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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 11-27-11

    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.
    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.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

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

    Buddy —Another youg neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Air rifle teams takes first place

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC air rifle team members display the first place trophy, which the precision team won at the Duke City Cup match Nov. 19.
    Members of the winning team were Jodi Cull-Host, Cory Aslin, Tessa Snyder and Noah Marriott. The team said they were happy for the win over rivals Manzano, West Mesa and Eldorado. Individually, Cull-Host finished second, Aslin finished fifth and Snyder 10th.
    The trio qualified and fired in the daily top eight finals match. The Duke City Cup Match was a match where the top 10 percent of the finishers qualify for points to become a distinguished three-position air rifle shooter.
    More than 200 shooters from New Mexico and Texas JROTC and 4H programs participated in the event.

  • Crèches from around the world

    The 18th annual Crèches from Around the World, an exhibit featuring hundreds of nativity sets, will be from 1-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 at 1967 18th St., just off Sage and 15th Street.
    The event is part of Los Alamos Winterfest week and is sponsored by The Los Alamos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.
    The show features crèches from approximately 50 countries. They are made from several materials, including bone, ceramic, fabric, stone, wood and rare materials.

  • Births 11-27-11

    The following births were reported at Los
    Alamos Medical Center:

    • Nov. 6: A girl, Isabella Rae Valdez, born to Katarina Valdez and Bences Hernandez
    • Nov. 11: A girl, Sarah Emma Martinez, born to Cherylann and Brian Martinez
    • Nov. 11: A girl, Kylie Janae Torres, born to Kelly and Fabian Torres
    • Nov. 15: A girl, Lexi Kiran Oyenque, born to Stephanie and Jeremy Oyenque
    • Nov. 16: A girl, Ashlynn Nevaeh Torrez, born to Veronica Marrufo and Matthew Torrez
    • Nov. 16: A boy, Maksim Knezevic, born Ana Mihajlovic and Marko Kenezvic
    • Nov. 18: A girl, Paige Aleja Trujillo, born to Ronda and Cody Trujillo

  • VIDEO: Ice sculptors create Nativity scene
  • People in the News 11-27-11

    Cody Martin, son of David and Beverly Martin  and brother of Zoe and Matthew Martin, recently passed the bar exam of the State of Texas and was sworn in as an attorney in that state.
    Martin, a 2003 graduate of Los Alamos High School, a graduate of Arizona State University and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Law School, is establishing a law practice in Houston.

  • Thank You 11-27-11

    Help made Arts Fair
    a success

    The hard work of many dedicated volunteers resulted in a successful Northern New Mexico Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair.
    In addition to the Los Alamos Arts Council, the fair benefited from the efforts of RSVP members who posted flyers around Los Alamos before the fair and the Fabulous 50s Diner that provided the food and beverages for the event.
    As always, a big thank you goes to our board members and volunteers who spent many hours in preparation, as well as time staffing the fair. LAAC is fortunate to have a wonderful group of volunteers who assist us with this and other events. Among them are Lisa Lloyd, Lori Dauelsberg, Terry Goodwin, Maxine Joppa, Taedg Woods, Bill Hamilton, Sarah Downs and Andrew Weinman.

  • A lesson in recycling and compassion

    Having a sick child can take a toll on any family, but having a child that needs to be hospitalized is even more difficult. Especially if the hospital is in another town. The Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque helps soften the blow for families by providing them with lodging while their children are hospitalized or going to doctors appointments.
    A group of Los Alamos and White Rock children are doing their part to help the families and the Ronald McDonald House by collecting aluminum can tabs. The youngsters from the Los Alamos Family Council’s Youth Activity Centers collect the tabs from soda cans at each center.

  • Who gets the prize?

    I spent a week, well, actually five days filling out a form. Every night I had to fill in the title, the author, and the amount of time spent reading on this form.
    It was called a reading log. It wasn’t my reading log, it was my kindergartner’s.
    But, since my K-Kid couldn’t write yet and I wasn’t about to take the time at the end of a long day to teach him how to fill out this form - I did it. Every night “we” filled it out. I lie.
    There were some nights that we didn’t read. So I faked it. Sometimes we got busy and by the time it was bedtime, I felt it better to get my kid in bed rather than read and of course I was the reader. So, I fudged sometimes.

  • Liberal fairy tale embraced

    Words matter.
    This week we consider 17 words from Sen. Tom Udall. We will consider what he really said (not much), his being wrong, and his continued embrace of the liberal Democrat fairy tale that is a huge obstacle to dealing with the coming national financial disaster.
    Note that conservatives have their fairy tale — no tax increase at all — but it’s Udall for this column.
    Udall was commenting on a proposal to change cost of living adjustments on federal entitlement programs to a chain-weighted approach. In early November he told the Albuquerque Journal, “While I would consider reasonable changes to the cost-of-living adjustment, pushing our seniors into poverty is a nonstarter.”