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Today's News

  • Fires continue across the state

    Crews continued mopup duty Friday and today and the Santa Fe National Forest announced the Colorado Peak Fire will be transferred from a Type 3 Incident Commander to a Type 4 Commander.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation although Santa Fe National Fire Spokesman Lawrence Lujan said a determination could be made this weekend.

    “Based on Monday’s lightning map we did have lightning in the area  but we also know that area is  highly used area by the public,” Lujan said.

    Later Friday, Lujan said the investigation could be concluded by Saturday.

  • LANS, LLC gives foundation $250K for scholarships

    Los Alamos National Security, LLC., through its employee gift-match program, has given $250,000 to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation to award scholarships to help students in seven counties pursue a higher education.
    Lab employees have contributed $232,000 to the employees’ scholarship campaign. The goal from employees, who donated $272,000 last year, is $300,000.
    Susan Seestrom, associate director for experimental physical sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory, campaign chair, said she is optimistic employees will rise to the challenge to exceed the lab’s contributions. “I am proud to work at the Laboratory whose workforce supports the amazing success of young people,” Seestrom said.

  • UNM-LA advances training program

    The Accelerate Technical Training Program brings students a new approach to academic success.  It offers ongoing coaching that quickly prepares people of all ages and educational backgrounds for enhanced employment opportunities in science technology engineering, mathematics (STEM), and business.
    Accelerate provides a step toward obtaining jobs, as well as a flexible foundation for retraining as industries and employers innovate in the future. The program is available at six regional colleges including UNM-Los Alamos and UNM-Taos.
    The program provides students with academic and career coaching, helps them connect with employers in their field and provides them with professional readiness training, UNM-LA Accelerate Coordinator Jackie La New said.

  • Sister city sends delegates

    Councilor Frances Berting (back) looks on as Los Alamos Sarov Sister City Initiative  board member Paul White (left) welcomes delegates from the Open World Leadership Center. All are citizens of Sarov, Russia, Los Alamos’ Sister City. From left to right: Tatyana Fedorovna Belina, Yevgeniy Igorevich Krasnogorskiy, Dmitriy Yevgenyevich Palilov, Yelena Mikhaylovna Podgornaya, Yevgeniy Viktorich Sushkov and Nadezhda Alekseyevna Dudik.

  • Race Fans Lament Absence of I'll Have Another
  • Griggs’ contributions remembered

    One of the initial organizers of the YMCA’s fundraising golf tournament was there in spirit Saturday.
    Just a little less than a year after his death, the YMCA renamed one of its biggest fundraising events of the year for Ed Griggs. Griggs was a longtime volunteer and member of the local YMCA, but is remembered for lending a hand for anyone who needed it.
    But among Griggs’ many passions were golf and gardening. So when the YMCA dedicated a plaque in his honor Saturday at Los Alamos Golf Course, the most logical place was on the third tee box where he was out several times a week tending the flowers planted around it.

  • Cone Zone 06-10-12

    Public Works Projects
    There are no changes in traffic conditions expected next week. For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.
    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving and Utility Project – Phase 1

  • Sports Update 06-10-12

    Cross country summer practice starts this week

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will start summer practices this week and the Los Alamos Middle School program will begin the following week.
    Practice for LAHS’ program starts Wednesday. The first practice will be at 6 p.m. at Sullivan Field.
    Practices for LAMS’ team will start 6 p.m. June 20, also at Sullivan Field.
    Anyone interested in competing for either program during the fall 2012 season is encouraged to attend.

    Youth basketball camps to benefit elementary schools

  • Runner helps foe to finish

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A western Ohio high school runner who helped a struggling competitor finish their race is being praised for her sportsmanship and trying to cope with the attention it has sparked.
    Meghan Vogel appreciates the accolades but said Tuesday that she is a bit overwhelmed by the praise that has been pouring in since Saturday’s track meet in Columbus.
    The 17-year-old West Liberty-Salem High School junior was in last place in the 3,200-meter run as she caught up to Arlington High School sophomore Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of zipping past McMath to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath’s arm around her shoulders, half-dragging and half-carrying her about 30 meters to the finish line.

  • Ruidoso fire balloons to 10,000 acres, damage reported

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lightning-sparked blaze that jumped its containment lines raced through thick conifer forest in southern New Mexico on Saturday, and fire managers estimated that more than a dozen structures were damaged or destroyed.

    Spanning only a few acres on Wednesday, the Little Bear fire began to grow Friday as spot fires formed outside established fire lines due to windy conditions. By Saturday morning, about 10,000 acres had been charred northwest of the mountain community of Ruidoso.