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Calling Creative Young Artists for Dog Jog Logo Contest

on January 28, 2013 - 12:28pm


Tails are wagging all over Los Alamos in anticipation of the 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog, to be held on the morning of Saturday, April 27. 

The Dog Jog is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Shelter, who provide medical services and needed items for animals housed at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

The Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put your imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2013 Dog Jog Logo Contest!

The Logo Contest is open to youngsters in grades 3 through 6 whose families live or work in Los Alamos County.

Dance Classes Starting at Family YMCA

on January 28, 2013 - 12:14pm


The Family YMCA offers a several dance classes for a variety of ages and skill levels.

Community members are welcome to stop by and “try-out” any class once at no charge.

Starting Feb. 2, the Beginners Flamenco dance class will be working with a Traditional Flamenco guitarist.

It is a great time to join the class.

Other classes include:

  • Belly Dance (ages 10-up) 1-2 p.m., Saturdays
  • Bharatanatyam (all ages) Classical South India Dance 4-5 p.m., Sundays
  • Flamenco for Beginners (ages 10-up) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Saturdays
  • Ballet for Beginners (ages 8-up) 4-5 p.m.,

Beware of Clever Scam

on January 28, 2013 - 9:20am

From a local reader

There is a new and clever credit card scam. This scam is very clever so be very careful out there as one could easily fall for this ... beware of people bearing gifts.

 Someone it happened to says it works like this:

Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone who said that he was from some outfit called: "Express Couriers" asking if I was going to be home because there was a package for me, and the caller said that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour.

And sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up with a beautiful

Meet LANL's Chris Fresquez at Thursday's Business Breakfast

on January 28, 2013 - 8:38am


Members and prospective members of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce are invited to the Business Breakfast Roundtable: LANL and Small Biz event, 7:30-9 a.m., Thursday Jan. 31 at the UNM-LA Lecture Hall, 4000 University Dr.

The purpose of the gathering is to introduce Chris Fresquez of LANL's Small Business Office to the business community.

There will be a roundtable/discussion format, so that business people can provide input as well as hear from Fresquez about his plans for the Lab's Small Business Office.

The presentation starts at 8 a.m., but business people are

Jammin’ with the Los Alamos Derby Dames

on January 27, 2013 - 10:33am

The Los Alamos Derby Dames practice at the Family YMCA. Photos by Bonnie J. Gordon/

By Bonnie J. Gordon

It’s a cold winter night in Los Alamos, but at the Family YMCA, our very own roller derby team is generating plenty of heat as they spin around the gym at top speed.

The Los Alamos Derby Dames is a flat track roller derby league founded in April 2011. The league currently has one team, the M’Atom Bombs.

With some help from the 2009 movie “Whip It” roller derby, which is dominated by all-female amateur teams, has grown in popularity in recent years.

There are a number

Skidmore Lecture: 'The Seven LANL Explosives Fatalities – Technical and Human Perspectives (U)'

on January 27, 2013 - 10:04am

Memorial plaque. Courtesy/LANL

LAHS News:

Cary B. Skidmore of Los Alamos National Laboratory will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge at part of the Los Alamos Historical Society's 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science.”

Skidmore's lecture is "The Seven LANL Explosives Fatalities – Technical and Human Perspectives (U)."

When the implosion concept came to the Manhattan Project, it brought with it a need to use explosives in a new way.

Rather than destroying or breaking apart something, precisely shaped pieces were needed to assemble or create a nuclear

Ice Forms Around Ashley Pond Fountain

on January 27, 2013 - 7:43am

Frigid temperatures have created an ice formation around the fountain at Ashley Pond. A couple paused Friday afternoon to watch ducks and geese bask in the fountain's spray. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/