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Today's Features

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Petra McDowell will offer a gentle family snowshoe outing under the (almost) full moon at 4:30 p.m.
    Feb. 4.
    The hike will start at the lodge at Pajarito Mountain and is free and open to the public. Snowshoes can be rented from the Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Snowshoeing is a sport that even the youngest trekkers can enjoy. And when better to take to the snow than when it’s glinting in the light of a full moon?
    McDowell will lead families up the Sherwood Forest Trail to the top of the beginner lift and down the road to Camp May, where they’ll gather around a campfire to share books and hot chocolate.

  • On World Book Night, April 23, one million books will be given away in the United States.
    As a result, Otowi Station Bookstore is looking for “book givers” to help get books into the hands of people who are nonreaders or infrequent readers, or who are underserved because of income, location or other reasons.
    Los Alamos coordinator Ellen Ben-Naim, the children’s book buyer at Otowi Station said, “A committee of booksellers and librarians chose the 30 titles to be given away.

  • Piano, violin, cello, a jazz band, guitar, vocal performance and even hula are not what one would expect to see under one roof, but it’s all happening at this year’s University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Music Marathon. The marathon will be from 1-7:45 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will help transform the Building 2 Lecture Hall into a performance space through the purchase of a portable stage.
    Pianist, local music teacher and longtime UNM-LA faculty member Juanita Madland organized the first marathon. This year, local pianist Rheta Moazzami assisted her.

  • International nuclear inspectors were visiting a power plant in Japan that has undergone post-crisis stress tests. Tokyo is hoping facilities like the one in Ohi can be brought back on line, but many locals are leery.

  • Donations accepted

    The Reading Program at Barranca Mesa Elementary is accepting donations of gently used children’s books and chapter books. Leave books in the school office for Julie Collins or Elizabeth Watson.

    Pet supplies needed

    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center after Jan. 1. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

    Work party

  • Today
    Practicioners Dr. Bobbie Hall, Dr. Merry McIntyre and Michelle Harkey welcome the community to an Open House for a Ribbon Cutting celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 464 Central Avenue, Suite 5. Enjoy some light refreshments and the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes, too.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Shack on North Mesa. The cost is $10 per person and includes servings of barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, roll, drink and dessert. For more information about the dinner, email b.painter@laschools.net, thesaegers1@msn.com, or
    call 412-2581.

  • The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program is having their annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale.
    Proceeds from the sale support the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice program serving terminally ill individuals in Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County and parts of Northern Santa Fe County.
    Daffodil pre-orders are being taken now through March 2. A vase of daffodils with 20 stems may be ordered for $15; a vase with 10 stems costs $10 or a single bunch (10 stems) may be purchased for $5.  
    Delivery is free with a minimum of two bunches, or one vase, to a single address.  Flowers will be delivered March 10 or may be picked up at the VNS office (116 Central Park Square) between 3-5:30 p.m. March 8 or all day March 9.

  • The Assets Award-winning Dawn Brown, her staff and volunteers, burned the midnight oil Friday and pulled off yet another year of science for the Los Alamos Public Schools.
    Brown, along with 11 committee members and curriculum department members Tess Daughton, Megan Lee and Kathy Weinman, allowed the district to shine on Saturday with the annual County Science Fair.
    The registration process, venue and science efforts were visible from the start.
    “To know we are reaching out to encourage district students in the sciences, engineering and technology means we are sparking an interest in LAPS students,” Brown said.

  • Radiation from the biggest solar storm since 2005 is pounding the earth. The radiation could potentially disrupt satellites, but no disruptions have been reported.

  • What an Asset building week in Los Alamos!
    We kicked the events off with the annual Science Fair, which is an enormous feat put on by a committee represented by all Los Alamos Public School sites and includes the Home School Community.
    We continue with a Los Alamos Middle School edition of Cookies and Conversation, where adults have lunch with students and discuss light-hearted topics.
    Oh and by the way, the Rachel’s Challenge speaker for last week, came down with a nasty bout of stomach flu. We are working to reschedule.