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Today's News

  • Obama signs 2-month payroll tax cut extension

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation extending a payroll tax cut for two months. The action concludes an end-of-year drama that split Republicans and threatened a tax hike on 160 million Americans.

    Obama acted Friday after the House and Senate approved the tax cut extension, which will maintain the Social Security tax at 4.2 percent. The legislation also extends unemployment insurance for jobless workers and forces Obama to make a decision within 60 days on whether to permit construction of an oil pipeline opposed by environmental groups.

  • Snowy conditions result in 10 fender benders Thursday

    Los Alamos police and fire personnel Thursday responded to 10 minor vehicle accidents between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    “There were no injuries reported from the accidents,” Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “A driver did slide completely off the roadway near the White Rock Y but did not sustain any injuries.”

    Purtymun credited the fact that the schools are closed for Christmas vacation to fewer cars on the road.

    Teachers and students who drive are off beginning today and that helped reduce traffic,” he said.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory conducted a staggered quitting time Thursday afternoon, which also helped the situation, officials said.

  • Storm may slow newspaper deliveries

    Due to the severity of the latest winter storm, newspaper deliveries Thursday afternoon may be delayed.

    Every effort is being made to make certain every subscriber receives their paper, but weather conditions are such that in some cases readers may receive Thursday's paper with the Friday delivery.

  • Community Announcements 12-22-11

    Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Be a volunteer
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Call the activities director at 662-4300 for details.

  • Cast for 'A Thousand Clowns' announced

    The Los Alamos Little Theater announces the cast for its upcoming show, Herb Gardner’s comedy classic, “A Thousand Clowns.”
    Opening on New Year’s Eve, “A Thousand Clowns” stars Patrick MacDonald as Murray, an unemployed television writer and carefree spirit saddled with the responsibility of taking care of his 12-year-old nephew.
    MacDonald, a veteran of LALT, was last seen entertaining the Los Alamos community in the musical sensation, “Seussical.”
    Nick, played by Sequoyah Adams-Rice, is a precocious 12-year-old boy who raises the eyebrows of the Child Welfare Board when he writes an article on the benefits of unemployment insurance, threatening the fun-filled life that he and his Uncle Murray have created.

  • Be There 12-22-11

    Friday
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star will be have the final sale of holiday cakes at Los Alamos National Bank from 9 a.m. until closing. For more information, call Nina Laird at 662-7580.

    Saturday
    The United Church of Los Alamos will have a 4 p.m. service on Christmas Eve followed by a live nativity. Residents are welcome to attend the service or stop by the live nativity for refreshments throughout the evening. The nativity will be at Central and Canyon, with a variety of animals. Those wishing to volunteer can call the church office at 662-2971.

  • Dance instructors honored

    Ballroom dancers showed appreciation for their volunteer dance teachers Corine and Ron Christman and Shuling and Qisu Zou on Dec. 12. In the midst of a snowstorm, dancers from ballroom and tango classes, gathered to  recognize the ballroom teachers. Molly and Dale Holm, who dedicated 13 years to teaching ballroom dancers from the community, trained the Christmans and Zous. Free classes are offered at the Betty Erhart Senior Center at 7 p.m. every Monday and 2 p.m. every Thursday. Additional classes, taught by Herman Ramsey, Marty and Dave Delanoy and Robert Pelak are also offered Thursday evenings at the Los Alamos Unitarian Church for $7 a class. The dancers have learned the waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, west coast swing, cha-cha and much more.

  • Council greets hospital CEO

    County council introduced new Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron to the community during Tuesday’s council meeting in council chambers at 20th Street and Central Avenue.

  • Proceeds help kids ski

  • LANL, EMC collaborate to advance high-performance computing

    Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced the signing of a new Umbrella CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) with EMC Corporation.
    Together, LANL and EMC will enhance, design, build, test, and deploy new cutting-edge technologies in an effort to meet some of the nation’s most difficult information technology challenges.
    The CRADA involves six general categories of technology development in which LANL and EMC will collaborate over the next five years, including high-performance computing (HPC), data storage, cyber security, data sharing and mobility, cloud computing, large-scale analytics, and materials science.