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Today's News

  • PEEC Offers Guided preserve tour

    Natali Steinberg, docent of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, is offering her guided tour of this ecological treasure, leaving from Pajarito Environmental Education Center at noon June 5.  
    This small preserve, located near Rancho de las Golondrinas just south of Santa Fe, has several ecological niches, ranging from scrub desert to the lush vegetation of the cienega (Spanish for “marsh”). Consequently, this area supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life. Three trails, one of which is handicap-accessible, lead walkers through these areas, including open meadows, shady cottonwoods and a pond bordered by cattails.

  • Best Sellers 05-26-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • ‘Hands-on’ exhibit offered

    The Society for American Archaeology defines archaeology as the systematic study of human cultures through material remains.  
    The archaeological challenge is to learn about the past through the study of artifacts and the places people lived. Learn about a display of New Mexico archaeological artifacts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8 during the “Hands On Archaeology Exhibit”  in the Mesa Public Library portal.
    Nearly 160,000 officially recorded sites currently represent the ever-growing New Mexico archaeological record.

  • Celebrity News 05-26-11

    Football star is new ‘Dancing’ champ 

    LOS ANGELES — Hines Ward added a disco-ball trophy to his Super Bowl shelf Tuesday night after he samba-ed his way to the “Dancing With the Stars” championship.
    The Steelers wide receiver and former Super Bowl MVP won the title, besting actresses Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane to become the season 12 champ.
    “You are the MVP of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 12,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after Ward and professional partner Kym Johnson finished their last dance. “You learned how to lead the dancing, not only in the dance, but you led your partner out of injury. You dance with heart and it shows.”

  • Summer read-a-thon features books, ducks and ice cream

    Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation have partnered to present a summer read-a-thon to benefit the literacy programs of the LAPS Foundation.
    Readers collect pledges from friends and family to sponsor their reading through August 13. For every five pledges collected, a reader is entered into a drawing for a free book. The reader with the most pledges wins a $25 Otowi Station Bookstore gift card.

  • Seniors share their musical talent

    Two graduating Los Alamos High School seniors, Eli Berg and Alexander Austell, will give their senior recitals at 7 p.m. June 2 at Fuller Lodge.
    Berg started playing euphonium in fifth grade and has loved music ever since. In addition to performing with the high school marching and concert bands all four years, he has also been an active member of several community performing ensembles including the Los Alamos Community Winds and the Tuba Christmas ensemble, as well as the LAHS pit orchestra and small ensembles performing in community brown bag concerts.

  • Into the wild blue yonder

    From conquistadors to outlaws, the Land of Enchantment has beckoned explorers for thousands of years. Today, the next generation of explorers has its eye on New Mexico; however, its sights are set on outer space. Spaceport America has captured the imagination of scientists and science fiction enthusiasts alike, and are now offering the public a sneak peek into the future of aerospace.  
    Tours of the Spaceport depart from Truth or Consequences and travel first through the lands of Kit Carson and Geronimo, sharing the vivid history of this hot, desolate land. Tourists will feel as though they are on a trip to nowhere as they pass by field after field of brush and American Bison.   

  • Remembering many valiant battles lost

    Around Memorial Day, as we remember those who fought to preserve our safety and freedom, let’s take a moment to remember those who fought, and lost, a no less valiant battle, their battle with cancer.
    I often think about my friends, and those that I’ve known and lost, and ask why?
    Why did they lose their battle and I’m still here? Why did my friend, who was diagnosed at the same time as me, lose her fight and yet I remain in remission? Why do some suffer and others not? They were good people. They didn’t deserve it. No one does. In fact, cancer survivors are the most wonderful people I know.

  • Trying to make sense of it

    Amid the news of Osama Bin Laden’s killing, and the extreme public reaction in Pakistan, it is worth asking, “Do all Muslims support jihad killing of innocents?” and “What human rights do Muslim majority nations allow?”
    We regularly read about the denial of voting rights, civil rights, public education or free speech for women and minorities in Muslim nations, such as Iran’s killing of members of B’nai Brith, an offshoot sect of Islam that many Muslims consider a heresy.
    But how much of this repression of basic human rights is due to the “culture” of national governments and how much is due to the religion of Islam?

  • State Notes 05-26-11

    Lobos stun Horned Frogs in MWC second round