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Today's Features

  • As a middle school student, P.E. was never a real highlight and at lunchtime I was always hopeful that my friends would share their cartons of fries. Looking back at this period of time, I wonder what in the world I was thinking.

    Luckily for today’s fifth grade students from the Los Alamos Public Schools, the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension office is helping them brush away bad health habits.

    On Sept. 29, the extension office hosted Just Be It! Healthy and Fit at the First Baptist Church.

  • The workplace can be more than the cubicle you sit at for eight hours a day.

    It can mean more than the coffee pot that burns coffee or the ‘to-do’ basket that never empties.

    Co-workers  can become a second family.

    They rejoice for your successes and when trouble arrives, these non-blood family members have your back.

    For instance, when Los Alamos National Bank employee Bianca Archuleta’s son, Alejandro, 4, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, her co-workers sprang into action.

  • This week we look at Asset #24, Bonding to School and Assets #25, Reading for Pleasure. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when the young person cares about his or her school.”

    Your child’s relationship to the school may be directly affected by your relationship with the school. While you may have some frustrations, try not to vent them in front of your child.

    If you constantly seem annoyed by something, you may be adding to their anxiety about school on a daily basis.

  • On Wednesday, expect to see more cars in driveways. School buses may be emptier and the sidewalks should be crowded with students and school staff.

    More than 60 schools throughout the state are participating in Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday.

    Among those schools will be Aspen Elementary School and Piñon Elementary School.

    These two institutions are encouraging students to forgo vehicular transportation and walk, ride a bike, push a scooter or roller skate to school.

  • The original intent to have a concert featuring Christian singer Steve Green was to celebrate the opening of the new Crossroads Bible Church building. This intent, however, received a slight revision.

    The building is not ready for its opening day, but that doesn’t sour the celebratory mood. The show must go on.

    Green will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at White Rock Baptist Church. Green is an award-winning performer.

    He has received four Grammy nominations and seven Dove Awards, which is Christian music’s highest award.

  • India may be half around the world, but the influence of its culture reaches across oceans. Its presence can even be felt in the middle of the American West. The Los Alamos Family YMCA Kathak and Bharathatyan dance classes will host a dance recital from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Students will showcase traditional Kathak, a Northern Indian dance and Bharathatyan, a Southern Indian dance.

  • Los Alamos Piecemakers Guild unveiled bed quilts, wall hangings and lap quilts at the quilt show, which opened Friday and continued through Saturday at the First Baptist Church. In addition to a wide variety of colorful quilts, there were demonstrations, fabric and other supplies for sale and a raffle for the guild’s donation quilt, “Stars of Enchantment.”

  • In October, Mesa Public Library will present “Museum Conservation: The Delicate Art Behind the Scenes,” an exhibit of photographs by New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts student Rachel Montoya.

    The exhibit focuses on the art and science of repairing and preserving museum collection objects performed by the Museum of New Mexico Conservation Department.

  • Temperatures will rise at 8 p.m. Thursday after the LAHS volleyball game as the annual bonfire activities get underway at Sullivan Field.

    Keanna Cohen and the Los Alamos Youth Leadership SPK team have met for weeks to get ready for the bonfire and hope community youth will turn out for the event.

    “Homecoming week is the most extravagant week of the year and it’s important for students to feel included and support our football team,” Cohen said.

  • Years ago, June Warren created festive holiday decorations for  a Santa Fe Opera Guild fundraiser.  “I just made these for the opera guild … and they really sold,” she said.

    Recently, Warren was looking through boxes and discovered a few leftover decorations. Looking at the smiling scarecrows and the silk fall colored leaves, Warren came up with an idea.

    So she whipped out her glue gun and made some more decorative pieces for Halloween.