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Today's Features

  • Today
    A free talk by Dorothy Hoard on Dendroglyphs of Valles Caldera, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.The trees are aging now and their histories are being lost. Hoard will discuss the setting, the carvings, a volunteer survey and some of its results.  
    Thursday

  • Speaker and Los Alamos Living Treasure Dorothy Hoard will give an illustrated talk on dendroglyphs of the Valles Caldera at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    In the 19th and into the 20th century, raising sheep was a major industry in northern New Mexico. Shepherds spent May through September isolated with their flocks in highland grasslands. They recorded their presence during these lonely times by carving on aspen trunks.  Lumbermen, cattlemen and even road construction workers added their names over the years.

  • Los Alamos High School Student Council raised awareness for cancer at school last week by selling different-colored bracelets. Each color represents a different type of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.
     

  • Show some ’Topper spirit

    Los Alamos Youth Leadership team will paint faces on Tuesday at LAHS for the Española basketball game. Prices start at $2, for a chance to enhance your green and gold spirit. Los Alamos Youth Leadership is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
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  • Wednesday
    A free talk by Dorothy Hoard on Dendroglyphs of Valles Caldera, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.The trees are aging now and their histories are being lost. Hoard will discuss the setting, the carvings, a volunteer survey and some of its results.  
    Thursday

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack LaLanne was prodding Americans to get off their couches and into the gym decades before it was cool. And he was still pumping iron and pushing fruits and vegetables decades past most Americans' retirement age.

    The fitness fanatic ate well and exercised — and made it his mission to make sure everyone did the same — right up to the end at age 96, friends and family said.

  • Los Alamos High School Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Michael Gyurik was selected as the 2011 New Mexico All-State Honor Orchestra. The 28-member group performed a concert on Jan. 6 at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus.

  • Chamisa Elementary School Principal Debbie Smith and pronouncer Judy Crocker, poses with Chamisa spelling bee winners on Wednesday afternoon. From left to right: Karyssa Garcia, first place (fourth grade); Brandon Bao, second place (sixth grade); Andy Shinn, third place (sixth grade); and Sonyia Williams, alternate (fourth grade)
    The winners proceed to the county bee held Tuesday night at Chamisa.

  • Summit Garden Club members Priscilla Hardekopf, left, and Margaret Hanson, are shown with scrapbooks and a “crazy hat” from past events of the club, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a luncheon Feb. 2.  Past and present members are welcome. Call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315 for more information.