Today's Features

  • Fire is the topic of discussion at Fuller Lodge

  • The Fuller Lodge Art Center is host to many art classes for teens to keep them creative over the summer. Each week-long class runs 1-4 p.m. and is held at Village Arts.
    Price for participation is $110.
    Here are the classes being offered this summer:
    Urban Art. Nels Bjarke will teach teens techniques and styles of modern graffiti including stenciling and stickers. Students will get to work on the Village Arts graffiti wall. June 16-20.
    Skateboard Design. Teens can learn how to make custom decks and get immersed in the styles of the skater movement with Nels Bjarke. June 23-27.
    Beginning Drawing and Illustration — Mythical Creatures. Teens who loves the Jabberwocky maybe interested in this class. Don Bjarke will teach basic drawing techniques and guide students to create their very own apply them to the mythological creature. Initial focus on realism morphing into rendering well-known creatures and ultimately an individual creation. July 7-11.
    Lego Perspective. Use Legos to learn about drawing perspective. In the class Lego Perspective teens will build structures with Legos then draw those creations learning about perspective and shading from Jacob Spill. Check out Spill’s art on Facebook. July 14-18.

  • Los Alamos High School graduate Tessa Snyder is the recipient of the June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship.
    Ettinger was a longtime resident of Los Alamos. For more than 20 years, she taught third and fourth grade at Barranca Mesa and Mountain Elementary Schools in the Los Alamos Public Schools.
    Snyder wrote her winning essay about the book, “The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair. Snyder said of “The Jungle,” “This book influenced much of my aspiration to serve my fellow man and increased my understanding of the human condition. The novel also made me see the desperation that can occur when someone, who began life with hope, is hit hard by unfortunate circumstances. Life, it turns out, is not like a Disney movie — people hit hard times and, even with hard work, cannot pull through. As a public health administrator and epidemiologist, I can help take care of and educate people, as well as effect policy changes that can increase the care and education of our people. “The Jungle” absolutely was a call for political action and social change in its time and this spirit for action influenced me.”

  •   The Downtown Friday Night series begins Friday with various programming scheduled for the evening.
    Los Alamos cultural programmers including the Los Alamos Historical Society and the Bradbury Science Museum have put together special programming to coincide with the night.
    “Downtown Friday Nights is a great opportunity to experience activities offered by the cultural providers in Los Alamos. The organizations collaborated to provide Los Alamos many after hour activities,” said Nicole Kliebert, creative district curator. “We recommend strolling downtown so nothing is missed.”
    The Bradbury Science Museum invites people to check out Snap Circuits, Little Bits, and Squishy Circuits. For example, did you know Play Dough conducts electricity?
    The museum stays open late until 7:30 p.m.
     The Los Alamos Historical Museum debuts the new exhibit, «Celebrating Excellence in Los Alamos Education: Past, Present, and Future,” with an opening from 4-6 p.m.
    The night finishes off with music by the Red Elvises at the very popular Gordon’s Summer Concert, sponsored KRSN AM 1490. The concert starts at 7 p.m.
     All events are free and open to the public. 

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center continues its Summer Family Evenings series with a program that is back again this year,’
    Tuesday, families are invited to a StoryWalk, from 6:30-8 p.m. to discover the pages of the book “Roxaboxen” by Alice McLerran, as they stroll.
    The StoryWalk Project is a national program that was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. PEEC adopted the concept last summer and brought it back again this year.
    Event participants will take a summer stroll on the nature trail, while discovering pages of a storybook posted along the way. Kids will locate the next page of the story and do activities with their families along the way.
    The event is free to attend for PEEC members. Price for non-members is $5 per family, regardless of how many are in the family. No advance registration is required, and families may drop in anytime throughout the program.
    To learn more about this and other PEEC programs, visit PajaritoEEC.org or contact 662-0460 or Programs@PajaritoEEC.org. 

  • The community gathered for Summerfest 2014 June 7 at Pajarito Ski Mountain. Nosotros performed Latin grooves for the crowd. 

  • Art exhibits
    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

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    Friday, June 13, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay – 6-10-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series – Anne Hillerman
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Julian Chen
    05:30 PM Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM In Focus
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 14, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 15, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • “Jerusalem,” a film adventure through the Holy Land for 3-D and 2-D giant-screen, IMAX® and digital theaters, with a particular focus on the ancient city of Jerusalem, has surpassed the $5 million mark in worldwide gross box office revenue, National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) has announced.
    An original production from Cosmic Picture and Arcane Pictures, the 43-minute film is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness” and PBS’ “Sherlock”). “Jerusalem” has been shown in more than 45 theaters worldwide, giving audiences exclusive and unprecedented access to iconic holy sites and little-known parts of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock, as well as other areas in the Holy Land such as the Jordan River, Sea of Galilee and the mountain fortress of Masada.
    “Jerusalem” was executive produced by the late Jake Eberts, legendary producer of movies such as “Gandhi,” “Chariots of Fire” and “Dances with Wolves.” Ferguson also wrote and directed “Jerusalem.” Large-format industry veteran Reed Smoot, ASC, was director of photography.

  • Los Alamos
    Viola’s, 1360 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: April 29
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Los Alamos County Police Department, 2500 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: April 30
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Sonic Drive In, 1605 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: April 30
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Dry storage on floor.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    American Legion Post No. 90, 1325 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: April 30
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Food handlers must wear hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Triple S. Grocery, 514 Oñate
    Date inspected: April 21
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Hot holding not adequate, steamers did not hold enough hot water to keep pans hot, which was corrected at time of inspection. One low-risk violation. Food handler is not wearing hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.