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Today's News

  • Volleyball team to host Pojoaque tonight
  • Police Beat 09/11/12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

     

    Aug. 31

     

    1:34 p.m. --–– A 43-year-old Los Alamos woman reported to police that she was the victim of theft, which occurred in the 600 block of 43rd Street. The value of the theft was between $2,500 and less than $20,000. Police are still investigating.

     

  • Health Department reports first West Nile death

    The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 76-year-old man from Bernalillo County has died from West Nile Virus infection. 

    This is the first fatality due to West Nile Virus in New Mexico in 2012. The man had meningitis and encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the disease and had been hospitalized since Aug. 23. The Department of Health originally reported this case Aug. 29.

    “We have seen West Nile Virus cases in many different areas of New Mexico in the last month. We all need to do our best to prevent mosquito bites, especially people older than 50, who are at most at risk for developing serious complications from the disease,” said Cabinet Secretary of Health Catherine Torres, M.D.

    New human cases by county:

  • Americans remember 9/11

    Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it’s time to move on after a decade of remembrance.

    As in past years, thousands gathered at the World Trade Center site in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., to read the names of nearly 3,000 victims killed in the worst terror attack in U.S. history.

    But many felt that last year’s 10th anniversary was an emotional turning point for public mourning of the attacks. For the first time, elected officials weren’t speaking at the ceremony, which often allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight, but raised questions about the public and private Sept. 11. Fewer families attended the ceremonies this year, and some cities canceled their remembrances altogether.

  • Be There 09-12-12

    Wednesday

    Master storyteller Susan Frontczak will provide a day of instruction on how to use your voice and movements to develop a character and bring magic into the stories you tell. 9:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m. $35/$25 for PEEC, Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce members. For more information or to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org. 

     

    LeadHer: Los Alamos is a new, interdenominational Christian women’s group. The purpose of this group is to help women grow spiritually through revelation, inspiration, and application. LeadHer Los Alamos meets twice a month. During the first meeting, the women get together and watch a video teaching with a theme. For more information about LeadHer Los Alamos, contact Shona Neff at 672-1567.

  • Flower fundraiser


  • Learning styles may vary

    As kids get back into the groove, it’s sometimes hard to gauge how happy they are to be back in school.

    This week, we look at assets in the commitment to learning category, which are #22 and #23.

    The school engagement assets find youth actively involved in their own learning. This is the season when you occasionally see some middle school students outside for part of their learning, collecting bugs for science.

    The project takes the students out of the classroom and demonstrates a hands-on, real world application to education.

  • NNSA seeks extension

    The National Nuclear Security Administration wants more time when it comes to the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Back in July, the NNSA asked for a 45-day extension to address the concerns of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in relation to the Documented Safety Analysis for the Plutonium Facility known as PF-4.

    The Board requested a report and briefing addressing their concerns.

    Last week, the NNSA sent another letter to the DNFSB, requesting an additional 60 days “for further development and management review of the responses.”

    The letter also stated, “On a separate but related matter, Dr. Cook's January 30, 2012, letter to you committed NNSA to provide a revised project execution plan (PEP) for seismically-related upgrades to PF-4 in August 2012. However, due to the need to complete the final report for the current scope of non-linear static seismic analyses in September 2012 to support updating the PEP, NNSA will now send the revised PEP within 90 days following completion of this final report.”

    In DNFSB’s July 18 letter, the board said an ongoing government analysis of the facility’s ability to withstand earthquakes may be flawed.

  • Ospreys come to town -- updated

     

    In case you were wondering who and what they were, they were the U.S. Marines from “Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264” (VMM-264). Known as the “Black Knights,” the squadron was in Los Alamos for  some high altitude training.

    “We thought you guys would like that; we always try to make an impression wherever we go,” said Capt. Eric Duchene to the small crowd that gathered to see them land at the Los Alamos County Airport.

    Duchene was one of the pilots of the aircraft, also known as the MV-22 Osprey. While Duchene’s MV-22 landed at the airport, the other two went on to complete their mission in the mountains of New Mexico.

     Originating from North Carolina, Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque will host the Black Knights during their stay in New Mexico. Duchene’s crew included Cpl.Ryan Barker, Capt. Chris Legre and Cpl. Andrew Cox.  

  • Grief Endures: Reading of 9/11 Victims Names