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Pets Of The Week: Pete And Stevie Nicks The Dogs

on July 30, 2015 - 8:04pm

Pete and Stevie Nicks are looking for a family to adopt them or an individual who woud like some faithful company. Courtesy/LAC


Pete and Stevie Nicks, a neutered male and spayed female 7-year-old Chihuahua crosses transferred to Los Alamos when the shelter in Taos had to lay off 17 employees due to insufficient funding. Both dogs are good with quiet adults and very gentle, quiet, older children. Both ignored the cats when given a tour of the cat room.

For their safety, they should not be left alone with larger dogs, whose play can become unintentionally rough.

The Los Alamos

‘Kids Make History’ Exhibit Up And Running

on July 30, 2015 - 7:38pm

The ‘Kids Make History’ exhibit is on display at the Los Alamos Historical Museum. Courtesy/LAHS

Space for visitors to create their own art to add to the ‘Kids Make History’ exhibit. Courtesy/LAHS


The changing exhibit room at the Los Alamos Historical Museum will house the “Kids Make History” exhibit until Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

The museum welcomes the public to enjoy local kids’ artwork on display. The exhibit also includes a number of fun art projects for children, adults and families to participate in.

The art featured in the “Kids Make History” exhibit

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 3

on July 30, 2015 - 5:10pm


For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Roadway and utility work continues on 43rd Street (north and south) and 44th Street (north and south) which includes water line tie ins and concrete work. Sidewalks from cul-de-sacs (43rd south and 44th

New Bus Shelter Built At White Rock Visitor Center

on July 30, 2015 - 5:03pm

A Bandelier/County partnership project includes construction of a wooden shelter adjacent to the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4, which will replace the tent shelter currently used by people waiting to take the bus to Bandelier. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The new wooden bus shelter is designed with the look and feel of Bandelier in mind. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
A Bandelier Preservation crew has built a wooden bus shelter adjacent to the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4.

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott

In And Around Town: July 30

on July 30, 2015 - 10:57am


The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published Thursdays, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the top right red button on this page.

FRIDAY July 31
Beer Coop Full House Party
Festivities will begin Friday, July 31. The brewery will be open from noon to 11 p.m. with live music 3-7 p.m. and the brewery will open back up for more fun at noon with live music 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.
Friday Band Lineup
  • 3-5pm Alex Maryol
  • 5-7pm Merican Slang
Saturday Band Lineup
  • 3-5pm DK & the Affordables
  • 5-7pm Eddie and the Nomads
  • 7-9pm Boo Koo

From Robotics To Preserves And Quilts Get Exhibits Ready For 2015 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo

on July 30, 2015 - 10:50am

Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension

If you’re into robotics here is an opportunity to exhibit your favorite robot as well as your home preserves, garden produce and those lovely quilts.

Attention gardeners, bakers, quilters and artists – you have two weeks to get your entries ready for the Los Alamos County Fair.

The County Fair and Rodeo runs Aug. 6-9. Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter. 

Exhibit categories include: 

  • Culinary (baked items);
  • Preserved Foods;
  • Hobbies & Crafts;
  • Fine Arts;
  • Photography;
  • Quilts;
  • Clothing;
  • Knitting;

White Rock Artist Market Saturday, Aug. 1

on July 30, 2015 - 10:12am

Artist Market outside the White Rock Visitor Center. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The White Rock Artist Market continues 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 outside the White Rock Visitor Center.

This market will feature six local artists and artisans selling a variety of different types of jewelry including hand stamped, silver and turquoise and rose wrapped pieces, paintings, a variety of natural beauty products, crocheted, knitted and sewn scarves and shawls, matted photos, flannel receiving blankets, embroidered dish towels, herbal hot/cold eye masks, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, mini

Kids Programs At New White Rock Library Start Friday

on July 30, 2015 - 9:52am

Lego Club is a popular program, which will come to the White Rock branch as part of a full week of programs for kids of all ages. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Library System will be wrapping up the 2015 Summer Library Club during the grand opening of the new White Rock Branch Library.

