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Hasbrouck Wins Bandelier Photo Contest

on May 7, 2012 - 12:50am

Richard T. Hasbrouck of Truchas won first place in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art competition. His winning photo was among 96 entries submitted by 33 photographers and artists from across the United States and exhibited at Fuller Lodge recently. Hasbrouck, a retired electrical engineer from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, won an annual park pass, a copy of the award-winning movie Sky Island, narrated by Meryl Streep and N. Scott Momaday and he and his family also will receive a personal tour of Bandelier National Monument guided by Park Superintendent Jason Lott.

Welders Work on Muni Complex

on May 7, 2012 - 12:23am

Welders were busy working along the top steel beams of the County Municipal Complex construction site last week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Tulips Bloom at the Best Western

on May 6, 2012 - 11:43pm

Colorful tulips fill a flowerbed at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel near Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Bold Knights and Ladies Fair Celebrate the Middle Ages in Los Alamos

on May 6, 2012 - 12:58pm

Fighters in armor at North Mesa Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

By Bonnie Gordon

On April 28, 2012, the banner of the Shire of Bryngolau (Shining Hill in Welsh) was raised for the first time when local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for a day of fighting, feasting, music and dance in the style of the Middle Ages.

It was the Shire’s first official event.

SCA is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It isn’t just about research far from it.

Members of SCA live the part at their

Officials Conduct 'Every 15 Minutes' Debriefing

on May 6, 2012 - 11:41am

Los Alamos Fire and Police Chaplain Cheryl Ridlon leads a debriefing session Friday at police headquarters following last month's "Every 15 Minutes" distracted driving exercise at Los Alamos High School. Fire Chief Troy Hughes, at left, and Police Sgt. Jordan Redmond and others took part in Friday's debriefing.

New Pharmacy Coming to General Area

on May 6, 2012 - 10:54am

AREA News:

A new CVS/pharmacy is under construction on Riverside Drive Saturday in Espanola. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAHS Varsity Science Bowl Team Make New Mexico History

on May 6, 2012 - 9:51am

Congratulations to the Los Alamos High School Varsity Science Bowl team who made New Mexico history in the epic campaign to win National Science Bowl. Facing the best and the brightest that America has to offer, the team made up of Scott Carlsten, Micha Ben-Naim, Lorenzo Venneri, Kevin Gao, and Alexandr Wang, placed 9th in the nation. This was the first time a New Mexico team has broken round robin play and made double elimination. The students would like to thank their coaches: Paolo Venneri, Barbara Jo Mullis, and Kathy Boerigter.Courtesy/LAPS

A New Nature Center – A Natural Fit for Los Alamos

on May 6, 2012 - 9:40am

Column by Michele Altherr

As Los Alamos considers the merits and possibility of building a municipal nature center, it is worth considering the genesis of the idea and the value that it adds to our community.  

Back in 1999 a large group of citizens gathered in Fuller Lodge to express their interest in a Los Alamos Nature Center. When asked for help in turning the idea into reality, a core group of deeply committed people volunteered.  We began to meet in various homes, some of which were lost months later to the Cerro Grande Fire.  

We were geologists, physicists, artists, managers, and

Saturday's 'Supermoon' Shines Above Los Alamos

on May 6, 2012 - 9:19am

Saturday night's perigee full moon or "supermoon" taken at the old Anderson Overlook was an incredible sight to behold as the moon was the closest and largest of this year to the Earth. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Saturday night featured the closest and largest full moon of this year.

Astronomers call it a perigee full moon.

The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month.

But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, many people used the term "supermoon."

The term has been used again for Saturday's close full moon.



LALT’s Cowboy Poet a Rip-Snorting Good Time

on May 5, 2012 - 6:50pm

Grace (Christina Martos) and Wyatt (Bruce Lamartine) share a song.  Photo by Minesh Bacrania

Review by Bonnie J. Gordon

Los Alamos Little Theatre's production of Cowboy Poet, a C&W Musical, an original country-western musical written, composed, and directed by Deborah Magid, opened May 4 to an enthusiastic audience.

Toe tapping music, comedy and a dash of pathos combine to make Cowboy Poet a great evening at the theatre.

Cowboy Poet is set in Pojoaque and Santa Fe, and is all about New Mexico.

Wyatt Rugosa (Bruce Lamartine) is the Cowboy Poet Laureate of New Mexico.

Hilltopper Softball Team Beats St. Pius 5-4, First Round of State Tournament, Advances to Play Los Lunas!

on May 5, 2012 - 6:06pm
Danci Smith catches a grounder. Photo by Alan Kirk
Micaela Christensen catching third strike. Photo by Alan Kirk
Monica Teter throwing a pitch. Photo by Alan Kirk
Amy Gutierrez hitting a single. Photo by Alan Kirk
Monica Teter bunts moving runners. Photo by Alan Kirk
Ari Larkin bunts scoring runner from third. Photo by Alan Kirk
Kristen Christensen scores. Photo by Alan Kirk
Los Alamos Baseball Legend Bun Ryan speaks to team after victory. Photo by Alan Kirk

Police Promote Anti-Bullying Efforts

on May 5, 2012 - 9:50am

Los Alamos Police Det. Paige Early, center, and Det. Brian Schamber, behind her, talk to community members and give them free tickets to the special screening of "Bully" at the Reel Deal Movie Theater Friday evening. Photo by N.S. Mills

Los Alamos Police Officers and Detectives have been spearheading an effort to help stop bullying behavior at the local schools and throughout the community.

On Friday evening, police were at the Reel Deal Movie Theater providing community members with free tickets to the special screening of "Bully."

"Bully" is a documentary that brings to light the horrors

Come and Get Um ... Kiwanis Pancakes Sizzlin on the Grill at Betty Ehart Until 11 a.m.!

on May 5, 2012 - 7:31am


Get dressed and get over to the Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is cooking up a mouth-watering array of fluffy and flavorful pancakes, moist eggs and juicy sausage along with piping hot coffee and chilled orange juice, white milk and chocolate milk. Proceeds from today's Pancake Breakfast benefit local youth. Founded in January 1948, the non-profit Kiwanis Club is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Andrew Zhao Named 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar

on May 4, 2012 - 10:08pm

LAHS News:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Los Alamos High School senior Andrew Zhao as a 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Zhao is one of 141 outstanding American high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community.

The U. S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington D.C., June 16–19.

“Honoring Presidential Scholars is an important celebration of students showing the dedication, creativity and

Mitchell Trailhead Work Session Set for Monday

on May 4, 2012 - 9:42pm


IMBA's local chapter, the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (L.A.S.A) is holding a trail work session from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday May 7 at the Mitchell Trailhead.

Volunteers will work on some maintainanece items on the Perimeter Trail toward the cemetary, and are asked to wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

It will be a relatively short and easy trail work session and it will be led by Craig Martin, local trail guru and trailmaster.

L.A.S.A's goal is to help promote the Los Alamos trail community and welcome all types of trail enthusiasts.

Volunteers don't have to be a


LAHS Parent Orientation Set For May 14

on May 4, 2012 - 9:38pm


YMCA Receives Service-Learning Grant

on May 4, 2012 - 9:24pm


  • Delle Foundation underwrites summer program for youth ages 11 to 17

Youth in the Y’s Earth Service Corps program visit the Romero Farm in Española. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA's Earth Service Corps YESC program started in 2001 following the Cerro Grande fire with the goal of providing an opportunity for youth to assist in repairing trails.

The Delle Foundation is a Los Alamos-based foundation started by Helen and George Cowan.

Helen Cowan, who passed away in 2011, was an avid hiker and was a devotee of local trails.

Some issues of damage from last year’s Las Conchas

18 Volunteers Sought for Senior Appreciation Night

on May 4, 2012 - 8:38pm
By Diana L. Martinez
Senior Program Director
The Family YMCA
Volunteers are needed for the community-sponsored graduation celebration event known as Senior Appreciation Night (SAN), including someone to wear a monkey suit.
Numerous parents have volunteered, but 18 volunteers are still needed to fill two or three-hour shifts from 6 p.m. until 2:30 a.m., Saturday May 26.
A henna tattoo artist also is needed.
SAN is an all-night, safe, supervised downtown graduation celebration sponsored by several business and community organization.
The alcohol and drug free event

Los Alamos Daily Post's Candidates Forum Spotlights Council Candidates During Thursday's Live Broadcast

on May 4, 2012 - 3:30pm

Part 1 (49 mins):


Part 2 (30 mins):


County Council Candidates from left, Ken Johnson-D, Roger Waterman-R, Pete Sheehey-D, Marc Clay-R, Vincent Chiravalle-R, and Kristin Henderson-D, at Thursday's Los Alamos Daily Post Forum broadcast live in PAC 8 Television. The forum is now podcast on and will remain accessible on the news site through the November General Election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council Candidate Roger Waterman-R. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Candidate Ken Johnson-D. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 3, 2012

on May 4, 2012 - 10:45am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 19 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid for

Shoppers Turned Out for Season's First Farmers Market

on May 4, 2012 - 9:49am

Plant vendor Sierra Cook from El Rito, peers through her wares at Thursday's Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library East parking lot in downtown Los Alamos, which was the first outdoor market of the season. Photo by TK Thompson/

Fresh salad greens and radishes were a hot seller at Mr. G's booth. Photo by TK Thompson/

Joel Daeschel shows a customer his selection of plants at the Farmers Market. Photo by TK Thompson/

Jessica Martinez explains to Collin Sorah what surprises the menu holds at the Coffee Booth Kitchen at Thursday's Farmers Market.

Grant Homestead Plaque Installed at Guaje Pines

on May 4, 2012 - 9:42am

Dignitaries at the dedication of the Grant Homestead plaque during a ceremony at Guaje Pines Thursday. From left, Dorthy Hoard, Isabel "Belle" Grant Hill, Joe Gutuerrez, the chair of the committee and Colleen Olinger. Photo by TK Thompson/
Joe Gutierrez and Isabel "Belle" Grant Hill look over the back fence at Guaje Pines Cemetary. A year around creek used to flow down this arroyo when her Grandfather homesteaded this piece of land. She remembered that the creek even had trout in it back then. Gutierrez is the past president of the Parajito Plateau Homesteaders Association.

Vehicle Survives Visitor Center Crash

on May 4, 2012 - 9:22am

A small dog waits patiently inside the runaway 2000 Subaru Station Wagon that crashed into the White Rock Visitor Center, 35 Rover Blvd., early Wednesday evening while the driver, Clene Cusumano, 25, was inside a nearby Shell Gas Station prepaying for her gas. Courtesy/LAPD

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Unlike the Visitor Center, the vehicle sustained relatively minor damage. Courtesy/LAPD

Exterior damage to the White Rock Visitor Center caused by the runaway vehicle that traveled about 100 yards from

Styles N’ Smiles Opens in Downtown Los Alamos

on May 4, 2012 - 8:37am

Hair Stylist Susan Williams and Master Barber Trinidad Montaño welcome new clients to the Styles N’ Smiles Beauty Salon now open at 991 Central Ave., in Central Park Square. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

A new beauty salon - with a twist - has come to town.

“The first salon that I worked at was right next to the beach,” said Susan Williams, a hairstylist originally from San Diego, Calif. “People came in wearing flip-flops and bathing suits. I got to head to the beach after lunch. It was an awesome job.”

Williams brings her casual and fun style to the newest salon in Los