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Today's News

  • LA teens take to the skies

    If your son or daughter is dreaming of taking to the skies for a career as a pilot, look no further than your local Civil Air Patrol. Since 1948, the “Los Alamos Composite Squadron” has served as an incubator for America’s future pilots, educating kids and teens in the ways of flying, leadership and aerospace.

    Recently, three of the squadron’s members, Cadet Master Sgt. Chase Britton, 19, Cadet Senior Airman Ben Schilling, 18, and Cadet Senior Airman Austin Salmon, 15, recently got behind the wheel of a glider and flew it thousands of feet in the air.

  • Waterman drops out of county council race

    In a one-paragraph e-mail to the Los Alamos Monitor, Republican candidate Roger Waterman announced he is withdrawing from the county council race Monday.

    The statement read: “Due to business and professional issues that have arisen over the last several weeks, I am withdrawing as a candidate for the Los Alamos County Council. I regret disappointing my many supporters. I will be returning any financial support I have received to those who supported me in that manner.”

    “I’m really disappointed,” Waterman said in a phone interview. “I really have an interest in governmental affairs. The timing was just bad.”

  • Flood Advisory until 2:30 p.m. for Los Alamos vicinity

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTHEASTERN RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 230 PM MDT

  • PEEC chosen for program

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program
    Through guided self-study and on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower PEEC to better serve the residents of Los Alamos by helping it to meet and exceed the highest professional standards of the museum field. The $4,000 cost of this program will be completely funded through the grant received.

  • Be There 07-24-12

    Today
    Summer Family Evenings at PEEC: Star Party. Join them for a late-night Summer Family Evening to look at the moon and stars through PEEC’s telescope. The summer sky is full of sights since the Milky Way and center of galaxy are visible. PEEC will have telescopes set up outside our building starting around 8:15 p.m. Free.

    Wednesday

  • Assets in Action: Be alert, be aware

    The Assets program oversees the local coordination of a program called Change of Heart.
    The seven-hour curriculum is about improving school climate. It focuses on more than bullying — like the foundational relationships and life experiences that mold youth throughout their school years.
    After what happened in Aurora, Colo., on Friday, I feel I would be remiss not to address it, at least on a local level.
    I’m actually quite impressed that we haven’t seen everyone that has ever known the shooter coming forward to have their say and get their 15-minutes of fame.
    Their police department isn’t leaking out every detail of what is going on post-event. They are releasing what needs to be known and that’s it.

  • Employers risk penalties

    Under competitive pressures, some employers are tempted to label workers “independent contractors” rather than employees so they can avoid paying benefits, matching Social Security and Medicare taxes, paying federal and state unemployment taxes and following employment laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act.
    This practice of misclassification has created substantial problems for affected employees and for the United States Treasury, the Social Security and Medicare funds, and state unemployment and workers’ compensation funds.

  • Quick Start program introduces tennis

    When Tanner Stewart grabbed around a child-sized tennis racket, he began to smile.
    “The big rackets are really heavy,” said Stewart, who is in the 4-7 age group session of the Quick Start Tennis Program. “I like swinging the smaller rackets, I can hit the ball and it’s more fun.”
    Stewart was among the 16 children in the 4-7 division who participated in the most recent session of Los Alamos County tennis program at the Canyon Tennis Courts.
    Along with that group is an 8-11 year old session which included 14 participants.
    That session started July 9 and concluded Thursday. The next session is set for July 30-Aug. 9.

  • Topes Notes 07-24-12

    Isotopes win six of eight at home

  • Penn State hit hard

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Many in this leafy, vibrant college town nicknamed “Happy Valley” worry the temporary evisceration of Penn State’s football program might inflict similar damage on a community that, for years, thrived as fans flocked to home games at the massive football stadium and a far-flung alumni base stayed connected by loyalty — and by checkbook.
    Some business operators saw the same silver lining that many survivors do after a near-death accident: They had feared a complete shutdown of Penn State’s football program by the NCAA.
    Yet they also know Penn State, and the hotels, eateries and apparel shops that cluster around campus, face rough times ahead.