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'In Bounds' Opens At Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday

on January 27, 2015 - 8:30am

'Unwrapped II' by artist Rebecca Nolda. Courtesy/FLAC

ART News:

The community is invited to attend the Fuller Lodge Art Center's first opening reception of the year at 5 p.m., Friday.

The opening exhibit is "In Bounds" for which the Art Center asked artists to follow a specific set of rules.

Artists will be on hand at Friday's opening reception to chat about their work. Refreshments will be served.

Leadership Los Alamos Completes Youth Session

on January 27, 2015 - 7:34am

An Aspen student teaches Kelly Michel to fingerpaint blindfolded. Photo by Martha Katko

Alex Zubelewicz and Jorge Silva-Banuelos study renderings of the new Teen Center. Photo by Martha Katko


Leadership Los Alamos

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2015 participated in a Youth session last week at Fuller Lodge. The session was chaired by Sylvan Argo, director of the YMCA Teen Center, and Michelangelo Lobato, school counselor at Chamisa Elementary School.

Throughout the day, the class was introduced to multiple organizations and individuals who focus on services for

Cowboy Breakfast With All The Fixins Sunday

on January 27, 2015 - 6:54am

Climate Change Expert Dr. Nathan McDowell To Speak At Mesa Public Library 7 p.m. Thursday

on January 26, 2015 - 12:54pm

LANL researcher Dr. Nathan McDowell will be the featured speaker at a talk at 7 p.m., Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs rotunda. Courtesy/MPL

MPL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Dr. Nathan McDowell will be the featured speaker at a talk at 7 p.m., Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs rotunda.

Dr. McDowell is a staff scientist at LANL in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division and also serves as Senior Scientist at the Slovenian Forestry Institute. His talk is entitled “Accelerating Global Vegetation Mortality.”

"I will discuss the evidence

PEEC Thanks Community For Successful Annual Drive

on January 26, 2015 - 8:08am

PEEC News:

When PEEC set its Annual Fund Drive goal at $15,000 late last fall, it had no idea that the generosity and support of so many people would make it possible to more than double that goal.

The drive officially ended Dec. 31, 2014, and $31,306.87 has been raised. Gifts to PEEC’s Annual Fund Drive help to support the costs of operating the nature center all year long and providing free or low cost nature programs to the community.

Again this year, PEEC kept track of annual fund donations through a “bearometer”. Because PEEC reached its goal by Dec.

An Evening Of Sharing Vintage Quilts Tuesday

on January 26, 2015 - 5:50am

Antique wedding quilt. Courtesy. LAPQG


The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild (LAPQG) invites the community to join them for an evening of sharing vintage quilts.

The event is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the White Rock Baptist Church. The program is sharing vintage quilts. So many quilters and non-quilters have quilts that were made by their mothers, grandmothers and others so everyone is encouraged to bring their quilts, share stories and hear stories from others.

Everyone is welcome.

Pet of the Week: Dakota The Dog

on January 26, 2015 - 5:35am
Dakota the blonde lab/terrier mix. Courtesy/FOS
Dakota is a 3-and-a-half-year-old blonde lab/terrier mix surrendered for being just a bit more active than what her owners could handle. 
She’s house-broken and crate trained. Dakota loves to run and play and would be a great addition to an active home without cats.
The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about special needs animals and