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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 10-02-11

    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.
    The shelter has just received a new group of cats and has appointments for their veterinary updates. They are available for viewing and will be adoptable very soon. Come visit Michael, Princess, C-2 and Yoda.

    Cats

  • Take a trip with PEEC and LA County

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos County Recreation Department have teamed up to offer a special birding trip to the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque.
    The trip will leave Los Alamos from PEEC at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 8, and will return after lunch. The cost is $20 or $18 for PEEC members. This fee covers the van transportation and the Nature Center entrance fee.
    The Rio Grande Nature Center hosts almost 300 species of birds. About 40 of these are residents and the rest are seasonal migrants. The two most popular year-round residents are the roadrunner, New Mexico’s state bird, and the wood duck. Recently four snowy egrets have been seen.  

  • Habitat for Humanity to observe World Habitat Day

    In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. will display pictures of typical poverty and Habitat Houses from around the world throughout World Habitat Day, Oct. 3, at the Habitat office and store, 726 N. Riverside Dr., Española.
    They will complete the day with “Desserts from Around the World” from 5:30-7 p.m. at the same location. A presentation by Boni and Roger Cardon of their Habitat Trip to Paraguay this past February, will be at 6:30 p.m. A special tithe from the sales in the Habitat ReStore and Thrift Shop will be sent to one of the featured countries. This is a free event and the public is welcome.

  • Take some time to smell the roses

    As we prepare to cruise into October this weekend, we begin to look at the asset category of support.
    This category comprises six assets that revolve around the area of family, neighborhood and school relationships.
    Important relationships begin in the home, but are often fulfilled by role models in neighborhoods and schools.
    We really are lucky that in some cases, rather sad family dynamics still produce some really decent children. The reverse is also true, but a strong, healthy, supportive family more often than not, results in well-balanced children.
    Having well balanced-children, however does require that families stop every once in a while and make adjustments.

  • Class helps mold leaders

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories that Nancy Coombs will contribute, as she goes through the Leadership Los Alamos course.

    “The ninth class is the best class!” Last weekend participants in the Leadership Los Alamos program could be heard baiting members of earlier classes with their newly learned mantra.
    Along with 27 other interested residents, I retreated to the Valles Caldera Science and Education Center in Jemez Springs to begin the program led by LLA Chairman and Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy.
    We had embarked on a nine month long odyssey to enhance our leadership skills and were looking forward to a challenge course led by Phil Bryson of “On The Edge Productions.”

  • UNM-LA helps communities connect

    The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos has long understood the documented link between broadband deployment, Internet usage and better economic development and educational opportunities.
    Many New Mexicans, especially in rural areas, remain underserved or “unserved” in the areas of Internet access and computer proficiency. And, UNM-LA is doing something about it.

  • Call for broadband access

    This week, two New Mexico health care professionals, two online learning educators and a small business owner, will travel to Washington, D.C. to ask congressional leaders to support efforts to expand broadband access to rural and underserved areas.
    Debra Newman, a physician’s assistant at a rural health center in Espanola, will lead the delegation.
    Joining her on the trip are William Dubois, a diabetes educator and resident of Pecos Valley; Alice Hopkins-Loy, Field Manager of Fast Forward New Mexico and resident of Santa Fe and Eva Artschwager, University of New Mexico distance-learning professor and resident of San Miguel County.

  • ´Toppers hold on to top Jaguars 1-0

    It was a struggle for both teams, to be sure, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team picked up a crucial win Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos got, and needed, just one score as it took on the Capital Jaguars. David Stroud picked up a goal off an assist from Henry Steinkamp at the 20-minute mark of the first half.
    That goal, setup by a nifty dribbling effort by Steinkamp, proved to be the difference in the contest as the Hilltoppers held on for a 1-0 victory at Sullivan Field.
    Saturday’s game pitted the No. 5-ranked Hilltoppers against the No. 6-ranked Jaguars, who have put together a stellar nondistrict season.
    But the contest was highlighted by some big plays from the Hilltopper defense.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 3-8

    Monday

    Football: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Sue Cleveland, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at Capshaw Invite, seventh grade, TBA.

    Football: LAMS at McCurdy, 4 p.m.

    Friday

  • LA closes Capital out early at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team needed just 55 minutes and 13 seconds to finish the first half of the District 2-4A season with a spotless record Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers scored five goals in each half to trample the Capital Jaguars 10-0 at Sullivan Field.
    Both Amy Neal and Leslie Guarello finished with hat tricks in Saturday’s contest. Neal and Guarello both scored two goals in the first half and Neal closed out the contest with a goal off an assist from Megan Kober.
    Los Alamos is seeking its fifth straight district championship this season. Through the first three district contests, Los Alamos has outscored Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Capital by a combined 18-0.