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Today's Features

  • Volunteers needed  
    “Do you like to talk? The Los Alamos Historical Museum is looking for volunteers to greet visitors in the museum and tell them about the history of the community. No experience required, we’ll train you. Docent shifts are weekdays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. from early May to mid-October and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. the rest of the year. Contact the museum offices at 662-6272 for more information.

  • Piñon Elementary sixth graders went to the Jemez, as part of a Pajarito Environmental Education Center program on bird banding. Here, Bandelier National Monument employee Steve Fetig teaches the students about bird banding and the impact of the Las Conchas Fire.

  •   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring.
      Los Alamos High School Merit semifinalists are left to right: Scott Carlsten, Andrew Zhao, Victoria Wang, Myles Gurule, Horace Zhang, Peter Ahrens, Ciara Sterbenz, Lorenzo Venneri, Miriam Barnum, Isaac Koh, Micha Ben-Naim, Mei Liu, Donald (Andy) McAninch.

  • Community members concerned about climate change will take over Los Alamos on Sept. 24 as part of “Moving Planet,” an international day of action, calling for the world to transition away from fossil fuels. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are expected to participate by moving their bodies toward solutions in climate change.
    In costume and by foot, bike, skateboard, pogo stick — or any other sustainable mode of transit — the rally will move around downtown to call for the community to move beyond fossil fuels.

  • Wednesday
    The September Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The Authors Speak Series presents “Inspiration and perspiration: An Authors Symposium,” with playwright Robert Benjamin; children’s author Shirley Raye Redmond; poet Jane Lin; and sci-fi author Steven Gould, who will discuss the creative process in different genres. Moderated by Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan. 7 p.m., upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    Friday

  • The Next Big Idea overflowed with invention and inspiration last weekend as innovators demonstrated their projects for the community to enjoy.
    From SMART (Science, Math Art) displays to classroom curriculum, there were things to inspire the mind and delight the senses.
    “The festival has just gotten better and more fun each year. There’s more to see and do, and the quality of the presentations is awesome,” said Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Member Services Director Katy Korkos. “I’m looking forward to next year and I’m sure we’ll begin planning for next year this week.”
    After a year of planning, Los Alamos MainStreet Director Suzette Fox has grown the event yet again.

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolores Hope, who was married to entertainer Bob Hope for 69 years and sang at his shows, has died at age 102.

    Hope family spokesman Harlan Boll says Hope died Monday at home in Los Angeles. A specific cause of death was not available.

    The death was first reported by Entertainment Tonight.

    Bob Hope died in 2003 at age 100.

    Dolores Reade was a nightclub singer before she married Bob Hope in 1934. She mostly stayed home with their children before Hope began his Christmas trips to entertain U.S. troops during World War II.

    She sang for U.S. troops and on his television specials.

  • Even if your favorite nominee got snubbed, Sunday's Emmycast could have been the most satisfying in memory.

    It was funny, bright and skillfully hosted by "Glee" star Jane Lynch.

    It moved at a brisk clip, free of the usual stumbles and lulls, and, even better, it flowed almost seamlessly, a next-to-impossible feat for any awards show.

  • The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    Aug. 17: A boy, Steven Christopher Ortiz, born to Danielle Salazar and Steve Ortiz
    Aug. 25: A boy, Jordan Joseph Fresquez, born to Crystal and Mathew Fresquez
    Aug. 27: A boy, Jeramiah Thomas Baca, born to Alicia Salcido-Dominguez and Emilio Baca
    Aug. 27: A boy. Jaxon David Roybal, born to Crystal and Matthew Roybal
    Aug. 28: A girl, Abigail Gellis, born to Krista and Edward Gellis
    Aug. 31: A boy, Atharv Negi, born to Surendra Singh
    Sept. 1: A boy, Evan Mikhail Cuningham, born to Megan and Mik Cunningham
    Sept. 4: A girl, Samantha Rae Baily, born to JoLynn and Scott Baily

  • 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.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.