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Mountaineers Share Adventures From at Least Four Continents

on December 10, 2012 - 10:07am

Cholatse and Taboche Peaks, both above 21,000 feet, and Ngozumba glacier. About a mile below the peaks lies the village of Gokyo, one of the highest inhabited places in the world. Photo by Don Krier.


The community is invited to join Los Alamos Mountaineers as they celebrate another great year with a potpourri of their 2012 accomplishments.

The "Annual Potpourri Event" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Fuller Lodge will tell of member adventures from as far afield as the Khumbu in Nepal.

During the past year, the club offered 43 official outings, and members had

Annual Creche Festival Offers Artistic Inspiration

on December 10, 2012 - 9:53am

Carol Neal's creche is on display at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Alamos Ward's creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Bryan and Ellen Spaulding check out the creche festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Mary Barrus looks at the nativity scenes displayed at the Los Alamos Ward. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sally Cassil donated her nativity scene for the creche festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Lawry and Alice Mann donated their creche for the festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Dixie Girl Brunch Draws Steady Crowd

on December 10, 2012 - 9:07am

Dixie Girl servers Victor Medina, left, and Fernando Rodriguez near the Bloody Mary Bar set up as part of the restauraunt's new Sunday Brunch Menu, which launched Dec. 9 . Owner Denise Lane reported a "steady flow' of diners throughout the 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. event at the Dixie Girl, 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Live Nativity Christmas Eve At United Church

on December 10, 2012 - 7:43am

Courtesy/United Church


The United Church is planning a living Nativity 5-8 p.m., Christmas Eve in the parking lot west of the Church at 2525 Canyon Road, across Canyon Road from the Aquatics Center.

The nativity will be held between a family service at 4 p.m. and a candlelight service at 11 p.m. and the public is invited to attend and interact with the Living Nativity, greet the Holy Family, shepherds and kings and pet the stable animals.

 For information, visit

Column: I’m Thankful I’m Still on the Course

on December 9, 2012 - 10:39am
I’m Thankful I’m Still on the Course. Par 4, No Bogeys ... Life with Cancer
By Kay Kerbyson

What if you were diagosed with cancer? You’d be thankful just to get through it and survive, right? Well, what if you had cancer 4 times? What would be your thoughts? Could you still be thankful? I mean, who beats cancer four times?

When I recently got news of my fourth cancer diagnosis, all I could think of was “how on earth can I go through this again? Why can’t I just beat this?”

Consumed by thoughts of my family, and not being with them, I couldn’t be thankful for anything.

'Dixie Diner Sundays' Start Dec. 9

on December 8, 2012 - 3:22pm

A crowd fills the bar and dining areas at Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos during Happy Hour. Photo by Greg Kendall/


Denise Lane, owner of both the Dixie Girl and Hill Diner has announced a change in Sunday offerings at the two restaurants.

Beginning Sunday Dec. 9, Hill Diner will not be open Sundays, but the Dixie Girl will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Sunday brunch and lunch.

The special “Dixie Diner Sunday Menu” will include both new items and some familiar Hill Diner favorites.


Community Invited to Physical Wellness Seminar

on December 6, 2012 - 12:20pm