NMBG 2020 Stout Invitational: So. Many. Stouts.

Sample cups at the NMBG Stout Invitational Saturday at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. Photo by Becky Rutherford

Becky Rutherford and friend at the NMBG 2020 Stout Invitational Saturday at the Tub. Courtesy photo

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My knowledge of stouts is basically Guinness; if I want a nice stout, that’s probably what I’ll go for. Well, I’m here to tell you that there is so much more to the world of stout beers than Guinness. At the NMBG Stout Invitational Saturday at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square, I sampled 15 different stouts from 15 different New Mexico breweries.


PAC 8 Stop Motion Animation Classes Feb. 26-March 18

PAC 8 stop motion animation classes are 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 26 through March 18. Courtesy/PAC 8

Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 will be offering classes in stop motion animation for students aged 9-12 years 2-4 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 26 through March 18.

Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are moved in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit motion when the series of frames is played back.

Los Alamos High School senior Allegra Dougherty will be teaching the class. Allegra first discovered animation at PAC 8

On The Job In Los Alamos: JJAB Resource Specialists

On the job in Los Alamos at a staff meeting Feb. 12 in space provided by Los Alamos Public Schools are Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) Resource Specialists, from front left, Rachel Mohr-Richards, Santina Shije, William High Eagle Sandoval, Danielle Sutherland, Christine Martinez, Tara Adams and from First Judicial District Family Court Services Elise Pardue and Gary Lombardo and JJAB Executive Director Lisa Zuhn. For more information, visit or call 505.709.8125. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


Christian Scientists Relocating To Mari-Mac


A new era for Christian Scientists in Los Alamos County begins March 1 when they re-locate from the former WAC dormitory to new premises.

Tonight’s testimony meeting (7:30-8 p.m., Feb. 19) and this Sunday’s Bible Lesson-Sermon on Mind (10-11 a.m. Feb. 23), will be the last services conducted at 1725 17th St. after more than 60 years at that location.

The Christian Science Society has held Sunday and Wednesday services in Los Alamos since the Secret City’s early days. To provide space for their services and reading room, in the 1950s the Society leased and later purchased the building

Fifteen Topper Wrestlers Heading To State Meet

Topper wrestlers display their gold medals won at the district meet Saturday in Española. The meet establishes seeding for the state meet this weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The Topper team is taking 15 wrestlers to state, one in each weight class. Gold medal winners from left, Nathan Harper, Damian Gonzales, Ben Gellis, Damian Garcia, Mateo Martinez, Teke Nieto. Not pictured is Alex Pittman and Josh Archuleta. Photo by John McHale/

Nathan Harper wrestling in the 138-weight class pins his opponent from Española to win the gold. Photo by John McHale/


Toppers Fall To Sundevils 50-65

Video highlights by Nate Limback/

Harrison Frank drives through traffic on his way to the basket in  the 2nd quarter, he was the Topper’s high point scorer with 21 points, which included 4-3’s in a game against the Espanñla Sundevils Friday night in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers fell behind by 10 points in the first quarter and trailed by 10 points throughout the rest of the game as the two teams played even and the Sundevils won 65-50. The Toppers continue to improve, but the Toppers had no answer for the Sundevils fast paced game. The next game will be played in Taos Thursday Feb.

LAPS: Open Enrollment; In-District Transfer March 2

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will make available the Open Enrollment Application process (for students who reside outside of Los Alamos County) for the 2020-21 school year at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2.

The application will be accessible online at and may be completed on a smartphone or computer.

In addition, the In-District Transfer form will be available beginning Monday, March 2 for elementary students who reside in Los Alamos County but wish to transfer to a different school zone.

For more information, contact Sandra Osborn at 505.663.2228


HillStrummers Play Romantic Programs At Senior Centers

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The HillStrummers Ukulele Group will play February Programs of “Love & Romance” at the local senior centers.

White Rock Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 21. Lunch is catfish, hushpuppies, tartar sauce, German coleslaw, and fruit cocktail.

Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. and cost is only a suggested $5 donation for members (membership is free), call 505.672.2034

Betty Ehart Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb 28. The birthday lunch is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, spinach, ranch roll and applesauce. All February


UNM-LA And Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Beethoven winners from left, Gala Nelson, Malaika Philip, Anuita Dzuiba, Janna Warren and Alyssa Sun. Courtesy photo

Beethoven Winners: Left-to-Right Philippa Fung, Julian Hu, Sean Lo, John Kang, Madeline Williamson. Courtesy photo


This year marks the 250th celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday.

To honor that occasion, the UNM-LA campus has invited the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) to kick off the year at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at UNM-LA in the Student Services Building.

The event features a public piano recital featuring young Los Alamos pianists