Today's Features

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Santa Fe

    Chef to Table, 1600 Lena St., F-1
    Date inspected: Jan. 27
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved

    Cocopelli Chocolatier, 3482 Zafarano Dr., Suite A
    Date inspected: Jan. 30, opening
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved

    Crumpackers Fresca Catering, 25 Bisbee Court
    Date inspected: Jan. 27
    Violations: One low-risk violation for storage — boxes of frozen food items were stored on the floor. Lift above floor at least six inches.
    Status of establishment: Approved

  • Christine Chavez, the Los Alamos Department of Utilities’ Conservation coordinator, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    This program is co-sponsored by PEEC and the Sierra Club, and is free and open to the public.
    It is the second in a series of three talks in the Sustainable Los Alamos Series.  
    In the first Sustainable Los Alamos Series, Tom Nagawiecki, Environmental Services specialist for the county, talked about what kinds of waste Los Alamos produces.
    Chavez will talk about energy and water usage in Los Alamos. She will have ideas for how residents can cut back on their own usage, and will also discuss the free energy and water usage audit the county offers to residents.

  • More than 100 stories describe various metaphysical phenomenon ranging from ghosts to demons, soul memories and healings to miracles and angel sightings in “It’s a Metaphysical World,” a compilation of personal stories by Marion K. Williams and Elena J. Michaels, M.Ed. The events occur in everyday life, but have an unusual twist.

  • When John Adams served in the Continental Congress working on the Declaration of Independence, he received a letter from his wife Abigail admonishing him to “remember the ladies.” Not only did John and other founding fathers forget them, history has also forgotten one of those first founding ladies – until now.

  • Women from Los Alamos and the surrounding areas will tear up the mountain during the 2012 K2 Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12 at Pajarito Mountain.
       Not only will they hit the slopes for fun, but they also will help raise money to help men and women in New Mexico that have been diagnosed with cancer.
    The event also encourages women skiers to improve their skills and explore their limits in snow sports and to make new friends with similar interests.

  • Today
    The Brown Bag Performance Series at noon at Fuller Lodge has been canceled for the month of February.

     Wild Wednesday workshops begin at Pajarito Environmental Education Center with Primitive Snowshoe Construction for kids in first through sixth grade. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. and is $20 or $18 for members. Register in advance at PajartioEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Family Strengths Network presents, Girls Circle, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1-March 21. The program for girls 14-19 is free. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit lafsn.org.


  • The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community to its 2011-2012 lecture series.  
    This year, the Centennial Lecture Series celebrates 100 years of Los Alamos History and New Mexico Statehood. Lectures are the second Tuesday of the month in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m.
    The lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the Los Alamos National Bank and the donations of members of the Historical Society.
    On Feb. 14, Dr. James Hopkins presents, “Oppenheimer and his Colleagues at Los Alamos.”
    Those who gathered at Los Alamos to design and create an atomic bomb have been called the greatest assembly of scientific ability gathered for one purpose in human history.

  • After several hours of non-stop interrogation — the same questions over and over and the understanding that the police could keep you indefinitely — what would you do? You might get angry. Yell. Rage. Kick your chair. Or, would you cry? Would you grow very quiet and give up?
    It depends less on your personality than on your guilt, according to Capt. Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), an agent of the Stasi, the East German Secret Police, in “The Lives of Others” (“Das Leben der Anderen”). Wiesler is the perfect, perilous, professorial patriot. He’s both smart and he believes in what he does, which, unfortunately for playwright George Dreyman (Sebastian Koch), is to root out any potential threats to the state.

  • The new Los Alamos County Administrator, Harry Burgess, will be the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Feb. 9. The public is invited to this event at the Central Avenue Grill.
    Burgess was appointed Los Alamos County administrator in October 2011. Prior to this appointment, he worked in the governmental sector within New Mexico for more than 17 years.
    Burgess’s educational background covers a variety of areas related to local government. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations (personnel/organizational management), a master’s degree in fire and emergency management administration, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in economic development.

  • In a letter released from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the United States Department of Education, eight Los Alamos High School students were selected as 2012 candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.
    The U. S. Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 by executive order of the president to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors.
    In 1979, the program was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.