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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Severe Storms Drench Texas, Spawn Tornadoes

    Heavy rain and powerful winds spawned several tornadoes that swept across Texas Wednesday, forcing drivers to abandon cars on flooded roads. However, the state still faces a historic drought.

  • Community Announcements 01-25-12

    Donations accepted

    The Reading Program at Barranca Mesa Elementary is accepting donations of gently used children’s books and chapter books. Leave books in the school office for Julie Collins or Elizabeth Watson.

    Pet supplies needed

    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center after Jan. 1. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

    Work party

  • Be There 01-25-12

    Today
    Practicioners Dr. Bobbie Hall, Dr. Merry McIntyre and Michelle Harkey welcome the community to an Open House for a Ribbon Cutting celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 464 Central Avenue, Suite 5. Enjoy some light refreshments and the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes, too.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Shack on North Mesa. The cost is $10 per person and includes servings of barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, roll, drink and dessert. For more information about the dinner, email b.painter@laschools.net, thesaegers1@msn.com, or
    call 412-2581.

  • Daffodil sale to benefit hospice

    The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program is having their annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale.
    Proceeds from the sale support the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice program serving terminally ill individuals in Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County and parts of Northern Santa Fe County.
    Daffodil pre-orders are being taken now through March 2. A vase of daffodils with 20 stems may be ordered for $15; a vase with 10 stems costs $10 or a single bunch (10 stems) may be purchased for $5.  
    Delivery is free with a minimum of two bunches, or one vase, to a single address.  Flowers will be delivered March 10 or may be picked up at the VNS office (116 Central Park Square) between 3-5:30 p.m. March 8 or all day March 9.

  • Science fair nets 254 projects

    The Assets Award-winning Dawn Brown, her staff and volunteers, burned the midnight oil Friday and pulled off yet another year of science for the Los Alamos Public Schools.
    Brown, along with 11 committee members and curriculum department members Tess Daughton, Megan Lee and Kathy Weinman, allowed the district to shine on Saturday with the annual County Science Fair.
    The registration process, venue and science efforts were visible from the start.
    “To know we are reaching out to encourage district students in the sciences, engineering and technology means we are sparking an interest in LAPS students,” Brown said.

  • Second person dead after Santa Fe shootings

        SANTA FE (AP) — A second person has died in a shooting in Santa Fe as police searched Tuesday for the suspect.
    Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said Theresa Vigil, 51, died of a gunshot wound to the head. A teenage boy was found dead at the scene of the shooting Monday in south Santa Fe.
    Sheriff’s officials said they were looking for a man they believe shot and killed the two after confronting the woman about rent.
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Arthur Samuel Anaya, 54, on two open counts of murder. Authorities say the suspect has a long criminal record and has been diagnosed with mental problems.
    Police say Anaya allegedly shot both Vigil and 16-year-old Austin Urban in their home.

  • Nature Center Concept

    Becky Shankland of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center displays the architectural drawing of the Los Alamos Nature Center. Last week, at Fuller Lodge, Catalyst Architecture’s Jeffrey Zucker presented a review of his firm’s work for the Phase 1 CIP process, culminating in a final design that represents the public input received in the first two meetings.

  • Celebrate National Nuclear Science Week

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is committed to promoting excellence in nuclear science and attracting the next generation of nuclear security experts to the field. As part of this commitment, this week NNSA is joining in the celebration of National Nuclear Science Week.
    “NNSA is fortunate to have outstanding men and women from throughout the national nuclear security enterprise who protect our nation’s security, enhance global security, and push the boundaries of science and discovery,” said Don Cook, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs. “I applaud the work that they do in continuing to meet NNSA’s mission and deliver on President Obama’s nuclear security objectives.”

  • Venture Acceleration Funds taking applications

    The Venture Acceleration Fund of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration, is now accepting applications for the 2012 calendar year. The three companies selected in the completion will receive up to $100,000 each to commercialize technology and take it to market faster.

  • Activists rally on NM driver's licenses

    SANTA FE  (AP) — Hundreds of immigrant advocates arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday to protest Gov. Susana Martinez’s attempts to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to get New Mexico driver’s licenses.
    A coalition of immigrant groups, religious organizations and student activists from across the state gathered at the Roundhouse then marched around the Capitol building in what has become a regular scene since Martinez took office last year.
    They chanted slogans protesting Martinez and held signs that said “New Mexico is not Arizona” as advocates pressed the governor and state lawmakers to uphold law.