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Today's Features

  • Early Bird registration for the Los Alamos Dog Jog is open from now through April 5.  
    Early registrants can save $5 off of the entry of the first child or adult household member’s registration.
    Every registered individual will receive an event T-shirt with a logo designed by local fifth grader Bella Robertson and a packet filled with entertaining and educational dog related information. Humans without dogs and would like to have one for the race, dog rentals may be available.
    Dogs and their human companions will gather at Rover Park in White Rock on April 25 to run the 5-kilometer course or walk the 2-mile course in the annual Dog Jog. Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, walkers and dogs in all manner of categories.  
    Coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, the Mountain Canine Corps and the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Dog Jog is a fundraising event for the Friends of the Shelter.  
    Friends of the Shelter is a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains shelter volunteers and helps purchase needed items and vet services for the dogs, cats and other animals at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

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

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Steven Brooks, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Coordinator for the State of New Mexico will speak about DMC 101 and trends in the state and in Los Alamos County.

    Valentina Devine: Knit One, Crochet Two, a solo exhibit. Daily through March 21.

    Los Alamos Public Schools Student Art Show. March 1-27 in the Upstairs Art Gallery of the Mesa Public Library.
    Thursday
    Wetland Restoration in New Mexico Desert Grasslands. 7 p.m. Karla Sartor will discuss the birds and plants of desert grasslands in southern New Mexico. The important habitat is threatened by historic overgrazing and climate change. Learn techniques to restore habitats, and how these practices can be applied locally on the Pajarito Plateau. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol cadets participated in a ceremony honoring the contributions of New Mexico’s World War II Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members. The ceremony took place at the State Capitol in February.
    The ceremony was part of the Legislature’s annual Military Appreciation Day.
    Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol Cadets served as a color guard during the ceremony.
    Civil Air Patrol was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in a Washington ceremony last December, as Congressional leaders presented the medal to CAP’s national commander and to 46 living CAP veterans of World War II. The honor recognizes CAP’s founding members’ role in protecting the American homeland and carrying out numerous wartime missions.
    The award had earlier been approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
    Families of three of New Mexico’s World War II CAP members received bronze replicas of the gold medal at the Roundhouse ceremony. These replicas are identical to those presented to living veterans at the Washington ceremony. The wartime service of the late CAP members Robert S. Chamberlin, John F. Davis and James Taylor were recognized.

  • Today
    Making Next Generation Biofuel Systems Work. 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. Dr. Richard Sayre will discuss next generation biofuel systems. Donations are appreciated. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    Valentina Devine: Knit One, Crochet Two, a solo exhibit. Daily through March 21.

    Los Alamos Public Schools Student Art Show. March 1-27 in the Upstairs Art Gallery of the Mesa Public Library. Reception 5-6 p.m. March 5.
    Wednesday
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Steven Brooks, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Coordinator for the State of New Mexico will speak about DMC 101 and trends in the state and in Los Alamos County.

  • Three Young Adult Patrollers and five YAP candidates from Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol traveled to Sunlight Mountain Resort recently in Colorado for the Annual Rocky Mountain Division YAP Jamboree.
    YAPS JoAnna O’Neill, John Rees and Max Herrmann, and candidates Ethan Aulwes, Justin Holmes, Gustavo Rogers, Chris Buntain and Kai Coblentz participated in the two-day event with other young adults from Loveland, Sandia and Sunlight ski areas.
    The skiers trained and practiced on toboggan techniques with O’Neill and Rees in the more advanced groups and the others in the beginner groups.  
    They participated in a scenario challenge where they had to transport a two-foot snowman by toboggan downhill to the lift and were judged on creativity and the condition of the snowman when it reached the bottom.
    Traveling with the group were YAP advisors David Phillips, Steve Maze, and Julie Maze, patrollers Eric Schaller, Mike O’Neill, patrol medical director Robert McClees, and patrol candidates Heidi Rogers and Jessica Gillis.

  • First Born Program of Los Alamos recently celebrated its “kick-off” party at Bridge Care for Women. In attendance were local medical providers, community members and social service providers.
    “We’re excited to be offering this vital service to first-time families again,” stated Board Member Dr. Tom Csanadi during the event.
    Kim Ferguson, program co-manager further explained, “First Born of Los Alamos began accepting referrals in December, and we currently have no waiting list. All Los Alamos families pregnant and parenting for the first time can request services, regardless of income.
    Each family is assigned a specially-trained home visitor who provides information and support concerning that family’s individuals goals, needs, and concerns. Home visits last around 45 minutes and occur on a weekly basis, and all visits include information from the First Born curriculum and the opportunity to check-in with the home visitor to discuss any questions, concerns, or support needs the family has.”

  • This week, I’d like to highlight the many youth-sponsored events that are taking place in town.
    At this very moment, Girl Scouts in and around Los Alamos are selling their wares and hoping you will make a purchase. They are trying something new and not coming door to door with pre-orders, but finding out what you love and delivering on the spot.
    So if you find yourself in need, call your favorite Girl Scout and if she doesn’t have the type of cookie you want, she has an awesome network of sisters that will help a girl out.
    There’s a SPUD in the oven with your name on it. The Los Alamos High School class of 2017 will have a SPUDtacular dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today at Trinity Hill Episcopal Church. Tickets are $7 each or $20 for four and includes a potato and all the fixings with shamrock lemonade. Tickets will be available at the door.
    That fabulous Speech and Debate teams will be warming waffles on Saturday morning.

  • March 15-21, 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
    8:30 a.m.     Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile             chicken enchiladas
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    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: Corned beef             and cabbage
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    1:30 p.m.    Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. 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 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
    Cattibre (female) and Spook (male) — They are 6 and 8 years old. They have lived together in one house for most of their lives and were recently surrendered due to an owner move. They are both shorthaired black cats with white markings and are quite friendly. They may be adopted together or individually. Adopt them together and only pay the adoption fee for one.

  • The Gordon’s Summer Concert Series is in need of financial support for the upcoming season, so organizers are bringing out the big guns.
    Specifically, Igor and the Red Elvises.
    Igor and the Red Elvises, a staple at the Summer Concert Series and what principal organizer Russ Gordon calls “Los Alamos’ favorite band,” will perform at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge Saturday. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
    Gordon is currently in the process of booking acts for the summer, but said funds are needed to bring those acts into town.
    Tickets for the Red Elvises show are $20. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Summer Concert Series.
    The series brings bands, both local and from out-of-town, to various sites around Los Alamos County. While Ashley Pond is one of the usual place for the concert to be set, there have also been concerts at the Smith’s parking lot, Los Alamos National Bank, Overlook Park and other spots.
    As one might guess, band founder Igor Yuzov is from the former Soviet Union and started the band in 1995 to play what he dubbed “Serbian surf rock” — rock and roll was illegal in the Soviet Union. Yuzov, a master showman, claims a vision of Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock music.