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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 12-05-10

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

  • Have lunch with a leader and Councilor Ralph Phelps

    December’s Lunch with a Leader sponsored by the League of Women Voters will feature Los Alamos County Councilor Ralph Phelps as the speaker.
    The lunch is from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Dec. 14 at Central Avenue Grill. The $15 fee includes an entree, drink, tax and tip.
    Topics that will be covered include Phelps’ perspectives on his two years on the council and what he learned about public service.

  • Rotary honors Cohen as student of the month

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a graduating senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month and recently, Keanna Cohen was honored as the Rotary Club Student of the Month. Students are selected on the basis of their academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.  
    Cohen is the daughter of Stephanie Archuleta, Sean French and Scott Cohen. Cohen chose Bernadette Lauritzen, an adult mentor and community member, to join her and her parents in accepting this honor.  

  • Military News 12-05-10

    Pfc. Justin B. Trujillo of White Rock graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Nov. 19. Trujillo successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 498 recruits.
    Trujillo was  in Training Platoon 3267. While in basic training Trujillo was selected as the Series Guideon for the Graduation Ceremonies. Following 10 days home on leave he will report to Camp Pendleton for two months at infantry training battalion. Trujillo’s permanent duty station is yet to be determined.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask, 'where did you get that?'

    Please forgive me, but this week I’m leaping to boundaries and expectations after a few stories I’ve heard of lately.
    I’m looking for feedback from parents and caregivers for situations that have others throwing their hands up in frustration.
    Here’s the scenario: A teenage boy spends the night with friends and leaves his backpack behind the next morning. He returns to the same house later that afternoon, only to find his iPod gone.

  • LA resident to serve as state Republican Party treasurer

    Los Alamos resident and former Congressman, Bill Redmond was elected to serve as treasurer of the New Mexico Republican Party Saturday.

    Redmond represented the 3rd district in Congress from 1997 to 1999. The Chicago native is an ordained minister and has also taught at UNM-Los Alamos. Redmond will serve a two-year term that begins Dec. 5.

    The party's state central committee also elected former Hobbs mayor Monty Newman chairman of the party.

    Other officers elected at the meeting include:

  • Football: Union to players: Save pay, NFL lockout's coming

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL players' union has advised its members to prepare for a lockout it expects to come in March, telling players to save their last three game checks this year in case there is no season in 2011.

    In a letter to the players that was seen by The Associated Press, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said the union had an "internal deadline" for agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement.

  • Obama hails SKorea trade as victory for US workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised a newly sealed trade deal with South Korea as a landmark agreement that promises to boost the domestic auto industry and support tens of thousands of American jobs.

    "This agreement shows the U.S. is willing to lead and compete in the global economy," the president told reporters at the White House, calling it a triumph for American workers in fields from farming to aerospace.

  • Senate showdown may pave way for year-end tax deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed legislation Saturday to extend expiring tax cuts at all but the highest income levels in a political showdown that paradoxically clears a path for a compromise with the White House on steps to boost the economy.

    "We need to get this resolved and I'm confident we can do it," President Barack Obama said shortly after the near party-line votes. The public must have "the peace of mind that their taxes will not go up" on Jan. 1, he added.

  • Barela picked to lead NM economic development

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has introduced her nominee to lead the state Economic Development Department, and it's a familiar face.

    Albuquerque businessman Jon Barela was in the news a lot in recent months as he unsuccessfully sought the Albuquerque-area congressional seat. Barela lost in the general election to incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich.

    Barela opened his remarks Friday by saying when one door closes, another opens.