With the American and New Mexico flags proudly displayed, team captain Roger Handrahan of the Habanero Skydiving team comes in for a landing Friday afternoon during the Fourth of July celebration in White Rock. Members of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC program helped retrieve the flags to ensure they did not touch the ground when he landed.
Nick Njegomir, left, and Ben Abeln paint an American flag on the rock in White Rock on Friday. They said they decided to paint it after noticing earlier in the day that someone had painted a German flag on the rock, located at the corner of Rover and NM 4. ‘We can’t have that on the Fourth of July,’ Ablen said
Robert Martinez of Española celebrates after winning an ice creaming eating contest sponsored by Daniel’s Cafe during Friday’s July 4 celebration. Asked how he felt after winning one of several contests that afternoon, Martinez said he had a ‘brain freeze.’
Los Alamos resident Ken Geoffrion sports his patriotic garb and a cold one while celebrating the Fourth of July in White Rock. He said his sister, who visits each year from Phoenix, gave him the tie he’s wearing this year and the hat last year. ‘I’m not sure what’s she’s going to do next year,’ he said. ‘Maybe shorts.’
After several failed attempts to do a handstand along a fence, Wei Xu, who is in Los Alamos to train at LANL, gets a hand from Los Alamos’ Ken Geoffrion. Xu, who was celebrating the Fourth of July with a group of friends Friday in White Rock, said he has enjoyed his time in Los Alamos, including the Fourth of July celebration that afternoon.