Today's Features

  • Gina Schultz and Mario Velasquez were married on May 23, 2015, in a small ceremony surrounded by close family and friends.
    Gina is the daughter of Bea Leyba, of Santa Fe. Mario is the son of Kathi Spencer-Velasquez, of Albuquerque and Joseph Velasquez, also of Albuquerque.
    The maid of honor was Gina’s cousin, Christie Lopez, of Pueblo, Colorado. The best man was Mario’s longtime friend Rick Lambert, of Taos.
    The bridesmaids were Mario’s sister Angelina Velasquez, of Albuquerque and Gina’s longtime friend Anna Wirtel, of Santa Fe.
    The groomsmen were Mario’s father Joseph and Mario and Gina’s longtime friend, Larry Bishop, of Santa Fe.
    The couple was wed by Bob Pennington in the backyard the bride‘s childhood home. The bride was escorted down the aisle by Bea Leyba and Kathi Spencer-Velasquez.
    Special thanks to Chris Valdez from Chris’ Café for catering such delicious food and to Vitaly Pospelov for providing the music. The bride and groom exchanged rings that belonged to the bride’s grandparents, Josephine and Jesus Lopez.
    Gina is currently the community editor at the Los Alamos Monitor and Mario works in construction. The couple currently resides in Santa Fe and are expecting a baby boy in the fall.

  • July 12-18, 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
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Salisbury steak
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: BBQ pulled pork
            on a bun
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters
    10:45 a.m.        Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Tilapia
    1:30 p.m.        Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    8:30 a.m.        Walk-In-The-Woods

  • June 16: A boy, Fabian Dominic Trujillo, born to Kimberly and Fabian Trujillo
    June 21: A girl, born to Klaire Dee Angel Upshaw, born to Mallory Oldman and Larry Upshaw
    June 24: A boy, Jeshua Ezekiel Porter, born to Brianna Maestas and Joseph Porter
    June 27: A girl, Cassidy Nichole Coffin, born to Brette and Wiley Coffin
    June 30: A girl, Gloria Yuhuai Li, born to Tingting Cai and Fuxiang Li
    June 30: A girl, Hailey Rae Kennard, born to Bria Sandine and Brandon Kennard
    July 1: A boy, Timothy Edward Lueninghoener, born to Lisabeth and Cory Lueninghoener

  • 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.
    Annie — A 9-year-old, spayed, female who just loves being petted! She has a very pretty black/gray, orange, and white coat with short hair. Due to medical care needed by her owner, Annie is now at the shelter looking for her forever home. She can sometimes be a bit shy with shelter visitors, but she quickly warms up to you when you offer her some belly rubs!

  • “Is there anything in the Bible that might allow for same-sex marriage?” — Mark

    The Bible is unabashedly straightforward: the ideal for marriage is heterosexual.
    There are admittedly various forms of marriage in the Bible that may not meet the definition of what is often called the “traditional family” (e.g., multiple wives, concubines), close degrees of marriage (between half-siblings, cousins, et al.).
    Furthermore, wedding “ceremonies,” as we moderns practice them, do not appear in Scripture. The arranged marriages and politically and religiously motivated unions found there are neither openly endorsed nor forcefully proscribed by Scripture.
    This fact, however, does not sidestep the fundamental biblical understanding that God’s idea is one man and one woman for life in a “one-flesh” relationship (Gen. 2:24).

  • 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 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. 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. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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

  • Participants dig into the pie eating contest at Barranca Mesa Pool on July 4.

  • Art exhibits
    Ann Hosfeld and Reg Loving: Nature Diversified. Through Aug. 3 at New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe.

    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Photographs Keith Carter “Ghostland” and Kate Breakey “Shadow and Light,” at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.  Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Show runs through Aug. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Future Parks,” an interactive video and new media exhibition featuring ZB Kids and Team Lab projects and highlighting creative, participatory play for children of all ages. The show runs through July 24 and coincides with the opening later that evening of “Currents” at El Museo. “Currents” is an interactive and kinetic artwork collaboration throughout the railyard.

  • For the first time ever, Alvin & The Chipmunks will hit the road on a nationwide tour. The world’s most famous chipmunk trio will visit Santa Ana Star Center on Dec. 5 for two performances at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Tickets start at $22 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets will be available online at santaanastarcenter.com, the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office, Santa Ana Star Casino Players Club, or by calling 888-694-4849.
    Produced by Twentieth Century FOX and Iconic Entertainment Studios, Alvin & The Chipmunks Live On Stage! is an interactive experience, featuring world-class production, music, special effects, and immersive interactivity to encourage audience participation. Expect a pop concert and theater event show in one.
    Based on the characters from the hit Twentieth Century Fox movies, the show will bring the music and excitement of a live rock concert to life as the Chipmunks perform hits by One Direction, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Elvis Presley and more.
    Join Alvin, Simon and Theodore as they sing and dance their way across America en route to their big charity concert. From an “old school” breakdancing competition in Chicago, to a no-holds-barred food fight in New York City, and with the Chipettes along for the wild ride, Chipmunk fans from coast to coast will experience it all —live on stage.

  • Living in New Mexico means sharing the outdoors with many different kinds of reptiles. To help explain how humans can cohabitate with these scaly neighbors, join Bob Myers, Director of the International Rattlesnake Museum at 6:30 p.m. July 15 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
    Discover what snakes and other reptiles live in New Mexico, how to identify them, what to do when there is a dangerous species in the backyard, some stories and legends about snakes, and snakebite prevention and treatment. Come to learn more about these fascinating creatures and to see the live snakes the museum staff will bring with them.
    Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC, and now, with the Del Norte Credit Union’s support, they will be better than ever. Summer Family Evenings are at the Nature Center every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at 6:30 p.m. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
    For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC at the Nature Center, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.