Today's Features

  • Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of scholarship winner announcements.

    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.  

  • Today
    Mesa Family Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library. Play their games or bring your own. All ages welcome!

    The Los Alamos Historical Society’s Atomic Film Festival begins today in Fuller Lodge. The first feature film is Emmy Award-winning “Day One,” starring Brian Dennehy as Gen. Leslie Groves and David Straithairn as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Admission is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for a price. Chairs will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring pillows, blankets and other items to relax. For more information and time, email judith@losalamoshistory.org.

  • It’s time to sign up for the 30th annual eighth grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school eighth grade students. The trip is private, not school sponsored. Sign up online at worldstrides.org using ID Number 77813 or call 1-800-468-5899 using the same ID Number.

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council wishes to thank the many people who came together to make the 15th Annual Los Alamos Kite Festival a success. Many thanks to the members of the community who came out to make a kite, fly a kite, listen to the music or just take in the scene. Without you, the kite festival would not have been such a success. You are why we do the Kite Festival.  
    We also thank the organizations and individuals who made the Kite Festival possible.  Thanks to Los Alamos National Bank, the sole sponsor of the Los Alamos Kite Festival for generous funding, banners, flyers and the ever-popular T-shirts. The LANB volunteers were tireless in helping many kids build kites. The sky was filled with the workshop kites they helped build.

  • Have you seen the most recent, “teachable moment?” If so, have you done anything with it or just let it pass?
    Karen Klein, the 68-year-old school bus aide from Greece, New York was bullied by four middle school students — being taunted, poked and made fun of until she cried.
    There are so many things that families can discuss about this incident.
    The first, of course, is why? Why would any youth torment an elderly person once, let alone until they made someone cry?
    The next is about kids posting videos on YouTube. Sometimes the result of posting something ugly can be beneficial to the world and open doors for discussion. Think about it.

  • Youth Business grant recipients worked on their marketing skills with Assets In Action on Monday. Here, students are writing biographies to promote their businesses. Learn more about the businesses funded at ybgp.org.

  • Today
    Summer Family Evenings at PEEC Presents: Hug a Tree and Survive! Bandelier’s Chris Judson presents this program about what to do if you get lost in the woods and how not to get lost in the first place. 6:30 p.m. Free to all, no registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@pajaritoeec.org.

    Mesa Family Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library. Play their games or bring your own. All ages welcome.

  • A West Michigan wedding party ended up soaked after the dock on which they were standing gave way during a photo shoot. No one was injured in Saturday's plunge during the reception at Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake in Shelbyville.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    Angel — Whippet-mix, four-months-old. No permanent teeth yet. Nervous and shy, but finds new people calming, reassuring. No issues when handled or with food. Unsure in new situations, but will come around quickly with gentle encouragement.

  • Merrick and Company, a local engineering firm, has announced the award of the first Merrick Engineering Scholarship in collaboration with the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.
    Merrick awarded the scholarship to Santana Garcia-Chang of Los Alamos. Garcia-Chang is a 2011 graduate of Questa High School and is currently attending UNM-LA in pursuit of her civil engineering degree. Merrick Vice President and Los Alamos Office Manager Scott Gustafson and UNM-LA Dean of Instruction Dr. Kate  Massengale presented the award.
    Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Christie, Jr. and Vice President Nuclear Services and Technology John Buckle also represented Merrick.