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Today's News

  • Officials renew focus on sidewalks

    In 2002, Los Alamos County instituted a sidewalk obstruction removal program to clear sidewalks adjacent to homes and businesses of overgrown vegetation.  Clearing crews hired by the county removed overgrown vegetation along sidewalks in Los Alamos and White Rock, leaving clear pathways for pedestrian use.

  • Firefighters race to corral Gila blaze

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A wall of smoke advances across a vast swath of rugged country in southwestern New Mexico where the nation's wilderness movement was born nearly a century ago.

    From the air, the smoke stretches as far as the eye can see. On the ground, firefighters talk about the steep canyons that keep them from directly attacking what has become the largest wildfire in New Mexico's recorded history and the largest currently burning in the country.

    Sure, things might look bad. But to land managers and scientists, the record-setting blaze represents a true test of decades of work aimed at returning fire to its natural role on the landscape — a test that comes as many Western states grapple with overgrown forests, worsening drought and a growing prospect for more megafires.

  • Local researcher uses modern science to seek truth of Shroud

    Los Alamos resident Robert Villareal is not only on a mission of faith - but also science.

    In April, he traveled to Valencia, Spain where he gave a presentation and talk as part of  the International Congress on the Holy Shroud. The shroud is said to have been the burial cloth of  Jesus Christ.

    According to a pamphlet from the event, “the Spanish Centre of Sindonology was legalized in the national register center for associations in April 1987.” The CES officially opened on Dec. 18, 1987 and celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.

  • Births 06-03-12

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    • May 8: A boy, Lane Alonzo Metcalf, born to Robert Alan and Mary Melissa Metcalf
    •  May 9: A boy, Andrew Antonio Montoya, born to Anthony Montoya and Renee Martinez
    •  May 12: A girl, Aliyah Aubree Tapia, born to Michael Tapia and Stephanie Martinez
    •  May 13: A girl, Julianna Carina Dominguez, born to Adrian and Tomacita Dominguez
    • May 14: A girl, Sophia Abigail Hall, born to Kristal Lyn and Trenton Xavier Hall
    •  May 16: A boy, Calvin Austin Priedhorsky, born to Erin Tatge and Reid Priedhorsky
    •  May 16: A boy, Amir Isaiah Martinez, born to Selly Vang and Erubiel Martinez

  • Animal Shelter 06-03-12

    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
    Conan - Not a barbarian! A year-old male fawn-colored GSD-mix. Slender, long legs. He is still adjusting to the shelter, but is reported to be great with kids and compatible with other dogs. Housebroken.

  • News for Retirees 06-03-12

    June 3-9
    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
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken fried steak
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken dumplings

  • People in the News 06-03-12

    Aubrie Powell of Los Alamos, has been named to the 2012 spring semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University.
    To qualify for Dean’s List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

  • Community forum set for Wednesday

    Imagine a place in our downtown designed to address housing and other needs of our early career "idea people" ... scientists, technologists, artists and innovators of all type ... and entrepreneurs.  What would it look like?  Where might be a good location?  What related amenities would benefit both the residents and the larger community?  The Los Alamos Creative District Steering Committee facilitated by Los Alamos MainStreet has been putting thought and effort into these and other questions.  An early outcome from this work was a visit to Los Alamos in March by representatives of PLACE, a non-profit niche developer based in Minneapolis.

  • Drug policy lenient in the SEC

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA.
    In the most successful league of the BCS-era, players routinely get third, fourth and even fifth chances before they’re booted from the team; failed drug tests administered by the NCAA result in the automatic suspension.
    The finding comes from an Associated Press examination of the drug policies at 11 current members of the SEC. Vanderbilt, a private institution, declined to make its rules available.
    All the SEC schools the AP looked at had far more lenient drug policies than the NCAA, though the penalties varied widely.

  • Sports Update 06-03-12

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns Wednesday

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program Wednesday.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.
    Water aerobics classes starting at Piñon Park

    Piñon Park Pool is hosting water aerobics classes this summer.