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Today's News

  • Multi-sport star Miller will return to defend her two titles

    Liz Miller will be back looking for her third consecutive win at the Los Alamos Triathlon Saturday.
    Miller, who picked up solid victories in both 2012 and 2013, will try her luck again Saturday at the triathlon.
    She will likely head out with the first wave of competitors, which head onto the 20-kilometer bike course starting at 7 a.m. — wave assignments, which were supposed to be released either Thursday evening or this morning, had not been released as of 2 p.m.
    Triathlon registration closed at 5 p.m. Thursday.
    Among the elite women who competed in 2013, Miller and one of her main competitors, Mary Uhl of Santa Fe, were scheduled to take part.

    Miller finished last year's Los Alamos Triathlon in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds.

  • Church Listings 08-15-14

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

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • WRPC taking donations for rummage sale

    White Rock Presbyterian Church is hosting its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23 in Memorial Hall, 310 Rover Blvd. Donations will be accepted Aug. 15-20.

    There will be a number of items for sale, including clothing, books, games, sports equipment, household goods and furniture. WRPC will also accept donated gently used items. Donation receipts will be provided.  
    Community members are also welcome to set up a table around the perimeter of the parking lot to sell their own items. Spaces are limited so call the church office at 672-3682, or email office@wrpchurch.com to reserve a spot.
     

  • Bible Answers: What is the meaning behind 'Book of Life'?

    “What is the ‘Book of Life’ in Revelation?”

  • Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, improve health

    Few things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe. Few things are more difficult for a physician than telling a family that a loved one will not recover from an asthma attack. We work with people who know those experiences far too well and — because of those experiences — support reducing carbon pollution.
    The American Lung Association and the American Thoracic Society members and volunteers understand the impact of polluted air. We know that, as a nation, we have to do more to protect the ability of people to breathe, and that requires us to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
    It isn’t enough for physicians to educate patients about the health risks of air pollution, and for parents to keep their children with asthma indoors on bad air days. We must reduce pollution before it takes a further toll on our children and families.
    As a nation, we have cut air pollution by more than 70 percent since 1970, but today more than 147 million Americans (nearly half of the U.S. population) still live where the air is unhealthy to breathe. Warmer temperatures from climate change will make it even harder to reduce air pollution in many places, and increase the likelihood of drought, wildfires and other threats to our health.

  • Water solutions at an affordable cost

    Second of a series
    One of the major issues in this town is water: do we have enough to keep this a green community, at an affordable cost?
    Contamination Threats and Mitigation
    Laboratory operations since the 1940s resulted in a wide array of chemical releases, often in effluent discharged from wastewater treatment facilities. Many millions of dollars have been spent to monitor and remediate the environmental contamination caused.
    Reactive contaminants, including plutonium and other radionuclides, tend to adhere to solid surfaces, so they usually have not moved very far in groundwater. In fact, wastewater effluent (now treated to strict standards to prevent further contamination) is used to irrigate vegetation holding soil in place to keep previously deposited surface contamination from spreading.
    Non-reactive contaminants, including hexavalent chromium, tritium, nitrate and explosives components perchlorate and RDX, have traveled farther in our groundwater, in some cases reaching portions of our aquifer. The presence of these contaminants above naturally occurring levels has not been detected in our water supply wells, but unless carefully monitored and properly remediated, they could threaten our water supply.

  • Rio Arriba County sheriff arrested

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff who has had brushes with scandal throughout his career was arrested Friday on charges alleging he assaulted a man with a gun following a high-speed chase, according to authorities and court records.
    FBI spokesman Frank Fisher confirmed Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella and his son, Thomas, Jr., were arrested in their Espanola home but he wouldn’t say why.
    Federal court documents filed Tuesday, however, say both men were indicted on charges of conspiracy and falsifying records related to the March incident.The men, the indictment said, engaged “in a high-speed pursuit and unreasonable seizure” of a motorist identified only as M.T.
    The sheriff was not in uniform when he jumped out of his Jeep SUV with a silver revolver in hand, court papers said.
    “Rodella assaulted M.T. with a silver revolver while M.T. continually begged not to be shot,” the indictment said.
    U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez and FBI Special Agent in Charge Carol Lee planned a news conference Friday morning.
    A lawyer for Rodella didn’t immediately return a phone message and email from The Associated Press.

  • Not back to school breakfast set for Thursday

    The annual Not back to school breakfast was held Thursday. The breakfast was started by retiree Bill Hudson 40 years ago. He called a few retirees ,and they called some others, and the rest is history. Judy Crocker was the organizers and the retirees enjoyed a catered breakfast at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill. Pictured here are Inez Ross and Bill Hudson.

  • Smith's donates to Nature Center

    Smith’s Marketplace donated $5,000 toward the new nature center to fund exhibits. Store Director Erik Boehm presented a check to Pajarito Environmental Education Center Executive Director Katie Watson Friday morning. So far, just over $1 million has been raised.

  • MOWW meeting scheduled

    Dr. Amanda M. Barry from Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the guest speaker at the August meeting of the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars.
    The meeting will be Tuesday at the Los Alamos Research Park in the main meeting room.
    The topic of Dr. Barry’s talk will be “Transforming Microalgae for Biofuel Production.” The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Dr. Barry’s talk will begin at about 7:15 p.m.
    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. The Hot Rocks Java Cafe staff is catering the buffet dinner with the entrée expected to be steak fajitas, condiments and dessert. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s). RSVP for the dinner is needed by Sunday. Call Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson, USAF Retired, Chapter Senior Vice Commander and Past Chapter Commander, 662-9544 (email NrmWil5@cs.com), or Adjutant Eleanor Pinyan, 672-3750 (email depinyan@cybermesa.com).
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