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Today's Features

  • Family Strengths Network would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in Family Festival.
    About 500 people attended Family Festival this year; its success is dependent on the volunteers and organizations that participate.
    We could not run this event without the help of our event coordinator, Karen Greenfield, the many volunteers from Key Club, Natural Helpers, RSVP, Beta Sigma Phi, LANB, Los Alamos Middle School, the FSN Board and many other individuals.
    We are also grateful to all the businesses and organizations that came to share the great activities that Los Alamos has to offer to families.

  • Los Alamos Police Department in collaboration with a variety of agencies will present “Every 15 Minutes,” at Los Alamos High School today.
    The event is an opportunity to educate students about the gravity of topics like drinking and driving, prior to large-scale events like the prom.

  • Today
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    Thursday
    The Senior Appreciation Night planning meeting will be from 1-2 p.m. in the aquatic center training room, 2760 Canyon Road.

    The monthly Los Alamos county GOP meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. The topics of the meeting will be the new Los Alamos County polling places, voter registration training and meeting of the GOP candidates running for local offices. All registered Republicans are invited to attend.

    Friday

  • Japanese researchers say they've successfully grown hair on bald mice. Their work, reported in the journal Nature Communications this week, could help pave the way to a similar process for people.

  • This week, we look at youth programs in our community, as we pull together to be one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.
    The Search Institute looks at youth programs when a young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school and/or in community organizations.
    The Search Institute is one of the partner organizations joining with America’s Promise to recognize 100 communities across the nation as being great places for young people to live.
    As a volunteer, I have been asked by Los Alamos Public Schools to champion this effort to have our community receive this recognition.

  • It is occasionally said that the atmosphere at Chamisa Elementary is like a carnival. That statement will become a reality on April 21.
    The Cheetahs will welcome the public during their annual fundraiser this weekend. Some of the offerings include sno-cones, cotton candy and games.
    The kid-friendly climate will benefit teachers, students, programs and projects to help youth, “put their best foot forward in scholarship, character and life.”
    “The carnival is open to everyone,” Tana Beverwyk-Abouda said. “Everyone, that is, who wants to have a great time for all ages, support their local school and celebrate the spring weather by being outside.”

  • Imaging standing on ice, with a view as far as you can see. Matt Heavner will describe seven years of research on the Juneau Ice field in Southeast Alaska at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, as part of the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ monthly meeting.
    Anyone who has visited the city of Juneau has very likely visited the Mendenhall Glacier, which is just the tip of the ice field. The Juneau Ice field is the fifth-largest ice field in the western hemisphere, extending through an area of 3,900 square kilometers.

  • Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The speaker will be announced at the meeting. The April 2012 field trip will be to the Jones Camp area near Socorro, April 21. We will meet at 9 a.m. in the Smith’s parking lot in Socorro. Plan on bringing rock breaking equipment, storage items to protect small specimens, a hand lens, sunscreen, water, snacks, lunch, eye protection, camera and whatever you need for a day in the field. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

    April 18
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    April 20

  • A solar flare erupted along the sun's left side on Monday. The flare was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, which is part of a 5-year mission focused on the sun.

  • Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Monitor are partnering to produce a special commemorative section, “Congratulations Los Alamos High School Class of 2012.”

    The publication will feature graduation portraits of each senior as well as messages from the LAPS Board of Education, Superintendent Eugene Schmidt, Principal Sandra Warnock and others.

    Some 2,000 copies of this special publication will be distributed at the graduation ceremony Saturday, May 26, 2012, and will be circulated as an insert inside the Los Alamos Monitor Sunday, May 27, 2012.