“We can’t wait. It’s going to be two amazing parties in one. We’re especially excited because WiseFool Puppets is putting on a show for us,” Youth Services Coordinator Angie Manfredi said.

WiseFool and their giant puppets will present A Look Insideat 1:30 p.m., Friday at White Rock

LAPS Announces Hot Lunch Program Details

on July 29, 2015 - 8:35pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools today announced that it will begin taking applications for free and reduced­ price meals for elementary students served under the National School Lunch Program.

An application will be sent home with each elementary school student during the first few days of the school year.

The household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for reduced-price, or full-price meal benefits. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown here are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Weekend Aug. 7-9

on July 29, 2015 - 8:00pm

2014 the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo. Courtesy photo


Participants have just two days left to register for the Rodeo Parade. Get ready for some fun ... the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo is Aug. 7-9.

The Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating.

To register, visit:


Fair & Rodeo Schedule of Events


Thursday, August 6

County Fair Exhibits Check-In: Mesa Public Library 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Friday, August 7


Biographer Of Santa Fe Opera Founder Speaks At Rotary

on July 29, 2015 - 12:11pm
Author Craig Smith speaks about his new biography, Visions and Voices: John Crosby and the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Craig Smith regaled members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday, with anecdotes and insights from his new biography, Visions and Voices: John Crosby and the Santa Fe Opera.

As a classical music critic for the Santa Fe New Mexican for 20 years, Smith covered the opera and its founder for many years and was uniquely qualified to write the life story of one of the great cultural giants of modern

EMT-Basic Course Serves Students & Community Alike

on July 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Holly Erickson, a junior at Clemson University, took advantage of the UNM-LA EMT Basic class while back home in Los Alamos for the summer. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Life-sized manikins, piles of medical equipment, and extensive checklists filled the testing room during the last day of UNM-LA’s EMT-Basic class last week as students endeavored to diagnose and treat their “patients.”

They were taking practical and written tests to finish the 10-credit core course that enables them to sit for the National Registry Exam to be certified Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs.


Local School Supply Drive Underway

on July 29, 2015 - 9:52am


This Sunday, one youth from the Christian Church in Los Alamos is hoping you will donate some school supplies for those in need as the school year is about to begin.

Victoria Hypes is a Chamisa, LAMS and LAHS graduate attending Santa Fe Community College for a dual Associates' in biology and engineering.

She has been active in the church since from a young age and was inspired last year to take on this fundraising challenge after being inspired by a Christ in Youth conference attended by the youth of the Church of Christ in California.

“I loved being able to make a

Registration Still Open For Babysitters Course

on July 29, 2015 - 9:42am

YMCA News:

There is still room in the Family YMCA’s American Red Cross Babysitters Course July 31 and Aug. 1. 

The course is designed by the American Red Cross to prepare youth with training in babysitter safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid and critical emergency skills, essential professional, leadership and care-giving skills, and how to manage real-life problems.

The session is 4-8:30 p.m. July 31 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1. Participants must be aged 11 through 17 and complete both days of the session in order to receive certification.


LAHS Freshmen Sam Crooks Creates Commercials

on July 29, 2015 - 9:32am

Los Alamos filmmaker Sam Crooks. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


LAHS Freshmen Sam Crooks loves film making and if your business is in need of a commercial for the Reel Deal Theater, he can be hired to create one for you.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Youth Business Grant recipient received his second grant to expand his services for the summer of 2015.

“The YBG program gave me funds to purchase more gear for my business, which improves the quality of my commercials,” Crooks said.

