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Today's Features

  • Today
    Celebrate the national parks and get into the 4th of July spirit with the opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Leslie Bucklin titled, “Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks.” Refreshments and gallery walk-through with the artist from 5-7 p.m. Show runs through Aug. 6.

    Thursday
    Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents the next in the Foreign Film Series, “Volver” (R) from Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodovar starring Penelope Cruz, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Miss Minoes” (PG), at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Friday


  • GENEVA (AP) — To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson — popularly known as the "God particle" — that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.

    "We have now found the missing cornerstone of particle physics," Rolf Heuer, director of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), told scientists.

  • FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Vow was a box office success and became a money-maker its first weekend in movie theaters, and the book soared to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list.

    That was all in February and March.

    So what has Farmington couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the true-life twosome who inspired the movie and who are the authors of the book, done lately?

  • RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.

    Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.

    "Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island," Doughtie told The Associated Press, reading from a family statement.

  • Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce that they've gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" almost certainly exists.

  •  Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall are invited to apply for scholarship funds. Funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society.

    Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County. 

    Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, fill out a scholarship application form and send an official copy of their undergraduate and medical school transcripts. 

  •  The annual Fourth of July White Rock celebration will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

    The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the church. Scouts from White Rock troops 422, 326 and 129 will lead the parade carrying the colors. 

    They will be followed by Cub Scouts from Cub Packs 422, 20 and 326.  

  •  The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank everyone in the community who so warmly welcomed our Group Study Exchange visitors from Capetown, South Africa of Rotary District 9350 during their brief stay here last month.

    The GSE program offers opportunities for four young professionals, ages 25-40, to travel to a Rotary district abroad under the guidance of a Rotary team leader from their home country.  Once the five-member team has arrived in the host country, they travel for one month throughout the host district, meeting counterparts in their career fields for networking and meaningful exchange of ideas.

  •  Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren. 

    The books will distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors. The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program.

    Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

  •  The Harrell House of Natural Oddities will bring some of the world’s most unusual creatures to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 6:30 p.m. July 10, as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings series.  

    The program is free for PEEC members and $10 per family for non-members.

    The Harrell House is a family-run business based in Santa Fe, and dedicated to educating the public about arthropods.  

    They travel the country putting on insect shows and will bring their critters to PEEC. Their collection includes tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, crabs and more.