Today's Features

  • Learn about the unique and exotic wildlife of southwestern Brazil from two photographers who made the trip last summer. The free program is 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    Bob Walker and Martin Cooper will share photos and stories about the wildlife they saw on their journey. Animals featured in their talk will be jaguars, caiman, giant river otters, capybara, giant anteaters, ocelot, Southern tamandua and many species of birds.
    In July 2014, Walker and his wife, Laurie, traveled with Cooper and his wife, Bev, to southwestern Brazil to photograph wildlife. The first phase of the trip was to the Northern Pantanal region, which is a large floodplain, although they were there in the “dry” season.
    They were guided by a professional photographer, Roy Toft, on one of his photo expeditions. The second phase of the trip was to Iguassu Falls, an extraordinary set of cataracts near the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The third phase of the trip was to Bonito and the Sothern Pantanal region.
    Walker has lived in Los Alamos for more than 30 years, and has been a hobbyist photographer for the last 25 years, covering sporting events, nature and wildlife. More recently, he has been interested in photography of birds, North American and across the world.

  • OK, technically this column isn’t in defense of the PARCC test, but if you didn’t plan to read it, you might now.
    I’m very proud of the students that have decided not to protest the test and just soldier ahead, let me tell you why.
    We seem to be becoming a nation of when things don’t go our way, we take our ball and go home.
    My other favorite is when someone continuously throws out the, “oh well, maybe I’ll sue.”
    We need to make sure we are role modeling for our children, things don’t always go our way, things don’t always work out, but we still come out on the other side. And sometimes we come out a little better for the experience too.
    So raise your hand if you ever had a difficult neighbor? How about you have worked with someone that bugged the stuffing’s out of you?
    Can I see a show of hands for the people you know that give into their children all the time, never making them tow the line?
    There are always things we might have to do that we don’t want to, don’t like, can’t stand, it is called life. Maybe we need to get back to playing that old school board game where the roll of the dice determined your fate. You didn’t just get to pick the numbers the die landed on, right?

  • Feb. 24: A boy. Lucas Ryan Chavez, born to DeeAnn and Ryan Chavez
    Feb. 26: A girl, Ivy Danae Harlow, born to Danielle Ward and Clinton Harlow

  • March 8-14, 2015
    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
    8:30 a.m.     Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chile rellenos
    1 p.m.         Vintage jewelry show             and tell
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.    Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:


    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Pet of the Week: .
    Cattibre (female) and Spook (male) — They are 6 and 8 years old. They have lived together in one house for most of their lives and were recently surrendered due to an owner move. They are both shorthaired black cats with white markings and are quite friendly. They will be available after a vet check. They may be adopted together or individually. If you choose to adopt them together, you will only need to pay the adoption fee for one!

  • Roger and Gwen Wiens are celebrating 10,000 days of marriage this week.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email 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, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, 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
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ

  • NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82.
    Egan, who retired in 2009 after nine years as archbishop, died of cardiac arrest at a New York hospital, the archdiocese announced. As a child he survived polio, which affected his health as an adult, and he also used a pacemaker. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop of New York, asked for prayers for Egan and for his family. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Egan “was a generous man who committed his life to serving others.”
    In 2000, Egan was chosen by Pope John Paul II for the difficult job of succeeding larger-than-life Cardinal John O’Connor, who was a major figure not only in the city, but in the country. From him, Egan inherited an annual deficit of about $20 million. Egan cut spending and laid off staff — and said he wiped out the shortfall within two years.
    Yet Egan bristled at the suggestion that he was more a manager than shepherd. In a 2001 interview with The New York Times, he said, “I am about, first and foremost, serving 413 communities of faith,” he said, referring to the archdiocese’s parishes.

  • What do you do when you can’t sleep at night? Make some lopsided pottery in your garage? Amuse yourself with hand puppets? Gaze at the stars? Sign up for an all night dance marathon?
    For the three intertwined couples in this tale of domestic woe, that is exactly what they do — which opens up many proverbial can of worms at 3 a.m.
    The first act centers around an older couple that has seems to have lost their spunk. Caught between what he was and what he has become, Marty (Steven Oakey) is trying desperately to make everything “fine.” His wife, Carol (Kat Sawyer) tries to snap him into reality and is very belittling at times. A new hobby of Marty’s brings out issues that are not so easily resolved.
    At the same time, a younger couple, Andrew and Jessica (Alex Thorne and Stephanie Dees) are dancing in a marathon try to stay awake by talking about their sons, when ideas of expanding their family are discussed becomes an argument.
    A dream sequence that is comedic, as well as terrifying plagues one of them.
    Moving on to a year later, past issues are resolved — to a point, as new ones arise — and again, no one is getting any sleep. The couples are still trying to live as though everything is “fine.”

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Elks Lodge, 1600 Trinity Dr., will host a promotional event for Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of “Mister Roberts.” The event will be part of the Elks’ Payday Cafe, which starts at 6 p.m.  A performance of selected scenes will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, but hungry patrons can purchase food at the Payday Cafe for between $6-10. Attendees should enter at the east entrance of the facility (west entrance is for Elks Lodge members only).
    Free Film Series. “Of Gods and Men.” 6:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Master Gardeners March meeting will be 7 p.m. in the Nambé Room of Fuller Lodge.

    “Wrenched: The Movie.” 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey forever changed the course of the environmental movement. $10 adults/$8 children. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Valentina Devine: Knit One, Crochet Two, a solo exhibit. Daily through March 21.

    Los Alamos Public Schools Student Art Show. March 1-27 in the Upstairs Art Gallery of the Mesa Public Library. Reception 5-6 p.m. today.