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Today's News

  • Sign up for Red Cross courses

    The Family YMCA is taking registration for its May 5 and June 2  First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification courses.  The courses, taught by American Red Cross certified instructors, are generally scheduled for the first Saturday of each month throughout the year.
    First Aid training includes the basics of wound care, bleeding control and bandaging and provides information about poisoning, sudden illness, and how to care for other injuries.
    CPR training includes how to respond to emergency situations, recognize the signs of a heart attack and provide care for an adult who stops breathing, is choking or whose heart stops beating.

  • Thank You 04-18-12

    Family Strengths Network would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in Family Festival.
    About 500 people attended Family Festival this year; its success is dependent on the volunteers and organizations that participate.
    We could not run this event without the help of our event coordinator, Karen Greenfield, the many volunteers from Key Club, Natural Helpers, RSVP, Beta Sigma Phi, LANB, Los Alamos Middle School, the FSN Board and many other individuals.
    We are also grateful to all the businesses and organizations that came to share the great activities that Los Alamos has to offer to families.

  • Students get a lesson out of Every 15 Minutes

    Los Alamos Police Department in collaboration with a variety of agencies will present “Every 15 Minutes,” at Los Alamos High School today.
    The event is an opportunity to educate students about the gravity of topics like drinking and driving, prior to large-scale events like the prom.

  • Be There 04-18-12

    Today
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    Thursday
    The Senior Appreciation Night planning meeting will be from 1-2 p.m. in the aquatic center training room, 2760 Canyon Road.

    The monthly Los Alamos county GOP meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. The topics of the meeting will be the new Los Alamos County polling places, voter registration training and meeting of the GOP candidates running for local offices. All registered Republicans are invited to attend.

    Friday

  • N.M.4 traffic switches lanes

    Starting Thursday, expect N.M.4 traffic adjacent to White Rock to be switched to the new pavement on the south side of the roadway to allow construction to begin on the north side.
    The work zone will provide for one lane in each direction, with a westbound left turn lane at Rover.  

  • McMillan to testify in Washington today

    Los Alamos National Laboratory director Charlie McMillan, along with other lab directors and NNSA officials, will testify in Washington Wednesday afternoon.
    McMillan will testify before the subcommittee on strategic forces, which is a part of the Committee on Armed Services.
    Also testifying is Paul Hommert from Sandia, Penrose Albright from Livermore, Charles Shank and Kumar Patel, co-chairs of the committee to review the quality of management and of the science engineering research at the Department of Energy’s labs.
    Senator Ben Nelson (D-Fla.) chairs the subcommittee on strategic forces. A report on McMillan’s testimony will be in Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 04-18-12

    April 9

    Ammon Nofchissey, 31, Santa Fe, pleaded no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to driving on a suspended license, two counts of contempt of court and one count of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk found Nofchissey guilty on all of the charges and ordered him to pay a $227 fine and $250 in court fees.

    Chris Keen, 38, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to having an expired license plate while parked and to failure to pay court ordered fees and fines. Kirk ordered Keen to pay $121 in fines and court fees.

  • Update 04-18-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature displays by earth-friendly organizations; entertainment by Clan Tynker, the Hillstompers, and Wise Fool; “Walk like a Wolf” and puppet-making for kids; bird walks; food and more. Saturday, at PEEC.

    Dem Party

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Library.

    Budget hearings

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold budget meetings 6-10 p.m. today in council chambers.

    Chamisa carnival

  • Perma-Fix picks up two cleanup contracts at LANL

    Perma-Fix Environmental Services, based in Idaho, was selected for two major Master Task Order Agreement clean-up contracts at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    DOE’s prime contractor at Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Security, LLC selected the Portage/Perma-Fix team, along with several other teams, to retrieve, manage, process and disposition a variety of low-level radioactive, mixed, hazardous, and transuranic wastes that have been generated over decades as part of the DOE’s nuclear weapons mission.

  • Transit center set to open in July

    After a nearly nine-month delay, construction of the Española-based North Central Regional Transit District’s Jim West Transit Center’s parking lot is underway.

    District Executive Director Tony Mortillaro said while the building is nearly complete, swampy soil had delayed the construction. But now that the District’s contractor Stoven Construction is preparing to lay down soil-stabilizing materials in the parking lot, Mortillaro said the Transit Center’s construction should wrap up by July 1.

    Change orders delayed construction by more than half a year and will cost the District $732,926 more on top of the project’s $2.3 million price tag.