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Today's News

  • Founder of Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta dies at 77

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sid Cutter, who founded the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta almost 40 years ago that has turned into one of the city's signature events, died Saturday. He was 77.

    Officials with the Balloon Fiesta said Cutter died in his sleep after a long battle with stomach cancer.

    The Albuquerque-born Cutter is credited with organizing the first Balloon Fiesta in 1972.

    The yearly event grew steadily for decades and now is considered one of world's largest hot air balloon festivals.

    The nine-day event is held in Albuquerque in early October and is one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. It also serves as a major showcase of New Mexican culture and history.

  • Word on the Street 05-22-11

    Teen Pulse staff members Ada Ciuca and Cary Bronson recently asked Los Alamos High School students a few questions.

  • Poetry Corner 05-22-11

    My little brother’s birthday party

    Their laughs and giggles echo off the trees
    as they run around shooting each other.
    Wrestling on the ground, grass stains on knees, they’re falling down one after another.
    The destruction of a ten-year-old boy,
    no pink, no girls, no Barbie dolls allowed.
    There’s always magic tricks and yoyo toys,
    playing any sport in front of a crowd.
    Sit and watch the little boys and rockets,
    pure joy and fascination in their eyes.
    The rocket starts to lift off and they watch it
    as it disappears in the clear blue sky.
    Little boys and rockets, will soon be men
    grow up so fast, never little again.

    — Dana Crooks

  • Andrew and Mousie
  • Shop smart: Impulse buy, or a must-have?

    I think I have found the one bad thing about shopping: being a guilty shopper. If you consider yourself a style addict or a shopaholic, this problem just about doubles. I experienced that heart-wrenching feeling far too many times, when I find the perfect piece of clothing, only to look at the price tag and have to sit down because my legs turn to Jell-O. And sometimes the feeling gets worse. If I love the item to the point where, even after a painful glance at the price, I still want it, then I am in trouble.

  • Spring fever grabs hold of students

    The symptoms are common this time of year. Simply thinking about the fun that freedom will bring once school ends, sweeps the average person into a fantasy world in which giddyness enhabits.
    The most devout students find themselves sighing longingly while staring dreamily out a finger-printed window at the scene beginning to bud right in front of their eyes. Every minute seems like an hour as the clock slowly inches toward the beginning of a new adventure.
    The only thing keeping teens inside is the reality of school discipline.

  • Talk focuses on slime molds

    Do slime molds make good pets? You’ll find out during Relf Price’s talk at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This talk is free and open to the public.
    Learn what plasmodial slime molds are, where to find them and when to look. You might have some in your own yard. Price’s talk will be illustrated with colorful photographs of some of the 900 species of these fascinating organisms.

  • News for Retirees 05-22-11

    May 22-28, 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    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Red chile beef enchilada
    Noon        Lunch talk: Vial for life
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

  • Animal Shelter 05-22-11

    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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • Open for business

    A woman talks to a vendor at the Farmers Market before making a selection on Thursday.