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Today's News

  • Dinehart-Haines wedding

    Elise Anne Dinehart and Timothy Patrick Haines, both of Los Alamos, were married June 20 at the Church of the Incarnation Roman Catholic Church in Rio Rancho.
    The bride is the daughter of Mark and Therese Dinehart, of Los Alamos, and the groom is the son of Todd and Julie Haines.
    Reverend Fathers Anthony Romero, John Carney, Christopher Bernabe and Deacon George Meyerson officiated the ceremony.
    Greg Smithhisler, Liturgist of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Los Alamos accompanied vocalist, Nathan Salazar (also of IHM) on the organ.
    The bride wore a pleated pearl silk A-line floor length gown with a sweetheart neckline and chapel length train. Her illusion veil was held by a Juliet cap of lace appliqué, crystal and seed pearls. Both the blusher and chapel lengths of the veil were edged with pearls. The veil was previously worn by her mother. The bride carried a bouquet of cream peonies and pale pink roses.
    Maid of Honor was Erin Elizabeth Dinehart, sister of the bride from Los Alamos. Bridesmaids were Lauren Ware of Colorado, cousin of the bride and Sarah Seidel of Texas, friend of the bride. The flower girl was Makayla Barber of Washington, niece of the groom. The ringbearer was Wright Bross of New Mexico, cousin of the bride. The groom’s best man was Nathan Romero, of Los Alamos.

  • Update 07-11-14

    Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voter’s invites the community to attend the monthly Lunch with a Leader that will feature Los Alamos’ new police chief, Chief Dino Sgambelone. The event is 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mesa Public Library.

    Horse show

    Los Alamos County Horse Show. 10 a.m. Saturday at Brewer Arena, North Mesa Rodeo Grounds. For cost and more information call 662-8170.

    Concert series

    Gordon Summer Concert Series. Eric McFadden Band. 7-10 p.m. today at Ashley Pond.

    Reception

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

    Caldera Trustees

    The Valles Caldera Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn Express in Los Alamos. The public is invited. 

  • Caldera releases final EIS

     The Valles Caldera Trust has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Landscape Restoration and Stewardship Plan (Stewardship Plan).
    The Stewardship Plan proposes a 10-year strategy for the restoration and stewardship of the forest, grassland, shrubland and riparian ecosystems of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
    Proposed activities include, forest thinning, wildland fire management, road closure, decommissioning, maintenance and repair; riparian restoration, erosion control, burned area rehabilitation, and noxious weed eradication and control.
    The DRAFT EIS was released in August 2013 for a 45-day public review and comment period.
    Based on the comments received, minor changes were made to the draft document.
    Those changes and a complete record of the comments received and our responses are provided in appendices.
    The appendices and the FEIS for the Stewardship Plan can be viewed or downloaded in their entirety or in individual chapters (smaller files).
    Hard copies have been distributed to the following public libraries: Albuquerque-Bernalillo County, Española, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Los Alamos, Loma Colorado (Rio Rancho), New Mexico State Library (Santa Fe), Santa Fe and White Rock.

  • LANL Foundation offering grants

    First Born Los Alamos has been awarded a $517,500 grant from the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department to resume providing support for families having their first child.
    CYFD will award $172,500 a year over five years to serve 58 families each year. First Born Los Alamos, which opened in 2008, had been closed for two years due to lack of funding. A project of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, home visitors provide free support for first-time parents from pregnancy until a child is 3 years old. Participants in 13 other state programs range from professional women in their 40s to teen mothers to first-time fathers.
    Susan Herrera, CEO of the LANL Foundation called the grant a perfect example of state government enabling Foundations to help the communities they serve. The LANL Foundation supports similar programs in Rio Arriba, San Juan, McKinley, San Miguel, Guadalupe and Mora counties.
    Anna Marie Garcia, First Born program director, said reopening the Los Alamos office sends a strong message that the program is for everyone and that it can fit the needs of any family in New Mexico. “Everyone wants to be a good parent,” Garcia said, “First Born just shows them how.”
    Services in Los Alamos began in 2008 and have been suspended for the last two years due to lack of funding.

