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Today's Features

  • Today

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    Temporary exhibit: Saul Hertz, MD: A pioneer in the Use of Radioactive Isotopes. Daily through Jan. 31 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

    Keep It Classy. Ongoing at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

    The Paintings of Francis Harlow: Portraits & Pottery. Ongoing through February at the Los Alamos History Museum.
    Thursday
    For the January meeting of the Los Alamos Genealogical Association, Kent Parsons will lead a discussion on “Descendancy Research” at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room of the Mesa Public Library. The public is invited. The usual no-host social dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. at China Moon before the meeting.

    Backcountry Film Festival. 7 p.m. The Backcountry Film Festival is back in Los Alamos for another year, with nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. It promises to be an evening of entertainment, prizes, and fun. Pajarito Brewpub returns to sell beer and wine. Reel Deal Theater. $12 advance/$15 at door. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Author and teacher Sharon Oard Warner will talk about her work for this month’s Authors Speak Series. Her latest book, “Sophie’s House of Cards,” was published by UNM Press in October.
    Warner will bring copies of her books to sell and sign. The event starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Rotunda.
    Warner is also the author of “Deep in the Heart,” and “Learning to Dance and Other Stories,” and the editor of “The Way We Write Now, Short Stories from the AIDS Crisis.” She teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico.
    “Sophie’s House of Cards,” is set in New Mexico, where Warner has made her home for many years, so the descriptions of the landscape, flora and seasons will ring true to every New Mexican. The family portrayed in the novel also carries that same sense of authenticity. Peggy, Jack, Sophie and Ian are just moving forward, in the way of most families, until the young Sophie finds herself pregnant. That fact causes the family to examine everything about how they have been living. The house of cards in the title refers both to the fragility of the stories people construct in order to proceed, and also to Tarot cards, which introduce each chapter.

  • Financial aid workshop available to help students

    A representative from the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation will be at Los Alamos High School to help students and parents complete the Financial Aid Application at the FAFSA Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the MacLab (located in the IMC).
    Parents and students will need to bring several important documents to complete the FAFSA, including a 2014 Federal Income Tax Return, W-2 Forms, birth date, Social Security number, any 2014 business and investment mortgage information, business farm records, stock, bond and other investment records, and current bank statements and an alien registration card for non-U.S. citizens.
    For more information on FAFSA, go to nmknowledge4college.org.

    Kiosk art contest now underway

    Los Alamos MainStreet announces the “Living Los Alamos” Kiosks Art Contest. The contest is a call for original photographs or artwork that represent “Living Los Alamos.”
    Winning art will be displayed in the four directional kiosks along Central Avenue. The only qualification is that the art should be representative of living in Los Alamos or the surrounding area.

  • With the new year comes a new focus on the Los Alamos County Nature Center. The building, now nearly completed, sits ready for the next phase of construction: installing the professionally designed and developed exhibits and planetarium projector.
    Meanwhile, finishing touches are being made on the exhibits in a fabrication facility in Albuquerque. Soon they will be transported up to Los Alamos and installation will begin. The new nature center is still on track to open on April 22, which is Earth Day.
    “Every step of this process has been exciting,” said PEEC Executive Director Katie Watson, “But now it’s getting down to the final stages, and we’re all becoming more excited for the grand opening. The exhibits that we’ve been talking about for over a year are taking shape, and we can finally imagine them going into the beautiful new building.”
    The new nature center is a public-private partnership between Los Alamos County and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Under the partnership agreement, the county is responsible for construction of the $4.3 million facility. PEEC has been chosen by the county to operate the new nature center.

  • Businesses
    Cross Fit     
    Smith’s in Los Alamos and White Rock
    Couples
    Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough
    Jim Hay and Reine Williams
    Individuals & Programs
    Sylvan Argo     
    Natalia Barkurdarova   
    Jeff Bingham
    David Bradshaw      
    Dawn Brown    
    Margie Candler  
    Carol Clark     
    Robyn Collom    
    Anna Dillane  
    Andy Erickson    
    Nicole Ferry     
    Dave Fox     
    Joanna Gillespie
    David Griggs     
    Sally Grindstaff     
    Cynthia Justice
    Chloe Keilers     
    John Kottman    
    Phillip Kunsberg
    Jane Lin      
    Joann Lysne     
    Ross Mason
    Heather McClenahan     
    Ann McLaughlin    
    Michael Mason    
    Judy Nekimken     
    Dave Phillips     
    Barbara Pigott   

  • This past weekend was the acknowledgement of the 2014 Assets In Action nominees for our community.
    I’m sure my husband and our children would tell you that I delight in the fact I get to talk the entire evening and it is expected for my duties.
    It is true, I get to preside over the many stories for a variety of people, programs and businesses that make our little world, even better than many of us know.
    There will be a variety of stories about the many do-gooders we recognized, but today, I will highlight a few.
    Two of those recognized are gentlemen who do the hard jobs many of us take for granted each day. They are the postman and the policeman.
    One particular postman, Aaron Tompkins was recognized by a local senior for being her eyes and ears. Tompkins made a note that she didn’t seem right one day, as he delivered her mail. He returned after his rounds just to make sure she was feeling better and didn’t need medical intervention.
    The second gentleman was Los Alamos Police Department Officer David Bradshaw. Bradshaw was recently recognized as the Detention Officer of the Year for 2014. He was recognized for being an honorable man that treats inmates with respect. On occasion, those with warrants would surrender to the Los Alamos jail because they knew they would be treated with compassion.

  • Jan. 18-24, 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
    BESC closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Red chile beef             enchilada
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1 p.m.         Bingo
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    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: Green chile             chicken tortilla soup

  • 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
    Cordelia — A short haired, all-black cat with a tiny little white patch on her chest and a small notch out of her ear. She was trapped on 48th Street on New Year’s Eve, and she was certainly happy to be somewhere warm for the new year! She is extremely friendly, and she will be ready for a warm, indoor home of her own once she gets a clean bill of health from the vet.

  • The 2014 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot was a great success with 196 runners and walkers attending in spite of cool and very windy conditions. Participants had a wonderful time with the random drawings of turkeys and pumpkin pies after the fun walk/run with time to chat with friends, colleagues and neighbors. The fundraiser ended up with $14,216 donated to the CROP Hunger Walk for emergency relief efforts, and hunger and poverty alleviation, with 25 percent of that amount plus an additional $200 donated to our LA Cares food bank.
    We would like to give special thanks to our main sponsor, Lou Santoro’s State Farm Insurance Agency, as well as The Atomic City Road Runners.
    Thanks also to our other fabulous business sponsors, Eye Associates of New Mexico, Hartway & Breshears, Los Alamos Medical Center, New Mexico Sinus Institute, Santa Fe Sports & Images, Smith’s Marketplace, USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association, The Finishing Touch, Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, United Church of Los Alamos, Veterinary Cancer Clinic, Los Alamos Chiropractic and Sage Integrated Health and Aspen Copies. Thanks for publicity from KRSN radio, LA Daily Post, and the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 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.