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Today's Features

  • Albuquerque – Jeff Sargent of Los Alamos was one of several maintenance staff who earned a 2008 Ben Luján Maintenance Achievement Award. In total, eight school districts and 19 district staffers, received awards. The school districts that received awards were Aztec, Carlsbad, Gadsden, Peñasco, Roswell, Silver, Tatum and Truth or Consequences.

  • Confused about how our public schools are funded? You’re not alone! A convergence of three major events will affect Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) for many years to come. They are distinctly different, and need to be kept separate, not only in the practice of acquiring and spending funds, but also in the understanding of how these funds can be used.

  • This week, we look at Asset number 32, Planning and Decision Making. According to the Search-Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they know how to plan ahead and make choices.”

    For those of you who know me well, I’ll take a short pause to allow time for you to guffaw. I do get an awful lot done, but I’ll tell you, that it is by the grace of God that things get accomplished and it has very little to do with me.

  • As a core member of the Austin-based Conspirare, Nicole Lamartine has just received two Grammy Award nominations for the professional chorale ensemble’s recent CD, “Threshold of Night.” The nominations are for Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance.

    “I was so excited,” said Lamartine during a telephone interview from Wyoming. “We are such a tight knit group and the second it came out I got an e-mail. It’s such an honor.”

  • The Alexander Girard collection at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is not filled with glittery gems or shiny gold pieces that once belonged to royalty. No, this is a different type of collection.

  • Surveys have indicated that when looking for things to do, young people like to head over to a bowling alley and the Los Alamos Recreation Department is working to satisfy this interest.

    From 9 p.m. - midnight Friday, the recreation staff is inviting ninth- through 12th-graders to the Strike Gold Bowling Center at the Cities of Gold Casino, located at 10 D Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque. Tickets will be sold for $7 Friday at the Los Alamos High School and then for $10 at the door.

  • The holiday season does not always evenly distribute its fruits to everyone. Fortunately, there are people in Los Alamos who recognize this fact and take action.

    Rae Douglas began the Christmas box program to collect items and food for people in Española Valley; partly as a result of her work and knowledge of people in the Valley, Los Alamos First United Methodist Church began its own Christmas box program 20 years ago.

  • Dance Arts Los Alamos just wrapped up its performances of “The Nutcracker,” but this magical Christmas tale can still be experienced in Los Alamos.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will perform P.I. Tchaikovsky’s suite from “The Nutcracker,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    The suite will feature seven to eight separate movements from the “The Nutcracker.” These movements include the “Chinese Dance” and the “Arabian Dance.”

  • It seems a common misconception that there is a limitation for what young people can do. Adults are known for saying “You’re only a child,” or “You’re too young,” as though the amount of capabilities only grow as a person’s age increases. However, teenagers have a knack for proving this misconception wrong.

  • Jennifer Necker, a Piñon Elementary School fourth-grader, has made good on a promise that she would one day show a dog at the American Kennel Club National Championship Dog Show. Necker, a member of the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the English Setter Association of America, will be showing an English Setter at the show in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday.