Today's News

  • Spread holiday cheer at home, worldwide

    Charles Dickens – one of the first great promoters of Christmas generosity – wrote in “A Christmas Carol “…it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.” Dickens penned that in 1843, but it still holds true today.

    There are many opportunities to give to those in need this time of year. Two local groups – both part of nationwide efforts – offer creative ways to help our seniors and children around the world.
    Be a Santa to a senior

  • Opponents have concerns about NASA launch

    NASA intends in coming weeks to launch a rover to be deployed on Mars fueled with 10.6 pounds of plutonium.

    That has prompted opponents of the launch in Florida, concerned about an accident releasing deadly plutonium--such as an explosion of the rocket that’s to lift the rover into space—to create a Facebook page warning people not to visit Disney theme parks in Orlando during the November 25-to-December 15 launch window. “Don’t Do Disney brought to you by NASA,” is the title of the Facebook page. Other actions are planned.

  • Title dreams dashed

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team and football team were both knocked out of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 11-13-11

    Monday -   Stamping
    Tuesday - Pool tournament
    Wednesday-     Movies and Munchies
    Thursday - Fuse beads
    Friday -     Musical chairs
    All students in grades third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are located at 475 20th Street (by Ashley Pond) and 10  Sherwood  Blvd.
    (Piñon Park). Call  662-9412 or  672-1565  for  information.

  • PEEC offers family night walk

    Many animals like to be out after dark and some humans do, too. Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a hike to learn about animals’ lifestyles.
     It will also offer an opportunity for humans to use their nighttime senses as animals do.  The hike will be at Nov.19 at 4:30 p.m. and will be led by Jaye Gilmore. She’ll help hikers become comfortable with being outdoors at night and learn to “see” nocturnal life through multiple senses.

  • Food drive scheduled for Saturday

    The 14th annual Fall Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, in Los Alamos and White Rock. This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union, the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, LA Cares and the LA Community Food Banks, with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the Knights of Columbus, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, the Los Alamos Postmaster and many individual volunteers. The drive supports more than 100 families in Los Alamos through regular food distributions by LA Cares and also the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Española.

  • Courtney Gartz-Roger Miller

    Courtney Jill Gartz and Roger Lucas Miller will be married on Nov. 19, 2011 in Bountiful, Utah Temple of the Church of Latter-Day Saints.
    Parents of the bride are Roger and Connie Gartz of Los Alamos. Parents of the groom are Jane and Kent MIller of Ogden, UT.
    Courtney received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and Master of Education degree from the Unversity of Virginia and teaches elementary education in Virginia.

  • Cookies and conversation

    There was great turnout for Cookies and Conversation Monday at LAHS. RSVP, Kiwanis and Rotary provided the adults, while the Los Alamos Co-op Market provided the cookies for the high school students.

  • News for Retirees 11-13-11

    Nov. 13-19
    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


    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Sweet n Sour Pork
    12:30    p.m.    Driver Safety Program
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    8:30        Mac Users group
    8:45        Variety Training

  • Animal Shelter 11-13-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.