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Today's News

  • Today in History for Jan. 26
  • 'Toppers stay close, but Demons prevail late

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came within four minutes of pulling off a gigantic upset Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos led the bulk of Friday’s contest against the No. 1 team in the state, the Santa Fe Demons, but the Demons started on a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory, 53-47.

    The game presented the Hilltoppers with a chance to earn a big leg up in the early portion of the District 2-4A season. Unfortunately, they couldn’t withstand Santa Fe’s powerful offense, which had struggled much of the game, pouring it on late.

    Read more about Friday’s game in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Divination night

    Our Lady of the Woods will hold a Divination Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Art Room of the Unitarian Church. They will gather to do divination for the upcoming year.
    Amber K. and Azrael Arynn K., authors of “Heart of Tarot,” will be among those attending.
    “Heart of Tarot” explores the Gestalt method of reading the Tarot.
    From the introduction:
    “Your mind has an infinite capacity to make connections and to find meanings in disconnected facts or abstract symbols. Gestalt Tarot strips the cards of their traditional meaning, then asks you to find your own meanings in the cards.”
    In addition to this method of reading the Tarot, it will be possible to explore other methods of divination, including pendulum, palmistry and more.
    Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite divination tools or method and come prepared to share or learn a new technique or two. They can do divination for themselves or offer to do readings for others.
    Tea will be provided. Bring snacks to share.
    Any level of proficiency is fine. 

  • Church Listings 01-25-13

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist
    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Bible Answers: Explaining why praying is important

    “If God knows everything, why should I pray?”—Jay

  • State of the state is hemorrhaging

    Last week Gov. Susana Martinez delivered her third State of the State address since taking office on Jan. 1, 2011. It was, almost certainly, a public relations success.
    The governor was poised, smiling and gracious as she outlined her ambitions for the 2013 legislative session.
    It helped too that she surrounded herself with a bevy of smiling and poised youngsters and veterans and notables who composed an attractive picture.
    And to hear the governor tell it, “The state of our state is getting stronger.”
    Whereupon almost anyone who has been paying even slight attention to the situation in this enchanted land must surely have started scratching his or her head in disbelief.
    The fact is that in the months leading up to the current 60-day gathering of state lawmakers in Santa Fe, virtually all recent studies into the state of New Mexico’s economy have been disappointing, if not downright depressing.
    Early in January one such study, commissioned by the Santa Fe New Mexican, found New Mexico to be “dead last” among the 50 states in job growth between Jan. 1, 2010 and this past October, 2012.
    Indeed, data examined in this study indicated that New Mexico is one of only “two states still showing negative jobs growth” in the 14-month period examined.

  • It’s all in the name

     I remember as a child how my parents told me that my name John, translated as “The gods are great.” Or glamorous. Or graceful or gassy.
    Something like that.
     I found it amusing that my name would mean something other than just John and I never did know what language it was supposed to be.
    With all the Johns in my school, it might have been “The gods are generous.” Very generous. I mean, every Tom, Dick and Harry was named John.
    But what is in a name? Kabalarians profess that the alphabet has mathematical properties and that the letters in your name will determine your personality.
    Your name defines who you are, what your strengths and weaknesses are, your mental and physical being. 
    Your success in life and your entire destiny totally depends on your name.
    I once considered changing my name to Zortanbezzobog the Exalted High Wizard of Thunder, hoping that I’d get more respect from my friends. It didn’t work, so I decided to stay with John.
    Okay, so yeah, the Kabalarians are mondo wackos. But placing importance on one’s name is far more commonplace than you might think.

  • Home-school College Day at UNM-LA

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will host Home-School College Day from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13. The event is open to students in grades seven through 12, and their families. College officials ask that those planning to attend to RSVP in order to ensure there will be sufficient food and information packets on hand.
     The event begins in the Student Center, with a welcome speech from Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page. Students and family will take a tour of campus and sit in on mini-lectures from the professors of some of the classes UNM-LA offers regularly.
     The College Day will take place along with a Student Government mixer for UNM-LA students, called “Explore Your Future.” At this mixer, faculty will have displays and information from their departments on the degree programs offered and the career paths in each field. A wide variety of studies will be represented: fine arts, fire science, business, math, health science, engineering, computer technology, communications and applied technologies.
     Advisors from UNM in Albuquerque will also be on campus to meet with students pursuing bachelor’s degrees.
     Questions and RSVPs can be made by calling Grace Willerton at 661-4690.
    From a press release
     

  • Home-school College Day at UNM-LA

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will host Home-School College Day from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13. The event is open to students in grades seven through 12, and their families. College officials ask that those planning to attend to RSVP in order to ensure there will be sufficient food and information packets on hand.
     The event begins in the Student Center, with a welcome speech from Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page. Students and family will take a tour of campus and sit in on mini-lectures from the professors of some of the classes UNM-LA offers regularly.
     The College Day will take place along with a Student Government mixer for UNM-LA students, called “Explore Your Future.” At this mixer, faculty will have displays and information from their departments on the degree programs offered and the career paths in each field. A wide variety of studies will be represented: fine arts, fire science, business, math, health science, engineering, computer technology, communications and applied technologies.
     Advisors from UNM in Albuquerque will also be on campus to meet with students pursuing bachelor’s degrees.
     Questions and RSVPs can be made by calling Grace Willerton at 661-4690.
    From a press release
     

  • Home-school College Day at UNM-LA

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will host Home-School College Day from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13. The event is open to students in grades seven through 12, and their families. College officials ask that those planning to attend to RSVP in order to ensure there will be sufficient food and information packets on hand.
     The event begins in the Student Center, with a welcome speech from Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page. Students and family will take a tour of campus and sit in on mini-lectures from the professors of some of the classes UNM-LA offers regularly.
     The College Day will take place along with a Student Government mixer for UNM-LA students, called “Explore Your Future.” At this mixer, faculty will have displays and information from their departments on the degree programs offered and the career paths in each field. A wide variety of studies will be represented: fine arts, fire science, business, math, health science, engineering, computer technology, communications and applied technologies.
     Advisors from UNM in Albuquerque will also be on campus to meet with students pursuing bachelor’s degrees.
     Questions and RSVPs can be made by calling Grace Willerton at 661-4690.
    From a press release