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Today's News

  • Be There 08-01-12

    Today
     Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

  • FOS needs photo entries

    Get those cameras ready, polish those smiles and say cheese (or tuna or kibble). Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2013 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 8. They need your help because without the communityís photos and stories, there can be no FOS calendar.
    Pet owners who have adopted an animal from any shelter or any abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet.  Being a Los Alamos resident is not a requirement nor does the animal have to be a Los Alamos rescue.  Owners whose pets were featured in last year’s calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year’s calendar.

  • Movie Review: 'I Am Love' is full of drama

    “I Am Love” (Io sono l’amore), screening this week at Mesa Public Library, is tragic in the old-school, highly personal sense of the word, almost Shakespearean with sensual but forbidden love and sudden, horrifying death all tangled in a gritty knot.  
    I’m talking high drama, with deep stares, meaningful prawns and powerful families on the brink of either triumph or destruction.
    Luca Guadagnino’s award-winning film begins on Grandfather Recchi’s birthday, the day he announces who will inherit the family business as his successor.
    It is also, rather significantly, the day his grandson Edoardo (Flavio Parenti) loses a race to the handsome, generous, cake-baking Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini).

  • 15th Street to open by end of week

    After weeks of construction, an end is in sight. Paving on 15th Street between Central Ave. and Trinity Drive began Tuesday. A paving subcontractor will verify the test results of the first coat before applying the second round Thursday. The road is expected be reopened at the end of the week. Road crews will be completing concrete work and other finishing touches over the next two weeks.

  • Update 08-01-12

    Focus On

     Doug Howe, District 3 PRC commissioner  will hold a “Focus On” meeting to discuss the new-found attention on unconventional natural gas supplies, at 7 p.m.  today in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library. 

    Foreign Film Series

    The Mesa Public Library Film Series presents “I Am Love,” starring Tilda Swinton, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This will be the final movie of the Foreign Film Series. See the review on page 6.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Martian celebration

  • So Long, Shamrock

    Work has begun on converting the former Shamrock gas station into a Smith’s fuel center. “Construction is starting from the ground up. They’re removing everything and starting over from scratch,” said Smith’s Food and Drugs Manager John Roberts. The fuel station is expected to open sometime in October.

  • Martian fever comes to Bradbury

    Curious about Curiosity, the SUV-sized rover scheduled to touch down on Mars on Sunday? Then come to an opening party for a new exhibit about it this Sunday at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos.
    The public is invited to a special opening reception beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday to celebrate Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies aboard the six-wheeled mobile science laboratory. The Curiosity rover, the centerpiece of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet Sunday at 11:31 p.m. local time. The museum plans to show the landing via NASA TV live that evening.

  • Apprenticeship program honors Navajo Code Talker

    Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) member Michael Loya presented a special guest last week during the board’s monthly meeting –Navajo Code Talker Jack Jones.

    Jones spoke briefly about his experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. He survived a bomb blast that damaged his hearing, his eyesight and his sense of smell.

    But Jones’ real objective for attending the meeting was winning support from NNMCAB members for an apprenticeship program that will train Navajo and other American Indian youth to build sustainable homes. Jones is 93 years old, and wishes to leave something behind that will help native people.

  • Anti-nuclear activities

    Friday in Santa Fe:

    • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Art exhibit at El Museo
    • Workshop on non-violent direct action (relating to activities planned for Mon. Aug. 6.
    Saturday in Santa Fe:

    • Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    Conference schedule:
    • 9 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Ceremonial opening and blessing: Las Mujeras Hablan
    • 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Nuclear Weapons 101: With Jay Coghlan, Scott Kovac, and Marylia Kelley
    • 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: The Bridge From Nuclear Weapons to Nuclear Power: Linda Gunter
    • 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Community Stories of the Nuclear Legacy: with Las Mujeras Hablan, Tina Cordova*, and Kristen Iverson

  • Protesters coming to LA

    With anti-nuclear groups coming to town Sunday and Monday to mark the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, residents can expect a little more edge and passion to the protests and events, thanks to the national “Occupy” movement.

    “This year, we’ve had lots of participation because of the Occupy movement,” co- organizer Bud Ryan said. “This year, we have more than 30 volunteers helping us.”