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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: April 11

on April 12, 2013 - 9:40am

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Farmer's Market 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Fuller Lodge

Amelia Bedelia's Birthday Party 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Mesa Public Library
A celebration of that mixed-up creation of author Peggy Parish. Games and celebration for our favorite easily mixed up friend who turns 50 this year. For kids ages 0-12. Parents must accompany 6 and unders.

Fundraiser for Russ Gordon's Summer Concert Series 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Lodge
650 North Mesa Rd (near the stables). Come Dance with Russ and Friends,


Biking Tibet in the Days of 'Red China'

on April 12, 2013 - 8:23am

Tim Goering and Dave Colbert took a bike trip through China and Tibet in 1986, just when it was opening to Westerners. Qomolanga (Mt. Everest) from Tibet, in a photo taken on a return trip 20 years after their expedition. Courtesy/LAM


The April meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers features a slide show by Tim Goering and Dave Colbert about a mountain biking trip to China and Tibet in 1986.  

They biked across China and Tibet to Nepal, riding across Inner Mongolia, northern and central China, and from Lanzhou across Qinghai province and Tibet.

They finished their

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard To Hold Town Hall Meeting

on April 11, 2013 - 12:54pm


State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard will join with the AARP of Los Alamos to hold a Town Hall meeting 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Betty Erhart Senior Center in the classroom (lower level.)

All members of the public are invited to attend the meeting where they will be given a briefing on the recent Legislative session and how it impacts Los Los Alamos and New Mexico.

Questions from the audience will be welcome and attendees will also be able to visit with Rep. Garcia Richard.

Light refreshments provided by the AARP will be served.

Contact Rep.

When Disaster Strikes, UMCOR Is There

on April 11, 2013 - 12:42pm
For UMCOR Team photo: Los Alamos team standing in front of the many boxes they verified: Front row from left, Terry Foxx, Debbie Welker (Angel Fire), Mary McInerny, Don Welker, Audrey Chumley (Santa Cruz UMC), Carol Ann Martz. Back row from left, Valarie Miller, Jan Littleton, Tom Littleton, Holly Kenney, Royce Taylor, Jim Foxx, Harry Martz, Peggy Goldman (LA First UMC.) Courtesy photo
When Disaster Strikes, UMCOR Is There

Where there is an acute human need caused by disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, political turmoil, or civil disaster the United


Veterans' Benefits Outreach in Los Alamos April 25

on April 11, 2013 - 12:14pm


Los Alamos RSVP is hosting a free Armed Forces Veterans Benefits Outreach 10 a.m. to noon, April 25 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.

RSVP gets federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, state funding from the Aging and Long Term Services Department and support from Los Alamos County.

Two Veterans’ Service officers from the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS) will be on hand to assist veterans and their families with filing for or answering any questions about VA and state veterans’ benefits—ranging from health care needs,

Sec Sandoval Painting Benefits Los Alamos Family Council

on April 11, 2013 - 12:02pm

Renowned Los Alamos artist Secundino Sandoval with Tim Gallegos, the winner of a drawing at the Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop for Sandoval's original painting.

LAFC News:

This was the seventh year that Sandoval, an early graduate of Los Alamos High School, has donated one of his paintings for the annual LA Family Council fundraiser - the Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop.

He spent most of the evening with us - part of the time he was out back helping Paul Martinez, Youth Activity Center Program Director, cook hamburgers, which were donated by Hot Rocks Café.

Other food donations were received from


Local Girl Scout FIRST LEGO League Team Going to World Championship

on April 11, 2013 - 11:11am

The Atomic Flying Pickles Team includes Summer Bronson, 12, Evelyn Doebling, 11, Haylee Richardson, 11, Catherine Rousculp, 12, and Lauren Stubben, 12, are all sixth graders at Mountain Elementary School. Courtesy photo

FLL News:

Local Girl Scout FIRST LEGO League Team—The Atomic Flying Pickles—from Los Alamos are heading to the FLL World Championship held in Saint Louis, MO April 25-27.

The Atomic Flying Pickles are a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails.

FLL Teams use LEGO Mindstorm kits to design robots that can compete autonomously on a field table with


Tuesday's Storm Creates Snow Blossoms

on April 11, 2013 - 7:35am

Tuesday's storm left spring flowers near Oppenheimer Drive encased in snow. Photo by Karen Kendall/

Local Storm Blankets Area With Snow

on April 11, 2013 - 7:23am

Snow from Tuesday's storm blankets trees and birdhouse on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

New Living Treasures of Los Alamos Unveiled!

on April 10, 2013 - 9:46am

New Living Treasures of Los Alamos from left, Lee A. Builta, Rosmarie H. Frederickson and Craig Martin. Photo by Jim Gautier

Living Treasures of Los Alamos News:

It is once again time to invite northern New Mexicans to celebrate the contributions of those who have so greatly enhanced life on the Hill.

Living Treasures of Los Alamos will honor Lee A. Builta, Rosmarie H. Frederickson and Craig Martin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

Lee A.

Fight Breast Cancer at Run for Her Life April 14

on April 10, 2013 - 9:43am
Runners race for the finish line during the 2012 Run for Her Life. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Put on your running (or walking) shoes. At 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14 the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah, the Los Alamos Jewish Center and Atomic City Roadrunners will present the third annual Run for Her Life.

The event is a 5K and 10K race in Los Alamos to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.

