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Today's Features

  • Skiers will soon have the opportunity to hit the slopes and raise funds for charity.
    The K2 Women’s Weekend at Pajarito Mountain, to be held Feb. 4-6, is an event that provides financial assistance to men and women in New Mexico with breast or cervical cancer.
    The event also encourages women skiers to improve their skills and explore their limits in snow sports and to make new friends with similar interests.
    The event is not limited to skiers, however. Alpine, telemark and snowboardettes of all ability levels are welcome.

  • Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Robert Gibson, a former county councilor, will present a talk on a recent excursion to Tanzania where he and his party climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, visited several East African historic sites and observed many of the region’s wildlife.  

  • The Los Alamos League of Women Voters is sponsoring a forum to introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board and to the candidates for the University of New Mexico Los Alamos Advisory Board.
    There are three candidates for the three open positions on the LAPS School Board:  Judith Bjarke-McKenzie for District 3, Kevin G. Honnell for District 4, and David R. Foster for District 5.

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available.
    Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.

  • Daniel Ben-Naim, an eighth grade student at Los Alamos Middle School won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 12.
    The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 23rd annual National Geographic Bee. Google sponsored this year’s Bee.
    Ben-Naim and Ryan Harbert, also an eighth grade student, went head-to-head in the championship round.  
    Ben-Naim edged out Harbert by naming Kilimanjaro as Africa’s highest peak that is part of a national park in Tanzania.

  • Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday night in Fuller Lodge to hear Lorrie Bonds-Lopez recount her “China Odyssey” adventure. In 2008 Lorrie Bonds-Lopez and her husband joined two China scholars, Rikki and Jeff, for a three-week hiking/biking touring trip in the southwest of China.

  • 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.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Jan. 20
    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools School Board and for the University of New Mexico Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m.  Early voting is happening now. The election is Feb. 1.

  • Calendars available
    Friends of the Shelter Calendars are available for a limited time at the following locations Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Vet, Brownell’s Hallmark, CB Fox, Pet Pangaea and Otowi Station.  
    Coordinator needed