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Today's News

  • Officials: Stay vigilant, aware about Ebola virus, but don’t panic

    Unfortunately, living high atop a mesa doesn’t isolate Los Alamos from the current Ebola virus crisis, especially when the town you live in is home to a national laboratory, with people coming and going from all regions of the country and from all over the world 24 hours a day.
    However, don’t go shopping for a hazmat suit and a barbed wire fence just yet.
    Health and safety experts in Los Alamos, as well as the state say people should be vigilant and aware, but don’t go into panic mode. The odds are more in favor of you getting this season’s flu than Ebola.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal agency tasked with monitoring and preventing outbreaks of deadly diseases on the domestic front, as well as the international front, there are specific preconditions involved in spreading the disease. The first victim in the infection chain has to come in contact with an infected animal. From human to human, a person has to come in direct contact with bodily fluids from another human to become infected. Bodily fluids include blood, semen, mucus, sweat, feces, vomit and breast milk.

  • Higdon earns top state teaching honor

    Lynne Higdon, the physical education teacher from Barranca Elementary School, was named the 2014 New Mexico Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. The announcement was recently made at the State P.E. Conference at Albuquerque.
     Higdon has served as the P.E. teacher at Barranca for the past 10 years. Higdon is well respected for her comprehensive physical education program that introduces students to a wide array of activities. She is also credited for extending physical activities by hosting community events such as an outside games day for families, family hikes in the Jemez and a family golf outing.
    Among writing supportive letters for Higdon’s nomination for the award was Pam Miller, director of curriculum and instruction, who described Higdon as a “conscientious individual who works hard to make sure that students complete every task to the best of their ability.”
     Miller wrote, “Ms. Higdon uses her enthusiasm and experience to ignite students’ eagerness to participate in class.”

  • Update 10-19-14

    Trail Sale

    The Annual Jemez Trail Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today along N.M. 4. Take a four-mile detour at Mile Marker 27 and just follow the signs.

    Library event

    Authors Speak Series presents a special reading of young adult fiction. “The Night of Pan,” by Gail Strickland. 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.

    High Tea

    High Tea on the Hill. 1-2:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos High School lobby. $20 per person. RSVP preferred but not required. Call 662-0800.

    Lunch With a Leader

    The League of Women Voters will have the monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 21 at Mesa Public Library. Lunch will be available from the LA Co-op Market for $10. To order lunch, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605, or at kaskacayman@gmail.com. Lunch does not have to be ordered to attend the meeting. Lunch orders are due today.

    Performance

  • Gov directs DOH to direct Ebola plan

     Governor Susana Martinez has directed the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) to coordinate the state’s Ebola preparedness plan to be ready in the unlikely event there is an Ebola case diagnosed in New Mexico. DOH will coordinate the state’s Ebola preparedness plan between state agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), as well as local governments, hospitals, and healthcare providers throughout the state to ensure New Mexico is ready to handle any potential cases of Ebola.
    “The risk of New Mexicans contracting Ebola is very, very low, but I want to assure everyone that we are taking the necessary steps to prepare for the unlikely event of cases in New Mexico,” said Martinez. “The Department of Health and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are monitoring developments very closely, and our Emergency Operation Center can be activated within minutes, if necessary.”

  • Bandelier marks Wilderness Act anniversary

    For the past nearly three months, a crew from the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) has been working on the trails at Bandelier National Monument, helping repair effects of the Las Conchas Fire and resulting flooding.
    The crew is one of several sponsored by the Taos-based RMYC. Bandelier’s crew has consisted of seven crew members and a crew supervisor, with crew members ages 18-25.
    They come from all over northern New Mexico, including Zia Pueblo, Espanola, Los Alamos, and the Mora area. They work eight days on, six days off, and while at the park they camp at the group campground.
    One of their projects this year was repairing the switchbacks on the trail between Ponderosa Campground and Upper Crossing. After the rainy season had passed, they replaced the two footbridges on the Falls Trail and the four on the trail to Alcove House, which had been repeatedly washed out by high water events during the summer. In early October, members of other RMYC crews, the Bandelier crew, and volunteers from the Wilderness Society spent a service day doing trail work in the Upper Crossing section of Frijoles Canyon.

  • Lewis and Todd 10-19-14
  • A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad movie

    Based on the children’s book by Judith Viorst, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) who experiences the worst day of his young life.  
    He finds gum in his hair, accidentally sets the science lab on fire, angers the girl he has a crush on and finally his parents are late picking him up from school. Alexander is left feeling very sorry for himself.  In contrast, everything is going wonderfully for the rest of his family which makes Alexander want the worst for them.  
    On his birthday the next day, Alexander makes a birthday wish that his family would have the most horrible, terrible day. To his surprise Alexander’s father (Steve Carell), mother (Jennifer Garner), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) do experience the worst day of their lives.  Alexander begins feeling remorseful and decides he must try to turn their worst day into the best day for everyone.
    While having great potential to be hilarious, this movie lacks creativity and is cliché. The father having a bad job interview, the brother failing his driver’s test, the sister getting sick before her play debut are all boring plot scenarios director Rob Lieber wrote.  

  • Word On The Street 10-19-14

    Teen Pulse staff member Sydney Schoonover asked students, “What’s your favorite kind of Halloween candy?”

  • Abney helps students prepare for the future

    Many teachers at Los Alamos High School have been teaching for a while, but this year students have the opportunity to work with and learn from a new teacher, Stephanie Abney, who was born and raised in Los Alamos.
    While in high school, she played for the orchestra and the band until freshmen year and participated in many sports, instilling in her the value of teamwork.
    “I think participating in sports and being a part of a team really helped me gain the confidence in myself that I would not have gained individually,” Abney said. “I think being part of a team and being a team player is one of the fundamental skills people can have in whatever profession they pursue. It has shaped me to fight for what I believe to be right and to listen to what others have to say.”
    After graduating from high school, Abney studied at Colorado State University receiving a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education.

  • Friday's prep scores

    Aztec 35, Farmington 28
    Belen 34, Valencia 13
    Bloomfield 52, Shiprock 0
    Capital 54, Bernalillo 0
    Centennial 41, Chaparral 6
    Cleveland 49, Santa Fe 0
    Del Norte 39, Española Valley 12
    Eldorado 29, Sandia 21
    Escalante 74, Navajo Pine 6
    Eunice 44, Roswell JV 12
    Foothill 47, Mountainair 26
    Hot Springs 49, Santa Fe Indian 0
    Kirtland Central 48, Thoreau 0
    Las Cruces 48, Gadsden 6
    Los Lunas 37, Santa Teresa 13
    Magdalena 67, Alamo-Navajo 0
    Melrose 38, Gateway Christian 12
    Miyamura 21, Piedra Vista 14
    Oñate 49, Deming 14
    Rio Rancho 42, Volcano Vista 0
    Robertson 53, Pojoaque 0
    Silver 55, Socorro 0
    St. Michael's 27, NMMI 7
    Tularosa 21, Estancia 14
    West Las Vegas 20, Taos 14