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Today's News

  • Today in History for September 21st
  • House chokes on Manhattan Project Park bill

    A majority of members of the House of Representatives Thursday voted in favor of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act, H.R. 5987. However, the bill failed to receive the two-thirds majority necessary to pass under suspension of House rules.

    The vote on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act was 237-180, about 50 votes short of a two-thirds supermajority, said Cindy Kelly, president of the nonprofit Atomic Heritage Foundation.

    H.R. 5987 establishes a Manhattan Project National Historical Park with one of the sites being Los Alamos.

    While the bill did not pass on the House floor today under suspension of House rules, the final vote of 237-180 met the test for a simple majority vote.

    Chairman Doc Hastings, who introduced the legislation, was quoted in the Oak Ridge, Tenn. newspaper as saying, “we’ve shown there is support for this park and will be working toward the goal of enacting this into law before the end of this year."

    On Thursday Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who has been a critic of the bill, called for a roll call rather than let the bill pass by a simple voice vote.

  • Two visitors rescued at Bandelier

     

    Rangers responded to a report of two visitors from England suffering from what appeared to be heat exhaustion at the top of Alcove House located on the Main Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument Thursday.

      Bandelier staff called the Los Alamos Fire Department Technical Rescue Team from Station 5 to assist in evacuating the couple from the top of the steep trail.  The severity of the couple’s heat related illness was lessened by two visitors, one a physician from Taos and the other a nurse, who provided medical assistance at Alcove House until crews arrived.

    Bandelier National Monument staff and the Los Alamos Fire Department Technical Rescue Team attempted to prepare a pulley system to transport the couple down the Alcove House trail ladders.  The operation was deemed unnecessary because the couple was able to walk down the ladders with the help of staff.  The couple was transported by ambulance to the Los Alamos Medical Center.

     

  • Man Gets $7 Million in Popcorn Lung Lawsuit
  • Anti-Islam Ads Going Up in NYC Subways
  • LAHS homecoming activities

    Homecoming activities

    Tonight

    Bonfire at Sullivan Field

    Friday

    Homecoming pep rally

    3 p.m. Homecoming parade

    7 p.m. Homecoming football game vs. Kirtland Central High School, at Sullivan Field

    Saturday

     9 p.m.-midnight: Homecoming dance, LAHS    

  • Table tennis founder still playing the game

    Ed Stein has been playing table tennis since 1934. The most senior member of the Los Alamos Table Tennis Club, he turned 90-years-old Sept. 12. He has been constantly involved with Los Alamos table tennis for many years and helped found the current club, with the help of Herman Owens, in 1970. Stein was ranked nationally with his highest ranking in 1976. He was a national umpire in the 1960s. The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7-10:30 p.m. every Tuesday night and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with a fee of $2 per player, and every Saturday morning for free on the bottom floor of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact club president Avadh Saxena at Avadh_s@hotmail.com.

  • Be There 09-20-12

    Today
    Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Harry and the Hendersons,” (PG), at 6:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Bob Falco, PhD, will talk about “Why alcohols will replace gasoline and diesel to be the fuels of the future,” at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Friday
    Have coffee with County Council candidate Kristin Henderson at 10 a.m. at Film Festival.

    Trees and Shrubs Talk. Jack Carter, author of “Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico,” will talk about his newly revised guide and how participants might use this beautiful book. Copies of the book will be for sale at a discounted price. 7-8 p.m. This talk is free and no registration is required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

  • LAHS school supply wish list

    The Los Alamos High School ’Topper Parent Organization is for parents who would like to be involved, to help ensure the best possible educational experience at LAHS. For more information about the TPO, visit laschools.net/LAHS/committeesandorganizations/tpo.
    One of the ongoing activities of the LAHS TPO is to present a list of items requested by LAHS staff to meet or enhance educational needs. Parents, community groups and individuals are encouraged to donate.
    Drop off items at the LAHS front office with a note indicating which department and to whom you would like the donation directed.  
    The following items have been requested:
     
    All departments
    and staff
    • Kleenex

    Attendance/bookkeeping, attention:
    Maire O’Neill
    • Kleenex (12)

    Biology, attention: Stephanie Mitchell
    • Kleenex
    • Stapler
    • Electronic pencil
    sharpener
    • Dry erase markers
    • Construction paper
    • Plastic rulers (10)
    • Dish drying rack
    and mat for cleaning lab
    equipment

    Chemistry, attention: Rachel Cowan
    • Kleenex
    • Re-fillable scotch tape
    dispensers (2 or 3)
    • Wide clear packaging

  • State short of money for general election costs

    SANTA FE (AP) — Unexpected general election costs have created a $1.4 million hole in the secretary of state’s budget, but the financial squeeze won’t prevent New Mexicans from casting ballots in November, according to New Mexico’s top elections official.
    Secretary of State Dianna Duran came up empty-handed Tuesday in asking the state Board of Finance for emergency funding for the $1.4 million costs of leased equipment that will print ballots at about 180 “voting convenience centers” in 15 counties. Those allow voters to go to a consolidated polling location most convenient to them rather than their traditional precinct-based voting site.
    Duran said after the meeting that she will ask the Legislature next year to cover the additional election costs and will negotiate with vendors, if necessary, to wait on their payments.
    A 2011 law allowed counties to establish the new voting locations but the state must pay for systems to print paper ballots on demand. Duran said Bernalillo County, which includes the city of Albuquerque, has agreed to share in the costs of equipment used there.