Today's News

  • Feds release 640-page health overhaul blueprint for states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty million people in America lack health insurance and the law says most of them must soon be provided coverage. But how to deliver?

    The Obama administration Monday finalized an ambitious blueprint for new state-based markets that will offer consumers one-stop shopping along the lines of amazon.com.

    It may sound simple enough, but getting there will be like running an obstacle course. The rule comes just two weeks before the Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the constitutionality of the law in a case brought by states. Many governors and legislators are on the sidelines awaiting the outcome, even as time is running out to act.

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  • News for Retirees 03-11-12

    March 11-17
    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

    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken fettuccini
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30        Lunch: Catfish
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Animal Shelter 03-11-12

    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, 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 Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    Dorothy — Yellow Lab-mix. Spayed female, just surrendered. No children, please. Social skills need some work. She is still scared and defensive. Senior volunteers will work with her to evaluate her potential.

  • Be There 03-11-12

    There will be a grand opening of the “Dale Chihuly Gallery” in the lobby of Piñon Elementary at 4:30 p.m. Take a look at the artwork created by student artists. Light snacks will be served and music will be provided.

    Heather Wilson, candidate for the U.S. Senate, will host a town hall meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. The public is invited. For more information, contact JoAnn Johnson at 662-7981.

  • Students represent LA at regional science fair

    The Northeastern Regional Science Fair was March 3 at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. Los Alamos County was represented by 65 Los Alamos Public Schools students and two home school students. For the seventh-straight year, Los Alamos High School will be represented at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
    LAHS junior Holly Erickson took the grand award in the Senior Division, in the physical science category. She will compete in May for $2.5 million in cash, prizes, awards and scholarships. She will compete against 1,200 students from across the globe in Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Results from the Northeastern Regional Science Fair:

  • Learn about New Mexico

    Join the American Association of University Women at 7:30 p.m. March 15, for “It’s Fun, It’s History, It’s New Mexico,” a Chautauqua presentation  by Mary Diecker of the New Mexico Humanities Council. The public is invited to the event at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
    It’s fun: Laugh a little and learn a lot about the state. It’s history: It’s good guys, bad guys, ladies and those “not so” ladies. It’s New Mexico: It’s the state stuff (state cookie, fossil, song, butterfly, bird) and more. It’s the people, places and things of the Land of Enchantment.

  • It’s decision time at LANL

    A fair amount of Los Alamos National Laboratory employees have either made or about to make some big decisions concerning their livelihoods in the coming week.

    Eligible employees have until Wednesday to decide whether to take a voluntary separation package.

    From March 15-19, employees will have the opportunity to rescind their decision. On March 26, employees will be notified if their application has been accepted. April 5 will be the final day for those employees, who have opted to take the buyout.

    So do they take it or not?