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Today's News

  • Word on the Street 10-26-14

     

    Teen Pulse staff writer Michael Booton asked students, “What is your Halloween costume?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 10-26-14

     

    Monday: Outdoor scavenger hunt (Los Alamos), indoor scavenger hunt (White Rock)

     

    Tuesday: Paper plate black cat 

     

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

     

    Thursday: Pool tournament (open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

     

    Friday: Halloween costume contest (open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

     

  • Lewis & Todd 10-26-14
  • Fall Installments: What to expect this season

     

    Numb fingertips and pink cheeks mark the arrival of colder months spent trying to stay warm.

    Any “fashionista,” however, will tell you that autumn brings more than just chilly weather; it brings new formulas to stay stylish during the most trying season. 

    Let’s take a look at what to expect.

  • Opinion: American ignorance runs rampant despite technology

     

    Recently, I watched a news segment in which a reporter asked random United States citizens what they thought of the Ebola crisis in Africa. 

    Astounded, I listened to citizen after citizen either ask the reporter what Ebola is, say they thought it was great, obviously clueless about the disease, or stare blankly off into space.

    While this does not represent the majority of Americans it shows that there are a striking number of people in this country who don’t know anything about what is happening in this world beyond the screens of their smartphones. The outcome of these types of interviews is nothing new, but it should make one’s blood boil every time one is released.

     When I think about these ignorant people voting and that their vote can affect my future, I am frightened for my generation. 

  • News for retirees 10-26-14 to 11-1-14

     

    Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2014

    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

    10:30 a.m. Feldenkreis Class

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken with fettuccini

  • Animal Shelter 10-26-14

     The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care. 

  • Workplace safety materials put accent on Spanish speakers

     

    Spanish-speaking people have been part of New Mexico’s workforce for hundreds of years. But the dramatic growth of this population — driven largely by immigration — and the anticipated growth well into the future underscore the urgency of culturally tailored workplace safety training. 

    The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has consistently shown higher workplace fatality rates for Hispanic workers than for workers from other racial or ethnic groups, and these rates are highest among Spanish speakers born outside the U.S. Hispanic workers also suffer higher rates of nonfatal occupational injury and illness.

    One reason for this is that many Hispanics work in higher-risk industries and occupations, including agriculture, construction, petroleum and gas extraction. But manufacturing and food processing also attract many entry-level workers — including recent immigrants.

  • Take some time to look over Medicare options

       If you’re currently enrolled in Medicare, what you do or don’t do over the next few weeks could determine whether you can secure the best, most affordable coverage next year. Here’s why:

    Medicare Part D prescription plans frequently change premiums, drug formularies, deductibles and copayment amounts for specific drugs from year to year. Medicare Advantage plans often make similar changes; plus doctors, hospitals and pharmacies may drop out of their preferred provider networks.

    Thus, by simply choosing the same options for 2015 without investigating alternatives, you could wind up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars more for similar healthcare services.

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