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  • Today
    Making Next Generation Biofuel Systems Work. 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. Dr. Richard Sayre will discuss next generation biofuel systems. Donations are appreciated. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) meets from 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, upstairs in Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAPC is photography in general. LAPC normally has one or two field trips per year and occasionally sponsors workshops and classes. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Adobe Users Group. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

    Valentina Devine: Knit One, Crochet Two, a solo exhibit. Daily through March 21.

    Los Alamos Public Schools Student Art Show. March 1-27 in the Upstairs Art Gallery of the Mesa Public Library. Reception 5-6 p.m. March 5.
    Wednesday
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Steven Brooks, Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Coordinator for the State of New Mexico will speak about DMC 101 and trends in the state and in Los Alamos County.

  • Three Young Adult Patrollers and five YAP candidates from Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol traveled to Sunlight Mountain Resort recently in Colorado for the Annual Rocky Mountain Division YAP Jamboree.
    YAPS JoAnna O’Neill, John Rees and Max Herrmann, and candidates Ethan Aulwes, Justin Holmes, Gustavo Rogers, Chris Buntain and Kai Coblentz participated in the two-day event with other young adults from Loveland, Sandia and Sunlight ski areas.
    The skiers trained and practiced on toboggan techniques with O’Neill and Rees in the more advanced groups and the others in the beginner groups.  
    They participated in a scenario challenge where they had to transport a two-foot snowman by toboggan downhill to the lift and were judged on creativity and the condition of the snowman when it reached the bottom.
    Traveling with the group were YAP advisors David Phillips, Steve Maze, and Julie Maze, patrollers Eric Schaller, Mike O’Neill, patrol medical director Robert McClees, and patrol candidates Heidi Rogers and Jessica Gillis.

  • First Born Program of Los Alamos recently celebrated its “kick-off” party at Bridge Care for Women. In attendance were local medical providers, community members and social service providers.
    “We’re excited to be offering this vital service to first-time families again,” stated Board Member Dr. Tom Csanadi during the event.
    Kim Ferguson, program co-manager further explained, “First Born of Los Alamos began accepting referrals in December, and we currently have no waiting list. All Los Alamos families pregnant and parenting for the first time can request services, regardless of income.
    Each family is assigned a specially-trained home visitor who provides information and support concerning that family’s individuals goals, needs, and concerns. Home visits last around 45 minutes and occur on a weekly basis, and all visits include information from the First Born curriculum and the opportunity to check-in with the home visitor to discuss any questions, concerns, or support needs the family has.”

  • This week, I’d like to highlight the many youth-sponsored events that are taking place in town.
    At this very moment, Girl Scouts in and around Los Alamos are selling their wares and hoping you will make a purchase. They are trying something new and not coming door to door with pre-orders, but finding out what you love and delivering on the spot.
    So if you find yourself in need, call your favorite Girl Scout and if she doesn’t have the type of cookie you want, she has an awesome network of sisters that will help a girl out.
    There’s a SPUD in the oven with your name on it. The Los Alamos High School class of 2017 will have a SPUDtacular dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today at Trinity Hill Episcopal Church. Tickets are $7 each or $20 for four and includes a potato and all the fixings with shamrock lemonade. Tickets will be available at the door.
    That fabulous Speech and Debate teams will be warming waffles on Saturday morning.

  • March 15-21, 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
    8:30 a.m.     Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile             chicken enchiladas
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Corned beef             and cabbage
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    1:30 p.m.    Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Cattibre (female) and Spook (male) — They are 6 and 8 years old. They have lived together in one house for most of their lives and were recently surrendered due to an owner move. They are both shorthaired black cats with white markings and are quite friendly. They may be adopted together or individually. Adopt them together and only pay the adoption fee for one.

  • The Los Alamos Photography Club is hosting the 20th Annual Los Alamos Photographer’s Show at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs gallery. The show runs from March 30 to May 2.
    Anyone who has photos they would like to submit for the show, submissions are being accepted now. Photos should be dropped off at the library on March 28.
    Los Alamos Photo Club representatives will be present from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to receive submissions.
    As in previous years, the event is co-chaired by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson.
    Last year’s participants are encouraged to attend this year as well.
    Photographers of any skill level (beginner, amateur or professional) of high school age or older who live or work in Los Alamos County are eligible to enter. Any photographic process that results in prints suitable for hanging is acceptable.
    Photos must be matted and framed with wires for hanging on the back. Photos must not have been presented in the show before. The subject of the photos should be appropriate for display at a public facility.
    Photos will be hung from 1-4 p.m. March 29. Anyone submitting photos are also invited to hang photos. Participants hanging photos are asked to bring a pencil, a hammer, a pair of needle-nose pliers and a tape measure.

