Arin McKenna
Valles Caldera National Preserve’s Director of the Enterprise Division Rob Dixon talks about elk antlers with some youngsters Tuesday.
LA turns out for big park event

A huge crowd turned up at Fuller Lodge Tuesday to show support for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
The event was sponsored by members of the leadership team helping to create the park, comprised of key personnel from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Park Service (NPS).
This was the team’s third and final visit. The park will encompass sites not only at Los Alamos, but at Oakridge, Tennessee, and Hanford, Washington.
“This is our team’s third stop, touring the Manhattan Project National Historical Park sites, and it’s clear that we saved the best for last,” said Team Leader Victor Knox, associate director for NPS planning, facilities and land.
Turnout for the event included Pueblo of San Ildefonso Governor James R. Mountain and a news team from Tokyo Broadcasting System International.
Third and fourth graders from Mountain Elementary School performed a piece from a musical originally commissioned by Los Alamos Public School teachers that tells the story of the Manhattan Project.
Various organizations, ranging from the Los Alamos Historical Society to representatives from the Valles Caldera National Preserve, manned booths publicizing what Los Alamos has to offer.