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Today's News

  • Sen. Pete Domenici and others remember Rep. Jeannette Wallace

    State Representative and Los Alamos resident Jeannette Wallace died Friday at the age of 77.

    Sen. Pete Domenici spoke about his longtime friend during a conversation today from his office in Washington, D.C.

  • Word on the Street 04-10-11

    Teen Pulse staff members Maria Jaleh McTeigue and Courtney Collier recently asked LAHS students a few questions about Los Alamos.

  • Shopping for clothes doesn’t have to be a chore

    You have got to love shopping, but gosh, why does it always have to be so tiring? With the exception of a few high-stamina power-shoppers, most people become exhausted after a few hours of intense browsing, buying and trying on clothes.
    But you should not let that deter your drive to shop. If the plan includes shopping for several hours, wear comfortable shoes. No one wants to be trolling about in a pair of five-inch heels, right?
    Whether shopping by yourself, with a friend, or a group of friends, keep in mind that shopping with a group is kind of like a doughnut: it makes you happy, but it’s just not good for you.

  • Egypt’s actions demonstrate the ripple effect

    North Africa is a textbook example of the law of unintended consequences; the ripple effect. Every action has consequences and changes the world in some way. These changes then cause more effects, which further change the world, and so on. North Africa demonstrates this perfectly.
    The people of Egypt were dissatisfied with Hosni Mubarak, and through their protests forced him to step down. In so doing,
    Mubarak showed that he actually cared about his people, about his country, about something other than maintaining his power. Inspired by this example, the people of Libya realized that they, too, could overthrow their tyrant, and also took to the streets.

  • Poetry Corner 04-10-11

    The Final Hour
                

  • Library beefs up teen programs

    Teens and the library … The thought of being considered “a nerdy, library-goer” makes many teens shudder, but what if the programs at the library are actually fun?
    The last couple of years, the Los Alamos County Libraries have been building up teen programs. This year it is really taking off.
    Library patron Fredrick Briner said, “We get to escape from our home lives and just let loose for a couple of hours.”
    “The library is just a fun place to hang out,” said Jaecob Lachas, while playing a video game. “You can escape from home and school problems for a while.”

  • Con Alma Health Foundation releases 2011 Grant Guidelines

    Con Alma Health Foundation is accepting proposals for its 2011 Small Grant Cycle.
    The Foundation’s Small Grant Cycle awards grants of up to $15,000 each to nonprofit organizations serving residents of New Mexico. Priority consideration is given to proposals that demonstrate strong collaborative relationships and address systemic change rather than direct services. Applications are due June 1.
    Grant investments will address key findings and recommendations made in the Foundation’s report, “Closing the Health Disparity Gap in New Mexico: A Roadmap for Grant making,” which is based on statistics provided by New Mexico government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

  • LAHS students make a difference

    A group of 15 students from Los Alamos High School attended the Family Career Community Leaders of America State Leadership meeting last month in Albuquerque.
    FCCLA is a national student organization that is dedicated to equipping young men and women to become leaders while making a difference in the lives of families, careers, and communities across the nation by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education.
    The following students excelled in their respective S.T.A.R. events, developing skills through practical applications:
    Destiny Velasquez and Maria Trujillo — Focus on Children — Bronze Medal
    Amanda Ponce and Katie Turner — Crudites Tray —Silver Medal

  • Battle of the Books

    Thirty children participated in the Los Alamos County Library’s annual Battle of the Books competition on March 18. Battle of the Books is a statewide program in which children are invited to read books from a designated list of recommended titles selected by librarians across the state, and then participate in a competition testing their knowledge of the material. The competition encourages children to read quality literature from a variety of genres and learn how to compete as a team in a quiz-bowl format.
    Winners received a certificate of participation and an autographed book. The Friends of the Library provided sponsorship for the event.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 04-10-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Birthday board
    Tuesday — Team foosball
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Surprise snack
    Friday — UNO and other
    card games.
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a progam of the Los Alamos Family council.