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Today's News

  • 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.

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    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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  • Local engineering firm offers scholarship

    Merrick and Company, a local engineering firm, has announced the award of the first Merrick Engineering Scholarship in collaboration with the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.
    Merrick awarded the scholarship to Santana Garcia-Chang of Los Alamos. Garcia-Chang is a 2011 graduate of Questa High School and is currently attending UNM-LA in pursuit of her civil engineering degree. Merrick Vice President and Los Alamos Office Manager Scott Gustafson and UNM-LA Dean of Instruction Dr. Kate  Massengale presented the award.
    Chairman and CEO Ralph W. Christie, Jr. and Vice President Nuclear Services and Technology John Buckle also represented Merrick.

  • Students help Santa Fe shelter

    During the school year, the fashion design class at Los Alamos High School worked on various projects, to include constructing pillowcases for the battered women’s shelter in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Quilting donated the fabric used to make the cases.

  • Births 06-24-12

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    • June 6: A boy, Elijah Xavier Dinkel, born to Maria and Dominic Dinkel
    • June 7: A girl, Leah Jo Walker, born to Elizabeth and Joe Walker
    • June 14: A boy, Noah Phoenix Young Peyton Noland, born toKryzstyna and Philip Peyton Noland

  • Government can be efficient at times

    SANTA FE — What a great example of governmental efficiency and transparency. With a mere telephone request, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief political advisor was able to get a list of all nonunion teachers in the state along with their school email addresses.
    It required considerable work by at least two divisions of the Public Education Department. It was done so fast and efficiently that the PED information officer proudly attached an email message that went to his boss, the governor, her chief of staff and, of course, her chief political advisor.

  • Program offers free tech help

    In the 29 years since he bought Santa Fe-based Herbs, Etc. from its founder, herbalist Daniel Gagnon has worked hard to meet demand from the more than 2,000 U.S. retailers that carry the liquid herbal extracts and herbal medicines he manufactures.
    Because quality control was critical to establishing and maintaining the company’s reputation, Gagnon imposed rigorous anti-microbial standards for his potions.
    Traditionally, Gagnon eliminated unwanted microbes by processing his herbs with water and alcohol. But in 2000, he developed a way to remove the alcohol to produce an alcohol-free product using olive oil and soft gel encapsulation.

  • The Air Up There

    Skaters take part in the “Big Air” event at Saturday’s LA Skate Competition. The skate competition took place at Mesa Public Library. It was sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation division.

  • All-Star softball starts on Monday

    It’s that time of the summer where the All-Stars get a chance to shine.
    Little League All-Star softball tournaments are scheduled to start this week, with Little League All-Star baseball tournaments getting going late next week.
    Monday, the 9-10 and 10-11 district softball playoffs get going in Española. The district Junior playoffs begin Tuesday in Santa Fe and Wednesday the Majors tournament starts in Española.
    Baseball tournaments get underway starting July 6 with the Majors and Juniors tournaments both slated to be played in Los Alamos.