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Today's News

  • Fair wages are an American tradition

    The first Monday of September, Americans celebrate the workers who make our country strong.
    On Labor Day, we are proud of the traditions that brought us the eight-hour work day, paid vacation and sick days and minimum wage and overtime protections.
    These basic labor standards helped to make our country the wealthiest in the world by creating a vast middle class able to buy the goods and services that kept our economy growing.
    Unfortunately, 129 years after the first Labor Day celebrations, more and more American workers find themselves without some of these basic labor protections.

  • Word on the Street 09-04-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon, a homeschooled freshman, recently asked Los Alamos Middle School students a few questions.

  • Poetry Corner 09-04-11

    Study for a Love Sonnet

    Bards sing of tresses gold as sol’s noonday
    Or locks as onyx-black as midnight’s sea
    Or waves that flow as red as setting day
    Thy hair of brown that you call dirt suits me.

    Bards sing of orbs as green as emerald’s glow
    Or brilliant blue with heaven’s deepest shine
    Or golden brown as fur upon a doe
    Thine eyes of black that you call pitch are fine.

    The head of Barbie thinks no more than stone
    Thy mind teems with many an author’s art
    Thy wit a knife held at the keenest hone
    Thy tongue a spear that strikes right to the heart.

    O take their goddess, O take their Barbie;

  • Andrew and Mousie 09-04-11
  • Fashion Maven: Getting a handle on the heel can be tricky

    I love high heels. They can be so feminine and can really make an outfit pop. I have worn heels for a while now, and with the years comes practice, that’s the reason I can wear a five-inch heel without toppling over at the first step. Believe it or not, walking in heels is not as hard as it seems, as long as you practice.

  • A bite of the Big Apple

    This summer, Teen Pulse Photographer Courtney Collier went on a missions trip to New York. She stayed in East Brooklyn and worked with children and their families who live in the projects. She was able to take some photos on her trip, this one is of New York Harbor, where the Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background, on Ellis Island.

  • Be There 09-04-11

    Today

    Ranger talk at Juniper Campground Amphitheater, 8:15 p.m. “Bandelier: A Living Place, a Place to Live.” Free event.

    Sept. 8

    The League of Women Voter’s Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 8 at Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki.

     A Tsankawi Evening Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517. The walk is free.
    Sept. 9

  • News for Retirees 09-04-11

    Sept. 4-10, 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    
    BESC closed for Labor Day

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwiches
    7 p.m.        Bridge

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise

  • Animal Shelter 09-04-11

    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.
    Pardon our construction. We are installing solar hot water, so the shelter has been closed to prevent accidents. If you need some help, call a volunteers at 412-3451.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 09-04-11

    Monday — Closed for Labor Day holiday
    Tuesday — Games of tag
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Ping pong challenge
    Friday —   Life maps
     All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge.
    The  centers are  located at 475 20th Street (by Ashley Pond)  and  10 Sherwood Blvd., Piñon Park.
    Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.