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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 04-15-12

    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.
    Save the date. At 9 a.m. April 28 the Dog Jog to benefit Friends of the Shelter will kick off. For more information or an entry form, visit lafos.org/dogjog.

    DOGS
    Rocky — Three-year-old neutered Pug/Boston Terrier-mix. Brindle color and crate-trained.
    Shadow — This energetic, young, spayed female Pit-cross has responded remarkably well to training. Call 505-433-8617 for more information.

  • News for Retirees 04-15-12

    April 15-21
    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

    SUNDAY
    2 p.m.    Living Treasures ceremony
    MONDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked fish (tilapia)
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Finney to sign copies of ‘Fire Gate Poems’ April 19

    Henry C. Finney will read from and sign his book of poetry, “Fire Gate Poems,” at 6 p.m. April 19 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. Tickets, $15, which includes a book, sweets and a drink, are available at Otowi Station Bookstore or at the door for $20.
    Trained in sociology and the fine arts, Finney explained how he came to poetry. “It began during college, when the impulse seemed always to arise from a strong surge of emotion or aesthetic feeling about something,” he said.

  • LAMC offers free presentation

    Dr. Eric Bernstein of New Mexico Cancer Care, at Los Alamos Medical Center, will offer a free presentation on the topic of lymphoma April 19.
    Los Alamos Home Economist, Paula Roybal Sanchez, of Los Alamos Cooperative Extension joined the Council on Cancer in March of 2009 and currently chairs the council.
    “I’m always looking at ways to network and expand education efforts to more members of our community, thus improving the quality of life of our residents,” Roybal Sanchez said.
    “Both the LACC and the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service have a common goal of providing awareness and preventive education on health issues facing our community.”

  • ‘Shadowlands’

    “A serious, thought-provoking work of substance, quality and class … ‘Shadowlands’ speaks of this world as being a prelude for what will follow and how pain is the inverse of joy …” said Jeff Lyons of CBS Radio, describing the British play written by William Nicholson.
    Nicholson, a former BBC documentary film producer, has written several award-winning screenplays.
    His first work for the stage, “Shadowlands,” won the 1990 London Evening Standard Best Play Award. This script is the basis for the 1993 movie featuring Anthony Hopkins and Deborah Winger.
    “Shadowlands” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 21 at White Rock Baptist Church.
    Tickets are $8.

  • LA native’s film makes Reel Deal debut

    Drew Goddard was born and raised in Los Alamos and has made it big in Hollywood.
    On Friday night, residents got a chance to see Goddard’s major motion picture “Cabin in the Woods” at the Reel Deal Theater.
    The movie is rated R and considered to be a thriller. It stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchinson.
    The synopsis reads: “Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
    The movie has been in the works for years and it was delayed because of the MGM’s bankruptcy problems.

  • Humans against the aliens

    Kids surround me. Kids from ages 5 to 17 surround me.  I have some in my house and then a bunch at my workplace. Because their ages vary so much I have different behavioral expectations for each of them. I expect that my 5 year old will behave differently than my 15 year old- I expect this, doesn’t mean it is true.  It seems the older they get the higher the expectation.  

  • Science takes back seat

    As the world celebrates Earth Day, it is time to separate real environmentalism from the fake variety. If there is one rule to follow in this regard, it’s this: if an idea is trendy, it probably isn’t good for the planet.
    As environmentalism has become trendy, politicians and businesses have learned that appearing green can lead to profit and political gain. Increasingly, science takes a back seat to policies that make people feel good or appear environmentally friendly.
    I write about the rise of trendy environmentalism in my book “Eco-Fads.” I outline the ways people often substitute feel-good approaches for the difficult work of following the science and economic to protection the environment.

  • Wind Advisory Until 8 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... THE LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... AND THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING THE SANTA FE METRO AREA.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE AREA LATE THIS MORNING THEN PEAK DURING MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH QUICKLY EARLY THIS EVENING.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALIZED REDUCTIONS DOWN TO 2 MILES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN DUST PRONE AREAS... SUCH AS OPEN FIELDS... MINING LOCATIONS... AND ONGOING CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • Raw Video: Italy's Mt. Etna Erupts

    Europe's highest active volcano, Italy's Mount Etna, erupted again this week. The eruption, which spewed blood-red molten lava and grey and white ash into the air, is the 24th in a series that started in January 2011.