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DEA's Ninth And Final Drug Take Back Day Sept. 27

on September 22, 2014 - 12:25pm

DEA News:

  • New Disposal Rules in Effect Next Month Provide for Convenient, Ongoing Disposal Opportunities for Patients’ Unwanted Pharmaceuticals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Saturday, Sept. 27, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and nearly 4,000 of its national, tribal and community law enforcement partners will hold the ninth and final National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

Americans may take their expired, unneeded and unwanted prescription drugs to one of more than 5,200 collection sites across the country between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time.

Rotary Wine Tasting Fundraiser To Provide Picnic Area At New Nature Center

on September 22, 2014 - 11:34am


Be sure to get your tickets soon for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos' fundraiser The California Table, a wine tasting with food pairings 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Smith's Marketplace Pavilion.

Proceeds go toward a project to provide a picnic area at the new Nature Center. Please support this good cause, and enjoy some delicious wine and food at the same time.

The California Table:

  • 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27;
  • Smith’s Marketplace Pavilion $60;
  • Six courses paired with six wines;
  • Silent and live auctions of wine; and
  • Local Celebrity Waiters.

Call Skip King at


Dog’s Delight Mobile Grooming Opens In Los Alamos

on September 22, 2014 - 11:22am

Courtesy photo


Kathy Young recently moved to Los Alamos and launched Dog’s Delight Mobile Grooming.

She came from a small town in California where she operated a similar mobile grooming business for many years. This summer, after her youngest daughter left to attend college at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, she picked up her grooming business and moved to Los Alamos to be near family, which includes her 2-year-old granddaughter.

"Since my business is mobile, I'm able to help dogs that are nervous about leaving home, have problems riding in cars, or just need


Johnson: Tackling The Islamic State

on September 22, 2014 - 11:03am
Los Alamos
(Currently in a master's program in Nova Scotia)

I think it is safe to say that most reasonable people in the world would agree that some sort of action needs to be taken to combat the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL and then ISIS) organization in Syria and Iraq.

While the organization has existed in one form or another since at least 1999, they have become a major concern for nations around the world due to their extremism, brutality, and rapid advances in Syria and Iraq.


Get Outside The Lines At Los Alamos County Libraries

on September 22, 2014 - 10:32am
The library booth at ExpoDay during ScienceFest. Courtesy/Los Alamos County Library System
Los Alamos County Library System

When was the last time you walked into your local library? In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of the local community. Today’s libraries are more relevant than ever. Libraries inspire creativity and customer curiosity, and help build community and a vibrant culture.

Outside the Lines ran through last week and is designed to reconnect the community with this creativity,

Friends Of The Shelter Mobile Adoption Saturday

on September 22, 2014 - 10:21am

FOS News:

The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a Mobile Pet Adoption 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday near the Los Alamos High School Gymnasium as part of the Annual Health Fair. 

Community members are invited to stop by to meet great dogs hoping to find a home with a special person or family.

Shelter volunteers will be available at the event to talk with the public about individual animals. There also will be posters and information about all the dogs and cats available at the Los Alamos
Animal Shelter.

Sponsors And Participants Sought For Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Golf Tournament

on September 22, 2014 - 9:49am


It's time to sign up to sponsor and participate in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament!

The annual Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Friday, Oct. 10 on the local links of the Los Alamos Golf Course. A portion of the proceeds benefits the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

The tournament is a four-person scramble using 25 percent of team handicap and will feature prize holes, contest holes, door prizes and a silent auction. Mulligans will be available for a small fee.

LA Piecemakers Hold Quilt Market Saturday

on September 22, 2014 - 9:38am

Thinking outside the box: Instead of painting the rock in White Rock - the Los Alamos Piecemakers created a 'rock cozy' out of fabric to advertise the upcoming Quilt Market. Made out of old sheets and orphan blocks, the cozy can be re-used for years to come. The only concern is having someone paint over it, so the group attached a note with contact information for removing the cozy. Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Courtesy/LAP



The Los Alamos Piecemakers is hosting its annual Quilt

Letter to the Editor: Thank You One And All!

on September 22, 2014 - 9:16am
Los Alamos

This stunning 1972 T-top Corvette convertible is a bit young to be representing the Class of ’64 for their 50th Reunion entry in the Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade, but it is so beautiful and its owner, Mike Luna is also a LAHS grad . . . well, we just couldn’t resist.

