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Today's Features

  • Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career.
    The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  
    The LAPS Foundation is a non-profit organization leverages time, talent and funds to promote innovative learning in our public schools.
    The Foundation continues to grow its scholarship funds through donations made by community members and alumni of the Los Alamos High School.

  • There are many opportunities to become involved in this little slice of “paradise” on the Hill. What would you like to do?
    The sense of volunteerism and the fact that you can find it related to just about any topic is one of the reasons this community is so great.
    Do you like to read? How about volunteering with Friends of the Library? Do you like activities for senior citizens, how about volunteering with Friends of the Senior Center? You can also be friends of the furriest in Los Alamos, as a volunteer with the Friends of the Shelter.
    It seems like our new town slogan could be, “Los Alamos, we gotta lotta friends.”

  • Today
    Celebrate the national parks and get into the 4th of July spirit with the opening reception for a new exhibit of photos by Leslie Bucklin titled, “Enchanted Parks: A Photographic Tale of Life in Our National Parks.” Refreshments and gallery walk-through with the artist from 5-7 p.m. Show runs through Aug. 6.

    Thursday
    Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents the next in the Foreign Film Series, “Volver” (R) from Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodovar starring Penelope Cruz, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Miss Minoes” (PG), at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Friday


  • GENEVA (AP) — To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson — popularly known as the "God particle" — that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.

    "We have now found the missing cornerstone of particle physics," Rolf Heuer, director of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), told scientists.

  • FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Vow was a box office success and became a money-maker its first weekend in movie theaters, and the book soared to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list.

    That was all in February and March.

    So what has Farmington couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the true-life twosome who inspired the movie and who are the authors of the book, done lately?

  • RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" and the rumpled defense lawyer in "Matlock," died Tuesday. He was 86.

    Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement.

    "Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island," Doughtie told The Associated Press, reading from a family statement.

  • Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce that they've gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" almost certainly exists.

  •  Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall are invited to apply for scholarship funds. Funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society.

    Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County. 

    Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, fill out a scholarship application form and send an official copy of their undergraduate and medical school transcripts. 

  •  The annual Fourth of July White Rock celebration will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

    The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the church. Scouts from White Rock troops 422, 326 and 129 will lead the parade carrying the colors. 

    They will be followed by Cub Scouts from Cub Packs 422, 20 and 326.  

  •  The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank everyone in the community who so warmly welcomed our Group Study Exchange visitors from Capetown, South Africa of Rotary District 9350 during their brief stay here last month.

    The GSE program offers opportunities for four young professionals, ages 25-40, to travel to a Rotary district abroad under the guidance of a Rotary team leader from their home country.  Once the five-member team has arrived in the host country, they travel for one month throughout the host district, meeting counterparts in their career fields for networking and meaningful exchange of ideas.