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Today's News

  • After Irene: When will the power come back on?--video extras

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Cold showers. Meals in the dark. Refrigerators full of spoiled food. No TV. No Internet. Up and down the East Coast, patience is wearing thin among the hundreds of thousands of people still waiting for the electricity to come back on after Hurricane Irene knocked out the power last weekend.

    "It's like 'Little House on the Prairie' times," said Debbie McWeeney, who went to a Red Cross shelter in Warwick to pick up food and water after everything in her refrigerator went bad. "Except I'm not enjoying it at all."

  • Flash Flood Warning until 5:15 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTHEASTERN RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHEASTERN SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 515 PM MDT

    * AT 319 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR. THE STORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WERE DRIFTING EAST AROUND 5 MPH. RADAR ESTIMATES INDICATE UP TO 1 INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

  • Word on the Street 08-21-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon, a homeschooled seventh grader, recently asked Los Alamos Middle School students a few questions.

  • Poetry Corner 08-21-11

    The Golden State

    Cali is the place to go
    It is the universe
    Never stopping, never
    slow
    Take a sip from the
     potion
    Set things back into
    motion
    Places like Brooklyn are
    screamin’
    Cuz everyone’s
    California dreamin’
    The vibe from L.A. to
    The Bay is like an
    explosion
    Hits your mind like an
    implosion
    Now you know what
    to do, it waits for you
    Cali is the place to go

    — Sebastian Garcia

    Garcia is a junior at
    Los Alamos High School.

  • ‘The Glass Castle’ leaves you wanting more

    “The Glass Castle: A Memoir,” by Jeanette Walls, was published in 2005 and was on the Best Seller list for 100 weeks. With that kind of publicity, one would think this would be a marvelous book. The story details the life of Jeanette Walls, as she grew up in her (more than) dysfunctional family.  
    Moving from Arizona to California to Virginia in a matter of a few years, with periods of homelessness, the family was dirt poor. Walls reflects on all the emotional damage done by her mother and father, and the book becomes extremely emotional extremely fast.

  • Comparing American and European teens

    Summer is the perfect time to relax, let loose and explore. All around the globe, adolescents spend the entire school year planning and dreaming about their summer vacations.
    Naturally, with each geographical region comes a different plan and a different dream, mostly because of the opportunities given within each area.
    While I cannot speak for every continent on the planet, I have had my fair share of summers in both the United States and Europe and they are both very different experiences.
    While summer in the United States generally implies summer camp or sightseeing with parents, a European summer gives teens much more responsibility and freedom.

  • Animal Shelter 08-21-11

    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.
    Pardon our construction. We are installing solar hot water, so the shelter has been closed to prevent accidents. If you need some help, call a volunteers at 412-3451.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • News for Retirees 08-21-11

    Aug. 21-27, 2011
    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    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates canceled
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision-hearing support group

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 08-21-11

    Youth Activity Center schedule
    Monday — Stripes pool
    Tuesday — Dodgeball
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Beads and wires
    Friday —   Endurance  games
     
    All children   promoted to third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of  charge.
    The  centers are  located at 475 20th Street (by Ashley Pond)  and  10 Sherwood Blvd., Piñon Park.
    Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.

  • Russian youth visit Los Alamos

    At long last, 10 Russian High School students from Sarov, Russia, Los Alamos’ sister city, are in town. This much anticipated, two-week visit was originally scheduled for late June, early July, but had to be postponed at the last minute because of the Las Conchas Fire. But now they’re here.
    The students, accompanied by two chaperones, are learning about life in the city and are touring other parts of Northern New Mexico, including Santa Fe, Taos and Bandelier National Monument. All the visitors are staying with local host families, some of which include Los Alamos youth who visited Sarov last summer.