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Manhattan Project Bar & Grill Is Back!

on October 30, 2014 - 8:46am
The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Manhattan Project Bar & Grill

The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill is back to full capacity and we would like to thank the community for their support during the summer and issue a very special thanks to our Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard for her help in expediting our restaurant liquor license.

We have many new exciting events coming to the restaurant and invite the community to join us and participate in all of the fun.

Beginning next week, we

Fitness Column: Lower Back Strengthening

on October 30, 2014 - 7:25am
Lower Back Strengthening

The lower back is one of the most often injured areas of the body. It also is one of the most difficult areas of the body to train - meaning that strengthening the region can be a challenge and rehabbing a lower back injury can be a long and tedious process.

The lower back does not have a great deal of muscle. It has many large tendons that attach the muscles to the bones. Tendons do not have the stretch and contract that muscles have, adding to the difficulty of strengthening the area.

One way to strengthen the lower back is to begin with exercises

How the Hen House Turns: Trouble With Chickens

on October 30, 2014 - 6:51am
How the Hen House Turns
Trouble With Chickens
Column by Carolyn A. (Cary) Neeper, Ph. D.

I hate to admit it, but domestic birds have some questionable social ... uh ... tendencies that are less than attractive. Take, for example, the serious pecking order incidents that erupted amongst the Hen House gang years ago.

Peeky’s broods had grown into handsome black and white roosters. All were fine until they started crowing. We knew we couldn’t keep them. There’s a reasonable ordinance in town that prohibits roosters.

Monday's Hamburger Night Packs Bandelier Grill

on October 28, 2014 - 2:43pm

Members of the United Way Youth Team, with Bandelier Grill owner Brian Appell, center left, and Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, hosted Hamburger Night, their final fundraiser of the year Monday at Bandelier Grill in White Rock. The team sold more than 200 hamburgers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy spotted a hippie loitering inside Bandelier Grill and ordered him to 'assume the position' until he realized he was roughing up LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt.

NCRTD Receives FTA Administrators Award For Outstanding Public Service In Rural Public Transportation

on October 28, 2014 - 10:54am

NCRTD Executive Director Anthony Mortillaro


The North Central Regional Transit District today received the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Public Service in Rural Public Transportation. 

The Award was presented to NCRTD Executive Director Anthony Mortillaro by FTA Acting Administrator, Therese McMillian, during the 21st National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation conference in Monterey, Calif.

In a letter acknowledging the Award, the FTA stated that, “This year’s award features rural transit providers who

Food on the Hill: Calabacitas

on October 28, 2014 - 6:56am
Food on the Hill


This week's recipe:


Photo by Felicia Orth

Fall 1986. We had recently moved to Santa Fe from St. Louis. “What are you bringing to the Church potluck?” “Calle-besitas,” I said, showing off my new pronunciation skills with my new recipe. “Little street kisses? Sounds like an interesting dish….” We talked long enough that our friend was able to (stop chuckling and) correct my pronunciation of a New Mexican dish, calabacitas. Squash, corn and chiles—all vegetables long grown in the New World.

Kiwanis Club's 'Wines of the World' Event At Blue Window Draws Rave Reviews

on October 27, 2014 - 9:14pm
Kiwanis Club's 'Wines of the World' Autumn Wine Tasting Sunday at the Blue Window Bistro featured 10 hors d’oeuvres paired with international wines. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Kiwanis Vice President Lisa Wismer chaired Sunday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Wine Tasting Was Delicious
Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

About 50 people attended the Kiwanis “Wines of the World” Autumn Wine Tasting Sunday at the Blue Window Bistro. The event featured 10 attractive and delicious hors d’oeuvres, each matched with an interesting international wine.