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Today's News

  • Thank you 06-26-11

    The best little town ever

    When sons and daughters are serving overseas in combat zones, the days can be difficult and time seems to go on forever, from one letter or phone call to the next. Folks often ask, “how do you get through it?” We get through it with the help of all the kind and wonderful people of Los Alamos.
    The outpouring of kind thoughts, caring words and the amazing generosity of all of you, with donations every week so that we can send packages to the troops at FOB Finley Shields in Afghanistan, has been overwhelmingly joyful.
    Here are a few replies from the troops serving there:

  • People in the News 06-26-11

    Megan Goldstein of Los Alamos participated in Gonzaga University’s graduation exercises during a Commencement Ceremony held May 8 in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena. Goldstein graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in science and mathematics.

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  • 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

    MONDAY    
    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

    TUESDAY
    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.