

Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Jim Nesmith, right, presents a $1,000 donation to Randy Iannucci, executive director of Santa Fe-based Horses for Heroes in support of the organization’s important work. During Tuesday's weekly Rotary meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant, Iannucci described the 'unique horsemanship, wellness and skill-set restructuring program' for active and inactive service veterans 'who have sustained physical injuries or combat trauma (PTSD) during their time serving our country.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Winterfest 2013 Celebrates the Season

on November 22, 2013 - 6:43am
Light Parade 2012. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Staff Report
One of the 20 “Best Small Towns to Visit” (Smithsonian Magazine, May 2013), Los Alamos is also one of the best places in New Mexico to bring the holiday season to light with a number of festive events beginning a week before Thanksgiving, on Nov. 22, with the Affordable Art Sale.

The Affordable Art Sale at the Fuller Lodge Art Center takes place Nov. 22–Jan. 4. This is a great opportunity to start holiday shopping, with art created by local and regional artists and affordably priced at $250 and under. Call

Letter Carrier & Boy Scouts Food Drive Nov. 23

on November 22, 2013 - 6:29am
NALC-4112 News:
The 18th annual Fall Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 in Los Alamos and White Rock.
This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112), the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, and LA CARES with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the US Postal Service, the Knights of Columbus, Smith's Food & Drug Stores, RE/MAX and many individual volunteers.
The drive supports those in need in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties through

Pet of the Week: Aleah the Cat

on November 22, 2013 - 5:50am

Aleah the cat needs a home. Courtesy photo


Aleah is a 5-year-old spayed female with the softest long coat. Sadly, her owner experienced health issues and had to bring Aleah to the shelter to find a new home. She is an indoor cat who is good with adults, gentle children, cats and gentle dogs. With frequent brushing, her long coat will remain irresistibly gorgeous.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets, so stop by and adopt a new friend today or checkout all of the shelter's adoptable animals on the Petfinder


Kitten Found Roaming in White Rock

on November 22, 2013 - 5:46am
Kitten found roaming in White Rock is now at the Animal Shelter. Courtesy photo


This friendly, playful kitten with striking golden eyes was found Nov. 19 roaming on Aztec in White Rock. 

The kitten is safe at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, where the another kitten, Jody, can't wait for it to come out of the holding pen and play! 

The kitten will be held until Nov. 29 before being vetted and made available for adoption. But surely, someone must be missing this cutie pie. Call the Los Alamos Animal Shelter at 505.662.8179.