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  • Alex Wang was awarded first place in the Rotary District 5520’s Four-Way Essay competition, which includes entries from all middle school participants in New Mexico and west Texas. The award was made April 9 at the District 5520 conference in Ruidoso.
    Pictured from left to right, Skip King, president of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos; Baolian Cheng, Wang, Yi-Ming Wang, Linda King, Rotary Club’s 4-Way essay coordinator; and Linda Hull, Rotary secretary.

  • “Resurrection Stories: Images of Rebirth and Renewal,” is the theme of the Second Annual Faith and Art Show, April 29-May 1 at Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church in the Village of Jemez Springs.
    Work in various media by local artists will be displayed in the church’s original 130-year-old sanctuary.
    The opening will be from 7-9 p.m. April 29 and includes performances by local musicians. Refreshments will be served. Show hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m.-noon May 1.
    Other events held in conjunction with the show are an open mike reading of poetry on the resurrection theme from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, with a special worship service incorporating the artwork from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday.  

  • The Wildlife Center, New Mexico’s only wildlife hospital, will have a free Annual Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30 and May 1. The Annual Open House is the one time during the year that the public is permitted to tour the intensive care unit and rehabilitation facility.
    The Wildlife Center was founded 25 years ago by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay.  As the Center looks forward to the next 25 years, a new mission statement, logo, tagline and Web site have been developed.
    The Open House is the first in a series of 25th anniversary events celebrating the new focus of “building wildlife stewardship in New Mexico.”

  • Marilyn Stablein, has authored 10 books and won the New Mexico Book Award for her collection of poetry, “Splitting Hard Ground,” (La Alameda Press, Albuquerque, 2010), and now she will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. April 28 in the Upstairs Rotunda of the Mesa Public Library.
    Other books include the memoirs, “Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir,” (Monkfish Publishers, Rhinebeck N.Y. 2003) and “Climate of Extremes: Landscape and Imagination” (Black Heron Press, Everett, WA, 1995).
    Her fiction collections include “Night Travels to Tibet; The Census Taker: Tales of a Traveler in India and Nepal,” and “Vermin: A Bestiary.”

  • Two young singers recently set out on The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour with performances in 12 communities in New Mexico and Texas. The singers will offer free public concerts as well as daytime performances for students through April 29. They will visit Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    Participants in this year’s tour are soprano Ashley Logan, bass-baritone Alan Dunbar and pianist and music director Kirt Pavitt. Kathleen Clawson is the stage director.

  • The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra is a good example of music spanning generations.  Members of the group, which will perform its Spring Concert April 29, range in age from 15-91. All have the same goal — to join others in performing some of the finest musical compositions written for orchestra.

  • Thank you letter

    We want to let people know that we’ve been successful in our fundraising efforts (for the Basketball Legacy Project at Barranca Elementary), thanks to the support of Barranca staff, parents, students and the community of Los Alamos.
    This project means a lot to my class and we are so very grateful for all of the encouragement, offers to help with labor, donations, and monetary support.
    We are blown away by the generosity of our supporters and could not have achieved our goal without their help! 
    Here are our monetary supporters:
    Contributors of over $1,000
    • Barranca Mesa PTO
    • Barranca Mesa School
    • LAPS Foundation
    Contributors under $1,000

  • Registration is being accepted for Girl Scouts’ Twilight Camp 2011, Back to the Basics. Camp will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 7-9 and from 4:30-8 p.m. June 10 at Los Alamos Ski Hill.
    Registration forms may be obtained by contacting Julie Minton-Hughes at twilightcamp11@gmail.com.
    Forms and checks made out to “Twilight Camp,” should be mailed to Minton-Hughes at 436 Paige Loop, Los Alamos, NM 87544 by April 29.
    Registration fees are transferable but not refundable. Scholarships available.

  • Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Los Alamos on Thursday for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year.
    Various Muster activities, including dinner and ceremony, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel La Vista Room. All former and current students, their families and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Muster Chair Evelyn Mullen said.
    These Muster gatherings are held in many places ranging from battleships and foxholes during World War II to ballrooms and steakhouses today.


