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Today's News

  • Talk focuses on slime molds

    Do slime molds make good pets? You’ll find out during Relf Price’s talk at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This talk is free and open to the public.
    Learn what plasmodial slime molds are, where to find them and when to look. You might have some in your own yard. Price’s talk will be illustrated with colorful photographs of some of the 900 species of these fascinating organisms.

  • News for Retirees 05-22-11

    May 22-28, 2011
    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 plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Red chile beef enchilada
    Noon        Lunch talk: Vial for life
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

  • Animal Shelter 05-22-11

    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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • Open for business

    A woman talks to a vendor at the Farmers Market before making a selection on Thursday.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 05-22-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Free throw contests
    Tuesday — Lego towers
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies in White Rock, dreamcatchers
    in Los Alamos
    Thursday — Air hockey
    Friday — Frisbee (last day of school)

    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders. Summer hours begin May 31. The YAC is open all summer, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Kids promoted to third grade may join on May 31 and kids promoted to eighth grade may join the Teen Center and will be put on the YAC expired list. For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program  of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • Custodian goes out on top

    Ted Garcia, who has worked for the Los Alamos Public School District for the past 18 years, was  recently named the “Classified Employee of the Year.” Garcia most recently served as the head custodian at Aspen Elementary.  
    He received the award May 5 at a ceremony at Fuller Lodge. On the same day, he announced his retirement.  
     “It is an honor.  I do this work because I like it. Aspen is a wonderful place,” Garcia said when he accepted his award. “I do extra if I can. I love helping people.  I do my best to make everyone’s day a little bit better.”

  • Students set to represent New Mexico

    Five students, two from Los Alamos Middle School and three from Los Alamos High School, will travel to College Park, Md. June 12-16 to represent New Mexico in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest.
    The theme for NHD this year is “Debate and Diplomacy; Successes, Failures, Consequences.”
    Only students placing first or second at the state level NHD competitions are eligible to participate nationally.
    From Los Alamos Middle School, Grace Kim and Madeline Lockhart won second place at the state level in the Junior Group Documentary category for their documentary, “The Pueblo Revolt: Debating Spain’s First Colonization of New Mexico — A Story of Oppression and Redemption.”

  • School district passes budget, names Venhaus to board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education has a budget and a new school board member.

    At a special meeting Saturday, the school board approved a $33.1 million budget and named Dawn Venhaus as its newest member.

    Venhaus lives in White Rock and will replace Thelma Hahn, who announced her resignation two weeks ago.

    Venhaus and her family moved to New Mexico in 1998 and to the Los Alamos area in 2001. Her husband Tom works at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and she has two children, Graeyson and Elannah. The board voted unanimously to approve her appointment.

  • Foster, Valdez complete leadership program

    Randy Foster, Los Alamos County Police Department captain and Joaquin Valdez, Los Alamos County chief deputy assessor, are among the 18 statewide professionals who recently graduated from the ninth Local Government Leadership Program.
    Foster attended Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico State University and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He is currently a senior member of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program, a member of the International Society of Chiefs of Police and a member of the FBI National Academy Association.

  • People in the News 05-22-11

    The American Prize announces that the winner of The American Prize in Composition (Choral Division) is Ted Vives, for Castrovalva, Lux Aeterna and Gloria.
    Vives has received awards and commissions for his choral and instrumental works. He holds bachelor’s degrees in music composition and education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in music composition and doctorate in music education from the University of Florida.
    His composition instructors have included John Boda, Charles Carter and Budd Udell. He is the musical director for the Los Alamos Community Winds.
    He resides in Los Alamos with his wife and children.