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In Pool Easter Egg Hunt Makes Massive Splash!

on April 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Swimmers in the 'over nine' group splash into the pool and head for the Easter eggs bobbing in the water Saturday at the Aquatic Center. The annual In Pool Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the County's Recreation Department and organizers told the Los Alamos Daily Post that attendance at this year's event was the highest ever. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Swimmers scramble for eggs at the In Pool Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Focused on the hunt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Eager egg hunters at Saturday's event are

Take Wing With PEEC and Win Private Flight Over Los Alamos!

on April 20, 2014 - 9:37am

PEEC News:

Here’s your chance to fly! Enter a raffle to “take wing” from Los Alamos Airport over the beautiful Jemez Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, Los Alamos, and other points of interest for up to an hour with experienced local pilot Robert Gibson.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is selling raffle tickets through May 3, and proceeds of the raffle will help fund indoor and outdoor exhibits for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The wiinning ticket will be drawn at PEEC’s 14th Annual Earth Day Festival, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Family History Workshop at LDS Church April 26

on April 20, 2014 - 7:08am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos is sponsoring a free Family History Workshop that is open to the public. 

The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the church at 1967 18th St. Several of the presentations will be repeated every hour to allow attendees to spend as much time as desired at the workshop.

The LDS Church has a vast storehouse of digitized family records that is readily available to anyone interested in researching family history. This workshop will help attendees get a free account with the LDS Church
genealogy website

Hundreds of Eager Hunters Scramble For Easter Eggs!

on April 19, 2014 - 1:34pm
The Easter Bunny hands out plastic egss filled with candy at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Elks Lodge at Ashley Pond this morning. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kids rush to score plastic eggs filled with candy at Ashley Pond during this morning's Easter Egg Hunt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staff Report

Hundreds of eager young hunters rushed to claim candy-filled plastic eggs at this morning's Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Los Alamos Elks Lodge at Ashley Pond.

All eggs were claimed within just a few minutes of the 10 a.m. whistle start.


Major Fun Underway At Today's 2014 LAYL Wild Day

on April 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Today is the Los Alamos Youth Leadership's 2014 Wild Day LA event at Los Alamos High School. LAYL hosts Wild Day LA once a year for Kindergarten through 6th grade students and includes art, outdoor activities, team challenges and spending time with youth mentors. LAYL is a youth leadership program for high school students, which begins in August and ends in April of each year. Students build relationships with family and friends, and increase their confidence. Teams design, plan and implement projects that benefit the community throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

Pet of the Week: Stormy the Flame Point Siamese

on April 19, 2014 - 11:29am

Stormy the Cat suffered painful bladder stones. Courtesy/FOS


Stormy is a 2.5-year-old Flame Point Siamese. A few weeks ago, he went to the vet for a routine dental cleaning, and the vet noticed that he was having difficulty urinating. It turns out that he had some pretty painful bladder stones ... poor guy.

But, Stormy is finally starting to feel better after having surgery to remove the bladder stones and getting his teeth cleaned, so he is all ready for a new home.

He needs to be on a special (but fairly low cost) diet, and he would prefer a home without kids.

'Our Favorite Quilts' Displayed at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery Beginning May 2

on April 19, 2014 - 10:27am

The 2013 Donation Quilt, 'The Heart of Enchantment,' a purple and green bargello design. Courtesy/LAPQG

2013 Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LAPQG


Dozens of beautiful quilts will be on display in the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show, “Our Favorite Quilts,” at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery beginning with an opening reception 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 2.

Each year the Guild makes a donation quilt that is raffled off after the September Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church.

Dinner Thursday Benefits LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry in Her Battle With Cancer

on April 19, 2014 - 9:35am

Joy Handsbery

Staff Report

A benefit dinner for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Christian Church on East Road.

Handsberry is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

The dinner includes pasta, salad, cookies and homemade dessert. There is no set fee, but donations are requested.

Take a Selfie at 'Bears' Movie to Help Wildlife

on April 19, 2014 - 9:28am

LEWF News:

Community members have an opportunity to help wildlife across the United States. Disney is donating $0.20 to the National Parks Foundation from every ticket sold for the movie "Bears" through April 25.

