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Community Invited to Local AARP Meetings

on January 21, 2013 - 9:24am

AARP News:

Local AARP Chapter 492 is holding two meetings Tuesday, Jan. 22:

  • noon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center; and 
  • 2:30 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center.

State Director Gene Varela will speak at both meetings about chapter activities.

The community is invited to attend and to contribute their ideas on activities ... all are welcome.



Perch Paperie Officially Opens for Business!

on January 20, 2013 - 9:34am

Owner Gloria Brehm cut the red ribbon on her new new business, Perch Paperie, 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock Saturday as Felicia and Pam Naugle, left, and Adam Brehm, Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and George Brehm holding son Luke grasp the ribbon. The event was packed with family fun including a bouncy house, face painting and balloon animals and included snacks and a raffle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A crowd filled the Perch Paperie, 13 Sherwood Blvd., Saturday during the store's grand opening hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Carol

Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas

on January 20, 2013 - 9:33am

At left, the ruins of Tyuonyi Village at Bandelier National Monument and Beach Day at Dry Tortugas. Photos Courtesy of the National Park Service


Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas
By Kirsten Laskey

In a perfect example of coincidence, Glenn Simpson, acting administrative officer at Bandelier National Monument, is preparing to leave the park’s canyons and mesas for the islands and coral reefs of Dry Tortugas, a National Park in the Florida Keys.

Meanwhile, Kelly Clark, an employee at Dry Tortugas, traveled to Bandelier National Monument for a temporary

Warmer Weather Floods Local Car Wash

on January 20, 2013 - 8:29am

The recent Los Alamos 'heat wave' brought out a flood of drivers Saturday to the car wash on Knecht Street to spray away the grime built up on their vehicles during frigid temperatures earlier in the month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Boys and Girls Invited to Participate in Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

on January 20, 2013 - 7:48am

K OF C News:

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 from at Los Alamos High School's Griffith Gymnasium.

Registration will be held onsite beginning at 12:30 p.m. and it's free of charge.

Parental consent is required, so a parent/guardian must be present during registration.

'Meetup' With Others to Experience Interesting Events

on January 20, 2013 - 7:19am

Meetup group members enjoy a tasting event Saturday at Don Quixote Winery & Distillery in White Rock. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Staff Report

The Chamber of Commerce is providing an online service to community members who are looking to meet other people and experience a variety of events with others.

The service is built on the popular social network, “” and more than 40 people have signed up so far. The web address for the group is

There is a bit of expense involved to set up a Meetup group, so the Chamber is sponsoring the group to

¡COLORES! Returns to New Mexico PBS

on January 20, 2013 - 7:03am

NM PBS News:

¡COLORES! returns to New Mexico PBS as a weekly local and national art series beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 on CH. 5.1.

The popular art series presents stories devoted to the creative spirit, featuring local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.

¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.

Descriptions of the first eight episodes are listed below with air dates:

Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• One of New