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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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.