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Today's Features

  • The House of Hope Women invites women of Los Alamos and the surrounding areas to join them in their next house-building trip to Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Oct. 10-12.

    This upcoming visit marks the fourth year that this all-women construction team, which encompasses women from other churches and communities, will be making the trip to the border town to build a home for a family who would otherwise have little hope of permanent stable housing.

  • There seems to be an endless supply of books to stack up on the night stand or cram into a bookshelf, but how do you pick which ones to read?

    The Los Alamos Great Books Discussion makes the decision process easy by selecting the books for the reader.

    The book group not only selects the material for its members, it also invites them to participate in literary conversations.

    The discussions will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Mesa Public Library.

  • Dear friends of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series,

    The Series is coming to a close and hopefully we’ll be back next May. There are only two shows left, Friday and Sept. 5.

    We’ve had to change our artist for the Friday concert.

    Rosie Ledet is ill and can’t make either of her New Mexico concerts that she had planned for this weekend.

    Thankfully, my dear friends, the Nomads will replace Rosie. The Nomads play ‘50s and ‘60s rock ‘n roll.

  • Los Alamos artist Secundino Sandoval and his brother and fellow artist, Abad, have more ties than just being siblings; they are also connected through art.

    Secundino started making his art creations at age 5; a Mickey Mouse comic book and some crayons sparked his interest in the field. Abad began making doodles as a kid, which grew into watercolors.

    They both capture the landscapes and sites of New Mexico in their watercolors.

    Secundino said Abad’s work is very impressionistic while his own paintings are more realistic.

  • Whenever my oldest nephew creates a drawing, I immediately love it and praise the creation to the hilt. The fact that he needs to tell me what all the wild, blue crayon scribbles depict is a minor detail. The point is that a 4-year-old drew it to give to his mother, which is all that really matters. There is no composition, no reason exercised; it’s just in good fun.

    This seems to be a common attitude; many adults rush their children’s or young relatives’ pictures to the center of the fridge or decorate their offices with framed young people’s artwork.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag free concert series not only will open with a bang, but the skirl of bagpipes will also be heard.

    The Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums will perform the first Brown Bag concert of the season at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 5 at Fuller Lodge.

    In addition to the traditional and mystic music of the great Highland bagpipe and drum ensemble, highland dancers will also be taking the stage. Piper Don Machen of Los Alamos currently leads the band.

  • School days

    Thank you, community of Los Alamos, for caring! Self Help’s school supply project reached many children both in Los Alamos and in surrounding school districts.

    We thank the NNM/LA United Way, the Woman of the ELCA, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Casa Mesita Thrift Store, REMAX, the Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN and Staples.

    We also appreciate those who helped unpack, sort, and deliver the six pallets of supplies as well as the many people who stopped by with a check, backpacks and words of encouragement.

    Ellen Morris Bond

    Self Help Inc.

  • Editor’s Note: This story is the first of several that the district will be releasing.

    In January, Los Alamos voters will be asked to approve a $40 million school bond issue, which will give the district necessary funds to embark on a 20-year plan for rebuilding schools.

    This 20-Year Plan was developed by the LAPS District Facilities Committee and is designed to address Los Alamos Public School facility renewal needs.

  • A portrait captures a moment in time that is to be cherished forever. Jennifer Hanson Bartram of Viewfinder Photography hopes to make the details of capturing the moment even better. Bartram took her portrait photography on the road, thus evolving into Viewfinder Traveling Portraits.

    “I wanted to provide a resource for people to get their portraits done in the comfort of their own homes or in front of any of the beautiful vistas in the Los Alamos area,” said Bartram, who has photographed numerous senior pictures with the background locals have grown up with.

  • “I’ve always written,” author Kate Horsley said. She started in the fourth grade, when she wrote the class Christmas poem. Her career took another step when she published her first novel, “Crazy Women,” in 1992.

    Horsley explained while earning her Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in American studies, she was fascinated with the stories in history and wanted to write about them but in a non-academic way.