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Today's News

  • Correction 02-28-12

    Norm Wilson also was elected a delegate for the Republican State convention. His name was inadvertently omitted from a story in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Light-emitting nanocrystal diodes go ultraviolet

    A multinational team of scientists has developed a process for creating glass-based, inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that produce light in the ultraviolet range.
    The work, reported this week in the online Nature Communications, is a step toward biomedical devices with active components made from nanostructured systems.
    LEDs based on solution-processed inorganic nanocrystal have promise for use in environmental and biomedical diagnostics, because they are cheap to produce, robust, and chemically stable. But development has been hampered by the difficulty of achieving ultraviolet emission.

  • Update 02-28-12

    Council meeting

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

    Little League

        White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Film series

    The March Foreign Film Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. The free event features an Oscar nominated film by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta, rated PG 13, examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.

    Fun Run deadline

  • Sheehey bids for seat on council

    Pete Sheehey, who sits on the Planning and Zoning board, announced he will be running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council during the Democratic Party convention at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel Thursday night.
    Sheehey also launched a website (petesheehey.com) this week.
    “I care about the community in which I live, and about what our local, state, and federal governments are doing,” Sheehey wrote on the website. That’s why I continue to be active on issues at all levels of government.
    “At the 2011 Redistricting Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature, I worked with Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, State Representative James Hall and others to keep Los Alamos County in a single legislative district.

  • TED2012 promises to razzle-dazzle

    TEDx PajaritoLive, a live simulcast of the Wednesday sessions being presented at TED2012 in Long Beach will take place between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. at the Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock. 

  • Judge issues decision on House redistricting

    SANTA FE (AP) — The longest-serving member of the New Mexico House will be paired with a fellow Democratic incumbent in a newly consolidated north-central New Mexico district under a redistricting plan ordered Monday by a state district court.
    The latest map ordered by retired State District Judge James Hall meets a deadline set by the state Supreme Court for revamping a redistricting plan he developed last month but that was overturned by the justices.

  • Blast of wind and snow

    Winter struck again in Los Alamos ushering in strong winds and light snow Tuesday.  But the wintry weather should ease up by Wednesday driving temperatures into the upper 40s.

  • Civic Center location questions remain

    The White Rock Town Hall was packed with citizens eager to view conceptual designs for a new White Rock Civic Center. But in spite of public input and considerable discussion among themselves, the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee (WRMPIC) was unable to reach consensus about a location for the proposed facility.

    The two main designs under debate — both at a price tag of $16 million — were for a 35,685-sqare-foot facility at Piñon Park or a 36,470-square-foot complex at Sherwood Village. Both designs consolidate the library, senior center, youth activity center and communal space.

  • Police Beat 02-28-12

    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.

    Feb. 16

    12:02 p.m. – A 12-year-old female, Los Alamos, was allegedly beaten at Los Alamos Middle School. A 14-year-old female was arrested in the incident.

     

    Feb. 17

    12:45 p.m. – A 15-year-old female, Los Alamos, was arrested for having marijuana at Los Alamos High School.

    2:07 p.m. – A 15-year-old male, Los Alamos, was arrested for having drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos High School.

  • Education reform inches along

    When did education become so complicated?
    Legislative hearings on education bills this year were knee deep in data and jargon, some of it borrowed from business: “value-added measures,” “human capital,” “formative observation,” “core competencies.”
    Pity the parent trying to follow these discussions.
    To cut to the chase, there are three overriding conflicts in the debate over education reform. Topping the list is testing. Teachers say they’re saturated with tests and object strenuously to any more because they’re not a reliable measure. The governor and her education staffers think we need more tests. Like them or not, standardized tests are costly, in money and time.