Today's News

  • News for Retirees 06-26-11

    June 26-July 2 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

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken and dumplings
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group

  • Animal Shelter 06-26-11

    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.
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote or that your dog fell victim to something even scarier. This applies especially to animals missing in White Rock.

  • Word on the Street 06-26-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon recently asked Los Alamos Middle School seventh grader Will Jean a few questions.

  • Less is more when it comes to wearing makeup

    It really is amazing how your eyes can make a huge difference in the way that your face looks. Many people have the common misconception that eyes must be overdone, with either too much mascara, horrific neon-tinted eye shadow, or too much eyeliner. An important tip to remember whenever you are putting on any type of makeup is that less is more.
    Subtle makeup that enhances your eyes will make them look larger, wider and more beautiful. Although there are different colors and combinations of eyeliner and eye shadow that can all enhance your eyes, this article will focus only on one style that will work for all eyes.

  • Get out and about to beat the summer doldrums

    Most teens all are so anxious for summer to start, that they often forget to plan things to do when summer actually begins, so they spend most of their summer inside, doing nothing at all. This can be the summer when things change.
    One thing to do this summer is to wake up earlier and get active. Try getting a group of friends together and go to Ashley Pond for a morning yoga session. Some other ideas are to go swimming at one of the local pools, go hiking or biking on one of the many trails in Los Alamos, or just go for a simple walk.

  • Review: No twist in the tide for newest 'Pirates' movie

    Just when you thought the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies were over, the fourth installment of the popular Disney pirate series hits the big screen.
    Jerry Bruckheimer produces the movie as he did with the previous three. Changes in the movie include the absence of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s characters, and the replacement of Gore Verbinski, who directed the first three pirate movies, with Rob Marshall (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Annie”).     
    “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” follows Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp (“Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Secret Window”) on a quest to find the famed fountain of youth.

  • Sheriffs Office may be eliminated

    In recent weeks, it has come to light that some members of the Los Alamos County Council would like to pursue modifications to the city-county charter to do away with the position of Los Alamos County Sheriff.   
    The motives behind such a move are unclear.  
    The County Sheriffs Office has received written notification of this action.  Thus far, we have not seen a publicized announcement of the council’s intentions in this matter.  
    The county sheriff is an elected position. If the council decides to move forward, one would hope that it is done through a referendum and voted upon by the general public.  
    This editorial is to alert voters and help educate the public.

  • Off-season work

    Construction at both Sullivan Field (above) and Griffith Gymnasium continued last week. Crews remain busy readying the two main Los Alamos High School competition venues for play this fall.

    Sullivan Field will be getting a new artificial surface for football and soccer, while the facade of Griffith Gym is being redone.

    Work is expected to be completed around the start of the 2011-12 school year.


  • Sports Update 06-26-11

    First Splash N Dash is Wednesday

    The first Splash N Dash of the season will take place Wednesday starting at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash N Dash, a free event, is open to the public and is geared toward those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. Registration for the event is limited to 75 participants.
    Interested participants may sign up at the aquatic center on the day of the event starting at 6:20 p.m. Participants may choose a 400-yard swim and 5K run or a 200-yard swim and 3K run.
    For more information, visit www.triatomics.org/splashndash.

    Bumpers registration ends Monday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its Bumpers youth volleyball program.

  • Tennis: Federer, Nadal and Williams all advance

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams — players with a combined 12 Wimbledon titles — all won in straight sets Saturday to move into the fourth round and keep up their pursuit of even more championship trophies at the All England Club.
    Six-time champion Federer beat David Nalbandian 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to move closer to equaling the record of seven Wimbledon singles titles held by Pete Sampras and 1880s player Willie Renshaw. Two-time winner and defending champion Rafael Nadal committed only three unforced errors in a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-0 victory over Gilles Muller, a 92nd-ranked wild card from Luxembourg.