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Today's News

  • The lives of Los Alamos wives
  • Nature on Tap: Can mountain biking stimulate local economy?

     

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host “Nature on Tap,” part of the informal discussion series. 

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market General Manager Steve Watts will lead a discussion on how a local mountain bicycling association is hoping to stimulate economic development in Los Alamos, all centered around fun on our single-track trails. 

    The discussion will be 5:30 p.m. July 24 at the Blue Window Bistro. 

  • Births 07-20-14

     

    June 22: A boy, Callum Beckett Smith, born to Nicole and Brandon Smith

    July 14: A boy, Joshua David Heft, born to Geraldine and David Heft

    July 14: A boy, Al’xander Martinez, born to Jessica and Alex Martinez

    July 15: A girl, Zaylyn Alena Sanchez, born to Marlina Lucero and Jason Sanchez

    July 15: A boy, Josiah Nathaniel Hernandez, born Katrina Padilla and Isaac Hernandez

  • Recurring meetings

     

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

     

    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

     

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

  • News for Retirees 7-20-14 to 7-26-14

     

    July 20-26, 2014

    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

    MONDAY

    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    10:30 a.m. LARSO advisory council

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Tilapia

  • People in the news 07-20-14

     

    Gina Stroud, of Los Alamos, recently received a degree of bachelor’s of science in biology and public health with a concentration in law and social justice from Santa Clara University. She graduated magnum cum laude and completed the university’s Honors Program. She was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

    Stroud is a 2010 graduate of Los Alamos High School and will begin her first year at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  

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    Anna Scott and Jessie Bohn, 2013 graduates of Los Alamos High School, recently completed their freshman years at Montana State University in Bozeman.  

  • Animal Shelter 07-20-14

     

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

     

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

     

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

  • Letters to the editor 7-20-14

     

    School Board takes no action on merit pay 

    Parents and students in this school district deserve good teachers who are well paid.  Consequently, it is disappointing that our school district is not participating in the New Mexico Public Education Department’s (NMPED) Incentive Pay Pilot (ped.state.nm.us/ped/RFPDocs/).

    A statement in a Los Alamos Monitor story (July 10) about the Incentive Pay Pilot Program incorrectly implies that NMPED will control and administer this pilot. 

    However, the Incentive Pay Pilot Application itself states that it is up to each participating school district to design an incentive pay model. If the application is accepted, funding is provided by NMPED.

  • Again, the isolationist smear

     

    It doesn’t take much to be smeared as an isolationist by leading Republicans. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who appears to be running for president again, and former vice president Dick Cheney — not to mention Sen. John McCain, Gov. Chris Christie and other members of the GOP establishment — can always be counted on to drag out that insult whenever they sense a threat from anyone not as hawkish as they are. 

    If they thought that 30,000 U.S. troops should be sent somewhere, and someone recommended sending only 10,000, we could count on Perry, Cheney, et al., to condemn the other person as an appeasing isolationist.

    Let’s be clear: Someone who simply doesn’t want Americans draw into foreign conflicts is not an isolationist. The proper word is “noninterventionist.” “Isolationism” suggests withdrawal from the world. But noninterventionists don’t seek that. 

  • Today in history July 19