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Today's News

  • News for retirees 9-7-14 to 9-13-14

     

    Sept. 9-13, 2014

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    September is National
    Senior Center Month

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY

    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    10:30 a.m. Feldenkreis class

  • Animal shelter 09-7-14

     

    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 a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care. 

  • Eyes on gold, oil ... rare earths

     

     A prized few of the Earth’s marvels have had astonishing effects on world history, geography, discovery, economics and politics. Great reaches of the globe’s long, winding road from the past were built to gain access to gold and silver, spices, silk and oil. 

    In like manner, the years ahead will be marked by the pursuit of rare earths. 

    Rare earths are a group of 17 natural elements whose properties meet growing needs in the 21st century. Rare earths have strange old names and strange new uses. They are vital for building high-tech military and green technologies.

    Dysprosium, erbium, europium, gadolinium, neodymium, praseodymium and yttrium are used in cruise missiles, smart bombs, guidance systems and night vision technology. 

  • Today in history Sept. 6
  • Final Gordon's concert set for tonight

    “Well friends of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series, we’re down to our last show of the year,” said Coordinator Russ Gordon. “I hoped you enjoyed the shows. Again, I’d like to thank our sponsors and especially Los Alamos County. They sure built a beautiful stage.”
    All of the sponsors are all listed at gordonssummerconcerts.com. Acknowledge these vendors and when possible, shop locally. The sponsors all pay taxes to the County and therefore help pay for the concert series.
    The final show of the 25th Anniversary Series will be by the Fort Collins, Colorado band, Whitewater Ramble (whitewaterramble.com).
    The quintet plays what they call “high-octane Rocky Mountain Dancegrass.” They start with bluegrass instruments, guitar, stand-up bass, mandolin, fiddle and then add drums. They combine bluegrass, soul, funk, country, gospel, jazz, dance, salsa, disco, Caribbean, hip-hop, reggae and rock. Whitewater Ramble has played every major venue in the Rocky Mountain region including the festivals in Telluride, Rocky Grass and Lyons. They’ve played all the “not necessarily bluegrass fests,” plus the beer fests. On Thursday night before hustling down here for the gig, they played at the Fly Me To the Moon Saloon in Telluride.

  • LASF Schedule

    Today
    10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
    6:30–7 p.m. – News from Mars: A Sidewalk Talk with Roger Wiens, Sidewalk in front of 106 Central Park Square
    7–10 p.m. – Gordon’s Summer Concerts: Whitewater Ramble, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
    8–10 p.m. – International “Observe the Moon” night, Juniper Campground Ampitheater at Bandelier National Monument
    Saturday
    10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. –TEDxABQ Streaming Party, Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue, streamed live from University of NM’s Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque
    10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
    11 a.m.–4 p.m. – Quadcopters and Drones. Location: Overlook Park, White Rock
    11 a.m.–4 p.m. – RocketDay. Location: Overlook Park, White Rock
    Sunday
    10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

  • Comedian Rivers dies at age 81

     LOS ANGELES (AP) — On “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1967, Joan Rivers joked about society’s double-standard for women.
    “A girl, you’re 30 years old, you’re not married, you’re an old maid,” she said. “A man, he’s 90 years old, he’s not married, he’s a catch.”
    At the time, it was rare to see a female comic onstage, and even rarer for an entertainer to talk frankly about being a woman. A few years later, on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Rivers boasted about wearing a pushup bra, laughed about the lack of sex in long marriages and blatantly said men like second wives better.
    Rivers, who died Thursday at 81, was a trailblazer for all comics, but especially for women. Funeral services will be held Sunday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, the assistant to Rabbi Joshua Davidson confirmed on Friday. Services will be private, Rivers’ personal publicist, Judy Katz, said. Neither the temple nor Katz would give further details.

  • Enjoying the last days of summer

    Ducks on Ashley Pond enjoyed the warm weather this week. A cold front, however, is coming through and temperatures will drop into the high 60s this weekend.

  • Update 09-05-14

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.

    Change

    September is Assets Month and local businesses are asked to collect change throughout the month to assist with a variety of youth building programs, including the annual Community Assets Award. Those willing to host a can should call 695-9139.

    Open house

    Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic will be hosting an open house to welcome four Medical Doctors who have recently joined their practice. Dr. J. Stan Garrett joined them in January 2014 and is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. G. Elisa Lange joined them in April 2014 and is Board Certified in Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Monica Snowden joined them in June 2014 and is Board Certified in Rheumatology. Dr. John Wisneski who is Board Certified in Family Practice joined LAMCC on Aug. 22. Dr. Wisneski is also trained in medical acupuncture. Join their open house from 4-6 p.m. Friday at 3917 West Road Suite 150.

    Dinner

  • LA ScienceFest set to begin today and last through Sept. 13

    Los Alamos ScienceFest has expanded to over a full week of demonstrations, interactive activities, art, and discussions for inquisitive minds of all ages, from today until Sept. 13.
    The majority of the festival activities are free and open to the public.
    
Festival highlights include: an appearance by former shuttle astronaut and Los Alamos National Laboratory employee John Phillips, drone demonstrations and giveaways, photography exhibition of early work by Berlyn Brixner, Detonography art, 3-D chalk artist, Rocket Day and Expo Day, among many others. In addition, live music concerts will take place on both Fridays of the festival (today and Sept. 12) from 7–10 p.m.
    
“Los Alamos is a place of world changing ideas. Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates this and explores how science lies at the heart of everything through an entertaining and engaging series of events, exhibitions and happenings,” said Suzette Fox, executive director of Los Alamos MainStreet. ScienceFest features nine days of interactive demonstrations, workshops, hands on activities and dynamic speakers to engage in thought provoking discussion and even includes a few big nights out.”