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Today's Features

  • The 2011 Santa Fe Opera season is underway, and in addition to providing a much-needed distraction from recent fire-related concerns, it offers a fantastic way to experience the amazing art of live performance — one sure to captivate from start to finish.
    Charles Gounod’s “Faust” is the perfect example of a classic struggle between good and evil, with the devil himself controlling much of the stage.
    “Faust” opens with conductor Frédéric Chaslin leading the overture. The music is slow, yet riveting as it sets the tone and precedes the dramatic entrance of Faust (Bryan Hymel) onto a simple stage featuring bookcases and a desk.

  • N.M. 4 is a picturesque journey through pine forests, high desert mesas and quaint mountain towns.  From the junction of Highway 501, N.M. 4 gently ascends the slopes above Water Canyon before winding gently into the Jemez Mountains. This highway travels effortlessly through the forests to many popular outdoor destinations and is even used as an alternative route to Albuquerque. However, this popular scenic byway began as a dusty wagon trail carved out of the rocks with picks by local settlers nearly 100 years ago.  

    Historical Origins  

  • Basketball camp
    Coach Justin Black will run a basketball skills camp for grades 3-8 July 18 through July 21. The event will be held at Chamisa Elementary with a high school option available. The camp will run in the afternoons and varies depending upon age. Black has 13 years of basketball coaching experience ranging from junior high through high school levels. The cost is $45.
    For more information email Black at j.black@laschools.net or call 505-716-1149

    Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides important services to the community. One important activity is the HELP program, which  provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county.  

  • The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series, starring the Texas Southern rock band Uncle Lucius, moves to Los Alamos National Bank Friday.
    Their lead singer, Kevin Galloway left his banking job in East Texas in 2002, moved to Austin and two years later had one of Austin’s top rock bands.
    “What do you think, LANB staff, shall I book you some gigs? Steve Wells on lead guitar? Bill Enloe as a country singer? I can picture that,” said Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Promoter Russ Gordon.
         Uncle Lucius took rock ‘n’ roll from it’s roots in R&B, blues and country and came up with a Southern outlaw, soulful rock band.

  • The Los Alamos Opera Guild will honor those who were instrumental in saving the Los Alamos community from the ravages of the Los Conchas fire.
    The Los Alamos County Council and members of the fire and police departments will be the special guests at the Guild’s open house from 3-6 p.m. Sunday.
    Two rising young singers from the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singer Program, soprano Maria Lindsey and tenor Matthew Newlin, will perfora for the group at 4 p.m.
    Individuals that are interested in learning more about the Los Alamos Opera Guild and their activities that support The Santa Fe Opera, as well as music in the Los Alamos community are welcome to attend.  

  • Today
    A poetry gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library.

    Talk on Climate Change by Chick Keller at 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Free and open to the public.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a barbecue at 6 p.m. at the home of Dr. Ann Wadstrom, 253 San Juan.  Members and potential new members are invited. Hamburgers and drinks will be supplied. Members, please bring a salad or dessert. Spouses, friends and family are welcome. For more information call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Wadstrom at 662-7578.

    Friday

  • What started as a family project to put a thank you banner into the window of a local business has morphed into a project to help the community at-large express their thanks for the work done by firemen and other emergency workers, and to all of the supporters and well-wishers throughout New Mexico.
    “My daughter Hannah and her friend Kris Kupchella worked on designing a banner for the window of our store,” said Don Taylor, owner of Don Taylor’s Photography on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. “When I saw what they had done, I liked it so much that I decided to take the initiative to share it with others.”

  • For those tired of smelling smoke, relief is right around the corner. From noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a chance to learn how to distill lavender and make all-natural soap at the Second Bloom Farm in White Rock.

  • Seeing a forest fire up close and being forced to evacuate their homes can cause confusion and concern among children. The Los Alamos Historical Society is teaming with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to help children and adults come to a better understanding of forest fires and recovery with a reading, book signing and hands-on activities, as well as a fire recovery talk for adults from 2-4 p.m. July 30 at PEEC.
    After the Cerro Grande fire devastated Los Alamos in 2000, the Historical Society worked with local ecologist Terry Foxx to publish a children’s book, “ The Forest and the Fire.” This illustrated book, written in poetic verse, allows children to see that fire is a natural part of forest ecology.

  • Thursday
    A poetry gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of the Mesa Public Library.

    Talk on Climate Change by Chick Keller at 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Free and open to the public.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a barbecue at 6 p.m. at the home of Dr. Ann Wadstrom, 253 San Juan.  Members and potential new members are invited. Hamburgers and drinks will be supplied. Members, please bring a salad or dessert. Spouses, friends and family are welcome. For more information call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Wadstrom at 662-7578.

    Friday