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Today's News

  • Be There 11-01-11

    Today
    National Novel Writing Month kicks off from 5:30-7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library. Write 50,000 in 30 days. For more information, call 662-8253.

    Wednesday
     The Sierra Club open meeting will feature Movie Night at 6:20 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Rooms. The movie will be, “Gasland.” The Bush Administration’s Haliburton Act exempted hydraulic fracturing for gas production from the Safe Drinking Water Act.

    Thursday

  • November and the asset month of empowerment

    Ahhh, November and the Asset month of empowerment ...
    This category incorporates Assets 7-10 and includes the areas of being valued by the community, youth as resources, service to others and safety.  
    One way assets will work in this area, is a through a new endeavor called the Hubba Bubba awards.
    Students from Los Alamos High School will have the opportunity to recognize staff members for the way they make a difference at LAHS.
    Assets in Action had forms for students to fill out during lunch on Monday. They can also request them via email at www.AssetsInAction.info.
    Why Hubba Bubba? Hubba Bubba, while known as a popular gum, in our case, stands for Help Us Build Better Assets.

  • Powell receives 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award

    Lee Powell has been awarded a 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
    The Murrow Awards honor excellence in electronic journalism and are among the most prestigious in broadcasting.
    Powell’s winning entry included video pieces about a high-profile departure from Washington and why April is so popular a month.
    Savannah Guthrie, an anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, presented the award to Powell during a dinner in New York City on Oct. 10.
    He also contributed to two other Murrows awarded to the AP, including one for overall excellence.
    This is Powell’s second national Murrow Award.

  • Scouts from Troop 422 honored

    Three young men from Troop 422 in White Rock received their Eagle Scout Award on Oct. 23. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sponsors troop 422.
    Each young man recently finished their Eagle Scout Projects benefiting places in the community.  
    Dallin Parker repaired the water drainage system at the White Rock Methodist Church across from Overlook Park.
    Daniel Dahl built four insulated dog houses for the Los Alamos Animal Shelter to use or to give to needy families.
    Alan Dahl landscaped part of the Los Alamos Eco Station with recycled materials such as crushed glass and drought- friendly plants.
    Mentors pins were given to Nathan Pack, Justin Tozer and Robert Forsyth during the ceremony.

  • ISO: A bridge to modern self regulation

     Rainfall is like regulation. Too little or too much of either is bad news for the economy.
    The flood of bad news these days begs for new paths to take.
    One prospect is self-regulation with a modern twist. The task is for an industry to regulate itself and self-enforce effective rules on all of its members. Experience says the task fights against human nature.
    More human nature says that camps fight against anything from outside their camp that restricts how things are done.
    Human nature will never change, so how can regulation be made effective and efficient?
    One way is by changes that make different use of human nature. How might industry really self-enforce its own regulations and why might it work for a large problem?

  • LANL wins cyber security award

    The SANS Institute announced Monday that Los Alamos National Laboratory has won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for their innovative use of vShield and other defense tools that represent a breakthrough model for securing virtual computing and private cloud deployments. As federal agencies and commercial organizations move quickly to take advantage of cloud computing, they are also concerned about the increasing risk of cyber-attacks.

  • Police Beat 11-01-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.
    Oct. 20

    5:10 p.m. – A 19-year-old Los Alamos man reported being the victim of fraud on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is more than $250.

    9:45 p.m. – A 75-year-old White Rock man reported that someone damaged his property on Longview Drive. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

    10:39 p.m. – Dexter Thomas, 23, of Santa Fe was arrested near Camino Entrada and East Road and charged with DWI.
    Oct. 21

  • Seen at the Scene: Halloween

    Los Alamos residents old and young came out to celebrate Halloween. Photos by Arin McKenna, Carol A. Clark, Skip Wecksung and Marlene Hamilton.

  • Update 11-01-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 at the council chambers.

    15th Street to close

    Complete closure of 15th street between Deacon Street and the south Metzger’s driveway began yesterday to allow the installation of the utility vault for the new Municipal Complex.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 tonight at the Mesa Public Library meeting room No. 3.

    Talking broadband

    A community broadband public meeting will be at 5 tonight at Mesa Public Library.

  • Accident shuts down Truck Route Monday

    A three-car accident closed the truck route to traffic for nearly three hours Monday afternoon.

    “We shut down the truck route for the safety of all the emergency personnel working at the accident scene as well as the safety of commuters because so many vehicles were involved,” said Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department, adding that two people were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

    “At about 3:30 p.m., a Toyota Camry, a pick up and a Mercury Mountaineer SUV were involved in the accident,” Foster said. “The SUV actually rolled over.”