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Today's News

  • Nominations for Hubba Bubba Awards being accepted

    The Assets In Action program, sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, is sponsoring the Hubba Bubba Awards for Los Alamos High School staff members.
    Those who wish to, may recognize their favorite person and tell Assets in Action and the JJAB about them. Please include the following information:
    Name of teacher/staff member
    Your name (unless anonymous)
    Email or text number (in case there’s a question about a nomination)
    What position does the nominee holds with the schools?
    Why did you nominate this person?
    What else should the committee know about your nominee?
    The Hubba Bubba Awards is based on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets.

  • Rotary honors student of the month

    The Los Alamos Rotary Club recently honored Anna Laura Carroll as the Student of the Month for October 2011.
    Anna is the daughter of David, (’Topper Class of 1965) and Janice Carroll, a Los Alamos Public Schools teacher. Her sister Emma Carroll, a 2010 graduate of LAHS, is a sophomore at Pomona College.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a senior from Los Alamos High School to honor each month of the school year. The Rotary Student of the Month Committee selects students based academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.

  • ‘Green Fire’ slated for Reel Deal showing

    Thanks to Jim O’Donnell and the Reel Deal theater, Pajarito Environmental Education Center will show the new film about Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire,” at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. The film highlights Leopold’s career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement.
    Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.
    “Green Fire” was produced in partnership between the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Center for Humans and Nature and the U.S. Forest Service.

  • An early visit from Santa

    Santa Claus has become a staple at the annual Festival of Trees. Here, he chats with Sarah Worley at a past event. He visited Los Alamos once again on Saturday for the festival.

  • Library helps make connections to art

    Though winter is a time of dormancy, it is also a time to contemplate and appreciate deeper connections to nature.
    The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery presents two artists who not only react to and create art informed by the natural world, but who also use natural products to produce it.
    The library will host an opening reception for “Connections: Encaustic Paintings by Sally Condon and Elaine Roy.”

  • We don’t want them to cry

    Recently I asked why my son wasn’t allowed to bring his Pokemon cards to school.
    Well, he is allowed to bring them for sharing, but not for recess or trading. This all goes along with some rule about not bringing toys outside for recess.
    I kind of understand the whole toys at recess, but I am really struggling with trading cards. In my mind I am picturing little boys huddled together in some corner of the playground in intense conversation, practicing hard-core negotiating skills.
    In picturing this scenario, the boys in question are wearing black shoes and little caps and shirts with buttons. It’s so Norman Rockwell.

  • Man run over by several vehicles is identified

    SANTA FE N.M. (AP) — The man struck and killed and then run over by several vehicles including one driven by the New Mexico secretary of state has been identified.

    Santa Fe police say he is 46-year-old Eric Broncho of Santa Clara Pueblo.

    Broncho was killed Thursday night on New Mexico 599 as he was walking alone near Camino La Tierra.

    His body was then hit by at least three other vehicles, including that of Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

    Duran released a statement saying she was shocked at learning she had run over a person and not an animal.

  • Update 11-20-11

    Dinner

    The Elk’s Lodge, VFW and American Legion will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. Serving is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at no charge. For information, contact Lisa Harris or Reine Williams at 662-5611.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with new Fire Chief Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court closed

  • FBI releases photo in New Mexico sex torture case--video extra

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities released Friday a photo of a woman who they believe was another victim of convicted sex torturer and suspected serial killer David Parker Ray.

    The photo from a fake ID was found in Ray's possession and FBI officials believe the unknown woman might have been one of many of Ray's victims.

    "We have a suspicion that this woman may have had contact with him," said FBI spokesman Frank Fisher at a press conference in Albuquerque. "And we would really like to know what her name was, and if we could talk to her."

  • Ready Pac recalls 5K cases of bagged salads

    IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ready Pac Foods has recalled more than 5,000 cases of bagged salad because of a possible E. coli contamination.

    The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that the bagged romaine lettuce and salad mixes were distributed to 15 Western states.

    The recall was issued by the Irwindale, Calif. company after a random government test showed contamination.

    The bagged salads have a sell-by date of Nov. 18.

    E. coli can cause food poisoning and death in severe cases.

    FDA officials say this recall has not been related to any report of illness.