Today's Features

  • If there was ever a band who loves playing together and bring hope through harmony… It is Brother Sun.
    The ensemble will be performing Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Los Alamos. Show time is 7 p.m.
    Their blend of folk, jazz and blues music landed them with a No. 1 album “Some Part of The Truth” on the Folk-DJ Chart in 2013, where it remained for two months, and received strong airplay for the entire year and ended as the No. 1 CD on the chart for all of 2013. The CD also rose to No. 2 on Sirius XM’s Americana Chart. The lead track “Lady of the Harbor,” about the Statue of Liberty reached No. 1 on the Folk-DJ that same year.
    The band members are unique in that they are not from one particular place. The trio lives in separate areas of the United States, but come together to tour a majority of the year.
    “We have done solo work, but as soon as we start singing, we just sound like us,” Joe Jencks said. All of them lend their vocals to the performance.
    Jencks is from Chicago and plays guitar, banjo and the bouzouki — part of the mandolin family. Greg Greenway plays guitar, piano and ukulele and Pat Wictor can play several styles of guitar, including slide, electric and acoustic.

  • Ashley Michelle Montoya and Aaron Charles Pacheco were married Aug. 9, 2014 in Durango, Colorado. The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Yvonne Montoya of White Rock. The groom is the son of Mary Pacheco of Los Alamos and Charles Pacheco of Santa Fe.
    Surrounded by family and friends, the wedding and reception was held at the beautiful Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch.
    The bridesmaids were Chelsea Abeln, Kiyana Allen Glass, Danielle Beckman and bridesman Isaiah Cisneros. The groomsmen were Drew Lara, William Pacheco, Ian Wright and Michael Gutierrez. The ring bearer was Jnai Pacheco, the flower girl was Lyric Gutierrez and banner holders were Yaza Pacheco and Lyric Gutierrez.
    The bride and groom both attended Los Alamos High School. The bride graduated from the University of New Mexico and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Genetics at the University of Colorado. The groom attended University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and New Mexico State University and is currently a software developer.
    The couple resides in Aurora, Colorado. 

  • Today
    Tradition and Change in Córdova, New Mexico: The 1939 Photographs of Berlyn Brixner & The López Family of Wood Carvers. Daily in the changing exhibit space in the Los Alamos History Museum through October.

    “Masquerade.” Daily through Nov. 15 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Los Alamos Artists Studio Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Start at Fuller Lodge to pick up tour brochure, then work your way around Los Alamos and White Rock to visit artists’ studios.
    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.
    History & Science Trivia. 8:30 p.m. at Pajarito Brewpub in recognition of Ada Lovelace Day celebrating women in science. Prizes awarded to top three teams.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be Tony Chan on Travels Along the Silk Road.

    The Great Books discussion group is now called Mesa Readers. The group meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Mesa Public Library. All are welcome. For more information, call Mary Cernicek at 662-7100.

  • WGN’s series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, is reaching its final episodes. The Historical Society wants to again thank everyone who comes to the viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions and experiences. 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 the website, losalamoshistory.org, on 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 10: “The Understudy”
    Did the government take land from Native Americans for the Manhattan Project?

  • 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.

    Northern New Mexico Revival Center, 134-A N.M. 4 in White Rock (in the former Hive location), will be offering a Removing the Graveclothes Boot Camp. The seminar will introduce participants to an integrated, Biblical approach to helping those bound by the “graveclothes” of life.
    The seminar is 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24. There will be two sessions from 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
    Contact Eileen Douglass 662-1570, eidlanm@gmail.com, or Dee Alei 695-5030, nnmrc14@gmail.com to pre-register. Cost is $50 singles/$75 couples. No childcare is available.

  • “What’s the deal with contemporary Christian music? Is it as great as some say, or is it evil and vacuous, as others claim?”—Katy
    We may not dismiss “contemporary Christian music” with a broad brush of self-righteous condemnation any more than we can accept the genre uncritically.
    The question reflects the incessant squabble between lovers of hymns, ancient as well as modern, and proponents of more current styles of music. The conflict tends to be largely generational: old folks almost always decry the “new fangled stuff” and young folks almost always reject the “boring, old school” ways of their fathers.
    Paul instructed the early church to sing a variety of “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs” (Eph. 5:19-20; Co. 3:16). Interestingly, his phrase to some degree reflects the historic progression of Western church music.
    The Protestant church of the 18th to 20th centuries sang “classical” hymns. The evangelical surge of the mid-20th century introduced an increasing focus on “spiritual songs” (called “choruses” or “praise and worship” music.)

  • Today
    Art on Tap Series. 5:30-7 p.m. Art therapist/counselor Trish Ebbert will talk about the benefits of art for one’s good mental health.

    “Amphibian Declines: Around the World and in Your Backyard.” 7 p.m. Fish and wildlife biologist Michelle Christman will talk about amphibian biology, threats amphibians face and general amphibian declines, both around the world and locally. The recent decision to list the Jemez Mountains salamander as an endangered species will also be discussed. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos League of Women Voters presents back-to-back forums at Fuller Lodge. At 5:30 p.m., the forum on the Structure-of-Government Charter Amendments. At 6:45 p.m. the forum for candidates for the Third Congressional District, will feature Democratic Candidate Ben Ray Luján and Republican Candidate Jefferson Byrd.

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

  • On July 11, Benjamin Macdonell, a 1999 alum of Los Alamos High School, was awarded a Medal of Honor from Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
    Macdonell, a police officer since 2010, and his team forced entry through a security door to save two elderly women from a burning house — a fire started by a Molotov cocktail.

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    Erik Anderson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of Rhode Island recently graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
    Anderson is the son of Timothy Renshaw of Los Alamos and Kristen Anderson of Charlestown, Rhode Island. He is a 2011 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School, Swanzey, New Hampshire.

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    Tristan Goodwin of Los Alamos was one of more than 200 new students who enrolled in Cornell College for the 2014-15 academic year.  

  • There’s a new class being offered at Karen Wray Studios. “All About Awesome Acrylics,” sign up is under way with the first class starting Oct. 15.
    “Acrylics paints are awesome,” artist Melissa Bartlett said. “They are the masters of disguise and Jack of all trades of the art supplies world. You can create a soft wash watercolor or a thick palette knife impasto painting, a mixed media collage or a hand pulled print  all with the same  set of acrylic paints.”
    Bartlett, a nationally known artist, is teaching the six-week class for those who wish to learn more about the medium.
    The class will cover a wide range of techniques and styles and can accommodate beginners, as well as experienced painters.
    According to Bartlett, acrylic paints are a fun way to experiment with painting. “They are a non-toxic, easy to clean up alternative to oils that provide good opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork and more,” she said. “Acrylics allow for a wide ranged of effect by using gels and special techniques. They also dry fast, which let’s us paint over mistakes, or simply finish a painting in record time!”