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Today's News

  • Letters 05-17-11

    Sending some love to Afghanistan

    Our son Michael is now in Afghanistan. He’s at a very small, remote tent base up in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan, known as FOB Finley Shields.
    They don’t have any shopping there, so here we go again with the shipping.
    We’ll try to send two packages each month for the coming year, through April 2012.
    They need men’s and women’s socks and toiletries. They’d like any old DVDs and contemporary country CDs. They’re requesting some stationery, cards, etc, with envelopes that they can use to send letters home. They also need pens and pencils.

  • Be There 05-17-11

    Today
    The May meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be a potluck dinner, which will be shared with the 2011 class of Master Gardeners, to celebrate their graduation from the class. The event will be at 6 p.m. at the White Rock Community Building. There will be a short business meeting afterwards.

    LANL scientist, Joyce Guzik will be the speaker at the Military Order of World Wars dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House. Call Lt. Col. Gregg Giesler, AUS Retired, Chapter Commander, 662-5574 or Lt .Col. Norman G. Wilson, USAF Retired, Chapter Adjutant, 662-9544 or email  NrmWil5@cs.com.

    Wednesday

  • SAN provides a safe celebration

    For the past 26 years, Senior Appreciation Night, a volunteer, community-driven effort, has aimed at saving teen lives. This year marks the 27th anniversary.
    Businesses, organizations, community leaders and individuals created the annual tradition in response to a crisis situation regarding drinking and driving during graduation celebrations.
    SAN was started because of an upsurge of dangerous activities in the late 1970s and early 1980s, detailed in Los Alamos Monitor articles. Parties in the mountains, where police had no jurisdiction, were prevalent and had led to several wrecks and deaths.

  • Police Beat 05-17-11

    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.

    May 5

    3 p.m. – A    15-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with possession of marijuana at Los Alamos High School and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

    11 p.m. – Lisa Lowe, 24, was arrested on San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding warrant from Santa Fe County.

    11:29 p.m. – Joey Rodriguez, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on San Ildefonso Drive and charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license.

    May 6

  • Teen rescued from Pueblo Canyon Monday night

    The Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department responded to a call Monday night, after three teenage girls went out for a hike in Pueblo Canyon and failed to return home before dark.
    One of the girls called her friend’s father and told him that one of the teens was hurt. He then called police who found the girl and pulled her out of the canyon.
    According to Capt. Randy Foster of the LAPD, one girl injured herself in the canyon and officers and the fire department helped her out. An LAPD officer carried the girl out of the canyon on his shoulders.

  • Update 05-17-11

    Stormwater project
    The NPDES Storm Water Individual Permit Project Update public meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Cities of Gold Hotel in Pojoaque.

    Park meeting
    Attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to review conceptual plans for play equipment to be installed at Community Park. For more info, call Dick McIntyre at 662-8159.

    Master gardeners
    The May meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. today at the White Rock Community Building. There will be a short business meeting afterward.

  • Lunch program serves seniors

    For most people, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that’s not always true for Los Alamos senior citizens. Sometimes it’s lunch that’s the most important meal of the day, especially if they are a part of the lunch program at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    For over a decade, Meal Program Coordinator Fred Ortiz has been cooking meals for area seniors at the BESC. His day starts at 5:30 a.m. and alongside Michael Mason, the duo begins preparations for the 80-100 meals they will prepare.

  • LAYL class of 2011

    The Los Alamos Youth Leadership program’s class of 2011 celebrated the completion of the program with a graduation ceremony Sunday at Central Avenue Grill. The program teaches teens networking and leadership skills and is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

  • Researchers investigate Greenland ice-mass

    Warming in the Arctic during the past several decades has caused Greenland’s ice sheet and outlet glaciers to thin and retreat. The lost ice mass makes a growing contribution to global sea-level rise.
    Sebastian Mernild of the Laboratory’s Computational Physics and Methods group, William Lipscomb of the Lab’s Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics group, and collaborators have investigated ice-mass loss for the Mittivakkat Gletscher, the only glacier in Greenland with long-term observations of both the surface mass balance (the difference between ice mass gained by snow accumulation and that lost to various processes) and glacier front fluctuations.

  • Overlook Park access plan hits roadblock

    A county plan to build a $25,000 emergency access road through wilderness land leading into Overlook Park hit a roadblock at an informational meeting for White Rock residents Monday evening.

    About a dozen residents turned out to voice opposition to the plan as fire department and county officials explained the vision and purpose for the 12-foot wide “all weather” road that would be built using asphalt recycled from the Diamond Drive construction project currently underway in Los Alamos.