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Today's Features

  • 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.  

  • Navy Seaman Recruit Aimee L. Strain, daughter of Julie A. Bennett of Los Alamos, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Strain completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Mark Dunn the author of 30 plays, a dozen of which have been published and are currently being licensed in productions throughout the world, will speak at the Authors Speak Series at Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
    Some of Dunn’s work has been published by Samuel French, Inc. and include: “North Fork,” “Cabin Fever, a Texas Tragicomedy,” “Helen’s Most Favorite Day” and “Dix Tableaux.”

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will open the 2010-2011 season at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    The program will be dedicated to the Daniel Pearl Foundation as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days. This commemoration of Pearl’s Oct. 10 birthday uses the universal language of music to encourage and build a platform for “harmony for humanity,” throughout the world.
    The program to be conducted by Michael Gyurik, will open with the “Overture Festivo for Symphonic Orchestra” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

  • Friends of the Shelter thanks the community of Los Alamos for the tremendous support you give our programs and for the enthusiastic turnout at the mobile adoption with Espanola Valley Humane Society on Oct. 9.
    We really appreciate Smith’s on the Hill for providing a venue for the mobile. The support of the Los Alamos Monitor cannot be overstated.  Every Sunday they include the shelter report in the paper.  
    For special events the Monitor is always willing to print articles highlighting these events.

    Sally Wilkins
    Board Member