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Today's Features

  • In the spirit of this weekend’s Halloween holiday, UNM-Los Alamos’s Monster Movie Wednesday will feature “Halloween” (1978, rated R, 92 minutes) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
    Though considered by many to be the father of the modern slasher film, director John Carpenter’s independent film doesn’t forget to pay homage to the earlier thriller “Psycho.”

  • SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest is offering two trail clinics this fall that focus on repairing and building trailhead.
    The clinics are  a way to learn how trails are made and maintained and can add to a resume, create great networking opportunities and even provide for a good workout.  

  • The Family YMCA and Los Alamos Heart Council co-sponsored a Heart Smart Poster Contest for children in grades K-6th.
    Posters were judged on originality and the healthy message it depicted, winning posters were displayed at the Los Alamos Health Fair. The following children won prizes for their posters:

    K-3rd grade
    First place: Ethan Xiong
    Second place: Malea Joyce
    Third place: Ella Kulp
    Fourth place: Maya Price

    4th-6th grade
    First place: Paulina Burnside
    Second place: Naomi Joyce

  • Mrs. Marlene McCrory has a team of 7th and 8th grade volunteers that staff the school store each and every Tuesday and Friday. Donations of items that could be sold at the store, like jewelry or knick knacks would be welcomed by students to boost their coffers. The team can be reached at 663-2375.

  • Wednesday
    “Valles Caldera: A Geologic History,” talk and book signing by Fraser Goff, UNM professor and LANL researcher on geothermal and volcanic formations will begin at
    7 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. Goff will speak about the landscape of the Valles Caldera. The event is free and open to the public.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host brisket night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack on North Mesa, about one mile from the roundabout, on the left.

  • New Mexico Education Secretary Designate Dr. Susanna Murphy announced on Oct. 1 that 101 public, private school and home-school students in New Mexico have been named semifinalists in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship program.
    More than 1.5 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools entered the 2011 National Merit Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
    The pool of semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
    In New Mexico, Los Alamos High School, with

  • Nicole Dunn has been interested in sewing, fabric and color since she was a child. She remembers making everything from Barbie doll clothes and “blankies” to her own bags, clothes, pillows and other items, with her mother’s help.
    One of her earliest memories is of a quilt that her mother made for her bed using hexagons, one of her mother’s own designs.

  • A familiar face will be the featured flute soloist in the Los Alamos Symphony’s concert on Oct. 29.  Kay Dunn, formerly Kay Kollman, lived in Los Alamos from 1964-1982 and was active during those years in the local music scene – giving recitals, playing in the Sinfonietta (now Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra) and Light Opera and teaching piano and flute.
    She returned to Los Alamos in 2007 and picked up her musical activities again.
    Dunn’s musical life began at age four when she began playing violin.

  • The asset of the week is about other adult relationships. I always like to point out that there are assets that everyone needs to continue to acquire and this is one of them.
    Think about the friends or other adults in your life that you enjoy being around the most. Now consider if the youth in your life have those relationships, too.
    There are many people in this community that seem to make the world a better place, or at the very least, make your day a little brighter just because you had a chance to spend some time with them.

  • 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.