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SFI Post Doc/Paraclimber Christa Brelsford Gives Back

on October 24, 2014 - 10:59am
Christa Brelsford exemplifies 'Service Above Self.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rotary’s motto is “service above self” and Christa Brelsford, the speaker at Rotary Club of Los Alamos’ meeting Tuesday, exemplifies this motto.

The Santa Fe Institute Post Doctorate and champion rock climber lost her right leg when a building collapsed on her during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. In response, Breslford started Christa’s Angels, an initiative to support the friends and colleagues she worked alongside in Haiti.

Last Day For Shuttle Buses To Bandelier This Year Is Monday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttles at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The last day of shuttle service to the park this year is Monday, Oct. 27. Courtesy/NPS
  • Shuttles carried more than 45,500 passengers to Bandelier between May and October
Monday, Oct. 27, will be this year's last day of shuttle bus service from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument. 

Now that the busy summer season has passed, park visitors will again be welcome to drive down to the Visitor Center area throughout the day.

Many visitors, those local and from far away, wonder why the shuttles are needed.

Toppers Beat Espanola 56-0 Monday Night

on October 22, 2014 - 8:42am
Coach Marco Lucero pumps up the team Monday night inside the Los Alamos Topper football inflatable helmet before kickoff of the C-Team football game. 'I'm proud of our players at the high school who play with very little substitutions because of the low number of participants,' Lucero said. The Toppers beat Espanola 56-0. This is the second shutout the team has had this season. Three weeks ago they shut out Santa Fe High 41-0. The team's record is now 4 and 3. Their last game of the season 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at Sullivan field. Photo by Mike Brake

YMCA Presents Free Zumba Class For Kids

on October 21, 2014 - 8:14am

YMCA News:

Zumbatomics, the Zumba class for kids, combines Latin music with dance movements to create a festive atmosphere where kids can combine fun and fitness at the same time. Songs are tailored for children and they will learn the basic steps to salsa, meringue, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more.

This Zumba class for kids ages 6-12 begins Oct. 22 at The Family YMCA. The class is 2-15-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Classes are free to all youth in the community. Parents are required to sign a liability form prior to the child attending the class. Annie Trujillo-Garcia is the instructor.

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Sipapu Management Group Officially Begins Operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area!

on October 20, 2014 - 4:27pm

LASC News:
  • Ski Area Now Preparing for Thanksgiving Opening


The Los Alamos Ski Club announced today that the management group that operates Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officially started operating Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.


Resort officials say they are now preparing for a full ski and snowboard season starting Thanksgiving Day.

“We are excited to take this next step for the future of Pajarito Mountain,” said Susan Brockway, president of the Los Alamos Ski Club Board of Directors.

View Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday At Bandelier

on October 20, 2014 - 3:51pm

Ranger Geoff Goins demonstrates how to safely look at the sun using a specially-equipped telescope, which he will use to show visitors the solar eclipse on Thursday. Courtesy/NPS


Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23, Bandelier National Monument will host an opportunity to view one of the universe's very special events - a partial solar eclipse. 

For millenia, eclipses were thought to be bad omens, or creatures such as giant dragons taking bites from the sun.