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  • The Assets program oversees the local coordination of a program called Change of Heart.
    The seven-hour curriculum is about improving school climate. It focuses on more than bullying — like the foundational relationships and life experiences that mold youth throughout their school years.
    After what happened in Aurora, Colo., on Friday, I feel I would be remiss not to address it, at least on a local level.
    I’m actually quite impressed that we haven’t seen everyone that has ever known the shooter coming forward to have their say and get their 15-minutes of fame.
    Their police department isn’t leaking out every detail of what is going on post-event. They are releasing what needs to be known and that’s it.

  • An audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Monday at Crossroads Bible Church. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Parents or guardians must accompany the child to registration to sign the permission slip. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal following the audition.

  • This summer I had an experience that made me appreciate my community. I am a teenager that lives in White Rock.
    Our one-year-old Malti-Poo has never been away from our family before, so when we went on a two-week vacation, we picked a family similar to ours, where she would receive lots of love and attention.  
    After five days into our vacation, we got a call that one of the kids got a rash, possibly from the dog. She was then taken to an alternative family that has a dog of its own.  
    Our puppy did not handle that change well, so when the opportunity came, she took the chance to escape from the unfamiliar people’s yard.  

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a special, late-night Summer Family Evenings Star Party, starting at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The program is free and open to the public and no registration is required. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is located at 3540 Orange St., behind the high school. PEEC will have several telescopes available so participants can view different objects.

  • After what seems to be a busy summer, Los Alamos High School senior Leia Roach, of Mush Crafts is getting down to business.
    The anime-inspired artist has built a business around her SPARK, creating jewelry and plush animals, made specifically for her clients.  
    “Last year, I started making plushes with my friend and we thought people would enjoy them,” Roach said.
    The idea drove her to etsy.com/shop/.mushcrafts, which allows her to sell to online shoppers, looking for a gift.
    Mush Crafts jewelry starts out as a hand-drawn piece of art. Roach is happy to take suggestions from customers and create custom orders, during the creative process.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday.

  • Trinity on the Hill members serve pies at their Pie in the Sky fundraiser last week. The House of Hope fundraiser auctioned off pies and served dinner to the community with a goal to build a home in Juaréz in October. Those wishing to make donations can contact the church for details.

  • 2012 marks a significant milestone for New Mexico, for Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and for Girl Scout councils across the country — they all celebrate their 100th anniversaries.
    The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and the New Mexico State Parks co-hosted a Centennial Celebration on Saturday at Hyde Memorial Park in Santa Fe with more than 100 Girl Scouts, troops, families and members of the public joining in the celebration. Gov. Susana Martinez was the honored guest speaker.
    The festivities began at 10:30 a.m. with the opening ceremony with Martinez.  Following the ceremony, there was cake and activities provided by state parks, the Girl Scouts and community partners.  

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Santa Fe

    Above Sea Level, 1274 Calle de Commercio
    Date inspected: July 10
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — food scales were not properly cleaned and sanitized. One low-risk violation or floors/walls/ceilings — ceiling needs to be repaired.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Atomic Grill, 103 E. Water St.
    Date inspected: July 12, complaint

  • When a restaurant does something right, patrons take notice. The same can be said when a restaurant does something wrong.
    One has to ask what happens when an eatery that usually does something right takes a wrong turn and churns out not just a bad dish, but a horrible dish. Perhaps it was a bad day. Perhaps it was a different cook. No matter the reason, it’s difficult to not be disappointed when you feel as though you just threw money away on an awful meal. Such was the case on a recent afternoon.

  • Brandon Williams was the recipient of the 2012 New Mexico Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Award. He plans to attend Western New Mexico University and study zoology. He also served as a member of the NJROTC at Los Alamos High School and was active in football and lacrosse. Pictured from left to right are: Deputy Sheriff John Horne, Sheriff Marco Lucero, Brandon Williams and Undersheriff Eric Ringquist.

