Today's Features

  • There are several great community events taking place this weekend and into next week, so as we begin to kick off the holiday season, whatever your holiday, I hope you can participate in at least one.
    The Los Alamos High School Child Development Class is hosting a community wide drive to receive donations of hats, mittens, scarves and even some snack items for school kids in need, in and around our community. The collection locations include the high school, middle school, Chamisa Elementary and both senior center locations.
    Those nifty knitters at the senior centers have already knitted more than two-dozen hats for the terrific teen project. The big collection ends on Monday so they can add to the thankfulness of Thanksgiving.
    As you should know, Nov. 22 is the big Smith’s Marketplace, Boy Scout, Cub Scout food drive. Our faithful mail carriers, with the help of those trusty scouts and the pleasant people at Smith’s will be collecting, bagging picking up and delivering your items to LA Cares.
    I might ask that you take the time to consider your donations and about who is receiving them. Families could use nutritious and delicious snacks to fill lunch pails or kick off a good breakfast with fun cereals or warm oatmeal.

  • At the November meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, Josh Payne will provide a first-hand account of his 22 days on the Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley, as he and a partner tackled a path to the summit that very few of those drawn to the mountain attempt.
    Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in North America, more than 20,000 feet tall, with temperatures framed by its proximity to the Arctic Circle, winds that can top 10 miles per hour, and an unforgiving landscape of glaciers and crevasses, Denali is a siren song to adventurers and mountaineers.
    The meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. In addition to Payne’s talk, “Degenerate States of Euphoria in the Valley of Death,” the meeting offers refreshments, reports on recent and upcoming trips, safety tips drawn from outdoor adventures and more. The meeting is open to any interested members of the public, as well as club members.
    “In my talk I will tell the story of our climb,” Payne said. “From the highest highs to the lowest lows there were many different paths to euphoric moments on that mountain.”

  • 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 micro-chipped, 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 more adorable adoptable animals:


  • Nov. 16-22, 2014
    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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council    
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile chicken tortilla soup
    Noon        Grief support
    12:15 p.m.    Smart Driver class
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing    
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Grilled tuna steak
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise

  • “Who was the Apostle Paul?” — Barbara  

    Readers of the New Testament often quote this man, for which there is good reason.  Thirteen of his letters written to first-century churches and Christians comprise almost half of the New Testament.
    We have glimpses of Paul’s story scattered throughout his writings. He was a Jew from the Asia Minor city of Tarsus (Acts 9:11; 22:3). Because of his Roman parentage, he was a citizen of the empire (Acts 22:25) and well educated.
    Devout in his faith, Paul zealously persecuted the new sect devoted to Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 8:1-3; Gal. 1:13-14). This sect, first called “Christian” in Antioch (Acts 11:26), was winning many converts and posed a threat to Jewish stability and way of life (Acts 4:1-7; 5:17, 33-40; 17:5-8).
    Paul never tired of describing his conversion to faith in Christ. Three accounts of his experience appear in the book of Acts alone (9:3ff; 22:6ff; 26:13ff). Following a dramatic personal encounter with the risen Jesus, Paul did an about face and became an ardent evangelist and church planter. Much of his ministry consisted of strengthening and encouraging the churches with which he was associated (Acts 14:22; 15:32, 41; 16:3; passim).  His letters contain both theological teaching and ethical instruction.

  • 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 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. 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. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.
    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

  • Pierotti to speak at MOWW meeting

    Lou Pierotti, of Los Alamos, will be the guest speaker at the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars November meeting.
    The evening will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. at the Los Alamos Research Park in the second floor conference room, followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Pierotti will speak at 7:15 p.m. He will be talking about his experiences serving stateside during World War II.
    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. RSVP for the dinner is needed by Sunday. To RSVP, call Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson, USAF Retired, Chapter Senior Vice Commander and Past Chapter Commander, 662-9544 (email NrmWil5@cs.com), or Adjutant Eleanor Pinyan, 672-3750 (email depinyan@cybermesa.com).
    Cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s).

    Recycle fashion show
    set for Saturday

  • Students copy names off of the Vietnam Memorial during last year’s trip. Eighth graders are encouraged to sign up for the next trip.

  • Today
    Families in Action: for Teens and Parents. An evidence-based class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults. 6:30-8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 20 at 1900 Diamond Dr., Pueblo Complex. For more information, visit lafsn.org, or call 662-4515.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will have the monthly meeting 6:15 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive. All registered Republican women are invited to join. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Bill Hudson will be the guest speaker. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Esperanza Shelter in Santa Fe.

    Poetry gatherings. 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Room at Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The program, “Pruning Your Family Tree,” will be given by Irma Holtkamp. The public is invited. The traditional no-host dinner will be 5:30 p.m. at China Moon. There will be no meeting in December. January’s meeting will be on Jan. 22.

  • Whether someone is an avid or occasional hiker, it’s important to know what to do if someone is in distress on a hike. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center will be offering a wilderness first aid for day hikers course from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at PEEC. The class, taught by Carl Gilmore, will lay the groundwork for how to help someone in need of first aid.
    During the class, Gilmore will talk about the basics of first aid and also how to deal with specific problems on the trail such as dehydration, altitude sickness, heatstroke and hypothermia. Prevention will be stressed, and there will be ample time for questions and answers.
    Gilmore has been involved in pre-hospital medicine for 49 years, as an EMT since 1971 at various levels. He has developed and directed countywide EMS agencies, been a volunteer fire fighter, and taught pre-hospital medicine with a special focus on care in frontier, rural and wilderness environments.
    Gilmore is currently active as an EMT-I with Taos Ski Valley, both as a member of the ski patrol and as a volunteer EMS. In 1992, he was awarded the title of master EMS instructor by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s EMS Academy.