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Today's Features

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Last indoor market of the season.

    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.

    Book and Gift Fair. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Doctor’s Lobby Area. Proceeds benefit Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.

    Bells Across the Land. 1 p.m. at Fuller Lodge lawn. The day marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the end end of the United States Civil War with a meeting between Generals Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. As part of the National Park Services’ Bells Across the Land, bells will ring throughout the country.

    Aaron’s Kids Closet. A free store that provides clothing, shoes, coats, etc. for school-aged children. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. For more information, call 662-6277 or visit firstinyourheart.org.

  • Hae Chung, Los Alamos resident and a student at the Pratt Institute in New York City, was among more than 1,100 students who made the Dean’s List in the Fall 2014 semester.

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    Shannon Blair, a 2011 graduate of Los Alamos High School, will present original research as part of The Whitman College Undergraduate Conference.
    The 17th Annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference brings together students from every academic area of the college to share their research and creative projects with the campus community. The projects are a result of the students’ work in their courses, senior theses, summer internships and study abroad.
    Blair is a senior at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

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    James Coburn, son of James Coburn Sr. and Martha Perkins, of Los Alamos, habe been named to the Academic Honor Roll for Bloc 5, and high honors for Bloc 4 for the current school year at Colorado Timberline Academy in Durango, Colorado.

  • Geologist Patrick Rowe will lead another outing for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, this time to look for fossils at Battleship Rock in the Jemez Mountains.
    In this area Madera limestone is prevalent, which has long been known for its preserved marine fossils. The outing will meet at the former PEEC location at 3540 Orange Street at 9 a.m. Saturday. It is free to attend, but registration is required.
    The Pennsylvanian Madera Group, is a gray fossiliferous limestone interbedded with black shale. The Madera Group limestones and shales were deposited in a shallow ocean that covered northern New Mexico about 300 million years ago. The fossils preserved in the Madera Group include brachiopods, bryozoans and crinoid stems.
    From the vantage spot to which the group will hike, it is also possible to view the upper contact of the Madera Group with the overlying red Permian Abo Formation. These rocks indicate that the shoreline of the ocean moved back and forth across the Jemez Springs region for a time before the sea retreated toward the south approximately 290 million years ago.  
    Only 40 spots are available. Rowe’s outings are always very popular, so those interested are encouraged to register soon.

  • The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will be giving exams for Amateur Radio Licenses on April 14.  The session will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas Ave. (the Old Fire Barn).
    If testing for a new license, bring a picture ID or two other forms of ID with your name and address on them (utility bill, credit Card bill or other) and a test fee of $15 either in cash or a check made out to “ARRL VEC.”
    A Social Security number is required on the form 605 License Application.
    For those seeking a license upgrade, a picture ID or two other forms of ID is required, plus the original license and a copy of the license or a valid CSCE (Certificate of Successful Completion of Exam) and a copy of the CSCE plus the exam fee of $15.
    For additional information, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220, or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

  • Twenty-four elementary students in grades 4-6 and 11 middle school students recently participated in the Los Alamos County Library’s annual Battle of the Books competitions.
    Battle of the Books is a statewide program in which children are invited to read books from a designated list of 20 recommended titles selected by librarians and teachers from across New Mexico.
    The children then have a chance to participate in a competition testing their knowledge of the material.
    The competition encourages children to read quality literature from a variety of genres and learn how to compete as a team in a quiz-bowl format.
    Battle of the Books encourages recreational reading across a wide range of titles and lets kids practice their memory and recall in a fun, engaging way.
    Los Alamos County Library begins each year’s Battle of the Books program in September. Students must be in fourth-eighth grade to participate.
    There are multiple copies of each title so many children can read the books simultaneously.
    The library hosts a weekly review and practice session for the children during February and March and many children participate in Battle of the Books at their schools as well.
    Support for this program, including the prizes and refreshments, is provided by the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Photographer’s Show. Through May 2 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Wednesday
    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.

    Book and Gift Fair. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Doctor’s Lobby Area. Proceeds benefit Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meeting will be 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her talk is “Understanding Ancestry’s DNA Circles.” The public is invited. The traditional pre-meeting no-host dinner will begin at the China Moon restaurant at 5:30 p.m.

    Poetry Gathering. 6:30-8 p.m. in the Southwest Room at Mesa Public Library.
    Friday
    Book and Gift Fair. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Doctor’s Lobby Area. Proceeds benefit Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.

    Nano Days. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. Through April 12.

  • Last week, a collaborative effort took place around the topic of community resiliency. The goal was to provide information and resources for building resiliency for all ages.
    Thanks to Kelly Gallagher, Kim Gabaldon, Debra Shelton, Pauline Powell Schneider and Beverley Simpson provided a wealth of information about data, services, programs and projects that can assist the community in developing the skills and knowing what is available when a need arises.
    Host Morrie Pongratz is the friendly face of the community that happens to be more familiar with the local data than perhaps anyone in the history of Los Alamos. That fact that he volunteered yet again to assist a community endeavor, is no surprise to those that know him.
    The variety of programs in our community that took the time to educate and inform the public was wonderful. Those that gave of their time included; Alcoholics Anonymous, Assets In Action, the DWI Planning Council, Family Council, Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, LA Cares, Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos Volunteer Association (LAVA), Mesa Public Library, Self Help and Visiting Nurses.

  • The Los Alamos Beer Co-op is scheduled to open its doors soon under the name Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op — a brewery and taproom. The location is at 163 Central Park Square, formerly the Canyon Bar and Grill.
    The grand opening is scheduled for May 15 and a soft opening is planned within the next two weeks, take place within the next two weeks.
    The business is co-cooperatively run and its brewery and taproom is open to the public. Members of the co-op enjoy many benefits, including discounted beer. Food is available through other local restaurants and customers are welcome to bring in outside food.
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  • April 5-11, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:30 a.m.                 Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.     Lunch: Chef salad bar
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.        Variety training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Fish taco
    1 p.m.        MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.        Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.                Tax preparation (call)