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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

How Many Skip Kings Attended Rotary Club This Week?

on April 4, 2013 - 6:11am
Members of the Sonny Brown Business Award Committee, Mike Lippiatt, Donnie Torres and Richard Matteson and Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Linda Hull played a joke on Rotary Club Master of Fines Skip King during the presentation of a check to Pet Pangaea owner Cindi Wells Tuesday. Recently, King has instituted a $2 payoff to the Club each time a Club member appears in the Los Alamos Daily Post. King will have to pay up times four at the next Rotary Club meeting thanks to the SBBC committee. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Hula Hoop and Hokey Pokey Part of Sock Hop Fun

on April 4, 2013 - 6:10am

Dancers of a wide range of ages performed the Hokey Pokey during the Los Alamos Family Council's Sock Hop fundraiser last month. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

An energetic hula hoop contest drew out the younger set. Photo by Morrie Pongratz


Great Conversations Reveals Two More Conversation Guides

on April 3, 2013 - 2:29pm


Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. 

This is the 4th Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

It will take place from 2-5 p.m., April 28 at Los Alamos High School in the new building.

This is the third in a series about the conversations that will take place at this year's event.

Reading into the Change in Books: Kindle, Nook & iPad

Steven Thomas

How is the nature of the publishing industry being fundamentally altered?

County Officials Visit With Los Alamos Housing Partnership Board

on April 3, 2013 - 1:58pm

Community and Economic Development Department Director Anne Laurent and County Housing Manager Paul Andrus, at center, met in the fourth floor conferance room of Los Alamos National Bank Tuesday evening with members of the Los Alamos Housing Partnership Board of Directors, from left, Karl Hjelvik, Bob Fuselier, Pearl White, Denise Terrazas and Anne Nobile. The group discussed affordable housing issues within the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Vote Today to Help Local Couple Win Dream Wedding

on April 3, 2013 - 10:55am
Local couple Chris Rondeau and Jeanette Trujillo are vying to win a New Mexico dream wedding while raising money for UNM Children's Hospital. Courtesy photo
Staff report

Go online today to vote for Los Alamos’ contestants in New Mexico Dream Wedding, Jeanette Trujillo and Chris Rondeau, a fund raising event for UNM Children's Hospital. Voting ends at midnight today.

Visit to vote and help the couple win a dream wedding.

The winner of the $50,000 Dream Wedding will be announced at 7 p.m.

Rotary Student of the Month for March: Judy Lee

on April 3, 2013 - 9:43am

Judy Lee


Judy Lee, a junior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for March. 

Lee is the daughter of Myung Choand Sang Yoon Lee and the sister of Dong Hun Lee.

Lee, an exceptional student, is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Natural Helpers, a national program through which she was selected by her peers as someone with a natural skill for helping others. 

Lee’s sensitivity to others is also marked by her service to the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program where, for four years, she has assisted director Irene