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Today's News

  • LAHS students showcase talent through photography

    On Wednesday, Los Alamos High School students in the Beginning Photography class, taught by Michelle Grove, were able to view all of their hard work in a gallery that displayed their projects from the semester.
    Photographs were arranged on boards in the lobby area of LAHS, complemented by the artist’s name and the technique used to produce the desired picture.
    Beginning Photography instructs students on the fundamentals of photography emphasizing the black and white medium. For the class, students are required to use a 35 millimeter manual camera and learn to work in a dark room developing film, enlarging and printing negatives.
    A negative reproduces a bright portion of a photograph as dark, and a dark portion as bright.
    Beginning photography consists of two classes with a total of approximately 48 students. Grove is teaching her first semester at LAHS, but has taught the photography class at Los Alamos Middle School previously. “These kids have never really used a manual camera before. For the most part when I surveyed them, they’ve only really used their iPhone to take a picture,” Grove said.

  • News for retirees 12-7-14 to 12-13-14

    Dec. 7-13, 2014
    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
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council    
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken tenders
    Noon        Grief support
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tilapia
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot
            casserole
    12:15 p.m.    Piano students
            perform

  • Births 12-7-14

    Nov. 12: A girl, Grace Xuanyue Lin, born to Shizeng Lin and Zhuang Yang
    Nov. 19: A girl, Aracely Baca, born to Sheryl and Abraham Baca
    Nov. 21: A boy, Reyes Lionel Campos, born to Julie and Donny Ray Campos
    Nov. 24: A boy, Owen Walter Maassen, born to Jessica and Joel Maassen
     

  • People in the News 12-7-14

    Antonia Batha, of Los Alamos is studying abroad during Union College’s winter break.
    Batha is in Argentina, studying social movements, human rights and other issues while traveling throughout the country. The college offers a variety of mini-terms, which are three-week programs running during winter break.

  • Animal Shelter 12-7-14

    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
    Biggie Smalls — A handsome black neutered male. He’s very mellow in the shelter cat room, but he could get excited about a home of his own!
    Babes — A 9-year-old, spayed, female, black and white cat whose owner has been unable to find housing where Babes is welcome. She is a nice big girl who is good with adults and gentle children.

  • Pet Talk: Keeping furry pals safe during the holidays

    The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and what better way to prepare for the holidays than including your furry friends in the festivities? However, with all of the hustle and bustle of this busy season, we often forget to adapt our celebrations for the safety of our pets. Here are some ways to keep Fido and Fluffy safe while rockin’ around the Christmas tree.
    When it comes to decorating your home, there are a few items to leave behind if you have a curious dog or cat lurking around. Animals are often attracted to the sparkly tinsel and ribbons left lying out, and these can easily obstruct their digestive tract if ingested, often requiring emergency surgery. Make sure to keep these decorations out of reach or out of sight.
    “Mistletoe especially can cause vomiting and diarrhea, as well as neurologic signs such as seizures,” said Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “Other holiday plants, such as poinsettias, can also cause vomiting and diarrhea when eaten.”

  • Onward to 21st century regulation

    Since the genesis of the human race, the advance of civilization has been defined by the quality of its regulating. Yet, the word evokes emotions as varied as the looks people fashion on their faces.  
    Regulation is older than written history. The first “regulation” of cavemen by cavemen was throwing rocks to fortify a point of disagreement. As the Stone Age drew on, a new means of enforcement appeared on the scene, namely, the stone axe.
    Slowly, regulatory systems improved. Peer pressure had promising effects among small groups. As groups grew larger, tribal customs grew with them and evolved to be tendrils of religions.
    Time passed. Regulation took more standardized forms, as in the Ten Commandments. Recall those brief decrees against killing, adultery, stealing, bearing false witness and coveting.  
    Businesses sprouted and spread. Entrepreneurs began to see they could build larger markets if they could reach customers farther from their shop.
    But selling things at a distance first requires standardized and enforceable weights and measures and then a trusted means of money exchange — the dawn of banking. In other words, doing business at a distance requires more regulation and inspection.

  • Today in history Dec. 6
  • Police Beat 12-05-14

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, server a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Nov. 20

    10:14 a.m. ­— Rowena MacDonald, 48 was arrested on a felony warrant from another jurisdiction at the Los Alamos County police department.
    Nov. 21

    12:51 p.m. — Andres Dow, 18, of Los Alamos was arrested for harassment at the Los Alamos County police department.

    2:48 p.m. — Marcos Vigil. 28, of Ojo Caliente was arrested through a felony warrant from another jurisdiction The Los Alamos County police department.

    2:59 p.m. — A 58-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police he was the victim of identity theft.

    Nov. 22

    5:25 p.m. ­— A 30-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police he was the victim of criminal damage to property (Less than $1000) at DP Road.

    10:17 p.m. — Burgandy Brock, 23, of Los Alamos, was arrested on a charge of battery against a household member in the 2000 block of 45th Street.
    Nov. 23

  • LA school district honored in Santa Fe

    School board president Judy Bjarke-McKenzie and school board member Nan Holmes, along with superintendent Gene Schmidt and Quality New Mexico board member Bill Wadt attended a Quality New Mexico recognition ceremony hosted at the Governor’s Mansion Wednesday.
    Megan Baldrige, daughter of Malcolm Baldrige (for whom the Baldrige Award is named), was on hand to congratulate the award recipients.
    Included in the presentation was a certificate, which stated, “The House of Representative of the State of New Mexico Congratulates 2014 New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Program — Los Alamos Public School District — Piñon Recognition Recipient.” The certificate went on to state the House of Representatives, “Does hereby extend its congratulations and acknowledgement; and further does herein direct that this official expression of its pride be forthwith sent on behalf of the people of the State of New Mexico.”
    New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran spoke on behalf of Governor Susana Martinez. Duran congratulated Performance Excellence Award recipients for their accomplishments. She complimented award recipients for striving for excellence and creating a culture of continuous improvement.