Today's News

  • La Leche League meeting

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    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 audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Be There 12-04-11


    The annual North Pole workshop and Luminaria Walk will be from 5-7 p.m. at the North Mesa Stables. Dress warmly, wear walking shoes and enjoy the North Mesa Stables lit up with luminarias and holiday lights. Afterward, head to the Posse Lodge for professional digital photos with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft. Fee for photos with Santa is $5.

    The JFK exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum is ending. The last day to see the exhibit featuring John F. Kennedy’s 1962 visit to Los Alamos will be Dec. 4. Up next is an exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Watch for details.


  • People in the News 12-04-11

    Army Pvt. Wade A. Archuleta has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.
    Archuleta is the son of Patrick Archuleta of Los Alamos.
    He is a 2010 graduate of Los Alamos High School.

  • Readers are thankful for help

    Thank you very much

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals who assisted with the fundraising effort for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. What an outstanding, giving, caring, generous team I had the pleasure to work with.
    I’d like to thank Kim G., who provided the superior, professional banners and printed materials. Her time and financial support were over and above anything I could have expected.

  • Animal Shelter 12-04-11

    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.
    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.


    Baby — Young spayed female GSD-mix. Very friendly. Loves the dog park.
    Buddy —Another young neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • News for Retirees 12-04-11

    Dec. 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

    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Roast beef
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Pork cutlet

  • Keller addresses global warming

    Chick Keller will wrap up Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Climate Change series with a talk titled, “Global Warming: What We Know and What the Current Hot Topics Are,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The talk is free and open to the public.
    It is now well established that human emissions of so-called Greenhouse Gases are warming the planet.  Even top critics agree on the observed warming, that humans are the cause of rising CO2 in the atmosphere, and that this is causing warming.
    They deny however, that processes feedback positively in response to CO2 warming, thereby adding to the warming. And so the discussion has now moved to just how much warming there will be.

  • LAMS welcomes new assistant principal

    Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn has a new secret weapon for the Hawks, Assistant Principal Anna Vargas-Gutierrez.

    Vargas-Gutierrez arrived at LAMS one month ago, jumping in with both feet by introducing herself and making the rounds at lunchtime to meet both staff and students.

    The new AP said she always heard many positive things about the Los Alamos Public Schools and after working at the district administrative level for the past two years, she had a desire to return to working more directly with students.

  • Andrew and Mousie 12-04-11
  • Fashion Maven: A wish list that lasts a wardrobe lifetime

    I’ve made you a list and I’ve checked it twice. It’s the time of year for you ladies to start making Christmas wish lists. This year though, I have derived one for you that includes all of the key pieces of clothing that, by all means, should not be missing from your wardrobe. Of course, you should already have most of these pieces, but you may not have all five of the pieces that are essential to a basic wardrobe.