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Communities Invited To Red And Black Ball

on March 2, 2015 - 3:31pm

The crowd dances to the YMCA song at last year's event. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Individuals throughout northern New Mexico are invited to attend The Family YMCA’s annual Red and Black Ball.

The popular event is 5-11 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Buffalo Thunder Resort’s Tewa room, with advanced ticket purchase required.

Tickets are $125 each with funds raised supporting after school, summer camp, health scholarships, and the Y’s teen centers in Espanola and Los Alamos. In honor of the Y’s 60th anniversary, this year’s event is called the Red, Black and Diamonds Ball.

The ball is a


Los Alamos Rotary Crab Fest Breaks Record

on March 2, 2015 - 2:18pm

Jim O'Donnell, center, enters the bidding battle during the live auction portion of Saturday's annual Rotary Club Crab Fest fundraiser at the Knight's of Columbus Hall on DP Road. The event broke the organization's previous attendance record by selling out at 240 people despite the winter storm. Crab Fest Chair Skip King reported today that the event raised in excess of $18,000, which will go toward the purchase of picnic tables for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos High School honor students participate as servers in Saturday's Crab

First Forum For Superintendent Finalist 7 P.M. Today

on March 2, 2015 - 12:49pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education reminds the community that there is a public forum this evening to meet one of the two finalists for superintendent, Dr. Chris Marczak.

The community forum is 7 p.m. in the Speech Theater between the gymnasium and library at Los Alamos High School.

There will be 3x5 cards available to the public to write down questions as they enter the venue. Questions may be parsed to help reduce redundancy before a specific number of randomly chosen
questions are asked of the candidates.

Finalist for superintendent, Dr.

Los Alamos Small Business Workshop March 24

on March 2, 2015 - 11:11am

UNM-LA Advisory Board Meets March 9

on March 2, 2015 - 11:06am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, on the college campus at 4000 University Dr.

An agenda will be released at least 72 hours before the meeting.

Freemasonry Opens Doors To Public March 7

on March 2, 2015 - 11:00am


Learn How To Address Problem Barking

on March 2, 2015 - 10:47am


BARK, BARK! What is Your Dog Telling You? Join Sue Barns at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC), 246 East Road, for a free presentation of why dogs bark and what can be done about it.

Dogs have a lot to say, and some do it by barking a lot! There are many ways to reduce excessive barking, which is usually the result of fear, excitement or boredom.

This presentation will cover the various reasons dogs bark, what to do (and not to do) to reduce excessive barking.


Max Gomez Plays Fuller Lodge March 20

on March 2, 2015 - 10:16am
HOTH News:
History Off The Hill, a teen travel group not affiliated with the local schools, is bringing musician Max Gomez to Los Alamos Friday, March 20 at Fuller Lodge.
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. and drinks will be available for purchase from Don Quixote Winery/Distillery.
Tickets for the concert are $15 and available only at Film Festival At Home, 3601-D Arkansas St.

Help Bring Nation’s Longest-Running Citizen Science Project To Los Alamos

on March 2, 2015 - 9:44am

Sharp-shinned hawk, photo by Mouser Williams. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

With the diversity of bird species and the number of birders in Los Alamos, it's easy to wonder why the Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running citizen science project nationwide, has yet to come to Los Alamos.

A group of local birders have decided that it is time to change that, and they intend to submit an application to the National Audubon Society. As part of the application, in order to demonstrate sufficient interest and logistical support, PEEC will sponsor a “mock” Christmas Bird Count 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Teen Center Remodel Gets Underway Monday

on March 1, 2015 - 10:52pm

The Teen Center Remodel project in the Community Building gets underway Monday and workers have installed temporary fencing around the perimeter on 20th Street. The project is scheduled for completion in September. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The public parking lot at the corner of Trinity Drive and 20th Street, on the southeast corner of Ashley Pond Park is enclosed with temporary fencing and will be closed to public parking beginning Monday.

Crews Move Mountain Of Snow After Storm

on March 1, 2015 - 10:22pm

Work begins today to move a mountain of snow piled in the parking lot behind CB FOX on Deacon Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Snow plows scoop away at the massive snow pile and transport it across the roadway to an empty area adjacent to the VFW on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Snow plows make trip after trip today clearing snow from the Deacon Street parking lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A new snow pile begins to form next to the VFW on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The pile of snow grows larger next to the

Los Alamos Plastic Bag Survey: 64.65% Against Ban

on March 1, 2015 - 4:05pm

Survey results graph. Courtesy/Survey Monkey

Community Survey:

Results from the community survey conducted in the Los Alamos Daily Post reveal that 64.65 percent of the 1,027 respondents are against a County-wide ban of plastic bags and 35.44 percent are for it.

