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School Board Position 3 Applications Accepted Until 5 p.m. Friday

on September 2, 2014 - 10:09am

President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie looks over questions for prospective candidates. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Residents of Los Alamos Public School School Board Position 3 have until the close of the business Friday Sept. 5 to submit an application for the open position.

Applicants also are asked to submit a notarized Declaration of Candidacy (can be picked up at the School District Office or at the County Clerk’s Office), a one page resume, and a 300-500 word narrative that explains the applicant’s intent and philosophy of education. Application packets will be considered public documents.

Los Alamos ScienceFest Events Calendar

on September 2, 2014 - 9:28am

Scene from ScienceFest 2013. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

LA MainStreet News:

Los Alamos ScienceFest has expanded to a full week of mind-blowing demonstrations, interactive activities, art, discussions for inquisitive minds of all ages, Sept. 5-13 in Los Alamos, and the majority of events are free.

Two highly anticipated special events are new to Los Alamos ScienceFest this year:

  • RocketDay, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6 will take off in White Rock with the launch of 220 model rockets over a period of a few hours.

Flapjacks With All The Trimmings At Cowboy Breakfast Sept. 7

on September 2, 2014 - 9:09am

Meet the Folks Behind Mendez Produce

on September 2, 2014 - 8:20am

Co-owner Trinidad Mendez of Mendez Produce. Courtesy photo

LAFM News:

Trinadad  and Felicia Mendez have been selling produce at the Los Alamos Farmers Market for eight years.

Their son Luis often helps at the market, but as soon as school starts his mom is back to running the booth alone.  She said Luis is always busy with school, football and all the other things going on in his life. He is the youngest of three kids, two boys and a girl. Luis wants to join the USMC, after finishing high school.

Co-owner Felicia Mendez of Mendez Produce. Courtesy photo

The Mendez farm started in the

Los Alamos High School Student Masters Tightrope Walking

on September 2, 2014 - 7:41am

Wesley Skidmore practices tightrope walking Monday in White Rock. The Los Alamos High School senior explained that he isn't practicing for a competition but just really enjoys tightrope walking. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Central Avenue Almost Ready For Asphalt

on September 2, 2014 - 7:38am

The holes on Central Avenue are covered over and the street is smoothed and nearly ready for new asphalt. Workers are finishing the sidewalks and will begin improvements from 20th Street to Oppenheimer after which asphalt will be applied to the entire strectch of Central Avenue from 15th Street to Oppenheimer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fire Hydrant Painting Competition Underway

on September 2, 2014 - 7:32am

Shi Broadwell hard at work Monday painting a 'Beauty and the Beast' library theme on a fire hydrant near Mesa Public Library as part of the competition underway for which the winner will be revealed during ScienceFest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shi Broadwell concentrates on her design. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shi Broadwell's design begins to take shape. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Family Strengths Network Spreads Word About Services

on September 1, 2014 - 11:01am
Lunch guests listen as FSN Executive Director Susan Mack explains the many services provided by the organization. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
FSN Board Member Jackie Marrast-Simpson explains how citizens can help FSN achieve its goals. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

The board and staff of Family Strengths Network (FSN) welcomed around 30 guests for lunch and tea Tuesday at FSN's facility on Diamond Drive.

Guests learned about the programs offered by FSN and heard from parents how FSN has benefited their families.

“We decided to teach people what

Los Alamos Artist Elena Yang Displays Work In Santa Fe

on September 1, 2014 - 10:50am
Los Alamos artist Elena Yang with her art work. which is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at Courtesy photo

Art work by Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Courtesy photoourtesy photo

Staff Report:

The work of Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

"Art has always occupied a prominent part in my identity … though I didn’t realize

Workers Resurface Central Park Square Parking Lot

on September 1, 2014 - 9:53am

Workers resurface the parking lot in Central Park Square Sunday. Philip Kunsberg purchased Central Park Square more than 2-and-a-half years ago and implemented a program to ensure his properties and buildings are well maintained and updated on a regular basis. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

YMCA Fencing Class Begins Tuesday, Sept. 2

on September 1, 2014 - 9:46am

YMCA News:

The YMCA fencing class starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. The class is for fencers with previous experience.

There will be 30 minutes of combined class drills, followed by 30 minutes of bouting and/or individual instruction. Experienced fencers interested only in bouting should come at 7 p.m.  The next beginning fencing class for those with no experience will start in Feburary or March 2015.

For additional information, contact Tom Hill at 505.672.1058.

Ullr Fest 14 At Pajarito Mountain Sept. 20

on September 1, 2014 - 9:37am


Ullr Fest 14 is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Pajarito Mountain. Pajarito's most popular fall festival features more than a dozen New Mexico craft beers, live music by the Jimmy Stadler Band, a Viking Costume Contest, disc golf and kids activities.

Atomic City bus provides free shuttle service from Sullivan Field and White Rock leaving every 30 minutes.

