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Saturday's 'Supermoon' Shines Above Los Alamos

on May 6, 2012 - 9:19am

Saturday night's perigee full moon or "supermoon" taken at the old Anderson Overlook was an incredible sight to behold as the moon was the closest and largest of this year to the Earth. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Saturday night featured the closest and largest full moon of this year.

Astronomers call it a perigee full moon.

The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month.

But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, many people used the term "supermoon."

The term has been used again for Saturday's close full moon.



Come and Get Um ... Kiwanis Pancakes Sizzlin on the Grill at Betty Ehart Until 11 a.m.!

on May 5, 2012 - 7:31am


Get dressed and get over to the Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is cooking up a mouth-watering array of fluffy and flavorful pancakes, moist eggs and juicy sausage along with piping hot coffee and chilled orange juice, white milk and chocolate milk. Proceeds from today's Pancake Breakfast benefit local youth. Founded in January 1948, the non-profit Kiwanis Club is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Youth Work Party for Lock-In

on May 4, 2012 - 9:30pm


The Family YMCA is offering a free lock-in night to youth groups who provide up to 15 youth and adult volunteers for 5-hours during a work party on May 12. The offer is limited, so groups must respond by May 9.
Y facility manager David Clark is coordinating the work that will include landscaping, planting, raking and spring clean-up.  The Lock-In is for overnight use of the Y during closed hours, and allows groups access to most of the facility for games one night during the year.

YMCA Receives Service-Learning Grant

on May 4, 2012 - 9:24pm


  • Delle Foundation underwrites summer program for youth ages 11 to 17

Youth in the Y’s Earth Service Corps program visit the Romero Farm in Española. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA's Earth Service Corps YESC program started in 2001 following the Cerro Grande fire with the goal of providing an opportunity for youth to assist in repairing trails.

The Delle Foundation is a Los Alamos-based foundation started by Helen and George Cowan.

Helen Cowan, who passed away in 2011, was an avid hiker and was a devotee of local trails.

Some issues of damage from last year’s Las Conchas

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 3, 2012

on May 4, 2012 - 10:45am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 19 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid for

Barbara Calef Honored by League of Women Voters

on May 2, 2012 - 11:54pm

A tribute on behalf of all the members of the League of Women Voters was presented to President Barbara Calef, left, for her leadership and inspiration by Becky Shankland, second vice president during the group's annual meeting April 14. The League is a non-partisan group of men and women who do civic events for the community and research topics on which they want to take a position. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

The speaker for the event was Steve Laurent who gave a "fascinating speech and answered tough questions from the audience." Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster