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First Baptist Church Bingo Tonight

on November 11, 2013 - 6:50am


Community members 18 and older are invited to attend a bingo game in the gym at the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Dr.

The event runs 7-9 p.m., today, is free of charge and offers more than $500 in prizes.

Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Charles Fremont Huff Nov. 16

on November 11, 2013 - 6:42am

Dr. Charles Fremont Huff


A Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Charles Fremont Huff, 74, of Los Alamos, N.M. is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., Los Alamos, N.M.

Huff passed away in Los Alamos, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 from complications due to Parkinson’s disease.

Please come and join us in celebrating Charley’s life and for a reception following the service. Dress code is colorful and casual.


Letter to the Editor: American Legion Auxiliary Says Thanks

on November 11, 2013 - 6:38am
By American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90
Los Alamos

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 would like to thank the following businesses/vendors for their gracious donations/contributions to the Unit’s fundraiser held Oct. 19:

  • Chili Works
  • RPM
  • 50’s Diner
  • Claudia Lackas/Scentsy
  • Mandy George/Mary Kay
  • Home Improvement
  • Ruby K’s
  • Flowers by Gillian
  • Mark Hamilton
  • Shaunessy Nadeau/Dog Treat Basket
  • Renee Romero
  • Reel Deal Theater
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Starbucks

Farewell Events Organized for Denise Lane

on November 10, 2013 - 11:10am

Denise Lane at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in 2012. File photo


Community members are organizing farewell events for longtime Los Alamos restaurateur/Realtor Denise Lane who has sold the Dixie Girl Restaurant and is moving to Albuquerque.

"There are few people in recent Los Alamos history who have touched so many lives as Denise," JJ Maier said.

Lane's community involvement includes:

  • serving on many boards such as the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation;
  • being a consistent supporter of chamber and community based functions;

Severus the Dog Needs a Home

on November 10, 2013 - 9:13am


CROP Walk/Turkey Trot To Combat Hunger

on November 10, 2013 - 7:58am


The Annual CROP Walk/Turkey Trot is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 with sign up for the event starting at 1 p.m. at Los Alamos Middle School on North Mesa in Los Alamos.

The courses is 2.57 miles and a shorter 1.7 mile course bypassing the horse stables area. Food and drink will be available and everyone who fills out a chance ticket and puts it in the box before or after the runs has a chance to win one of 20-30 turkeys or 20 pumpkin pies after the conclusion of the runs. 

Event t-shirts will be available depending on amount of donation to CROP/LA Cares fund.

NJROTC Hosts Micah Jay Andersen Shoulder to Shoulder and Brain Brawl Competition

on November 10, 2013 - 7:23am


Saturday Nov. 1, the Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) unit hosted the Micah Jay Andersen Shoulder to Shoulder and Brain Brawl Competition. This event was the first of its kind in Area 9, which includes seven states and 60 schools.

The Los Alamos unit named the competition after a former cadet and LAHS graduate who was injured in Afghanistan by an IED and is now recovering in San Antonio.

The competition was held in the ROTC building at the high school and had six competing schools, including West Mesa High, Santa Fe High, Belen High,

RE/MAX of Los Alamos Hails 18 Years in Service to Community!

on November 9, 2013 - 10:08am
Courtesy/Kendra Henning
Los Alamos Daily Post

RE/MAX of Los Alamos turned 18 this year. The business was started by Realtor Jim Gautier who sold it to Gene and Nancy Mroz in 1999. Current owner Kendra Henning and her husband Paul purchased the business in January 2007.

“I came to work here in 2002 and loved it,” Henning said. “Nancy and Gene announced that they planned to retire and wanted to pass the business on to one of their realtors if possible.  I appreciated the business that had been built.

Chamisa Honors Veterans at Special Event

on November 9, 2013 - 8:11am

Chamisa honored veterans Friday. Courtesy photo

Chamisa honored veterans Friday. Courtesy photo

Chamisa honored veterans Friday. Courtesy photo


Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock honored veterans Friday at a special lunch ceremony. The special event included 29 veterans, a flag ceremony by Pack 20 Scouts, patriotic songs by primary students, and presentation of letters and cards from students wearing red, white and blue.

