Today's News

  • Mixed agendas drive county government

    What motivates the actions and decisions of our county council?
    Councils change every two years.  I served on four and worked with six others.  
    Interactions among any seven people will be different.  But common themes run through most councils.
    The first and official motivation, of course, is the best interest of the citizens the council represents and serves.  
    There will be legitimate and healthy differences of opinion over what that best interest is.  
    Elected legislators everywhere are frequently torn between doing what their constituents want (representation) and what they think best (leadership).   

  • Word on the Street 08-28-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Madalina Ciuca, a senior at Los Alamos High School, recently asked Los Alamos High School students a few questions.

  • Andrew and Mousie 08-28-11
  • The best worst four days of my life

    From my first day in ROTC, almost three years ago now, the legends about Basic Leadership Training had been circulating. Certain phrases like “You will bake until you are a potato;” “You will see your breakfast again;” “I saw the polish running off my shoes;” and “You will see your lunch again,” stood out.
    Hearing all of this stuff made me wonder why anyone would willingly go to BLT. Of course, I’m sure a few people were forced to go. However, the vast majority of those who went chose to. Another phrase was often heard: “The best worst four days of your life.” People said that it was difficult, but would be fun. They were right.

  • People in the News 08-28-11

    Middle and high school students participated in Youth Programs this summer at Michigan Technological University.
    Amanda Aikin of White Rock participated in the Mobile Robotics program and in the Aviation and Aerospace program. In the Youth Programs, middle school and high school students from across the nation and around the globe choose from more than 70 explorations in business, computing, engineering, humanities and social sciences, outdoor and environmental studies and science and technology. The students also got to experience a mini-version of college life, living in a full-service residence hall, eating in the dining hall, and enjoying the college town atmosphere.


  • Animal Shelter 08-28-11

    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.
    Pardon our construction. We are installing solar hot water, so the shelter has been closed to prevent accidents. If you need some help, call a volunteers at 412-3451.
    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.

  • News for Retirees 08-28-11

    Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 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: Lemon baked chicken
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates canceled
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • Send at teacher to camp

    Champion golfer Phil Mickelson, his wife Amy and ExxonMobil are sponsoring a free math and science camp for teachers called, “Send My Teacher.”
    The program is a week long professional development program focused on math and science education. Since 2005, more than 3,200 teachers have attended the all-expenses paid workshop. Teachers from all 50 states have attended.
     The deadline for teachers to be nominated to go to the 2012 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy next summer is Oct. 31.
    Students or parents can nominate a teacher, and the teacher just has to fill out the application. If selected, they will be a part of the 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

  • Young Eagles take to the skies

    Young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies Sept. 5 as the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 691 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Los Alamos County Airport.
    The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.4 million young people in more than 90 countries.
    Young people are given the opportunity to discover how airplanes work and observe how pilots inspect their planes to help ensure that safety is the primary concern before every flight. Following the 15-20 minute flight, each person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.

  • See what NM looked like before it became a state

    The Los Alamos Historical Museum announces a new cooperative Exhibition Opening initiative with the Fuller Lodge Art Center and a kickoff collaborative evening celebration.
    The public is invited to visit the Historical Museum from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 2, for “Pre-Statehood Maps of New Mexico,” an exhibit featuring artistic and historically curious maps from the 1600s to 1909, with New Mexico seen in a variety of uncommon configurations.
    From 5-7 p.m. the Fuller Lodge Art Center will present the opening of “Umi Raby,” a one-person show of contemporary art.