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  • Alex Kirk to be at Chili Works

    One of the most popular local breakfast spots will have a special guest Saturday.
    Alex Kirk, the former Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball star who’s currently trying his luck to latch on with a NBA team, will make an appearance at Chili Works on Trinity Drive.
    Weather permitting, Kirk will hold an autograph session at the restaurant. He’s scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. and his session will run through noon.
    “It will be kind of fun if it works out right,” said Jason Moss of Chili Works.
    It’s been an eventful past month or so for Kirk. Kirk threw his hat into the ring for the NBA draft, which occurred June 26.
    He wasn’t selected in the draft, but was invited by the Cleveland Cavaliers to take part in the NBA’s Summer League tournament earlier this month. He appeared in all four of the Cavaliers’ games during that tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., starting one of them.
    Kirk returned to Los Alamos to chill out for a bit following the Summer League and announced he would make a stop at Chili Works earlier this week.
    The restaurant, best known for its breakfast burritos, has Saturday hours from 7 a.m.-noon. Kirk will be set up on the patio of the restaurant.
    Interested fans are encouraged to bring items for him to sign.

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  • Flash flood watch until Friday morning

     

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    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

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  • Update 07-31-14

    Fundraiser

    Youth Fundraiser. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Rover Park in White Rock. Water slide and bounce house, $3 for five minutes. Donations are appreciated.

    Downtown Dogs

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. today for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos.

    Auditions

    Auditions for Agatha Christie’s play “And Then There Were None.” 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

    First Friday Forts

    First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. No formal program — just a time for kids to get together and have fun. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Concert series

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Shinyribs. 7-10 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond. 

  • Scholarship fund breaks a record

    The Los Alamos National Employees’ Scholarship Fund broke a record this year. According to Los Alamos National Laboratory spokesman Steve Sandoval, the fund brought in more funds this year than in any year of its existence.
    The fund was founded in 1998 through a partnership with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. Each year, employees and subcontractors with the lab donate to the fund. The fund’s purpose is to support promising students that attend school in Northern New Mexico with college scholarships.
    “Contributions totaled about $342,000 and with a contributing match of $240,000 from the Los Alamos National Security LANS it’s about $592,000 total,” Sandoval said. “We had a great fundraising drive this year.”

  • Alex Kirk Day set for Aug. 9

    Alex Kirk accepts a proclamation declaring Saturday, Aug. 9 “Alex Kirk Day” in Los Alamos County from councilor Steve Girrens. Girrens quipped about the shortest councilor being chosen to present to the tallest recipient. 

  • Seek details before owning pet pygmy goats

    With their playful temperaments and small, compact size, it is no surprise that pygmy goats are often sought after as pets. However, since goats are deemed livestock, you must check with your homeowners’ association or deed restriction before bringing one home. If in doing this you discover it is allowed, here are some tips for keeping your pet pygmy goats happy and healthy in their new home.
    “Although some people do keep their pet goats indoors, they are not easy to house train and due to their activity level, curiosity, and dietary needs, we recommend they are kept outdoors,” said Dr. Philippa Sprake, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “They should have an outside area to play and a shelter from the elements, where hay, straw, or shavings serve as good bedding sources.”
    Their bedding, of whichever type you choose, should be changed regularly depending on the weather, size of shelter and number of goats. Keep in mind that goats do not like getting wet, and they also require a cool area to withstand the summer heat. Since goats are herd animals, having at least two housed together will help to decrease stress and allow them company.

  • Doing business with the private sector

    To serve the people of New Mexico, state government relies on goods and services provided by private-sector businesses. To ensure it spends taxpayer dollars responsibly and gets the best products at the best price, the state uses a competitive purchasing system.
    Thousands of businesses each year participate in this $5 billion economy, selling the state everything from cars, trucks, pencils and supercomputers to support services for crime victims, architectural services and museum exhibits.
    These businesses all start by learning how to navigate the procurement system — a set of procedures designed to protect public resources. The process isn’t complicated, but it can take time.
    Governor Susana Martinez created a Procurement Reform Task Force in early 2011. Led by the General Services Department, it has produced dramatic system improvements.
    All chief purchasing officers from state agencies and local governments are now required to register with the State Purchasing Agent. And starting in January, 2015, chief purchasing officers must pass a certification exam to make purchases for their agencies.

  • Be There 07-31-14

    Today
    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

    Summer Camp Showcase. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. On display until Aug. 2.

    The Paintings of Ryszard Wasilewski. Opening Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 11. Upstairs in the Mesa Public Library Gallery. Daily through Aug. 5.

    Friday
    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. AA “White Rock Group” Meeting, 7-8 p.m., White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Dr. at 36th Street. 920-8799.

    First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Snap photos of your furry friends for next FOS calendar

    Get those cameras ready, polish those smiles and say cheese. Or tuna. Or kibble.
    Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2015 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 6.
    Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal, or an abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet. Pet owners whose pets were featured in last year’s calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year’s calendar.
    Entry forms are available at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Pet Pangaea and the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.
    The entry forms include entry information, as well as tips on getting great photos of your pet. Entries can be submitted by mail to Friends of the Shelter, P.O. Box 1402, Los Alamos 87544, or electronically to virginiaking65@gmail.com, or via the shelter’s website at lafos.org.
    Friends of the Shelter, a humane organization based in Los Alamos is trying to improve the quality of life for unwanted pets and find homes for homeless animals.
    FOS works closely with the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, local veterinarians and other humane societies.