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Today's Features

  • The author of two bestselling books will discuss his latest work of nonfiction this week as part of Mesa Public Library's Authors Speak Series.

    Hampton Sides, author of the bestselling books Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, among other works of narrative nonfiction, will read at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library's upstairs rotunda.

    "I always hated Westerns, Sides said in an interview Wednesday. I thought the whole genre was pretty much washed out."

    Then he began reading about Kit Carson and he didn't stop for four years.

  • During Los Alamos Youth Leadership meeting Nov. 13, the LAYL A-Squad team was presented a $250 check for winning the grant-writing contest that Cheryl Pongratz developed for the LAYL teams.

    The teams had to participate in a grant-writing seminar Nov. 11 and then prepare a grant application.

    The A-Squad submitted LAYL Wild Day as their grant project, which is planned for the spring.

  • Get prepared to put your science skills to the test. The Los Alamos County Science Fair will be held Jan. 26 at the Los Alamos High School cafeteria. The community can view what participants created from noon-2:30 p.m.The mission of the science fair is to help students develop projects and communicate their understanding of the scientific method and/or engineering principles.Students in first through 12th grade can enter in elementary, junior and senior divisions.The elementary projects are divided into three categories.

  • TODAY - March 5, 2008

    Singles with Soul are invited to participate in Ecumenical Lenten Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (sponsored also by Trinity on the Hill Episcopal church and the United Church). 

  • Hail andCongratulations!Los Alamos Little Theater is a marvelous, long-lasting organization. “Senior” certainly isn’t a descriptive word; “Indestructible” might be.Many years ago, I was an active member, acting and directing. Now I just attend every production.From the recent program, it seems most of the participants are new to me (I’ve lost my memory). But some I remember with great pleasure and fondness. They are still going strong.

  • TODAY - Nov. 27, 2007

    The Los Alamos Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at the United Church. We will be working on the sew-a-thon projects for charity. www.vla.com/lap.

    County council will meet at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Community Building, 475 20th St. 

    WEDNESDAY

    Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Annex Conference room, 901 Trinity Drive. 

  • An explorer wax museum created inside Aspen Elementary School Wednesday featured 49 living sculptures replicating famous explorers.They were all there.

  • Traveling just 2.57 miles can make a big difference. At 2 p.m. today, walkers, joggers and runners not only have a chance to win a turkey and a pumpkin pie but they have an opportunity to help decrease world hunger.The Community Resolved to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Walk and the Turkey Trot combined to offer an event that is fun and a worthy cause. LA Cares and the Atomic City Roadrunners sponsor the event. Participants will gather at the Sheriff Posse Lodge.

  • What’s happening this Thanksgiving? Let’s see: the Colts will play the Falcons; that should be a good game. Luby’s is offering a complete meal-to-go for its customers at a decent price. Kraft Foods has a wonderful array of recipes online. There is even a “Thanksgiving On The Net” site. If you have some spare time, that is worth visiting.A friend of mine asked me if there were any Thanksgiving celebrations before the Pilgrims came to America. The answer, of course, is yes.

  • A Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Teacher of the Year Award is given to instructors who have made a difference in their students’ lives, contributed to the advancement of music in their community and is an example of a professional music educator. Teacher of the Year awards are not easy to receive, however, local music teacher Charlene Cox-Clifton has two. She earned her first Teacher of the Year award in Kansas in 1985-1986. The second one was awarded to Cox-Clifton in November during the Professional Music Teacher of New Mexico conference.