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Today's News

  • Udall nominates three LA students

    This week, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced 43 New Mexico students who have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy beginning in 2015, including five students from Northern New Mexico.
    The following are the students nominated from Northern New Mexico by academy:
    United States Military Academy (West Point)
    • Miguel Pantano of Santa Fe
    • Jonathan Schueler of Los Alamos
    United States Naval Academy
    • Henry Baer of Santa Fe
    • Thomas Hanlon of Los Alamos
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    • Michael Moore of Los Alamos
    A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students receiving Udall’s nomination completed a competitive application process, which included an interview with the senator’s Military Academy Service Panels, comprised of military and community leaders.

  • County seeks wildlife designation for pond

    Open Space Specialist Craig Martin asked for and received the Parks and Recreation Board’s blessing to pursue a National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat designation for Ashley Pond.
    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has requested the designation, one more step in its goal to certify Los Alamos as a Community Wildlife Habitat.
    The county already has the requisite number of private residences certified (100 required and 112 certified). PEEC now needs to accrue points by conducting community service projects, offering educational programs and increasing the number of certified habitats at schools, places of worships and other public places. Two schools are already on board.
    “I would say that the pond already is a wildlife habitat,” Martin said. “The pond, especially since it’s been improved over the last few years, has become more of an attraction for wildlife.”
    According to Martin, 22 new species of birds have been spotted at the pond since improvements were completed in May, bring the number of species to 40. Martin’s latest example was 15 cedar waxwings sighted two weeks ago, a species never seen at the pond previously.

  • Church Listings 11-26-14

    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. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, 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 Answers: Giving thanks in a chaotic world

    “Why should I give thanks when the world is in such a mess?” — Kris

  • Pet Talk: Cold weather tips for pets

    As the temperatures begin to drop, many pet owners worry about their pets spending time outdoors. Here are some tips for keeping the four-legged members of your family warm and safe during the winter months.
    For smaller pets, keeping them inside as much as possible during the colder weather can be the most beneficial. If your pet is primarily an indoor pet, this shouldn’t be much of a change. Nonetheless, short exposure to the outside cold can be fine and is usually not detrimental to the pet’s health.
    “Dogs and cats shiver a lot like people. This action is used to help generate body heat in cold climates,” said Dr. Alison Diesel, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “If your pet shivers while outside, shorten the length of your trips together to help reduce this trembling. Providing extra bedding like blankets and towels will also keep your pets warm and cozy.”
    Signs that your pet is uncomfortably cold may include excessive whining, shivering, appearing anxious, slowing down or stopping and looking for a warm place to burrow. If they begin to exhibit any of these behaviors, you should bring them inside (if outside), or wrap them in a blanket in a warm room.

  • Statewide Biz Calendar promotes business-building connections

    New Mexicans never have to wonder where they can go to widen their professional networks or learn the skills that will grow their businesses or advance their careers.
    The online business calendar — or Biz Calendar for short — offers the most comprehensive cache of information about the business events, workshops, meetings, certification classes and professional gatherings that are happening anywhere in the state today, tomorrow, next week and later in the year.
    Public and private service providers use the collaborative web-based calendar to inform the business community about what they’re offering, and economic development organizations use it to connect their local businesses to resources designed to help create jobs and raise the quality of life in New Mexico communities.
    The Biz Calendar began as a project of the nonprofit arm of New Mexico Community Capital in 2007, with support from New Mexico’s Economic Development Department, the Finance Authority and the Small Business Development Network. Organizers aimed to distribute information about events hosted by nonprofits and government agencies.

  • Black-Eye Friday

    Yesterday was Thanksgiving. Families and friends spent the day together to commemorate a day of thanks, a time to reflect on the good times past and the good times to come.
    When I was younger, Thanksgiving meant a family dinner at my parents’ house, gaining 10 pounds by the evening’s end. As I grew older, it meant going out with friends and being very sophisticated as we sampled four-dozen different wines (usually cleaning our palettes with shots of whiskey). And as the years went on, the dinners became more sedated, the conversation more civilized and the party animal put to bed before midnight.
    I’ve learned over time that what makes Thanksgiving a time to be thankful is not the past nor the future, but simply the moment itself.
    Ah, but Thanksgiving is over, and the moment is gone. It’s Friday and no one is fighting over who gets the last drumstick. The fight is now focused on who gets the last computer tablet, who gets the last set of discounted bathroom towels, who gets the last Barbie Fantasy Castle.
    It’s a contest to find out who has the most stupid stuffed in their head.

  • Hawks Finish First

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk seventh grade girls basketball team was the champion of last week’s Pojoaque Middle School Invitational. The Hawks will be at Memorial Middle School for a game Monday afternoon.

  • Fishing Report 11-28-14

    Northwest

  • Lobos close out season at home

    The University of New Mexico Lobo football team will finish off its 2014 season Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque.
    UNM will take on the Wyoming Cowboys at 1 p.m. Saturday at University Stadium.
    The Lobos were hoping to get their ship righted this season, the third under head coach Bob Davie, but will finish at least four games under .500 this season. The Lobos weren’t able to make much of a dent in terms of trying to catch up with the rest of the teams in the Mountain division of the Mountain West conference, losing by 38 points last weekend at division-leading Colorado State.
    However, they will have a chance to end on a good note, as the Cowboys have struggled this year and are just slot ahead of the Lobos in the division standings.
    This weekend is also Toys for Tots weekend. Fans can get discounted tickets at any UNM event by donating a toy for underprivileged kids.