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Lightning Creates Quite A Show Over Los Alamos

on July 28, 2014 - 9:10am

Lightning last night created quite a show. These strikes were shot from a house on Nickel Street ... the lights are from Canyon Road. Photo by Daniel Seitz


NWS News:

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Los Alamos County and the Jemez Mountains through late tonight as well as a weather outlook through Sunday, Aug. 3.


Kiwanis Scholarships Awarded to Lee & Pittman

on July 28, 2014 - 8:42am

From left, Judy Lee, Emily Pittman, Carissa Pittman (Emily’s mom) and Kiwanis President Karen Kendall. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at noon at Trinity on the Hill Church and is open to everyone. Kiwanis was founded in 1948 and is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos and focuses on youth projects. For more information, visit Photo by Sharon Stover


The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented scholarships to Judy Lee and Emily Pittman at a recent Tuesday Kiwanis meeting.

Lee was recognized for her community service to RSVP at the Betty Ehart

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Ropes in Family Fun Aug. 8-10

on July 28, 2014 - 8:40am

Los Alamos National Bank won first place in the 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade for best capturing the essence of the '100 Years of Homesteading' theme. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


With the new school season around the corner, the County of Los Alamos is giving families an excuse to enjoy one last summer weekend trip with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo, Aug. 8-10.

“This family-oriented County Fair and Rodeo gives families something fun to do before the start of another school year and the end of summer,” said Suzette Fox, executive director,

Crowd Joins Los Alamos Historical Society At Time Out Pizzeria For Premiere of 'Manhattan'

on July 27, 2014 - 3:08pm

The private dining room at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue is filling up with community members prepared to watch the premiere of Manhattan this evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The main dining area also is filling up for the big event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society reminds the crowd that the producers have said repeatedly of this series, 'This is fiction.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Tonight starts the television series premiere of “Manhattan” on WGN

Los Alamos Hosts 2014 NM Master Gardner Conference

on July 27, 2014 - 11:16am

NMMG News:

The New Mexico Master Gardner (NMMG) organization held its annual conference July 24-26 in Los Alamos.

Participants attended a variety of gardening workshops and toured downtown Los Alamos including stops at the Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Museum and the Smart Grid House.

The Bradbury Science Museum has some 40 interactive exhibits on display that trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project and highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology.

At the Los Alamos Historical Museum,

LAMC Hosts Special Reception For Dr. Patrick Dawson

on July 26, 2014 - 2:31pm
LAMC OB/GYN physicians Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout and Dr. Patrick Dawson pose with the statue of mother and child unveiled during Thursday's special reception. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center welcomed Dr. Patrick Dawson to the staff of Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center (NNMWHC) during a reception Thursday at the Hospital.

Dawson joined the staff in June. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Ray-Wylie-Hubbard and The Bill Hearne Trio Play The Pond

on July 26, 2014 - 11:55am

Ray-Wylie-Hubbard performs for a large crowd at Friday night's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Jim Caffrey

The Bill Hearne Trio opened Friday night's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Jim Caffey

Concert goers take to the dance floor as the Bill Hearne Trio perform Friday night. Photo by Jim Caffey

NWS Conducts Weather Spotter Class At PEEC

on July 26, 2014 - 9:09am


PEEC News:

Kerry Jones of the National Weather Service (NWS) will a conduct SKYWARNTM Weather Spotter class 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aug. 7 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Meteorologists from the NWS will teach the basics of severe local storms, to include thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more. They also will talk about NWS operations, important safety information, and how to stay prepared.

During the class, participants will have the chance to talk to NWS representatives about becoming an official SKYWARNTM Weather Spotter.

Video: Bear Crawls Inside Dumpster And Shuts Lid

on July 25, 2014 - 1:56pm

PrintScreen from video by Terrence Steck


The bear photographed by several Los Alamos residents last week prowling around Ridge Park Condominiums was captured on video crawling inside a dumpster and closing the lid behind him.

Residents caution their neighbors to be careful when opening dumpster lids this time of year as a bear may be foraging inside for food.

View the video by Terrence Steck here:

Check Out 18 Open Houses This Weekend!

on July 25, 2014 - 1:52pm


This weekend is a great time to tour 18 of the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Registration For 2015 Leadership Los Alamos Program Ends July 31

on July 25, 2014 - 1:49pm

LLA News:

Registration for the 2015 Leadership Los Alamos program is ending soon. Applications are being accepted through July 31. Any person having an interest in the objectives of Leadership Los Alamos, and who lives or works in Los Alamos County is eligible to participate.

Leadership Los Alamos is a unique opportunity for citizens of northern New Mexico who are committed to assuming roles of responsibility in civic, charitable and governmental organizations in the region.
Class participants will develop their skills to shape the future of the region.

According to Los Alamos County

American Legion Asks Community's Help With Back To School Program

on July 25, 2014 - 1:48pm

Help Los Alamos High School Choir And Get Your Car Shined Up, Too

on July 25, 2014 - 1:38pm


Seeing spots? Bring your cars down to the Los Alamos High School Choir Car Wash Fundraiser tomorrow, Saturday, July 26 at the American Legion (next to McDonalds).

Car washers will be there 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be selling burgers and dogs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch ... see you there!


Identity of Knitter Sought to Say Thanks

on July 25, 2014 - 12:04pm

Barbara Harden with new 2-piece shawl and lap quilt at Sombrillo. Photo by Julie Smith


A woman arrived at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1011 Sombrillo Court this week and left 70 handknitted shawls and lap quilts for the patients.

