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Today's Features

  • A new school year is about to begin. With signs and labels all over town and special sections in the Los Alamos Monitor, the whole town is thinking about the start of a new school year.
    Not surprisingly, so are all those who have worked for and retired from the Los Alamos Public Schools.
    On Aug. 15, all retirees are invited to the Annual Retirees Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House. Invitations have been sent online and through the mail. RSVPs are due by Aug. 12. Contact Eileen Trujillo at 662-6533, etrueheo@gmail.com, or Karyl Ann Armbruster, 661-6605 or kaskaycayman@gmail.com.

  • Ah, summer vacation, the time for lounging in the air-conditioned living room, sipping iced tea and playing computer games.
    But this scene isn’t what summer is like for 22 young men and women on The Family YMCA’s Youth Conservation Corps crew. Their days are filled with wilting heat, unquenchable thirst, dirt, heavy tools and plenty of sweat.
    Since June 1, the YCC has worked through hot, dry and smoky days to make needed improvements to the Los Alamos Trail Network. The physical and mental nature of the work has surprised some.
    “Building a trail is much harder than I expected, but it is also much more enjoyable than I thought it would be,” first-year crew member Maria Musgrave said.

  • Wednesday
    Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the Mesa Public Library.

    Tsankawi Evening Walk, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 672-3861 ext. 517. No charge.

    Thursday
    Lunch with a Leader presents N.M. Rep. Jim Hall, from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill. Lunch is $15, reservations are required. Call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605  or send email to kaskacayman@gmail.com.

    Poetry gatherings will be at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room, main level, of the Mesa Public Library.

    Tsankawi Evening Walk, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 672-3861 ext. 517. No charge.

    Aug. 15

  • The newly appointed representative to the New Mexico State House of Representatives, Jim Hall will be the speaker for the League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at Central Avenue Grill. The community is invited. Every meal is $15 and includes entree, tax and gratuity.
    Hall did most of his “growing up” in Hobbs and Abiquiu. He went to college in Minnesota and graduate school in both Boston and New Mexico. He married his wife Janet in 1966, and they lived in Brazil, Argentina and the Boston area before moving to Los Alamos in 1976. 

  • Happy Assets Month once again! A big thanks goes out to those that are helping to sponsor our efforts throughout the month. Smith’s Food and Drug continues to collect your spare coins in our Change for Change campaign. The Best Western Hilltop House Hotel has one of our Healthy Community, Healthy Youth signs posted outside and the Betty Ehart Senior Center has followed suit.
    The county stepped up, not only in issuing a formal proclamation, but has allowed a banner to fly high on the Diamond Drive overpass, beginning on the first day of school.
    Mesa Public Library opens up the next venue to get the word out by allowing an assets display, in the cases located near the door.

  • Eli Chertkov was recently awarded a scholarhip from Kiwanis. Pictured from left to right, Kiwanis President Fran Berting; Eli Chertkov and Olga Chertkov. Eli plans to attend Priceton University and is also a Key Club member.

  • 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.
    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • Aug. 7-13, 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

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile burger
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Sara Armstrong, President of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation, announced that 21 non profits in New Mexico have received grants for 2011-2012.
    “I am excited to announce that non-profits in Las Vegas, Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico have received grants.
    These grassroots organizations serve children in Las Vegas, Cañones, Los Alamos, Ojo Sarco and Taos.  The Fourth Judicial District CASA, Samaritan House, Ojo Sarco Community Center, Cañones Early Childhood Program,  Self Help and Youth Heartline are among the groups selected,” Armstrong said.

  • July 26: A girl, Hailey Lopez, born to Jennifer Medina and Brian Lopez
    July 26: A boy, Gabriel Cruz Baca, born to Sheryl and Abraham Baca
    July 27: A boy, Dimetrius Rayen Marcus, born to Stephanie Vigil and Byron Marcus
    July 28: A girl, Alexis Paige Fredlund, born to Angela and Zak Fredlund
    July 28: A girl, Kennedi Jayde Rodela-Olson, born to Maria Elena Rodela and Kenneth James Olson