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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos NJROTC color guard paraded the colors during the 17th annual Massing of the Colors sponsored by the Military Order of World Wars. The event held was at the Veterans Memorial near the Veterans Building in Santa Fe on June 9. Color guard members were Mateo Cardiel, Brandon Frank, Gianna Maggiore and Diego Cardiel.

  • Microsoft unveiled the Surface on Monday, a new tablet computer that's expected to compete with Apple's iPad. The Surface is 9.3 millimeters thick and works on the Windows RT operating system.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that a supercomputer called Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was ranked the world’s most powerful computing system.

    Clocking in at 16.32 sustained petaflops (quadrillion floating point operations per second), Sequoia earned the number one ranking on the industry standard Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers released Monday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC12) in Hamburg, Germany. Sequoia was built for NNSA by IBM. 

  • Editor’s note: In observance of Father’s Day, students from Kati Steinberg’s and Marcella Nogar’s second grade class at Piñon Elementary wrote letters, explaining why their dads are special.

    I love my dad so, so much. He is the best dad I could have. My dad is full of hugs and snuggles. He sometimes wrestles me and carries me. My dad makes me feel better. I like to play Scrabble and caRoads with him. I love to go fishing with him when we go camping and helping him grill. He lets me do cool things. There are a lot of reasons why I love my dad but I can’t say them all.

    Maddi B.

  • Dr. John Sarrao, program director for Los Alamos National Laboratory Office of Science Programs, will present talk on an experimental facility concept for “Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes (MaRIE)” at the Military ORoader of World Wars dinner meeting June 19.
    The meeting will be at the Best Western Hilltop House, thiRoad floor. It will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Sarrao’s presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is breast of chicken in green chile sauce with vegetables and salad. Cost of the dinner is $23 per person.

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Networks of Support” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available.
    Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a free Birdscape Tour of White Rock from 1-5 p.m. today. This is a chance to visit four homes that have optimized their yards for attracting birds. This is a self-guided tour and no registration is required.
    The four yards on display this year will be at the Dunns, 107 Sierra Vista Dr.; the Walkers, 305 Donna Ave.; the Foxes, 238 Rio Bravo Dr.; and the Arendts, at 608 La Bajada. A map and directions are available at PajaritoEEC.org and participants may visit the yards in any order.  

  • June 17-23
    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.    CaRoadio
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

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

  • Ed and Tina Derr, Kathleen and Hunt Guitar and Buddy and Elsie West, the parents of Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar, are happy to announce the engagement and their July 7, 2012 wedding at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso.  The couple met at New Mexico State University, where they both graduated in 2011, Jenna with a bachelor’s degree and double major in English literature and theater; and Michael with bachelor’s degree in theater and minor in English.  They will reside in New Paltz, N.Y., where Jenna is pursuing her master’s degree in English literature at SUNY New Paltz.

  • David and Gillian Sutton, owners of KRSN AM 1490, took home the Broadcaster of the Year 2012 awaRoad from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association during the convention last weekend. It is given annually to someone who has done an outstanding job in the broadcasting industry during the preceding year.
    The Suttons received the awaRoad for their continuous coverage of the Las Conchas fire.