Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 07-15-12

    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 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.

    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday.

  • News for Retirees 07-15-12

    July 15-21
    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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.        Toenail clipping
     10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Grilled pork chop
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Pueblo Declares State of Emergency

    Too little, too late is the way some tribal officials describe the federal government’s failure to release $39 million promised to Santa Clara Pueblo to mitigate flooding in the aftermath of the Las Conchas wildfire.

    Governor Walter Dasheno and the Santa Clara Tribal Council declared a state of emergency Thursday after flood waters raced down Santa Clara Creek Wednesday, the second time in a week.  The flood waters — estimated at 2,200 to 2,300 cubic feet per second (CFS) — gouged six feet out of Santa Clara Creek, exposing gas lines buried at least four feet below the surface.

  • Artist removes halo from Paterno mural

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal.

    Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's family denies the claim.

  • Weather interferes with lawn chair balloon flight--Video Extra

    BEND, Ore. (AP) — Hours into their lawn-chair balloon flight, two men made a hard landing after they were hit by hail and snow as thunderstorms swept into central Oregon. But their back-yard aircraft floated away.

  • People in the News 07-15-12

    Jessica Mietz of Los Alamos, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Luther College, May 20.


    Alyssa Schreiber graduated from the Adams State University, Alamosa, Colo., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing. She was also listed on the president’s honor roll for the fall 2011 semester. Students must have earned at least at least a 3.5 GPA, and carried a 12 credit hour load to qualify.  


    The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has named Meredith B. Webster of Los Alamos, to the spring semester dean’s list. Webster is a student in the university’s College of Liberal Arts.

  • Olympic News 07-15-12

    Jordan: No way 2012 U.S. hoops team better than ‘Dream Team’

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan said there’s no way Kobe Bryant and this year’s USA Olympic basketball team could’ve beaten the 1992 Dream Team.
    Jordan told The Associated Press Thursday that he laughed — “I absolutely laughed” — when hearing Bryant’s comments that the squad training in Las Vegas could take Jordan and company.
    Jordan said there’s “no comparison” which team is better.
    “For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done,” Jordan said prior playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Charlotte.

  • Developers pull plans for New Mexico scientific ghost town

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The company behind plans to build a scientific ghost town says it is pulling out of a deal to develop the make-believe city near Hobbs.

    Pegasus Global Holdings in May announced with much fanfare its selection of a 15-square mile site in Hobbs and Lea County near the Texas border for development of the Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing. Officials said they had hoped to break ground by the end of June.

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