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Today's Features

  • Editor’s Note: This story is the first of several that the district will be releasing.

    In January, Los Alamos voters will be asked to approve a $40 million school bond issue, which will give the district necessary funds to embark on a 20-year plan for rebuilding schools.

    This 20-Year Plan was developed by the LAPS District Facilities Committee and is designed to address Los Alamos Public School facility renewal needs.

  • A portrait captures a moment in time that is to be cherished forever. Jennifer Hanson Bartram of Viewfinder Photography hopes to make the details of capturing the moment even better. Bartram took her portrait photography on the road, thus evolving into Viewfinder Traveling Portraits.

    “I wanted to provide a resource for people to get their portraits done in the comfort of their own homes or in front of any of the beautiful vistas in the Los Alamos area,” said Bartram, who has photographed numerous senior pictures with the background locals have grown up with.

  • “I’ve always written,” author Kate Horsley said. She started in the fourth grade, when she wrote the class Christmas poem. Her career took another step when she published her first novel, “Crazy Women,” in 1992.

    Horsley explained while earning her Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in American studies, she was fascinated with the stories in history and wanted to write about them but in a non-academic way.

  • Food, fellowship and fun will be had by all at the United Church this weekend. Church members will display their talents, not only for the church, but for the community, too.

    The Shared Ministry Fair will begin its fun at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and there will be special activities to keep little hands and minds busy while parents visit with church members. The event plans to showcase the many opportunities of shared ministries both in the local and world communities and the church.

  • Across the world, people will be clicking their cameras to capture the beauty in their own communities.

    Los Alamos will be joining in on this world wide photo walk, which will be held Saturday.

    The local photo shoot will begin at 8 a.m. in front of Starbucks. Participants will be traveling from Fuller Lodge to Ashley Pond to take pictures.

    When the walk is completed, images will be uploaded to a flickr site and one photographer will be selected to win Scott Kelby’s “The Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers.”

  • Friday, we’ll be at Ashley Pond with one of Los Alamos’ favorite bands, the Jimmy Stadler Band from Taos. This marks the 15th straight year that these rockers have played our series.

    They’ve been very busy this year playing an average of five dates a week including weddings and parties all over the country. They’ve also been working on their next album at the studio owned by their drummer Craig Neil.

    Jimmy said they’ve written and recorded two-dozen new songs and will be playing some of them Friday.

  • Dr. Lena Smith will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bradbury Science Museum for the next installment of its Alzheimer’s series. “Managing Difficult Behaviors in Dementia,” is the title of her presentation.

    One of the most difficult aspects of dementia is with managing the behaviors associated with moderate and later stages of the disease.

  • Chamisa Elementary will be setting its sights on science for the 2008-2009 school year – with Principal Cindy Montoya at the helm.

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has awarded the school a $15,000 educational outreach grant in support of science, selected among 85 outstanding applicants.

  • At the Annual Convention of The Military Order of the World Wars, Commander of Los Alamos’ Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229, United States Air Force Lt. Col. (Retired) Norman G. Wilson, was appointed General Staff Officer and to Chair the MOWW’s National Homeland Security Committee.

    The convention, the 88th annual for the MOWW, was held in Columbus, Ga., July 30-Aug. 2.

    The regular monthly dinner meeting of the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the MOWW will be Aug. 19, at the Aspen Ridge Lodge.

  • Cancer is something Blaire Larson knows about personally.

    Her father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and even though her husband is part of the medical research at the University of New Mexico Health Center, it was still an overwhelming experience for them both.

    It was a hard time for them, but it seemed even harder for her mother-in-law, Larson said. There were not a lot of resources available.

    Larson said she thought if it was overwhelming for them, what must it be like for other families? As a result, Cancer Services of New Mexico was born.