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Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High

Donated Milling Machine is the Hive’s Newest Asset

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

This mill was donated to the Hive and is available for use. Courtesy Photo


By Mandy Marksteiner

Last week Chris Luchini donated a Sherline 5400 Milling Machine with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) to the Hive.

Over the weekend Richard Browning, Jung Pyo Hong and Sam Park have been working to restore the machine, which was probably made in the mid to late 80’s, so that members of the Hive can use it to create prototypes and models.

The machine has four axes; X, Y, and Z and a rotary table that you can clamp work to and rotate under computer control.

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

on February 23, 2012 - 5:00pm
The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
The CIP Committee’s recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess.

Fuller Lodge Art Center takes on the Beautiful and Beastly

on February 23, 2012 - 12:00am

Fuller Lodge Art Center Director Ken Nebel examines Thelma Hahn's work through 3-D glasses. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


By Kirsten Laskey

Receiving the entries for the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest show, “Beauty and the Beast” was similar to awarding homework an A+, Director Ken Nebel said. Every piece made the grade.

From a bronze sculpture of a whimsical pig, “Petal” to delicate jewelry pieces made from glass and watch parts, the show reveals the artists’ creativity and imagination as they interpreted this unique topic.

Beauty in the Beast caught the attention of more

CIP Committee Considers Nature Center and Teen Center Thursday

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am


The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee will meet in Council Chambers at 5:15 p.m. Thursday to consider Phase 2 applications for a new nature center and a new teen center.
The nature center has three possible designs, all from Catalyst Architecture. The preferred site (based on community input at a public meeting in November) is on Canyon Road, formerly the skate park location just up the road from the Aquatic Center.
In addition, as a close-to-net-zero energy use building, it becomes a model for environmental sustainability.
The other two designs, for the current

Library Hosts 'Every Child Ready to Read' Workshop

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am


Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing: Fun and simple steps to help get every child ready to read @ your library.

The Los Alamos County Library System has an exciting series of workshops underway designed to help get Every Child Ready to Read®. Mesa Public Library will present the second Every Child Ready to Read workshop for parents and caregivers from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

(Note: This workshop is for adults only; children will benefit from what their parents or caregivers learn – but not during this session; the last workshop in the series will be for both

United Way Sends Out Annual Call for Grant Applicants

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am


United Way of Northern New Mexico  (UWNNM) is accepting grant applications beginning today and running through 5 p.m. March 28.

To apply for a UWNNM grant, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:

• Nonprofit 501(c)(3) status

• Serving Los Alamos and/or Rio Arriba counties

• Impact one of the four focus areas: Nurturing Children & Youth, Strengthening Families, Improving Health & Healing, Enriching the Lives of our Seniors

• Administrative costs must be less than 25 percent of total organizational budget (Administrative cost is calculated based on the sum of management