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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: May 3

on May 3, 2013 - 10:23am

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"Support Our Veterans" Fundraiser Ribeye Steak Dinner 6 p.m. Friday, May 3 at VFW Post 8874 (on Trinity across from Sonic.) $16 per person includes ribeye steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, dinner roll and dessert. Tickets sold at the door. Proceeds support veteran’s programs.

Stones in His Pockets 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Los Alamos Little Theater (1670 Nectar Street)
Show will run for three weekends at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.


First Outdoor Farmers Market of Season Opened Thursday

on May 3, 2013 - 10:20am
Shoppers peruse Thursday's first outdoor Farmers Market of the spring season. The market is held each Thursday morning throughout the season in the skate park parking lot at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, third from right, and Councilor Pete Sheehey, second from right, talk to shoppers at Thurday's Farmers Market. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Elks Assist El Rito Resident Lee Ocana

on May 3, 2013 - 7:09am
The Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083, with the assistance of the New Mexico State Elks Cerebral Palsy Committee, present a $9,200 check to Lee Ocana from El Rito. The money will go directly to purchase needed medical equipment to help Ocana with his physical therapy and to allow him movement around his home. Standing from left to right, Los Alamos Elks Lodge Secretary Eppie Trujillo, Ocana’s parents Maybel and Lizandro Ocana, Cerebral Palsy Chairman Trish Sandoval and Exalted Ruler Mark Sandoval. Seated are Lee Ocana and his physical therapist Jean Porteus. Courtesy photo

Learn How to Make Your Own Organic Soil at PEEC

on May 2, 2013 - 11:10am


PEEC News:

Do you struggle to garden in soil that just blows away in the New Mexico spring winds? Join arborist Laural Hardin at PEEC to learn organic methods of enriching your soil, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2.

Hardin will demonstrate how to feed and nourish not just your crops, but your soil, too. Home gardeners can unwittingly harm beneficial soil microbes with synthetic fertilizers.  

These cheap, abundant products degrade the integrity of your soil and prevent plants from thriving.

LAHS Hilltalkers Hot Waffle Breakfast May 11

on May 2, 2013 - 9:05am

LAHS News:

The LAHS Hilltalkers would like to invite the public to their all-you-can-eat Waffle Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m., Saturday May 11 at Pajarito Mason Lodge, 15th Street and Canyon Road in Los Alamos. 

The breakfast features scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits and waffles with whipped cream, blueberry and cherry toppings. Coffee, tea and juice will be served.

Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased at the door. Children under 6 eat free.

This community event raises funds for Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School Speech and Debate Teams to attend tournaments and

United Church Thrift Shop Now Open First Saturday of Month

on May 2, 2013 - 8:19am


The Thrift Shop at the United Church of Los Alamos will open 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday May 4 and plans to be open the first Saturday of each month after that.

The United Church of Los Alamos is at 2525 Canyon Road.

Stop by and check out the selection.

Go Climb a Wall at the Y

on May 2, 2013 - 7:54am
YMCA News:
Climbing is a whole body workout that results in an exhilarating accomplishment and the Climbing Wall at The Family YMCA has some new classes, programs and prices to get you introduced, get you in, and get you climbing for less.
Adult Climb Time for any level of climber - beginner to advanced ages 18+. 9 to 11 a.m. Friday mornings during YMCA Child Watch. $20 per month (plus Child Watch fee if needed) / $10 for Y members with Child Watch free as always. Bring your own gear or use ours.
Little Geckos – ages 3-5 with parent. $30 per month / $20 for Y members.

Arts and Crafts Fair Just in Time for Mother's Day

on May 2, 2013 - 7:34am
'Fall Aspens' by Stephen Grundy. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Spring Arts and Craft Fair has been a tradition in Los Alamos for nearly 50 years.

While this year’s arts and craft's fair will feature the staples, including nearly 100 booths featuring everything from paintings and photography to jewelry and sculptures, as well as live entertainment by Sol y Luna and the Lads of Enchantment, there are a few new additions to the event.

Everyone can walk away with something from the fair, which is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

The First Baptist

Friday's Ribeye Steak Dinner at VFW Supports Veterans

on May 1, 2013 - 11:49am


Community Engages in Sunday's 'Great Conversations'

on May 1, 2013 - 9:30am
The Los Alamos Public School Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser, 'Great Conversations' Sunday. A packed house dined while engaging in conversation with 14 experts in a wide variety of subjects. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Auctioneer/LAPSF Board President Kurt Steinhaus and LAPSF Executive Director Joanna Gillespie show off a tasty treat auctioned at 'Great Conversations' Sunday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Table Six chats with Fashion Maven Alexandra Hehien, left, at 'Great Conversations.' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Kids Create Journals at PEEC May 18

on May 1, 2013 - 9:06am

Journaling has become a favorite way to reflect and remember special events and experiences. Photo by Katy Korkos

PEEC News:

Kids, like adults, can enjoy creating journals about memorable experiences with nature or travel. 

This workshop for kids aged 8 through 12 gives them the chance to make one journal for the day’s activities and one to take home to use on a summer vacation or an adventure trip in the woods. 

Taught by long-time creative artists Katy Korkos and Terry Foxx, the workshop will meet from 9 a.m.

Take a Walk on the Wildflower Side May 16

on May 1, 2013 - 8:41am

Penstemons are among the hardiest of spring wildflowers in Los Alamos. Courtesy/Rebecca Shankland

PEEC News:

The wildflowers are finally making their spring appearance.

Join PEEC’s Jemez Mountains Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, for an easy walk to identify some of the local beauties at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

The walk will be along a local trail. Check PEEC’s website or call 662-0460 to learn the location of the trailhead. 

