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  • Fashion Maven: My passion for trashion

    As soon as I read about a trash fashion workshop at Fuller Lodge directed by designer Nancy Judd, I knew that this opportunity was one I could not miss out on. I found out that there would be a Trashion Show in Los Alamos, where I could model my design, so I signed myself up immediately and went to the workshop bursting with ideas.
    Judd’s workshop was fantastic. An internationally renowned trashion designer, Judd creates clothing from recycled or recyclable materials to raise awareness about the fact that many recyclable products are going to waste.
    She showed us pictures of some of her work, which included a gown made of more than 2,000 pieces of glass, a dress made from plastic bags and a bag adorned with nails. Judd has also done commissions for Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, and Target.
    All the participants in the workshop shared their ideas for their designs and afterward, the room was charged with feelings of creativity. We soon got to work, and I began to construct my dress, which I had sketched out the day before.
    By the end of the workshop, I had finished about half of the construction of the bodice and the detail on the shoulders.
    In the next three weeks, I spent my free time designing for the fashion show.

  • Prep FB scores from Friday games

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Artesia 44, Carlsbad 41

    Belen 46, Los Alamos 15

    Cibola 33, West Mesa 14

    Clayton 52, Raton 47

    Cobre 26, Hot Springs 22

    Dexter 15, Portales 14

    Dora 85, San Jon 32

    EP Socorro, Texas 13, Alamogordo 0

    Escalante 61, Crownpoint 6

    Estancia 57, Thoreau 6

    Farmington 21, Valencia 10

    Gadsden 49, Chaparral 7

  • Today in History for September 29th
  • Belen wins big vs. LA Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team struggled to slow down the Belen Eagles in the first half of Friday’s home football game.

    The Eagles rolled up 269 yards total offense in the first half and scored two long touchdowns early to drop the Hilltoppers 46-15 at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers fell behind early, going down 19-0 just one play into the second quarter. They would bounce back in the second half with a pair of touchdowns, but would never get back into the ballgame.

    See more information on Friday’s game in Sunday’s edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • A Harley ride through controlled burn area near Los Alamos 9/25/12
  • Holiday Toys: What's Hot This Season
  • Networks help build business

    When Gordon Johnston and his wife had trouble getting the fire extinguishers serviced at their Taos bed and breakfast about five years ago, Johnston decided to launch a part-time fire extinguisher business of his own.
    That one-time side venture is now the couple’s central enterprise, Alpine Fire Safety Systems Inc. Johnston credits Taos Entrepreneurial Network, or TEN, with the support and connections he needed to pursue the government contracts that have made his business such a success.
    TEN is an independent nonprofit organization of entrepreneurs and local community leaders that the McCune Charitable Foundation launched in 2004. TEN is now funded by Northern New Mexico Connect, which coordinates economic development projects for Los Alamos National Security LLC, operator of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    After Johnston made a presentation to TEN’s board of directors, Christopher Madrid — the group’s former facilitator and now a volunteer — informed him of an upcoming seminar on federal contracting. “I had never considered federal contracting but went [to the seminar] with an open and curious mind,” he said. “About three years ago I received my first federal contract with the Veterans Administration in California. That contract will be up for a five-year renewal in January.”

  • Drill and kill

    Yeah yeah yeah, I can hear the energy baggers whining already.  Well back off, you oil addict freaks.  I’m not writing about drill baby drill.  We’ll fight that battle some other time (like maybe when you’re fighting over the last drop).
     No, my topic today is about drilling students.
      Years ago, I shared an article with my colleagues discussing the value of having students memorize mathematical basics (like the times table, common square roots, conversion between percentages and fractions) so that the students would have more “brain processing power” dedicated to working more complex concepts.  I was quickly “scolded” by an administrator who simply said “Drill drill drill! Kill kill kill!”
      This is a buzz-phrase one learns while getting a professional lobotomy.  It means, “If you force a student to memorize material, it kills their motivation to acquire knowledge through discovery and contextual relevance.”

  • Church Listings 09-28-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church

  • Bible Answers: Making your relationship with Christ known

    “What is the benefit of publicly identifying that I am a Christian?”— Anonymous teen

    As a teenager, you may fear you will jeopardize your social position and popularity if you let it be known you have a genuine belief in Christ.
    There are good reasons for coming out as a Christian, however.
    For one thing, the Bible is quite clear that God expects his followers to own up to their faith.  
    Joshua minced no words when publicly declaring his allegiance to God (Josh. 24:15).  Jesus’ meaning was obvious when he said, “If you deny me before men I will deny you before my Father.” (Matt. 10:32-33).
    A living faith in a living God is clearly a private matter with a public face.
    Second, publicly identifying your faith is a matter of integrity; i.e., being true to yourself. Who you are, what you value, the choices you make, and how you relate to others are all a reflection of your core beliefs. Hiding your faith is essentially dishonest.
    Third, you probably won’t keep your faith a secret anyway because you will inevitably be drawn into a community of believers.
    The New Testament teaches that the Spirit of God who is present and active in each individual also establishes the corporate life of the church (Acts 2:42-47).