Woodroffe Is Best Predictor In Tuesday's Pace Race

on July 29, 2015 - 9:01am



ACRR News:


Laura Woodroffe was the best predictor in Tuesday's weekly Atomic City Road Runners Pace Race with a 3 second differential from her predicted time. 
The Lawrence E. Wangen Memorial Race was held on the trails behind the Aquatic Center and included a 1 mile paved course and 1 mile and 5K trail distances. Other top predictors included Zach Medin at 8 seconds off, Joan Williams recording a 12 second difference, and Bob Weeks at 15 seconds off his prediction.
In the 1 mile distances, 11-year-old Jason Pieck was first at 9:41 and 7-year-old

NPS And DOE Seek Public Input On Manhattan Project National Historical Park Draft Memo Of Agreement

on July 28, 2015 - 5:32pm

NPS News:

Washington, D.C. -- The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Energy are inviting the public to review and comment on the Draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Park Service and the Department of Energy (DOE) that will guide the operation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and required the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Energy to create a Memorandum of Agreement for the park by Dec. 19, 2015. 

Once signed, this

Pajarito Mountain Collects 5 Million Gallons Of Water

on July 28, 2015 - 5:21pm

Taken July 24, this photo shows the Pajarito staff doing a direct pond depth measurement. Photo by George Lawrence


Last week was an impressive water collection period for Pajarito Mountain.

They pumped 62 hours straight (from Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. through Thursday at 8:30 p.m.), and the staff made a direct pond depth measurement Friday. They took this measurement to George Lawrence, former Los Alamos Ski Club president and a local expert when it comes to water at Pajarito Mountain (he was also instrumental in the design of Pajarito’s original pond.)

Lawrence has

White Rock Branch Library Soft Opening Tomorrow!

on July 28, 2015 - 4:35pm

The new White Rock Branch Library is having a soft opening at 10 a.m., Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The information desk at the new White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Library System Manager Steve Thomas during a tour last week of the new White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard is holding a soft opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29. Children’s programs at the new branch will start next week.

“Everything is mostly done and

Cowboy Breakfast Benefits Alzheimer's Assoc. Sunday

on July 28, 2015 - 9:29am

Measure Your Child's Passion For Flying Aug. 1

on July 28, 2015 - 9:01am

A student learns about flying. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


If you want to know whether your child has a passion for flying, mark Aug. 1 on your calendar and prepare for the local Young Eagle Program.

The program has a host of local pilots who have a passion for aviation to share with kids. The event, coordinated by pilot Amy Ross allows youth the opportunity to tap into the fun of flying small planes, referred to as general aviation airplanes.

“All of the pilots and other volunteers are members of the Experimental Aircraft Association, an organization with the


Montessori Hosts Open House Aug. 1

on July 28, 2015 - 8:48am

Sage Cottage Montessori, 142 Meadow Lane. Courtesy photo

SCM News:

Sage Cottage Montessori will host an open house 3-5 p.m., Aug. 1 at the school at 142 Meadow Lane in white Rock.

The school has room for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

Sage Cottage School's philosophy is to guide children in the development of a positive self-image through a unique combination of Montessori, Play-oriented, Science-based, and Self-directed programs.  This will help foster self-confidence, respect of life and environment, love of learning, and socially acceptable behavior.

Tickets Available For ‘Opera On The Rocks’ At Bandelier

on July 28, 2015 - 12:46am

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott introduces the 2014 ‘Opera On The Rocks’. Courtesy/NPS Photo


Opera on the Rocks, at Bandelier National Monument’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater, is an annual event now in its fourth year. 

This year the performance will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Opera Alta will present Bastien and Bastienne and selections from Mozart’s Magic Flute. “Bastien and Bastienne” was composed by Amadeus Mozart when he was 12. It is the story of the travails of a shepherdess and her sweetheart, helped along by a would-be magician. 


Registration Open For Alex Kirk Basketball Skills Camp

on July 27, 2015 - 4:50pm

Bodil Brandow Honored For Service To Self Help, Inc.

on July 27, 2015 - 1:29pm

Self Help, Inc. Executive Director Ellen Morris Bond, left, presents a retirement gift to Bodil Brandow. Courtesy photo


Self Help, Inc. volunteers and board members gathered at the home of  Deb and John Gill recently to honor Bodil Brandow.

Brandow is retiring from eight years of volunteer service to the nonprofit organization.

Self Help Executive Director Ellen Morris Bond presented gift to Brandow at the farewell event.