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Pasta Dinner At American Legion 5:30-7 p.m. Friday

on July 6, 2015 - 6:44pm

Tips & Tricks For Using New Library Catalog

on July 6, 2015 - 5:19pm


Welcome to the fifth in a series of tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog.

Are you interested in languages other than English? The new catalog offers a couple of easy ways to search for books, movies, and music in other languages. The first method is to do a ‘zero’ or empty search (and get 146,177 results).  Then use the language facet to the left to narrow your search. 

Alternatively, go to ‘Advanced Search’ and click on the ‘Language’ drop down menu. Either method will give you a list of items either in or about that language. 

If you are struggling with the

NWS Predicts Continued Thunderstorms

on July 6, 2015 - 6:47am

As the sun rises over White Rock this morning, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque predicts today's high near 81 with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. The NWS predicts tonight's low around 52 with continued thunderstorms likely, and some of those storms may produce heavy rain. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotary Breakfast Caps Off 4th Of July Activities

on July 5, 2015 - 5:45pm
Rotarian Steve Ciddio greets guests at the Rotary Pancake Breakfast this morning at the Posse Lodge. Proceeds from the event benefit charitable activities of the nonprofit organization. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community members including Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Kurt Steinhaus, white shirt, dine on pancakes at this morning's Rotary breakfast at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Cooks prepare breakfast in the Posse Lodge kitchen. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Diners inside the Posse Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J.

Patriotic Atmosphere Fills Kiwanis 4th Of July Event

on July 5, 2015 - 5:22pm
Fireworks filled the sky at Saturday's annual Kiwanis 4th of July extravaganza at Overlook Park. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/
The entrance to Overlook Park where Saturday's annual Kiwanis 4th of July extravaganza took place. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Volleyball, football, hotdogs, families, fireworks, beer and fireworks is what the Kiwanis 4th of July Festival offered this Saturday.

White Rock’s Overlook Park played host to the event and was a veritable sea of people and lights come the 9:15 p.m.


Smiley Face In The Sky Captures July 4th Spirit

on July 5, 2015 - 4:24pm

Fireworks in the form of a smiley face captures the July 4th spirit during the annual Kiwanis extravaganza Saturday at Overlook Park. Photo by Mark Bjorklund

Los Alamos Cops Win Tight Game Against Firefighters

on July 5, 2015 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes hands the traveling trophy over to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone following Saturday's annual 4th of July softball game at Overlook Park. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes proves he still has what it takes. Photo by Kateri Morris

Family and friends show support during Saturday's annual July 4 LAPD vs LAFD softball game at Overlook Park. Photo by Kateri Morris


Staff Report

Members of the Los Alamos Polcie Drpartment and the Los Alamos Fire Department met for their annual 4th of July softball game Saturday morning at Overlook Park.

Results Of YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run

on July 5, 2015 - 1:33pm

Runners take off down 15th Street in Saturday's annual YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

This pair catches air during Saturday's annual YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Corey White of Carlsbad rounds the turn and heads for the finish line Saturday to win the YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run in the Mens 5 Km 30-34 age category.  Photo by KayLinda Crawford/


YMCA News:

A large crowd participated in the Family YMCA Annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run in downtown Los Alamos as part

PEEC Summer Family Evening Is All About Goats

on July 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
Goats like this one will visit the Nature Center Wednesday, July 8. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

What is it like to raise goats on a small scale farm? What uses are there for goat milk?

At this week’s Summer Family Evening at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 at the Nature Center, Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch and Deb Wood of Second Bloom Farm will be around to answer these questions. 

Learn how to make cheese, lotion, soap, and more. Even better, the presenters will bring some of their goats – both big and small – to demonstrate the different breeds that thrive on the Pajarito Plateau.

Annual Lavender In Valley Festival July 11-12

on July 5, 2015 - 12:15pm
A visitor to Purple Adobe Lavender Farm takes a close look in the fields. Courtesy photo


Purple Adobe Lavender Farm and other participating businesses invite the public to join them at the Annual Lavender in the Valley Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-12. The Farm is between mile markers 210 and 211 on Hwy. 84 in Abiquiu.

It’s an invitation to spend a magical summer day, in a magical spot nestled in the beautiful Chama River Valley, celebrating the abundance and glory of lavender and community.

“Last year’s festival was such a success due in part to the large amount of

Monsoon Surge With Flash Flooding Possible

on July 5, 2015 - 11:32am


NWS News:

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque reports a monsoon moisture surge with flash flooding and possible main stem river rises.

A very moist, unstable atmosphere is in place over New Mexico and will get a boost through Tuesday as a strong front moves into the area. The heaviest rainfall is expected to focus along and east of the Continental Divide through Tuesday.

