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Today's News

  • Be There 12-22-11

    Friday
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star will be have the final sale of holiday cakes at Los Alamos National Bank from 9 a.m. until closing. For more information, call Nina Laird at 662-7580.

    Saturday
    The United Church of Los Alamos will have a 4 p.m. service on Christmas Eve followed by a live nativity. Residents are welcome to attend the service or stop by the live nativity for refreshments throughout the evening. The nativity will be at Central and Canyon, with a variety of animals. Those wishing to volunteer can call the church office at 662-2971.

  • Dance instructors honored

    Ballroom dancers showed appreciation for their volunteer dance teachers Corine and Ron Christman and Shuling and Qisu Zou on Dec. 12. In the midst of a snowstorm, dancers from ballroom and tango classes, gathered to  recognize the ballroom teachers. Molly and Dale Holm, who dedicated 13 years to teaching ballroom dancers from the community, trained the Christmans and Zous. Free classes are offered at the Betty Erhart Senior Center at 7 p.m. every Monday and 2 p.m. every Thursday. Additional classes, taught by Herman Ramsey, Marty and Dave Delanoy and Robert Pelak are also offered Thursday evenings at the Los Alamos Unitarian Church for $7 a class. The dancers have learned the waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, west coast swing, cha-cha and much more.

  • Council greets hospital CEO

    County council introduced new Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron to the community during Tuesday’s council meeting in council chambers at 20th Street and Central Avenue.

  • Proceeds help kids ski

  • LANL, EMC collaborate to advance high-performance computing

    Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced the signing of a new Umbrella CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) with EMC Corporation.
    Together, LANL and EMC will enhance, design, build, test, and deploy new cutting-edge technologies in an effort to meet some of the nation’s most difficult information technology challenges.
    The CRADA involves six general categories of technology development in which LANL and EMC will collaborate over the next five years, including high-performance computing (HPC), data storage, cyber security, data sharing and mobility, cloud computing, large-scale analytics, and materials science.

  • Update 12-22-11

    Holiday schedule

    The Larry Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2.

    Walk canceled

    Because of the impending winter storm, the Winter Solstice Walk at Bandelier National Monument, scheduled for today has been canceled.

    Christmas dance

    The Los Alamos Big Band presents a Christmas dance from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

    Trash pickup

    In observance of Christmas there will be no trash or recycling pickup Dec. 26.  If Monday is your normal collection day please put trash and recycling out on Wednesday Dec. 28.

  • Scientists monitor Santa's journey

    Los Alamos National Laboratory trackers will use state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken by St. Nick and his eight tiny and highly efficient reindeer. Visit LAMonitor.com for a live link beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 24 to see his whirlwind journey.

    “We expect Santa and his team to arrive in Northern New Mexico about midnight on Christmas Eve,” said scientist Diane Roussel-Dupré of the Lab’s Space Data Systems group. Los Alamos supports Santa trackers at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which has been following Santa’s Christmas runs since the 1950s.

    The Santa tracking program began in 1955 when a Sears, Roebuck ad included a misprinted phone number for Santa.

  • U.S. Senate candidate on the stump in LA

    The way in which an underdog is going to win a seat in the U.S. Senate is through communities like Los Alamos coming together to take on Washington in a way that’s never been seen, said candidate Hector Balderas during a campaign stop at Fuller Lodge Tuesday night.

    Balderas told people in attendance that in his campaign, he won’t have the most connections in Washington or be the candidate of the lobbyists or insiders.

    “But I’m not running to be their Senator — I’m running to be yours,” he said.
    Balderas, 38, said momentum is growing in his grassroots campaign — he now has 1,000 Twitter followers and 6,050 Facebook fans.

  • LA can expect over 6 inches of snow

    The snow started falling this morning and according to the National Weather Service, Los Alamos can expect six to 10 inches of snow after the latest winter storm clears the area Friday night.

    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday.

    The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Operations Center to Level 3 operations.  This level of activation will allow the state to conduct situational analysis, resource coordination, and provide further warning notification.  

    More snow is expected to fall in areas already impacted by heavy snow.

  • Parents Save Daughter's Home, Dog

    Alert parents saved their daughter’s burning home at 3503 Pueblo from destruction Wednesday morning.
    The daughter was at work when her parents, who live across the street, saw smoke and heard the smoke alarm.

    “The parents opened the front door to their daughter’s home and her dog came out,” Acting Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said. “Their quick thinking saved the dog as well as the home, which in another five or 10 minutes would have been fully involved.”

    The parents placed the call at 10:48 a.m. to the Los Alamos Fire Department. Crews were on scene within minutes and had the fire contained by 11 a.m., Grider said.