Veterans joined their hosts for lunch and each veteran was individually announced and recognized for his or her service.

PEEC Program Explores What Turkeys Eat for Thanksgiving

on November 9, 2013 - 7:20am

Wild turkey. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Most people think of a turkey as a golden brown plucked bird that comes out of an oven. But since we have native wild turkeys in New Mexico, why not spend a few minutes thinking about them having dinner instead of being dinner?

Leslie Dendy, a University of New Mexico - Los Alamos professor for the last 40 years, will discuss the surprisingly broad diet of wild turkeys, why they have big appetites, and the unique way in which they grind up their food.

Helene Chavez Wins Hunger Walk Logo Contest

on November 9, 2013 - 7:00am

Helene Chavez with her winning logo design. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The winner of the 2013 Logo Contest for the Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is Helene Chavez, a fifth grader from Mountain Elementary School. Entrants in the contest had to be in fourth through sixth grade.

As the winner, Helene will get to see her design on more than 150 t-shirts given out to participants at the event.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov 8

on November 8, 2013 - 11:38am

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Friday, Nov. 8

Faces of Lannan Exhibit Opening Reception 4:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library
The exhibit comprises photographs of 70 guest speakers from the acclaimed Readings and Conversations Series presented by the Lannan Foundation. Celebrated native New Mexican photographer Don Usner has been making portraits of Lannan Foundation guest speakers since 1997. Lecture by photographer Don Usner 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov 21 at Mesa Public Library.

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Crossroads Bible Church
Music by Brahms, Beethoven and


Dennis McCloskey Receives PGA Lifetime Achievement Award

on November 8, 2013 - 11:28am
Los Alamos Golf Pro Dennis McCloskey with his PGA Sun Country Section Lifetime Achievement Award. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

Retired Los Alamos Golf Professional Dennis McCloskey received one of the Professional Golf Association’s (PGA) most prestigious awards Nov. 2, the Sun Country Section Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given annually to golf professionals whose service is recognized by their peers as distinguished within the Sun Country Section and to the PGA.

McCloskey has been a member of the Sun Country Section for 38 years.

Pet of the Week: Cali the Cat

on November 8, 2013 - 11:19am

Cali the Cat. Courtesy photo


Cali is a declawed seven year old spayed female calico who was surrendered for being unhappy in her surroundings. She is very affectionate and loves to play fetch, although her idea of fetch is when she tosses toys down from her perch and expects you to return them to her.

Cali is reported to do well with small dogs, some other cats, and even ferrets! She does very well in the communal cat room at the shelter.  Because Cali is declawed, she must be an indoor cat only.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great

Genealogical Association to Learn about Wikis

on November 8, 2013 - 8:34am

LAGA News:

The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos. 

The speaker will be Eowyn Langholf from Albuquerque. Her topic is "A Quickie on the Wiki, It’s Not That Tricky!"

There will be no meeting in December.


Renowned Quilter Darlene Zimmerman Visits Los Alamos

on November 8, 2013 - 7:15am

Oopsie Daisy quilt pattern by Darlene Zimmerman.

LAP News:

The Los Alamos Piecemakers (LAP) Quilt Guild is hosting a nationally renowned quilter. Darlene Zimmerman has published 12 books and designed many patterns. She has designed fabrics for Robert Kaufman for 13 years and developed several quilting tools.

Zimmerman will do a trunk show and lecture at noon Tuesday, Nov. 19 during the LAP Quilt Guild Meeting at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

Zimmerman also will conduct her “Oopsie Daisy” workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the United Church of Los Alamos.



Fidel L. Gutierrez, Senior Vice President, Los Alamos National Bank – Passes Away

on November 7, 2013 - 3:21pm

LANB News:

Fidel Lee Gutierrez fought a short courageous battle with cancer and passed away. His life began on November 3, 1962 and ended on November 3, 2013.