  • People swarmed the Sandia Resort & Casino last weekend for the 27th Annual Fiery Foods Show in Albuquerque. Vendors from across the state were there to sell their best gourmet foods, sauces, spices, rubs, cookbooks and sweet treats. Albuquerque’s own Candy Lady was also there selling “Breaking Bad” merchandise. Kids enjoyed the show’s new mascot, “Chile the Kid.”

  • Los Alamos
    Pajarito Mountain Café, 397 Camp May Road
    Date Inspected: Jan. 5
    Violations: none
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Comfort Inn and Suites, 2455 Trinity Dr.
    Date Inspected: Jan. 15
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Morning Glory, 1377 Diamond Dr.
    Date Inspected: Jan. 15
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Chili Works, 1743 Trinity Dr.
    Date Inspected: Jan. 15
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Blue Window Bistro Catering, 813 Central Ave.
    Date Inspected: Jan. 27
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Blue Window Bistro, 813 Central Ave.
    Date Inspected: Jan. 27
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Need thermometers in all refrigerators and freezers. One low-risk violation. Food handlers must wear hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • SF school to present 9th grade art exhibition

  • Today
    History on Tap: Eyewitness to Trinity. 5:30-7 p.m. at UnQuarked — The Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square. The 70th Anniversary of the Trinity Test will be lead by Roger Rasmussen, who was in the Army’s Special Engineering Detachment in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Free.

    Monthly Poetry Gatherings. 6:30-8 p.m., every second Thursday of each month at the Southwest Room at Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The program will be “Applying Genetic Genealogy to Family History Research” by Michael A. Torrez. The traditional no-host dinner before the meeting will be 5:30 p.m. at China Moon. The public is invited.

    Wildlife of Southwestern Brazil. 7 p.m. Bob Walker and Martin Cooper will share photos and stories about the wildlife they saw in southwestern Brazil. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Valentina Devine: Knit One, Crochet Two, a solo exhibit. Daily through March 21.

    Los Alamos Public Schools Student Art Show. March 1-27 in the Upstairs Art Gallery of the Mesa Public Library. Reception 5-6 p.m. March 5.  
    Friday

  • History on Tap: Eyewitness to Trinity

    The Los Alamos Creative District will present the next installment of its On Tap series today, starting at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked – The Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.
    The Los Alamos Historical Society, together with the Los Alamos Creative District, hosts this week’s brief presentation and interactive discussion will follow.
    Roger Rasmussen, the Army’s Special Engineering Detachment in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project will share his recollections of the project and will describe what he saw at the Trinity Test of the first atomic weapon.
    He will also discuss his nearly 40-year career as a physicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory after the war, which coincides with yearly opening of the Trinity Site in White Sands on the first Saturday in April. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the test.

    Learn oil painting in two sessions

    Join Archer Dougherty these next two Saturdays to share the wonders of painting with oils.

  • The 18th annual Dog Jog will be April 25 in White Rock and as part of the annual festivities the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter holds a logo contest for children in third through sixth grades.
    Though the competition was fierce, after careful consideration, the judges chose the original artwork of Bella Robertson, a fifth grader at Aspen Elementary School.
    Robertson chose her dog, Jake, as her subject. Robertson’s favorite part of Jake, a 9-year-old dog adopted as a puppy from a shelter, is that he is always loving. Her design will be featured on the T-shirts provided to the entrants, and she will receive a T-shirt as her prize.
    Second place in the contest went to Sayra Villalobos, third place to Tina Fanelle and fourth place to Sevanna Swanson. Honorable mentions were given to John Worley, Isabella Manzanares and Savanna Martin.
    The Dog Jog is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter. Money raised is used to purchase supplies, to pay for extraordinary medical expenses, and to support adoptions the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. The Friends of the Shelter also financially supports spay/neuter programs in underserved areas of northern New Mexico. The annual Dog Jog is sponsored by the Mountain Canine Corps, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the Atomic City Road Runners.

  • County Councilor David Izraelevitz is the guest speaker for the next Lunch with a Leader meeting.
    The meeting will be 11;45 a.m. March 17 at the Mesa Public Library and is open to the entire community, sponsored by the Los Alamos League of Women Voters.
    Izraelevitz is a first-generation American who immigrated to the United States from Uruguay, South America when he was 11.
    While a graduate student at MIT, he met his future wife Terry who was a graduate student at Boston University. After marriage and completing his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, Izraelevitz began employment at a research firm outside of Boston. The opportunity to help start a new company led Izraelevitz to move with Terry and their three sons to Los Alamos in 1995. Although the start-up folded after a few years, his newfound love for Los Alamos motivated him to find a way to stay here, and he was able to telecommute for the subsequent 10 years for a company in the Bay Area.
    He eventually joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2005 and is currently a team leader doing research in signal processing for nuclear nonproliferation applications.

