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Today's News

  • Teaming up to provide free books

     Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren. 

    The books will distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors. The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program.

    Members of the community can buy a copy of a book at Otowi Station Bookstore and Los Alamos Rotary Club will match the purchase with a second book.

  • Bug zoo comes to PEEC

     The Harrell House of Natural Oddities will bring some of the world’s most unusual creatures to Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 6:30 p.m. July 10, as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings series.  

    The program is free for PEEC members and $10 per family for non-members.

    The Harrell House is a family-run business based in Santa Fe, and dedicated to educating the public about arthropods.  

    They travel the country putting on insect shows and will bring their critters to PEEC. Their collection includes tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, crabs and more.

  • News for Retirees 07-01-12

     July 1-7

    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

    9:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge class

  • Prepare early for business sale

     Because selling a business is the most important financial transaction of an owner’s life, he should think carefully about his exit strategy before it’s time to leave. 

    The choices are many: He can transfer the enterprise to a family member or sell to a strategic partner and retain some involvement. He can take it public or sell and move on. Most exits follow this last path.

  • Gov. will survive emailgate

     SANTA FE — Our new governor has been accident prone recently. At least that is the way members of her administration have explained it. There were oversights, a typo, and a foggy memory. 

    A big uproar was created over the governor’s chief advisor, Jay McCleskey, obtaining a list of non-union teachers from the Public Education Department. That act created a number of controversies. First was preferential treatment. How did McCleskey get a request filled without putting it in writing? 

  • LAPS Foundation awards scholarships

     Ten  students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. Each student selected demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school career. The winners have each selected an educator of distinction — an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

  • Animal Shelter 07-01-12

     The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. 

    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

     

    DOGS

    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday. 

  • Airport Master Plan takes shape

    The Los Alamos Airport may not look much different in 20 years.

    So says Airport Manager Peter Soderquist, based on an analysis by Delta Airport Consultants (DAC), a firm specializing in airport master plans.

    The master plan study is being conducted in order to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recommendation that airports update their master plan every seven to 10 years.

    The most recent master plan assessment was conducted in1994. Los Alamos County assumed operating control of the airport from the Department of Energy (DOE) in 1996, and the property was deeded to the county in 2008.

  • Flying High On The Fourth Of July

    Feeling the wind in your face can be exhilarating, but imagine feeling it as you’re jumping out of a perfectly good airplane at 6,000 feet above ground.

    Roger Handrahan experiences a floating feeling every time he jumps — and he does it quite often. With 600 skydives in the past eight years, Handrahan is no stranger to jumping out of planes. He began doing so in 1968.

    As part of the Habanero Skydiving Team, he will take the plunge as part of the Los Alamos County Fourth of July festivities at Overlook Park. Other team members are: Adam Buckner, Kelly Wilson and J.C. Brown.

    The team originally planned to put on a show during last year’s festivities, but was unable to because the event was canceled due to the Las Conchas Fire.

  • Bicycle, vehicle collisions on the rise

    Recently, Los Alamos bicycling enthusiast Khal Spencer, LAPD Captain Randy Foster, police chief Wayne Torpy, Traffic Division Manager Nancy Talley, and Traffic Engineer Kyle Zimmerman met to discuss bicycle safety in the county.

    There has been a spike in bicycle and vehicle collisions this year with three since April, Foster said. And there have been a number of near misses, Spencer added.

    The group was trying to find ways to reduce such collisions.

    Foster said the most dangerous area seems to be Diamond Drive between Sandia and the bridge. There are numerous entrances into parking lots that are not at intersections and those create the potential for bike/car collisions, Foster said.