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Today's News

  • Update 05-20-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. Thursday. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Eclipse viewing

    The eclipse will be visible from White Rock just before sunset Sunday and PEEC will have telescopes with a solar filter to watch. Meet at the soccer fields at Overlook Park at 6:30 to begin viewing. 100 pairs of solar viewing glasses are available for free. They can can be purchased in advance at Otowi Station.

    Spring concert

  • Breaking ground at Consortium

    LANL Director Charlie McMillan and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined in the New Mexico Consortium Biological Laboratory groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

  • Luján calls for study to broaden lab’s mission

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District offered an amendment Friday to the National Defense Authorization Act, which in response to recent reports, calls for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories. The amendment passed with unanimous support.

  • Two from LANL selected for DOE Early Career Awards

    Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Lab’s Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the lab’s Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.
    The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program. The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the Office of Science.
    Research achievements

  • Cone Zone 05-20-12

    Public Works Projects

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us, call
    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.

    Eastern Area 2
    Concrete, Paving and Utility Project — Phase 1
    Expect shoulder work on Canyon Road between Manhattan Loop east and Nugget.
    Contractor will be potholing to verify utility locations in advance of actual construction, which will begin the week of May 28.
    If the potholing blocks the sidewalks, a pedestrian pathway will be provided. No traffic delays are anticipated.
    N.M. 4 Improvements Project

  • Animal Shelter 05-20-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite 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 microchipped.

    DOGS
    Daisy — Three year old female Rottie-mix. A nice dog, but very strong. Would benefit from leadership and calm and consistent training. Former owner says she’s good with kids.
    Ollie —Gentle, older red Chow-mix. Calm, would be good in a quiet home. She is protective of her food, so we suggest a home with children older than 12.

  • News for Retirees 05-20-12

    May 20-26
    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
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Board Council meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group

  • Teens take time out to read

    It’s no secret that teaching youngsters to read at an early age will help them in school later on. In fact, research shows that most children can read by age seven, but the foundation for learning begins at birth.
    Sigma Delta, a Los Alamos Youth Leadership team, recognizes the importance of literacy and has been trying to do its part to help youth in the community.
    For several months, the team, under the guidance of Los Alamos High School senior and LAYL member Jin Park, planned to visit LAPS elementary schools. In early May, it executed its plan, visiting Barranca Elementary.

  • Prepare for the transit of Venus with PEEC

    Local scientist Paul Mutschlecner will give a talk at 7 p.m. May 24 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., about the upcoming transit of Venus across the sun.
    The talk is free and open to the public and no registration is required.  
    In addition, PEEC will have a telescope available at the center at 4 p.m. June 5 for anyone interested in watching the transit.
    Also on June 5, there will be a rare “transit of Venus” when the planet comes so precisely between the sun and the Earth that its image can be seen crossing the solar disk. The transit of Venus in June is the second of two that have occurred in the last eight years, but the next one won’t happen until 105 years from now.

  • Gen Y spokesperson sought

    Credit unions throughout the state are participating in a search for a young adult “spokester” who will reach out to Gen Yers ages 18-25 via social media, special events and other activities to get them on track for a lifetime of financial well-being through the Young & Free New Mexico program. The spokester must be:
    • Social media savvy
    • Video natural
    • Creative blogger
    • Self-motivated
    • A personality that pops! Dynamic, likeable and outgoing — able to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime
    • Can create a buzz and get people talking
    • Comfortable with all things Web
    • Comfortable on camera