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Today's News

  • Update 07-29-12

    Art Market

    The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Hive in White Rock.

    Dual seminar

    A dual-topic seminar on Identity Theft and Investment Fraud Prevention will be presented by the New Mexico Securities Division, Regulation and Licensing Department, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at White Rock Presbyterian  Church, 310 Rover Blvd.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Bridge tourney

    The Atomic City Sectional Bridge Tournament runs through today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Science talk

  • Walk to end Alzheimer’s on tap

    Mary Yamada and Pauline Schneider know all too well how Alzheimer’s disease is affecting not only the aging population, but younger people, as well.

    Schneider, executive director at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, and Yamada, community outreach coordinator at Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, have both seen community members succumb to the disease.

    The facts are chilling and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Despite the odds, those affected by the disease, along with their caregivers, hold out hope that one day, a cure will be found.

  • Cone Zone 07-29-12

    Diamond Drive near Golf Course
    Starting Monday after the morning commute, traffic control will be in place on Diamond Drive in the vicinity of the Golf Course to repair a leaking irrigation line. The outside lanes of both northbound and southbound traffic will be closed and the bike lanes will be shifted inwards to provide a safe work zone for shoulder work. Minimal delays may be experienced.
    Pavement Preservation Program

  • There’s still time to donate books to BOMO campaign

    The Book of My Very Own campaign is halfway to its goal and will end Aug. 1.
    Otowi Station, Los Alamos Rotary Club and Self-Help, Inc., are partnering to provide free books to 500 local disadvantaged schoolchildren.
    The books will be distributed with school supplies for the neediest elementary school children in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, as designated by school counselors. The project is part of Self-Help’s “Tools for Schools” program.
    “We’ve been delighted with the response so far,” said Ellen Ben-Naim, children’s book buyer at Otowi Station Bookstore.

  • PEEC presents talk on sea otters

    Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive talk on her work with orphaned sea otters in California at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The talk is free for Pajarito Environmental Education Center members and $5 per family for non-members.
    Albright will discuss some of the problems and challenges that arise when wild animal habitats intersect with human habitats, and what happens when an animal species needs help. Albright was a volunteer “otter mom” for 14 years in the sea otter rehabilitation program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was one of the first centers to raise a wild orphan sea otter successfully.  

  • Births 07-29-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • July 14: A girl, Laine Genevieve Gauss, born to Casey and Adam Gauss
    • July 16: A boy, Okn’E Oyegee Vigil, born to Noelle and Agoyo Vigil
    • July 17: A boy, James Russell Aldaz, born to Yoshabelle and James Aldaz
    • July 19: A girl, Natalie Sue Whitehead, born to Samantha and Jared Whitehead
    • July 20: A boy, Andrew Eddie Archuleta, born to Amy and Alex Archuleta

  • People in the News 07-29-12

    Suzanne M. Birdsell of Los Alamos, has been named to second honors on the Clark University dean’s list.
    This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2012 semester.
    To be eligible for second honors, students must have a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79, of a maximum of 4.3.

  • Arts Society receives grant

    The Spanish Colonial Arts Society announces the receipt of a grant from the Harry Chapin Foundation to support the educational programs of the society, according to Donna Pedace, executive director of the society.
    The grant from the Harry Chapin Foundation will be used to support the Arts Outreach Program, which is a school-based program where the society sends Spanish Market artists into the local public schools to teach hands-on art workshops to either fourth or seventh grade students.
    These workshops are scheduled at the request of individual schools and teachers and, for many, these are the only art classes the students receive.

  • Kiwanis awards Burr scholarship

    Kiwanis awarded Erin Burr a scholarship. She will attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins and will study dance and health, with a focus on exercise science. Burr participated in Dance Arts Los Alamos since she was three years old and performed in several performances of “The Nutcracker.” She also served on the United Way Youth Team and Los Alamos Youth Leadership. Pictured left to right are: Thomas Burr, Lynn Finnegan, Erin Burr and Kiwanis Second Vice President Karen Kendall.

  • Animal Shelter 07-29-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site 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 micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.