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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 06-10-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love.
    Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    DOGS
    Conan — Not a barbarian! A year-old male fawn-colored GSD-mix. Slender, long legs. He is still adjusting to the shelter, but is reported to be great with kids and compatible with other dogs. Housebroken.

  • News for Retirees 06-10-12

    June 10-16
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10:30 a.m.    AARP Board meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tuna steak

  • People in the News 06-10-12

    Michael Phelps of Los Alamos, has earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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    Jeremy Robert Kasik, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, graduated with honors and distinction from the United States Naval Academy on May 29.
    Following completion of a master’s degree from George Mason University, Kasik will attend the Navy Nuclear Power School, preparing him for his future in the Navy Nuclear Submarine program.

  • District stuck in the middle

    Even though the Los Alamos Board of Education recently awarded the Los Alamos Middle School construction project to McCarthy — which beat out two other companies - construction on the project has been delayed indefinitely.

    That’s because one of the two companies that lost out to McCarthy, Albuquerque-based Bradbury Stamm, is protesting that McCarthy shouldn’t have received in-state preference. The company is also protesting similar awards by Santa Fe Public Schools and Los Lunas Public Schools.

  • Clarifications 06-10-12

    The story titled “Local Talent,” which appeared in Thursday’s “Diversions” should have mentioned that Janice Parker Muir, Sheridan Brown and Allen Brown also teach classes at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery.

    A photo of Robert Moore was published in Tuesday’s Police Beat. According to police chief Wayne Torpy, “the photo was an error from our system. Somehow we generated a duplicated case number.”

     

  • Regional Coalition narrows search

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) for its executive director position. And at Friday’s meeting in Los Alamos, four bids were announced.

    Those applying include the Motiva Corp, MVM Group, Than Powi, N.M., LLC and Montoya Consulting. Names of individuals were not made available to the press.

    “All four want to be the executive director and they will be interviewed,” said Los Alamos County Council chair Sharon Stover. “We are tentatively looking at interviews on June 18 in Espanola.”

    Stover said there is a chance a decision will be made that day.

    Input will be gathered from coalition members and congressional staff.

  • Update 06-10-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers. The council will convene at
    5 p.m. in closed session prior to the meeting.

    School board

    The School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the LAHS Speech Theater.  Agenda items include an update on the LAMS construction project, plans for LAHS landscaping and recommendations for facility rental rates for the coming year.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    Flag Day

  • Fires continue across the state

    Crews continued mopup duty Friday and today and the Santa Fe National Forest announced the Colorado Peak Fire will be transferred from a Type 3 Incident Commander to a Type 4 Commander.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation although Santa Fe National Fire Spokesman Lawrence Lujan said a determination could be made this weekend.

    “Based on Monday’s lightning map we did have lightning in the area  but we also know that area is  highly used area by the public,” Lujan said.

    Later Friday, Lujan said the investigation could be concluded by Saturday.

  • LANS, LLC gives foundation $250K for scholarships

    Los Alamos National Security, LLC., through its employee gift-match program, has given $250,000 to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation to award scholarships to help students in seven counties pursue a higher education.
    Lab employees have contributed $232,000 to the employees’ scholarship campaign. The goal from employees, who donated $272,000 last year, is $300,000.
    Susan Seestrom, associate director for experimental physical sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory, campaign chair, said she is optimistic employees will rise to the challenge to exceed the lab’s contributions. “I am proud to work at the Laboratory whose workforce supports the amazing success of young people,” Seestrom said.

  • UNM-LA advances training program

    The Accelerate Technical Training Program brings students a new approach to academic success.  It offers ongoing coaching that quickly prepares people of all ages and educational backgrounds for enhanced employment opportunities in science technology engineering, mathematics (STEM), and business.
    Accelerate provides a step toward obtaining jobs, as well as a flexible foundation for retraining as industries and employers innovate in the future. The program is available at six regional colleges including UNM-Los Alamos and UNM-Taos.
    The program provides students with academic and career coaching, helps them connect with employers in their field and provides them with professional readiness training, UNM-LA Accelerate Coordinator Jackie La New said.