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Today's Features

  • Between 15-20 young adults will be gathering at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, but not for a day of recreation. Instead, these young people will be learning how to rescue skiers and snowboarders caught in an emergency situation.

    Each year, said Bill Somers, director of the ski patrol at the ski area, the Rocky Mountain Division of the National Ski Patrol hosts a young adult jamboree and this year, the local ski area will be the location of the event.

  • The New Mexico Federation of Republican Women (NMFRW) annually awards educational scholarships to women planning to study government, political science, international relations or history.

  • Bernadette Lauritzen wears a large number of hats in the community. She is a wife, a mother and a board member of the Leadership Los Alamos and Friends of the Senior Center. Laurtizen also runs Assets in Action, works as the wedding coordinator at the United Church of Los Alamos, operates the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program, writes and photographs for the Monitor and hosts a program on KRSN radio.

  • For ski and snowboard enthusiasts who are worrying that they will have to sacrifice their favorite sport to enjoy Valentine’s Day festivities, worry no more. The Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is offering a solution to this conflict. From 3:30-6 p.m., the ski area will host a wine tasting at the ski lodge.

    For $30 per couple or $18 per person, people can enjoy a selection of wines from Black Mesa Winery, chocolate truffles from CB Fox and a fruit and cheese tray from Pajarito Mountain Café.

    CB Fox will also have truffles for sale.

  • Danny Stillman’s 10 trips to China all started with a conversation about a prompt burst reactor.

    He explained he ran the intelligence division at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 13-and-a-half years. During this time, Stillman made it a point to interact with his counterparts.

    During a conversation with a scientist from China, Stillman asked him about prompt burst reactors. This particular reactor, Stillman said, simulates neutrons and gamma rays  from a nuclear device that is going off.

    That topic, he said, was his opening to travel to China.

  • Whip out the evening gown and pull out the tux, it’s time to gussy up for a good cause.

    The Family YMCA is hosting its Red and Black Ball to benefit the 2009 Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign.

    The big event will be held from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Central Avenue Grill.

    The event includes dinner, a silent auction, camaraderie and dancing.

    The silent auction items include art pieces, vacation stays in condos, a motor scooter and other surprises.

  • This week, we look at Asset #40, a Positive View of Personal Future. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they are optimistic about their personal future.”  Nationally it is reported that 74 percent of youth have this asset.

    If you set aside the national economic news, the future seems to have a connotation of looking a little rosier. It does seem that lately everyone seems to try a little harder to get along, to work together and to make a difference.

  • The whole purpose of the Los Alamos Photography Club is to get people excited and appreciative of the art of photography. What better way to fulfill this purpose than to host an exhibit that shows just what photography can produce and where the art form can take you?

    The exhibit, which opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Mesa Public Library, is not exclusive to members of the club; anyone can submit work. Show coordinator Doug Coombs said there is no limit for photographs, as long as there is room.

  • We all have our favorite parts in books. They stick with us long after the last page has been read. For me, many of the most memorable scenes have to do with dinner.

    When I read passages of people sitting down for a meal, I feel as though I have received a mental snack. If the right words are chosen, my stomach starts growling and the descriptions satisfy my taste buds.