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Today's News

  • Sign up for the annual trip to Washington, DC

    Sign up is underway for the annual eighth grade spring break trip to the nation’s capitol and Baltimore, Md. for next school year.
    The trip will be from March 24-March 27, 2012. This is not a school-sponsored trip, but rather a private trip that has been done for decades.
    Highlights of the trip will include the White House, a Capitol tour, the International Spy Museum, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian museums, the National Cathedral, the Walter Reed Medical Museum, a play at the Kennedy Center, the Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery (which includes laying the mourning wreath) and other sites.  

  • Programs help with the summer doldrums

    Asset number 18 in the series is youth programs, and when it comes to this area, we do it well.
    The past two weekends, our students were out in force at a variety of community activities ranging from school and sports to service for others.
    Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts took to their cars, trucks and shopping carts to assist local postal carriers in filling the shelves of one community pantry, as we approach the halfway point to the holiday season.
    The younger set put on their uniforms and smiles to secure donations at Smith’s Food and Drugstore, while the older scouts collected donations from around the community, sorting and getting them stored for future distribution.

  • Mountain Elementary awarded KNMB grant

  • Aspen Chess team places first in competition

    The Aspen Elementary Chess team competed in the 2011 United States Chess Federation K-3 National Blitz Championship last week. The team placed first in the competition in Dallas, Texas.
    The team scored a total of 30 points, surpassing the 25.5 points of the second place team from the Richard Rogers School of the Arts and Technology in Manhattan, N.Y.
    Phillip Ionkov and Henry Poston scored eight points each, while Andy Corliss and Dimitri Lopez each scored seven points; Victor Popa-Simil scored six points; Max Corliss scored five-and-a-half points; Ming Lo scored five points; Michael Patchett scored four points; and Matthew Patchett scored three points.

  • Cohen awarded scholarship

    Keanna Cohen was one of seven Northern New Mexico high school seniors who were recipients of the Domenici scholarship last week in Española. Retired Senator Pete Domenici honored the seniors at a LANL Foundation luncheon. Each recipient received a  a $2,500-per-year, four-year scholarship.

  • Lab honors 400 employees

    LANL’s 2011 Pollution Prevention Awards Ceremony, held recently 21 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, honored more than 400 Lab employees for their success in incorporating pollution prevention strategies—reducing pollution, enhancing operations, saving money, or reducing environmental impacts—into their daily work.
    This year’s winners participated on 62 projects in the following 10 categories: Living Laboratory, Health and Environment, Water Resources, Cradle to Cradle (Prevention, Recycling, Minimization, and Cleanouts), Energy and Fleet, Community Collaboration and Engagement, and Change Agents.
    Six projects received the Star Award for outstanding achievement in pollution prevention.

  • Lectures set for this week

    The upcoming Rosenfest Lectures on May 18-20 hold something for everyone.
    A series of lectures in honor of Louis Rosen, founder of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), will highlight the past and future for LANL’s signature science facility.
    In addition, statues of Manhattan Project leaders J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves will be unveiled by Los Alamos County officials at historic Fuller Lodge at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
    A diverse suite of lecture topics and speakers will be presented throughout the day on May 19 and during the morning of May 20.
    Scheduled speakers include:

  • La. readies to open spillway, flood Cajun

    MORGANZA, La. — Engineers prepared Saturday to slowly open emergency floodgates for the first time in nearly four decades, purposefully inundating farmlands and homes in Louisiana’s Cajun country to drain the swelling Mississippi River.
    Across the countryside, people fled to higher ground, shored up levees that held the last time the Morganza spillway was opened and built new walls of sand and dirt to hold back the flood they have known was coming for weeks. Sheriffs and National Guardsmen were warning people in a door-to-door sweep, and shelters were ready to accept up to 4,800 evacuees.

  • Sources: Porn stash found at bin Laden compound

    WASHINGTON — A sizeable stash of pornography was among the items seized when U.S. Navy SEALs raided the Pakistani hideout of Osama bin Laden, almost two weeks ago, U.S. officials say.
    The officials said it was unclear who the material belonged to, and there was no way to know whether bin Laden had viewed it.
    Bin Laden’s son and two other adult male couriers lived at the compound, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters of intelligence.
    The pornography was among the computer materials confiscated in the raid after the SEALs killed bin Laden, ending an almost 10-year manhunt for the terrorist behind the 9/11 terror attacks.

  • Presentation set for BESC

    The Los Alamos Fire Department’s EMS division will once again present a program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    A talk will be given during the lunch hour to the audience explaining the Vial of Life program and how it can help those who wish to participate in the program.  
    It is essentially an information gathering tool that helps emergency responders when they are called upon for service.  
    LAFD personnel will photograph each participant, which will be placed inside their Vial of Life packet for identification purposes.  
    To learn more about this program, stop by the Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23.