Today's Features

  • Trees needed
    The Betty Ehart Senior Center is in need of artificial Christmas trees in new or excellent condition. If you can donate a tree, call Pauline at 662-8920.

    Nominate a living treasure
    Living Treasures of Los Alamos welcomes nominations of new Treasures for the next ceremony April 15, 2012. Only candidates who are current Los Alamos residents and  have made outstanding contributions to the life, heart and spirit of our community are eligible to become Treasures. A written letter of nomination which Includes as much information as possible about the nominee  should be sent to LTLA, P.O. Box 1065, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or by email to rosalieheller88@gmail.com.

  • Today
    The Chamisa Elementary online book fair starts today and runs through Nov. 21. All books ordered online will be delivered free of charge to Chamisa when the book fair is over. There will also be a school book fair at Chamisa from 7:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m. Oct. 28-Nov. 8. The funds raised will go to pay for the Accelerated Reader program, STAR literacy program and books for the library. For more information, call Librarian Beverly Baker at 663-2470 or visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/chamisa.

    The Authors Speak Series presents, E.B. Held: The Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

  • The University of New Mexico, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the PNM Foundation have announced the UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest for the 2011-2012 school year.
    The goal of the contest is to promote mathematical investigation, enhance problem-solving skills and recognize and honor outstanding mathematics achievement among students in grades 7-12 in the state.
    Approximately 1,500 New Mexico students benefit from this program annually.

  • Engage. Listen. Listen. Repeat.
    This is what one should do when talking to our youth.
    Last week, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board hosted their annual retreat to talk about youth issues.
    As always, they host an event that not only allows adults to talk about youth issues, but involves youth.
    Many groups would like to do this, but it takes some extra effort. It also needs to be planned around everyone’s schedules and of course, food needs to be provided.
    Now let’s go back to what I said at the beginning of this column and see what we can learn. Sometimes as adults, we know these things but tend to forget.

  • Monday — Scavenger hunt
    Tuesday — Make a Halloween mask
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Twister challenge
    Friday —   Costume contest
    All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge.

  • The Family YMCA and the Los Alamos Heart Council are co-sponsoring a poster contest for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme of this contest is “Be Heart Smart.” Posters/pictures may be in any medium (crayon, paint, etc.) Posters must be brought to the Y by Oct. 27. Winners will be notified Oct. 28 and will have their posters on display at the Health Fair on Oct. 29.
    Include name, address, phone number, school and grade. Winners may pick up their prizes at the YMCA booth during the fair or at the YMCA after the health fair is over. Posters will be on display at the Y through Nov. 6. Participants who wish to keep their posters must pick them up on or before Nov. 13. For more information call the Y at 662-3100.

  • Oct. 23-29
    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
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Orange chicken
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing


    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • 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. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.

    The shelter has just received a new group of cats and has appointments for their veterinary updates. They will be available for viewing and will be adoptable very soon.

  • Cub Scouts from Los Alamos and White Rock joined together for push-mobile races last weekend. The annual event is held at the White Rock LDS church.

  • New Mexico landscapes can take your breath away and Kirt Kempter attempts to capture every bit of that beauty with each of his large format photographs now on view at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.
    The exhibition starts Oct. 31 and runs through the end of November.
    The display is available for viewing during regular library hours.
    Kempter is a student of rocks and landforms, working both as a geologist and photographer.
    Thus, his landscape photography has a geologic bent, focusing on landforms and abstract rock textures. Although most of Kempter’s photographic repertoire is from New Mexico, he also has numerous images from around the world, a result of leading educational tours for Smithsonian Journeys and National Geographic Expeditions.