  • Learn about the unique and exotic wildlife of southwestern Brazil from two photographers who made the trip last summer. The free program is 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    Bob Walker and Martin Cooper will share photos and stories about the wildlife they saw on their journey. Animals featured in their talk will be jaguars, caiman, giant river otters, capybara, giant anteaters, ocelot, Southern tamandua and many species of birds.
    In July 2014, Walker and his wife, Laurie, traveled with Cooper and his wife, Bev, to southwestern Brazil to photograph wildlife. The first phase of the trip was to the Northern Pantanal region, which is a large floodplain, although they were there in the “dry” season.
    They were guided by a professional photographer, Roy Toft, on one of his photo expeditions. The second phase of the trip was to Iguassu Falls, an extraordinary set of cataracts near the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The third phase of the trip was to Bonito and the Sothern Pantanal region.
    Walker has lived in Los Alamos for more than 30 years, and has been a hobbyist photographer for the last 25 years, covering sporting events, nature and wildlife. More recently, he has been interested in photography of birds, North American and across the world.

  • OK, technically this column isn’t in defense of the PARCC test, but if you didn’t plan to read it, you might now.
    I’m very proud of the students that have decided not to protest the test and just soldier ahead, let me tell you why.
    We seem to be becoming a nation of when things don’t go our way, we take our ball and go home.
    My other favorite is when someone continuously throws out the, “oh well, maybe I’ll sue.”
    We need to make sure we are role modeling for our children, things don’t always go our way, things don’t always work out, but we still come out on the other side. And sometimes we come out a little better for the experience too.
    So raise your hand if you ever had a difficult neighbor? How about you have worked with someone that bugged the stuffing’s out of you?
    Can I see a show of hands for the people you know that give into their children all the time, never making them tow the line?
    There are always things we might have to do that we don’t want to, don’t like, can’t stand, it is called life. Maybe we need to get back to playing that old school board game where the roll of the dice determined your fate. You didn’t just get to pick the numbers the die landed on, right?

  • March 8-14, 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
    8:30 a.m.     Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chile rellenos
    1 p.m.         Vintage jewelry show             and tell
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.    Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Pet of the Week: .
    CATS
    Cattibre (female) and Spook (male) — They are 6 and 8 years old. They have lived together in one house for most of their lives and were recently surrendered due to an owner move. They are both shorthaired black cats with white markings and are quite friendly. They will be available after a vet check. They may be adopted together or individually. If you choose to adopt them together, you will only need to pay the adoption fee for one!

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Elks Lodge, 1600 Trinity Dr., will host a promotional event for Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of “Mister Roberts.” The event will be part of the Elks’ Payday Cafe, which starts at 6 p.m.  A performance of selected scenes will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, but hungry patrons can purchase food at the Payday Cafe for between $6-10. Attendees should enter at the east entrance of the facility (west entrance is for Elks Lodge members only).
     
    Free Film Series. “Of Gods and Men.” 6:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Master Gardeners March meeting will be 7 p.m. in the Nambé Room of Fuller Lodge.

    “Wrenched: The Movie.” 7 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater. Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey forever changed the course of the environmental movement. $10 adults/$8 children. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Valentina Devine: Knit One, Crochet Two, a solo exhibit. Daily through March 21.

    Los Alamos Public Schools Student Art Show. March 1-27 in the Upstairs Art Gallery of the Mesa Public Library. Reception 5-6 p.m. today.
    Friday

  • Register for dog training now

    Registration for the next session of dog training classes, offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, starts today.
    Classes this session will include a special offering to introduce kids to the fun sport of agility, Basic Manners, Beginning and Continuing Scent Work, Introduction to Rally Obedience, Intermediate Agility, the paRENT Free Club (for kids), Canine Good Citizen, Cujo to Compadre (for dog-reactive/aggressive dogs) and Self-directed Practice. These classes will begin the week of April 13.
    Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration form will be available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com) and at the LADOC building, 246 East Road.
    Registration is first-come, first-served, and classes often fill quickly, so timely registration is advised. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 25.

    Kids can join the Battle of the Books

    Middle school Battle of the Books. 6-8 p.m. March 26 at Mesa Public Library, Youth Services. Seventh and eighth graders who read the Battle of the Books titles are invited to test knowledge. Snacks and prizes for the competitors will be available. Family and friends are invited.