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Today's News

  • Phelps Wins Rematch With Lochte
  • Nomads play Friday at DNCU

    Familiarity can breed a great time when it comes to the Los Alamos rock band Eddy and the Nomads. The band plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Del Norte Credit Union. Sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series are presenting the free concert.
    The Nomads have been playing Los Alamos concerts for about 30 years. Members have come and gone except for Wilfred Romero, a founding member. Eddy Partridge joined a few years later. The band’s name changed to Eddy and the Nomads a few years ago, when they discovered that “Nomads” had way too many listings on the web. Eddy and Wilfred play lead and rhythm guitars. Bob Carmen is the bassist and Ringo Davey is the drummer.

  • Be There 08-02-12

    Today
     The Mesa Public Library Film Series presents “I Am Love,” starring Tilda Swinton, at 6:30 p.m. This will be the final movie of the Foreign Film Series.

    The August meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. in the Community Building training room.

    Friday
    Pre-registration for exhibits in the Los Alamos County Fair will be accepted through today. Register online at losalamosextension.nmsu.edu/fair.html or at the Los Alamos Extension Office in the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St. Suite A. Fair books with a detailed listing of classes are available online or at the Extension Office. For more information, contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.

  • Gadbois to create mural

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos has commissioned Santa Fe artist Nick Gadbois to create a work of art for the UNM-LA campus.
    The Local Selection Committee at UNM-LA sought to commission a work that would connect the campus and the Los Alamos community as well as conceptually relate to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
    Finalists were selected in March 2012 and a final selection was made in July. Budget for the project is $57,000. Installation will be completed during fall 2013.

  • Practice makes perfect

    Members of the Los Alamos High School marching band took part in drills this morning at the practice field near Sullivan Field and UNM-LA. They are preparing for the upcoming LAHS football season. The first LAHS home game is scheduled for Aug. 31.

  • Update 08-02-12

    Pancake breakfast

    There will be a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Posse Lodge, benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. The cost is $7 per person.

    Foreign Film Series

    The Mesa Public Library Film Series presents “I Am Love,” starring Tilda Swinton, at 6:30 p.m. today. This will be the final movie of the Foreign Film Series.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Martian celebration

  • Western wildfire recovery likely to take years

    DENVER (AP) — A once-thriving Colorado neighborhood of homes and healthy trees has been reduced to a barren expanse of ash and debris. Across the state, a river prized for its trout, rapids and pristine water instead flows as an oily, black brew every time rain falls on nearby slopes charred by wildfire.
    In New Mexico, the Santa Clara Pueblo is seeking volunteers to fill sandbags for fear the American Indian village of 3,100 will be washed away by runoff from mountainsides left denuded by a blaze last year.
    Wildfires across the West are burning homes, businesses, bridges and other infrastructure necessary for everyday life — and the disaster isn’t over when the wildfire is snuffed out and the firefighters go home.

  • Ranch School not for Vidal

    The Associated Press is reporting that the lights on Broadway will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m. Friday night to honor the memory of Gore Vidal. Vidal died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles.

    A revival of his prize-winning 1960 play, “The Best Man,” is currently enjoying a successful run at New York’s Schoenfeld Theatre.

    Vidal had a prolific career, with 24 novels, five plays, many screenplays and more than 200 essays to his credit. The Boston Globe called him “our greatest living man of letters.”

  • Officials prep for massive casualty drill

    Though the meeting at White Rock Fire Station No. 3 looked like just another casual get together between town officials, it was anything but.

    County, emergency and school officials met in White Rock Tuesday to dress rehearse for an event no one hopes ever happens; a mass shooting at Los Alamos High School. Officials are calling it “Operation Hilltopper.”

    In October, the school is going to be ground zero for the town-wide emergency drill, a drill designed to test for weak spots in the way Los Alamos responds to a mass casualty event.

    The White Rock meeting was about smoothing out the details before the main event Oct. 8.

  • GAO weighs in on NNSA

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that takes a look at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s reviews of budget estimates this week.

    And what did it find?

    The GAO says the NNSA needs to make better decisions when it comes to its budgets.