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Today's News

  • Thank you 04-22-12

    On behalf of the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter, I would like to thank the Posse Shack for allowing us to fundraise at their April’s first Sunday of the month pancake breakfast.
    It was a tremendously successful event where we raised more than $3,000 for the animals of Northern New Mexico.
    I would like to extend special gratitude to Bob and Steve, who flipped hundreds of pancakes that morning.
    Sandy, who labored in front of a hot griddle, turning out bacon and sausages endlessly and Mark, who cooked eggs with skilled finesse.
    And last but not least, a big shout-out of thanks to Randy, who masterfully juggled overseeing the entire operation and directing the volunteers to chores that needed attending to.

  • People in the News 04-22-12

    Marine Corps Pvt. Daniel S. Smith, son of Donna S. Brewer-Hulton of Los Alamos and Kevin C. Smith of Goose Creek, S.C., recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
    Smith and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Smith spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.

  • Births 04-22-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    April 6: A boy, Lucas Victor Joseph, born to Rosanne and Julian Joseph

    April 12: A girl, Julia Marie Rivera, born to Stephanie Baca and Leondro Rivera

  • Barber to speak at Phi Beta Kappa banquet

    On April 29 the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 56th annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School at 5:30 p.m. April 29.
    Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honors society in the United States and has about 275 members in Los Alamos County (1.5 percent of the county’s population).
    The banquet for the honor graduates, Phi Beta Kappa members and their guests, will be at Fuller Lodge and will be catered by Decadent Table.

  • Hargreaves showcases his skills with LASO

    When local French horn player, John Hargreaves, was asked if his instrument is the hardest instrument to learn to play well, he just smiled, didn’t give a direct answer but said, “French horn players are always asked that question!”
    Hargreaves will solo with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra April 27 at the Crossroads Bible Church. As he described his journey to becoming an accomplished horn player, the answer to that question points to an obvious “yes.”

  • How does your garden grow?

    K-Kids, a Kiwanis-sponsored club at Barranca, shows their seedlings for the Los Alamos Youth Food Project. These seedlings will be planted at the LAMS garden site in May during the LAYFP Planting Festival.

  • CIP projects face budgetary roadblock

    The Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that are ready to move forward may face a long delay. The FY2013/FY2014 budget includes only 20 percent of the total project costs, and projections for the future are not optimistic.

    Newly appointed Deputy County Administrator Steven Lynne laid out the facts. Approximately $27 million is available in the next two years. Long-term projections estimate that only $2.5 million a year will be available after that, bringing the 10-year total to $47 million.

    Projects that council has taken some initial action on total $123.5 million. Most of those have received phase 2 approvals, and others, such as the community broadband initiative, are nearing that.

  • Update 04-22-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school speech theater.

    Open house

    Project Y is hosting an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. at UNM-LA, Building 2, Tuesday. Come see FIRST team 4153’s robot in action. Everyone is welcome.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings Tuesday.

    Great conversations

    Join the LAPS Foundation for the third annual Great Conversation event from 2-4:30 p.m. today at LAHS.

    Council meeting

  • Griffith Gym to be rededicated

    There is a story behind just about any dedication.

    Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos is no exception.

    The community is invited to the Ribbon Cutting/Rededication of Griffith Gymnasium at 6 p.m. Monday.

    Griffith Gym happens to be named after Lieutenant Thurston “Turk” Griffith, Jr., who was a 1958 graduate of Los Alamos High School.  

    And it turns out, Griffith’s memory is dedicated in another state and that ceremony took place in Fort Gordon, Ga., in January.

  • Leaked DOD memo rips DOE on size of labs

    The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) has its sights set on the Department of Energy and its national laboratories.

    Somehow, the people at POGO got their hands on a leaked Department of Defense memo, which reflects DOE’s refusal to downsize, despite the end of the Cold War. It presents the arguments of a number of experts who have said DOE’s laboratories should downsize, rather than expand their mission. It also compiles evidence of DOE’s ongoing efforts to circumvent the congressional appropriations process.

    POGO investigator Pete Stockton said he could not disclose how the organization got the memo.

    But he did say, “it’s quite damaging for DOE.”