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Ground Is Broken On New Nature Center

on April 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

During a special ceremony Tuesday, current and past county councilors, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and officials from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, broke ground on the County's new Nature Center on Canyon Road. PEEC will operate the new center. Read the full story and see more photos from the event later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members turned out for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Pegasus Parking Lot Extravaganza May 3

on April 23, 2014 - 12:18pm
The Pegasus Parking Lot Extravaganza has been slated for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Los Alamos High School Duane Smith Auditorium. 
Pegasus is the LAHS art and literary magazine. If you have too much stuff, your closets are overflowing, your garage or shed need to be cleaned out, this is the perfect time to get rid of items you no longer need. Crafters are also welcome.
Spaces are available for $20 and vendors keep any money they make. Donations of items for sale by the Pegasus students are also being accepted for the event and may be dropped off at the LAHS

Barranca Pool is Turning 45 Years Old

on April 23, 2014 - 11:17am

Barranca Pool is turning 45 years old this summer. It has been a place where many fine summer memories have been made for the families of Los Alamos. For information about the pool and memberships, visit Courtesy photo

A Brief History of the Barranca Mesa Pool

Original member

“We’ve come to the end of another swimming season without a neighborhood pool here on Barranca Mesa” was the opening statement of Doug Lier’s memo to “Dear Barranca Mesa Dweller” Sept.


Don’t Miss the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival at PEEC Saturday May 3

on April 23, 2014 - 9:59am

Clan Tynker to perform again at the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

The Hillstompers delight at the 2013 Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

PEEC’s signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival now in its 14th year, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the PEEC nature center at 3540 Orange St. Join this free community event for entertainment, food, activities, information booths and fun for all ages.

Clan Tynker, a world-renowned "Vaudeville" style Circus group out of Santa Fe, will perform at the Earth Day festival again this year.

Dorothy Smoker Presents Remarkable Life of George McJunkin at Today's Rotary Club

on April 22, 2014 - 3:38pm

From left, Dorothy Smoker, a docent with the Palace of the Governors presented a PowerPoint program at today's Rotary Club luncheon at The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill titled, 'A Unique Discovery by an Unlikely Cowboy: The Remarkable Life of George McJunkin.' At center is Rotary Past President Linda Hull and at right Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan and former Executive Director Hedy Bunn who stopped by to listen to the talk.

Join in Today's Celebrations of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's 110th Birthday!

on April 22, 2014 - 3:03pm

It's a festive scene at the Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves statues today on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos in honor of Oppies' 110th birthday. Photo by Carol A Clark/

Staff Report

Today marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, and the Los Alamos Historical Museum is hosting a daylong birthday party to celebrate.

The Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row (just north of Fuller Lodge), will have free cupcakes available while supplies last. Oppenheimer biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus, will be 20


Annual Dog Jog This Weekend!

on April 22, 2014 - 10:04am

T-shirt logo designed by local sixth grader Katie Laintz. Courtesy/LADOC


The 2014 Dog Jog is Saturday, April 26 in White Rock at a new location in front of the White Rock United Methodist Church on Meadow Lane across from the entrance to Overlook Park.

The Dog Jog is coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps and the Atomic City Roadrunners as a fund raising benefit for the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter.


Which Businesses and Restaurants Do You Want In Trinity Site Development?

on April 22, 2014 - 9:49am


The firm hired to bring additional businesses to the Trinity Site development where the new Smith’s Marketplace is being built would like public feedback regarding the kinds of retail stores (services or products) and restaurants that individuals think would be a good “fit” for Los Alamos.

Visit and click on the “Open Forum” link to take the survey ... responses must be entered before May 9.

Community Invited to Thursday Dinner to Help LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry's Battle With Cancer

on April 22, 2014 - 9:17am
Joy Handsberry, left, with fellow LAHS math teacher Judy Nekimken at a LAHS anti-smoking event in March. Nekimken is one of the organizers of upcoming events to support Hansberry in her battle with cancer. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


Thursday, members of the Los Alamos High School Key Club and the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will host a dinner to raise money for LAHS math teacher Joy Handsberry, as she undergoes chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

The fundraiser is 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.

Lunch with a Leader Features Social Services Manager

on April 21, 2014 - 5:54pm
Social Services Manager Kim Gabaldon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LVW News:
The League of Women Voters will have its monthly Lunch with a Leader combined with its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 at Mesa Public Library.  
The beginning time of 11 a.m. gives people an opportunity to browse and bid on silent auction items at the event. Lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. as usual.
Social Services Manager, Kim Gabaldon will be the featured speaker.

Nature Center Groundbreaking 4 p.m. Tuesday

on April 21, 2014 - 5:02pm

‘Fire Up’ For Scouting!

on April 21, 2014 - 4:36pm

BSA News:

The Boy Scouts of America is holding its annual Fire-Up for Scouting Cub Scout recruiting events at fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock Tuesday and Thursday:

  • Tuesday April 22 - 6:30-8 p.m. at Fire Station #3 in White Rock, 129 N.M. 4, and
  • Thursday April 24 - 6:30-8 p.m. at Fire Station #4 in Los Alamos, 4401 Diamond Dr. across from the Golf Course.

Boys who will graduate from Kindergarten through 4th grades (5-10 years old) can be registered for the Cub Scouting program, including summer activities such as June Day Camp.


