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Today's News

  • Local bomb squad places in competition

    The Los Alamos Police Department-Los Alamos National Laboratory Bomb Team came in fourth in this year’s robot rodeo, which wrapped up Friday.
    This was the fifth annual Western National Robot Rodeo. Held at Sandia National Laboratories, the four-day, 10-event technical competition included bomb squads and other public safety organizations that use hazardous duty robots.
    “This competition is designed to test not only the operator’s skills and confidence but to also  push the operators and the robots to their limits,” said Jake Deuel, Sandia robotics manager and one of the event organizers.
    The New Jersey State Police came in first place, Doña Ana County took second and New Mexico State Police placed third.

  • Update 05-29-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Monitor closed
    The Los Alamos Monitor office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday.

    Memorial service
    The public is invited to celebrate the life of Mary Jeanne “MJ” Nilsson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

    Meeting
    The Initiative and Referendum Subcommittee of the Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Training Room of the Community Building.

  • Construction Zone 05-29-11

    Public Works Projects
    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4
    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left onto Canyon Road, use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity is closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.

  • Construction Zone 05-29-11

    Public Works Projects
    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4
    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left onto Canyon Road, use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity is closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.

  • LA native works to end Alzheimer’s

    Agnes Vallejos envisions a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Born and raised in Los Alamos, Vallejos is executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter where she manages a statewide team of professionals who support Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers and raise funds to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through research.
     After graduation from University of New Mexico, Vallejos stayed in New Mexico to work with emotionally disabled children and adolescents in psychiatric settings, residential treatment centers and treatment foster care programs.

  • Donation made to memorial scholarship fund

    During the May Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting, Board Chair Judge Alan Kirk presented Kiwanis Club President Fran Berting and Vice-President Kristy Ortega with donations from state juvenile justice board supporters to the Jeannette Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund.
    Former Rep. Wallace was a tireless advocate for youth and community issues at the local and state level. Juvenile justice continuums from all over New Mexico gathered donations for the scholarship fund to acknowledge Wallace’s groundbreaking work and years of continued support.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 05-29-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Closed for Memorial Day
    Tuesday — Summer hours begin. Chalk murals
     Wednesday — Movies and munchies and LA YAC cookout in Los Alamos
    Thursday — Butterfly birthday board and WR  YAC cookout
    Friday —Connect Four tourney

    All children promoted to grade three through eight are welcome to join free of charge. We have two centers: one by Ashley Park and one by Piñon Park. Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 for information.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program  of the Los Alamos Family Council.

  • Call for volunteers

    The Marine Corps’ Marine For Life program is looking for New Mexicans to serve as mentors for Marine veterans.
    As a Marine For Life mentor, volunteers can be key in helping Marine Corps veterans navigate the way ahead — whether they are Marine veterans who care about other Marines, or someone in the community wanting to help Marines succeed in civilian life.
    Marine veterans returning to the civilian community can benefit from volunteers’ life experience. As a mentor in the Marine For Life organization, they can help those who have honorably served the country in the Marine Corps and are moving on to civilian life.  Their knowledge, counsel and personal network can help a Marine veteran succeed.

  • News for Retirees 05-29-11

    May 28-June 4, 2011
    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    
    BESC closed Memorial Day

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Burrito
    1 p.m.        T’ai Chi Ch’uan
    7 p.m.    Bridge

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters

  • Animal Shelter 05-29-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Cats
    Barnyard  — Quite the fraidy cat when transported from the 200 block of 46th St. Barnyard is coming along nicely and loves gentle attention.
    Cuddles — Female Calico, very friendly.
    Goose — Beautiful male Russian Blue. Seems content in the shelter, but is reported to have roaming tendencies.
    KiKi  — Gorgeous indoor domestic long hair orange and white female kitty. Two-three years old and good with other cats.