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Today's Features

  • Drivers needed

    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. 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

  • The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make last Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa successful.
    Our thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union, who sponsored the event. We are also appreciative of the many attendees who braved the cold, snowy weather to visit Santa and to donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program at Christmas.
    Thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos.

    Ann Hayes
    Breakfast Chairperson

  • The asset of personal power looks at how youth feel about the amount of control they have over what happens to them.
    I believe this asset can be a bit hard for youth to envision in a long-range way. At this point, it has a lot to do with students taking classes they want to take or getting involved in programs or projects they want to be a part of, either in school or in the community.
    It also has a lot to do with their level of engagement in their current activities. Do they know they have an activity come up that week or do they get in the car and just take part in whatever you have planned for them?
    Open a dialog to see what kids are interested in at a young age. What things would they like to try and what can you make happen?

  • Once endangered, the American crocodile species is now thriving at a South Florida nuclear power plant, which has 168 miles of manmade cooling canals that offer ideal nesting conditions for the species. AP's Suzette Laboy has the story.

  • A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life. The planet's confirmation was announced Monday by NASA along with other Kepler telescope discoveries.

  • Dennis and Susan McCloskey of  Los Alamos are happy to announce the wedding of their son Michael. Michael and Mariah McDonald of Albuquerque were married this fall at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Ceremony and reception were held at the Cal/Neva resort, lakeside at sunset.
    Michael’s best man was Robert McAtee. His groomsmen were Nathan Sandoval, Jason Rothrock, Dr. Brett Kothe, Colin Ford, Michael Sheffield and Cody Martin.  
    Mariah and Michael are 2006 graduates of NMSU.  Mariah is a recreation facility manager for the town of Truckee-Donner, Calif. Michael is a PGA golf professional and marketing assistant for the Championship Golf Course in Incline Village-Tahoe, Nev. The couple live in Incline Village.

  • La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Thank you very much

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals who assisted with the fundraising effort for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. What an outstanding, giving, caring, generous team I had the pleasure to work with.
    I’d like to thank Kim G., who provided the superior, professional banners and printed materials. Her time and financial support were over and above anything I could have expected.

  • 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.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    Baby — Young spayed female GSD-mix. Very friendly. Loves the dog park.
    Buddy —Another young neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Today

    The annual North Pole workshop and Luminaria Walk will be from 5-7 p.m. at the North Mesa Stables. Dress warmly, wear walking shoes and enjoy the North Mesa Stables lit up with luminarias and holiday lights. Afterward, head to the Posse Lodge for professional digital photos with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft. Fee for photos with Santa is $5.

    The JFK exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum is ending. The last day to see the exhibit featuring John F. Kennedy’s 1962 visit to Los Alamos will be Dec. 4. Up next is an exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Watch for details.

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