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Memorial Celebration of Dr. George Cowan’s Life is May 20

on May 7, 2012 - 12:32pm

A memorial celebration of Dr. George Cowan’s life and achievements will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Lumpkins Ballroom of the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Sunday, May 20. 

Dr. Cowan, 92, renowned scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist passed away at his home on April 20.  

Dr. Cowan, a Massachusetts native, participated in the Manhattan Project and had been a scientist and researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1949. 

Dr. Cowan served on numerous boards in his lifetime and was appointed to the White House Science Council during the Reagan administration. 

Chamber Golf Tournament to Benefit United Way

on May 7, 2012 - 1:59am

On Friday, May 11, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a golf tournament to benefit the United Way of Northern New Mexico (serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties).

The tournament will be a “shot gun start” at 1pm at the beautiful Black Mesa Golf Course. Black Mesa is ranked 4 nationally and are pleased to be able to invite the public.

You need not be a Chamber of Commerce member to play.

United Way’s mission is to engage human and financial resources to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities they serve in Northern New Mexico.United Way reports that 22

Lunch with a Leader Set for Thursday

on May 7, 2012 - 1:46am

The League of Women Voter's monthly Lunch with a Leader is set for 11:45 a.m., Thursday May 10 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Orange Street.

Carol A. Clark of the Los Alamos Daily Post is the featured leader. Clark has covered local news in Los Alamos for nearly a decade.

She also produces and hosts the science program, Behind the White Coat, which airs on PAC 8 and UCTV and has hosted the radio program, Safety and Security Matters broadcast on KRSN AM 1490 since 2003. Clark studied journalism with a specialization in print media at UCLA.

A New Nature Center – A Natural Fit for Los Alamos

on May 6, 2012 - 9:40am

Column by Michele Altherr

As Los Alamos considers the merits and possibility of building a municipal nature center, it is worth considering the genesis of the idea and the value that it adds to our community.  

Back in 1999 a large group of citizens gathered in Fuller Lodge to express their interest in a Los Alamos Nature Center. When asked for help in turning the idea into reality, a core group of deeply committed people volunteered.  We began to meet in various homes, some of which were lost months later to the Cerro Grande Fire.  

We were geologists, physicists, artists, managers, and

Saturday's 'Supermoon' Shines Above Los Alamos

on May 6, 2012 - 9:19am

Saturday night's perigee full moon or "supermoon" taken at the old Anderson Overlook was an incredible sight to behold as the moon was the closest and largest of this year to the Earth. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Saturday night featured the closest and largest full moon of this year.

Astronomers call it a perigee full moon.

The word perigee describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month.

But last year, when the closest and largest full moon occurred on March 19, many people used the term "supermoon."

The term has been used again for Saturday's close full moon.



Come and Get Um ... Kiwanis Pancakes Sizzlin on the Grill at Betty Ehart Until 11 a.m.!

on May 5, 2012 - 7:31am


Get dressed and get over to the Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is cooking up a mouth-watering array of fluffy and flavorful pancakes, moist eggs and juicy sausage along with piping hot coffee and chilled orange juice, white milk and chocolate milk. Proceeds from today's Pancake Breakfast benefit local youth. Founded in January 1948, the non-profit Kiwanis Club is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Youth Work Party for Lock-In

on May 4, 2012 - 9:30pm


The Family YMCA is offering a free lock-in night to youth groups who provide up to 15 youth and adult volunteers for 5-hours during a work party on May 12. The offer is limited, so groups must respond by May 9.
Y facility manager David Clark is coordinating the work that will include landscaping, planting, raking and spring clean-up.  The Lock-In is for overnight use of the Y during closed hours, and allows groups access to most of the facility for games one night during the year.

YMCA Receives Service-Learning Grant

on May 4, 2012 - 9:24pm


  • Delle Foundation underwrites summer program for youth ages 11 to 17

Youth in the Y’s Earth Service Corps program visit the Romero Farm in Española. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA's Earth Service Corps YESC program started in 2001 following the Cerro Grande fire with the goal of providing an opportunity for youth to assist in repairing trails.

The Delle Foundation is a Los Alamos-based foundation started by Helen and George Cowan.

Helen Cowan, who passed away in 2011, was an avid hiker and was a devotee of local trails.

Some issues of damage from last year’s Las Conchas

Clark & Kendall's - Weekend Preview - May 3, 2012

on May 4, 2012 - 10:45am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 19 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council (Paid for

Barbara Calef Honored by League of Women Voters

on May 2, 2012 - 11:54pm

A tribute on behalf of all the members of the League of Women Voters was presented to President Barbara Calef, left, for her leadership and inspiration by Becky Shankland, second vice president during the group's annual meeting April 14. The League is a non-partisan group of men and women who do civic events for the community and research topics on which they want to take a position. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

The speaker for the event was Steve Laurent who gave a "fascinating speech and answered tough questions from the audience." Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster




Learn Local Wildflowers with PEEC

on May 2, 2012 - 11:15pm

PEEC News:

PEEC’s popular evening wildflower walks with Chick Keller are starting again. The first walk with be 5:30 p.m., Thursday May 10. Participants can meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., to carpool to the trailhead. The walks are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

Flax (Linum Puberulum). Photo by Jennifer Macke

PEEC will offer wildflower walks once a month from May to September.  Participants on these easy walks on local trails learn the names of whichever flowers are blooming that month. 

