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Today's News

  • First Community Bank closed

    WASHINGTON — Regulators on Friday closed banks in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, lifting to 11 the number of bank failures in 2011 following last year’s toll of 157 taken down by the weak economy and piles of soured loans.

  • CYFD under scrutiny

    SANTA FE — As a father finalized funeral arrangements for his 3-year-old son this week, New Mexico’s governor is placing the state’s child welfare agency under scrutiny in the investigation of the boy’s death.
    Gov. Susana Martinez wants to know what the state could have done to save Leland Valdez, and is placing the state Children, Youth and Families Department under a microscope. Leland died Wednesday in an Albuquerque hospital two days after the couple say he fell off a kitchen chair in their Pojoaque home and hit his head.

  • Egypt’s uprising unites society in rage

    CAIRO — For Gamal Hassanein, it began with a slap.
    The unemployed 24-year-old was arguing with a police officer when the man struck him across the face — a blow that seemed to sting for months.
    “He stole my dignity with that slap,” said Hassanein, who does odd jobs to make money. “We could never stand up to those officers before because we were afraid. But we’re no longer willing to be silenced by our fear.”

  • Cohen selected for United States Senate Youth Program

    Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall announced the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 49th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be March 5–12, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
    Keanna Cohen of Los Alamos and Kyra Ellis-Moore of Albuquerque were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates who will attend the program’s 49th annual Washington Week.

  • Brown Bag Series features Amhran Trio

  • Lunch with a Leader moves to Thursday

    Lunch with a Leader, the monthly event presented by the League of Women Voters, is undergoing a change.
    The meetings will move from the second Tuesday of the month to the second Thursday of the month beginning in February.
    On Feb. 10, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent, Gene Schmidt, and Kelly Myers (a former teacher, currently with ReMax) will present the findings of almost a year-long effort on a long range planning report for Los Alamos Public Schools.

  • Be There 01-30-11

    Tuesday
    “The Gardener’s Calendar” class with Martha Davis, will be from 7-9 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. The class is an introduction to year round gardening activities. Pre-registration is required and costs $10 or $9 for members.
    Wednesday
    The Summit Garden Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at White Rock Baptist Church.  All members and former members are invited. For information and reservations, which need to be in by Jan. 26, call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule

    Monday — Fuse beads
    Tuesday —  Cards with heart
    Wednesday —  Movies and munchies and “The Contest Count”
    Thursday —  Making heart soaps
    Friday — Book of knowledge games

    Memberships are free and open to third to eighth graders.  
    The center is open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon-
    6 p.m. Wednesday.
    For more information call 662-9412 or 672-1656.

  • Animal Shelter 01-30-11

    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 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.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • News for Retirees 01-30-11

    Jan. 23-29, 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.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken chili cheese soup
    1 p.m.        Bridge