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  • Teens needed to form relay teams

    In 2010, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than 500,000 lives.

    Though so many are affected by the disease, not all can afford to be treated.

    Treatment for cancer is very expensive, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in many cases.

    For almost 100 years, The American Cancer Society has raised funds through various events for cancer treatment.

    According to cancer.org, the ACS “has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.” One of the biggest fundraisers for ACS is the Relay for Life.

    Relay is a 24-hour organized community event that usually takes place at a track. During Relay, participants form teams and walk around the track continuously.

    The walk symbolizes that cancer never stops. For some, the event is emotional. A Relay representative said that it is a “very powerful and passionate event,” as evidenced by the number of participants.
    Los Alamos has its own Relay for Life event, which has been organized by Hope Jaramillo, a Relay participant for 10 years.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 and ends at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Ashley Pond. Relay is open to the public and currently, Jaramillo is looking for people to form teams, particularly youth teams.

  • LAYL seeking applicants

    Los Alamos Youth Leadership registration is due by June 27 at the Family YMCA. The application can be downloaded from the JJAB website. First Step Orientation will take place on Aug. 3 and 4, which will be an overnight camping event. Sean Hall will lead the team building session the first day. The following day will be a physical challenge for students to break out of comfort zones.

  • Birth Announcements 06-02-13

    May 16 – A boy, Ethan Ace Montoya, born to Melissa Montoya
     

  • News for Retirees 06-02-13

    June 2-8, 2013
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken tenders
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    10 a.m. Computer users group
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: BBQ brisket
    12:30 p.m. Better breathers
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis
    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m. RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m. Cardio plus exercise
    10:30 a.m. AARP meeting
    10:45 a.m. Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Tilapia
    1:15 p.m. Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m. Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Pork loin
    11:30 a.m. Community health council
    1:30 p.m. Tap dancing
    2 p.m. Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m. Chess
    7 p.m. Bridge
    FRIDAY
    9:15 a.m. Line dancing
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Red chile beef enchilada
    Noon Talk: Peter Soderquist from Los Alamos Airport
    12:30 p.m. Movie: “Les Miserables” 2012

    SATURDAY

  • Animal Shelter 06-02-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets at petfinder. com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    DOGS
    Calypso — A gentle brindle-point black lab mix found roaming near Pueblo Complex. He loves to go for walks, especially if there is a large patch of grass where he can take a break and roll around. He seems to bounce rather than walk, so you know he’s having fun! He prefers a home with a person that is home more often than not. He doesn’t enjoy sharing his home with cats. When left home alone, Calypso might do best in a crate.

  • Nonproliferation goals can’t be met without disarmament

    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970, is the backbone of the world’s nuclear non-proliferation regime — and the only multilateral, legally-binding treaty requiring nuclear disarmament.
    The NPT divides states into “nuclear weapon states” — Russia, the United States, France, China and the United Kingdom — which commit themselves to complete nuclear disarmament and “non-nuclear weapon states,” which commit themselves not to acquire nuclear weapons, but are allowed to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
    But the permanent division of the world into nuclear “haves” and “have-nots” has never been accepted by most countries nor thought to be practical. Over the years, the NPT has reached near-universality, with only India, Israel and Pakistan remaining outside its regime. North Korea left the treaty in 2003.

  • Health Department warns of poor air quality due to wildfires

    Due to a cold front arriving to the area later Saturday and into Sunday, smoke from the Tres Lagunas fire is expected to most significantly impact the Santa Fe Metro area, Espanola and the Pecos Canyon. Potentially unhealthy conditions could occur in these communities overnight and into the early morning.

    The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department recommend residents in these communities take precautions to minimize any health impacts from the smoke. If air quality is unhealthy as defined below, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should avoid prolonged or heavy physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should minimize prolonged or physical activity outdoors.

    In areas without air quality monitoring equipment, visibility can serve as a good substitute in determining air quality. People should use the following guide to determine air quality from visibility: if visibility is 10 miles and up, the air quality is good; six to nine miles, air quality is moderate; three to five miles, air quality is unhealthy for sensitive people; one and a half to two and a half miles, air quality is unhealthy; one to one and a quarter miles, air quality is very unhealthy; and three quarters of a mile or less, air quality is hazardous.

  • Crews on 2 NM fires hope to get break from weather

    PECOS, N.M (AP) — Crews fighting two large uncontained wildfires in New Mexico focused Sunday on building protection lines around the blazes amid anticipation that a forecast of storms could bring moisture to help reduce the intensity of the fires.

    Still, the forecast thunderstorms also bring the possibility of lightning that could start new fires and gusty winds that could help spread the blazes.

    A fire burning in New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest 25 miles from Santa Fe had grown to more than 11 square miles by Sunday morning.

    Thick smoke from the fire covered Gallinas Canyon and Las Vegas, N.M.

  • Today in History June 1
  • Thompson Ridge Fire reaches Valles Caldera

    As one Los Alamos resident put it, “This will be the rest of the Jemez; Cerro Grande Part 3.”

    So said Taber West, who was keeping a watchful eye on the wildfire from a nearby location on N.M. 4.

    Close by were checkpoints set up by the Sandoval County Sheriff and the U.S. Forest Service. The place was quickly becoming a lookout point for the curious and for those who actually have a lot to lose, depending on the direction of the fire.

    “They just told us to get out of there, so we took our vehicles and left,” said Craig Yost, a Sulphur Springs resident. “I have no idea if everything’s okay, or not.”

    Yost said his chief concern is his house. He said the last thing he tried to do is fend off the fire with a garden house. But when firefighters arrived on the scene, he was told to put down his garden hose and leave.

    “We grabbed everything we could, papers, computers, whatever we could.”

    From his vantage point on N.M. 4 he could see flames traveling 150 to 200 feet in the air earlier in the day. But he has hope, he said, as he also saw helicopters traveling to the blaze and putting a barrier of water between the fire and the houses.

    “They might try to stop it on the ridge,” Yost said.