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  • Accepting all challenges


    Challenges are a part of life. Some challenges are tougher than others, but it is up to the individual to overcome. 

    Christa Brelsford, 29, knows what it is like to encounter obstacles and do whatever it takes to prevail. 

    The Los Alamos resident will be competing in the International Federation of Sports Climbing competitions in Gijón, Spain. She left on Saturday for the week and a half long event. 

    She will be a contender in the Women Lower Amputee Division in Paraclimbing.

    The event is for disabled people who are rock climbers and want to continue to do so after injury.

  • Smith's responds in dispute


    Smith’s Food and Drug has responded after the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1564 went to the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the grocer of bad faith bargaining.

    A statement from the Smith’s corporate office said, “We are aware that the union has filed a charge with the NLRB suggesting that the company is refusing to bargain. There are three very important points to know.

    “ 1. The NLRB has made no judgment or ruling on the union charge.  They have yet to hear it. 2.  The union can put anything it wants into a charge. Because it’s in a union charge doesn’t make it so. 3. The company is bargaining.  We want to reach a good agreement for our associates.”

  • Board proposes super search plan


    A special committee created by the Los Alamos School Board has proposed a plan to kickstart the search for the next superintendent.

    Called the board’s “Timeline Committee,” which is headed up by board vice president Kevin Honnell and board member Jim Hall, outlined a plan that’s been included in the board’s Sept. 9 meeting agenda. 

    In the plan, Hall and Honnell included specific dates on when things should occur. 

    If approved by the board, the plan’s timeline and search strategy will be adopted at the Sept. 9 plan. Job qualifications will be adopted at the next meeting, Sept. 16, and a region-wide ad will be posted Sept. 26. 

  • Cone zone 9-7-14


    Pavement Preservation Work in White Rock:

    Chip material has been applied on Hamlin Court, Pruitt, Paige Loop and Paige Court in White Rock. The final sealant will be applied in mid to late September. The reason for the delay before sealing is to allow the chips to settle; any remaining loose chips will be swept up before the sealant is applied. Residents will receive 48 hour notice before the final sealant is applied on their street.

     Central Avenue Improvements Project:

    The contractor is reporting that pedestrians are crossing into the work zone instead of at the provided crossings; this is extremely dangerous and pedestrians are advised to use the provided pathways.

  • Today in history Sept. 6
  • LASF Schedule

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
    6:30–7 p.m. – News from Mars: A Sidewalk Talk with Roger Wiens, Sidewalk in front of 106 Central Park Square
    7–10 p.m. – Gordon’s Summer Concerts: Whitewater Ramble, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
    8–10 p.m. – International “Observe the Moon” night, Juniper Campground Ampitheater at Bandelier National Monument
    10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. –TEDxABQ Streaming Party, Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue, streamed live from University of NM’s Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque
    10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
    11 a.m.–4 p.m. – Quadcopters and Drones. Location: Overlook Park, White Rock
    11 a.m.–4 p.m. – RocketDay. Location: Overlook Park, White Rock
    10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue

  • Comedian Rivers dies at age 81

     LOS ANGELES (AP) — On “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1967, Joan Rivers joked about society’s double-standard for women.
    “A girl, you’re 30 years old, you’re not married, you’re an old maid,” she said. “A man, he’s 90 years old, he’s not married, he’s a catch.”
    At the time, it was rare to see a female comic onstage, and even rarer for an entertainer to talk frankly about being a woman. A few years later, on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Rivers boasted about wearing a pushup bra, laughed about the lack of sex in long marriages and blatantly said men like second wives better.
    Rivers, who died Thursday at 81, was a trailblazer for all comics, but especially for women. Funeral services will be held Sunday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, the assistant to Rabbi Joshua Davidson confirmed on Friday. Services will be private, Rivers’ personal publicist, Judy Katz, said. Neither the temple nor Katz would give further details.

  • Enjoying the last days of summer

    Ducks on Ashley Pond enjoyed the warm weather this week. A cold front, however, is coming through and temperatures will drop into the high 60s this weekend.

  • Update 09-05-14

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.


    September is Assets Month and local businesses are asked to collect change throughout the month to assist with a variety of youth building programs, including the annual Community Assets Award. Those willing to host a can should call 695-9139.

    Open house

    Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic will be hosting an open house to welcome four Medical Doctors who have recently joined their practice. Dr. J. Stan Garrett joined them in January 2014 and is Board Certified in Family Practice. Dr. G. Elisa Lange joined them in April 2014 and is Board Certified in Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Monica Snowden joined them in June 2014 and is Board Certified in Rheumatology. Dr. John Wisneski who is Board Certified in Family Practice joined LAMCC on Aug. 22. Dr. Wisneski is also trained in medical acupuncture. Join their open house from 4-6 p.m. Friday at 3917 West Road Suite 150.


  • LA ScienceFest set to begin today and last through Sept. 13

    Los Alamos ScienceFest has expanded to over a full week of demonstrations, interactive activities, art, and discussions for inquisitive minds of all ages, from today until Sept. 13.
    The majority of the festival activities are free and open to the public.
Festival highlights include: an appearance by former shuttle astronaut and Los Alamos National Laboratory employee John Phillips, drone demonstrations and giveaways, photography exhibition of early work by Berlyn Brixner, Detonography art, 3-D chalk artist, Rocket Day and Expo Day, among many others. In addition, live music concerts will take place on both Fridays of the festival (today and Sept. 12) from 7–10 p.m.
“Los Alamos is a place of world changing ideas. Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates this and explores how science lies at the heart of everything through an entertaining and engaging series of events, exhibitions and happenings,” said Suzette Fox, executive director of Los Alamos MainStreet. ScienceFest features nine days of interactive demonstrations, workshops, hands on activities and dynamic speakers to engage in thought provoking discussion and even includes a few big nights out.”