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Kiwanis: Katherine Gauntt to Speak on Horse Rescue

on January 20, 2013 - 6:19am


Kiwanis meets noon to 1 p.m., each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage Street near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road.

Speakers and topics are occasionally subject to change because of illness, conflicts or weather.

Katherine Gauntt


Jan. 22 - Katherine Gauntt of the Walkin N Circles Ranch, Inc., in Edgewood, will speak on the ranch's program of horse rescue.

Jan. 29 - Committee Meetings.

Feb. 5 - Kiwanian Pat Soran will speak on Project Eliminate, a joint project of Kiwanis International and UNICEF that is aimed at wiping out maternal and neonatal


Pet of the Week: Yoda the Cat

on January 19, 2013 - 6:51am

Yoda the cat. Courtesy/Shelter


Pet of the Week: Yoda – a handsome orange tabby sporting tufts on his ears, is a sensitive and affectionate 6-year-old neutered male.

Yoda can be possessive of his person and a bit persnickety - not wanting to share with cats, dogs or children - so he is recommended as a loving companion to an adult.

When you pet Yoda, you will enjoy the feel of a very sleek and solid cat.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for adoption.

Others are currently off-campus in

2013 FIRST Robotic Project Gets Underway

on January 18, 2013 - 10:10am
Steve Anton discusses the robotics project schedule in which the team must design, build, debug and learn to operate their robot by Feb. 19. Photo by TK Thompson/
Heads start spinning with ideas as soon as the 2013 rules presentation ended at UNM-LA earlier this month. Photo by TK Thompson/

Staff Report

Students and mentors held a kickoff meeting of the 2013 FIRST Robotic Project in Los Alamos Jan. 5, where they learned the rules for the competition, which include 45 days to design, build, program, debug and learn to operate their robot.

Los Alamos Team 4153,

Cameras Sought for Local Photography Students

on January 18, 2013 - 9:26am

Light painting long exposure. Photo by Los Alamos High School student Erin Kober.

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Photography Department still teaches the art of black and white photography and film and is in need of 35mm SLR film cameras.

These camera donations will help students learn about the art of photography and gain an appreciation for the process. The donations are tax deductable.

Contact Brittany Felton at to donate a camera for the students. 

Back-lit trees. Photo by Los Alamos High School student Gabriel Montoya

Surrealism deer, created by

Submit Beef Recipe for Chance to Win $25,000

on January 18, 2013 - 8:49am

NMBC News:

Cooks, start your ovens ... the New Mexico Beef Council is calling for home cooks throughout New Mexico to submit their favorite recipes to the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off for a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C. in November, 2013.

New Mexico home cooks can submit their best beef recipes through April 15, online at

This is the  30th National Beef Cook-Off® competion and this   year’s contest theme is “Making the Most of MyPlate,” which encourages delicious, healthy recipes from a variety of food

Survey Reveals Only One in 10 Drivers Keep Essential Emergency Supplies in Vehicle

on January 18, 2013 - 7:34am


Bloomington, Ill., — Finding yourself stranded in your car due to treacherous conditions like snow, ice, poor visibility and slick roads only to discover you have junk in the trunk, rather than the necessary roadside emergency supplies, can place you and your family in jeopardy.

According to a new survey by State Farm® and KRC Research, more than 60 percent of drivers had some sort of “junk” (non-emergency supplies) in their trunk ranging from extra clothes and shoes to used food or drink containers.

While 99 percent of drivers had at least one emergency supply in their

Crowd Packs Metal Menagerie Show at Mesa Library

on January 17, 2013 - 12:23pm

Community members filled the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library for Wednesday's opening reception of the Metal Menagerie Show. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scrap Metal Artists Richard Swenson, left, and David Trujillo speak with Marsha Gilford, vice president public affairs for Smith’s Food and Drug Centers. Gilford is in Los Alamos visiting County officials and local business owners. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Metal Menagerie, showcasing the work of two Los Alamos metal sculptors, David Trujillo and Richard Swenson, opened Wednesday, Jan.