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Today's News

  • Chocolate bliss

    Tables filled with rich, decadent chocolate desserts. along with chocolate fountains are a dieter’s nightmare, but a chocolate lover’s dream.
    Fans of the sweet treat can rejoice because The Festival of Chocolate is just around the corner.
    Cookies, fudge, brownies, hot chocolate and other goodies are some of the offerings that will be featured at the 5th Annual Festival of Chocolate, from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Students prep for LA County Science Fair

    The annual Los Alamos County Science Fair will take place on  Jan. 22, 2011 in the Los Alamos Middle School gymnasium. The public is invited to view the projects between 1-2:30 p.m.
    Students in grades K-12 will display their projects in elementary (4-5th grade), elementary class (K-6th), junior (6-8th grade) and senior divisions (9-12th grade). The elementary projects are divided into three categories.

  • Students place first at music competition

    Three piano students from Los Alamos placed first in their level in the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Northeast One Honors competition that was in Santa Fe on Oct. 2.
    Twenty-four students from Northern New Mexico entered this competition.
    The winners went on to the State Conference that was in Albuquerque on Nov. 6 and competed against five other districts.
    The first place winner at the State level in each category will play on the winner’s recital at the convention, get a cash award, a trophy and a certificate of recognition.

  • Meet NM’s first-ever “first gentleman”

    Chuck Franco will soon be a household name in New Mexico. As the husband of Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, he will become the state’s first-ever “first gentleman” when she takes office in January.
    He’s been there every step of the way, from the long car rides between rallies to the huddles with his wife’s campaign managers, to the debates and the news conferences. If Martinez is around, that stocky southern New Mexico lawman with the big black cowboy hat is likely not far behind.

  • Talking about the lab

    The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to the third talk of its 2010-2011 lecture series that will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov.9 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Charles “Chick” Keller will talk about, “Los Alamos Non-Defense Research: The Once and Future Lab.”
    The history of Los Alamos has been largely concentrated on the Manhattan Project and its immediate aftermath.
    While that was an important time in the history of Los Alamos National Laboratory, there are other stories to tell.

  • Let youth know they are valued

    Community values youth is our main focus this week, and for this one, I need your help.
    Two local programs run by Assets are in need of a few volunteers or donations and I’d like you to give it some thought.
    Cookies and Conversation is a monthly program we do at Los Alamos High School and would like to expand once again to Los Alamos Middle School.
    My hope is that you are willing to donate time and/or cookies to the cause.

  • 11-7-10 Shelter report

    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 micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  

  • 11-07-10 BESC schedule

    Nov. 7-13
    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.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked chicken

  • Gao wins scholarship

  • Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation needs suppo

    We would like to introduce you to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. The mission of LAPS Foundation is to enrich the educational experience of our students through community investment.
    Through the financial support of this community, the LAPS Foundation has met many goals by funding programs and projects, including:
    •Classroom  makeovers, $90,000
    •Wireless microphones, $17,000
    •Classroom materials, $20,400
    •College and career planning, $5,000
    •Teacher professional development, $28,000