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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra is a good example of music spanning generations.  Members of the group, which will perform its Spring Concert April 29, range in age from 15-91. All have the same goal — to join others in performing some of the finest musical compositions written for orchestra.

  • Thank you letter

    We want to let people know that we’ve been successful in our fundraising efforts (for the Basketball Legacy Project at Barranca Elementary), thanks to the support of Barranca staff, parents, students and the community of Los Alamos.
    This project means a lot to my class and we are so very grateful for all of the encouragement, offers to help with labor, donations, and monetary support.
    We are blown away by the generosity of our supporters and could not have achieved our goal without their help! 
    Here are our monetary supporters:
    Contributors of over $1,000
    • Barranca Mesa PTO
    • Barranca Mesa School
    • LAPS Foundation
    Contributors under $1,000

  • March on Hunger
    Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementaries, along with Los Alamos Middle School, are collecting non-perishable items for people and collars and leashes for pets as a community project and a student service project combine their efforts. For more information, call 661-4846. The Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN, AM 1490 and the Betty Ehart Senior Center continue the March on Hunger through the end of the month.
    Photos being sought

  • Registration is being accepted for Girl Scouts’ Twilight Camp 2011, Back to the Basics. Camp will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 7-9 and from 4:30-8 p.m. June 10 at Los Alamos Ski Hill.
    Registration forms may be obtained by contacting Julie Minton-Hughes at twilightcamp11@gmail.com.
    Forms and checks made out to “Twilight Camp,” should be mailed to Minton-Hughes at 436 Paige Loop, Los Alamos, NM 87544 by April 29.
    Registration fees are transferable but not refundable. Scholarships available.

  • Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Los Alamos on Thursday for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year.
    Various Muster activities, including dinner and ceremony, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel La Vista Room. All former and current students, their families and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Muster Chair Evelyn Mullen said.
    These Muster gatherings are held in many places ranging from battleships and foxholes during World War II to ballrooms and steakhouses today.

  • Today
    Chamisa Elementary will host a Recycle Fashion Show at 6 p.m. as part of TV Turn Off Week. For more information, call 663-2470.
    Thursday
    Hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Energy Management Council, the Energy Town Hall and Exposition will be part of LANL’s Earth Day celebration. The town hall and expo will be from 8:30-11 a.m. at Fuller Lodge.

    Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Los Alamos on Thursday for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year. For more information, contact Mullen at 662-7432, or evmullen86@aol.com.


  • In the story titled, “Coro de Camara enchants audiences,” in Sunday’s Spectrum, the venue for the April 30 performance was erroneously listed as Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Kelly Hall. The concert will be at 7 p.m. April 30 at the United Church.

  • Today
    “Fire Up” for Scouting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at Fire Station #3 in White Rock and from 6:30-8 p.m. April 21 at Fire Station #4 on Diamond Drive in Los Alamos. All boys interested in being a Boy Scout and completing grades K-4 are invited to register.
    Wednesday
    Chamisa Elementary will host a series of events during TV Turn Off Week, which runs through April 22. The week includes a Recycle Fashion Show at 6 p.m. today and a Family Science Night at 6 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 663-2470.
    Thursday

  • Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers and their own Dave Dogruel Wednesday, as he describes his experiences in the Cascade Glacier School and his subsequent climb of Mt. Rainier.
    The meeting will begin with dessert and social time at 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion of trips past and future. The presentation will begin at approximately 8 p.m.
    The Cascade Glacier School is offered at no charge every year by SummitClimb.com to bring people together to learn, practice and enjoy glacier and snow travel techniques and attempt a climb of one of the classic Cascade volcanoes.
    It is also an introduction to the treks and climbs led by Himalayan expedition leader Dan Mazur and his staff.

  • Assets In Action and the Service Learning class taught by Stephanie Krantz spent last week assembling Chains of Kindness, kicked off in the beginning of the year with Rachel’s Challenge. Students have listed good deeds done by others, which will be formed into one great chain in May. Assets In Action is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.