To encourage people to see the movie, the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation in Espanola is hosting a "selfie" contest for people who go to see "Bears." The winner of the contest will receive a personal print from Kathy Morrow.

Email the selfie through April 25 to or upload to

For more


JoAnna O'Neill of Los Alamos Young Guns Top Female Shooter at High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot

on April 19, 2014 - 7:36am
JoAnna O'Neill was the top female shooter and ranked in second place overall at the New Mexico High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Young Guns members from left, Shelby Chavez, Josh Smith, Sam Stringfield, David Smith, and Kes Luchini at a recent Sportsman's Club event. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Young Guns, a team of high school level shooters from Los Alamos, placed second in the New Mexico High Schools Spring Satellite Shoot, which had shooters from 12 high schools.

Team members' scores out of 50 shots were as follows: Josh Smith

Artwork Missing From Mesa Library Youth Gallery

on April 19, 2014 - 7:20am

Los Alamos Knights of Columbus Donates Easter Lilies

on April 18, 2014 - 3:59pm

Renee Romero receives an Easter Lily donation for Aspen Ridge Retirement Community & Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation today from Los Alamos Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Steve Ciddio. Photo by Pat Nakagawa



Power Failure Knocks Out Constant Contact Site

on April 18, 2014 - 3:36pm
Staff Report
Today's Los Alamos Daily Post headlines cannot be emailed to our subscribers because the Constant Contact site is currently unavailable.
They had a significant power failure and their fully redundant back-up system didn’t roll over appropriately.
The power has been restored and they say they are carefully restarting the product and that it may take up to a few more hours.
Today's headlines will be emailed out as soon as the Constant Contact system is up and running.

New Central Avenue Street Lights Installed

on April 18, 2014 - 2:46pm

New lights go up on Central Avenue Thursday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Staff Report

Improvements to Central Avenue are underway including changes to street and pedestrian lighting, which was being installed Thursday near 20th Street.

Improvements also include mill and overlay of asphalt, upgrade all sidewalk ramps to ADA standards, possible changes to crosswalk locations, concrete pedestrian crossings and tree removal and replacement.

Central Avenue Improvements Project runs between 15th Street to Oppenheimer Drive.

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland

First Hummingbirds of Spring Spotted on Nickel Street Are Broad-Tailed Hummers

on April 18, 2014 - 1:29pm

Many bird experts from Los Alamos have contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post to say that the first visitor of the year photographed on Nickel Street Wednesday evening is actually a Broad-Tailed Humming Bird rather than a Ruby-throated Hummingbird Bird. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Birds have a distinctive notched tail and make no noise when flying. A Broad-Tail is the only hummer that 'whistles' when in flight. Los Alamos is too far West for the Ruby-throated. Photo by Daniel Seitz

A Broad-Tailed Humming Bird swoops in for a sweet drink at a home on Nickel Street. Photo by Daniel Seitz

Join a 'Great Conversation' at Upcoming LAPS Foundation Fundraiser

on April 18, 2014 - 9:23am


Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and conversations led by 12 interesting and knowledgeable leaders. All of the conversation leaders are locally or regionally known. 

The event raises funds for the projects of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

This is the first in a series of four about the planned conversations.

“The LAPS Foundation is pleased these fascinating speakers will join us this year to provide some lively conversations.” LAPSF Director Joanna

Library Director Unveils White Rock Library Plans

on April 18, 2014 - 8:32am
Los Alamos County Library Director Steven Thomas speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Los Alamos County Library Director Steven Thomas spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos April 8, using architectural drawings to illustrate his description of conceptual plans for a new library in White Rock at the corner of N.M. 4 and Sherwood Boulevard.

Thomas, a member of Kiwanis, brought with him Veronica Encinias, the director of the current White Rock Branch Library.

