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Today's News

  • Be There 10-25-11

    Today
    The Chamisa Elementary online book fair starts today and runs through Nov. 21. All books ordered online will be delivered free of charge to Chamisa when the book fair is over. There will also be a school book fair at Chamisa from 7:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m. Oct. 28-Nov. 8. The funds raised will go to pay for the Accelerated Reader program, STAR literacy program and books for the library. For more information, call Librarian Beverly Baker at 663-2470 or visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/chamisa.

    Thursday
    The Authors Speak Series presents, E.B. Held: The Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

  • Statewide high school math contest kicks off

    The University of New Mexico, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the PNM Foundation have announced the UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest for the 2011-2012 school year.
    The goal of the contest is to promote mathematical investigation, enhance problem-solving skills and recognize and honor outstanding mathematics achievement among students in grades 7-12 in the state.
    Approximately 1,500 New Mexico students benefit from this program annually.

  • Don’t ask unless you’re ready to listen

    Engage. Listen. Listen. Repeat.
    This is what one should do when talking to our youth.
    Last week, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board hosted their annual retreat to talk about youth issues.
    As always, they host an event that not only allows adults to talk about youth issues, but involves youth.
    Many groups would like to do this, but it takes some extra effort. It also needs to be planned around everyone’s schedules and of course, food needs to be provided.
    Now let’s go back to what I said at the beginning of this column and see what we can learn. Sometimes as adults, we know these things but tend to forget.

  • Two decades in the making

    For the last 20 years, local resident Fredrica Smith has been championing changes at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center so that it could be a multi-functional facility — better suited to meet the needs of all residents and across all generations — not just those wishing to swim exercise laps or join in competitive swim meets.  
    If you’ve been to the aquatic center, you know that the pool is not well suited for small children.
    Not long after the pool opened, and well before Los Alamos National Security (LANS) began paying gross receipts taxes to Los Alamos County, Fredrica and a group of supporters established a private fund and looked at several options to construct a leisure pool.

  • Some spooky science Friday at Bradbury

    Are you ready for some spooky science? Then climb into your costume and head on over to the Bradbury Science Museum for “High-Tech Halloween!” Back for its 18th year, the creepy-cool event is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
    A number of ghoulish activities, which are not  part of the museum’s regular programs, are sure to delight big and small.
    Apart from being fun, these activities teach kids important scientific principles and applications, said science educator Gordon McDonough. Among many others, they include:
    • Bicycle-Wheel Gyro: Sit and spin to experience angular momentum and learn how this phenomenon is used to orientsatellites

  • State Fair attendance, revenue drops

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State Fair officials say attendance and revenue was down at this year’s fair.
    Preliminary numbers say attendance was down about 8 percent, from 429,918 last year to 399,529 this year. Officials blamed several days of threatening weather for the drop.
    Revenue was just over $5.1 million, compared to $5.7 million in 2010.
    Dan Mourning, interim general manager of the fair says that while attendance and revenue were down slightly from last year, the numbers were in line with expectations given the state of the economy.

  • West Road remains closed due to erosion

    Increased storm water runoff in Los Alamos Canyon following the Las Conchas wildfire has resulted in severe erosion to West Road and the adjacent channel and damaged utilities infrastructure near the county ice rink.

    West Road and the ice rink parking lot have been closed since the fire, and both are in need of major repairs before reopening. The Ice Rink – which was scheduled to reopen Nov. 14 –is now projected to open Dec. 1.

  • Update 10-25-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight at the council chambers.

    Court closed

    Los Alamos Magistrate Court will close from today until Thursday for new computer system training.

    Pancake breakfast

    The Kiwanis Fall Pancake Breakfast will be held 7-11 a.m. Saturday at Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Drug dropoff

    Los Alamos police are hosting a prescription drug depository booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Los Alamos Medical Center east parking lot.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Barbara Carlos will recount her 2010 Friendship Force Exchange visit to Turkey at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Masonic Temple on Sage.

  • Miracle of technology helps girl to qualify

    Sruthi Garimella, a fourth grader in Jonathan Neal’s class at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, competed in her class’ spelling bee Monday and successfully qualified for the school spelling bee despite being in Paris, France.

    She was able to compete in this intercontinental spelling bee through the magic of Internet video conference.  Along with Garimella, Eli Iramk-Bent, Isaac Ronning, and Kaylee Rogers also placed in the top four slots of Neal’s fourth grade class, qualifying all of them to compete in the school spelling bee.

  • Bandelier Says Thanks

    Bandelier National Monument S uperintendent Jason Lott presents framed artwork of the park to Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan and NNSA Los Alamos Site Office head Kevin Smith during a community leaders breakfast this morning.