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  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 5 a.m. Tuesday

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE SAN JUAN... JEMEZ AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... AND 1 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL BEGIN LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH CHRISTMAS MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY CHRISTMAS MORNING.

    * WINDS... WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADWAYS ARE POSSIBLE CREATING DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY. BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW 2 MILES AT TIMES. DANGEROUS WIND CHILL VALUES FROM 10 BELOW ZERO TO 10 ABOVE ZERO ARE EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT AND CHRISTMAS MORNING.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

  • Frosty leans into it
  • Police Beat 12-25-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Dec 13

    12:52 a.m. — Jordan Agoyo, 24, of Santa Fe was arrested in Santa Fe on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court warrant.

    (No time given) — Police arrested a 16-year-old teen and referred him to juvenile authorities after finding him possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1300 block of Diamond Drive.

    8:07 p.m. — Samantha Dutra, 33, of Los Alamos was arrested on an out-of-state warrant in the 1700 block of Central Avenue.
    Dec. 14

    2:23 p.m. — Police arrested a 16-year-old teen after he allegedly trespassed onto school property at Los Alamos High. He was released to his parents and referred to juvenile authorities.

    5:01 p.m. — William Vonharders, 36, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in the 3700 block of Arkansas Avenue.

    Dec. 15

  • First Born Helps First-Time Parents

    Alison Ticknor, a telecommunications engineer, had degrees in physics, engineering management and art, but no formal training to become a mom. “I wanted to be a good mother, but I just didn’t know the details,” she said.

    Her husband, Dr. Chris Ticknor, came to Los Alamos as a post-doctoral fellow from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and can write papers about “finite temperature analysis of a quasi2D dipolar gas,” but the man colleagues once called “Spiderman” had no degree in parenting.

    When they moved to Los Alamos, Alison was pregnant and learned about First Born®, which has supported the couple through the first two and a half years of daughter Nora’s life – and the two months before she was born. The giggling toddler will “graduate” at three, with her parents assured that she is on track to a healthy life.

    First Born is a project of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, using a model that shows that if first time parents learn solid skills in the first three years of a child’s life, that child and future children will be more successful.

    First Born parents are also more likely to plan the birth of their second child.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 12-23-12


    • Monday: Ping pong tournament

    • Tuesday: ACs closed for Christmas
    • Wednesday:  Movies and munchies (L.A. open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., WR closed)

    • Thursday: Pool tournament (L.A. open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., WR closed)
    • Friday: Kids’ choice  (L.A. open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., WR closed)

    Memberships are free and open to all in third through eighth grade.

    The White Rock Youth Activity Center is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565. The Los Alamos Youth Activity  Center is at 475 20th St., 662-9412.

  • Tis The Season

    Dear Santa,
    It’s me again, and I’ve got a few wishes for Christmas this year.
    At first I wanted a pony, but I figured that wouldn’t fit very well into your bag of toys, so I settled on something more reasonable.
    I instead wish for that pair of camel-colored boots I found in Dillard’s a few weeks ago, a sparkly headband, and a voluminous polka-dot scarf — preferably in red, yellow, pink, white, or all of the above.
    I hope that’s not too much to ask for. Try looking at discount stores to get the best deals.
    Merry Christmas!
    Love,
    Alexandra Helen

    Dear Santa, 
    I know I haven’t been the best boy, but I hope you will give me something other than coal this year. Anyway here goes. I’d like:
    • An Erector set
    • Lincoln logs
    • An iPhone 5
    • A pogo stick
    • Your autograph

  • Animal Shelter 12-23-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter. Open Sunday, Monday, but closed Tuesday. Happy holidays from Friends of the Shelter and the shelter staff. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

    DOGS
    Coqueta — A three-year-old Golden-mix. She is smart, confident, energetic and loves people. She is good with smaller and younger dogs, kids and does very well in crowds. Spayed, shots and micro chipped.
    Remy — Spayed female, Lab/Shepherd-mix with a pretty red coat. She is good with some dogs, not others. No cats or small dogs, please. She would love a home where she will get lots of exercise. She has some crate training. She is shy but ready to be trained.

  • News for Retirees 12-23-12

    Dec. 23-29, 2012
    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 Christmas eve

    TUESDAY
    BESC closed Christmas day

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    No RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salmon
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken chili cheese soup
    1:30 p.m.    No tap dancing
    2 p.m.    Ballroom dancing
    6:30 p.m.    Chess
    7 p.m.     Bridge
    FRIDAY    
    9:05 a.m.    Walk in the Woods
    9:15 a.m.    Line dancing
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken fried steak

  • Albuquerque airport to close long-term parking lot

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials are preparing for a reconstruction project at the Albuquerque International Sunport and that means the long-term parking lot will be closed for about five months.

    Airport officials say the lot will be closed starting the day after Christmas in order to have the space emptied by the time construction is scheduled to start in mid-January.

    The $5 million reconstruction project will include repaving of the entire lot and the addition of solar panels that will also serve as shade canopies. A grant is helping pay for the solar panels.

    Officials say the construction has been scheduled for what is traditionally a slow time between the holidays and summer travel season.

    The airport is offering alternative parking at the same rate in a lot off Girard east of the terminal.

  • Today in History for December 22nd