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Today's News

  • And now for something completely different

     

    Three summers ago, Fuller Lodge Art Center hosted a weeklong exhibit of children’s artwork after Summer Art Camp, with the art hung in the regular Exhibit Gallery. The show was so popular that it has become an annual tradition. 

    Now the Art Center is expanding the concept of student art shows by offering a two-week exhibit of adult student work from Jan. 11 through Jan. 26. 

    “Show Some Class” will feature more than 100 works by students, their teachers and also works produced in art groups that meet at the Art Center or Village Arts.

  • County budget issues loom

    During Tuesday’s first Los Alamos County Council meeting of the year, council reviewed the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY2011, presented by the Office of Management and Budget and independent auditing firm Clifton Larson Allen LLP. 

    The report also addressed upcoming budget issues.

    Staff anticipates revenues of $6.8 million less for FY2013 than the FY2012 adopted budget.

    The report reads, “It is expected that future LANL spending and related county GRT revenue levels will stabilize, but at a level lower than had been previously expected.”

    The impact could be significant. 

  • Mechanical animals

     

    Richard Swenson and David Trujillo are Los Alamos neighbors, friends and fellow sculptors of forms. Rabbits, prancing stylized horses, plunging and cavorting wild hogs, giraffes, whales, sinuous dragons, armadillos, porcupines — not to mention humans — are melded and welded from all manner of scrap metal. 

    The duo will show their work in “Metal Menagerie: Scrap Metal Sculpture by Richard Swenson and David Trujillo,” at Mesa Public Library. The show opens with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 16.

    “Do you know what this is?” Swenson asked, smiling and pointing to a solid chunk of machined metal that happens to be a giraffe’s shoulder. “A piece from a tool to yoke oxen together!” 

  • 01-10-13 Be There

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    PEEC and Reel Deal Theater team up to show the Back Country Film Festival. Seven films, all shot in the backcountry, make up this 90-minute celebration of winter. There will also be a raffle for outdoor gear. Tickets $10 adults/$5 kids in advance or at the door. 7 p.m. at Reel Deal. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

     

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Room 3 at Mesa Public Library. The speaker will be Irma Holtkamp and her topic will be, “Using Ancestry.com to do Family History Research.” The public is invited.

     

  • Y offers classes for cyclists

     

    Those interested in training guidance for an upcoming cycling event or those looking to work on their cycling endurance might be interested in the Family YMCA’s Endurance Training for Cyclists Class.

    Each class will have a two-hour riding component and a half-hour of core conditioning. In addition, the following topics will be discussed:  

    • Proper bike fit, clothing and equipment

    • Nutrition and hydration

    • Aches and pains — preventing them and what to do if you have them

    • Weekly training recommendations and how to design your own training plan.

  • Chamisa staff recognized

     

    In December, Jorge Aragon, Chamisa Elementary’s head custodian, was awarded the Golden Dustpan Award, by Chamisa Principal Debbie Smith. Aragon was thanked for keeping Chamisa in tip-top shape everyday. In addition, Chamisa Elementary fifth grade teachers Valerie Adams, left, and Deidre Thorn, right, were awarded with the first-ever Positive Behavior Support Awards by school counselor Jen Schmierer. The staff members took the time to highlight the largest number of good deeds put forth by Chamisa students during the semester. The ladies were given crowns and scepters made by Chamisa Library teacher Renee Mitsunaga. 

  • Vomiting Robot Helps Scientists Study Norovirus
  • Doctor Describes Ways to Reduce Flu Risk
  • List of 85th annual Academy Award nominations

    Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:

    1. Best Picture: "Amour," ''Argo," ''Beasts of the Southern Wild," ''Django Unchained," ''Les Miserables," ''Life of Pi," ''Lincoln," ''Silver Linings Playbook," ''Zero Dark Thirty."

    2. Actor: Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"; Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"; Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"; Denzel Washington, "Flight."

    3. Actress: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"; Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour"; Quvenzhane Wallis, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; Naomi Watts, "The Impossible."

  • Today in History for January 10th