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Forest Waives Fees in Honor of Veterans Day

on November 8, 2012 - 8:55am

The Frey Trail switchbacks out of Frijoles Canyon and leads to Juniper Campground. NPS Photo/Sally King

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest announces "Fee-Free Days" over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10-12.

We invite the public, veterans, active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and enjoy the great outdoors.

The fee waiver applies to all picnic/day-use areas and campgrounds on the Santa Fe National Forest, except for those individual and group campgrounds that are reserved through the reservation system.

Seeking New Living Treasures Nominations

on November 7, 2012 - 3:28pm


Nominations for new Living Treasures for the April 2013 ceremony are now being accepted.

Only residents of Los Alamos County are eligible to be nominated and elected as Treasures.

Include as much information as possible about the nominee and how the person has contributed to making Los Alamos a great place to live.

Guidelines for writing nominations are available at

Email and the completed nomination to by Nov. 30.


Rotarians Learn About UNM-LA Accelerate Program

on November 7, 2012 - 2:21pm

Gabrielle Fresquez and Derek Vigil are enrolled in the Accelerate Program at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

At a lunch meeting Tuesday Nov. 6, Los Alamos Rotarians learned about the Accelerate Technical Training and Job Placement Program, available at six Northern New Mexico colleges, including UNM-Los Alamos.

The program is funded through a grant from the Department of Energy.

Accelerate is a program that trains and retrains people of all ages and educational backgrounds for enhanced employment opportunities in technology related fields while balancing academics

Program Offers Hearing Loss Treatment Options

on November 7, 2012 - 2:20pm
By Paula Roybal Sánchez,
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Home Economist
Among seniors, hearing loss is the third most prevalent but treatable disabling condition behind arthritis and hypertension. 

Frequently, however, hearing loss is misinterpreted as a lack of intelligence or a lack of interest. For those individuals with hearing loss this could not be further from the truth. 

Photo: Dr. Ian J. Alexander

The reality is that individuals with hearing loss are sometimes the last to recognize they have a problem. 

Have you Heard?  Hearing Loss and Older Adults is a program intended


United Church Thrift Shop Grand Opening Nov. 14

on November 7, 2012 - 2:20pm


The community is invited to the grand opening celebration of the United Church Thrift Shop Nov. 14.

The thrift shop's new location at 2525 Canyon Road is in the lower level of Craig Hall, opening onto the parking lot on the west side of the church property.

The event will take place 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with door prizes.

At about 10 a.m., the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Public Invited to Posse Lodge Dance

on November 7, 2012 - 2:12pm

The proceeds from this event benefit the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse.

Swankiest Event of Season Coming to Los Alamos!

on November 6, 2012 - 8:57am

Bronze statue by David Pearson. Courtesy photo


Get ready for the swankiest event of the season! The Speakeasy Soiree, benefitting the United Way of Northern New Mexico, takes place from 5:30-10 p.m., Nov. 16 at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos.

Come on over and Charleston the night away during the 1920s themed night of dining and dancing at the Dixie Girl restaurant in Los Alamos. 

The Speakeasy Soiree is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and 100 percent of the profits go directly to supporting the United Way of Northern New Mexico’s efforts in the

November Lecture: Brief History of Wendover Airfield

on November 5, 2012 - 10:22am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos Historical Society is pleased to offer its 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science.”

The November lecture is a brief history of the Wendover Airfield in Utah by James Petersen

James Petersen’s talk on Historic Wendover Airfield will touch on the origin of Wendover, Utah, and then focus on the period from the inception of the Army Air Force base to the end of World War II.

The history of the B-17 and B-24 bomber training as well as the contribution of Wendover to the Manhattan project will be discussed.

The presentation will include original photographs from

Rotarians Enhance LAHS Memorial Garden

on November 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Los Alamos Rotarians Eric Ferm and Chuck Tallman wield a two-man augur Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden. The men prepared the soil for the Saturday work party of Rotary Club members who planted flower bulbs in the garden. The Rotary Club holds weekly meetings at noon Tuesday's at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. This week's speaker is Jackie LaNew who will talk about the Accelerate Program at UNM-LA. To reserve a spot, call Rotary President Linda Hull at 662-7950. Photo by Gil Butler

'Woman in Black' Pays Triumphant Visit to Los Alamos

on November 4, 2012 - 7:40am

Photo by TK Thompson/

Review By Bonnie Gordon

Do not miss The Woman in Black at Los Alamos Little Theater through Nov. 11.

Not only do I guarantee you’ll be creeped out, this is a play that makes you think, and the production is outstanding.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Don’t think that just because you saw the movie version, you should skip this play. Seeing the story on the stage is an entirely different experience.

The play is a send up of the

Start a Tradition at North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk

on November 4, 2012 - 6:50am


North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk – Start an annual holiday tradition at the North Mesa stables.

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division, members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and Stable Owners Association as we create a fun holiday event for all ages from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9, from  for the North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk.

The event includes professional digital photographs with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft.

Dress warmly, wear your walking shoes, and enjoy the North Mesa stables lit up with luminarias and holiday lights.

Turn Clocks Back Sunday!

on November 3, 2012 - 8:08am

Academic research shows that losing an hour of daylight can be linked to negative effects on both the mind and body, including disturbed sleep patterns, seasonal depression and obesity. (iStock)


Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, Nov. 4.

With clocks turning back one hour at 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning, how could the extra snooze time be anything other than a bonus?

Seasonal time changes always come with a trade-off.

