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Today's Features

  • What better way to be inspired to become a leader than to hear from local government officials?

    The Leadership Los Alamos class got an in-depth view of Los Alamos County government Friday.

    County Clerk Janet Foster, Election Director Gloria Maestas, House Rep.  Jeannette Wallace, county councilors, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro and others gave the 2010 class an overview of life in public office.

    Participants received background on the county charter including how it wasn’t initially passed by voters until 1969.

  • Hitting puberty can be a real obstacle course. Adolescents, particularly girls, have to dodge and hurdled over challenges that range from physical changes to emotional developments.

    To deal with this maturity, complete, accurate information is needed so girls and their parents know what to expect and how to deal with these changes.

     As girls approach teenage years, their bodies change and they need complete, accurate information about what to expect and how deal  to with these changes.

  • Sometimes it feels safer to stay on solid, flat ground. When seeing a rock climber such as in the imax film, “To The Limit,” get down for the night in what looks like the flimsiest, smallest tent perched on a tremendous and towering mountainside, you feel a sort of gratitude for the solid ground.

    But what if you could successfully take yourself to the limit? What if you could see the world from thousands of feet up on a mountain or feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering a mountain?

  • Sandra Zerkle was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for February.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student of the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month. Students are selected on the basis of academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.  

  • Los Alamos Middle School celebrated Pi Day on Friday. A number of activities centered on the Greek letter, which is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. LAMS arranged for staff and volunteers to take part in the event.

  • Passover Seder is the first of the major Jewish holidays mentioned in the Bible. It celebrates God freeing the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, which was led by Moses.

    At the Christian Church, the congregation continues this story according to their beliefs. The community is invited to participate in this version of Passover Seder at                    6:30 p.m. Thursday. The Christian Church is hosting a Passover Seder Dinner and Service.

  •  Think art is just a pretty painting or sculpture? Look beyond the surface – there is so much more to learn than what can be gathered at first glance.

    Barbara Olins Alpert, author of “The Creative Ice Age Brain: Cave Art in the Light of Neuroscience,” will give further insight into Ice Age art during her upcoming presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. The presentation is part of the Authors Speak series.

  • David E. Hoffman, contributing editor at The Washington Post and former Moscow bureau chief, signs “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    He will also give a lecture at 5:15 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • This week I spent some time with some pretty insightful students. Mrs. Romero’s Life Smarts class at Los Alamos High School was gracious enough to have me over to speak about Assets.

    It actually turned into a well rounded discussion about youth. We discussed how they can contribute to decisions that affect their community.

    As adults we need to give serious thought to seeking input from groups of average students. By average students, I’m not talking about education, finances or anything that has a connotation of being less than great.

  • This month, the guitar is being substituted for other string instruments during the Guitars and Gateaux concert series. Los Alamos Arts Council may be presenting a different sound, but the organization is keeping it all within the Guitars and Gateaux family. The event, which is called Strings and Gateaux, will feature desserts and music starting at 7 p.m. March 25 at Fuller Lodge.

    The show will feature the Apple Hill String Quartet, a group of artists-in-residence from the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music located in Nelson, N.H.