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County Councilors Visiting Farmers Market

on July 9, 2013 - 6:03am


Los Alamos County Councilors will host a booth 9-11 a.m., Thursday at the Farmer’s Market.

They’ll be visiting with citizens about current projects, issues and other topics. The market is downtown in the library overflow parking lot just north of Ashley Pond Park.

Kiwanis Fireworks 'Best Seat in the House' Winners

on July 8, 2013 - 6:55am

Sonja and Karin of Los Alamos were the big winners at the Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration. They had the winning ticket for the Best Seat in the House. The two Los Alamos youngsters' prize was to sit near the firing line with Kiwanis volunteers to experience the fireworks from a vantage point few get to witness. They were given protective eyewear, hoods and clothing to safely watch the fireworks. Karin said it was the "best firework show, ever." Photo by Karen Kendall/



Take Survey and Help LA Beer Co-operative Plan Future Operations

on July 8, 2013 - 6:48am
Members of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op solicited memberships and enjoyed favorite beverages at last winter's Skiesta event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LABC News:

The Los Alamos Beer Co-operative wants to establish a brewery and a taproom in Los Alamos as a place for the community to gather and enjoy locally handcrafted beer.

The Beer Co-op also will support and promote the local craft beer community and already has about 125 members and is recruiting more every day.

The Beer Co-operative is conducting a survey to gauge the interest of the Los Alamos community in regards to


Los Alamos Daily Post Nears 400,000 Monthly Pageviews and 3,000 FB Likes

on July 7, 2013 - 2:19pm

LADP News:

Readership has grown substantially every month since the Los Alamos Daily Post online newspaper launched Feb. 7, 2012.

Google analytics reveals that in June, the Los Alamos Daily Post received 367,553 pageviews, 50,000 unique visitors and is about to surpass 3,000 Facebook likes - all in just 15 months of operation.

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team would like to take this opportunity to extend its gratitude to the residents and business owners of Los Alamos County and surrounding areas for their tremendous support. Much thanks goes to those community members who have

Rain Didn't Dampen Enthusiasm at Friday's Concert

on July 7, 2013 - 9:01am

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band's Mary Frances rocks it out as JP Miller makes his guitar sing during Friday's summer concert at the Los Alamos Food Co-operative Market sponsored by the Co-op, Holiday Inn & Suites and the New Mexico Consortium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Playing their nu funk style music from left, Derrick Johnson on trombone, Lee Allen on drums and Al Ingram on guitar of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The crowd gets in the groove at Friday night's summer concert featuring Yo Big Fat Mama's Booty Band from Ashville, N.C.

More Scenes From July 4 Festivities at Overlook

on July 7, 2013 - 8:05am

Director Ted Vives leads the Los Alamos Community Winds in their annual July 4 concert at Overlook Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The Los Alamos High School Toppers 'Helmet Booth' July 4 at Overlook Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Key Club members sell tickets for the 'Best Seat in the House' at the Kiwanis Club's annual July 4 Fireworks extravaganza at Overlook Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Members of the New Beginnings Church hold a 'Rebuild Raffle' to help rebuild the church on East Road heavily damaged in an electrical fire July 4,

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Have You Seen a Bat Lately?

on July 7, 2013 - 7:34am
PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Have You Seen a Bat Lately?
Particular thanks to Chris Judson

Bandelier National Monument once had a colony of bats at a cave roost along the cliff face in the Long House area.

Chris Judson, a park ranger, has been told that the colony has been present on and off from at least the 1930s.

The colony was not present in 1976, but was present from 1985 to 2002. Surprisingly, it did not return from its spring migration in 2003. It has not returned to the Long House cave since then.

Now-vacant bat cave entrance high on the cliff face of the

Geological Society Holds Annual Potluck July 16

on July 7, 2013 - 7:11am

LAGS News:

The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road in Los Alamos.

The meeting will feature the annual potluck and silent auction with the main entree provided by El Parasol. Come and enjoy talking with fellow rock hounds. To sign up, contact Richard Stead at 665-1033 or

The monthly field trip is July 20 to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The group will meet at the Sullivan Field parking lot at 8 a.m. Carpooling to Albuquerque is recommended.


Public Invited to View Venus, Saturn and Neptune July 13

on July 7, 2013 - 6:57am

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-sponsored Dark Night at 8:30 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, July 13 at Spirio Soccer Field in Overlook Park. 

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. A crescent moon and the planets Venus, Saturn and Neptune will be visible. There will be a tour of the summer constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for

Pet of the Week: Tabby the Cat

on July 7, 2013 - 6:25am

Tabby the Cat. Courtesy photo


Tabby is a big and friendly, 17 lb. lovely orange and white Maine coon cross neutered male.

He has taken it upon himself to help many of the shyer felines at the shelter become more outgoing and has settled right into a "cat room greeter" role. 

Tabby especially likes his head stroked and does not mind belly rubs. His confidence makes him well suited for homes with cat-savvy dogs. 

Because he communicates frustration more subtly than other cats, Tabby may not be the best choice for a home with small children.

