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Today's News

  • Lightning strike at NASCAR race kills one, injures nine

    LONG POND, Pa. — A lightning strike in the parking lot at Pocono Raceway after a rain-shortened NASCAR race Sunday killed one person and injured nine others, racetrack officials said.

    It wasn't immediately clear if all 10 people were actually struck by lightning in the parking lot behind the grandstands, nor was it known whether one or multiple strikes occurred during the thunderstorm.

  • Officials ID shooter at Sikh Temple--Video Extras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-Army man who was reduced in rank before his discharge, Wade Michael Page, carried out the shootings at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin that claimed six lives, a federal official said Monday.

    The shooter also died in the incident.

    The U.S. official declined to be named publicly, noting that he was not authorized to speak while the investigation is still ongoing. Page was described as being 40 years old.

  • People chilled out, and spoke out at anti-nuclear event

    Ashley Pond was the scene of a day-long anti-nuclear rally Sunday, as speaker after speaker came to the podium to speak out against the Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as nuclear warfare in general. The event was sponsored by Nuke Free Now.

    Activist Robert Chavez told the crowd why it was important to teach youth about nuclear disarmament.

    “The kids, that are growing up now, today, they are going to be the leaders of this community” he said. “They  have to be informed now, no matter how old they are, even if they are just little kids.”

  • Today in History for August 5th
  • Reliving the day they dropped the bomb

    The Hiroshima bomb didn’t jolt Japan as we had hoped. Its military leaders still refused the unconditional surrender demanded by the Potsdam Proclamation.
     But it did shake the Russians. Stalin feared he had waited too long for his oft-promised invasion of Japan. If Japan surrendered before he got his troops into Manchuria, the Soviets would have no claim to Japanese spoils.
     On Aug. 8, Russia declared war on Japan and at dawn on the 9th, tanks rolled into Manchuria.
    The night before, Major Charles Sweeney and crew rolled “Bock’s Car” down the runway on Tinian and took off for Japan carrying “Fat Man.” Unlike the flight of “Enola Gay,” three nights earlier, this was not a textbook operation.

  • What about the future of LA?

    Los Alamos is an extraordinary community.  Our quality of life is among the very best in the nation.  A major component of that quality is our economic wealth, also at the top.  Why are we so fortunate?  Can future generations enjoy a similar, or better, life here?
    Los Alamos is a unique combination of world-renowned science, small town atmosphere, and beautiful natural environment.  That formula is not for everyone, but it works for most of us.  

  • Ensuring artistry never stops

    Fuller Lodge Art Center calls their Summer Art Camp “The Best Six Weeks of Summer” and countless children from Los Alamos, surrounding communities and even foreign countries will agree. This summer, between 80 and 100 students from age four through sixth grade filled the classrooms at the Art Center each week, while teens met for classes at Village Arts. Whether painting, drawing, sculpting, dying yarn and knitting or creating things from recycled materials, these young artists were exploring their creativity with enthusiasm and laughter.

  • Enter your exhibits in the fair

    Those that are into robotics will have an opportunity to exhibit their favorite robot as well as their home preserves, garden produce and quilts.
    Though pre-registration for the fair was Friday, gardeners, bakers, quilters and artists can still enter their submissions for the Los Alamos County Fair.
    The County Fair and Rodeo runs Aug.9-12. Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter. Exhibit categories include: culinary (baked items), preserved foods, hobbies and crafts, fine arts, photography, quilts, clothing, knitting, crochet, needlework, horticulture and 4-H projects. Age categories range from age five, up to seniors.

  • Lunch with the chief

    The League of Women Voters will have their monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The speaker will be Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy.
    The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school).
    Ruby K’s will provide food. A sandwich or salad can be ordered when you RSVPing. Chips, pickles and cookies will accompany the meal and water will be provided.
    The total cost is $12, which includes tax and gratuity. Looking ahead, the September Lunch with a Leader event will be catered at Mesa Library Sept. 13.

  • Family evenings end with a quack

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer its final Summer Family Evenings program for 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.  
    Sallye Sibbitt  of the Duck Buddies, will visit with information about ducks, duck crafts and giveaways and live ducks.
    Duck Buddies is a volunteer group formed to help the ducks at Ashley Pond.
    They have cared for the ducks for many years and most recently, assisted with the design for the Ashley Pond renovations that were recently approved by the County Council.