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Today's News

  • Church Listings 11-07-14

    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 to host Shoebox Packing Party

    White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) will again host a shoebox packing party. The event is organized by Samaritan’s Purse.
    The packing party is an opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to come together to experience the joy of helping children living in difficult or dire circumstances.
    Last year, more than 180 boxes were packed at the WRPC packing party. “It brings me great joy to picture the smiles on the children’s faces as they realized that someone cares,” Joan Barr of WRPC said.
    The community is invited to join members and friends of WRPC for the Shoebox Packing Party at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at 310 Rover Blvd. The packing party will offer a night of fun, fellowship, food and door prizes.
    Donations of small gifts, hygiene items and school supplies are welcome. Financial assistance to help with shipping and handling ($7 per box) can be left at the church between 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, through Nov. 13.
    For more information or to make arrangements to leave donations at another time, call 672-3682.

  • Teacher: Governor needs to listen to state education issues

    Editor’s note: Jessica McCord was born and raised in Los Alamos and for the past 10 years she has taught in the Rio Rancho school district and has taught at the University of New Mexico. McCord wrote a letter to Governor Susana Martinez after the election results were counted Tuesday night. This is the text of that letter.

  • Indicted and elected

    So, once again, fear ruled the roost as voters headed out to protect our children, our shores, and our divine national right to elect the best government money can buy.
    And what money buys is fear. Or at least fear-filled voters.
    The one good thing about the election being over is that we don’t have to listen to moronic fear-mongers telling us that Ebola-stricken blood sucking illegal aliens with webbed feet, pus oozing out of their eyeballs, and spitting caustic acid are swarming over the United States-Mexico wall with the sole intent of infecting us with diseases and bad taste in music.
    Now, whereas it is not really true that we need to start arming ourselves to fend off ISIS trained 6-year-old terrorists, it is true that the illegal alien issue is getting out of hand. But the question no one is asking is, “Who’s breaking the law?”
    Illegal is illegal and if you break the law, you should be punished. But much to the delight of political pundits, the lawmakers shout the loudest are like patrons at a cafeteria. They stroll down the aisle taking only those laws that they find appetizing and leaving the rest. It’s natural selection at its best.

  • News Briefs 11-07-14

    Main Hill Road lane closure set for Saturday

    To enable the safe de‐electrification and demolition of a water booster station along the Main Hill Road lane of traffic will be closed on Saturday from 8 a.m.–1 p.m., according to officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities.
    Weather permitting, electric crews will be bringing down power poles and power lines which traverse the Main Hill Road just west of the White Rock Y. The DPU crews will need to close a lane to do this. The electric linemen will arrange for advance signage to warn motorists of the lane closure and maintain two‐way traffic with a flagging operation, while closing N.M. 502’s eastbound lane. For more information contact DPU at 662‐8333 or dpu@lacnm.us.

    Ex-New Mexico
    lawman indicted

  • Top Scarecrows

    Scarecrow Contest Results 2014:
    Best Overall — Aspen Copies: Milton Waddams-Office Space (left)
    “Breaking News” Award — “Los Alamos Monitor,” Joe Carrier (right)
    Scarecrow with Most Dedicated Fans — Family YMCA Pumpkins & Boos at the YMCA
    Best Business Traditional — LARC: Dorothy-girl scarecrow in dress
    Best Business Contemporary — KRSN- DJ Pumpkin
    Best Organization Traditional — LA Volunteer Association, “Old before your time”
    Best Organization Contemporary — The Ark Development Center Mrs. Darth Vader
    The “Facing the Abyss” Award — Canyoncito Montessori: “The Unknown”
    “BFF” Award — Betty Ehart Day Out Program: Frank & his friend Beetle Juice
    “Most Dapper Dude on Central Ave. Award — AGF Services, LLC, Jack Skellington
    “Flower Power” Award — Flowers by Gillian, The Flower Lady
    “Awesome Acrobatics” Award — LA School of Gymnastics- Female Gymnast
    “Gold Medal Bars” Award — LA School of Gymnastics- Male Gymnast on Bars Courtesy

  • ABQ council OKs police agreement

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council has endorsed an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department aimed at overhauling the troubled police department of New Mexico’s most populous city amid accusations of excessive force.
    The council approved the plan on an 8-0 vote during a special meeting Thursday evening. City officials are to sign it next week.
    City and department officials last month announced the deal to overhaul Albuquerque’s police department, which calls for new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.
    It also calls for the agency to dismantle some units, including the troubled Repeat Offender Project unit. Federal officials say the unit had morphed into a separate tactical operation with little supervision.

  • Update 11-07-14

    Anniversary

    Habitat for Humanity of Los Alamos and Española will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the ReStore, 726 N. Riverside Dr. in Española. Free bouncy house for kids, special activities in the stores and food will be available. For more information call 505-747-2690.

    School board

    A special school board meeting will be 4:30 p.m. today in the Los Alamos Public School Board Room, 2075 Trinity, Suite V. The agenda items for the Special School Board Meeting are progress being made on the superintendent search; discussion of search committees and clarification of superintendent search process for school board members.

    Performances

  • Transit plan angers WR riders

    Recommendations for a new five-year transit plan raised protests from White Rock riders at Thursday’s Los Alamos County Transportation Board meeting.
    The protests arose over the most significant route change proposed by LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc., who conducted a comprehensive study to assess the current system. LSC Principal A.T. Stoddard III presented the firm’s recommendations to the board and a standing room only crowd.
    The consultant’s recommendation would eliminate the Main Hill Road route to White Rock. That route, known as 2M, is currently paired with 2T, which rotates between White Rock and the transit center via the truck route (East Jemez Road).
    In the LSC plan, 2M would be replaced with a modified 2T route. At the transit center, the bus running that route would become the Route 3 bus, carrying passengers to downtown Los Alamos.
    This proposal would increase ride times between White Rock and downtown Los Alamos from 15 or 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Those who currently utilize the 2M route, either from White Rock to Los Alamos or vice versa, adamantly opposed the plan.
    Resident Victor Rutherford spelled it out.

  • Sampling detects contamination at WIPP

    CARLSBAD (AP) — A pair of air samplers at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository detected low levels of radioactive contamination after workers restarted one of the fans at the facility in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday.
    They confirmed the contamination was well below levels that would affect the environment or workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
    “At no time were employees, the public or the environment at risk,” the U.S. Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office said in a statement.
    The fan, which is part of the underground ventilation and filtration system, was restarted in late October as part of the lengthy process of bringing the plant back online after a canister of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory leaked inside a storage room.
    That radiological release in February contaminated 22 workers and forced closure of the plant.
    Officials had expected some residual contamination in the adjacent ductwork and interior workings of the fan since it was running for two months following the incident.
    As a precaution, workers took shelter inside buildings before restarting the fan last month and stayed in place for 30 minutes until it was determined to be safe.