No registration is required and the walk is free. A plant list will be available.

PEEC plans further wildflower walks June 20 and July 18, so mark the


Relay for Life Issues Call for Artists

on May 1, 2013 - 8:15am


The 2013 Los Alamos Relay for Life is once again calling on all artists to help with a fundraising event to support the American Cancer Society. 

Artists are being called upon to use their talent again this year to paint or decorate a birdhouse, which will be auctioned Aug. 23rd at the Relay for Life event at Ashley Pond.  

Unpainted and unfinished birdhouses are available at Village Arts on DP Road or artists may create an original design.

Join in the fun and support a very worthwhile cause.

For more information, contact Cindy Eaton at 662-7073 (home), 470-1675 (cell), or


Los Alamos Farmers Market Opens May 2

on May 1, 2013 - 8:06am

Kentucky Derby Party Saturday at Dixie Girl

on April 30, 2013 - 9:36am

Kiwanis First Vice President Karen Kendall, left, and board member Linda Daly wear their Kentucky Derby Party hats this morning at KRSN. Photo by Nancy Coombs


Kiwanis First Vice President Karen Kendall and board member Linda Daly were interviewed on KRSN this morning about the May 4 Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting the Kentucky Derby Party 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. 

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Medical Center, is a benefit for “Project Eliminate,” a Kiwanis

Cowboy Breakfast With All The Fixins Sunday!

on April 30, 2013 - 9:15am

Los Alamos Coop Market Adopts Trail

on April 29, 2013 - 10:58am

The Los Alamos Coop Market adopted a section of the Pueblo Canyon Trail including the bridge. From left, Tim Morrison, Shawn West, Matt Dreier, Cody Ulibarri, Whitney Dreier, Brit Foster and Cooper Holder install the trail adoption sign. Courtesy photo

Employees of the Los Alamos Coop Market spent Clean Up Los Alamos Day removing a massive amount of trash and debris from their newly adopted section of the Pueblo Canyon Trail. From left, Cody Ulibarri, Brit Foster, Matt Dreier, Shawn West, Whitney Dreier, Tim Morrison and Cooper Holder. Open Space Specialist Craig Martin said, "Great job,

Community Beautifies Los Alamos

on April 29, 2013 - 10:27am

Clean Up Los Alamos Day

The Perch Paperie owner Gloria Brehm participates with hundreds of community members in last weekend's Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Courtesy photo


Shop on the Corner Has Influx of Men's Clothes

on April 29, 2013 - 10:11am

SOTC News:

The Shop on the Corner at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., has received the donation of a large amount of fine men’s clothing.

The community is encouraged to stop by the shop, 8:45-11:45 a.m., Wednesday to purchase some of the men's clothing, which will be priced at $1 per item.

All of the proceeds from the sale go to charity.



Community Invited to Habitat for Humanity Event

on April 29, 2013 - 8:51am

HFH News:

Community invited to Habitat for Humanity event 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Camino Habitat, warehouse space at the end of the Subdivision Property in Espanola.

Special Presentations:

Jimmy Carter workproject – local volunteers will make a special presentation and be available to answer questions regarding their recent volunteer experiences in:

  • Paraguay, Bonnie and Roger Cardon
  • Haiti, Laura McClellan
  • House Blessing of completed 8th new Habitat House.
  • Ground Blessing of Houses # 9 and #10 (under construction.)

Sign up to volunteer!


Butterflies Fill Local Flower Gardens

on April 29, 2013 - 8:22am

By Shannon L. Sayre

By Shannon L. Sayre

Ruby K’s Bagel Café to host ‘Seven Strategies to Sell More in Los Alamos’

on April 29, 2013 - 7:48am
Marketing expert Steve Roller will lead a discussion on improving sales Tuesday. Courtesy photo

At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 Steve Roller will lead a Ruby K’s Community Hour discussion about specific strategies Los Alamos businesses can use to sell more, and how Los Alamos can sell itself as a community.

Steve Roller is a web copywriter, travel writer and an expert on what motivates people to buy. His website is

“In the summer of 1986, after my freshman year at UW-Madison, I had the wonderfully crazy job of selling

The Wildlife Center to Hold Annual Open House

on April 28, 2013 - 1:25pm

Executive Director Katherine Eagleson of The Wildlife Center with Grace the eagle. Courtesy/TWS

Prairie Rattlesnake. Courtesy/TWS

TWC News:

  • Live snake demonstrations, nature activities and raptor viewing

ESPANOLA – The Wildlife Center, New Mexico’s only wildlife hospital, is holding its free Annual Open House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

The Open House is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with native New Mexico wildlife.

The Wildlife Center is in its 27 year of providing rehabilitation services to native New Mexico wildlife and educational

Selvi Viswanathan Receives Butterfly Garden Award

on April 28, 2013 - 12:21pm

Selvi Viswanathan enjoys her award-winning butterfly garden. Photo by Hari Viswanathan

The Southwestern Orangetip is one of the many butterflies that can be seen feeding in the Viswanathan garden. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

LAGC News:

Selvi Viswanathan, long-time Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) board member and active Los Alamos Garden Club member, was recently honored with a first-place award from the New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.

She received the “Butterfly Gardening across America Award.”

To earn her certificate and a monetary award, Viswanathan’s application included

LAYL Wild Day Underway!

on April 27, 2013 - 11:06am

Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL) Wild Day is happening now in downtown Los Alamos with arts, crafts, games and lunch and demonstrations including this one from members of the Los Alamos Police Department Bomb Squad ... participants say, 'LA bomb squad is the bomb!' Courtesy photo

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