Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Click here to keep up with Santa Claus as he makes his annual trek around the world to deliver Christmas gifts.

  • Dec. 31

    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. 9

     Summit Garden Club will meet with Los Alamos County extension officer Carlos Valdez speaking. Visitors welcome. For more information, call Marion Good at 575-543-5484.

    Jan. 19

  • Youth Center schedule

    The White Rock Youth Activity Center will be closed from Dec. 27-30. The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. that week during LAPS winter break. Children that usually attend the WRYAC are welcome to use the LAYAC that week.

    Monday — Closed, Christmas holiday
    Tuesday —Shoe box relays
    Wednesday —Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Ping pong tournament
    Friday — Chain wishes for the New Year

    All students in third through eighth grade are welcome to join, free of charge.

  • 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

    BESC closed for Christmas holiday

    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    No low vision/hearing
    11:30        Lunch: Chicken fried steak
    7 p.m.    Bridge
    7:30p.m.    Table tennis

    8:30        RSVP Quilters

  • 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 Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter. Happy holidays!


    Baby — Young spayed female GSD-mix. Very friendly. Loves the dog park.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • The community is invited to share in the nativity story with the younger members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 5 p.m. Saturday.  
    “The Shepherd’s Story” is the title of this year’s seasonal musical to be staged, sung and choreographed by children and teens ages five to 15.
    “The Shepherd’s Story” by Hal H. Hopson, is a 20-minute musical adaptation of the story of the birth of Jesus, as told in the Gospel of St. Luke.
    It opens with the announcement of the decree from Caesar Augustus that all people must register for the census so they can pay their taxes to Rome.