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Today's News

  • LASG’s Atomic Tumblers take part in National Gymnastics Day

    Saturday, the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics joined USA Gymnastics and other member clubs across the country to celebrate National Gymnastics Day.
    National Gymnastics Day is an annual event held to showcase athletes and teams across the nation, as well as promote physical fitness and good nutrition habits for youth.
    In conjunction with National Gymnastics Day, LASG hosted a meet at its facility on North Mesa. In all, 31 gymnasts took part.
    LASG will host another home meet Dec. 8.
    Those interested can find out more information about the program by calling 662-9523 or visiting the club’s website, lagymnastics.net.

  • NJROTC co-hosts biathlon

    The Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC co-hosted the annual New Mexico Summer Biathlon with La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, Sept. 15. Fifty-six individuals representing eight schools participated.
    This year, the Los Alamos girl’s team of Tessa Snyder, Rachael Barthell, Marissa Ronquillo and Joanna O’Neill took first place in their division by besting the La Cueva girl’s team by three minutes. O’Neill took first place overall for the girls and Snyder took third.
    In the boys division, the Los Alamos team of Tristan Goodwin, Samuel Wolfe, David Murphy and Richard Whittemore took second by posting a team time just one minute behind the winning team from Eldorado High School. Individually, Goodwin took second and Wolfe was third.

  • News for Retirees 09-23-12

      Sept. 23-29
    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
    9:45 a.m. Matter of Balance class
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: catfish
    12:30 p.m. AARP driver safety program
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Low vision/hearing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken enchilada
    12:30 p.m. Long-term care
    workshop, L. Salgado
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

  • Animal Shelter 09-23-12

     The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site 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.
    DOGS
    Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.
    Five Border Collie puppies (Desmond, Bones, Reggie, Romper and Fly) — Four-months-old, four males and one female. They are pretty shy and the volunteers are working on socialization. Keep watching as they develop into fun, approachable pups.
    Minestrone — Currently in foster care, getting ready for a new family.
    Remy — Spayed female Shepherd-mix now adapting to her new circumstances.

  • Word on the Street 09-23-12

     Teen Pulse staff members Robert Nafziger and Ben Hanlon asked students, “What do you think about the middle school construction?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 09-23-12
  • Turning Trash Into Fashion

    Teen Pulse’s Fashion Maven, Alexandra Hehlen, models the dress she created for the Trashion Show at the Next Big Ideal Festival recently. Hehlen constructed the skirt out of old newspapers. Check out Teen Pulse next week for a story on the Trashion Show. 

  • Fashion Maven: Dressing for the season switch

    It’s seasons like these when I occasionally find it difficult to pick an outfit according to the weather. Summer is nearing its last days and fall is just about to start, so how exactly should one dress?
    In the morning, the temperature is too low to wear a summery dress or skirt, and come afternoon, it’s much too warm for the jacket that kept me toasty in the morning.
    The best way to beat the heat and hold the cold is all found in layering, mixing-and-matching.
    For those of you who love dresses and skirts, pull on some leggings, which can usually be rolled up to mid-calf if the day becomes too warm for comfort.
    They come in a wide variety of wonderful colors and prints and offer a happy medium between freezing and overheating.
    As for tops, I highly recommend a short-sleeve or three-quarter sleeve top with a unique, colorful print. You can wear a blazer in the shade of one of the colors of your shirt over it. This look can be dressed up or down with some great accessories — and if temperatures increase — you can always take the blazer off.
    Shoes seem to be a tricky subject this season. I am a devout fashionista that is willing to freeze her toes off every morning just to wear sandals to school, even in the dead of winter, but I can imagine that many of you would rather not do that.

  • ‘Hit & Run’ is a car lover’s kind of movie

     “Hit & Run” is one of those films for car people who like comedy.
    The plot of the film goes like this. Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard) a former getaway driver is living in witness protection with his girlfriend Annie Bean (Kristen Bell).
    When his girlfriend is offered her dream job in Los Angeles, he risks blowing his cover to drive her to Cali. On his way there, they find themselves being chased by the cops and Charlie’s ex-gang buddy (Bradley Cooper).
    From the beginning of the film, you can tell that actor/director Shepard is a true gear head. The film is basically a shout-out to some of America’s best cars and features the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V wagon, Corvette Z06, a 700-hp Baja buggy and Shepard’s very own 1964 Lincoln Continental hot rod.
    Another fun fact is that Bell, who plays Shepard’s girlfriend in the movie, is also his girlfriend in real life.
    The movie does have its hilarious moments, but overall, it is more concerned with cars than comedy.
    Car people are bound to find the film very entertaining, but at many points implausible and illogical.
    For instance, at one point in the film the couple riding in their 650-hp Lincoln find themselves being pursued by a 2002 Pontiac Solstice, which doesn’t even have half that power.

  • ‘Education is Hope’ screening

    Former Los Alamos High School student William O’Donnell, has produced the film “Education is Hope,” tracing the impact of education in Kenya on students, their family and their community.
    There will be a free screening at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Reel Deal Theater.
    “Education is Hope” is a grassroots film that will transport the audience to a country where poverty and back-breaking labor can usually only be overcome by education. 
    Education for young Kenyans is a sometimes elusive goal, hindered by the day-to-day responsibilities of maturing children to help support their families through hard labor. Dylan Westfall and O’Donnell embark on a journey through three months in Kenya.
    While living, sleeping and eating with the locals, they document the hardships and beliefs held among many Kenyan’s that only education can lift the poor, diseased and marginalized out of desperate circumstances.
    In the film, locals tell their stories, which illustrate that the hope of education is warranted. It shows that those who complete high school and some form of higher education find opportunities that would otherwise be non-existent.
    Meet the producers and Fredah, a Kenyan woman featured in the film, with a reception to follow.