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Today's News

  • Today in History for June 24th
  • Las Conchas Recovery Could Take A Century

    Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the Las Conchas fire which burned for 36 days and consumed more than 155,000 acres in the Jemez Mountains.

    The fire was primarily in the Santa Fe National Forest, part of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument, the Jemez, Santa Clara, Cochiti and Santa Domingo Pueblos, as well as private lands.

    And even though a year later, green grass is growing throughout much of the burned areas, it’s still going to take decades for the forest to recover.

  • Volunteers are ‘ready when the time comes’

    During an emergency preparedness meeting in May, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Director Irene Powell was struck by something Los Alamos County Emergency Management Coordinator Phil Taylor said.

    “He mentioned that during the Las Conchas fire they were scrambling for shelter volunteers,” Powell said.
    An American Red Cross program called “Ready When the Time Comes” (RWTC) was also introduced at that meeting. RWTC volunteers serve as reserves that can be called when a local, large scale disaster requires more than the normal corps of Red Cross chapter volunteers.

  • DOE meets with tribal leaders

    DENVER — The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management made history Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of eight Tribal Nations to discuss progress in the nuclear cleanup and build partnerships to better shape the future of DOE sites.
    The first-ever Tribal Leader Dialogue marked the largest gathering of leaders of Tribal Nations located near EM cleanup sites with senior DOE officials for a high-level discussion. Their meeting focused on enhancing the involvement of the Tribal Nations in decisions regarding EM’s cleanup mission and future initiatives at EM sites. In all, nine Tribal Nations were represented.

  • Cone Zone 06-24-12

    N.M. 4 Improvements Project
    Starting Monday, traffic will be switched to one lane of traffic on each side of the road. Work will continue in the middle median area. Speed limit within the construction area is 30 mph. Expect modifications to the work zone as work progresses  drive defensively and watch for construction vehicles. The contractor plans to work on Saturday and Sunday.
    Pavement Preservation Program

  • Locals complete Leadership New Mexico program

    Leadership New Mexico announced  this week that John Arrowsmith, Utilities Manager for the Incorporated County of Los Alamos; Valerie Miranda, Director, ESH&Q at SOC Los Alamos; and Kurt Steinhaus, Director of Community Programs at Los Alamos National Security are among the 39 who recently graduated from the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.   
    The graduates of the Leadership New Mexico Core Program attended six educational sessions for the 2011-2012 program. All of the graduates contribute to the state in a different way and these sessions identify the issues, needs, challenges and current trends across New Mexico that they may face.

  • News for Retirees 06-24-12

    June 24-30
    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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    10 a.m.-1 p.m.    Mini-health fair
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken enchilada
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group

  • Animal Shelter 06-24-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    DOGS
    Angel — Whippet-mix, four-months-old. No permanent teeth yet. Nervous and shy, but finds new people calming, reassuring. No issues when handled or with food. Unsure in new situations, but will come around quickly with gentle encouragement.

  • Calhoun awarded Eagle Scout rank

    Steven Calhoun, a 15-year-old sophomore at Los Alamos High School, and son of Michael and Sharon Calhoun, completed his Eagle Board of Review on April 22 and was formally awarded the Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor held at Fuller Lodge on June 10.  Calhoun is a member of Boy Scout Troop 22, chartered by the Knights of Columbus Council #3137. Established in October 1918, Troop 22 is the third-oldest continuously chartered troop in the United States.
    Calhoun entered scouting as a cub scout in Pack 229 in 2004, earned his Arrow of Light in March 2008, and joined Troop 22 immediately afterwards.  

  • People in the News 06-24-12

    James Coburn, son of Martha Perkins of Santa Fe and Steven Coburn of Los Alamos, has been named to the academic honor roll for bloc four and five of the current school year at Colorado Timberline Academy.

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    Jonathan Vander Wiel of Los Alamos was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the LeTourneau University dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.

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