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Today's Features

  • Los Alamos High School Seniors, Alex Kendrick and Ryan Erickson, capped off their high school careers by earning awards in the category of Engineering at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Kendrick won first award and $3,000 and Erickson placed third earning $1,000. Also, Kendrick won a $500 cash award from the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists. Erickson won $2,000 in common stock from United Technologies Corporation. The three LAHS students (Kendrick, Erickson and Julia Murphy) competed against 1,200 students from across the globe and vied for over $2.5 million in prizes and awards.

     

  • Lots of people want to be famous. Most of us aren’t even close. But some of us are almost.
    What we want is right there, so close we can taste and smell and feel it in our nerves, but it’s not ours yet.
    Mesa Public Library’s Music Film Series concludes this week with “Almost Famous” (2000), director Cameron Crowe’s award-winning take on what it might be like for a high-school kid to go on a rock’n’roll tour with a band on the brink of over-the-top, glittering, screaming success.

  • Aubrie Powell will perform her Senior Music Recital Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
    Aubrie Melissa Powell is a 2011 honor graduate of Los Alamos High School, born and raised in Los Alamos.
     Powell will attend Ohio Wesleyan University on a scholarship for study for a Bachelor of Music degree. Shee plans to major in Music Theory and Composition with a dual degree in Mathematics
    Powell was awarded several local scholarships including a Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship by the Sangre de Cristo Chorale Society, a Deborah Beene Memorial Scholarship by the Rotary Club, and scholarships from Los Alamos Little Theater, the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Alamos Light Opera.

  • Today
    The Sierra Club will have a public meeting at
    7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library. Water Monitoring Program Manager Danny Katzman will speak on, “LANL’s Stormwater Management Projects and Protection of the Rio Grande.”

    Thursday
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Almost Famous,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

  • Wednesday
    The Sierra Club will have a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library.  

    Thursday
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email  drwulff47@aol.com.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Almost Famous,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

     The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Tron, Legacy,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Saturday

  • It is done. That statement is very illuminating, for you, me, the community, even Oprah Winfrey. Those three simple words, pretty much sum up a lot this week.
    My question is, where did the time go?
    Most students will look ahead to the next school year, some thinking about the fact that “next year,” they just might be attending high school for the first time.
    Our seniors graduated and everyone moved one more rung up the ladder. Some Hawks became Hilltoppers Friday afternoon, with their right of passage at Urban Park. The big event marks not only their relationship ending with Los Alamos Middle School, but the possibilities that lie ahead as the newest members of the Hilltopper family.

  • Before her death from a brain tumor in December 2009, Julie Meadows and her family got all sorts of practical help from friends and fellow church members, organized as “Julie’s Helpers.”
    A year and a half later, it’s a scholarship fund with the same name, “Julie’s Helpers,” which is carrying on the helping legacy, in Meadows’ memory. Only now, it’s a young Navajo mom who is getting the help — $2,500 worth, for college expenses — from the fund’s first award.

  • Agnes Vallejos envisions a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Born and raised in Los Alamos, Vallejos is executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter where she manages a statewide team of professionals who support Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers and raise funds to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through research.
     After graduation from University of New Mexico, Vallejos stayed in New Mexico to work with emotionally disabled children and adolescents in psychiatric settings, residential treatment centers and treatment foster care programs.

  • During the May Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting, Board Chair Judge Alan Kirk presented Kiwanis Club President Fran Berting and Vice-President Kristy Ortega with donations from state juvenile justice board supporters to the Jeannette Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    Former Rep. Wallace was a tireless advocate for youth and community issues at the local and state level. Juvenile justice continuums from all over New Mexico gathered donations for the scholarship fund to acknowledge Wallace’s groundbreaking work and years of continued support.

  • 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.
    Cats
    Barnyard  — Quite the fraidy cat when transported from the 200 block of 46th St. Barnyard is coming along nicely and loves gentle attention.
    Cuddles — Female Calico, very friendly.
    Goose — Beautiful male Russian Blue. Seems content in the shelter, but is reported to have roaming tendencies.
    KiKi  — Gorgeous indoor domestic long hair orange and white female kitty. Two-three years old and good with other cats.