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Today's Features

  • 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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • A woman talks to a vendor at the Farmers Market before making a selection on Thursday.

  • This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Free throw contests
    Tuesday — Lego towers
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies in White Rock, dreamcatchers
    in Los Alamos
    Thursday — Air hockey
    Friday — Frisbee (last day of school)

    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders. Summer hours begin May 31. The YAC is open all summer, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Kids promoted to third grade may join on May 31 and kids promoted to eighth grade may join the Teen Center and will be put on the YAC expired list. For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program  of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • Ted Garcia, who has worked for the Los Alamos Public School District for the past 18 years, was  recently named the “Classified Employee of the Year.” Garcia most recently served as the head custodian at Aspen Elementary.  
    He received the award May 5 at a ceremony at Fuller Lodge. On the same day, he announced his retirement.  
     “It is an honor.  I do this work because I like it. Aspen is a wonderful place,” Garcia said when he accepted his award. “I do extra if I can. I love helping people.  I do my best to make everyone’s day a little bit better.”

  • Five students, two from Los Alamos Middle School and three from Los Alamos High School, will travel to College Park, Md. June 12-16 to represent New Mexico in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest.
    The theme for NHD this year is “Debate and Diplomacy; Successes, Failures, Consequences.”
    Only students placing first or second at the state level NHD competitions are eligible to participate nationally.
    From Los Alamos Middle School, Grace Kim and Madeline Lockhart won second place at the state level in the Junior Group Documentary category for their documentary, “The Pueblo Revolt: Debating Spain’s First Colonization of New Mexico — A Story of Oppression and Redemption.”

  • Randy Foster, Los Alamos County Police Department captain and Joaquin Valdez, Los Alamos County chief deputy assessor, are among the 18 statewide professionals who recently graduated from the ninth Local Government Leadership Program.
    Foster attended Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico State University and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He is currently a senior member of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program, a member of the International Society of Chiefs of Police and a member of the FBI National Academy Association.

  • The American Prize announces that the winner of The American Prize in Composition (Choral Division) is Ted Vives, for Castrovalva, Lux Aeterna and Gloria.
    Vives has received awards and commissions for his choral and instrumental works. He holds bachelor’s degrees in music composition and education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in music composition and doctorate in music education from the University of Florida.
    His composition instructors have included John Boda, Charles Carter and Budd Udell. He is the musical director for the Los Alamos Community Winds.
    He resides in Los Alamos with his wife and children.

  • The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 Los Alamos will offer red crepe poppies on Wednesday.
    This reminder of the sacrifice of countless thousands called to war is an annual event undertaken by the members of Unit 90 in Los Alamos. Volunteers from the unit will take part in this nationwide program in memory of the citizen soldiers who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.
    Funds collected on Poppy Day are used to assist veterans and their families. It is a self-help program, for the Auxiliary’s familiar red paper poppy is handmade in Poppy Shops run by Auxiliary volunteers.

  • Thanks for
    the support

    As the Los Alamos County Science Fair season draws to a close I would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who helped to create another premiere science fair this year.
    With the help of the Los Alamos community we sent 64 students to the Regional Fair in Las Vegas, 32 to the State Fair in Socorro and three Los Alamos High School students to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.  

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 12 astronauts circling the Earth got a call from a much higher authority Saturday.

    Pope Benedict XVI made the first ever papal call to space. He addressed the shuttle and station crews from the Vatican. Two Italians are on board: Endeavour astronaut Roberto Vittori and International Space Station resident Paolo Nespoli.

    The pope said he admired the astronauts' courage, discipline and commitment. He added that he hopes shuttle commander Mark Kelly's wife continues to improve. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, his wife, was shot in Tucson, Ariz., in January. Kelly thanked him for his kind words.