Today's Features

  • If there is any one person to blame for this column, it would be Morrie Pongratz. OK, it would be me first and then Morrie Pongratz? Why, you ask?
    Well until I met Morrie, I was never really a data person. If you haven’t heard the story, I graduated from college a semester late for putting off math because, well, I’m a speech major, need I say more?
    However the newest youth data has been released and at some point during this week, I will be pouring over it in scant amounts of free time in between events.
    On Monday, I attended a state meeting about the newest release of data and I’m so excited. Sad huh?
    Well, the good news is a data release refreshes organizations that create the documents, which receive funding that makes programs happen locally.
    I’m sure I will bore you over the next several weeks with data about different topics from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey, but for now, let’s take a gander at some statewide data.
    It sounds unimportant when compared to more serious topics, but what do you think is the number of high school students that rarely, or never wear a bicycle helmet? That number self-reported by students is 83.2 percent. I think of the other things that go along with something that at face value seems simplistic.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    NEW SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Babes — A 9-year-old, spayed, female surrendered due to an owner move. She is black and white with tuxedo markings. She loves cuddling, petting and sleeping near her humans. Babes’ former owner reported she is good with children, but a bit afraid of dogs.

  • Oct. 5-11, 2014
    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. Cardio
    10:30 a.m. Feldenkreis class
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Meatloaf
    1 p.m. Matter of Balance class
    1-4 p.m. Candidate day
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Clam chowder
    1 p.m. MindBody massage
    6 p.m. Mahjong
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Pork tenderloin
    12:30-2 p.m. Flu shots for seniors
    1:15 p.m. Alzheimer’s support group
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    8:30 a.m. Walk-in-the-woods
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10-11 a.m. Ukulele lesson
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chile relleno casserole
    1:30 p.m. Beginning tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    9:15 a.m. Line Dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Frito pie

  • Christiane and John Bounds are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Claire Samantha to Christopher Glenn Campbell.
    Christopher is the son of Patricia and Bruce Campbell of Breckenridge, Colorado. Claire is a graduate of Colorado State University-Fort Collins with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. She works for Sandoz in Broomfield as a chemist.
    Christopher is a graduate of CSU-Fort Collins with a bachelor’s degree computer science. He works for Aerstone in Boulder, Colorado.
    The couple is planning a Nov. 8 wedding in Boulder, Colorado.

  • Sept. 24: A girl, Violet Joy Durham, born Abbey and Matt Durham
    Sept. 26: A girl, Emma Matsuzaki Chien, born to Yan-Ting Chien and Hiroko Matsuzaki
    Sept. 29: A girl, Lily Anne Christine Montoya, born to Leanne and Jemuel Montoya
    Sept. 29: A boy, Joseph Garcia, Jr., born Amber Ocaña and Joseph Garcia

  • Today
    Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Days. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

    “Masquerade,” art by Michael Andryc. Daily through Nov. 15 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Days. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

    After the success of the “Extract Your Own DNA” event during Expo Day, Biodidact is offering another opportunity for the public to extract their own DNA. “Diamond Mix” is 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Pueblo Complex, 1900 Diamond Dr. Free. Learn about Biodidact’s crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com.

    Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction. Visit lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar.shtml for topics of interest.

    “Almost Ablaze,” A ski and snowboard film. 2 and 6 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. $10.
    Cowboy breakfast. 7-11 a.m. at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road, near the stables. $7 adults, $4 children 10 and under. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.  

  • With only four episodes to go, there was another great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of episode 9 of WGN’s series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
    A special thanks to the members of the Los Alamos High School Class of 1964 who came to watch the show.
    Every week, the Society updates a bulletin board in the museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.
    Previous episodes are discussed on losalamoshistory.org, the Historical Society’s Facebook page and in the museum.
    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society Sundays at Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos from 8–9:30 p.m. for a viewing and discussion of Manhattan (TV-14 rating).
    Episode 9: “Spooky Action at a Distance”
    Did any scientists work off-site?
    Emilio Segrè worked off-site during the Manhattan Project. Segrè was in charge of the Radioactivity Group (P-5). His group was set up in the Pajarito Canyon near Los Alamos in an unused Forest Service cabin. His group’s job was to measure and catalog the radioactivity of various fission products; they also measured the gamma radiation from the Trinity test.
    Did B-29s drop bombs here?

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email 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. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 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
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • “Is Christian rock music a good tool for sharing the gospel?”—Nate


    The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos invites the community to join us as we host the Vatican International Exhibition of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World, October 4-6.  The Exhibit consists of 126 miracles that took place throughout the ages in various countries of the world. Through an extensive assortment of photographs and historical descriptions, the exhibition presents some of the principal Eucharistic Miracles that have been recognized by the Church. The miracles have all been recognized by the local bishops, some miracles were also recognized with papal bull, but not all the miracles were recognized also by the Pope. The most recent miracle in the exhibit occurred in Poland in 2008.