Here are six tips to make the time transition easier and make the clock adjustment work in your favour:

  • Take advantage of the opportunity to

Cat Has Been Waiting Entire Year for Adoption

on November 3, 2012 - 8:05am


Pet of the Week: Cassie – a plus-sized declawed orange tabby female who seeks human attention.

She has been at the shelter for an entire year, waiting for a family to take her home. 

Cassie tends to avoid the company of other cats in the cat room, so she may be best as a single cat and must be an indoor pet.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a large selection of on-site adoptable pets waiting for a home.

Others are currently off-campus in foster homes. Visit the Friends of the Shelter website: to get more information about

After I’m Gone – Things To Think About Your Estate

on November 3, 2012 - 8:03am
By Paula Roybal Sánchez
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Home Economist

Settling an estate can be difficult and time-consuming. If you have ever been in the position of trying to find all the papers and information needed at the time of death and for estate settlement, you know how much time and frustration can be involved. 

After I’m Gone – Things to think about your Estate is a program intended to provide you with information to make the process much easier. 

After I’m Gone – Things to think about your Estate, will be presented by Don Davidson, and will be held at noon Friday,

Aldaz Brings Home Three Gold Medals for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers

on November 2, 2012 - 9:18am

Nicole Aldaz gets the gold in all around. Photo by Jeannette Aldaz

LASG News:

Nicole Aldaz was the top all-around scorer (35.6) in the Level 4 Senior Division for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers.  

Aldaz’s strong performance earned gold on vault (9.1) and bars (8.4), and silver on beam (9.05) and floor (9.05.)

Aldaz was among 215 gymnasts from 11 teams that gathered at Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe on Oct. 27-28 to compete in the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic and Xcel Programs.

Twenty-eight Tumblers’ competed in the meet; 14, including Aldaz, competed in the Jr.

Game On – Medieval Style – at Mountain Pas and Highland Games

on November 2, 2012 - 8:25am

The ladies of Bryngolau: Althina of the North Storms, Belaset Tintura and Isauda Marchwyle. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The Shire of Bryngolau (Shining Hill in Welsh) hosted a pas d’arms tournament and games event Oct. 19 at the Posse Lodge in Los Alamos.

The local group is currently an “Incipient Shire” while they demonstrate their ability to function as a full Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) branch.

The Shire of Bryngolau encompasses Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties and has more than 20 members.

SCA is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the

Annual Turkey Trot Set for Nov. 18

on November 2, 2012 - 8:14am
Aaron Goldman, founder of the Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk. Church World Service Courtesy Photo
The CROP Organization and the Atomic City Road Runners Club will co-sponsor the Annual Turkey Trot event at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Los Alamos Middle School.
All proceeds will be split with 25 percent going to LA Cares and 75 percent going to the CROP Organization, one of the late Aaron Goldman's favorite charities.
The top 25 fastest runners will be recognized and all participants will have a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies in a random drawing.

Dive-In Movie at the Aquatic Center Friday

on November 2, 2012 - 8:09am


Tickets: $5

Location: Walkup Aquatic Center

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Movie starts at 7 p.m.

Maximum: 125 Participants

It’s not too late to get your Dive-In Movie tickets at the Aquatic Center. Tickets include movie popcorn, treats, complementary Coca Cola drinks, swim admission and more.

It’s movie time at the pool! Join the Walkup Aquatic Center for a theater-like movie IN the pool.

We heat the water up, have a bunch of fun treats, put the float toys out, and have a blast with our favorite characters from Madagascar 3.

Fee includes treats, the movie,

Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Hosts Saturday Craft Fair

on November 2, 2012 - 8:08am

XI NU News:

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is holding its annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

Fifty vendors are participating in the event, which includes a raffle to win one of many items including a handmade quilt by a Xi Nu member.



Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 2

on November 1, 2012 - 9:56pm

This week's preview is sponsored by

The Los Alamos Daily Post will provide live election coverage Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Get out the Vote Event - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov 2 at Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square. Questions, call 661-9002

Varisty Football @ Sullivan Field 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Capital High School 

Dive-in Movie – Madagascar 3 7–8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 @ Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.  Enjoy a movie while floating in the main pool. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping With LALT’s The Woman in Black

on November 1, 2012 - 7:54pm

Rehearsal scenes from The Woman in Black, which opens Friday at the Los Alamos Little Theater. Photo by TK Thompson/

By Bonnie Gordon

‘Tis the season to be scary and the new play at Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) will do the job nicely.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Many people have seen the 2012 movie version starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The play opens in a small Victorian theatre.

LANL Scientist Nate McDowell Presenting Nov. 1 Talk

on October 31, 2012 - 4:21pm


The Los Alamos Master Gardeners and Los Alamos Extension Office are sponsoring a program by Nate McDowell, a staff scientist in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

McDowell will share his research methods and results with the community at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Fuller Lodge.

McDowell studies the inter-dependency of plant and ecosystem water and carbon cycles and their response to climate and disturbance.

What are the exact physiological mechanisms that lead to tree death during prolonged drought and rising temperatures?

These are

Halloween Comes to Pruitt Street

on October 31, 2012 - 3:08pm

Homes on Pruitt Street in White Rock are all decked out for Halloween tonight. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/






Community Invited to Teen Center Design Meeting Nov. 1

on October 31, 2012 - 11:29am
A community meeting to review and provide comments on the design of the new Los Alamos Teen Center is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Community Building next to Ashley Pond.
The new teen center will be developed in an existing building in Central Park Square that faces the back lawn of Fuller Lodge.
The public is welcome to attend Thursday's meeting and provide input on the design for the new teen center.

Area teens will gather from 3:15-4:30 p.m.