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Today's News

  • RSVP members congratulated

    Claire Gillis has been a member of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for eight years. She lends her time to a quilters’ group, the Betty Ehart Senior Center and the gift shop at the Los Alamos Medical Center.

    “It gives me something to do, it gets me out with people and in return I’m do something good for others,” Gillis said.

  • Be a crusader for culture

    It’s not just brains that are needed to be a successful employee of New Mexico’s cultural institutions; you need attitude, a crusader’s attitude to be exact.

    Historian Thomas E. Chavez will explain just what it takes to make it in the state’s cultural institutions during the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Shining the light on heroes of WW II

    They came up with an unbreakable code that helped end a world war and then they were cast into the shadows of the public’s consciousness, until now.

    The Circle of Light Project and Mesa Public Library are shining the light on the Navajo Code Talkers in an exhibit, titled “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes ee The Navajo Code Talkers of World War II,” that opened last week.

    To commemorate the event, Chester Naz, one of the original 29 code talkers, made an appearance at the opening reception, which was held May 3.

  • Dancers step lively Saturday

    Highland Fling, rock’ n’ rollin’ tappers and a teddy bear parade: Dance Arts Los Alamos’ youngest students will perform a program of dance at the annual Early Childhood Recital on Saturday.

    The public is invited to this free performance at 10 a.m. at Pion Elementary School Gymnasium in White Rock, followed by a cookies and punch reception to honor the young dancers.

  • DISCOVER OUR SECRETS: Valles Caldera: Feeding body and soul

    One of newest and most fascinating pieces of public land in the country is an 89,000-acre wonderland called Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    At the center of volcanic convulsions that began forming the Jemez Mountains, more than a million years ago, the property is not only a geological marvel but it is also the center of growing schedule of outdoor activities and recreational opportunities.

    Located 20 miles west of Los Alamos, the preserve feeds body and soul, not to mention the mind and the planet.

  • Charting UNM-LA's vision for the future

    On April 25, Cedric Page, executive director of UNM - Los Alamos, convened the institution’s first Higher Education Summit.

    A special group of community leaders joined forces with the key UNM-LA staff to examine where UNM Los Alamos is going, how it will get there and what will it look like in the future.

  • Local honored for work protecting women's rights

    Los Alamos resident Mona Wecksung has repeatedly championed women’s rights in both her professional life and through community involvement. To recognize her lifetime of efforts, the New Mexico chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded her the AAUW 2008 New Mexico Grace Barker Wilson Award for Distinguished Service at a ceremony held April 26 in Rio Rancho.

  • Raise your hand if you help

    Time is running for employees and retirees of Los Alamos National Laboratory to register their volunteer hours.

    LANL will host a “Making the Difference” event this summer to recognize the volunteer efforts of its employees and retirees. Laboratory employees and retirees who registered their volunteer service hours will receive an invitation to the event and be recognized with an appreciation gift.

    In addition, recognition awards will be given to the nonprofit organization the volunteer supports based on the following criteria:

  • Public invited to review skate park

    Do you want to know about plans for the Skate Park in Los Alamos? If so, come to an information meeting to be held from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Namb Room in Fuller Lodge.

    The meeting will precede the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Building.

    “This meeting is part of the county’s efforts to get as much information out as we can regarding the skate park proposed to be built in front of the Mesa Public Library,” said Stephani Johnson, community director for the county.

  • Salazar in fight for safer tomorrow

    A.J. Salazar promises if elected First Judicial district attorney to be tough on criminals and to support victim’s rights. The decorated combat veteran has served two tours of duty in Iraq and is a captain in the United States Army Reserve.

    “After I’m elected, I want to hold a Public Safety Summit for the region,” he said during an editorial board meeting this morning at the Monitor. “I want to bring police, citizenry, treatment providers and media all to the same table to discuss the issues.”