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Today's News

  • Today in history April 28
  • Today in history April 27
  • Animal shelter 4-26-15

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

    CATS

  • Today in history April 26
  • 'Toppers baseball and softball each take two from Española

    Los Alamos' baseball and softball teams each won a pair of games against District 2-5A rival Española Valley Saturday.

    While the Hilltopper girls beat Española twice by the mercy rule, 11-1 and 13-3, both baseball games were tight and tense throughout.

    Los Alamos won the first baseball game 3-0 and the second game 6-5 in extra innings.

    "That was a blast," Los Alamos head baseball coach Mike Gill said.
    "We just held in there and got the job done."

    After winning the first game, Los Alamos struck first in the second game with a two-run second inning.

    Española cut the lead in half in the third and then took a 3-2 lead in the fifth.

    Los Alamos responded by taking the lead back in the bottom of the fifth, but Española rallied again in the sixth to take the lead once again, 5-4.

    Down to its final out in the seventh, Zealand Waltersheid hit an RBI single, scoring Jarrett Genero and sending the game into extra innings.

  • Outpouring of help follows quake

    LONDON (AP) — World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following the earthquake Saturday while grappling to understand the scope of a disaster that left more than 1,100 dead.
    With Internet and cell phone communications spotty, and many roads closed due to damage, the outside world did not yet have a clear picture of what is most needed following the devastating quake.
    But it was clear that help was needed — and fast.
    “We know the damage is extensive and that access into rural areas will be very, very difficult for everybody,” said Ben Pickering, Save the Children’s humanitarian adviser in Britain.
    “Children will be affected in many ways. Physical injuries. Separated from families,” he said. “The priority now is understanding the scale, what the emergency needs are right now and in the coming weeks.”
    Charities assembled disaster teams based on the assumption that sanitation, shelter and medical help are urgently required but the most convenient pathway into Nepal — one of the world’s poorest countries — was not available because the international airport in Kathmandu was shut down.

  • Recognition

    Los Alamos County’s Environmental Services was recently nominated for the prestigious 2015 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award.
    County Councilor Rick Reiss, Public Works Director Philo Shelton and Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule attended the Awards and Recognition Luncheon hosted by the New Mexico Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve on Thursday at the National Guard Readiness Center.
    Los Alamos County did not win the award, but officials said count employee Joseph Baca was also deserving of recognition for nominating Environmental Services for this prestigious award.

  • Washburn offered a new job

    Los Alamos Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn has agreed in principle to a new job in Oregon.
    Washburn confirmed Saturday he is negotiating a contract to become superintendent of Roseburg, Oregon’s public schools.
    He is a longtime teacher and administrator at LAPS and coached the girls basketball team for a dozen years.
    The announcement comes just days before Superintendent Gene Schmidt starts his new job at Farmington.

  • Update 4-26-15

    Clean Up LA

    The 12th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day is set for May 2. Volunteers may sign up online to receive trash bags from Los Alamos County. All participants in the Clean Up Day are invited to a picnic at 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond. For more information, call Environmental Services at 662-8163.

    Performance

    The opening night performance of “Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids” is scheduled for Friday night at Mountain Elementary School. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    Reception

    A “thank you” reception for Gene and Wendy Schmidt is scheduled for Tuesday. The event will be at Fuller Lodge from 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

    Rotary Club

    The Los Alamos Rotary Club will meet at noon Tuesday at the Manhattan Project. Scientist Ralph Chapman will speak.

    Showcase

    Los Alamos County will hold a White Rock Master Plan Showcase Event May 4 at the White Rock Visitor Center. The White Rock Master Plan Committee will present information on present and future projects related to the plan. For more information, call Darby Martinez at 663-1727.

  • Hoffman, Zurek are honored by LANL

    Darleane Hoffman and Wojciech Zurek are 2014 Los Alamos Medal recipients, the highest honor bestowed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL’s press office announced Thursday.
    “Darleane Hoffman’s distinguished career and her contributions to nuclear science and actinide chemistry make her a trailblazer and role model for all women in science, while Wojciech Zurek’s world-renowned work in quantum theory has inspired Nobel Laureates and provided a bridge between classical and quantum mechanics,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “Los Alamos does not necessarily award a medal each year, preferring instead to wait to bestow the honor only upon a prestigious subset of nominees who have demonstrated the highest levels of scientific achievement. This year’s recipients are well worth the wait.”
    The Los Alamos Medal was established in 2001 to honor those who have contributed to the laboratory at the highest level. The Los Alamos Medal recognizes individuals who have made a contribution that changed the course of science, a major enhancement of LANL’s ability to accomplish its mission, a significant impact on sustainability and/or established a major direction for the lab and the nation.