Today's Features

  • From sopranos Alicia Solomon, Jess Cullinan and Julia Fair, to the fashions by Uli’s boutiques of Santa Fe and Los Alamos, “Putting on the Glitz! Gals, Guys and Musical Divas” a musical fashion show.
    The Los Alamos Opera Guild, a member of the non-profit Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., will host a gala fundraising event at
    3 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Window Bistro.
    Solomon and Cullinan will sing duets “Sull’aria,” from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” “Flower Duet” from “Lakme” by Delibes and “Barcarolle” from “Tales of Hoffman” by Offenbach.

  • In the art world, one of the greatest sense of accomplishments is being able to show work in an exhibit. The opportunity gives artists a way to show and share their talent with the public.
    But while exhibits are the norm in galleries, finding one to show the work of local artists exclusively is not. Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio on Trinity Drive is one of those galleries. Not only does Wray exhibit the art of local artists, but she also teaches locals to become artists.
    On June 1, Wray’s students got a chance to showcase their artwork as her first ever student art show opened with a public reception. The show features works by adult students, some of whom have been Wray’s students for a couple of years, while others are new students.

  • Scores of World War II veterans fly in from around the country to Washington, D.C. on the 68th anniversary of D-Day, visiting the World War II Memorial to reflect on their time of service.

  • The second weekend in June features ChamberFest, a community event showcasing Chamber of Commerce member merchants, businesses and organizations. With food, live music, a car show, fashion show, giant sand pile, bubble pit and other family entertainment, there’s something for just about everyone.
    ChamberFest will be from  10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Los Alamos, on Central Avenue between 15th and 20th streets, down MainStreet to the Roundabout.
    Chamber members invite the public to visit their booth and learn more about their businesses. More than 55 businesses and organizations will participate either from their storefronts or from one of the many booths that will be located around Central Park Square.

  • The League of Women Voters will have Greg Fisher, Los Alamos’ Economic Vitality administrator, as the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. June 14.
    The luncheon will be at  the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school). Ruby K’s will provide lunch.
    When RSVPing, you will be able to order the sandwich or salad you would like to have. Chips, pickles, and cookies will accompany the meal and water will be  provided.  
    The total cost will be just $12, which includes tax and gratuity.
    Fisher has worked in numerous communities  doing just what he plans to do in our community.

  • Thursday
    One of the activities that occur during the Los Alamos Relay For Life is a Bird House Auction featuring the artistic talents of local artists. A special preview of — and early bidding for — the bird houses will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday at Los Alamos National Bank.  The American Cancer Society’s Los Alamos Relay for Life will be at Ashley Pond June 15 and 16. A free dinner for cancer survivors and caregivers will be at 5 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center on June 15. RSVP Susan Brockway at susbrockway@gmail.com or 505-690-4496 to attend the dinner.

  • Today
    Summer Family Evenings kicks off at PEEC with two events: a Taxidermy Museum and viewing of the transit of Venus. Come to PEEC to see the mountain lion that killed a local dog in December, as well as a bear, beaver, fox and other taxidermied animals from Yukon Wildlife Studio. Drop in any time from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free to PEEC members, $5 per family for non-members. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track and Field Program from 10 a.m.-noon at Sullivan Field (no spike shoes). For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or visit us on the web at losalamosnm.us/rec.

  • Dog Jog 2012 thank you

    Cool and cloudy weather provided perfect conditions for hearty exercise and the runners and walkers and their eager dogs enjoyed themselves thoroughly at the 15th Annual Dog Jog on April 28.
    This year’s Dog Jog, organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the Mountain Canine Corps (MC2) search and rescue team raised $11,000 for Friends of the Shelter.  Friends of the Shelter is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to abandoned animals and to pets and their owners in north central New Mexico.
    Our catastrophic care program pays for veterinary care for sick or injured animals that have no owners or whose owners cannot afford the treatment.

  • If you haven’t had a chance to get over to the polls to vote yet, what are you waiting for?
    Grab the kids and take them with you to demonstrate the value of the process.
    I remember being an 18-year-old and so excited to vote for the first time. I hope today, parents are still encouraging youth to do the same.
    It only takes a few minutes and I think it is important to illustrate that there are many people defending your right to do it. The many service men and women are also working to provide that right for others, as well.
    When we get lost in thinking about how much it costs do things and who gets in trouble for what, we forget one of the things that make us one of the world’s greatest countries: the right to vote.