This is the only race specifically targeting breast cancer to be held in Los Alamos.

White Rock Sky Shows Calm After Storm

on April 10, 2013 - 8:22am

View looking east on Bryce in White Rock early Tuesday evening following a stormy day filled with rain and snow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/





Did Carmen Say Yes?

on April 10, 2013 - 8:12am

An as yet unknown person has popped the question to someone named Carmen through this message painted on the White Rock rock ... the question is ... did Carmen say yes? Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Weather: Mostly Cloudy, Windy and Much Colder

on April 9, 2013 - 7:03am

6:41am with 12:52 hours of sunlight, then sets at 7:33pm


Today: Mostly cloudy, windy and much colder with a couple of showers, perhaps mixed with snow later.

High today: 46°

  • WSE 15 mph
  • Gusts: 27 mph

Tonight: A little snow ending this evening; becoming clear, breezy and colder.

Low tonight: 27°

  • SSW 13 mph
  • Gusts: 21 mph

Extended forecast:

6:04pm with 13:08 hours of moonlight, sets at 7:12pm



LARSO Annual Public Meetings April 15, 19

on April 8, 2013 - 4:08pm


The Los Alamos Retired & Seniors Organization will host a public meeting at both local senior centers in April to hear ideas, concerns and feedback about the services it provides. 

The meeting at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row,  will be noon Monday, April 15.

The meeting at the White Rock Senior Center, 35 Rover Blvd., will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 19.

Plan to attend one of these meetings to become familiar with the services provided at the senior centers and to share ideas for new services needed.

About the Senior Centers

The mission of the Los Alamos


Empty Nesters and Friends Club Meets Tonight

on April 8, 2013 - 9:19am

Pet of the Week: Mildred the Lab Mix

on April 8, 2013 - 8:03am


Mildred is ayoung lab mix with a bundle of energy. She has a wonderful time running around the dog park, and despite her small size, enjoys the company of large dogs more than small dogs.

She is a very sweet girl who wants to please everyone.

Mildred and other adoptable pets are available at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website at  for information about volunteering, adopting and donating.

Also check out the Petfinder page for photos and to learn more about the adoptable pets at

Groves Portrait Now Permanently Displayed in Los Alamos

on April 7, 2013 - 2:24pm
The Los Alamos High School NJROTC presents the nation's colors at the Betty Ehart Senior Center during a community celebration of Los Alamos National Laboratory's 70 years of service. Highlighting the event was the unveiling of the official military portrait of Gen. Leslie Groves donated to the Los Alamos Historical Museum by the Groves family. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Listening to Los Alamos WWII Historian Nancy Bartlit, from left, LANL Director Charlie McMillan, Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant, commander, U.S.

Los Alamos Animal Shelter Helps Santa Fe With Space Issue From Dog Hoarding Case

on April 7, 2013 - 12:04pm

Jacinta Leston with 5-year-old Bandalario and 4-year-old Poncio Saturday at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. The male Chihuahuas were transferred from the Santa Fe Shelter recently to make room for 48 dog hoarding victims. Contact the Los Alamos Shelter to adopt Bandalario or Poncio. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ruby, a 2-year-old pit bull and Heath, a 3-year-old shepherd mix take time out from playing to eat treats Saturday at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Ruby and Heath transferred in from the Santa Fe Shelter. Contact the Los Alamos Shelter to adopt Ruby or Heath.

Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meets April 11

on April 7, 2013 - 8:30am
LAGA News:
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.
George Jennings will give a report on the recent Roots Tech 2013 Conference and the benefits of attending genealogical conferences.
The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Pancakes and Canine Kisses on Sunday's Menu

on April 6, 2013 - 7:33am

Restorative Justice Training at LAHS

on April 5, 2013 - 8:41am
Circle Time - Los Alamos Teen Center Team Leader Daniel Yamada was one of 45 in attendance at a restorative justice training, held at Los Alamos High School. The training was hosted by JJAB, Los Alamos County and CYFD for programs statewide. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


Last month, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board hosted a training in the area of restorative justice, to enhance  programs across the state with a valuable tool.

“Our directive from CYFD was to open up our trainings at least regionally if not state wide,” said Ellen Ben-Naim, JJAB Co-coordinator,

Save Lives at Kentucky Derby Party

on April 4, 2013 - 10:16am

'A Storm Approaching' by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman will be raffled at the May 4 Derby Party for charity. Courtesy photo


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

Kentucky Derby Party Chair Linda Daly says, “Put on your best Derby attire, grab a Daily Racing Form and join us for an afternoon at Churchill Downs for the 139th Run for the Roses!”

Tickets are $50 per person and include a Mint Julep and abundant hors d’oeuvres.


Pet Pangaea Chosen Rotary's Local and Districtwide Small Business of the Year!

on April 4, 2013 - 7:04am
Members of the Sonny Brown Business Award (SBBA) Committee, from left, Chairman Mike Lippiatt, Donnie Torres and Richard Matteson and Rotary Club President Linda Hull, right, present a $250 check to Pet Pangaea owner Cindi Wells at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday. The local pet store is the winner of this year's SBBA award. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Every other year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Club honors one local non-Rotarian business that exemplifies the high ethical standards of Rotary.

This year, the Club’s SBBA Committee, chaired

Tools for Transforming Intense and Difficult Children

on April 4, 2013 - 6:13am