Today's News

  • Upcoming Events

    Saturday, March 11
    • Purim Megillah Reading with special refreshments at 7:15 p.m. at the Santa Fe Jewish Center-Chabad, 230 W. Manhattan Ave., Santa Fe. For more information visit santafejcc.com or call 505-983-2000.
    Sunday, March 12
    • Purin in Italy at the Santa Fe Jewish Center-Chabad, 230 W. Manhattan Ave. in Santa Fe begins at 12:15 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a children’s drum circle. Then, at 1 p.m. is mulitmedia Megillah reading, followed by Italian-themed lunch, masquerade, live music with Fred Simpson and the African drummers, dancing, Hamentashen, Lechayim and adult drum circle. Cost  is $20. For more information visit and rsvp: santafejcc.com or call 505-983-2000.

  • Church Listings 3-3-17

    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; bethluth.com; litergy with eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time with refreshments; Sunday school for children and adults at 10:30 a.m.and service of midday mattins at 11:45 a.m.The preaching is biblical by Pastor Rev.Nicolé Ferey and Interim Pastor Russ Sorensen. The music is Lively and children are welcome! Come join the family wherever you are in your faith journey.   
    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. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    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. of Children and Youth Steve Bublitz.
    Christian Science

  • Volunteer opportunities with youth group

    Are you ready to have fun, guide new disciples, and share God’s love?
    The Los Alamos First United Methodist Church Youth group is accepting resumes this Sunday.
    Prayerfully consider being one of the adults periodically leading youth group.  
    Contact Camille Wescott at camilleswescott@gmail.com or 695-4418 for more information.

  • Nominate Chamber businesses

    Today is the last day to nominate local businesses for the annual Chamber Awards.
    At the Chamber Gala on April 22, awards will be presented to Chamber Member Businesses who have been selected by their peers for their business performance in the past year.
    The Chamber is accepting nominations from Chamber members for Chamber member businesses and non-profits in the following categories:
    • Financial Institution of the Year
    • Most Innovative Business of the Year
    • Restaurant of the Year
    • Service Business of the Year (salon, computer repair, cleaners, etc.)
    • Retailer of the Year
    • Non-profit of the Year
    • Media Outlet of the Year
    • Overall Business of the Year
    Send nominations to Nancy@losalamos.org no later than 5 p.m. today.
    Tickets for the Gala are $100 and can be purchased on the Chamber events page losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-gala-224.

  • Family Night at the Nature Center set for March 14

    Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center is March 14. Enjoy an evening of games and hands-on activities with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey from 6-7 p.m.
    The nature center will be open for exploring the exhibits until 8 p.m.
    Mark your calendars: the second Tuesday of each month is Family Night at the nature center.
    Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all.
    For more information about this and other programs offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org, or call 662-0460.

  • Community Calendar 3-3-17

    Gentle Walks at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Free. More information at peecnature.org.

    March Night Sky Show from 7-8 p.m. at the Nature Center. Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.

    Coro de Camara to perform at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road in Los Alamos. Northern New Mexico’s premiere chamber chorus sings a Broadway concert with highlights from “Les Miserables” and a tribute to Stephen Sondheim. Tickets at the door are a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for students. Visit corodecamara-nm.org.
    Saturday and Sunday: Drawing and Painting Natural Forms (2 day class) from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Nature Center. Enjoy botanical drawing and watercolor with Santa Fe artist Lisa Coddington. Cost is $48 for members, $60 for non-members.

    Feature Film: “We are Stars” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    Feature Film: “We are Stars” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.

  • Garden club meeting Monday

    Summit Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Library, and will feature a talk and slide show on the flora and fauna of Mongolia.  
    Summit member Bev Cooper and her husband Martin traveled to Mongolia in the Summer of 2015 with the goal of seeing white neck cranes, demoiselle cranes, argali sheep an ibex.  
    The Coopers saw all of these, and experienced a new culture. The public is welcome to attend the talk.
    Also, White Rock Library Director Veronica Encinas will speak about the development and implementation of the plan to landscape the White Rock Library and Teen Center area in a way that would use native plants for greenery and use water wisely.
    For more information, call Shelby at 662-2625.

  • Regional Coalition gets positive vibe from trip

    Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities seem pleased with the way things are going in Washington, D.C., as far as funding for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Coalition representatives Peter Ives, a councilor for the City of Santa Fe, and Rick Reiss, a Los Alamos County Councilor told Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night the positive about the fact-finding trip the coalition took to Washington, D.C. between Feb. 20-24.
    They both reported that every since the new administration expressed an interest in upgrading and ensuring the safety of the country’s nuclear stockpiles.
    Other coalition members that went were RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero, Los Alamos County Deputy Manager Brian Bosshardt, Commissioner Robert Anaya, County of Santa Fe and RCLC Communications Director Scarlet Rendleman.  

  • ‘It’s important to help out other countries’

    Alysha Lenderman is headed to the tropics to do some hard and sometimes ugly work.
    The Los Alamos resident will spend time in Honduras to help the people of Roatán and St. Helena provide medical care to its population of dogs, cats and other domesticated animals, as a member of “Helping Paws Across Borders,” a New Mexico-based pet rescue organization.
    Lenderman leaves on March 18 and will be there for two weeks.
    “I’m going there to help spay and neuter and provide medical service to animals,” she said. Lenderman’s full-time job is as a public aide officer with Los Alamos County. She also has 10 years of experience working as a veterinarian technician. She will take unpaid leave from her job to volunteer for the work.
    For her second week, she will be using her expertise to give aid to the animals on nearby St. Helena Island.
    Though both places are tourist destinations, Lenderman, takes the job of caring for and helping animals seriously. Both islands are remote. People and animals living on the islands lack many basic necessities including medical care that people from other countries take for granted.
    “There are areas that are nice, but where we are going, it’s not,” Lenderman said.
    Resources in the area are pretty scant.

  • Council passes affordable homeownership program

    Los Alamos County Council voted on an homebuyer assistance program Tuesday night, a move that’s expected to help low-income household achieve homeownership in Los Alamos County.
    “I’m very excited about this program, I hope that the staff will evaluate it at the end of the year to ensure that it’s working, and that it’s being well-utilized,” said  Councilor Chris Chandler. “If it appears to be not being well-utilized then the staff should look at the policies and procedures to see if there’s something that could be tweaked to make it more user friendly.”
    Homeowners who qualify and earn less than 80 percent of the median income will be given an interest bearing, deferred payment loan.
    There will be no interest on the loans for household below the 50 percent median income and a low-interest rate for those between the 50-80 percent income range. Those between 50-59 percent would qualify for a 1 percent deferred payment loan, 60-69 percent, 2 percent, 70-79 percent and 3 percent.
    The county based its loan and median income on Housing and Urban Development guidelines.