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Chiravalle: Crab Fest Supports Local Projects

on February 19, 2019 - 8:53am
By Vincent Chiravalle, President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is having its 10th annual Crab Fest fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (the intersection of Trinity and DP Road).

The Crab Fest is a great opportunity to enjoy family-style all-you-can-eat crab legs and prawns (and chicken), participate in live and silent auctions, and help raise money for service projects both in our own community and internationally.

Scenes From Secret City Kitchen And Los Alamos Makers' Date Night

on February 18, 2019 - 8:11am
On Friday, Feb. 15, Los Alamos Makers at 3540 Orange St., was transformed into a pop-up venue for an out-of-the-ordinary date night. A virtual crackling  fireplace projected on the large screen, along with romantic background music, made for a soothing atmosphere. The unusual center pieces were one-of-a-kind fused glass bottles handmade by glass art instructor Sue Bombardt. Courtesy photo


Jeremy Varela, owner of  Secret City Kitchen with his catering team wowed the guests with a sophisticated table and a delicious 3-course meal. Courtesy photo


For their 2nd course, guests had a

Tickets Available For Annual Rotary Crab Fest

on February 16, 2019 - 2:03pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: Pasta Paradiso Delivers!

on February 13, 2019 - 7:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Clay Staley delivering dinner Tuesday evening to the Los Alamos Daily Post news team from Pasta Paradiso Fine Italian Ristorante, Steakhouse & Lunch Buffet on Trinity Drive. Pasta Paradiso has just launched its dinner delivery service, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To place an order for delivery, visit or call 505.662.0552. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pajarito Masonic Lodge Charity Waffle Breakfast Feb. 16

on February 7, 2019 - 9:55am

Pajarito Masonic Lodge News:

The community is invited to attend the Pajarito Masonic Lodge charity waffle breakfast to benefit Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 222.

The breakfast is 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Masonic Lodge, 1400 N. Sage Loop near the corner of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Tickets are available at the door ($8 for adults, $4 for children 5 and under) or through contacting a member of Troop 222.  Proceeds will help fund summer camp and high-adventure camp.

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexico Dishes: Chocolate Chimayo Red Soufflé

on February 7, 2019 - 8:25am
Chocolate Chimayo Red Soufflé. Photo by Liddie Martinez
Espanola Valley
A few years ago my husband was invited to participate in a dune buggy adventure in Mexico.
Had the invitation had been extended to me, which it was not; a long weekend covered in sand would not have been my idea of an awesome vacation.
Luckily, I was able to tag along with him to San Diego to meet up with his buddies and arranged my own private weekend to take in uninterrupted jaunts in Balboa Park museums, strolls along manicured gardens, lengthy coastal drives to old Spanish

Quirky Pairing For Post-Valentine’s Day Dinner

on February 5, 2019 - 9:34am



Secret City Kitchen, the UNM-LA cafe and Los Alamos Makers, the local makerspace at 3540 Orange St., have come together to present a "Date Night" like no other.

Friday, Feb. 15, the makerspace will turn into a quirky pop-up venue for a unique evening of exquisite food, paired with a memorable experience making a custom keepsake.

Secret City Kitchen will serve a special 3-course meal and each couple will get a chance to choose their 5 by 7 design and leave with a custom commemorative laser-engraved sign.

The deadline to register for the event is Thursday, Feb.

Unquarked Vandalized Friday Night Or Early Saturday

on February 4, 2019 - 12:54am

Unquarked was vandalized, late Friday night or early Saturday morning at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. There is a police investigation open and anyone with information regarding the incident or the two people seen in a silver Prius on surveillance video, should contact the police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Recognize this silver Prius? Call police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Recognize this silver Prius? Call police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Minimum Wage Hike Advances Despite Restaurant Industry’s Fight

on February 3, 2019 - 3:28pm
Bill McCamley, secretary-designate of the Department of Workforce Solutions, speaks in favor of House Bill 31 during a committee hearing Friday. The legislation would raise the statewide minimum wage to $10 an hour in July and increase it annually up to $12 an hour in 2021. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
Democrats campaigned last year on a promise to raise New Mexico's minimum wage, which has remained at $7.50 an hour for a decade.
How high it will go, exactly, is a question that quickly has become wrapped in a battle waged by the

Cowboy Breakfast At Sheriff's Posse Lodge Sunday

on January 31, 2019 - 9:21am

The Sons Of The American Legion Squadron 90 Community Breakfast Jan. 20

on January 15, 2019 - 8:04pm

Hot Rocks Cafe Hosts Special Lunch For University Of Nebraska Hockey Team In Town For Tournament

on January 14, 2019 - 7:00am

Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke hosted a lunch Saturday for the University of Nebraska Hockey Team in town to play in the Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Nice Los Alamos hospitality shown by Burke and Hot Rocks. The restaurant is at 4200 West Jemez Road across the street from LANL. Photo by Chief Troy Hughes

