Today's Features

  • Costumed participants experimented with science-related activities for High-Tech Halloween on Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • Today
    A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.

    LAHS Dance program students and Ballroom dance teacher Natasha Barkhudarova will be teaching four weeks of Tango lessons. 7-8 p.m. at the LAHS ’Topper Theater, also known as the Black Box. Adults $40; students/teachers, $20 (for four weekly one-hour classes). Drop-in rate for adults $12; students/teachers, $6 (per class). Proceeds go to the dance program.

    Tradition and Change in Córdova, New Mexico: The 1939 Photographs of Berlyn Brixner & The López Family of Wood Carvers. Daily in the changing exhibit space in the Los Alamos History Museum through October.

  • Los Alamos High School Principal Dr. Deborah Belew-Nyquist presented Letters of Commendation recognizing LAHS Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Front from left, Eleanor Devlin, Helen Lu, Aletta Marciano, James Sinnis. Back from left, Samuel Wolfe, Sudeep Dasari, Gerald Collom and Jacob Holesinger. Not pictured: Megan Kuzmack and Wesley Skidmore.

  • This week, I start with an apology to “my bus drivers,” those that haul my precious cargo to and from school most mornings. Those fabulous people include; Jiri Kubicek, Jill Beck and Mike Thompson. If you missed the opportunity to celebrate bus safety week, keep them in mind as Thanksgiving approaches.
    The Asset coordinator in me wants to respond to the recent information about kids and drug use, but you’ll have to wait for next week for that one, for this week, we celebrate.
    First I celebrate, the next New Mexico Teacher of the Year, Debra Minyard, a music teacher and AVID instructor at Pojoaque Valley High School. Minyard is the reason we currently have Link Crew and WEB Crew programs at our high school and middle school this year.
    Speaking of WEB Crew, a salute to Joshua Archuleta, who organized some of his fellow leaders to carve a small patch of pumpkins for the pumpkin glow.
    It wasn’t just that Archuleta invited his fellow members, but made sure they had drinks and snacks and patiently taught them some of the art of pumpkin carving. He demonstrated techniques that yielded big results and continued to answer questions for the team.


    Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 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. Feldenkreis Class

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken with fettuccini

  •  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. 



    Race for the Cure Makeover Marathon at The Beauty Villa, 146 Central Park Square. Join local Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants to raise money funds for breast cancer research and get a free no obligation facial. Call to reserve a date and time, 660-7258.


    Trick or Treat on Main Street. 4:30-6:30 p.m.


    High-Tech Halloween. 4-6:30 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. 



    On Sunday, WGN’s series, “Manhattan,” a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, completed its first season.

    The Los Alamos Historical Society would like to thank everyone who joined us this season to view and discuss the show and the history of the Manhattan Project.

    The final discussion for this season is below. Previous episodes are discussed on the Historical Society’s website, losalamoshistory.org, or on its Facebook page and in the museum.

    Episode 13: “Perestroika”

    Was the implosion method used?



    Volunteers from White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) worked with members of the House of Fellowship (HOF) church near Gallup over the Columbus Day weekend to work on houses for two families of the HOF. The House of Fellowship is a Navajo church ministering to the needs of the people in their community.

    The two churches have a long-standing relationship, with groups from each church visiting the other regularly. Jennifer Holmes, of WRPC, says of the relationship that, “the House of Fellowship community has helped WRPC with fundraisers, maintenance, and administering the Julie’s Helpers Scholarship Fund so this trip was an opportunity for us to give back. The enduring relationship between the two groups helps us to grow, understand and appreciate each other’s culture.”



    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