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  • Briefs 04-06-14

    Y needs volunteers

    The Family YMCA is seeking 50 volunteer scholarship campaigners for a 4-week fundraising drive that begins April 15. Annually the Y provides $120,000 in scholarships to 200-plus local community members so everyone may access healthy Y programs.
    Volunteers will be trained on how to touch base with the Y’s regular 285 supporters, so each volunteer will contact 7 to 10 past supporters. As the Y holds numerous fundraising events, the goal of the Community Phase drive is to raise $40,000, and this drive will wrap up with a celebration on May 22.
    Interested individuals are asked to call the Y and leave their name, number and email, and to show up at the Campaign Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. April 15 at the Fusion Café, where training will be provided.

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  • Herbicide spraying begins next week


    Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will begin spraying herbicide for weed control on local streets starting next week. Certified applicators apply the herbicide along the gutter/pavement lines on county streets throughout the community.

    The products, DuPont Hyvar X-L and Monsanto Ranger Pro, will be applied either early morning or late evenings as weather conditions permit, Tuesdays through Thursdays. Work will continue as needed into June, as some areas may require more than one application.

    Crews will be driving a red County vehicle with flashing yellow safety lights. The product will be applied using hand-held hoses.

    For additional information, please contact the Traffic & Streets Division at 662-8113.

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  • Living Treasure: Gene Mortensen

    “From Sullivan Field here in Los Alamos, welcome to Hilltopper football!” … “From Edward Medina Gymnasium in Espanola, welcome to Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball!” … “From Santa Fe, Farmington, from Silver City, Las Cruces, … !” 2014 Los Alamos Living Treasure Gene Mortensen - the radio voice of Los Alamos sports, the ‘Voice of the Toppers.’
    Owner of a beautiful baritone (and a quick repartee) Gene Mortensen is one of those rare adults in Los Alamos, a native New Mexican. Gene grew up and met Gail, his wife of over 54 years (also a New Mexico native) in Albuquerque during his student days at UNM. “That was it for me; I was ‘one and done’ as they say.”

  • NanoDays at the Bradbury Science Museum

    The Bradbury Science Museum celebrates NanoDays with a week of events April 7-13.
    NanoDays is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering.
    At the nanoscale — the scale of atoms and molecules — many common materials exhibit unusual properties. The ability to manipulate matter at this microscopic size enables innovations that were never before possible. Using these advancements, nanotechnology is revolutionizing how scientists research and develop medicine, computing, food, energy and many other things people rely on.
    Other activities include using electricity to shape memory metal and exploring thin films — the reason bubbles have so many colors. A movie series related to nanotechnology “Making Stuff,” will be shown at 1 p.m. every day. There are four movies to the PBS series and include the themes “smaller, stronger, cleaner and smarter.” The Science Cinema movie will be shown at 10:30 a.m. April 12 and will also be a nano-related film about atoms by Bill Nye the Science Guy.

  • Update 04-04-14

    Mobile adoption

    Mobile adoption and Doggy Kissing Booth from 9-11 a.m. Sunday at Posse Lodge. ‘Ask the Trainer’ table will be available to get some personal training advice from Sue Barns, who trains dogs for Assistance Dogs of the West, and has co-authored the book “Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog.”


    Summer Concert Fundraiser. Music starts at 7 p.m. today, auction at 8:30 p.m. at Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Lots of stuff to bid on to raise funds for the Summer Concert Series. Featuring music by DK & The Affordables, with special guests Ed Partridge and James Carothers. Tickets $15, couples $25. For more information call 690-2484 or email russ@gordonssummerconcerts.com.

    Bag Days

    Bag Days are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Jemez House Thrift Shop, 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.


    Posse Lodge Pancake Breakfast. 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday. All proceeds will benefit Los Alamos’ Friends of the Shelter. FOS will feature a silent auction of gift baskets donated by Zena Thomas and Best Buddy Baskets. The auction goes on all morning, as well as a chance to sign up for the Dog Jog before rates increase. Cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for kids 10 years and younger. 

  • Happy retirement

    County Engineer Kyle Zimmerman enters the “no more work zone” with his son Mike at his side. Los Alamos County held a retirement party for him on Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

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