Today's News

  • People in the News 03-04-12

    More than 4,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester, including Maslyn Kate Locke, of Los Alamos. She is a junior majoring in behavioral neuroscience. She made the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the schools of allied health, architecture, design and planning, business, education, engineering, journalism, music, nursing, pharmacy and social welfare.


  • Photos offer fresh perspective on issues

    During a lecture sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Wednesday evening, author and museum curator Katherine Ware offered alternative perspectives of environmental issues, seen through the eyes of contemporary landscape photographers.
    Ware shared photos excerpts from her book “Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment,” a collection of photos from the recent museum exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art bearing the same name.

  • Be There 03-04-12

    The Summit Garden Club will meet, with Norma Tech speaking on the subject of the flora of South Africa. Visitors welcome. For more information, contact Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315.

    The 17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show will open with a reception at 5 p.m. in the upstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library. The show will be on display through March 30.

    March 6
    PEEC offers a class on Small and Unusual Fruits with Martha Davis. Discover fruits such as gooseberries, currants, Cornelian cherries and quinces to grow in your garden and learn how to cook with them.  $20 or $18 for PEEC members. 3540 Orange St. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Animal Shelter 03-04-12

    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.

  • News for Retirees 03-04-12

    Feb. 28-March 3
    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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Pork chop
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers

  • Word on the Street 03-04-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and Los Alamos High School senior Ada Ciuca asked LAHS students, “What would you like the new Teen Center to contain?”

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 03-04-12

    Monday — Shamrock pins
    Tuesday —Wee leprechaun
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Shamrock cap
    Friday — Kids choice arts and crafts

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.

    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Ask Alex: Why is the sky blue?

    You have to be joking. This question has to have been asked a little less than an infinite number of times.
    It belongs amidst inquiries such as, “What is two plus two?” and “How many fingers am I holding up?” Everyone on the planet but you knows why the sky is blue.
    Even babies know. Yes babies counted when I said “everyone.”
    Sure, babies have an entirely incorrect assumption that probably involves unicorns and applesauce, but I believe that they have the utmost certainty as to why the sky is blue.
    Teachers, guest speakers and more teachers assure us that there are no stupid questions.

  • ‘Dracula’ performance is enchanting

    Count Dracula chose the residents of Los Alamos as his next victims on Feb. 17. The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company brought the Transylvania terror to the Duane Smith Auditorium with “Dracula,” the ballet.
    The performance, adapted from the 1897 novel, “Dracula,” by Bram Stoker, was directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham and showcased two days of performances.
    The cast consisted primarily of high school teens and was supported by the younger, junior and apprentice members of the troop. Some adult guests contributed to the cast.
    The ballet was silent, so the actors communicated through their elaborate actions and dances. The exceptional concerto music contributed to the dramatic feel of the play.

  • Child, adolescent medicine

    As fascinating as they are to work with and even just be around, teens remain, in my mind, an enigma.
    It is simply it’s own reward to witness bright, young kids dive into the hormonal soup of puberty and find some way to flounder or swim across, forging unique identities and one day emerging as independent, young adults.
    One of the areas in the life of a teen that draws my attention the most is nutrition.
    Sleep, priority setting, reward-versus-risk behavior and self image are among others, but these can be addressed in future discussions.