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Today's News

  • Community announcements 04-26-11

    Volunteers needed
    The Fuller Lodge Art  Center needs up to a dozen new volunteers. Volunteers sit at the reception desk, greet visitors as they enter and handle any sales. Often visitors have questions about Los Alamos and the interactions with the volunteers become part of their vacation experience. Volunteers are assisted by Fuller Lodge Art Center staff members, as needed. Shifts available are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call Amy Bjarke at 662-1635 or email gallery@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

    March on Hunger

  • Earth Day Fest offers something for everyone

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will celebrate its 11th Earth Day Festival Saturday, but what would the Earth Day Festival be like without entertainment, booths and food? This year, they have a variety of activities and information for children and adults.
    The event, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank,  will be headlined once again by Clan Tynker. Clan Tynker is a family troupe that performs a wide variety of stunts in a whimsical “Old World/Vaudeville” style of entertainment. The show is a kaleidoscope of skills from around the world, performed to live music. A variety of juggling skills will be displayed, including balls and clubs. Other highlights of the show consist of stage magic, comedy and wire walking.

  • Amazon.com's profit tumbles more than expected

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon.com said Tuesday that its net income fell 33 percent in the latest quarter, a steeper drop than Wall Street expected as the online retailer battles stronger competition from Wal-Mart and other rivals.

    The numbers reflect the competitive challenges for the world's biggest online retailer and the impact of higher costs of expansion. Amazon's expenses increased by nearly half in the first three months of 2011, including investments in order-fulfillment centers and new technologies.

    Thomas Szkutak, the company's chief financial officer, attributed the higher expenses to higher demand.

  • AP sources: Crocker top pick for Afghan post

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is likely to name seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker as the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, several sources told The Associated Press on Tuesday, part of a far-reaching turnover of the nation's top leadership of the Afghanistan war as Obama prepares to begin bringing forces home this summer.

    The move would reunite Crocker with Gen. David Petraeus in a rerun of the diplomatic and military "dream team" credited with rescuing the flagging American mission in Iraq. In the coming months, Obama will have to name replacements for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, other senior military leaders and probably Petraeus himself.

  • Monday deadline to congratulate the LAHS Class of 2011

    Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Monitor are partnering to produce a special commemorative section, “Congratulations Los Alamos High School Class of 2011.”

    The publication will feature graduation portraits of each senior as well as messages from the LAPS Board of Education, Superintendent Eugene Schmidt, Principal Sandra Warnock and others.

    The special publication will be distributed at the graduation ceremony May 28, 2011, and will be circulated as an insert inside the Los Alamos Monitor Sunday, May 29, 2011.

  • LA middle schooler wins supercomputer challenge

    Los Alamos Middle School student Cole Kendrick captured the top prize in the 21st New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory. For his research project, “Computer Simulation of Dark Matter Effects on Galaxy Rotation,” Kendrick developed a computer program to model the rotation of a galaxy including dark matter in an attempt to answer these questions:

    • How does dark matter affect rotational curves in galaxies?

    • How accurately this effect can be modeled?

    • What happens when the dark matter and galaxy masses are changed?

    • How well would this method work for different galaxies?

    Kendrick received a check for $1,000.

  • Gov. Martinez to be in Los Alamos Wednesday

    Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Los Alamos Wednesday.

    In the morning, Martinez will attend a breakfast at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and then take a tour of the facility.

     In the afternoon, Martinez will attend a reception at a local bank.  

    Watch for more details here and in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • JFK visit remembered

    On December 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy along with Vice President Lyndon Johnson traveled to Los Alamos.

    Their visit to the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, as LANL was then known, was for a briefing on the details of the top-secret Project Rover, the Lab’s program at the CMR to develop nuclear rocket engines for space travel. After the tour of the lab, Kennedy went to Sullivan Field to address Los Alamos residents and then rode down Central Avenue in a motorcade.

    For many people who were there, it was something they will never forget. The Bradbury Museum is featuring some of the artifacts from Kennedy’s memorable 100 minutes in Los Alamos through August.

  • Police Beat 04-26-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.   
    April 14

     8:48 a.m. – A 46-year-old Alcalde woman reported that she was the victim of larceny on Diamond Drive. The estimated loss is less than $250.

    9:54 a.m. – A 54-year-old Lamy man reported criminal damage to his property in the 2000 block of Trinity Drive. The estimated damage is more than $1,000.

    2:35 p.m. – A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl reported being the victim of criminal sexual contact. The matter is under investigation.

  • Update 04-26-11

    Council meeting
    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Community Building.

    Pasta dinner
    The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a pasta dinner from 5-7 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. For more information, phone 672-4066.

    Rptary Club
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos will meet on May 3 at 11:45 a.m. at the Central Avenue Grill.
     
    Charter Review
    The Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 2 in the training room at the Community Building.