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Today's News

  • Sports Update 01-22-12

    K of C hosts free throw contest

    The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Youth Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The contest is free to boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration and parental consent is required. Registration is on-site and will start at 12:30 p.m.
    Top local finishers in the free throw competition will advance to the district competition. Winners will continue to progress all the way to an international competition.
    For more information, call Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Ice rink to close for private event

  • Andrew and Mousie 01-22-12
  • Word on the Street 01-22-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and LAHS junior Courtney Collier asked LAHS students, “What’s the must-take class before graduating from Los Alamos High?”

  • Ask Alex: Snakes’ mystery revealed

    Editor’s note: In an effort to answer questions that have nagged mankind for eons, Teen Pulse staffer, Alexander Castillo has volunteered to proffer up some answers.

    After spending some time on the Google and the Yahoos while at the same time Binging this question to heck, I have discovered the answer. Would you like to know the answer? Of course you would. This is a question God barely knows the answer to.
    He told the snakes to be, and they were. They had to figure out how drain their bodily fluids all on their own. Needless to say, these snakes were hesitant to divulge their methods of waste expulsion. This only makes sense though. No one likes to be questioned about their bathroom habits.

  • Choosing a college can be tough

    In recent years, the college application process has become more competitive. According to a Jan. 13 New York Times article, the 2011/2012 application year has seen a change in early action trends.
    “Early admission to top colleges, once the almost exclusive preserve of the East Coast elite, is now being pursued by a much broader and more diverse group of students, including foreigners and minorities.”
    This is frightening news for Los Alamos residents, who live in a town that has a high concentration of college-educated residents. As such, their children tend to set very high standards for themselves and do many things in order to achieve their college dreams.

  • Community Announcements 01-22-12

    Donations accepted

    The Reading Program at Barranca Mesa Elementary is accepting donations of gently used children’s books and chapter books. Leave books in the school office for Julie Collins or Elizabeth Watson.

    Pet supplies

    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center after Jan. 1. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

    MLK event

  • Thank You 01-22-12

    The Los Alamos National Christian Forensic Communication Association Speech and Debate Guild, on behalf of the NCFCA Region 3 Qualifying Speech and Debate Tournament competitors and staff, would like to thank Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church for hosting our recent New Mexico Qualifier.
    Thanks also to the Los Alamos Monitor for their coverage of the event, and to the many, wonderful community judges who volunteered their time to judge the young people as they sought to hone their public speaking skills.  

  • The Sounds of Science

    The halls at Los Alamos High School were alive with the energy of future students late Friday afternoon as elementary Einsteins dropped off science projects for Saturday judging.

  • Wedding: Whitehurst-Watson

    William and Elaine Watson of Los Alamos, are happy to announce the wedding of their son David Watson to Lindsay Whitehurst daughter of John and Susan Whitehurst of Lake Villa, Ill.
    David and Lindsay were married on Oct. 22, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Best man was Clayton Painter and groomsmen were Christopher Watson, Christopher Brown and Ronald Edward Lovett. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Whitehurst and brides maids were Katherine Whitehurst, Kitty (Watson) Brown and Elizabeth Lovett.
    David is a 1999 Los Alamos High School graduate and a 2006 graduate of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Lindsay is a 2001 graduate of Antioch Community High School in Antioch, Ill. and a 2004 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

  • Animal Shelter 01-22-12

    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.

    DOGS

    Louie — A sweet-namtured older gentleman. He’s a Lab-cross, well behaved with simple needs like ear scratches and tummy rubs.