Key Impacts:

  • Slow moving and repeated thunderstorms will result in locally heavy rainfall with flash flooding possible, especially in areas that have already seen heavy rain the past several

Eighteen Candidates Become US Citizens During Bandelier's July 4 Naturalization Ceremony

on July 5, 2015 - 10:18am

During Saturday's Naturalization ceremony at Bandelier, 18 candidates from nine countries took the oath to become citizens of the United States. Photo by Leland Lehman/ Photo by Leland Lehman/

USCIS Officer Peter Rechkemmer opens Saturday's Naturalization ceremony at Bandelier. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Chief US District Judge The Honorable M. Christina Armijo officiates at Saturday.s Naturalization Ceremony at Bandelier. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Special guest speaker Stephanie Sydoriak. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Happy Fourth Of July Los Alamos!

on July 4, 2015 - 8:50am

Darlene Potter's home on 47th Street in Los Alamos celebrates the 4th of July. Photo by Don Kendall


New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following message for the 4th of July:

“As families across New Mexico come together to celebrate our nation’s freedom, we also honor our veterans and military personnel. It is my hope that all New Mexico families stay safe this holiday weekend, and we thank all of our police, firefighters and first responders who are working this holiday weekend to keep us safe.”


Today's Fourth Of July Activities And Events

on July 4, 2015 - 8:49am
Fourth of July activities at Overlook Park, culminating in fireworks.
Click here to see all the events.
The Family YMCA Annual July 4th Kids Parade
10 a.m., Saturday. Kids and kids at heart are asked to meet at the "elephant statue" at Ashley Pond Park. The parade will start shortly after 10 a.m.
White Rock July 4th Celebration
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon. The Children’s Parade begins after a brief flag ceremony at 10 a.m.

Crowd Gathers This Morning For YMCA's Annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run

on July 4, 2015 - 8:17am

A crowd is gathering this morning at 15th Street and Iris for the YMCA's annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

A crowd is gathering this morning at 15th Street and Iris for the YMCA's annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

A crowd is gathering this morning at 15th Street and Iris for the YMCA's annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Laser Light Shows Coming To Nature Center

on July 4, 2015 - 7:04am

‘Laser Beatles’ is one of 12 laser light shows offered at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC will host 12 laser light shows in its new planetarium during July.

Thursday, July 9 through Wednesday, July 15, there will be at least two laser light shows daily. Experience a feast for the senses in these dazzling and captivating laser light programs. Classic music fans will see how laser light transforms favorite bands, with separate shows dedicated to the music of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin,  U2, Pink Floyd: “Dark Side of the Moon” and Pink Floyd: “The Best of Echoes.”


GOP/LAFRW Summer Picnic Ashley Pond July 11

on July 4, 2015 - 6:54am
The Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women invites the community to join them for the annual GOP/LAFRW summer picnic at Ashley Pond Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11. 
There will be lots of friends, food and fun.
There will be no business meeting this month.

The Elephant In The Room: We Hope You Will Join Us

on July 3, 2015 - 11:43am
The Elephant in the Room
By the Los Alamos Republican Party    

In this edition, we have several things to share.

First, we would like to take the time to invite you to stop by our booth at Overlook Park this 4th of July.  We will have glow in the dark tattoos, bubbles, and glow necklaces for kids of all ages to enjoy (while supplies last). 

There also will be information about an upcoming Constitution Day essay competition for students in all 3 levels of our public schools (prizes will be awarded in Sept.) other handouts to read and a voting booth for you to cast your informal “vote” as

Tonight's Summer Concert: 531st USAF Band At Pond

on July 3, 2015 - 11:20am

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the 531st Air Force Reserve Band at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The show free and sponsored by Smith's Marketplace so bring friends, family, rain gear and chairs. For a sneak peek, click here.

Take A Virtual Wildflower Walk Tuesday

on July 3, 2015 - 10:48am
An example of the specimens on display at the Jemez Mountain Herbarium. Photo by Chick Keller

PEEC News:

Spring and summer are wonderful times to enjoy the abundant wildflowers.

Sometimes however, the weather does not cooperate, or a wildflower blooms at a time or location that is not convenient for viewing. But this shouldn’t stop local residents from knowing local wildflowers!

The Jemez Mountain Herbarium houses 950 species of local plants.

Cowboy Breakfast At Posse Lodge 7-11 a.m. Sunday

on July 3, 2015 - 10:37am

The Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday, July 5 benefits the Los Alamos Rotary Club and its charitable mission. Courtesy photo

Scenes From 96th Annual Department of New Mexico American Legion Convention In Los Alamos

on July 3, 2015 - 10:27am

Frank G. Frainier, Post 90 Commander Ken Nadeau welcomes members of the Department of New Mexico to the 96th Annual American Legion Department Convention last weekend in Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

American Legion Department of New Mexico Commander Paul Espinosa addresses veterans at the opening of the State Convention June 25 in Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Department of New Mexico Commander Paul Espinosa presents past Department Commander (1990-91) Roger Rasmussen with an award for his 33 years of support to the American Legion, its mission and