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Today's News

  • Student left in cell 4 days recalls hallucinations

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A college student picked up in a drug sweep in California was never arrested, never charged and should have been released. Instead he was forgotten in a holding cell for four days and says he had to drink his own urine to stay alive.

    Without food, water or access to a toilet, Daniel Chong began hallucinating on the third day.

    He told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he saw little Japanese-style cartoon characters that told him to dig into the walls to find water. Chong tore apart the plastic lining on the walls.

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  • Local Courts: On The Docket 05-02-12

    April 23

    Phillip Roibal, 52, of Los Alamos, pleaded no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court on contempt of court charges for a probation violation and three charges of failure to appear in court. Judge Alan Kirk found Roibal guilty on all the charges and he was sentenced to five days in jail in lieu of fines. He still has to pay the remainder of $629.

    Marvin Baca, 57, of Chimayó, pleaded no contest in municipal court to contempt of court for a probation violation and for failure to appear in court or pay court fees. Kirk dismissed the case.

  • LANL wins six pollution prevention awards

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has congratulated its national laboratories and sites for achievements in environmental stewardship, awarding a total of 24 Pollution Prevention (P2) Awards for innovative initiatives across the enterprise.
    The P2 Awards recognize performance in integrating environmental stewardship practices that helps to reduce risk, protect natural resources and enhance site operations.

  • Labs recognize small businesses for innovation

    Ten projects developed by New Mexico small businesses using technical expertise and assistance of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories were recognized at the 11th Innovation Celebration Tuesday sponsored by the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program at Encantado Resort in Tesuque.
    The researchers from LANL and Sandia Labs, who assisted the companies, received a medal from NMSBA.
    Among the businesses recognized were:
    • The Pueblo of Zia, to develop and export renewable energy in a project that aligns its culture and values with its economic goals. LANL assisted the pueblo with site assessments, energy transmission and distribution system access, and economic analysis of energy alternatives.

  • LAYL hosts Wild Day

    LAYL sponsored an event for elementary age students Saturday at the high school. LAYL members were the “big brothers and sisters” to the students. The kids played tag games, made art  projects and seed planters, decorated with sidewalk chalk and played with the robot from the police department as well as many other activities.

  • Update 05-02-12

    Breakfast

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Eggs, sausage and pancakes will be served.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Chamber event

    The monthly Food and Networking event  will be held 5:30-7 p.m. today  at Dance Arts Los Alamos’ White Rock studio on Longview Drive. It’s free to all Chamber members as well as prospective members.

    Farmers Market

  • Four LAHS students earn top recognition

    Four Los Alamos High School students received $10,000 in scholarships.

    Miriam Barnum, Micha Ben-Naim, Myles Gurule and Horace Zhang were the recipients of $2,500 scholarships each.
    Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies.

    A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected finalists.

  • LA recognized as outstanding community

    United Blood Services Donor Recruiter Shawn Riley, left, presented RSVP Volunteer Luke Ney with an award during the blood drive at First Baptist Church April 26. The award recognizes Los Alamos as being one of the outstanding communities in the state for blood donations.

  • Area students receive LAESF scholarships

    Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties were recipients of Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships, funded through more than $500,000 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the company that manages the laboratory.

    Los Alamos High School senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, the platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance annually for four years.