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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 09-18-11

    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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.

    Cats
    Betty — Two year old orange Tabby. Nice, big girl with the look of Garfield. Friends of the Shelter are addressing some reported health issues, but we expect them to be resolved quickly.
    Dexter  — Beautiful, neutered male Siamese, about a year old. Will be available after vet visit Monday.

  • Seminar scheduled for Oct. 6

    The Santa Fe Parliamentary Unit will present a two-hour seminar titled, “Productive Meetings,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
    The seminar will provide information and practical applications of the procedures outlined in the 2011 edition of “Roberts Rules of Order,” newly revised. Handout will be provided to al participants.
    The interactive seminar will focus on:
    • Practicing parliamentary basics in a way that all members will be comfortable carrying out;
    • Developing and using an agenda effectively;
    • Practicing presiding skills in order to fairly conduct productive meetings;
    • Composing, presenting and defending motions.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 09-18-11

    Monday — Furse beads
    Tuesday — Jump rope relays
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Uno
    Friday —   Frisbee Friday
     All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge. The  centers are  located at 475 20th Street (by Ashley Pond)  and  10 Sherwood Blvd., Piñon Park. Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.

  • Lose weight the smart way

    Those interested in learning about nutrition and ways to make your lifestyle healthier, those who have gained weight, those who can’t figure out how to make the family meals healthy and people looking for support might be interested in Y Weight.
     Unlike other weight loss classes, this class puts an emphasis on lifestyle changes and gives people the tools and skills necessary to manage and improve their family’s dietary habits and be successful with weight loss goals.
    This program consists of six classes, which will address various nutritional topics as well as provide fitness advice.

  • Self Help, Inc. gets funding from Mission in the North

    Self Help, Inc., a community partner of the United Way of Northern New Mexico, has received a $5,000 grant from the Mission in the North.
    The Mission in the North Initiative is currently funded by the Presbytery of Santa Fe and administered by the Jicarita Cluster of Presbyterian Churches.  
    An ecumenical committee make the grants in three focus areas: organizations providing medical and health services; community and faith-based organizations; and agencies serving families, children and youth.
    Mission in the North considers one-time grants for specific projects, start-up grants for new organizations, or grants for continuing program support of groups in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, Mora or San Miguel counties.

  • Busy as a Bee

    There’s always time to stop for a snack during the day and this flower in White Rock made the perfect location for a bee.

  • Inspiration and perspiration

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to write a play, poem, story, or novel? Is it inspiration, hard work, or both? According to Thomas Alva Edison, it is mostly the latter: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”  Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series is offering the chance to find out from the experts.
    “Inspiration and Perspiration: A Conversation,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the upstairs rotunda, is a symposium featuring four authors of four different genres, moderated by Los Alamos County Library Manager Charlie Kalogeros Chattan, whose job it is to foster and provide access to the product of the authors’ efforts.

  • Slideshow follows expedition

    A book combining photography with one of the most interesting journeys in New Mexico’s history is the topic of a slideshow at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Greg Mac Gregor and Siegfried Halus, photographers and authors of “In Search of Dominguez & Escalante” will give a slideshow presentation about the book.

  • Investments nurture businesses to create new employment

    As financial markets gyrate, legislators argue about the national debt ceiling, and people lose homes to foreclosure, it’s hard to believe the economy is improving.
    Few words can convince those unlucky enough to remain jobless; but numbers are beginning to tell a slightly better story, at least in New Mexico.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that New Mexico made strides in improving its July jobless rate over the same month last year – second only to Nevada, a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

  • Posse Comitatus and the Constitutional Sheriff

    If you attended either of the Charter Review Committee’s hearings on the Sheriff’s Office, you could be forgiven if you were bewildered by the frequent references to the sheriff’s power to protect the constitutional rights of citizens.  
    Curious, I checked it out, and I would like to share with you what I’ve learned.
    The office of sheriff is entirely a creature of state law, and has powers and responsibilities for law enforcement and civil process that are laid out in state law and can be limited or eliminated by a home rule charter municipality/county such as Los Alamos.