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Today's News

  • Wilson on spending, healthcare, regulation and national security

    This is the second of two columns sharing my mid-October conversation in Albuquerque with Heather Wilson, former congresswoman and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.
    Morgan: What are your observations about the financial challenges facing the country?
    Wilson: (President Obama has) chosen to make this a political issue rather than trying to figure out what’s right to do for the country and start working to figure out how we’re going to bridge these gaps and get back on the right path to something that’s fiscally sustainable.
    I just found that tremendously disappointing. So it does require the political will to say we will do what is best for the country.

  • Word on the Street 10-30-11

    Halloween is Monday, so instead of asking random students a question, Teen Pulse staff members and Los Alamos High School students Madalina Ciuca (senior) and Sebastian Garcia (junior) asked fellow staff members — and each other, “Who is your favorite horror movie character?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 10-30-11
  • Putting together a last-minute costume can be simple

    Oh my goodness, Halloween is almost here. I’m sure many of you are going trick-or-treating or having Halloween parties, and I am just as sure that many of you don’t have costumes yet.
    I am in the same boat as all of you costume-less people, but I have come up with a few tricks to whip up a last-minute Halloween costume.
    Of course, the first option is to wear something you wore last year or the year before. Old costumes usually fit, as they are mostly made of stretchable fabric. Adding a cape to an old costume makes a great addition, as do hats, a fun pair of shoes or gloves. Painting your nails and styling your hair are always important.

  • News for Retirees 10-30-11

    Oct. 31-Nov. 5
    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
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Barbecue chicken thigh

  • Animal Shelter 10-30-11

    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. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.

    Cats

    Two for the price of one. A great opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

  • Volunteers needed

    Junior or senior students in need of community service to bolster their college or summer employment applications are being sought.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is looking for interested students to make phone calls at a telethon hosted from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7-17.
    Students will work in a call center with adult supervision for several hours in the evening over a two week period.
    They will call parents of elementary, middle and high school students from within the school district.
    Student volunteers will be expected to show up as scheduled and to conduct themselves with dignity and maturity.

  • Small idea sparks a big plan at LAMS

    With the help of State Farm, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board took a small idea and started to make it happen at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Last November, former JJAB coordinator Debbie Gill and Los Alamos Middle School teacher Stephanie Krantz had a conversation that sparked a plan.
    Gill, who currently serves on the Board of Self Help and the Planning and Zoning Commission, has a 35-year history of working to develop community and youth.
    “I believe Stephanie and I first brainstormed projects during a neighborhood book club meeting. We talked for two hours about how to establish more hands on experiences for kids,” Gill said.

  • ‘Into the Woods’ with Grimm’s ‘scarytales’

    Twisted fairy tales are in vogue: NBC’s new series, “Grimm” and ABC’s, “Once Upon a Time” attest to the trend.
    Coincidentally, Los Alamos Light Opera is presenting “Into the Woods,” a modern Broadway musical that takes simple, well-known fairy tales and twists them into something a bit darker, more like the original Grimm fairy tales, and then finds resolution.
    The only frequently recorded song from the show, “You Are Not Alone,” tells  how to get through the darkness and the whims of the woods.

  • Grant helps school blossom

    On Oct. 25 Mountain School celebrated the completion of “Learning Landscapes,” a project made possible by funding from Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.  Mountain School was awarded a $3,000 grant from LAPSF this spring and used the funds to build nine garden boxes on the lower playground area.  
    The garden boxes are next to the kindergarten through second grade classrooms and provide an opportunity for an outdoor classroom experience. This project has helped beautify the playground and allowed students to learn about planting, landscaping, water conservation and many other areas of botany and ecology through hands-on learning experiences.