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  • What is a turtle’s favorite food? Does a snake feel smooth or rough? What does a scorpion look like under ultraviolet light? Join animal care expert Jennifer Macke from 10-11 a.m. June 24 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center for an informative class about the live animals on exhibit. Macke will discuss what each animal eats and share some facts about each one. The program will answer many questions about local reptiles and amphibians.
    Kids of all ages will get to touch and feed some of the animals. They will dig worms from PEEC’s worm farm, to feed Elf the turtle. They will compare how an animal’s skin is different, depending on whether it lives in water or on land.

  • Key Club President William Sky Korber, was awarded a Kiwanis scholarship. He will attend the Univserity of California at Berkeley and study pre-med.  His parents are Bette Korber and James Theiler. Pictured from left to right, Kiwanis President Fran Berting, Key Club Mentor Don Casperson, Bette Korber, William Sky Korber, James Theiler and Key Club Mentor Morrie Pongratz.

  • Join PEEC and Dorothy Hoard on Saturday for a guided tour of Canyon de Valle in Los Alamos.
    This free hike will begin at 9 a.m. and will last for about five hours, though participants may hike only as far as they wish and return any time. 
    For four years, a dedicated team of dendrophiles (tree-lovers) has been scouring Los Alamos for the biggest tree of each species that appears in the county.
    Depending on their preferred habitat, the biggest trees range in elevation from a hackberry along the Rio Grande in White Rock Canyon, to an aspen near the ridgeline of the mountains above town.

  • Madison Ahlers, daughter of Joan and Gary Ahlers, was recently awarded a Kiwanis scholarship. She will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and study government and biology. She would someday like to be a helicopter pilot. Pictured left to right, Kiwanis President Fran Berting, Madison Ahlers and Joan Ahlers.

     

  • Pictured from left to right, Don Casperson, Kiwanian and Key Club Mentor; dad Devon Engleman; Key Club MemberTaylor Engleman; Key Club Member Morgan Vaughn; Randy and Nancy Vaughn (Morgan’s parents), and Morrie Pongratz. Each student received a check from Kiwanis. Vaughn will attend Arizona State University and Engleman will attend The University of New Mexico.

     

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Cats
    Stripe  — The latest addition to the cat room.  Often seen sunning near the window.  She is a big, gentle girl –  15.4 lbs.  What a sweetie.
    Missy — Another model in our ‘Gray Tabby’ line, Missy is a 4-year-old spayed lady who is attentive and loving.  She would prefer a quieter home environment, and will make a great companion – especially if sitting on laps is involved!  Loves chasing toys.

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation awarded seven scholarships to members of the Class of 2011.
    The winners included Shannon Blair, Eli Chertkov, Morgan Vaughn, Taylor Engleman, Meghan Montoya, Keanna Cohen and Ellen Rabin.
    Each of the winners was selected based on criteria such as  academic achievement and service to the community and to the public schools. Following their selection, winners are asked to select an Educator of Distinction.
    The Educators of Distinction are those who had a significant impact on the winner’s development during their years at LAPS.
    For her Educator of Distinction, Blair chose Advanced Placement American Literature teacher, Catherine Purananda.

  • Award-winning mystery writer J. Michael Orenduff returns to Los Alamos Tuesday to sign his new Pot Thief mystery, “The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier,” at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    “We’re delighted to offer two signing sessions on Tuesday,” said Peggy Durbin, co-owner of Otowi Station. “Los Alamos readers like Mike, and Mike likes Los Alamos readers.”
    Orenduff will sign his book between noon-2 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will host a Flag Day ceremony Tuesday at its lodge, located at 1600 Trinity Drive.
    The ceremony is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, potato salad and pie will be served following the ceremony. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
    Flag Day was signed into law by president Harry Truman in 1949. It commemorates the day the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America in 1777.
    The BPOE provides services to local communities through programs that support veterans and youth.
    For more information on Tuesday’s event, visit the group’s website, www.elks.org.

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 6-07-11)
    03:00 PM Start up Ceremony of the MW Turbine at the Abiquiu Hydroelctric Facility
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“World War II: One Soldier’s Story”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, June 11, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, June 12, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV

  • The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host a presentation by Jackie Little as she describes her 65-mile paddle along the Sea of Cortez.
    Little’s presentation, “Paddling the Baja Desert Coast with Dick Opsahl,” is scheduled for 8 p.m. June 15 at Fuller Lodge. The presentation is free and open to the public.
    The trip, which was organized by Opsahl, a former Los Alamos resident, covered the distance of the coast from Loreto to La Paz.
    Opsahl invited Little and 12 more of his friends on the trek. The seven days on the water were filled with pre-dawn fishing, six-to-eight hours per day of paddling, snorkeling, beachcombing, fine dining and more.

