Today's Features

  • Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Be a volunteer
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Call the activities director at 662-4300 for details.

  • What a wonderful week this is in our community and a large part of the world. We started off with a snow day and during the week, will celebrate Hanukkah, the first day of winter and Christmas. Then next week, Kwanzaa and Boxing Day will be celebrated.
    Hanukkah begins at sundown today and continues for eight days, with the Festival of Lights.
    Kwanzaa begins on Dec. 26 and is a celebration of family, community and culture.
    How lovely!
    Wouldn’t it be nice to celebrate a day in Los Alamos where we took part in appreciating the same?

  • Friday
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star will be have the final sale of holiday cakes at Los Alamos National Bank from 9 a.m. until closing. For more information, call Nina Laird at 662-7580.

    The United Church of Los Alamos will have a 4 p.m. service on Christmas Eve followed by a live nativity. Residents are welcome to attend the service or stop by the live nativity for refreshments throughout the evening. The nativity will be at Central and Canyon, with a variety of animals. Those wishing to volunteer can call the church office at 662-2971.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.


    Buddy —Another young neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Today

    Author and chicken expert Patricia Foreman talks about her new book, “City Chicks,” at 2 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.  Learn how to keep and employ chickens in small spaces.  

  • The La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has awarded grants to LAPS teachers in the twice-yearly opportunity to compete for funding of educational projects.
    Six of seven schools in the district submitted applications and all six of those schools received some funding for projects.
    The grants are written by teachers and educational faculty and must demonstrate creativity, prudence and a way to measure the benefit to students.  

  • The Chess Team from Aspen Elementary School recently won two National Championships at the United States Chess Federation National Scholastic Chess Championships — a feat never before accomplished by any New Mexico school, despite the strong history of New Mexico scholastic chess.  
    More than 400 schools from 37 states traveled to Dallas in late November to participate in 15 separate National Championship sections: one championship for each grade kindergarten through 12th and two Blitz chess championships, one for elementary schools and another for secondary schools.  

  • Only a few days remain to nominate people who live or work in Los Alamos for the Community Asset Awards.
    The program, sponsored by Assets In Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, will celebrate nominees’ year of promoting the good work in and around the community and throughout the world.
    The 2010 event recognized 42 community members with feats of good deeds that benefited the young and the young-at-heart.
    Those nominated will be recognized for their good deeds on Jan. 7 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Chef Torres will whip up a bevy of baked goods for the sweet affair.

  • Claire Walker and Tom Watson announce their engagement to be married in the early Spring  2012. The parents of the bride are Bob and Laurie Walker of Los Alamos and the parents of the groom are Steve and Karen Watson of Minneapolis, Minn.
    Claire Walker is a 2002 graduate of Los Alamos High School, received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Trinity University in San Antonio in 2006 and is currently a doctorate student doing auditory genetics research at the  University of Washington in Seattle.
    Tom Watson is a 2001 graduate of South High School in Minneapolis, graduated from Seattle University in 2005, and is currently a manager for Onvia, Inc. in Seattle, where he is involved in market research for government contracts.