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LA Symphony Orchestra Takes On 'Billy the Kid' Oct 5

on October 2, 2012 - 7:00am


PEEC, Reel Deal Team Up for 'The Big Year'

on October 2, 2012 - 12:26am

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Reel Deal & PEEC News:

The Reel Deal Movie Theater and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are bringing back their popular partnership to show nature films over the fall and winter months. 

The series begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 with a showing of The Big Year.

“This is the perfect film to kick off the series,” Katie Watson of PEEC said. “It’s a birding film, so it will appeal to our many birders in Los Alamos, but it also stars Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson, so fans of these actors, even if they aren’t birders, will want to watch it, as well.” 

Dessert Dances Help Create Lasting Memories

on October 2, 2012 - 12:20am
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Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division and make some memories at the October Dessert Dances.
The Mother/Son Dance is Oct. 10, the Daddy/Daughter Dance is Oct. 11, and the NEW Family Dance on Oct. 12. Events are held 6-8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and the evening includes light refreshments, dancing, a craft project and a digital keepsake photo.
The cost for the event is $16 per couple, $8 for each additional child, and $30 per family (2 adults & 2 children.)
Sign up today at the Aquatic Center as the event is limited to 80 participants.
For further

LACA Presents Finckel, Han and Setzer Trio Nov. 3

on October 2, 2012 - 12:12am


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The Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 2012-2013 season with the trio David Finckel, Wu Han, and Philip Setzer.  Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination, and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched. 

London's Musical Opinion said of their


No Cook Noodle Night Oct. 3

on October 1, 2012 - 11:37pm
Photo by Claire Swinhoe

Los Alamos High School Band Boosters are hosting a "No Cook Noodle Night" 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Trinity on the Hill's Kelly Hall at Canyon Road and Diamond Drive. 

With an eat-in or carry-out option, the menu includes lasagna with meat and red sauce, spaghetti with a choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, penne with Alfredo sauce (meatless), macaroni and cheese and rice noodles with gluten-free Asian sauce. Dine-in meals include salad, bread and a cookie.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and available in advance or at the door.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, 2012

on October 1, 2012 - 6:47am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Sept. 20 at 12:33 p.m. / A 38-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone burglarized her property in the 700 block of 43rd Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

Sept. 21 at 8:41 p.m. / A Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of trespassers in the 3200 block of Villa Street.


Sept. 21 at 9 p.m.


LANB Adds Los Alamos Trust Officer

on October 1, 2012 - 6:38am

LANB News:

Dara L. McKinney has been promoted to Trust Officer at Los Alamos National Bank, and will work out of the Los Alamos office where she will be focusing on trust and probate administration, estate settlements and agency services. 

Prior to joining LANB in January 2009 as In-House Counsel in the Legal Department, McKinney was in private practice for 13 years with a focus on estate planning, probate and trust work. 

She spent her first years with Moore & Golden, P.A., and then practiced with P. Reid Griffith, P.A.


Column: Managers Are Not Leaders – Conclusion ... For Now

on October 1, 2012 - 6:34am

Column by Elena Yang

How do you spot a “true” leader? By observing and assessing the followers’ opinions and behaviors. 

Robert Townsend put it poignantly, “…the true leader can be recognized because, somehow or other, his people consistently turn in superior performances.” 

If people only talk about how wonderful their leader is, that’s suspect. Such a leader may be charismatic, but like a stellar supernova, its brilliance is limited.

We often confuse charisma with ability to accomplish, especially in an organization, and even more so when the organization is in turmoil.  



Over 300 Attend Mozart on the Rocks

on October 1, 2012 - 6:25am

Staff report

Bandelier Amphitheater. Courtesy Photo by Gretchen & Norman Yost

Over 300 people attended Mozart on the Rocks: Opera at Bandelier. The performance was held at the Bandelier Amphitheater on Saturday night. Despite the threat of rain, lightning and thunder all around the park, the weather remained perfect for the event.

Courtesy Photo by Gretchen & Norman Yost

The performance included The Three Sopranos, Jess Cullinan and Heather McCulloch coordinated by local opera singer Alicia Soloman, and accompanied by pianist Brian Huysman.

Ian Ritchie, President of the Guilds Inc.


CONE ZONE: Week of Oct. 1

on October 1, 2012 - 6:24am

NMDOT Mill & Overlay on NM502 Starts Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 2, NM502 (Main Hill Road) to Los Alamos will be closed weekdays and Saturdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while the NMDOT conducts a milling and overlay pavement rehabilitation project. Work will occur from east of East Gate Drive to the Bayo Canyon access road. Access to the East Gate Industrial Park will be maintained from the townsite.

On Monday, Oct. 8, the roadway will be closed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by Oct.

County Line Highlights Glass Recycling Launch

on October 1, 2012 - 6:23am

Council Meeting on Tuesday

What's on the agenda? The Council will meet in Los Alamos (Chambers - 7 p.m.) and hear a presentation on the San Juan/Chama water project from the Dept. of Public Utilities, plus much more! Download the agenda now

County Launches "Open Forum"

It's the next step we're taking toward building better options for communications using the power of the internet - not just having another public meeting! Open Forum will allow you to post comments on line about topics or projects, and read what others are saying, too!

