Today's Features

  • Kaity Burke, a member of Mountain School’s Green Team, shows off a bin full of aluminum cans. The school is competing to collect the most aluminum cans in the state as part of the Great American Can Roundup. During the first week, students brought in more than 2,000 cans.  If they win, the team will receive a cash prize, which will be donated to an animal rescue organization. The competition runs until April 22. Donated cans may be dropped off at Mountain School or at the Pajarito Environmental Education Nature Center.

  • This week, our asset efforts concentrate on number 34, cultural competence.
    The youth and sponsors of the United Church are on the move to collect items for a silent and live auction to benefit their Mexico Mission trip, during spring break.
    On March 18, a slew of activities will take place to raise funds to cover everything from lumber to food, to ensure their weeklong trip is a success.
    The youth are involved in a variety of activities, from knocking on doors to ask for donations, to setting up for the event and delivering large items like desks and dressers when the auction is complete.

  • Wednesday
    Wild Wednesday Workshops at PEEC presents Mystery Animal Adventures for kids in first through sixth grades. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. at 3540 Orange St. and is $20 for non-members and $18 for members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda, East Africa, will perform at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. The event is free, but a love offering will be accepted during the concert.

  • See what's happening on Fat Tuesday along Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Click here to access a live video feed from the corner of Bourbon and St. Peter Streets.

  • Skiing down Aspen at Pajarito ski hill in Los Alamos on Feb. 10 using 164 cm Salomon 1080 Gunns . The conditions were pretty good, a little choppy. The skis were definitely too short for the conditions.

  • Kyle and Diana Stokes of Los Alamos are pleased to announce  the engagement of their daughter Jessica Lindsey to James Colton Benge, son of Colin and Pam Benge of Lovington. Both are currently attending New Mexico State University. Jessica is majoring in hotel and restaurant management and James is majoring in industrial engineering. They are planning to be married June 9, 2012.

  • Feb. 19-25, 2012
    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

    BESC closed in observance of Presidents Day

    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • 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.

    Enzo — Small, four-year-old neutered male Poodle-mix. Good indoors, mostly  housebroken. Loves to go on walks. Good in the cat room. No children, please. Has some allergies, comes with medications.  

  • The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Kevin Smith, Los Alamos NNSA Site Office manager, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 21dinner meeting.
    Smith will share his observations regarding his responsibilities in administering the management and operations Los Alamos National Laboratory contract and all federal activities on the site since his arrival in 2010.

  • Habitat for Humanity of New Mexico put the finishing touches on its 600th home built, rehabilitated or repaired throughout the state and marked this major milestone with a commemoration ceremony led by Gov. Susana Martinez at the Capitol Building Rotunda, Feb. 3.                         
    Representatives from the Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. Affiliate traveled to Santa Fe to participate in this event and receive a proclamation from the governor. The 500th Habitat House was celebrated with the Marquez family in Española on Sept. 15, 2007.