The banning of disposable plastic bags, such as those used at grocery stores has been a hot topic in Los Alamos County.

Survey Comments:

What a stupid idea. Recycle them! You can take them back to Smith's or put them in your recycle container.

2/28/2015 7:13 AM

I think we should be free to choose which kind of bags to use.

Tools Needed For Hilltop Garden

on March 1, 2015 - 2:31pm

Volunteers work on the hilltop garden. File photo

HGC News:

With spring approaching, the Hilltop Garden Club is gearing up to do some community garden work but needs some tools in order to complete the work.

The Hilltop Garden Club is tentatively set to build a greenhouse in June and plans to begin work on other parts of the garden early in the spring, thanks in part to a generous grant from the Youth Conservation Corps.

The Hilltop Garden’s mission is to provide a space for educational garden-related activities in Los Alamos.


DALA Dancers To Compete In Denver Grand Prix

on March 1, 2015 - 1:37pm

From left, DALA Director Jonathan Guise with dancers Sophia Dendy, Sophia Jeffery, Melina Burnside, Indiana Warrior, Jenna Erickson, Camille Rousculp, Annie Smith and Cody Maggiore. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Eight ballet students from Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) will travel to Denver this weekend to compete in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Ballet Competition.

Sophia Dendy and Indiana Warrior will compete in the Junior Division. Melina Burnside, Jenna Erickson, Sophia Jeffery, Cody Maggiore, Camille Rousculp and Annie Smith will compete in the Senior Division.

Registration For Dog Training Classes Begins March 5

on March 1, 2015 - 12:53pm

A trio of students in training at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club. Courtesy/LADOC


Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) begins March 5. 

Classes  this session will include a special offering to introduce kids to the fun sport of agility, Basic Manners, Beginning and Continuing Scent Work, Introduction to Rally Obedience, Intermediate Agility, the paRENT Free Club (for kids), Canine Good Citizen, Cujo to Compadre (for dog-reactive/aggressive dogs) and Self-directed Practice, and will begin the week of


Snowman Created Saturday On 47th Street

on March 1, 2015 - 12:33pm

Lauri Van Lyssel and Cassie Rae Brewer-Houlton create a snowman Saturday on 47th Street with Ross Van Lyssel. Courtesy photo

Snowshoeing Saturday At Powerline Point Trail

on March 1, 2015 - 12:22pm

Los Alamos Fencing Club Announces End-Of-Season Epee Tournament Finishers

on March 1, 2015 - 11:42am
 LAFC News:
The Los Alamos Fencing Club hosted an end-of-season epee tournament for the YMCA Advanced Fencing class this week.
The finishers include:
  • Wesley Terrones (Gold medal);
  • Dana Urbatsch  (Silver medal);
  • Mady Anderson;
  • Paige Power; and
  • Aiden Monteith.
"All of the fencers have worked very hard over the last year to hone their fencing skills to the level they now are," LAFC Coach Tom Hill said. "Wesley's flawless footwork and fast thinking on the strip carried him to the gold medal finish. Dana's fearless attacks and excellent blade skills nearly brought her to victory against

Los Alamos Senior Center Officials Visit Garcia Richard At Roundhouse For 'I Heart Caregiver Day'

on March 1, 2015 - 9:20am

Officials from the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos and White Rock Senior Center visit the Roundhouse recently for 'I Heart Caregiver Day' to talk with Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard about issues affecting seniors--including the need for a kitchen in the White Rock Senior Center. Following up on their visit, Garcia Richard reports that the funding for the kitchen has been placed in SB 159 as part of a list of prioritized statewide capital projects.

One Of The Many Uses For Snow

on March 1, 2015 - 8:14am
Someone sends a message! Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Scenes From Saturday's Snow

on March 1, 2015 - 8:07am

Snow tops the bronze statue 'Wally with Bench' Saturday in Central Park Square. Photo by Scott Valentine

Making the most of the snow Saturday. Photo by Scott Valentine

Today's Cowboy Breakfast Is On!

on March 1, 2015 - 7:39am

Video: Los Alamos Family Praises Good Samaritan

on February 28, 2015 - 3:14pm


A good samaritan neighbor cleared the driveway buried under snow this morning for Los Alamos resident Christine Stempleski Nackers and her children who all express their enthusiastic appreciation in this heartwarming video - click here.


CB FOX Employees Shovel Sidewalks To Help Downtown Businesses

on February 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
CB FOX employees help out downtown businesses today by shoveling snow that was blocking the sidewalks all the way to Ruby K's. Courtesy photo

Snow Scene In Western Area

on February 28, 2015 - 2:27pm

A winter snow scene in the back yard of a home this morning in Western Area. Photo by Julie Smith