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Help Name LABC Brewery & Taproom

on December 21, 2014 - 12:44pm

LABC News:

From the very beginning, the Los Alamos Beer Co-op was designed to be a place-holder name. The organizers knew that as they approached the opening of New Mexico's first cooperative brewery, they would have to undertake a new naming campaign to establish a vibrant, iconic brand for the new brewery.

The co-op will always be the LABC, but the brewery and taproom deserves a name and a brand that better represents the town and the unique organization. However, that original name is included as one of the choices as some of the LABC members prefer this option.

LABC is calling on the

Legion Riders Honor Vets With Wreaths At Guaje Pines

on December 21, 2014 - 11:39am
Holiday wreaths adorn the  graves of veterans at Guaje Pines Cemetary in Los Alamos thanks to the local Legion Riders of Post 90 in conjunction with the Los Alamos community. The wreaths were purchased through the Wreaths Across America campaign. Courtesy photo

Family Rings Salvation Army Bell At Smith's

on December 21, 2014 - 7:40am
Sheryl Hofer and granddaughters Zoey Hofer, left, and Robyn Carpenter ring the Salvation Army bell to raise funds for the needy Saturday at Smith's Marketplace. Bellringers will be at Smith's in White Rock and Los Alamos up until Christmas Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

An Afternoon At Downton Abbey Tea Jan. 4

on December 21, 2014 - 7:38am

Attendees from last year's Afternoon at Downton Abbey Tea dress in period costumes. Courtesy/LARSO

Treats served at last year's Afternoon at Downton Abbey Tea. Courtesy/LARSO


The new 5th season of Downton Abbey premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 on PBS and as a prelude to this new season, the Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization invites the community to An Afternoon at Downton Abbey Tea, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

The fever pitch is high in anticipation for this next exciting new season.


Screening Of ‘The Dust Bowl’ Dec. 28 Precedes Opening Of Major Traveling Exhibit At Mesa Public Library

on December 21, 2014 - 7:37am
Promotional poster for 'The Dust Bowl.' Courtesy/PBS

 MPL News:

The Library will screen the Ken Burns film “The Dust Bowl,” free, as a lead-in to a major exhibit which will open in early January. “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” a national traveling exhibition about the causes and aftermath of the historic Dust Bowl period, will be on display at Mesa Public Library from Jan. 7 to Feb. 20.

“Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” will be accompanied by a series of free library programs, including lectures and film screenings.

Sunrise Paints Sky Over White Rock

on December 21, 2014 - 7:35am

A view of this morning's sunrise over White Rock. The National Weather Service predicts today's high near 37 with a 10 percent chance of snow showers and tonight's low around 24. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ribbon Is Cut At Unquarked The Wine Room

on December 20, 2014 - 4:53pm

Anasazi Fields Winery owner Jim Fish and Black’s Smuggler Winery owner Tony Black cut the ribbon at today's grand opening of Unquarked The Wine Room in Central Park Square with help from servers and family members including Operations Manager Veronica Black-Stepp, Christelle Sanchez, Louie Holcomb, Brianna Wagner, Scott Beguin, Kyle Elliott and Mary Ann Black. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Although competitors, Unquarked The Wine Room co-owners from left, Chris Padberg of Vivác, Jim Fish of Anasazi Fields and Tony Black of Black's Smuggler Winery clearly enjoy each others company