Today's News

  • Thank You 07-22-12

    This summer I had an experience that made me appreciate my community. I am a teenager that lives in White Rock.
    Our one-year-old Malti-Poo has never been away from our family before, so when we went on a two-week vacation, we picked a family similar to ours, where she would receive lots of love and attention.  
    After five days into our vacation, we got a call that one of the kids got a rash, possibly from the dog. She was then taken to an alternative family that has a dog of its own.  
    Our puppy did not handle that change well, so when the opportunity came, she took the chance to escape from the unfamiliar people’s yard.  

  • Births 07-22-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • July 10: A boy, Brenden Patrick Mares, born to Danielle and Patrick Mares
    • July 14: A boy, Alexander Lucca Gurule, born to Angelica V. Gurule

  • News for Retirees 07-22-12

    July 22-28
    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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken parmesan pasta
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    No low/vision/hearing group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Baked ham
    1:30 p.m.    Friends meeting
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • People in the News 07-22-12

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre presented a $1,000 scholarship check to Aidan Bradbury-Aranda at its annual meeting last month.
    Bradbury-Aranda will attend the University of Southern California, where he was accepted into the School of Cinematic Arts. The Los Alamos High School graduate already has an established film production company and plans to be a filmmaker or film editor.


    More than 4,200 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester, including Maslyn Locke, of Los Alamos. Locke is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and is a junior in behavioral neuroscience and pre-design. She was named to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2012 spring honor roll.

  • Star Party at PEEC

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a special, late-night Summer Family Evenings Star Party, starting at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The program is free and open to the public and no registration is required. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is located at 3540 Orange St., behind the high school. PEEC will have several telescopes available so participants can view different objects.

  • Grant helps anime-inspired artist

    After what seems to be a busy summer, Los Alamos High School senior Leia Roach, of Mush Crafts is getting down to business.
    The anime-inspired artist has built a business around her SPARK, creating jewelry and plush animals, made specifically for her clients.  
    “Last year, I started making plushes with my friend and we thought people would enjoy them,” Roach said.
    The idea drove her to etsy.com/shop/.mushcrafts, which allows her to sell to online shoppers, looking for a gift.
    Mush Crafts jewelry starts out as a hand-drawn piece of art. Roach is happy to take suggestions from customers and create custom orders, during the creative process.

  • Inventory methods probed

    Apparently, there has been some problem keeping track of storage drums at Area G.

    Last month, Los Alamos National Laboratory management discovered a significant breakdown in inventory control and material at risk (MAR) for several locations in Area G.

    The news came to light in a weekly memo the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board receives from its on-site representatives.

    According to the memo, the facility uses a software database to track the physical location of transuranic waste inventory and to protect TSR-level MAR limits for defined areas and facilities inside Area G.

  • Clock ticks down

    Time is running out for the current incarnation of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    When the 89,000-acre preserve was created in 2000, it was placed under the management of the Valles Caldera Trust, which was charged with achieving financial self-sufficiency by 2015, with a potential extension to 2020.

    At this point, the consensus is that the preserve is unlikely to reach that goal.

  • Pojoaque Valley grad escapes massacre

    A New Mexico woman who recently moved to Denver is among the wounded in the movie theater mass shooting in Colorado.

    Albuquerque TV station KRQE-TV says shrapnel punctured one of Patricia Legarreta’s legs.

    She and fiance Jamie Rohrs and their two small children were in Aurora at the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie.

    Rohrs is a University of New Mexico graduate and a 2005 graduate of Pojoaque Valley High School.

    The couple was going to sit in the theater’s front row, but instead sat in the second-floor balcony with their infant son and 4-year-old daughter.

  • Update 07-22-12


    Presentations on recovery efforts in Haiti will be given at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A free-will offering will be taken to support the 2012 Carter Work Project and continued rebuilding in Haiti.  Refreshments will be provided.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    National Parks Night