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Los Alamos Well Represented at Historical Society of New Mexico Conference

on May 8, 2014 - 10:13am

Georgia Strickfaden, Sharon Snyder and Judith Machen answer questions during their panel discussion, 'Los Alamos Through World War II.' Photo by Nancy Bartlit

HSNM News:

The Historical Society of New Mexico’s (HSNM) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, N.M. last week drew record crowds, with a wide variety of educational sessions, fascinating tours of some of the town’s 900 historic buildings, and meals in such extraordinary sites as the recently refurbished Plaza Hotel and the Montezuma Castle at United World College.

Don Bullis, first vice president of HSNM, presents the Paul A. F.


Hilltalkers 'DeBake' Sale @ LANB Friday

on May 8, 2014 - 9:47am


The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate Team will host a “DeBake” sale 2-5 p.m. Friday, May 9 in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.

The Hillltalkers are raising funds to send three of their members in June to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Ks. Alexandra Berl, Irene Gerrish and Sudeep Dasari qualified to compete at the National Tournament through a grueling District tournament in April. 

The cost of the trip is $1,400 per student and these students are trying to raise $700 per student to make the trip affordable for them

Art on Tap: Bird In Space Controversy Thursday

on May 7, 2014 - 8:16pm
Tap into a great conversation, fellowship, and, of course, food and drink tomorrow 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project Restaurant on Central Avenue.  
Ever heard of the Bird in Space Controversy? Let’s just say it rocked the art world of the 1920’s and sparked a very real conversation about art and what art is. 
Sound intriguing? It is! Come find out more, and play the “Is This Art?” flash card game! What is art to you? A thing of beauty? Therapy? A way to communicate? Is it really worth 1,000 words?
Come join in the conversation, and let’s talk art! Space

Today's Sunrise Paints the Sky in White Rock

on May 7, 2014 - 8:35am

A bird soars above the sunrise this morning in White Rock. Photo by James Foley


Learn about Paleoethnobotany at PEEC Saturday

on May 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Paleoethnobotanist Pamela McBride. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Paleoethnobotany, as defined by Wikipedia, is "the study of remains of plants cultivated or used by man in ancient times, which have survived in archaeological contexts". But what is it really, and how is it being studied in New Mexico? Pamela McBride, in a presentation from the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies Outreach, will answer these questions and give some examples from her own work in a free presentation 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

McBride, a paleoethnobotanist, will


UNM-LA Teams 'Bowl for Kids' Sake'

on May 7, 2014 - 7:44am
Edith Danielson takes her turn at Bowl for Kids' Sake. Courtesy photo
UNM-LA Team One and friends. Courtesy photo
Team Two and friends. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos fielded two teams at Bowl for Kids’ Sake, supporting the programs of New Mexico Big Brothers/Big Sisters Sunday.

Team One included Dorea and George Gutierrez, Julie and Brad Brothers and Dr. Cedric Page.

Team Two included Ivette Jimenez, Steve Ciddio and Jeremy, Edith and Aidin Danielson.

Two Weeks of Bag Days at Jemez House Thrift Shop this Month

on May 7, 2014 - 7:42am


This month, Jemez House Thrift Shop is holding two weeks of Bag Days. Everything a customer can fit in a brown paper bag is $5. Larger items also are discounted.

This week the days are Wednesday May 7, Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10. Next week the days are Wednesday May 14, Friday May 16 and Saturday May 17. The hours the shop is open are Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The shop is at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock, near Smith's Food and Drug.