In spite of the closed street and construction project, the County agreed to allow the LAHS Homecoming Parade to proceed from 4th Street on Central all the way to Canyon Road and then to Sullivan Field.

We were excited to showcase our community to returning classmates and are grateful to


Los Alamos Real Estate Changes Hands In Multi-Million Dollar Deal

on September 21, 2014 - 3:33pm
From left, Construction and Maintenance Manager Mike McNiel, Office Manager Jeanne Bridge, Site Manager for Los Cerros and Gold Street apartments Julie Smith, CAP Investors General Partner Bruce Norman and Property Manager Mike Lippiatt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

In a multi-million dollar transaction executed Sept. 12, CAP Investors took ownership of the Los Cerros Apartment Complex and 40 apartment units in the Gold Street subdivision.

Each of the properties included in this transaction were previously owned by longtime Los Alamos

Scenes From Saturday's Opera on the Rocks

on September 21, 2014 - 2:51pm

A crowd gathers Saturday in Bandelier National Monument’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater for the annual Opera on the Rocks. Opera Alta presented the abridged performance hosted by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Opera Alta, Bandelier and the Los Alamos Commerce Development Corporation. Don Quixote Distillery & Winery and Black Mesa Winery featured local wines prior to the performance. The Bandelier Trading Company sold food and the Rotary Stars provided cheese and fruit trays. Los Alamos Atomic City Transit provided transportation for the event.

Rotary Dist. Gov. Lonnie Leslie Visits Los Alamos

on September 21, 2014 - 12:21pm

Rotary Dist. Gov. Lonnie Leslie and his wife Ardeth, center right, traveled from Denver Monday to attend the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Board meeting followed by a special dinner at the Blue Window Bistro and a Tuesday lunch meeting with the club at the Manhattan Project Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotarians honor Jeanne Butler, right of banner, with a standing ovation as Dist. Gov. Lonnie Leslie, left of banner, presents her with a Paul Harris Fellow award. She is the widow of longtime Rotarian Gilbert Butler who died in August. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of Sept. 22

on September 21, 2014 - 12:20pm


Road Construction Update: Week of Sept. 22.

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note that the below information is based on schedule information provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Diamond Drive Slurry Seal:

As part of the pavement preservation program, Diamond Drive from the roundabout to North Road/Ridgeway will be slurry sealed starting Monday.

Hannemann's Music Corner: What Is A Musician?

on September 21, 2014 - 10:41am
Hannemann's Music Corner
What Is A Musician?
Recently on one of the Facebook guitar group pages the question was asked, "when can I say I'm a musician?" Interesting question.
There are other questions and statements I have heard or read that seem to overlap - for instance:
  • The only reason to learn an instrument is to perform;
  • I don't need to know how to read music or know music 'theory' to be a musican (by the way, it seems that only guitar players say this);
  • I just need to play with 'feeling';
  • If you know three chords you can play anything; and
  • My kid is going to be a

307th Bombardment Group Visits The Bradbury

on September 21, 2014 - 10:28am
James Nesmith, Chair of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Veterans Group, left, speaks with an individual Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum who served in a bomb squadron known as the Long Rangers during World War II. Members of the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Association, Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving the history of the 370th, 371st, 372nd and 424th bomb squadrons were at the Bradbury Friday as well. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Members of the 307th Bombardment Group (Heavy Association, Inc., look at exhibits during their Friday tour of the Bradbury

Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents St. Lawrence String Quartet Oct. 5

on September 21, 2014 - 9:45am
St. Lawrence String Quartet. Courtesy photo

SFPM News:

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the world-class St. Lawrence String Quartet in performance 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.

Tickets are $20, $35, $45 and $65 and available at the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office 505.988.4640, The Lensic 505.988.1234 or online

This October, the vivid colors of fall will mingle with the vivid colors of music as Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the world-class St.


