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Today's Features

  • Because special areas of the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge are open only on Sundays in November, Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a birding trip there on Nov. 13.
    Dave Yeamans is the trip leader. He’s an experienced birder who will help with spotting and identification of the grassland and water birds that show up as migrants or winter residents in this diverse area.  
    Participants will meet at 6:30 a.m. at PEEC to carpool or caravan to the refuge, arriving at 9 a.m. when the gates open.

  • PTO says thanks

    On behalf of the Piñon PTO we would like to send out a huge thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, students and families that participated in the 2011 Pumpkin Patch and helped to make this year a huge success.  
    The Pumpkin Patch raised more than  $3,200 for Piñon Elementary. We would also like to thank Chamisa Elementary School for teaming up with us this year.
    It was a great idea and we look forward to working with them on future White Rock events.

  • Past Rotary Club president Skip King and a skeleton crew welcome Rotary District Governor-elect Mark Glenn, a former rodeo clown, to a recent club meeting at Central Avenue Grill.

  • At 9 a.m. Saturday, Pajarito Environmental Education Center will again offer an historical hike to Guaje Mountain, led by Janie O’Rourke. The hike is about 3-4 miles roundtrip and is free.
    The wind and sleet last weekend led to rescheduling, even though five intrepid hikers showed up.
    The hike will follow a section of an ancient north/south route that once crossed the Pajarito Plateau, connecting the villages of Puye in Santa Clara Canyon to Tyuonyi in Bandelier National Monument’s Frijoles Canyon.
    By the early 1900s, many homesteading families living on the Pajarito Plateau used horses and wagons on the trail.

  • The Family YMCA received funding from two sources this fall in support of environmental clubs at the middle and high schools this year.
    A State Farm Insurance grant of $5,000 combined with $1,000 from the Thaw Charitable Trust based in Santa Fe, will enable the Y to provide hands-on service for high-quality environmental learning in youth-driven activities.
    The Y is partnering with the school-based clubs to recruit community members and partners to assist with projects that club teachers do not have time to fully develop.
    The Y will provide transportation to youth-identified projects during out-of-school hours. Other supporting partners in the school-based clubs are the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Co-Op.

  • Today
    Los Alamos Co-op will host a “Shop with the Chef” program featuring Liz Thomson, former owner of Cookin’ in Style from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Co-op. Cost of the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sign up at the customer service desk or call 695-1579.

    Wednesday
    The November Juvenile Justice Advisory Board  meeting is scheduled one week earlier than usual. They will meet at 6:15 p.m.  in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday

  • MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists were racing against the clock Wednesday to find a way to fire the engines of an unmanned probe destined to collect surface samples from a moon of Mars, after a post-launch equipment failure left it stuck in Earth orbit.

    The Phobos-Grunt (Phobos-Ground) craft was successfully launched by a Zenit-2 booster rocket at 12:16 a.m. Moscow time Wednesday (2016 GMT Tuesday) from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It separated from the booster about 11 minutes later and was to fire its engines twice to set out on its path to the Red Planet, but it never did.

  • Today
    Los Alamos Co-op will host a “Shop with the Chef” program featuring Liz Thomson, former owner of Cookin’ in Style from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Co-op. Cost of the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sign up at the customer service desk or call 695-1579.

    Wednesday
    The November Juvenile Justice Advisory Board  meeting is scheduled one week earlier than usual. They will meet at 6:15 p.m.  in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday

  •  The Los Alamos County Council has declared November as “Peggy Pond Church Month” to celebrate the publishing of a biography about the author of the Southwest classic, “The House at Otowi Bridge.”
    To celebrate the book’s publication, the Historical Society will hold the following events today:

    Special Showing of the Peggy Pond Church Exhibit, 5:30-7 p.m.
    7:30 p.m., Sharon Snyder lecture on Peggy Pond Church, followed by a book signing

    There will also be a special exhibit through Nov. 30 on Peggy Pond Church in the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

  • The League of Women Voters invites the community to the Nov. 10 Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    Katy Korkos, member services coordinator for the Los Alamos Camber of Commerce, and Don Taylor, a professional photographer who owns Don Taylor’s Photography, will talk to the group about improving, maintaining and promoting new businesses in the county.
    Both recently attended Job Schallert’s Destination Retail Boot Camp, which helps businesses in small towns set themselves apart from other businesses to become “destinations.”
     Korkos has lived in Los Alamos since 1983 when she and her husband moved to White Rock to open her restaurant, Katherine’s.