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NPS And DOE Seek Public Input On Manhattan Project National Historical Park Draft Memo Of Agreement

on July 28, 2015 - 5:32pm

NPS News:

Washington, D.C. -- The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Energy are inviting the public to review and comment on the Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Park Service and the Department of Energy (DOE) that will guide the operation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and required the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Energy to create a Memorandum of Agreement for the park by Dec. 19, 2015. 

Once signed, this

Pajarito Mountain Collects 5 Million Gallons Of Water

on July 28, 2015 - 5:21pm

Taken July 24, this photo shows the Pajarito staff doing a direct pond depth measurement. Photo by George Lawrence


Last week was an impressive water collection period for Pajarito Mountain.

They pumped 62 hours straight (from Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. through Thursday at 8:30 p.m.), and the staff made a direct pond depth measurement Friday. They took this measurement to George Lawrence, former Los Alamos Ski Club president and a local expert when it comes to water at Pajarito Mountain (he was also instrumental in the design of Pajarito’s original pond.)

Lawrence has

White Rock Branch Library Soft Opening Tomorrow!

on July 28, 2015 - 4:35pm

The new White Rock Branch Library is having a soft opening at 10 a.m., Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The information desk at the new White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Library System Manager Steve Thomas during a tour last week of the new White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard is holding a soft opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29. Children’s programs at the new branch will start next week.

“Everything is mostly done and

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Alzheimer's Assoc. Sunday

on July 28, 2015 - 9:29am

Measure Your Child's Passion For Flying Aug. 1

on July 28, 2015 - 9:01am

A student learns about flying. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


If you want to know whether your child has a passion for flying, mark Aug. 1 on your calendar and prepare for the local Young Eagle Program.

The program has a host of local pilots who have a passion for aviation to share with kids. The event, coordinated by pilot Amy Ross allows youth the opportunity to tap into the fun of flying small planes, referred to as general aviation airplanes.

“All of the pilots and other volunteers are members of the Experimental Aircraft Association, an organization with the


Montessori Hosts Open House Aug. 1

on July 28, 2015 - 8:48am

Sage Cottage Montessori, 142 Meadow Lane. Courtesy photo

SCM News:

Sage Cottage Montessori will host an open house 3-5 p.m., Aug. 1 at the school at 142 Meadow Lane in white Rock.

The school has room for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

Sage Cottage School's philosophy is to guide children in the development of a positive self-image through a unique combination of Montessori, Play-oriented, Science-based, and Self-directed programs.  This will help foster self-confidence, respect of life and environment, love of learning, and socially acceptable behavior.

Tickets Available For ‘Opera On The Rocks’ At Bandelier

on July 28, 2015 - 12:46am

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott introduces the 2014 ‘Opera On The Rocks’. Courtesy/NPS Photo


Opera on the Rocks, at Bandelier National Monument’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater, is an annual event now in its fourth year. 

This year the performance will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Opera Alta will present Bastien and Bastienne and selections from Mozart’s Magic Flute. “Bastien and Bastienne” was composed by Amadeus Mozart when he was 12. It is the story of the travails of a shepherdess and her sweetheart, helped along by a would-be magician.