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Today's News

  • Beached Whales Doing Better at Fla. Center

    A group of veterinarians in Florida are feeding fish drinks to five rescued pilot whales, while trying to nurse the mammals back to health so they can one day return to the ocean.

  • Today in History for September 2nd
  • Register now for STEM Student Day

    Register middle school or high school students for STEM Student Day from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14.
    Everyone starts off at the Little Theater at 4 p.m. with a character performance of Madame Curie. Then at 5 p.m., walk over to the Bradbury Science Museum and have pizza and attend a program of the students’ choice (required at time of registration). Students choose from: Kraz-E-Science show; Mars-Rover program; or Fire Science program. All programs are limited in size. There will also be an iPad giveaway followed by seeing a domonstration of the Procter & Gamble Corvette with jet engine in the parking lot across the street.
    Register at chamberorganizer.com/members/evr/reg_event.
    The last Los Alamos County Summer Concer Series event of the season will be at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond, featuring Stephanie Hatfield.
    From 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Sept. 15, The Next Big Idea Festival will be at Fuller Lodge. There will be entertainment planned and food. Kids of all ages, as well as other venues about town such as the Bradbury Science Museum, Recycled Fashion Show down MainStreet, Mesa Pubic Library and parking lot and Central Park Square’s Beer garden at The Park or green area. Go to nextbigideala.com for more information.

  • People in the News 09-02-12

    Benjamin Batha, a junior majoring in computer science at the University of Rochester, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the spring 2012 semester.
    Batha, a resident of Los Alamos, is the son of Margo and Steven Batha, and a graduate of Los Alamos High School.
    The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a private research university located in Rochester, N.Y., (pop. 212,000) on the south shore of Lake Ontario.
    The University offers an undergraduate curriculum, with no required courses, that emphasizes a broad liberal education through majors, minors, and course “clusters”—a Rochester innovation—in the three main areas of knowledge: humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences/engineering.

  • Births 09-02-12

    The Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Aug. 14: A boy, Jeremiah Shine Brake, born to Rita and Mike Brake
    • Aug. 20: A boy, Leeum Josiah Riddick, born to Letisha L. Trujillo and Charlie R. Riddick
    • Aug. 21: A boy, William Michael Wheat, born to Angela and William Wheat
    • Aug. 25: A girl, Selena Veronica Truman, born to Maria and Edward Truman

  • Brown Bag Concerts return

    Take a lunch break at the free Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge at noon, the first Wednesdy of every month.   On Wednesday, Dr. Marcos Cavalcante will present a diverse program including works of Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro and Turina. Cavacante is a tenured associate professor at Northern New Mexico College and has Marcos Cavacante’s Guitar Studio in Los Alamos. He has a doctorate in music, classical guitar literature and performance at Indiana University Bloomington.

  • Animal Shelter 09-02-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.
    Ellie — Adult spayed female black Shepherd-mix. Friendly, well-socialized, fine with other dogs.
    Five Border Collie puppies— Four-months-old, four males and one female. They are pretty shy and the volunteers are working on socialization. Keep watching as they develop into fun, approachable pups.
    Naney — Senior brown-and-white English Hound-mix. Owner going abroad. Needs a quiet retirement home. Has reasonable doggy manners. Would be a nice, calm companion in a quiet home.  Will have some tumors removed and a good dental next week.

  • News for Retirees 09-02-12

    Sept. 2-8
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    BESC closed for Labor Day
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken pot pie
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY
    8:45     a.m.    Variety training
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    11: 30 a.m.    Community Health Council
    1 p.m.        Community Health Council Subgroup
    1:30 p.m.    Tap dancing
    2 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

  • Update 09-02-12

    No trash pick-up

    Los Alamos County will not pick up trash or recycling Monday in observance of Labor Day. Those who have a normal Monday pick-up should put their materials out Sept. 5.

    Library board

    Library Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Branch Library.

    No court

    The Los Alamos Magistrate Court will not have a Judge for the week of Sept. 17-21 due to the annual Magistrate Judge’s conference. The court hours will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. that week.

    Square dancing

     Square Dance Club will host a kick-off party with some basic square dance instruction, dancing and sloppy joes, salad, desserts and refreshments from 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Grand opening

    The Los Alamos Democratic Party Headquarters grand opening is slated for noon-4 p.m. Monday at 140 Central Park Square.

  • Next Big Idea Fest showcases innovative car

    A group of 13 Proctor and Gamble engineers who call themselves Team Cheaparral are bringing their Cheaparral 2J-2 Corvette to the Next Big Idea Festival, which takes place in Los Alamos Sept. 15.

    Along with the Corvette, known as the “sucker Vette,” Team Cheaparral wants to bring young people up to speed on why the fields of technology, science and engineering are “cool.”

    “Team Cheaparral exemplifies what we at the Next Big Idea Festival hopes to teach our young people — that by challenging yourself using the math and science skills you learn at school mixed with innovative ideas and resourcefulness, we can open the doors to amazing possibilities,” said Suzette Fox, Los Alamos MainStreet Manager and coordinator of the Next Big Idea Festival.

    Assembly of the Corvette began in 2007, when Team Cheaparral used their science, math and technology skills — typically used to design and build machines that make P&G products (diapers, toothpaste, coffee and razors, to name a few) — to transform a wrecked 1986 Chevy Corvette into an award winning race car for a cost of $2,007.