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Today's News

  • Finding some perspective

    Perspective is a tough commodity to find when considering New Mexico’s economic performance in comparison to other states. The coming study of New Mexico as a place for investment will give us a good idea of our fit for a narrowly defined case.
    Yet the broadest possible perspective is the necessary basis for thoughtful policy decisions. Fortunately, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. does excellent work comparing Colorado to other states and the nation. We can be a free rider, as they say in economics.
    Our riding starts with “Resource Rich Colorado,” issued in December to describe “Colorado’s National and Global Position in the Energy Economy.” Find the report at www.metrodenver.org/news-center/publications.html.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-05-12

    Monday — Valentine treat cups
    Tuesday — Crayon hearts
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Valentine cards
    Friday — Kids choice board games

    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.

  • Word on the Street 02-05-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and home school freshman Tom Hanlon asked teens, “Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?”

  • Ask Alex: Can vegans be manly?

    Another great question arises. Unexpectedly, this question is focused on the males of the world.
    Few questions are produced when it comes to the study of men’s behavior.
    Rather simple creatures, we men are not difficult to understand. Questions are still asked however. “Why did you eat that?” “How did you get up there?” and “Where are your eyebrows?” are favorites amongst inquisitive
    wives, girlfriends, neighbors and police officers.
    Often times, these questions are easily answered via a Youtube search or a breathalyzer test, though in more cases than we would like to admit, these acts of bravery are done to prove manliness.

  • 2012 ’Topper Revue review

    Laudable humor, B-movie-vibe stories and genuine talent are the most defining characteristics of ’Topper Revue 2012, “Breaking the Bank,” and as always, the show didn’t disappoint.  
    The show begins with emcees Mireya Bouquin, Amethyst Collins, Bob Collom, Molly Finn, Kevin Smale and Kayla Suazo as they attempt to rob Los Alamos National Bank.
    Finn leads her emcee comrades into the bank to get money for college because they’re too lazy to apply for scholarships.
    Collins isn’t too keen on the idea of committing a robbery and Smale, with his oh-so-dashing good looks, is mostly along for the ride.  

  • The next revolution in communication

    Often, I hear my parents’ and grandparents’ generations complaining about how they have lost all hope for my generation.
    They complain about our addiction to technology. While texting and video games have attracted their share of criticism, the vast majority seems to be directed at that great hub of interconnectivity: Facebook.
    Contrary to the wisdom of the technophobes, Facebook is not evil, nor useless, nor a waste of time. It is nothing less than the greatest revolution in communication technology that the world has ever seen.
    It is to the Internet what the Internet was to computers. Mark Zuckerberg is no less of a hero — or a world changer — than Samuel Morse or Alexander Graham Bell.

  • Thank You 02-05-12

    In May of 2011 Aspen Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
    This $2,000 allowed most of Aspen’s teachers to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Albuquerque last November.
    To many, $2,000 may not seem like a lot of money, but the power of this grant gave each teacher at Aspen the opportunity to become more skilled at teaching mathematics, which in turn has led to increased student skills in mathematics.
    Teachers attended math workshops of their choice for two days and with their new knowledge have come back to Aspen inspired and with an expanded expertise in math.

  • People in the News 02-05-12

    Erin Dinehart, a junior from Los Alamos, is spending the spring semester studying abroad at the University of Dallas’ 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy.
    Since 1970, University of Dallas students have had the opportunity — usually in their sophomore years — to spend a semester in The Eternal City studying, traveling and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization.

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    Nicole Silks of Los Alamos has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2011.

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  • Animal Shelter 02-05-12

    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, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS

    Ariel — Sweet three-year-old Chihuahua-mix. Very loving and affectionate. Good with gentle, older children.  

  • News for Retirees 02-05-12

    Feb. 5-11, 2012
    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
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken chile cheese soup
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Barbecue chicken