Today's News

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    A chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the northeast side of the new YMCA Annex, Central Park Square, suite 140. Co-led by Eric Ferm and Valerie Wood. The organization offers non-denominational grief support after the death of a child. Bereaved parents and grandparents are welcome regardless of age. For more information visit compassionatefriends.org.

    “Detonography: The Art of Evelyn Rosenberg” at the Mesa Public Library upstairs gallery. Exhibit runs through Sept. 30.
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Additional parking available at the Justice Center.

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

  • LALT announces more play readings

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a play reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1670 Nectar St. Refreshments will be provided.
    Two plays will be read:
    A cut version of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by Sarah Ruhl. “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. This play was produced in its entirety at LALT in September 2012.
    “The Pillowman,” by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. It tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town.
    Both plays have been proposed to the board of directors of LALT as entries into the 2015 TNM Play Festival, which will be held in Artesia. Gwen Lewis proposed “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and Patrick MacDonald proposed “The Pillowman.”
    Those interested are asked to enter through the front door and proceed to the Green Room as there will be a rehearsal in progress in the auditorium.

  • Creel takes on newly created position at PEEC

    It wasn’t all that long ago that the Pajarito Environmental Education Center operated as an all-volunteer organization. Last fall three new part-time staff members joined the team, more than doubling the staff, and last month a sixth part-time staff member came on board.
    Jonathan Creel moved from his home in Florida last month to join PEEC as the director of interpretation, a newly created role. 
    As the director of interpretation, Creel will be in charge of designing the rotating exhibits at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. Creel will also be charged with lining up the regular programs for which PEEC is so well known.
    “I envision designing some of the programs around the rotating exhibits we’ll have at the nature center,” Creel said. “I would like to see PEEC kick off each new exhibit with a corresponding presentation by an expert in the field.”

  • Assets In Action: Dinners raise funds for youth programs

    This week, I wanted to encourage the community to support the United Way Youth in a Taste of the Sky.
    Dinner and entertainment starts at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Airport and are sure to please as local youth fundraise to benefit great community programs.
    I also write in support of the freshmen class as they lead the tip war, between the classes to add to the fundraiser.
    The fun challenge started with the Dinner over Diamond project and continues again this weekend.
    Our waiter was freshman Marciano, who was superb and I want to encourage those attending the airport affair to help the freshmen overcome this challenge and reign supreme.
    One of the many projects the team has aided from past and current fundraisers is the new Los Alamos High School Link Crew program.
    The welcoming transition program run by teachers Jonathan Lathrop and Robyn Collom is an awesome new program, supported by the hardworking efforts of the Youth United Way.
    The fundraising not only shows how the community supports the youth when they attempt to do good for their fellow man, but also shows that the community supports the fundraising of youth to benefit youth in a grand way.

  • DOE needs to loosen its leash on labs

    Go local.
    That’s just one bit of advice from the Brookings Institution to the United States Department of Energy on the subject of tech transfer. Those are two sweet words to New Mexico companies and economic developers.
    Brookings recently dinged DOE for the sluggish pursuit of technology commercialization at its 17 national laboratories, including Los Alamos and Sandia. The labs could be key players in regional economies, the report says.
    Could be.
    For decades, reports here have cited the labs as a significant resource, but probably an equal number ask why we don’t have more to show for their presence. To their credit, our two labs have taken steps to work with private industry and universities. We even get a footnote in the report applauding the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program, which gives small businesses with a technical challenge access to lab expertise.
    However, if you’re looking for more tangible results, you’ll be disappointed.

  • Stopping Domestic Violence

    The Los Alamos Police Department, through Officer Adele Grimendonk, will be working through October to help the community become more aware of its domestic violence prevention resources. In this picture, teens from the Los Alamos Teen Center work on posters that will be displayed at this Saturday’s Health Fair.

  • Valles Board to meet Wednesday in Santa Fe

     The Valles Caldera Trust Board of Trustees will conduct a meeting in public from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday in Santa Fe. The meeting will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Road.
    The agenda will include a summary of thirrd quarter activities, status of the Transportation, Recreation, and Infrastructure Plan (TRIP), review of the fiscal year 2015 budget, plans for winter recreation, review of elk hunt lottery system and presentations by Trust staff.
    Public comments will be heard after the last report with adjournment scheduled immediately thereafter. Links to the agenda and map to the Courtyard Marriott are posted on the Trust’s website atgoo.gl/HRpCBC.
    The Valles Caldera Preservation Act requires that the trustees meet in sessions open to the public at least three times per year in the state of New Mexico and that any final decision of the board to approve any activity related to the management of the land or resources of the Preserve shall be made in open public session.
    The Trust is governed by a nine member board of trustees, seven of whom are appointed by the President of the United States; the Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor and Bandelier National Monument Superintendent serve as ex officio members.