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LARC, Sombrillo And Aspen Ridge Celebrate National Appreciation Events Sept. 11-17

on August 29, 2016 - 6:37pm

Community Liaison

The Los Alamos Retirement Community/LARC, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and Aspen Ridge Assisted Living are celebrating Sept. 11-17, both National Assisted Living Week, and National Appreciation Week for Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance Employees.

Events throughout the week will be a special opportunity to bring together our residents, families and employees to recognize the unique individuals that reside at Aspen Ridge Lodge, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Community and the staff members that deliver care every day.


Morrie Pongratz Of Los Alamos Sinks Hole In One

on August 29, 2016 - 2:52pm

The Los Alamos Golf Association congratulates Morrie Pongratz of Los Alamos on his hole-in-one June 24. His hole-in-one was on hole #6 from 115 yards out using an 8 iron and was witnessed by Larry Baca, Nick Irwin and Andy Trottier. Upon completion, Pongratz had this to say; ‘Even a short, fat, out-of-shape 74-year-old guy with a 24 handicap can have a thrill playing golf!’ Congratulations Morrie Pongratz! Courtesy photo

UNM-Los Alamos Appoints Dr. Sharon Hurley As Associate Dean Of Instruction

on August 29, 2016 - 2:43pm

New UNM-LA Assistant Dean Dr. Sharon Hurley. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos is pleased to announce that Dr. Sharon Hurley has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Instruction. Dr. Hurley came to UNM-LA as an accounting and economics professor in 2003. She has served as the Department Chair of Business, Computer Science, and Information Technology since 2014.

As Associate Dean of Instruction, Dr.

Atomic City Children’s Theater Opens Auditions For Disney Peter Pan Jr. 2-4 p.m. Wednesday

on August 29, 2016 - 9:11am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for their elementary school production of Disney Peter Pan Jr., a two-act musical based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting Broadway play.

Co-Director Daren Savage noted, "Peter Pan Jr.

Local Thrift Store Proceeds To Benefit Disaster Relief

on August 29, 2016 - 8:46am

Shop on the Corner is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in the lower level of TOTH at the corner of Canyon Road and Diamond Drive. Courtesy photo


Shop on the Corner, the thrift store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos, will donate the proceeds from its Wednesday, Aug. 31, sale to disaster relief for the Louisiana floods and the wildfires in California.

“We want to offer some financial help for the thousands who have been evacuated and especially those who have lost their homes through flood or fire,” volunteer Mari Mahler said.

Raffi Andonian Delivers Financial Tips For Parents

on August 29, 2016 - 8:14am
It's important to start talking to kids about responsible money habits when they are young and receptive. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Raffi Andonian will deliver his “Money Talks” presentation Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Family Strengths Network, at 3540 Orange St. Los Alamos.

This complimentary financial seminar is designed to teach parents and grandparents how to talk to their kids about personal finances and turn everyday situations like shopping, doing chores and receiving gifts into valuable lessons that can be used throughout the child’s life.

“Kids learn about

Daily Postcard: Orphaned Bear Cubs Growing Stronger

on August 29, 2016 - 6:51am

The latest photo captured on video camera shows orphaned bear cubs Valley Girl and Cowboy growing ever stronger and enjoying a refreshing soak in the tub and eating what appears to be a rack of bananas during their rehabilitation at the Land of Enchantment Wildlife compound. The pair will be ready for release back into the wild soon. Courtesy/LEWF

Democrats Appoint Maggiore To Council Race Vacancy

on August 28, 2016 - 7:26pm

Antonio Maggiore is back in the Los Alamos County Council race. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee has unanimously appointed Antonio Maggiore to fill a vacancy in this year's County Council race.

Maggiore's name will now be placed on the ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election. He replaces Kristin Henderson who withdrew her candidacy Friday to spend more time with family.

The County Central Committee met at 7 p.m.

Local Helicopter Slashes Time To Albuquerque

on August 28, 2016 - 12:21pm
Pilot Geoff Rodgers spoke at Kiwanis recently, describing the history and operations of Classic Air, the medical flight company that serves Los Alamos. Photo by Charmian Schaller 
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

There was a time, not too long ago, when patients who had to be transported from Los Alamos to hospitals in Albuquerque took an hour and 29 minutes to get there.

Now, with Classic Air Medical providing helicopter service to the area, the same trip takes just 26 minutes. That reduction in time can be a life-saver.

Geoff Rodgers—a veteran of Army flight training,

Letter To The Editor: No Politics At Homecoming Parade

on August 28, 2016 - 12:20pm
By Democratic Party Chair Robyn Schultz/GOP Party Chair Robert Gibson
Joint Letter to the Editor published in 2014

Local political party leaders agree to stand by the joint Letter to the Editor published in 2014 that announced an agreement reached by Los Alamos Democratic Party Chair Robyn Schultz and then GOP Chair Robert Gibson regarding the annual Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade.

