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Today's News

  • Happy Father's Day!

    Editor’s note: In observance of Father’s Day, students from Kati Steinberg’s and Marcella Nogar’s second grade class at Piñon Elementary wrote letters, explaining why their dads are special.

    I love my dad so, so much. He is the best dad I could have. My dad is full of hugs and snuggles. He sometimes wrestles me and carries me. My dad makes me feel better. I like to play Scrabble and caRoads with him. I love to go fishing with him when we go camping and helping him grill. He lets me do cool things. There are a lot of reasons why I love my dad but I can’t say them all.

    Maddi B.

  • News For Retirees 06-17-12

    June 17-23
    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.    CaRoadio
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • RSVP for the MOWW meeting

    Dr. John Sarrao, program director for Los Alamos National Laboratory Office of Science Programs, will present talk on an experimental facility concept for “Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes (MaRIE)” at the Military ORoader of World Wars dinner meeting June 19.
    The meeting will be at the Best Western Hilltop House, thiRoad floor. It will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Sarrao’s presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is breast of chicken in green chile sauce with vegetables and salad. Cost of the dinner is $23 per person.

  • La Leche League to meet Tuesday

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Networks of Support” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available.
    Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Engagement: Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar

    Ed and Tina Derr, Kathleen and Hunt Guitar and Buddy and Elsie West, the parents of Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar, are happy to announce the engagement and their July 7, 2012 wedding at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso.  The couple met at New Mexico State University, where they both graduated in 2011, Jenna with a bachelor’s degree and double major in English literature and theater; and Michael with bachelor’s degree in theater and minor in English.  They will reside in New Paltz, N.Y., where Jenna is pursuing her master’s degree in English literature at SUNY New Paltz.

  • Take dad birding today

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a free Birdscape Tour of White Rock from 1-5 p.m. today. This is a chance to visit four homes that have optimized their yards for attracting birds. This is a self-guided tour and no registration is required.
    The four yards on display this year will be at the Dunns, 107 Sierra Vista Dr.; the Walkers, 305 Donna Ave.; the Foxes, 238 Rio Bravo Dr.; and the Arendts, at 608 La Bajada. A map and directions are available at PajaritoEEC.org and participants may visit the yards in any order.  

  • Trails are open and on the mend

    Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin pores over a map of the trail system surrounding Los Alamos. Most of the trails are marked in pink, an indicator of unrepaired damage from the Las Conchas fire. A few small areas have a bold red line over them, highlighting sections where repairs have been completed.

    Martin does not appear to be overwhelmed by the task ahead of him, in spite of the fact that this is the second time he has been through this. Martin led trail recovery efforts after the Cerro Grande fire 12 years ago.

  • Survivors Lap

    The Los Alamos Relay for Life kicked off Friday night, in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Above, several cancer survivors take a lap around Ashley Pond during the survivors lap. At left, two bagpipers led the survivors lap.

  • Trujillo ready for challenges

    Los Alamos National Laboratory employee and Nambé resident Carl Trujillo beat out Santa Fe mayor David Coss in the Democratic primary election earlier this month. The contenders were vying to fill House District 46 seat left vacant by Speaker of the House Ben Lujan

    Trujillo, 45, will take a seat in the legislature next year as no GOP candidate ran in the primary. Trujillo won the June 5 primary by 206 votes.

    But this wasn’t Trujillo’s first stab at public office: In 2008, Trujillo nearly beat Lujan in the primary but lost by 84 votes.

    The 27-year lab employee said he’s been living in the Rio Grande Valley his entire life.

  • Stage 2 fire restrictions to be in place Monday

    Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, the Santa Fe National Forest, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and NM State Game & Fish properties will enter Stage 2 Fire Restrictions due to the potential for extreme fire danger.

    The restrictions apply to all National Forest System lands within the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.