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Today's News

  • Thank You 05-08-12

    Thank you to the cast and crew of RAGS
    Thank you to everyone involved the recent Olions’ production of RAGS.  It was wonderful.  You all did a terrific job and should be very proud of your efforts. May you all have great memories of your performances and remember all the positives of your work.

  • Assets in Action: Recognize those who make a difference

    Please feel free to burst into song with me … “It’s the most wonderful time of the year …”
    Did you know it is staff and teacher appreciation week? I hope you will take a second to show those who really make a difference that they are appreciated.
    I assume the week was selected with the proximity to Mother’s Day, but don’t forget the awesome number of male asset builders out there.
    I also think the idea of appreciating staff and teachers couldn’t come at a better time.
    This seems to be the time of year when students lose their minds, begin to forget the rules or have already left the building mentally in anticipation of summer.

  • Be There 05-08-12

    Wednesday
    GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    Meet Virginia Vigil, Democratic candidate for Public Regulation Commission District 3, at 5:30 p.m. at 1460 Los Pueblos. Enjoy light refreshments while you hear Vigil’s message and campaign platform.

    Thursday

  • Police Beat 05-08-12

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons or issued a citation.

    April 27

    10:23 a.m. — A complainant on Central Avenue reported that a patient stole a printer from a doctor’s office.

    2:04 p.m. — An unidentified 16-year-old Los Alamos male was cited at Los Alamos High School for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    7:03 p.m. — A San Juan Lane caller wanted help relighting her pilot light on her water heater.

  • 'Bully' brings message to Los Alamos students

    Last week, the movie, “Bully” came to Los Alamos. Jim and Kate O’Donnell of the Reel Deal Theater, brought the movie to town to bring enlightenment to students, parents and teachers about the results of bullying.
    Ruby Selvage, a sixth grade student at Piñon Elementary, along with mom Kim, saw the documentary-style film in Santa Fe and again in Los Alamos.
    “I think the Bully movie is going to bring more awareness to teachers, students and parents,” Ruby said. “This movie didn’t affect me in the greatest way, but I think it could help other people and if it helps just one person, it would be making a huge difference.”

  • Update 05-08-12

    School board

    The School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the LAHS Speech Theater. Agenda items include the 2013 budget, the LAHS bus loop, recognition of outstanding teaching, science fair winners and the TOTH Lunch Team.

    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.

    'Cowboy Poet'

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” at 7:30 p.m. May 19, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee May 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at CB Fox. For more information, visit lalt.org.

  • Chiravalle prioritizes attracting families and high tech

    Of the three councilors whose terms end this year, Councilor Vincent Chiravalle is the only one seeking reelection.

    Chiravalle’s main priorities are enacting a fiscally conservative budget, creating more high tech jobs, expanding retail sources, increasing revenues for public schools and creating more affordable housing.

    Chiravalle moved to Los Alamos shortly after receiving a degree in aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 2003. He accepted a position as scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), where he works on engineering and physics related issues. In addition to serving on council, he is a lector at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

  • Stayin' Alive

    Los Alamos’ Kristin Christensen leaps into the air as she crosses the plate following her solo home run Saturday. Los Alamos earned a trip to Thursday’s quarterfinal round of the state Class 4A tournament by topping St. Pius X 5-4 at Overlook Park.

  • LA Science Bowl team makes history

    The Los Alamos High School varsity Science Bowl team made New Mexico history in its trip to the National Science Bowl. Facing the best and the brightest that America has to offer, the team made up of Scott Carlsten, Micha Ben-Naim, Lorenzo Venneri, Kevin Gao and Alexandr Wang, placed ninth in the nation. This was the first time a New Mexico team has broken round-robin play and made double-elimination. The students would like to thank their coaches: Paolo Venneri, Barbara Jo Mullis, and Kathy Boerigter.

  • Researchers test theory of planets

    Recent research by Jarrett Johnson and Hui Li of LANL’s Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group suggests that the first planets in the universe formed well after the first generations of stars.

    The scientists calculated the minimum metallicity that must be present in the dusty disks surrounding newborn stars in order for planets to take shape.
    Astronomers use the term “metallicity” to refer to elements heavier than hydrogen and helium, such as oxygen, silicon and iron. Because the heavy elements required for assembling the cores of planets were not produced in the Big Bang, they must have been produced instead by fusion reactions within early generations of stars and supernovae.