Los Alamos Historical Society Hosts Chamber FAN Club at Bethe House

on April 21, 2014 - 3:59pm

From left, Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop Manager Kathy Ankeny, former Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Hedy Dunn and current Executive Director Heather McClanahan gathered together at Wednesday's FAN Club at the Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

This month's Chamber FAN Club was hosted Wednesday evening by the Los Alamos Historical Society and held at the Bethe House on historic Bathtub Row. The house at 1350 Bathtub Row has been completely renovated by Roland Caspersen with an eye to historical accuracy ... and it has two

Aaron's Kids Closet Offers Gently Used Clothes, Shoes, Backpacks & Lunch Boxes

on April 21, 2014 - 1:46pm


Aaron's Kids Closet will open its doors again this Saturday April 26 - new hours 9-11 a.m. - in Fellowship Center at the First United Methodist Church.

Feel free to come by and take what your school age children are in need of.

Aaron's Kids Closet is a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos and provides gently used clothes, shoes, backpacks and lunch boxes to those in need of assistance.

While you are doing your spring cleaning, please remember us and drop off your donations to the First United Methodist Church office or call 505.660.0340 to arrange

Easter Sunrise Service At Overlook Park

on April 21, 2014 - 12:19pm

A beautiful morning at Overlook Park in White Rock just after Sunday's Easter Sunrise Service. Photo by Glen Wurden

Los Alamos Team 4-H Plants 49 Ponderosa Pine Seedlings at North Mesa Stables

on April 21, 2014 - 9:15am

Courtesy/Los Alamos Team 4-H

Courtesy/Los Alamos Team 4-H

4-H News:

Los Alamos Team 4-H planted 49 Ponderosa Pine seedlings Saturday at the Los Alamos County Stables on North Mesa as part of their community service project for 2014.

The group obtained the seedlings from the New Mexico State Forestry Conservation Seedling Program.

For more than 40 years, the Division has offered low cost seedlings to landowners to plant for reforestation, erosion control, windbreaks or Christmas tree plantations.

An Eggstravaganza of an Egg Hunt at the Golf Course!

on April 21, 2014 - 7:52am
Mom's snap photos as their kids take off at Sunday's annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at the Los Alamos Golf Course Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Los Alamos Golf Association. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Easter finery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scrambled eggs. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Egg hunters on the move. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Easter Bunny takes a rest with a friend. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Look what I found! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out

Beer Co-op Supporters Make Cheers and Raise Funds

on April 20, 2014 - 11:56am
Supporters of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op enjoyed a five course meal with beer pairings at the Manhattan Project Restuarant Saturday night to raise funds to build  the Beer Co-op's dream of a taproom in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Antonio Chavarria of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op joyfully accepts an investment check of $3,500 from supporter Tracy Wenz. To invest in the Beer Co-op, visit Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Raymond Joggerst, left, receives a big thank you for his $1,000 investment check from Beer Co-op

Kristen Haertling is Rotary Student of the Month

on April 20, 2014 - 11:32am
Rotary Student of the Month Kirsten Haertling is joined at Tuesday's awards ceremony by her parents Mike and Trudy Haertling, center, and Rotary Student Scholarship Chair Alison Pannell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Kristen Haertling, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Haertling is the daughter of Mike and Trudy Haertling, and sister of Sherri and Daniel.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.

Easter Blossoms Brighten Local Landscape

on April 20, 2014 - 11:24am

Trees like this one are blossoming just in time for Easter all over the county. Photo by Robert Beberniss

In Pool Easter Egg Hunt Makes Massive Splash!

on April 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Swimmers in the 'over nine' group splash into the pool and head for the Easter eggs bobbing in the water Saturday at the Aquatic Center. The annual In Pool Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the County's Recreation Department and organizers told the Los Alamos Daily Post that attendance at this year's event was the highest ever. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Swimmers scramble for eggs at the In Pool Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Focused on the hunt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Eager egg hunters at Saturday's event are

Take Wing With PEEC and Win Private Flight Over Los Alamos!

on April 20, 2014 - 9:37am

PEEC News:

Here’s your chance to fly! Enter a raffle to “take wing” from Los Alamos Airport over the beautiful Jemez Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, Los Alamos, and other points of interest for up to an hour with experienced local pilot Robert Gibson.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is selling raffle tickets through May 3, and proceeds of the raffle will help fund indoor and outdoor exhibits for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The wiinning ticket will be drawn at PEEC’s 14th Annual Earth Day Festival, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Family History Workshop at LDS Church April 26

on April 20, 2014 - 7:08am


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Alamos is sponsoring a free Family History Workshop that is open to the public. 

The workshop is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the church at 1967 18th St. Several of the presentations will be repeated every hour to allow attendees to spend as much time as desired at the workshop.

The LDS Church has a vast storehouse of digitized family records that is readily available to anyone interested in researching family history. This workshop will help attendees get a free account with the LDS Church
genealogy website

Hundreds of Eager Hunters Scramble For Easter Eggs!

on April 19, 2014 - 1:34pm
The Easter Bunny hands out plastic egss filled with candy at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Elks Lodge at Ashley Pond this morning. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kids rush to score plastic eggs filled with candy at Ashley Pond during this morning's Easter Egg Hunt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staff Report

Hundreds of eager young hunters rushed to claim candy-filled plastic eggs at this morning's Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Los Alamos Elks Lodge at Ashley Pond.

All eggs were claimed within just a few minutes of the 10 a.m. whistle start.


Major Fun Underway At Today's 2014 LAYL Wild Day

on April 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Today is the Los Alamos Youth Leadership's 2014 Wild Day LA event at Los Alamos High School. LAYL hosts Wild Day LA once a year for Kindergarten through 6th grade students and includes art, outdoor activities, team challenges and spending time with youth mentors. LAYL is a youth leadership program for high school students, which begins in August and ends in April of each year. Students build relationships with family and friends, and increase their confidence. Teams design, plan and implement projects that benefit the community throughout the year. Click here to learn more.