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Summerfest Kicks Off Pajarito Mountain's Summer Season

on June 4, 2012 - 6:44pm


Nearly perfect weather along with the music of the Blue Hornets helped make Pajarito Mountain Summerfest 2012 a huge success Saturday. The event included beers from 15 New Mexico microbrewers, a meadery and a nano distiller, as well as a microbrewer from Colorado. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Throngs of partygoers took advantage of the free Atomic City shuttles departing every 30 minutes from Sullivan Field to the Pajarito Mountain Summerfest 2012 event Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lightning Blamed for Local Power Outage Today

on June 4, 2012 - 5:49pm

Early reports indicate a burnt jumper on Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive due to lightning is believed to be the cause of a partial power outage today.

Portions of Western Area, Ski Hill and radio towers were partially without power for about 30 minutes late this afternoon. Power surged on and off multiple times South of Ashley Pond near Downtown Los Alamos.

Department of Public Utilities electric linemen completed repair work and report that power was fully restored 15 minutes ago.


Los Alamos County Launches Campaign to Educate Tourism-Industry Employees about Area

on June 4, 2012 - 2:19pm


Los Alamos County – the most educated (and healthiest) county in the country – is launching an online marketing effort to better educate local tourism industry employees about the city “where discoveries are made.”
Subsequently, the county hopes knowledgeable employees will incite a desire in visitors to discover even more about Los Alamos’ history and attractions, while replacing any misnomers they may have with facts.
“Visitors trust that the information they receive about Los Alamos from our employees in the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries is accurate,”

County Announces New Top Attorney, Community Services Director

on June 4, 2012 - 1:16pm
The Los Alamos County Council voted at noon today to appoint Rebecca Ehler as the new County Attorney.
Ehler is currently the Legal Advisor at the Department of Public Safety in Alamogordo.
She also served as the City Attorney for Alamogordo from 1993-2002, advising the City Council on bond issues, ordinances, contracts, land matters and a water utility.
Ehler was selected after an extensive search in March, followed by April interviews for the top three finalists.
The search for a new County Attorney had been underway since December, when former Attorney Randy Autio

East Park Closed for Paving Through June 20

on June 3, 2012 - 10:40pm


County Pavement crews will begin paving the East Park parking lot Monday, June 4.

Paving activities will require the park to be closed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily for approximately two weeks.

Activity at the site on Monday will be limited to equipment staging as crews prepare for paving. Paving operations are scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 5, weather permitting, and should conclude by Wednesday, June 20.

The East Park pavilion cannot be reserved for events on weekdays, but will be available for use on the weekends.

Temporary access will be provided to the

Images for Fire Gate Poems: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs

on June 3, 2012 - 10:08pm

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery News:

Images for Fire Gate Poems: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs. By Henry C. Finney

Mesa Public Library Art Gallery from June 3-29

Public Reception and Poetry Reading on Friday, June 8  7:00-8:30 PM, A Los Alamos Friday Night Out Event

Henry Finney is truly a Renaissance man: artist, writer, anthropologist, Zen meditation teacher, educator, husband and parent. All of these parts combine in the current exhibition to create a compelling visual and spiritual experience for the viewer.

In 2011, Finney published a book of his poetry, The Fire Gate


Las Conchas Fire Order Closures To Be Lifted

on June 3, 2012 - 9:27pm

Editors Note: The following update was posted to the Los Alamos Trails Group on Facebook by Lynn Bjorklund, Espanola Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest

The Forest Supervisor will sign the revised Las Conchas Fire order sometime on Monday, June 4th. For those of us in Los Alamos this means that the closure will be entirely lifted for Los Alamos County. For the Jemez District, it will be entirely lifted for non motorized travel. Most of the Jemez District Forest Service roads will still be closed to motorized travel.