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Today's News

  • Have lunch with a leader Feb. 14

    This month’s’ League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:40 a.m. March 14 at Mesa Library.  The community is welcome to attend. The speaker will be Gary Leikness,  principal planner of the Community and Economic Development Department.
    Leikness has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Oregon. He  moved to Los Alamos in June 2010, from Rexburg, Idaho, where he was planning and zoning administrator. Prior to that, he was a planner director in Lincoln City, Ore., Fort Worth, Texas and Provo, Utah. He will discuss the work he is doing to complete the comprehensive plan envisioned by our community.
    To attend and have a lunch from the co-op for $10, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or email her at kaskacayman@g mail.com for the menu selections. Orders need to be in by 7 p.m. Tuesday. You do not need to purchase lunch to attend.

  • Sign up for spring cancer retreat

    Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Spring 2013 Family Cancer Retreat will be May 3-5, at the Marriott Pyramid North hotel in Albuquerque.
    This free, three-day educational program will provide New Mexico’s adult cancer patients/survivors and their loved ones with the tools and information they need to manage the treatment and recovery process.
    More than 300 people from more than 125 New Mexican families coping with cancer are expected to participate, making this the largest general cancer education program in New Mexico and the largest program of its type in the U.S.

  • Schramm is Rotary student of the month

    Caroline Schramm, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for February.
    Schramm is the daughter of Janet and Garry Schramm and the sister of Christopher, Kaitlin, Kurt, Cory and Carson.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month. In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition.
    Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and, in particular, their service to the community.
    Schramm, who is currently trying to coordinate a service project to collect school supplies for under-privileged students in the community, has also volunteered to read to children in local elementary school classrooms with her Los Alamos Youth Leadership group, and assisted in this year’s Los Alamos County Science Fair.

  • Brown helps promote science

    Los Alamos County Science Fair Coordinator Dawn Brown, is still hard at work, even after the Regional Science Fair last week.
    “The Regional Fair was a very competitive competition with our 68 LAPS students rising to the challenge,” Brown said.
    “The students presented and displayed projects which garnered 37 Regional awards and 23 State Science and Engineering Fair qualifiers.”
    Brown said she was impressed with the Regional Qualifiers and how they presented themselves to the judges and the public.
    Prior to the event, many of them worked to get ready. “Many of them had emailed me with questions about improving upon their projects and their presentation skills,” Brown said.
    The efforts of Brown and her site coordinators yielded representation of all seven LAPS schools at the fair March 2.
    “The science minds of our students is amazing. Their curiosity and interests are a credit to our community that is all about discovery,” said LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt.
    “Dawn is a sensation. Under her guidance our program has grown both in quality and in caliber.”
    Once again, Brown went above and beyond the call of duty, arranging an ice cream social for those arriving the night before and a luncheon for the time in between judging and awards.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 03-10-13

    Monday: Pool tourney
    Tuesday: St. Patrick’s bingo
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: St. Patrick’s day cards
    Friday: Wii Friday, LAAC open 8 a.m.6 p.m. WRAC closed.

    The White Rock YAC is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565. The Los Alamos YAC is at 475 20th St., 662-9412. Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders. 

  • Word on the Street 03-10-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Owen Bradbury Aranda asked students, “Why do you ride Atomic City Transit?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 03-10-13
  • The smell of style: Find your signature scent

    Are you one of those people that loves perfume?
    I sometimes feel a little ashamed when I peek into my perfume drawer and see a rather large stash of scents piled on top of one another.
    I have realized, however, that other people have the same issue I do, and that this dilemma is actually not a problem at all.
    Perfume can act as accessories. They are added touches that can spruce up an outfit with a little spritz.
    Since we have so many necklaces, bags, scarves and shoes, I believe there’s nothing wrong with owning a variety of perfume as well.
    A consultant at Dillard’s once explained his reasoning on the subject to me. He told me that everyone should have their own “perfume wardrobe.”
    This idea seemed much more appealing to me than having an unorganized stockpile of scents.
    The concept of a “perfume wardrobe” may sound silly at first, after all, the word wardrobe is usually associated with clothing.
    But more importantly, your wardrobe is a collection of the pieces that you love and that reflect your personality.
    In this sense, perfume certainly fits the bill. The only scents we actually buy are the ones we truly adore. No one normally takes pleasure in wearing a perfume they detest.

  • Rapper A$AP Rocky is on the rise

    “The streets are death row.”—Tupac Shakur.
    In May of 2011, Harlem rapper Rakim Mayers aka A$AP Rocky, taking Tupac’s advice to heart, gave up a life of selling drugs and decided to pursue a career in rap music. Repping a place like New York for a new rapper is a big feat, considering some of the best rappers such as The Notorious B.I.G. and 50 Cent came from the north. With A$AP Rocky’s debut album, “Long.Live.A$AP,” the 24-year-old rapper asserts himself as one of the brightest rising stars.
    Released on Jan. 15, 2013, “Long.Live.A$AP” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 272,000 copies as of March 6. Rocky differs from most rappers today because, instead of having one rap style, he follows multiple styles.
    From his West Coast flow in the title track, “Long Live A$AP,” to his slowed down dirty south melody style in “Goldie.” Though he has different sounds on the album, none is more prominent than “Wild for the Night,” featuring Skrillex.
    Rocky is able to infuse dubstep beats with a flawless delivery of lyrics like, “Wake up feeling blessed up, pistol on that dresser ain’t afraid to show it, I’ll expose it if I dress up.”

  • Students choose to get on the bus

    Since Los Alamos is such a small town, getting from one place to another is pretty easy for most people, especially since Atomic City Transit, the county’s public transportation system, provides Los Alamos and White Rock residents with a free, eco-friendly way to get around. But despite the service, driving from White Rock to Los Alamos or to the ski hill, seems to be the best method of getting around.
    Atomic City Transit has been running for more than three years and has routes that circulate through Barranca Mesa, North Mesa, White Rock, downtown, the Main Hill — and more recently — the ski hill and Bandelier.
    The transit is free for everyone and has drivers that provide more than just a ride — they help riders get to where they need to be if they are not familiar with the routes.
    The transit may be ideal for teenagers, since most cannot drive until they are 15; don’t choose to drive until they are 18; or just do not have access to a car.
    Los Alamos teenagers typically use the bus to get to school or get home after school or sports practice, or they use the trolley (the downtown circulator) to get to Starbucks or the library to hang out with friends.