Today's Features

  • 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.

    Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program, which started 30 years ago. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. There are 30 drivers, but more are always needed. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.
    Be a volunteer

  • Bennett’s Fine Jewelry gave back to the community during the holiday season by making a contribution to Self Help, Inc. During their Christmas season sale, the Bennetts sold slices of cake for $5. Under the icing of each slice of cake, was a gemstone, donated by the jewelry store. Each slice was guaranteed to contain a gemstone. Bennett’s Fine Jewelry matched the amount raised from their customers and made a $515 contribution to Self Help, Inc. They also decided to make the fundraiser an annual event at the store. The contributions will go to a different organization each year. Pictured from left to right are Alison Bennett and Melanie Bennett of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, along with Self Help, Inc. Executive Director Ellen Morris Bond and secretary Debbie Gill.

  • Today
    The Sierrans will join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in a presentation by Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County Water and Energy Conservation coordinator, at 7 p.m. at 3540 Orange St. Chavez’s talk will focus on the energy audit that is free for Los Alamos residents to help uncover new and easy ways to conserve water and electricity in the home.

    The Los Alamos Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

  • The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention Feb. 23 at the VFW, 1793 Deacon St. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors close promptly at 7 p.m.  
    A Central Committee meeting will be at 7 p.m.
     At 7:15 p.m., Ward Caucuses will be held to elect ward delegates to the County Pre-primary convention.
    At 7:30 p.m., the County Convention will convene to elect delegates to the RPNM Pre-primary Nominating Convention.  
    The purpose of the pre-primary convention is to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexicco Pre-primary Nominating Convention to be held March 17 in Albuquerque.
     For information call Ron Dolin, 672-3581.

  • The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter 2012 Dog Jog is scheduled for April 28 and the search is on for a T-shirt logo.
    Children who love animals and would like a shot at local fame are encouraged to create and submit their T-shirt logo for the contest, adhering to the following guidelines:
    • All entries should be drawn in black ink on white paper. The lines should be thick enough to reproduce properly on a T-shirt.
    • All entries should be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches in size.
    • The words “Dog Jog 2012” should prominently appear somewhere on the design.
    • The artist’s name, birth date, address, phone number and T-shirt size should be included lightly on the back of the design.

  • Welcome to February and the asset category of “social competencies” and assets 32-36.
    This asset category includes planning and decision-making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, resistance skills and peaceful conflict resolution.
    This is always an excellent way to show youth that we make mistakes, too.
    As the sixth grade elementary classes visit the Hawk’s nest and the eighth grade Hawks visit the high school, this is a grand time to talk about working ahead.
    Because I’ve had two students go through middle school I will share a few words of wisdom with you to pass along to your children.
    The most important thing you need to know is, always turn in your homework!

  • In May of 2011 Aspen Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
    This $2,000 allowed most of Aspen’s teachers to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Albuquerque last November.
    To many, $2,000 may not seem like a lot of money, but the power of this grant gave each teacher at Aspen the opportunity to become more skilled at teaching mathematics, which in turn has led to increased student skills in mathematics.
    Teachers attended math workshops of their choice for two days and with their new knowledge have come back to Aspen inspired and with an expanded expertise in math.

  • Erin Dinehart, a junior from Los Alamos, is spending the spring semester studying abroad at the University of Dallas’ 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy.
    Since 1970, University of Dallas students have had the opportunity — usually in their sophomore years — to spend a semester in The Eternal City studying, traveling and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization.


    Nicole Silks of Los Alamos has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2011.


  • 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.


    Ariel — Sweet three-year-old Chihuahua-mix. Very loving and affectionate. Good with gentle, older children.  

  • Feb. 5-11, 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

    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken chile cheese soup
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Barbecue chicken