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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 01-15-12

    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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS

    Misty — Border Collie-mix, medium-size female. Was found protecting a small dog from the cold. Young, cute and friendly.

  • News for Retirees 01-15-12

    Jan. 15-21, 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
    BESC closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45        Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Pork chop
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.    Bridge

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  • Death Toll Up, Captain Blasted in Ship Disaster

    Criticism has mounted against the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast. As the death toll climbed to six, he was accused of steering it too close to shore, and abandoning it during the evacuation.

  • Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Monday

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES NEAR AND ABOVE 7500 FEET WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN. BELOW 7500 FEET... ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED.

    * TIMING... AREAS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE THROUGH MID OR LATE MORNING. SNOW COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER THIS AFTERNOON IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND THIS EVENING ELSEWHERE.

    * WINDS... WEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

  • Documents Show How Fed Missed Housing Bust

    Ben Bernanke presided over his first meeting as Federal Reserve chairman in March 2006 believing the nation's economy could pull off a "soft landing" from falling home prices.

  • Pile burning near North Mesa

    The recent mild weather on the Pajarito Plateau provides a good opportunity for local wildfire mitigation officials to conduct pile burning operations.  Craig Martin, Los Alamos County’s Open Space Specialist will coordinate the activities of local fire crews as they work to address burn units located below San Ildefonso Road and Camino Redondo, below Walnut Street, south of Camino Encantado, west of El Gancho, and along the south edge of the golf course.

    Burning began Friday. Burning will continue through the day from Friday through Monday. Lingering smoke may be visible throughout and beyond this period as fire crews monitor the piles and consolidate the material to reduce the volume of smoke.

  • Business Breakfast

    County Administrator Harry Burgess and Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt reviewed the proposed timeline for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project with a group of more than 40 Los Alamos business people during the Los Alamos Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA Thursday morning.

  • TAC Meeting

    County employee Leah Sullivan takes notes as facilitator Carl Moore shares TAC member comments with the Transportation Board including from left, Chair Eugene Dougherty and member Khal Spencer Thursday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.

  • CIP meeting scheduled

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its regular business meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday in Council Chambers.
    They will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process.
    All committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Public comment is accepted at the beginning and close of each meeting.