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Today's News

  • People in the News 07-31-11

    Christina Chavez of Los Alamos, received a bachelor’s degree in business administration/health care administration on May 14, from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.

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  • La Leche League meeting

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 in the Nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available.
    Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Get ready for the county fair and rodeo

    Attention gardeners, bakers, quilters and artists — you have less than two weeks to get your entries ready for the Los Alamos County Fair. The fair and rodeo runs Aug. 11-14. Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter. Exhibit categories include:  
    • culinary (baked items)
    • preserved foods
    • hobbies and crafts,
    • fine arts
    • photography
    • quilts
    • clothing
    • knitting
    • crochet
    • needlework
    • horticulture and 4-H projects.  
    Age categories range from age five, up to seniors.
    To enter, pre-register until Aug. 5 or bring exhibits to the Mesa Public Library from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 11.

  • Word on the Street 07-31-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon recently asked Los Alamos Middle School student Jonas Lane a few questions.

  • Poetry Corner 07-31-11

    The Mountain

    The sun beat down with no relief.
    the sweat dripped down my chin.
    I looked up at the mountain so tall
    and let the journey begin.

    It must have been a hundred miles wide
    and at least ten times that tall
    as I climbed my way up the rugged terrain
    and hoped I wouldn’t fall.

    Shrieks and growls and echoes came,
    probably lions and tigers and bears,
    their eyes lurking in the bushes all around
    — I’d just have to stay aware.

    Rattle snakes slithered in and out of rocks,
    their fangs thirsty for flesh.
    Vultures circle over head
    to take whatever’s left.

  • Andrew and Mousie 07-31-11
  • Teens share evacuation stories

    Now that the smoke has cleared from the Los Alamos air and the Las Conchas Fire is almost completely contained, I took a few minutes to remember that scary day of being told to evacuate.
    Our family of four had been living here for a little over a year and had never experienced an evacuation due to fire, or tornado or hurricane, for that matter. But because the smoke was so thick on the morning of June 27, we had already decided to leave the area before we received the recorded telephone evacuation message.

  • Eagles land biggest free agent prize--video extra

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one big move after another over two wild days, the Philadelphia Eagles became strong favorites to reach the Super Bowl.

    Trading Kevin Kolb was expected. Signing Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin was no surprise. Even getting two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young to back up Michael Vick hardly turned heads.

    But the stunner came when the defending NFC East champions swooped in from nowhere and landed Nnamdi Asomugha, the biggest prize on the NFL's free-agent market.

    The two-time All-Pro cornerback was seemingly headed elsewhere — the New York Jets courted him aggressively — before the Eagles quietly moved in and signed him to a $60 million, five-year deal on Friday.

  • Bush to be in NYC to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include two presidents and a chance for victims' families to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

    President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.

  • Tropical system leaves little rain in dry Texas

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The storm that many had hoped would bring some relief to parched areas of South Texas passed Saturday after dropping less than an inch of rain — good news only for the cotton farmers who were ready to resume their harvest.

    The National Hurricane Center said its 4 a.m. CDT advisory on what was once known as Tropical Storm Don would be its last as the remnants passed into northern Mexico. Don had failed to live up to even low expectations by tropical storm standards and was downgraded earlier to a tropical depression.

    "There's really not much left of it," said Barry Goldsmith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Brownsville. "It's a done deal."