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Today's Features

  • Travel > Completed in 1882, the railroad snakes through various types of terrain in the San Juan Mountains

  • Opera > Show contains adult themes, not intended for kids

  • Today
    Laser Light Show. Come to the Nature Center’s Planetarium to enjoy different laser light shows every day through July 15. Each day there will be at least two different 45 minute shows, including U2, Led Zepplin, Lasermania, Beatles, Laser Safari, Lasers in Space, Halloween Spooktacular, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, Summer Jam, Winter Holiday Spectacular, Pink Floyd: Best of Echoes, American Pride, and Summer Jam. $6 Adults/$4 Children. All ages. For more information, losalamosnature.org.

    Downtown Dogs is a weekly walking group. All dogs and their humans are invited to walk from Pet Pangaea, 158 Central Park Square for a stroll around Downtown Los Alamos. 7 p.m. Come prepared with a standard leash, no longer than 6 feet.

    (This) Ability: Trisha Ebbert. Through Aug. 1 at the Portal Gallery. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    Friday
    Gentle Hikes with PEEC. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 8:30 a.m. Free. Adults. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool to the trailhead. losalamosnature.org.

    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

  • Garrett Rhodes, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, recently graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school,” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
    The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings.
    After completing the course as qualified paratroopers, cadets return to their college or university ROTC program to pursue a commission as second lieutenants in the Army.
    During the first or “ground week” of training, students undergo a rigorous, progressive physical training program and receive instruction in the theory of parachute jumping, safe landing falls, mock door exiting, and wearing a parachute harness and lateral drift apparatus.
    The second or “tower week” of training includes jumping from a 34-foot tower, practical use of the swing landing trainer, suspended harness apparatus, mock door mass exiting procedures, and the 250-foot, free tower jump. In the final or “jump week,” students complete five static-line parachute jumps which includes one day and one night jump off of a C-130 and C-141 transport aircraft.
    Rhodes is the son of Elizabeth Moreun of Las Vegas, Nevada, and David Rhodes of White Rock.

  • Kids practice their diving skills at Barranca Mesa pool on July 4.

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    Laser Light Show. Come to the Nature Center’s Planetarium to enjoy different laser light shows every day. Through July 15, each day there will be at least two different 45 minute shows, including U2, Led Zepplin, Lasermania, Beatles, Laser Safari, Lasers in Space, Halloween Spooktacular, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, Summer Jam, Winter Holiday Spectacular, Pink Floyd: Best of Echoes, American Pride, and Summer Jam. $6 Adults/$4 Children. All ages. For more information, losalamosnature.org.
    Friday
    Gentle Hikes with PEEC. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 8:30 a.m. Free. Adults. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool to the trailhead. losalamosnature.org.

    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    Sixth Annual Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Classic Golf Tournament. Noon at the Los Alamos Golf Course. For more information laymca.org. Rescheduled from previous date.

  • Chihuahuas up for adoption on Saturday

    Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue, Ltd. from Albuquerque will be from noon-3 p.m. at the Starbucks.
    There will be Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes ready for a forever home — all shapes and sizes, ages will be there to greet potential adopters.
    Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue, Ltd. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3), nonprofit charity.
    In addition to the adoptions, there is a chance for the community to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a doghouse donated by the designer. Donations are also appreciated.

    Get amateur radio license on July 14

    The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will be giving exams for Amateur Radio Licenses on July 14.  The session will be 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas (the Old Fire Barn).
    If testing for a new license, a picture ID or two other forms of ID are needed with name and address on them (utility bill, credit card bill, or other) and a test fee of $15 either in cash or a check made out to “ARRL VEC.” A Social Security number is needed for the form 605 License Application.

  • What is it like to raise goats on a small-scale farm? What uses are there for goat milk? At this week’s Summer Family Evening, Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch and Deb Wood of Second Bloom Farm will be around to answer these questions.
    Learn how to make cheese, lotion, soap and more. Even better, our presenters will bring some of their goats — both big and small — to demonstrate the different breeds that thrive on the Pajarito Plateau. Come meet the goats and their caretakers at 6:30 p.m. today at the Nature Center.
    Summer Family Evenings is supported by the Del Norte Credit Union. Summer Family Evenings 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Nature Center through July. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.

  • The League of Women Voters will have its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader with Sanders Moore as the guest speaker.
    The meeting is 11:45 a.m. July 21 at the Mesa Public Library. Moore is the state director for Environment New Mexico where she works to protect air, water and open spaces in the state. 
    Prior to joining ENM in 2010, she worked at the Georgia Conservancy for several years on improving air quality in the metro-Atlanta area through education and advocacy and decreasing the organization’s environmental footprint. She received her master’s degree in environmental law & policy from Vermont Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.
    Moore will discuss solar power where she is working very hard to make New Mexico a leader in the solar industry and climate change at the lunch. After the lecture, she will be open to answer questions or address other environmental issues, such as clean water and fracking.
    To purchase lunch from the Los Alamos Co-op Market for $10, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at kaskacayman@gmail.com, or 231-8286 by July 17, and she will provide the menu choices.
    Membership forms will be available at the lunch for anyone wishing to join. This is always a community event, one does not have to be a member or order a lunch to attend.

  • Today
    Up Close and Personal with Local Plants. Take an indoor wildflower walk using dried and pressed wildflowers with Chick Keller, curator of the Jemez Mountain Herbarium. 7 p.m. Free. More information at losalamosnature.org.

    Tuesdays at the Pond. 7 p.m. Wisefool New Mexico. Event is every Tuesday through Aug. 11. Free.

    The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.
    Wednesday
    Jemez House Thrift Store Bag Days. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. 672-1620.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.