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Today's News

  • Being a leader is no easy task

    Becoming a leader was never meant to be a walk in the park. To gain even an inch or two of growth seems to require elbow grease, if not getting the hands downright dirty.

    It was one of the first lessons 24 Los Alamos residents, with me included, learned during a two-day Leadership Los Alamos orientation, which was held Friday and Saturday at the Homewood Suites in Pojoaque.

    This year’s Leadership Los Alamos will hold seven monthly classes. A graduation will be held on May 7.

  • Leonard Bernstein’s music to be heard Friday

    At 7 p.m. Friday in Duane Smith Auditorium, the Los Alamos Community Winds launches its 10th Anniversary Season with “The Music of Leonard Bernstein.”

    There is much in store at the LACW concerts this year. In addition to presenting the usual variety of challenging literature, including a performance of the “Firebird Suite” by Igor Stravinsky, the repertoire for this season will reach back into the archives of the LACW’s library.

  • Music series to offer something new

    Something new is wafting into the Guitars and Gateaux series. A different sound will be floating around Fuller Lodge from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. It is a sound that should tantalize people’s ears and draw them into the lodge to hear more.

    The source of this music will be Los Amigos which, on Thursday, will be comprised of Omar Villanueva, who plays the guitar, requinto — or a smaller, higher pitched guitar — and sings, and Roberto Gomez, who sings and plays guitar.

  • Turning a vision into a reality

    Life feels pretty wonderful when a plan comes together. This week, a plan some would say about a decade in the making, will work its magic. The Los Alamos Medical Center, the Los Alamos Council on Cancer and the American Cancer Society will open the Cancer Corner Resource Center at LAMC Tuesday.

    The ribbon cutting will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and many volunteers are hoping  Fred Gross will be in attendance to see a vision come to fruition.

    Gross and his wife Sue had that vision almost

  • Dealing with homework

    This week we look at Asset #23, homework. According to the search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they report doing at least one hour of homework every school day.” Homework is also one of the five Commitments to Learning Assets.

    My first reaction to the word homework is help! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is usually fussed about far longer than the time it actually takes to do it.

  • PEEC offers something for all ages

    There is something for all ages at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Children can explore nature through the Critter Club and adults can receive insight on growing fruit in their gardens.

    The launch of Critter Club, an after-school kids’ nature club, will occur Monday. The club will meet from 4-5 p.m. every Monday at PEEC. Students in grade first through third are invited to join.

  • Fall colors, trail runs, family fun at Pajarito Trail Fest

    The third annual Pajarito Trail Runs Festival will take place on Oct. 10 at Pajarito Ski Area from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The events will feature 10k and 15 Mile trail races, kids’ runs and activities and an opportunity to enjoy a display of fall colors.      

    Registration for 10K and 15 Mile races is open until Oct. 10 at www.active.com.   

    Registration for 10k is $35 and for 15 Mile race is $40 and includes an active.com fee.

    There will be race day registration for an additional charge.

  • Girls golf: Olinger paces LA Monday despite painful foot injury

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team thinks it has the talent to make some noise during this academic year, it’s going to be a question of mindset.

    That’s the Hilltoppers’ mantra as they get going on the 2009 fall season. The team’s fall tour made a stop Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course for the team’s home invitational.

    The Hilltoppers finished second in Monday’s tournament which included eight schools but just three full teams. The Hilltoppers finished with 409 shots Monday, placing them behind Las Vegas Robertson.

  • LA takes third at home fall tournament Monday

    Heading into Monday’s Los Alamos Invitational, the Hilltopper boys golf team knew it would be seeing some pretty good competition.

    That competition didn’t disappoint.

    In Monday’s tournament, held at Los Alamos Golf Course, two of the top small school programs in the state took part and they took the top two team slots in the tournament.

    Los Alamos finished Monday’s tournament, its first and only home appearance of the fall season, in third place behind tournament winner St. Michael’s and runner-up Hope Christian.

  • UPDATE: Boys, girls soccer win 2AAAA openers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams opened their District 2AAAA doubleheader against Taos with victories.

    Both Los Alamos teams earned shutout victories over Taos at Sullivan Field in the teams' district opener.

    Read more about both games in Wednesday's Monitor.