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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 02-27-11

    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.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time.
     
    Cats

  • LAPS presents Great Conversations

    It won’t take long for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner to become a favorite in town. The public can join a group of tablemates and a speaker on April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative conversation. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.   
    For the next few weeks, a series of features on the event’s speakers will run.  For more information, a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-27-11

    Monday — Games of trivia
    Tuesday —  Birthday board
    Wednesday —  Movies and munchies
    Thursday —  Puffballs
    Friday — Twister Challenge

    Memberships are free and open to third to eighth graders.  
    The center is open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday.
    For more information call 662-9412 or 672-1656. The Youth Activity Center is a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • NJROTC hits the mark

    The Los Alamos Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps precision air rifle team recently traveled to the Civilian Marksmanship Program air gun range in Anniston Ala., to compete in the 2011 Navy JROTC National Championships. The team of Jodi Cull-Host, Corrie Theesfeld, David Trimmer, Cory Aslin and John Gibson qualified sixth nationally out of more than 3,000 shooters and were among the top 12 teams qualified to participate.

  • Pierce shares his love of music

    Solon Pierce will bring his love for music to Fuller Lodge at noon Tuesday, as he performs during the Brown Bag Series concert.    Pierce was born in Plymouth, Wisc. and began playing piano when he was 10 years old.
    “My mother started my brother and myself playing piano,” Pierce said. “We started out having lessons before school at 7 a.m.”

  • Calling all teens!

    Are you interested in writing? Do you want to be a part of the Teen Pulse staff? If so, send an e-mail to teenpulse@lamonitor.com.

  • Word on the Street 02-27-11

    Teen Pulse staff members Courtney and Katelyn Collier recently asked 10th grader Sabrina Lynne a few questions about Los Alamos.

    What would you change about L.A?

    “I would have more places to go.”

    What do you do for fun in L.A?

    “I like to go to the movies and hang out with my friends.”

    What do you plan to do after you graduate?

    “I am going to college out of state.”

    How long have you lived in L.A.?

  • Poetry Corner 02-27-11

    A storm above,
    Rattling the shutters.
    The lightning flashes,
    And the room flutters.

    Upstairs in the dark,
    Cowering in my bed.
    My parents on a plane,
    The neighbor here
    instead.

    She holds a candle,
    A golden circle in the
    black.
    Tells me not to worry,
    My parents will be back.

    With the trust of a
    child,
    I fall unsteadily into
    sleep.
    Hoping that tomorrow,
    Will be better than it
    seems.

  • Skate Park makes its mark

    Oohs, ahs and laughter rise above the steady rumble of Central Avenue’s constant flow of traffic. Nice weather has come back, at least for a little while, and the skate park is alive and buzzing with the sound of skateboard wheels hitting the concrete.

  • Future of Egypt unclear

    It seemed as though much of Egypt cheered after President Hosni Mubarak resigned Feb. 11. Protesters had been demonstrating for days and tension was high.