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Today's News

  • News for Retirees 11-20-11

    Nov. 20-26
    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
    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Fish sandwich (breaded cod)
    Noon        Lunch talk: Jason Lott, Bandelier superintendent
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45        Variety Training

  • Animal Shelter 11-20-11

    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.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    BeeBee — One year old spayed female mixed breed with soft brown fur.  Friendly, loves to play ball.  Needs active family.

  • People in the News 11-20-11

    Jenny Lauren Tumas of Los Alamos is experiencing life in Canada this semester as a participant in Clemson University’s Study Abroad program. Tumas is majoring in communication studies.

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    Kimberly Boerigter, a Hope College sophomore from Los Alamos participated in the Pull, one of the nation’s oldest college traditions. She was the moraler for the class of 2014 team. The Pull, first held in 1898, is an annual fall highlight at Hope. Boerigter is the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Boerigter and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School.

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  • Luján hosts IWD Summit

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third Congressional District hosted an Innovation Workforce Development Summit to bring together key industry and economic development partners to address the future science, technology, engineering and math career pipeline. 
    The summit focused on identifying industry workforce needs, improving skills-based workforce training and increasing job growth in New Mexico.
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page and Accelerate Career Technical Advisor Jacqueline LaNew attended the summit.
    The Innovation Workforce Development Summit, at the Santa Fe Convention Center, brought together more than 50 stakeholders to collaborate on STEM workforce development.

  • Nominations for Hubba Bubba Awards being accepted

    The Assets In Action program, sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, is sponsoring the Hubba Bubba Awards for Los Alamos High School staff members.
    Those who wish to, may recognize their favorite person and tell Assets in Action and the JJAB about them. Please include the following information:
    Name of teacher/staff member
    Your name (unless anonymous)
    Email or text number (in case there’s a question about a nomination)
    What position does the nominee holds with the schools?
    Why did you nominate this person?
    What else should the committee know about your nominee?
    The Hubba Bubba Awards is based on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets.

  • Rotary honors student of the month

    The Los Alamos Rotary Club recently honored Anna Laura Carroll as the Student of the Month for October 2011.
    Anna is the daughter of David, (’Topper Class of 1965) and Janice Carroll, a Los Alamos Public Schools teacher. Her sister Emma Carroll, a 2010 graduate of LAHS, is a sophomore at Pomona College.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month of the school year. The Rotary Student of the Month Committee selects students based academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.

  • ‘Green Fire’ slated for Reel Deal showing

    Thanks to Jim O’Donnell and the Reel Deal theater, Pajarito Environmental Education Center will show the new film about Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire,” at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The film highlights Leopold’s career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.
    Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.
    “Green Fire” was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature and the U.S. Forest Service.

  • An early visit from Santa

    Santa Claus has become a staple at the annual Festival of Trees. Here, he chats with Sarah Worley at a past event. He visited Los Alamos once again on Saturday for the festival.

  • Library helps make connections to art

    Though winter is a time of dormancy, it is also a time to contemplate and appreciate deeper connections to nature.
    The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery presents two artists who not only react to and create art informed by the natural world, but who also use natural products to produce it.
    The library will host an opening reception for “Connections: Encaustic Paintings by Sally Condon and Elaine Roy.”

  • We don’t want them to cry

    Recently I asked why my son wasn’t allowed to bring his Pokemon cards to school.
    Well, he is allowed to bring them for sharing, but not for recess or trading. This all goes along with some rule about not bringing toys outside for recess.
    I kind of understand the whole toys at recess, but I am really struggling with trading cards. In my mind I am picturing little boys huddled together in some corner of the playground in intense conversation, practicing hard-core negotiating skills.
    In picturing this scenario, the boys in question are wearing black shoes and little caps and shirts with buttons. It’s so Norman Rockwell.