A plant list is always provided, so that participants can remember which

Shuffleboard Senior Olympic Results

on May 2, 2012 - 11:03pm
Don Dudziak (front) and David Bullock (back) compete in Air Gun pistol competition last Wednesday. Final results will be announced after air gun competition is completed with the rifle event this Wednesday. Courtesy Photo
This week’s LASOG (Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games) events:
  • Wednesday, May 2 ,LASC 9-11 am;  Air Gun (rifle: standing & supported): David Bullock, Don Dudziak, Ann ReVelle
  • Wednesday, May 2 BESC at noon; Talent (solo reading): Inez Ross
  • Saturday, May 5, Sullivan and Mesa Fields 8-11 am; Track & Field: Mary Billen, Margaret Ellis, Ann ReVelle; Roy

Bandelier Seeks Public Input on Management of Tsankawi Unit

on May 2, 2012 - 3:01pm

At Tsankawi you can hike the same trails used by the Ancestral Pueblo people. Photo by NPS Photo by Sally King


Bandelier National Monument is initiating a planning effort to improve resource protection and visitor understanding of the unique Tsankawi Unit.

The resulting decisions will provide guidance and direction for managing visitor safety, accessibility and resource protection for the next 10 years.

“We invite everyone who is interested in the future of Tsankawi to participate in the 30-day scoping period," said Park Superintendent Jason Lott in a news release.

Pancakes, Arts & Crafts this Saturday

on May 2, 2012 - 12:23am

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 5th at the Betty Ehart Senior Center from 7 – 11 am.  Stop by for a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes before heading over to the lawn at Fuller Lodge for the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Arts and Crafts Fair.  

The Los Alamos Arts Council has presented arts and crafts fairs in Los Alamos since 1967. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos was founded in January 1948. It is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Rick Reiss and John Arrowsmith prepare pancakes. Courtesy Photo

The cost of the Kiwanis

Sierra Club Presents "Revenge of the Electric Car"

on May 1, 2012 - 9:22pm
Movie Night at an open meeting of the Sierra Club on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. (earlier starting time) at Mesa Public Library. The movie is "Revenge of the Electric Car"

Everyone is invited to come watch the sequel to "Who Killed the Electric Car" and get jazzed up for plugging in and kicking the oil habit.

Los Alamos Youth Food Project - Flash Mob Practice

on May 1, 2012 - 5:08pm

Watch as the Los Alamos Middle School Green Team practices an original song they plan to perform as a "flash mob."  When and where will the flash mob occur? So far it's a big surprise.

See the Los Alamos Daily Post "Focus - Los Alamos Youth Food Project" special section for more information on the Project and it's goals.

Dog Jog 2012 Results

on May 1, 2012 - 11:03am

The 2012 Friends of the Shelter Dog Jog was held Saturday, April 28th.  Dog Jog sponsor Pet Pangaea has provided photos and results from this years jog. The 2012 Los Alamos Dog Jog was coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps, and the Atomic City Roadrunners as a fund raising benefit for the Friends of the Shelter.

More photos can be found at the Pet Pangaea's Dog Jog Photos website.


Andrew Sutton21:33
Viggi Saga22:02
Leanne Smith22:24
Thomas Chadwick24:08
David Telles24:10
Susan Hanson24:52
Christopher Fontes25:25
Duncan Fuehne26:40
David Kolman26:50

Gwynn Cunningham is Rotary Student of the Month

on May 1, 2012 - 9:01am

Rotarian James Nesmith with Los Alamos High School senior Gwynn Cunningham as she is recognized as "Student of the Month" by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotarian James Nesmith, left, with the Rotary's "Student of the Month" Gwynn Cunningham, her parents Andrea and Greg Cunningham and mentor Diane Toups whom she credited greatly for her success development. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Los Alamos Rotary Club honored Gwynneth Cunningham as April’s Student of the Month at Fuller Lodge April 24. Gwynn is the

Habitat for Humanities Director Addresses Rotarians

on May 1, 2012 - 8:51am

Executive Director Yvonne Maestas of Habitat for Humanities talks about the local program, now in the process of building its eighth house for families in need, during a Los Alamos Rotary Club meeting at Fuller Lodge Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LA Visiting Nurse Service's Tammy Larson Honored

on May 1, 2012 - 7:03am

Tammy Larson. Courtesy/LVNS

LVNS News:

Tammy Larson of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service has been honored as the Texas & New Mexico Finance/Billing Person of the Year.

Larson is a lifelong resident of Los Alamos and has been active in the medical field the majority of her working life.

LVNS: “Tammy is a dedicated employee who always has our patient’s best interest at heart.”

Features of the Los Alamos Daily Post

on April 29, 2012 - 11:52am

The Los Alamos Daily Post has a few features that you may not have noticed yet. Duke Daly enjoys reading the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Linda Daly.

On the menu bar above, you will find menu options for Weather and Comics.

The Weather menu option has been there from the beginning.


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - April 27, 2012

on April 27, 2012 - 5:21pm


The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar audio webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."  Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview runs about 16 minutes.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.

This program is sponsored by Kristin Henderson for Council


Upcoming Kiwanis Programs and Events

on April 26, 2012 - 10:12pm
Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Drive.
Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

May 1 - Rose Montoya will speak on Boys and Girls Club and the Lunch Buddy Program.

May 8 - The Democrats running for Los Alamos County offices in the June 5 Primary Election will be invited to speak.

May 15 - The Republicans running for Los

Historic Homestead Markers Tour Event is May 18

on April 26, 2012 - 9:22pm



Romero Cabin  2-2:30 p.m.

Reception 2:30-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge



Members of the Los Alamos County Council May Attend the



Sponsored by: County Council in cooperation with Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board and the Historical Society


No Council Action Will Be Taken

A Quorum May Be Present

The Public Is Invited To Attend