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Today's Features

  • On Nov. 5, 1975, a group of loggers in the mountains of northeastern Arizona observed an unusually bright light in the sky. One of those men, Travis Walton, left the safety of the work truck to take a closer look. As he walked toward the light of the strange, luminous object, he was blasted back violently by a bolt of powerful energy.
    Fearing Walton was dead, the remaining crew members fled in the truck. When they returned later to check on him, he was nowhere to be found. The crewmen then reported the UFO encounter and Walton’s disappearance to local authorities, only to be suspected of murder.

  • Finding a place to grab a late-night bite to eat in Los Alamos is virtually impossible — and by late night, we’re talking after 8 p.m. The choices are limited to McDonald’s and Sonic, so if you’re looking for something other than fast food, you’re out of luck.
    There’s at least one restaurant that stays open past 8 p.m. — the Aspen Grill. Having the hankering for dinner after 8 p.m. one Friday night, it seemed like the perfect place to get a bite.

  • The 15th Annual Santa Fe Greek Festival, hosted by the St. Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church, is scheduled to take place in a new location with new dates and times.
    This year’s festival will be from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
    This is a festive and lively event and a way to experience Greek culture in Santa Fe, enjoy Greek food, music and dancing.
     “We are very excited because this year we are moving our Greek Festival to a larger venue that has better kitchen facilities and more viewing area for everyone to see the Greek band and Greek dancers,” said Kerry Tramontanas, festival chairman and treasurer of St. Elias the Prophet Greek Orthodox Church.

  • Fuller Lodge again will resonate with music when the Los Alamos Rotary Club presents a Fathers’ Day concert, performed by 12 award winners of the annual Deborah Beene Memorial Music Competitions. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
    These annual concerts showcase the musical talents developed by young Los Alamos musicians, a number of whom pursue professional careers in music.
    The Sunday concert will include performances by the three winners of the 2012 Beene Music Competition and nine winners of previous Beene Music Competitions of the last seven years.

  • The Kiwanis Club presented a scholarship to Jin Park, who will attend Stanford University and pursue a degree in economics and computer science. Park is pictured with his mom, Monica and club President Kristy Keane. The Kiwanis Club recognizes graduating seniors for their commitment to the community with financial support. The Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Masonic Lodge.

  • Today
    Dances of India, a free performance presented by the Los Alamos Family Y Kathak and Bhratnatyam classes, will be from 7-8 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall. The performance is part of the Los Alamos Public Library’s Family Fun Nights.

    Thursday
    Greg Fisher, Los Alamos County economic vitality administrator will be the speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. at PEEC. Those that RSVP will be able to order a sandwich or salad for $12. Call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or send email to kaskacayman@gamil.com to RSVP.

  • Congratulations! Have you heard the news?
    Our local radio station, KRSN AM 1490, won the award this year for New Mexico Broadcasters Association, 2012 Broadcaster of the Year.
    If you are so inclined, check out the video made for their special night on You Tube, just look for Broadcaster FINAL.
    Now remember, I don’t work for KRSN or the Los Alamos Monitor, but I’m about to sing the praises of both.
    First note that the newspaper has no problem with running a column I write about KRSN. You’ve probably also noticed that KRSN doesn’t have a problem when I speak on the air about something I have done or have coming up in the newspaper.

  • Flutist Austin Keyser, Jane Duan, French horn player Alan Dahl and Jin Park all received $250 scholarships from the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.

     

  • Blue Star mothers of America Inc. is a national veterans’ organization  which supports the men and women serving in all branches of the United States armed forces and their families.
    BSM is a federally chartered, non-profit 501(c)3, non-partisan, non-religious charity which promotes patriotism and support for the military and military families.
    Blue Star Mothers Chapter 4 meetings are held at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at McCurdy school student center conference room, in Española.
    BSM has supported veterans in the past year by hosting a Christmas party in December for local Veterans and distributing 25 gift bags to say thank you for their service.

  • On behalf of the cowpokes who had a knee-slapping-good time at Cowboy Night, May 4, the LA Stable Owners Association wishes to thank the wranglers responsible.  
    First up, thanks to Cyndi Wells (Pet Pangaea) and Georgia Strickfaden (Buffalo Tours) for bountiful donations. The home range at the Posse Lodge provided a perfect setting.  At the chow line, Steve Wallin’s chuck wagon and succulent smoked beef made this an up-town rodeo.  
    Beyond the campfire, Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ cooked up some great beans and vittles. In the back 40, Ron Lucero deftly taught young dudes to rope, which was the high score of the evening.