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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Today in History for June 9th
  • Flashlight Bombs Puzzle Phoenix Authorities

    Three flashlight bombs have exploded in the Phoenix area within the last month, causing minor injuries and raising fears. Police have no suspects and and have put up billboards to warn residents about discarded flashlights.

  • Police Arrest Man for Driving a Wheelchair Drunk

    Police in Utica, Mich. roll up on a man operating a stolen motorized wheelchair while drunk. But 55-year-old Raymond Kulma has a history with police; this is his seventh drunk driving arrest.

  • Students take flight Saturday

    Members of a local Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association are part of an international effort to make dreams of flight come true for young people.
    EAA Chapter 691 is participating in International Young Eagles Day Saturday as part of EAA’s ongoing program to introduce young people to aviation. Registration and flights will commence at the Los Alamos county airport terminal building between 8 a.m. and noon.
    Since the program was launched in 1992, more 1.6 million young people have taken a free airplane flight.  International Young Eagles Day has annually been celebrated on the second Saturday of June since 1994. During last year’s International Young Eagles Day, more than 6,000 children took flight throughout the world.

  • Grads venture to Europe

     A group of 11 Los Alamos students—all graduates—will be going on an educational tour of Europe from June 11-22.
    The group will be led by Lynn Ovaska, a local psychology teacher, and Simon Jordon, a tour director with EF Tours.
    The itinerary includes three countries where students from two other U.S. schools will join them on their 12-day adventure.
    During their trip to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome, they will visit a number of historical sites.
    They will see many of Europe’s most famous landmarks, such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Eiffel Tower and the Sistine Chapel. Local guides will give them behind-the-scenes looks at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Louvre and the Roman Coliseum.

  • Update 06-08-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers. The council will convene at 5 p.m. in closed session prior to the meeting.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be Saturday. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    LA County fire, smoking restrictions

  • T-Board debates alternative fuels

    A discussion on alternative fuels focused on compressed natural gas (CNG) at yesterday’s transportation board meeting.
    Chair Eugene Dougherty led the discussion with a study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory titled “Business Case for Compressed Natural Gas in Municipal Fleets.”

    The study factors in elements such as the size of the fleet, costs of financing, costs of constructing fueling stations, cost of fuel and maintenance, project life, salvage value and available tax credits to help municipalities decide if switching to NCG vehicles would be cost effective.