Activities include:

  • New Mexico Brewers Fest noon to 5 p.m.;
  • Bike and Hike 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  • Jimmy Stadler Band 2-5 p.m.; and
  • Atomic City Transit 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Jemez House Hold Bag Days Sept. 3, 5, 6.

on September 1, 2014 - 7:41am


The Jemez Thrift Shop in White Rock is hold its monthly Bag Days:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3;
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; and
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.


On Bag Days, everything a customer can fit into a brown paper bag is $5. Larger items also are discounted.

The Jemez Thrift Shop is at 13 Sherwood Blvd., near Smith's Food and Drug.


Expert Presents History of Chile in Southwest

on September 1, 2014 - 7:28am

Dr. Stephanie Walker in a chile field in southern New Mexico. Courtesy/LAHS


Chile peppers have a long and rich history in New Mexico, and actually were grown in this area hundreds of years before New Mexico’s statehood.

Dr. Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist from New Mexico State University, will discuss the story of chile in the Southwest from its ancient origins to modern production.

The Los Alamos Historical Society will present “Chile – New Mexico's Hottest Harvest" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Fuller Lodge.

Walker earned her Bachelor of

Fox Perches in Tree on Barranca Mesa

on August 31, 2014 - 11:28am

This fox perched in a tree in the backyard of a home on Barranca Mesa, off of Tecolote Street. Photo by Robert Wingo

Photo by Robert Wingo

White Rock Library Construction Moving Along

on August 31, 2014 - 8:49am

Construction on the new White Rock Library is in full swing with the site now cleared, the overhead power-lines removed and foundation work underway. The new library is slated for completion in the spring. Courtesy/LAC

Workers Getting It Done Around Town

on August 31, 2014 - 8:34am

A worker generates some smoke on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Landscaping work continues at the corner of Knecht and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Firefighters test a hydrant at 7th Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Workers dig a hole on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


NMSA Offers Rare 'Luted Crucible' Casting Workshop

on August 31, 2014 - 7:44am

An ancient metal casting technique called 'luted crucible.' Courtesy/

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is pleased to announce that its Visual Arts Department will be offering a rare glimpse into the ancient metal casting technique called “luted crucible” through a five-day workshop led by Guest Artist Piers Watson, of Le Village, Larroque, France, through Sept. 12.

The term “luted crucible” refers to the connecting or “luting” of two elements (in this case, the mould that contains the beeswax object to be cast and crucible that contains

White Rock Rock Gets Colorful Makeover

on August 31, 2014 - 7:39am

Someone with an artist flair gives the White Rock rock a colorful new look at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAC September Brown Bag Features Jazz Performance By Dr. Marcos Cavalcante

on August 31, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon, Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

The first concert of the series features a jazz performance by Dr. Marcos Cavalcante. The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

Cavalcante is a Brazilian from Bahia who lives in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Scientist To Hike Grand Canyon 'Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim' in 22 Hours for Veterans For Justice

on August 30, 2014 - 1:23pm

Pawel Listwan

NMLA News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Pawel Listwan has always liked a challenge – like leaving his home country of Poland at the age of 19, living, studying and exploring Australia for nearly 20 years and arriving in Los Alamos eight years ago where he settled with his wife Dorota Listwan and their three children.

In November 2012, together with his business partners, Patrick Mockler-Wood, Catherine Mockler and his wife Dorota, they opened the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, an American-style restaurant and pub.

Now Listwan has set his sights on a new challenge.

Thank You Tourney Hole Sponsors!

on August 30, 2014 - 10:53am

Meet the Cast of Tower of Magic Opening Sept. 5

on August 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Katrina Koeler as Sue McFate. Courtesy/LALT
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre presents Tower of Magic Sept. 5-14 at 1670 Nectar St. near downtown Los Alamos.

Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. Her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. Her fiancé doesn’t even know her real name.

Sue has come home to make the announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiancé, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family.

Scott Reynolds as Felix. Courtesy/LALT

Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family and meets his potential

See Planes Meet Pilots At 'The Science of Flight' Sept. 13

on August 30, 2014 - 8:06am


“The Science of Flight” set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13 is an opportunity for kids to get up close and personal with several cool airplanes and their pilots.

Home-built planes and a beautifully restored classic will be featured, along with educational displays and informal pilot talks about aerodynamics too – explore “how planes work” with engaging, hands-on demonstrations and airplane models.

“The Science of Flight” is sponsored by Los Alamos County Airport, the local chapter of the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) and volunteer pilots.

During the event,

Public Invited To 'An Artful Celebration' Sept. 11

on August 29, 2014 - 12:33pm


The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) will host “An Artful Celebration” Thursday evening, Sept. 11, as part of week-long events planned for Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Beginning at 5 p.m., tours of the public art housed in the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos will depart from the lobby. In addition, from 5 to 7 p.m., guests and residents are invited to review art proposals and provide comments to the APPB for outdoor artwork envisioned for installation on the large plaza on the west side of the Municipal Building.

The artists have been invited to be on hand to answer