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Today's News

  • Humans against the aliens

    Kids surround me. Kids from ages 5 to 17 surround me.  I have some in my house and then a bunch at my workplace. Because their ages vary so much I have different behavioral expectations for each of them. I expect that my 5 year old will behave differently than my 15 year old- I expect this, doesn’t mean it is true.  It seems the older they get the higher the expectation.  

  • Science takes back seat

    As the world celebrates Earth Day, it is time to separate real environmentalism from the fake variety. If there is one rule to follow in this regard, it’s this: if an idea is trendy, it probably isn’t good for the planet.
    As environmentalism has become trendy, politicians and businesses have learned that appearing green can lead to profit and political gain. Increasingly, science takes a back seat to policies that make people feel good or appear environmentally friendly.
    I write about the rise of trendy environmentalism in my book “Eco-Fads.” I outline the ways people often substitute feel-good approaches for the difficult work of following the science and economic to protection the environment.

  • Wind Advisory Until 8 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... THE LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... AND THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING THE SANTA FE METRO AREA.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE AREA LATE THIS MORNING THEN PEAK DURING MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH QUICKLY EARLY THIS EVENING.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALIZED REDUCTIONS DOWN TO 2 MILES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN DUST PRONE AREAS... SUCH AS OPEN FIELDS... MINING LOCATIONS... AND ONGOING CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • Raw Video: Italy's Mt. Etna Erupts

    Europe's highest active volcano, Italy's Mount Etna, erupted again this week. The eruption, which spewed blood-red molten lava and grey and white ash into the air, is the 24th in a series that started in January 2011.

  • VIDEO: New TSA Scanner Speeds Up ID Process

    TSA unveiled a new scanner on Friday that speeds up recognition of valid ID and shortens time spent in airport security.

  • Church Listings 04-13-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • Calendars determine when to celebrate Pascha

    “Why is Eastern Orthodox Christian ‘Easter’ this Sunday?” — JBA

    This is a great but very complicated question to answer in a 300-word column. Suffice it to say, in some years, Easter does indeed fall on the same Sunday as in Western Christianity.
    This year, Easter or Pascha as it is called in the east, is April 15. The service begins at 11:30 a.m.
    A trivial point to address is about the word “Pascha.” It means “Passover,” as we believe that the events of Holy Week that culminate in Christ’s resurrection are the final Passover.

  • Wildfire 2012 seminar set for Saturday

    Editor’s Note: The panel discussion has been canceled, but residents are still encouraged to stop by anytime Saturday afternoon to check out the exhibits and info tables.

    As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2012” from 1-5 p.m. Saturday in the council chambers and adjacent Training. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department in partnership with several local agencies.
    • Sand table demonstration of the Las Conchas Fire presented by LANL Emergency Management
    • An opportunity to register your cell phone and e-mail addresses with Los Alamos County Emergency Management for emergency notifications from the County

  • County Briefs 04-13-12

    Power outage affects 75 in LA

    An underground line fault Thursday morning resulted in a power outage for 75 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers on Canyon Street, Quartz and Rim Road. The outage began at 5:45 a.m.
    Electric linemen isolated the fault and safely restored power at 6:30 a.m. to 21 homes and 9:10 a.m. to the remaining 54 homes.
    The fault occurred in an area that DPU has scheduled for electric line replacement this summer.

    County moves to fill ‘acting’ positions

    County Administrator Harry Burgess is making progress toward filling eight key management positions.

  • Update 04-13-12

    Wildfire awareness

    Residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2012” from 1-5 p.m. Saturday in the council chambers and adjacent Training Room inside the Community Building.

    Eco Station meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m.. Thursday at the Eco Station administration building.

    Budget hearings

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold budget meetings 6-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday in council chambers.

    Fundraiser