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Los Alamos ScienceFest HUGE Success!

on July 20, 2016 - 10:18am
Los Alamos MainStreet would like to shout out a big THANK YOU for the wonderful support that the community, volunteers, partners and sponsors offered throughout ScienceFest. It takes a village to make ScienceFest a success!
Currently, staff is collecting data on attendance numbers from programming and percentage of sales increase from last year at this time. We will share that data as well as photos shortly.
Save the date for next year: July 13-16, 2017. ScienceFest will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ranch School!
Again, thank you so much to our sponsors

Auditioning Tenors & Basses For 2016-17 Coro de Cámara Season

on July 20, 2016 - 10:13am
Coro de Cámara News:
Coro de Cámara is a long-standing chamber chorus based in Los Alamos and Santa Fe. It is dedicated to presenting diverse choral programs of high caliber to audiences in both cities.

We are currently auditioning tenors and basses for the upcoming season. If you have excellent pitch, sight-reading skills, and musicality, please consider scheduling an audition.
To learn more about Coro de Cámara or auditions, please complete the online inquiry form at or leave a message for Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore at 505.695.6037.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You For ScienceFest

on July 20, 2016 - 10:12am

Los Alamos
This is a thank you note to Suzette Fox, Ryn Herrmann and all of the people who put on Science Fest this year! 
We at Tibbar Plasma Technologies had a lot of fun blowing up cans with ping pong balls and showing people our facility. We had a good turnout both days, and we were almost overwhelmed with the number of people who visited our laboratory on Sunday. 
I hope that we got to talk to most of you and answer your questions. Thanks again for a fun event and an enjoyable weekend.

Learn Search Engine Optimization This August

on July 20, 2016 - 10:10am
Mandy Marksteiner and Patrick Brenner team up to instruct a four-part course on the secrets of optimizing your website for search engines. Courtesy photo
EDJ News:
One of the best ways to grow your business is to make it easier for customers to find you online, just by typing in a word or phrase.
Search Engine Optimization increases the odds of potential customers finding your website, by bringing your site to the top of search results.

Jemez Mountains Bear Paw Quilt Guild Annual Show July 22-24

on July 20, 2016 - 10:07am

YMCA Camp Performance July 26

on July 20, 2016 - 10:06am
YMCA News:
Please join us for an adventure through the past, as we experience the music of the 1920’s up to the 1970’s at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Barranca Elementary School Gym, 57 Loma Del Escolar St. in Los Alamos.
RSVP to Ashley Sullivan at 505.412.5218.

Vance Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on July 20, 2016 - 10:05am
ACRR News:
Linda Vance had a perfect prediction and was the fastest female finisher on the 1 mile course recording a time of 10:00 in the weekly pace race held at East Park. 
Other accurate predictors were: Lynn Bjorklund with a 2 second error, Lyle Cunningham at 4 seconds off, Paul Pacque with a 14 second differential, and Nikol Strother and Sanna Sevanto tying at 17 seconds off. Nikol was also the top finisher in the 5K race with a time 22:23.
In the 1 mile race 7 year old Billy Strother was the best finisher at 9:03. Philip Graybill was the best 5K male finisher recording a

MPNHP Committee Meets At Noon Thursday

on July 20, 2016 - 10:02am


The Manhattan Project National Historical Park Advisory Committee will meet at noon, Thursday in Room 110 of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

The public is welcome to attend all meetings of the Committee. The agenda has been posted on line and can be found at:

Big Cat Tennis Lessons All Summer

on July 20, 2016 - 9:53am

Lessons will continue to take place throughout the summer until the upcoming school season. Courtesy image

A Mountaineer’s Story: Wild, Edible Plants July 26

on July 20, 2016 - 9:52am
Jesse and Johanna Boudreau at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival. Listen to their edible wild plants talk Tuesday, July 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Ever wonder which wild plants are safe to eat? Come to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 26 to find out which wild plants are edible and which ones are poisonous.
Permaculture experts Jesse and Johanna Boudreau will be leading the talk at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting will start at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings.

'Daughters Of The West Mesa' Book Reading At NHCC

on July 20, 2016 - 9:49am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present Dr. Irene L. Blea for a presentation on and book signing of her novel “Daughters of the West Mesa,” based on the true story of the discovery of 11 female remains and an unborn fetus west of Albuquerque.
The event is free and will take place in the NHCC’s History and Literary Arts Library at 2 p.m., Aug. 6.

Robbers Ruin Jemez Camping Trip

on July 20, 2016 - 8:23am
Robbers break the window of two cars parked near the highway during a camping trip over the weekend in the Jemez. Courtesy photo
After breaking the windows of two vehicles parked Sunday near the highway in the Jemez, robbers steal a variety of items from inside. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Last Sunday at about 3 p.m., some relatives and I went camping in the Jemez Mountains and after packing up we headed to the San Antonio water springs in the area.

Community Invited To Annual GOP Picnic Saturday

on July 20, 2016 - 8:13am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women invite the community to their annual summer picnic, this Saturday, July 23, at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with food, give-a-ways for the kids and a bouncy house.

No politics, no obligations. Just good food and good people. See you on Saturday!

Daily Postcard: Sunrise In Pajarito Acres

on July 20, 2016 - 8:00am

Daily Postcard: This morning's sunrise spotted from a residence in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jaret McDonald

Los Alamos County Council Honors White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee For Its Service

on July 19, 2016 - 9:41pm

Past and present members of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee gather this evening ahead of the Council meeting at the White Rock Firestation, where they were honored for their years of service to the community with a reception hosted by the County Council. The committee presented a recap of their work during tonight's meeting. Their charter ended June 30. Courtesy photo

Members past and present from the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee receive certificates of appreciation this evening from the Los Alamos County Council for their years of volunteer service.

LAFD Seeks Citizen Volunteers As ‘Bi-Stander’ Actors For Aug. 20 CPR Training Exercise At Ashley Pond Park

on July 19, 2016 - 9:13pm

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department will be conducting CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) training Aug. 20 at Ashley Pond Park near the concert stage.

This training will include all aspects of a cardiac arrest event, including a 911 call to the Los Alamos Consolidated Dispatch Center from a witness, over-the-phone CPR instructions from trained dispatchers, the response by LAFD, and treatment by LAFD responders. All treatment and care will be administered to a hi-fidelity CPR mannequin, which measures the effectiveness of the CPR being provided.

Los Alamos Alternate Delegate Kelly Benner Shares Scenes From GOP Convention In Cleveland

on July 19, 2016 - 8:37pm

Los Alamos resident Kelly Benner is an alternate delegate from New Mexico to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy/Kelly Benner

Los Alamos Alternate delegate Kelly Benner with CBS Washington Bureau News Chief / Face The Nation Anchor Bob Schieffer at the GOP Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy/Kelly Benner

Donald Trump introduces his wife Melania at Monday night's GOP Convention in Cleveland. Trump officially became the Republican Party's presidential nominee today after a roll call vote.

Letter To The Editor: Reminder To All To Be Vigilant

on July 19, 2016 - 8:36pm
Los Alamos

Dear Motorists,

This is a facebook entry posted today, July 19, by my daughter who lives in Albuquerque. She and her husband bike to work. Fortunately most of the way is along bike paths but there are still streets to cross and in some places streets to ride. Drivers are incredibly oblivious to what is around them. I think this is a reminder to all of us to be vigilant for cyclists, pedestrians, and motor cycles. We don’t need any more white ghost bikes as a memorial to a killed cyclist. Accept for a second’s difference that could have been our family.



Meet County Councilors At Farmer’s Market Thursday

on July 19, 2016 - 5:47pm

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will be at the Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m., Thursday.

The public is welcome to stop by and chat with the Councilors about current projects, topics or concerns.

Jessica Erkkila Of Los Alamos Selected To Compete In 2016 Albuquerque Miss Jr. Teen Pageant Competition

on July 19, 2016 - 5:14pm

Jessica Erkkila of Los Alamos will compete July 24 in the 2016 Albuquerque Miss Jr. Teen Pageant Competition. Courtesy photo


Jessica Erkkila of Los Alamos was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Albuquerque Miss Jr. Teen Pageant Competition set for Sunday, July 24.

She learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the Albuquerque area. Erkkila submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year's Albuquerque Pageant Coordinator.

She is competing in the

Register By July 26 For Annual Tennis Tournament

on July 19, 2016 - 4:59pm

Smeltzer Is Top Predictor And Best Finisher In 5K Race

on July 19, 2016 - 4:54pm
Runners head out in last Tuesday's Pace Race in Walnut Canyon. Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Ryan Smeltzer is the top predictor at 7 seconds off as well as the best finisher in the 5K distance with a time of 24:41 in last Tuesday's weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race in Walnut Canyon. 
Other accurate predictors were Mark Bjorklund with a 21 second differential, Heidi Bjorklund right behind him at 22 seconds, Wendee Brunish at 36 seconds off, and Sanna Sevanto recording a 56 second difference and also the top female finisher in the 5K race at 25:19. In the 1 mile race Muira Mowrer was

PEEC: Fourth Friday Fractals Show July 22

on July 19, 2016 - 2:46pm
Fractal. Image from Wikimedia Commons, created by Wolfgang Beyer
PEEC News:
Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s dynamic fractal show is back for one evening this month at 7 p.m., Friday, July 22 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
This show incorporates math, science, art, and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music.
This spectacular show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center and are only $10 for adults and $8 for children.

Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board To Hear Update On Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery

on July 19, 2016 - 2:44pm
The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) is one of eight Site-Specific Advisory Boards established to involve local citizens in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) environmental clean-up decision process at its nuclear facilities.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend NNMCAB meetings and provide their unique perspective on environmental issues.
The NNMCAB will meet 1-5:15 p.m., July 27, in the Jemez Complex at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe. 
At 2 p.m.

Benefit For Connie Salazar At Ohkay Convention Center

on July 19, 2016 - 2:37pm

The community is invited to attend a fundraising event for Connie Salazar who is the administrative assistant to the chief of police in Los Alamos. She is undergoing treatment for cancer in Texas and her medical expenses are mounting and she needs the community's help. Courtesy image