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Today's News

  • Update 06-01-12

    Fundraiser

    Hertz Car Rental will sponsor a carwash for the Los Alamos Nuke Rugby team from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be June 9. 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.

    Election night

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail--see attachment

    Los Alamos County hosted a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen “Satch” Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the county’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the “Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Got your goat

    The Old Windmill Dairy showcased three baby goats at the Farmers Market Thursday, all of which are in need of a name. Suggestions can be made on their website at oldwindmilldairy.com.

  • Bandelier Shuttle off and running

    After a test run last October that exceeded all expectations, Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument are launching a three-year trial of the Bandelier Shuttle. The tourist attraction will become a “car-free park” from June 1 through November 30, with access provided by the free shuttle service.
    “I’m very excited. I feel this shuttle system is the future for Bandelier,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “Even though this is only a three year trial, I believe it will be very successful for both Los Alamos and for the park, and I think at the end of three years there will be real interest in seeing it put in place as a permanent fixture.”

  • Activists question groundwater data

    First of a series
    Editor’s note: Coming Sunday will be LANL’s response to the groundwater accusations.

    Registered Geologist Robert H. Gilkeson and Joni Arends of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety made quite a splash at the Espanola Basin Technical Working Group a couple of weeks ago at Santa Fe Community College.

    In a presentation, Gilkeson and Arends claimed that the necessary networks of monitoring wells to detect groundwater contamination from the LANL waste dumps do not exist.

  • Church Listings 06-01-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers: Explaining the practice of foot washing

    “Some churches still practice ‘old-fashioned’ foot washing. Is this a practice we should add to our modern expressions of faith?” — Jay

    This is indeed a very ancient (and typically Middle Eastern) practice. A gesture of hospitality, foot washing was an amenity extended to guests visiting in someone’s home. Often the servant (and sometimes the wife of the home) would perform this service while the guest was reclining at the table (see Gen. 18:4; 19:2; 24:32; 43:24).
    In the New Testament, we find a similar practice that appears to be common (Lk. 7:44; Mk. 1:7). Foot washing is mentioned in the list of criteria that characterize the faithful, serving widows in the church (I Tim. 5:10).

  • People forget to remember

     “It’s a funny thing, war.  Never have so many suffered so much so so few could be so happy!”  (Frank Burns, idiot extraordinaire M.A.S.H).
     In the early 60s, America found itself entrenched in yet another war on whatever.  It was not waged to protect our shores or to protect democracy.  Vietnam was an exercise in political futility, doomed from the start to fail.
     And like President Johnson’s gall bladder surgery, Vietnam’s legacy left a scar on the belly of a nation that prided itself in “never losing a war”.
     But hey, it wasn’t really a war.  It was a “police action” -- that is, if you ignore the 58,209 Americans killed during the action.

  • Topes Notes 06-01-12

    Albuquerque blanked by Zephyrs
    One night after posting a rare shutout win, the Albuquerque Isotopes were shut out themselves.
    New Orleans pitcher Tom Koehler (6-4) scattered five hits through 6-1/3 innings as the Zephyrs blanked the Isotopes 3-0 in New Orleans.
    The Isotopes, who swung red-hot bats during their homestand, have managed just five runs in three games at New Orleans.
    John Ely (4-4) got touched for eight hits in 5-2/3 innings but was only scored on twice.
    Albuquerque’s loss, combined with a 4-1 win by the Oklahoma City RedHawks over Nashville, dropped the Isotopes into second place in the PCL American Southern standings.

  • Ski area hosting SummerFest

    Pajarito Mountain may not have much snow on it at this time of year, but there will be plenty going on there Saturday.
    The mountain will celebrate the start of its summer season with SummerFest. The day-long event will include plenty for everyone in the community to see and do.
    Pajarito lift service will start at 9 a.m. for those wanting to hike or ride down the mountain’s trails. A downhill race is also scheduled for Saturday.
    Along with the bike-and-hike, the New Mexico Brewers Festival will begin at noon. There are 15 microbrewers that will be represented at the festival, which will continue through 5 p.m.
    Atomic City Transit will provide shuttle transportation to and from the event starting at 9 a.m.