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Today's News

  • Holiday party do’s and don’ts

    Hurray, Christmas is here! I know many of you will attend Christmas parties or holiday office parties this year. I also know that this holiday season, far too many of you will commit some fashion faux pas, so I’m stopping you before it’s too late. With these tips, you’ll think twice when getting ready for a holiday party.

    The number one priority, even though it is the holidays, is not to be overly festive. Wearing red, green and white altogether to a semi-formal party is a bit too vibrant and tacky. Instead, opt for neutral colors, accenting your outfit with only a couple red, green or white accessories.

  • Be There 12-25-11

    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 Activity Center schedule 12-25-11

    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.

  • News for Retirees 12-25-11

    Dec. 25-31, 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
    BESC closed for Christmas holiday

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    No low vision/hearing
    11:30        Lunch: Chicken fried steak
    7 p.m.    Bridge
    7:30p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30        RSVP Quilters

  • Animal Shelter 12-25-11

    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.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter. Happy holidays!

    DOGS

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

  • LANL reviews top 10 science stories of 2011

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s top 10 science stories of 2011 illustrate the broad variety of scientific excellence that’s the hallmark of the Laboratory. This year’s stories include alternative energy research, world record magnetic fields, disease tracking, the study of Mars, climate change, fuel cells, solar wind, and magnetic reconnection.

    Mars Habitability
     Los Alamos National Laboratory’s unique scientific capabilities are playing a role in an international quest to unravel the mysteries of Mars.

  • Head Coach Pushed Turnaround

    First of a series

    There’s very little middle ground in the area of Los Alamos High School football. More years than not, the Hilltoppers are either among the top- or bottom-shelf teams in the state.

    The 2011 season started off shaky but would end up much more stable than most might have imagined early on in the season.

    In just his second year guiding the team, head coach Garett Williams led Los Alamos to a playoff berth. While Los Alamos’ date with Los Lunas in the postseason first round ended in a rout, the program got a much-needed shot in the arm.

  • Wechsler fondly remembered

    Many in the community have fond remembrances of Jacob “Jay” Wechsler, a Los Alamos Living Treasure, who died at his son’s home in Laramie Wyo., Wednesday. He was 88.

    “Hundreds of people had warm feelings for Jay,” said Rabbi Jack Shlachter of the Los Alamos Jewish Center. “I consider myself blessed to be one of them.

    “I think he created the community and that is not an understatement. Without him, Los Alamos would be a pale reflection of what it is today.”

    Wechsler’s biography on the Los Alamos Living Treasure website gave a synopsis of his life and what he meant to the town.

  • A fitting tribute

    American troops will have all withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the month, ending the Iraqi Campaign, code-named Operation Iraqi Freedom, that began in March 2003.
    Lasting more than eight years and costing the nation approximately 4,404 Americans killed, 32,000 wounded and billions of dollars, it was conducted for a noble cause even if its execution at certain times, like all armed conflicts, was problematic.
    While there are clearly several places in the world today where we have American forces based, and which the reason and cost of keeping them there can no longer be justified, Iraq is not one of them.

  • Better cookies through science

    One of the best parts of baking for me as a kid was the process of “helping” my mama roll out and cut cookie shapes for the oven.
    At this age I know that I actually hindered her work and she was just being kind in letting me participate, but at the time I thought I was an aide in the process of transforming a lump of material into a thin sheet of ginger-rich dough that we could cut up into the barnyard animals of which I was so fond – and for which we had many different cutter shapes.