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Today's Features

  • Vernon Kerr was presented with a Patrick Henry Silver Award by the MG Franklin E. Miles Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars at the organization’s May dinner meeting.  
    The Patrick Henry Silver Award is the highest award a chapter can award to an individual for significant contributions to the cause of Patriotism in their community.  
    After serving in the military during the Korean War, Kerr moved to Los Alamos and began working for Los Alamos National Laboratory. From 1971 through 1986, he served as the state representative from Los Alamos. He later served as several other posts in the state legislative and executive branches.
    For many years, Kerr worked with youth, especially Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and an Explorer Post. For 17 years, he has been a government councilor for the American Legion New Mexico Boys State.

  • Los Alamos Elks Lodge invited the public to celebrate Flag Day at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Drive. Food and beverages will follow.
    Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14. The Elks organization provides services to many local communities through programs that promote Americanism and support our nation’s youth and its veterans.
    For more information on this event, or other Elk programs, visit elks.org.

  • 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 your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    The shelter just transferred in a number of kittens and young cats from Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos. If you’ve been in the cat room lately and were shocked by our low numbers, come see the cat room now! There are lots of cute cats and kittens running around that are waiting to meet you and hopefully find their forever home!

  • The Los Alamos ScienceFest has announced its call for entries for its sixth annual SMART Contest – a Science and Math-Based Art contest. A panel of local judges will select winners that will share in cash prizes.
    The SMART Contest is free to enter. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. To enter, artists must upload a digital representation of their artwork onto the contest website. Entries will be accepted through July 4. Contest winners and awards will be announced during the Los Alamos ScienceFest Festival Day on July 16. Winning and selected art pieces will also be on exhibit during the festival in Los Alamos. To enter the SMART Contest, visit: woobox.com.
     

  • Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility and Aspen Ridge Lodge/Assisted Living will celebrate the 39th-annual Nursing Assistants Week by recognizing our nursing assistants who have dedicated their work lives to the wellbeing of others at our facilities.
    The CNAs provide hands-on attention to the frail, elderly or chronically health challenged residents in the nursing home and long-term care settings. They create an environment of kind and thoughtful attention to the important needs of each resident of the facility. The CNAs lessen the concerns of family members when a loved one is in need of care.  
    Sombrillo Nursing Facility will be celebrating Certified Nursing Assistants throughout the week. Staff will be dressing up and having appreciation parties with the CNAs, residents and their family members.
    Those with a family member or a friend in the facility are encouraged to join with enthusiasm and spirit.
    • June 9: Sock Hop Day  
    • June 10: Western Day
    • June 11: Jean Day
    • June 12: Hoodie Day
    • June 13: Commercial Day
    • June 14: Crazy Hair Day
    • June 15: arnival Day/Managers in the Dunk Tank!
    • June 16: Storybook Character Day/Barbeque & Appreciation gifts for our CNAs.

  •      Roger and Betty Smith announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Sonja Smith to Sam Elson.
    Parents of the groom are Jay and Jen Elson of Los Alamos and Dean and Jean Sanzo of Bellaire Beach, Florida.
    Their vows will be said mid-summer, at the United Church of Los Alamos, where she is a third generation member. Both Sonja Smith and Samn Elson recently graduated with honors from New Mexico State University, where they will return in the fall so he can pursue his master’s in Mechanical Engineering and she can work in her field of technical writing.
    These former Los Alamos High School marching band members will honeymoon in the family’s 100-year-old, high-mountain cabin.

  • May 24—A girl. Jacy Elizabeth Walker. Born to Elizabeth and Joe Walker.
    May 27—A girl. Marcelle Gurule. Born to Gwen and James Gurule.
    May 30—A girl. Ellie Rosa Garcia. Born to Veronica Aguilar and Andrew Garcia.

  • 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 your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    Waggs—A very loving senior kitty that lost her home due to a family medical situation. This little tortie gal just wants to share her love with someone! Waggs has spent her entire life as an only cat, but with a bit of patience, Waggs could successfully integrate herself into an existing pride of cats. She does require solitude at mealtime, as she is submissive about her food bowl; otherwise, she just wants to be part of your family and enjoy a soft bed in a sunny location. She gives a cute little squeak of “Mew!” when she wants company or food. Waggs is currently in foster care with Friends of the Shelter – call Mary at 505-470-6973 to meet her.

  • The League of Women Voter’s community event, Lunch with a Leader, will feature Tamara Baer  June 21.
    Baer is the principal planner for the Community Development Department of Los Alamos County since 2015. She will explain and answer questions about the comprehensive plan for Los Alamos.
    The event is upstairs  at Mesa Library from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. The community is welcome to join the League at the lunch. To order a $10 lunch from the Co-op, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 231-8286 or email kaskacayman @gmail.com. It is not necessary to order a lunch to attend the talk.
    Baer is a registered  landscape architect with over 25 years experience in urban design, and city and regional planning in public and private sectors. She and her architect husband have worked together designing buildings in New Mexico and Massachusetts. She was also the planning manager with the land use department in Santa Fe.
    Under her direction, Santa Fe worked on restructuring the city’s land development laws, and she was the primary author of a new Business and Industrial Park district, an outdoor lighting ordinance, as well as the state’s first “big box” ordinance.

  •  Bandelier National Monument hosted a local dedication ceremony Thursday to mark the issuance of a stamp depicting the visitor center in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier.
    The stamp is one of 16 stamps commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.
    The ceremony took place at the Bandelier Visitor Center and was one of more than a dozen taking place at National Park locations nationwide.
    It was the first of two such events in New Mexico, with a stamp honoring Carlsbad Caverns National Park being issued later Thursday.
    “Deeply rooted in American life and thought, our parks, monuments, historic sites, memorials, battlefields and even seashores and lakeshores are magnificent views and landscapes of unparalleled beauty,” said USPS Vice President of Finance and Planning Luke Grossmann during the ceremony.
    “Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged canyon and mesa country. Rugged but beautiful,” Grossmann said. “Indeed, Bandelier is a true American treasure worthy of the stamp that we present today.”