Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has extended the deadline for Educational Outreach Small Grants to Dec. 15. Applications may be submitted online at lanlfoundation.org/grants.
    Grants of up to $1,500 are available to support public schools and nonprofits with programs that strengthen teaching and learning in K-12 education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Grants are not restricted to programs related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
    Organizations are eligible to receive one grant per calendar year, with the yearly funding cycle beginning in January. Only one school or program in each of the 20 school districts is eligible for a grant each year. Awardees that received LANL Foundation grants in the past but did not meet funding report requirements are ineligible.
    For more information, contact Sally Gallegos at sally@lanlfoundation.org or 753-8890, ext. 118.

  • State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard will be the guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday.
    Richard will present her annual legislative preview to chamber members, which will include matters related to the state budget and a discussion of other potential legislation.
    The upcoming legislative session is a 30-day session.
    The session begins Jan. 19 and ends Feb. 18. Legislators may pre-file legislation Dec. 15 – Jan. 13. Feb. 3 is the deadline for introduction of all legislation.

    The Chamber breakfast will be in room 230, Building 2, UNM-LA, 4000 University Drive. Breakfast will be catered by Peggy Pendergast.
    There is no charge for members. Chamber breakfasts are sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Community Programs Office.
Chamber members can register for the breakfast on the Chamber website losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-breakfast-dec-15-82
or by emailing nancy@losalamos.org.

  • Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish readers, may this season be filled with light for you all.
    This week, I’d like to salute some awesome things that have taken place in our community and remind you to pay attention to what you are thankful for during this nomination period of the Community Asset Awards.
    Wow, did you see the “Nutcracker on the Hill?” It was phenomenal! I think it may be the best ballet I have ever seen. So kudos to Jonathan Guise, Valerie Silks, Tina Anderson and Gina Fisk for some incredible work.
    While I can’t salute everyone, there are a few things I would like to draw attention to encourage your support. Members of the San Ildefonso Pueblo showcased the Winter Buffalo Dance. On the heels of Native American History Month. We particularly thank Ian Fender, Wesley Sanchez, Than Povi Martinez and Santana Sanchez for sharing your history, tradition and culture with the community.
    As the show opens, from the ceiling descends a backdrop of Fuller Lodge that a little bird tells me was painted by Robi Mulford. I am told she painted it by herself and in the confines of her living room. It was such an incredible depiction that there was a collective gasp from the audience.

  • Births
    Nov. 11 — A girl. Sophia D. Ortiz. Born to Danielle and Steven Ortiz.
    Nov. 23 — A boy. Maxwell Halbert Gregory. Born to Britney and Dakota Gregory.
    Nov. 24 — A girl. Frankie-Jean Montoya. Born to Christina Archuleta and Frank Montoya.
    Nov. 29 — A girl. Olivia Liang Xing. Born to Tingting Liang and Hongxi Xing.

  • Dec. 7-12, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for lunches.
    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion Group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Green Chile Cheese Burger
    1 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom Dancing
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    9 a.m.        A Time to Talk (health issues)
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Noon        Airport talk w/Dave Ploger
    1:30 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters

  • 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 your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out our website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Lucy—A 5-year-old calico who just loves cuddling! This sweet girl also enjoys being brushed, and her shorthaired coat will certainly need lots of that. She is still young enough to be friendly and playful, and if she loses a few pounds, she’ll be even more fun and interactive! Lucy is reported to do well with adults, but she can be a bit shy around children.

  • The public is invited to a special screening to see the winning video mockumentaries at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center’s planetarium on the big screen.
    The Pajarito Film Club is hosting a screening of four 10-minute video shorts that were submitted to the first ever Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet contest. Admission is free.
    Following the screening, the Pajarito Film Club will conduct a brief awards ceremony, during which film program graduates who judged the films will review judging criteria and the categories for which each film is being awarded. The winning mockumentarians will be awarded cash prizes in the form of Chamber Checks compliments of the Los Alamos Creative District.
    The viewing audience can enter a raffle for prizes from the New Mexico film worker’s union (IATSE Local 480 Community Outreach program). Popcorn and beverages will be provided by the Los Alamos Teen Center and Los Alamos Film Office.
    The Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet Mockumentary contest is sponsored by Pajarito Film Club. The club of volunteers is working with the Los Alamos Film Office, the Los Alamos Creative District and the Los Alamos Teen Center to develop a series of programs, events and opportunities to participate in the New Mexico film industry.

  • Rabbit Society
    adoption event Saturday

    The New Mexico House Rabbit Society, the local chapter of an international rabbit rescue organization, is pleased to announce its next event: Home for the Holidays, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Animal shelter, 8920 Lomas Street, NE, Albuquerque.
    Several single rabbits, pairs and a very sweet trio--Snap, Crackle and Pop!- are available for adoption. Rabbits can easily be litter trained and make good pets. Free nail trims also are available, so bring pet rabbits to the event. Call Bill Velasquez at 505-435-9916 for more information.

    Kiwanis Club Breakfast with Santa Saturday

    The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, with a large contribution from Del Norte Credit Union, will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party. Any money left over from the Foster Children’s party will be used to make up food baskets, which will also be distributed to those in need. Santa is eager to meet with any and all children.

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the life cycle of stars is encouraged to a special show at 7 p.m. today given by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
    Galen Gisler will give a tour through the stars and constellations of the December sky, and use them to illustrate the life cycles of stars: where and how stars are born, how they evolve, and how they die.
    The December Night Sky planetarium show is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are available by calling or stopping by the Nature Center. Seating is limited.  
    Planetarium shows are suitable for ages four and up.
    For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • New Concept Gallery invites the public to a solo exhibit featuring the work of New Mexico photographer Woody Galloway. The exhibition’s opening will be from 5–7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. The exhibit runs through Jan. 18.
    Galloway has lived in Santa Fe for more than 40 years, spending much of that time documenting his vision of northern New Mexico. His belief that all life is sacred and unfolding is evident in his photographs, which capture a world full of beauty.
    His landscapes and wildlife photography convey the sense of delight and wonder that Galloway experiences, as he explores the world through his lens.  
    For more information and a complete résumé, contact New Concept Gallery at 795-7570 or newconceptgal@cybermesa.com.