Today's Features

  • A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life. The planet's confirmation was announced Monday by NASA along with other Kepler telescope discoveries.

  • Dennis and Susan McCloskey of  Los Alamos are happy to announce the wedding of their son Michael. Michael and Mariah McDonald of Albuquerque were married this fall at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Ceremony and reception were held at the Cal/Neva resort, lakeside at sunset.
    Michael’s best man was Robert McAtee. His groomsmen were Nathan Sandoval, Jason Rothrock, Dr. Brett Kothe, Colin Ford, Michael Sheffield and Cody Martin.  
    Mariah and Michael are 2006 graduates of NMSU.  Mariah is a recreation facility manager for the town of Truckee-Donner, Calif. Michael is a PGA golf professional and marketing assistant for the Championship Golf Course in Incline Village-Tahoe, Nev. The couple live in Incline Village.

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    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.

  • Thank you very much

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals who assisted with the fundraising effort for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. What an outstanding, giving, caring, generous team I had the pleasure to work with.
    I’d like to thank Kim G., who provided the superior, professional banners and printed materials. Her time and financial support were over and above anything I could have expected.

  • 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.


    Baby — Young spayed female GSD-mix. Very friendly. Loves the dog park.
    Buddy —Another young neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Today

    The annual North Pole workshop and Luminaria Walk will be from 5-7 p.m. at the North Mesa Stables. Dress warmly, wear walking shoes and enjoy the North Mesa Stables lit up with luminarias and holiday lights. Afterward, head to the Posse Lodge for professional digital photos with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft. Fee for photos with Santa is $5.

    The JFK exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum is ending. The last day to see the exhibit featuring John F. Kennedy’s 1962 visit to Los Alamos will be Dec. 4. Up next is an exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Watch for details.


  • Army Pvt. Wade A. Archuleta has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.
    Archuleta is the son of Patrick Archuleta of Los Alamos.
    He is a 2010 graduate of Los Alamos High School.

  • Dec. 4-10, 2011
    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 Plus Exercise
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Roast beef
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Pork cutlet

  • Chick Keller will wrap up Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Climate Change series with a talk titled, “Global Warming: What We Know and What the Current Hot Topics Are,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The talk is free and open to the public.
    It is now well established that human emissions of so-called Greenhouse Gases are warming the planet.  Even top critics agree on the observed warming, that humans are the cause of rising CO2 in the atmosphere, and that this is causing warming.
    They deny however, that processes feedback positively in response to CO2 warming, thereby adding to the warming. And so the discussion has now moved to just how much warming there will be.

  • 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