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Today's Features

  • Tucked away down a narrow dirt road and nestled between houses and trees, sits Cuarteles artist Diana Bryer’s home and studio.

    Small signs point the way, but if you’re not paying attention, you might miss the driveway as you travel along the curvy road that leads to Chimayó.

  • CHICAGO — More than 6,100 nationwide members, advisers, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Chicago, Ill. July 4-8 for the 2010 National Leadership Conference. Michael Salazar, a junior at Los Alamos High School and Dr. Juanita Jebbanema, a teacher at Los Alamos High School, were among them.

  • The dedication of the Lora Belle Cole Library in the Los Alamos Detention Center was held Aug 21. Host Mary Najar, detention supervisor, welcomed about 60 people, essentially all friends or admirers of Lora Belle Cole, which included Los Alamos Police Department staff, three county councilors, Mesa Public Library staff and members of the Friends of the Library. She introduced Chief of Police Wayne Torpy and Cole’s son Tom Cole and his family.

  • Aug. 17: a girl, Sophia Pakin, was born Anna Matsekh and Scott Pakin;

    Aug. 18: a boy, Landen John Eckhart, was born to Elisa Ruelas and Garrett John Eckhart;

    Aug. 20: a girl, Mia Bella Martinez, was born to Faye Duran and Ryan Martinez;

    Aug. 23: a girl, Alexyanna Mercedes Montoya, was born to Trinnie Gutierrez and Lawrence Montoya;

    Aug. 23: A boy, Logan Joseph Maes, was born to  Davina and Ian Maes

  • This Friday night we’ll be at Rover Park in White Rock with the Austin, Texas country-rock-soul-blues band Uncle Lucius. To get to Rover Park, turn left at the first light in White Rock (Rover Blvd) and go about one mile, the park’s on the left.

    The Black Crowes, The Band, the Outlaws, the Allman Brothers, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, Otis Redding and Bill Withers have influenced Uncle Lucius’ music.

  • The Los Alamos Home Tour will include seven homes of a variety of styles and architecture, from an historic Bathtub Row home to brand new custom homes. Viewers will be able to get ideas for remodels and new constructions and learn about the history of home building and architecture in Los Alamos.

    The addresses and names of homeowners will be not announced prior to the tour.  Ticket buyers will receive a detailed program and map. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Brownell’s Hallmark, LANB, Family Strengths Network and online at lafsn.org.

  • On Sept. 10, 1994 more than 100 volunteers began moving 125,000 items from the old library to the new Mesa Public Library. Children loaded books into red wagons and hauled them several blocks up Central Avenue.

    By Sept. 14 and ahead of schedule, all the items were in their brand new home. Since then, the library has grown up, becoming one of the best-loved and most used institutions in Los Alamos. Celebrate this sweet 16th anniversary with an exhibit of the works of Mesa Public Library architect, Antoine Predock.

  • U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s re-election campaign recently completed the successful pilot program of the Summer Luján Leadership Congressional Campaign Fellowship (LLCCF). Ten high school and college students from four counties graduated from the LLCCF.

    “We held an intensive three-day training session in Santa Fe to kick off the program," said Justin Bailey, the project coordinator.  

  • Recycled fashion will be the focal point of House of Hope’s High Tea and Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    Attendees will be treated to a fashion show with clothing provided by TOTH’s “Shop on the Corner” Thrift Store; a silent auction; a TK Print or Kirchner Quilt raffle; sweet and savory treats and of course, tea. Tickets may be purchased for $20, or $10 for children younger than 12.

  • Staff, faculty and students have come together to insure the success of the electrical engineering program at UNM-LA. Pre-engineering program director Oksana Gerlits and Bachelor and Graduate Program Manager Cindy Leyba are working together to ensure a smooth transition to upper division classes for students pursuing a career in electrical engineering.

    “Despite the ending of our contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the loss of those funds, we have plans to not only continue, but add to the engineering program,” Leyba said.