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IHM Thanks Community For Another Successful Angel Tree Program

on December 21, 2013 - 7:14am

Angel Tree at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. Courtesy/IHM

Presents fill the foyer of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. Courtesy/IHM

By Immaculate Heart of Mary
Angel Tree Program Committee

Thank you so much to our parishioners at Immaculate Heart of Mary Angel Tree Program and members of the community who purchased and wrapped gifts for more than 500 children. In addition, St. Francis of Assisi School in Lumberton received gifts of school, office supplies, sports equipment and TV for the classrooms. 

Volunteers help gather gifts.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Dec. 20

on December 20, 2013 - 10:20am

Sponsored by FYI Los Alamos


Saturday, Dec. 21

Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk 7:15 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at Bandelier
Many cultures marked important days of the year with the orientation of buildings. We will walk up to Tyuonyi entryway. If the sky is overcast the walk will be postponed to the next day.

Sunday, Dec. 22


Saint Dimitri’s Holiday Bake Sale 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.
Greek and Russian treats, Kusmi tea and more. One box $23.95 or $21.95 with orders of four or more. Preorder 505-660-9113

Wiccan Sabbat of Yule 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at Los Alamos Unitarian Church.

Surrendered Puppy Seeks New Family

on December 20, 2013 - 9:16am

Bailey the 6-month-old Australian Kelpie mix was just surrendered. She loves people, kids, other dogs and especially the dog park where she plays fetch. Bailey is spayed, housebroken and has had some obedience training. All shots are up to date. While Bailey is cute and snuggly, she is still a typical puppy who will need lots of chew toys to keep her busy. To adopt Bailey, visit the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road noon to 6 p.m., M-F and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Sat-Sun, call 505.662.8179 or click here. Courtesy/FOS

K-Kids and Key Club Share Holiday Spirit of Service

on December 20, 2013 - 8:42am
Aspen K-Kids complete their wrap session with gifts for two families selected under the Adopt-A-Family program in faculty advisor Sharon Allen's Classroom. K-Kids are sponsored by and a part of the Kiwanis Family. Photo by Kiwanian/K-Kids Advisor Don Casperson
Barranca Mesa K-Kids along with some members of the Barranca Mesa Elementary School choir went caroling at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and various locations downtown. The fun concluded at Mesa Public Library with hot chocolate and cookies. K-Kids are sponsored by and a part of the Kiwanis Family.

LANL Employees Purchase Nearly 1,000 Gifts for Children/Seniors

on December 19, 2013 - 7:22pm

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Programs Office sponsors the holiday drive and all other giving initiatives. This year, Laboratory employees and subcontract personnel purchased nearly 1,000 gifts for Northern New Mexico children and seniors for distribution through 18 partner agencies as part of the Holiday Drive. Among the gifts are bicycles. Shown in the photo with approximately 45 new bicycles are from left, Mike Martinez, Katherine Hudspeth, Ed Vigil and Melissa Montoya of the Community Programs Office. Courtesy/LANL

'News from Mars' Display Installed in Downtown Los Alamos

on December 19, 2013 - 10:06am

CB FOX co-owner Dave Fox was passing by and stopped to check out the newly installed 'News from Mars' display in Central Park Square next to Fusion Multisport in downtown Los Alamos. The images are best viewed in the evening until a reduced glare protective plexiglass is installed. Owner / Managing Member Philip Kunsberg of Central Park Square LLC is providing the display for community members and visitors and said a plaque is being prepared for placement below the display with text as follows: These images are provided by the 'ChemCam' team.

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Los Alamos Plane Crash

on December 19, 2013 - 9:25am

NTSB News:

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its "Preliminary Report" on the Dec. 8 plane crash near Los Alamos County Airport:

NTSB Identification: CEN14FA077
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 08, 2013 in Los Alamos, NM
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1C-200, registration: N80MF
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.