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Today's Features

  • For this upcoming fundraiser, no formal attire or physical training is required; in fact, all that is needed to participate in the United Way of Northern New Mexico’s People Matter Bowling Event is some bowling shoes and a $30 donation.

    With these few requirements, participants can bowl from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Big Rock Bowling Center in Espaola.

    In addition to helping out United Way in the current campaign to raise funds for its 18 agencies, people will also be awarded door prizes, giveaways and prizes for the highest and lowest scores.

  • Editor’s Note: This is a personal account of the Star Gazing on the Preserve event.

    At first the sky over the caldera was empty, except for a good-size wedge of the moon, which illuminated a pearl-gray light. But as the sky darken, it seemed as though a curtain was pulled back to the infinite amount of wonders the heavens contain.

    For those of us participating in the Star Gazing on the Preserve event, a handful of these features were seen in a closer view.

  • Missionary John Wakabi of Uganda has worked in the U.S. since 2001 after receiving a call from a higher power.

    “God sent me here,” he said, “to bring the message of repentance and healing.”

    He has spread this message all over the country, traveling to Texas, Colorado, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. He also spent time in Espaola in June where more than 1,000 people attended his service.

  • It was the final show of the season, but it felt like the closure of something else, too.

    The singer’s raspy, bluesy voice weaved through the night air while the crowd mingled in luau shirts and flower leis.

    There were food vendors and an artist painted animals’ faces on children. Young people ran around as cats and butterflies.

    Julie Stewart and the Motor Kings completed the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series – which began in May – but during the concert it was felt as though the band and the crowd were bidding farewell to the summer season.

  • When we see trash on a trail, whether we ignore this detritus of human existence or we pick it up, our perception of an otherwise pristine wilderness is altered.

    Yet if the crushed V8 can and the bottle cap are arranged on an old wooden plank, we are presented with an alternate reality.

    The current exhibit at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, “Everything Old is New Again: Recycled and Experimental” provides a unique opportunity for contemplating this dynamic.

  • Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 54th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

    The 10 Los Alamos semifinalists in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program are: Adam Nekimken, Daniel Trugman, Lindsey Jacobs, Adam Izraelevitz, Adam Trujillo, Daniel Cox, Jonathan Robey, Bethany Sullivan, Lisa-Anne Hendricks and Daniel Dyer.

  • A 22-year tradition will continue at Little Forest Playschool Saturday.

    The school’s Fall Fiesta will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature activities for every age. There will be a silent auction, which will feature train rides, meals at restaurants and other items, and there will be a bubble pit, bouncy houses, petting zoo, booths and games.

    There will also be live entertainment, a bake sale and food sales.

    Samara Graham, a professional photographer in Los Alamos, will also be set up to photograph kids in the bubble pit.

  • What do members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra – brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion ­– have in common? The answer is easy! They all love to play music – for themselves and for others.

    A presentation, made up of a variety of ensembles playing a variety of music, will be offered in a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

  • Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny was man ahead of his time. In 1846, he was commissioned to lead the Army of the West in the American takeover of Mexico’s land in the Southwest and California, which added almost a third to America’s current territory.

    While this achievement is controversial, it was also bloodless. Not a shot was fired during Kearny’s conquest.

  • Los Alamos Little Theatre’s short play festival “8x10 Again” will open Friday.

    This production is a follow-up to the successful September 2006 “8x10” festival and will likewise feature eight short 10-minute plays, directed by eight different directors. Five of the plays were written by local playwrights and are being presented on stage for the first time.

    The show opens with “Duet for Bear and Dog,” written by Sybil Rosen and directed by Gwen Lewis.