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Today's News

  • Update 10-14-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will hold a work session at 7 p.m., Oct. 18 at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    Training and tour

    The Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC, are holding Electronic Public Reading Room training and a tour of the Hard copy Public Reading Room. There are two sessions: 11 a.m.-noon or 5-6 p.m. Oct. 18.

    PEECnic

    The PEECnic will be at Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Children’s activities, nature exhibits, talks on birds of Honduras and Columbia and refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

    BPU meeting

  • LAHS construction unable to catch up

    After missing their initial deadline of Oct. 19, Flintco is expected to reach substantial completion on the main building of the Los Alamos High School construction project by Oct. 26.

    During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Gerald Martin’s Owner’s Representative David Wharram gave a brief presentation to board members and explained where the project stands.

    He cited the Las Conchas Fire in late June as the reason Gerald Martin missed the deadline. He also said the company thought they would be able to make up the time lost due to evacuation of the town, but were unable to do so.

  • Police respond to Shamrock gas station heist

    Police responded to the Shamrock gas station Thursday evening following a report of money missing from the cash register. They spoke with the manager, John Danielson, left. He declined to disclose the amount of money missing, pending the investigation

  • Authorities seize semi trucks

    New Mexico Motor Transportation Police have discovered that the two big rigs involved in separate incidents on N.M. 4 last week contain multiple violations.

    “Both vehicles received a federal level one inspection, which includes the frames as well as everything inside,” said MTP spokesperson Wendy Graft. “They did not have proper paperwork for that cargo. The trucks have been impounded while we’re waiting for the company to send us the paperwork.”

    The 18-wheelers were hauling crushed cars when the accidents occurred last Thursday and Friday on the hairpin turn near mile marker 49. The vehicles reportedly came from a junkyard in Los Alamos.

  • Church Listings 10-14-11

    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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. 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

  • Bible Answers: Pastor offers an explanation of the 'angel of death'

    “Was it the ‘angel of death’ which passed over the Hebrew and Egyptian homes and killed the first born where the blood was not on the door post? Does this “angel of death” appear other places, like where 70,000 were killed?” — Hunter

    Sometimes we use a phrase that we think is in the Bible because it sounds like it ought to be biblical. The phrase “angel of death” is a good example. Actually, the phrase does not appear in Scripture. Its source seems to be a loose combining over time of various Bible stories, some that recount events of death and destruction and others that speak of warrior-type angels.

  • Stephen Trout joins FUMC as new pastor

    The First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos welcomed a new pastor in June.
    Rev. Dr. Stephen (Steve) E. Trout is a veteran of the United Methodist ministry, having served 32 years in full time ministry in the New Mexico Annual Conference. Trout has served rural and urban, small and large churches throughout New Mexico and West Texas.
    He was most recently the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Farmington. Trout is also the chairperson of the Order of Elders for the New Mexico Conference, serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Equipping Disciples Task Force and president of the Board of Directors of UMR Communications (publisher of the United Methodist Reporter).

  • Just A Wag 10-14-11

    Councilor gets married

    We have learned that County Councilor Mike Wismer married UNM-LA Campus Resources Director Lisa Clough in a small private ceremony with family members Sept. 9. The couple honeymooned in Alaska.

    Send us your wags

    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town.  
    The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought.
    E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • Take your best shot

    When I was a youngster in the 1960s, I had all the shots little kids went through back in the day.
    And because I’m a klutz and regularly hurt myself outdoors, I’ve periodically had my tetanus immunity updated. A few years ago I underwent a series of shots for rabies after having a scary adventure with an ill coyote.
    Last summer I got the shingles vaccine when my assistant was suffering from a shingles outbreak.
    And to round it all out, tonight after work I’ll be getting the influenza vaccine for this season’s strains of flu virus.
    My long history of receiving vaccinations – even including the potent shots given for rabies – has not caused me more than temporary discomfort.

  • Lead, follow or get out of the way ...

    The American economy isn’t going in the right direction, and most states’ economies are in the tank as well — New Mexico’s certainly is.
     What we see an awful lot of these days are our elected officials wringing their hands and casting blame on their political opponents.
    In effect, it’s everybody else’s fault but theirs. In truth, this behavior of the career political class is largely driven by their inability to solve our problems, or even understand how things can be improved for the common good of all of us.