Today's News

  • People in the News 12-18-11

    Jack B. Henderson Construction Company Incorporated has hired Mark Moreno, project manager and Kimberly Licano, administrative assistant to support their Arizona operations specific to the local microelectronics industry. Additionally Lionel Torrez, safety representative and Taylor Cardon, project manager have been hired to support JBH work in Los Alamos.
    J. B. Henderson Construction Company, Inc is a General and Mechanical Contractor serving New Mexico and Arizona.


    Lora Chastain of Los Alamos has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent induction ceremony at Oklahoma State University.

  • News for Retirees 12-18-11

    Dec. 18-24, 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

    8:45     a.m.    Cardio plus wxercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipplng
    10:30 a.m.    No advisory board meeting
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    Noon        Lunch talk with Paula Sanchez
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing


  • Word on the Street 12-18-11

    Teen Pulse staff member and LAHS senior Madalina Ciuca asked LAHS students, “What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?”

  • What teens want for Christmas

    All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. NOT! What do teens want for Christmas? Some middle and high school teens took a minute to reveal what was on their Christmas lists.
    The most popular category this year is electronics. Samantha Courtney, a high school freshman, said she wants an iPod.
    Dima Bronisz, a home school sophomore, wants a new laptop computer.
    High School sophomore Jordon Krepps, also wants a new computer. Mateo Cardiel, a high school freshman, wants new headphones.
    Meanwhile, eighth grade middle school student Devon McClesky said he wants an iPad.
    Electronics always seem to be a popular item among teens, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what to buy.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 12-18-11

    Youth Center schedule

    The Youth Activity Centers will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during the Los Alamos Public Schools Winter Break.

    Monday — Luminarias or farolito bag
    Tuesday —Branch menorah
    Wednesday —Movies and munchies
    Thursday — T-paper tree (open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
    Friday — Coloring contest (open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.).

    All students in third through eighth grade are welcome to join, free of charge.

  • Fashion Maven: Tips on finding a suit that suits you

    Among many objects in a man’s closet, I believe that the suit is the most important. Suits are versatile and can make a lasting impressions.
    The only problem is, many of you guys out there have trouble finding suits. You have all sorts of issues: they’re ill fitting, uncomfortable, or just plain boring. I say a perfect suit is a must and can be easy to find as long as you have a few helpful pointers.
    To begin with, there are different suits for different occasions, so have a clear idea of what you need the suit for. Typically, an everyday suit for the office is best in navy or black.
    Upon arrival at the store, it’s always helpful to quickly walk around and get an idea of the different styles of suits the store offers.

  • Guests help propel ‘Tha Carter IV’

    In 2007, Lil Wayne was arrested in New York City for criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana.
    After being delayed for three years, Wayne pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment on Riker’s Island.
    Upon release, after serving eight months, Wayne began work on “Tha Carter IV.”
    Released on Aug. 29, 2011, more than a million copies were sold in the United States in the first week.
    In November, “Tha Carter IV” was certified double platinum after selling two million copies in the U.S. alone.
    Wayne definitely brings his best with this album. All of his beats flow with his lyrics and there are no real dry points in his songs.

  • O palm tree, o palm tree in Phoenix

    SANTA FE – Does Christmas season seem different to you this year?
    I’ve noticed a difference so far. In the past we’ve seen grumpy old men complain about how Christmas has been stolen away from Christians and how Christmas is so commercial that the true meaning has been lost.
    This year we hear every day about how well retail sales are going and how much higher they are over last year. And now, Black Friday has been augmented by Cyber Monday, and two weeks later, Green Monday.
    But the biggest difference is the Republican presidential race. With caucuses and primary elections getting started immediately after the New Year, there doesn’t seem to be time for a Christmas break.

  • Johnson on the right track

    Legalize marijuana.
    There! I said it! In public! Conservative me!
    My rationale is simple, though imprecise. The social costs of legal marijuana, however high, would be less than the social costs of illegal marijuana. I have no fancy studies to prove the assertion. But if you look around, especially if you put Mexico in the equation, the conclusion becomes obvious.
    The argument isn’t that the “war on drugs has failed.” I accept the logic, offered me 10 years ago by the Drug Enforcement Administration, that “war” is the wrong metaphor. A “war” means maximum resources are devoted to winning. We have never had a real war on drugs.

  • Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk scheduled

    Bandelier National Monument will be hosting its annual ranger-guided Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk Thursday.
     “In many parts of the world, native people built structures aligned to events like the sunrise on the solstices,” said Superintendent Jason Lott. “For anyone standing in the plaza at Tyuonyi Pueblo in Frijoles Canyon on winter solstice, the sunrise appears directly along the only ground-floor entrance to the village.  We have no way to know for sure if it was planned that way, but we invite anyone who is interested to join us on the morning of solstice to see the sunrise and celebrate the beginning of longer days.”