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Today's Features

  • The newly appointed representative to the New Mexico State House of Representatives, Jim Hall will be the speaker for the League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at Central Avenue Grill. The community is invited. Every meal is $15 and includes entree, tax and gratuity.
    Hall did most of his “growing up” in Hobbs and Abiquiu. He went to college in Minnesota and graduate school in both Boston and New Mexico. He married his wife Janet in 1966, and they lived in Brazil, Argentina and the Boston area before moving to Los Alamos in 1976. 

  • Happy Assets Month once again! A big thanks goes out to those that are helping to sponsor our efforts throughout the month. Smith’s Food and Drug continues to collect your spare coins in our Change for Change campaign. The Best Western Hilltop House Hotel has one of our Healthy Community, Healthy Youth signs posted outside and the Betty Ehart Senior Center has followed suit.
    The county stepped up, not only in issuing a formal proclamation, but has allowed a banner to fly high on the Diamond Drive overpass, beginning on the first day of school.
    Mesa Public Library opens up the next venue to get the word out by allowing an assets display, in the cases located near the door.

  • Eli Chertkov was recently awarded a scholarhip from Kiwanis. Pictured from left to right, Kiwanis President Fran Berting; Eli Chertkov and Olga Chertkov. Eli plans to attend Priceton University and is also a Key Club member.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • Aug. 7-13, 2011
    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    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile burger
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Sara Armstrong, President of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation, announced that 21 non profits in New Mexico have received grants for 2011-2012.
    “I am excited to announce that non-profits in Las Vegas, Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico have received grants.
    These grassroots organizations serve children in Las Vegas, Cañones, Los Alamos, Ojo Sarco and Taos.  The Fourth Judicial District CASA, Samaritan House, Ojo Sarco Community Center, Cañones Early Childhood Program,  Self Help and Youth Heartline are among the groups selected,” Armstrong said.

  • July 26: A girl, Hailey Lopez, born to Jennifer Medina and Brian Lopez
    July 26: A boy, Gabriel Cruz Baca, born to Sheryl and Abraham Baca
    July 27: A boy, Dimetrius Rayen Marcus, born to Stephanie Vigil and Byron Marcus
    July 28: A girl, Alexis Paige Fredlund, born to Angela and Zak Fredlund
    July 28: A girl, Kennedi Jayde Rodela-Olson, born to Maria Elena Rodela and Kenneth James Olson

  • The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging for many students. They encounter more freedom, older classmates and harder courses. As a result, some students have trouble keeping up academically and drop out and/or fail to graduate with their peers. The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board have combined to provide these students with a second chance.
    JJAB has funded subscriptions to NovaNET, courseware and instructional content delivered on a state-of-the-art web platform that uses a standard web browser.
    In January, LAPS asked Lorraine Whalen to go to the high school as a half-time learning coach to proctor seniors at risk of not graduating on time in their use of NovaNET.

  • Has a pet made a difference in your life? Do you have a heartwarming story about your pet you would love to share? Well get those cameras ready, polish those smiles, and say cheese!
    Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2012 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 8.  They need your help because without your photos and stories, there can be no FOS calendar.
    Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal or an abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet.
    Owners do not have to live in Los Alamos nor have adopted or rescued the animal from Los Alamos to enter.

  • A Hairy Woodpecker sneaks a sip from a hummingbird feeder in Ponderosa Estates.