  • New environmental services manager brings sustainability background

    The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division has a new person at the helm. Environmental Services Manger Angelica Gurule came onboard the end of June.
    Gurule has a Bachelors of Science and Environmental Science degree from the University of New Mexico, as well as dual masters in information, science and technology from James Madison University and sustainable environmental resource management from the University of Malta, a study abroad program offered through James Madison.
    “(The Malta program) focused on wastewater, energy, agriculture, beach management–since there are lots of beaches on Malta. So I was able to see from a global perspective how different regions manage their resources, including waste and recyclable material,” Gurule said.
    As a student in Malta, Gurule helped with cleanup events sponsored by the U.S. Embassy (she was shocked to see the lack of consciousness about throwing trash such as cigarette butts on beaches) and on raising awareness about issues like recycling.
    Gurule was employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Environmental-Risk Reduction Office from 2003 through 2012.
    “It’s really at the lab that I gained all my experience and love for sustainability and waste reduction, pollution prevention and environmental stewardship,” Gurule said.

  • Alleged burglar nabbed

    The long arm of the Los Alamos Police Department recently went all the way to Madisonville, Texas, to get a burglary suspect.
    In this case, that man happened to be suspect Timber Morrow. Police are accusing Morrow of burglarizing the “Smart House” in 2013.
    The Smart House, located at 1925 Trinity Drive, is a testing ground for new energy distribution technology. It’s a collaboration between the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology and Development Organization.
    According to an earlier story that appeared in the Los Alamos Monitor, the house includes two sources of alternative power and is hooked into the LANL’s and NEDO’s larger, experimental “Smart Grid” of photovoltaic cells that is currently supplying approximately 1 megawatt of power to Los Alamos.
    According to that story, “features of the house include passive solar design, its own PV array and storage battery to augment power from the grid, a ‘smart’ meter to indicate usage and power supply available in real time and smart appliances as well as an HVAC system that responds to the amount of power available. Computer systems that allow residents to monitor and control usage are being demonstrated and tested by Kyocera, NEC and Sharp.”

  • Church Listings 07-11-14

    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. Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, 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
    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. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    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. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • Bible teachings at Grace Vineyard this weekend

    Colt Prehm, of the Prehm ministries based in Santa Fe, will hold an “Eyes to See and Ears to Hear” conference at the Grace Vineyard Christian Fellowship at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday and 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
    Colt Prehm will provide biblical teaching regarding our spiritual senses, as well as practical training and impartation to enable us to walk in new dimensions of the supernatural.
    New levels of intimacy with God and anointing will open up as we learn to do what we see and hear God our Father doing. The public is invited.
    Grace Vineyard is located at 1183 Diamond Drive, across from the Los Alamos High School. For more information, call 661-2678. 

  • Bible Answers: Sin is a part of the human condition

    “From where does sin come and how does it affect us?”

  • Man uses mentoring as way of giving back

    When Chris McLaughlin was 5 years old, he underwent surgery to address partial hearing loss from an ear infection and resultant scar-tissue tumors.
    When he was 9, he lost most of his hearing after another surgery. Chris had been a “cool” kid with lots of friends and involved in sports, but when he showed up at school wearing hearing aids that in the technology-of-the-day resembled large music headphones, he felt different and was treated differently. Sports weren’t fun wearing a large headset with a speaker box, and he couldn’t hear without it. At first kids thought he was a rebel for wearing “music headphones” in school. Chris quickly adopted that persona. And then he began isolating himself.
    When Chris was 11, his father passed away. His mother mourned alone in her room and shortly afterward turned her attention to dating. Chris coped with his father’s loss alone. And still dealing with being different, he took to keeping a book in his hand at school, or went to the library so that he didn’t have to socialize.