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Today's News

  • Raw Video: Texas Tornado's Destructive Path
  • Tornadoes rake Dallas area, more than a dozen hurt --Video Extra

    DALLAS (AP) — Tornadoes and violent storms raked through the Dallas area Tuesday, crumbling the wing of a nursing home, peeling roofs from dozens of homes and spiraling big-rig trailers into the air like footballs. More than a dozen injuries were reported.

    Overturned cars left streets unnavigable and flattened trucks clogged highway shoulders. Preliminary estimates were that six to 12 tornadoes had touched down in North Texas, senior National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Martello said. But firm numbers would only come after survey teams checked damage Wednesday, he said.

  • Be There 04-03-12

    Wednesday
    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-4 p.m. through Friday. Family friendly movies will be shown at noon and 2 p.m. every day and either the giant island obstacle course or the bouncy house will be set up for any and all to play on from 1-3 p.m. Discount admission rates will be applied from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents Petra and the Jay, during the Brown Bag Series at noon at Fuller Lodge. Excerpts from the original sci-fi musical, book and lyrics by Cary Neeper; music by Alice B. Kellogg; directed by Alicia Solomon.

  • Thank You 04-03-12

    Thanks from Hadassah

    On behalf of the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah, I want to thank all the participants and the sponsors of our “Second Annual Run for Her Life to Fight Breast Cancer,” Hadassah’s second 5K and 10K races in Los Alamos, dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
    On a cold and windy Sunday morning (March 18), we had 100 participants who walked or ran along a scenic course in the Eastern Area, expertly designed by Ted Williams, president of the Atomic City Roadrunners.  Our efforts raised $4,000 and all the proceeds will go toward breast cancer research by Hadassah Hospital, the premier medical institution in the Middle East and discoverer of the breast cancer genes BRCA-1 and BRCA-2.

  • Take some time to stop and smell the roses

    April, spring break, snow and the asset month of Constructive Use of Time … This area encompasses assets 17-20 and looks at creative activities, youth programs, religious community and time at home.
    First of all, I hope you’ll spend a bit of time this week doing what I like to call, “A whole lot of nothing.”
    Take some time to hang out, relax and enjoy some simple things.
    Asset #17 is creative activities. When a young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practices music, theater or arts, look at it as them doing something with their hands, hence, they are engaging in creative activities.

  • Lunch with a Leader scheduled for PEEC

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for the community event, Lunch with a Leader.  
    The luncheon will be at a different place for the next two months — the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    PEEC is located at 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school).  Food will be provided by Ruby K’s.
    When you RSVP, you will be able to order the sandwich or salad you would like to have.
    Chips, pickles and cookies will accompany the meal and ice water will be provided.  
    The total cost will be just $12, which includes tax and gratuity.

  • Police Beat 04-03-12

    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.

    March 22

    11:46 a.m. — An unidentified 43-year-old female reported that there had been a battery on a school employee by a student at Los Alamos High School.

    1:06 p.m. — An unidentified 83-year-old Los Alamos man died unattended on 45th Street.

    2:37 p.m. — An unidentified person was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

    March 23

    12:17 p.m. — An unidentified 57-year-old Los Alamos male, reported that he had been the victim of identity theft.

  • Update 04-03-12

    Kiwanis

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-
    4 p.m. through Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamos
    nm.us/rec.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place until 4 p.m. Friday.

    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.

    TV appearance

  • Waterman brings council experience

    First of a series.
    Roger Waterman’s three terms on council in the 1980s helped motivate him to run now. “I found it very challenging and one of the most interesting and long-term learning experiences of my life,” Waterman said.

    Waterman served from 1982 to 1988, when councilors were elected for two-year terms. “That was an exciting time for the community, but so is now,” Waterman said.

    The county had very little money then. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atomic City Assistance payments comprised a third of the budget.

    “We were in a situation where we didn’t have any money to do repair streets, to do any capital improvements.”

  • Environmental data now viewable by the public

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s database of environmental monitoring data is now directly viewable by the public.

    “Intellus New Mexico,” the new, web-based application, will display the same internal data that Laboratory scientists and regulatory agencies see and use for environmental analysis and monitoring of the LANL site.  The new system contains more than 9 million records, including historical data as well as a near-real-time view of ongoing data collection activities.

    Intellus NM replaces an older database of lab-related environmental data, known as RACER.