Today's Features

  • Are you an older adult? Have you fallen recently? Do you have parents who are older adults you are concerned about?  Than this presentation is for you!! The Los Alamos Fall Prevention Coalition will present “Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults” at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Aspen Ridge. Everyone is welcome.
    This program is especially important as falls are the leading cause of accidental injury death among adults 65 years of age and older in the U.S. and New Mexico. During 2010-2014 Los Alamos residents 65 years and older had the second-highest fall-related death rate among New Mexico’s counties. Also during 2010-2014, there were 19 fall-related deaths and 148 hospitalizations among Los Alamos residents 65 years and older; most of these fall-related injuries and deaths occurred in the home.
    The National Fire Protection Agency’s: “Remembering When” program is a free fire and fall prevention program targeted to older adults with the goal of giving them tools to allow them to live at home safely for as long as possible. Members of the local fire department and home visiting professionals and volunteers deliver the program through home visits and group presentations
    Email prevent.falls@lacnm.us or call 662-8924 for more information.

  • History Wednesdays, sponsored by the Los Alamos History Museum, is a free after-school program for first- through third-grade students.
    Registration is open through September 9th. History Wednesdays is a drop-off program in which children experience engaging, hands-on history activities under the guidance of the museum educator. The program will run starting Wednesday through Nov. 16. The class is 1-3 p.m., and meets in the classroom space in Fuller Lodge.
    Children will learn about history from the local to the global, through creative and participatory activities focused on sparking curiosity about history.
    History Wednesdays is a free program, but registration is required. Register online. For more information contact Aimee Slaughter, museum educator, at educator@losalamoshistory.org.

  • The Los Alamos Concert Association is recruiting social media-savvy classical music lovers for its new Review Crew.  
    In exchange for free concert tickets to hear LACA’s world-class artists, Review Crew members will spread the word about LACA’s concerts via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms in the thriving world of social media.
    The Review Crew will be limited to six members who will meet LACA’s artists, attend their performances and then share those experiences by posting photos, short videos and interviews on their favorite social media.  
    “This is just one way that technology is transforming the world of classical music,” said LACA Board member Winnie Lamartine. “People of all ages are now finding out about performing arts events through social media and LACA wants to be at the forefront of that trend.”  
    “Meeting these great artists, getting to know them even a little prior to a performance, can transform the concert-going experience,” said Ann McLaughlin, LACA artistic director. “We hope our Review Crew will have a great time doing this and will pass that excitement along to their friends.”

  • The spirit of Fidel Lee Gutierrez is alive and well in Los Alamos and will soon be headed down the hill for a memorial golf fundraiser on Sept. 19.
    Gutierrez, a former Los Alamos National Bank executive, has the heartfelt labors of friends and family working hard to keep his fun loving memory alive, with an event he would adore at the Santa Fe Country Club.
    “Our volunteers consist of many of Fidel’s family members and numerous friends from his childhood through his years as senior vice president at LANB,” said his wife, Gina Imprescia.
    A Lifetime Fund through, The Santa Fe Community Foundation has been established to benefit youth serving organizations throughout New Mexico.
    A four person scramble with a shotgun start will begin at 9am, include; lunch, awards and a raffle. Individual player fees are $125 or come for the non-golfer lunch for just $25.
    Singles, pairs and trios are welcome and additional team members will be added. The registration fees are due Monday, and additional information is available by calling 670-2963 or emailing fidelmemorialtourney@gmail.com.
    Those wishing to make a donation can send donations payable to the Santa Fe Community Foundation at P.O. Box 22523 Santa Fe, NM 87502-2523.

  • 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 microchipped, 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 the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Juan—A big tomcat who was trapped a few weeks ago. Since Juan was on his own in the wild for quite some time, it has taken lots of time by a patient volunteer to help him adjust to life at the shelter and interaction with humans. Juan would do well in a home with other cats, as they make him feel more comfortable. Juan particularly loves the company of kittens, since he loves to give baths! Juan will need time and space to adjust and might hide for a while, but just give him some time! No children for this guy.

    Brown Bag Lunch featuring a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet at noon at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with this free noontime performance. The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”

     Bag Days at Jemez Thrift Shop 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fill a big brown paper bag for $5.
    Nature Yoga at 5:15 p.m. at the Nature Center. Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will resume its regular meetings at noon at the Los Alamos GOP headquarters located between Subway Sandwich Shop and Viola’s at 1362 Trinity Drive, Unit C. Hear from Kelly Benner about her experience as a New Mexico Delegate at Large to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, contact Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

  • As school gets back in the groove, take this time to take care of yourself and to be aware of the stresses children of all ages sometimes experience.
    While many are glad to get back into a routine and see friends, a lot of information coming from all directions can be overwhelming.
    One of the sad things about the community, and perhaps the world, is that many aren’t willing to share stories of stress, depression, anxiety or recovery for fear of how one will be received.
    I am about to tell you a story because personally now I feel that I can talk about it.
    Last year at this time, my mother fell and hit her head while she was out for a walk. We never could find out who to thank, but someone on 45th street called police and she was taken to the emergency room.
    What followed was a brain bleed, on a 70-year-old woman who had battled breast cancer for four years, then a brain tumor and radiation.
    God Bless my husband and children because the next nine months would be a handful, the likes of which we would not have imagined just before homecoming 2015.
    A slow decline started of which we were prepared for, but never realized it would be fraught with anxiety, depression, delusion and a touch of psychosis on the way down that hill.

  • Aug. 24
    Mitchell Lee Lang was found guilty at the time of traffic stop for speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Aug. 25
    Elias Lovato pled no contest in Los Alamos Magistrate court to use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Defendant was sentenced to 182 days in the Los Alamos Detention Center, leaving five months 30 days to serve.  Defendant was also fined $50 and must also pay $198 in court costs.
    Defendant was also assigned probation by the Los Alamos District Court.
    Defendant will obey all laws and not be arrested, indicted, charged or convicted of any other offense. Defendant will comply with all court ordered conditions of probation.
    Shall not possess or consume alcohol or enter a liquor establishment. Shall not possess a firearm, destructive device or weapon.

    Kelley L. Morgan pled no contest the Los Alamos Municipal Court to failing to display a current, valid registration plate. Sentenced deferred until Oct. 23. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Feature Film: “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    Kiwanis meeting from noon-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. Tim Morrison, general manager of the Los Alamos Co-op Market, and Karen Kendall, treasurer of the co-op market’s board of directors, will provide Kiwanis with an update on the status and the activities of the co-op.

    Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting from noon-1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Golf Course. District Governor Dave Anderson will speak. The public is welcome.

    Feature Film: “Exploding Universe” at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    Brown Bag Lunch featuring a performance by Enchanted Strings Quintet at noon at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council begins its fall season with this free noontime performance. The music to be performed is Shubert’s string Quintet in C major (D. 956, Op. psoth. 163), the “Double Cello Quintet.”