Today's Features

  • Oct. 2-8 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
    9 a.m.        Toenail clipping
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    10:30 a.m.    Medicare Part D orientation
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken strips
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program

  • 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.
    The shelter has just received a new group of cats and has appointments for their veterinary updates. They are available for viewing and will be adoptable very soon. Come visit Michael, Princess, C-2 and Yoda.


  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos County Recreation Department have teamed up to offer a special birding trip to the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque.
    The trip will leave Los Alamos from PEEC at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 8, and will return after lunch. The cost is $20 or $18 for PEEC members. This fee covers the van transportation and the Nature Center entrance fee.
    The Rio Grande Nature Center hosts almost 300 species of birds. About 40 of these are residents and the rest are seasonal migrants. The two most popular year-round residents are the roadrunner, New Mexico’s state bird, and the wood duck. Recently four snowy egrets have been seen.  

  • In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. will display pictures of typical poverty and Habitat Houses from around the world throughout World Habitat Day, Oct. 3, at the Habitat office and store, 726 N. Riverside Dr., Española.
    They will complete the day with “Desserts from Around the World” from 5:30-7 p.m. at the same location. A presentation by Boni and Roger Cardon of their Habitat Trip to Paraguay this past February, will be at 6:30 p.m. A special tithe from the sales in the Habitat ReStore and Thrift Shop will be sent to one of the featured countries. This is a free event and the public is welcome.

  • As we prepare to cruise into October this weekend, we begin to look at the asset category of support.
    This category comprises six assets that revolve around the area of family, neighborhood and school relationships.
    Important relationships begin in the home, but are often fulfilled by role models in neighborhoods and schools.
    We really are lucky that in some cases, rather sad family dynamics still produce some really decent children. The reverse is also true, but a strong, healthy, supportive family more often than not, results in well-balanced children.
    Having well balanced-children, however does require that families stop every once in a while and make adjustments.

  • Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories that Nancy Coombs will contribute, as she goes through the Leadership Los Alamos course.

    “The ninth class is the best class!” Last weekend participants in the Leadership Los Alamos program could be heard baiting members of earlier classes with their newly learned mantra.
    Along with 27 other interested residents, I retreated to the Valles Caldera Science and Education Center in Jemez Springs to begin the program led by LLA Chairman and Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy.
    We had embarked on a nine month long odyssey to enhance our leadership skills and were looking forward to a challenge course led by Phil Bryson of “On The Edge Productions.”

  • The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos has long understood the documented link between broadband deployment, Internet usage and better economic development and educational opportunities.
    Many New Mexicans, especially in rural areas, remain underserved or “unserved” in the areas of Internet access and computer proficiency. And, UNM-LA is doing something about it.

  • 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

  • “There seem to be different ideas about what the Bible teaches concerning the environment. What do you think?” — Tim

    There are indeed different ideas. Some folks believe that the Earth was given to humans to use as they wish with little regard for conservation or long-term sustainability. They believe that natural resources should be fully utilized, a conviction that has largely driven capitalistic production and trade. This belief, insofar as it looks to the Bible for justification, holds that creation was made for man (Gen. 1 and 2, loosely) and contends that the Earth will one day be destroyed (II Pet. 3:10-12) — there is, therefore, no impediment to expending it.

  • More than 45 residents turned out for a rally around downtown Los Alamos on Sept. 25 to call for action on climate change.
    Joined by County Councilor David Izraelevitz, attendees moved their bodies on bike, scooter, stroller and by foot to demonstrate their commitment to moving beyond fossil fuels.
    Emily Irving brought her three young daughters to the rally, where they donned signs and rode on scooters and by stroller down Trinity and up Central.
    “It’s important to tell children as early as possible there is something they can do to protect the world,” Irving said.
    Her daughters won the prize for “Best ‘Alternative’ Vehicle” for their scooters.