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Today's Features

  • Whether it was developing a Web site or filming a documentary, looking into Los Alamos’ past or studying Montessori education, Los Alamos students explored the theme “Innovation in History: Impact in Change.” As a result, students created their own innovations and made impacts on local history.

    Los Alamos High School students Shannon Burns, Lizzie Wasilewska, Ellen Rabin, Caley DeNevers and Emily McClenahan earned top places in the senior division at the History Day State Competition, which was held April 23 at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

  • Similar to musicians who release albums with covers of popular songs, pianist Ron Grinage is hosting an entire concert featuring his favorite classical pieces.

    He will perform during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The program throws the spotlight on Russian composers. Grinage said four movements from “The Seasons,” by Tchaikovsky, “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24,” by Shostakovich and three preludes from Op. 32 by Rachmaninov are his favorite pieces by these composers.

  • This week I’d like to take a look at the people in our school buildings. So while you may often hear this upcoming week being referred to as Teacher Appreciation week, it is also called Staff Appreciation week.

    So I hope you can find the time in some small way to appreciate them all. When I say all of them, I mean the secretaries, instructional assistants, custodians, librarians, art teachers, music teachers, physical education instructors and the lunchroom staff.

  • Linda Garlick, an artist from Taos, fell into her trade by accident. “I needed money as a single mom supporting a child,” she said. “I decided to do Christmas ornaments of retablos and they sold really well.”

    Her art expanded as she turned to printing, which allowed Garlick to produce more retablos at a reduced price.

    “Then they took over my life and became a real business,” she said. “I feel like this is what I was suppose to do … they changed my life.”

  • An emergency situation can leap out at any time, anywhere with out any warning. For instance, Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJRTOC) cadet Paige Ramsey and her family experienced an unforeseen crisis at the dinner table.

    Ramsey explained her family was eating dinner and her mother, Marilyn, started choking on the food she was eating.

    When an unforeseen crisis arises many individuals may panic but Ramsey resorted to another tactic.

    She performed the Heimlich Maneuver and saved her mother’s life.

  • It’s a tiny, velvety pink pair of pajamas, with miniature feet, each one barely big enough for a Ruby K’s mini-muffin, and a silky cut-out of a pointe shoe stitched over one hip.

    It’s a handmade quilt with squares of antique fabric featuring drawings of marionettes.

    It’s a book, only it’s also a glove with a little pig on each finger.

    It’s a baby.

  • Things out of the ordinary have been occurring in our small town of Gilead, Wis., ever since the arrival of a newcomer. Percy Talbott, Gilead’s newest, and in my opinion, unwelcome, resident has spent the last five years in prison and seems to be interested in making our town her new home.

    I am not the only one who does not want an ex-convict getting too comfortable here.

  • There was a lot to celebrate during the German Club meeting on Friday. German teacher Anita Boshier recognized the students who placed in the top 90th percentile for the National German Exams this year.

  • Some people are born into art and some people just sort of discover a hidden talent somewhere along the path of life. Such is the case of Santa Fe artist Rodney Estrada.

    Estrada is a chef by trade but has found that his love for art has blossomed over the years and is now in full bloom.

  • Scott Carlsten, a sophomore at Los Alamos High School, can worry a little less about playing for his college education. Carlsten is the recipient of the $25,000 Distinguished Award of the EnergySolutions Foundation scholarship. This is in addition to the initial $2,000 scholarship he received from the Foundation earlier this year.