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Today's News

  • Staff, students cope with LAHS construction

    The single word, “construction” brings bittersweet feelings to members of Los Alamos High School, but is it really an inconvenience? At the beginning of the year, many complained and found problems with the conditions, but as more time passes, many are welcoming the change with open arms.
    Construction has been going on since April of 2010 and is expected to continue until the end of the year.
    The high school’s office staff is relieved to find that the project is only a week behind schedule.

  • Community annoucements 02-13-11

    Help Barranca students

    Students at Barranca Elementary are collecting funds to help fix their basketball court and build a new court. Monetary donations may be made to help fund the project, or bricks may be purchased for $100. Those who purchase bricks may have their names engraved on them. Mail donations to Mrs. McGrane’s 6th Grade Class, Barranca Elementary, 57 Loma Del Escolar, Los Alamos, NM 87544, or contact McGrane at n.mcgrane@laschools.net, for more information.

    Singers needed

  • LAGS meeting slated for Tuesday

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speaker will be Dr. Robert Hermes of Los Alamos National Laboratory. His talk is entitled, “Trinitite — The Atomic Rock.”

  • MOWW meeting Tuesday

    The M.G. Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Todd Urbatsch of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Computational Physics Group will present a talk on Bengt Carlson and his involvement with the supercomputers at LANL and his famous apple wine.

  • La Leche League to meet

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Why Breastfeed you Baby?” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.

  • High-flying fun in store for JUNTOS

    The asset of the week is #34, cultural competence. This is when a young person has knowledge of — and comfort with — people of different cultural, racial or ethnic backgrounds.
    Have you heard of the Juntos program? The word Juntos actually stands for Joining and Understanding Now Teens Overcome Separation and is sponsored by both the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Y.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-13-11

    Monday — Sundae Monday
    Tuesday —  Sweet and sour bookmarks
    Wednesday —  Movies and munchies
    Thursday —  Stripes pool
    Friday — Mad gab

    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.

  • News for Retirees 02-13-11

    Feb. 13-19, 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    
    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken sandwich

  • Animal Shelter 02-13-11

    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

  • Shores to share tales of trekking in the Kingdom of Bhutan

    The Kingdom of Bhutan, or the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a small landlocked country bordered by Tibet on the north and northwest and surrounded by northern India.
    High Himalayan peaks form the western and northern boundaries and Bhutan’s elevation ranges from 100 to 7,541 m. In fact, Gangkhar Puensum, on the disputed border with China and the country’s highest point, is widely recognized as the world’s highest unclimbed peak.