Today's Features

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a free Birdscape Tour of White Rock from 1-5 p.m. today. This is a chance to visit four homes that have optimized their yards for attracting birds. This is a self-guided tour and no registration is required.
    The four yards on display this year will be at the Dunns, 107 Sierra Vista Dr.; the Walkers, 305 Donna Ave.; the Foxes, 238 Rio Bravo Dr.; and the Arendts, at 608 La Bajada. A map and directions are available at PajaritoEEC.org and participants may visit the yards in any order.  

  • June 17-23
    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
    8:45 a.m.    CaRoadio
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • Ed and Tina Derr, Kathleen and Hunt Guitar and Buddy and Elsie West, the parents of Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar, are happy to announce the engagement and their July 7, 2012 wedding at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso.  The couple met at New Mexico State University, where they both graduated in 2011, Jenna with a bachelor’s degree and double major in English literature and theater; and Michael with bachelor’s degree in theater and minor in English.  They will reside in New Paltz, N.Y., where Jenna is pursuing her master’s degree in English literature at SUNY New Paltz.

  • David and Gillian Sutton, owners of KRSN AM 1490, took home the Broadcaster of the Year 2012 awaRoad from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association during the convention last weekend. It is given annually to someone who has done an outstanding job in the broadcasting industry during the preceding year.
    The Suttons received the awaRoad for their continuous coverage of the Las Conchas fire.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    Conan — Not a barbarian! A year-old male fawn-colored GSD-mix. Slender, long legs. He is still adjusting to the shelter, but is reported to be great with kids and compatible with other dogs. Housebroken.

  • 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 is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. 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
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.


  • “The label is so tossed about by everyone that the definition has become muddled.  What really defines a ‘Christian’?” — Sharon

    Let’s begin with a few comments about what does not a Christian make. One is not a Christian by virtue of keeping many rules, following a particular religious tradition or adopting the appellation in order to gain respectability.  
    One is not a Christian by dint of attending church, being “against” a host of sins or by being “for” good works, social activism or broad-minded humanism.

  • The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series and the Police Experience return to Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday to pay tribute to the Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame band, The Police.
    The drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland said, “every nuance, all the drum parts and the singer, has Sting down to a tee.”
    Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Foo Fighters, has sat in with the Police Experience a number of times and tells the story of the first time he jammed with them in 2009.

  • As part of the Los Alamos Friday Night Out events, Mesa Public Library is hosting a series of poetry readings each Friday night in June featuring local poets.
    On Friday at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library, Mike Katko and David Schiferl will read their work. Katko will read new work as well as poems from his recently published book, “Skies and Other Poems.”
    Schiferl will read his recent work.  Along with others featured in the Friday poetry readings, Schiferl has participated in Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gatherings facilitated by Jane Lin, who also teaches poetry at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

  • The American Cancer Society’s Los Alamos Relay for Life will be Friday and Saturday at Ashley Pond. The festivities start at 5 p.m. Friday with a free dinner for cancer survivors and caregivers, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. RSVP to Susan Brockway at susbrockway@gmail.com or 505-690-4496 to attend the dinner.  
    The Relay will begin with the Survivor Kickoff Lap at 6:15 p.m. There will be live music provided by the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series from 7-10 p.m., accompanied by food, fun and games. The Los Alamos artist’s Bird House Auction will be from 6-10 p.m.  
    The lighting of the luminarias around Ashley Pond will be at 8:30 p.m., to honor cancer survivors and lost loved ones.