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Today's News

  • Let your voice be heard

    Teen Pulse is currently recruiting middle and high school students for the staff.
    Are you interested in writing, drawing cartoons, taking pictures or writing poetry? If so, you might be a good fit for our staff.
    No experience necessary, we will train you. Minimal time required, we meet for a couple of hours a week, on Friday.
    These are volunteer positions, but you will gain experience and get published in the Los Alamos Monitor.
    If interested, send an email to teenpulse@lamonitor.com. 

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 03-24-13

    Monday: Free throw contest
    Tuesday: Jump rope contest
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Paper craft
    Friday: Kids choice outdoor games

    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. 

  • Andrew and Mousie 03-24-13
  • Word on the Street 03-24-13

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Owen Bradbury Aranda asked students, “What was your longest relationship?”

  • Students face the dating debate

    While high school is primarily an educational experience, it is also a chance for teenagers to reflect on their personality and learn how to interact with their peers.
    Students get to know each other through common classes, lunch hour, passing periods and extracurricular activities.
    Dating however, provides a completely new opportunity to experiment and contemplate the meaning of commitment and responsibility with respect to a significant other.
    “It’s a learning experience,” said Kristen Haertling, a junior at Los Alamos High School.
    Although many relationships are short-lived, each party walks away learning something about themselves, their emotions and how to interact with others.
    The majority of these partnerships however, lack a critical foundation: commitment.
    High school students seem to start dating for reasons such as social status, a desire for qualities absent in themselves — and even sex.
    That is not to say that there are no long-term relationships in high school.
    Lasting partnerships are usually based on commitment through friendship, common interests and mutual support.

  • LA ranks among best small towns to visit

    The Smithsonian Magazine ranks Los Alamos eight out of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013.

    The top five were Gettysburg, Pa., Cleveland, Ms., St. Augustine, Fla., Baraboo, Wis., and Astoria, Ore.

    What kind of criteria did the magazine use?

    The magazine stated, “What makes a small town big on culture? For the second year running, we sought a statistical answer to this question by asking the geographic information company Esri to search its databases for small towns and cities — this time, with populations of less than 15,000 — that have exceptional concentrations of museums, art galleries, orchestras, theaters, historic sites and other cultural blessings.”

    And this is what the magazine said about Los Alamos.

    “Scientists in Los Alamos raced to design and fabricate nuclear bombs, detonated over Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan, a scant month after they were tested, bringing World War II to a summary end. The drama, secrecy and moral implications of the Manhattan Project, as it was called, are of such enduring significance that Congress is expected to debate creating a national park in Los Alamos to conserve sites related to atomic bomb development.

  • County Unveils Indoor Arena

    It’s been a long time coming, but Los Alamos now has an indoor arena. Located at 750 North Mesa Road, the 75-foot by 200 foot steel-walled structure was the scene of a ribbon-cutting Friday afternoon.

    County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers led off the festivities with a little boast.

    “I’m sure there are many communities out there that are very envious, because they don’t have such a fine thing in their own location,” he said. He then went on to thank many of the people that made it possible, including Lisa Reader of the Los Alamos Pony Club, the contractors that put it together, his fellow council members, (Kristin Henderson, David Izraelevitz and Steve Girrens were in attendance along with County Clerk Sharon Stover) and the county staff members.

    “Every time I do one of these ribbon cuttings I refer to the county staff members as the unsung heroes,” Rodgers said. “They’re the ones who do all the grunt work and don’t get acknowledged for it.”

    While the Los Alamos Pony Club was a big proponent of the project since its inception, the facility is also designed for any activity where inclement weather could be a factor. The Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club plans to use it as well as law enforcement for search and rescue practices.

  • Today in History March 23rd
  • NCAA Upset: Florida Gulf Coast Beats Georgetown
  • Mother: Boys Demanded Money Then Shot Baby

    A pair of teenagers was arrested Friday and accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face and wounding his mother during their morning stroll through a neighborhood in southeast Georgia.