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  • Cold temps on the way

     

    . NEAR TO SUBFREEZING LOW TEMPERATURES OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH AND WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EARLY FRIDAY...

    A DRY AND CHILLY AIR MASS WILL INVADE NEW MEXICO TODAY... SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE MOST WIDESPREAD OCCURRENCE OF NEAR TO SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS SEASON LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY. THE AREA IMPACTED... WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS DUE TO TERRAIN VARIATIONS AND IN LARGER URBAN AREAS... WILL INCLUDE LOCALES GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM NEAR RATON TO LAS VEGAS... LOS LUNAS AND FENCE LAKE. GENERALLY... IN THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THIS AREA LOW TEMPERATURES EARLY FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE 30S TO LOWER 40S WITH ONLY THE LOWEST DIPS AND VALLEYS APPROACHING OR BRIEFLY REACHING THE FREEZING MARK. TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 20 TO 30 DEGREES WILL BE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

  • Parenting class set for tonight

    Any parent or caregiver of an elementary school-aged child will tell you that instilling good healthy habits can be a tricky task. This week’s installment of Raising Children in a Challenging World: A Series for Parents will be Healthy Habits, will meet from 6-7 p.m. today.
    The six-class parenting series is a joint effort between the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB).
    The goal for the series is to help parents address those challenging aspects of raising a child by bringing together a group of experts who will facilitate discussion and provide resources for parents who may need some guidance.
    Healthy Habits will focus on how to raise a healthy child while showing parents how to teach their child to be a healthy eater, get proper exercise, and how to motivate them to get up in the morning. Parents will also be advised on how to establish a healthy routine while making time for rest and downtime.
    Emily Schmidt will co-present a portion of this week’s session. Schmidt is Certified Health Coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and is also a RYT-200 Yoga instructor, a certified personal trainer, as well as a Bootcamp, TRX and weight training instructor.

  • Update 10-02-14

    Film

    The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?” 6:30 p.m. today in the upstairs meeting room.

    Breakfast

    Cowboy breakfast. 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road, near the stables. $7 adults, $4 children 10 and under. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

    Forum

    The Los Alamos League of Women Voters presents the Los Alamos County Council Candidates Forum. 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Also invited are the unopposed candidates for probate judge and public education commission. The county clerk will explain the election procedures. 6:30 p.m. conversation and refreshments.

    Web Crew

    Los Alamos Middle School’s Web Crew program is selling Smith’s gift cards and Papa Murphy’s coupon cards as a fundraiser. The Smith’s cards are available in $25, $50, or $100 and the Papa Murphy’s cards sell for $5 and offer a $35-plus savings. To purchase call or text Web Crew Coordinator Bernadette Lauritzen at 695-9139.
     

  • Proposed park still struggling

    A decade after Congress approved a study to determine the feasibility and boundaries for a Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the proposed park is still struggling for existence. Supporters are pushing hard to get MPNHP legislation approved this year and are asking the public’s support.
    Both House and Senate Natural Resources Committees voted in favor of the park this year, and the full House passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act with the proposed park included. Unlike last year, when the park was added as an amendment to the NDAA, the MPNHP is written directly into the House bill this year.
    The Senate has yet to determine whether it will propose its own National Defense Authorization Act or go directly to conference committee with the House version.
    “So the question for us is, how important is this bill to our senators? We’ve been working on this with them for years. Both Sen. (Martin) Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Sen. (Tom) Udall (D-N.M.) have been supportive. But we need jumping up and down excited, which is not very senatorial I’m afraid,” said Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, who serves as the county’s point person on the project.

  • Stopping domestic violence

    Members of the Los Alamos Police Department as well as volunteers from Los Alamos High School unfurled the first salvo in the fight against domestic violence. The police department, with the help of police officer Adele Girmendonk, will be participating in and organizing a series of events in Los Alamos during October, which is also “National Domestic Violence Awareness” month. The banner, which features the names and numbers of organizations that victims of domestic violence can contact will be up for the rest of the month. 

  • Today in history Oct. 2
  • Secret Service chief resigns

     

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

    Pierson's undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 incident in Atlanta in which President Barack Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two White House officials said. The armed contractor's proximity to Obama violated the agency's security protocols.

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as well as Obama appeared unaware of the full extent of the Atlanta incident and the Sept. 19 security breach in which a man armed with a knife jumped the White House fence and entered the building. Johnson, whose department oversees the Secret Service, was the driving force behind Pierson's resignation Wednesday, the officials said.