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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Fall Conference Features Simonetta Carr On Broken Pieces And The God Who Mends Them

on September 22, 2019 - 8:30am

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church News:

Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church in White Rock is hosting a Fall Conference that will touch upon the difficult theme of mental illness in the church with the hope of encouraging families in similar situations. The conference is offered free of charge.
The Fall Conference is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 for the first session and there will be two sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. A lunch will be offered free of charge after the conference — but interested parties are asked to please RVSP to the church email at or call

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Float Los Alamos

on September 21, 2019 - 12:03pm

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday is owner and float operator Linda Casias of Float Los Alamos at 927 Central Ave. Float Los Alamos provides floatation therapy. which involves lying in a spacious, dark tank floating atop a super saturated Epsom saltwater solution. The goal of floatation therapy is to limit sensory input and allow the body to shift into a parasympathetic state to achieve rest, relaxation and restoration of normal function and behavior.

Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening Of Health Commons

on September 20, 2019 - 3:26pm
House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler snips the ribbon, officially opening the Health Commons, with from left, Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, New Mexico Deputy Secretary of Health Karin Rhodes, Chandler, Council Chair Sara Scott, Councilor Randall Ryti, Councilor Katrina Schmidt and Las Clinicas del Norte Executive Director Andrea Sandoval, Wednesday at the Health Commons site at 1183 Diamond Dr., Suite D in Los Alamos (across the street from Los Alamos High school, southwestern end of the building). The Health Commons opened for business Aug.

Tai Chi Sun Class Offered At BESC Monday

on September 20, 2019 - 2:39pm

The the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy/LARSO


The Centers for Disease Control or the CDC recommends a seated, Tai Chi course for those with arthritis.

A Tai Chi Sun (pronounced soon) class, open to the community, will take place 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The program is a kickoff to National Fall Prevention Week and designed for fall prevention and overall health and wellness. 

Many illnesses have considerable concern for falls and the addition of a few skills is beneficial, whether one is 30 or 90. 

Day Out Program Director

LAVNS Celebrates New Location With Ribbon Cutting

on September 18, 2019 - 4:45pm

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services (LAVNS) staff, Chamber and  County officials and community members gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon at LAVNS' new location at 109 Central Park Square. LAVNS moved into its new office in August. 'We're very excited about our new space. It increases our visibility and it's sort of like a homecoming for us,' Board President Rick Reiss said. Reiss said six years ago, LAVNS was located a few doors down from its current space.

Indian Affairs Department Awards Over $540,000 To Special Projects And Tobacco Cessation And Prevention Programs In New Mexico Tribal Communities

on September 18, 2019 - 8:51am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) has announced $297,324 in Special Projects funding and $249,300 in Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (TCPP) funding that was awarded across several tribal communities or tribal serving organizations by the Special Project Grant Program.
During the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session, IAD received a General Fund Appropriation to support special projects in Fiscal Year 2020 that benefit NM tribal communities.

Benefit Ride To The Springs Draws More Than 50 Riders To Support Injured La Cueva Teen Wyatt Taylor

on September 17, 2019 - 5:05pm

Riders arrive Saturday morning in the parking lot at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 401 Trinity Dr. for the start of the Ride to the Springs, a benefit ride for La Cueva teen Wyatt Taylor seriously injured in a RTV accident in 2017. The effort raised more than $11,702 to help offset reconstructive procedures Taylor is facing and support the Catholic church in Jemez Springs. Taylor and the church will each receive a check for $5,851. Photo by John McHale/ 

Guest of Honor Wyatt Taylor and his mom Michelle were presented with prayer shawls from Nancy Kossar on behalf of the

Community Invited To Ribbon Cutting At LAVNS Today!

on September 17, 2019 - 9:36am

Nurses With Heart: Parkinson’s And Movement Disorders Action Group Meets At BESC Wednesday

on September 14, 2019 - 8:16am

Nurses With Heart News:

The new Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group will meet 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The 28-member group welcomes the community to attend this meeting to learn about resources and more.

The new group was established this past summer and coordinated by Nurses With Heart CEO Carolyn Moore.

“The newly formed Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group got off to an enthusiastic start,” Moore said. “Attendees asked questions and shared experiences.

Fuselier: The Seeking Emotional System

on September 12, 2019 - 3:56pm
Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

Los Alamos

Some thoughts from science, life, and ancient religious texts

In an earlier essay, I touched on the choice that we share with all animals: either to go forward towards resources that sustain us or to draw away from that which can cause us harm. The emotional system that controls our forward motion has been labeled the Seeking emotional system by the noted neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp. While it’s needed for life, this emotional system can lead us into a lot of trouble.


LAHS Student Aims To End Malnutrition In The World

on September 12, 2019 - 8:33am
Havard University student Garyk Brixi and Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson at the International Science Fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children globally and Lillian Petersen, a senior at Los Alamos High School, along with her partner Garyk Brixi of Maryland, is doing something about it.

They created computer software that can help inform aid organizations on the most effective way to treat malnourished children.

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For LAVNS

on September 12, 2019 - 8:23am

Members of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team at their new home at 109 Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service with a ribbon cutting noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The new location is 109 Central Park Square, between to UPEX and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service moved to its new location the weekend of Aug. 10 and opened for business Aug.

