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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

Self Help Inc. Thanks Gillian Sutton

on April 3, 2013 - 9:09am

From left, Michaelle Sutton, Gillian Sutton, David Sutton, Ellen Morris Bond and Walter Barkley as Self Help, Inc. board members and staff present Gillian Sutton with a gift to thank her for the many hours given to make the Empty Bowls Project a successful event. The 2013 Empty Bowl raised $12,000 to support the programs of Self Help, Inc. Gillian Sutton and KRSN will continue to sponsor and coordinate the annual event, which has become one of Los Alamos' favorite spring fundraisers. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Historical Sculptures Master Plan - The Details

on April 2, 2013 - 11:44am
Oppenheimer and Groves statues on Central Avenue in front of Fuller Lodge adorned with flowers during the 2012 County Fair. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall
Los Alamos Daily Post


The Historical Sculptures Master Plan

The Historical Sculptures “Master Plan” proposes 18 bronze lifelike statues representing five eras of Los Alamos History be placed in multiple locations in the downtown Los Alamos area. 

The historical eras are the Manhattan Project, Ranch School, Homestead, Cold War and Ancestral Pueblo.

Nancy Bartlit, a former county councilor and past president of

Beer and Movie About Beer April 18

on April 2, 2013 - 11:04am

LABC News:

Beer and a movie? Why the heck not?

Join the Los Alamos Beer Co-op at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18 for beer and a movie about beer. (Does it get any better?)

Seating is limited, so get tickets early.


'Lunch with a Leader' Features Tom Ribe April 11

on April 2, 2013 - 10:34am
Tom Ribe
The League of Women Voters will have a return visit from Tom Ribe for their monthly Lunch with a Leader April 11.
The last time Ribe spoke to the group, he addressed concerns about the Caldera.
His April 11 talk will provide an overview of the power sources in Los Alamos and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.
"Los Alamos' power supply is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation and green power," Ribe said.

Music and Memories of Scott 'Dreddlokk' Irving April 6

on April 2, 2013 - 10:22am

New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony April 22-23

on April 2, 2013 - 10:02am

  • David Barger, JetBlue President/CEO and Dr. Terry Holliday, keynote event

ALBUQUERQUE - Registration is underway for the 2013 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit and New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony scheduled for April 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque.

Keynote speakers for the event are David Barger, President/CEO, JetBlue and Dr. Terry Holliday, Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Education. 

The two-day Learning Summit will feature “best practice” sessions on the “7 Keys to Performance Excellence” by outstanding presenters from New

Kids Score Easter Eggs Thanks to Elks

on March 31, 2013 - 8:36am

The Easter Bunny arrived at Ashley Pond to greet the huge crowd of kids gathered to hunt Easter eggs Saturday morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Hundreds gathered at Ashley Pond for the Elks Easter Egg Hunt. Three areas were taped off for different age groups. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Ian and Yuna Vance at the Los Alamos Elks Easter Egg Hunt at Ashley Pond Saturday. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Aden Garcia decked out in his cape holds his special dinosaur basket. Plastic eggs were filled with candy and temporary tattoos.

Rotary Club of Los Alamos Dedicates Life Saving AED

on March 31, 2013 - 8:08am

 Local Rotarian/Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and President Linda Hull of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicate an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during a ceremony Wednesday, March 27 at the Lodge. Photo by Katy Korkos  

Rotary Club President Linda Hull, center, and Rotarians Skip and Linda King speak with Karen Nilsson Brandt, left, whose father died of a heart attack at her wedding reception in Fuller Lodge 30 years ago. Photo by Katy Korkos

Staff report

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicated an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during

Community Packs Zia Realty Group Open House

on March 29, 2013 - 2:09pm

Zia Realty Group brokers and family members, including JJ Chrobolinski holding giant scissors, cut the ribbon Thursday to celebrate the 'fastest growing realty company in Los Alamos.' Zia Realty Group owner/broker James Chrobocinski, center, founded Zia Realty Group in 2012 and has since purchased REA Realty Company and Los Alamos Properties. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

More than 300 community members, business leaders and County officials, including County Administrator Harry Burgess, filled the Zia Realty Group office building at 1416 Trinity Dr.

Crowd Gathers for Los Alamos Family Council Sock Hop

on March 29, 2013 - 12:33pm

Poodle skirts were flying as community members took to the dance floor for the Los Alamos Family Council's Sock Hop fundraiser held last weekend. Local merchants provided door prizes and the snack bar provided root beer float prizes for winners of the bubblegum blowing, dance and hula hoop contests. Marlane Hamilton (Vice President) and Diane Daughton (President) are at the front table selling tickets. Popcorn on the table is served in an antique record that was ruffled by baking it in an oven. Every table had free popcorn served this way at the event.

Birth Announcement: Blumenthal / Mockler-Wood Baby Girl Born March 20

on March 29, 2013 - 11:48am

Patrick Mockler-Wood and Emily Blumenthal with their newborn daughter Emma Aspen Mockler-Wood. Courtesy photo

New Baby News:

Patrick Mockler-Wood, co-owner of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in Los Alamos and Emily Blumenthal celebrate the birth of their daughter Emma Aspen Mockler-Wood.

Emma Aspen was born March 20 at the Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center in Taos.

She weighs 7 lbs. 6 ozs. and is 19.5 inches long.





Learn About YMCA Express Through Orientations

on March 29, 2013 - 9:45am
YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is offering free orientations to its new Y Express facility beginning at noon today.

One of the Y's wellness coaches will introduce community members to the Functional Training room at the Y Express, discuss and demonstrate proper use of the functional training and cardio room machines and give attendees an opportunity to try out the equipment.

Anyone unable to attend a scheduled orientation may schedule an individual orientation.

These orientations are free to the public, Y membership is not required and there is no need to register. 

Several days and times are

County Pavement Manager Tom Roach Retires

on March 29, 2013 - 7:38am

Los Alamos County Pavement Manager Tom Roach in the Pajarito Cliffs office of Transportation Manager Nancy Talley on his final day of work Thursday. Roach retired after 14 years of service to Los Alamos County. 'I started here without fanfare and I want to leave here without fanfare,'  Roach told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton said that Roach will be greatly missed and that he was completely dedicated to the County - working around the clock during snow removal efforts to ensure that everyone else in the community could travel safely.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: March 28

on March 28, 2013 - 10:10pm

This week's preview sponsored by

Zia Realty Group Open House & Ribbon Cutting 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 1

Authors Speak Series: Sun Sticks and Mud: 1000 Years of Earth Building in the Desert Southwest
7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Mesa Public Libr
Bart Kaltenbach and Barbra Anschel with Photographer Steve Fitch
A fascinating look at earth architecture in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Utah and California.

The Reel Deal Theater and PEEC will present two exciting short films that teach sustainability through fly fishing at 7 p.m.