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Today's News

  • Thank You 03-25-12

    Rotary says thanks

    On behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, I would like to thank the community for its outstanding support of our third annual Crab Fest recently at Central Avenue Grill.  
    With the money raised, we will once again be able to give academic and vocational awards to high school students and we will begin construction this summer of the new memorial garden at Los Alamos High School, replacing the original, which was demolished during construction of the new buildings.

  • Register for CPR classes at the Family YMCA

    The Family YMCA is taking registrations for the March 31 First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification course. Classes are generally the first Saturday of each month and are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors.  They also offer Red Cross classes in babysitting and infant/child CPR.
    Participants age 13 and older that complete the course will receive American Red Cross certification. There is a maximum of 12 participants for each class.
    The class will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Y, March 31  and is open to the public. The cost is $80 for YMCA members and $110 for program members. The certificates are good for two years.    

  • Animal Shelter 03-25-12

    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

  • News for Retirees 03-25-12

    March 25-31
    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
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Ham and cheese sandwich
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken and rice
    7 p.m.        Bridge

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 03-25-12

    Monday — Free throw basketball competition
    Tuesday — Jump rope competition
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Lanyards
    Friday — Kids’ choice board games, Los Alamos YAC open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    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 03-25-12
  • Science Fair Winners

    Los Alamos Middle School student Coleman Kendrick took first place in the junior division, physics category, at the Northeastern Regional Science Fair at New Mexico Highlands University March 3, while fellow LAMS student Jovan Zhang, placed first in the junior division, chemistry category.

  • Fashion Maven: When shopping, learn to think thrifty

    After spending two hours in a thrift store in Las Vegas, N.M. a few weeks ago, I was excited.
    Sure, I’d shopped at thrift stores multiple times before, but this time, I had mastered it. I’d learned the tricks to making smart buys at low prices and I’ve decided to share them with you.
    Thrift stores are overwhelming. There are always mounds of items everywhere. Clothes slide off the hangers and slump onto the floor, kids look at toys and leave them littered about and shelves full of old possessions look close to cracking in two.
    The trick is to get past these things. Put clothes back onto hangers and be careful not to trip on toys. But remember that going into a thrift store is not a cleaning exercise, it’s a shopping trip.

  • ‘Jane By Design’ breaks the television stereotypes

    In a time where television shows rely on sexual or violent plotlines in order to form and maintain a loyal fan base, the average American girl cannot expect to watch anything without being told she needs to dress more fashionably, be skinnier, or be promiscuous.
    However, ABC Family took care of that and gave the average American girl a show that, addresses modern topics, but is not based on promiscuity.
    Ever since January, when “Jane by Design” premiered on ABC, I have been obsessed. The story follows an awkward high school girl that gets offered an internship at Donovan Decker, a fashion company.

  • Some colorful NM govs

    SANTA FE — As part of this column’s centennial coverage, I take pleasure in talking today about my picks for New Mexico’s most colorful governors.
    Most of this information you won’t find in history books. It is gleaned from personal memories or stories my father told as I was growing up.
    Many of my father’s political stories were about Gov. Clyde Tingley who was elected governor in 1934 at the height of the Depression. His campaign theme had been “Order out of Chaos,” But Tingley, who mangled the English language, kept forgetting that chaos doesn’t rhyme with Taos.