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Ground Is Broken On New Nature Center

on April 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

During a special ceremony Tuesday, current and past county councilors, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and officials from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, broke ground on the County's new Nature Center on Canyon Road. PEEC will operate the new center. Read the full story and see more photos from the event later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members turned out for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Pegasus Parking Lot Extravaganza May 3

on April 23, 2014 - 12:18pm
The Pegasus Parking Lot Extravaganza has been slated for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Los Alamos High School Duane Smith Auditorium. 
Pegasus is the LAHS art and literary magazine. If you have too much stuff, your closets are overflowing, your garage or shed need to be cleaned out, this is the perfect time to get rid of items you no longer need. Crafters are also welcome.
Spaces are available for $20 and vendors keep any money they make. Donations of items for sale by the Pegasus students are also being accepted for the event and may be dropped off at the LAHS

Barranca Pool is Turning 45 Years Old

on April 23, 2014 - 11:17am

Barranca Pool is turning 45 years old this summer. It has been a place where many fine summer memories have been made for the families of Los Alamos. For information about the pool and memberships, visit Courtesy photo

A Brief History of the Barranca Mesa Pool

Original member

“We’ve come to the end of another swimming season without a neighborhood pool here on Barranca Mesa” was the opening statement of Doug Lier’s memo to “Dear Barranca Mesa Dweller” Sept.


Don’t Miss the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival at PEEC Saturday May 3

on April 23, 2014 - 9:59am

Clan Tynker to perform again at the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

The Hillstompers delight at the 2013 Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

PEEC’s signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival now in its 14th year, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the PEEC nature center at 3540 Orange St. Join this free community event for entertainment, food, activities, information booths and fun for all ages.

Clan Tynker, a world-renowned "Vaudeville" style Circus group out of Santa Fe, will perform at the Earth Day festival again this year.

Dorothy Smoker Presents Remarkable Life of George McJunkin at Today's Rotary Club

on April 22, 2014 - 3:38pm

From left, Dorothy Smoker, a docent with the Palace of the Governors presented a PowerPoint program at today's Rotary Club luncheon at The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill titled, 'A Unique Discovery by an Unlikely Cowboy: The Remarkable Life of George McJunkin.' At center is Rotary Past President Linda Hull and at right Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan and former Executive Director Hedy Bunn who stopped by to listen to the talk.

Join in Today's Celebrations of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's 110th Birthday!

on April 22, 2014 - 3:03pm

It's a festive scene at the Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves statues today on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos in honor of Oppies' 110th birthday. Photo by Carol A Clark/

Staff Report

Today marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, and the Los Alamos Historical Museum is hosting a daylong birthday party to celebrate.

The Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row (just north of Fuller Lodge), will have free cupcakes available while supplies last. Oppenheimer biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus, will be 20


Annual Dog Jog This Weekend!

on April 22, 2014 - 10:04am

T-shirt logo designed by local sixth grader Katie Laintz. Courtesy/LADOC


The 2014 Dog Jog is Saturday, April 26 in White Rock at a new location in front of the White Rock United Methodist Church on Meadow Lane across from the entrance to Overlook Park.

The Dog Jog is coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps and the Atomic City Roadrunners as a fund raising benefit for the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter.