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Today's News

  • Pajarito, skiers to benefit from wet summer

    An unusually wet summer should help skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at Pajarito Mountain earlier than they have in years.
    Pajarito’s ownership has targeted Thanksgiving as its opening weekend this season. “It will depend a lot on Mother Nature and cold weather,” Pajarito General Manager Tom Long said. “In the past we’ve had the cold weather, just not a lot of water.”
    Water for snowmaking, however, won’t be a problem this year. As of Wednesday, the snowmaking pond had 6 million gallons of water in it, 12 times more water than it had last year.
    “All of this water has been very good to us,” Long said. “That’s the most we’ve had in a number of years. We’re really excited for snowmaking.”
    If the wet weather continues through monsoon season, the pond may reach its capacity.
    “We’re optimistically anticipating a full pond,” Long said.
    Besides the natural runoff and rainwater the pond has collected, an enhanced water collection system has also helped fill the pond. The mountain got a new 1.5 horsepower pump that has helped Pajarito take full advantage of its collection gallery around the mountain.

  • Summit Garden Club to offer three tours

    The Summit Garden Club will have its monthly meeting on Monday. The program will include a tour of gardens by three club members. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Bev Cooper, 521 Ridgecrest Dr. in White Rock.  
    After touring the Cooper garden, the group will move on to the gardens of two additional members.  
    Non-members are invited to join the club for the tour and if desiring more information on the Summit Garden Club, all are invited to stay for the business meeting and refreshments.  
    For more information, call Doris Thielemann at 672-9291.  
    The Summit Garden Club is a member of the New Mexico and National Garden Clubs.
    The mission of NGC is to provided education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members, to promote the love of gardening, floral design and civic and environmental responsibility.
    In addition to education on gardening, the Summit Club is currently maintaining two gardens at Bandelier National Monument and the White Rock Community Garden.

  • Library Youth Services to host special programs in White Rock

    Los Alamos County Library System wrapped up the 2015 Summer Library Club during the grand opening of the new White Rock Branch Library Friday.
    Youth Services has put together an entire week of special programming for White Rock. “We didn’t get to have as many programs for White Rock as we usually do in the summer, so we wanted to make up for it and celebrate the new space in a fun way for everyone,” Angie Manfredi, head of Youth Services said.
    Youth Services has planned a week full of programs for all ages of kids at the new library.
    Community members from White Rock and Los Alamos are invited to participate.  
    Monday
    1-2 p.m. — Lego Club, Jr. (ages 0-6)
    2-3 p.m. — Lego Club (ages 7+)
    Tuesday
    9:30-10 a.m. — Music & Movement (ages 0-6)
    10:10-10:30 a.m. — Baby Time (ages 0-2)
    2-3 p.m. — Monster Party (ages 6 and over, 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
    Wednesday
    9:30-10 a.m. — Music & Movement (ages 0-6)
    1-1:45 p.m. — Meet the Music (ages 7-12)
    Thursday
    9:30-10 a.m. — Music & Movement (ages 0-6)
    10:30-11 a.m. — Toddler Time (ages 2-4)
    1-1:45 p.m. — Ready, Set, Read! (ages 4-7)
    Friday

  • Obama approach: Iranian oil, good; Canadian oil, bad; American oil, bad

    President Barack Obama’s confusing approach to energy encourages our enemies who shout “Death to America” as it penalizes our closest allies and even our own job creators.
    Iran’s participation in the nuclear negotiations netted a deal that allows it to resume oil exports. International sanctions have, since 2011, cut Iran’s oil exports in half and severely damaged its economy. Iran currently has about 50 million barrels of oil in storage on 28 tankers at sea.
    It is believed that it will take Iran months to bring its production back up to pre-sanction levels. The millions of barrels of oil parked offshore are indicative of their eagerness to increase exports. Once the sanctions disappear — if Congress approves the terms of the deal, Iran wants to be ready to move its oil.
    On July 17, the Financial Times (FT) reported: “The departure of a giant Iranian supertanker from the flotilla of vessels storing oil off the country’s coast has triggered speculation Tehran is moving to ramp up its crude exports.” The Starla, “a 2 million barrel vessel,” set sail — moving the oil closer to customers in Asia.

  • News for retirees Aug. 2-8

    Aug. 2-8, 2015
    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.
    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior Civic Discussion group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Baked chicken
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Breaded pollock
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise

  • People in the News 8-2-15

    Anne Chamberlin Siler, the daughter of Barbara Chamberlin of Santa Fe, and David D. Chamberlin of Los Alamos, recently completed her residency training at St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency in Grand Junction, Colorado.  
    Chamberlin Siler was honored with the Capstone Scholarship Award, Pediatric Rotation Resident of the Year, and Resident Teacher of The Year.
    Chamberlin Siler is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and Lewis and Clark College.  She received her M.D. from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.  
    She will continue living and practicing medicine in Grand Junction, Colorado.

  • Births 8-2-15

    July 8: A boy, Nathaniel Watash Abetya, born to Sofia Hena and Robert Abeyta
    July 10: A girl, Kailyn Elizabeth Martinez, born to Claudine and Ben Martinez
    July 22: A girl, Ava Lorelei Garsik, born to Burgandy Brock and Drew Garsik

  • Births 8-2-15
  • ¡Viva Mexico!
  • Church listings

    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 each Sunday at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and 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.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