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Chamber Workshop Thursday: Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Starting or Re-inventing a Business

on April 21, 2014 - 2:36pm


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop 1-3 p.m. April 24, at UNM-Los Alamos, Lecture Hall 2. The topic is “Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Starting or Re-inventing a Business.” 

The information presented will be suitable to both startups and established businesses. The presenters are principals in a Los Alamos-based business called “LABi” for “Los Alamos Business incubation.” They include Andy Andrews, Martin Bidus, Ralph Chapman and Robert Nolen, all of whom bring a wide range of business experience and acumen to their presentation.

They will cover


Aaron's Kids Closet Offers Gently Used Clothes, Shoes, Backpacks & Lunch Boxes

on April 21, 2014 - 1:46pm


Aaron's Kids Closet will open its doors again this Saturday April 26 - new hours 9-11 a.m. - in Fellowship Center at the First United Methodist Church.

Feel free to come by and take what your school age children are in need of.

Aaron's Kids Closet is a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos and provides gently used clothes, shoes, backpacks and lunch boxes to those in need of assistance.

While you are doing your spring cleaning, please remember us and drop off your donations to the First United Methodist Church office or call 505.660.0340 to arrange

Easter Sunrise Service At Overlook Park

on April 21, 2014 - 12:19pm

A beautiful morning at Overlook Park in White Rock just after Sunday's Easter Sunrise Service. Photo by Glen Wurden

Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games Have Begun

on April 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
Senior Olympian Mary Billen at the finish line on Meadow Lane in White Rock in Saturday's 5K run. Photo by Sandra Jennings
Senior Olympian Mike Benelli at the 5K finish line Saturday
. Photo by Sandra Jennings

The Los Alamos Senior Olympic games are underway. Sheryl Bailey and Cy Jakubowski qualified for the State Games in basketball free throw and 3-point shot and six runners qualified in the 5K and four runners in the 10K road race Saturday, April 19.
Official Results:
5 K:
  • Mary Billen [women's 70-74] 39'17"
5K men's division:
  • Ted Romero [50-54]

Yang: Practice, Practice, Practice … Are 10,000 Hours Really The Key?

on April 21, 2014 - 10:55am
Practice, Practice, Practice … Are 10,000 Hours Really The Key?

Drawing for 10,000 hours would not automatically make a person into the next Da Vinci. One needs both the quantity of hours of doing and quality of thinking.

What’s more, the keys to quality practice lie in making mistakes and getting informative feedback. Otherwise, the monotonous practice is at best, rote learning.

It’s ironic that in the age of stressful lives, jam-packed schedules, and perpetual shortcuts, there has been this buzz about practicing 10,000 hours to reach excellence and expertise.

Los Alamos Police Host Drug Take-Back Saturday

on April 21, 2014 - 10:25am

Former LAPD Ofc. Robert Girmendonk poses next to 332 pounds of prescription drugs collected April 27, 2013. Photo by Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris

LAPD News:

Officers with the Los Alamos Police Department are hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the following locations:

  • Site 1: Los Alamos Medical Center Parking Lot; and
  •  Site 2: White Rock Visitors Center Parking Lot.

Note: Needles will not be accepted.

LAPD is coordinating its events Saturday to coincide with the 8th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. After collecting more than 1,700 tons of

Los Alamos Team 4-H Plants 49 Ponderosa Pine Seedlings at North Mesa Stables

on April 21, 2014 - 9:15am

Courtesy/Los Alamos Team 4-H

Courtesy/Los Alamos Team 4-H

4-H News:

Los Alamos Team 4-H planted 49 Ponderosa Pine seedlings Saturday at the Los Alamos County Stables on North Mesa as part of their community service project for 2014.

The group obtained the seedlings from the New Mexico State Forestry Conservation Seedling Program.

For more than 40 years, the Division has offered low cost seedlings to landowners to plant for reforestation, erosion control, windbreaks or Christmas tree plantations.