The son of Elie S. Gutierrez and Grace J. Gutierrez, Fidel acquired distinct personality and character traits from both his parents. Fidel’s strong work ethic, public service, mental toughness, athletic ability, importance of family, financial accountability and ability to synthesize and analyze information are attributed to his father.

Local Adopt-a-Family Program Seeks Sponsors

on November 7, 2013 - 9:21am

Staff Report

The seasons are changing and it is once again that time of year in which so many generously offer assistance to those in need. One way to do this is through the Adopt-a-Family program.        

The Adopt-a-Family program was founded several years ago and has assisted many local Los Alamos and surrounding area residents. In 2003, Margie Gillespie, long time program coordinator, had to step down and the Los Alamos Alpha Zeta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi took on the challenge of coordinating the Adopt-a-Family program.

This year, the focus is on assisting families in the Los Alamos


PEEC Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive

on November 7, 2013 - 7:44am

PEEC's 'bearometer' will track donations. If the bear reaches its goal by Dec. 31, the bear will be able to hibernate for the winter. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) kicked off its Annual Fund Drive Nov. 1, with a goal of raising $15,000 to support the costs of operating the nature center all year long and providing free or low cost nature programs to the community.

This year, PEEC is keeping track of donations through a “bearometer”. If the bear reaches its goal by Dec. 31, the bear will be able to hibernate for the winter.

PEEC has been


Mother Alicia Pope Explores The Holy Spirit

on November 7, 2013 - 7:30am

The TOTH Generations Band. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

Who Is The Holy Spirit
By Maryann Blackhart

Another holiday weekend—hooray! Nothing to do? We have lots to do at Trinity on the Hill’s Generations service at 6:07 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 starting with a free dinner at 5:15 p.m. in Kelly Hall. We provide free daycare, too.

Stop for a moment and imagine what it would be like to see the world through the eyes of a 5-year-old child. What do you see? Or perhaps you see God in a sunset or in a stranger who helps another.

Taos County Historical Society Holds Reception and Signing for ‘Taos: A Topical History’

on November 7, 2013 - 7:26am

TCHS News:

In the 1950s Frank Waters observed, “For a tiny hinterland community that has never heard the whistle of a train, (Taos's) impact has been exceeded by a few metropolitan communities.”

Surprisingly, the last full-length book to attempt the history of this storied town is Blanch C. Grant's 1934 When Old Trails Were New. That was almost 80 years ago. Now, there is a new book that fills the need for a substantial new account of this place, where three cultures–Tiwa, Spanish and Anglo–have shared land, water, and traditions continuously for at least 700 years.

In six parts and 25

November Events at Bandelier

on November 6, 2013 - 1:58pm
Domesticated turkeys. Courtesy/BNM

The leaves are changing color, the Sandhill Cranes can be heard migrating overhead, and the brisk fall weather make it a perfect time to explore Bandelier National Monument. Join us for fun and exciting activities in the month of November. For more information about these upcoming events, contact the Bandelier National Monument Visitor Center at 505.671.3861 x 517

 Nov. 9-11: Fee Free Veterans Day Weekend

The National Park Service would like to honor our brave veterans by offering fee free entrance to everyone over the upcoming weekend.

Dr. Patricia A. Combs Bids Community Farewell

on November 6, 2013 - 1:23pm

By Patricia A. Combs, M.D.          

Dear Patients, Colleagues, and Friends:

I have made the difficult decision to close my medical practice, effective Dec. 31, 2013.

I will be joining a larger, private-practice group in southern New Mexico where I will be able to resume a full-time obstetric and gynecologic practice with shared call coverage. I have missed delivering babies, and the special bonding that occurs when participating in such a special time for families.  

For the time being, my three boys will remain in school here, and I will keep my home here in Los Alamos.


5K Run/Walk for 1st. Lt. Micah Anderson Nov.11

on November 6, 2013 - 10:48am


No RTD Blue Buses on Veterans Day

on November 6, 2013 - 10:11am

Blue Buses. Courtesy/NCRTD


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. 

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume Tuesday, Nov. 12.