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Today's News

  • Word on the Street 02-19-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and Los Alamos High School senior Ada Ciuca asked LAHS students, “If you could elect anyone for president, who would it be and why?”

  • Doors’ reissue delivers nothing but empty promises

    According to legend, starving artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin sold their souls to the devil in exchange for riches and fame.
    Each of these artists died at age 27, at the height of their careers, which adds to the myth.
    The fact that the trio — and other artists like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain — all died at 27, after achieving fame has added to the legend, which has become known as the “27 Club.”
    Morrison was arguably the most controversial of 1960s artists. His band, The Doors, rose to fame in the late 60s and in their short four years together, left a trail of devastation wherever they went.

  • Ask Alex: Ladies’ facial expressions in the hall: What do they mean?

    I should begin by making a few things clear. First, no one can fathom the female mind.
    Second, the confusing ways of the woman do not stop in the hallway.
    Third, everything a woman says or does not say, can and will be misinterpreted. Are you sure you would still like to continue this long venture down an endless trail of nail polish, perfume and all things glitter? Of course you would.
    That want is inescapable. Pubescence in all its complications made sure of that.
    To begin your attempt at understanding girls, you must understand that everything you think you know is wrong.
    Even if it makes sense to everyone and can be proven by complex mathematics, you are incorrect. The pretty girl across the hallway smiled at you. Oh joy of joys.

  • Smoking is more than a health issue

    People have vices and that’s understandable. I respect that because I have vices myself, (hint: they involve a certain intense actor from the movie “300”).
    However, that’s not the topic that will be addressed. Instead, smoking is up for discussion. Most people know that apart from being dangerous, smoking is also disgusting and smelly.
    Granted, this is a free country and people have the right to enjoy a cigarette, but in a fair world, non-smokers would be allowed to enjoy  fresh air and clear lungs.

  • News for Retirees 02-19-12

    Feb. 19-25, 2012
    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
    BESC closed in observance of Presidents Day

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Animal Shelter 02-19-12

    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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS
    Enzo — Small, four-year-old neutered male Poodle-mix. Good indoors, mostly  housebroken. Loves to go on walks. Good in the cat room. No children, please. Has some allergies, comes with medications.  

  • NNSA site manager set to speak at MOWW meeting

    The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Kevin Smith, Los Alamos NNSA Site Office manager, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 21dinner meeting.
    Smith will share his observations regarding his responsibilities in administering the management and operations Los Alamos National Laboratory contract and all federal activities on the site since his arrival in 2010.

  • Habitat for Humanity celebrates 600th build

    Habitat for Humanity of New Mexico put the finishing touches on its 600th home built, rehabilitated or repaired throughout the state and marked this major milestone with a commemoration ceremony led by Gov. Susana Martinez at the Capitol Building Rotunda, Feb. 3.                         
    Representatives from the Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. Affiliate traveled to Santa Fe to participate in this event and receive a proclamation from the governor. The 500th Habitat House was celebrated with the Marquez family in Española on Sept. 15, 2007.

  • Horticulturalist to speak in WR

    Panayoti Kelaidis, an internationally known horticulturalist, scientist and artist, will speak on “Intermountain West Gardening” March 16, at the White Rock Baptist Church.  
    The event, open to the public and sponsored by Summit Garden Club, is part of the District 2 meeting of New Mexico Garden Clubs.
    Kelaidis, senior curator and director of Denver Botanical Gardens outreach, is involved in exploration and introduction of xeric plants.
    He is developing a large enough volume of landscape plants, that are so well adapted to dry landscapes that, should a severe drought set in, residents could continue to plant and maintain gardens in the face of no — or minimal — irrigation.

  • Mountain Elementary students get a taste of state government

    Students from Bernadette Morrow’s, Matt Felton’s and Sue Souza’s fifth grade Mountain Elementary classes went on a field trip to the State Capitol recently. Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties, met with the classes and talked with the students.