Today's News

  • New school board member sworn in

    Judge Alan Kirk swears in new school board member Dawn Venhaus Thursday evening. Venhaus replaced Thelma Hahn.


  • On the prowl

    The coyote pictured above, came out of a ravine on Rose Street Wednesday morning and began foraging for food and water behind the Chapel Apartments complex.

  • Update 05-27-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Senior Appreciation
    Senior Appreciation night will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. There will be a barbecue at 6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and a pancake breakfast will be Sunday at the Senior Center.

    Memorial service
    The public is invited to celebrate the life of Mary Jeanne “MJ” Nilsson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

    LAHS graduation
    Los Alamos High School will hold graduation at 9 a.m. Saturday at Griffith gym.

  • Cordova receives top award

    Longtime Los Alamos resident Gloria Cordova recently received a letter from the Office of the President of the College of Mt. Saint Joseph, her alum undergraduate college.
    “It is my great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the 2011 Loretta Richards Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on Mount graduates – the college and the Alumni Association are extremely proud to recognize your lifetime achievements, and your commitment to your profession as well as your community,” President Tony Aretz said.
    Cordova’s graduating Class of 1961 is celebrating its Golden Anniversary and she had planned to travel to the college for the event even before learning of her award.

  • Memorial Day service set for Guaje Pines

    Memorial Day will be observed at the Guaje Pines Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday. The entire community is invited. This year’s theme is “We Remember Those Who Fought and Died For Freedom.”
    This year’s keynote speaker will be Kevin Smith, the manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office (LASO).  As LASO Manager, he is responsible for administering the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) management and operations (M&O) contract and all federal activities on the site.
    Before joining the Department of Energy, Smith served in U.S. Air Force in a number of capacities to

  • Teen surveys: No vice is off limits

    Every community has its issues with teens using drugs and alcohol, having sex, skipping school, bullying and suicide. Los Alamos is no different.
    Every year, Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School students take surveys, which ask them about issues like marijuana, cigarette and alcohol use and sexual activity.
    At Thursday night’s board of education meeting, Morrie Pongratz presented the results of this year’s survey. Students have taken the “Pride” survey every year since 1988.

  • Youth Team Targets Campus Smokers

    Members of the Los Alamos Youth Action Team – comprised of Los Alamos High School students – attended Tuesday’s council meeting to urge the county councilors to include tobacco in drug-free zones surrounding schools and to help with enforcement of smoking prohibitions.
    Coordinator Katie Bridgewater introduced seven team members, who took time out from studying for finals to address the council. Each presented a different aspect of the issue.
    Jessica Montgomery’s perspective was the most personal.

  • Religion listings 05-27-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail 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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. The preaching is biblical, 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, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • First Baptist Church offers children’s activities

    First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive, is sponsoring three weeks of children’s activities in June. Vacation Bible School, “The Big Apple Adventure,” will be from 8:45 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 6-10.
    The classes will feature Bible stories, missions, games, snacks, crafts, contests and prizes.  It is free and open to those who have finished grades K through 6. Call the church office at 662-3712 to register.

    Backyard Bible Clubs

  • Bible Answers: Love for enemies sparks query of bin Laden

    “The news the past few weeks has been disturbing for someone who believes that we are to love our enemies.  How do I think about bin Laden and love for enemies at the same time?" — Christopher

    When Jesus instructed His followers to love their enemies (Mt. 5:44-48), He established an ideal that is scarcely possible. It is not our natural inclination nor is it typically within our ability to love unconditionally those who are bent on our destruction.
    The ideal still stands, however. Consider this: He was not telling His hearers to disregard harm done or to overlook potential danger from one’s enemies.
    He was, rather, extending to them a high calling: earnestly desire the redemption of your enemies.