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  • During the May Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting, Board Chair Judge Alan Kirk presented Kiwanis Club President Fran Berting and Vice-President Kristy Ortega with donations from state juvenile justice board supporters to the Jeannette Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    Former Rep. Wallace was a tireless advocate for youth and community issues at the local and state level. Juvenile justice continuums from all over New Mexico gathered donations for the scholarship fund to acknowledge Wallace’s groundbreaking work and years of continued support.

  • 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
    Barnyard  — Quite the fraidy cat when transported from the 200 block of 46th St. Barnyard is coming along nicely and loves gentle attention.
    Cuddles — Female Calico, very friendly.
    Goose — Beautiful male Russian Blue. Seems content in the shelter, but is reported to have roaming tendencies.
    KiKi  — Gorgeous indoor domestic long hair orange and white female kitty. Two-three years old and good with other cats.

  • Los Alamos High School National Honor Society would like to thank everyone in Los Alamos that contributed school supplies for the children of Haiti.
    The Honor Society collected school supplies at locations around town from November 2010 through February 2011. Last September one of the Honor Society parents met the Right Reverend Zache Duracin, the Episcopal Bishop of Haiti, and he stressed the need for school supplies for the children of Haiti.  
    Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake Jan. 11, 2010 in which over 250 schools run by the Episcopal church were demolished. He explained that many organizations and people have been helping with food, shelter and medical supplies, but school supplies were not being given.  

  • Thanks for the help

    We would like to thank the teachers of the Montessori School through the high school, that helped my middle one achieve her goals. Thank you so much for your support!

    The Weiss family

    Kite Fest was a success
    The Los Alamos Arts Council would like to thank the many people who came together and made the 14th Annual Kite Festival a success again this year.

  • Sheree Talman, Executive State Director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, states the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Los Alamos.
    Once selected, the lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2012 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4, 2012 at the Rodey Theatre in Albuquerque.  
    Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued at over $8,000 including an all expense paid trip to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant.
    Applicants must be at least 18 years old (no age limit), married at the time of competition and a New Mexico resident, no performing talent required.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.   

  • Today
    “Do Slime Molds Make Good Pets?” talk by Relf Price. At 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Free and open to the public.

    June 1
    The Sierra Club will have a public meeting at
    7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library. Water Monitoring Program Manager Danny Katzman will speak on, “LANL’s Stormwater Management Projects and Protection of the Rio Grande.”

    June 2
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    June 5

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra has awarded a $250 scholarship to each of the following seniors:
    Alex Austell, Alisa Romero, Aubrie Powell and Charles Sherrill. These students were chosen from a field of nine outstanding applicants, all of whom showed a commitment to and love of music. All four recipients have participated in Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra concerts and plan to include music as a part of their futures.

  • In September 1973, the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Volunteer Program began with less than 20 volunteers and four volunteer workstations, which included the Los Alamos Public  Schools, Los Alamos Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, Los Alamos Family Council and Casa Mesita.  
    Since then, the program has grown to over 500 members.
    In the last quarter, 388 of those volunteers  contributed 23,199 hours of volunteer service at the 62 workstations.  
    This estimate only includes the hours that volunteers turned in, many forget or are modest about their work so the numbers are greater.

  • If you’re reading this, the world didn’t end, darn it. That’s right, in case you didn’t know, there was a group that believed May 21 was Judgment Day and that the world would end with a series of earthquakes.
    During the last two weeks of school, the kitchens and the living rooms of any house in which school-age children live, probably look like an earthquake has hit, but several friends, including myself, have agreed that the result is the fact that it’s May.
    You see, in the midst of insanity, I have remembered to put a loaf of bread in the deep freezer in case we run out. That can only mean one of two things: hell is freezing over or school is coming to an end.

  • Throughout its history, Los Alamos National Laboratory has been synonymous with supercomputing, achieving a number of milestones along the way. Those milestones and more are showcased in a new, updated supercomputing exhibit on display at the Bradbury Science Museum. The public grand opening of the exhibit, featuring a guest lecture and reception, is from 4-6 p.m. May 26.

  • Kathy Strong, landscape designer, readies the courtyard in her home in Pajarito Acres for her lecture for the Summit Garden Club meeting June 6.

  • Do slime molds make good pets? You’ll find out during Relf Price’s talk at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This talk is free and open to the public.
    Learn what plasmodial slime molds are, where to find them and when to look. You might have some in your own yard. Price’s talk will be illustrated with colorful photographs of some of the 900 species of these fascinating organisms.

  • 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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • A woman talks to a vendor at the Farmers Market before making a selection on Thursday.