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Today's Features

  • Friday
    Enjoy a Halloween hayride from 4-6 p.m. at the Posse Lodge. The cost for adults is $5; $2 for youth (4-17); and $1 for children. Members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and the Los Alamos Recreation Division work together to create a fun hayride for all ages. After the hayride, warm drinks and refreshments will be available at the Posse Lodge. Dress warmly and bring your own blankets. Register at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center front desk. There is a limited number of tickets being sold per hour.


  • Go to PEEC from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for some spooky Halloween crafting fun.  
    Kids ages 10 and up are invited to wear their costumes to PEEC for a free crafting party.  
    They’ll turn plastic bags into pencil cases, tote bags, and more.  
    Bring a plain cotton T-shirt, if you’d like to make a shirt. Snacks will be served.
    The activities will be led by Emma Starrett for the Los Alamos High School and middle school environmental clubs.  

  • Natali Steinberg, docent of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, is offering her guided tour of this ecological treasure on Sunday, leaving from PEEC at noon.
    This time of year is inviting for photographers and artists because the fall colors of the golden cottonwoods and scarlet sumac should be at their prime.
    The Preserve closes for the winter on Oct. 31.

  • My name is Jared Poquin from Goff Junior High in Pawtucket, R.I. In geography we are doing a semester-long project. I chose your wonderful state, so I need some information on your state.

  • The Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders have a tall order to fill this year. The athletic coordinator, Darren Jones, asked that the program “be designed as a sports marketing program to increase school spirit through increased attendance at athletic events and by making games a fun and energetic place to be that builds camaraderie.”
    Since Jones’ request, the 2010-2011 cheerleaders, under the direction of Coach Denise Greene, have been busy trying to fulfill it.

  • Today
    The October Juvenile Justice Advisory  Board (JJAB) meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  Please call 412-9371 for  information.

    Maul of Horrors Haunted House, sponsored by For Kids Sake. Open from 6-

  • Monster Movie Wednesdays at UNM-Los Alamos will feature “Psycho” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
    In “Psycho,” (1960, 109 min., R) Alfred Hitchcock, the grandfather of the slasher films of the 1980s and 90s, uses shadows and suggestion to prey upon our primal fear. Star Anthony Perkins’ portrayal of the deeply disturbed Norman Bates and the famous shower scene, have become iconic moments in American cinema.

  • Enrollment for the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos engineering program is up, with 40 incoming freshmen declaring engineering as their chosen program.
    Program Coordinator Oksana Gerlits and Cindy Leyba of the UNM-LA site of the Bachelor and Graduate Program through Extended University have worked closely with the Engineering Department at UNM Albuquerque to make sure course offerings are available for students who want to do bachelor’s-level work in engineering on the UNM-LA campus.

  • Los Alamos Middle School seventh graders will participate in Discover New Mexico Interdisciplinary study day on Thursday.
    The interactive and hands-on workshops will be presented from 8 a.m.-2:40 p.m., with a New Mexico theme.
    Presenters from around the state will involve students in interactive and hands-on workshops exploring New Mexico history, arts, culture, science and math.
    Some of the scheduled math and science topics will include information regarding ongoing research and development at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Today
    A talk on “Nuclear Weapons, Past, Present and Future” will be given by LANL weapons programs expert Joseph C. Martz at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security in Graves Hall at the United Church.  The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with brief reports and business followed at 7:30 p.m. by Martz, who was named in 2009 as the inaugural William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
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