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  • Governor to speak at two Memorial Day events

    There will be Memorial Day ceremonies honoring the men and women who lost their lives while serving their country in the United States military in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Gov. Susana Martinez will be the keynote speaker at both events.

    The event in Santa Fe will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. The event in Albuquerque will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd.

    Memorial Day in Los Alamos will be observed at the Guaje Pines Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday with the theme of  “We Remember Those Who Fought and Died For Freedom.

    ”This year’s keynote speaker will be Kevin Smith, the manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office.

  • Los Alamos Action Team is all about peer support

    The Los Alamos Youth Action team is part of a three-year initiative funded by the New Mexico Department of Health to increase tobacco awareness and education in the schools and encourage smoking cessation. The project was initiated by the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (LAJJAB) with the help of Davis Innovations. It is administered by the Los Alamos Family Council.

    The team’s main focus is on policy issues related to tobacco use. So ar, it has helped revise tobacco policy at the high school, and is now addressing community policy and ordinances.

  • New school board member sworn in

    Judge Alan Kirk swears in new school board member Dawn Venhaus Thursday evening. Venhaus replaced Thelma Hahn.


  • On the prowl

    The coyote pictured above, came out of a ravine on Rose Street Wednesday morning and began foraging for food and water behind the Chapel Apartments complex.

  • Update 05-27-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Senior Appreciation
    Senior Appreciation night will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. There will be a barbecue at 6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and a pancake breakfast will be Sunday at the Senior Center.

    Memorial service
    The public is invited to celebrate the life of Mary Jeanne “MJ” Nilsson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

    LAHS graduation
    Los Alamos High School will hold graduation at 9 a.m. Saturday at Griffith gym.

  • Cordova receives top award

    Longtime Los Alamos resident Gloria Cordova recently received a letter from the Office of the President of the College of Mt. Saint Joseph, her alum undergraduate college.
    “It is my great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the 2011 Loretta Richards Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on Mount graduates – the college and the Alumni Association are extremely proud to recognize your lifetime achievements, and your commitment to your profession as well as your community,” President Tony Aretz said.
    Cordova’s graduating Class of 1961 is celebrating its Golden Anniversary and she had planned to travel to the college for the event even before learning of her award.

  • Memorial Day service set for Guaje Pines

    Memorial Day will be observed at the Guaje Pines Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday. The entire community is invited. This year’s theme is “We Remember Those Who Fought and Died For Freedom.”
    This year’s keynote speaker will be Kevin Smith, the manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office (LASO).  As LASO Manager, he is responsible for administering the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) management and operations (M&O) contract and all federal activities on the site.
    Before joining the Department of Energy, Smith served in U.S. Air Force in a number of capacities to

  • Youth Team Targets Campus Smokers

    Members of the Los Alamos Youth Action Team – comprised of Los Alamos High School students – attended Tuesday’s council meeting to urge the county councilors to include tobacco in drug-free zones surrounding schools and to help with enforcement of smoking prohibitions.
    Coordinator Katie Bridgewater introduced seven team members, who took time out from studying for finals to address the council. Each presented a different aspect of the issue.
    Jessica Montgomery’s perspective was the most personal.

  • Last shuttle spacewalkers make history above Earth

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA completed its part in the construction of the International Space Station on Friday, with the final spacewalkers in the 30-year shuttle program attaching an extension boom.

    "Twelve years of building and 15 countries and now it's the Parthenon in the sky and hopefully the doorstep to our future," spacewalker Gregory Chamitoff before heading back inside. "So congratulations everybody on assembly complete."

  • County begins clubhouse demolition

    From a press release

    Residents and commuters on Diamond Drive will soon notice contractor activity at the Golf Course as the demolition of the former Clubhouse and adjacent swimming pool facility gets underway.

    The demolition contractor, Coronado Wrecking and Salvage, will install a fence around these building areas later this week. The first phase of demolition will include removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos, which begins Monday, April 25.

    These activities will not be visible to the public or have public impacts. Work on abatement will continue through May. Demolition activities will begin later in June, and will include large trucks hauling away debris from the site via Diamond Drive.