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Today's News

  • A great day for the YMCA

    When you call the Y on any given day, you often find someone like Katie Rosenbaum on the other end saying, “It’s a great day at the Family YMCA.”  
    Thursday it was indeed just that kind of day, marking the Y’s official grand opening of the Los Alamos Teen Center.  Los Alamos County funds the center, which hopes for a permanent facility in the future.
    Local dignitaries including Los Alamos Living Treasure Mary Brooks, County councilors Ron Selvage and Vincent Chiravalle, Father Colin Kelly and Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt attended the ribbon cutting and luncheon.

  • Word on the Street 04-24-11

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

  • Fashion 411: Every shoe closet needs the basics

    Shoes: More Important Than You Thought
    I am a complete sucker for shoes. Honestly, if I could live in my heels, I would. But, of course, heels are hard to walk in and shoes are hard to find. I know, finding the right pair is a big dilemma, but I have a few tips that will land you the perfect pair.
    First of all, every shoe closet should consist of a few types of basic shoes. Flats, pumps, peep-toe heels, embellished heels, gladiator sandals and boots are the bare essentials.

  • Spring break poll results

    Teen Pulse Staff member Madalina Ciuca surveyed 75 Los Alamos High School students, to find out what they did for spring break.

  • Poetry Corner 04-24-11

    Dress Up

    A little girl skips around
    with nothing to do one afternoon.
    So she sneaks into the closet
    within her mother's room.

    She looks around at all the clothes
    of colors of all kinds.
    She giggles and claps with excitement
    as she sees what she can find.

    She lets her imagination swirl
    as she throws on a pink dress.
    She stands up straight with a book on her head
    -being a pretty pink princess.

    She puts on a raincoat and boots,
    twirls an umbrella on her shoulder,
    singing and dancing in the rain
    -like nothing can control her.

    A giant yellow sunhat
    a long belt and red sheet

  • Technology is gr8! Or is it?

    According to a quote by Mark Kennedy, “All of the biggest technological inventions created by man — the airplane, the automobile, the computer — says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.” 
    Technology has become a big part of a teenager’s daily life. It allows teens to do things that were not even considered possible a few decades ago.
    Grandparents will tell their grandchildren overly exaggerated stories of how they walked so many miles to school in the snow because cars weren’t invented yet.
    Today, cell phones and computers provide instant communication, but has texting taken over teens’ lives?

  • Legacy vs. financial stability

    The headline on the front page of Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor, “Intern housing bleak on Hill” made me want to say, “You think?”
    The destruction of housing on Central Avenue has seriously contributed to the lack of housing for Los Alamos National Laboratory summer students as well as those who work at low paying jobs and need affordable housing.  
    Councilors Fran Berting and Jim Hall said in February  2008 that the county was purchasing the Central Avenue property with money from the Self-Sufficiency Fund to clean it up and put it into the hands of a private developer.  

  • Local T-Board at a glance

    After reading some very imaginative interpretations of what the county’s transportation board is, isn’t or should be, I feel compelled as recently elected board chair to try and dispel any misinformation about what the board is and what it is intended to be.
    The Los Alamos Transportation Board is a volunteer organization.  Like each board and commission, the job of the TB is to work with staff, review issues in the interest of the particular board, take public comment and make recommendations to council.  
    These recommendations do not have to be a reflection of public sentiment — the boards have the independence to act in what the board feels is giving its best advice.

  • DPU customers may receive automated phone survey

    Beginning Monday, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers may receive an automated phone survey on natural gas. 
    The calls will be launched from the Washington, D.C. area and will have a 202 area code.  Survey duration is approximately ten minutes long and assesses customers’ knowledge of gas safety issues.
    “Natural gas is safe, clean and efficient.  But like other forms of energy it is important to respect its potential dangers,” said Public Relations Manager Julie Williams-Hill.  “Our job is to communicate natural gas safety.  I hope that our customers will take the time to answer the survey questions so that we may determine how to improve our public awareness program.”

  • Construction Zone 04-24-11

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    N.M. 502 Truck Traffic Airport runway
    extension project
    Expect heavy volumes of slow moving and turning truck traffic on westbound N.M. 502 through mid-May. As the trucks climb the hill, its speed slows to 20-25 mph and is further reduced when the trucks make the turn onto airport property. Do not tailgate, do not pass in the turn lanes, pay attention to the traffic ahead of you, and expect 5-10 minute delays.
    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Exceptions to the typical traffic control outlined below: