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Today's Features

  • What an Asset building week in Los Alamos!
    We kicked the events off with the annual Science Fair, which is an enormous feat put on by a committee represented by all Los Alamos Public School sites and includes the Home School Community.
    We continue with a Los Alamos Middle School edition of Cookies and Conversation, where adults have lunch with students and discuss light-hearted topics.
    Oh and by the way, the Rachel’s Challenge speaker for last week, came down with a nasty bout of stomach flu. We are working to reschedule.

  • Frijoles Canyon through Bandelier National Monument endured monumental floods following the Las Conchas fire.
    Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear exactly what happened and what is being done to bring the park back.
    At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, National Park Service Superintendent Jason Lott will speak about impacts of last summer’s fire on Bandelier National Monument, discuss the marijuana garden eradication, the bus program and plans for 2012. His talk is titled, “How I Spent My Summer.”
    All the major watersheds in Bandelier were impacted by the fire, including Frijoles Canyon, where the visitor center and main visited archeological sites are located.

  • Today
    Hoop House Class with Jesse Boudreau of Ecolutions, sponsored by Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, at 7 p.m. at the co-op at. A hoop house is a low-cost exterior greenhouse-type structure that allows one to cultivate veggies year ‘round. The class will cover design and construction, use and maintenance of hoop houses. $15 or $13.50 for PEEC or co-op members. Register at PajaritoEEC.org or by calling 662-0460.

  • Donations accepted

    The Reading Program at Barranca Mesa Elementary is accepting donations of gently used children’s books and chapter books. Leave books in the school office for Julie Collins or Elizabeth Watson.

    Pet supplies

    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center after Jan. 1. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

    MLK event

  • The Los Alamos National Christian Forensic Communication Association Speech and Debate Guild, on behalf of the NCFCA Region 3 Qualifying Speech and Debate Tournament competitors and staff, would like to thank Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church for hosting our recent New Mexico Qualifier.
    Thanks also to the Los Alamos Monitor for their coverage of the event, and to the many, wonderful community judges who volunteered their time to judge the young people as they sought to hone their public speaking skills.  

  • The halls at Los Alamos High School were alive with the energy of future students late Friday afternoon as elementary Einsteins dropped off science projects for Saturday judging.

  • William and Elaine Watson of Los Alamos, are happy to announce the wedding of their son David Watson to Lindsay Whitehurst daughter of John and Susan Whitehurst of Lake Villa, Ill.
    David and Lindsay were married on Oct. 22, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Best man was Clayton Painter and groomsmen were Christopher Watson, Christopher Brown and Ronald Edward Lovett. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Whitehurst and brides maids were Katherine Whitehurst, Kitty (Watson) Brown and Elizabeth Lovett.
    David is a 1999 Los Alamos High School graduate and a 2006 graduate of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Lindsay is a 2001 graduate of Antioch Community High School in Antioch, Ill. and a 2004 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

  • 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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS

    Louie — A sweet-namtured older gentleman. He’s a Lab-cross, well behaved with simple needs like ear scratches and tummy rubs.  

  • Jan. 22-28, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory Council meeting
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group
    11:30        Lunch: Chicken chile cheese soup
    7 p.m.    Bridge