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Today's Features

  • On June 1, a new trail sign was planted at the intersection of Mitchell and Perimeter trails. The Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club coordinated the Perimeter Trail adoption with the Santa Fe National Forest.

    As trail adopters, the Tuff Riders will maintain the trail by trimming bushes and clearing downed trees, building water bars, and otherwise committing to trail work on this section in coordination with the Forest Service.

    Currently, the Tuff Riders lead monthly trail work crews, and will continue working on other trails beyond their adopted section of Perimeter Trail.

    “Other trails that still need TLC include Guaje Ridge, Pajarito Trail, and Los Alamos Canyon Trail,” USFS District Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Sublett said.

    To volunteer for trail work, the USFS trains and leads trail work sessions. A volunteer agreement is required for adopting trails or for any trail work on the Santa Fe National Forest. Contact jasublett@fs.fed.us for more information.

  • The speaker at the Chapter’s June dinner meeting is Dr. Terry Wallace Jr. “LANL Director Emeritus.”
    Wallce’s broad background in global security is expected to provide a very interesting and informative presentation on the future of warfare.

    The public is invited to join the MOWW for this great meeting. Regular attendees should note change in location. The meeting will be held in the dining room of American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Drive.  The building is located behind Pasta Paradiso. Use the West side door to the dining room.

    The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m.

    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. The cost of the dinner is $25. The dinner will be roasted chicken breast and appropriate side dishes. RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by Sunday. Call Eleanor Pinyan at 672-3750 for reservations. A reservation is a commitment to pay.

  • TODAY
    Summer Family Evening: Cowboys and Horses of Northern New Mexico at 6:30 p.m. at the Nature Center. Join Gene McCracken at this Summer Family Evening to learn about cowboys and horses in northern New Mexico. This is free for member families and costs $5 for non-member families.

    Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) will host a community forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge to discuss making $400,000 available to support northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations for calendar year 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to present the Community Contribution Program guidelines, discuss how to submit a funding request and answer questions. Program guidelines are available on the N3B website at http://n3b-la.com.

    THURSDAY

    Suds & Shows: Raiders of the Lost Ark at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. See Raiders of the Lost Ark in the planetarium for the first Suds & Shows event of the summer. Enjoy beer and wine from Pajarito Brewpub and bring a picnic before the show. Cost is $5; cash bar. 

    FRIDAY

  • It may look like a safe place to practice, but the Los Alamos High School practice field is filled with holes and bare patches. These unsafe conditions will be remedied.

    Los Alamos Public Schools has contracted with Los Alamos Landscaping & More, LLC for work on this field adjacent to Griffith Gym. The scope of work will include top dressing, reseeding and installing sod in areas of the field that are safety concerns, according to Tommy Castillo, director of facilities.

    “Over the past several years, erosion and gophers have created uneven areas on the field,” said Castillo.  “This landscaping work will make the field safer for our students.”

    The project is scheduled to take 75 days or longer.

  • Starting on Monday, TLC Plumbing, hired by Bradbury Stamm Construction, will close Loma Del Escolar from 42 to 48 Loma Del Escolar near Barranca Mesa Elementary.

    Local traffic will be able to access their homes.

    There will be a detour at the corner of Loma Del Escolar and Barranca Road both east and west sides.

    The closure is required in order to tap into a sewer manhole located between 42 and 48 Loma Del Escolar. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by July 3.

    Drivers should watch for directional and closure signs.

    For more information, contact Perry Muller, project superintendent, at 505-415-2022, or email him at pmuller@bradburystamm.com.

  • The Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science will host Science on Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday at project Y cowork.

    This On Tap will feature a talk with Antonio Redondo about the use of super-computer simulations in the study of chemical processes.

    Most of us are familiar with the M&M’s tagline, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand,” but I’m guessing most of us don’t give much thought to the science responsible for that crunchy candy shell. At Los Alamos, however, researchers with the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation are very curious about just that.

    An interesting collaboration with Mars, Incorporated offers scientists a novel opportunity to study sucrose crystallization. Using advanced computer-modeling capabilities available in Los Alamos, researchers led by Redondo are modeling the sucrose-crystallization process to learn more about the material’s structural and behavioral characteristics, which may provide information about other, more mission-focused materials used at the lab.

    For more information about the Feynman Center, materials-science research at Los Alamos, and this unusual partnership, join the discussion at project Y cowork for Science on Tap on Monday from 5:30–7 p.m.

  • Longtime Los Alamos residents Al and Doris Blackstock celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary June 3.

    Their celebration was made even more special when their daughter, Ann, treated them to an anniversary dinner at the Blue Window Bistro in downtown Los Alamos.

    Al Blackstock, who was born in Waco, Texas, married his bride Doris, a native of San Angelo, Texas, in Oakridge, Tennessee.

    Their wedding was held in a local church with six witnesses in 1955. Al worked at the laboratory in Oakridge at the time.

    The two soon packed their belongings and headed up to Los Alamos, where Al took a job as physicist at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory He worked on general physics problems for the rest of his career as a dedicated worker for the lab.

    Doris stayed at home and was a faithful homemaker, caring for their children.

    They also liked to tend to their garden, and tulips still pop up now and again as the sun shines on the ground around their home that they still share in town.

    Besides their daughter Ann, who lives in Los Alamos, they also have a son, Alan, who lives in Utah, and a granddaughter, Claire, who is a nurse in Los Alamos.

  • Chibi’s tail never stops wagging, even though the 1-and-a-half-year-old Labrador mix is a surrender who doesn’t quiet understand why his original owners aren’t coming back to get him.

    While he is enjoying his time at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, Chibi hopes to find his forever home.  

    Chibi arrived at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter May 25.

    Chibi has a microchip, and is in good health. Chibi is a bit curious, and likes to explore, especially friendly folks and friendly animals. Chibi walks well on a leash, and responds when his name is called.

    Call 662-8179 for more information. Or email police-psa@lacnm.us.
     

  • Maura Taylor, executive director of Self Help, Inc., spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about the work of this local non-profit founded in 1969.

    Beginning as a collaboration led by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church and others in the faith community, Self Help’s mission today, as 50 years ago, is to assist residents of northern New Mexico who struggle with basic needs, providing them with a bridge to self-sufficiency.  

    Self Help, Inc. serves Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos counties. In addition to helping those in financial need, such as payments for a utility bill or car repair, Self Help offers services to help disabled persons, victims of domestic violence, those with citizenship issues, and those with behavioral and mental health concerns.

    Last year, Self Help directly served 400 families, provided 1,700 consultations, and made 2,100 referrals.

    Self Help is now planning to open an office in Española, expand its board and volunteer opportunities, and re-energize its programs.

    In honor of its 50th anniversary, Self Help is preparing a celebration for the community in September. 

  • Starting on Monday, TLC Plumbing, hired by Bradbury Stamm Construction, will close Loma Del Escolar from 42 to 48 Loma Del Escolar near Barranca Mesa Elementary.

    Local traffic will be able to access their homes.

    There will be a detour at the corner of Loma Del Escolar and Barranca Road both east and west sides.

    The closure is required in order to tap into a sewer manhole located between 42 and 48 Loma Del Escolar. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by July 3.

    Drivers should watch for directional and closure signs.

    For more information, contact Perry Muller, project superintendent, at 505-415-2022, or email him at pmuller@bradburystamm.com.