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Los Alamos Kite Festival Underway at Overlook Park!

on May 19, 2013 - 10:42am

A giant blue bear floats above Overlook Park in White Rock during the Los Alamos Arts Council's 16th annual Kite Festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Festival Kite Doc volunteer Dennis Ware of Roswell, left, works with Bruce Johnson of Albuquerque on his kite. Ware explained Johnson's kite is a Cody Box Kite, which was originally intended for spotting artillery in wartime. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Denni Harris selects which markers to use to decorate her kite as her mother Morgan and brother Dash watch. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos 'Ride of Silence' Honors the Fallen

on May 19, 2013 - 8:21am

Los Alamos Police Ofc. David Boe joined other cyclists at Wednesday's 'Ride of Silence' event that began at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cyclists gather around Lili Cohen, center, local 'Ride of Silence' organizer, as she details the 7-mile ride they are about to take. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Wednesday's Los Alamos "Ride of Silence" drew some 30 cyclists who gathered at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond were they formed a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

Lili Cohen organized

Color Explosion Underway at Pajarito Greenhouse

on May 18, 2013 - 12:37pm

Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox gives his flowers, plants and vegetables a cool drink Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Friday afternoon customers were snapping up flowers, plants and vegetables available in wide varieties at the Pajarito Greenhouse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Staff Report

Pajarito Greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants in pots as well as gardening supplies for 18 years.

There are 234 combinations of plant species and colors packed into the Pajarito Greenhouse's 3,600 square feet of display area.

"The Santa

Sunrise at the Kite Festival Night Glow!

on May 18, 2013 - 12:18pm

Sunrise at the Kite Festival Night Glow at Overlook Park in White Rock Friday evening. The Kite Festival is in full swing today. Photo by Jim Lujan

Shyanne the Siamese Mix Seeks Serene Abode

on May 18, 2013 - 7:52am

Rotary STARS Trivia Competition To Support Youth Fitness Program

on May 18, 2013 - 7:42am


A newly-formed satellite group of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos called STARS (Service to All Rotary Satellite) will hold a fundraising event 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant.

The theme of the event is “Are You Smarter than a Fourth Grader?” and all members of the community are invited to join. The evening’s events will include a trivia quiz competition that will be fun for all ages, as well as an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet with salad, drinks and dessert.

Funds raised at the event will benefit a program to provide four weeks of swim lessons to all fourth

Clean Up Los Alamos Day 2013 Results

on May 18, 2013 - 7:24am
A group of kids play ball on the litter-free lawn of Ashley Pond Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The 10th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day held Saturday, April 27 drew more than 500 participants.

The massive effort helped beautify the community and prepare for wildfire season. Los Alamos County Environmental Services would first like to thank the other event sponsors that make this collaborative community event possible: Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos County Community Wildfire Protection and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe.

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