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  • Today In History Aug. 5
  • Today in history Aug. 5
  • Intergalactic

    The van from the Intergalactic Bread Company was parked at the end of the Mesa Public Library parking lot during a recent Los Alamos Farmers Market. Intergalactic Bread Company advertises baked goods made with locally produced ingredients. The market returns to the library starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Along with the regular vegetables, salsas and baked goods, representatives from Cedar Grove Nursery are scheduled to make an appearance. They will present “Cooking With Frances” Thursday morning.

  • Movie Night

    Los Alamos County workers inflate the big screen at a Movie in the Park earlier this summer. The final Movie in the Park for the summer is scheduled for tonight. “How To Train Your Dragon 2” will start at sundown at Ashley Pond.

  • Local Briefs 8-5-15

    Cowboy dinner, dance is Saturday night

    There will be a Cowboy Dinner and Dance at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge Saturday following the county rodeo.
    On the menu for adults are brisket, salmon, bratwurst and side items.
    The dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m. and the dance will start at 7 p.m.
    Hot dogs and chips will be available for $4 for kids 10 and under.
    Prices are $15 for the dinner and $10 for the dance — couples and combos receive a discount.

    Kiwanis meets Tuesday

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will have longtime member Pat Soran as its guest speaker next week.
    The club meets Tuesdays at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Meeting time is from noon-1 p.m.
    Soran is scheduled to speak on “tot lots,” according to a release sent out this week. Meeting programs are subject to change.

  • Repair work on A Wing nearing its completion

    Los Alamos Public Schools said repair work at Los Alamos High School should be completed by the first week of school.
    LAPS officials said that workers from Flintco and subcontractors have been working for the past three weeks on repairs to sinking concrete underneath A Wing at the high school. Underground soils have been settling beneath A Wing and there has been a drop in the west-facing stairs, east-facing sidewalk and weather projection panels on the exterior of the building.
    According to the schools, Flintco and its subcontractors have been removing the impacted concrete and plan to install engineered fill dirt that is tested to guarantee they meet engineering specifications.
    The new fill dirt, according to the schools, is professionally compacted to assure that the sinking concrete problem will be resolved. Once the new fill dirt is in place, Flintco will replace the concrete.
    Flintco originally was contracted to do the A Wing upgrades, which it finished in early 2012. Flintco isn’t charging LAPS for the repair work.
    The finish date may be subject to weather conditions. School starts Aug. 13.

  • Women of STEM are honored

    Cristina Montoya, Nina Lanza, Teri Roberts and Diane Oyen were among a group of 17 women from across the state who were honored for their roles in motivating young women to pursue STEM education careers.
    The New Mexico Women of STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, were honored this weekend at the Pete Domenici Health Center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
    The honorees came from a variety of locations across the state, including the Albuquerque Public Schools district, the state’s Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico Tech and several other places.
    Montoya, who, along with the rest of the group, works with Los Alamos National Laboratory, said she was “excited and honored to be among so many great women leading STEM efforts in New Mexico.
    Each of the honorees received a Women of STEM poster featuring themselves along with a favorite inspirational quote, an award letter and a 16-month calendar.
    Sponsors of the STEM calendar this year included the Albert I. Pierre Foundation, UNM’s STEM-H Center and the state’s Public Education Department, as well as private donors.

  • New library wows WR residents

    Two words kept getting repeated at the opening of the White Rock Library on Friday: “marvelous” and “wonderful.”
    “I have one word. Outstanding!” Councilor Steve Girrens wrote when the Los Alamos Monitor asked for his reaction. Girrens is the only councilor residing in White Rock. “The library and teen center are in my opinion the most significant county improvement in White Rock during my 36 years as a White Rock resident.”
    A large crowd turned out for Friday’s ribbon cutting, which included performances by the Los Alamos HillStompers and the stilt-walking Wise Fool.
    Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson led the ribbon cutting ceremonies.
    “Our community checks out more than 400,000 books a year, with 350,000 visits to both libraries,” Henderson said. “So we clearly love and use our libraries. So I’m happy we’re getting this beautiful one for this segment of our community.”
    The new library is the fourth segment of the five-part White Rock Master Plan, which was developed through community input as a means of revitalizing the community.
    The White Rock Visitor Center, the improvements to N.M. 4 and the building of the Cañada del Buey trail have already been completed.

  • Accident on Trinity

    Traffic was temporarily snarled during lunch hour today when a county work truck and a small sedan collided just outside the lower parking lot entrance to Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive. No one was injured. Police are still investigating.

  • Today in history Aug. 4