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Today's News

  • Tension rises after 25 years

    Getting the opportunity to play music with a teen idol would be a dream come true for most people. Los Alamos National Laboratory engineer Tom Gattis is no different, only, his dream was realized last spring.
    It all began for Gattis when he and three other guys formed a band in the Baltimore area in the 1980s. Like a lot of musicians, they met through a newspaper ad and once formed, decided to call themselves Deuce.
    Gattis said he was raised on music by Judas Priest, UFO and the Scorpions, as well as classical music, all of which influenced him as a singer.

  • Animal Shelter 06-10-12

    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 06-10-12

    June 10-16
    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
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10:30 a.m.    AARP Board meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tuna steak

  • People in the News 06-10-12

    Michael Phelps of Los Alamos, has earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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    Jeremy Robert Kasik, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, graduated with honors and distinction from the United States Naval Academy on May 29.
    Following completion of a master’s degree from George Mason University, Kasik will attend the Navy Nuclear Power School, preparing him for his future in the Navy Nuclear Submarine program.

  • District stuck in the middle

    Even though the Los Alamos Board of Education recently awarded the Los Alamos Middle School construction project to McCarthy — which beat out two other companies - construction on the project has been delayed indefinitely.

    That’s because one of the two companies that lost out to McCarthy, Albuquerque-based Bradbury Stamm, is protesting that McCarthy shouldn’t have received in-state preference. The company is also protesting similar awards by Santa Fe Public Schools and Los Lunas Public Schools.

  • ‘Creative urban village’ sparks local interest

    When the county council approved the Creative District Plan in April, Los Alamos MainStreet and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) were ready to get started.

    The organization sought out developers who could help make the concept a reality and discovered PLACE, a nonprofit organization that specializes in developing “creative urban villages.”

    “This is not just something coming out of the blue, someone saying, ‘Have I got something for you.’ This is a very specific strategy expressed in the Creative District Plan. This is something MainStreet sought out. We’ve done some due diligence,” said LACDC Executive Director Kevin Holsapple.

  • Clarifications 06-10-12

    The story titled “Local Talent,” which appeared in Thursday’s “Diversions” should have mentioned that Janice Parker Muir, Sheridan Brown and Allen Brown also teach classes at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery.

    A photo of Robert Moore was published in Tuesday’s Police Beat. According to police chief Wayne Torpy, “the photo was an error from our system. Somehow we generated a duplicated case number.”

     

  • Competing agendas vie over future of CMRR

    Analyzing what’s happening in Washington when it comes to funding environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory and funding for the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement can be somewhat of a tricky proposition.

    It seems everybody has their own agenda.

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed its version of the FY13 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.

    The bill would earmark $215 million for cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory and there would be no funding for the CMRR project.

    Congressmen Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich both voted for the measure.

  • Regional Coalition narrows search

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) for its executive director position. And at Friday’s meeting in Los Alamos, four bids were announced.

    Those applying include the Motiva Corp, MVM Group, Than Powi, N.M., LLC and Montoya Consulting. Names of individuals were not made available to the press.

    “All four want to be the executive director and they will be interviewed,” said Los Alamos County Council chair Sharon Stover. “We are tentatively looking at interviews on June 18 in Espanola.”

    Stover said there is a chance a decision will be made that day.

    Input will be gathered from coalition members and congressional staff.

  • Update 06-10-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers. The council will convene at
    5 p.m. in closed session prior to the meeting.

    School board

    The School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the LAHS Speech Theater.  Agenda items include an update on the LAMS construction project, plans for LAHS landscaping and recommendations for facility rental rates for the coming year.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    Flag Day