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Today's News

  • Church Listings 12-23-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • TOTH presents 'The Shepherd's Story'

    The community is invited to share in the nativity story with the younger members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 5 p.m. Saturday.  
    “The Shepherd’s Story” is the title of this year’s seasonal musical to be staged, sung and choreographed by children and teens ages five to 15.
    “The Shepherd’s Story” by Hal H. Hopson, is a 20-minute musical adaptation of the story of the birth of Jesus, as told in the Gospel of St. Luke.
    It opens with the announcement of the decree from Caesar Augustus that all people must register for the census so they can pay their taxes to Rome.

  • More thoughts on why some choose to fast

    Why do we fast? — G.

    Part two
    By the time this column is published, we will be out of the Nativity fast and be in the feast. Thus, we will continue by speaking more about fasting and segue into feasting.
    Last time, we wrote about fasting as “self-emptying.” This week we will speak about fasting as remedy of the Fall and preparation for being filled with the Lord.     
    We live in an age of materialism and instant gratification.
    Thus, anything that is uncomfortable is typically seen as a negative, which misses the point.
    Fr. Alexander Schmemann points out that fasting reorders disordered passions and desires.

  • Heavy snow closes roads, delays flights in West

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico and delaying holiday travelers trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque and Denver.

    The snow and high winds struck the region Thursday and forced dozens of drivers off Interstate 40 after severe conditions made driving in western New Mexico nearly impossible.

    "If you don't have (four-wheel drive) and you just have two-wheel ... you're either going to spin or stay stuck," stranded motorist Tarquin Wilding told KOAT-TV while in Grants, N.M., on his way to Santa Fe.

  • LANL announces late opening due to winter storm

    The latest in a series of winter storms to pound the area with heavy snowfall is wreaking havoc with commuters and holiday travel plans.

    As a result, the Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a staggered schedule for Friday, Dec. 23. Los Alamos residents with children or other dependent care report  at 10 a.m. Carpoolers report at 10 a.m. Remainder of workforce reports at 10.45 a.m.

    Check back with LAMonitor.com for updates on road closures and travel updates throughout the duration of the storm.
     

  • Obama signs 2-month payroll tax cut extension

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation extending a payroll tax cut for two months. The action concludes an end-of-year drama that split Republicans and threatened a tax hike on 160 million Americans.

    Obama acted Friday after the House and Senate approved the tax cut extension, which will maintain the Social Security tax at 4.2 percent. The legislation also extends unemployment insurance for jobless workers and forces Obama to make a decision within 60 days on whether to permit construction of an oil pipeline opposed by environmental groups.

  • Snowy conditions result in 10 fender benders Thursday

    Los Alamos police and fire personnel Thursday responded to 10 minor vehicle accidents between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    “There were no injuries reported from the accidents,” Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “A driver did slide completely off the roadway near the White Rock Y but did not sustain any injuries.”

    Purtymun credited the fact that the schools are closed for Christmas vacation to fewer cars on the road.

    Teachers and students who drive are off beginning today and that helped reduce traffic,” he said.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory conducted a staggered quitting time Thursday afternoon, which also helped the situation, officials said.

  • Storm may slow newspaper deliveries

    Due to the severity of the latest winter storm, newspaper deliveries Thursday afternoon may be delayed.

    Every effort is being made to make certain every subscriber receives their paper, but weather conditions are such that in some cases readers may receive Thursday's paper with the Friday delivery.

  • Community Announcements 12-22-11

    Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Be a volunteer
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Call the activities director at 662-4300 for details.

  • Cast for 'A Thousand Clowns' announced

    The Los Alamos Little Theater announces the cast for its upcoming show, Herb Gardner’s comedy classic, “A Thousand Clowns.”
    Opening on New Year’s Eve, “A Thousand Clowns” stars Patrick MacDonald as Murray, an unemployed television writer and carefree spirit saddled with the responsibility of taking care of his 12-year-old nephew.
    MacDonald, a veteran of LALT, was last seen entertaining the Los Alamos community in the musical sensation, “Seussical.”
    Nick, played by Sequoyah Adams-Rice, is a precocious 12-year-old boy who raises the eyebrows of the Child Welfare Board when he writes an article on the benefits of unemployment insurance, threatening the fun-filled life that he and his Uncle Murray have created.