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Today's Features

  • Last week, the New Mexico Chapter for the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated National Philanthropy Day and shined the spotlight on youth through Youth in Philanthropy Day. Honored on this day was Derek Selvage of White Rock.

    Piñon Elementary School Principal Megan Lee nominated Selvage, a sixth-grader, for many reasons. However, one reason shined more than others.

    Selvage held his 11th birthday party where no gifts were accepted. His fellow students were invited to make donations for a good cause, all to be decided during the festivities.

  • Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate appreciation and gratitude toward others. The VFW Post 8874 is not missing this chance to give back; volunteers are rolling up their sleeves and hauling out the pots and pans to cook a Thanksgiving Day feast for the community.

    The dinner will be held from 12-3 p.m. Thursday at the post. The menu includes turkey and all the fixings, which is free of charge.

    Jaime Clabo, canteen manager at the VFW, said about 80-100 people attend the dinner.

  • William Joshua Schutz is a living history book of Los Alamos. He was born in Silver City on Feb. 17, 1927.   He spent time in both the United States Navy and Marine Corps prior to his arrival in Los Alamos in 1947.

    Schutz served in the United States Postal Service beginning in the 40s with a stop in Santa Fe overlooking the infamous box 1663 when the town wasn’t officially of record. Schutz also recalls special box numbers allocated to the AEC (P.O. Box 1539) and the FBI (P.O. Box 427).

  • Think pageants are just a long line of women with hair sprayed drenched coifs and plastered-on fake smiles? Bernadette Lopez, a 2003 graduate of Los Alamos High School, is putting these conventional thoughts to rest.

    Lopez, a 25-year-old wife and mother of two children, has a love for the pageants. As a junior in high school, she was third runner up and then first runner up in Ms. Teen competitions. Last year, she placed in the top 15 in the Mrs. America pageant. Other accolades include “Most Photogenic” and “Most Money Raise.”

  • Adventure awaits those who step up to the opportunity. Although sometimes a little nudge is needed to take that step. Therefore, the Boy Scouts of America is bringing an adventure to you.

    Starting in January, as part of the Boy Scout of America 100th anniversary, the Adventure Base 100, a 10,000-square foot mobile campus, will be making it’s a way across the U.S.

  • Growing up in the 1950s in New York City was tough for Elaine Soto. Being Puerto Rican, she encountered racism and prejudice.

    She didn’t see a whole lot of positive things being associated with her culture. Art, however, showed her a far different picture.

    She was introduced to the Black Madonna when she selected her confirmation name, Monserrate, which came from the Virgin of Montserrat, statue of the Virgin Mary and a miracle working Black Madonna from Puerto Rico.

  • Los Alamos High School musicians have a prestigious past and the honors continue during the annual All-State Music Conference and Clinic Jan.  6-8 at the University of New Mexico.

  • The holiday spirit is here and at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Fuller Lodge, the season’s music will ring through the air during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag concert.

    The Black Mesa Quintet will take the stage to perform selections from “Carmen” by Bizet and the “Second Suite in F” by Holst. Some Renaissance music will also be heard during the free concert.

    Additionally, the musicians will play a few holiday pieces such as “He is Divine” and “O Holy Night.”

  • The Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, is selling Christmas tree permits again this year.

    The permits are $10 and will be available during the museum’s regular hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Permits are available beginning Monday although tree cutting is not permitted until Friday.

  • I apologize, but my column is taking a different turn this week. I find it very hard to write something upbeat when so many are sad after the events of the week.

    This week, we lost an Asset in the community, with the passing of Logan Collins.

    Logan was a wonderful boy and many adults and children throughout the community are saddened by the loss.

    Logan was a soccer player, a basketball player, a Boy Scout and much more. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help at the drop of a hat.