• Community Calendar


    Coffee Conversations from 4-5:15 p.m. at Smith’s Starbucks. The community is invited to join a weekly conversation about reimaging education in Los Alamos. This week’s meeting topic is:  Students Making the Right Choices. More information at odysseylosalamos.weebly.com or k.holmes@laschools.net.


    Gentle Walks at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center. A gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. Free. 


    Fourth Friday Fractals at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. See fractals in nature as a full-dome planetarium show! Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for children. 


    Trick–or–Treat on MainStreet will haunt downtown Los Alamos at 4 p.m. on Central Avenue, between 15th to 20th streets. 


    High Tech Halloween at the Bradbury Science Museum from 4-6:30 p.m. Interactive demonstration of a vacuum chamber, a simulated chain reaction using lights and optics and a “Critter Alley.” 


  • People in the news 1-17-16

    Christina Moore, the daughter of Tammy and David Moore, of Los Alamos, has been named to the Dean’s List of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2015-2016 school year. A graduate of Los Alamos High School, Moore was a junior at Macalester last fall.

  • Births 1-17-16

    Nov. 29 — A boy. Larik David Max Marquez. Born to Kaylina and Christopher Marquez.

    Nov. 30 — A boy. Isaiah Mateo Diaz. Born to Christen Montoya and Javier Diaz.

    Nov. 30 — A girl. Kaylie Rose Martinez. Born to Erica M. Quintana and Louis D. Martinez.

    Dec. 5 — A boy. Sabastian Jovanni Bencomo-Fernandez. Born to Melodie Fernandez and Jorge Bencomo.

    Dec. 7 — A girl. Anikka Ava. Born to Becky Hill and Don Gallegos.

    Dec. 9 — A boy. Elijah Aaron Frias. Born to Justine and Aaron Frias.

    Dec. 10 — A boy. Xaden Ray Chase. Born to Kimberly McKelvey and Jerry Chase.

    Dec. 10 — A boy. Jack Allen Mayeur. Born to Leslie and Jason Mayeur.

    Dec. 11 — A girl. Payton Shayrose Lujan-Terrazas. Born to Melissa Lujan and Tito Terrazas.

    Dec. 14 — A girl. Zerenity Anita Madrid. Born to Angel Marie Madrid.

  • Births 8-30-15

    July 27: A girl, Lisa Raylynn Dishta, born to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dishta
    Aug. 8: A girl, Naevia Grace Villa, born to Tamara Sanchez and Jesse Villa
    Aug. 8: A boy, Matthias Anthony Fabian Abeyta, born to Ambrosha Baca and Leon Abeyta
    Aug. 11: A boy, Patrick Stuart Taylor, born to Laura and Stuart Taylor
    Aug. 12: A boy, Preston Scott Tyler, born to Amanda Apgar and Eric Tyler
    Aug. 15: A boy, Gilbert Joseph Lopez, born to Tammy and Bobby Lopez

  • People in the news 8-30-15

    Aubrie Powell, of Los Alamos, a graduate of Los Alamos High School, has graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in music.
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    The following Los Alamos students will begin their first semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales this fall: Trisha Barks, John Dermer, Miranda Honnell, Lauren Mazuranich, Jacqueline Fernandes and Richard Morley.

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    Kendall Schneider and Mariah Zerr, of Los Alamos, have been selected to serve as President’s Ambassadors at Eastern New Mexico University.

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    Erik Bojorquez and Taylor Pomeroy, both of Los Alamos, were named Eastern New Mexico University counselors for Dawg Days 2015. Dawg Days is the annual back-to-school kickoff weekend that serves as a welcome to new students. The weekend’s events, including a foam party and community barbeque, are led by the Dawg Days counselors.

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  • Community Calendar 8-26-15


    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.


    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    United Blood Services Blood Drive. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at at the First Baptist Church Hall 2200 Diamond Dr. For more details contact United Blood Services at 1-877-UBS-HERO. Donors can enjoy an egg salad, ham, or turkey sandwich.

    Downtown Dogs is a weekly walking group. All dogs and their humans are invited to walk from Pet Pangaea, 158 Central Park Square for a stroll around Downtown Los Alamos. 7 p.m. Come prepared with a standard leash, no longer than 6 feet.

    Authors Speak Series. David Stuart. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.


    Quiet, Gentle Walks. Join Sue Watts for a gentle walk along a relatively flat trail. The walks range from 1-2 miles and may include gentle changes in elevation. Each walk includes 20 minutes of silent walking. Free. Meets every Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. Check peecnature.org for any changes.

    United Blood Services Blood Drive. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at at the First Baptist Church Hall 2200 Diamond Drive. For more details contact United Blood Services at 1-877-UBS-HERO. Donors can enjoy an egg salad, ham, or turkey sandwich.

  • Off The Hill 8-19-15

    Art exhibits
    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Photographs Keith Carter “Ghostland” and Kate Breakey “Shadow and Light,” at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Show runs through Saturday.

    Zane Bennett Gallery announces “IMPACTS! II” an exhibition featuring Bi Rongrong, Shen Fan, Liang Shaoji and others, with seven artists in total. The show is at 435 South Guadalupe St., across from the rail station in Santa Fe, and coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. The grand opening will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday. There will be exciting events occurring during these openings involving traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, with more information to follow.

    “Where the Buffalo Roam.” Angel Wynn, American artist and photographer. Show runs through Aug. 31 at Angel Wynn Gallery in Santa Fe.

    Kathleen Doyle Cook, “Intensity in Abstraction.” Through Aug. 31 at the New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe.

  • Community Calendar 8-19-15

    Recurring meetings

    Note: If any of the following listings need to be changed or removed, contact Gina Velasquez immediately at lacommunity@lamonitor.com, or 662-4185, ext. 21.

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at noon every Tuesday at the golf course, 4250 Diamond Dr. Guest speakers every week.

    Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Church in Kelly Hall.

  • People in the news 8-17-15

    Jonathan Vander Wiel, of Los Alamos, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, Cum Laude from LeTourneau University spring graduation.

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    Antonia Batha, of Los Alamos, was named to the 2015 Dean’s List at Union College in New York. Batha is a member of the Class of 2017, majoring in gender, sexuality and women’s studies.

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    The following Los Alamos students will begin their first semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales this fall: Trisha Barks, John Dermer, Miranda Honnell and Lauren Mazuranich.

  • Births 8-17-15

    July 14: A boy,  Liam Grant Ponce, born to  Amber Pyle and Christian Ponce
    July 25: A girl, Charlotte Isabel Thoren, born to Bryanna and Victor Thoren
    Aug. 3: A girl, Aarya Grace Goff, born to Jaipriya and George Goff