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Today's News

  • Ask Alex: Why do LA drivers drive the way they do?

    Speaking as an avid motorist, it has been my experience that the drivers in Los Alamos either speed, or go unbelievably slower than the speed limit.
    I assume this is what you mean when you ask why LA drivers drive “the way they do.” Now I can’t speak for the driving population of our town, so I can’t speak specifically. However, I can recklessly assume and pull facts out of thin air.
    Now, the population of drivers in our small, sheltered town consists of middle aged or older scientist and/or retired folk and us teenage rapscallions.

  • LAHS filmmaker gets a shot at fame

    Los Alamos High School senior Aidan Bradbury-Aranda has come a long way since creating his first animated movie featuring Legos, when he was in fourth grade.
    His first true film-making experience came in the form of Axle Contemporary, a Santa Fe-based mobile contemporary art gallery, owned by his friend’s father. Along with his brother, Owen Bradbury-Aranda, and his friend Quill Chase-Daniel, Bradbury-Aranda founded AquO, a film and video production company.
    Since then, they have produced short documentaries for Axle Contemporary and the New Mexico Museum of Art. The most ambitious project the trio have chosen to tackle was a full-length, post-apocalyptic movie titled “After.”

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 03-18-12

    Monday — Ping pong tournament
    Tuesday —Pompom art
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Bottle cap art
    Friday — Kids’ choice arts and crafts

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Andrew and Mousie 03-18-12
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  • Word on the Street 03-18-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and home school freshman Tom Hanlon asked students, “Do you believe you will ever find a four-leaf clover?”

  • Animal Shelter 03-18-12

    Posse Shack breakfast from 7-11 a.m. April 1 to benefit Friends of the Shelter, 650 North Mesa Road.
    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page at petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

    DOGS
    Dorothy — This yellow Lab/Retriever-mix is leash trained and housebroken and loves her walks. Still gets a bit worked up at the dog park when there are a lot of dogs there. A quiet home would give her potential and a chance to blossom.

  • News for Retirees 03-18-12

    March 18-24
    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, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Beef tips
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • Auction helps raise funds for trip

    Youth and their sponsors from the United Church of Los Alamos will  attempt to raise funds for a week-long stay near the beaches of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, but the effort isn’t being done for a spring break vacation, although the time spent could be fun.
    The fundraising is part of the 27th annual Mexico Mission trip to build homes for needy families.
    A silent and live auction will be held today to raise the money needed to cover a variety of costs for the trip.
    “The auction raises money that we send to Amor Ministries,” said Laura Erickson, the trip co-chair. “They provide the camp facility and have all the building materials ready for us when we arrive.”

  • Hall to speak at MOWW meeting

    New Mexico Legislative District 43 Rep. Jim Hall will speak at the March 20 dinner meeting of the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars.
    Hall will present his observations of events in the recent legislative session.
    The meeting will be at the Best Western Hilltop House, third floor, and will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Hall’s talk will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée will be salmon with dill sauce, vegetables and salad. Cost of the dinner is $20 per person.