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  • Update 07-27-14

    Nature Playtimes

    Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Monday. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. No advance registration required. Free.

    NNMCAB

    The Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

    Viewing party

    WGN-TV’s “Manhattan” series viewing and community discussion. 7 p.m. today (for premiere episode, subsequent episodes air at 8 p.m.) at Time Out Pizzeria. The Historical Society will host viewings of the episodes, followed by an hour-long community discussion. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Natalia, educator@losalamoshistory.org.

    Concert

    Tuesdays at the Pond Series. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District. For more information, visit creativelosalamos.org.  

  • ‘Manhattan’ premiere set for tonight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets.
    He found the answer by looking back to the early 1940s, when U.S. scientists and others working in isolation created the first atomic bombs without the knowledge of Congress, the vice president or the American public.
    The result is “Manhattan,” debuting Sunday (7 p.m. MDT) on cable channel WGN America. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.
    “I wound up shelving the modern idea, in part because it’s really difficult to write about history in the making with any kind of objectivity and moral clarity,” Shaw said.
    But his research showed him that the birth of the atomic bomb was “the birth of a huge number of issues and problems ... we’re still trying to parse 70 years later.”
    Among the questions “Manhattan” raises: to what extent do we trust our leaders, and how much freedom and privacy are we willing to surrender to protect the nation and its ideals, including those primary ones?

  • Today in history July 26
  • Come to Ashley Pond tonight for Gordon's concert, sponsored by the Los Alamos Monitor

     Ray Wylie Hubbard  says he's a rock 'n roll grifter obsessed with the blues, blackbirds and all manner of scoundrels having to dance with the wind. He plays Americana, folk, roots country, cowpunk and lost gonzo Zen hot stuff. His music is filled with irony. His "...problem with irony is not everyone gets it." Check him out at www.raywylie.com.

    Concert promoter Russ Gordon said, "this may be our best show of the year. A few years ago, Ray played one of the best shows we ever had in town.Opening will be be the Bill Hearne Trio. Find more at www.billhearne.com and at YouTube."

    The free concert starts at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

    Tonight's concert is sponsored by the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Obama to urge Central America leaders for help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was meeting with Central American leaders Friday to urge them to help slow the exodus of unaccompanied children from their countries, as House Republicans tried to get behind a solution to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
    GOP lawmakers said Friday they were attempting to coalesce around a narrow package of changes including sending National Guard troops to the border, increasing the number of immigration judges, and changing the law so that migrant youths arriving by the tens of thousands can be sent home more quickly. The package would cost less than $1 billion, several lawmakers said, far less than the $3.7 billion Obama requested.
    A number of lawmakers exiting a special meeting on the issue in the Capitol said they had to act before leaving Washington late next week for their annual August recess.
    “It would be a terrible message; leave town in August without having done anything, knowing that it’s going to create even more of a crisis on the border,” said Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. “Doing nothing in my view means that these children will be sent from the border back to communities like mine.”
    Yet some conservative lawmakers remained skeptical about taking any action. “The acceptable spending level is zero,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

  • Update 07-25-14

    Pet Adoption

    Mobile pet adoption sponsored by Friends of the Shelter. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in front of the new Smith’s Marketplace.

    Clarification

    Police chief Dino Sgambellone said that commander Preston Ballew has been disciplined after his case was resolved last week. It was reported Thursday that Ballew had not been disciplined.

    Beer Fiesta

    The Los Alamos Beer Co-op presents the Second Annual Beer Fiesta. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. Hiking, biking, beer and live music from Felix y Los Gatos. $10. Shuttles from Sullivan Field every half until 7 p.m. For more information, visit losalamosbeer.coop.

    Spotlight

    Scientists in the Spotlight. 5-7:30 p.m.today at the Bradbury Science Museum. Meet the scientists from the Los Alamos Scientist Ambassador Academy program, who will offer up informal demonstrations and conversations covering topics like sea ice melting, static electricity and space travel that are appropriate for any age.

    Concert

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series presents Ray Wylie Hubbard, with opening act the Bill Hearne Trio. The concert will be at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.  

  • Regional Coalition elects officers

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities held a business-oriented meeting on Thursday that included the election of officers.
    City of Española Mayor Alice Lucero was reelected chair of the coalition. Town of Taos Councilor Andrew Gonzales was elected vice chair. Gonzales has been serving as secretary/treasurer. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales was elected secretary/treasurer by a 4-2 vote over Taos County Commissioner Tom Blankenhorn.
    Lucero announced that the Pueblo of Jemez has decided to join the coalition. The agreement is currently being finalized.
    The board approved both a work plan and a budget. Both can be viewed in the July 24 agenda packet at regionalcoalition.org.
    Los Alamos County Councilor Frances Berting and Deputy County Administrator Brian Bosshardt will join Lucero and coalition Executive Director Darien Cabral in Las Vegas, Nev., July 30-Aug. 1 for the Energy Alliance Communities Peer Exchange. The focus of the conference is nuclear energy and includes a tour the National Nuclear Security Site.

  • Driving on the range

    Sam Fisher, 13, practices his golf swing at the Los Alamos Golf Course earlier this week.

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