Thomas has been in the county a little over a year, and he

14 Years in the Making, Nature Center Becomes a Reality: Public Invited to Groundbreaking April 22

on April 18, 2014 - 7:59am

Rendering of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The groundbreaking ceremony is 4 p.m., April 22. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has grown from humble beginnings, when a dozen citizens gathered around a dining room table to dream about ways to celebrate the natural world of Los Alamos.

PEEC’s inception took place on Earth Day in 2000 and since then, the people of Los Alamos have made PEEC a home for nature on the Pajarito Plateau.

Family YMCA Presents ‘Got Dance’ Variety Showcase

on April 18, 2014 - 7:25am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a “Got Dance” Variety Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road in Los Alamos.

The performance will feature classical ballet on point, Irish dance, contemporary dance, International Latin and American rhythm ballroom dance, modern belly dance, Indian folk dance, hip hop, Kathak, Bollywood and contemporary dance.

The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides more than 200 people each year with scholarships. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

Meet PEEC Volunteer Sue Watts

on April 18, 2014 - 7:20am
Sue Watts
PEEC Featured Volunteer

Sue Watts has spent a good part of her adult life working as a volunteer for organizations ranging from Girl Scouts of America to an urban community center in Birmingham, Ala., to Stephen Ministries.

In her work with the Girl Scouts, she helped girls and adults to develop their appreciation of nature, to look deeper and to see natural things that they might not otherwise see. In addition, she taught many leaders how to take troops camping and trekking on long trips.

When family brought her to Los Alamos, Sue was able to transfer her passion and experience

In and Around Town: April 17

on April 17, 2014 - 10:33am
Sponsored by FYI Los Alamos
'Sisters in Art ~ Sisters at Heart' in the Portal Gallery, 'It's Not Easy Being Green' main gallery at Fuller Lodge Art Center
Shows continue through April 26.
'Edith and Tilano: Bridges Between Two Worlds' at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
Museum’s rotating exhibit space through the end of May.
Charles Carrillo Santero
Through May 2 Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery

Oppie Turns 110 - It’s Time for a Big Birthday Party!

on April 17, 2014 - 6:39am


Tuesday, April 22 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, and the Los Alamos Historical Museum is hosting a daylong birthday party to celebrate.

The Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row (just north of Fuller Lodge), will have free cupcakes available while supplies last. Oppenheimer biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus, will be 20 percent off regular price.

In addition, Los Alamos visitors and residents alike can pick up coupons at the Museum for $1 off Oppenheimer martinis and 10 percent off specially prepared

Los Alamos Pony Club's Horsemasters Group Hosts International Coach

on April 17, 2014 - 6:38am
Los Alamos riders learning mounted games techniques from international coach Robert Taylor. From left, Laura Johnstone on Azizah, guest instructor Robert Taylor, Joanna Casson on Strawberry, Ruth Schulte on Rohan, and Dorothy Brown on Wildfire Trailprincess. Courtesy/Los Alamos Horsemasters
Robert Taylor, equestrian coach of national and international mounted games teams, national-level eventing rider and instructor of carriage driving, came to teach in Los Alamos April 13.
"It always amazes me that such top-ranked instructors are willing to come and teach us out

Pajarito Astronomers First County-Sponsored Dark Night of 2014 April 26

on April 17, 2014 - 6:36am


The Pajarito Astronomers will hold its first County-sponsored Dark Night of 2014 starting at 8 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, April 26 at Spirio Soccer Field in Overlook Park. 

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The planets Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible. 

There will be a tour of the spring constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.

Call Steve Becker at


Aquatic Egg Hunt 1-2 p.m. Saturday

on April 17, 2014 - 6:35am



Join the Walkup Aquatic Center for an Aquatic Egg Hunt 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Each participant will walk away with toys, candy and some fun.

Each egg qualifies for a different kind of prize. All participants must pay an entrance fee, but the aquatic egg hunt is free. Children may be accompanied by their parents. Babies, infants through 3 years, will hunt for eggs in the Therapy pool. Youth, ages 4 through 16 will be in the main pool shallow-end area. Easter egg hunts will go in wave starts depending on age.

  • Entrance Fee: $2.50
  • Limit: 150 youth
  • Ages: 16 years