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Today's Features

  • Troop 22 of Los Alamos has completed the cavalcade at the Philmont high-adventure camp in Cimarron, N.M.
    Eleven boys, ages 14-16 and three adults spent eight days riding horseback through the rugged mountains of northeastern New Mexico near the Valle Vidal.  
    Starting at base camp, the group was often up at 5 a.m., saddling and packing horses for the day’s ride. They rode to a different camp each day, participating in activities such as challenge events, rock climbing, spar pole scaling, hiking Mount Baldy and finally, a competitive rodeo on the last day.
    They also learned the nuances of horse personalities.  Additionally, many of the scouts overcame self-doubt and bravery in both the handling of horses and activities.

  • SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" as well as several other books that together have sold millions of copies, has died. He was 79.

    In a statement sent to employees of a Utah consulting firm Covey co-founded, his family said the writer and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, early Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.

    "In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one of his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted," the family said.

  • On this, the 67th anniversary of the event, participants at the Trinity Test recollect the first explosion of an atomic bomb. Segment from Remembering Los Alamos WWII, the Manhattan Project.

  • Chasing rabbits, exploring the canyons around Los Alamos and taking walks with his family are just a few of the things that Mason, a mixed-breed dog enjoys.
    However, things for Mason weren’t always carefree. He was once a homeless dog born in the wild that was caught and taken to the Española Animal Shelter. In 2010, he was adopted by White Rock resident Caroline “Cass” Mason and soon found himself at home with her other dog Sibley and cat, Mickey Mouser.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday.

  • July 15-21
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.        Toenail clipping
     10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Grilled pork chop
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • June  28: A girl, Chloe Qing Xiao Li, born to  Xiaoabin Zhu and Hao Li
    • July 5: A girl, Havannah Emma Valdez, born to Edith D. Valdez
    • July 7: A boy, Simon Douglas Hatch, born to Maybell and Chris Hatch
    • July 9: A girl, Amuray Lynn Madrid, born to Carolyn Velasquez and Shawn Madrid

  • Jessica Mietz of Los Alamos, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Luther College, May 20.

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    Alyssa Schreiber graduated from the Adams State University, Alamosa, Colo., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing. She was also listed on the president’s honor roll for the fall 2011 semester. Students must have earned at least at least a 3.5 GPA, and carried a 12 credit hour load to qualify.  

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    The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has named Meredith B. Webster of Los Alamos, to the spring semester dean’s list. Webster is a student in the university’s College of Liberal Arts.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The company behind plans to build a scientific ghost town says it is pulling out of a deal to develop the make-believe city near Hobbs.

    Pegasus Global Holdings in May announced with much fanfare its selection of a 15-square mile site in Hobbs and Lea County near the Texas border for development of the Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing. Officials said they had hoped to break ground by the end of June.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail 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. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, 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.

    Buddhist