  • Water Canyon Trail is popular with many of the locals in Los Alamos.  
    It is a short, easy journey along an old wagon road through an aspen and pine forest.  Its scenic beauty is unsurpassed, boasting permanent streams, wildflowers and emerging butterflies.
    Paying closer attention, however, you may notice something more about this trail. There is definitely more than meets the eye.
    This is a trail that many have traveled hundreds of times. Bees collect pollen for their hives and evidence of deer and elk show the area’s popularity with the animal kingdom, as well.
    What might not be as well known, however, is that this trail has quite a bit of historical significance.

  • Nobel laureate Paul Nurse will deliver the 41st Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the White Rock Baptist Church (80 State Road 4).
    The lecture, “Great Ideas of Biology,” is free and open to the public.
    Nurse is the current president of Britain’s Royal Society, founded in 1660 to promote understanding of the natural world through observation and experiment, and the director of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, which when completed will be the largest biomedical research center in Europe.

  • Last September at the Blue Window Bistro there was a fundraiser concert starring Cedric Burnside, who put on an outstanding show which the crowd seemed to dig.
    Friday night, Central Avenue will be closed and Burnside and his new band, the Cedric Burnside Project, will perform again.
    Burnside is the grandson of the iconic Mississippi bluesman, R.L. Burnside. Cedric played with R.L. on the porch, on records and on the road since he was a child.
    He was a winner of the Blues Music Awards’ “Best New Artist Debut” for the record “Two Man Wrecking Crew” in 2009. Two Man Wrecking Crew was the duo that performed at the Blue Window in 2010.
    In 2009 and 2010, Burnside won awards for “Best Blues Drummer.”

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announced that three students from Los Alamos High School’s Class of 2011 have been awarded the Cerro Grande Scholarship.  
    Alexander Austell, Paul Hemez and Rebecca Wright were chosen as the Class of 2011 recipients of the scholarship. To be eligible, students must have lost their family’s homes in the 2000 Cerro Grande Fire and have been enrolled in a Los Alamos Public School at the time of the fire.
    Austell will attend the University of New Mexico and will study music performance and music education.
    Hemez will attend Western Washington University in Bellingham, where he’s planning to study medicine.

  • The scientist known as Micromike will be the featured speaker at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Thursday night.
    Micromike, perhaps best known for being discovered living in a cave on Los Alamos National Laboratory property for several years, will speak on the topics of gravionics and sustainability.
    He is the author of the book “Gravionics and a Spiritual Life: How a new philosophy of space and time unites science and spirituality.”

  • Los Alamos Little Theater will hold a play reading session Thursday.
    The reading, which will include scripts from LALT’s season-opening production, the 8-by-10 Short Play Festival, is set for 7 p.m. in the little theater’s green room.
    Anyone who is interested in participating or audtioning for roles is welcome to attend.
    Auditions for the plays will be held Sunday and Monday at the theater.

  • Sr. Appreciation Night is a hit again

    We would like to thank the Los Alamos community and United Way for supporting the 27th Annual Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) on May 28. The purpose of the all-night, early-morning chaperoned party is to provide graduating seniors with a safe alternative to mountain and other celebrations that could lead to drinking and driving.

  • Bradbury Science Museum presenters Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough will lead several events during the summer months, but they will have plenty of help.
    A series of events, scheduled for Tuesdays between 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be held at the museum. Along with the Bradbury Science Museum, entities like Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Historical Museum, Bandelier National Monument, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets In Action will sponsor the events.

  • A Senior Recital performance by David Li is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.
    Li has demonstrated a passion for music, particularly for the piano, from a very early age. He began learning to play at the age of seven under the tutelage of Lynn Lamb and has taken lessons for over 10 years.
    At his recital, Li will perform two movements from a lighthearted sonata by Hadyn, a set of two etudes and a nocturne by Chopin, two excursions from Barber, a Griffes scherzo and Ravel’s concerto in G.
    Prior to this, Li has participated in many recitals. He has previously performed at Fuller Lodge and has also performed at local nursing homes and hospice service.