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  • Animal Shelter 07-13-14

     

    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 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

    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

    Bindi — A 10-month-old, spayed, female, tabby with white. She came to Los Alamos Shelter from Taos Animal Shelter. This petite girl loves to play, but she also enjoys taking naps in the sun once she’s worn out from playing. She is a very small kitty, and most likely will remain petite. Initially shy, she has now warmed up, thriving on making new kitty friends and greeting shelter visitors.

  • Today in history July 12
  • Cone zone 07-11-14

     

     

    Central Avenue Improvements Project:

    Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and 20th Street for night work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

    During the daytime, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th will consist of one lane of westbound traffic. Eastbound Central traffic will be detoured to Deacon, to 15th and back to eastbound Central. The detour was moved from Trinity Drive to Deacon to enhance traffic flow.

    On-street parking on Central will be closed, please use alternate parking in the area.

    The contractor plans on working a day and night crew in an effort to complete this section of the project within the first 60 days of the construction. When possible, please use alternate business entrances including those along Deacon, 15th Street, and 20th Street.

    Pedestrian detour signs are posted, please use the detour and stay out of the work zone.

    N.M. 502 / Trinity Storm Drain Improvements:

    Contractors will be working this weekend on the north Knecht intersection at Trinity, which continues to be closed through Monday to install the storm drain across Knecht. Knecht south of Trinity will remain open. Eastbound Trinity traffic will be maintained. Access north Knecht from Central. This will be the final phase of the project.

     

  • Flash flood watch until 8 p.m. Friday

     

     FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

    * UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING

  • 911 tapes: Docs did nothing to help vet

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Newly released 911 tapes indicate a table of doctors did nothing as a Vietnam veteran died in the Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Hospital cafeteria.
    The Albuquerque Journal Friday reports two calls came in after veteran Jim Napolitano Garcia collapsed on June 30 in a building 500 yards from the emergency room.
    During the second call, a woman told the dispatcher the man was being hooked up to an emergency defibrillator.
    Told that paramedics were on their way, the caller responded, that there was a table of doctors sitting right next to him, and none of them were doing anything to help.
    The hospital says its response to the man’s death remains under investigation. On Thursday, New Mexico’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the acting VA director saying they have serious concerns about the handling of a patient’s death. 

  • Amtrak CEO to stop in SF about train route

    SANTA FE (AP) — Amtrak’s top executive is to travel through New Mexico on Saturday to meet with officials about keeping the Southwest Chief on its current route.
    But New Mexico Transportation Department spokeswoman Melissa Dosher said no official from Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration plans to meet with Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman because the agency didn’t learn of the tour until receiving a news release from the rail operator Thursday morning.
    Boardman will take a special train along the Southwest Chief route from Kansas through southeastern Colorado to Albuquerque, Amtrak said. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will travel with Boardman in the state, and they’ll to meet with local officials along the route.
    Amtrak has warned that the route might be changed unless there are improvements to the track owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Amtrak has proposed that New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas help share the costs of maintaining and upgrading 600 miles of track used through their states for the Southwest Chief. Amtrak’s operating agreement with BNSF expires in January 2016.
    An Amtrak official has told New Mexico lawmakers that BNSF doesn’t want to upgrade sections of the track used by its slower-moving freight trains to meet the higher speed requirements.

  • Kiwanis Scholarship Recipients

    The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Hannah Dye and Jeremy Goettee with scholarships at a recent Tuesday meeting. Both Dye and Goettee were very active in Key Club by participating in Breakfast with Santa, Pancake Breakfasts, and offering support to many other community activities such as LAPS Foundation. Dye will be attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Goettee will be attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Pictured from left to right are: Karen Kendall, Kiwanis President, Goette, Connie Goette, mom; Dye, Catherine Dye, mom, and Robert Dye, dad.

  • LANL devices honored by magazine

    R&D Magazine today announced the winners of its annual “R&D 100” competition, and two technologies from Los Alamos National Laboratory and its partners are among the honored innovations.
    “These awards recognize the tremendous value of our national labs, “ said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. “Research and development at the national labs continues to help our nation address its energy challenges and pursue the scientific and technological innovations necessary to remain globally competitive.”
    “I am pleased that our laboratory has the outstanding talent to be consistently recognized by these prestigious awards,” said Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charles McMillan.
    “These types of awards are an indication of the breadth of scientific capability we exercise for our national security mission. I congratulate the recipients and their partners for their work, not only on these innovative projects, but also for advancements made in their fields that will foster next-generation science and technology excellence.”
    And the Winners Are

  • Fender bender

    LAPD deals with the aftermath of a fender bender on the corner of Diamond Drive and Canyon Road on Thursday.

  • Dinehart-Haines wedding

    Elise Anne Dinehart and Timothy Patrick Haines, both of Los Alamos, were married June 20 at the Church of the Incarnation Roman Catholic Church in Rio Rancho.
    The bride is the daughter of Mark and Therese Dinehart, of Los Alamos, and the groom is the son of Todd and Julie Haines.
    Reverend Fathers Anthony Romero, John Carney, Christopher Bernabe and Deacon George Meyerson officiated the ceremony.
    Greg Smithhisler, Liturgist of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Los Alamos accompanied vocalist, Nathan Salazar (also of IHM) on the organ.
    The bride wore a pleated pearl silk A-line floor length gown with a sweetheart neckline and chapel length train. Her illusion veil was held by a Juliet cap of lace appliqué, crystal and seed pearls. Both the blusher and chapel lengths of the veil were edged with pearls. The veil was previously worn by her mother. The bride carried a bouquet of cream peonies and pale pink roses.
    Maid of Honor was Erin Elizabeth Dinehart, sister of the bride from Los Alamos. Bridesmaids were Lauren Ware of Colorado, cousin of the bride and Sarah Seidel of Texas, friend of the bride. The flower girl was Makayla Barber of Washington, niece of the groom. The ringbearer was Wright Bross of New Mexico, cousin of the bride. The groom’s best man was Nathan Romero, of Los Alamos.