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Today's News

  • Be There 02-09-11

    Thursday
     Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt and former teacher Kelly Myers will present the findings of almost a year-long effort on a long range planning report during the monthly League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader meeting. The meeting will be from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill. RSVP to League President Barbara Calef, 662-3825 or bfcalef@yahoo.com by Feb. 9.

    A Love Stinks party for teens ages 13-18 will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

  • AAUW presents Sherry Robinson

    The American Association of University Women will present Sherry Robinson, a Chautauqua speaker, at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 16 at the First Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    The New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs make the event available. Robinson’s presentation is titled, “Apache Voices.”
    Robinson, an award-winning journalist, is the author of “Apache Voices and El Malpais, Mt. Taylor and the Zuni Mountains.” She is working on a second Apache book about the Lipan Apaches.

  • National health care month

    ALBUQUERQUE — February is National Wise Health Care Consumer Month and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) would like to take this opportunity to pass a long a simple message: Call Before You Go.
    If you think you or someone in your household has been poisoned, call NMPDIC at 1-800-222-1222.
    Calling your poison center with a poison emergency saves you time and reduces health care costs.

  • Moonlight snowshoe hike at Bandelier Sunday

    Superintendent Jason Lott announced that Bandelier National Monument is offering its second ranger-guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no charge, but participants need to sign up ahead at the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861 x 517.  They must be 15 or older and bring their own snowshoes, poles, and headlamp or flashlight. Snowshoes can be rented at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Strokes are rising fast among young

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older ones, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to reshape the age burden of the disease.
    The numbers, reported Wednesday at an American Stroke Association conference in California, come from the first large nationwide study of stroke hospitalizations by age. Government researchers compared hospitalizations in 1994 and 1995 with ones in 2006 and 2007.

  • Update 02-09-11

    Environmental Sustainability Board

    The Environmental Sustainability Board’s meeting on Feb. 17 has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Eco Station.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers.

    APP Board meeting

    Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at Mesa Public Library’s meeting #1.

    Library Board

  • Suits save money, protect environment

    Los Alamos National Laboratory will save more than $800,000 and reduce the amount of material sent to a landfill by expanding the use of protective clothing made from a recyclable fabric.
    Called OREX, the fabric is an organic polymer that is sent to a treatment facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where it can be dissolved and returned safely to nature. That saves both disposal costs and space in landfills. The cost of the treatment that dissolves the material is included in the initial price of the clothing.

  • Discovery Channel to feature LA Schools

    The Discovery Channel has selected Los Alamos Schools to be featured in one of its “Profiles,” Superintendent Eugene Schmidt and Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe announced at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    “The Discovery Channel will be here Friday,” Schmidt said. “They will be doing their filming and conducting their interviews at that time.”

  • 16 firefighters gain promotion

    A badge ceremony was recently conducted at the Crossroads Bible Church to recognize the accomplishments of local firefighters as they take the next step in their careers.

    One battalion chief, two captains and 13 driver engineers were formally promoted during the Jan. 24 event.

    Among those promoted was Los Alamos native Manny Pacheco who advanced from firefighter II to driver engineer.

    “My dad was a wildland firefighter so I always knew firefighting was in my blood and you know how we all want to be like our dads,” Pacheco said.

  • Council begins search for new county administrator

    Selecting a new county administrator took a step forward during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.

    Council approved directing county staff to issue a request for proposals (RFP) or a request for qualifications (RFQ) for an executive firm to conduct a national search for candidates to potentially fill the county administrator post.