Today's Features

  • Wednesday
    The Sierra Club will have a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library.  

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email  drwulff47@aol.com.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Almost Famous,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

     The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Tron, Legacy,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.


  • It is done. That statement is very illuminating, for you, me, the community, even Oprah Winfrey. Those three simple words, pretty much sum up a lot this week.
    My question is, where did the time go?
    Most students will look ahead to the next school year, some thinking about the fact that “next year,” they just might be attending high school for the first time.
    Our seniors graduated and everyone moved one more rung up the ladder. Some Hawks became Hilltoppers Friday afternoon, with their right of passage at Urban Park. The big event marks not only their relationship ending with Los Alamos Middle School, but the possibilities that lie ahead as the newest members of the Hilltopper family.

  • Before her death from a brain tumor in December 2009, Julie Meadows and her family got all sorts of practical help from friends and fellow church members, organized as “Julie’s Helpers.”
    A year and a half later, it’s a scholarship fund with the same name, “Julie’s Helpers,” which is carrying on the helping legacy, in Meadows’ memory. Only now, it’s a young Navajo mom who is getting the help — $2,500 worth, for college expenses — from the fund’s first award.

  • Agnes Vallejos envisions a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Born and raised in Los Alamos, Vallejos is executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter where she manages a statewide team of professionals who support Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers and raise funds to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through research.
     After graduation from University of New Mexico, Vallejos stayed in New Mexico to work with emotionally disabled children and adolescents in psychiatric settings, residential treatment centers and treatment foster care programs.

  • During the May Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting, Board Chair Judge Alan Kirk presented Kiwanis Club President Fran Berting and Vice-President Kristy Ortega with donations from state juvenile justice board supporters to the Jeannette Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    Former Rep. Wallace was a tireless advocate for youth and community issues at the local and state level. Juvenile justice continuums from all over New Mexico gathered donations for the scholarship fund to acknowledge Wallace’s groundbreaking work and years of continued support.

  • 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.
    Barnyard  — Quite the fraidy cat when transported from the 200 block of 46th St. Barnyard is coming along nicely and loves gentle attention.
    Cuddles — Female Calico, very friendly.
    Goose — Beautiful male Russian Blue. Seems content in the shelter, but is reported to have roaming tendencies.
    KiKi  — Gorgeous indoor domestic long hair orange and white female kitty. Two-three years old and good with other cats.

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Closed for Memorial Day
    Tuesday — Summer hours begin. Chalk murals
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies and LA YAC cookout in Los Alamos
    Thursday — Butterfly birthday board and WR  YAC cookout
    Friday —Connect Four tourney

    All children promoted to grade three through eight are welcome to join free of charge. We have two centers: one by Ashley Park and one by Piñon Park. Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program  of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • The Marine Corps’ Marine For Life program is looking for New Mexicans to serve as mentors for Marine veterans.
    As a Marine For Life mentor, volunteers can be key in helping Marine Corps veterans navigate the way ahead — whether they are Marine veterans who care about other Marines, or someone in the community wanting to help Marines succeed in civilian life.
    Marine veterans returning to the civilian community can benefit from volunteers’ life experience. As a mentor in the Marine For Life organization, they can help those who have honorably served the country in the Marine Corps and are moving on to civilian life.  Their knowledge, counsel and personal network can help a Marine veteran succeed.

  • May 28-June 4, 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

    BESC closed Memorial Day

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Burrito
    1 p.m.        T’ai Chi Ch’uan
    7 p.m.    Bridge

    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters

  • Los Alamos High School National Honor Society would like to thank everyone in Los Alamos that contributed school supplies for the children of Haiti.
    The Honor Society collected school supplies at locations around town from November 2010 through February 2011. Last September one of the Honor Society parents met the Right Reverend Zache Duracin, the Episcopal Bishop of Haiti, and he stressed the need for school supplies for the children of Haiti.  
    Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake Jan. 11, 2010 in which over 250 schools run by the Episcopal church were demolished. He explained that many organizations and people have been helping with food, shelter and medical supplies, but school supplies were not being given.