Today's News

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-27-11

    Monday — Games of trivia
    Tuesday —  Birthday board
    Wednesday —  Movies and munchies
    Thursday —  Puffballs
    Friday — Twister Challenge

    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. The Youth Activity Center is a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • NJROTC hits the mark

    The Los Alamos Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps precision air rifle team recently traveled to the Civilian Marksmanship Program air gun range in Anniston Ala., to compete in the 2011 Navy JROTC National Championships. The team of Jodi Cull-Host, Corrie Theesfeld, David Trimmer, Cory Aslin and John Gibson qualified sixth nationally out of more than 3,000 shooters and were among the top 12 teams qualified to participate.

  • Pierce shares his love of music

    Solon Pierce will bring his love for music to Fuller Lodge at noon Tuesday, as he performs during the Brown Bag Series concert.    Pierce was born in Plymouth, Wisc. and began playing piano when he was 10 years old.
    “My mother started my brother and myself playing piano,” Pierce said. “We started out having lessons before school at 7 a.m.”

  • Calling all teens!

    Are you interested in writing? Do you want to be a part of the Teen Pulse staff? If so, send an e-mail to teenpulse@lamonitor.com.

  • Word on the Street 02-27-11

    Teen Pulse staff members Courtney and Katelyn Collier recently asked 10th grader Sabrina Lynne a few questions about Los Alamos.

    What would you change about L.A?

    “I would have more places to go.”

    What do you do for fun in L.A?

    “I like to go to the movies and hang out with my friends.”

    What do you plan to do after you graduate?

    “I am going to college out of state.”

    How long have you lived in L.A.?

  • Poetry Corner 02-27-11

    A storm above,
    Rattling the shutters.
    The lightning flashes,
    And the room flutters.

    Upstairs in the dark,
    Cowering in my bed.
    My parents on a plane,
    The neighbor here

    She holds a candle,
    A golden circle in the
    Tells me not to worry,
    My parents will be back.

    With the trust of a
    I fall unsteadily into
    Hoping that tomorrow,
    Will be better than it

  • Skate Park makes its mark

    Oohs, ahs and laughter rise above the steady rumble of Central Avenue’s constant flow of traffic. Nice weather has come back, at least for a little while, and the skate park is alive and buzzing with the sound of skateboard wheels hitting the concrete.

  • Future of Egypt unclear

    It seemed as though much of Egypt cheered after President Hosni Mubarak resigned Feb. 11. Protesters had been demonstrating for days and tension was high.

  • NASA is working to clean up trash floating in space

    “Space trash” and “space junk” are terms for the man-made litter that is floating in space or otherwise stuck there.
    Much of it orbits Earth. We know the problem is real when we hear about the Orbital Debris Program Office of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center, Houston.

  • Speak before it is too late

    Some claim that roundabouts are much safer than current highway designs and push that we need them and bike lanes on Trinity Drive.
    I analyzed the traffic-load impact on the entire town, not just Trinity Drive, with regard to traffic redistribution and safety, if Trinity is changed from four to two lanes, using information I requested of and obtained from the Los Alamos County  traffic engineer and police department or drew from the CDM study.
    My analysis can be found at: www.swcp.com/~jmw-mcw/LATrafficSafety.htm.