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Today's News

  • Locals, Tourists in La. Bunker Down for Isaac
  • Thank You 08-28-12

    The 2012 Los Alamos Master Gardeners’ Tour welcomed more than 200 visitors to each of five private gardens and more than 100 visitors to the Community Gardens on North Mesa.
    The Master Gardeners thank the garden owners Tony and Shelby Redondo, Martha and Terry Hawkins, Delbert and Shirley Harbur, Pamela and Michael Hundley and Bob and Laurie Walker for sharing their gardens with the community.
    We thank fellow master gardeners, Kimberli Tanner, Barbara Fox and Lee Builta for sharing their gardening expertise as visitors toured the Community Gardens.
    The Los Alamos Extension Office and extension agent Carlos Valdez, provided logistic support. The Los Alamos Monitor, Los Alamos National Bank and the Los Alamos Senior volunteers helped with publicity.
    Master gardeners who served on the garden selection committee and who worked as docents on the tour contributed many hours to the success of this tour.  

    Denise George
    president Los Alamos Master Gardeners

  • Be There 08-28-12

    Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will hold a FAN Club from 5:30-7 p.m. for Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, at 2202 Canyon Road.

  • Eagle lands at Piñon Elementary

    Piñon Panther alumni Dallin Stokes has almost completed his Eagle Scout project for Piñon Elementary School. The Los Alamos High School junior worked on behalf of Scout Troop 422. Stokes is quick to praise community members for their  assistance with the project including Lynne Compton at Metzgers who helped to acquire the paint; Piñon personnel; his mother; dedicated mentor and guide Garth Tietjen.
    “Dallin is a wonderful example of a proud Piñon alumnus who is giving back,” said Piñon Principal Jill Gonzales. “Dallin took careful measurements, created scale drawings and meticulously painted each of the 48 contiguous states in a variety of colors — the final product of which looks absolutely wonderful!”
    Stokes hopes to receive a degree in history education at Brigham Young
    University in the future and teach high school or college history.

  • Assets in Action: Be intentional when building assets

    Next week, we begin to focus on an asset of the week, to ensure another year of relationship building.
    This year, I feel like we need a slogan. I won’t give up the ones we already use which are, “Healthy Community, Healthy Youth,” or “Take A Second, Make A Difference.”
    Sometimes I feel like we need something to rally the troops, something to ignite the little fire that makes you want to get something done.
    When we think of asset building, we need to be intentional in our efforts.
    It doesn’t matter if it is eye contact in passing, a friendly nod or an actual conversation, just be aware.
    This is the chance to give students a second chance and help them get on the good path.
    This charge if you will, extends to parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers, staff, neighbors and anyone that associates with kids.
    The work I do isn’t just for those that are in school, it is for anyone interested in building a better community.
    I do tend to focus a lot of working with the schools, but mainly because they are a captive audience.
    I can also work with scouts, church youth groups or whatever adults are open to sharing a few minutes to see how they can do better.

  • Sapphire Energy starts up algae plant in New Mexico

    COLUMBUS (AP) — Sapphire Energy says operations are now under way at its algae biomass plant in southern New Mexico.
    The California-based company made the announcement Monday. Construction on the $135 million demonstration plant in Columbus began in 2011, and the first batch of algae was harvested in June.
    Sapphire officials say they have harvested a total of 81 tons of algae biomass.
    Sapphire’s plant will be capable of producing 100 barrels of crude algal oil per day by the end of 2014. The plant will eventually consist of about 300 acres of cultivation ponds and processing areas.
    The project was funded with $85 million in private investment backed by a federal loan guarantee and a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
    Sapphire officials say the amount of biomass produced so far has exceeded their initial projections.

  • State Briefs 08-28-12

    NM universities may get state’s supercomputer

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The state’s $11 million supercomputer could be transferred to New Mexico’s three research universities.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the transfer is pending a plan that would allow the universities to run it in a way that’s economically feasible and without additional cost to taxpayers.
    State Information Technology Secretary Darryl Ackley told the Journal he expects to see a joint proposal from the universities within a couple of weeks.
    “I’ve told the universities I would certainly entertain that option if they do a proposal, but there can’t be a budget increase,” Ackley said. “I need something that shows they can take it on and sustain it.”
    The decision whether to sell the supercomputer to private bidders or turn it over to the universities will depend on the best return for the state, which paid $11 million in 2008 to buy the machine. It’s no longer in the top 100 fastest in the world, its hardware is showing some age and its market value has slipped to a few hundred thousand dollars — even though it can do 172 trillion calculations per second.

  • Police Beat 08-28-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested; served a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Aug.17

    2:54 p.m. ­­­–– A business in the 500 block of Central Avenue reported a shoplifting theft. Value of the item(s) taken was between $500 and $2,500. Police have no suspects at this time.

    1:56 p.m. –– A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police that he was the victim of a scheme that defrauded him of $12,800. Police are still investigating.

    Aug. 18

    10:47 a.m. ­­–– A 68-year-old female reported to police that her house in the 300 block of Cheryl Avenue was burglarized. Police are investigating.
    5:55 p.m. –– Blake Molz, 29, of Los Alamos, was charged with battery against a household member and criminal damage to property in the 500 block of Oppenheimer Drive.
    Aug. 20

    1 p.m. –– Police arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with a graffiti incident that happened Aug. 16 in the 1300 block of Diamond Drive.
    Aug.21

  • Update 08-28-12

    No trash pick-up

    Los Alamos County will not pick up trash or recycling Monday in observance of Labor Day. Those who have a normal Monday pick-up should put their materials out Sept. 5.

    W.O.L.F. Talk

    Elke Duerr of the Web of Life Foundation will talk about the Mexican Gray Wolf. This will be a hands-on, interactive presentation, for all ages. Duerr will also share footage from her wolf documentaries. Free. 6:30 p.m.  Thursday.

    FAN Club

    The Los Alamos Visiting Nurses will be hosting the August FAN club in the historic Scout lodge, the site of their new hospice and offices at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

    Square dancing

     Square Dance Club will host a kick-off party with some basic square dance instruction, dancing and sloppy joes, salad, desserts and refreshments from 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    County councilor

    The Los Alamos County Council is seeking Letters of Interest to fill the unexpired term of Ron Selvage.  Letters of interest must be received no later than 5 p.m. today and submitted to Harry Burgess, County Administrator, 133 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544.

  • Political Season Gets Underway

    A pair of Democratic political hopefuls were hanging out in Los Alamos recently.