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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Space Needle Gets Anniversary Paint Job

    As Seattle Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair, the Space Needle is getting an anniversary paint job. City officials say the roof of the needle will be painted "galaxy gold" this week.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 18th
  • Forest Service in quandary about Colo. frozen cows

    DENVER (AP) — It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn't get out.

    The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren't smart enough to find their way out.

    The cabin is located near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area.

  • LAPS embarks on a quest to be one of the best

    This week, we look at youth programs in our community, as we pull together to be one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.
    The Search Institute looks at youth programs when a young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school and/or in community organizations.
    The Search Institute is one of the partner organizations joining with America’s Promise to recognize 100 communities across the nation as being great places for young people to live.
    As a volunteer, I have been asked by Los Alamos Public Schools to champion this effort to have our community receive this recognition.

  • Chamisa Cheetahs host carnival

    It is occasionally said that the atmosphere at Chamisa Elementary is like a carnival. That statement will become a reality on April 21.
    The Cheetahs will welcome the public during their annual fundraiser this weekend. Some of the offerings include sno-cones, cotton candy and games.
    The kid-friendly climate will benefit teachers, students, programs and projects to help youth, “put their best foot forward in scholarship, character and life.”
    “The carnival is open to everyone,” Tana Beverwyk-Abouda said. “Everyone, that is, who wants to have a great time for all ages, support their local school and celebrate the spring weather by being outside.”

  • Heavner shares research on ice fields

    Imaging standing on ice, with a view as far as you can see. Matt Heavner will describe seven years of research on the Juneau Ice field in Southeast Alaska at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, as part of the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ monthly meeting.
    Anyone who has visited the city of Juneau has very likely visited the Mendenhall Glacier, which is just the tip of the ice field. The Juneau Ice field is the fifth-largest ice field in the western hemisphere, extending through an area of 3,900 square kilometers.

  • Be There 04-17-12

    Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The speaker will be announced at the meeting. The April 2012 field trip will be to the Jones Camp area near Socorro, April 21. We will meet at 9 a.m. in the Smith’s parking lot in Socorro. Plan on bringing rock breaking equipment, storage items to protect small specimens, a hand lens, sunscreen, water, snacks, lunch, eye protection, camera and whatever you need for a day in the field. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

    April 18
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    April 20

  • LAPD nominated for Freedom Award

    New Mexico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) will recognize the 23 employers nominated for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Awards at a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the New Mexico National Guard Armory, 600 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque.
    The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers supporting members of the Guard and Reserve.
    Statewide, 27 New Mexico Guard and Reserve members nominated their employers.   Nationally, the Department of Defense agency received 3,236 nominations.
    One of the nominees for the Freedom Award is the Los Alamos Police Department.

  • Bandelier seeks input on Tsankawi management

    Bandelier  National  Monument  has  announced that the park is initiating a 30-day  scoping  period,  from  April  16, 2012 to May 15, 2012, as part of planning  to  improve  resource protection and visitor understanding of the unique  Tsankawi  Unit.   The resulting decisions will provide guidance and direction  for  managing  visitor  safety,  accessibility,  and natural and cultural resource protection for the next ten years.

  • Update 04-17-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature booths and displays where community groups will show their Earth-friendly products and practices, and provide information about our environment on the Pajarito Plateau. It begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at PEEC.

    Dem Party

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Library.

    Budget hearings

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold budget meetings 6-10 p.m. today and Wednesday in council chambers.

    Chamisa carnival