NM Congressional Delegation: $2 Million To Combat Substance Abuse; Improve Mental Health Services

on September 10, 2019 - 11:52am



WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities.


The funding will go toward prevention, treatment,

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Highlighting Some Partners

on September 9, 2019 - 4:44pm
Executive Director

This week, we look to highlight the work of some of our community partners.

Saturday, you can help Mesa To Mesa, an organization that offers free, minor home repairs for low-income individuals and families. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a sale of 300 plants and tree saplings from perennials, herbs, pond plants, iris, cactus and indoor plants, to ornamental grasses and shrubs.

The funds raised will assist projects like ramp construction, window repair and the purchase of heaters, before the season begins to change.

The hearty

WW (Formerly Weight Watchers) Meets Tuesday

on September 9, 2019 - 6:48am

WW News:

WW (formerly Weight Watchers), meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday a the Unitarian Church, 1738 North Sage St. in Los Alamos.

New members are always welcome and should arrive at 5:30 p.m. to allow time for set-up.

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Sept. 17

on September 9, 2019 - 6:47am

MOWW News:

This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The guest speaker is Cathy Hadley, RHIT of Los Alamos Medical Center.

Hadley has been in the health care industry since 1979. Starting as a transcriptionist, she worked her way to director of Health Information Management (Medical Records) in Linton, Ind. During her time there she was a part of the planning team forming the hospital’s first Emergency Operations Plan.

Hadley moved in June of 2016 to Los Alamos to serve as director of Health Information Management at LAMC.

YMCA Taps Emily Schmidt Health & Wellness Director

on September 8, 2019 - 9:44am

Emily Schmidt is new Y Health & Wellness director. Courtesy/YMCA


YMCA News:


We are pleased to announce that Emily Schmidt has accepted the position of Health and Wellness Director at The Family YMCA; she will begin her new position on October 7. 


Schmidt is energetic and outgoing and has been with the YMCA since 2006 as a senior wellness instructor, group fitness instructor, personal trainer and health coach. 


She has been involved in the wellness industry for more than 15 years developing and executing exercise and wellness programs and holds professional certification through the Athletics

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Open House Sept. 17

on September 7, 2019 - 6:49am


Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is hosting an Open House for the community to visit its new location.

The Open House is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 109 Central Park Square.

Dr. Cook: Lower Your Cholesterol, Lower Your Risk

on September 5, 2019 - 8:35am

By Glendon Cook, MD,
Los Alamos Family Care, Los Alamos Medical Center

“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being.

And while the more one hears about something, the easier it can be to become desensitized to it, it’s important to stay aware of the critical effect that cholesterol can have on your overall health – and especially your heart.

While your body certainly needs cholesterol to make hormones and digest fatty foods, high levels of it become a case of “too much of a good

Parkinson’s And Movement Disorders Action Group Meets At Los Alamos Senior Center Sept. 18

on September 4, 2019 - 7:03am


The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

Jordan Sykes of Abbott/St. Jude Medical, will discuss a new product for Deep Brain Stimulation.

The answer lies deep in the brain.

Think of the human brain as a billion-person orchestra with every neuron playing in harmony to coordinate the body’s movement. Now, imagine some of these neurons playing out of tune, resulting in uncontrollable tremors, making even simple, everyday activities difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible.

Community Invited To Re-Opening Of Rio Grande Orthodontics Underway Until 4:30 P.M. Today

on September 3, 2019 - 3:46pm

The community is invited to the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Michael Kellet samples the food at the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Dr. Ryan Gardiner and Dental Assistant Karina Tavarez with patient Hannah Gartz today at the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


Dr. Honsinger Commends Staff On 50th Anniversary

on September 1, 2019 - 8:13am

Dr. Richard Honsinger with his daughter Joyce at a gathering Monday afternoon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic. As a child, Joyce spent much time with her father at his clinic inside Los Alamos Medical Center. She went on to become a nurse and now works at the hospital. As part of the 50th anniversary of his clinic, Dr. Honsinger commended the dedication of his staff saying, ‘I could not have done these 50 years without them … and it’s still fun!’ Photo by Monique Beyerle

Ongoing Grief Support Group Meets Thursdays

on September 1, 2019 - 7:19am

Toxic Blue-Green Algae In Cochiti Lake: Santa Cruz Day-Use Area Closed To Swimming Effective Immediately

on August 30, 2019 - 10:41pm
Army Corps of Engineers News:
COCHITI LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Santa Cruz day-use area is closed to swimming due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae in Cochiti Lake.
The Cochiti Swim Beach remains closed.
"The safety of our visitors is our top priority, so we are monitoring conditions at the lake closely with visual spot checks and water sampling,” said Trevor Wallin, USACE-Albuquerque District Cochiti Lake project office manager.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Vitalant Blood Drive

on August 30, 2019 - 6:22pm

On the job in Los Alamos are recruits from the Los Alamos Fire Department Recruit Academy #28 donating blood today for the Battle of Badges blood drive at the First Baptist Church. As the board behind them shows, it has been a close battle as Los Alamos community members show their appreciation for the First Responders by donating blood and voting for their favorite team. Photo by Ana Martinez/LAFD