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Pat Soran & Ann Hayes – Philanthropy on the Hill

on May 9, 2014 - 10:09am


Because of  the generosity of residents in our community, United Way of Northern New Mexico is able to provide resources to focus on greater community needs. Helping a neighbor, helping a friend, and bettering our community. Here is an example of how we Live United.  We invite you to be a part of making your community a great place to live.

Pat Soran and Ann Hayes have lived and worked in Los Alamos for nearly 50 years. “Los Alamos is a special community that has given us much.


Writers Compete to Craft Best Novel Introduction

on May 9, 2014 - 9:29am
Kathryn Ostic, left, is a winner in the Los Alamos Writers Group Party Competition Thursday at Morning Glory Cafe. Inez Ross, meeting facilitator, congratulates Ostic on her prize winning entry in the booklet titled "Best Beginnings 2014." Courtesy photo

LAWG News:

Members of the Los Alamos Writers Group were asked to submit an introduction of 100 words for an original novel, with the title and a pen name. Entries were edited and formatted by Inez Ross, and with the help of Aspen Copies, were inserted into 11 photo books.

At the group’s Party Competition Meeting, members read all the

United Way of Northern New Mexico Hosts Board Retreat

on May 9, 2014 - 9:26am

Eric Griego, a principal in 'Fast Forward,' a strategic consulting communications company in Albuquerque captures ideas discussed among board members at the United Way of Northern New Mexico retreat Wednesday at the Los Alamos Research Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega, foreground, describes current programs during Wednesday's retreat.

Y Earth Service Corps Registration Now Open

on May 9, 2014 - 9:25am
YESC participants check out the view during last summer's program. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Registration for the Y Earth Service Corps (YESC) 2014 summer program is open for any interested youth ages 11-17. This program is a summer-long, hands-on experience for youth that teaches leadership development, environmental stewardship, service learning projects and cross-cultural awareness.

This summer’s YESC program will focus on improving Los Alamos trails and caring for the Y’s community garden, Hilltop Garden.


More Scenes From Saturday's Arts and Crafts Fair

on May 9, 2014 - 9:16am

Saturday's Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) Spring Arts and Crafts Fair on the Fuller Lodge lawn is a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos. Each year, the local nonprofit organization presents the community with an event that features quality and variety. Shoppers find a wide variety of art items and crafts including pottery, jewelry, wall hangings, pillows and much more along with fresh foods from pistachio nuts to honey. The Arts and Crafts Fair also is an opportunity to promote LAAC.

Jemez Mountain Emergency Physicians at Los Alamos Medical Center

on May 8, 2014 - 4:04pm

Los Alamos Medical Center. Courtesy photo

LAMC News:

Local physician group Jemez Mountain Emergency Physicians currently provides the physician services for the Emergency Department at Los Alamos Medical Center. Dr. Kristy Ontiveros is the Medical Director of the group, and the group is made up of board certified, residency trained physicians. 

There were questions recently at the hospital and Los Alamos National Laboratory about the in network status of the Jemez Mountain physician group with New Mexico Blue Shield.

Rock the Posse with DK and the Affordables May 10

on May 8, 2014 - 2:25pm