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Today's Features

  • Exploring new places and cultures can be alluring to many people; for Kristina Parrack, a freshman at Los Alamos High School, the attraction of traveling is about to be experienced.

    Parrack will be stepping into her traveling shoes as a participant in the People to People Student Ambassador Program.

    She will be taking the Celtic Cultures Tour, which will begin June 8 and finish June 26. During those 18 days, Kristina will visit England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  • Looking for an escape from “The Big Game” Sunday? Looking for something different? Well, Sunday just happens to be when the Wiccan holiday of Imbolc will be celebrated in Los Alamos.

    Imbolc, Imbolg, Oimelc or Candlemas are all names for the ancient Celtic Sabbat celebrating the first fertility festival of the year. Literally translated “Oimelc” means “ewe’s milk,” and “Imbolc” translates into “in the belly” referring to the ewe’s pregnancy. This would be the time of year when the new lambs would be born.

  • On Feb. 6, the Los Alamos Concert Association continues its “Jewel of a Season” with a performance by the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. The concert will take place at                     8 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium and will be followed by a reception.

    Tafelmusik is presented in conjunction with Los Alamos County’s 60th Anniversary celebration and special ticket pricing applies for this concert.

  • The Atomic City Children’s Theater is making its debut this weekend. About 30 students and two directors have been working since October for this opportunity to show the community what they can bring to the stage.

    See their work on stage during the production of “The Music Man,” which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.

  • At the dinner table one night, after my sister and her family announced they were moving into town, my father raised his glass and toasted to new beginnings.

    Wiping the slate clean  and starting fresh probably isn’t considered an art form but it should be, in my opinion.

    I love the characters in books and movies who dream of shucking the current state of their life and hitting the road. They yearn to travel down a strip of asphalt that runs off into the horizon and what awaits them beyond that vanishing point is anyone’s guess.

  • The number of budding scientists rose to the nth power on Saturday as the Los Alamos Public School District held the County Science Fair.

    Two hundred twelve students entered individual, team and classroom projects. Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School doubled their number of entrants compared to the 2008 event.

    Curriculum Coordinator Dawn Jalbert and her assistant Dawn Brown led a team of staff and volunteers to pull off the weekend event.

  • This year, Los Alamos County marks the 60th anniversary of becoming a county.

    Claiming status as a county sounds like such a simple thing, but, in truth, there was nothing simple about it.

    Many of the “rights” that today’s independent-minded Los Alamos County citizens consider basic – voting in elections, owning a home with dependable utilities, having a County Council with real power – came agonizingly slowly, in a long, complex series of crises and decisions that reached to the very top of American government.

  • Since opening Bilingual Montessori School in June, Odalys González Fernádez has experienced many accomplishments in less than a year. Not only did she fulfill her dream of operating a school, but enrollment has climbed up to 30 families.

    Today, González Fernádez is heading to the Capitol Building to be recognized for a new accomplishment.

    She is one of 20 Small Business Development Center clients to earn a 2008 success client award.

  • With a little help from a group of patrons in Los Alamos, an internationally known Korean artist was able to make an encore recently in northern New Mexico.

    Soun Hong, the Korean painter whose installation drew praise at the recent Site Santa Fe’s Biennial, “Lucky Number 7,” came back to participate in a unique educational outreach program in the Santa Fe schools.

    Phil Hertzman, a physician who practices in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, said he was very glad to be involved in a group effort to enable Hong’s return from Korea earlier this month.

  • It’s been 10 years since Dr. Yushu Cheng first opened the doors to the Acupuncture Clinic and with an anniversary and a new year underway, Cheng is taking the opportunity to thank Los Alamos residents and wish them a Happy New Year.

    It’s been a busy 10 years for Cheng. “Every year we treat lots of different cases,” she said. “Mostly they are pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, joint pain (and) many different kinds of pain. Also we treat traumatology problems, internal medical disease, dermatology disease, genecology problems.”