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Today's Features

  • The League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, will be Jan. 12 at the Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Anne Laurent.
    Laurent initially began work with Los Alamos County in September 2008 as the Capital Projects and Facilities director, after having served in other cities in Arizona and Michigan.
    Her responsibilities included operational oversight of the Capital Projects and Facilities and Public Works Departments.
    She was appointed acting assistant county administrator in February 2011.
    Laurent holds two bachelor’s degrees from Rhode Island School of Design and has more than 15 years of public and private team leadership, project management, building design and facility management experience.

  • Welcome to 2012, how are things going so far?
    Are you working on building those assets yet? Don’t worry if you haven’t started yet. You can always start today.
    I’m going to harp on you getting started, just like the weight-watching commercials or the quit-smoking commercials. But since I don’t have that kind of budget, whenever you see or hear one of those commercials, pretend you are hearing me talk about asset building.
    This month we continue to work on the asset category of positive identity, so let’s talk about thank you cards.

  • Friday
    Friday Forts at PEEC. Children can go to PEEC after school with their parents and build forts with other children until dark. Free, but parents must supervise children. No registration required.
    Saturday
    Bosque del Apache beginner birder’s trip. Three birding experts lead this guided tour of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge south of Albuquerque. The cost is $20 for adults or $10 for adults that bring a youth ages 8-14. Register at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Sunday
    Moonlight snowshoe with Craig Martin. Snowshoe a gentle, three-mile loop under the moon and stars. Meet at the roundabout at San Ildefonso at 6 p.m. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Jan. 9

  • Adults with ongoing health conditions are invited to join a free 2-½ hour Manage Your Chronic Disease Workshop, sponsored by the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in conjunction with the Family Y.
    Participants will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health.
    A MyCD workshop can help those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety.

  • Dec. 25-31, 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
    BESC closed. Happy New Year!

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Oven fried chicken
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers
    7 p.m.    Bridge
    7:30p.m.    Table tennis

  • 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, www.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. Happy holidays!

    DOGS
    What a blessing for the New Year. There are no adoptable dogs. This won’t last. We currently just have these two little roamers:

  • Art openings

     

    Act I Gallery presents “Seasons of the Rio Grande,” a solo exhibition by Ken Daggett. There will be an opening reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

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    On Jan. 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th State in the United States. Throughout 2012,  communities statewide will commemorate 100 years of New Mexico statehood, telling stories of the past, while envisioning the state’s next 100 years.

  • A church built of ice and snow opens in Germany. It was built on the same spot as another ice-church, which was constructed 100 years ago.

  • PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s has died at age 80.

    The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah died Dec. 24 of kidney failure.

    Sanctuary outreach director Debbie Cobb on Wednesday told The Tampa Tribune that Cheetah was outgoing, loved finger painting and liked to see people laugh. She says he seemed to be tuned into human feelings.

    Based on the works of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Tarzan stories, which have spawned scores of books and films over the years, chronicle the adventures of a man who was raised by apes in Africa.