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Today's News

  • Births 08-05-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • July 18: A boy, Sonny Donovan Reass, born to Burgandy Brock and Daniel Reass
    • July 27: A girl, Myla Anne Torrez, born to Renee and Leonard Torrez
    • July 30: A girl, Lusie Zhang, born to Jingjing Huang and Jinsuo Zhang
    • July 31: A girl,  Ava Mae Hall, born to Diana and Keith Hall

  • News for Retirees 08-05-12

    Aug. 5-11
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish (salmon)
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Egg salad on rye
    12:30 p.m.    No Better Breathers
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Selvage resignation rocks county council

    Los Alamos County Council members who could be reached for comment seemed shell-shocked by Vice Chair Ron Selvage’s resignation.

    Selvage submitted his letter of resignation to Council Chair Sharon Stover Thursday evening, shortly after information surfaced regarding an indiscretion with a woman during a trip to Sarov, Russia, as part of the Los Alamos Sarov Sister City Initiative last September. Selvage was representing the county on that visit.

  • County unruffled by nuke protests

    The ranks of those protesting the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are expected to swell this year, as (un) Occupy Albuquerque urges those on its social network to converge on Los Alamos today and Monday. The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945.

    Ashley Pond will be the center of activities on Sunday, with teach-ins, concerts, rallies, speeches and the “Sackcloth and Ashes” peace march. Protesters also plan to launch 3,000 “peace lanterns” onto Ashley Pond Sunday night, around the same time a similar event takes place in Hiroshima.

    Nonviolent demonstrations near Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will take place Monday.

  • Mars landing may have some anxious moments

    Seven minutes of terror.

    It sounds like a Hollywood thriller, but the phrase describes the anxiety NASA is expecting as its car-sized robotic rover tries a tricky landing on Mars late Sunday.

    Skimming the top of the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph, the Curiosity rover needs to brake to a stop — in seven minutes.

    The rover is headed for a two-year mission to study whether Mars ever had the elements needed for microbial life.

    Because of its heft, the 2,000-pound robot, which has many instruments designed by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, can’t land the way previous spacecraft did.

  • Officials on alert for livestock disease outbreak

    When the Los Alamos “Bad Bull Series” Rodeo kicks off Saturday, there will be at least one guest that won’t be welcome.

    County recreation officials are currently on the lookout for any livestock suffering from “vesicular stomatitis.” Outward signs of the disease include severe drooling and blister-like lesions forming on the inner surfaces animal’s lips, nostrils, coronary band, prepuce, vulva and teats.

    Though animals infected with the disease won’t necessarily die from it, there is no cure, and it can still cause serious deterioration in the animal’s health, according a press release issued by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

  • Cone Zone 08-05-12

    Pavement Preservation Program

    Crews will be working to finish on Cañada Way then moving to Rover from Carlsbad to Grand Canyon, and the Longview.
    Flyers will be distributed 48 hours in advance of work beginning in the immediate area. Once construction gets to your area, please ensure that all vehicles are parked off-street.
    Expect flagging operations, minor delays, and typical construction activity. Please note that progress may be slowed by rain or mechanical delays.
    Other Los Alamos streets included in this year’s program include Range Road and North Mesa Road from Hawk Drive to just east of the Posse Lodge.

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving and Utility Project – Phase 1

  • LAFD Battalion Chief on administrative leave after DUI arrest

    Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna has been placed on administrative leave following a report on Saturday morning that he had been arrested in Albuquerque for suspected drunk driving. Sterna was not on duty at the time.

    "The Los Alamos Fire Department upholds the highest standards and code of conduct for its officers. We understand that the public places their trust in us to behave in a professional, law-abiding manner, both on and off duty," said Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes this afternoon. "Following our investigation into the situation, we will take appropriate action as needed."

    Records indicate Sterna, 36, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint on Eubank Boulevard.

  • Flash Flood Watch Noon to 10 p.m. today

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU... SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU.

    * FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

  • Phelps Collects 18th Gold Medal in Final Race