Today's News

  • Injured pedestrian recovers well

    Lois Coffin was one of the citizens attending last Tuesday night’s council debate concerning changes to Trinity Drive. Coffin had a personal interest in the issue: she was struck by a 16-year-old driving a pickup truck as she walked across Trinity Drive at Oppenheimer on July 26.

    After impact, Coffin saw the truck still coming toward her and managed to roll out of the way. One of the wheels was less than two feet from her head when the driver stopped. “I tried to stay focused when it happened,” Coffin said. “I just happened to be very lucky it wasn’t worse. Circumstances could so easily have been different.”

  • Animal Shelter 09-11-11

    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.
    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.
    Signs of heat stroke in a pet are: rapid panting, wide eyes, lots of drooling, hot skin, twitching muscles, vomiting and a dazed look. Call your vet if you think your pet has heat stroke.

  • La Leche League meeting

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the Nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
     All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding. A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    For more information, contact Cathleen at 661-4033 or Gina at 661-8740.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 09-11-11

    Monday — H.O.R.S.E, basketball
    Tuesday — Group Jenga
    Wednesday —   Movies and  munchies
    Thursday — Bookmarks, arts and crafts
    Friday —   Coloring contest
    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.

  • Parents and teachers just don’t understand

    The teenage dialect is often mocked by their parents’ generation. When they are busy ruminating on the decline in society, as evidenced by their children’s actions, the topic of modern language usage inevitably comes up.
    However, a careful examination of the language reveals that these critics simply do not understand the next generation of the English language. Like so many before them, they have labeled as evil that which they do not understand.
    First and foremost, there is the language of the electronic communication. Adults tirelessly mock the teenager’s uses of “4” in place of for, “u” in place of you, etc. However, these abbreviations came into widespread usage out of necessity, not laziness.

  • Tips that can help petites look taller

    Being petite is something that I have little experience with, but short people seem to dislike being vertically challenged. The fact that I’m not petite doesn’t mean that I can’t understand the negative feelings that some people experience in being short.
    Feeling short can cause insecurity and as a result, some petites tend to hide their bodies in oversized clothing. This is not the way to go. Mind you, very tall people can feel just as insecure as petites, but this article will focus on some peoples’ difficulty in accepting their height.

  • News for Retirees 09-11-11

    Sept. 11-17 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

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9 a.m.        Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Meatballs
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad    

  • Rupprecht-Stupka Wedding

    Erika Maia Rupprecht, daughter of Ward and Katrina of White Rock and Jacob R. Stupka, son of Richard Stupka and Kay Joseph of White Rock, exchanged wedding vows on May 28, 2011 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Los Alamos.  Rev. Carney officiated the mass and Deacon Alcouffe assisted.  A reception honoring the couple was at Delancey Street in San Juan.
    Erika’s bridal attendants were: Sandra Moore, sister of the bride and matron of honor; Erin Pearcy, Alayna Rodriguez and Danielle Lattin. The flower girls were Abigail Gonzales and Kayden Bowyer.  The groomsmen included Jeffery Peterson, friend of the groom and best man; Dylan Stupka, Stuart Rupprecht and Mike Selwyn. The ring bearer was Thomas Wharton.

  • ESSAY: After 9/11, searching for American optimism

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the towers crumbled, before the doomed people jumped and the smoke billowed and the planes hit, the collective American memory summoned one fleeting fragment of beauty: a clear blue sky.

    So many of those who remember that day invoke that detail. Last week, New York magazine, which has been running a 9/11 "encyclopedia" ahead of the 10th anniversary, added an entry for "Blue: What everyone would remember first." It chronicled nearly a dozen of the ways that Americans recalling 9/11 anchor their looks back with a reminiscence of blue sky.

  • Just A Wag 09-09-11

    Hometown pride

    Rumor has it that Dr. Greg Schneider has composed an original piece of music, in commemoration of Sept. 11.
    Schneider’s music will be performed at events in Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C. and New Mexico.

    Grant recipients

    We hear that a State Farm grant to benefit Los Alamos Middle School has been awarded to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Los Alamos Public Schools and Assets In Action.
    Send us your wags
    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town.  The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought.
    E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.