People & Community

People & Community

Mesa Public Library Hosts Photography Exhibit

‘The Cienega’ mounted on gator-board, 70.5” x 40”. Photo by Allen Ruttenberg
Allen Ruttenberg

ART News:

Dr. Allen Ruttenberg is exhibiting his photography in a show titledLandscapes of the American Southwest and Photomicrographic PanoramasJan. 4-27 at the Upstairs Gallery in Mesa Public Library.

An artist’s reception is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Ruttenberg is a fine art photographer who specializes in omni-directional panoramas, a method for taking wide-angle images with telephoto lenses. The subject matter includes landscape panoramas of the four-corners states


Scientists In The Spotlight: Nathan Debardeleben And Linda Anderman At Bradbury Science Museum Jan. 11

Nathan Debardeleben and Linda Anderman. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Scientists in the Spotlight: Nathan Debardeleben and Linda Anderman will meet community members 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Bradbury Science Museum.
Supercomputing Reliability
Nathan Debardeleben, with the Lab’s High Performance Computing Design Group, started designing, programming and tinkering at an early age. At the Lab, Debardeleben uses his knowledge to help build the latest supercomputers and keep them running in tip-top shape—no matter what the environment throws


NMFOG Statement On Death Of Rob Dean

Rob Dean
The board of directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is deeply saddened by the death of Rob Dean, 65, at his home in Santa Fe Jan. 5.
Rob was a longtime editor of the Santa Fe Mexican where he mentored a generation of journalists. He retired from the New Mexican in 2013 and at the time of his death was executive director of Searchlight New Mexico, a nonprofit, investigative journalism organization.
A fierce advocate for transparency, Dean received FOG’s highest honor, the lifetime achievement award, in 2013. FOG Board member


Science On Tap With Hisato Yamaguchi Jan. 13

LANL scientist Hisato Yamaguchi examines a material for night vision goggles that is coated with atomic armor one atom thick. A piece of paper is 500,000 atoms thick. Courtesy/BSM
BSM News:
Science on Tap with Hisato Yamaguchi: a conversation about how this research at Los Alamos contributes to the Lab’s national security mission, at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at projectY Cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
Yamaguchi studies initial corrosion processes using surface science techniques and synthesizes atomically thin, two-dimensional protection crystals for


The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Feb. 4

Film crew at the replica guard gate in Los Alamos. Courtesy/BSM
BSM News:
The National WWll Museum in New Orleans is presenting the Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Feb. 4. This interactive streaming exploration will feature live polling and Q&A, so students can participate without ever leaving their classroom.
Answering student questions on-location at the WWll Museum will be Sharon Squassoni, research professor at George Washington University and member of the Science and Security Board at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The experience is geared


Los Alamos Police Free Buck Tangled In Hammock

An eyewitness at the scene of a buck tangled up in a hammock today commended Los Alamos police officers for their compassionate actions in freeing the trapped animal. ‘LAPD did a heroic job getting this thrashing buck untangled from a backyard hammock this afternoon in Los Alamos,’ he told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Jim O’Donnell


TED Talk Tuesday At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

Business News:

TED Talk Tuesday continues noon to 1 .pm. Tuesday, Jan. 7 with the topic “Don’t Fail Fast—Fail Mindfully”.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their lunch and have a casual conversation with others after the talk.

For more information visit projectY.


Live Theater Events Coming To Local Senior Centers


Live Theater at the Los Alamos Senior Centers

The 2020 Season of “Live Theater at the local senior centers” opens with AIRPLANE MODE, a 10-minute comedy by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin, performed by Jody Shepard and John Gustafson.
Aging has its interruptions and intrusions, but how to cope with them while others watch?
Free performances and post-show audience talkback are scheduled for:
  • Monday Jan. 13 at 12:45 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos; and
  • Tuesday Jan. 14 at 12:45 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center, 133 Longview


League Essay Contest Honors 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage … 1920 – 2020



A hundred years ago on Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee was the last of the necessary 36 states to secure ratification of the Nineteenth Amendments allowing women the right to vote.

To celebrate the event and to remind citizens of those momentous times, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring an essay contest open to all Los Alamos students in grades 9 through 12 attending public, private or home schools.

The essay topic is “U.S. women fought for decades for the right to vote, finally achieving the vote in 1920. What were some of the obstacles to achieving suffrage? Since 1920,


Plenty Of Snow On Dome Trail In Bandelier

The Dome Trail at the intersection of N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289 in Bandelier is a nice way to spend a couple of hours cross country skiing. A great way to see elk in their environment and get some exercise while your at it. At the halfway point on the blue trail is a good overlook spot for some lunch. Photo by Jim O’Donnell


GOP Hosts Candidate Forum At UNM-LA Thursday

GOP News:
The Republican Party of Los Alamos (RPLA) meets Thursday, Jan. 9 in Room 505 at UNM-LA. A light supper will be provided.
The public is invited at 6 p.m. to attend a candidate forum, which includes candidates for the 3rd Congressional District Audra Brown, Alexis Johnson and Karen Bedonie.
Following a break for refreshments, all registered Republicans are invited to attend the RPLA monthly Central Committee business meeting.
For information, email


Legislative Preview: Martinez, Chandler, Wallin Jan. 8

LWV News:
The community is invited to the 2020 Legislative Preview 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in Fuller Lodge.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women, the event will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by refreshments and conversation.
Los Alamos legislators—Rep. Christine Chandler, Sen. Richard Martinez and Sen. Roberto Gonzales (recently appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to replace the late Carlos Cisneros)—will share their views on the upcoming session.
In addition, Voices for Children Deputy Director


Scenes Of Encounter Between Old And Young Buck

Friday morning this elderly buck was standing in the middle of a back yard of a residence in Los Alamos. While the homeowners watched, a young buck entered the back gate and approached the older buck. They sniffed each other, then stood quietly together before the older buck laid down. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

The young buck and older buck begin to nuzzle. Photo by Kathryn and Gordon Willcutt

After time spent nuzzling, the young buck places his forehead directly between the antlers of the old buck and pushes against him. The old buck tolerates him, much like a father training his young son.