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Today's News

  • Man Gets $7 Million in Popcorn Lung Lawsuit
  • Anti-Islam Ads Going Up in NYC Subways
  • LAHS homecoming activities

    Homecoming activities

    Tonight

    Bonfire at Sullivan Field

    Friday

    Homecoming pep rally

    3 p.m. Homecoming parade

    7 p.m. Homecoming football game vs. Kirtland Central High School, at Sullivan Field

    Saturday

     9 p.m.-midnight: Homecoming dance, LAHS    

  • Table tennis founder still playing the game

    Ed Stein has been playing table tennis since 1934. The most senior member of the Los Alamos Table Tennis Club, he turned 90-years-old Sept. 12. He has been constantly involved with Los Alamos table tennis for many years and helped found the current club, with the help of Herman Owens, in 1970. Stein was ranked nationally with his highest ranking in 1976. He was a national umpire in the 1960s. The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7-10:30 p.m. every Tuesday night and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with a fee of $2 per player, and every Saturday morning for free on the bottom floor of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact club president Avadh Saxena at Avadh_s@hotmail.com.

  • Be There 09-20-12

    Today
    Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Free. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Harry and the Hendersons,” (PG), at 6:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Bob Falco, PhD, will talk about “Why alcohols will replace gasoline and diesel to be the fuels of the future,” at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Friday
    Have coffee with County Council candidate Kristin Henderson at 10 a.m. at Film Festival.

    Trees and Shrubs Talk. Jack Carter, author of “Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico,” will talk about his newly revised guide and how participants might use this beautiful book. Copies of the book will be for sale at a discounted price. 7-8 p.m. This talk is free and no registration is required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

  • LAHS school supply wish list

    The Los Alamos High School ’Topper Parent Organization is for parents who would like to be involved, to help ensure the best possible educational experience at LAHS. For more information about the TPO, visit laschools.net/LAHS/committeesandorganizations/tpo.
    One of the ongoing activities of the LAHS TPO is to present a list of items requested by LAHS staff to meet or enhance educational needs. Parents, community groups and individuals are encouraged to donate.
    Drop off items at the LAHS front office with a note indicating which department and to whom you would like the donation directed.  
    The following items have been requested:
     
    All departments
    and staff
    • Kleenex

    Attendance/bookkeeping, attention:
    Maire O’Neill
    • Kleenex (12)

    Biology, attention: Stephanie Mitchell
    • Kleenex
    • Stapler
    • Electronic pencil
    sharpener
    • Dry erase markers
    • Construction paper
    • Plastic rulers (10)
    • Dish drying rack
    and mat for cleaning lab
    equipment

    Chemistry, attention: Rachel Cowan
    • Kleenex
    • Re-fillable scotch tape
    dispensers (2 or 3)
    • Wide clear packaging

  • State short of money for general election costs

    SANTA FE (AP) — Unexpected general election costs have created a $1.4 million hole in the secretary of state’s budget, but the financial squeeze won’t prevent New Mexicans from casting ballots in November, according to New Mexico’s top elections official.
    Secretary of State Dianna Duran came up empty-handed Tuesday in asking the state Board of Finance for emergency funding for the $1.4 million costs of leased equipment that will print ballots at about 180 “voting convenience centers” in 15 counties. Those allow voters to go to a consolidated polling location most convenient to them rather than their traditional precinct-based voting site.
    Duran said after the meeting that she will ask the Legislature next year to cover the additional election costs and will negotiate with vendors, if necessary, to wait on their payments.
    A 2011 law allowed counties to establish the new voting locations but the state must pay for systems to print paper ballots on demand. Duran said Bernalillo County, which includes the city of Albuquerque, has agreed to share in the costs of equipment used there.

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 09-20-12

    Heather Philips was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of disorderly conduct; the charge was originally battery against a household member.
    Wilson was ordered to pay $73 in court fees and undergo supervised probation for 182 days.
    Conditions of probation include: Avoiding arrest during her probation period and complying with all court-ordered conditions of probation. Philips was also ordered not to possess or consume alcohol or enter an establishment where liquor is served. She also can’t possess a firearm, or any other type of weapon or destructive device.
    Philips must also meet with her probation officer within seven days and maintain contact.

  • Prescribed burn at Valles Caldera next week

    The Valles Caldera Trust will implement a prescribed burn project that will begin Monday and possibly run through Wednesday if weather and associated conditions permit.
    The prescribed burn will be on the Valles Caldera National Preserve, south of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30.
    Because of the location and elevation, smoke from the burn will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains area.
    The burn is the final stage of a project to reduce fire hazard and improve forest health. The area has been thinned and most of the wood by-products were removed or previously burned.
    This pretreatment will allow safe use of low intensity fire to clean up residual slash and remove ponderosa pine seedlings that sprouted since the thinning.
    The parameters for implementing a prescribed burn are based upon specific assessments, agency guidelines and safety protocols.
    Managers continuously monitor weather conditions during a burn including wind, temperature, and relative humidity. Fuel quantity and moisture are also measured.
    Smoke will be visible and is expected to have variable affects on neighboring communities including Ponderosa, La Cueva, Sierra Los Pinos, Jemez Pueblo and areas near N.M. 4. Communities along U.S. 550 including San Ysidro, Zia Pueblo, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho may also be affected.

  • ACT going strong

    Public Works Director Philo Shelton had some good news for the county council regarding Atomic City Transit (ACT).
    The Los Alamos County system was ranked number one out of 24 rural New Mexico transit systems in the 2012 New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Transit and Rail Division annual review.
    Since the system was created in October 2007 it has had more than 2 million one-way passengers. ACT operates 12 fixed routes and is projected to have nearly 600,000 one-way trips by the end of the year, up 100,000 from last year.
    The Bandelier shuttle accounts for most of that bump. In the first three months of operation this year, the shuttle has provided nearly 70,000 one-way passengers.
    The county’s general fund accounts for only 30 percent of ACT’s budget. The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Regional GRT provides 26 percent, 41 percent comes from grants and the Bandelier National Monument contribution toward the Bandelier shuttle is three percent of the overall budget.