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Local Documentary to Feature Powerful Female Snowboarders and Skiers

on December 4, 2013 - 12:20pm


Staff Report:

A local group is in pre-production for an inspirational short film about female snowboarders and skiers of all ages who have been or currently are involved in:

  • Competitive Freestyle Snowboarding
  • Competitive Snowboard Racing
  • Competitive Alpine Ski Racing
  • Recreational Big Mountain Snowboarding/Skiing
  • Recreational Master Mogul/Bump Skiing

"As a father of two daughters, I believe when daughters of any age see how gracefull and inspiring they are, the fire of their personality, style and grace is emboldened to beautifully impact the world as that fire shines

Celebrate 31 Days of Exploring Nature With PEEC

on December 4, 2013 - 7:37am

Photo of snowshoers by Elena Gustafson.


Holiday shopping, check. Gifts wrapped, check. Cards sent, check. Travels planned, check. With so much going on in December to prepare for the holidays, it seems we can easily forget to make time to slow down and enjoy the world around us.

For that reason, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is promoting “31 Days of Exploring Nature” on the PEEC Facebook page.

Starting Dec. 1 and continuing through the end of the month, PEEC is offering suggestions for exploring and enjoying nature.


Visit Santa at HOPE Pregnancy Center Open House

on December 4, 2013 - 7:36am

HOPE News:

Visit Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at HOPE Pregnancy Center's Open House. Get a photo taken with or without Santa, while the family enjoys holiday treats. Bring a pack of diapers and wipes as a donation toward the photo with Santa, and visit with HOPE staff and friends.

HOPE is located at 1183 Diamond Dr., Suite E, across from Los Alamos High School.

HOPE offers information and support for women facing unplanned pregnancies, free pregnancy tests, parenting classes, post-abortion counseling, and material assistance to those who need it.


Cat Found Roaming on 37th Street

on December 4, 2013 - 7:32am

Cat found Nov. 29 on 37th Street is safe at the Shelter. Courtesy photo


This beautiful and friendly cat was found roaming in the 1600 block of 37th St. in Los Alamos on Nov. 29. She is safe at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. 

Call the shelter at 505.662.8179 if this is your cat.

This kitten is waiting for her family to bring her home.


‘Life’—Well Lived: Bun Ryan Speaks to Kiwanis

on December 3, 2013 - 9:15am
Bun Ryan speaks to Los Alamos Kiwanis Nov. 19. Photo by Karen Kendall
For Los Alamos Kiwanis

When Kurt Deshayes asked Bernard “Bun” Ryan to speak at Los Alamos Kiwanis Nov. 19, Bun said yes immediately, but neither man was sure exactly what Bun’s topic should be. Finally, they agreed that he should “just talk about life.”

It was a good choice. Bun (as everybody calls him) has lived a remarkably full life—for almost 90 years.


Del Norte Credit Union to Provide Holiday Meals for 10 DNCU Member Families

on December 3, 2013 - 9:03am

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is seeking nominations of DNCU members* from fellow members to be included in a random drawing for a free holiday meal. The Members Helping Members program will allow 10 lucky DNCU family members to be the recipients of a precooked holiday meal for six from Smith’s Dec. 24.

“We understand that many of our members are experiencing tough financial times this holiday season.

Eat Breakfast with Santa 7-11 a.m. Saturday

on December 3, 2013 - 8:55am

Kiwanis Club's annual Breakfast with Santa event is set for Saturday. File photo

Kiwanis Club members at last year's Breakfast with Santa event. File photo


The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is set for 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are requested to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas Party.