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Today's News

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 05-15-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Four square
    Tuesday — Bead critters
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Team treasure hunt
    Friday — Boggle
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders. The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center and White Rock Youth Activity Center are open all day, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during the summer, except for July 4. For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565. The Youth Activity Center is a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • News for Retirees 05-15-11

    May 16-21, 2011
    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 plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch:  Fish
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group

  • Animal Shelter 05-15-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Cats

  • Allen Lerner, featured speaker at LAGS meeting

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Allen Lerner of Environmental and Earth Sciences 14 of  Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the featured speaker. His talk is titled, “The Eruption Dynamics of the 7.7 ka Driftwood Pumice-fall Eruption from Makushin Volcano, Unalaska Island, Alaska.”
    Lerner will present his undergraduate thesis work, which sent him to the distant island.
    Unalaska is part of the Aleutian volcanic chain and home to Dutch Harbor — the largest population center in the Aleutians, which was made famous by the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” The towering Makushin stratovolcano is 28 km west of Dutch Harbor.

  • Sign up for the annual trip to Washington, DC

    Sign up is underway for the annual eighth grade spring break trip to the nation’s capitol and Baltimore, Md. for next school year.
    The trip will be from March 24-March 27, 2012. This is not a school-sponsored trip, but rather a private trip that has been done for decades.
    Highlights of the trip will include the White House, a Capitol tour, the International Spy Museum, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian museums, the National Cathedral, the Walter Reed Medical Museum, a play at the Kennedy Center, the Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery (which includes laying the mourning wreath) and other sites.  

  • Programs help with the summer doldrums

    Asset number 18 in the series is youth programs, and when it comes to this area, we do it well.
    The past two weekends, our students were out in force at a variety of community activities ranging from school and sports to service for others.
    Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts took to their cars, trucks and shopping carts to assist local postal carriers in filling the shelves of one community pantry, as we approach the halfway point to the holiday season.
    The younger set put on their uniforms and smiles to secure donations at Smith’s Food and Drugstore, while the older scouts collected donations from around the community, sorting and getting them stored for future distribution.

  • Mountain Elementary awarded KNMB grant

  • Aspen Chess team places first in competition

    The Aspen Elementary Chess team competed in the 2011 United States Chess Federation K-3 National Blitz Championship last week. The team placed first in the competition in Dallas, Texas.
    The team scored a total of 30 points, surpassing the 25.5 points of the second place team from the Richard Rogers School of the Arts and Technology in Manhattan, N.Y.
    Phillip Ionkov and Henry Poston scored eight points each, while Andy Corliss and Dimitri Lopez each scored seven points; Victor Popa-Simil scored six points; Max Corliss scored five-and-a-half points; Ming Lo scored five points; Michael Patchett scored four points; and Matthew Patchett scored three points.

  • Cohen awarded scholarship

    Keanna Cohen was one of seven Northern New Mexico high school seniors who were recipients of the Domenici scholarship last week in Española. Retired Senator Pete Domenici honored the seniors at a LANL Foundation luncheon. Each recipient received a  a $2,500-per-year, four-year scholarship.

  • Lab honors 400 employees

    LANL’s 2011 Pollution Prevention Awards Ceremony, held recently 21 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, honored more than 400 Lab employees for their success in incorporating pollution prevention strategies—reducing pollution, enhancing operations, saving money, or reducing environmental impacts—into their daily work.
    This year’s winners participated on 62 projects in the following 10 categories: Living Laboratory, Health and Environment, Water Resources, Cradle to Cradle (Prevention, Recycling, Minimization, and Cleanouts), Energy and Fleet, Community Collaboration and Engagement, and Change Agents.
    Six projects received the Star Award for outstanding achievement in pollution prevention.