Auditions for ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Coming Up

LALT News:

Arsenic and Old Lace opened the 1944-1945 theater season in Los Alamos. Today, 69 years later, as Los Alamos Little Theatre celebrates its 70th season, they are bringing back this hilarious classic full of surprises. 

Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 7 and  7-9 p.m. Monday, July 8 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar in Los Alamos. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library for a 24-hour perusal period.

There are 14 parts for 14 cast members. Everyone is welcome to come and try out. Come by the tryouts or call


Sheriff Marco Lucero Takes on Fire Officials in Saucy Chicken Cook-Off at 3 p.m. July 4

Sheriff Marco Lucero

LAOG News:

With Police Chief Wayne Torpy on sick leave and staffing issues at the police department, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has accepted the invitation to step in and compete in the “Thrill of the Grill” Chicken Challenge 3-5 p.m. July 4 at Overlook Park.

Sheriff Lucero, assisted by his wife Sandy, will take on Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, assisted by Fire Chief Troy Hughes.  

Fire Chief Troy Hughes

Their culinary skills will be determined by a trio of esteemed judges including County Councilor Kristin Henderson, Superintendent


Battle of the Bands July 4 at Overlook Park


This week the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series  will be at the Thursday, July 4th Kiwanis Fireworks Spectacular event at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Music for the July 4th festivities includes a Battle of the Bands.

3 p.m. Boo Koo – a Los Alamos roots-reggae-Americana and rock band, Scott Beguin-drums and percussion, Peter Young-guitar/vocals, Greg Mechels-bass.

(3-5 p.m. next to the bandstand – join the crowd for the “Thrill of the Grill” Chicken Challenge Cook-off between Police and Firefighters!)

3:30 p.m. State Road Four –


Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artists Fill Fuller Lodge

Santa Fe Opera apprentices Rocky Sellers of Memphis, Tenn., and Kate Tombaugh of Streator, Ill., performed to a stand room crowd at Fuller Lodge Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The 57th season for the Santa Fe Opera opened Friday, June 28 and two apprentices performed Sunday afternoon to a full house at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.

Bass Rocky Sellers and Mezzo-Soprano Kate Tombaugh were accompanied by Kirt Pavitt on piano.

Tombaugh recently made her solo debut at New York City’s Carnegie Hall upon winning the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition.


Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: June 28

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview is Sponsored by FYILA

Summer Concert Series – Parker Millsap Band with Michael Rose 7 p.m. today, June 28 at Ashley Pond

Downtown Friday Night 4 to 11 p.m. today, June 28
Wallflowers Art Exhibit Opening 5 to 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center 
History Happy Hour until 6 p.m. at Historical Museum
What’s a Click? Until 8 p.m. Bradbury Museum – Discover the wonders and advances of high-speed cameras and the things scientists learn by using them.
Group Dog Walk 6 to 7 p.m. from Pet Pangaea
Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery & Studio open until 8 p.m.



Los Alamos Salutes Americans with Free 4th of July Fireworks Show & Events


In honor of Independence Day, Los Alamos is offering many free events on July 4 to celebrate our freedoms including a fireworks show, Fun Run and naturalization ceremony to welcome our newest Americans.

Families will have the liberty on whether or not to walk or run at the “Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run” on July 4. The walk/run benefits the YMCA, with entry fees for adults at $25; $10 for youth and $15 for YMCA members. T-shirts are included, door prizes will be given away, and prizes will be awarded to the person with the best 4th of July inspired costume. The “Firecracker 5K Family Fun