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Today's News

  • Heat, winds threaten wildfire lines

    SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke from a wildfire lifted and the stress of summertime travel eased Thursday with the reopening of Interstate 25 between Colorado and New Mexico, while high winds were expected to challenge crews trying to contain several other fires in the West, including the largest in Arizona recorded history.

  • State Briefs 06-16-11

    Report says some grads didn’t earn diplomas

    ALBUQUERQUE — An audit of New Mexico schools says 12 percent of the seniors who graduated last year didn’t deserve their diplomas.
    The report from the Legislative Finance Committee also showed that 25 percent of Native American males graduated without fulfilling state-mandated math requirements.
    The numbers are based on a sample of about 3,000 graduates from 10 high schools.

  • Anniversary at the council meeting

    Residents Belle and Carl Thornton celebrated their 47th anniversary by attending Tuesday night’s council meeting.

  • Be There 06-16-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “The North Avenue Irregulars,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in Room 3. They will plan for several upcoming summer events.

    Saturday

  • Bebop with Greg Abate at Ashley Pond

        Greg Abate, considered one of the top saxophonists in the world, will play bebop jazz at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.
    After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in the mid 70s, he started his own ensemble called “Channel One,” but soon quit to play lead alto sax for the Ray Charles Orchestra.
    He stayed on with the orchestra for a couple of years then went back to his own band and sound, and then joined the Artie Shaw Orchestra, where he played tenor sax.
    However, he ran into problems with both bands because he was unable to improvise. The bands were too structured and Abate considered himself a very cool jazz musician.

  • Get up close and meet the PEEC critters

    What is a turtle’s favorite food? Does a snake feel smooth or rough? What does a scorpion look like under ultraviolet light? Join animal care expert Jennifer Macke from 10-11 a.m. June 24 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center for an informative class about the live animals on exhibit. Macke will discuss what each animal eats and share some facts about each one. The program will answer many questions about local reptiles and amphibians.
    Kids of all ages will get to touch and feed some of the animals. They will dig worms from PEEC’s worm farm, to feed Elf the turtle. They will compare how an animal’s skin is different, depending on whether it lives in water or on land.

  • Kiwanis scholarship winner

    Key Club President William Sky Korber, was awarded a Kiwanis scholarship. He will attend the Univserity of California at Berkeley and study pre-med.  His parents are Bette Korber and James Theiler. Pictured from left to right, Kiwanis President Fran Berting, Key Club Mentor Don Casperson, Bette Korber, William Sky Korber, James Theiler and Key Club Mentor Morrie Pongratz.

  • Update 06-16-11

    Democrat meeting
    From 7-8:30 p.m. today  the Democratic Party of Los Alamos will meet at Mesa Public Library in Room. 3.

    CRC meeting
    The Charter Review Committee meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 20 has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 27. The venue is yet to be determined.

    WR Family Film Series
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “The North Avenue Irregulars,” at 7 p.m. today in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Skate park closed
    The White Rock Skate Park will be undergoing maintenance repairs and minor renovations by the Parks Division and will be closed June 14 through the expected completion date of June 23.

    Girls circle canceled

  • Smart House site plan scores approval--see attachment

    A project designed to forever change the way power is managed around the world cleared a major hurdle Wednesday evening. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a site plan on which to construct a “Smart House” at 1925 Trinity Drive, behind the county’s public works modular buildings.

    Planning and Zoning Commission approval was needed to ensure the project met the criteria for site plan approval, said Acting Community Development Department Director Steve Brugger.

    “This demonstration project went through a well structured and rigorous approval process and we’re excited to get underway,” Brugger said.

  • Wedding reception grows into Rave near Camp May

    A couple requested and was granted a permit to hold their wedding at Camp May last Saturday. The wedding took place. The twist in the story is the fact that the couple decided to spread the word to about a thousand of their Facebook friends in an effort to raise money for a honeymoon.

    About 300 people showed up and paid a fee to enter the event Saturday.

    Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said police conducted additional patrols in the Camp May area near the ski hill Saturday night.

    “We did not receive any calls for service and we did not make any arrests at the event,” Purtymun said.