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Today's News

  • So we want a mayor...

    It was an interesting piece in the Los Alamos Monitor on the machinations of the Charter Review Committee “that doesn’t want a mayor but would prefer a super county council chairman.”  This looks like a “weak mayor” form of government but would not subject the position to a vote of the people.  The mayor would be a strong council chair who would be chosen for us by the council.
    This sounds a bit elitist and it may well be since the CRC consists of former council chairmen and longtime members of county boards and commissions. This type of position would be beholden to the council members and not directly to the electorate.

  • Word on the Street 05-15-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon recently asked eighth grader Nathan Simmonds a few questions.

  • Poetry Corner 05-15-11

    Ode to a pencil

    Yellow and wooden
    plump pink eraser slightly rubbed and smudged with gray.
    Layers of light brown wood peeled off of the tip.
    A chunk of soft black graphite pokes itself up and shines dully in the light.
    A layer of paint is evenly spread.
    Dented and scratched
    nibbled on from anxiety and impatience leaving indentations of molars in its soft wooden body.
    Twirls in fingers, having the potential energy and power to write down any thought any idea, any image, picture,
    create any world.
    The soft black graphite comes in contact with white crisp paper scratching little gray marks revealing what was once in the mind and laying it before all eyes to see.

  • Tackling the tricky T-shirt

    T-shirts are so common these days that we tend not to think about their importance anymore, yet we wear them every day. T-shirts come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, styles, cuts and colors. Choosing a T-shirt can sometimes be so overwhelming that some of you may just give up and resort to wearing the plain white crewneck T-shirt, which does absolutely nothing for you. Do not worry. I am here to help sort out this dilemma for you.
    Let’s start with buying the right shape of T-shirt. Unbelievably, your face shape has everything to do with the type of T-shirt you buy. If your face is round or you have a shorter neck, do not buy T-shirts with round necklines. Wear a V-neck or a long necklace to elongate your face and neck.

  • Bin Laden loses hide-and-go-seek title

    The members of the Thoughtful, Encouraging, Rational, Reliable, Optimistic and Realistic Individuals Supporting Tranquility in Society (T.E.R.R.O.R.I.S.T.S) withdrew Osama bin Laden’s title of World Hide-and-Go-Seek Champion May 1.
    The title was originally presented to bin Laden in 2004, after many years of hiding from the powerful United States government.
    Bill Omb, the chairman of the hide-and-go-seek committee, joked, “Of course Osama wasn’t there to accept his award. He was so good at the game that he would not risk revealing his ultimate hiding spot.”
    When asked what he thought of bin Laden’s capture, Omb looked down sadly and sighed.
    “I was so disappointed. Not only was he found, but he cheated!”

  • Was SBA testing a waste of time?

    Throughout high school, there’s one day that every teenager looks foreword to: Graduation. It’s the end of some things and the beginning of others, as teens try to find their place in the world.
    In order to receive a diploma, a student must earn all of the required academic credits and pass the Standard Based Assessment. The state of New Mexico chose the SBA as the common graduation test for all New Mexico public schools.
    Students take the SBA their junior year and have several opportunities over the next five years, if they do not pass the assessment. The test’s purpose, similar to MAPS testing, is also to measure adequate yearly progress among students.

  • Thank you 05-15-11

    We are so thankful to all the local businesses and organizations that sponsored the 2010 Relay for Life, the artists who decorated birdhouses, the participants who raised funds and the cancer survivors who helped us celebrate.
    The Relay For Life is an event to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
    Over $38,000 was raised at the 2010 Relay to support the American Cancer Society.
    The money is used to provide cancer research, education, advocacy and service.  
    Gold Sponsors
    of over $1,000
    Los Alamos Medical Center
    Lou Santoro State Farm
    Silver Sponsors
     of $500
    C.B. Fox 



    Los Alamos MainStreet

  • People in the News 05-15-11

    Jessica M. Huff of Los Alamos is among the approximately 550 candidates for graduation from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales yesterday in Greyhound Arena. She earned a bachelor degree in business administration and accounting and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Summa Cum Laude requires a minimum grade point average of 3.8.

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    Vincent Jaugan and Caitlyn Mullally took first place in their divisions to lead Española’s Carlos F. Vigil Middle School to the championship of the Third Annual New Mexico Archery Shootout, a National Archery in the Schools event.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 05-15-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Four square
    Tuesday — Bead critters
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Team treasure hunt
    Friday — Boggle
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders. The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center and White Rock Youth Activity Center are open all day, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during the summer, except for July 4. For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565. The Youth Activity Center is a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • News for Retirees 05-15-11

    May 16-21, 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:  Fish
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group