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Today's Features

  • 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

  • The Kiwanis recently awarded former Los Alamos High School student Shannon Blair, a scholarship. Blair graduated in May and plans to attend Whitman College and was active in Los Alamos Youth Leadership and was selected as the recipient of the Clendenen Student Athlete of the Year award.
    Pictured left to right, Blair’s parents, Steve and Barbara Blair;  Blair, President of Kiwanis Fran Berting; and Kiwanis Key Club Mentor Morrie Pongratz.

     

  • Basketball skills camp
    Coach Justin Black will run a basketball skills camp for grades three through eight, July 18-21. The event will be at Chamisa Elementary with a high school option available. The camp will run in the afternoons and varies depending upon age.
    The cost is $45 and the money raised will benefit the Chamisa and Aspen Elementary school Physical Education programs. For more information email Black at j.black@laschools.net or call 505-716-1149.

  • What’s up with all that global warming stuff? Temperatures haven’t gone up noticeably since around 2003 or 2004, so perhaps the scare is over and people can get on with other problems?  
    Charles “Chick” Keller will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, addressing these issues. New evidence continues to emerge showing that the Earth is indeed warming and that it’s us. 
    Keller’s talk will take a look at what we know and what still needs to be learned.
    The bottom line is that all the important general issues are now understood, but there remain many secondary issues that we are still exploring. 

  • Four members of the Los Alamos Pony Club will represent the U.S. Pony Club Southwest Region at the USPC National Championships in Lexington, Ky. in mid-July. The site of the competition will be the Kentucky Horse Park, where the 2010 World Equestrian Games were held.
    Megan Reader, 18, daughter of Lisa and Garth Reader, will compete in the multi-sport event of tetrathlon, with scores combined from competition in running, shooting, swimming and jumping a complex course of fences on her horse, Redford.
    Reader, a 2011 graduate of Los Alamos High School, was on the USPC International tetrathlon team in 2010.

  • Today

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes. 

    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.