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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Today in History April 22
  • Honoring a true hero

    On January 17, 1965, 1st Lt. Thurston “Turk” Griffith died in an ambush in Vietnam.  He was the first native New Mexican to be killed in combat. He was also a graduate of Los Alamos High School.  Friends that knew him stated he had a “wry, self-deprecating sense of humor.”  Sounds like a person that I would have called friend.  

  • Martinez riding high

    SANTA FE — Despite a few slips, Gov. Susana Martinez is riding high in New Mexico and national popularity polls.  Both Public Opinion Strategies and Rasmussen recent polling show Martinez with at least 60 percent popularity in recent months.
    The latest big news for our governor is her inclusion in a top-ten list compiled by Washington Post columnist Aaron Blake. His choices are evenly split between parties. Four are from the Mountain West — New Mexico, Colorado, Montana and Nevada.
    Blake says his rankings take into account all factors in determining how successful governors have been — from approval rating to difficulty of what they have attempted to do legislatively to the political bent of their states.

  • Students get a wake-up call

    At 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, a simulated traffic collision was made viewable on Los Alamos High School grounds.
    Rescue workers treated “injured” student participants. These students experienced first hand, the feelings of being involved in an alcohol-related, texting-while-driving collision. A coroner handled “fatalities” on the scene, while Los Alamos County firefighters, paramedics and police officers helped student actors, who were made up to look like crash victims, complete with fake blood and wounds. LAPD officers investigated and arrested the student “drunk driver.”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-21-12

    Monday — Sunflower seed spitting contest
    Tuesday —Seed starting
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Pool tournament
    Friday — Kids’ choice arts and crafts

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-21-12
  • News for Retirees 04-22-12

    April 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

    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish sandwich

  • Animal Shelter 04-22-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Save the date. At 9 a.m. April 28 the Dog Jog to benefit Friends of the Shelter will kick off. For more information or an entry form, visit lafos.org/dogjog.

    DOGS
    Rocky — Three-year-old neutered Pug/Boston Terrier-mix. Brindle color and crate-trained.

  • Thank you 04-22-12

    On behalf of the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter, I would like to thank the Posse Shack for allowing us to fundraise at their April’s first Sunday of the month pancake breakfast.
    It was a tremendously successful event where we raised more than $3,000 for the animals of Northern New Mexico.
    I would like to extend special gratitude to Bob and Steve, who flipped hundreds of pancakes that morning.
    Sandy, who labored in front of a hot griddle, turning out bacon and sausages endlessly and Mark, who cooked eggs with skilled finesse.
    And last but not least, a big shout-out of thanks to Randy, who masterfully juggled overseeing the entire operation and directing the volunteers to chores that needed attending to.

  • People in the News 04-22-12

    Marine Corps Pvt. Daniel S. Smith, son of Donna S. Brewer-Hulton of Los Alamos and Kevin C. Smith of Goose Creek, S.C., recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
    Smith and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Smith spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.