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Today's News

  • Cookies and conversation

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets in Action Cookies and Conversation event is held twice a month, on Monday. The program unites local senior citizens and students for lunch and conversation. Those wishing to volunteer or donate cookies for the event can call 661-4846.

  • Smart Meter volunteers may help shape the future

    Homeowners have the chance to participate in a research project that could shape the way we use energy in the future.
    The Department of Public Utilities is seeking 100 volunteers to participate in a smart meter study conducted by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.
    NEDO will use the information to build a database of energy use patterns in America. “This is all about gathering data for research,” said Deputy Utility Manager Janet Bettinger.  “Volunteers will be part of a world famous project. They’re trying to set standards up for smart meters and the smart grid.”

  • Take the Quality of Ed Survey for 2011-12

    Parents that have students in the Los Alamos Public Schools are invited to take the 2011-2012 Quality of Education Survey. The survey allows school districts and the Public Education Department to obtain input from parents for continuous improvement and to better educate students.
    To participate in the survey visit, 164.64.166.19/studentsurvey/SurveyFrame.asp, then go to the left side of the screen and click on the link, “Take a Survey.” Follow the directions and take the survey provided for your student(s) school(s).
    Hard copies of the survey will be provided at LAPS schools or may be obtained from the receptionist at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration office. The survey will be active until May 1.
     

  • Births 03-25-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Feb. 29: A boy, Riley Bernard Abney, born to Nicole Allison and Tyrell Abney
    March 3: A girl, Lily Christina Grace Nolen, born to Jacqueline and Blake Nolen
    March 5: A girl, Lisa Shaelyn Suazo, born to Channa Romeo and Shaun Suazo (siblings Jasmin and Shaun Jr.)
    March 7: A boy, Dylan Ryan Thomas Ortiz, born to Adrianna and Nathan Ortiz

  • People in the News 03-25-12

    John Fox, a Los Alamos High School graduate, has received his bachelor’s degree in mineral engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
    He accepted a consultant position with Katanga Mining, Ltd. in Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Fox is the son of Doug and Linda Fox.

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    Jules Carson, of Los Alamos, earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
    Excelsior College is an accredited, private, nonprofit institution that focuses on the needs of working adults.
    Its primary mission is to increase access to a college degree for adult learners by removing obstacles to their educational goals.

  • Coalition: Fully fund lab cleanup

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is calling on Congress to provide full funding to the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s toxic waste clean-up efforts.
    Members of the group recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they met with members of the New Mexico congressional delegation and federal Department of Energy officials to request adequate funding be provided as part of the fiscal year 2013 budget.

  • Students show what it’s like “Working on the Hill’

    Chamisa third and fourth graders performed the annual musical revue, focusing on Los Alamos history, before a packed audience March 15.
    Beginning with the first inhabitants, the ancient pueblo people, the program progressed forward in time featuring the conquistadores, the Hispanic settlers, the Santa Fe Trail and the Ranch School Boys.  
    Gen. Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer took the stage with solos, as the workers, wives, children and the soldiers from the World War II era sang about their place on the Hill.
    Oppy and Groves sang about knowing “The World Would Never Be the Same Again.”  
    The musical ended with the workers of today’s Hill, celebrating the discoveries, technologies and missions of present-day.

  • Thank You 03-25-12

    Rotary says thanks

    On behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, I would like to thank the community for its outstanding support of our third annual Crab Fest recently at Central Avenue Grill.  
    With the money raised, we will once again be able to give academic and vocational awards to high school students and we will begin construction this summer of the new memorial garden at Los Alamos High School, replacing the original, which was demolished during construction of the new buildings.

  • Register for CPR classes at the Family YMCA

    The Family YMCA is taking registrations for the March 31 First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification course. Classes are generally the first Saturday of each month and are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors.  They also offer Red Cross classes in babysitting and infant/child CPR.
    Participants age 13 and older that complete the course will receive American Red Cross certification. There is a maximum of 12 participants for each class.
    The class will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Y, March 31  and is open to the public. The cost is $80 for YMCA members and $110 for program members. The certificates are good for two years.    

  • Animal Shelter 03-25-12

    Posse Shack breakfast from 7-11 a.m. April 1 to benefit Friends of the Shelter, 650 North Mesa Road.
    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Also check out the Petfinder page at petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

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