All adoptable pets are

Scenes From Y's 4th of July Kid's Parade

on July 6, 2013 - 12:09pm

The Family YMCA helds its annual 4th of July Kids Parade in downtown Los Alamos Thursday. Participants assembled near the elephant sculpture at Ashley Pond ended the parade at the Y building on Iris Street. After the parade there was a flag-raising ceremony, bouncey houses, face painting, games, prizes, hot dogs and other traditional activities to mark the America's birthday. Photo by Dianne Marquez

Photo by Christopher Clark

Photo by Dianne Marquez

Photo by Christopher Clark

Photo by Christopher Clark



YMCA Firecracker Fun Run 2013 Race Results

on July 6, 2013 - 11:47am

Result of the Firecracker Fun Run

5 Km Men, 9 & under





Dustin Luna

Chugiak, AK





Laars Olso

Los Alamos, NM





Jacob Sorenson

Los Alamos, NM





Stephen Boone

Los Alamos, NM





Conner Cook

Los Alamos, NM





Wesley Stanfield

Los Alamos, NM





Matthew Patchett

Los Alamos, NM





Wilbur Trost

Los Alamos, NM





Nikolai Nelson

Los Alamos, NM





Jackson Boone

Los Alamos, NM





Edward Hooks

Los Alamos, NM





Daniel Gonzales

Visit New Mexico's Only Boy Scout Museum

on July 6, 2013 - 9:25am

Boy Scout flags hang from the ceiling in the Boy Scout Museum in Raton. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Boy Scout Museum Society has scheduled a trip Saturday, July 13 to Raton to visit New Mexico’s only Boy Scout Museum.

It is one of only 26 such museums in the United States and privately owned by Dennis and Susan Downing. The museum has been in existence for 20 some years, or about one half the scouting experience time of Dennis Downing─40 years in scouting.

Any person who desires to accompany Society members on this trip can meet at 7:30 a.m.

UPDATE: FOUND ... Toy Australian Shepherd Went Missing at Overlook Park Thursday Evening

on July 5, 2013 - 1:37pm

UPDATE: This dog has been found! Toy Australian Shepherd named Bristol was lost at Overlook Park Thursday evening. Any one recognizing him is urged to call 505-310-1310 or take him to the closest vet or shelter, he is chipped. Courtesy photo




Habenaro Skydivers Thrill Crowd at July 4 Event

on July 5, 2013 - 1:15pm
The Habenaro Skydivers thrill the crowd of more than 10,000 people attending the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hosts 38th Annual 4th of July Parade

on July 5, 2013 - 12:35pm

Los Alamos Police lead the way at the 38th annual White Rock Children’s Parade, which began shortly at 10 a.m. Thursday on Grand Canyon in White Rock. The event is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The parade began following a flag ceremony and the singing of the national anthem and was filled with children in decorated bicycles, tricycles, scooters, strollers and wagons - walking or riding around a one-half mile block back to the parking lot of the church. A carnival followed in the back yard of the church

Police Ace Pie Competition

on July 5, 2013 - 11:48am

Los Alamos Police Officers get busy and win Thursday's pie competition against Los Alamos Firefighters at Overlook Park during the 4th of July activities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Police Dispatcher Andy, right, led his team to victory by downing his entire pumpkin pie before anyone else in Thursday's competition. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Firefighters give it their best but were aced by police in the pie eating competition at Overlook Park Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


2013 Kiwanis Fireworks Extravaganza!

on July 5, 2013 - 10:14am

Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos 4th of July extravaganza at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Photo by Elena E Giorgi

Kiwanis members prepare the fireworks shells for Thursday's big event. Photo by Morrie Pongratz/Kiwanis

Los Alamos Sunset Over 4th of July at Overlook

on July 5, 2013 - 9:48am

The sun sets during Thursday's 4th of July activities at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Downtown Friday Nights Showcase Los Alamos

on July 5, 2013 - 9:35am

Downtown Friday Night at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos prides itself on its brains. This is a town that loves a great idea and will turn to any number of resources to get one – a laboratory, a library and sometimes even a coffee klatch.

Last year it was within the Cultural Coffee Klatch that an innovative thought was born. This group, which hails from a range of local institutions such as the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Historical Society, looked at the nightlife in Los Alamos and came up with a way to attempt to enhance it.

UPDATE: Dick McIntyre's Retirement Party is Friday

on July 5, 2013 - 7:35am

Parks Manager Dick McIntyre. Photo by Greg Kendall/


The public is invited to stop by Fuller Lodge 2-4 p.m. FRIDAY, July 12 to say good-bye to Parks Manager Dick McIntyre, who is retiring after 10 years of service to the County.

Light refreshments will be served at the party being held in his honor.

Background on Dick McIntyre:

Dick McIntyre, a registered Landscape Architect, began his career following his graduate education and training, as a member of the Peace Corps in 1970, designing parks in Iran.

Warm Hearts Yarn Offers July Classes

on July 5, 2013 - 7:17am

WHY News:

Warm Hearts Yarn will is offering a number of summer classes this month, including classes for kids and classes for beginning knitters.

Visit for a complete list of classes and more information.

Stop by 35 Rover Blvd., Suite D in White Rock, call (505) 672-2008 or email Katie at to register. Instructors appreciate 24-hour advance registration.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: July 4

on July 5, 2013 - 7:15am

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Family YMCA Firecracker 5K Run - Checkin 7:15-7:45 a.m. Thursday, July 4
Due to road construction, The Family YMCA’s Firecracker 5K will have a new route. The route will go into the parking of the new Los Alamos County Administration building, up Central Avenue, north on Main to Nectar and Rose Street, to Canyon and turn around past the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Farmer's Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4 Los Alamos Library Parking Lot (20th & Bathtub Row)

4th of July Kids Parade Thursday, July 4
Meet at 9:30 a.m.


Los Alamos Winemaker Tony Fox Wins Bronze Medal

on July 3, 2013 - 1:13pm

Tony Fox in the basement of his White Rock home where he created his award winning 'Red Blend' wine. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos winemaker Tony Fox has won a Bronze Medal in the 2013 New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition.

A friend tasted his "Red Blend" wine and suggested Fox enter it and it wound up medaling in the "miscellaneous red varietals vinifera" category. Fox describes his winning wine as a blend of vinifera - the traditional Mediterranean grapes, which he said make the best wine.

"There is something really good