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Free Training Available For Volunteers Interested In Los Alamos History

on September 20, 2017 - 9:22am
Volunteers have the opportunity to lead tours through Fuller Lodge and tell visitors all about Los Alamos history. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Have you ever wanted to know the story behind the log cabin near the Memorial Rose Garden? Or have you thought it would be interesting and fun to interact with some of the visitors who come to Los Alamos from all over the world? It is! And now is your opportunity.
The Los Alamos Historical Society is offering free training in Los Alamos history for those interested in volunteering with the organization or who are curious about the

Birth Announcement: Averly Lynn Bowyer

on September 20, 2017 - 9:19am

Justin and Lindsay Bowyer are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Averly Lynn Bowyer. Averly was born Sept. 18 in Albuquerque. She weighed 5 lbs 13 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Clint and Donna Bowyer of White Rock, Scott and Lesa Pirtle of Las Cruces and Heidi Cappelletti of Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Local Boy Scout Troop 22 Makes Impression At Annual Los Alamos Historical Society Gala

on September 20, 2017 - 6:57am
Boy Scout Troop 22 re-enactment ceremony. Courtesy photo
By Deb Huling, Gala Committee Chair
By Heather McClenahan, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director

The Los Alamos Ranch School began 100 years ago as the dream of Ashley Pond Jr. who envisioned a school where boys who were growing up sickly in polluted Eastern cities could come out west, ride horses and recover their health. He hired A.J. Connell, a forest ranger and Boy Scout leader, to direct the school.

Boy Scout Troop 22 began as the organizing principle of the Los Alamos Ranch School in 1918 and the troop remains an


RPLA/LAFRW Host Constitution Day Dinner Sept. 30

on September 20, 2017 - 6:40am
Local GOP hosts Constitution Day Dinner Sept. 30 at Church of Christ. Courtesy image
GOP News:
The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women is hosting the annual Constitution Day Dinner at Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr.
The event is 5:30-8:30 p.m. and begins with mingling and a silent auction followed by keynote speaker Kelly Zunie, a candidate for lieutenant governor, dinner and student essay winners.
Prepaid tickets are $55/adult, $100/couple, $25/student and tickets at the door are $60/adult, $110/couple and $30/student.

Daily Postcard: Sunset Colors Los Alamos Sky

on September 20, 2017 - 5:57am

Daily Postcard: A recent sunset paints a dramatic picture in the sky over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

County: Be Bear Aware

on September 19, 2017 - 4:14pm

This bear was spotted earlier this month roaming around Andanada Street and El Corto in Los Alamos. Photo by Ken Hanson


Bears continue to make their way into residential areas due to lack of food in the wild and ease of getting it out of trash roll carts.

If a bear does not find a food source, it will move on. However, bears that are accustomed to eating human food are more likely to become habituated and are more prone to have dangerous human encounters. Here are some safe practices for managing trash to minimize encounters with bears:

  • Keep your family, neighbors, pets, and

The Wine She’s Been Dying To Try

on September 19, 2017 - 3:32pm

From left, Mike Lippiatt, Laura Crucet, Karen Easton and Tony Fox. Courtesy photo


By Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

On the weekends, Karen Easton works at Kokoman Fine Wine and Liquors. She does it because she loves wine. As a wine connoisseur, she enjoys her time serving during the wine tastings and dusting the wine bottles.

Wine nerd Karen Easton

A few months ago, Easton was attending a wine tasting event where distributors brought all their wines and let people sample them. In the corner was a wine representative who wasn’t getting a lot of attention.