Local Boy James Carothers Named A New Face of Country Music

on April 21, 2014 - 8:48am

PowerTalk 21: Talk to Teens About Dangers of Underage Drinking Today

on April 21, 2014 - 8:36am

MADD News:

April 21 is recognized as PowerTalk 21 Day, a day set aside to encourage parents to speak with their teens about the dangers of underage drinking, and to set a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking in their households.

Through both State of New Mexico and City of Albuquerque official proclamations and in partnership with the New Mexico Office of the Governor, Albuquerque Office of the Mayor, Bernalillo County’s Department of Substance Abuse Program, Albuquerque Public Schools, and other stakeholders statewide, MADD NM will conduct Power of Parents workshops, Power of

An Eggstravaganza of an Egg Hunt at the Golf Course!

on April 21, 2014 - 7:52am
Mom's snap photos as their kids take off at Sunday's annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at the Los Alamos Golf Course Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Los Alamos Golf Association. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Easter finery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scrambled eggs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Egg hunters on the move. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Easter Bunny takes a rest with a friend. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Look what I found! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out

Education 101: Now is Time to Talk Class Size

on April 20, 2014 - 11:58am
Education 101: Now is Time to Talk Class Size
By Save Our Schools Los Alamos

On Wednesday April 23, the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration will hold a community meeting to discuss a number of issues, including expected class size for the next school year. 

The meeting is scheduled for 5pm in the Topper Theater at the High School. Class size is a major variable in education financing and is an issue that merits a robust discussion between LAPS and the community. 

Save Our Schools Los Alamos was created last fall after unusually large classes were formed in several elementary schools.


Beer Co-op Supporters Make Cheers and Raise Funds

on April 20, 2014 - 11:56am
Supporters of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op enjoyed a five course meal with beer pairings at the Manhattan Project Restuarant Saturday night to raise funds to build  the Beer Co-op's dream of a taproom in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Antonio Chavarria of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op joyfully accepts an investment check of $3,500 from supporter Tracy Wenz. To invest in the Beer Co-op, visit Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Raymond Joggerst, left, receives a big thank you for his $1,000 investment check from Beer Co-op

Kristen Haertling is Rotary Student of the Month

on April 20, 2014 - 11:32am
Rotary Student of the Month Kirsten Haertling is joined at Tuesday's awards ceremony by her parents Mike and Trudy Haertling, center, and Rotary Student Scholarship Chair Alison Pannell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Kristen Haertling, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Haertling is the daughter of Mike and Trudy Haertling, and sister of Sherri and Daniel.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.

Easter Blossoms Brighten Local Landscape

on April 20, 2014 - 11:24am

Trees like this one are blossoming just in time for Easter all over the county. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Easter Sunday Events At Jemez Historic Site

on April 20, 2014 - 11:12am

Jemez Historic Site just north of Jemez Springs 7 a.m. sunrise service, with the Jemez Valley Baptist Church, the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, the Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church participating. Photo by Matthew J. Barbour, manager, Jemez Historic Site

Easter Service this morning at the Jemez Site (Jemez State Monument). Photo by Matthew J. Barbour


Easter Sunday events at the Jemez Historic Site (formerly Jemez State Monument) just north of Jemez Springs began today with a 7 a.m.


In Pool Easter Egg Hunt Makes Massive Splash!

on April 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Swimmers in the 'over nine' group splash into the pool and head for the Easter eggs bobbing in the water Saturday at the Aquatic Center. The annual In Pool Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the County's Recreation Department and organizers told the Los Alamos Daily Post that attendance at this year's event was the highest ever. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Swimmers scramble for eggs at the In Pool Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Focused on the hunt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Eager egg hunters at Saturday's event are

How to Safeguard Your Home When You're Pregnant

on April 20, 2014 - 10:02am

'Pregnant Warrior' Courtesy of (Flickr Creative Commons)


Your home is a haven for you and your family, but once it has been tampered with by burglars, you may feel unsafe and wary of what's going to happen next. Being pregnant can intensify this feeling.

Here are some home security measures to keep you and your home safe from harm:

Install Home Security Devices

Installing home security devices might be the best move you've done for your family.

Take Wing With PEEC and Win Private Flight Over Los Alamos!

on April 20, 2014 - 9:37am

PEEC News:

Here’s your chance to fly! Enter a raffle to “take wing” from Los Alamos Airport over the beautiful Jemez Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, Los Alamos, and other points of interest for up to an hour with experienced local pilot Robert Gibson.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is selling raffle tickets through May 3, and proceeds of the raffle will help fund indoor and outdoor exhibits for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The wiinning ticket will be drawn at PEEC’s 14th Annual Earth Day Festival, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Craig Martin Experience Packs Blue Window Bistro

on April 20, 2014 - 8:26am

The finger-snapping, toe-tapping jazz from The Craig Martin Experience brought dancers to their feet Saturday night at the Blue Window Bistro. The band entertained the sold-out crowd who dined on a special selection of entrees, desserts and beverages. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Craig Martin, center, and his band, The Craig Martin Experience performed to a sold-out crowd Saturday night at the Blue Window Bistro. Together since 2012, the band features a three-horn front line backed by a solid rhythm section.

Free Family History Workshop at LDS Church April 26

on April 20, 2014 - 7:08am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos is sponsoring a free Family History Workshop that is open to the public. 

The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the church at 1967 18th St. Several of the presentations will be repeated every hour to allow attendees to spend as much time as desired at the workshop.

The LDS Church has a vast storehouse of digitized family records that is readily available to anyone interested in researching family history. This workshop will help attendees get a free account with the LDS Church
genealogy website

Hundreds of Eager Hunters Scramble For Easter Eggs!

on April 19, 2014 - 1:34pm
The Easter Bunny hands out plastic egss filled with candy at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Elks Lodge at Ashley Pond this morning. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kids rush to score plastic eggs filled with candy at Ashley Pond during this morning's Easter Egg Hunt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staff Report

Hundreds of eager young hunters rushed to claim candy-filled plastic eggs at this morning's Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Los Alamos Elks Lodge at Ashley Pond.

All eggs were claimed within just a few minutes of the 10 a.m. whistle start.


Major Fun Underway At Today's 2014 LAYL Wild Day

on April 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Today is the Los Alamos Youth Leadership's 2014 Wild Day LA event at Los Alamos High School. LAYL hosts Wild Day LA once a year for Kindergarten through 6th grade students and includes art, outdoor activities, team challenges and spending time with youth mentors. LAYL is a youth leadership program for high school students, which begins in August and ends in April of each year. Students build relationships with family and friends, and increase their confidence. Teams design, plan and implement projects that benefit the community throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

School Board Discusses Budget Thursday

on April 19, 2014 - 11:47am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education has scheduled a School Board Work Session for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Piñon Elementary School Library in White Rock. 

School Board members are scheduled to discuss the schools' annual budget and a report on Piñon School.

The meeting is open to the public.


Concealed Carry Class Offered May 9-10

on April 19, 2014 - 11:33am

LASC News:

The Los Alamos Sportsman's Club (LASC) will be hosting a class that qualifies for the New Mexico Concealed Carry license requirements.

This class is being presented by a volunteer instructor that is donating all proceedes to the Youth Program of the club. The class will start on Friday May 9, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the LASC Indoor range, and resume the next day, Saturday May 10, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same location.

This class is open to anyone that will be 21 years of age by July 9, 2014. Students do not need to be a LASC club member.

The class will consist of four hours of lecture

Pet of the Week: Stormy the Flame Point Siamese

on April 19, 2014 - 11:29am

Stormy the Cat suffered painful bladder stones. Courtesy/FOS


Stormy is a 2.5-year-old Flame Point Siamese. A few weeks ago, he went to the vet for a routine dental cleaning, and the vet noticed that he was having difficulty urinating. It turns out that he had some pretty painful bladder stones ... poor guy.

But, Stormy is finally starting to feel better after having surgery to remove the bladder stones and getting his teeth cleaned, so he is all ready for a new home.

He needs to be on a special (but fairly low cost) diet, and he would prefer a home without kids.