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Today's Features

  • Overlook Park is a popular place for a host of recreational activities in White Rock. The ball fields are alive with the sounds of people playing sports and flying kites and hiking trails boast amazing views of the mountains that encompass the area.
    One of those trails lies just west of the park on a mesa overlooking the ball fields. This trail is heavily traveled but few hikers notice the many historic artifacts scattered at their feet and the pueblo caves and rock carvings along the way.   
    Following the trail west toward the mesa, one might begin to notice numerous caves carved out of the soft volcanic tuft. Upon first inspection, these caves might be mistaken for the modern inventions of children playing in the rocks.

  • Today
    Leslie Esquibel will present an “Introduction to Fertilty Care” at 6:15 p.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Join us for a one-hour introduction to the fertility system. Childcare can be provided, if arranged in advance.  For more information, send email to leslie.esquibel@comcast.net or call 661-2352. Drop-ins are welcome.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library meeting rooms to discuss upcoming events. All supporters are encouraged to attend.

    Friday

  • The Red Elvises return to Los Alamos for a show at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond. If you’ve never seen this band, here’s a chance to catch a group of showmen.
    Lead singer Igor usually wears  pink floral outfits, while the rest of the band wears leopard print outfits. The clothing gives a bit of insight to the band. Just like they’re non-traditional duds, the Red Elvises are not your typical rock band. They are a fusion of rock, Siberian surf, reggae, doo-wop, Russian folk-rock, Russian rokenrol, tango and Klezmer.
    “Besides being excellent musicians, this band of mostly Russian émigrés are tremendous entertainers and a whole lotta rockin’ fun,” said Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series promoter Russ Gordon.

  • If you missed your senior prom, don’t worry, there’s still a chance to don your prom duds. On Friday, you can go to the prom with all of the fun, none of the stress and almost none of the cost.
    The Friends of the Senior Center, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets In Action will hold an intergenerational, community prom from 6-8 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    “Seniors often tell me that these events remind them of happy times in years past. It helps us all to connect with each other,” said Pauline Powell Schneider, the Director of Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization.
    Admission is $1 and the donation of one food or other non-perishable item, which will be donated to a local food pantry.

  • Ariana Brown was awarded a scholarship from the Kiwanis Club. From left, Art Brown, Dawn Brown, Ariana Brown and Kiwanis Club President Fran Berting. Brown was active in many groups including Los Alamos Youth Leadership and Mexico Mission. She will attend Northern Arizona University and study children’s advocacy.

     

  • Juan Vasquez, left, and Randy Richey, custodians at Mountain Elementary were hard at work last week, getting ready for the start of the new school year.

  • Los Alamos Youth Leadership is accepting applications until July 31 from high school students for the 2011/12 school year. 
    LAYL is a youth-driven project-oriented program. Applications can be downloaded from the Juvenile Justive Advisory Board and Family YMCA websites, or students can pick up an application at the Family YMCA.

  • Thanks for
    supporting LAYL

    I would like to express my gratitude to the following organizations that supported and sponsored  Los Alamos Youth Leadership through the 2010/11 school year: The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos High School, the Family YMCA and Leadership Los Alamos. 
    Also many thanks to the adult mentors who volunteered their time throughout the school year: Art Brown, Randy Foster, Bernadette Lauritzen, Wayne Kohlrust, Morrie Pongrantz, Melissa Romero, Veonica Rodriquez and Sharon Stover. 

  • Class of ‘71 reunion
    The Los Alamos High School Class of 1971 40 year reunion will be on July 29 and July 30. A reception will be from 6-9 p.m. July 29 at the Hilltop House Hotel. There will be various activities and dinner from 6-10 p.m. July 30 at Central Avenue Grill. Reservations are required and may be made b sending email to LAHSReunion1971@gmail.com, or by calling Dana at 505-850-0225.

  • Today
    Assets In Action and the JJAB will host a fundraiser for Los Alamos High School athletics from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Auxiliary Gym, admission is $2. Concessions will be sold. To learn more call Assets In Action at 661-4846.

    Dances of India, a free performance, will be from 7-8 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. Los Alamos County Library’s Family Fun Night sponsors the event.

    The July Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday