Today's Features

  • Stephen McCranie, author of the “Mal and Chad” series, returns to Los Alamos for a launch of his second book, “Mal and Chad: Food Fight!” at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    “We are delighted to have Stephen back in Los Alamos,” said Peggy Durbin, co-owner of the bookstore. “He made such a positive impression on the kids during his school visits in May, and his books have helped even reluctant readers become eager for more adventures with Mal and Chad. I know that the kids will be excited when they see him again when he visits Barranca Mesa, Aspen, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools on Jan. 19.”

  • Crece Como Va, or “Grows as it Goes” from the Latin “Crescit Eundo,” is not the most easily understood state motto. Is it a philosophical reflection on the inevitable nature of progress, or more in line with the well known “mañana,” often associated with New Mexico citizens? Whatever the case, it is the title of the current exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center, which is registered as an official New Mexico Centennial event.

  • Today
    Sustainable Los Alamos Series: Talk by Tom Nagawiecki at PEEC. Learn sustainable actions you can take to reduce waste in Los Alamos County as well as facts about what is thrown away. 7 p.m. Free.

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

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Bob Cowan will talk on “Land Records.” The public is invited.  For more information, call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

  • Pet Supplies
    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

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  • Those who have made a New Year’s resolution to get into shape and get fit have one more option to help them meet their goals.
    The Strong Women and Men program is a research-based strength training program for women and men 50 years of age and older. Previously called the Strong Women and Men Growing Stronger programs, this program allows both women and men to strength train in the same class.  
    Scientific research has demonstrated that exercise with weights will increase strength, muscle mass and bone density in middle-aged women and men.
    Additionally, strength training improves self-confidence, sleep, vitality and reduces risk for diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity.
    Components of the program include:

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner group will host the first amateur radio exam session of the year at 6:30 p.m. at the “Old Fire Barn,” 4017Arkansas, in the upstairs meeting room. There will be testing for all classes of license. A calculator can be used during the exam, but cell phones as calculators are not permitted. For more information, call or email Bill Boedeker, 662-4220, boedeker@cybermesa.com.

    Sustainable Los Alamos Series: Talk by Tom Nagawiecki at PEEC. Learn sustainable actions you can take to reduce waste in Los Alamos County as well as facts about what is thrown away. 7 p.m. Free.


  • The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos and the American Association of University Women will hold a legislative preview from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
    Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to participate.
    Legislators Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe and Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos; and Sen. Phil Griego, D-Los Alamos, Mora, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos, have all been invited.
    Sen. Richard Martinez will not be able to attend due to a prior commitment.
    Deputy County Clerk Sheryl Nichols will also be there to discuss voter verification from the perspective of the County Clerk’s office.

  • As we look at self-esteem when talking about assets this month, let me reflect one more time on the Community Asset Awards.
    The night wouldn’t be possible without my husband Chad seeing to some last minute details. It never fails that I have forgotten something on the kitchen counter and he has to scramble at the last minute. Yes, it happens each year.
    Then there are great people like Peggy Pendergast, Jordan George and Ben Schilling and the beyond over the moon staff of the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    The beautiful setting and stellar desserts they displayed were second to none. The attention to detail and the superior staff allow the event to shine.

  • Pictured are Salvation Army bell ringers and organizers. Irene Powell, Annie Bard, Jim Little  and Burt Dennis recruited and scheduled bell ringers in White Rock and Los Alamos, who raised $15,275.  All funds are distributed by Self Help, Inc. to help residents of Los Alamos County.

  • John and Geniece Courtright of Los Alamos and Lloyd and Cathy Glesmann of Pappillion, Neb. announce the engagement of their children, Riley Courtright and Kate Glesmann. The couple plan to be married in Omaha, Neb. on July 6, 2012.
    Kate is a 2006 graduate of Papillion High School and 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She is a social worker for KVC Behavioral Healthcare in Omaha. Riley is a 2005 graduate of Los Alamos High School and recently received a master’s degree in sports management from Minnesota State University in Dec. 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Unversity of Nebraska Lincoln in 2009. Riley currently works for the Alexandria (Minn.) Blizzard Hockey team.