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  • Poetry Corner 06-19-11

    The End of the Road

    The end of the game is near
    They may not win
    Paranoia begins to set in
    This is where legends are made
    The mamba gets the ball
    Maybe they can be saved
    The team’s future is in his hands
    You can’t hear anything over the turbulent screams of the fans
    Oh No! The Mamba gets double-teamed
    He fades away 3… 2… 1… he makes the shot
    But goes down hard
    He lays there not moving
    Slowly he gets on his feet
    With games to come, they will not 3-peat
    But instead they leave the door open to the Mavs    

    — Sebastian Garcia

  • Shelter helps Los Alamos County animals

    Among the shining beacons of hope in Los Alamos is the County Animal Shelter. Located at 500 Knecht Street, the shelter staff is there to help the animals by finding homes for them.
    Animal Control officers drive around town, looking for dogs and cats that are loose. Many lost animals have tags with names and phone numbers, making it easy to find their owners.
    However, others are often found with only their rabies tag, indicating that they’ve been vaccinated for rabies.
    Owners can be traced using the rabies tag, too. When an animal is vaccinated for rabies, it is given a tag with a number on it.
    The Animal Control officers can call the clinic where the shot was given, and using the number,  locate the animal’s owner.

  • LAPS teachers receive LAPS Foundation grants

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announced the winners of its spring Great Ideas Grants.  There are two grant cycles for the Great Ideas Grants, one in spring and one in fall. The application is downloadable from the Foundation’s web site at www.lapsfoundation.com.
    Stacey Martens and Sheri Davis of Aspen Elementary were awarded $1,098 for a project called, “For the Love of Math I and II.” This project will allow 14 teachers to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference in Albuquerque.  

  • Learn ‘lost proofing’ at PEEC

    Ever wondered what you would do if suddenly found yourself lost in the woods? Would you like to know that your kids would be okay if they strayed from you on the trail? From 10 a.m.-noon June 25, adults and kids ages eight and older can learn Lost Proofing at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, from 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Rob Dixon, the class will teach skills one will need to know if they are ever lost in the woods.
    The class will discuss what to do if you realize you are lost. It will also give tips and advice about how not to get lost in the first place and it will help answer questions such as, “how would you spend the night in woods with no tent?”
    Dixon has led classes, workshops and demonstrations for many schools and groups.

  • Animal Shelter 06-19-11

    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.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped — a bargain in anyone’s book, all at one low price.
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote or that your dog fell victim to something even scarier. This applies especially to animals missing in White Rock. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. And remember, when you come to claim your friend, you must have proof of rabies vaccination.
    Cats

  • News for Retirees 06-19-11

    June 19-25 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
    9:30 a.m.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken
            taquitos
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

  • Herb walk offered by PEEC

    Are you curious about the medicinal and herbal plants that grow wild on the Pajarito Plateau? Kristi Beguin will lead a walk around several sites in Los Alamos to find wild edible and medicinal herbs at 9:30 a.m. June 26. Participants will learn to recognize the herbs and how to use them. The class will last until 1:30 p.m. and will cost $30 or $24 for Pajarito Environmental Education Center members.  

  • Aiken to share his Antarctic experiences

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    Dan Aiken, retired from Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold, Inc., will present a talk entitled, “The Way to Antarctica: Land and Sea.”
    It is not easy getting to Antarctica. It takes luck, commitment, timing, money, seasick medication and some good garments, plus an exceptional guidebook to remote places.
    Equipped with all of the above, plus a healthy fear of Drake’s Passage and the experience of being left behind on pack ice, Aiken  journeyed south from Brazil, where he was living. This talk is about that journey and how the geology of Antarctica relates to the breakup of Gondwana.

  • Students have a scientific summer

    The perfect pair is at it again and will be  at it all summer long. Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough of the Bradbury Science Museum will once again elevate science in the minds and hearts of community youth.
    This year the team includes a host of fellow collaborators to assist on the lifelong learning path. Their friends at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Historical Museum, Bandelier National Monument, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets In Action have come together to sponsor free events, open to the community, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

  • MOWW meeting slated for Tuesday

    The MG Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Chris Ortega, senior weaver of the Chimayó Ortega weaving family will be the guest speaker at the June dinner meeting at 6 p.m. June 21 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    Ortega will talk about the Ortega weaving family. He is retired from the Los Alamos County Utilities department, where he was the utilities department manager. Ortega is currently chairman of the Los Alamos County Utilities Board.