  • In the story titled, “Coro de Camara enchants audiences,” in Sunday’s Spectrum, the venue for the April 30 performance was erroneously listed as Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Kelly Hall. The concert will be at 7 p.m. April 30 at the United Church.

  • Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers and their own Dave Dogruel Wednesday, as he describes his experiences in the Cascade Glacier School and his subsequent climb of Mt. Rainier.
    The meeting will begin with dessert and social time at 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion of trips past and future. The presentation will begin at approximately 8 p.m.
    The Cascade Glacier School is offered at no charge every year by SummitClimb.com to bring people together to learn, practice and enjoy glacier and snow travel techniques and attempt a climb of one of the classic Cascade volcanoes.
    It is also an introduction to the treks and climbs led by Himalayan expedition leader Dan Mazur and his staff.

  • Assets In Action and the Service Learning class taught by Stephanie Krantz spent last week assembling Chains of Kindness, kicked off in the beginning of the year with Rachel’s Challenge. Students have listed good deeds done by others, which will be formed into one great chain in May. Assets In Action is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

  • 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

  • Thanks for helping the community
     
    We wish to thank Los Alamos National Bank again for a very generous contribution to the Gift Fund of the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. LANB’s support allows lower-income children and adults in Los Alamos and surrounding communities to have access to our programs of lessons, exercise and recreation.
    During 2010, recipients of all ages were supported by this program and greatly enjoyed using the Aquatic Center.

  • I’d like to take this opportunity to break from the planned column of the week just to speak about relationships, which is what assets are really all about.
    The particular relationship I’d like to speak about is my relationship with State Representative Jeanette Wallace.
    In 2000, I was hired as the Maternal and Child Health Council Coordinator. The job was to look at the issues of women of childbearing age and their children. I assumed, since I interviewed at 8-1/2 months pregnant for the job, I was a shoo in, but we’ll never know if that was the case.
    At one point the councils were in jeopardy of losing their funding and we rallied the troops (all state coordinators) to the Roundhouse, for an “Educate the Legislature Day.”

  • A choral concert, “If Music Be the Food of Love, Sing On,” will be at 7 p.m. April 30 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Kelly Hall, 3900 Trinity Dr.

    The concert, performed by Coro de Camara, will feature music from the Renaissance to today, including pieces from Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Durufle, Copland, Thompson and others.

    The group does not charge admission to its performances, but donations are accepted at the door.
    Coro de Camara is a chorus of the room (or chamber) as the Spanish name translates and is made up of a group of 16-24 vocalists, depending on the repertoire.

  • By participating in UNM-LA’s eight-week Summer Bridge Program 2011, high school graduates and GED Recipients can get a tuition-free head start on college.  
    “Students enroll with a cohort of other first-time college students and receive personalized attention from the UNM-LA staff and faculty,” said Student Advisor Jackie La New.  “The students will take classes together, participate in focused study sessions with faculty, learn to navigate college, and build a support network of other students, faculty and staff.”
    This summer, students will take a math or English course and have the option to take a one-credit course of introduction to opera, T’ai Chi Chu’un, yoga, or aquatic aerobics.  

  • One spring morning, the birds outside Becky and Tom Shankland’s house at the edge of White Rock Canyon set up a ruckus.
    They hurried to the window to see the birds scolding something — a cat. Not a neighborhood house cat prowling for a feathered snack, but a slightly larger creature with a distinctive spotted coat and cropped tail. A bobcat.
    Bobcats are fairly common but secretive predators in much of New Mexico, including Los Alamos County.
    According to Rick Winslow, a carnivore biologist with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, there are about 35,000 to 55,000 bobcats in New Mexico and in Los Alamos, their population density is comparable to that of coyotes.

  • The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will host a scholarship fundraiser at Central Avenue Grill on Saturday. Proceeds from the fundraiser will provide scholarships to UNM-Los Alamos students and assist them in successfully completing their educational goals.
    “UNMLA serves both traditional and non-traditional students. Many of our adult students do not have the same scholarship options as our students entering college directly after high school graduation,” said Director of Students Services Dr. Patricia Boyer.