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  • Church listings 8-10-12

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.


    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • New program predicts fire behavior

    Firefighters facing fast-moving wildfires need better tools to predict erratic fire behavior, especially in forests with dead trees caused by massive outbreaks of bark beetles whose predations create an abundance of dead fuel and changes in the tree canopy structure.

  • County economic plan OK'd

    After seven months of analysis and planning, two discussions with council and numerous meetings with staff, community members and experts, the county’s new economic vitality administrator Greg Fisher, presented a plan to council Tuesday. After two-and-a-half hours of intense questioning, the plan was approved in a 4-2 vote. 

  • Today in History for August 10th
  • US Takes Olympic Women's Soccer Gold
  • LA Rodeo set for this weekend

    Once again, Los Alamos County’s recreation department will host a rodeo as part of this weekend’s county fair.

    The 2012 rodeo is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. Rodeo competition is open to all comers who dare to saddle up a bull or rope a calf.

    This year, however, rodeo coordinators are being particularly cautious with horses. An outbreak of vesicular stomatitis has been reported in New Mexico, with close to 30 horses in five counties affected as of July 31, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • Sports Update 08-09-12

    Hawk football meeting is today

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk football program will hold an orientation session tonight. The orientation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Brousseau Gymnasium.

    Any students entering seventh or eighth grade interested in playing football for LAMS is encouraged to attend. The orientation process will include turning in all necessary participation paperwork, issuing of equipment and information on the Hawks’ football program.

    Eighth grade players should show up by 5 p.m. and seventh grade players by 6 p.m.

    For more information, email Daren Jones at d.jones@laschools.net.

    King of the Hill is this weekend

  • Mars crater where rover landed looks ‘Earth-like’

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists say.

    “The first impression that you get is how Earth-like this seems looking at that landscape,” chief scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology said Wednesday.

  • United Way youth team takes shape


    The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) Youth Team held the first meeting of its 2013 campaign last week. This year’s chair, Jordan Ahlers, led the teens in a planning session that laid out priorities for the campaign.

    This is only Ahlers’ second year on the team, although she had been coming to meetings with her older sister for years. 

  • LANL protesters plead not guilty -- updated

    “The LANL Six,” the six anti-nuclear demonstrators that were arrested outside the Los Alamos Laboratory Monday, got their day in court Thursday and they couldn’t be happier.

    For Aug. 9, 1945 was the day the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, allowing the demonstrators to wave their signs on Trinity Avenue once again before heading to municipal court to get the charges read to them. The six include Pamela Gilchrist, Benjamin Abbott, Barbara Grothus, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan and Janet Greenwald.