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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos High School NJROTC air rifle team members display the first place trophy, which the precision team won at the Duke City Cup match Nov. 19.
    Members of the winning team were Jodi Cull-Host, Cory Aslin, Tessa Snyder and Noah Marriott. The team said they were happy for the win over rivals Manzano, West Mesa and Eldorado. Individually, Cull-Host finished second, Aslin finished fifth and Snyder 10th.
    The trio qualified and fired in the daily top eight finals match. The Duke City Cup Match was a match where the top 10 percent of the finishers qualify for points to become a distinguished three-position air rifle shooter.
    More than 200 shooters from New Mexico and Texas JROTC and 4H programs participated in the event.

  • The 18th annual Crèches from Around the World, an exhibit featuring hundreds of nativity sets, will be from 1-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 at 1967 18th St., just off Sage and 15th Street.
    The event is part of Los Alamos Winterfest week and is sponsored by The Los Alamos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.
    The show features crèches from approximately 50 countries. They are made from several materials, including bone, ceramic, fabric, stone, wood and rare materials.

  • The following births were reported at Los
    Alamos Medical Center:

    • Nov. 6: A girl, Isabella Rae Valdez, born to Katarina Valdez and Bences Hernandez
    • Nov. 11: A girl, Sarah Emma Martinez, born to Cherylann and Brian Martinez
    • Nov. 11: A girl, Kylie Janae Torres, born to Kelly and Fabian Torres
    • Nov. 15: A girl, Lexi Kiran Oyenque, born to Stephanie and Jeremy Oyenque
    • Nov. 16: A girl, Ashlynn Nevaeh Torrez, born to Veronica Marrufo and Matthew Torrez
    • Nov. 16: A boy, Maksim Knezevic, born Ana Mihajlovic and Marko Kenezvic
    • Nov. 18: A girl, Paige Aleja Trujillo, born to Ronda and Cody Trujillo

  • Cody Martin, son of David and Beverly Martin  and brother of Zoe and Matthew Martin, recently passed the bar exam of the State of Texas and was sworn in as an attorney in that state.
    Martin, a 2003 graduate of Los Alamos High School, a graduate of Arizona State University and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Law School, is establishing a law practice in Houston.

  • Help made Arts Fair
    a success

    The hard work of many dedicated volunteers resulted in a successful Northern New Mexico Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair.
    In addition to the Los Alamos Arts Council, the fair benefited from the efforts of RSVP members who posted flyers around Los Alamos before the fair and the Fabulous 50s Diner that provided the food and beverages for the event.
    As always, a big thank you goes to our board members and volunteers who spent many hours in preparation, as well as time staffing the fair. LAAC is fortunate to have a wonderful group of volunteers who assist us with this and other events. Among them are Lisa Lloyd, Lori Dauelsberg, Terry Goodwin, Maxine Joppa, Taedg Woods, Bill Hamilton, Sarah Downs and Andrew Weinman.

  • Having a sick child can take a toll on any family, but having a child that needs to be hospitalized is even more difficult. Especially if the hospital is in another town. The Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque helps soften the blow for families by providing them with lodging while their children are hospitalized or going to doctors appointments.
    A group of Los Alamos and White Rock children are doing their part to help the families and the Ronald McDonald House by collecting aluminum can tabs. The youngsters from the Los Alamos Family Council’s Youth Activity Centers collect the tabs from soda cans at each center.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's biggest extraterrestrial explorer, NASA's Curiosity rover, rocketed toward Mars on Saturday on a search for evidence that the red planet might once have been home to itsy-bitsy life.

    It will take 8½ months for Curiosity to reach Mars following a journey of 354 million miles.

    An unmanned Atlas V rocket hoisted the rover, officially known as Mars Science Laboratory, into a cloudy late morning sky. A Mars frenzy gripped the launch site, with more than 13,000 guests jamming the space center for NASA's first launch to Earth's next-door neighbor in four years, and the first send-off of a Martian rover in eight years.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail 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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, 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

  • Los Alamos is a remarkable place for a pastorate, in the opinion of Rev. Dr. Harry A. Cole, the incoming interim pastor of White Rock United Presbyterian Church.
    Cole comes to the pulpit most recently from Westminster Church in Roswell and previously from the First Presbyterian Church and the First Christian Church in El Paso, Texas.
    While in El Paso, he was also the executive director of INSIGHTS, the city science museum, an experience that piqued his interest in a pastorate in Los Alamos.

  • Art openings

    An opening reception for “Continuum” by Michael Levin will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 4.

    Arts and crafts fairs

    The 23rd annual Winter Spanish Market will be Dec. 2-4 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., Santa Fe.

    The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Dec. 9; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.

    Comedy