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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos has a slew of high school students who have accomplished much in their young lives — EliseAnne Koskelo is one of them.
    Last school year, as a junior at Los Alamos High School, Koskelo was the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in art, design and science.
    Back in December, Koskelo was awarded a Merit designation from the National Young Arts Foundation for her work blending art and science. Her portfolio was chosen from more that 11,000 applications from across the United States.
    As one of 700 winners of this award, Koskelo travelled to New York City recently to attend master classes in the field of art and design. She received a travel scholarship from the Emily Bradley Memorial Fund and she thanks Linda Zwick and family for their support of education in the arts.
    Koskelo said she first heard about Young Arts through LAHS teacher Margo Batha. “When I applied, I submitted a portfolio which contained pictures and descriptions of my architectural, engineering and fashion design works,” Koskelo said. “I also wrote an essay about the power of design, focusing on my reaction to the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.”
    She was a part of the DuPont essay contest, which she discovered Googling various science competitions.

  • Which site has 50,000 volunteer-logged petroglyphs? What is the largest petroglyph site in North America? The answer to both of these questions is Mesa Prieta, an amazing archaeological treasure just in our own backyard. To learn more about this fascinating area and unique nonprofit, come hear Katherine Wells, founder of Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project, discuss her work. She will show petroglyphs from the Archaic, Puebloan and Historic periods, and answer questions about the volunteer organization that helps oversee and protect this important site.

    The Wells Petroglyph Preserve was created in 2007 when Katherine Wells donated 156 acres on Mesa Prieta to The Archaeological Conservancy. Katherine purchased the petroglyph-rich land on the mesa in 1992.  She had the vision for a preservation and educational effort for Mesa Prieta and the determination to develop a program dedicated to its protection. An additional 25 acres were added to the Wells Petroglyph Preserve in 2014, bringing the total protected area to 181 acres.

    This presentation will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • Well, we are officially back to school. This year more than any other, I understand why we start on a Thursday, because by Friday, both young and old were just plain exhausted. It is a nice ease back into the routine.
    Now that the public schools are underway, it will soon be time for families to send their college students back or off for the first time.
    I always feel it is my moral obligation to publically praise University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, the “Community College Feel with the University Appeal.” The number of kids who stayed local might surprise you.
    After a year at UNM-LA, the Lauritzen family has sent our 2014 Los Alamos High School graduate off to main campus and a new home away from home.
    I confess, I wept like a baby! That’s right, you would have thought he was flying to the other side of the world, but he’s no longer at home and only in Albuquerque. I felt bad that he had to endure it, but he knew it was coming the day after he walked that ’Topper stage.
    It was kind of hard for me to grasp why such emotion at even the thought of it, when he’s only an hour and a half away.

  • Recurring meetings
    Note: If any of the following listings need to be changed or removed, contact Gina Velasquez immediately at lacommunity@lamonitor.com, or 662-4185, ext. 21.

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at noon every Tuesday at the golf course, 4250 Diamond Dr. Guest speakers every week.  

    Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Church in Kelly Hall.  

  • For the 70th Anniversary of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the protest group Campaign Nonviolence decorated the Ashley Pond stage with paper cranes. Nearly 70,000 cranes were put up by group members to offer peace

  • All concerts in St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.
    6 p.m. today
    Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478
    William Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Ruders Cha Cha Cha
    David Tolen, percussion
    Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26
    illiam Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Tickets: $10-$72
    Noon Thursday
    Soyeon Kate Lee piano recital
    Brahms Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2
    Brahms Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 2
    DeBussy Three Preludes from Book I. L. 117
    Ravel La valse
    Tickets: $10-$26
    6 p.m. Thursday
    Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493
    William Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Wallin Stonewave
    Jeffrey Cornelius, percussion; Scott Ney, percussion; David Tolen, percussion
    Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60
    William Preucil, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Ran Dank, piano
    Tickets: $10-$72
    6 p.m. Friday
    David Starobin Guitar Recital
    Matiegka Sonata in E Minor, Op. 31, No. 4
    Matiegka Menuetto (Presto), Op. 20, No. 10

  • Los Alamos
    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date Inspected: July 28
    Violations: All violations have been corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from July 22.

    Java City Coffee Booth, TA-55
    Date Inspected: July 31
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    TA-55 Cafeteria, TA-55
    Date Inspected: July 31
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Giant No. 6380, 2373 Trinity Dr.
    Date Inspected: Aug. 12
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Garth Reader, of Los Alamos, announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Marie Reader to Anthony Michael Sandoval.
    The bride and groom reside in Albuquerque and are planning a wedding for 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at United Church of Los Alamos.
    The groom’s parents are Mark and Theresa Sandoval of Albuquerque.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ

  • SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church for the first time has appointed women to three high-level church councils previously reserved only for men — a move scholars and Latter-day Saint feminists say marks a small, but noteworthy step in an ongoing push to increase visibility and prominence of women in the faith.
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the appointments Tuesday of three high-ranking women to committees that make key policy decisions for a faith of 15 million worldwide members.
    The women are Linda K. Burton, president of the faith’s largest organization for women called the Relief Society; Rosemary Wixom, president a branch dedicated to teaching children called General Primary and Bonnie L. Oscarson, who leads the Young Women’s organization.
    Mormon leader Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said in a statement that he is pleased the councils will have the women’s wisdom and participation.
    Jan Shipps, a retired religion professor from Indiana who is a non-Mormon expert on the church, called it an important change that was likely a response to pressure being applied in recent years by feminist Mormons.
    “It’s a way of saying women are important, but we are not going to make women members of the priesthood,” Shipps said.