Joint Letter to the editor published in 2014:

The Los Alamos Homecoming Parade is coming up.

Parking Lots All Over Town Getting Makeovers

on August 28, 2016 - 11:22am

Parking lots all over town are getting makeovers including this one Friday at the Hampton Inn & Suites on N.M.. 4 in White Rock. Parking lots at 1247 Central Ave., and in the area near Subway in Los Alamos among others have recently been resurfaced. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Democrats Gather At Hillary For Los Alamos County Campaign Kick-Off Hosted By New Mexico Together

on August 28, 2016 - 11:05am

Local Democrats and friends gather Saturday at their headquarters in Central Park Square for the Hillary for Los Alamos County Campaign kick-off family picnic hosted by New Mexico Together. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Lead for Hillary for New Mexico Katie O'Donnell Christoffersen. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Democratic Party leaders from left, PEC Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster and attorney George Chandler with County Council candidate Chris Chandler at Saturday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Despite torrential

Bird Walk On Cañada Bonita/Nordic Ski Trails Sept. 10

on August 28, 2016 - 9:33am

Cordilleran flycatcher. Photo by Marion Stelts

PEEC News:

One of the best ways to begin bird watching is by looking for the birds one sees and hears every day.  

The community is invited to join longtime Los Alamos resident and bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 for a hike along the Cañada Bonita and Nordic Ski Trails.

The high-elevation trek winds through mixed conifer forest and offers breathtaking views. This is the perfect opportunity for adults and children who can hike up to five miles to get outside and admire local species of birds.

UWNNM Outlines 2016 Goals And Plans

on August 28, 2016 - 9:14am
UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega speaking recently to the Kiwanis Club. Photo by Charmian Schaller
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Kristy Ortega, executive director of United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM), spoke to Kiwanis recently, outlining her organization's needs and goals in her first talk of the 2016 fund drive.

"We raised $620,000 last year, she said, but we were asked for over $1 million.


'A Matter Of Balance' Class Begins Sept. 12

on August 28, 2016 - 9:12am


The next “Matter of Balance” fall prevention class begins at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in the lower level classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. “Matter of Balance” is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, exercise to increase strength and balance. All participants will receive a workbook to keep.

Los Alamos Historical Museum Hosts Culture Co-op

on August 28, 2016 - 7:55am
Museum staff last spring in Japan, from left, intern Kallie Funk, Director Juth Stauber and Registrar Stephanie Yeamons. Courtesy photo


Join the Los Alamos Historical Museum staff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos for Culture Co-op, an evening of intercultural exploration. 

Hear about the Los Alamos History Museum’s spring 2016 travel to Japan to meet with colleagues at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum with the goal to develop dialogue between communities in New Mexico and Japan.

  • 6 p.m.  Art Space:

Finches, Hummers And Warblers Oh My

on August 28, 2016 - 7:54am

Colorful birds are spotted recently in Los Alamos including this Lesser Goldfinch seen harvesting summer's bounty. Photo by Ken Hanson

Hummingbird at the butterfly bush. Photo by Ken Hanson

Wilson's Warbler searching for bugs amongst the sunflower stalks. Photo by Ken Hanson

Drop In Prayer Room Every Monday In White Rock

on August 28, 2016 - 7:54am

Pasta Sauce Canning Class Sept. 15

on August 28, 2016 - 7:54am

Daily Postcard: Colorful Clouds Paint Saturday's Sunset

on August 28, 2016 - 7:39am

Daily Postcard: The sky over Los Alamos is filled with colorful clouds as the sun goes down Saturday. Photo by Frances Limback

Daily Postcard: Fawns Visit Walnut Street

on August 27, 2016 - 11:19am

Daily Postcard: The cooler air lately in Los Alamos seems to have put a spring in the step of this fawn spotted recently at a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss 

Fawn spotted recently leaping around a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss 

Three fawns gather recently on the lawn of a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss 

Inaugural Veterans Poker Run Begins At Noon Today

on August 27, 2016 - 10:50am


Anyone who is interested in helping local military veterans' organizations while riding through Northern New Mexico's beautiful scenery is invited to participate in the inaugural Veterans Poker Run beginning at noon today at Santa Fe Harley-Davidson, located at 4360 Rodeo Road. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the cost is $20.

Poker Runs typically involve motorcycles stopping at pre-selected destinations to pick up a poker card.


Jim And Gail Little Celebrate 60th Anniversary Sept. 4

on August 27, 2016 - 10:21am
Jim and Gail Little of Los Alamos on their wedding day in 1956, at the Methodist Church in Sutherland, Neb., where the couple was married by Gail Little's grandfather. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos residents Jim and Gail Little invite family and friends to join them in celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 4, at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos residents Jim and Gail Little will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.
Friends and family are invited to join Jim and Gail at noon for a

Show College And Military Day Spirit Sept. 2

on August 27, 2016 - 10:02am