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Today's Features

  • John Michael Talbot sang rock-n-roll, founded a Franciscan monastery and became a Christian musician and author.  
    Talbot is performing songs, motivational teachings and meditations through Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The performances are free but donations or “love offerings” are appreciated.
    Talbot began in the music business at age 18 with the band, Mason Proffit, according to his website www.johnmichaeltalbot.com. Although the band got to share the stage with The Byrds, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead, Talbot saw the alcohol and drug use that came with stardom and said he felt that the life of a rock star was empty and sad.  

  • The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers, the school’s award-winning speech and debate team, would like to thank the following for making its recent Decadent Desserts and Enchanting Entertainment evening a huge success:
    Members of the organizing committee, including Jane Clements, Erin Bouquin and Bette Korber, parents; Flannery Keating, Sky Korber, Nate Clements, Myles Gurule, Katie Haynes, Miriam Barnum and Sam Baty, students; Gordon Keating and Martin Schauer, sound system;  Denise Smith and staff at the Best Western Hilltop House; RSVP volunteers from the Senior Center; the Topper administrative team, including Sandy Warnock, principal; Mike Johnson and Cindy Montoya, assistant principals; Vickie Nelms, activities director; and Connie Goettee, publicity.

  • The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society  will be at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.  
    The group will highlight student achievements in earth science research with the presentations of 2011 Los Alamos County Science Fair winners Julia Murphy, Alexander Kendrick and Ryan Erickson.
    Their three senior-level student projects were presented at the 2011 Los Alamos County Science Fair and received recognition by LAGS for outstanding projects related to Earth Science.  
    LAGS will host short presentations by each of those students at this month’s meeting.

  • Today
    Kathy Brown, Seventh Generation Institute, talks about pikas, climate change and how citizen scientists can help. 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., Free and open to the public.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. the home of Nona Bowman, 1045 Los Pueblos (662-3192). Steve Lynne of the Los Alamos County Administration Department will be the guest speaker. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Ann Wadstrom at 662-7578.

  • The Española Public Library will celebrate National Library Week through April 16.
    Activities for children and families are ongoing. From 11:30-1 p.m. Thursday, the Friends of the Library will host a reception for National Library Week that will include a book discussion and book signing with local authors Robert Trapp, Robert Torrez and Isabel Ziegler. Luncheon refreshments will be served.
    Saturday’s activity will celebrate Dia De Los Niños and will include a book give-away to all children, while supplies last.
    A Book by author Pat Mora will be read. Mora is the founder of Dia de Los Niños.
    For more information call the library at 505-747-6087 or visit www.youseemore.com/espanola.

  • 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. To learn more about making donations call 661-4846. Donations are accepted at school locations through Friday. The Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN, AM 1490 and the Betty Ehart Senior Center continue the March on Hunger through the end of the month.

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  • Despite the lack of snow this winter, the ski patrol from Pajarito Mountain have continued their training.
    In February, Grace and Seth Longon, Nate Phillips and Nate Kamm, four local young adult ski patrollers attended the National Ski Patrol Young Adult Patrol Jamboree at Copper Mountain, Colo.
    The Rocky Mountain Division hosted 17 young patrollers from six regional ski areas and held an in-depth program on avalanche safety and rescue.
    The young patrollers dug a snow pit to evaluate the snow layers and risk of avalanche occurring. They used locator beacons, avalanche probes and shovels to search for buried mock victims.

  • Today

  • Kathy Brown of The Seventh Generation Institute in Santa Fe will visit Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, to talk about how climate change is affecting pikas and what citizen scientists can do to help.
    Hikers visiting the highest peaks of New Mexico, have probably seen the little relatives of the rabbit family or heard the pika’s distinct high-pitched squeak coming from the talus slopes they call home. Like polar bears, pikas have gained attention as early indicators of the effects of climate change on wildlife.

  • On May 1, the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 55th annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School.
    Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honors society in the United States and has about 260 members in Los Alamos County (1.5 percent of the county’s population).  
    The banquet, for the honor graduates, Phi Beta Kappa Members, and their guests, will be at 5:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The Decadent Table will cater the event.