Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Middle School football team descended on the school garden, as part of their practice last week.
    Its volunteer work assisted the “Hawks Landing,” project from a Keep New Mexico Beautiful grant. Aid from the LAMS Parent-Teacher Organization, Los Alamos Landscaping and More and community donations of soil and compost will help the school achieve phase two of their project.
    Donations can still be made to the prevention office by calling 663-3252.
    The football team will play at home Thursday and Oct. 9. 

  • Today
    “Detonography: The Art of Evelyn Rosenberg” at the Mesa Public Library upstairs gallery. Last day.

    “Masquerade” exhibit. Daily through Nov. 15 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Days. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.

    The Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be 7 p.m. at Peggy Pendergast’s home, 149 Manhattan Loop. Los Alamos Historical Society Director Heather McClenahan will be the guest speaker.

  • As Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps heads into its 31st year, Senior Naval Science Instructor LCDR Wes Shumaker welcomed MSgt. Phil Carter to the program.
    Shumaker has been leading the unit since 2002 and Carter came to Los Alamos after spending five years at Rio Rancho High School and a year at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School in Albuquerque as a Marine JROTC instructor.
    Shumaker says the cadets are back in full swing following a busy summer full of activities ranging from precision air rifle shooting camps to participation in the Montrose Adventure Race in Montrose, Colorado.
    Cadets Victor Kim, Rigel Baron, Sam Wolfe, Mikyla Smith, JoAnna O’Neill and Felicity Kubic, along with Commander Shumaker, traveled to Montrose for the race, which was hosted by the Montrose High School NJROTC unit.
    The cadets competed in activities such as orienteering, canoe races, knot tying and extensive physical training.
    Another aquatic camp was the Sail Academy at Cochiti Reservoir, which was attended by Cadets Jared Rodriguez, Deja Sandoval and Zach Carson. Cadets learned about boating safety, knot-tying, how to sail a 14-foot laser sailboat. They also completed their initial sail qualification among other activities.

  • There are so many things I would like to discuss today, but the one that rises to the top is something fun.
    Did you know that Oct. 2 is National School Custodian Day?
    Custodians are such an important part of the school day. I don’t mean just in the area of their job duties, but the relationships they build with students every day.
    On a job duty note, much to a recent letter to the editor about schools and potential illnesses, these find men and women work each day to keep our buildings clean.
    While I have not witnessed middle school-aged students climbing all over each other drooling and dripping snot, I have noticed within a one week period of time two high school-aged students eat something off a public floor.
    It is my belief that a portion of the reason we don’t see major outbreaks of illness once the germ pools come together in August is due to the attention to detail these fine folks bring to their work every day.
    Let’s salute Piñon Elementary and Patsy Sanchez, Isidro and Neil Gallegos. Then we head over to Aspen with Jesus, Leonard and Bruce.
    Hello to Barranca and Santiago, Daniel and Maria. Those Mountain Lions are joined by Randy, Eileen and Bruce. Chamisa is graced by the fine work of Jorge, Carol and Neal.

  •  Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2014
    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
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    10:30 a.m. Feldenkreis class
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Sloppy Joe
    1 p.m. Matter of Balance class
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken parmesan linguini
    1 p.m. MindBody massage
    6 p.m. Mahjong (downstairs)
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    8:30 a.m. LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Fish
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    8:30 a.m. Walk-in-the-woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10-11 a.m. Ukulele lesson
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Roast pork
    1:30 p.m. Beginning tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    9:15 a.m. Line Dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chile cheese chicken soup
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “Daddy Day Care,” 2003

  • Sept. 4: A girl, Aly Rose Martinez, born to Audrey R. and Dennis T. Martinez
    A boy, Graham David Casleton, born to Emily and David Casleton
    Sept. 5: A girl, Felicity Rose Dinkel, born to Maria and Dominic Dinkel
    Sept. 13: A girl, Adelheid Kristin Weis, born to Danielle K. Hauck and Eric M. Weis
    A girl, Amelia May Rebecca Robinson, born to Holly and Joseph Robinson
    A girl, Ari Snow Nakaoka, born to Kendra Pientka and Tyler Nakaoka
    A girl, Brooke Teresita Martinez, born to Bridgette and Frank Martinez
    Sept. 23: Brian Grange Cardon, born to Taylor and Jamie Cardon 

  • Champion-Springfield

    Carol Lynn Champion and Zachary Jay Springfield were married Aug. 9 in Annapolis, Maryland surrounded by family and friends. The groom is the son of Steve and Ellie Springfield, of White Rock.
    The wedding and reception took place at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, Maryland. The bridesmaids were Stephanie Rulon (bride’s sister), Lindsey Springfield (groom’s sister) and friends Kristyn Riggs, Rachel Massara and Megan Kuhn-McKearin.
    The groomsmen were Brad Springfield (groom’s brother), Jack Champion (bride’s brother) and friends Sean Bowyer, Pat Pellette and Deepak Aggarwal. The bride is a graduate of Jefferson Township
    High School 2003 in New Jersey, and Rutger’s University 2007 and 2008.
    She works as a CPA tax accountant for Ernst and Young LLP. The groom is a graduate of Los Alamos High School 2001 and New Mexico State University 2006 and 2007. He works as a CPA auditor for Delloite and Touche LLP.
    Following a honeymoon to Boston and Lisbon, Portugal, the couple resides and works in Madrid, Spain. 

  •  The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home.
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.
    Abby and Maddie — Older, declawed cats who were surrendered when their owner’s health prevented her from keeping them. Abby is almost all black. Maddie is part Abysinnian. Abby and Maddie would love to be adopted together for $35.
    Dantez — A young, gray and white cat who had to have his left eye removed. He has been recovering well at the shelter, but is still a bit leery of most visitors. Stay tuned for more information about this guy.
    Hazel — A white and gray tabby. He (yes, he) is 4-5 months old and a bit shy.
    Jay — A very cute, long-haired gray and white kitten who was a little leery of humans at first, but he is quickly warming up to human attention, and he loves attention from other cats!
    Kittens — The shelter has many that will be available for adoption as soon as they are old enough to spay or neuter.
    Naftali — An all-black young female cat who was left at the front door. She will be spayed soon.


    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:


    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

    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.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.