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  • Samhain offers a chance to remember those who have passed

    Our Lady of the Woods will celebrate the Wiccan holiday of Samhain at 6 p.m. Sunday in Robinson Hall of the Los Alamos Unitarian Church. Participants are asked to bring a contribution to a potluck feast to be held after the ritual.

    Samhain is the third of three harvest festivals celebrated by Wiccans. It is the time when herds are culled and meat is preserved for the coming winter. 

  • Ask Father John 11-03-11

    How do we deepen our life of prayer in a busy world? — E.B.


    Prayer is an obvious constant throughout the history of the Orthodox Church. There are so many implicit and explicit commands to pray that we know on some level that we are called to do it often. 

  • Victoria Winton Knoop

    Victoria Winton Knoop

    Victoria “Vickie” Ann Winton Knoop, 86, died and went to be with her Lord Jesus on Nov. 2, 2011 at her home in Los Alamos. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Winton. She was born on Jan. 5, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa and was raised in Seattle, Wash.  

  • LANL renovates TA-51 facility

    Over the summer, significant investment went into refurbishing Technical Area 51, a facility occupied by the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. The renovated facility was christened “ACES,” for Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem Science.

    The institution chose this location as a target for refurbishment funds because it exemplifies the laboratory goal of investing in facilities and infrastructure that enable science and engineering, and because of recent programmatic growth in the ACES areas. As of October, the facility is in operation and fully occupied with Earth and Environmental Sciences staff, many of whom relocated from Technical Area-3.

  • Downtown baskets retired for winter
  • Valles Caldera stars in PBS documentary

    Ask Executive Producer/Director Tim Aydelott if he has a special love of Valles Caldera National Preserve and he responds, “I just have a special love for being outside.” 

    But it soon becomes obvious the caldera has some sort of hold over him. 

  • Lab targets workplace violence

    People who commit violent acts don’t suddenly snap – they repeatedly broadcast their intentions to avenge some perceived injustice until a trigger causes them to act, according to Dr. John Nicoletti who conducted workplace violence prevention training at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

    “If they broadcast it – believe it, and if you see something or hear something – say something,” Nicoletti said.

  • 'Pieces of April' puts things in perspective

    No one is exactly how they appear. And no one is exactly who they used to be. These simple, obvious, easily forgettable truths are the bread and butter, or turkey and cranberry sauce, of Peter Hedges’ 2003 drama, “Pieces of April,” screening today at the library.

    Katie Holmes plays April, the self-described “first pancake” of her family — that is, the one that doesn’t fluff up right, the one you throw away. 

  • Be There 11-03-11



    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “Pieces of April” at 6:30 p.m.


  • Production features family of killers

    Eva Smith was a woman who had everything going for her. She had a job, a good life and dreams for the future. That was before she met the Birlings. A year later, impoverished and in disgrace, Eva kills herself. 

    Meanwhile, the Birlings celebrate their daughter’s engagement and enjoy their lavish life as if nothing had happened.