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Today's News

  • Be There 05-26-11

    June 1
    The    Sierra  Club  will  have  a    public    meeting  at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library. Water Monitoring Program Manager Danny Katzman will speak on, “LANL’s Stormwater Management Projects and Protection of the Rio Grande.”

    June 2
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    June 5

  • Thank you 05-26-11

    Thanks for the help

    We would like to thank the teachers of the Montessori School through the high school, that helped my middle one achieve her goals. Thank you so much for your support!

    The Weiss family

    Kite Fest was a success
    The Los Alamos Arts Council would like to thank the many people who came together and made the 14th Annual Kite Festival a success again this year.

  • Search is on for Mrs. Los Alamos

    Sheree Talman, Executive State Director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, states the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Los Alamos.
    Once selected, the lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2012 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4, 2012 at the Rodey Theatre in Albuquerque.  
    Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued at over $8,000 including an all expense paid trip to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant.
    Applicants must be at least 18 years old (no age limit), married at the time of competition and a New Mexico resident, no performing talent required.  

  • State Briefs 05-26-11

    Lawmaker wants end to feuding over audits

    SANTA FE — Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera continues to draw fire over state auditing of special education enrollment and other public school records.
    Several members of the Legislative Education Study Committee on Wednesday complained about Skandera suggesting last month that schools might be “gaming the system” to increase state aid.
    Democratic Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton of Albuquerque said Skandera’s comments were damaging to schools.
    Skandera defended the Public Education Department’s review, saying it was to ensure all schools get a fair share of financing.

  • Update 05-26-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Senior Appreciation
    Senior Appreciation night will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. There will be a barbecue at 6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and a pancake breakfast will be Sunday at the Senior Center.

    Authors Speak
    The Authors Speak Series, featuring Demetria Martinez and scheduled for today at the Mesa Library, has been canceled.

    Music film series
    The Music Film Series will feature “Almost Famous” at 6:30 p.m. on June 2 at Mesa Library.

  • Rock out with JT and the Clouds

    On Friday, the Chicago band, JT and the Clouds will entertain fans of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond.
    Though they prefer not to be labeled, JT and the Clouds are bluesy, rough-edged, soulful rockers. They’ve been compared to Sam Cooke, The Band, Velvet Underground, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and M. Ward. They’ll play ballads as well as jazz, folk-rock and Motown/Philly/Memphis-sounding dance music.
    The group has been making music and touring since 2004. Last year the Chicago Tribune dubbed them as one of its “... ten artists on the bridge of breaking big in 2010.” The band is touring all over the country and the world, with Friday being Los Alamos’ turn.

  • Energy prices held back growth in first quarter

    WASHINGTON — High gasoline prices, government budget cuts and weaker-than-expected consumer spending caused the economy to grow only weakly in the first three months of the year.
    The Commerce Department estimated Thursday that the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the January-March quarter. That was the same as its first estimate a month ago.
    Consumer spending grew at just half the rate of the previous quarter. And a surge in imports widened the U.S. trade deficit.
    Most economists think the economy is growing only slightly better in the current April-June quarter. Consumers remain squeezed by gas prices, scant pay increases and a depressed housing market.

  • Fractal image brightens 15th St.

    A colorful fractal image, created by Piñon Elementary School sixth grade artist Niamh Short, was unveiled on an 18-foot by 7-foot mural on the exterior wall of Metzger’s on Central Avenue at 15th Street Wednesday afternoon.

    “I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember and I like to cartoon. I thought this project would be fun and felt that I had a shot at winning,” Short, 11, said.

    The mural is part of MainStreet’s Los Alamos Creative District initiative in which local elementary school students participated in the Los Alamos Public Schools Fractal Challenge.

  • UFO crashes into Black Hole's fence

    Ed Beaty stepped out of  his home around 7 p.m.Tuesday and he could not believe how hard the wind was blowing.

    “There must have been gusts of 80 mph,” Beaty said.

    Beaty also happens to be the owner of the Black Hole on Arkansas Ave. And he was in for a surprise on Wednesday when he got to work.

    “High winds made a UFO crash into my fence and the whereabouts of the pilot are unknown,” Beaty laughed. “That’s my story and I am sticking to it.”

  • 'Supersolid' in Helium-4 research questioned

    The long-held, but unproven idea that helium-4 enters into an exotic phase of matter dubbed a “supersolid” when cooled to extremely low temperatures has been challenged in a new paper published recently in Science.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Alexander Balatsky and Matthias Graf joined Cornell University physicist J.C. Séamus Davis and others in describing an alternative explanation for behavior of helium-4 that led scientist to believe for nearly 40 years that the substance could hold properties of a liquid and solid at the same time when cooled to near Absolute Zero.