People & Community
Los Alamos Middle School teacher Rita Sanchez receives the Spirit of the West Award. Photo by Chad Lauritzen
The 2020 Spirit of the West Award was presented to Los Alamos Middle School teacher Rita Sanchez during a ceremony Saturday night at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
The Champions of Youth Ambitions “Community Asset Awards” celebrated its 11th annual event, sponsored this year by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.
Sanchez was recognized with the Spirit of the West Award, named for former County Councilor Jim West, not just for 35 years of teaching, but thousands
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Ygamul the Many and her children are menacing but somehow adorable in ‘The Neverending Story’. Photo by Zachery Baker
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
Adults, bring every available kid. Kids, drag your adults to this show. Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production “The Neverending Story,” opened Friday at the Performing Arts Center and it’s truly magical.
The production is produced by Elisa Enriquez and directed by Mimi Adams. Adams has a lot of experience directing kids and it really pays off in this production.
A huge cast of around 30,
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By Fr. Glenn Jones
What a world. Is this politician/celebrity/person being truthful or not? Or rather … is he simply seeking to further his own interests at the expense of others? It’s anyone’s guess. After all, we are deluged daily by the deceitful—scamming phone calls (“Let that warranty run out already!”), e-mails (“Boy, those foreign princes sure are generous!”), faked pictures and documents on unsocial media, etc. Sigh.
Now, we Catholics remember John the Baptist especially this weekend as we close the Christmas season on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospels tells us that John
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Theophany. Courtesy photo
Saint Job of Pochaiv News:
This year Theophany lands on Sunday, the 19th of January. Theophany, the feast and commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, used to coincide with the celebration of the Nativity (Christmas).
But over the centuries separate celebrations developed.
When Jesus went to the Jordan, where John was preaching and baptizing, the people were gathering for repentance and the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus, being perfect and sinless, had
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Freedom Church News:
Freedom Church of Los Alamos launches its “Love Los Alamos” series at 10:30 a.m. today in the Aspen Elementary School Gymnasium at 2182 33rd St.
“Come be a part of a movement! God is doing something big in Los Alamos through Freedom Church and we can’t wait to see all that he wants to do in you and through you in 2020!” Freedom Church Pastor Mike Brake said.
At this event, Pastor Brake intends to share powerful keys to living 2020 to its fullest potential and how to experience the change in one’s life that people are longing for.
“God loves everyone in Los Alamos … we love everyone
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Hisato Yamaguchi examines a material for night vision goggles coated with atomic armor. Courtesy/LANL
Los Alamos Creative District News:
The Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District present Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday at projectY cowork.
This On Tap will feature a conversation with Hisato Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi studies initial corrosion processes using surface science techniques and synthesizes atomically thin, two-dimensional protection crystals for the Finishing Manufacturing Science group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Science On Tap is sponsored
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PEEC hosts its monthly Family Star Party and Family Night are Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Jan. 14 for an evening of family fun.
The night will kick off with a Family Star Party in the planetarium at 5:30 p.m. and continue 6-7 p.m. with Family Night. Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s sponsors: New Mexico Bank & Trust sponsors Family Star Parties and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.
At the Family
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By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.
The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950.
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(Alien Autopsy) Students prepare to dissect the rare ‘spiny pickle worm’ as part of a class held by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH
ALAMORGORDO — An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus.
Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations.
“We can never show our appreciation to teachers enough and this is one way we can reach out and say thank you with
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Feel your way through obstacles and impediments to movement with music inspired by Amelia Earhart (1995), the flinty, political and progressive works of Rzewski that offer a space to be angry and reflective, and humanist Beglarians idealistic
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The winning 2019 t-shirt logo created by Elyas Dezendorf. Courtesy photo
The CROP Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot held Sunday Nov. 24, raised more than $12,000 for hunger concerns after expenses.
Twenty-five percent of that amount went to supporting the local food bank L.A. Cares. The remaining money raised for CROP/Church World Service supports work in global and domestic relief of hunger and poverty, and relief following natural disasters.
To learn more about this worthy cause, check out https://cwsglobal.org/
Rich Ronquillo of Rich Welding LLC, has handcrafted the Spirit of the West award for several years. Here he takes a break from restoring this Ford truck to pose with the award, which will be presented Saturday. Courtesy photo
Forty people will be recognized Saturday as Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation sponsor the 11th annual Community Asset Awards.
The annual event strives to highlight the good work done by many people throughout the community.
“This has been a pretty interesting year,” C’YA Executive Director Bernadette