Barbara Harden is one of the recipeints and wants to send a thank you note to the woman who created the beautiful items but said no one knows the woman's name.

She asks that if anyone knows the woman to call Sombrillo at 505.662.4300 with her contact information.


Pet of the Week: Tibet the Cat

on July 25, 2014 - 9:41am

Tibet the cat. Courtesy/FOS


Tibet is a mellow adult gentleman cat who weighs in at nearly 25 pounds. His veterinary care has been updated, and he is ready for a loving family. 

Tibet has been enjoying attention from adults and gentle children. He has done well in the communal cat room that is currently overflowing with cats. He has not shared his opinion on dogs.

Friends of the Shelter will hold a mobile adoption event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the new Smith’s Marketplace.

Rosary and Funeral Mass Set For Emily Mares-Lang

on July 25, 2014 - 7:46am

IHM News:

A rosary will be held for Emily Mares-Lang at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Emily died July 21, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico of a head trauma after a reckless driver hit her while she was walking.

It’s Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How!

on July 24, 2014 - 1:09pm
YMCA News:
Last night, families, friends and community members gathered at Barranca Elementary in anticipation of the YMCA Camp end-of-summer performance.
The Y Camp program is offered every summer for kids in grades K-7 and it’s a great place for kids to let loose and enjoy the summer with others their own age. At the end of each summer, the campers participate in a performance organized by the camp Drama Director.
This year’s theme was Dr. Seuss, in an effort to encourage reading, learning, creativity, and of course, fun!

Construction Progresses on New Nature Center; Engraved Bricks & Pavers to Display Donors’ Messages

on July 24, 2014 - 12:49pm

The front view of the Los Alamos County Nature Center under construction on Canyon Road. On the right are the staff offices and towering above is the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

If you’ve driven past 2600 Canyon Road lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of progress being made on the construction of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The land has been cleared, the slab has been poured, and the building is starting to take structure.

In and Around Town: July 24

on July 24, 2014 - 9:27am
Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible at any time by clicking the red button at the top right of the page.
Ongoing Exhibits
Paintings by Richard Wasilewski
Wasilewski’s work can be viewed through Aug. 5 in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, open during regular library hours.
'Eureka!' and 'Eclecticity' at Fuller Lodge Art Center
FLAC displays “Eureka!” In the Portal Gallery is “Eclecticity,” work by Katherine Brittin and Charryl Greenwood Berger.

Los Alamos Library System Acquires National Geographic Virtual Library

on July 24, 2014 - 9:00am



Los Alamos County Library System has acquired the online resource National Geographic Virtual Library, which brings the world to your computer. You can now explore the world, for free, from the comfort of home.

The National Geographic Magazine offers photographs and articles, ethnographic and cultural information, superb maps and serious scholarship. The complete archive of National Geographic Magazine since 1888 is available now. The Magazine itself, however, is just a part of what comes to you through this resource.

This collection includes the iconic National

Annual Butterfly Count Honors Dorothy Hoard

on July 24, 2014 - 8:29am
Photo of local butterfly. Courtesy/PEEC
Local butterfly lands on a flower. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

This year marks the 22nd Annual Butterfly Count in Los Alamos County, but this year the count carries a special meaning.

This is the first count since the passing of Living Treasure Dorothy Hoard, who initiated the Los Alamos County annual butterfly counts more than 20 years ago. As such, the annual butterfly count will from now on be known as the “Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count.”

New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will lead this year's count 9 a.m. to roughly 3:30 p.m.

PEEC’s Summer Family Evening Explores Night Sky

on July 24, 2014 - 7:53am
View the summer night sky at PEEC’s Star Party July 29. Photo by Josip Loncaric

PEEC News:

Look up on a summer night in Los Alamos, and there is so much to explore. That’s exactly why the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) decided to host a star party Tuesday, July 29 for its final Summer Family Evening of 2014.

Those wishing to attend should meet at PEEC by 8:30 p.m. to drive to the viewing site.

The star party will have learning opportunities for both kids and their parents, with instruction and stories by Chick Keller.

The summer sky shows off the Milky Way, which is our

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Visits Los Alamos

on July 23, 2014 - 10:13pm

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was spotted around Los Alamos today including Smith's Marketplace and here at Overlook Park as part of National Hot Dog Day. Photo by David Martinez

Tickets Available For Guitarist Genevieve Leitner's Performance at Bethe House Thursday

on July 23, 2014 - 12:51pm

Genevieve Leitner

PEEC News:

A few tickets remain for the benefit concert the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold at 7p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Renowned guitarist Genevieve Leitner will perform for the intimate audience, at the beautifully renovated and historic Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Tickets are on sale now on PEEC’s website for $35. If tickets remain on the day of the show, they also will be sold at the door for $40.

The proceeds of the concert will go toward funding exhibits and gardens at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, a public-private

Show Your Passion For Innovation With A Creative Talk

on July 23, 2014 - 11:47am

Image/Los Alamos MainStreet

LANL News:

  • Presentations sought for TechRev Day at Los Alamos ScienceFest

Organizers of Los Alamos ScienceFest, a weeklong celebration of science, are seeking innovative presentations from passionate people with a love of innovation.

“TechRev Day, a ScienceFest event, will showcase a series of 15-minute presentations from students, educators, scientists, engineers, bloggers, inventors and other creative types who are just bursting at the seams to share their contagious enthusiasm about innovation or innovation-related topics,” said Shandra Clow of Los Alamos