Tuesday Memorial Set for Paul Guthals

IHM News:

Longtime Los Alamos resident Paul R. Guthals passed away Saturday morning.

A Funeral Mass for Guthals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

A reception will follow the Mass at Karen McLaughlin Parish Hall, adjacent to the church.

Interment also will be Tuesday, July 31 at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe.


Lunch with a Leader to Feature Local Police Chief


LWV News:

Los Alamos Chief of Police Wayne Torpy will be the speaker at the upcoming League of Women Voters monthly Lunch with a Leader meeting.


The public is invited to attend Torpy’s talk, set for 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school.)

Torpy was hired as police chief in Los Alamos in 2005. He serves on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the boards of the Family YMCA and Leadership Los Alamos.

He holds a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College,


Health Council Sponsoring Town Hall Aug. 6


The Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC) is sponsoring a Faith Community “Health Speak Out” Town Hall Meeting noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.

The goal of the Town Hall is to gather information from the faith communities, agencies and people involved with providing emergency and basic needs services.

LACHC will also share a summary of its 2011-2012 LACHC Los Alamos County Health Profile.

Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks will be supplied.

Seating is limited … RSVP to by Friday, Aug. 3.



LAEN Speakers Present Noon Talk Tuesday to Rotary


Andy Andrews

The public is invited to join Rotary Club members for a noon talk Tuesday, July 31, at Dixie Girl Restaurant, 1789 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos.

President Andy Andrews of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network and Dave Jones of The Hive in White Rock are the featured speakers for the lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.

Dave Jones

Andrews and Jones will speak about “Making Big Ideas a Reality” and describe “How to Grow Your Business.”



Back to School Tax Free Weekend Starts Friday


It is that time of year again for the New Mexico Annual Tax Holiday.

This year it starts at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 3, and goes through Aug. 5 at midnight.

This is a great time to purchase school supplies and clothing without paying tax.

The New Mexico Legislature established a deduction from gross receipts tax for retail sales of tangible personal property in 2005 and has continued it each year the first weekend in August.

This is possible because the retailers can deduct the gross receipts tax during this period and therefore can pass the savings onto you for a weekend of tax-free shopping.


Los Alamos American Legion Riders Promote Worthy Cause

The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are hosting a fundraiser for cancer victim Deirdre DeMello, a longtime Los Alamos resident.

The Riders are raising money to have her returned to Los Alamos to be buried near her brother, Pat Turner.  

The event is today, Saturday July 28 and began at 7 a.m., at the American Legion Post, 1325 Trinity Dr. with breakfast followed by a poker run at 8 a.m. to Cimarron for lunch then to the Santa Fe Harley Davidson and then back to the American Legion Post in Los Alamos for a steak dinner at 6 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend the dinner, which costs $12.


Public Turns Out for Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Practice Night

The Los Alamos contingent of the Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum band entertained Thursday at Urban Park. Photo by TK Thompson/
Four Pipers in the Pines at the Park. Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums is a bagpipe band that meets for two hours once a week in Los Alamos to practice Scottish bagpipe music. Currently, the musicians meet 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road in Los Alamos, but the public should always call to confirm the rehearsal schedule. Members are ages 10 and up and play at all music levels. New students are


Pet Pangaea Hosts Final ‘Downtown Dogs Walk’ of Summer

Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells, second from left, chats with residents in front of her store at 158 Central Park Square who participated in the final Friday night “Downtown Dogs Walk” of the summer. This popular event may start up again in September. Today, July 28, Pet Pangaea is hosting adoptable pets from Desert Paws New Mexico Animal Rescue. The public is encouraged to stop by the store and adopt a pet. For more information, call 661-1010 or visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Dogs of many breeds took park in Pet Pangaea’s “Downtown


Local Artist Creates Mural Honoring America’s Veterans

Local artist Danne De Backer, Vietnam Veteran and life member of the American Legion, is in the process of creating a memorial mural to honor all veterans from all wars and conflicts in the nation’s history for their service to America. De Backer’s work can be seen at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman