Today's Features

  • There’s still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home schooled eighth grade students.
    The trip is private and not school-sponsored. Sign-up at worldstrides.org using ID number 65383 or call 1-800-468-5899, using the same ID Number.

  • There are many organizations in town that raise funds for various causes. It seems like there’s always some sort of benefit dinner being held or money being collected to help one group or another.
    One of those organizations is the American Legion Post 90. In fact on Saturday, they had a dinner and raffle to raise funds for the Paws and Stripes program, which takes shelter animals, trains them and pairs them with military veterans who suffer from various illnesses, including post traumatic stress disorder.

  • OSLO, Norway (AP) — Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy.

    "My sisters, my daughters, my friends — find your voice," Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said after collecting her Nobel diploma and medal at a ceremony in Oslo.

    Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected female president, shared the award with women's rights campaigner Leymah Gbowee, also from Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman, a female icon of the protest movement in Yemen.

  • 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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, 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

  • Why do we fast? — G.

    Part one
    Your question is timely since we are currently in the Nativity Fast.
    Two overly simplified answers are: because the Lord Himself Who is God fasted and because Christ said “when you fast ...” Mt. 6:16.
    We know that fasting was practiced in the ancient church.
    The Apostles prescribed the weekly fasts on Wednesday and Friday in the ancient Apostolic text, “The Didache.” See the church website for Ancient Christian texts.
    However, this is not the main reason for fasting.
    There are several reasons why we fast. One is found where Paul says that Christ God emptied himself when he became incarnate. Ph 2:7.

  • Today
    There will be a poetry gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    Los Alamos High School Choirs are hosting a waffle breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. Cost is $6 for adults and children older than 6.

    The Los Alamos Garden Club holiday social for members and their guests will be from 2-5 p.m. at Joyce and Howard Cady’s home.

  • Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn rallies the troops at LAMS for the Youth Food Project. In addition, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board recently received a State Farm Adivosry Grant, to benefit LAMS. The State Farm Advisory Grant work party will be at the school near the new solar array from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The work party, under the direction of teacher Stephanie Krantz, would appreciate any donation of time from community members. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels and gloves. Bernadette Lauritzen/Courtesy

  • On Sunday, there will be a special Contemporary Service to celebrate the gift of life and love that God has given in the birth of His Son, Christ Jesus. The service will begin at 6:07 p.m. in Kelly Hall. There will also be a Christmas meal of ham with all the trimmings and dessert at 5:17 p.m., just before the service. This will be the last service of 2011, as there will be no service on Christmas Day. Join in the celebration and the dinner. Trinity on the Hill is located at the corner of Trinity and Diamond,  at 3900 Trinity Dr. Richard TripletT/Courtesy

  • 1.  “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” weekend gross,  $16.5  million
    2.  “The Muppets,”  weekend gross,
    $11 million
    3.  “Hugo,  $7.5 million
    4.  “Arthur Christmas,” $7.4  million
    5. “Happy Feet Two,” weekend gross,
    $5.9 million
    6.  “Jack and Jill,” weekend gross,
    $5.3 million
    7.   “The Descendants,” weekend gross,
    $4.7 million

    8.  “Immortals,” weekend gross,
    $4.4 million

    9.  “Tower Heist,” weekend gross,
    $3.9 million

  • Art openings

    Artist Ed Samuels will show new paintings at his gallery in Santa Fe from Dec. 16-Jan. 13. The gallery is located at 924 Paseo de Peralta. The opening reception will be from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the gallery at 986-3968 or visit pumasantafe.com.

    Arts and crafts

    The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Friday; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.