  • Despite the damper of dry weather and fireworks show cancellation, the 2012 Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park was a great success. After a few months of dangerous drought, the big rain was welcome.
    Though we canceled the festivities earlier than planned, the fun picnic setting, yummy food, wonderful music and very cool skydiving display by the Habanero Skydiving club made for a great afternoon and evening.
    We missed the fireworks, but we still celebrate living in the United States of America — the very best country in the world to be from.

  • As part of the downtown Friday night activities in Los Alamos, Terry Foxx and her granddaughter Rose Carlisi will sing and tell stories at the Romero Cabin from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday.
    The program is called, “A Quilt of Stories.” Stories, legends, myths and songs come from all cultures. As pieces of fabric can make a quilt, fragments of history, when stitched together, can make a mosaic that helps people understand past and present.
    Sitting in front of the Romero Cabin, Foxx and Carlisi will explore some of the history of the old West, interwoven with history of the Pajarito Plateau and area.

  • Did you know that Wednesday is Nelson Mandela Day? You can learn more about the worldwide event at nelsonmandeladay.org, but I will provide a nutshell version.
    July 18 is the South African leader’s birthday. An organization created in his name started an annual event on his birthday.
    It is believed that since he dedicated 67 years of service to his community, his country and the world, individuals should try to donate six to seven hours, to make a difference.
    Hopefully you know by now that the local assets motto is, “Take a Second, Make a Difference,” and this week, I’d like to know how you do it.

  • Troop 22 of Los Alamos has completed the cavalcade at the Philmont high-adventure camp in Cimarron, N.M.
    Eleven boys, ages 14-16 and three adults spent eight days riding horseback through the rugged mountains of northeastern New Mexico near the Valle Vidal.  
    Starting at base camp, the group was often up at 5 a.m., saddling and packing horses for the day’s ride. They rode to a different camp each day, participating in activities such as challenge events, rock climbing, spar pole scaling, hiking Mount Baldy and finally, a competitive rodeo on the last day.
    They also learned the nuances of horse personalities.  Additionally, many of the scouts overcame self-doubt and bravery in both the handling of horses and activities.

  • Chasing rabbits, exploring the canyons around Los Alamos and taking walks with his family are just a few of the things that Mason, a mixed-breed dog enjoys.
    However, things for Mason weren’t always carefree. He was once a homeless dog born in the wild that was caught and taken to the Española Animal Shelter. In 2010, he was adopted by White Rock resident Caroline “Cass” Mason and soon found himself at home with her other dog Sibley and cat, Mickey Mouser.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday.

  • Thank you to everyone who helped make The Family YMCA’s Independence Day Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run a success.
    Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos National Bank and Southwest Safety Services of Santa Fe sponsored the event. Businesses that donated prizes for top finishers and random drawings were Ruby K’s, Otowi Station Bookstore, Pet Pangaea, Connie’s Over Your Head Salon, Ten Thousand Waves, The Co-op Market, The Flower Shop, Bob’s Bodacious BBQ, CB Fox, Aspen Copies, El Parasol, Fabulous 50s Diner, Home Run Pizza, Pajarito Ski Area, Reel Deal Theater, The Coffee Booth, REI, Whole Food’s Market and Viola’s Place.
    The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe donated cases of water for the runners.
    Thank You.

  • The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, run by the police department, receives Los Alamos animals through owner surrender, abandonment and by picking up roaming animals in this county.  
    The currently low rate of euthanasia has been achieved through the efforts of employees and volunteers to have animals adopted and fostered. The volunteer program would like to expand the network of foster homes for Los Alamos animals in order to continue this success.
    A major cause of illness in shelters is overcrowding. When the shelter becomes overcrowded, short-term foster homes can save health and lives by temporarily absorbing the overflow. When staff advises that adoptions have reduced the population, these fosters may return to the shelter.

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Santa Fe

    Body, Inc.
    Date inspected: July 5