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GOP/LAFRW Summer Picnic Ashley Pond July 11

on July 4, 2015 - 6:54am
The Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women invites the community to join them for the annual GOP/LAFRW summer picnic at Ashley Pond Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11. 
There will be lots of friends, food and fun.
There will be no business meeting this month.

Tonight's Summer Concert: 531st USAF Band At Pond

on July 3, 2015 - 11:20am

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the 531st Air Force Reserve Band at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The show free and sponsored by Smith's Marketplace so bring friends, family, rain gear and chairs. For a sneak peek, click here.

Chief Stone: How The Los Alamos County Ambulance Service Works

on July 3, 2015 - 10:48am
Los Alamos County ambulance fleet. Courtesy/LAFD
Division Chief  Emergency Medical Services
Los Alamos County Fire Department
When someone calls 911 for a medical emergency, emergency medical technicians and paramedics respond to your call. Often, this results in an ambulance transport to the emergency room.

Such a transport raises many questions for the patient and the family. Who is in charge of determining whether the emergency trip to the hospital was necessary? Who pays for the ambulance, the crew, and the equipment during the trip to the hospital?

Take A Virtual Wildflower Walk Tuesday

on July 3, 2015 - 10:48am
An example of the specimens on display at the Jemez Mountain Herbarium. Photo by Chick Keller

PEEC News:

Spring and summer are wonderful times to enjoy the abundant wildflowers.

Sometimes however, the weather does not cooperate, or a wildflower blooms at a time or location that is not convenient for viewing. But this shouldn’t stop local residents from knowing local wildflowers!

The Jemez Mountain Herbarium houses 950 species of local plants.

Pet Of The Week: Freckles The Cat

on July 3, 2015 - 7:23am
Freckles the cat is looking for a new home. Courtesy/FOS

Freckles is an 8-year-old spayed female tortie whose face is orange on one side and dark of the other.

She is an indoor cat who loves attention from adults. She can be a bit selective about other feline company and should have her own separate “facilities”. According to her last family, Freckles avoids children and dogs. However, she has accepted visits from very gentle children at the shelter.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder

Pajarito Astronomers Dark Night Star Gazing July 11

on July 2, 2015 - 4:20pm


The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 8:30 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, July 11 at Spirio Soccer Field in Overlook Park. 

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn and its rings will be visible.

There will be a tour of the summer constellations, and telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.

Call Steve Becker at 505.662.3252 for

Police: TAG YOUR TOTS At Overlook Park July 4

on July 2, 2015 - 9:23am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be issuing wristbands to children this Saturday at overlook park for the 4th of July festivities as a part of the TAG YOUR TOTS initiative.

Parents may come to the LAPD information tent that will be set up in the south west corner of the Paul Spirio soccer fields at overlook park. 

“We want to encourage Los Alamos residents and visitors to take a brief moment to stop by the tent and get wristbands for their children so that, in the event they are separated from their families, they can be reunited with them quickly and easily,” Cmdr.