In appreciation for his kind hospitality, the University of Nebraska Hockey Team presented Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke with a jersey signed by team members. Photo by Chief Troy Hughes

Hot Rocks Java Cafe owner Brad Burke holds up the signed

Heavy Snow Collapses Roof & Traps Cars At Sonic

on January 13, 2019 - 4:23pm

Los Alamos police and firefighters on the scene this afternoon of a couple of vehicles trapped under the roof that collapsed from the weight of heavy snow at Sonic on Trinity Drive. First responders told the Los Alamos Daily Post that no injuries have been reported. Sonic is closed until further notice. Photo by John McHale/

First responders jack up the collapsed roof at Sonic to open the doors of the vehicles pinned beneath and extract the occupants safely. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Scene this afternoon of the collapsed roof at Sonic.

New Cooking School Aims To Educate Kids About Healthy Food In Fun Way At Little Sprout’s Kitchen

on January 9, 2019 - 8:58am
Little Sprout’s Kitchen owner Kelly Parker at home in her kitchen in White Rock. The eight members of Parker’s Spice Girls cooking club made the dishes pictured here. Courtesy photo
When White Rock resident Kelly Parker retired after a long career as a graphic designer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, she began searching for ways to fill her time.
She volunteered in Houston during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. She traveled to Portugal and worked on a farm. And now, she’s starting a new venture right in her own home: Little Sprouts Kitchen.
Via Little

Secret City Kitchen Now Open Fridays!

on January 8, 2019 - 7:42am

Secret City Kitchen owner Jeremy Varela and his assistant Sanaa Ahmed at the popular eatery monday morning inside the student center in Building 2 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus. They announced that beginning this week, the restaurant is now open Fridays. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Secret City Kitchen also serves Tapas @ The Tub 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays at 163 Central Park Square and offers catering for small get togethers, business meetings and large events. To learn more, click here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Liddie's Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Mincemeat Empanaditas

on January 3, 2019 - 9:17am
Mincemeat Empanaditas. Photo by Liddie Martinez
Espanola Valley
Holidays for my family were more about looking back and embracing tradition; a time to bring the family together.
Since my Grandmother was the matriarch and lived with us when I was a kid, generations of relatives started arriving the week of Thanksgiving and came and left with such irregularity, you never knew who might come to dinner.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge 7-11 a.m. Sunday

on January 2, 2019 - 7:29am

January 2019 Edition Of Prism Now Online

on December 29, 2018 - 7:27am

Click on the image below to read the January issue of Prism.

Coffee & Connections At Pig + Fig Café Thursday

on December 26, 2018 - 9:18am

On The Job In Los Alamos: At El Parasol

on December 22, 2018 - 8:18am

On the job in Los Alamos working the drive-up window Wednesday afternoon at El Parasol is Raphael Apodaca. Apodaca is a front end counter clerk and has worked for more than a year at El Parasol at 1903 Central Ave. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAMS PTO Fundraiser At Papa Murphy’s Monday

on December 11, 2018 - 10:47am


The Los Alamos Middle School PTO will hold a Papa Murphy’s fundraiser Monday, Dec. 17.

For every pizza purchased and a coupon handed over with that purchase, Papa Murphy's will donate $3 to the LAMS PTO. Coupons will be available at Papa Murphy's that day or can be downloaded and printed ahead of time.

The PTO is a positive, supportive group for Los Alamos Middle School, dedicated to serving the needs of students, parent/guardians and staff.

Kiwanis ‘Breakfast With Santa’ Draws Major Crowd

on December 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

Kiwanis President Philo Shelton mixes pancake batter at the annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy/Kiwanis


The Kiwanis “Breakfast with Santa,” which opened the Los Alamos Holiday Season Saturday, Dec. 8, was a great success.

Ann Hayes, chairwoman of the event, said it was “just great.”

“Good weather. Lots of help. Lots of people. It was just very nice,” she said.

The breakfast began at 7 a.m.

Scenes From Breakfast With Santa This Morning

on December 8, 2018 - 2:47pm
Youngsters pose for a photo with Santa at Breakfast with Santa thisd morning at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Rita Zamora of Del Norte Credit Union, left, and Kiwanian Linda Daly welcome guests this morning to Breakfast with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Families gather for Breakfast with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of Los Alamos High School Key Club serve juice. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Families wait in line to have their picture taken with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J.

Kiwanis Club Hosts Breakfast With Santa Saturday

on December 3, 2018 - 7:53am
Kiwanians preparing food for Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo
The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and DelNorte Credit Union, is 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party.

Coffee & Connections At Fleur de Lys 10 a.m. Today!

on November 29, 2018 - 9:43am