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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Saturday

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “A Thousand Clowns,” by Herb Gardner. Cowgirl BBQ will cater a Texas-style dinner. There will be a New Year’s Eve countdown and celebration, with music and dancing following the show. Patrick Kelly will act as emcee and DJ. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at CB Fox Department Store. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Jan. 2

    Williams Lake snowshoe with Pajarito Environmental Education Center. This moderate snowshoe is four miles roundtrip, with 1,500 feet of elevation gain to a lake in the Taos Ski Valley. Meet at PEEC at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. Dog friendly. Free, but registration is required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    Jan. 6

  • So I hear you are in the market for a resolution?
    How about one that doesn’t cost anything, doesn’t require the purchase of any additional equipment and doesn’t require a special location in your house?
    If this sounds intriguing, then let’s build some assets. I’ll even try and package it the way you need it … I would like you to build some assets. I really need you to build some assets. I implore you to build some assets and finally, I demand that you build some assets!
    I did have one a little harsher, but I’ll save that for those of you who need to discuss it — or for midway through the year.

  • From all of us at the Los Alamos Monitor to all of you... We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, kicking off a two weeks of public appearances that will test his stamina.

  • BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Tens of thousands of tourists and Christian pilgrims packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations Saturday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the traditional birthplace of Jesus on a raw, breezy and rainy night.

    With turnout at its highest in more than a decade, proud Palestinian officials said they were praying the celebrations would bring them closer to their dream of independence.

    Bethlehem, like the rest of the West Bank, fell onto hard times after the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation broke out in late 2000. As the fighting has subsided in recent years, the tourists have returned in large numbers.