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Today's Features

  • Technology has allowed humans to interact in different ways. It’s not uncommon for friends that live on opposite ends of the U.S. to get on Facebook and chat as a way to stay in touch.
    Meeting new, different people is not beyond the realm of possibilities these days and even though they may never meet face-to-face, that doesn’t stop folks from socializing via social media. Cell phones have also opened up communication, by allowing texts to be sent in seconds, replacing phone calls because they are quicker and can be sent when phone conversations are not possible.
    What would happen, though, if you found a stranger’s cell phone one day and decided to start conversations with the people calling that phone? That’s exactly what Jean (Kate Ramsey) does in “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” presented by Los Alamos Little Theatre.
    Though Jean has never owned a cell phone, she decides to answer Gordon’s phone, once she realizes that he has died in the café, where she is enjoying some soup. As a result of her curiosity, she encounters some interesting characters along the way. She also starts to imagine what Gordon was like and dreams up a personality for him. Not only does Jean meet Gordon’s family, but she also meets his mistress.

  • Los Alamos Middle School students and Principal Rex Kilburn pose with the 100 BEST trophy as it tours through Los Alamos Public Schools.

  • Settling an estate can be difficult and time consuming.
    Those who have been in the position of trying to find all the papers and information needed at the time of death and for estate settlement, know how much time and frustration can be involved.
    “After I’m Gone — Things to think about your Estate” is a program intended to provide the public with information to make the process easier.  
    Don Davidson will present the talk at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall. Davidson will share what he has learned going through the process of getting his affairs in order.
    Learn what can be done to help family handle personal affairs upon a family member’s death.
    At the time of a death, there are various immediate questions.  
    Is there a will and/or trust? Where are the will and trust? What kind of funeral service should there be? Where are the telephone numbers of relatives? Who else needs to be informed? More questions arise as the estate settlement proceeds. What bills need to be paid? Wasn’t there land in another state? Where are all the stock certificates? How do we divide some of the personal belongings? Who gets the china and silver candlesticks? Was there more than one life insurance policy? The list goes on and on.  

  • Today
    The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk by Dr. Randy Balice. The talk is titled, “Recent Drought-related Tree Mortality in Los Alamos.” The meeting is at 6:30 pm at Morgan Hall in the New Mexico State Land Office at 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Free parking is available in the Land Office Parking lot. For information, call Tom Antonio 690-5105 or tom@thomasantonio.org Meetings and talks are free and open to all.

    Mesa Public Library presents Game Night at Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your games or play theirs. For all ages.

    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Committees will meet at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    “After I’m Gone — Things to Think About Your Estate,” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Don Davidson will present what he has learned about going through the process of getting his affairs in order. Learn what can be done to help your family handle your affairs upon your death.

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. today at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    The featured speaker will be Greg Conklin, MS Optira Inc. His talk is titled, “LIDAR (Light Ranging and Detection) Techniques and Use.”
    LIDAR is a commercial technique that utilizes phase based lasers to collect measurements of points on the surface of a physical object.
    These points can be projected into 3D space and used to make 3D meshes and solids. Conklin received his master’s degree in chemistry from New Mexico Tech and has vast experience in managing large LIDAR projects.
    The September field trip will be to Shark’s tooth ridge some miles off of N.M. 550 on a dirt road located between San Ysidro and Cuba.
    For this trip, they will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Sullivan Field. Fossil shark’s teeth and septarian nodules may be found with the potential for visiting an ammonite locality as well.
    Plan on bringing collecting gear, plastic baggies, a camera, sunscreen, a hat, water, lunch and snacks.
    Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details and to confirm attendance.

  • This week, we salute the Bonding to School asset, number 24.
    I like to connect the community in the spirit of homecoming, during this week.
    I did not grow up here, I did not attend the schools here, but I feel connected to them because of my children.
    When I am at Chamisa Elementary, I am, indeed, a Cheetah. Although I do not currently have students in the middle school, I do a great deal of work with students and staff and when there, I feel like a Hawk. Finally I feel like a ’Topper and proudly wear my #16 jersey and soon, a delighful T-shirt, representing the NJROTC unit.
    This week, we can all feel like ’Toppers as we view their spirit days from afar, take part in the LAYL bonfire, watch the parade or attend or listen to the football game.
    This week, we can all take pride in the accomplishments of students, whether they are in the ’Topper band, part of the unit of Navy Color Guard or the elementary-age students that will sell cotton candy during the football game to raise money for physical education programs. Go Mr. Black!
    This past week, we also celebrated the honor of receiving the award for one of the 100 BEST Communities for Young people from America’s Promise and ING.

  • Today
    BatsLive Webcast. This live webcast from the Bracken Bat Cave near San Antonio, Texas will feature the world’s largest bat colony. Join Bandelier’s Chris Judson to watch millions of bats emerge from the cave via the Internet. 5-6:30 p.m. at PEEC. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is preparing for its January 2013 Winter Concert that will present Handel’s “Messiah.” Sign-up and music checkout will occur at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the United Church. Regular rehearsals, which begin Sept. 25, are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church. All singers are welcome.

    Wednesday
    The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk by Dr. Randy Balice. The talk is titled, “Recent Drought-related Tree Mortality in Los Alamos.” The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Morgan Hall in the New Mexico State Land Office at 310 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Free parking is available in the Land Office Parking lot. For information, call Tom Antonio 690-5105 or tom@thomasantonio.org. Meetings and talks are free.

    Mesa Public Library presents Game Night at Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your games or play theirs. For all ages.

  • Officials from New Mexico and Japan, including Gov. Susana Martinez, gathered en masse to dedicate the new Smart House Monday afternoon, which is the last link in the $53 million Smart Grid demonstration project.

    “The Smart Grid and Smart House are pioneering results stemming from the strong collaboration between Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology and Development Corporation), efforts that will demonstrate how to meet a community’s residential power needs,” Gov. Martinez said.

    “This is the first U.S. international project of its kind. And as we stand here today, with project construction complete, I know that New Mexicans across the state are proud to have reached such a significant milestone,” she told the crowd.

    Norio Sasaki, president and CEO of Toshiba Corporation, called the technology for this demonstration project the most advanced in the world. The project combines several key elements to test and improve Smart Grid technology.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site 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 micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS

    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog. 

    Five Border Collie puppies— Four-months-old, four males and one female. They are pretty shy and the volunteers are working on socialization. Keep watching as they develop into fun, approachable pups.

    Ponjo — Black-and-white Jack Russell/BC-mix, neutered male. Social and active. Good with other dogs.

    Two-step — One-year-old neutered male brindle Boxer/Shepherd-mix. Housebroken, really nice dog. Loves the dog park. Friendly and active, good with people.

    CATS

  • 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 at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, 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