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Today's News

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-01-12
  • Youth Activity Center schedule 04-01-12

    Monday — Free throw basketball competition
    Tuesday — Jump rope competition
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Lanyards
    Friday — Kids’ choice board games, Los Alamos YAC open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    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: What makes people smell?

    I am going to assume you mean to ask why people smell a certain way. When a person says something smells, the smell tends to be bad. Not all people smell bad though.
    Usually it’s only the people who are sitting right next to the only open seat on the bus, or the people you share a cramped elevator with. I’ve known those people to smell like an alleyway dumpster filled with skunks and cheese.
    The people on the bus are impossible to avoid because you’re sitting next to the only open seat.
    If you stand, they will know you didn’t want to sit with them and then they will be stinky and sad. The elevator people are easy to avoid by taking the stairs, which always smell weird, but not exactly bad.

  • LA teens don’t know how lucky they are

    One of the first things I heard from the local teenagers when I moved to Los Alamos, was how boring this place is, how there is nothing to do and how nothing exciting ever happens.
    I’ve lived in Los Alamos for nearly two years now and I have found lots to do here.
    For example, where I came from, you have to drive for 40 minutes, over a mountain pass just to get to a public swimming pool.
    You also have to wait until winter is over to see the latest film because the only movie place is the outdoor drive-in theater.
    In Los Alamos, all you have to do is hop on the free Atomic City Transit to catch a movie at the Reel Deal Theater.

  • Bullies aren’t getting the message

    Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect students’ identities.

    Students have heard it all. They’ve heard it at Rachel’s Challenge assemblies and they’ve heard it in the voices of countless students. The message to bullies telling them to stop what they are doing, has been sent repeatedly.
    These voices make bullied students at Los Alamos High School feel like they are not alone, that there are students out there — nearly too many to count — that are in the same situation.
    Yet, the voices are distant and it is time for everyone at LAHS to realize that some students have been subjected to bullying.

  • Animal Shelter 04-01-12

    Posse Shack breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today to benefit Friends of the Shelter, 650 North Mesa Road.
    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Also check out the Petfinder page at petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

    DOGS

  • Winning Numbers Drawn in Mega Millions Jackpot

    ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

    02-04-23-38-46, Mega Ball: 23

    (two, four, twenty-three, thirty-eight, forty-six; Mega Ball: twenty-three)

    Estimated jackpot: $640 million

  • Trinity Site deal signed

  • Talking retiree health care

    The news from the New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority is that things could be worse, but they are not exactly great.
    If you are one of the 22,000 state and local government and public school retirees covered for health insurance through this program, or a current employee looking to this program for your future, you might want to pay attention.
    RHCA has managed to save itself from several financial and political scrapes and survived to this point. At the moment, the program has projected solvency for the next 15 years.  Sort of.

  • Counting the bottles of beer

     The first week of April brings a welcomed break to students in our school district.  During the nearly two weeks off, they get to spend time thinking those deep thoughts that usually command a young student’s mind.  You know, things like “Uh, what do you want to do today?”
      Thinking about the present can be a daunting task, especially if you make the mistake of thinking about something that actually takes neural energy.  Why not spend that time doing something more comfortable, less complicated, more productive.  For example, how about counting to fifty thousand?