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  • 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.

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank your community and one of your residents. I became lost in Los Alamos last week when driving across Northern New Mexico. Near the intersection where Diamond Drive ends and (I think) San Ildefonso Road, I stopped to ask for directions. Not only was I given directions, this group escorted me to Trinity Drive and made sure I was heading in the right direction. 

  • Steve Stoddard, a member of the original trustees of the Valles Caldera who attended many meetings to decide the fate of the Caldera, was given a per diem stipend. 

    Rather than spend that money on his family, he placed it in an account. 

  • Recently, Mary Brooks and the Friends of the Senior Center unveiled their new memorial plaque. Residents can be memorialized at the Senior Center for a donation of $25 or more. Those interested to learn more can contact Pauline Powell Schneider at 662-8920.

  • An outdoor pool is the place to be as temperatures soar in New Mexico, under the toasty summer sun.
    Several pools located in Los Alamos and White Rock boast memberships that keep things humming during swim season.
    Piñon Park Pool is just one of the locations that offer memberships for sale and rent to community members here for the summer or here to stay.
    The Bryce Avenue location is centrally located in White Rock, just a short distance from the White Rock Branch Library, White Rock Senior Center and more.
    Membership Chair Connie Goettee praises her fellow board members with accomplishing the daily tasks and activities to keep the pool in prime condition.

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

    Santa Fe

    Bamboo Asian Cuisine, 2400 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: June 25
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — hand sink in sushi area used for other purposes. Corrected. One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — washing dishes in prep sink. Move sinks to appropriate area. Three low-risk violations, one for floors/walls/ceilings — base coring broken in some places; two for ventilation/lighting — inadequate light in proper, ware wash, cooler and storage areas; grease dripping from fire suppressions pipe in vent hood.

  • Some movies have an ability to make death — even murder — seem like a normal, non-horrifying, even hilarious part of life, which I understand that it is, but yet when it happens, it obviously doesn’t feel that way. It takes an amazing sort of film to give us that kind of realism.

  • This year, the Santa Fe Opera broke with tradition, presenting its operas at 8:30 p.m., instead of the customary 9 p.m. — this is a wise decision. Those attending Georges Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” will be treated to an impressive New Mexican sunset, seen through a large gilt frame that is an integral part of the opera’s impressive set.
    From the very first note, it is apparent that the conductor, Emmanuel Villaume, has an excellent feel for Bizet’s music. His fluent, expressive style of conducting brought out a wide range of colors from a versatile and masterful orchestra.

  • SANTA FE (AP) — The stories are as diverse as the artists themselves: Afghan women who have lifted themselves out of poverty through a cooperative
    that sells their traditional embroidery; a former cook for the Sudan People’s Liberation Army who now sells beaded corsets to help support her family and send her many grandchildren to school; and sisters from Kyrgyzstan who make hand-stitched felt and silk scarves using a family tradition that dates back some 300 years.

  • Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career.
    The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  
    The LAPS Foundation is a non-profit organization leverages time, talent and funds to promote innovative learning in our public schools.
    The Foundation continues to grow its scholarship funds through donations made by community members and alumni of the Los Alamos High School.

  • There are many opportunities to become involved in this little slice of “paradise” on the Hill. What would you like to do?
    The sense of volunteerism and the fact that you can find it related to just about any topic is one of the reasons this community is so great.
    Do you like to read? How about volunteering with Friends of the Library? Do you like activities for senior citizens, how about volunteering with Friends of the Senior Center? You can also be friends of the furriest in Los Alamos, as a volunteer with the Friends of the Shelter.
    It seems like our new town slogan could be, “Los Alamos, we gotta lotta friends.”

  •  Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall are invited to apply for scholarship funds. Funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society.

    Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County. 

    Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, fill out a scholarship application form and send an official copy of their undergraduate and medical school transcripts. 

  •  The annual Fourth of July White Rock celebration will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

    The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the church. Scouts from White Rock troops 422, 326 and 129 will lead the parade carrying the colors. 

    They will be followed by Cub Scouts from Cub Packs 422, 20 and 326.  

  •  The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank everyone in the community who so warmly welcomed our Group Study Exchange visitors from Capetown, South Africa of Rotary District 9350 during their brief stay here last month.

    The GSE program offers opportunities for four young professionals, ages 25-40, to travel to a Rotary district abroad under the guidance of a Rotary team leader from their home country.  Once the five-member team has arrived in the host country, they travel for one month throughout the host district, meeting counterparts in their career fields for networking and meaningful exchange of ideas.

  •  Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren. 

    The books will distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors. The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program.

    Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

  •  The Harrell House of Natural Oddities will bring some of the world’s most unusual creatures to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 6:30 p.m. July 10, as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings series.  

    The program is free for PEEC members and $10 per family for non-members.

    The Harrell House is a family-run business based in Santa Fe, and dedicated to educating the public about arthropods.  

    They travel the country putting on insect shows and will bring their critters to PEEC. Their collection includes tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, crabs and more.

  •  Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career. The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

  •  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 microchipped.

     

    DOGS

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

  • Assets Coordinator, Bernadette Lauritzen met with the Betty Ehart Senior Center Director, Pauline Powell Schneider and some volunteers from the Cookies and Conversation program recently. The team discussed the benefits of the program, ways it could be improved and strategies for next year. Those wishing to volunteer to have lunch with middle and high school students can call 661-4846 for more details. Seniors are members of the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).

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

    Española

    Casa Dulce, 1027 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: June 18, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, no longer processing.

    Quik Stop #133, Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: June 21, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, can no longer serve food.

    Quik Stop, 1225 Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: June 19, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed, no longer Quik Stop, is now Giant.

    Red Door Coffee House, 1318 S. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: June 22, closing