Thompson Wins Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Race

on September 21, 2014 - 9:31am
Michelle Sutton, female winner in Saturday's Jerry Bower 5K Walk to End Alzheimer’s Race and male winner Richard Thompson III with the Alzheimer’s Association mascot Lizzie the lizard. Courtesy photo

Richard Thompson III was the top finisher in the Annual Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Race with a time of 20:52.
The race was Saturday and started at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and ran the streets north of downtown Los Alamos. The race is a fundraiser sponsored by the Los Alamos Alzheimer’s Association.
Race Results:
  • Richard Thompson III 20:52  
  • Talia Dreicer              

Group Gathers For Friday Night Meetup At Blue Window

on September 21, 2014 - 9:00am


Members of the local Meetup group gathered Friday night at the Blue Window Bistro in downtown Los Alamos to have a drink or dinner, visit with their friends and make some new ones. Anna Dillane, holding the Meetup sign and Dennis Little, sitting next to Dillane, host the weekly events. Next Friday's Meetup is 5:30 p.m. at the Bandelier Grill, 11 Sherwood Blvd., on the corner of N.M. 4 in White Rock. The restaurant offers a large menu, full bar and an outdoor patio area. There may be entertainment after 8 p.m. Friday with Karaoke or live music. 'Married, single, families, gay, straight ... we

Los Alamos Residents Walk to End Alzheimer's

on September 21, 2014 - 8:16am
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers lead walkers from the Senior Center to Ashley Pond during Saturday's annual event to end Alzheimer's. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community members of all ages took part in the event marching across Central Avenue to Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Children cross the finish line of the Kid's Race during Saturday's event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kid's Race participants with the stuffed lizards they received for participaing with Lizzie, the Alzheimer's fighting lizard. Photo by Bonnie J.

Open Studio For Abiquiu Artists Features Work Of Three Neighbors

on September 21, 2014 - 8:12am
Examples of work by the three artists participating in Open Studio for Abiquiu Artists. Courtesy photo

ART News:

In the first Open Studio for Abiquiu Artists, three established artists collaborate with new work, in sculpture, jewelry and painting.

The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5. To reach the Open Studio, take US 84, to HWY 554, turn onto CR 155, go 2.6 miles to CR 159.

Doug Coffin, Joseph Hall and Walter Nelson have extensive exhibition records from long established careers. Coffin is a sculptor, painter and mixed media artist.


Gilbert Butler Honored At Memorial Service

on September 21, 2014 - 8:00am

Family, friends and Rotarians attended a memorial service for Gilbert Butler Saturday in Graves Hall at the United Church on Rose Street. Butler passed away Aug. 9 from cancer. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, was a past president of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and an active member of the community in many important ways. Rotary Vice President Linda Hall spoke at the service on behalf of the local club describing the significant impact Butler had on the organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Senior Pastor David Elton honored the memory of longtime congregation

Finishing Touches Underway On Central Avenue Between 15th and 20th Streets

on September 21, 2014 - 7:55am

This truck was spraying water Saturday along Central Avenue between 20th and 15th streets as the finishing touches are underway for the Central Avenue Improvements Project. This portion of Central will open to the public by Oct. 4 with a big event being planned that includes inviting shoppers to visit the local businesses who have endured the closed street all summer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fall Colors Turning Up Around Los Alamos

on September 21, 2014 - 7:50am

Fall colors begin to show in the trees near Fuller Lodge Art Center and throughout the area. The official first day of Autumn is Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter to the Editor: Forever Grateful For Kind Act

on September 20, 2014 - 9:09pm
Los Alamos

This morning I was headed out of Los Alamos going on a motorcycle ride.

I stopped at Totavi to fuel up and realized my purse was missing. I called home in a panic knowing in my heart I had placed it on one of the saddlebags. My daughter looked around the driveway and said it was not there.  

I went home to see if I had possibly left it somewhere else at home. I pulled up and she came to my bike and said I was one very lucky person. Evidently a very nice man and his daughter had seen it in the road by Smith's. I would like to say thank you to who ever this person was.


Bighorn Sheep Now Spotted On Barranca

on September 20, 2014 - 9:01pm

This bighorn sheep was spotted about 7 p.m. today climbing up the trail from Rendija Canyon into a residential yard on Barranca. Photo by Ann Thoma