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Today's News

  • Medical Examiner: School Victims Shot by Rifle
  • It's Christmas Tuba Time

    The sound of a choir performing Christmas carols is a sure sign that Christmas is near. This choir happens to be composed of instrumentalists — tubas and euphoniums (which can be thought of as small tubas). The group, aptly named the Christmas Tubas, was formed in 2002 by local musician Jerry Morzinski, who gathered other low brass players and played the first concert in the Los Alamos library. The library venue proved to be too small as the group grew over the years to include good high school students, typically those who make all-state band. This year there will be 10 musicians playing a mix of sacred and secular carols, with arrangements specifically created for a tuba-euphonium choir.
    The concert is free, and will be held in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22

  • Word on the Street 12-16-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Owen Bradbury-Aranda asked LAHS students, “What are you doing for winter break?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 12-16-12

    • Monday: Candycane elephant
    • Tuesday: Snowflake card
    • Wednesday:  
    Movies and munchies
    • Thursday: Bottle cap art
    • Friday: Coloring contest

    Memberships are free and open to all in third through eighth grade.
    The White Rock Youth Activity Center is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565. The Los Alamos Youth Activity  Center is at 475 20th St., 662-9412.

  • Andrew and Mousie 12-16-12
  • Fashion Maven: A chance to reuse my recycled fashion

    I thought that the dress I made from recyclable materials had seen its first and final audience after I modeled it on the runway at the Los Alamos Trash Fashion Show in September. I was wrong.
    In October, I found myself signing up for the Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, Nov. 2 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, as a part of the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival.
    The festival includes a recyclable art fair and hosts the largest trash fashion show in the United States. This year was the 14th contest.
    On the day of the show, I left immediately after school with my dress, makeup and spare craft materials piled into the trunk of my car. I guess you could say I literally recycled my dress, because I was going to model it at a second show.
    At the convention center, I was given ample time to put on my dress, which is not an easy feat. A panel of several judges interviewed me and I explained to them in detail the materials I used and how I sewed and glued the recyclable components together, to create my dress.
    Tickets to the show were sold and models walked across a raised catwalk, in a large room that also housed the recyclable art fair.
    All the contestants took their turns to strut down the runway, while the emcee read each participant’s bio and outfit description.

  • There’s more to Key Club than meets the eye

    It’s been said that Los Alamos High School has a diverse student body and an as a result, multiple clubs are formed.
    From the Supercomputing Challenge to the Olions, there is a club that fits just about every interest students may have. However, some clubs at the school are not as well known as others are, and because of this, clubs sometimes don’t receive recognition.
    Key Club is commonly mistaken for a group that talks about keys; a club where people that aspire to be locksmiths go; or a science club; but Key Club is an international organization sponsored by Kiwanis. The mission statement is “Key Club is an international student-led organization, which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.”
    Members of Key Club carry out service activities within their community, such as pancake breakfasts at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, building gingerbread houses at Family Strength Networks and helping at elementary school carnivals.
    If members achieve 30 or more service hours, they receive a letter (to put on their letterman’s jacket) for their participation. A member can only receive the letter if they paid their dues, which range from $15-$20.

  • Staff changes at PEEC

    Recent visitors to Pajarito Environmental Education Center may have noticed some new faces crafting children’s games, managing the menagerie of live critters and writing pleas and grants for money.  
    To meet PEEC’s expanding needs, Katie Watson has accepted a new position as executive director, while Angelique Harshman is education programs director and Beth Cortright is nature center coordinator.
    Watson began her career at PEEC as program director in 2010.  She increased the number of public programs and worked to create and offer outdoor education programs for the Los Alamos Public Schools, both at individual schools and at PEEC.  
    She obtained grants for PEEC to create the Pajarito Plateau Field Science curriculum, which enables all elementary grade classes to do standards-based science programs in their schoolyards or trails.
    Watson will continue to plan public programs for PEEC, but will also focus on management and fundraising for the organization.  She has a degree from St John’s College, where she added search and rescue to the Great Books curriculum.

  • News for Retirees 12-16-12

    Dec. 16-22, 2012
    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.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken tenders
    Noon        Lunch talk: Jason Lott
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users
    10:30 a.m.    Coping with the holidays
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Lemon pepper cod
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Glazed ham
    Noon        Swing dance and jump rope performance
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café

  • Home For the Holidays

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.  Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.Thank you, Los Alamos. The past couple weeks have seen numerous adoptions — hopefully this trend will continue and all the shelter pets will find homes for the holidays.