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  • Pet Talk: Dogs may protect you from heart disease

    According to the American Heart Association, there have been reported associations between pet ownership and cardiovascular health in the last decade. Owning pets—specifically dogs—may help reduce the risk of heart disease in pet owners in a number of ways.
    In addition to companionship, dogs can encourage laughter, physical activity, and other benefits effective in decreasing stress levels. Dr. Sarah Griffin, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical sciences explained why owning dogs may be related to decreased stress levels.
    “The American Heart Association has said that owning pets can have a positive effect on how people react to stress,” she said. “Chronic stress has not been shown to directly increase risk factors associated with heart disease, but it can lead to unhealthy lifestyle choices that are associated with high blood pressure and increased risk for heart disease.”

  • Shelter Report 4-17-16

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. You can also check out our Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    CATS
    Peekaboo—An older gal who is mellow. Her favorite things are gazing out the window, helping her humans make coffee, and cuddling with her people. She has had both dog and cat companions in the past, so she might be OK with an older, mellow dog or cat. She loves being petted, and when she’s super happy, she sticks her little pink tongue out! She has an incredibly sweet personality, and she would be overjoyed to share her love.

  • Sports Briefs 4-17-16

    Aggie Caravan
    New Mexico State University’s Aggie Caravan is coming to Los Alamos Wednesday. The caravan will head to Cottonwood on the Green, located at the Los Alamos Golf Course, beginning at noon.
    Aggie fans are encouraged to attend the free event to meet and interact with NM State coaches and administrators to get an inside look into the past season, updates on the spring sports and preview of the 2016-17 season.
    A variety of coaches and administrators will be in attendance at the Aggie Caravans, including but not limited to: head football coach Doug Martin, head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies and two-time Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Mark Trakh.
    The event will have appetizers along with a cash bar.

  • New hunting, fishing rules take effect this month

    SANTA FE — Springtime marks the beginning of a new April 1-March 31 “license year” for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish each season – and it’s always a good time to bring hunters and anglers up to date on any rule changes. This year, some of those changes are significant:
    • Military discounts: Starting this year, New Mexico residents who are active-duty military or veterans will receive 50 percent discounts on all licenses, permits and stamps. Documentation is not required at the time of purchase, but may be requested later.
    • OK on bow fishing: Bow fishing now is a legal means to take game fish in reservoirs and lakes that are open to fishing.
    It is not allowed in special trout waters, rivers or streams. Fishing with crossbows is not permitted.
    Prior to going out, be sure to confirm that local ordinances or laws allow for the use of bows.
    • Bear and cougar pelt tagging: The pelts of all harvested bears and cougars must be accompanied by a license and properly tagged by a Department of Game and Fish conservation officer or staff at an area office.
    Beginning this year, hunters who appoint a designee to present their bear or cougar hide for tagging must first report the harvest to a conservation officer themselves.

  • Derby Dames accepted as WFTDA apprentice

    The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) recently announced that the Los Alamos Derby Dames have been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.
    “After five years of bringing roller derby to the community of Los Alamos, LADD is proud to be included in the Apprentice program hosted by our governing body, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. This will lead to increased training opportunities and gameplay as well as bring increased national exposure to our small town. We look forward to working hard through this process and are grateful for all the support our community as show us along the way so far,” said Brandi Engeman, League President
    As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Los Alamos Derby Dames join the ranks of more than 300 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby.
    WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.

  • Police: 2 injured after canister explodes in car in Española

    ESPANOLA (AP) — Authorities say two people have been injured after a substance in the vehicle they were riding in exploded in Española.

    New Mexico State Police say the explosion occurred around 11 a.m. Friday.

    They say the Jeep was carrying canisters of an explosive substance and one canister ignited, causing the explosion.

    The Jeep caught fire after the explosion.

    Two people in the vehicle suffered burns and were transported to an Española hospital. Their names and conditions aren't immediately available.

    State police say the scene has since been contained and their investigation into the explosion is ongoing.

  • Today in history April 15
  • Church Listings 4-15-16

    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 with a classic liturgy each Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time with refreshments starting at 10:15 a.m. and Christian Education for all ages at 10:30 a.m.  A service of Midday Matins with Communion is celebrated at 11:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors, Rev. Bruce Kuenzel and Rev. 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. 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. Ben Partin.

  • Texas A&M Aggie Muster set for April 21

    Texas A&M Aggies from around the world will gather for the annual Aggie Muster memorial service. Los Alamos area Aggies will gather at 6 p.m. April 21 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road, in Craig Hall, the building nearest the west parking lot.
    The speaker will be James G. Ivey ‘73 of Houston. He is a founder, senior officer and board member of Pintail Energy, a petroleum exploration and production company. Ivey served in the U. S. Army Reserve for 30 years and retired with the rank of Colonel.
    Dinner will be barbecue with all the fixings. Suggested donation is $10 per person with children under age 10 free. RSVP by April 19 to Nancy Bliss at  Bliss.nd@gmail.com. Contact David Powell at dwpowell68@msn.com or 662-5877 for more information.

  • Texas A&M Aggie Muster set for April 21

    Texas A&M Aggies from around the world will gather for the annual Aggie Muster memorial service. Los Alamos area Aggies will gather at 6 p.m. April 21 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road, in Craig Hall, the building nearest the west parking lot.
    The speaker will be James G. Ivey ‘73 of Houston. He is a founder, senior officer and board member of Pintail Energy, a petroleum exploration and production company. Ivey served in the U. S. Army Reserve for 30 years and retired with the rank of Colonel.
    Dinner will be barbecue with all the fixings. Suggested donation is $10 per person with children under age 10 free. RSVP by April 19 to Nancy Bliss at  Bliss.nd@gmail.com. Contact David Powell at dwpowell68@msn.com or 662-5877 for more information.