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Today's News

  • Romney, Santorum share Super Tuesday momentum--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to make the most of a mixed Super Tuesday, each claiming a measure of victory but unable to settle the most tumultuous race for the GOP presidential nomination in decades.

    Romney narrowly won in pivotal Ohio, seized a home-state victory in Massachusetts, triumphed in Idaho, Vermont and Alaska, and won easily in Virginia — where neither Santorum nor Newt Gingrich was on the ballot.

    Romney was forced to share the attention with Santorum, who won contests in Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota.

  • Winter Storm Warning Through Noon Today

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTALS REACHING TWO TO FIVE INCHES OVER THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS. THREE TO SIX INCHES FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET WITH SIX TO TWELVE INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LEVELS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE MORNING. SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

  • Celebrating Seuss

    Last week Librarian Beverly Baker invited some readers to Chamisa Elementary to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Suess. Here, School Board President Melanie McKinley reads her favorite Suess book, “And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” to Becky Sims’ kindergarten class.

  • Focusing on positive values

    After our asset interlude into adult skill building, we’re back and focusing on positive values.
    This asset category looks at asset numbers 26-31, and begins with caring. The focus is young people placing high value on helping others. This is an easy one, and we see many ways for it to happen.
    This month, several locations will assist with the annual Assets In Action, March on Hunger.
    The program collects non-perishable food, with a preference for individually wrapped items that are easy to consume for lunch.
    A large number of students regularly don’t have lunch and Assets hopes to assist with having things for staff members to offer during such a time.

  • Be There 03-06-12

    Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents “Brass Ensembles,” at the Brown Bag event at noon at Fuller Lodge. The event is free.

    Every Wednesday beginning March 7, PEEC offers a four-session Wild Wednesday Workshop titled, “What Would Indiana Jones Do? An introduction to Archaeology,” for kids in first through sixth grade. Compare the atlatl-atlatl and spear, excavate for treasures and learn about ancient peoples of the Pajarito Plateau. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. at 3540 Orange St. and is $70 or $62 for members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Police Beat 03-06-12

    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. 22

    8:09 a.m. — A 51-year-old Los Alamos individual reported criminal damage to Herman’s Automotive at 51 Rover Blvd. valued at less than $1,000.

    11:06 a.m. — A 38-year-old male, Los Alamos, reported criminal damage to property at First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. valued at less than $1,000.

    12:41 p.m. — A 66-year-old male, Santa Fe, reported that he had been robbed at Los Alamos High School.

  • Watson to discuss latest in imaging

    Los Alamos National Laboratory research and development engineer Scott Watson talks about the history of imaging technology and the relatively new fields of high-speed photography and flash radiography at a Frontiers in Science series talk at 7 p.m. Thursday (March 8) in the Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road N.W., Albuquerque.
    “Capturing the Light: Scientific Imaging in the Modern World” also showcases the world’s fastest movie camera called MOXIE, for Movies Of eXtreme Imaging Experiments.
    The shoe box-sized device makes movies at 20 million frames per second and won a prestigious 2010 R&D 100 award.

  • Update 03-06-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. They will hold a special session to discuss the bus loop at LAHS.

    Council meeting

    County Council has a special session on Los Alamos Main Street, 6 p.m. today at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Golf Course Improvements, 5:15 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

    Public meeting

  • Photography on display

    Levane  (foreground) and Chris Goody (background) were two of dozens of guests who attended the Los Alamos Photography Club’s 17th Annual Show at the Mesa Public Library Monday. The public is invited to view the photos and cast their vote for “Best in Show.” The exhibit ends March 30.

  • Oxygen detected in atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione

    Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and an international research team have announced discovery of molecular oxygen ions (O2+) in the upper-most atmosphere of Dione, one of the 62 known moons orbiting the ringed planet.

    The research appeared recently in Geophysical Research Letters and was made possible via instruments aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997.

    Dione—discovered in 1684 by astronomer Giovanni Cassini (after whom the spacecraft was named)—orbits Saturn at roughly the same distance as our own moon orbits Earth.

    The tiny moon is a mere 700 miles wide and appears to be a thick, pockmarked layer of water ice surrounding a smaller rock core.