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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 05-20-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite 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 microchipped.

    DOGS
    Daisy — Three year old female Rottie-mix. A nice dog, but very strong. Would benefit from leadership and calm and consistent training. Former owner says she’s good with kids.
    Ollie —Gentle, older red Chow-mix. Calm, would be good in a quiet home. She is protective of her food, so we suggest a home with children older than 12.

  • News for Retirees 05-20-12

    May 20-26
    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
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Board Council meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group

  • Teens take time out to read

    It’s no secret that teaching youngsters to read at an early age will help them in school later on. In fact, research shows that most children can read by age seven, but the foundation for learning begins at birth.
    Sigma Delta, a Los Alamos Youth Leadership team, recognizes the importance of literacy and has been trying to do its part to help youth in the community.
    For several months, the team, under the guidance of Los Alamos High School senior and LAYL member Jin Park, planned to visit LAPS elementary schools. In early May, it executed its plan, visiting Barranca Elementary.

  • Prepare for the transit of Venus with PEEC

    Local scientist Paul Mutschlecner will give a talk at 7 p.m. May 24 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., about the upcoming transit of Venus across the sun.
    The talk is free and open to the public and no registration is required.  
    In addition, PEEC will have a telescope available at the center at 4 p.m. June 5 for anyone interested in watching the transit.
    Also on June 5, there will be a rare “transit of Venus” when the planet comes so precisely between the sun and the Earth that its image can be seen crossing the solar disk. The transit of Venus in June is the second of two that have occurred in the last eight years, but the next one won’t happen until 105 years from now.

  • Gen Y spokesperson sought

    Credit unions throughout the state are participating in a search for a young adult “spokester” who will reach out to Gen Yers ages 18-25 via social media, special events and other activities to get them on track for a lifetime of financial well-being through the Young & Free New Mexico program. The spokester must be:
    • Social media savvy
    • Video natural
    • Creative blogger
    • Self-motivated
    • A personality that pops! Dynamic, likeable and outgoing — able to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime
    • Can create a buzz and get people talking
    • Comfortable with all things Web
    • Comfortable on camera

  • United Skate celebrates 50 years

    Last Friday, the Methodist Church celebrated 50 years of their skating program. Don Casperson has volunteered for almost 20 years with the program.

  • Primary election just weeks away

    This year’s primary election is less than a month away, and as candidates enter the final sprint to the finish line the League of Women Voters lined up primary hopefuls for the District 5 state Senate and District 3 Public Regulation Commission races so the Los Alamos public could ask questions.

    Each race only has a Democratic primary. There are no Republican candidates for either post.

    In the District 5 Senate Race, Rio Arriba County Commissioner Alfredo Montoya of Alcade is facing off against incumbent 12-year veteran lawmaker Richard Martinez of Espanola.

    Montoya said he was running to give District 5 constituents a new representation with a fresh perspective, while Martinez touted his extensive experience in the legislature.

  • Planting for the future

    Volunteers as young as four years old worked alongside tribal elders to plant 200 fruit trees at San Ildefonso Pueblo this week. The project is another step in the pueblo’s effort to revitalize its traditions, culture and the health of its people through farming.

    “Water and land have always been sacred to our people,” said Farm Mentor Tim Martinez. “It’s all about bringing back good advice from our elders and grandparents, both through our senior center and from those that have left us.”

  • CMRR funding fight heads to Senate

    Ignoring a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a $642 billion defense budget Friday that breaks a deficit-cutting deal with President Barack Obama and restricts his authority in an election-year challenge to the Democratic commander in chief.

    The House voted 299-120 for the fiscal 2013 spending blueprint that authorizes money for weapons, aircraft, ships and the war in Afghanistan — $8 billion more than Obama and congressional Republicans agreed to last summer in the clamor for fiscal austerity.

  • I'll Have Another wins Preakness, Triple try next

    BALTIMORE (AP) — I'll Have Another did just that, winning another Triple Crown race with even more flash and dash than he did in the Kentucky Derby.

    By bolting past Bodemeister — again — this time in Saturday's Preakness, all that stands in the way of racing glory is the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.

    Win that and the smooth-striding 3-year-old will find himself in the company of Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, the last to win thoroughbred racing's most coveted prize in 1978.