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Today's News

  • Mandatory meeting for students going to Washington, D.C.

    There will be a mandatory meeting at 2 p.m. Friday on the third floor of the Los Alamos Public Library for Los Alamos Middle School students going to Washington, D.C. Be prompt and bring a pencil to the meeting.
    Parents are welcome to attend.  
    For more information, call Mrs. Cocking at 505-670-0679.

  • Taiji classes start April 7

    Beginning in April, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will offer a series of eight Saturday morning Taiji (T’ai Chi) classes to study the Yang Style 24 Forms.
    Classes will run from 11 a.m.-noon and begin April 7 in Robinson Hall.
    No previous experience is necessary. Classes will explore proper body alignment with coordination and flexibility exercises, and breathing techniques to cultivate the flow of Qi, or life energy.
    The primary focus of the class is to study the 24 forms of the Taiji routine, which can become a daily discipline of spiritual practice.

  • LAHS team competes for culinary scholarships

    Teen chefs unveiled their restaurant concepts and created tantalizing dishes at the New Mexico ProStart Invitational, hosted by Ben E. Keith Foods at the Albuquerque Convention Center in the Northeast Exhibit Hall today.
    Fifteen New Mexico high school culinary and management teams vied for scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state at the National ProStart Invitational in Baltimore, Md.
    The ProStart Invitational consisted of two competitions: culinary and management. Teams that participated in the culinary competition demonstrated their creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course gourmet meal in 60 minutes.

  • Be There 03-28-12

    Today
     Campbell’s is offering an incentive for the month of March. For every five Campbell’s soup labels Ponderosa Montessori collects, they will get 100 extra points. Soup labels should be dropped off at Ponderosa Montessori, 304 Rover Blvd., by March 28.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library at 6:30 p.m. The discussion topic is: “Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?” As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: “Science, religion incompatible?” and “The Fall of foolish faith,” both published March 9. All are welcome.

    Thursday

  • LAPS CRC formed

    A Citizens Review Committee was formed to review the status of the school referendum and bond projects.  This committee met for the first time March 21.
    As part of its work, the committee will verify whether the school district accomplished what it set out to accomplish in its plans that were presented to the public.
    The committee, which serves in an advisory role, will report periodically to the Los Alamos Public Schools Board.
    The committee will also be asked to provide feedback on completed projects as well as help determine which future projects should be undertaken.  
    The committee meets once a month.  Future work of the committee will include a review of the 5-year and 20-year construction plans of the district.  

  • Clarification 03-28-12

    The following students also received one-time, $1,000 awards from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. They were inadvertently left off in a story in Tuesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.
    • Lucas Baca, West Las Vegas HS - Alan Johnston Memorial  
    • Jalila Arthur, Robertson HS - William & Gertrude Fradkin Memorial
    • Jaylene Martinez, Penasco HS  - Rae Lee Siporin Achievement
    • Kyetiil Vicenti, Dulce HS - Rae Lee Siporin Achievement
    • Ashtyn Megariz, Mesa Vista HS - Tim Martin Memorial
    • Ryan Keyser, New Mexico State University - Northern New Mexico American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • Johnson wins essay contest

    Los Alamos Middle School seventh grader Liam Johnson entered an essay in the nationwide Patriots Pen essay contest. The topic this year was, “Are You Proud of Your Country?” LAMS Language Arts Teacher Jennifer Holmes assisted the VFW in getting entries. A total of 13 entries was received. Johnson’s essay was chosen as the post winner and was sent to the district contest, then to the state contest, at which he placed second.
    Gina Smith of the Los Alamos VFW Ladies Auxiliary, presented Johnson with a check for $350 from the Department of New Mexico of Veterans of Foreign Wars, with an additional $25 from the Los Alamos Ladies Auxiliary.

  • On The Docket 03-28-12

    March 19

    Yvonne Woods, 55, Rio Rancho pleaded no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to speeding 53 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. Judge Alan Kirk found Woods guilty and her sentence was deferred for 60 days, pending that she doesn’t received any additional citations as part of a probationary period. She was ordered to pay a court fee of $46.

    Nadiga Balasubramanya, 56, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to following too closely, not providing vehicle registration on demand and speeding 16-20 mph over the speed limit. Kirk sentenced her to enroll in defensive driving school and pay a $263 fine, which included court fees.

  • CIP projects sent to administrator

    During earlier CIP Committee meetings, Committee Chair Gary Leikness indicated that the committee’s recommendations would be given to the county administrator and projects would be selected during the budget hearings April 16-18.
    However, this week the approach to be used for the CIP portion of the budget has changed. 
    During the council meeting March 20, County Administrator Harry Burgess recommended that the council hold a special meeting outside of the April budget hearings to discuss specific details of each CIP Phase 2 project that is seeking funds in FY13 or future years.

  • Update 03-28-12

    Code RED

    Los Alamos County will conduct a test of its CodeRED emergency notification system at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place from 8 a.m. April 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. Items must be out by 8 a.m. April 2 for townsite residents with Monday or Tuesday trash service.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

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