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Today's Features

  • When I was in middle school a friend of mine, who lived across the street, once commented that she could eat whatever she wanted and not gain a pound.

    I was engulfed in jealousy when I heard this – how could it be so easy for some people to maintain a tiny physique when others are faced with a lifelong, seemingly impossible challenge to get thin? I’ve tried to convince myself that I am like my middle school friend; however, no matter how hard I twist the facts, the truth is I am not a part of the same group.

  • Los Alamos Visiting Nurses are offering the community bunches of sunshine.

    This gift is available through the 15th Annual Daffodils for Hospice fundraiser.

    The sun-colored flowers are shipped from California in enormous boxes. When they arrive in Los Alamos, hospice workers bunch the flowers and they are stored in a space donated by the Netuschils before and during the sale.

    The flowers serve as a fundraiser for the organization.

  • Kevin Gao and Ariel Chen were chosen by a juried audition to participate in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra’s Jackie McGehee Piano Concerto Competition that will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Keller Hall in Albuquerque. Both are freshman at Los Alamos High School.

    Six students from throughout the state were chosen to participate in the competition, which will award musicians with the chance to perform with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra during the annual Mother’s Day Concert.  The winners and the alternates also receive cash prizes. 

  • Some students wonder when in life they will need the lessons taught in the classroom.

    There is a link between school and the real world and the eighth annual Discover E event will prove it.

    The program will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Los Alamos High School DECA cafeteria.

    During the event, kindergarten through 12th grade students will be shown just how their science and math lessons can be applied in many different areas.

  • Five boys from Barranca Cub Scout Pack 229 attended Saturday’s basketball game between the Albuquerque Thunderbirds and the Utah Flash at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Each scout received a free ticket as a reward for selling more than $100 worth of popcorn this past fall.

  • The Chinese New Year, which lands on Feb. 14 this year, is a time for family. For people like Joshua Wu, whose family lives apart, the New Year is a time for them to get together and celebrate. “It’s a fun thing,” he said.

    Wu added, that cleerbating in China and in the U.S. are different.

    “China goes about it differently … what we usually do is families … come as a whole group. It’s a get-together.”

  • This year, Relay for Life is calling for more celebrations. Since the event benefits the American Cancer Society, a nation-wide volunteer health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer and prolonging life, this in turn means more birthdays, holidays and special occasions to recognize.

  • Two local authors, Inez Ross and Theresa Sanchez Cornwell, will participate in a book signing from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Science Museum and Bookstore.

    Sanchez Cornwell will sign her debut book of poetry, “Sometimes Blue Rain Falls in my Techinicolor World” while Ross will promote her book, “Sotherton Abbey,” a novel that places Jane Austin’s classic story in Santa Fe.

    Sanchez Cornwell said her book is about life, death and fantasy.

  • Our asset for this week is number seven, community values youth. For those of you who don’t know, the reason I started this work was actually because of this asset. At the time, our data showed that only 15 percent of students in the community felt valued.

  • Los Alamos Middle School students and staff will come together next week to honor the memory of Logan Collins.

    Collins, a seventh-grade student who died earlier in the school year, was a boy who loved basketball.

    In memory of Collins and his love for the game, his family will be honored at the team’s last home game on Monday.

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks will take on West Las Vegas and the community is invited to show their support for the team and the Collins family at a 3:30 p.m. presentation.