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Local Swim Team Helping Oklahoma Tornado Victims

on May 22, 2013 - 10:53am


Charger Aquatics – Los Alamos swim team is setting up a donation collection table 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 22 in front of Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, 535 Central Ave., in Los Alamos to help with the relief efforts for injured and displaced pets affected by the devastating tornados in Moore, Okla. this week. 

All contributions will be given to the New Mexico Dogs Deserve Better, which is partnering with Bernalillo County Animal Services, Good Shepherd Animal Clinic and many local retailers – including Los Alamos’ Pet Pangea. 

A collection drop box will be available

Internationally Acclaimed Author Anchee Min Shares Life With Los Alamos Audience

on May 21, 2013 - 9:47am

Author Anchee Min speaks at the Reel Deal Theater Sunday about her life and struggles as an immigrant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Rotary Club President-Elect Jim Nesmith introduces his longtime friend Anchee Min. His daughter Laura Nesmith looks on at left Sunday at the Reel Deal Theater. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report:

Local community members gathered at the Reel Deal Theater Sunday night to hear internationally bestselling author Anchee Min speak about her courageous life in China and America.

In 1994, Min made her literary debut with Red


on May 21, 2013 - 8:48am

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is now offering INSANITY® classes!

INSANITY® is a revolutionary cardio-based total body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX interval training. Each workout is packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves.

Each INSANITY workout keeps you constantly challenged as you alternate between aerobic and anaerobic intervals performed at your MAX! These classes are taught by Insanity-certified instructors and are available 9-9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:30-6 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meets Mondays

on May 21, 2013 - 8:36am


Suicide Prevention Working Group Forming

on May 21, 2013 - 8:06am


Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Los Alamos County Social Services Department announces the first meeting of the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Working Group meeting.

The meeting will take place 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the new Municipal Building, in the large conference room on the third floor (room 330.)

The goal is to form a working group of experts, representatives of agencies and other entities who will work together to formulate and implement a multi-pronged approach of evidence based and best practice programs that will help bring about long term

Dr. Bradley Presents 'Elk Mountain and the Centennial Peaks' 7:30 p.m. Today at Geological Society

on May 21, 2013 - 8:01am

LAGS News:

The Los Alamos Geological Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.

The speaker is Dr. Paul Bradley. He will provide a talk entitled "Elk Mountain and the Centennial Peaks." Colorado's highest 100 peaks are known as the Centennial Peaks. Dr. Bradley will provide an overview of his 2011 and 2012 climbs of four of these peaks located in the Elk Range.

Dr. Bradley received a BS and MS from Texas A&M in chemical engineering and physics. He received a PhD in Astronomy from University of Texas at Austin.

The May field trip will be held May