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Today's Features

  • Today
    The Sierra Club is hosting Kim Ribbons from Bioneers, a global non-profit organization, at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bioneers serves as a hub and source for breakthrough solutions for the issues facing us today.  Through conferences in the U.S. and internationally, globally syndicated radio series and other media outlets, Bioneers is encouraging a way to live on Earth that honors both people and planet. Learn more about its history and work.
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  • On Oct. 6, Mountain School students, parents, teachers and other staff participated in their second annual Fun’d Run.
    Students sent 2,664 letters to friends and family soliciting donations for Mountain School, then they ran and walked around the high school track.  
    This year the students raised $33,125, receiving donations from 48 of the 50 states, Canada and Italy.  
    The activity concluded with an assembly recognizing the efforts of all the students, sponsors and volunteers.  

  • Did you know that eggnog is already available at Smith’s and I couldn’t be happier?  The truth is, eggnog makes me delightfully happy. I love to have it in my coffee from now until after New Year’s Day. I will then freeze it and have some from time to time during the year.
    I’m sure you are wondering why I think you need to know this. Why is this useful information?

  • Today
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold an “election watch” starting at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House. Light refreshments will be served.  For information call Ron Dolin, 672-3581.
    Wednesday

  • Editor’s note: In keeping with the Halloween spirit, a couple of Los Alamos residents shared their Halloween stories. Albuquerque ghost hunter, Lisa Yorio also shared her supernatural experiences with the Monitor. These  stories are meant for entertainment purposes.

    Ghostly encounters

  • On Oct. 16, 97 Cub Scouts from seven area Cub Scout Packs competed in the Northern New Mexico District Pushmobile Race at White Rock LDS Church.
    Pushmobile is a relay race similar to soapbox derby. Teams of six to 10 Cub Scouts push a car built by their Cub Scout pack. Each team is divided up so that two scouts start the race, with one steering and one pushing.
    After they race the car 50 feet, another two scouts take over and guide the car for 50 feet to the next station, where the final group of two scouts take over.

  • National Geographic Maps is creating a Web site and map guide to support geotourism in the Four Corners Region.  

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  

  • Brad Burk’s Hot Rocks Java Café was featured in a book titled, “Breakfast New Mexico Style,” by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco. The book is a dining guide to “more than 100 favorite, fancy, funky and family friendly restaurants.”

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    Loretta Rivera, RT (R)(M), is Los Alamos Medical Center’s third Employee of the Quarter for 2010. Chief Executive Officer Wally Vette recently recognized Rivera, an employee of LAMC’s Imaging Department since May 1999, at a special ceremony.