Down the Rio Grande: A Paddlers Perspective of Rocks and Rapids

on October 1, 2012 - 6:23am


The Los Alamos Historical Society announced its 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science.”  Visit a schedule and for a synopsis of each lecture.  Lectures are on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of the Fuller Lodge. The lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the Los Alamos National Bank and the members of the Historical Society. The October lecture is a journey down the Rio Grande by geologist and award-winning author, Paul Bauer, associate

Register for Ruby K's Halloweekend Yum Run

on October 1, 2012 - 6:11am

RUBY K'S News:

The eighth annual Ruby K’s Yum Run is Oct. 27 starting at 8 a.m. with a 5K run/walk and a 10K trail run/walk and at 9:30 a.m. with a 1K fun walk/run.

The event begins and ends at Ruby K’s Bagel Café at 20th Street and Central Avenue and all profits benefit LA Cares.  

This year’s run/walk is included in local MainStreet Halloweekend activities. Los Alamos Rotary Club, a supporter of LA Cares, is partnering to assist with the event. 

Entry fees are $15 per person for the 1K (or $35 per family); $30/person for the 5K AND 10K (or $90/family). 

Entry forms are available

Beginning Fencing Starts Tuesday at the Y

on September 30, 2012 - 11:20pm
The new YMCA Beginning Fencing class will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 for those with no previous fencing experience.
Enrollment is for anyone above the age of 10. The class will cover basic footwork, fundamental blade skills, rules of engagement and some bouts.
All necessary equipment is provided by the YMCA. Registration cone be done at the YMCA front desk or on-line at
For more information or questions, contact Tom Hill, 672-1058

Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week: Axle

on September 30, 2012 - 10:41pm
Axle is available for adoption. Courtesy photo
Don’t let those sad-looking eyes fool you ... Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this pit mix as a "total sweetheart."
He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter at 226 East Road has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets. Others are currently off-campus in foster homes.
Call 505-662-8179 or visit the Friends of the Shelter website:, to learn more about volunteering, adopting and donating.

Firefighters Douse Small Brush and Debris Fire

on September 30, 2012 - 8:01pm

Staff report

Photo by Greg Kendall/

At approximately 6:25 p.m. this evening, firefighters responded to a small brush fire behind the apartments at 3100 Trinity Dr., west of the Reel Deal Theater. Pine needles, a rug, notepaper and other debris were found burning at the scene. The fire was quickly extinguished and the cause of the fire is being investigated. 

Firefighters extinguish the fire. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Pine needles, a rug, notepaper and debris were found burning when firefighters arrived on scene. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Los Alamos


Lads of Enchantment "After Dark" Show Oct. 26 & 27

on September 30, 2012 - 5:28pm


'Education is Hope' Screened in Los Alamos

on September 30, 2012 - 11:09am

Film Producer Will O'Donnell and Editor Holger Waschinski. Photo by Karen Kendall

Staff report

On Saturday night, the Reel Deal Theater presented a free screening of the grassroots film Education is Hope. The film was produced locally and filmed in Kenya by Will O'Donnell  and Dylan Westfall. The documentary film highlights the efforts of the International Peace Initiatives (IPI) to provide opportunities for children to attend school. Holger Waschinski of Pac8 edited the movie.

Will O'Donnell and Fredah Rajab, a young woman featured in the film, were on hand before and after the

White Rock Visitor Center Officially Opens

on September 30, 2012 - 9:28am


Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover surrounded by officials and school children cuts the ribbon on the new White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4 Friday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A large crowd of community members, developers and officials turned out for Friday's grand opening ceremony for the White Rock Visitor Center on NM. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos addresses the crowd.

Los Alamos County Bids Nancy Cerutti Farewell

on September 30, 2012 - 9:27am

Los Alamos County Senior Planner Nancy Cerutti retired Friday following 22 years of service. Anne Laurent, Capital Projects and Facilities director, presents Nambé gifts to Cerutti on behalf of the County during a farewell party Friday afternoon at the Community and Economic Development Department on East Road. Cerutti explained that her husband John Cerutti, took the buyout option from Los Alamos National Laboratory in the spring and she decided that she wanted to have time to go off and play and have fun with him. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County officials including Council

VFW Ladies Auxillary Ribeye Dinner is Oct. 5

on September 30, 2012 - 8:49am

VFW News:

The public is invited to attend the Los Alamos VFW Ladies Auxillary Fundraiser at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 at the Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 8874, 1793 Deacon St.

The fundraiser includes a Ribeye Steak Dinner with all the trimmings and the cost for the meal is $16 per ticket.

Proceeds from the VFW Ladies Auxillary Fundraiser will go to benefit Veteran's programs.

Tickets may be pruchased at the VFW or by calling 662-4453.


'Autumn in Provence' Tops $5,000 for Kiwanis Scholarships

on September 29, 2012 - 7:52pm

Kiwanian First Vice President/Event Chair Karen Kendall welcomes nearly 100 people to Saturday night's "Autumn in Provence" wine dinner fundraiser at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos hosted the event, which raised $5,700, including $1,000 scholarship donation by Kurt Steinhaus on behalf of LANS, LLC and Director Charlie McMillan of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Kiwanis is the local service club with a focus on youth projects. Founded in January 1948, Kiwanis is the oldest service organization in Los Alamos.

Karen Wray Fine Art Moves to New Location

on September 29, 2012 - 1:27pm


Karen Wray Fine Art, Gallery and Studio has moved to 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125 on the ground floor, southwest corner of the Community Bank Building facing 15th Street.

New hours begining Oct. 1:

Tuesday-Friday: noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 3 p.m.

The gallery features fine art created by local artists and also offers painting classes taught by local artists.

Fall painting classes have been postponed until sometime in late January.

For gallery classes and other information, call 660-6382 or visit