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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

    CATS

  • April 26-May 2, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    Noon        Grief support
    12:15 p.m.        Smart Driver class
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken tacos
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.         “Friends” meeting
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis

  • The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks soared to new heights recently, as 127 students took part in, Discover New Mexico! 
    The New Mexico Culture Day took place during half of the day, with students rotating through four out of five presentations.
    The presentations included weaving, pottery, history, artifacts and tinwork with participation from Irvin Trujillo on Spanish Colonial Art, Marcia Padilla, Mina Padilla and Jordan Havier of the Santa Clara Pueblo with pottery and more.
    “New Mexico history is a seventh grade state standard and New Mexico has a rich tri-cultural history filled with traditions,” said LAMS teacher, Eleanor James-Springfield.  “Through this in-school field trip format, students experienced hands-on activities with some of these cultural traditions.”
    The students learned history and had some hands-on, educational opportunities designing and creating their own pieces of culture throughout the event.
    “I thought Discover New Mexico activities were fun and full of learning experiences,” seventh grader, Kaya Krantz said.
    The classes will also follow up with activities where students examine their own culture and individual family traditions.

  • Los Alamos Pony Club will be hosting a dressage competition and Pony Club rally Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the county's North Mesa equestrian facility.

    Organized by Laura Kober, a dressage rider and parent of a Pony Club member, the show is part of the New Mexico Dressage Association's series of schooling (practice) competitions over the year. The show will also feature a qualifying competition for Pony Club members from across the state who wish to qualify to compete in the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. championships later this summer.

    Dressage is an Olympic equestrian sport, involving a specific pattern of movements that horse and rider must perform, demonstrating the elegance and training of the horse and the skill and tact of the rider.

    For more information about Los Alamos Pony Club, which is accepting new members, see http://losalamos.ponyclub.org/wordpress/?page_id=200/?page_id=200

    For information about the New Mexico Dressage Association, see http://www.nmdressage.net/

  • The Family YMCA is hosting a Variety Talent Showcase at 6:30 p.m. Friday at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road.
    The performances will feature musicians, a “Monty Python & The Holy Grail” skit, a singer, classical ballet on point, a contemporary dance performance, modern belly dance and Indian folk dancers.
    The showcase is a fundraiser for the Y’s annual campaign that provides scholarships each year. Tickets are $5 per person for ages 13 and older at the door, with youth ages 12 and under free.

  • The Los Alamos High School Culinary Arts 2 class took their business skills on the road as they traveled to the Betty Ehart Senior Center last month, under the direction of teacher Louise Majorey.  
    The high school students had the opportunity to work with Chef Michael Mason and Chef Fred Ortiz, as they prepare the BESC daily lunch and meals for their Home Delivered Meals food program.
    The Home Delivered Meals program served almost 15,000 meals last year to the frail and financially challenged seniors in our community.
    The nutritionally sound dishes are made with love every day, in the kitchen at the BESC and recently had some additional helpers to assist.
    “I thought the senior center was wonderful,” said LAHS junior Jasmin Suazo. “I really enjoyed going and helping.”
    Suazo was surprised by the number of seniors that the program feeds and enjoyed just being able to help out. Students packaged cobbler, sealed fruit cups and helped to ready meals for the daily delivering of lunch and dinner to many in the community.
    The LARSO chefs arrive early to begin not only preparations for home delivery, but also to prepare the congregate meal. This meal is also made daily and offers local seniors an opportunity to share a meal in the heart of the center for fun and fellowship.

  • Today
    The New Mexico Department of Health Alcohol Epidemiologist Dr. Laura Tomedi will speak at a meeting regarding DWI awareness. 8:30 a.m. in council chambers of the Municipal Building. Tomedi will be speaking on “Alcohol: Public Health and Policy” and the presentation will focus on how alcohol effects many facets of public health with particular emphasis on the statistics in Los Alamos County and what policies are working to reduce the excessive use of alcohol. For more information, contact Linda Matteson, Los Alamos County DWI coordinator at 662-8241 or linda.matteson@lacnm.us.

    Open House with Environmental Scientists. Noon-1 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Ask laboratory biologists and anthropologists about natural resource questions.

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its biennial organizing convention. 7 p.m. at UNM-LA Lecture Hall, room 230. Note that this is a different room within UNM-LA than the party has met in previously. Doors will be open by 6:30 p.m. for registration. Attendees will choose ward chairs, members of the local central committee (the party’s governing body), party officers and local delegates to the state party central committee. All registered Republicans are welcome and encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

  • Raymond Cruz is known in movies and TV as playing tough, hardened roles. From vicious drug dealer, Tuco Salamanca on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” to dominating detective Julio Sanchez on “Major Crimes” and “The Closer.”
    His latest role is no exception. Cruz has literally transformed himself into the infamous kidnapper Ariel Castro in “Cleveland Abduction.”
    Cruz’s true personality is a total opposite of the tough, ruthless characters he plays on television. The real Cruz is known for being very mild-mannered. “Tuco” is such a memorable character on “Breaking Bad” that it is hard to believe Cruz only appeared in four episodes. He reprised the role, which has been become a fan favorite, for the prequel “Better Call Saul” in two episodes so far. There is no word from the show’s producers or Cruz that Tuco will return. “Better Call Saul” aired its first season finale on April 6. Cruz claimed he would like to reprise the role of Tuco once again, but only time will tell. Both shows are filmed in Albuquerque.

  • THIS WEEK
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    Friday, April 24, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Budget Replay 4-21-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – President Truman
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Business Breakfast- Los Alamos’ Economic Outlook
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, April 26, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, April 27, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet