Letters from local students and residents are sent to more than 10 service men and women with ties to Los Alamos. This ‘Dear Soldiers’ letter is from a local student and sent in time for the Fourth of July. Local nonprofit Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) welcomes more cards, letters, post cards and notes with small or large messages or drawings. Donations of postage also are welcome. Items can be dropped by the Betty Ehart Senior Center or for large pick ups, call 505.695.9139. For more information, visit www.cya-nm.org.