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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Lauryn Hill: Rohan Marley not father of sixth child

    NEW YORK — After the birth of her sixth child, Lauryn Hill wants to clear up two things: Rohan Marley didn’t abandon her while she was pregnant, and he’s not the baby’s father.
    The blogosphere has been abuzz after word came last week that the reclusive Grammy winner had a baby boy. Marley, the father of her five other children, sent a message on Twitter “forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son.” That tweet, along with pictures showing him in an embrace with another woman, created speculation.

    R. Kelly out of hospital after surgery

  • Los Alamos County Library System has acquired AtoZ World Travel, a comprehensive, informative e-content travel database offering free and exclusive tourist and culture information on more than 150 of the top travel destinations in North America and around the globe.
    Created by an international team of experienced and talented travel journalists and editors, AtoZ World Travel features more than two million words of city-specific content, as well as thousands of images.
    Whether traipsing around Panama City or Paris, Ankara or Antwerp, or anywhere in between, AtoZ World Travel’s intrepid writer-adventurers bring their points of view and expertise to candid glimpses of the globe and its people through extensive, colorful reporting.

  • Sid Hausman, author of “One Bullfrog” and “Cactus Critter Bash,” will sign “Emus and Owlhoots,” his new book filled with the music of the Old West, at Otowi Station Bookstore from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 29. This event for all ages will also feature songs from the book.
    “Emus and Owlhoots” features Handlebar Slim and his sidekick Washtub as radio cowboys, who bring those “thrilling days of yesteryear” to life again.
    The book is a wacky, whimsical tale that revives the memory of a time when good guys chased the bad guys across the prairies of kids’ imaginations, and of course the good guys always came out on top.

  • Spectacular sets, spectacular costumes, spectacular singing! “The Last Savage” at the Santa Fe Opera has truly been my favorite production this season. “The Last Savage” is sung in English, which struck me as unusual for opera, and refreshingly resembles a broadway musical. Best of all, “The Last Savage” is a comedy, full of hilarious moments that result in numerous belly laughs.

  • Once again, Missoula Children’s Theatre has come to Los Alamos to work with 58 youth to bring Los Alamos “The Princess and the Pea.”
    Envision a kingdom of snow where the residents are winter wind workers, blizzard bringers, icicle sharpeners and snow smoothers, ruled by the Storm King and the Snow Queen. Add to that a prince looking for a proper princess to share the throne. Now imagine the princess and her friend the pea, living in a kingdom of green rolling hills and running rivers with her subjects, the flower gardeners, river runners, green shoot growers and tree barkers. Her parents, King Size and Queen Size, do all they can to keep things running smoothly.  

  • Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides important services to the community. One activity is the HELP program, which started 30 years ago. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county.  Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Photos sought
    Blue Star Mothers is seeking photos of area military men and women serving in the armed forces.  Photos will be displayed on the organization’s  “Wall of Heroes.” Call call Marilyn at  927-4341  or Lena at 927-2687 for more information.

  • Slide guitarist and award winning banjo virtuoso Tony Furtado will play his blend of Americana, blues, jazz, folk and rock as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The concert is slated for 7 p.m. at Entrada Business Park.
    In the sixth grade, Furtado built his first banjo. By 19, he had won a pair of National Bluegrass Banjo Championships and soon played the top bluegrass festivals in the world, including Telluride, Lyons and MerleFest.
    He’s played with Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Allison Krauss and Laurie Lewis, but he said he could never be happy staying in one place musically.
    Furtado grew up in the 70s and 80s. He loved Celtic music, Tom Petty, MTV, as well as his father’s Who and Creedence Clearwater Revival records.

  • Today
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Rango” at
    7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Authors Speak Series presents “Novel Destinations,” a talk and slideshow by Robert Gibson, John Arrowsmith and Chris Ortega, on their trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti, at 7 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library’s upstairs rotunda.

  • A mother bear and her cub paid a visit to Ken Johnson’s house on El Viento last week. The cub climbed a tree in Johnson’s yard, while the mother who is not shown, tried to knock down one of the chile ristras visible at right. The bears ran off when Johnson’s dog noticed them and began barking.